SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON January 28, 2018

13 02 2018

Saturday, Jan. 27
4:00 PM ✞Alyssa Baumann – Nelson & Donna Warren

Sunday, Jan. 28 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Friday, Feb. 2 ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON (& ANNA)
9:00 AM BLESSING OF CANDLES
ANOINTING WITH HOLY OIL – MYROVANIA
✞Andrew Beshada – Ann Beshada

Saturday, Feb. 3 ✞John & Anna Rudeski – Onderko & Rudeski Families
4:00 PM

Sunday, Feb. 4 SUNDAY OF MEATFARE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
JANUARY 28, 20

The Symbol of God’s Mercy Towards the Sinner

The Parable of the Prodigal (sinful) Son has a deep meaning. When we ponder it, we spontaneously perceive that the Prodigal Son is none other than every person who through sin has strained his relationship with God. For this reason, the parable is very real to us; it is the story of our lives. It is a symbol of our infidelity to God. But it is also the symbol of God’s unbounded mercy toward us. We receive God’s mercy when we return to Him. Today, as the world teems with prodigal sons and daughters this parable is dramatized in countless millions. Every person is either that older son who is ever faithful to his father or that younger son who only through hard and painful experience becomes convinced that outside the father’s house there is no happiness or is that person who never returns to God and is eternally lost.
The parable teaches us that God forgives and mercifully receives even the greatest sinners when the sinner returns to God; if they repent and are sorry for their sins. The history of the human race is nothing but the history of sin and God’s mercy, “The mercy of the Lord is from eternity to eternity upon them that fear him.” (Psalm 103, 17)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of January 27 – February3 by Ann Beshada in memory of her husband Andrew Beshada.

BUILDING FUND: We thank Marie Lindsey, Carl & Sharon Baumann. for the donations given in memory of Ron Kachinko by Your donations are sincerely appreciated.

MYASOPUSNA 2018: Transfiguration of Our Lord Church is pleased to announce that dinner tickets are now available for our Annual Myasopusna Festival, held at the church’s banquet hall at 240 Center Street, Nanticoke, next Sunday, February 4, from noon to 4 pm.  The Myasopusna (Meatfare) Festival is the parish’s pre-lenten celebration, preceding the Great Fast.  Dinner (a platter of holuptsi, kobasi, pyrohy, borscht, black bread and butter, and a homemade dessert) will be served from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, followed by live Ukrainian dance performances by Saint Mary’s Ukrainian Dancers.  A variety of Ukrainian crafts will be on display and for sale.  Dinner tickets are $13 if purchased by January 29 ($15 at the door).  Tickets can be purchased by calling Helen or Geri.

FORGIVENESS VESPERS: Father Walter announced that a special Forgiveness Vespers will be celebrated at Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Nanticoke, PA on Sunday, Feb. 11th, at 4:00 PM.

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