SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND MAY 6, 2018

15 05 2018

Saturday, May 5
4:00 PM God’s Blessings on all Parishioners

Sunday, May 6 SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND
8:30AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Steven & Gloria Udiski
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Thursday, May 10 ASCENSION OF OUR LORD
9:00 AM HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION –
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovonia
God’s Blessing for Rosalie Laszok – Michael Kane

Saturday, May 12 Mother’s Day
4:00 PM All Living and Deceased Mothers of the Parish

Sunday, May 13 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
8:30 AM Michael Hubiack – Vera Hubick

MOTHER’S DAY CARNATIONS: Pennsylvania for Human Life Annual Carnation Drive to support the Pro-life Center will be held next Saturday and Sunday for Mother’s Day, May 13th. Remember your Mother by purchasing a carnation for $1 and either place it in the vase at the base of the Blessed Mother Icon or take it with you for your home. White is for deceased and Red for living mothers.

THE ASCENSIONOF OUR LORD
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018
O Lord, the Seraphim themselves were astonished when they saw You,
their God, ascending over the clouds as if sitting upon a throne.
Wherefore we praise You for Your gracious mercy.

This feast commemorates the return of Christ in His glorified body from, this world to the right hand of God the Father in heaven. In the Ukrainian Greek Church the feast is called “Voznesennia” or “Taking up”.
The glorious ascension of Jesus in the presence of His apostles and disciples took place forty days after his resurrection and we therefore also celebrate on the fortieth day after Easter in commemoration.

THE ICONOSTASIS
This is a screen of icons that marks the holy space, the altar, the sanctuary, from the body of the church, the nave. The screen has three openings: the holy doors (also called royal doors) in the center and two side doors called deacon doors. There can be one icon on the screen, or many, but all are hung according to an established order. The royal doors are flanked by the icons of Christ (on the right) and the Mother of God (always with Christ) on the viewer’s left. It is the Lord as He came in history, and the Lord as He will come again when history is no more. On the far right is the patronal icon of the parish, (in our church it would be SS Peter and Paul), and in the far left is the patron saint of the Byzantine Church, St. Nicholas. If the altar is the highest heaven and the nave the place of transfiguration, the iconostasis is both a window and a mirror. It reveals to us the glory of heaven and those transfigured by the divine life.

SVIACHENE: Easter Sviachene Dinner was reported by Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish: The Chinese raffle which included many great items profited $660 and ½ of that in the amount of $330 came as our parish share. The food and expense was reported as a profit of $962.90 of which ½ – $481.45 was given to our parish. Plans for a return of the profits will be discussed at the Financial Council Meeting.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week May 5 – 12 by the Halloway Family in memory of Joan Halloway Stabko.

WOMEN’S SOCIETY: The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Society will be held this Tuesday May 8, 6:30 PM in the Church Hall. All members please try to be present and new members please come and join.

LUC: Father Walter Pasicznyk, pastor of Plymouth’s SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to the beautiful Prayer Service – Moleben to Christ, Lover of Mankind – on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00pm to be followed by a church sponsored meeting of our North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC).  Plans for fund raising, the annual summer picnic and the October National Convention in Buffalo/Amherst, New York will be the primary agenda items. This is a public event of SS. Peter and Paul parish to which all parishioners and friends are welcome.

Parish Council Meeting Thurs, May 10, following Holy Day Liturgy, 11:15 am.

“Barvinok” Ukrainian Dance Ensemble: Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish is sponsoring a performance by the Ukrainian Folkdance group “Barvinok” [Periwinkle in Ukrainian] this Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:00pm at its parish center 428 North Seventh Avenue. The highly acclaimed dance group which hails from the Metropolitan New Jersey/New York City area has appeared in numerous venues on the East Coast and in Ukraine where they took first place in an international folk dance competition. Under the direction of Mr. Gregory Momot, the troupe performs traditional dances from various regions of Ukraine while attired in colorful embroidered costumes. Mr. Momot was trained at the Kyiv Cultural University and danced with the world renowned Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company. His energetic and intricate choreography along with beautiful regional costumes bring alive the electrifying spirit of Ukrainian dance.  Tickets are $12.00 at the door.

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