27 07 2018

DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE: Saturdays 4:00 PM; Sundays 8:30 AMSaturday, July 28 – 4:00 PM
✞Ron Kachinko – Jewel Johnstone

Sunday, July 29 – 8:30 AM
God’s Blessings an Good Health
On all parishioners

Thursday, August 2 – 9:00 AM
✞All the deceased members of the Kuczeriawa and Rogozynska Families, requested by Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, August 4 – 4:00 PM
Transfiguration Of Our Lord –
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
Joseph Romashko -Tom & Barbara
Sunday, August 5 – 8:30AM
Transfiguration Of Our Lord –
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessing and Good Health
on all parishioners.

The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week July 28 – Aug. 4 by the Hallaways in memory of Pete Hallaway.

BLESSING OF FRUIT: Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord is August 6. It is the tradition to have the blessing of fruit on this feast day. Bring your fruit Saturday & Sunday Aug. 4 & 5th for the blessing after the Divine Liturgy .

Divine Liturgy, Picnic and LUC Meeting: Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Nanticoke, PA extends a warm invitation to a special celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord’s Feast Day Parish Celebration on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The day will begin with Divine Liturgy at 10:30 am followed by a summer picnic in the church’s basement hall and on the church grounds. At 2:00 pm the parish sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC) will take place.


Monday August 6th, is the feast of our Lord’s Transfiguration. In His wisdom, Jesus planned this miracle at a very opportune time in His life, in order to strengthen His disciples, when the time of trial would come; they would remember the glory and majesty of His Transfiguration.
The relevance of the Transfiguration for us lies in the Divine Liturgy, for what once happened on Mount Tabor happens every time the Holy Sacrifice is offered. Christ, in fact, is transfigured on our altars. Under the appearances of bread and wine, the eyes of faith can see the glorified Christ. The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament of transfiguration. But, the Liturgy goes even further: it not only reveals Christ transfigured but allows us to share His glory intimately.
When Our Lord was transfigured, two Old Testament figures appeared with Him as witnesses to His glory. Christ was the fulfillment of the Old Law and the prophecies so that Moses, the representative of the Old Law and Elias, the representative of the Prophets, appeared with Our Lord who established the New Covenant between God and His chosen people.
So much emphasis today is placed on the humanity of Christ. The feast of the Transfiguration serves to remind us of His divinity. Christ is the Son of God

who transformed all creation by His passion, and the light of His glory has made the whole universe sharply aware of the holiness of God. The living Christ on the high mountain of Tabor, shining as the sun, was the Son of God. That same Son of God in His life on earth among us had more humiliations than moments of glory. His transfiguration should underling for us the mysterious meaning of life, namely, that joy follows Good Friday and heaven follows sufferings that are patiently endured.
No life can have much meaning that is devoid of an understanding of joy and suffering. Wednesday’s feast day underlines a great moment of joy in the love of our Lord that supported His disciples when they saw Him humiliated and put to great shame. The transfiguration is a promise of future glory that can only be merited by leading a good life and helping others to do so too. If we are loyal to the mysteries of our Catholic faith and uphold its truth, then the immeasurable reward of transfiguration will be ours, too.



The elder priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, “I know you were reaching out to the young people when you had bucket seats put in to replace the first four pews. It worked. We got the front of the church filled first.”
    The young priest nodded and the old one continued, “And, you told me a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock ‘n roll gospel choir that packed us to the balcony.”
    “So,” asked the young priest, “what’s the problem?”
    “Well”, said the elder priest, “I’m afraid you’ve gone too far with the drive-thru confessional.”
    “But Father,” protests the young priest. “My confessions have nearly doubled since I began that!
    “I know, my son, but the flashing “Toot ‘n Tell or Go to Hell” neon sign really has to go.”




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