TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST August 12, 2018

18 09 2018

Saturday, August 11 – 4:00 PM
✞Joseph Martinez – Judy & Pat Murray

Sunday, August 12 – 8:30AM
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

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Wednesday, August 15 9:00 AM DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
Myrovonia – Blessing with Holy Oil – BLESSING OF FLOWERS
✞Michael Hubiack – Bernard & Carol Kosek

Saturday, August 18– 4:00 PM
Anna Koprowski – Good Health and God’s Blessings – Parishioners

Sunday, August 19 – 8:30AM
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Dormition of the Theotokos (Mother of God)
The Dormition of the Theotokos commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother, Mary, the Mother of Life. It proclaims that Mary has been “assumed” by God and that her spirit and body are now in his heavenly kingdom. It is a great feast in celebration of the falling-asleep of Theotokos which is preceded by a two-week fasting period in preparation. It is often referred to as the Assumption of Mary. 
 Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated annually on 15th of August. There is no known date when it was first celebrated, though it is presumed to have occurred for the first time between the first and fourth century.
It is the customary of some churches to bless flowers on the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos. According to an old custom, flowers and medicinal herbs are blessed after the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Dormition. This custom most probably originated from the traditional belief that after Mary’s glorious assumption into heaven, her holy tomb was filled with a “heavenly fragrance” and flowers. (ct. St. Germanus, I Hom. on Dorm.) The herbs, used by our people as natural medicine, are blessed in commemoration of the numerous healings and extraordinary graces bestowed on the pilgrims at Mary’s tomb. (cf. St. John Damascene, Homily on Dormition I, 13)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 11 – 18 by Michael Kane in memory of Mary Kulyn.

The Sanctuary Light request card has the next 2 weeks open for your requests, and several more in the following months. Remember a loved one, someone who is ill or for a deceased friend or family member. The light burns for a week from Saturday to Saturday. Donation for this memorial is only $15.

Rummage Sale: The annual Women’s Society Rummage Sale is coming upon us in October. If you have any items you wish to donate, either bring to the Church or ask one of the members to pick them up for you. The date has not been set but it will be held one weekend in October.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, those in Nursing Facilities, hospital and at home.

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