SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 23, 2019

16 07 2019

Saturday, June 22 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM ✞Leonard Wujcik – Son Leonard Wujcik

Sunday, June 23 Divine Liturgy at Transfiguration of Our Lord, Nanticoke
10:30 AM

Monday, June 24 NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, June 29 SS Peter & Paul Prime Apostles Feast Day Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil Holy Day of Obligation
9:00 AM President Donald Trump – Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, June 29 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
4:00 PM God’s Blessing on Jovi Schappert – Parishioners
Baptism of Jovi Larissa Schappert

Sunday, June 30 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Feast Day of SS Peter and Paul Apostles
June 29

Saints Peter and Paul are the two great apostles of the first century, martyred in Rome around the year 67 A.D. This feast commemorates the dedication of the basilicas of Saint Peter in 350 A.D. and Saint Paul in 390 A.D.
Peter was the rock on which Jesus built his church. As vicar of his Lord, Peter was the head of the Apostles. He was also the first pope. Peter led the church at Antioch, and later established the seat of the papacy at Rome. He suffered martyrdom by being hung upside down on the cross on June 29, 67 A.D.
Paul is referred to as the “Apostle to the Gentiles.” It was through Paul’s preaching efforts that Christianity spread from Israel to the non-Jewish populations surrounding the Mediterranean. As the patrons of our church, Saints Peter and Paul lead us to be constant in our belief in Jesus and in our Church.

Private Prayer to
SS Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul, you are the apostles of Jesus,
the shepherds of our Church and the preachers to the nations.
Listen to my words today as I come to you in my need (mention your petitions here). Through you, Saints Peter And Paul, I trust that God will listen to my prayers and obtain for me the favors that I seek on this day. I pledge that I will live, to the best of my ability, the teachings of Jesus and devote myself more faithfully to keeping alive in my heart the faith given me. Saints Peter and Paul, be my

THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Of all the feasts of St. John the Baptist, that of his Nativity (June 24) is the greatest. This feast, like that of his Conception, was already known in the fourth century. We have sermons on this fest given by St. John Chrysostom, St. Ambrose and St. Augustine. In his sermon for this day St. Augustine says: “Today we are celebrating the Nativity of St. John. This is an honor which no other saint enjoys Throughout the entire Christian world, only two persons are honored in their nativity: our Lord Jesus Christ and St. John the Baptist.” St. Augustine does not mention the feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God here, since this feast had not yet been instituted. In the West, we find the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Forerunner in the oldest calendar of the African Church from the fifth century.
At the time we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of St. John, in pre-Christian times our people had the custom of celebrating the feast of Kupalo. In regard to the festival of Kupalo in Ukraine, Professor S. Kylymnyk says: “The greatest most exuberant festival, which ended the summer festival of youth – of boys and girls – called “ Kupalo or Kupajlo”, which after the acceptance of Christianity was associated with the Church festival of the Nativity of John the Baptist. Hence this feast bears the double name of “John Kupalo”. The rites and songs associated with the festival “Kupalo”, like the spring songs and dances, reach back to the earliest times, to pristine poetry and rituals in honor of the life-giver, the sun.” (The Ukrainian Fold Year from the Historical Perspective. (Vol IV, p.99)

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week
June 22 –29 by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.

HOLY DAY: The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated for the Feast of SS Peter & Paul Saturday, June 29th at 9:00 AM this is a Holy Day of Obligation.
This feast day is our Parish name and all should attend to celebrate this Feast Day. The Divine Liturgy at 4:00 PM is the regular Sunday Liturgy.

CONGRATULATIONS: We wish to Congratulate Alison & Jude Schappert as they celebrate their 8th Wedding Anniversary, June 25th. May God bless you and your family with many more Happy Healthy Years.

Thanks: We wish to thank Father Yuri Markewych for celebrating our services while Father Walter was away for a retreat. God Bless you Father Yuri.

Bulletin: If you have any announcements you would like in our bulletin, Please enter a written piece in the collection. All announcements are accepted for any occasion.

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