SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS JULY 14, 2019

16 07 2019

Saturday, July 13
4:00 PM God’s blessing for good health and salvation for Charles &
Catherine Halloway

Sunday, July 14 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
8:30 AM SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 20 ✞Dorothy Wujcik- son Leonard Wujcik
4:30 PM blessing of cars in remembrance of Saint Elijah

Sunday, July 21 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
blessing of cars in remembrance of Saint Elijah

Two Horses 

 There is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.  Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.
This alone is amazing.
 If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.
 Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two horses, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
 When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
 Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way….

 


Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.
And remember…be kinder than necessary- everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly…
Leave the rest to God.

Six Reasons to Light Candles in Front of Icons

Because our faith is light. Christ said, “I am the light of the world.” The light of a candle or vigil lamp reminds us of the light with which Christ illuminates our souls.

Our pray is devotion and as we, because of the work necessary, can’t stay to pray the whole week, the candle stands in reminder of our devotion to the saint the candle stands before. When the saint, who is human also, sees the candle burning knows he is remembered.

To remind us of the radiant character of the saint whose icon we light the candle in front of, for saints are called “sons of light” (John 12:36, Luke 16:8).

To serve as a reproach for our deeds of darkness, for our evil thoughts and desires, to call us to the path of evangelical light, and so that we zealously try to fulfill the Commandments of the Savior: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16).

So that the candle will be a small sacrifice to God, who gave Himself completely as a sacrifice for us, and as a small sign of our great gratitude and radiant love for Him from whom we ask life, health, salvation, peace and everything that only boundless heavenly love can bestow.

So terror will strike the evil powers that assail us and lead our thoughts away from the Creator, even at the time of prayer. The evil powers love darkness and tremble at every light, especially light that belongs to God and to those who reflect Him.

To remind us that the Creator created light before anything else: “And God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Light must be present at the beginning of our spiritual lives, so that the light of Christ’s truth will shine within us before anything else. From the light of Christ’s truth every good is created, springs up, and grows within us.

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 13- 20 by Albert Piston in memory of Daniel Piston.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere Sympathy to the family of Mary Ambrose who was called to her eternal rest last week. May her memory be eternal –! Vichnaya Pamyat.

UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY: The 85th ANNUAL UKRAINIAN SEMINARY DAY– SUNDAY JULY 28 IN MINERSVILLE, PA
The 85th annual Ukrainian Seminary Day, sponsored by the parishes of the South Anthracite Deanery, will be held at St. Nicholas Grove, Primrose, Minersville, Pa., on Sunday, July 28. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak, together with the deanery clergy, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy  at 11 a.m. The Ukrainian Folk Ensemble Kazka will perform from 1 to 3 pm.  The Pa. Villagers Polka Band will provide dance music from 4 to 8 pm.  Ukrainian foods, theme baskets and Ukrainian arts and crafts will be available throughout the day.  We encourage your attendance at this annual social which benefits our St. Josaphat Seminary in Washington, D.C. Since 1985 over $941,100 has been raised for the education of our seminarians, our future priests.

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