SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & PHARISEE FEBRUARY 2, 2020

26 02 2020

Saturday, February 1 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & PHARISEE
ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania –
BLESSING OF CANDLES
4:00 PM ✞ John & Anna Rudeski – Onderko & Rudeski Families

Sunday, February 2 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & PHARISEE
8:30 AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.
ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
BLESSING OF CANDLES
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Thursday, February 6
9:00 AM ✞Lev Szumskyj – – Ulana Campbell
Saturday, February 8
4:00 PM ✞Rosemary Piston – George & Alice Royston
Sunday, February 9 SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON
8:30AM God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

The 2020 schedule for the Wyoming Valley Laymen Lenten Sunday Stations of the Cross
3:30pm Confessions 4pm Stations
Fellowship Social afterwards March 15 St. Nicholas, Glen Lyon
March 1 Ss Peter & Paul,   Wilkes-Barre March 22 Transfiguration, Nanticoke
March 8.  SS Peter Paul, Plymouth March 29 St. Vladimir’s, Edwardsville

The Presentation is a feast Commemorating the offering and Dedication of the Infant Jesus by His Mother Mary and St. Joseph to God’s service in accordance with the law that all first-born males of the Jewish people were to be dedicated to God’s service. Since God had chosen the tribe of Aaron to serve the Temple, all had to be redeemed by a ransom. Rich people paid with a lamb, the poor ones the first-born males of the other tribes had to offer two doves or two quails as a ransom. Joseph and Mary were poor, therefore they offered two doves.
Saint Simeon, a holy man lived in the temple of Jerusalem waiting for the Messias. God promised that he would not die without seeing the newly-born Messias. He received Jesus into his arms, and he called, therefore, “Boho-preiemets.” There was also a pious widow Anna. She saw the Messias and announced His coming in Jerusalem. She is, therefore, called prophetess
The feast of the Presentation was introduced in the third century. In the sixth century it spread throughout the whole Church. During the reign of Emperor Justinian l (483-565) a terrible earthquake harassed the Byzantine Empire. The sea also flooded the continent. Special devotions in honor of the Mother of God were instituted. The prayer was answered and the feast of the Presentation was ratified as a reminder of Mary’s protection over the Church and its faithful.
On this feast candles are blessed. Parishioners use the blessed candles in their homes as a sacramental.

SANTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is not requested until March, available weeks for your requests.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Months of January and February Altar Candles were requested by Mr. & Mrs. John Bosak in memory of all deceased members of the Bosak Families.

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY: The Deanery Forgiveness Sunday date has been set for Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3:00 PM at SS Cyril & Methodius Church in Berwick, PA.

Prayers requested for the Health of Sister Evhenia, MSMG
Mother Maria, MSMG informs us that Sister Evhenia, MSMG will be undergoing spinal surgery today, Tuesday, January 28 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Kindly remember Sister Evhenia in your prayers as you ask the Supreme Physician of our souls and bodies to bless her with a speedy recovery.


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