SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS JANUARY 26, 2020

26 02 2020

Saturday, Jan. 25
4:00 PM ✞John Krasvaage – Mary Ann Medura

Sunday, Jan. 26 SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Thursday, Jan. 30 Three Holy Hierarchs
9:00 AM ✞John Krasvaage – The Children of Mary Ann Medura
3 month Remembrance
Saturday, February 1
4:00 pm ✞John & Anna Rudeski – Onderko & Rudeski Families

Sunday, February 2 SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND PHARISEE
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

THE FEAST OF THE THREE HIERARCHS
JANUARY 30

On the 30th of January we celebrate the memory of three great and very outstanding bishops, teachers, preachers and Fathers of The Church; St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom (Golden-mouthed). Among our people this feast is known as the feast of the “Three Saints.” These three hierarchs (Bishops) were giants of faith, courage, holiness and learning. They handed down to us the pure faith of the Council of Nicea; they expounded the dogma of the Holy Trinity, Christ’s divinity and the Holy Eucharist. Because of their great merits, in her liturgy our Eastern Church calls them peers of the Apostles, instruments of the Holy Spirit, pillars of the Church and universal teachers of the whole world. All three lived in the fourth century – the golden age of the Christian faith. St. Basil and St. Gregory were sons of Cappodocia in Asia Minor, intimate friends of approximately the same age. St. John Chrysostom, an Antiochian, was younger than the other two by twenty years. Apostolic zeal for the holy faith and salvation of souls united them.
Having before the eyes of The Church their greatness, merits and significance before God, holy Church invokes the faithful to give fit praise to the Three Hierarchs: “Having come together with songs of praise, O lovers of feasts, let us praise Christ’s sanctifiers and the glory of the Fathers, the pillars of the faith, teachers and defenders of the faithful. Let us hail each of them in turn: Hail, luminary of the Church, immutable pillar, O wise Basil! Hail, O heavenly mind and great hierarch, Gregory the Theologian! Hail, O golden-voiced John, splendid preacher of penance, O spiritually-wealthy fathers, never cease to pray to Christ in behalf of those who with faith, and love observe your sacred and sublime feast.”

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of
Jan. 25- Feb. 1 by Ann Beshada in memory of her husband Andrew Beshada.

PRELENTEN PORK AND SAUERKRAUT DINNER Father Myron Myronyuk and his parish family of Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
cordially invite you to join us for our annual Pre-Lenten pork and sauerkraut/kapusta dinner on Sunday, February 16, 2020, beginning at 12:15pm at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Avenue – between West Lackawanna Avenue and West Linden Street. Menu: slow roasted pork loin, gravy, Ukrainian kapusta (sweet and sour cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and rolls, dessert, coffee, tea, beverages. Adults $13.00; Students $8.00 (age 6-12); Age 5 and under free. Advance reservations for both sit-down and take-out are required and can be made with Maria Black. Take-outs available at 11:30 a.m. but no later than 12 noon. Reservations close on Tuesday, February 11th. Dinner by reservation only. Door prizes will be awarded along with a 50/50 drawing.

Springtime Bus Trip: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The itinerary includes the 44th Annual Ukrainian Street Festival sponsored by St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish and the 14th Annual Multi-Ethnic Parade and Dance Festival both on the Lower East Side plus a ride on the Staten Island Ferry. Participants are free to do their own thing in the City for all or part of the day if they so wish. Bus will pick up at Edwardsville’s St. Vladimir Church, 70 Zerby Avenue at 8:00am and at Scranton’s St. Vladimir Church, 428 North Seventh Avenue at 8:45am. Departure for home will be at 8:00pm. Cost is $45.00 per person. Full nonrefundable advance payment reserves a seat. For further information and reservations call or Dorothy. Early reservations are recommended as this is a very popular trip and the 55 passenger bus is expected to fill quickly.

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

BUILDING FUND: We appreciate the donations to our Building Fund in memory of Catherine Papula (Ann Beshada) sister. Thank you Anna Magill, Helen Harabin and Bernice Burke. And to those who donated for Divine Liturgies. Your donations are well appreciated.


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