SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

6 10 2020

SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Saturday, Sept. 26        

4:00 PM       Special Intention

Sunday, Sept. 27                 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM                    God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioner

Thursday, Oct. 1 Protection of the Theotokos (Mother of God)

Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

           8:30 AM St. Joachim & Anne Nursing & Rehab. Center

Saturday, Oct. 3               

           4:00 PM     ✞Mary Ambrose – Dempsey Children

Sunday, Oct. 4                  EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:30 AM                God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: Sanctuary light is requested this week Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of Michael Sirak. 

BELATED ANNIVERSARY: We extend our belated Anniversary wishes to David and Mary Ann Youells who celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on September 16th.  Many Happy and Healthy Years, Mnohya Lita!

The Feast of the Patronage of the 

Theotokos (Most Holy Birth-Goiver of God)

Thursday, October 1

The chief motive that led to the institution of this feast is the vision of St. Andrew, The Fool for Christ, When the Saracens besieged the capital of Constantinople.

     The people, terror-stricken, gathered in the church of the Most Holy Theotokos at Blachernae where her mantle was preserved, and there they held an all-night vigil.  The greatly distressed people filled the church to overflowing.  Among the gathering were St. Andrew and his disciple, Epiphany, both of whom prayed for the protection of the city. After the service, St. Andrew saw the Most Holy Theotokos in radiant light as she was approaching from the royal doors (a name the Greeks gave to the main doors of the church) in the company of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Theologian and amid the singing of a great choir of Saints. The Theotokos proceeded toward the altar were she knelt down and prayed long, shedding tears. Afterwards she arose, removed from her head a luminous veil, and stretched it out wide over the people in church. Then she disappeared. St. Andrew and his disciple, Epiphany, saw the vision and understood that the Theotokos came to rescue the city. News of this miracle spread throughout the whole city like a flash of lightning. The enemy retreated and the city was saved. 


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