1 02 2022

SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS 

THE THREE HIERARCHS

JANUARY30, 2022

Saturday, Jan. 29                 

             4:00 PM                 ✞Catherine Papula – Mike & Dolores Sinko

Sunday, Jan. 30                        SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS

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

Wednesday, Feb. 2 ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON

8:30 AM Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners   

Saturday, February 5

            4:00 pm                    ✞Dorothy Pstrak Wujcik – Son Leonard Wujcik   

Sunday, February 6            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 bishops, teachers, preachers and Fathers of The Church; St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom (Golden-tongued).  In the Eastern Churches 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 Equals to 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 and a time of turmoil. 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 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:  No request.

THANKS: Sincere thanks to the volunteers who attended last Sunday to dismantle the Nativity Scene and cleaned the church. May God bless you with good health and happiness for your help.

Prayers: We have many parishioners in Nursing facilities and at home. Remember them in your prayers. Catherine & Charles Halloway, Rita Rentko, Irene Frisbee, Sonya Dempsey, Charles Drazba, Catherine Dulski, Anna Koprowski (?). If  you are aware of any one else, Please notify the office.


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