5 09 2022



August 14, 2022

Saturday, August 13– 4:00 PM

✞Michael Sirak – The Sirak Family

Sunday, August 14 – 8:30 AM

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Monday, August 15 – 8:00 AM

The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Anointing with Holy Oil, Myrovania & Blessing of Flowers

Saturday, August 204:00 PM 

✞Nichaolas Hornack 

Sunday, August 21 – 8:30AM 


Independence of Ukraine (24 August, 1991 A. D.)

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Transfiguration of Our Lord UCC – Weekend Liturgies:

Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM

Season your life by simply adding a dash of humor

and sprinkling it liberally with love and kindness.

The Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary


This feast commemorates the happy death of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her death was so calm and free from pains and remorse’s that it seemed to be a “sleep.” 

It is an article of faith that the Blessed Mother of our Savior was taken body, and soul, into heaven after her death. Although the Blessed Virgin really died and her soul was separated from her body, her body laid in a tomb.  When Thomas came to see where she was laid, the tomb was empty except for the funeral wrappings, flowers and spices, the aroma of roses ever fragrant. Thus The Church believes the Blessed Virgin entered heaven with a glorified body and soul.

It is a matter of dispute whether our Lady died at Jerusalem or Ephesus where she lived with Saint John. Two cities claim to be the place of her departure. Since the feast of the “Assumption” or “Falling Asleep” of our Lady had been kept in Ephesus even in the first century, it is probable that the Mother of God completed her earthly life in that city of Asia Minor.

Neither do we know how many years after Christ’s death the Blessed Virgin remained on earth. Some writers affirm that she died at the age of seventy-two, that is, twenty two years after our Lord’s death.

The feast itself was introduced in the second or third century, for Pope Gelasius I (492-496), calls it very old in one of his letters. In the fifth century it spread to the whole Church.

After the Divine Liturgy the priest blesses the flowers, which the people bring to the church. After the sprinkling and blessing they take them home, using them in various ways as a blessed thing.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:  The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 13 – 20 by Rosemarie Kachinko in memory of her parents John & Mildred Starzec.

SYMPATHY: We express our Sincere Sympathy to Helene Sirak Family in the loss of Helene’s son Michael Sirak who was called to his eternal rest. May his memory be eternal.

Our Sympathy is expressed to the family of Nicholas Hornack (a former member of St. Vladimir’s Parish) who was called to his eternal rest. Vichnya Pomyat!

FOOD TAKE OUT: Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will hold the 3rd and last of their Why Cook Wednesday Dinners for the Summer with an a La Carte, Ukrainian Festival Food, Take-Out Dinner on Wednesday, August 17th.  Order from a menu of festival foods including; holubtsi (piggies)…$3/each, pyrohy (pierogies)…3 for $3.00, kovbasa & kapusta (kielbasa & sauerkraut)…$5.00/each, halushki (cabbage & noodles)…$3.00/pint and Pagash (potato pizza)…$2.00/cut.  Pick-Ups from 4:00 to 7:00pm in their school hall on the corner of North River and West Chestnut Streets, near the General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre.  Take-Out Only and Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged.  Place your order by calling the School Hall Kitchen (570) 829-3051.  Bake Sale items available and tickets will also be sold for a Basket Raffle.  Remember…When Baba Cooks, Everybody’s Happy.

UKRAINIAN FOOD FESTIVAL:  Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Bliss & Center Street, Nanticoke, Pa will hold its annual Ukrainian food Festival on Saturday, September 3 from 11AM to 4PM.  Featured food items will be Holubsti, Pyrohy, Potato Pancakes, Borsch, Clam Chowder, Baked Goods, Sausage & Peppers, and more.

LUC MEETING: Members of  the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet on Sunday, August  28th at 2:30 pm at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Center, Edwardsville PA



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