ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST AUGUST 5, 2018

18 09 2018

Saturday, August 3 Transfiguration of Our Lord
Blessing of Fruit – Myrovania – Blessing with Holy Oil
4:00 PM Joseph Romashko -Tom & Barbara Romashko

Sunday, August 4 ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Transfiguration of Our Lord
Blessing of Fruit – Myrovania – Blessing with Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, August 11
4:00 PM ✞Joseph Martinez – Judy & Pat Murray

Sunday, August 12 TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
of the gospel of Christ.

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

The feast of the Transfiguration is one of the twelve principal feasts of our Church, having a one-day pre-feast and a seven-day post-feast. This feast falls during that time when the fruits of the earth reach maturity. From the earliest times in the Eastern Church, on this day fruit is blessed in thanksgiving to God for the first fruits of the earth. This custom was adopted by the Christian Church from the Old Testament which prescribed that fruit be brought to the Temple of the Lord. In the Book of Exodus we read: “You shall carry the first-fruits of the corn of your ground to the house of the Lord your God.”
The custom of blessing the first fruits in church was prescribed in the Canons of the Holy Apostles at the end of the third century. The Apostolic Constitutions of the forth century have a prayer for the blessing of first fruits. The local Synod of Carthage in the forth century gave prescriptions concerning the first fruits that are brought to church. The Sixth Ecumenical Council spoke of the blessing of the first fruits of grapes and wheat. In the early century Typicons and in the Typicon of Evergetes Monastery of the tenth century no mention was made of the blessing of the vine, that is, grapes.
In Greece, in the month of August grapes and wheat, which are the more important fruits, reach their maturity, for this reason, the custom of blessing the grapes and ears of wheat in church on the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord prevailed there. In Rus-Ukraine, grapes of the vine were replaced by apples and other fruits.

SANCTUARYLIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week August 4 – 11 by the Halloway Family in memory of their brother Nicholas Halloway.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles are requested to burn for the month of August by John & Claudia Bosack in honor of Bernie & Carol Kosek, Wedding Anniversary.

BIRTHDAY GREETING: Birthday Greetings to Helene Sirak, celebrating her 90th birthday on August 11, 2018 and to Paul Hoover who celebrated his birthday on August 3, 2018. Mnohya Lita!

DOMES: Donations are greatly appreciated for the help with the payments of the painting of our Church Domes The cost of this project was $11,185.00 – the donations received to date amounted to $6,100.00, leaving a balance of $5,085. Any help with this expense is sincerely accepted.

CHURCH PROPERTY CLEANUP: We wish to thank to Father Walter and Dave Youells for all the cleanup of weeds, etc. on our Church grounds. This requires a lot of time and energy for a good result. May God bless them for their volunteer services. If anyone is able and can lend a helping hand it would be greatly appreciated.

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TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST July 29, 2018

27 07 2018

DIVINE LITURGY SCHEDULE: Saturdays 4:00 PM; Sundays 8:30 AMSaturday, July 28 – 4:00 PM
✞Ron Kachinko – Jewel Johnstone

Sunday, July 29 – 8:30 AM
God’s Blessings an Good Health
On all parishioners

Thursday, August 2 – 9:00 AM
✞All the deceased members of the Kuczeriawa and Rogozynska Families, requested by Olympia Pasicznyk

Saturday, August 4 – 4:00 PM
Transfiguration Of Our Lord –
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
Joseph Romashko -Tom & Barbara
Romashko
Sunday, August 5 – 8:30AM
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Transfiguration Of Our Lord –
Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessing and Good Health
on all parishioners.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:
The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week July 28 – Aug. 4 by the Hallaways in memory of Pete Hallaway.

BLESSING OF FRUIT: Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord is August 6. It is the tradition to have the blessing of fruit on this feast day. Bring your fruit Saturday & Sunday Aug. 4 & 5th for the blessing after the Divine Liturgy .

Divine Liturgy, Picnic and LUC Meeting: Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Nanticoke, PA extends a warm invitation to a special celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord’s Feast Day Parish Celebration on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The day will begin with Divine Liturgy at 10:30 am followed by a summer picnic in the church’s basement hall and on the church grounds. At 2:00 pm the parish sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC) will take place.

TRANSFIGURATION OF
OUR LORD

Monday August 6th, is the feast of our Lord’s Transfiguration. In His wisdom, Jesus planned this miracle at a very opportune time in His life, in order to strengthen His disciples, when the time of trial would come; they would remember the glory and majesty of His Transfiguration.
The relevance of the Transfiguration for us lies in the Divine Liturgy, for what once happened on Mount Tabor happens every time the Holy Sacrifice is offered. Christ, in fact, is transfigured on our altars. Under the appearances of bread and wine, the eyes of faith can see the glorified Christ. The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament of transfiguration. But, the Liturgy goes even further: it not only reveals Christ transfigured but allows us to share His glory intimately.
When Our Lord was transfigured, two Old Testament figures appeared with Him as witnesses to His glory. Christ was the fulfillment of the Old Law and the prophecies so that Moses, the representative of the Old Law and Elias, the representative of the Prophets, appeared with Our Lord who established the New Covenant between God and His chosen people.
So much emphasis today is placed on the humanity of Christ. The feast of the Transfiguration serves to remind us of His divinity. Christ is the Son of God

who transformed all creation by His passion, and the light of His glory has made the whole universe sharply aware of the holiness of God. The living Christ on the high mountain of Tabor, shining as the sun, was the Son of God. That same Son of God in His life on earth among us had more humiliations than moments of glory. His transfiguration should underling for us the mysterious meaning of life, namely, that joy follows Good Friday and heaven follows sufferings that are patiently endured.
No life can have much meaning that is devoid of an understanding of joy and suffering. Wednesday’s feast day underlines a great moment of joy in the love of our Lord that supported His disciples when they saw Him humiliated and put to great shame. The transfiguration is a promise of future glory that can only be merited by leading a good life and helping others to do so too. If we are loyal to the mysteries of our Catholic faith and uphold its truth, then the immeasurable reward of transfiguration will be ours, too.

A LITTLE HUMOR

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The elder priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, “I know you were reaching out to the young people when you had bucket seats put in to replace the first four pews. It worked. We got the front of the church filled first.”
    The young priest nodded and the old one continued, “And, you told me a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock ‘n roll gospel choir that packed us to the balcony.”
    “So,” asked the young priest, “what’s the problem?”
    “Well”, said the elder priest, “I’m afraid you’ve gone too far with the drive-thru confessional.”
    “But Father,” protests the young priest. “My confessions have nearly doubled since I began that!
    “I know, my son, but the flashing “Toot ‘n Tell or Go to Hell” neon sign really has to go.”

THANKFUL





NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 22, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, July 21
4:00 PM ✞ Michael Bigus, Jr. – Mary Gillis

Sunday, July 22 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM Dormition of Ann
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Saturday, July 28
4:00 PM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Jewel Johnstone

Sunday, July 29 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week July 21 – 28 by Gabe Metric in memory of his wife Barbara Metric.

CEMETERY DONATION: We are certainly happy to report the wonderful donation received for the Parish Cemetery Care. A check in the amount of $25,000 from the Estate of Mary Nakonecny, who passed away last year, for the care of the Cemetery. Mary was an avid cemetery visitor. We sincerely appreciate her final request to our Parish and its Cemetery. May God Grant Mary eternal rest.

AUTO BLESSINGS: Father Walter will bless cars, of those parishioners whom desire to have their cars blessed, in the parking lot this Saturday and Sunday after the Divine Liturgy. This is done because the Feast of St. Elijah was Friday and he was taken to heaven on a Chariot of fire, as witnessed by Elisha.

FURNITURE SALE: The Parishioners of St. Cyril’s and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA, gathered to discuss the fundraiser of the  “FURNITURE SALE” Only!!!!!  (P.S. with assorted Lamps and Wall Hangings too!!!!!) on August 3rd and 4th, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  at St. Cyril’s School Gym, 133 River Street, Olyphant.  An assortment of furniture including antique furniture will be available.

If we spend time thanking God for the good things in our lives,
we won’t have time to do so much complaining.
Thank You, Lord, for the gift of life and the many things that bring me joy.

St. Mary’s Country Picnic Dinner:  August 2  6 PM Seating. $20 per person. St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. Menu: Fresh Summer Fruit Salad, Oven Baked Fried Tender Chicken sections w/seasoned coating and baked to a tender perfection, Country Sweet Potato(prepared w/honey and Cinnamon), Roasted Vegetable Medley, Chef’s Favorite Dessert-Homemade Lemon Lush. Non-alcoholic beverages included, Cash bar available. Reservations by end of day Monday, July 30. events@stmcscranton.com.





SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS JULY 15, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, July 14
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, July 15 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Michael Kane

Thursday, Judy 19
9:00 AM ✞Barbara Metric-husband Gabe Metric

Saturday, July 21
4:00 PM ✞Michael Bigus, Jr. – Mary Gillis

Sunday, July 22 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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LUNCH IN EDWARDSVILLE – TODAY (Sunday) Father Paul Wolensky invites you to come and celebrate the Feast of Saint Vladimir, Equal-To-The-Apostles and Baptizer of Rus’-Ukraine, Sunday, July 15, at 12 noon – we are having a Festive Covered Dish Luncheon at our Social Hall (70 Zerby Ave.), and you are most welcome to come and celebrate with us! The planned menu will be similar to a Summertime picnic. Our parishioners are good cooks and we love company! You are welcome to bring something too, but you don’t have to.  On behalf of our Parish Family, Happy Saint Vladimir’s Day! Hope to see you and break bread with you! Glory to Jesus Christ! Slava Isusu Christu!

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 14-21 by Albert Piston in memory of Daniel Piston.

cONGRATULATIONS: We extend our Congratulations and Best Wishes to Jack & Annetta Rudeski who celebrated their 49th Wedding Anniversary on July 7, 2018. May God bless you both with many more Happy, Healthy Years. Mnohya Lita

DOMES DONATION: We sincerely thank Bernie & Carol Kosek for their donation of $100 toward the cost of the refinishing of the Church Domes. Your generous offering is greatly appreciated. God Bless.

Divine Liturgy, Picnic and LUC Meeting – Father Walter Pasicznyk, pastor of the Hanover section of Nanticoke’s Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, extends a warm invitation to a special celebration of the Transfiguration of Our Lord’s Feast Day Parish Celebration on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The day will begin with Divine Liturgy at 10:30am followed by a summer picnic in the church’s basement hall and on the church grounds. At 2:00pm the parish sponsored meeting of the North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC) will take place. All parishioners and LUC members are warmly welcomed to attend.  The parish is located at 240 Center Street, Nanticoke.  If you need direction or more information you can call the rectory at (570) 735-2262

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May Lottery: A thank you to all how helped with the sales and purchased tickets. A special thanks to Mike & Dolores for a job well done.





SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 8, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, July 7
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, July 8 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Thomas Sawka

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Thursday, July 12
9:00 AM ✞Barbara Metric-husband Gabe Metric

Saturday, July 14
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, July15 SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE
SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
8:30 AM ✞Ronald Kachinko – Michael Kane
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SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 5 – 13 in memory of Daniel Piston given by Albert Piston .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Many best wishes to Ayla Schappert who will celebrate her 6th Birthday on July 11th. Requested by Granny, Grandma, Pop Pop, Mom, Dad and brother Jude. We the Parishioners also wish Ayla a very Happy Birthday, may God bless her with many, many more happy, healthy years.

CONGRATULATIONS: Happy Wedding Anniversary to Donna & Don Winsock who celebrated their 49th Anniversary on July 5th. May God bless you both with many more happy, healthy years. Mnohaya ee Blahaya Lita!

CEMETERY: If you are visiting the cemetery and you see anyone leaving any sort of garbage in any area of the cemetery, PLEASE inform them that we do not have garbage pickup and to take the garbage home to dispose. The past month the garbage had to be taken away at the cost of $150. We have a very good care taker and he told me that the stuff that is left there has to be removed, so we pay. The cemetery has been looking very nice and they do a good job to make it look good.

DONATION: We wish to thank Elaine Simmons for her donation of $100 to the cemetery care. We appreciate all donations to help with the cost of the care.





SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 1, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, June 30
4:00 PM ✞Arlene Jones – Anna Koprowski

Sunday, July 1 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, July 7
4:00 PM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Sunday, July 8 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM ✞Michael Hubiack – Thomas Sawka

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 30 – July 10 by David & Mary Youells God’s blessings for good health on Helen Youells.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn during all services in the month of July in memory of Anna Bosack requested by John & Claudia Bosack.

DOMES: The painting of the Domes is finished. The cost is $11,185.00. The Women’s Society of our Parish donated $6000. The balance remains as $5,185.00. Donations would be greatly appreciated for this project.

LUC MEETING: The North Anthracite Council of the League of Ukrainian Catholics will meet at 6:00pm, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville/Kingston, PA. Agenda items will include the schedule for summer /autumn meetings, annual picnic and the upcoming October National Convention in Amherst/Buffalo, New York.

PRAYERS: It is nice to see a few of our parishioners who we remembered in our prayers back to better health and hopefully to full recovery. Continue your prayer for all who are in need of good health.





FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST June 24, 2018

27 07 2018

Saturday, June 23
4:00 PM ✞Donald Magill – Anna Magill

Sunday, June 24 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

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Friday, June 29 Feast Day of SS Peter & Paul
9:00 AM Holy Day of Obligation – Anointing of Holy Oil Myrovania
✞Ronald Kachinko – Kachinko Family

Saturday, June 30
4:00 PM ✞Arlene Jones – Anna Koprowski

Sunday, July 1 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The week of June 23 –30 is requested by Albert Piston in memory of Harry Piston.
The new Sanctuary Light chart is available in the vestibule for your requests.

FLOWERS: Our thanks to Anna Magill for her donation of flowers this week in memory of her husband Donald Magill.

CEMETERY DONATIONS: We sincerely appreciate the donations received for our Parish Cemetery Care. $250 received from Joseph Pstrak in memory of the Pstrak Family – Maksym & Julia, Children: Michael, Ann, Steph, John, Joseph (dad) Mary and Peter. and an anonymous amount from Joan Baury’s. God’s blessing for your generosity.

SS PETER & PAUL FEAST DAY: On the 29th of June our Eastern Church celebrates with great solemnity the feast, which in our liturgical books is called “The Holy Illustrious and Ever-praised Major Apostles, Peter & Paul.” Both Apostles are distinguished for their character, their zealous apostolic labors and their great cult in holy Church. We owe to the Holy Apostles the priceless treasure of the Christian faith. They handed Christ’s teachings down to us. From them, we received the Holy Gospels and the letters of the Apostles. They laid a firm foundation for the Church of Christ. This is a Holy Day of Obligation and Liturgy is Friday, June 29th at 9:00 AM. Please attend this Liturgy, as it is the namesake of our Parish.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION: This week the Peter’s Pence collection will be taken, which provides the Holy Father with the assistance he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Through your generosity, with Pope Frances we can cast the love of Christ upon the world.