25636 N. Mosiertown Rd., Edinboro, PA 16412
Fr. Dennis Hendershot 814-734-3801 email@example.com
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The Myrrhbearing Women — 3rd Sunday of Pascha
Hieromartyr Patrick, Bishop of Prussa and his companions (2nd-3rd c.)
St. Dimitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscow (1389).
Today’s Epistle — Acts 6:1-7 Today’s Gospel— St. Mark 15:43-16:8
Christ is Risen!
Saturday Vespers at 6 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. The Paralytic
WE VISIT OUR CEMETERY TODAY to bless the resting place of our loved ones and share with them the joy of our Lord’s Resurrection, the destruction of death, their Hope and ours! As St. John Chrysostom said in his Paschal sermon, “Christ is risen and not one dead remains in the grave.” We will leave for the cemetery following the dismissal.
ART SALE TODAY! We thank all those who last week purchased various art works from our young people. Sales paid for one child’s summer camp fee!
There are items still available in the hall. You might want to purchase one or two for your garden or wall. They were all blessed with prayer and Holy Water last Sunday.
NOTE: There is NO Memorial Day Weekend Rummage Sale We may be putting some items out in the yard, but we will not be displaying items in the hall or be asking for donations. Our neighbor, St. Phillip's Roman Catholic Church, is holding their sale as usual.
WEDDING BANNS Teresa (Teri) Jouver and Chester Almazon by the Grace of God are to enter into Holy Matrimony here at Ss. Peter & Paul on Saturday, June 8, 2013, The ceremony is at 10:30 in the morning. We ask for your prayers for Teresa and Chester, that their marriage will be well-pleasing unto God and that the Lord will grant them many blessed and joyous years together. Any person having cause to object to this marriage should voice their concerns to Fr. Dennis.
AREA EVENTS...THIS WEEK
Troika Russian Festival — at the Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity, 109 German Street in Erie. This Friday, 4-10 p.m., Saturday, Noon to 6 p.m., and next Sunday, Noon to 10 p.m. Lots of Russian food, drink and entertainment.
Grand Patriotic Parade —
this Saturday, at 1 p.m. in Erie.
The parade will travel east on 12th Street from Cherry to 3rd and
State Street through downtown Erie (1.8 miles).
CHURCH CLEANERS This week, the Natalie family. Thanks to all the volunteers!
May 26-31 Diane and Joe Burchick June 1-8 Emily Sprague
June 9-15 Dana & Mike Kuhn June 16-22 Jane & Andy Cap
June 23-29 the Martinez family (See Vern Baldwin to volunteer.)
MISSIONS COMMITTEE MEETING is next Sunday. We meet in the hall library room.
MEMORY ETERNAL —
Matushka Mildred Balkunowa,
wife of Protodeacon Joseph, fell asleep in the Lord yesterday morning.
Joseph and Mildred are longtime faithful servants of our
Archdiocese and their parish in Southside Pittsburgh (Assumption of St.
Mary). Remember Matushka Mildred in a prayer.
The funeral liturgy is Tuesday.
LET’S GO FISHING! Sunday, June 2nd, after the Divine Liturgy. Bring your fishing poles and favorite lures. Wear long pants. Fr. Dennis will guide fisher boys and girls to the State Game Land ponds two miles down the road. Adults are welcome, but be sure to have a fishing license if you want to fish.
From Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom)
We remember today the Myrrh-bearing women, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, people who in the course of the Gospel are hardly mentioned, yet who, when Christ was seemingly defeated, when death, rejection, betrayal and hatred had conquered, proved to be people of faithfulness and courage, the faithfulness of the heart and the courage that can be born only of love… Let us ask ourselves how we behave when someone is rejected, mocked, ostracized, or condemned by public opinion...whether at that moment our heart remains faithful, whether at that moment we find courage to say, “He was, and he remains my friend whether you accept or reject him.” There is no greater measure of faithfulness than that faithfulness which is made manifest in defeat. Let us consider this, because we all are defeated, we are defeated in so many ways. We all strive, with whatever energy we have - a little or much, to be what we should be, and we are defeated at every moment. Should we not look at one another not only with compassion, but with the faithfulness of friends who are prepared to stand by a person who falls, falls away from grace, falls away from his own ideal, frustrates all hopes and expectations which we have set on him or her. At that time let us stand by, at that time let us be faithful and prove that our love was not conditioned by the hope of victory but was a wholehearted gift, gratuitous, joyful, wonderful. Amen!
The Ascension is Thursday, June 13
Pentecost is Sunday, June 23. There is NO Ss. Peter & Paul fast this year!
ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV ― On Reading Scripture
The soul must be provided
with the word of God, for the word of God, as St. Gregory the Theologian
tells us, is the bread of angels — of which souls partake that hunger
after God. Most importantly,
one must practice reading the New Testament and the Psalms. By so doing,
the mind is enlightened and undergoes a divine change.
ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ― On Reading Scripture
Once a vine is harvested, it stands bare of fruit, with only leaves remaining; but the spiritual vine of the Divine Scriptures is different. If we take everything we can find, the greater part still remains behind. Many indeed before us have spoken on this subject, and many also perhaps will speak after us; but no one will be able to empty all its wealth. Such is the nature of this abundance: the deeper you dig, the more divine thoughts will gush forth, for it is a never-failing spring. (Fourth sermon on Lazarus and the Rich Man)
IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities),
one of the most efficient
and effective charitable organizations you can find anywhere (92 cents
of every dollar goes to aid), is a good
place to send some monies to aid the poor and suffering throughout the
world. They help everyone, but are especially quick to respond when
Orthodox Christians need help. They also help with the catastrophes that
occur in our own country.
IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities), one of the most efficient and effective charitable organizations you can find anywhere (92 cents of every dollar goes to aid), is a good place to send some monies to aid the poor and suffering throughout the world. They help everyone, but are especially quick to respond when Orthodox Christians need help. They also help with the catastrophes that occur in our own country.Their website is HERE.
"May God teach every one of us to strive for His truth,
and for the good of the Holy Church,
rather than something for our own sake."
(St.Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of
North America )
This will be your bulletin if you were unable to get to Church. We will only be mailing the bulletins to those without internet access. Please make a copy of this Sunday Bulletin and distribute it to those you know who may have missed a Sunday. Thanks!