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September 21, 2014

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


September 21, 2014


15th Sunday after Pentecost


Leavetaking of the Elevation of the Holy Cross

Apostle Quadratus.



Troparion (Tone 6) (Resurrection)

The angelic powers were at Thy tomb / the guards became as dead men / Mary stood by Thy grave / seeking Thy most pure Body / Thou didst capture hell / not being tempted by it / Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life // O Lord who didst rise from the dead: glory to Thee.


Troparion (Tone 1) (Feast of the Elevation of the Cross)

O Lord save Thy people / and bless Thine inheritance / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / over their adversaries / and by virtue of Thy Cross // preserve Thy habitation.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.


Kontakion (Tone 6) (Resurrection)

When Christ God the Giver of Life / raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand / He bestowed resurrection on the human race // he is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.


 Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.


Kontakion (Tone 4) (Feast of the Elevation of the Cross)

As Thou wast voluntarily crucified for our sake / grant mercy to those who are called by Thy name / make all Orthodox Christians glad by Thy power / granting them victories over their adversaries // by bestowing on them the invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace.


Prokeimenon (Tone 6)

O Lord, save Thy people // and bless Thine inheritance!

Vs. To Thee, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me!


Epistle Reading (Galatians 2:16-20) (Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross)

Brethren: knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. “But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.



Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the heavenly God.

He will say to the Lord: “My Protector and my Refuge; my God, in whom I trust.”


Gospel Reading(Mark 8:34-9:1) (Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross)

Let us attend:  And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.


Hymn to the Theotokos (Instead of It is Truly Meet)

Magnify O my soul / the most precious Cross of the Lord / Your are the mystical Paradise, O Theotokos / in which Christ blossomed / through Him the life bearing Wood of the Cross was planted on earth / Now at its Elevation / as we bow in worship before it // we magnify you.


Communion Hymn

The light of Thy countenance has shone on us, O Lord. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.


Welcome to our Visitors!

A warm welcome to all our visitors and guests who have joined us in celebrating the Divine Liturgy. Please join us for our Fellowship Hour in the Church Hall . Please note: Only those Orthodox Christians that have properly prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and confession of sins may approach the Chalice and receive Holy Communion.


Schedule of Services

Saturday, September 27       4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, September 28         9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

                                               9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy / Coffee Hour / Sunday School



Altar Candles:  In memory of Father John Kuchta by Matushka Helen and Christina.

Bulletin:  For the health of Kristin and Mary by Mary Diffenderfer.

Center Table Vigil Candles:  In memory of Father John Kuchta by Matushka Helen and Christina.



Coffee Hour List                  

Sept. 21           Matushka Helen Kuchta & Catherine Bricker

Sept. 28           Midge Paulonis & Vera Kleman


Oct. 5              Sergius Chrush & Greg Tatusko

Oct. 12            Carol Sagan & Margie Orris

Oct. 19            Fr. James & Matushka Natalie

Oct. 26            Carol & Mike Cuttic


Nov. 2             Liz Wittig & Kayann Phillips

Nov. 9             Mary Ellen & Doug Rudenko

Nov. 16           Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan

Nov. 23           Fr. James & Matushka Natalie

Nov. 30           Ann & Rick Chwastiak


Dec. 7             Patricia & Vanessa Kania

Dec. 14            Mary Diffenderfer & Pauline Zimmerman

Dec. 21            Marie & Peter Weremedic

Dec. 28            Martha and Tom Fletcher


Please remember that it is your responsibility to find someone to cover for your turn if you cannot be there on the appointed date. Thanks to all!


Parish Newsletter

The September issue of the parish newsletter is now available in the vestibule. Take one, enjoy it and pass it on!

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