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February 1, 2015

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


February 1, 2015


Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee.

Beginning of the Lenten Triodion.

Forefeast of the Meeting. Martyr Tryphon. Venerable Bridget of Ireland.



Troparion (Tone 1) (Resurrection)

When the stone had been sealed by the Jews / while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure Body / Thou didst rise on the third day, O Savior / granting life to the world / The   powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee O Giver of Life / Glory to Thy Resurrection O Christ / Glory to Thy Kingdom // Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou who lovest mankind.


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


Kontakion (Tone 1) (Resurrection)

As God, Thou didst rise from the tomb in glory / raising the world with Thyself / Human nature praises Thee as God, for death has vanished / Adam exults O Master / Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage and cries to Thee // Thou art the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ.


Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.


Kontakion (Tone 4) (Publican and Pharisee)

Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee / and learn humility from the Publican’s tears / Let us cry to our Savior / Have mercy on us // O only merciful One.


Prokeimenon (Tone 1)

Let Thy mercy O Lord, be upon us // as we have set our hope on Thee.

Vs. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just!


Epistle Reading (2 Timothy 3:10 -15)

Timothy my son:  But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

God gives vengeance to me, and subdues people under me!

He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever.


Gospel Reading(Luke 18:10-14)

Let us attend:Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week. I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.


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

Today, February 1                6:00 Great Vespers with Litiya

Monday, February 2           9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy   Feast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple.

Saturday, February 7       4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, February 8         9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

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


Coffee Hour List

February 1       Midge Paulonis & Vera Kleman

February 8       Sergius Chrush & Greg Tatusko

February 15     Margie Orris & Patricia Kania

February 22     Larissa Holowaty & Becky Hawranick


March 1           Carol & Mike Cuttic

March 8           Liz Wittig & Kayann Phillips

March 15         Mary Ellen & Doug Rudenko

March 22         Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan

March 29         Fr. James & Matushka Natalie


April 5             Ann & Rick Chwastiak

April 12           Pascha

April 19           Vera Timko & Pauline Zimmerman

April 26           Marie & Peter Weremedic



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!


Altar Candles:  In memory of Jacob Malinchak by her daughter Vera Timko.



The February issue of the parish newsletter is available in the vestibule. Please take one, enjoy it, then pass it on.


Choir Rehearsal

This Saturday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m.


Annual Parish Meeting – 3rd Announcement

The annual parish meeting will be held today after coffee hour. All members who are in good standing (sacramentally and financially) are allowed to vote. Important matters for the future of our parish will be discussed, i.e. 100th Anniversary celebration, needed repairs to church property, etc.


Bulletin, Flowers & Candle Offerings

Please contact Vera Kleman if you would like to remember loved ones with a donation for the weekly bulletin or candles. If you wish to donate flowers for the church, please contact Matushka Natalia. For donations to cover the cost of the monthly newsletter contact, Larissa Holowaty.

Bulletins $10                   Flowers $25                   Newsletter $20                          



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