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April 26, 2015

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com

April 26, 2015


Third Sunday of Pascha. Holy Myrrhbearing Women.


Troparion (Tone 2) (Resurrection)

When Thou didst descend to death, O life Immortal / Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy God head / And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead / all the powers of heaven cried out // O Giver of Life! Christ our God! Glory to Thee.


Troparion (Tone 2) (Feast)

The Noble Joseph / when he taken down Thy most pure Body from the tree / wrapped it in fine linen and anointed it with spice / and placed it in a new tomb / But Thou didst rise on the third day, O Lord // granting the world great mercy.


Troparion (Tone 2) (Feast)

The angel came to the myrrhbearing woman at the tomb and said / Myrrh is meet for the dead / but Christ has shown Himself a stranger to corruption / to proclaim the Lord is risen // granting the world great mercy.


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


Kontakion (Tone 2) (Feast) 

Thou didst command the myrrh bearers to rejoice, O Christ / By Thy Resurrection, Thou didst stop the lamentation of Eve O God / Thou didst command Thy apostles to preach // The Savior is risen.


Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.


Kontakion (Tone 8) (Pascha)

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal / Thou didst destroy the power of death / In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God / proclaiming Rejoice to the myrrh bearing women // granting peace to Thy Apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.


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 (Acts 6:1-7)

In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”  And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch, whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Lord, Thou hast been gracious to Thy land; Thou hast turned back the captivity of Jacob.

Mercy and truth have met, righteousness and peace have kissed each other.


Gospel Reading(Mark 15:43-16:8)

Let us attend: Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable counselor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. And Pilate marveled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they anything to any man; for they were afraid.


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

The Angel cried to the Lady, full of grace / Rejoice, O pure Virgin! / Again, I say: Rejoice / Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb! / With Himself He has raised all the dead / Rejoice, O ye people! / Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem! / The glory of the Lord has shone on you / Exult now, and be glad, O Zion! // Be radiant, O pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection of your Son!


Communion Hymn

Receive the Body of Christ / taste the fountain of immortality / Praise the Lord from the heavens / Praise Him in the highest // Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Instead of “We have seen the True Light” we sing “Christ is risen …” (once). At the Dismissal, instead of “Glory to the Father, and to the Son….” we sing “Christ is risen…”


 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, May 2                 4:00 Great Vespers

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

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



Coffee Hour List

April 26           Marie & Peter Weremedic


May 3              Martha & Tom Fletcher

May 10            Cindy Schaeffer & Sonya Bosack

May 17            John Malinchok & David Keysock

May 24            Matushka Helen Kuchta & Catherine Bricker

May 31            Midge Paulonis & Vera Kleman

June 7              Sergius Chrush & Greg Tatusko

June 14            Becky & John Hawranick

June 21            Patricia Kania & Margie Orris

June 28            Carol & Mike Cuttic


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!

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