June 26, 2016
Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
209 South Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA. 17931
V. Rev. James M. Jadick
(570) 874-3162 rjmj_1hotmail.com
June 26, 2016
1st Sunday after Pentecost.
Troparion (Tone 8) (Resurrection)
Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One / Thou didst accept the three day burial to free us from our sufferings // O Lord, our Life and Resurrection: glory to Thee.
Troparion (Tone 4) (All Saints)
As with fine porphyry and royal purple / Thy Church has been adorned with Thy martyrs blood shed throughout all the world / She cries to Thee O Christ God / Send down Thy bounties on Thy people // grant peace to Thy habitation, and great mercy to our soul.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Kontakion (Tone 8) (All Saints)
The universe offers Thee the God bearing martyrs / as the first fruits of creation, O Lord and Creator // Through the Theotokos, and their prayers establish Thy Church in peace.
Prokeimenon (Tone 8)
Pray and make your vows // before the Lord our God!
Vs. In Judah God is known; His Name is great in Israel.
Epistle Reading (Hebrews11:33-12:2)
Brethren, through faith the saints subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the enemies. Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain by the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented—of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a good report through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that apart from us, they should not be made perfect. Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
Verses after the Epistle
And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
The righteous cried and the Lord heard them and He delivered them from all their troubles.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, and the Lord will deliver them out of them all.
Gospel Reading(Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38)
Let us attend: Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Praise the Lord from the heavens / Praise him in the highest / Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous / Praise befits the just // 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
Tuesday, June 28 6: 00 p.m. Great Vespers with Litiya ?
Wednesday, June 29 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy Feast of Saints Peter and Paul ?
Saturday, July 2 4:00 p.m. Great Vespers
Sunday, July 3 9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy / Coffee Hour
Altar Candles: For the health of the Weremedic family.
Bulletins: By Peter and Marie Weremedic.
Coffee Hour List
June 26 Mike and Jan Kurtz
July 3 John Malinchok and David Keysock
July 10 Matushka Helen Kuchta and Catherine Bricker
July 17 Sergius Chrush and Greg Tatusko
July 24 Greg and Cathy Kurtz
July 31 Mike and Carol Cuttic
August 7 Margie Orris and Pat Kania
August 14 John and Becky Hawranick
August 21 Liz Wittig and Kayann Phillips
August 28 Doug and Maryellen Rudenko
September 4 Oleysa Careyva and Yelena Catizone
September 11 Eva Boniscavage and Andrea Buchanan
September 18 Rick and Ann Chwastiak
September 25 Peter and Marie Weremedic
October 2 Tom and Martha Fletcher
October 9 Cindy Schaeffer and Sony Bosack
October 16 Midge Paulonis and Vera Kleman
October 23 Alyssa Kurtz and Carrie Gosz
October 30 Fr. James and Matushka Natalie Jadick
November 6 John and Susan Plypciw
November 13 Mike and Jan Kurtz
November 20 John Malinchok and David Keysock
November 27 Matushka Helen Kuchta and Catherine Bricker
December 4 Sergius Chrush and Greg Tatusko
December 11 Greg and Cathy Kurtz
December 18 Mike and Carol Cuttic
December 25 Christmas
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!