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June 28, 2015

 Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


June 28, 2015


4th Sunday after Pentecost.

Translation of the Relics of the holy and wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John.



Troparion (Tone 3) (Resurrection)

Let the heavens rejoice / Let the earth be glad / For the Lord has shown strength with His arm / He has trampled down death by death / He has become the first born of the dead / He has delivered us from the depths of hell / and has granted to the world // great mercy.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.


 Kontakion (Tone 3) (Resurrection)

On this day Thou didst rise from the tomb / O Merciful One / leading us from the gates of death / on this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices/ with the prophets and patriarchs they unceasingly praise // the divine majesty of Thy power.


Prokeimenon (Tone 3)

 Sing praises to our God, sing praises // Sing praises to our King, sing praises.

Vs. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!


Epistle Reading(Romans 6:18-23)

Brethren, being then made free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For as you once yielded your members as slaves of impurity and to greater and greater iniquity so now yield your members as slaves of righteousness for sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit in sanctification, and in its end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

In Thee, O Lord, have I placed my hope; let me not be put to shame.

Be Thou a God of protection for me, a house of refuge in order to save me.


Gospel Reading(Matthew 8:5-13)

Let us attend: When Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not   worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.


 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, June 28               After coffee hour Great Vespers with Litiya

Monday, June 29           9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy   Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

Saturday, July 4            6:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, July 5             9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

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


Bulletin:  By Vera Kleman


Coffee Hour List    

June 28            Becky & John Hawranick


July 5               Liz Wittig & Kayann Phillips

July 12             Maryellen & Doug Rudenko

July 19             Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan

July 26             Ann & Rick Chwastiak


August 2         Fr. James & Matushka Natalie

August 9         Vera Timko & Pauline Zimmerman

August 16       Marie & Pete Weremedic

August 23       Martha & Tom Fletcher

August 30       Cindy Schaeffer & Sonya Bosack


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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