Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
209 South Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA. 17931
V. Rev. James M. Jadick
(570) 874-3162 rjmj_1hotmail.com
February 7, 2016
36th Sunday after Pentecost
Afterfeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple. Saint Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus on the Hellespont. Venerable Luke of Hellas. The 1,003 Martyrs of Nicomedia.
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.
Troparion (Tone 1) (Feast)
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, Full of Grace / From you shone the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God / enlightening those who sat in darkness / Rejoice and be glad, O righteous elder / you accepted in your arms the Redeemer of our souls // who grants us the Resurrection
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
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.
Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Kontakion (Tone 1) (Feast)
By Thy Nativity, Thou didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb / And didst bless Simeon’s hands, O Christ God / Now Thou hast come and saved us through love // Grant peace to all Orthodox Christians, O only Lover of Man.
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 (1 Timothy 1:15-17)
Brethren: This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
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 15:21-28)
Let us attend: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Hymn to the Theotokos (Instead of It is Truly meet…)
O Virgin Theotokos, hope of all Christians /protect, preserve, and save those who hope in you / We faithful saw the figure in the shadow of the law and the scriptures /every male child that opened the womb was holy to God /Therefore we also magnify the first begotten Son of the unoriginate Fathers // the Son firstborn of the unwedded Mother.
Praise the Lord in the heavens / Praise Him in the highest / I will receive the cup of salvation / and call on the name of the 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, February 13 4:00 p.m. Great Vespers
Sunday, February 14 9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy / Coffee Hour
Altar Candles: For the health of Father Philip and Matushka Sarah Begley on their birthdays by Baba Vera Timko.
Bulletins: In memory of Margaret Jadick by Pat and Vera Kleman.
Coffee Hour List
February 7 Greg and Cathy Kurtz
February 14 Mike and Carol Cuttic
February 21 Margie Orris and Pat Kania
February 28 John and Becky Hawranick
March 6 Alyssa Kurtz and Carrie Gosz
March 13 Liz Wittig and Kayann Phillips
March 20 Doug and Maryellen Rudenko
March 27 Oleysa Careyva and Yelena Catizone
April 3 Eva Boniscavage and Andrea Buchanan
April 10 Rick and Ann Chwastiak
April 17 Fr. James and Matushka Natalie Jadick
April 24 Vera Timko and Pauline Zimmerman
May 1 Pascha
May 8 Peter and Marie Weremedic
May 15 Tom and Martha Fletcher
May 22 Cindy Schaeffer and Sony 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!