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September 28, 2014

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com

September 28, 2014


16th Sunday after Pentecost

Chariton the Confessor. Prophet Baruch



Troparion (Tone 7) (Resurrection)

By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death / To the thief, Thou didst open paradise / For the myrrh bearers, Thou didst change weeping into joy / And Thou didst   command Thy disciples, O Christ God / to proclaim that Thou art risen // granting 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 7) (Resurrection)

The dominion of death / can no longer hold men captive / for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers / Hell is bound, while the prophets rejoice and cry / the Savior has come to those in faith // Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection.


Prokeimenon (Tone 7)

The Lord shall give strength to His   people // The Lord shall bless His people with peace.

Vs. Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord!


Epistle Reading (2 Corinthians 6:1-10)

Brethren: We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.”Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Thy Name, O Most High!

To declare Thy mercy in the morning and Thy truth by night.


Gospel Reading(Luke 5:1-11)

Let us attend:  And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.


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, September 30       6:00 p.m. Great Vespers with Litiya

Wednesday, October 1         9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos

Saturday, October 4          4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

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

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



Altar Candles:  In memory of Harry and Mary Sagan and Lynn Chrush by family.

Bulletin:  In memory of Harry and Mary Sagan and Lynn Chrush by family.



Coffee Hour List                  

Sept. 28           Midge Paulonis & Vera Kleman


Oct. 5              Sergius Chrush & Greg Tatusko

Oct. 12            Carol Sagan & Margie Orris

Oct. 19            Fr. James & Matushka Natalie

Oct. 26            Carol & Mike Cuttic


Nov. 2             Liz Wittig & Kayann Phillips

Nov. 9             Mary Ellen & Doug Rudenko

Nov. 16           Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan

Nov. 23           Fr. James & Matushka Natalie

Nov. 30           Ann & Rick Chwastiak


Dec. 7             Patricia & Vanessa Kania

Dec. 14            Mary Diffenderfer & Pauline Zimmerman

Dec. 21            Marie & Peter Weremedic

Dec. 28            Martha and Tom Fletcher


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!


Parish Newsletter

The September issue of the parish newsletter is available in the vestibule. Take one, enjoy it and pass it on!


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