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October 4, 2015

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


October 4, 2015


18th Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Hierotheus, Bishop of Athens.



Troparion (Tone 1) (Resurrection)

When the stone had been sealed by the Jews / while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure Body / Thou didst rise on the third day, O Savior / granting life to the world / The   powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee O Giver of Life / Glory to Thy Resurrection O Christ / Glory to Thy Kingdom // Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou who lovest mankind.


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


Kontakion (Tone 1) (Resurrection)

As God, Thou didst rise from the tomb in glory / raising the world with Thyself / Human nature praises Thee as God, for death has vanished / Adam exults O Master / Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage and cries to Thee // Thou art the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ.


Prokeimenon (Tone 1)

Let Thy mercy O Lord, be upon us // as we have set our hope on Thee.

Vs. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just!


Epistle Reading (2 Corinthians 9:6-11)

Brethren:  But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” Now mayHe who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

God gives vengeance to me, and subdues people under me!

He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever.


Gospel Reading(Luke 6:31-36)

Let us attend:  And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? For sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? For sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.


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, October 10        4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, October 11              9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

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


Coffee Hour List    

October 4           Sergius Chrush & Greg Tatusko

October 11         Carol & Mike Cuttic

October 18         Margie Orris & Patricia Kania        

October 25         Becky & John Hawranick   


November 1       Liz Wittig & Kayann Phillips

November 8       Maryellen & Doug Rudenko

November 15     Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan

November 22     Ann & Rick Chwastiak

November 29     Fr. James & Matushka Natalie


December 6        Vera Timko & Pauline Zimmerman

December 13      Marie & Pete Weremedic

December 20      Martha & Tom Fletcher

December 27      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!


Altar Vigil Candles:  In memory of Margaret and John Kuchta by Matushka Helen.

Bulletins:  In memory of Margaret and John Kuchta by Matushka Helen.

Center Table Vigil Candles:  In memory of Harry and Mary Sagan and Lynn Chrush by the Weremedic family.


Parish Education Classes

Classes for October will be held on the 11th and 25th during coffee hour. The topics for the month of October will be: Understanding the Iconostasis, The Altar and Oblation Tables and The Proskomedia.

 It is opened to everyone in the parish! No age limit! Very informal! Bring your questions! Classes will be held in the Church.

 17 attended the September 27th class, discussing the Icon of the Protection of the Theotokos, the Priest’s Vestments and fire prevention in the church – Do you know what to do if there was a fire in our church? What is your responsibility as a parishioner?


Parish Education Newsletter

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


Food Festival

The date is set for the 17th of October. We know that many cannot come to physically do the work, so we ask that you strongly consider a monetary donation to purchase supplies. All donations to help offset the cost of materials will be greatly appreciated!


Baba's Attic

Please bring your items for Baba's Attic! We ask that your items be Clean and Useable! You can drop them off at the church hall.

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