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August 24, 2014

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


August 10, 2014

9th Sunday after Pentecost.

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration.Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Lawrence of Rome


 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 7) (Feast)              

Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God / revealing Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it /Let Thine everlasting Light shine upon us sinners //Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to Thee!


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.


 Kontakion (Tone 8) (Resurrection)

By rising from the tomb, Thou didst raise the dead and resurrect Adam / Eve exults in Thy Resurrection // and the world   celebrates Thy Rising from the dead, O greatly Merciful.


Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.


Kontakion (Tone 7) (Feast)             

On the mountain wast Thou transfigured, O Christ God /and thy disciples beheld Thy glory as far as they could see it /so that when they would behold Thee crucified /they would understand that Thy suffering was    voluntary /and would proclaim to the world // that Thou are truly the Radiance of the Father.


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(1 Corinthians 3:9-17)

Brethren:  For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Come, let us rejoice in the Lord! Let us make a joyful noise to God our Savior!

Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!


Gospel Reading(Matthew 14:22-34)

Let us attend: And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, of a truth thou art the Son of God. And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.


Hymn to the Theotokos (Instead of “It is Truly Meet…”)

Magnify O my soul / the Lord was transfigured on Mount Tabor / Your childbearing was incorruptible / God came from your body / and appeared on earth in flesh, dwelling among men // Therefore we all magnify you, O Theotokos.


Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens / Praise Him in the highest / O Lord, we will walk in the light of Thy countenance // and will exult in Thy name forever. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


 Schedule of Services

Thursday, August 14         6:00 p.m. Great Vespers with Litiya

Friday, August 15                9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by Blessing of Flowers.

                                             Feast of the Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos.

Saturday, August 16         4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, August 17           9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

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


Altar Candles:  For the health of Christina and Kitty offered by Matushka Helen.

 Bulletin:  For the health of Christina and Kitty offered by Matushka Helen.


Coffee Hour List                  

August 10       Ann & Rick Chwastiak

August 17       Mary Diffenderfer & Pauline Zimmerman

August 24       Marie & Peter Weremedic     

August 31       Martha and Tom Fletcher


Sept. 7             Cindy Schaeffer & Sonya Bosack

Sept. 14           John Malinchok & David Keysock

Sept. 21           Matushka Helen Kuchta & Catherine Bricker

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 August newsletter is available in the Church vestibule. Take one, enjoy and pass it on!

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