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October 26, 2014

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


October 26, 2014


20th Sunday after Pentecost

Great Martyr Demetrius.



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 (Galatians 1:11-19)

Brethren: But I make known to you, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother.


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(Luke 16:19-31)

Let us attend:   There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.


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, November 1           4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, November 2               9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

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



Altar Candles:  In memory of Laurel Polinsky by friend Vera Timko.

Vigil Candles by Icon Stands:  For the health of the Bricker family.



Coffee Hour List                  

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


Sunday School

There will be classes today during coffee hour.


Choir Rehearsal

This Saturday, November 1 at 2:30 p.m.

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