Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
209 South Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA. 17931
V. Rev. James M. Jadick
(570) 874-3162 rjmj_1hotmail.com
May 26, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Pascha. Paralytic.
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.
Kontakion (Tone 3) (Feast)
By thy divine intercession, O Lord / as Thou didst raise up the paralytic of old / So raise up my soul paralyzed by sins and thoughtless acts / so that being save I may sing to Thee // Glory to Thy majesty, O Bountiful Christ.
Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen
Kontakion (Tone 8) (Pascha)
Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal / Thou didst destroy the power of death / In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God / proclaiming rejoice to the myrrhbearing women // grating peace to Thy Apostles and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.
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 ye righteous! Praise befits the just!
Epistle Reading (Acts 9:32-43)
In those days, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately. So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. And since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord. So it was that he stayed many days in Joppa with Simon, a tanner.
Verses after the Epistle
And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
I will sing of Thy mercies, O Lord, forever; with my nouth I will proclaim Thy truth from generation to generation.
For Thou hast said: Mercy will be established forever; Thy truth will be prepared in the heavens.
Gospel Reading (John 5:1-15)
Let us attend: After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
Hymn to the Theotokos (Instead of It is Truly meet)
The Angel cried to the Lady, full of grace / Rejoice, O pure Virgin! / Again, I say: Rejoice / Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb! / With Himself He has raised all the dead / Rejoice, O ye people! / Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem! / The glory of the Lord has shone on you / Exult now, and be glad, O Zion! // Be radiant, O pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection of your Son!
Receive the Body of Christ / taste the fountain of immortality / Praise the Lord from the heavens / Praise Him in the highest // Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Instead of “We have seen the True Light” we sing “Christ is risen …” (once). At the Dismissal, instead of “Glory to the Father, and to the Son….” we sing “Christ is risen… “ (thrice).
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, June 1 4:00 p.m. Great Vespers
Sunday, June2 9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
(Coffee Hour following Liturgy)
Altar Vigil Candles: In memory of Joseph, Anna and Fred Martin by Mel and Paul Martin
Bulletins: For the health of Nikolai Greiner by Pat and Vera Kleman
Center Table Vigil Candles: In memory of Peter and Anna Swaboda by David and Vera Swaboda and Nina and Jim Pollock and families
Coffee Hour List
June 2 Carol & Mike Cuttic
June 9 Olga Chrush & Ann Dikun
June 16 Vera Timko & Helen Polanchyck
June 23 Ann & Rick Chwastiak
June 30 Matushka Natalie & Larissa Holowaty
July 7 Patricia & Vanessa Kania
July 14 Mary Diffenderfer & Pauline Zimmerman
July 21 Marie & Peter Weremedic
July 28 Maryellen & Doug Rudenko
Aug. 4 Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan
Aug. 11 Martha and Tom Fletcher
Aug. 18 Cindy Schaeffer & Sonya Bosack
Aug. 25 John Malinchok & David Keysock
Sept. 1 Matushka Helen Kuchta & Catherine Bricker
Sept. 8 Midge Paulonis & Vera Kleman
Sept. 15 Carol Sagan & Margie Orris
Sept. 22 Sergius Chrush & Greg Tatusko
Sept. 29 Ann Peleschak & Mary Reed
Oct. 6 Liz Wittig & Kayann Phillips
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!