Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
209 South Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA. 17931
V. Rev. James M. Jadick
(570) 874-3162 rjmj_1hotmail.com
March 2, 2014
Sunday of Cheesefare. The Explusion of Adam from Paradise.
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 6) (Sunday of Cheesefare)
O Master, Teacher of Wisdom / Bestower of virtue / who teaches the thoughtless and protects the poor / strengthen and enlighten my heart / O Word of the Father / Let me not restrain my mouth from crying to thee / have mercy on me, a transgressor // O Merciful Lord.
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 (Romans 13:11-14:4)
Brethren:And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
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(Matthew 6:14-21)
Let us attend:For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
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
Monday, March 3 6:00 p.m Great Canon of St. Andrew
Tuesday, March 4 6:00 p.m Great Canon of St. Andrew
Wednesday, March 5 6:00 p.m Great Canon of St. Andrew
Thursday, March 6 6:00 p.m Great Canon of St. Andrew
Friday, March 7 6:00 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy
Saturday, March 8 4:00 p.m. Great Vespers
Sunday, March 9 9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy / Coffee Hour / Sunday School
Bulletin: In memory of Mary and Harry Sagan and Lynn Chrush by family.
Altar Candles: In memory of Mary and Harry Sagan and Lynn Chrush by family.
Coffee Hour List
March 2 Maryellen & Doug Rudenko
March 9 Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan
March 16 Olga Chrush & Ann Dikun
March 23 Fr. James & Matushka Natalie
March 30 Ann & Rick Chwastiak
April 6 Patricia & Vanessa Kania
April 13 Mary Diffenderfer & Pauline Zimmerman
April 20 Pascha
April 27 Marie & Peter Weremedic
May 4 Martha and Tom Fletcher
May 11 Cindy Schaeffer & Sonya Bosack
May 18 John Malinchok & David Keysock
May 25 Matushka Helen Kuchta & Catherine Bricker
June 1 Midge Paulonis & Vera Kleman
June 8 Carol Sagan & Margie Orris
June 15 Larissa Holowaty & Becky Hawranick
June 22 Sergius Chrush & Greg Tatusko
June 29 Carol & Mike Cuttic
July 6 Liz Wittig & Kayann Phillips
July 13 Mary Ellen & Doug Rudenko
July 20 Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan
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!