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March 29, 2015

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com

March 29, 2015


Fifth Sunday of Great Lent. St. Mary of Egypt.


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.


 Troparion (Tone 8) (Fifth Sunday of Great Lent)

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Mother / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ / By so doing you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away / but to care instead for the soul since it is immortal // Therefore your spirit O holy Mother Mary rejoices with the angels.


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) (Fifth Sunday of Great Lent)

Having been a sinful woman / you became through repentance a Bride of Christ / having attained angelic life / you defeat demons with the weapon of the Cross // therefore O most glorious Mary you are a Bride of the Kingdom.


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 (Hebrews 9:11-14)

Brethren:  But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living 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 (Mark 10:32-45)

Let us attend:And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And He took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn Him to death, and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock Him, and shall scourge Him, and shall spit upon Him, and shall kill Him: and the third day He shall rise again. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that Thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. And He said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? They said unto Him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on Thy right hand, and the other on Thy left hand, in thy glory. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? And they said unto Him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: But to sit on My right hand and on My left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to Him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.


Hymn to Theotokos (Instead of It is Truly meet) (Tone 6)

All of creation rejoices in you / O Full of Grace / the assembly of angels and the race of men / O sanctified temple and spiritual paradise / the glory of virgins / from whom God was incarnate and became a child / Our God before the ages / He made your body into a throne / and your womb He made more spacious than the Heavens / All creation rejoices in you / O Full of Grace // Glory to you.


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

Wednesday, April 1       6:00 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy

Friday, April 3                  6:00 p.m. Akathist      

Saturday, April 4         9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy – Lazarus Saturday

                                          4:00 p.m. Great Vespers with Litiya followed by blessing of pussy willows

Sunday, April 5            9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

                                         9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - Feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem

                                                           Coffee Hour / Sunday School


Altar Candles:  For the health of the Kleman family.

Bulletin:  For the heallth of Gregory Tatusko by Aunt Vera and Uncle Pat.


Coffee Hour List

March 29         Fr. James & Matushka Natalie


April 5             Ann & Rick Chwastiak

April 12           Pascha

April 19           Vera Timko & Pauline Zimmerman

April 26           Marie & Peter Weremedic


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!


Decorated Candles

The sign- up sheet for the Paschal Decorated Candles will be available in the back of the church.


Bulletin, Flowers & Candle Offerings

Please contact Vera Kleman if you would like to remember loved ones with a donation for the weekly bulletin or candles. If you wish to donate flowers for the church, please contact Matushka Natalia. For donations to cover the cost of the monthly newsletter contact, Larissa Holowaty.

Bulletins $10                   Flowers $25                   Newsletter $20  


Pizza Coupons

Coupons are available from Vera Timko! This is a fund raiser for our 100th anniversary celebration coming in September.   


Please Note

If Father is hearing confessions at the front of the church, please wait until he is finished before coming forward to venerate the icons and light candles.


Confession Reminder

Please remember that every member is expected to participate in Holy Confession during the Great Lent. There are ample opportunities (more than 50) during Great Lent. Come early and avoid the rush at the end of the Lenten season!


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