Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
209 South Lehigh Avenue Frackville, PA. 17931
V. Rev. James M. Jadick
(570) 874-3162 rjmj_1hotmail.com
December 8, 2013
24th Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Patapius of Thebes.
Troparion (Tone 7) (Resurrection)
By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death / To the thief, Thou didst open paradise / For the myrrh bearers, Thou didst change weeping into joy / And Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ God / to proclaim that Thou art risen // granting 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 7) (Resurrection)
The dominion of death / can no longer hold men captive / for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers / Hell is bound, while the prophets rejoice and cry / the Savior has come to those in faith // Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection.
Prokeimenon (Tone 7)
The Lord shall give strength to His people // The Lord shall bless His people with peace.
Vs. Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord!
Epistle Reading (Ephesians 2:14-22 )
Brethren: For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
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 (Luke 17:12-19)
Let us attend: And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
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, December 14 4:00 p.m. Great Vespers
Sunday, December 15 9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy / Coffee Hour / Sunday School
Altar Candles: In memory of parents Harry and Mary Sagan and Paul and Anna Weremedic.
Bulletins: By Peter and Marie Weremedic.
Coffee Hour List
Dec.8 St. Nicholas Program / Luncheon
Dec.15 Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan
Dec. 22 Martha and Tom Fletcher
Dec. 29 Cindy Schaeffer & Sonya Bosack
Jan.5 John Malinchok & David Keysock
Jan. 12 Matushka Helen Kuchta & Catherine Bricker
Jan. 19 Midge Paulonis & Vera Kleman
Jan. 26 Carol Sagan & Margie Orris
Feb. 2 Sergius Chrush & Greg Tatusko
Feb. 9 Ann Peleschak & Mary Reed
Feb. 16 Larissa Holowaty & Becky Hawranick
Feb. 23 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!
The December issue of the parish newsletter is available in the vestibule. Please take one, enjoy, then pass it on.
Christmas Sale – Parish Bookstore
For month of December, everything in parish bookstore (except greeting cards) is 50% off. Do your Christmas shopping – visit the bookstore!
St. Nicholas Program
The children of the parish will present a program commemorating St. Nicholas on today after Divine Liturgy. After the program, a covered dish luncheon will be served. Everyone is invited. Your support to our children is greatly appreciated!