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July 26, 2015

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


July 26, 2015


8th Sunday after Pentecost

Repose of St. Jacob (Netsvetov), Enlightener of the Peoples of Alaska.


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 (1 Corinthians 1:10-18)

Brethren: Now I plead with you, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.


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 14:14-22)

Let us attend: And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.


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

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

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


Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. (preparation of 100th Anniversary)

Coffee Hour List    

July 26             Ann & Rick Chwastiak


August 2         Fr. James & Matushka Natalie

August 9         Vera Timko & Pauline Zimmerman

August 16       Marie & Pete Weremedic

August 23       Martha & Tom Fletcher

August 30       Cindy Schaeffer & Sonya Bosack


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!

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