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October 19, 2014

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


October 19, 2014


19th Sunday after Pentecost


Prophet Joel. Prochorus of Pchinja. Relics of John of Rila.



Troparion (Tone 2) (Resurrection)

When Thou didst descend to death, O life Immortal / Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy God head / And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead / all the powers of heaven cried out // O Giver of Life! Christ our God! Glory to Thee.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. 


Kontakion (Tone 2) (Resurrection)

Hell became afraid, O almighty Savior / seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb / The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee // And the world, O my Savior praises Thee forever.


Prokeimenon (Tone 2)

The Lord is my strength and my song // He has become my salvation.

Vs. The Lord has chastened me sorely, but He has not given me over to death.


Epistle Reading (2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9)

Brethren: The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands. It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities. For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me. And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

May the Lord hear thee in the day of trouble! May the Name of the God of Jacob protect thee!

Save the King, O Lord, and hear us on the day we call to Thee!


Gospel Reading(Luke 8:5-15)

Let us attend:  A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.


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, October 25            4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, October 26              9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

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



Altar Candles: In memory of Theresa Chrin Kasmer by the Kasmer and Butler families.

Bulletin: In memory of Theresa Chrin Kasmer by the Kasmer and Butler families.

Vigil Candles by Icon Stands:  For the health of the Bricker family.



Coffee Hour List                  

Oct. 19            Fr. James & Matushka Natalie

Oct. 26            Carol & Mike Cuttic


Nov. 2             Liz Wittig & Kayann Phillips

Nov. 9             Mary Ellen & Doug Rudenko

Nov. 16           Eva Boniscavage & Andrea Buchanan

Nov. 23           Fr. James & Matushka Natalie

Nov. 30           Ann & Rick Chwastiak


Dec. 7             Patricia & Vanessa Kania

Dec. 14            Mary Diffenderfer & Pauline Zimmerman

Dec. 21            Marie & Peter Weremedic

Dec. 28            Martha and Tom Fletcher


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!


Parish Newsletter

The October issue of the parish newsletter is available in the vestibule. Take one, enjoy it and pass it on!


Sunday School

There will be classes today during coffee hour.

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