Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
Frackville, PA
Orthodox Church in America
May 29, 2016

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


May 29, 2016


Fifth Sunday of Pascha. Samaritan Woman.


Troparion (Tone 4) (Resurrection)

When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy Resurrection / they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the apostles / Death is overthrown / Christ our God is risen // granting the world great mercy.


Troparion (Tone 8) (Midfeast)

In the middle of the Feast, O Savior / fill my thirsting soul with the waters of godliness, as Thou didst cry to all / If anyone thirst let him come to me and drink // O Christ God, Fountain of our life, glory to Thee.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.


Kontakion (Tone 8)

The Samaritan woman came to the well in faith / She saw Thee, the Water of Wisdom, and drank abundantly // She inherited the Kingdom on high and is ever glorified.


Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.


Kontakion (Tone 4) (Midfeast)

Christ God, the Creator and master of all / cried to all in the midst of the Feast of the law / Come and draw the water of immortality / We fall before Thee and faithfully cry // Grant us Thy bounties, for Thou art the Fountain of our life.


Prokeimenon (Tone 3)

Sing praises to our God sing praises // sing praises to our King sing praises.

Vs. Clap your hands, all ye people, shout to God with loud songs of joy!


Epistle Reading (Acts 11: 19-26, 29-30)

In those days, the Apostles who were scattered after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but the Jews. And some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them and a great number believed and turned to the Lord. Then news of these things came to the ears of the Church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and a great many people were added to the Lord Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came to pass, that for a whole year they assembled with the Church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren dwelling in Judea. This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Go forth, prosper and reign, for the sake of meekness, righteousness and truth.

For Thou lovest righteousness and dost hate iniquity.


Gospel Reading(John 4: 5-42)

Let us attend: Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we   worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.


Hymn to the Theotokos (Instead of It is Truly meet)                    

The Angel cried to the Lady, full of grace / Rejoice, O pure Virgin! / Again, I say: Rejoice / Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb! / With Himself He has raised all the dead / Rejoice, O ye people! / Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem! / The glory of the Lord has shone on you / Exult now, and be glad, O Zion! // Be radiant, O pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection of your Son!



Communion Hymn

Receive the Body of Christ / taste the fountain of immortality. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Instead of “We have seen the True Light” we sing “Christ is risen …” (once). At the Dismissal, instead of “Glory to the Father, and to the Son….” we sing “Christ is risen.”


 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, June 4              4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

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

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



Altar Candles:  In memory of Anna, Joseph and Fred Martin by Mel Martin.

Bulletins:  In memory of Anna, Joseph and Fred Martin by Mel Martin.


Coffee Hour List

May 29                        Midge Paulonis and Vera Kleman


June 5                          Alyssa Kurtz and Carrie Gosz

June 12                        Fr. James and Matushka Natalie Jadick

June 19                        John and Susan Plypciw

June 26                        Mike and Jan Kurtz


July 3                           John Malinchok and David Keysock

July 10                         Matushka Helen Kuchta and Catherine Bricker

July 17                         Sergius Chrush and Greg Tatusko

July 24                         Greg and Cathy Kurtz

July 31                         Mike and Carol Cuttic           


August 7                     Margie Orris and Pat Kania

August 14                   John and Becky Hawranick

August 21                   Liz Wittig and Kayann Phillips

August 28                   Doug and Maryellen Rudenko


September 4                Oleysa Careyva and Yelena Catizone

September 11              Eva Boniscavage and Andrea Buchanan

September 18              Rick and Ann Chwastiak

September 25              Peter and Marie Weremedic


October 2                    Tom and Martha Fletcher

October 9                    Cindy Schaeffer and Sony Bosack

October 16                  Midge Paulonis and Vera Kleman

October 23                  Alyssa Kurtz and Carrie Gosz

October 30                  Fr. James and Matushka Natalie Jadick


November 6                John and Susan Plypciw

November 13              Mike and Jan Kurtz

November 20              John Malinchok and David Keysock

November 27              Matushka Helen Kuchta and Catherine Bricker



December 4                 Sergius Chrush and Greg Tatusko

December 11               Greg and Cathy Kurtz

December 18               Mike and Carol Cuttic

December 25               Christmas


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!


 Special Parish Meeting – 3rd Announcement

A special parish meeting will be held today, Sunday May 29th following Divine Liturgy. The topic will be the renovation of the front of the church and the installation of a lift for handicapped access. All members in good standing are asked to please attend.