Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
Frackville, PA
Orthodox Church in America
June 26, 2016

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


June 26, 2016


1st Sunday after Pentecost.

All Saints.



Troparion (Tone 8) (Resurrection)

Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One / Thou didst accept the three day burial to free us from our   sufferings // O Lord, our Life and Resurrection: glory to Thee.


Troparion (Tone 4) (All Saints)

As with fine porphyry and royal purple / Thy Church has been adorned with Thy martyrs blood shed throughout all the world / She cries to Thee O Christ God / Send down Thy bounties on Thy people // grant peace to Thy habitation, and great mercy to our soul.


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


Kontakion (Tone 8) (All Saints)

The universe offers Thee the God bearing martyrs / as the first fruits of creation, O Lord and Creator // Through the Theotokos, and their prayers establish Thy Church in peace.


 Prokeimenon (Tone 8)

Pray and make your vows // before the Lord our God!

Vs. In Judah God is known; His Name is great in Israel.


Epistle Reading (Hebrews11:33-12:2)

Brethren, through faith the saints subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the enemies. Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain by the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and       goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented—of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a good report through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that apart from us, they should not be made perfect. Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

The righteous cried and the Lord heard them and He delivered them from all their troubles.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, and the Lord will deliver them out of them all.


Gospel Reading(Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38)

Let us attend: Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and   followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.


Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens / Praise him in the highest / Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous / Praise befits the just // Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.


 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

Tuesday, June 28           6: 00 p.m. Great Vespers with Litiya ?

Wednesday, June 29     9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy   Feast of Saints Peter and Paul ?

Saturday, July 2           4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

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

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



Altar Candles:  For the health of the Weremedic family.

Bulletins:  By Peter and Marie Weremedic.


Coffee Hour List

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!