July 29, 2012 Sunday Bulletin

Volume 48; Number 31 July 29, 2012

READINGS FOR today 8th Sunday after Pentecost/ Holy Fathers of 1st Six Ecum. Councils
Epistles: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Hebrews 13:7-16 Gospels: St. Matthew 14:14-22; St. John 17:1-13

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Before the miraculous feeding of the five thousand people, the disciples of the Lord wanted the people to be sent away; but the Lord said to them: They need not depart; give ye them to eat. Let us learn this word, and each time the enemy suggests to us to refuse someone who asks for something, let us say from the face of the Lord: “They need not depart, give ye them to eat”—and let us give whatever we find at hand. The enemy destroys the desire to offer charity, and suggests that maybe the asker is not worthy of being given to; but the Lord did not investigate the worthiness of those sitting there: he served everyone equally, while of course, not everyone was equally devoted to Him; perhaps there were even those who later cried: “crucify him.” Such is God’s overall providence toward us: He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust (Matt. 5:45). If only the Lord would help us even a tiny bit to be merciful, as our heavenly Father is merciful (Luke 6:36).

NEDELJA OSMA PO DUHOVIMA

Pred čudesnim nasićenjem pet hiljada ljudi, učenici Gospodnji su hteli da narod bude otpušten. Međutim, Gospod im je rekao: Nema potrebe da idu; podajte im vi neka jedu (Mt.14,16). Naučimo tu reč, te svaki put kada vam vrag bude našaptavao da odbijemo prosjaka, govorimo kao Gospod: Nema potrebe da idu; podajte im vi neka jedu Zatim im dajmo šta se nađe pri ruci. Neprijatelj nas mnogo odvraća od želje za dobročinstvom, namećući nam misao da prosjak nije zaslužan da bilo šta dobije. Gospod, međutim, nije razlikovao dostojanstvo prisutnih: sve je jednako ugostio, iako mu, možda, nisu svi bili jednako predani. Šta više, možda su tu bili i oni koji su kasnije vikali: “Raspni ga”. Takvo je i opšte Božije promišljenje o nama: On svojim suncem obasjava i zle i dobre; i daje dažd pravednima i nepravednima (Mt. 5,45). Kada bi nam Gospod pomogao da i mi makar malo budemo milosrdni kao i Otac naš što je milostiv (Lk.6,36)! Sv. Teofan

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17 Gospel: St. Matthew 14:22-34

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today: Protopresbyter SINISA JOCIC; SAVKA ĐUKIĆ; RADMILO RISTICH; Professor VESELIN KESICH (Maine); recent victims of natural disasters, violence and wars. May their memory be eternal!.

SERBFEST/SRPSKI FESTIVAL was a great success! We appreciated all who came, who tried our Serbian ethnic food and enjoyed our music, and of course, we thank Alex Rakic and all the chair-persons, and all of you who worked so hard to make the weekend one of our most successful SerbFests! Photos from SerbFest are posted on the parish website. See Events>PastEvents. Again, VELIKO HVALA – A Big Thank You to All! Ziveli! THANK YOU FOR MAKING SERBFEST SUCH A SUCCESS!

NUT, POPPY & TORTA ROLLS AVAILABLE every Sunday. See Karen Kovacevic or Kata Pajic

SERBIAN ORTHODOX PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND. With the Blessings of His Grace, Bishop Dr. Mitrofan of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, led by Prota Dragoljub C. Malich. October 12 to 20, 2012. $3,098.00 per person departing from Newark.

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Jacob Monnin, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father. See bulletin board.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of SUNDAY, July 29 through SUNDAY, August 5, 2012

Fasting Wednesday & Friday, as usual.

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM;

Wednesday Vespers 7 PM

Thursday Holy Prophet Elijah (Sveti Ilija) Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM; Blessing of Sveti Ilija Kolo Kolac

Evanoff family Parastos

Saturday Kubicki wedding 1:30 PM; Vespers 7 PM;

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM;

COMING EVENTS

August 2            Prophet Elijah (Sveti Ilija) Liturgy 9:30 AM; Sv. Ilija Kolo Slava

August 12            Diocesan Day and Divine Liturgy at Shadeland (No Liturgy in Lackawanna that day)

August 14            Beginning of the Dormition Fast

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST— HE IS AND SHALL BE
ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ

Our parish website at www.saintstephenlackawanna.org ; see new parish photos from the Day Camp under “Events”

Fr. Rastko e-mail address: FrRastko@saintstephenlackawanna.org

Website of the SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA www.easterndiocese.org

Stay Posted on News throughout your Diocese by visiting the diocesan web site.
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Elijah, the “Still Small Voice”, and Scripture, By St. Maximus the Confessor

The meaning of Holy Scripture reveals itself gradually to the higher senses of the more discerning mind when the mind has put off the complex bodily form of the words which are formed in it.

This revelation is like a still small voice.

Through a supreme abandonment of its natural activities, such a mind has been able to perceive the meaning only in a simplicity which reveals the divine Word.

This is the way that the great Elijah was granted the vision in the cave at Horeb.

For ‘Horeb’ means ‘newness’, which is our virtuous condition in the new spirit of grace.

The cave is the hiddenness of spiritual wisdom in which the one who enters will mystically experience the knowledge which goes beyond the senses.

This is the knowledge in which God is found.

Therefore anyone who truly seeks God, as did the great Elijah, will come upon him not only on Horeb – that is, as an ascetic in the practice of the virtues.

He will also encounter him in the cave of Horeb – that is, as a contemplative in the hidden place of wisdom which can exist only in the habit of the virtues.

When the mind shakes off the many distractions about things which are pressing on it, then the clear meaning of truth appears and gives it pledges of genuine knowledge.

These are given after it has driven off its recent preoccupations which were like scales on the eyes, just as in the case of the great and holy Apostle Paul.

For thoughts about the mere letter of Scripture and the consideration of those visible things that hinder understanding are indeed scales which cling to the clear-sighted part of the soul and hinder the passage to the pure meaning of truth. From Gnostic Chapters 74-75.

July 22, 2012 Sunday Bulletin

Volume 48; Number 30 July 22, 2012

READINGS FOR today 7th Sunday after Pentecost/ Holy Hieromartyr Pancratius

Epistle: Romans 15:1-7; Gospel: St. Matthew 9:27-35

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

According to your faith be it unto you, said the Lord to the two blind men, and immediately their eyes were opened. The greater the faith is, the greater is the influx of Divine power. Faith is the receiver, lips, and receptacle of grace. Just as one person’s lungs are large while another person’s are small, and the large take in more air, while the small take in less, so one person has a large degree of faith, and another a small degree, and one person’s faith receives more gifts from the Lord, and another person’s fever. God is everywhere, encompasses everything and contains all, and loves to dwell in human souls. But He does not forcibly enter them, even though He is Almighty, but enters as if upon invitation; for He does not want to infringe upon the power which man has over himself, or infringe upon man’s right to rule his own house—a right which He has granted. Whosoever opens himself through faith, God fills, but whosoever closes himself through unbelief—God does not enter, though He is near. Lord! Add to our faith, for faith too is Thy gift. Each of us should confess: Poor and needy am I (Ps. 69:6). St. Theofan

NEDELJA SEDMA PO DUHOVIMA

Po veri vašoj neka vam bude – rekao je Gospod dvojici slepaca i odmah im se otvoriše oči (Mt.9,29). Koliko je vere, toliko je i priliva Božanske sile. Vera je prijemnik, usta i prihvatilište blagodati. Kao što su pluća kod nekog veća, a kod nekog manja, te jedna primaju više vazduha a druga manje, tako je i vera kod jednog veća, a kod drugog manja, i jedna prima više darova od Boga, a druga manje. Bog je svuda, sve obuhvata i pokriva i rado obitava u dušama ljudskim. Međutim, On u njih ne ulazi nasilno, iako je svemoguć, nego kad ga pozovu, budući da neće da narušava vlast čoveka nad samim sobom, Njegovo pravo vlasnosti nad sobom, koje mu je sam darovao. Onoga ko se otvori verom – Bog ispunjava. U onoga, pak, ko se zatvorio neverjem, On ne ulazi, premda je i njemu blizak. Gospode, dodaj nam vere, jer je i vera Tvoj dar. Svako od nas je dužan da ispoveda: Ja sam ništ i ybog (Ps.69,6).

Sv. Teofan

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY:
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Hebrews 13:7-16            Gospel: St. Matthew 14:14-22; St. John 17:1-13

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today: SAVKA ĐUKIĆ; RADMILO RISTICH; Professor VESELIN KESICH (Maine); VOJNO KOPRIVICA; recent victims of natural disasters, violence and wars. May their memory be eternal!.

SERBFEST/SRPSKI FESTIVAL – CONTINUES TODAY, JULY 22. Thank you to those parishioners who have already worked a shift. There is always need for a helping hand. If you have time available to work, feel free to ask one of these area chairpersons for an assignment: Set Up and Clean Up: Alex Rakic; Kitchen and Dinners: Kata Pajic; Snacks – Sarma, Soup & Sandwich, Outdoor Hot Dog Grill, as well as Admissions & Tickets: Nadine DeMarco; Ice Cream & Pop: Popadija Vickie; Ethnic Gift Shop: Laurie Tasseff; Baked Goods: Desa & Stoja Vanovac. VELIKO HVALA – A Big Thank You to all, and enjoy Serbfest! Ziveli! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SERBFEST!

SERBFEST NOTE: On SUNDAY night and MONDAY, we will need men to help us carry tables and replace chairs in the hall. Clean-up is as important as Set-Up, so please lend an extra hand to this part of the job! THANKS AGAIN to all our helpers thus far!

DAY CAMP was very successful. A total of 19 students benefitted from the program. See the photo display in the back hallway. Many thanks to our teachers and parent volunteers for their dedicated work.

NUT, POPPY & TORTA ROLLS AVAILABLE every Sunday. See Karen Kovacevic or Kata Pajic

SERBIAN ORTHODOX PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND. With the Blessings of His Grace, Bishop Dr. Mitrofan of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, led by Prota Dragoljub C. Malich. October 12 to 20, 2012. $3,098.00 per person departing from Newark.

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Jacob Monnin, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father. See bulletin board.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of SUNDAY, July 22 through SUNDAY, July 29, 2012

Fasting Wednesday & Friday, as usual.

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM; SerbFest Noon to 10 PM. Clean up

Monday Clean up

Friday SerbFest Set-up;

Saturday Monastery Marcha Slava, Richfield, Ohio. All are invited! Simic wedding 10 AM; Jovic wedding 2:30 PM; Palavestra baptism 4:30 PM; Vespers 7 PM;

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM;

COMING EVENTS

August 2            Prophet Elijah (Sveti Ilija) Liturgy 9:30 AM; Sv. Ilija Kolo Slava

August 12            Diocesan Day and Divine Liturgy at Shadeland (No Liturgy in Lackawanna that day)

August 14            Beginning of the Dormition Fast

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST— HE IS AND SHALL BE
ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ

Our parish website at www.saintstephenlackawanna.org ; see new parish photos from the Day Camp under “Events”

Fr. Rastko e-mail address: FrRastko@saintstephenlackawanna.org

Website of the SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA www.easterndiocese.org

Stay Posted on News throughout your Diocese by visiting the diocesan web site.
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July 15 Sunday Bulletin

Volume 48; Number 29 July 15, 2012

READINGS FOR today 6th Sunday after Pentecost/ Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos

Epistle: Romans 12:6-14; Gospel: St. Matthew 9:1-8

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

The Lord forgives the sins of the man sick of the palsy. One should rejoice; but the evil mind of the learned scribes says: “This man blasphemes.” Even after the miracle of the healing of the man sick of the palsy—a confirmation of the comforting truth that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins—the people glorified God; but nothing is said about the scribes, probably because they continued to weave their deceitful questions even after such a miracle. The mind without faith is a schemer; it constantly hammers out its evil suspicions and weaves blasphemy against the whole realm of faith. As for miracles—it either doesn’t believe in them, or it demands a tangible one. But when a miracle is given that would obligate one to submit to the faith, this mind is not ashamed to turn away from it, distorting or slandering the miraculous works of God. It treats irrefutable evidence of God’s truth in the same way. It is sufficiently and cogently presented with both experiential and intellectual proof, but it covers even this with doubt. Sort out all that it produces and you will see that in this there is only deceit, although its own language calls it cleverness, and you are unwillingly led to the conclusion that cleverness and deceit are one and the same. In the realm of faith the Apostle says, We have the mind of Christ. Whose mind is outside of the realm of faith? The evil one’s. That is why deceit has become its distinguishing characteristic. St. Theofan

NEDELJA ŠESTA PO DUHOVIMA

Gospod oprašta grehe raslabljenome. Trebalo bi se radovati. Međutim, lukavi um učenih književnika govori: “Ovaj huli”. Kad je sledilo isceljenje raslabljenog kao potvrda utešne istine da vlast ima Sin Čovečji opraštati grehe, narod je proslavljao Gospoda, a o književnicima se ne govori ništa, svakako zato što su opet izmišljali nekakva lukava pitanja (Mt.9,1-8). Um bez vere je podmukao. On kuje lukave sumnje i izmišlja hule na čitavu oblast vere. Čudesima čas ne veruje, čas zahteva najopipljivije čudo. No, kada mu se ono i udeli, obavezujući ga na pokornost veri, on se ne stidi da se i dalje udaljava izvrćući ili krivo tumačeći čudesna dela Božija. Tako se on odnosi i prema osvedočenjima istine Božije. I opitna i umna svedočanstva mu se iznose u dovoljnom broju. Međutim, on i njih pokriva sumnjom. Razgledaj sve njegove prigovore i videćeš da je u njima jedino lukavstvo, premda se na njegovom jeziku ono zove umnost. I nevoljno dolaziš do zaključka da su umnost i lukavstvo jedno te isto. U oblasti vere apostol govori: Mi um Hristov imamo. Čiji je um van oblasti vere? Lukavog. Zbog toga je lukavstvo postalo njegova glavna odlika. Sv. Teofan

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistle: Romans 15:1-7; Gospel: St. Matthew 9:27-35;

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today: SAVKA ĐUKIĆ; RADMILO RISTICH (OrchardBrooke); FR. PETER GILQUIST; Professor VESELIN KESICH (Maine); VOJNO KOPRIVICA; MARY CURCIO, EVDOKIJA MILLER, MICHAEL MITRE, & THOMAS HEALY (requested by Olga Healy); KATA, JOVO PUTNIK, MILKA ZEMAN, ALEXA BIVOLCIC, PETER BILA, PETER JARCEVICH, DUSANKA, ILIJA MIROLOVICH (family); recent victims of natural disasters and wars. May their memory be eternal!.

SERBFEST/SRPSKI FESTIVAL – IS NEXT WEEK – JULY 21 & 22. Thank you to those parishioners who have been helping with the preparations and have already committed to work a shift. Area Chairs are still calling parishioners to ask for help. If you have not heard from anyone, feel free to call one of these area chair persons for an assignment:

  • Set Up and Clean Up: Alex Rakic 316-2716;
  • Kitchen and Dinners: Kata Pajic 825-5276;
  • Snacks – Sarma, Soup & Sandwich, Outdoor Hot Dog Grill, as well as Admissions & Tickets: Nadine DeMarco 481-8776 (this is the correct number);
  • Sok, Ice Cream & Pop: Popadija Vickie 823-2846;
  • Ethnic Gift Shop: Laurie Tasseff 824-3794;
  • Baked Goods Saturday: Renata Dragic 882-1452 & Mira Ristic 447-5681;
  • Baked Goods Sunday: Desa Vanovac 692-1274 & Stoja Vanovac 874-8089.
  • VELIKO HVALA – A Big Thank You to all, and we’ll see you at Serbfest! Ziveli! Please support SerbFest! This is our parish – let’s help it be successful in this endeavor! Join us. God bless you.

THE LAST SERBFEST MEETING today after Liturgy.!

SERBFEST POSTERS have been printed in color. Volunteers are needed to take them around to businesses for display. Please see Sofija Wuslich or one of the Parish Council members. Thank you. Hvala.

DAY CAMP was very successful. A total of 19 students benefitted from the program. Photos will be up on the website soon.

NUT, POPPY & TORTA ROLLS AVAILABLE every Sunday. See Karen Kovacevic or Kata Pajic

SERBIAN ORTHODOX PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND. With the Blessings of His Grace, Bishop Dr. Mitrofan of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, led by Prota Dragoljub C. Malich. October 12 to 20, 2012. $3,098.00 per person departing from Newark.

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Jacob Monnin, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father. See bulletin board.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of SUNDAY, July 15 through SUNDAY, July 22, 2012

Fasting Wednesday & Friday, as usual.

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM; SerbFest MEETING after Liturgy.

Monday Tammies & Dancers 6 PM

Thursday SerbFest Set-up;

Friday SerbFest Set-up;

Saturday SerbFest: Noon to Midnight. Opening prayer 11:45 AM; Vespers 7 PM;

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM; SerbFest Noon to 10 PM

COMING EVENTS

July 28 Monastery Marcha Slava, Richfield, Ohio. All are invited!

August 2            Prophet Elijah (Sveti Ilija) Liturgy 9:30 AM; Sv. Ilija Kolo Slava

August 12            Diocesan Day and Divine Liturgy at Shadeland (No Liturgy in Lackawanna that day)

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST— HE IS AND SHALL BE
ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ

Our parish website at www.saintstephenlackawanna.org ; see new parish photos from Church School Awards under “Events”

Website of the SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA www.easterndiocese.org

Stay Posted on News throughout your Diocese by visiting the diocesan web site.
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July 1, 2012 Sunday Bulletin

Volume 48; Number 27 July 1, 2012

READINGS FOR today 4th Sunday after Pentecost/ Holy Martyr Leontius

Epistle: Romans 6:18-23 Gospel: St. Matthew 8:5-13

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

What faith the centurion has! The Lord Himself marveled. The essence of this faith is that he confessed the Lord to be the God of all things, an all-powerful sovereign and master of all that exists; for this reason he beseeched, speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. I believe that everything is under Your authority and everything obeys Your slightest beckoning. The Lord requires the same faith of us, as well. He who has this faith knows no lack, and whatsoever he asks, he receives. Thus has the Lord Himself promised. Oh, when will we have if only a little of such faith! But this faith is also a gift; we must ask for it as well, and ask for it with faith. Let us ask for it, with a feeling of need for it, ask for it continually, fervently, at the same time aiding its unfolding within us through corresponding thoughts, and most of all by submitting to God’s commandments.

NEDELJA ČETVRTA PO DUHOVIMA

Kakva je samo vera kapetana! Zadivila je i samog Gospoda (Mt.8,5). Njena suština je u ispovedanju Gospoda Bogom svega, svemoćnim Vladikom i Naredbodavcem svemu što postoji. Zbog toga je i molio: “Samo reci reč i ozdraviće sluga moj. Verujem da se Tebi sve potčinjava i da sve sluša Tvoje naredbe”. Takvu veru Gospod traži od svih. Takvu i od nas očekuje. Ko ima takvu veru, ni u čemu neće oskudevati, i dobiće sve što traži. Tako je obećao sam Gospod. O, kada bismo i mi pošli za takvom verom! No, i ona je dar, i taj dar treba tražiti i to opet – sa verom. Tražimo je, u krajnjoj meri, iz ocećanja potrebe za njom, tražimo je stalno, sa naporom, potpomažući njeno razvijanje u nama odgovarajućim razmišljanjem, a iznad svega poslušnošću zapovestima Božijim.

 

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistle: Romans 6:18-23 Gospel: St. Matthew 8:5-13

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today: Professor VESELIN KESICH (Maine); DANICA (DOLLY) RUSHNOV; VOJNO KOPRIVICA; ANDJA, DUSHAN DUSHAN, JULIA, PAVO BOSILJKA, DOROTHY, NICHOLAS & STANKO (requested by family); recent victims of natural disasters and wars. May their memory be eternal!.

FATHER RASTKO and Popadija Vickie will be away next weekend attending a family wedding in the Detroit area. Fr. Theodore Jurewicz will be serving.

SHADELAND Applications for summer camp are available from Fr. Rastko and the church school. They are also available on the web at http://www.easterndiocese.org/shadeland.html.

SERBFEST/SRPSKI FESTIVAL – IS FAST APPROACHING – WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Reserve the dates July 21 & 22. Plan to give some time to work and enjoy yourself while helping our parish. Step forward and volunteer. Call Alex Rakic (316-2716). Be prepared to say “Yes” when a chairperson calls you to help.

SERBFEST POSTERS have been printed in color. Volunteers are needed to take them around to businesses for display. Please see Sofija Wuslich or one of the Parish Council members. Thank you. Hvala.

DAY CAMP APPLICATIONS have been sent to each family. All students age 7 to 15 are invited to participate. Younger children can participate if accompanied by an adult. The deadline for pre/registration is July 2. Fr. Rastko will be out of town July 6 to 8, so we need to know who is coming by July 2 so that all food and transportations preparations can be made on time.

NUT, POPPY & TORTA ROLLS AVAILABLE every Sunday. See Karen Kovacevic or Kata Pajic.

MEN’S CLUB NEWS Volunteers are needed to sign up for lawn mowing. See Mike Munich. All men are invited to join this on-going effort.

SERBIAN ORTHODOX PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND. With the Blessings of His Grace, Bishop Dr. Mitrofan of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, led by Prota Dragoljub C. Malich. October 12 to 20, 2012. $3,098.00 per person departing from Newark.

Info at:  http://www.easterndiocese.org/files/Brochure-FR-MALICH-FINAL-5-18-12.pdf

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Jacob Monnin, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of SUNDAY, July 1 through SUNDAY, July 8, 2012

We are in the midst of the Apostles Fast.

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM.

Monday Parish Council meeting 7 PM

Saturday Nativity of St John the Baptist (Ivandan), Liturgy 9:30 AM; No Vespers;

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM;

COMING EVENTS

July 9–12            Church School DAY CAMP

July 21/22          SerbFest ’12. Please mark your calendars.

July 28               Monastery Marcha Slava, Richfield, Ohio. All are invited!

August 2            Prophet Elijah (Sveti Ilija) Liturgy 9:30 AM; Sv. Ilija Kolo Slava

August 11            Diocesan Day and Divine Liturgy at Shadeland (No Liturgy in Lackawanna that day)

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST— HE IS AND SHALL BE
ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ

Our parish website at www.saintstephenlackawanna.org ; see new parish photos from Church School Awards under “Events”

Website of the SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA www.easterndiocese.org

Stay Posted on News throughout your Diocese by visiting the diocesan web site.
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