January 27, 2013 Sunday Bulletin

Volume 49; Number 5 January 27, 2013

SAINT SAVA, ARCHBISHOP OF SERBIA

St. Sava was born in 1169 A.D. He was the son of Stefan Nemanja the Grand Zupan of the Serbs. As a young man, St. Sava yearned for the spiritual life for which he fled to Mt. Athos where he was tonsured a monk and, with rare zeal, lived according to the ascetical rule. Stefan Nemanja followed the example of his son and came to the Holy Mountain, where he was tonsured a monk and died as Simeon, the monk. St. Sava obtained the independence of the Serbian Church from the [Byzantine] emperor and patriarch and became the first Archbishop of the Serbs. Together with his father, he built the Monastery Hilandar and, after that, many other monasteries, churches and schools throughout the Serbian lands. On two occasions, he made a pilgrimage to the sacred places in the Holy Land. He restored peace between his two brothers who were estranged because of a struggle for power. He restored peace between the Serbs and their neighbors. In establishing the Serbian Church, he was, through that, establishing the Serbian State and culture. He instilled peace among all the Balkan peoples and worked for the benefit of all for which he was loved and respected by all the Balkan peoples. To the Serbian people he gave a Christian soul which did not perish with the collapse of the Serbian State. St. Sava died in Trnovo, Bulgaria, having become ill following the Divine Liturgy on the Post-Feast of the Epiphany on January 12, 1236 A.D.

Holy Bishop Nikolaj

Sveti Sava, arhiepiskop srpski 

Sin Stefana Nemanje, velikog župana srpskog, rođen 1169. godine. Kao mladić žudeo za duhovnim životom, zbog čega je odbegao u Svetu Goru gde se zamonašio i sa retkom revnošću prošao ceo podvižnički ustav. Nemanja posleduje primeru sina, te i sam dođe u Svetu Goru, gde se zamonaši i umre kao monah Simeon. Sava je izdejstvovao kod cara i patrijarha nezavisnost Srpske crkve, i postao prvi arhiepiskop srpski. Podigao je, zajedno sa ocem svojim, manastir Hilandar, a potom i mnoge druge manastire, crkve i škole po zemlji srpskoj. Putovao je u dva maha na poklonjenje svetinjama u Svetoj Zemlji. Mirio braću svoju, zavađenu oko vlasti; mirio Srbe sa susedima njihovim, i stvarajući Srpsku crkvu, stvarao je kroz to srpsku državu i kulturu. Unosio je mir među sve balkanske narode i radio je na dobru svih, zbog čega je i bio poštovan i voljen od svih Balkanaca. Narodu srpskom on je dao hrišćansku dušu, koja nije propala sa propašću države srpske. Skončao u Trnovu, razbolevši se posle službe Božje na poprazništvo Bogojavljenje, 12. januara 1236. godine.

Sveti Vladika Nikolaj

READINGS FOR Sunday 34th Sunday/ St. Sava, First Archbishop of Serbia  

Epistles: Col.3:12-16 & Heb.7:26-8:2;     Readers: Mariana Zdjelar & Novica Vukovic
Gospels: St. Luke 18:18-27 & St. John 10:9-16.

The Holy Protomartyr Stephen the Archdeacon

St. Stephen was the first of the seven deacons whom the holy apostles ordained and appointed to the service of assisting the poor in Jerusalem.  By the power of his faith, St. Stephen worked great miracles among the people. The Jews disputed with him, but they were always defeated by his wisdom and the power of the Spirit, Who acted through him. They incited the people and the elders of the people against the innocent Stephen, slandering him as though he had blasphemed against God and against Moses. False witnesses were quickly found who confirmed this. Stephen then stood before the people, and all saw his face as it had been the face of an angel (Acts 6:15), that is, his face was illumined with the light of grace as was once the face of Moses when he spoke with God. St. Stephen rebuked them for the killing of Christ the Lord, calling them betrayers and murderers (Acts 7:52). And while they gnashed their teeth, St. Stephen beheld and saw the heavens open and the glory of God. That which he saw, he declared to the Jews: Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God! (Acts 7:56). Then the malicious men took him outside the city and stoned him to death.

Sveti prvomučenik Stefan, arhiđakon. 

Sv. Stefan beše prvi od sedam đakona, koje apostoli sveti rukopoložiše i postaviše na službu oko pomaganja sirotnih u Jerusalimu. Silom vere svoje Sv. Stefan činjaše čudesa velika među ljudima. Jevreji prepirahu se s njim, no bivahu uvek pobeđivani njegovom mudrošću i silom Duha, koji kroz njega dejstvovaše. Oni uzbuniše i narod i starešine narodne protiv nevinog Sv. Stefana, klevetajući ga kao da je hulio na Boga i na Mojseja. Brzo nađoše lažne svedoke koji to potvrdiše. Tada Sv. Stefan stade pred narod, i svi videše lice njegovo “kao lice angela” (Dap 6, 15), to jest lice mu beše ozareno blagodatnom svetlošću kao negda Mojseju, kad je s Bogom govorio. I otvori Sv. Stefan usta svoja i izobliči ih za ubistvo Hrista Gospoda nazvavši ih “izdajnicima i krvnicima” (Dap 7, 12). I dok oni škrgutahu zubima, Stefan pogleda i vide nebo otvoreno i slavu Božju. I to što vide, on objavi Jevrejima: “Evo vidim nebesa otvorena i Sina Čovečjega gdje stoji s desne strane Boga” (Dap 7, 56).Tada ga pakosnici izvedoše van grada i ubiše kamenjem.

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistles: Col.3:12-16 & Heb.7:26-8:2; Gospels: St. Luke 18:18-27 & St. John 10:9-16.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are MYRON BOGAN (funeral Monday); MILICA JELENIC (Beograd); DOROTHEA DEVRNJA; CHRISTOPHER BOSILKOVSKI (requested by John & Kay Saunders); ANTOINETTE SIMIC and SIMO & MIDRED DUJANOVICH (requested by family); and all the recent victims of violence and natural disasters. May their memory be eternal!

We Welcome our guests Fr. Herman Schick and his family, who join us today for our special celebrations at the Divine Liturgy and the dinner and St. Sava Program.

CONGRATULATIONS to FR. MILOVAN DJERASIMOVIC, newly ordained to the holy priesthood. May God grant you many years of service in the vineyard of our Lord.

A Special Collection for the benefit of the St. Sava School of Theology will be taken next Sunday. Please be prepared to be generous.

THE LARGE BOOK CALENDAR for 2013 from the Clergy Brotherhood has arrived and is on sale at the Tutors’ Stand for $15.

HOME BLESSING The homes of Orchard Park North, scheduled for tomorrow, are being rescheduled for Tuesday, March 5, due to the funeral.

The Yale Russian Chorus will perform on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:00pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Buffalo. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the parish website peterandpauloca.com. If you purchase your tickets before March 3, they are only $10.

TORTA ROLLS are still available every Sunday. See Karen or Kata.

A SIGN-UP SHEET is posted for groups of people to volunteer for church cleaning. Each group would clean the church for one month. A short training will be held for each group. Volunteer for this needed project!

The sign-up sheet for the Tammie Brunch on February 10 is posted. Sign-up now and support our Tammies! Hvala!

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, January 27 through SUNDAY, February 3.,

We fast on Wednesday and Friday this week.

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM; St. Stephen Kolach in church; Oath of office for new officers; St. Sava Kolach in hall; Slava Dinner, all are welcome; St. Sava Program

Monday Funeral of Myron Bogan 10 AM in church; Tammies & Dancers 6 PM.

Saturday No Vespers

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Special collection for the St. Sava School of Theology; St. Petka Kolo and SerbFest Meetings.

 

COMING EVENTS

February 3 SerbFest Meeting

February 10 Tammie Brunch

February 15 Fish Fries begin

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST— HE IS AND SHALL BE

ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ

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A reflection from a parishioner…

Our parish recently completed a cleaning project for the Nativity. Everyone worked very hard to prepare the parish for Christ’s birth. The reason that this was a blessing was not that we cleaned the Church, but through our Stewardship of Time and Talents, we joined together, as a parish, to complete what Christ has always taught us – respect – understanding – compassion – fellowship – whether the Stewards were young or old, Serbian or not Serbian, spoke fluent English or spoke very little English – through Stewardship, those barriers were laid outside of the Church as we all joined together in a common effort.

As we face many challenges in our lives, let us always remember that through Jesus and our Church, we all become unified regardless of the differences we sometimes have. I pray that we can complete many more projects like this as I now better understand what the real benefit was.

 

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Please pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters. Litany of Fervent Supplication: DUSAN MAJSTOROVIC (Mercy); ANNA SREMCEVIC (Mercy); KARL STEFANOVICH (home); OLGA TRACY (TX); MIRJANA PAVLICA; NADA ZDERO; MARTHA PAVLAKIS; EDMUND BIGGS; GORDANA & MIROSLAV NENADOVIC (FL);  MICHAEL VUJAKOVICH; JOHN LABOVSKY (CA); HELEN & FRED PARKER (Weinberg); PAULA HUGHES; DONALD MILOSEVIC (HighPt); DANIEL METZ; STOJAN KOSOVAC (Hamilton); MARYELLEN D’ELIA (PA); ANNABELLE SAUER; GEORGENE STEVANOFF; ANNA TONARELY (FL); MILENKO ZDJELAR; NEVENKA MALINOWSKI; ERIKA TIEM (Germany); CARL HEINZ BLASHKE (Germany); LAUREN TASSEFF; DUSAN CURUVIJA; KELLY PAVICH; MARY ANNE HANEY; ROSA DAMJANOVIC; PATRICIA MOLL; FRANK STEPNICK; CHRISTINE KMITCH (FL); DAN BOLAM; MARSHA YUNKE; RAMON MURPHY.

Proskomedia: BRANKO GUSKIC; JAMES & JOANN RADITIC; CONRAD & MARY JEAN TOEPFER; KATHRYN FREDERICK;  DAVID PRELJEVA; CARLY SERRA; JOSEPH YORK; SHIRLEY MONDICH; HENRY DARMSTEDTER; MELANIE ROZWOOD; KIM HENSLEY; ZORICA MARIJANAC; STACY MARZULO; GREGORY KORBUT; PETER MAGARIS; STOJAN (CHARLES) SMILANICH; MILOVAN TUCO; VLADIMIR JOVIC; PETER BARUSIC; STEVO SIMIC; KATHERINE LIPPARD; NANCY HEALY; GEORGE & CAROL KOVACEVIC (NC); LINDA MORAN (MN); ELIZABETH TABONE; JACQUELINE FUELLHART; PATRICIA WILSON; MAURIE & JAMES JACHIMIAK; DON BIVOLCIC (AR); JOHN & JOAN MUNICH; JOANN PANEK; VERA & MARK MARKOFF; DARINKA NEDELKOV; BRANKO TOMIC; MATTHEW BARUSIC; VUKICA STOJANOVIC; MILENA CORHASANOVIC; PETAR TUCO; IRENE FRUHAUF; DALE HAUSER; GLADYS HODYNSKI; NICHOLAS KOKOT (FrBakerMan); NADA RAKIC; MOTHER ANA; BASIL KORBUT; JOHN STANZ; LYDIA SALEH; VIDOSAVA TOSKOVIC; LORRAINE ROWLEY; WADE (VLADIMIR) McFARLAND; MISS MARY KORACH (FrBakerMan); YUBA BELICH; MARTIN DARMSTEDTER; LEISELOTTE SILJEGOVIC; DRAGANA SALOM (IL); ROBERT SETTER; CHRISANTE GASSETT; ZARKA POPOVIC (CA); ROBERT BOLLER; THOMAS JOUSMA; MARGE SPANO, ANTHONY DIPIANO; JEANETTE STANLEY; MARY KAROLEWSKI; MARIJA TRBOJEVIC (IL); GALE MAUS (FL); ROSANN TEDEROUS; ISO BJELANOVIC; DUSAN SAMARDZIJA; DRAZEN JOKANOVIC; MARY PARILLO (MA); WYATT & TONY LAMB; CAROL MAGARIS; KATHY HANNY (FL); JANE GLASS (Hamburg); ANNAME GRACER; DANIEL DiCIOCCIO; JOANNE HAMILTON; CHRISTINE MADEJ (MA); JOEL THOMAS; LEISA WHEELER; DIANE & RONALD KUKAVICA; MILJAN VANOVAC; MIKI STIPANOVICH (IN); RICHARD WYSE; DANYL OUSS (OrchardBrooke); ARLENE SCHMITZ; PETER MITICH; DUSKO VANOVAC; ANASTASIA HILES (PA); CATHY SMILJANIC; OLGA YANDRICH (Pgh); BRADLEY FREDERICK; STEPHEN ENGLE; DOROTHY BARON (PA); DANIELLE WILLIAMS; PATRICIA MALETICH (OH); RICHARD CARNEY; JENNIFER POPOVICH; DAVID DONALD (PA); LJUBICA JEVTIC; MARY BETH BUNTICH (NM); FR. SRBOLJUB BULICH (Belgrade); FR ALEXANDER ATTY; FR. MILAN ZOBENICA; FR. HERMAN SCHICK; FR. MILADIN GARICH; FR. MICHAEL ZAPARYNIUK (FL); FR. DENNIS PAVICHEVICH; JOANNE MARKEY; JOSEPH ROZWOOD Jr; ROSE GARDINA; ELAINE DAMINSKI; PAULA RUSSIAN (FL); GREGORY SMITH (DC); DAN NEARY; MARGARET NIGRELLI; ADAM BREVNER(LI); RICHARD LOCKWOOD; CHRISTINE MARX (IL); ARTHUR REIS; VERA SREDANOVIC (CA); RONALD BEDE (OH); MARY LOU BREMMER;  HELEN TANNER (FrBakerMan); and any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.

January 20, 2013 Sunday Bulletin

Volume 49; Number 4 January 20, 2013

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

Because John’s main role in his life was played out on the day of the Theophany, the Church from earliest times dedicated the day following Epiphany to his memory. Feasts of St. John are celebrated several times throughout the year, but this day, January 7(20), has the most slava celebrants.

Among the Gospel personalities who surround the Savior, John the Baptist occupies a totally unique place by the manner of his entry into the world as well as by the manner of his life in this world, by his role in baptizing people for repentance and for his baptizing the Messiah and, finally, by his tragic departure from this life. He was of such moral purity that, in truth, he could be called an angel as Holy Scripture calls him rather than a mortal man. St. John differs from all other prophets especially in that he had that privilege of being able, with his hand, to show the world Him about Whom he prophesied.

Holy Bishop Nikolaj

Sveti Jovan Krstitelj. 

Zbog toga što je Jovanova glavna uloga u životu odigrana na dan Bojogavljenja, Crkva je od starine posvetila dan po Bogojavljenju spomenu njegovom. Sveti Jovan proslavlja se nekoliko puta u godini, no najviše svečara ima ovoga dana, 7 (20). januara.

Među ličnostima jevanđelskim, koje okružavaju Spasitelja, ličnost Jovana Krstitelja zauzima sasvim zasebno mesto, kako po načinu svoga dolaska u svet, tako i po načinu života u svetu, i po ulozi krštavanja ljudi za pokajanje i krštenja Mesije, i tako najzad po svome tragičnom izlasku iz ovog života. On je bio takve moralne čistote da se, vaistinu, pre mogao nazvati angelom, kako ga Sveto Pismo i naziva, nego li smrtnim čovekom. Od svih ostalih proroka sveti Jovan se razlikuje naročito time što je on imao tu sreću da je mogao i rukom pokazati svetu Onoga koga je prorokovao.

Sveti Vladika Nikolaj

READINGS FOR Sunday 33rd Sunday/ Sunday after Theophany/ Synaxis of St. John  

Epistles: Eph. 4:7-13 & Acts 19:1-8;     Readers: Abigail Gjurich & Miroslav Mijic
Gospels: St. Matt. 4:12-17 & St. John 1:29-34.

Synaxis of the Forerunner

Saint John bore witness of Christ Jesus, that He is in truth the Lamb of God, Which taketh away the sin of the world (John 1:29), that He is the promised Deliverer, awaited by all. Those who were near him heard this and believed. From them this witness passed on to the people, and everyone began to think that he of whom John bore witness was not an ordinary man. The Saviour pointed this out when in the last days in the temple, he proposed to the heads of the temple a question: whence was the baptism of John, from heaven or of men (cf. Mark 11:29)? They refrained from answering, because it was impossible for them not to see that John came baptizing with water not of himself. But if they were to say this, they would immediately have to acknowledge John’s testimony that the Promised One was before them, and therefore be compelled to submit to His teaching. But they did not want to submit, not for any well-founded reasons, but solely because of their prejudice. But their obstinacy does not in the least lessen the power of the witness of St. John. To this day, it is as certain as it was when it came forth from his mouth. We hearken unto John who shows us the true Deliverer; and through this we enliven our faith, as a faith which has tangible proof behind it.       St. Theophan the Recluse

PRETEČIN SABOR

Sveti Jovan je svedočio o Hristu Isusu da je zaista Jagnje Božije, koje uzima na se grehe sveta (Jn.1,29), da je obećani Izbavitelj, očekivan od svih. Slušali su to oni koji su bili pored njega, te verovahu. Od njih je ovo svedočanstvo prešlo na narod i svi su prihvatili da Onaj za koga Jovan svedoči nije običan čovek. I Spasitelj je na ovo ukazao kada je u poslednje dane crkvenim starešinama u hramu postavio pitanje: “Odakle je krštenje Jovanovo, s neba ili od ljudi?” (Mk.11,30). Oni su, međutim, izbegli da odgovore, premda je bilo nemoguće ne videti da Jovan nije sam od sebe došao da krsti vodom. Međutim, da su to priznali, bili bi odmah dužni da priznaju i njegovo svedočanstvo, tj. da pred njima stoji Obećani, i da se pokore Njegovom učenju. A to oni nisu hteli, i to ne iz bilo kakvih opravdanih razloga, nego jedino iz predubeđenja. No, njihova tvrdoglavost niukoliko ne umanjuje silu svedočanstva svetog Jovana. Ono je i sada onoliko pouzdano koliko je to bilo i onda kada je izašlo iz njegovih usta. I mi svetog Jovana Krstitelja slušamo kao onog koji nam ukazuje na istinitog Izbavitelja, oživljavajući svoju veru opipljivim dokazima.

• Sveti Teofan Zatvorenik

 

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistles: Col.3:12-16 & Heb.7:26-8:2; Gospels: St. Luke 18:18-27 & St. John 10:9-16.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are BISHOP HRIZOSTOM of Žiča, of Blessed Memory; DOROTHEA DEVRNJA; CHRISTOPHER BOSILKOVSKI; MILOS VUKAS (PA);  NADA MILOSEVICH; STEVEN VRANJES (requested by Vivian Vranjes); JILLIAN HENSLEY (requested by family); PAVO, JULIA, DUSHAN, ANDJA, DUSHAN, BOSILJKA, DOROTHY, NICHOLAS & STANKO, (requested by family)and all the recent victims of violence and natural disasters. May their memory be eternal!

LITTLE FALCONS  A new issue of Little Falcons on JESUS’ NATIVITY is available at the Tutor’s Stand. Only $2 per issue. Buy this excellent publication for your children.

THE LARGE BOOK CALENDAR for 2013 from the Clergy Brotherhood has arrived and is on sale at the Tutors’ Stand for $15.

THE HOME BLESSING SCHEDULE has been  mailed to all the parishioners. We are on schedule.

TORTA ROLLS are still available every Sunday. See Karen or Kata.

MEN’S CLUB NEWS Thank you to the Men’s Club for recent accomplishments. Volunteers are needed for cleaning the church and the hall. All men are invited to join this on-going effort.

A SIGN-UP SHEET is posted for groups of people to volunteer for church cleaning. Each group would clean the church for one month. A short training will be held for each group. Volunteer for this needed project!

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, January 20 through SUNDAY, January 27,

We fast on Wednesday and Friday this week.

Sunday Synaxis of St. John (Jovan Dan) Liturgy & blessing of Kolaches 10 AM.;

Monday Tammies & Dancers 6 PM.

Tuesday 40-day parastos for Christopher Bosilkovski 10 AM; One year parastos for Stanojka, mother of Dragana Margic 3 PM.

Saturday 40-day parastos for Milka Plavljanic, mother of Mira Mijanovic 11 AM; Vespers 6PM

Sunday Joint Slava: St. Stephen & St. Sava, Liturgy 10 AM blessing of Kolaches, dinner & program. ALL ARE WELCOME Sign up today.

 

COMING EVENTS

February 3 SerbFest Meeting

February 10 Tammie Brunch

Special Theophany greeting: GOD IS REVEALED  — INDEED HE IS REVEALED

Поздрав за Богојављење : БОГ СЕ ЈАВИ — ВАИСТИНУ СЕ ЈАВИ

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When I reflected in the Scriptural verse..,“Christ will be magnified in my body.” I stopped and thought – is He and would anyone who meets me, talks to me or interacts with me see Christ magnified within me?

To be successful, one must consider Stewardship and how they live. Not just the consideration of Time, Talents and Treasures within the Church but how we treat our environment, the use of water in our homes, where we spend our time, how we choose to relax, whether we give the homeless person standing in the middle of the road a dollar… ALL aspects of our life relate to Stewardship for one simple reason. God has provided each and every one of us with ALL that we have. We must be good and faithful Stewards with the blessings we receive!

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Please pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters. Litany of Fervent Supplication: KARL STEFANOVICH (FrBakerMan); OLGA TRACY (TX); DUSAN MAJSTOROVIC; MIRJANA PAVLICA; NADA ZDERO; MARTHA PAVLAKIS; EDMUND BIGGS; JAMES & JOANN RADITIC; GORDANA & MIROSLAV NENADOVIC (FL); BRANKO GUSKIC; MICHAEL VUJAKOVICH; SCOTT PERICH (MD); JOHN LABOVSKY (CA); HELEN & FRED PARKER (Weinberg); PAULA HUGHES; DONALD MILOSEVIC (HighPt); DANIEL METZ; STOJAN KOSOVAC (Hamilton); MARYELLEN D’ELIA (PA); ANNABELLE SAUER; GEORGENE STEVANOFF; ANNA TONARELY (FL); CARLY SERRA; MILENKO ZDJELAR; NEVENKA MALINOWSKI; ERIKA TIEM (Germany); CARL HEINZ BLASHKE (Germany); LAUREN TASSEFF; DUSAN CURUVIJA; KELLY PAVICH; MARY ANNE HANEY; ROSA DAMJANOVIC; PATRICIA MOLL; FRANK STEPNICK; CHRISTINE KMITCH (FL); DAN BOLAM; MARSHA YUNKE; RAMON MURPHY.

Proskomedia: CONRAD & MARY JEAN TOEPFER; KATHRYN FREDERICK;  DAVID PRELJEVA; JOSEPH YORK; SHIRLEY MONDICH; HENRY DARMSTEDTER; MYRON BOGAN; MELANIE ROZWOOD; KIM HENSLEY; ZORICA MARIJANAC; STACY MARZULO; GREGORY KORBUT; PETER MAGARIS; STOJAN (CHARLES) SMILANICH; MILOVAN TUCO; VLADIMIR JOVIC; PETER BARUSIC; STEVO SIMIC; KATHERINE LIPPARD; NANCY HEALY; GEORGE & CAROL KOVACEVIC (NC); LINDA MORAN (MN); ELIZABETH TABONE; JACQUELINE FUELLHART; PATRICIA WILSON; MAURIE & JAMES JACHIMIAK; DON BIVOLCIC (AR); JOHN & JOAN MUNICH; JOANN PANEK; VERA & MARK MARKOFF; DARINKA NEDELKOV; BRANKO TOMIC; MATTHEW BARUSIC; VUKICA STOJANOVIC; MILENA CORHASANOVIC; PETAR TUCO; IRENE FRUHAUF; DALE HAUSER; GLADYS HODYNSKI; NICHOLAS KOKOT (FrBakerMan); NADA RAKIC; MOTHER ANA;; BASIL KORBUT; JOHN STANZ; LYDIA SALEH; VIDOSAVA TOSKOVIC; LORRAINE ROWLEY; WADE (VLADIMIR) McFARLAND; MISS MARY KORACH (FrBakerMan); YUBA BELICH; MARTIN DARMSTEDTER; LEISELOTTE SILJEGOVIC; JULIA PEARSON (CA); DRAGANA SALOM (IL); ROBERT SETTER; CHRISANTE GASSETT; ZARKA POPOVIC (CA);ROBERT BOLLER; THOMAS JOUSMA; MARGE SPANO, ANTHONY DIPIANO; JEANETTE STANLEY; MARY KAROLEWSKI; MARIJA TRBOJEVIC (IL); GALE MAUS (FL); ROSANN TEDEROUS; ISO BJELANOVIC; DUSAN SAMARDZIJA; DRAZEN JOKANOVIC; MARY PARILLO (MA); WYATT & TONY LAMB; CAROL MAGARIS; KATHY HANNY (FL); JANE GLASS (Hamburg); ANNAME GRACER; DANIEL DiCIOCCIO; JOANNE HAMILTON; CHRISTINE MADEJ (MA); JOEL THOMAS; LEISA WHEELER; DIANE & RONALD KUKAVICA; MILJAN VANOVAC; MIKI STIPANOVICH (IN); RICHARD WYSE; DANYL OUSS (OrchardBrooke); ARLENE SCHMITZ; PETER MITICH; DUSKO VANOVAC; ANASTASIA HILES (PA); CATHY SMILJANIC; OLGA YANDRICH (Pgh); BRADLEY FREDERICK; STEPHEN ENGLE; ANNA SREMCEVIC; DOROTHY BARON (PA)O; DANIELLE WILLIAMS; PATRICIA MALETICH (OH); ROCHARD CARNEY; JENNIFER POPOVICH; DAVID DONALD (PA); LJUBICA JEVTIC; MARY BETH BUNTICH (NM); FR. SRBOLJUB BULICH (Belgrade); FR ALEXANDER ATTY FR. MILAN ZOBENICA; FR. HERMAN SCHICK; FR. MILADIN GARICH; FR. MICHAEL ZAPARYNIUK (FL); FR. DENNIS PAVICHEVICH; JOANNE MARKEY; JOSEPH ROZWOOD Jr; ROSE GARDINA; ELAINE DAMINSKI; PAULA RUSSIAN (FL); GREGORY SMITH (DC); DAN NEARY; MARGARET NIGRELLI; ADAM BREVNER(LI); RICHARD LOCKWOOD; CHRISTINE MARX (IL); ARTHUR REIS; VERA SREDANOVIC (CA); RONALD BEDE (OH); MARY LOU BREMMER;  HELEN TANNER (FrBakerMan); and any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.

January 13, 2013 Sunday Bulletin

Volume 49; Number 3 January 13, 2013

The Holy and Righteous Joseph, King David, and James the Brother of the Lord

They are all commemorated on the Sunday after the Nativity of Christ. One can learn all about King David, the son of Jesse, in the Book of Kings, and for St. James see October 23. Joseph the Righteous is called in the Gospel a righteous man (Matthew 1:19), and because of this God designated him to protect the Most-holy Virgin and imparted to him great honor in the plan of the salvation of mankind. Although Joseph was of the royal lineage of David, he was a humble carpenter in Nazareth. At the age of eighty, he took to himself the Most-holy Virgin from the Temple in Jerusalem into his home. He entered into rest at the age of 110.

Holy Bishop Nikolaj

Sveti pravedni Josif, car David i Jakov brat Gospodnji

Praznuju se u nedelju po Roždestvu Hristovom. O caru Davidu, sinu Jesejevu, može se saznati sve iz knjiga Carstva. (O Jakovu svetom v. 23. oktobar ). Josifa pravednoga naziva Jevanđelje “mužem pravednim” (Mt 1, 19). Zato mu se i dade od Boga Presveta Deva u zaštitu i dodeli mu se velika čast u domostrojstvu ljudskoga spasenja. Mada Josif beše od carskoga roda Davidova, ipak on beše skroman drvodelja u Nazaretu. U osamdesetoj godini svojoj uzeo Presvetu Devu iz hrama Jerusalimskog u svoj dom, a u stotinu desetoj, upokojio se.

Sveti Vladika Nikolaj

READINGS FOR Sunday 32nd Sunday/ Sunday after Christmas & Before Theophany

Epistle: Gal. 1:11-19; Reader: Lindsay Munich Gospel: St. Matt. 2:13-23

The 32nd Sunday, Sunday before Theophany

Before the Lord revealed Himself to the people, and before fulfilling the plan for our salvation, St. John the Forerunner was sent to prepare the people to receive Him (Mark 1:4). That preparation included the call to repentance. From that time repentance has been understood as the way to the Lord, and the beginning of faith in Him. Our Lord Himself began His preaching with the words: Repent and believe in the Good News (Mark 1:15). To the one who desires salvation, repentance and faith go hand in hand. Repentance shows him the burden of his sins and makes him fearful of the inescapable just judgement of God. But faith comes and points toward the Redeemer, and he, by having the burden of sin taken from him through confession, follows Him in joy in way of His commandments. In this way faith is born from repentance and rests upon it. He who sincerely repents of his sins holds on to the faith because it has given him the confidence of his forgiveness. This faith born from repentance is thus alive. Without repentance faith is like a tree without life-giving sap flowing within, stagnant and lifeless.       St. Theophan the Recluse

NEDELJA 32. PRED BOGOJAVLjENjE

Pred javljanje Gospoda narodu i pred Njegovo stupanje na ispunjenje domostroja našeg spasenja, bio je poslan sveti Jovan Preteča kako bi ljude pripremio da ga prihvate (Mk.1,4). Ta priprema se sastojala u prizivanju na pokajanje. I od tog vremena je pokajanje postalo put ka Gospodu i predverje vere u Njega. Sam Spasitelj naš je svoju propoved započeo rečima: Pokajte se i verujte u jevanđelje (Mk.1,15). Onome koji želi spasenje, pokajanje i vera ypyćyjy jedno na drugo. Pokajanje ga opterećuje bremenom grehova i plaši strašnim i neizbežnim sudom pravde Božije. No, dolazi vera i ukazuje mu na Izbavitelja, te on, skinuvši breme grehova ispovešću, sa radošću ide za Njim, putem Njegovih zapovesti. Na taj način se vera pađa iz pokajanja i na njemu počiva. Onaj koji se kaje čvrsto se drži vere zbog osećanja izbavljenja koje mu ona pruža. Vera je, tako, živa od pokajanja. Bez pokajanja, ona je slična drvetu bez unutrašnjeg životodavnog toka, tj. mlitava i neživotvorna.

Sveti Teofan Zatvorenik

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistles: Eph. 4:7-13 & Acts 19:1-8; Gospels: St. Matt. 4:12-17 & St. John 1:29-34.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are BISHOP HRIZOSTOM of Žiča, of Blessed Memory; DOROTHEA DEVRNJA; CHRISTOPHER BOSILKOVSKI; MILOS VUKAS (PA);  GENE WHEELER (requested by Leisa Wheeler); and all the recent victims of violence and natural disasters. May their memory be eternal!

THANK YOU to all who contributed to the success of last evening’s Winter Dance.

LITTLE FALCONS  A new issue of Little Falcons on JESUS’ NATIVITY is available at the Tutor’s Stand. Only $2 per issue. Buy this excellent publication for your children.

THE LARGE BOOK CALENDAR for 2013 from the Clergy Brotherhood has arrived and is on sale at the Tutors’ Stand for $15.

THE HOME BLESSING SCHEDULE is being mailed to all the parishioners. The blessing of homes will begin this coming Friday in Lackawanna.

TORTA ROLLS are still available every Sunday. See Karen or Kata.

MEN’S CLUB NEWS Thank you to the Men’s Club for Painting the back hall and roasting the pigs for Christmas. All men are invited to join this on-going effort.

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.

THEOPHANY—BOGOJAVLJENJE  The sister feast of Christmas is Theophany, the celebration of the first ever manifestation of the Holy Trinity at the baptism of Christ at the Jordan River. We celebrate that event with the Great Blessing of Waters which is celebrated both on the eve of Theophany (Friday), and on the feast itself (Saturday). On Saturday we will celebrate the feast of Theophany with the Divine Liturgy, followed immediately by the Great Blessing of Waters. Faithful Orthodox Christians traditionally look forward to attending the Blessing of Waters, and come prepared with their own bottles to take some holy water home.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of SUNDAY, January 13 through SUNDAY, January 20,

Friday is a strict fast Day.

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM;

Monday Circumcision of our Lord & St. Basil/Sveti Vasilije Liturgy 10 AM; Teachers Meeting 6 PM; Tammies & Dancers 6 PM.

Friday Eve of Theophany/Krstovdan Liturgy & Blessing of Water 9 AM, Strict Fast Day

Saturday Theophany/Bogojavljenje Liturgy & Blessing of Water 9 AM; No Vespers

Sunday Synaxis of St. John (Jovan Dan) Liturgy & blessing of Kolaches 10 AM.

 

COMING EVENTS

January 27 Joint Slava: St. Stephen & St. Sava, ALL ARE WELCOME Sign up today.

February 3 SerbFest Meeting

February 10 Tammie Brunch

PEACE FROM GOD, CHRIST IS BORN — INDEED HE IS BORN

МИР БОЖЈИ, ХРИСТОС СЕ РОДИ — ВАИСТИНУ СЕ РОДИ

Ancient Faith Today with Kevin Allen will host five-time Emmy Ward winner Jonathan Jackson, for a discussion of Faith and Celebrity, Sunday, January 13 at 8 pm Eastern 

Listen to the next broadcast on Sunday, January 13, at 8 pm Eastern. Kevin will host five time Emmy Award-winning actor Jonathan Jackson—who can currently be seen on the ABC primetime drama Nashville—about his faith journey to the Eastern Orthodox Church, how he balances his faith life with his daytime job, and why he gave a public “shout out” to the monks of Holy Mount Athos when he received his recent Emmy Award!

Listen live at 8 pm Eastern on Ancient Faith Radio by pointing your internet browser to www.ancientfaith.com and clicking on the “talk” button. The program will also be available as part of the Ancient Faith Today with Kevin Allen podcast.

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Please pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters. Litany of Fervent Supplication: KARL STEFANOVICH (FrBakerMan); JOSEPH YORK (Albany); OLGA TRACY (TX); DUSAN MAJSTOROVIC; MIRJANA PAVLICA; DAVID PRELJEVA; NADA ZDERO; EDMUND BIGGS; JAMES RADITIC; GORDANA & MIROSLAV NENADOVIC (FL); BRANKO GUSKIC; MICHAEL VUJAKOVICH; SCOTT PERICH (MD); JOHN LABOVSKY (CA); HELEN & FRED PARKER (Weinberg); PAULA HUGHES; CONRAD & MARY JEAN TOEPFER; KATHRYN FREDERICK;  DONALD MILOSEVIC (HighPt); DANIEL METZ; STOJAN KOSOVAC (Hamilton); MARYELLEN D’ELIA (PA); ANNABELLE SAUER; GEORGENE STEVANOFF; ANNA TONARELY (FL); CARLY SERRA; MILENKO ZDJELAR; NEVENKA MALINOWSKI; ERIKA TIEM (Germany); CARL HEINZ BLASHKE (Germany); LAUREN TASSEFF; DUSAN CURUVIJA; KELLY PAVICH; MARY ANNE HANEY; ROSA DAMJANOVIC; PATRICIA MOLL; FRANK STEPNICK; CHRISTINE KMITCH (FL); DAN BOLAM; MARSHA YUNKE; FR ALEXANDER ATTY.

Proskomedia: SHIRLEY MONDICH; HENRY DARMSTEDTER; MYRON BOGAN; MELANIE ROZWOOD; KIM HENSLEY; ZORICA MARIJANAC; STACY MARZULO; GREGORY KORBUT; PETER MAGARIS; STOJAN (CHARLES) SMILANICH; MILOVAN TUCO; VLADIMIR JOVIC; PETER BARUSIC; STEVO SIMIC; KATHERINE LIPPARD; NANCY HEALY; GEORGE & CAROL KOVACEVIC (NC); LINDA MORAN (MN); ELIZABETH TABONE; JACQUELINE FUELLHART; PATRICIA WILSON; MAURIE & JAMES JACHIMIAK; DON BIVOLCIC (AR); JOHN & JOAN MUNICH; JOANN RADITIC; JOANN PANEK; VERA & MARK MARKOFF; DARINKA NEDELKOV; BRANKO TOMIC; MATTHEW BARUSIC; VUKICA STOJANOVIC; MILENA CORHASANOVIC; PETAR TUCO; IRENE FRUHAUF; DALE HAUSER; GLADYS HODYNSKI; NICHOLAS KOKOT (FrBakerMan); NADA RAKIC; MOTHER ANA;; BASIL KORBUT; JOHN STANZ; LYDIA SALEH; VIDOSAVA TOSKOVIC; LORRAINE ROWLEY; WADE (VLADIMIR) McFARLAND; MISS MARY KORACH (FrBakerMan); YUBA BELICH; MARTIN DARMSTEDTER; LEISELOTTE SILJEGOVIC; JULIA PEARSON (CA); DRAGANA SALOM (IL); ROBERT SETTER; CHRISANTE GASSETT; ZARKA POPOVIC (CA);ROBERT BOLLER; THOMAS JOUSMA; MARGE SPANO, ANTHONY DIPIANO; JEANETTE STANLEY; MARY KAROLEWSKI; MARIJA TRBOJEVIC (IL); GALE MAUS (FL); ROSANN TEDEROUS; ISO BJELANOVIC; DUSAN SAMARDZIJA; DRAZEN JOKANOVIC; MARY PARILLO (MA); WYATT & TONY LAMB; CAROL MAGARIS; KATHY HANNY (FL); JANE GLASS (Hamburg); ANNAME GRACER; DANIEL DiCIOCCIO; JOANNE HAMILTON; CHRISTINE MADEJ (MA); JOEL THOMAS; LEISA WHEELER; DIANE & RONALD KUKAVICA; MILJAN VANOVAC; MIKI STIPANOVICH (IN); RICHARD WYSE; DANYL OUSS (OrchardBrooke); ARLENE SCHMITZ; PETER MITICH; DUSKO VANOVAC; ANASTASIA HILES (PA); CATHY SMILJANIC; OLGA YANDRICH (Pgh); BRADLEY FREDERICK; STEPHEN ENGLE; ANNA SREMCEVIC; DOROTHY BARON (PA)O; DANIELLE WILLIAMS; PATRICIA MALETICH (OH); ROCHARD CARNEY; JENNIFER POPOVICH; DAVID DONALD (PA); LJUBICA JEVTIC; MARY BETH BUNTICH (NM); FR. SRBOLJUB BULICH (Belgrade); FR. MILAN ZOBENICA; FR. HERMAN SCHICK; FR. MILADIN GARICH; FR. MICHAEL ZAPARYNIUK (FL); FR. DENNIS PAVICHEVICH; JOANNE MARKEY; JOSEPH ROZWOOD Jr; ROSE GARDINA; ELAINE DAMINSKI; PAULA RUSSIAN (FL); GREGORY SMITH (DC); DAN NEARY; MARGARET NIGRELLI; ADAM BREVNER(LI); RICHARD LOCKWOOD; CHRISTINE MARX (IL); ARTHUR REIS; VERA SREDANOVIC (CA); RONALD BEDE (OH); MARY LOU BREMMER;  HELEN TANNER (FrBakerMan); and any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.

Christmas Bulletin January 7, 2013

Volume 49; Number 2 Christmas • Božić • January 7, 2013

Nativity Greetings from Patriarch Irinej 

The Nativity of our Lord brings to us joyous and wonderful news that the Son of God became Man, the God-Man Jesus Christ. With His Incarnation, the prophesy of Saint Isaiah the prophet has been fulfilled: “Lo, the Virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call his name Emanuel, which is translated: “God is with us”. (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14) From that day until the end of the age, God is with us and we belong to Him.

The Son of God has descended to earth, and man has ascended to heaven. Everything has been united. Angels sing with men and men participate in the angelic life.

God without body puts on flesh; the Invisible becomes visible, He Who is unapproachable becomes approachable, the Timeless one receives a beginning, the Son of God becomes the Son of man. This manifestation of God in our world and our life is the beginning of our own entrance into God’s world. And so, the meaning of Christmas is in the reality that God came to humanity so that we may come closer to Him.

Božićna Poruka Patrijarha Irineja

Božić nam donosi radosnu i divnu vest da je večni Sin Božji postao Čovek, Bogočovek Isus Hristos. Ovaploćenjem Njegovim ispunilo se proroštvo proroka Isaije: Eto, Devojka će začeti i rodiće Sina, i nadenuće mu ime Emanuil, što će reći: S nama Bo g (Mt 1, 23; Is 7, 14). Od tog dana, pa do kraja veka, Bog je sa nama i mi smo Božji.

Sin Božji je sišao na zemlju, a čovek se uspeo na nebo. Sve se sjedinilo. Anđeli sa ljudima pevaju, a ljudi učestvuju u anđelskom životu.

Bestelesni Bog uzima telo, Nevidljivi biva vidljiv, Onaj Kome niko ne mogaše da se približi postaje opipljiv, Bezvremeni dobija početak, Sin Božji postaje Sin čovečji. Ovo javljanje Božje u našem svetu i u našem životu početak je našeg sopstvenog ulaska u svet Božji. Dakle, smisao Božića jeste u tome da je Bog došao ljudima kako bi se oni približili Njemu.

 

READINGS FOR CHRISTMAS

Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7;    Readers: Ryan Sullivan & Vanja Pavlovic Gospel: St. Matthew 2:1-12

The Nativity of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son (Galatians 4:4) to save the human race. And when nine months were fulfilled from the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel had appeared to the Most-holy Virgin in Nazareth, saying, Rejoice, thou that art highly favored … behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son (Luke 1:28, 31), at that time there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the people of the Roman Empire should be taxed. In accordance with this decree, everyone had to go to his own town and be registered. That is why the righteous Joseph came with the Most-holy Virgin to Bethlehem, the city of David, for they were both of the royal lineage of David. Since many people descended on this small town for the census, Joseph and Mary were unable to find lodging in any house, and they sought shelter in a cave which shepherds used as a sheepfold. In this cave-on the night between Saturday and Sunday, on the 25th of December-the Most-holy Virgin gave birth to the Savior of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ. Giving birth to Him without pain just as He was conceived without sin by the Holy Spirit and not by man, she herself wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, worshiped Him as God, and laid Him in a manger. Then the righteous Joseph drew near and worshiped Him as the Divine Fruit of the Virgin’s womb. Then the shepherds came in from the fields, directed by an angel of God, and worshiped Him as the Messiah and Savior. The shepherds heard a multitude of God’s angels singing: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men (Luke 2:14). At that time three wise men arrived from the east, led by a wondrous star, bearing their gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. They worshiped Him as the King of kings, and offered Him their gifts (Matthew 2). Thus entered the world He Whose coming was foretold by the prophets, and Who was born in the same manner in which it had been prophesied: of a Most-holy Virgin, in the town of Bethlehem, of the lineage of David according to the flesh, at the time when there was no king in Jerusalem of the lineage of Judah, but rather when Herod, a foreigner, was reigning. After many types and prefigurings, messengers and heralds, prophets and righteous men, wise men and kings, finally He appeared, the Lord of the world and King of kings, to perform the work of the salvation of mankind, which could not be performed by His servants. To Him be eternal glory and praise! Amen.

Holy Bishop Nikolaj

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistle: Gal. 1:11-19; Gospel: St. Matt. 2:13-23

There is no Litany for the Departed today on Christmas. Please note: No Parastoses can be served during the festive period between Christmas and Theophany (Jan 19). If you have a question, call Fr. Rastko.

A BIG THANK YOU to all who cleaned and decorated the church for the Feast.

LITTLE FALCONS  A new issue of Little Falcons on JESUS’ NATIVITY is available at the Tutor’s Stand. Only $2 per issue. Buy this excellent publication for your children.

CONGRATULATIONS and Welcome to Elizabeth Cipolla who was received into the Holy Orthodox Church yesterday through the sacrament of Chrismation.

THE HOME BLESSING SCHEDULE is being prepared and will be mailed after Christmas to all the parishioners.

TORTA ROLLS are still available every Sunday. See Karen or Kata.

MEN’S CLUB NEWS Thank you to the Men’s Club for Painting the back hall and roasting the pigs for Christmas. All men are invited to join this on-going effort.

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, January 6 through SUNDAY, January 13,

There is no fasting this week from Christmas on.

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Christmas Eve/Badnji Dan; Serbian Father’s Day; Christmas Vigil Service, with burning of the Badnjak 9 PM; Confessions heard before and after Vigil services.

Monday Nativity of our Lord/Bozic Liturgy 10 AM

Tuesday Synaxis of Most Holy Theotokos Liturgy 10 AM; Vespers 6 PM

Wednesday St. Stephen the First Martyr/Sveti Stefan Liturgy 10 AM

Saturday Vespers. & Confessions 6 PM; Winter Dance 7 PM to 12 midnight

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Teachers’ Meeting.

 

COMING EVENTS

January 14 Circumcision of our Lord & St. Basil/Sveti Vasilije Liturgy 10 AM

January 18 Eve of Theophany/Krstovdan Liturgy & Blessing of Water 9 AM

January 19 Theophany/Bogojavljenje Liturgy & Blessing of Water 9 AM

January 20 Synaxis of St. John (Jovan Dan) Liturgy & blessing of Kolaches 10 AM

January 27 Joint Slava: St. Stephen & St. Sava, ALL ARE WELCOME Sign up today.

February 10 Tammie Brunch

PEACE FROM GOD, CHRIST IS BORN — INDEED HE IS BORN

МИР БОЖЈИ, ХРИСТОС СЕ РОДИ — ВАИСТИНУ СЕ РОДИ

Roždestvo Gospoda i Boga i Spasa našega Isusa Hrista

“A kad se navrši vrijeme, posla Bog Sina svojega jedinorodnoga” (Gal 4, 4), da spase rod ljudski. I kad se ispuni devet meseci od blagovesti, koju javi arhangel Gavril Presvetoj Devi u Nazaretu, govoreći: “Raduj se, blagodatna… evo začećeš i rodićeš sina, i nadjeni mu ime Isus” (Lk 1, 18 i 31). U to vreme iziđe zapovest od kesara Avgusta, da se popiše sav narod u Carevini rimskoj. Shodno toj zapovesti trebaše svako da ide u svoj grad i tamo se upiše. Zato Josif Pravedni dođe s Presvetom Devom u Vitlejem, grad Davidov, jer oboje behu od carskog kolena Davidova. Pa kako se u taj maleni grad sleže mnogo naroda radi popisa, ne mogoše Josif i Marija naći konaka ni u jednoj kući, zbog čega se skloniše u jednu pećinu ovčarsku, gde pastiri ovce svoje zatvarahu. U toj pećini rodi Presveta Deva Spasitelja sveta, Gospoda Isusa Hrista. I rodivši Ga bez bola, kao što Ga je i začela bez greha, od Duha Svetoga, a ne od čoveka, ona Ga sama povi u lanene pelene, pokloni Mu se kao Bogu i položi Ga u jasle. Potom priđe i pravedni Josif, i on Mu se pokloni kao božanskom plodu devičanske utrobe. Tada dođoše i pastiri iz polja, upućeni od angela Božjeg, i pokloniše Mu se kao Mesiji i Spasitelju. I čuše pastiri mnoštvo angela Božjih gde poju: “Slava na visini Bogu i na zemlji mir, među ljudima dobra volja” (Lk 2, 14). U to vreme stigoše i tri mudraca s Istoka vođeni čudesnom zvezdom, sa darovima svojim: zlatom, livanom i izmirnom, i pokloniše Mu se kao Caru nad carevima, i darivaše Ga darovima svojim (Mt 2). Tako dođe u svet Onaj, čiji dolazak bi prorečen od proroka, rodi se onako kako bi prorečeno: od Prečiste Deve, u gradu Vitlejemu, od kolena Davidova po telu, u vreme kada više ne beše u Jerusalimu cara od roda Judina, nego carovaše Irod tuđin. Posle mnogih Svojih praobraza i nagoveštenja, izaslanika i vesnika, proroka i pravednika, mudraca i careva, najzad se javi On, Gospodar sveta i Car nad carevima, da izvrši delo spasenja ljudskog, koje ne mogoše izvršiti sluge Njegove. Njemu neka je večna slava i hvala. Amin.   Sveti Vladika Nikolaj

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Please pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters. Litany of Fervent Supplication: KARL STEFANOVICH (FrBakerMan); JOSEPH YORK (Albany); OLGA TRACY (TX); DUSAN MAJSTOROVIC; MIRJANA PAVLICA; DAVID PRELJEVA; NADA ZDERO; EDMUND BIGGS; BRANKO TOMIC; JAMES RADITIC; MIROSLAV & GORDANA NENADOVIC (FL); BRANKO GUSKIC; MICHAEL VUJAKOVICH; SCOTT PERICH (MD); JOHN LABOVSKY (CA); HELEN & FRED PARKER (Weinberg); PAULA HUGHES; CONRAD & MARY JEAN TOEPFER; KATHRYN FREDERICK;  DONALD MILOSEVIC (HighPt); DANIEL METZ; STOJAN KOSOVAC (Hamilton); MARYELLEN D’ELIA (PA); ANNABELLE SAUER; GEORGENE STEVANOFF; ANNA TONARELY (FL); CARLY SERRA; MILENKO ZDJELAR; NEVENKA MALINOWSKI; ERIKA TIEM (Germany); CARL HEINZ BLASHKE (Germany); LAUREN TASSEFF; DUSAN CURUVIJA; KELLY PAVICH; MARY ANNE HANEY; ROSA DAMJANOVIC; PATRICIA MOLL; FRANK STEPNICK; CHRISTINE KMITCH (FL); DAN BOLAM; MARSHA YUNKE.

Proskomedia: SHIRLEY MONDICH; HENRY DARMSTEDTER; MYRON BOGAN; MELANIE ROZWOOD; KIM HENSLEY; ZORICA MARIJANAC; STACY MARZULO; GREGORY KORBUT; PETER MAGARIS; STOJAN (CHARLES) SMILANICH; MILOVAN TUCO; VLADIMIR JOVIC; PETER BARUSIC; STEVO SIMIC; KATHERINE LIPPARD; NANCY HEALY; GEORGE & CAROL KOVACEVIC (NC); LINDA MORAN (MN); ELIZABETH TABONE; JACQUELINE FUELLHART; PATRICIA WILSON; MAURIE & JAMES JACHIMIAK; DON BIVOLCIC (AR); JOHN & JOAN MUNICH; JOANN RADITIC; JOANN PANEK; VERA & MARK MARKOFF; DARINKA NEDELKOV; MATTHEW BARUSIC; VUKICA STOJANOVIC; MILENA CORHASANOVIC; PETAR TUCO; IRENE FRUHAUF; DALE HAUSER; GLADYS HODYNSKI; NICHOLAS KOKOT (FrBakerMan); NADA RAKIC; MOTHER ANA;; BASIL KORBUT; JOHN STANZ; LYDIA SALEH; VIDOSAVA TOSKOVIC; LORRAINE ROWLEY; WADE (VLADIMIR) McFARLAND; MISS MARY KORACH (FrBakerMan); YUBA BELICH; MARTIN DARMSTEDTER; LEISELOTTE SILJEGOVIC; JULIA PEARSON (CA); DRAGANA SALOM (IL); ROBERT SETTER; CHRISANTE GASSETT; ZARKA POPOVIC (CA);ROBERT BOLLER; THOMAS JOUSMA; MARGE SPANO, ANTHONY DIPIANO; JEANETTE STANLEY; MARY KAROLEWSKI; MARIJA TRBOJEVIC (IL); GALE MAUS (FL); ROSANN TEDEROUS; ISO BJELANOVIC; DUSAN SAMARDZIJA; DRAZEN JOKANOVIC; MARY PARILLO (MA); WYATT & TONY LAMB; CAROL MAGARIS; KATHY HANNY (FL); JANE GLASS (Hamburg); ANNAME GRACER; DANIEL DiCIOCCIO; JOANNE HAMILTON; CHRISTINE MADEJ (MA); JOEL THOMAS; LEISA WHEELER; DIANE & RONALD KUKAVICA; MILJAN VANOVAC; MIKI STIPANOVICH (IN); RICHARD WYSE; DANYL OUSS (OrchardBrooke); ARLENE SCHMITZ; PETER MITICH; DUSKO VANOVAC; ANASTASIA HILES (PA); CATHY SMILJANIC; OLGA YANDRICH (Pgh); BRADLEY FREDERICK; STEPHEN ENGLE; ANNA SREMCEVIC; DOROTHY BARON (PA)O; DANIELLE WILLIAMS; PATRICIA MALETICH (OH); ROCHARD CARNEY; JENNIFER POPOVICH; DAVID DONALD (PA); LJUBICA JEVTIC; MARY BETH BUNTICH (NM); FR. SRBOLJUB BULICH (Belgrade); FR. MILAN ZOBENICA; FR. HERMAN SCHICK; FR. MILADIN GARICH; FR. MICHAEL ZAPARYNIUK (FL); FR. DENNIS PAVICHEVICH; JOANNE MARKEY; JOSEPH ROZWOOD Jr; ROSE GARDINA; ELAINE DAMINSKI; PAULA RUSSIAN (FL); GREGORY SMITH (DC); DAN NEARY; MARGARET NIGRELLI; ADAM BREVNER(LI); RICHARD LOCKWOOD; CHRISTINE MARX (IL); ARTHUR REIS; VERA SREDANOVIC (CA); RONALD BEDE (OH); MARY LOU BREMMER;  HELEN TANNER (FrBakerMan); and any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.

January 6, 2012 Sunday Bulletin

Volume 49; Number 1 January 6, 2013

Nativity Greetings from Patriarch Irinej 

The Nativity of our Lord brings to us joyous and wonderful news that the Son of God became Man, the God-Man Jesus Christ. With His Incarnation, the prophesy of Saint Isaiah the prophet has been fulfilled: “Lo, the Virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call his name Emanuel, which is translated: “God is with us”. (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14) From that day until the end of the age, God is with us and we belong to Him.

The Son of God has descended to earth, and man has ascended to heaven. Everything has been united. Angels sing with men and men participate in the angelic life.

God without body puts on flesh; the Invisible becomes visible, He Who is unapproachable becomes approachable, the Timeless one receives a beginning, the Son of God becomes the Son of man. This manifestation of God in our world and our life is the beginning of our own entrance into God’s world. And so, the meaning of Christmas is in the reality that God came to humanity so that we may come closer to Him.

Božićna Poruka Patrijarha Irineja

Božić nam donosi radosnu i divnu vest da je večni Sin Božji postao Čovek, Bogočovek Isus Hristos. Ovaploćenjem Njegovim ispunilo se proroštvo proroka Isaije: Eto, Devojka će začeti i rodiće Sina, i nadenuće mu ime Emanuil, što će reći: S nama Bog (Mt 1, 23; Is 7, 14). Od tog dana, pa do kraja veka, Bog je sa nama i mi smo Božji.

Sin Božji je sišao na zemlju, a čovek se uspeo na nebo. Sve se sjedinilo. Anđeli sa ljudima pevaju, a ljudi učestvuju u anđelskom životu.

Bestelesni Bog uzima telo, Nevidljivi biva vidljiv, Onaj Kome niko ne mogaše da se približi postaje opipljiv, Bezvremeni dobija početak, Sin Božji postaje Sin čovečji. Ovo javljanje Božje u našem svetu i u našem životu početak je našeg sopstvenog ulaska u svet Božji. Dakle, smisao Božića jeste u tome da je Bog došao ljudima kako bi se oni približili Njemu.

READINGS FOR Sunday 31st Sunday/ Christmas Eve; Holy Fathers

Epistle: Heb.9-10, 17-23, 11:32-40; Readers: Alexandria Donnelly & Stefan Marijanovic
Gospel: St. Matt. 1:1-25

READINGS FOR CHRISTMAS

Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7;    Readers: Ryan Sullivan & Vanja Pavlovic Gospel: St. Matthew 2:1-12

The Nativity of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son (Galatians 4:4) to save the human race. And when nine months were fulfilled from the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel had appeared to the Most-holy Virgin in Nazareth, saying, Rejoice, thou that art highly favored … behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son (Luke 1:28, 31), at that time there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the people of the Roman Empire should be taxed. In accordance with this decree, everyone had to go to his own town and be registered. That is why the righteous Joseph came with the Most-holy Virgin to Bethlehem, the city of David, for they were both of the royal lineage of David. Since many people descended on this small town for the census, Joseph and Mary were unable to find lodging in any house, and they sought shelter in a cave which shepherds used as a sheepfold. In this cave-on the night between Saturday and Sunday, on the 25th of December-the Most-holy Virgin gave birth to the Savior of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ. Giving birth to Him without pain just as He was conceived without sin by the Holy Spirit and not by man, she herself wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, worshiped Him as God, and laid Him in a manger. Then the righteous Joseph drew near and worshiped Him as the Divine Fruit of the Virgin’s womb. Then the shepherds came in from the fields, directed by an angel of God, and worshiped Him as the Messiah and Savior. The shepherds heard a multitude of God’s angels singing: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men (Luke 2:14). At that time three wise men arrived from the east, led by a wondrous star, bearing their gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. They worshiped Him as the King of kings, and offered Him their gifts (Matthew 2). Thus entered the world He Whose coming was foretold by the prophets, and Who was born in the same manner in which it had been prophesied: of a Most-holy Virgin, in the town of Bethlehem, of the lineage of David according to the flesh, at the time when there was no king in Jerusalem of the lineage of Judah, but rather when Herod, a foreigner, was reigning. After many types and prefigurings, messengers and heralds, prophets and righteous men, wise men and kings, finally He appeared, the Lord of the world and King of kings, to perform the work of the salvation of mankind, which could not be performed by His servants. To Him be eternal glory and praise! Amen.

Holy Bishop Nikolaj

READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistle: Gal. 1:11-19; Gospel: St. Matt. 2:13-23

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are BISHOP HRIZOSTOM of Žiča, of Blessed Memory; DOROTHEA DEVRNJA (funeral yesterday); CHRISTOPHER BOSILKOVSKI; MILOS VUKAS (PA);  MELANIE HRUBY (OH); ANNA ABRAMS, KATHLEEN CRIDER & JOHN FRUEHAUF (requested by Irene Fruehauf); and all the recent victims of violence and natural disasters. May their memory be eternal!

A BIG THANK YOU to all who cleaned and decorated the church for the Feast.

LITTLE FALCONS  A new issue of Little Falcons on JESUS’ NATIVITY is available at the Tutor’s Stand. Only $2 per issue. Buy this excellent publication for your children.

CONGRATULATIONS and Welcome to Elizabeth Cipolla who was received into the Holy Orthodox Church yesterday through the sacrament of Chrismation.

THE HOME BLESSING SCHEDULE is being prepared and will be mailed after Christmas to all the parishioners.

TORTA ROLLS are still available every Sunday. See Karen or Kata.

MEN’S CLUB NEWS Thank you to the Men’s Club for Painting the back hall and roasting the pigs for Christmas. All men are invited to join this on-going effort.

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, January 6 through SUNDAY, January 13, 2013

Today is the last day of the fast. There is no fasting the rest of the week.

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Christmas Eve/Badnji Dan; Serbian Father’s Day; Christmas Vigil Service, with burning of the Badnjak 9 PM; Confessions heard before and after Vigil services.

Monday Nativity of our Lord/Bozic Liturgy 10 AM

Tuesday Synaxis of Most Holy Theotokos Liturgy 10 AM; Vespers 6 PM

Wednesday St. Stephen the First Martyr/Sveti Stefan Liturgy 10 AM

Saturday Vespers. & Confessions 6 PM; Winter Dance 7 PM to 12 midnight

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Teachers’ Meeting.

COMING EVENTS

January 14 Circumcision of our Lord & St. Basil/Sveti Vasilije Liturgy 10 AM

January 18 Eve of Theophany/Krstovdan Liturgy & Blessing of Water 9 AM

January 19 Theophany/Bogojavljenje Liturgy & Blessing of Water 9 AM

January 20 Synaxis of St. John (Jovan Dan) Liturgy & blessing of Kolaches 10 AM

January 27 Joint Slava: St. Stephen & St. Sava, ALL ARE WELCOME Sign up today.

February 10 Tammie Brunch

PEACE FROM GOD, CHRIST IS BORN — INDEED HE IS BORN

МИР БОЖЈИ, ХРИСТОС СЕ РОДИ — ВАИСТИНУ СЕ РОДИ

Roždestvo Gospoda i Boga i Spasa našega Isusa Hrista

“A kad se navrši vrijeme, posla Bog Sina svojega jedinorodnoga” (Gal 4, 4), da spase rod ljudski. I kad se ispuni devet meseci od blagovesti, koju javi arhangel Gavril Presvetoj Devi u Nazaretu, govoreći: “Raduj se, blagodatna… evo začećeš i rodićeš sina, i nadjeni mu ime Isus” (Lk 1, 18 i 31). U to vreme iziđe zapovest od kesara Avgusta, da se popiše sav narod u Carevini rimskoj. Shodno toj zapovesti trebaše svako da ide u svoj grad i tamo se upiše. Zato Josif Pravedni dođe s Presvetom Devom u Vitlejem, grad Davidov, jer oboje behu od carskog kolena Davidova. Pa kako se u taj maleni grad sleže mnogo naroda radi popisa, ne mogoše Josif i Marija naći konaka ni u jednoj kući, zbog čega se skloniše u jednu pećinu ovčarsku, gde pastiri ovce svoje zatvarahu. U toj pećini rodi Presveta Deva Spasitelja sveta, Gospoda Isusa Hrista. I rodivši Ga bez bola, kao što Ga je i začela bez greha, od Duha Svetoga, a ne od čoveka, ona Ga sama povi u lanene pelene, pokloni Mu se kao Bogu i položi Ga u jasle. Potom priđe i pravedni Josif, i on Mu se pokloni kao božanskom plodu devičanske utrobe. Tada dođoše i pastiri iz polja, upućeni od angela Božjeg, i pokloniše Mu se kao Mesiji i Spasitelju. I čuše pastiri mnoštvo angela Božjih gde poju: “Slava na visini Bogu i na zemlji mir, među ljudima dobra volja” (Lk 2, 14). U to vreme stigoše i tri mudraca s Istoka vođeni čudesnom zvezdom, sa darovima svojim: zlatom, livanom i izmirnom, i pokloniše Mu se kao Caru nad carevima, i darivaše Ga darovima svojim (Mt 2). Tako dođe u svet Onaj, čiji dolazak bi prorečen od proroka, rodi se onako kako bi prorečeno: od Prečiste Deve, u gradu Vitlejemu, od kolena Davidova po telu, u vreme kada više ne beše u Jerusalimu cara od roda Judina, nego carovaše Irod tuđin. Posle mnogih Svojih praobraza i nagoveštenja, izaslanika i vesnika, proroka i pravednika, mudraca i careva, najzad se javi On, Gospodar sveta i Car nad carevima, da izvrši delo spasenja ljudskog, koje ne mogoše izvršiti sluge Njegove. Njemu neka je večna slava i hvala. Amin.   Sveti Vladika Nikolaj

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Please pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters. Litany of Fervent Supplication: KARL STEFANOVICH (FrBakerMan); JOSEPH YORK (Albany); OLGA TRACY (TX); DUSAN MAJSTOROVIC; MIRJANA PAVLICA; DAVID PRELJEVA; NADA ZDERO; EDMUND BIGGS; BRANKO TOMIC; JAMES RADITIC; MIROSLAV & GORDANA NENADOVIC (FL); BRANKO GUSKIC; MICHAEL VUJAKOVICH; SCOTT PERICH (MD); JOHN LABOVSKY (CA); HELEN & FRED PARKER (Weinberg); PAULA HUGHES; CONRAD & MARY JEAN TOEPFER; KATHRYN FREDERICK;  DONALD MILOSEVIC (HighPt); DANIEL METZ; STOJAN KOSOVAC (Hamilton); MARYELLEN D’ELIA (PA); ANNABELLE SAUER; GEORGENE STEVANOFF; ANNA TONARELY (FL); CARLY SERRA; MILENKO ZDJELAR; NEVENKA MALINOWSKI; ERIKA TIEM (Germany); CARL HEINZ BLASHKE (Germany); LAUREN TASSEFF; DUSAN CURUVIJA; KELLY PAVICH; MARY ANNE HANEY; ROSA DAMJANOVIC; PATRICIA MOLL; FRANK STEPNICK; CHRISTINE KMITCH (FL); DAN BOLAM; MARSHA YUNKE.

Proskomedia: SHIRLEY MONDICH; HENRY DARMSTEDTER; MYRON BOGAN; MELANIE ROZWOOD; KIM HENSLEY; ZORICA MARIJANAC; STACY MARZULO; GREGORY KORBUT; PETER MAGARIS; STOJAN (CHARLES) SMILANICH; MILOVAN TUCO; VLADIMIR JOVIC; PETER BARUSIC; STEVO SIMIC; KATHERINE LIPPARD; NANCY HEALY; GEORGE & CAROL KOVACEVIC (NC); LINDA MORAN (MN); ELIZABETH TABONE; JACQUELINE FUELLHART; PATRICIA WILSON; MAURIE & JAMES JACHIMIAK; DON BIVOLCIC (AR); JOHN & JOAN MUNICH; JOANN RADITIC; JOANN PANEK; VERA & MARK MARKOFF; DARINKA NEDELKOV; MATTHEW BARUSIC; VUKICA STOJANOVIC; MILENA CORHASANOVIC; PETAR TUCO; IRENE FRUHAUF; DALE HAUSER; GLADYS HODYNSKI; NICHOLAS KOKOT (FrBakerMan); NADA RAKIC; MOTHER ANA;; BASIL KORBUT; JOHN STANZ; LYDIA SALEH; VIDOSAVA TOSKOVIC; LORRAINE ROWLEY; WADE (VLADIMIR) McFARLAND; MISS MARY KORACH (FrBakerMan); YUBA BELICH; MARTIN DARMSTEDTER; LEISELOTTE SILJEGOVIC; JULIA PEARSON (CA); DRAGANA SALOM (IL); ROBERT SETTER; CHRISANTE GASSETT; ZARKA POPOVIC (CA);ROBERT BOLLER; THOMAS JOUSMA; MARGE SPANO, ANTHONY DIPIANO; JEANETTE STANLEY; MARY KAROLEWSKI; MARIJA TRBOJEVIC (IL); GALE MAUS (FL); ROSANN TEDEROUS; ISO BJELANOVIC; DUSAN SAMARDZIJA; DRAZEN JOKANOVIC; MARY PARILLO (MA); WYATT & TONY LAMB; CAROL MAGARIS; KATHY HANNY (FL); JANE GLASS (Hamburg); ANNAME GRACER; DANIEL DiCIOCCIO; JOANNE HAMILTON; CHRISTINE MADEJ (MA); JOEL THOMAS; LEISA WHEELER; DIANE & RONALD KUKAVICA; MILJAN VANOVAC; MIKI STIPANOVICH (IN); RICHARD WYSE; DANYL OUSS (OrchardBrooke); ARLENE SCHMITZ; PETER MITICH; DUSKO VANOVAC; ANASTASIA HILES (PA); CATHY SMILJANIC; OLGA YANDRICH (Pgh); BRADLEY FREDERICK; STEPHEN ENGLE; ANNA SREMCEVIC; DOROTHY BARON (PA)O; DANIELLE WILLIAMS; PATRICIA MALETICH (OH); ROCHARD CARNEY; JENNIFER POPOVICH; DAVID DONALD (PA); LJUBICA JEVTIC; MARY BETH BUNTICH (NM); FR. SRBOLJUB BULICH (Belgrade); FR. MILAN ZOBENICA; FR. HERMAN SCHICK; FR. MILADIN GARICH; FR. MICHAEL ZAPARYNIUK (FL); FR. DENNIS PAVICHEVICH; JOANNE MARKEY; JOSEPH ROZWOOD Jr; ROSE GARDINA; ELAINE DAMINSKI; PAULA RUSSIAN (FL); GREGORY SMITH (DC); DAN NEARY; MARGARET NIGRELLI; ADAM BREVNER(LI); RICHARD LOCKWOOD; CHRISTINE MARX (IL); ARTHUR REIS; VERA SREDANOVIC (CA); RONALD BEDE (OH); MARY LOU BREMMER;  HELEN TANNER (FrBakerMan); and any ill or hospitalized parishioners we may have missed.