Volume 49; Number 18 April 28, 2013
Many people went out and met the Lord when He, as a king, triumphantly entered into Jerusalem. Who among them did not cry out then, Hosanna to the Son of David! (Matt. 21:15)? But only four days passed, and the same crowd with the same tongues cried, Crucify Him, crucify Him! (John 19:6). An amazing change! But why should we be surprised? Do we not do the very same thing, when upon receiving the holy Mysteries of the Body and Blood of the Lord, we barely leave the church before forgetting everything—both our reverence and God’s mercy toward us. We give ourselves over as before to self-pleasing deeds—at first small and then also large. Perhaps even before four days have passed, although we do not cry, “Crucify Him!” we will crucify the Lord within ourselves. The Lord sees all of this, and suffers. Glory to Thy longsuffering, O Lord!
St. Theophan the Recluse
Mnogo je naroda izašlo na doček Gospodu koji je svečano, kao car, ulazio u Jerusalim. Ko tada nije klicao: Osana Sinu Davidovom! No, prošlo je samo četiri dana i taj isti narod je tim istim jezicima vikao: “Raspni, raspni ga!” Kakav čudan obrt! No, zašto se čuditi? Zar ne činimo i mi isto kada, po primanju Svetih Tajni Tela i Krvi Gospodnje, odmah po izlasku iz crkve sve zaboravljamo – i svoju pobožnost i Božiju milost prema nama, predajući se, kao i ranije, delima samougađanja, najpre malim, a zatim i velikim. Može biti da još ne prođe ni četiri dana, a mi sami u sebi raspinjemo Gospoda, premda i ne vičemo drugima: “Raspni ga”! I sve to Gospod vidi i trpi! Slava dugotrpeljivosti Tvojoj, Gospode!
Sveti Teofan Zatvorenik
READINGS FOR Sunday Palm Sunday/Cveti/Entry into Jerusalem
Epistle: Phil 4:4-9; Reader: Abigail Gjurich Gospel: St.John 12:1-18
Schedule for Great and Holy Week
RASPORED ZA STRASNU SEDMICU
Week of SUNDAY, April 28 through SUNDAY, May 5.
Strict Fasting is prescribed for all of Holy Week. On Great and Holy Friday we eat as little as possible, fasting with our Lord as He suffered on that day.
Palm Sunday/Cveti Divine Liturgy & Church School 10 AM;
Vespers 5 PM at our St. George Serbian Church, N. Falls, Ont.
Great & Holy Monday Funeral of Shirley Mondich 10 AM;
Bridegroom Matins 7 PM
Great & Holy Tuesday Bridegoom Matins 7 PM
Great & Holy Wednesday Holy Unction 7 PM;
Great & Holy Thursday Vespers & Divine Liturgy 10 AM;
Matins & Passion Gospels 7 PM
Great & Holy Friday Royal Hours 8 AM;
Preparation of the Tomb 10 AM;
Vespers & Burial of Christ 3 PM;
Matins with Lamentations 7 PM
Great & Holy Saturday Vespers & Divine Liturgy 10 AM;
Confessions 9:30 PM; Last time for confessions!
Resurrection Nocturns & Matins 10:30 PM NEW TIME!
PASCHA/VASKRS Antiphon practice 9:30 AM;
Paschal Divine Liturgy 10 AM;
Easter Lamb Roast 12 PM following Liturgy;
Paschal Vespers 6 PM
Confessions will be heard before or after each servici, or by appointment, during Holy Week. All faithful wishing to receive Holy Communion on Pascha should come to confession prior to Pascha. Only in extreme circumstances are confessions heard on Pascha in the morning.
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY:
Epistle: Phil 4:4-9; Gospel: St.John 12:1-18
Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are SHIRLEY MONDICH (funeral tomorrow); PETER MAGARIS; ANN SMILANICH; ROSA DAMJANOVIC (requested by Anna Sremcevic); Dushan, Pavo, Julia Cugalj, Andja, Dushan Peskir, Nicholas, Stanko Kovacevic, Bosiljka Basich, Dorothy Dukich (requested by family); and all the victims in Texas, Boston and Bangladesh. May their memory be eternal! There are no prayers for the departed on Pascha. There are no memorial services from Palm Sunday to Thomas Sunday.
THANK YOU FOR THE DONATION OF BELLS for Lazarus Saturday-Vrbice by the Jernigan family, in memory of their son CHRISTOPHER. May his memory be Eternal!
RED PASCHAL EGGS Please donate 2 doz cooked red eggs for Pascha. Bring your eggs by Holy Saturday evening so they can be blessed at the Saturday night Matins service. Eggs should be placed in the refrigerator in the hall kitchen; sign your name on the sheet provided. Veliko hvala! Thank you very much!
Antiphon GIRLS CHOIR rehearsal for Pascha will be right on Pascha, at 9:30 AM, May 5th. Please participate in this beautiful tradition.
THERE WILL BE A PHOTO OF ALL Church School Students, Antiphon SIngers and Altar Boys on Pascha, after Church School. All children will come back into the Church to receive Nafora and blessed eggs, and to have a photograph taken. This will be a lasting memory for many years to come. Plan on staying and getting into the picture on May 5th.
High School Class’s drive for the needy. Today’s collection items are dish detergent & peanut butter/jelly. It is the last day for donations to our Lenten drive. So far we have received donations of 88 tuna fish, 75 soup, 60 deodorant, 48 shampoo, 145 toilet paper, 93 bars of soap, 63 lb. pasta, 55 pasta sauce, 125 toothpaste & toothbrushes, 26 dish detergent, and 27 peanut butter/jelly. May God see your good works and bless you abundantly!
MOTHER’S DAY DINNER May 12th The Sv. Petka KSS is sponsoring a dinner on Mother’s Day. Please join us in marking this important date! Use the sign up sheet to let the Kolo know how many will attend. See you there!
PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, 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.
May 12 Mothers Day Luncheon
May 19 Semi-Annual Congregation Assembly
June 1 & 2 Tammie Concert Weekend
June 9 Church School Awards and Graduates Reception
June 16 Fathers Day Luncheon
June 23 Pentecost/Duhovi
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST— HE IS AND SHALL BE
ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ
Come, O faithful, let us pass from one holy feast to another!
Let us hasten from the palms and branches to the solemn celebration of Christ’s saving Passion!
We shall see Him voluntarily suffer for our sake!
Let us offer Him a fitting hymn of thanksgiving: “Fountain of tender mercy and haven of salvation,
O Lord, glory to You!”
Priđite verni pređimo od jednog svetog praznika na drugi!
Brzo pređimo od palmovih grančica na svečano proslavljanje Hristovog spasonosnog stradanja!
Videćemo Ga kako dobrovoljno starda za naše spasenje!
Podajmo Njemu samo dostojne hvale pesmu Izvore velike milosti i nebo spasenja, Gospode slava Tebi.
The Palm Sunday Evening Vesper service includes many hymns that reflect upon Christ and His entry from Palm Sunday to Holy Week. When reading the above hymn, we are drawn to the words voluntary, suffer and Salvation. Jesus Christ died for our sins – He died on the Cross for our Salvation. He did this voluntarily and suffered for all the sins that were committed in this world. Why, then, do we question Stewardship or the care and support of our Church when we so visibly can see what Christ went through for us? Do we voluntarily give of our Time, Talents and Treasures? Do we suffer to help our parish like Christ suffered? Do we reflect upon our own Salvation and the fact that we will be judged by Jesus based upon our works and what we have done with what God has provided for us?
By His stripes, we are healed!
ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Please pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters. Litany of Fervent Supplication: EDMUND BIGGS (rehab); VALU TUMPALOFF; GORDANA & MIROSLAV NENADOVIC (FL); OLGA TRACY (TX); MIRJANA PAVLICA; ANNA SREMCEVIC; NICOLE DICIOCCIO; MICHALENE CONTI (FL); DRAGAN REZNICAK (W.Va); NADA ZDERO; RACHEL LOTUS (BklynNY); MARTHA PAVLAKIS; JOHN LABOVSKY (CA); PAULA HUGHES; DONALD MILOSEVIC (HighPt); JAMES SALASNY; STOJAN KOSOVAC (Hamilton); MARYELLEN D’ELIA (PA); ANNABELLE SAUER; GEORGENE STEVANOFF; ANNA TONARELY (FL); MILENKO ZDJELAR; ERIKA TIEM (Germany); CARL HEINZ BLASHKE (Germany); LAUREN TASSEFF; DUSAN CURUVIJA; KELLY PAVICH; MARY ANNE HANEY; PATRICIA MOLL; CHRISTINE KMITCH (FL); DAN BOLAM; MARSHA YUNKE.
Proskomedia: CHRISTINA MITICH MICHAEL VUJAKOVICH; DANIEL METZ; KARL STEFANOVICH; HELEN PARKER (Weinberg); BRANKO GUSKIC; JAMES & JOANN RADITIC; CONRAD & MARY JEAN TOEPFER; KATHRYN FREDERICK; DAVID PRELJEVA; CARLY SERRA; JOSEPH YORK; HENRY DARMSTEDTER; MELANIE ROZWOOD; ZORICA MARIJANAC; ANNA VIRUET; GREGORY KORBUT; STOJAN (CHARLES) SMILANICH; MILOVAN TUCO; VLADIMIR JOVIC; 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); JOANN PANEK; VERA & MARK MARKOFF; DARINKA NEDELKOV; RAMON MURPHY; 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; WAYNE & 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. GEORGE YATSKO 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.