February 22, 2015 Sunday Bulletin — Soyata

Volume 51; Number 8 February 22, 2015

Forgiveness Vespers

Lent actually begins at Vespers this evening. This unique service, so deep and beautiful, is ignored by so many Orthodox Christians! Yet nothing reveals better the “tonality” of Great Lent in the Orthodox Church; nowhere is better manifested its profound appeal to man.

The service begins as solemn Vespers with clergy in bright vestments. The hymns (stichira) which follow the Psalm “Lord, I have cried…” announce the coming of Lent and, beyond Lent, the approach of Pascha!

Let us begin the time of fasting in light!
Preparing ourselves for the spiritual efforts.
Let us purify our soul; let us purify our body.
As from food, let us abstain from all passion
And enjoy the virtues of the spirit,
So that perfected in time by love
We may all be made worthy to see The Passion of Christ and the Holy Pascha
In spiritual joy!

Then comes, as usual, the Entrance with the evening hymn: “O Gladsome radiance of the holy glory….” The celebrant then proceeds to the “high place” behind the altar for the proclamation of the evening Prokeimenon which always announces the end of one and the beginning of another day. This day’s Great Prokeimenon announces thus the beginning of Lent:

Turn not away Thy face from Thy servant for I am afflicted!
Hear me speedily.
Attend to my soul and deliver it!

Listen to the unique melody of this verse– to this cry that suddenly fills the church: “…for I am afflicted!”– and you will understand this starting point of Lent: the mysterious mixture of despair and hope, of darkness and light. All preparation has now come to an end. I stand before God, before the glory and the beauty of His Kingdom. I realize that I belong to it, that I have no other home, no other joy, no other goal; I also realize that I am exiled from it into the darkness and sadness of sin, “for I am afflicted!” And finally, I realize that only God can help in that affliction, that only He can “attend to my soul.” Repentance is, above everything else, a desperate call for that divine help.

Five times we repeat the Prokeimenon. And then, Lent is here! Bright vestments are put aside; lights are extinguished. When the celebrant intones the petitions for the evening litany, the choir responds in the lenten “key.” For the first time the lenten prayer of St. Ephraim accompanied by prostrations is read. At the end of the service all the faithful approach the priest and one another asking for mutual forgiveness. But as they perform this rite of reconciliation, as Lent is inaugurated by this movement of love, reunion and brotherhood, the choir sings the Paschal hymns. We will have to wander forty days through the desert of Lent. Yet at the end shines already the light of Easter, the light of the Kingdom.

Fr. Alexander Schmemann: Great Lent

Većernje oproštaja 

U stvari, Veliki post počinje sa večernjem večeras. Ova jedinstvena služba, tako duboka i divna, ne održava se u mnogim našim crkvama! Nema ničeg što bi bolje otkrivalo tananost Velikog posta u Pravoslavnoj Crkvi. Nigde nije bolje izvršen apel Crkve na čoveka.

Sveštenici u svetlim odeždama počinju svečano večernje bogosluženje. Stihira, koja sledi za Psalmom “Gospodi vozvah ” objavljuje dolazak Posta i, za Postom, dolazak Vaskrsa!

“Počnimo radosno vreme posta pripremivši se za duhovne podvige. Očistimo dušu, očistimo telo. Uzdržavajmo se kako od hrane tako i od svih strasti, naslađujući se vrlinama duha da bi se, usavršavajući se u njima sa ljubavlju, svi udostojili da u duhovnoj radosti vidimo najčasnije stradanje Hrista Boga i Sveto Vaskrsenje”.

Tada, kao i obično, dolazi “vhod” sa večernjom himnom “Svjete tihij” (Tiha svetlosti svete slave…). Sveštenik posle toga odlazi na “gornje mesto” iza Časne trpeze da bi objavio večernji Prokimen, koji uvek označava kraj jednog i početak drugog dana. Ovoga dana Veliki prokimen objavljuje početak Velikog posta.

“Ojađen sam.

Nemoj da od svoga sluge okreneš lice čuj me odmah.

Ojađen sam. Nemoj da od svoga sluge

okreneš lice”.

Treba poslušati jedinstvenu melodiju ovog stiha – krik koji odjednom ispunjava Crkvu: “…jer sam ojađen” – i shvatiti ovaj početni momenat posta: tajanstvenu pomešanost beznađa i nade, tame i svetlosti. Sada su sve pripreme završene. Stojimo pred Bogom, pred slavom i lepotom Njegovog Carstva. Svesni smo da mu pripadamo, da nemamo drugog doma, druge radosti, drugog cilja. Takođe, shvatamo da smo iz njega isterani u tamu i tugu greha, da smo “ojađeni”. Pokajanje je iznad svega drugog očajnički poziv za božanskom pomoći.

Pet puta ponavljamo prokimen. I Post je tu. Svetle odežde su odložene, svetla su pogašena. Sveštenik čita molbe iz večernje jektenije, a hor odgovara u “posnom tonu”. Prvi put se čita molitva Sv. Jefrema i nju prate veliki pokloni. Na kraju službe svi vernici pristupaju svešteniku i uzajamno jedno od drugog mole oproštaj. Ali dok oni obavljaju ovaj ritual pomirenja, dok je Veliki post objavljen izlivima ljubavi, jedinstva i bratstva, hor peva Pashalne stihire. Predstoji nam da lutamo 40 dana po pustinji Velikog posta. Ali na kraju sija svetlost vaskrsa, svetlost Carstva Božijeg.

o. Aleksandar Šmeman, Veliki Post

READINGS FOR Today Cheesefare Sunday, Expulsion from paradise, Forgiveness
Epistle: Romans 13:11-14:4;        Gospels: St Matt. 6:14-21.

READINGS For Next Sunday: Epistle: Heb. 11:24-26, 32-40, 12:1-2; Gospel: St John 1:43-51.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are JOHN BUTZ (Chicago); MARTHA CIMECA (req. by Ann Weaver); ROSA DAMJANOVIC (req. by family: and all recent victims of disasters, epidemics and war.

FISH FRIES are again being sponsored by our parish. Please come and support this effort, which will run every Friday until April 3, from 4–7 PM. Bring your friends!

Today is MISSION SUNDAY. A special collection will be taken to benefit the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. Also, our children will receive their Mission Coin Boxes today in Church School to collect donations during Great Lent. Please see the OCMC Mission Sunday bulletin insert.

High School class Lenten Collections begin next Sunday. Please see the bulletin insert that tells us which items are being collected on each Sunday during Great Lent. Fasting time is also the time for almsgiving.

Please join our HOLY WEEK CHOIR that rehearses Fridays after the Akathist service. Help to beautify our Holy Week services, and sing praises to our Lord as He sacrifices Himself for us. Singers of all ages are welcome.

LITTLE FALCONS  The latest issue of Little Falcons children’s magazine is available for $2. Parents should purchase them for their children. The theme of the current issue is Holy Canons!

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. 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: SUNDAY, February 22 through SUNDAY, March 1, 2015.

Cheese-fare today. Pure Week, strict fasting is prescribed Monday through Friday. Saturday is ordinary fasting.

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Cheese-fare Sunday; Forgiveness Sunday; Mission Sunday Special Collection; Forgiveness Vespers 5 PM.

Monday Grand Compline and Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6 PM

Tuesday Grand Compline and Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6 PM

Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy CANCELLED

Thursday Grand Compline and Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6 PM

Friday Fish Fry 4 to 7 PM; Small Compline & Akathist 7 PM; Holy Week Choir rehearsal.

Saturday Theodore Saturday Divine Liturgy 10 AM; Vespers & Confession 6 PM

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Sunday of Orthodoxy. Pan Orthodox Vespers Ss Peter & Paul Church, Buffalo, 5 PM.

 

Check our website calendar for any last minute changes in scheduling.

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

 

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.

Litany of Fervent Supplication: Nancy Hutnyan (BufGen); Archpriest Thomas Hopko (PA); Metodije Damljanovic; Irene Fruhauf; Branka Sciuk; Rick Zivic; Martha Masich Olka; Martin Darmstedter; Mother Ana; Ilinka Tomic; Rebecca Todd; Alexandra Lapchuk (NJ); Boranka Kajtaz (Banjaluka); Andrew Wojtaszczyk; Sam Poznanovich; Mary Ann Tomich (PA); Dan & Marilyn Wilson; Lauren Tasseff; Leisa Wheeler;  Fr. Joseph Cervo; Katie Repaski; Serafima Zdjelar;  Caroline Magaris; Paul Just; Kosa Opacic; Danica Opacic; Georgene Stevanoff (OLV); Janice LeGresley; Eugenia Babitsch; Christine Schulz; Mary Krestos; Angeline Pappas; Zora Palavestra; Stephanie Frauer; Marta Jaskula Mondich; Mildred Kokanovich; Brady Mclaughlin (FL); John Schmitz; Spencer Calos; Kristin Engelhart; James Kovacevic (PA); Scott & Maxine Smatlak (PA); Carly Serra; Conrad & Mary Jean Toepfer; Linda Moran (MN); Olga Tracy (TX); (Ca); Dragan Reznicak (W.VA); Martha Pavlakis; Stojan Kosovac (Hamilton); Anna Tonarely (FL);.

Proskomedia: Helen Biggs; Jovana Marjanovic; Fr. Christopher Rocknage; Milenko Zdjelar; Erika Tiem (Germany); Carl Heinz Blashke (Germany); Dusan Curuvija; Popadija Tamara Spasojevic Natalie Hawkins; David Preljeva; Susan McLaughlin; Doreen Szczesniak Mirjana Pavlica; Steven Munich; James & Joann Raditic; Anna Evanoff Viruet; Svetozar Grgurevich; Tanja Trifkovic; Amanda Szczesniak; Milenko Zdjelar Sr.; Stevo Jojic; Wade (Vladimir) McFarland; Michalene Conti (FL); Annabelle Sauer; Melanie Rozwood; Milka Karlovic; Dan & Mary Stojanovich; Vladimir Popovic; Fr Laurence Lazar; Fr. John Nehrebecki; Fr Zvonimir Kotorcevic; Fr George Yatsko; Fr. Roman Braga (MI); Fr. Stephen Gousios; Paula Hughes; John & Joan Munich; Milan Pajic; Ljupka Palavestra; Kelly Pavich; Christine Kmitch (FL); Dan Bolam; Marcia Yunke; Katherine Lippard; Stephen Todorovich; Mile Zdjelar; Daniel Pavichevich (CA) Vladimir Jovic; Valu Tumpaloff; Nicole Dicioccio; Milka Bosilkovski; Nada Zdero; Nicholas Skirpan; Daniel Metz; Karl Stefanovich; Branko Guskic; Kathryn Frederick; ; Joseph York; Henry Darmstedter; Milan Jovic; Stevo Simic; Nancy Healy; George & Carol Kovacevic (NC); Jacqueline Fuellhart; Patricia Wilson; Maurie & James Jachimiak; Joann Panek; Vera & Mark Markoff; Darinka Nedelkov; Ramon Murphy; Matthew Barusic; Vukica Stojanovic; Milena Corhasanovic; Dale Hauser; Basil Korbut; John Stanz; Vidosava Toskovic; Miss Mary Korach (FrBakerMan); 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); Iso Bjelanovic; Dusan Samardzija; Drazen Jokanovic; Mary Parillo (MA); Wyatt & Tony Lamb; Kathy Hanny (FL); Jane Glass (Hamburg); Anname Gracer; Daniel Dicioccio; Joanne Hamilton; Christine Madej (MA); Diane & Ronald Kukavica; Miljan Vanovac; Richard Wyse; Arlene Schmitz; Peter Mitich; Dusko Vanovac; Anastasia Hiles (PA); Olga Yandrich (Pgh); Stephen Engle; Dorothy Baron (PA); Danielle Williams; Patricia Maletich (OH); Richard Carney;  Vlado, Jennifer, Peter Popovich; David Donald (PA); Ljubica Jevtic; Mary Beth Buntich (NM); Fr. Srboljub Bulich (Belgrade); 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.

February 15, 2015 Sunday Bulleting — Soyata

stsimeon

Volume 51; Number 7 February 15, 2015

 THE MEETING OF OUR LORD IN THE TEMPLE

The fortieth day after His birth, the All-Holy Virgin brought her Divine Son into the Temple of Jerusalem, according to the Law, to dedicate Him to God and to purify herself.  (Leviticus 12:2-7; Exodus 12:2). Even though neither the one nor the other was necessary, nevertheless the Lawgiver did not, in any way, want to transgress His own Law whom He had given through Moses, His servant and prophet. At that time, the high-priest Zaccharias, the father of John the Forerunner [Precursor], was on duty in the Temple[“serving as a priest before God in the order of his division” St. Luke 1:8]. Zaccharias placed the Virgin, not in the temple area reserved for women but rather in the area reserved for virgins. On this occasion, two unusual persons appeared in the Temple: the Elder Simeon and Anna, the daughter of Phanuel. The righteous Simeon took the Messiah in his arms and said: “Now, Master, You may let Your servant go in peace, according to Your word, for my eyes have seen Your salvation” (St. Luke 2: 29-30). Simeon also spoke the following words about the Christ-child: “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel” (St. Luke 2:34). Then Anna, who from her youth served God in the Temple by fasting and prayers, recognized the Messiah and glorified God and proclaimed to the inhabitants of Jerusalem about the coming of the long-awaited One. The Pharisees present in the Temple, who having seen and heard all, became angry with Zacharias because he placed the Virgin Mary in the area reserved for virgins and reported this to King Herod. Convinced that this is the new king about whom the Magi from the east spoke, Herod immediately sent his soldiers to kill Jesus. In the meantime the Holy Family had already left the city and set out for Egypt under the guidance of an angel of God.

Holy Bishop Nikolai: Prolog

Sretenje Gospodnje. 

U četrdeseti dan po Roždestvu donese Presveta Deva svog božanskog Sina u hram jerusalimski da Ga, shodno zakonu, posveti Bogu i sebe očisti (Levit 12, 2-7; Ishod 12, 2). Iako ni jedno ni drugo nije bilo potrebno, ipak Zakonodavac nije hteo nikako da se ogreši o Svoj Zakon, koji je On bio dao kroz Svoga slugu i proroka Mojseja. U to vreme držao je čredu u hramu prvosveštenik Zaharija, otac Jovana Preteče. On stavi Djevu Mariju ne na mesto za žene, nego na mesto za devojke u hramu. Tom prilikom pojave se u hramu dve čudne ličnosti: starac Simeon i Ana, kći Fanuilova. Pravedni starac uze na ruke svoje Mesiju i reče: “Sad otpuštaš u miru slugu svojega, Gospode, po riječi svojoj…” Još reče Simeon za Hrista Mladenca: “Gle, ovaj leži da mnoge obori i podigne u Izrailju, i da bude znak protiv koga će se govoriti” (Lk 2, 29 i 34). Ana pak koja od mladosti služaše Bogu u hramu postom i molitvama, i sama poznade Mesiju, pa proslavi Boga i objavi Jerusalimljanima o dolasku Dugočekanoga. A fariseji, prisutni u hramu, koji videše i čuše sve, rasrdiše se na Zahariju što stavi Devu Mariju na mesto za devojke, dostaviše to caru Irodu. Uveren da je to Novi Car, o kome su mu zvezdari s Istoka govorili, Irod brzo posla da ubiju Isusa. No u međuvremenu božanska porodica beše već izmakla iz grada i uputila se u Misir, po uputstvu angela Božjeg. Dan Sretenja praznovan je od samog početka, no toržestveno praznovanje ovoga dana ustanovljeno je naročito 544. godine u vreme cara Justinijana.

Sveti Vladika Nikolaj, Prolog

READINGS FOR Today Sunday of the Lat Judgement & Meeting of the Lord
Epistle: 1 Cor. 8:8-9:2; Heb. 7:7-17;        Gospels: St Matt. 25:31-46; St. Luke 2:22-40.

READINGS For Next Sunday: Epistle: 1 Cor. 8:8-9:2; Heb. 7:7-17; Gospel: St. Matt. 25:31-46; St. Luke 2:22-40.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are DUSANKA BOTIN (Serbia); MLADJEN KALAJDZIC & MILKA KUTIC (req. by Velinka Malinovic); and all recent victims of disasters, epidemics and war.

ST. SAVA SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY. Thanks to all who participated last Sunday in the special collection for the St Sava School of Theology in Libertyville. If you were absent last Sunday and would like to give your donation, it is never too late.

The TAMMIE BRUNCH has been postponed due to the weather. It will be held after Pascha. Your tickets will still be good then.

FISH FRIES will again be sponsored by our parish. Please come and support this effort, which will run for six weeks, beginning Friday, February 20, from 4–7 PM. Bring your friends!

PLAN NOW to participate in as many of the precious services that are served every evening of the first week of Great Lent, February 22 to March 1. Bring the children. You will be happy you came.

MISSION SUNDAY is next Sunday, February 22. A special collection will be taken to benefit the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. Children will receive their Mission Coin Boxes to collect donations during Great Lent.

SINGERS! You are invited to sing with the Pan Orthodox Choir for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers on March 1. Rehearsal will be today at 5 PM here at St. Stephen’s.

LITTLE FALCONS  The latest issue of Little Falcons children’s magazine is available for $2. Parents should purchase them for their children. The theme of the current issue is Holy Canons!

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. 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: SUNDAY, February 15 through SUNDAY, February 22, 2015.

Today is the last day of eating meat. Monday begins Cheese-fare Week. Dairy is prescribed all week.

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Meatfare Sunday; Feast of the Meeting of the Lord; Tammie Brunch POSTPONED! Pan Orthodox Choir 5 PM.

Monday Happy Slava to those celebrating St. Simeon today; Tammies & Dancers.

Friday First Fish Fry of the season 4 to 7 PM;

Saturday Baptism of Andrew Thauer; Vespers & Confession 6 PM

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Cheese-fare Sunday; Forgiveness Sunday; Mission Sunday Special Collection; Forgiveness Vespers 5 PM.

COMING EVENTS

February 23 First Day of Great Lent; Great Canon of St. Andrew and Pre-Sanctified Liturgy served during this solemn first week of Great Lent. All are encouraged to attend.

March 1 Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Ss Peter & Paul Church 5 PM.

March 8 Pan-Orthodox Vespers here at St. Stephen Church 5 PM.

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

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.

Litany of Fervent Supplication: Archpriest Thomas Hopko (PA); Metodije Damljanovic; Irene Fruhauf; Branka Sciuk; Rick Zivic; Martha Masich Olka; Martin Darmstedter; Mother Ana; Ilinka Tomic; Rebecca Todd; Alexandra Lapchuk (NJ); Boranka Kajtaz (Banjaluka); Andrew Wojtaszczyk; Sam Poznanovich; Mary Ann Tomich (PA); Dan & Marilyn Wilson; Lauren Tasseff; Leisa Wheeler; John Butz (IL); Fr. Joseph Cervo; Katie Repaski; Serafima Zdjelar;  Caroline Magaris; Paul Just; Kosa Opacic; Danica Opacic; Georgene Stevanoff (OLV); Janice LeGresley; Eugenia Babitsch; Christine Schulz; Mary Krestos; Angeline Pappas; Zora Palavestra; Stephanie Frauer; Marta Jaskula Mondich; Mildred Kokanovich; Brady Mclaughlin (FL); John Schmitz; Spencer Calos; Kristin Engelhart; James Kovacevic (PA); Scott & Maxine Smatlak (PA); Carly Serra; Conrad & Mary Jean Toepfer; Linda Moran (MN); Olga Tracy (TX); (Ca); Dragan Reznicak (W.VA); Martha Pavlakis; Stojan Kosovac (Hamilton); Anna Tonarely (FL);.

Proskomedia: Helen Biggs; Jovana Marjanovic; Fr. Christopher Rocknage; Milenko Zdjelar; Erika Tiem (Germany); Carl Heinz Blashke (Germany); Dusan Curuvija; Popadija Tamara Spasojevic Natalie Hawkins; David Preljeva; Susan McLaughlin; Doreen Szczesniak Mirjana Pavlica; Steven Munich; James & Joann Raditic; Anna Evanoff Viruet; Svetozar Grgurevich; Tanja Trifkovic; Amanda Szczesniak; Milenko Zdjelar Sr.; Stevo Jojic; Wade (Vladimir) McFarland; Michalene Conti (FL); Annabelle Sauer; Melanie Rozwood; Milka Karlovic; Dan & Mary Stojanovich; Vladimir Popovic; Fr Laurence Lazar; Fr. John Nehrebecki; Fr Zvonimir Kotorcevic; Fr George Yatsko; Fr. Roman Braga (MI); Fr. Stephen Gousios; Paula Hughes; John & Joan Munich; Milan Pajic; Ljupka Palavestra; Kelly Pavich; Christine Kmitch (FL); Dan Bolam; Marcia Yunke; Katherine Lippard; Stephen Todorovich; Mile Zdjelar; Daniel Pavichevich (CA) Vladimir Jovic; Valu Tumpaloff; Nicole Dicioccio; Milka Bosilkovski; Nada Zdero; Nicholas Skirpan; Daniel Metz; Karl Stefanovich; Branko Guskic; Kathryn Frederick; ; Joseph York; Henry Darmstedter; Milan Jovic; Stevo Simic; Nancy Healy; George & Carol Kovacevic (NC); Jacqueline Fuellhart; Patricia Wilson; Maurie & James Jachimiak; Joann Panek; Vera & Mark Markoff; Darinka Nedelkov; Ramon Murphy; Matthew Barusic; Vukica Stojanovic; Milena Corhasanovic; Dale Hauser; Basil Korbut; John Stanz; Vidosava Toskovic; Miss Mary Korach (FrBakerMan); 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); Iso Bjelanovic; Dusan Samardzija; Drazen Jokanovic; Mary Parillo (MA); Wyatt & Tony Lamb; Kathy Hanny (FL); Jane Glass (Hamburg); Anname Gracer; Daniel Dicioccio; Joanne Hamilton; Christine Madej (MA); Diane & Ronald Kukavica; Miljan Vanovac; Richard Wyse; Arlene Schmitz; Peter Mitich; Dusko Vanovac; Anastasia Hiles (PA); Olga Yandrich (Pgh); Stephen Engle; Dorothy Baron (PA); Danielle Williams; Patricia Maletich (OH); Richard Carney;  Vlado, Jennifer, Peter Popovich; David Donald (PA); Ljubica Jevtic; Mary Beth Buntich (NM); Fr. Srboljub Bulich (Belgrade); 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.

February 8, 2015 Soyata — Sunday Bulletin

Volume 51; Number 6 February 8, 2015

Return from Exile: on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son

On the third Sunday of preparation for Lent, we hear the parable of the Prodigal Son (LK. 15:11-32). Together with the hymns on this day, the parable reveals to us the time of repentance as man’s return from exile. The prodigal son, we are told, went to a far country and there spent all that he had. A far country! It is this unique definition of our human condition that we must assume and make ours as we begin our approach to God. A man who has never had that experience, be it only very briefly, who has never felt that he is exiled from God and from real life, will never understand what Christianity is about. And the one who is perfectly “at home” in this world and its life, who has never been wounded by the nostalgic desire for another Reality, will not understand what is repentance.

Repentance is often simply identified as a cool and “objective” enumeration of sins and transgressions, as the act of “pleading guilty” to a legal indictment. Confession and absolution are seen as being of a juridical nature. But something very essential is overlooked– without which neither confession nor absolution have any real meaning or power. This “something” is precisely the feeling of alienation from God, from the joy of communion with Him, from the real life as created and given by God. It is easy indeed to confess that I have not fasted on prescribed days, or missed my prayers, or become angry. It is quite a different thing, however, to realize suddenly that I have defiled and lost my spiritual beauty, that I am far away from my real home, my real life, and that something precious and pure and beautiful has been hopelessly broken in the very texture of my existence. Yet this, and only this, is repentance, and therefore it is also a deep desire to return, to go back, to recover that lost home….

Fr. Alexander Schmemann Great Lent.

Priča o bludnom sinu (Lk. 15, 11-32)

Ova priča se čita u crkvi u dane kada verni počnu da se pripremaju za Veliki Post, za vreme pokajanja. Jevanđelje nam nigde bolje ne otkriva suštinu pokajanja nego upravo u ovoj priči.

Bludni sin je otišao daleko od zavičaja, u “zemlju daleku”. A ta “zemlja daleka”, ta tuđina jeste simvol koji nam otkriva samu suštinu našega grešnog i palog života, naše palosti. Naš povratak istinskom životu može da započne tek onda kada shvatimo da je naš svakodnevni život ustvari – život u dalekoj tuđini. Onaj ko bar jednom u svom životu nije osetio da je njegov život – život u tuđini, ko sebe nije osetio kao izgnanika i bezdomnika izgubljenog u duhovnoj tuđini, taj jedostavno ne može da shvati suštinu Hrišćanstva. Onaj ko se u ovom svetu i životu oseća potpuno “kod kuće”, ko nikada nije oskusio tugu za nekom drugom stvarnošću, ne može nikada shvatiti šta je to kajanje i pokajanje. Jer pokajanje nije u formalnom nabrajanju sopstvenih nedostataka, grešaka i prestupa. Ne, kajanje i pokajanje se rađaju iz našeg saznanja da smo se otuđili od Boga i iz naše radosti zbog saznanja da opet možemo da budemo zajedno sa Bogom. Relativno je lako priznati svoje prestupe i grehe. Međutim, neuporedivo je teže da sebi samom priznam da sam izdao, razrušio i izgubio svoju duhovnu lepotu, da sam se udaljio od svog stvarnog doma i stvarnog života, da je razruušeno i uništeno ono što je najdragocenije, najčistije i najlepše u samom tkivu moga života. A upravo tako i započinje pokajanje u čoveku i zato ono pretpostavlja kao svoj neophodni preduslov našu najdublju želju da se povratimo i vratimo u zavičaj, da iznova nađemo svoj izgubljeni dom. Neočekivano počinjem da shvatam da je mene moj Otac Nebeski obdario bescenim blagom: pre svega, samim životom i mogućnošću da istinski uživam u tom daru, a to znači – da ga preobražavam u smisao, u ljubav, u znanje. Otac Nebeski mi je u Sinu Svom Isusu Hristu darovao novi život, otkrivši mi Svoje večno Carstvo, radost i mir u Duhu Svetome.

Od Boga sam dobio na dar mogućnost bogopoznanja, i u tom bogopoznanju – silu da budem slobodni sin Božiji, sin koji voli svoga Oca. Sve sam to izgubio, svega sam se toga odrekao, ne samo svojim pojedinačnim “gresima” i “pregrešenjima”, već svojim grehom nad grehovima – odlaskom u “zemlju daleku”, svojim izborom da odem u “tuđinu”, da se odvojim i udaljim od Boga.

I onda – bludni sin se setio. Setio se oca i očevog doma i izgubljene radosti života. Ustao je i vratio se ocu svome. Otac ga je primio i oprostio mu.

o. Aleksandar Šmeman

READINGS FOR Today Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Epistle: 1 Cor. 6:12-20;        Gospels: St Luke 15:11-32.

READINGS For Next Sunday: Epistle: 1 Cor. 8:8-9:2; Heb. 7:7-17; Gospel: St. Matt. 25:31-46; St. Luke 2:22-40.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are HELEN MALLOY; MILENA CILLAG; DOROTHY GRUBICH (req. by Milo Wuslich); STANLEY KOVACEVIC (req. by Karen Kovacevic); and all recent victims of disasters, epidemics and war.

ST. SAVA SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY. Today is designated as Seminary Sunday, and a special collection will be taken for the benefit of our St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville, IL. Please plan to be generous with your gift.

PLAN NOW to participate in as many of the precious services that are served every evening of the first week of Great Lent, February 22 to March 1. Bring the children. You will be happy you came.

MISSION SUNDAY is February 22. A special collection will be taken to benefit the Orthodox Christian Mission Center.

SINGERS! You are invited to sing with the Pan Orthodox Choir for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers on March 1. Rehearsal will be next Sunday, February 15, at 5 PM here at St. Stephen’s.

LITTLE FALCONS  The latest issue of Little Falcons children’s magazine is available for $2. Parents should purchase them for their children. The theme of the current issue is Holy Canons!

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. 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: SUNDAY, February 8 through SUNDAY, February 15, 2015.

We fast on Wednesday and Friday this week. This is the last week of eating meat. 

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Sunday of the Prodigal Son; Special Collection for St. Sava School of Theology; Parastos for Milena Cillag.

Monday Tammies & Dancers.

Thursday Divine Liturgy for the Three Hierarchs 10 AM;

Saturday Saturday of the Souls–Zadusnice Divine Liturgy & General Parastos 10 AM; Vespers & Confession 6 PM

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Meatfare Sunday; Feast of the Meeting of the Lord; Tammie Brunch.

COMING EVENTS

February 20 First Parish Fish Fry, Fridays during Lent. Details to follow

February 22 Forgiveness Sunday & Mission Sunday

February 23 First Day of Great Lent; Great Canon of St. Andrew and Pre-Sanctified Liturgy served during this solemn first week of Great Lent. All are encouraged to attend.

March 1 Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Ss Peter & Paul Church 5 PM.

March 8 Pan-Orthodox Vespers here at St. Stephen Church 5 PM.

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

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.

Litany of Fervent Supplication: Archpriest Thomas Hopko (PA); Metodije Damljanovic; Irene Fruhauf; Branka Sciuk; Rick Zivic; Martha Masich Olka; Martin Darmstedter; Mother Ana; Rebecca Todd; Alexandra Lapchuk (NJ); Boranka Kajtaz (Banjaluka); Andrew Wojtaszczyk; Sam Poznanovich; Mary Ann Tomich (PA); Dan & Marilyn Wilson; Lauren Tasseff; Leisa Wheeler; John Butz (IL); Fr. Joseph Cervo; Katie Repaski; Serafima Zdjelar;  Caroline Magaris; Paul Just; Kosa Opacic; Danica Opacic; Georgene Stevanoff (OLV); Janice LeGresley; Eugenia Babitsch; Christine Schulz; Mary Krestos; Angeline Pappas; Zora Palavestra; Stephanie Frauer; Marta Jaskula Mondich; Mildred Kokanovich; Brady Mclaughlin (FL); John Schmitz; Spencer Calos; Kristin Engelhart; James Kovacevic (PA); Scott & Maxine Smatlak (PA); Carly Serra; Conrad & Mary Jean Toepfer; Linda Moran (MN); Olga Tracy (TX); (Ca); Dragan Reznicak (W.VA); Martha Pavlakis; Stojan Kosovac (Hamilton); Anna Tonarely (FL);.

Proskomedia: Helen Biggs; Jovana Marjanovic; Fr. Christopher Rocknage; Milenko Zdjelar; Erika Tiem (Germany); Carl Heinz Blashke (Germany); Dusan Curuvija; Popadija Tamara Spasojevic Natalie Hawkins; David Preljeva; Susan McLaughlin; Doreen Szczesniak Mirjana Pavlica; Steven Munich; James & Joann Raditic; Anna Evanoff Viruet; Svetozar Grgurevich; Tanja Trifkovic; Amanda Szczesniak; Milenko Zdjelar Sr.; Stevo Jojic; Wade (Vladimir) McFarland; Michalene Conti (FL); Annabelle Sauer; Melanie Rozwood; Milka Karlovic; Dan & Mary Stojanovich; Vladimir Popovic; Fr Laurence Lazar; Fr. John Nehrebecki; Fr Zvonimir Kotorcevic; Fr George Yatsko; Fr. Roman Braga (MI); Fr. Stephen Gousios; Paula Hughes; John & Joan Munich; Milan Pajic; Ljupka Palavestra; Kelly Pavich; Christine Kmitch (FL); Dan Bolam; Marcia Yunke; Katherine Lippard; Stephen Todorovich; Mile Zdjelar; Daniel Pavichevich (CA) Vladimir Jovic; Valu Tumpaloff; Nicole Dicioccio; Milka Bosilkovski; Nada Zdero; Nicholas Skirpan; Daniel Metz; Karl Stefanovich; Branko Guskic; Kathryn Frederick; ; Joseph York; Henry Darmstedter; Milan Jovic; Stevo Simic; Nancy Healy; George & Carol Kovacevic (NC); Jacqueline Fuellhart; Patricia Wilson; Maurie & James Jachimiak; Joann Panek; Vera & Mark Markoff; Darinka Nedelkov; Ramon Murphy; Matthew Barusic; Vukica Stojanovic; Milena Corhasanovic; Dale Hauser; Basil Korbut; John Stanz; Vidosava Toskovic; Miss Mary Korach (FrBakerMan); 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); Iso Bjelanovic; Dusan Samardzija; Drazen Jokanovic; Mary Parillo (MA); Wyatt & Tony Lamb; Kathy Hanny (FL); Jane Glass (Hamburg); Anname Gracer; Daniel Dicioccio; Joanne Hamilton; Christine Madej (MA); Diane & Ronald Kukavica; Miljan Vanovac; Richard Wyse; Arlene Schmitz; Peter Mitich; Dusko Vanovac; Anastasia Hiles (PA); Olga Yandrich (Pgh); Stephen Engle; Dorothy Baron (PA); Danielle Williams; Patricia Maletich (OH); Richard Carney;  Vlado, Jennifer, Peter Popovich; David Donald (PA); Ljubica Jevtic; Mary Beth Buntich (NM); Fr. Srboljub Bulich (Belgrade); 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.

February 1, 2015 Sunday Bulletin — Soyata

Volume 51; Number 5 February 1, 2015

Homily Introduction: the Pharisee & Publican

A man went to the forest to choose a tree from which to make roof beams. And he saw two trees, one beside the other. One was smooth and tall, but had rotted away inside, and the other was rough on the outside and ugly, but its core was healthy. He sighed and said to himself: “What use is this smooth, tall tree to me if it is rotten inside and useless for beams? The other one, even if it is rough and ugly, is at least healthy on the inside and so, if i put a bit more effort into it, I can use it for roof beams for my house.” And without thinking any more about it, he chose that tree.

So will God choose between two men for His house, and will choose, not the one who appears outwardly righteous, but the one whose heart is filled with God’s healthy righteousness.

The proud, whose eyes are constantly raised heavenward while their hearts cleave to the earth, are not pleasing to God; it is the humble and meek, whose eyes are cast down earthward while their hearts are filled with heaven, who please Him. The Creator of mankind prefers men to count over their sins to Him rather than their good works. For God is a physician, who comes up to the bed on which each one of us is lying, and asks, “Where is the pain?” The man who makes use of the physician’s presence to tell him about all his pain and weakness is wise, and the man who concealing his pain, boasts of his health to the physician, is a fool. As though a physician visits men because of their health, and not their sickness! “It is evil to sin,” says wise Chrysostom, “though here help can be given; but to sin and not to admit it—there is no help here.”

So let us be wise, and when we stand in prayer to God, let us feel that we are standing before the best and most merciful of physicians, who with care and love asks each one of us: “Where is your pain?” Let us not delay in any way to tell Him of our sickness, our wounds and our sins….

Holy Bishop Nikolaj, Homilies

NEDELjA CARINIKA I FARISEJA

Jevanđelje o pravom i nepravom bogomoljcu 

Čovek neki izađe u šumu, da izbere jedno drvo za japiju. I vide dva drveta jedno pored drugog. Jedno beše glatko i vitko, ali sa trulom srčikom unutra; drugo beše spolja rapavo i neizgledno, ali sa zdravom srčikom unutra. Uzdahnu čovek i reče samome sebi: šta mi pomaže ovo glatko i visoko drvo, kad je trulo i za japiju neupotrebljivo? Ono drugo, ako je i rapavo i neizgledno, bar je iznutra zdravo, te sa malo većim mojim trudom oko njega moći će dobro poslužiti za japiju u mome domu. I bez dugog razmišljanja izabra to drvo.

Tako će i Bog izabrati za Svoj dom između dva čoveka ne onoga, koji spolja izgleda pravedan, nego onoga, čije je srce ispunjeno zdravom pravdom Božjom.

Nisu mili Bogu gordeljivci, čije su oči neprestano upravljene k nebu, dok im je srce ispunjeno zemljom, nego smireni i krotki, čije su oči oborene k zemlji, dok im je srce ispunjeno nebom. Više voli Stvoritelj ljudi, da mu ljudi nabrajaju svoje grehe, nego svoja dobra dela. Jer Bog je Lekar, koji pritiče postelji svakoga od nas i pita: šta te boli? Mudar je čovek onaj, koji iskoristi prisustvo lekara i iskaže mu sve svoje bole i svu svoju nemoć, a malouman je onaj, koji skrivajući svoje bole i nemoći, pohvali se lekaru svojim zdravljem. Kao da lekar posećuje ljude zbog zdravlja, a ne zbog bolesti! “Zlo je grešiti, govori mudri Zlatoust, no tu se da pomoći; ali grešiti i o tom ne govoriti, najveće je zlo, jer tu se ne da pomoći .

Zato budimo mudri, pa kad god stajemo na molitvu Bogu smatrajmo, da smo stali pred najboljeg i najmilostivijeg Lekara, koji s brigom i ljubavlju pita svakoga od nas: šta te boli? Ne opoznimo nipošto, da iskažemo svoje bole, svoje rane, grehe svoje….

Sveti Vladika Nikolaj, Omilije

READINGS FOR Today Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee
Epistle: 2 Tim. 3:10-15;        Gospels: Luke 18:10-14.

READINGS For Next Sunday: Epistle: 1 Cor. 6:12-20; Gospel: St. Luke 15:11-32.

Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today are HELEN MALLOY; MILENA CILLAG; YUBA BELICH; JOHN FRUEHAUF (req. by Irene Fruehauf); JOHN KACZOR (req. by Darmstedter family); and all recent victims of disasters, epidemics and war.

Thank you to all who made our St. Stephen and St. Sava joint Slava a huge success. And a special thank you to our children who recited poems, danced and played musical instruments, showing us their God=given talents. Ziveli!

ST. SAVA SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY. Next Sunday is designated as Seminary Sunday, and a special collection will be taken for the benefit of our St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville, IL. Please plan to be generous with your gift.

The funeral service for Milena Popovich (Cillag) will be held Saturday, February 7 at 10am, Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY. Interment at Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY with a reception following at the Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY. Parastos service will be held on Sunday, February 8th, after the Divine Liturgy, St Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, 177 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, NY. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, 177 Weber Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218.

HOME BLESSINGS are now re-scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 3. You have all received a schedule in the mail. Fr. Rastko will call in the evening prior to coming to your home.

LITTLE FALCONS  The latest issue of Little Falcons children’s magazine is available for $2. Parents should purchase them for their children. The theme of the current issue is Holy Canons!

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Paul Campbell, Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross, Steven Marrocco, Dane Gaynor. 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: SUNDAY, February 1 through SUNDAY, February 8, 2015.

There is NO fasting this week. The Church is teaching us not to fast with hypocrisy like the Pharisee in today’s Gospel. 

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Monday Tammies & Dancers; Parish Council 7 PM.

Saturday Funeral for Milena Cillag, Kaiser Funeral Home, Grand Island 10 AM; Vespers & Confession 6 PM

Sunday Divine Liturgy and Church School 10 AM; Sunday of the Prodigal Son; Special Collection for St. Sava School of Theology; Parastos for Milena Cillag.

COMING EVENTS

February 14 Saturday of the Souls; Zadusnice; DIvine Liturgy 10 AM

February 15 Annual Tammie Brunch

February 20 First Parish Fish Fry, Fridays during Lent. Details to follow

February 22 Forgiveness Sunday

February 23 First Day of Great Lent; Great Canon of St. Andrew and Pre-Sanctified Liturgy served during this solemn first week of Great Lent. All are encouraged to attend.

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

Matthew 6:1-4 

1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

ST. PANTELEIMON COMMITTEE Pray for the health of all our ailing brothers and sisters.

Litany of Fervent Supplication: Archpriest Thomas Hopko (PA); Metodije Damljanovic; Irene Fruhauf (surgery Tues. StJoe’s); Branka Sciuk; Rick Zivic; Martha Masich Olka; Martin Darmstedter; Mother Ana; Rebecca Todd; Alexandra Lapchuk (NJ); Boranka Kajtaz (Banjaluka); Andrew Wojtaszczyk; Sam Poznanovich; Mary Ann Tomich (PA); Dan & Marilyn Wilson; Lauren Tasseff; Leisa Wheeler; John Butz (IL); Fr. Joseph Cervo; Katie Repaski; Serafima Zdjelar;  Caroline Magaris; Paul Just; Kosa Opacic; Danica Opacic; Georgene Stevanoff (OLV); Christine Schulz; Mary Krestos; Angeline Pappas; Zora Palavestra; Stephanie Frauer; Marta Jaskula Mondich; Mildred Kokanovich; Brady Mclaughlin (FL); John Schmitz; Spencer Calos; Kristin Engelhart; James Kovacevic (PA); Scott & Maxine Smatlak (PA); Carly Serra; Conrad & Mary Jean Toepfer; Linda Moran (MN); Olga Tracy (TX); (Ca); Dragan Reznicak (W.VA); Martha Pavlakis; Stojan Kosovac (Hamilton); Anna Tonarely (FL);.

Proskomedia: Helen Biggs; Jovana Marjanovic; Fr. Christopher Rocknage; Milenko Zdjelar; Erika Tiem (Germany); Carl Heinz Blashke (Germany); Dusan Curuvija; Popadija Tamara Spasojevic Natalie Hawkins; David Preljeva; Susan McLaughlin; Doreen Szczesniak Mirjana Pavlica; Steven Munich; James & Joann Raditic; Anna Evanoff Viruet; Svetozar Grgurevich; Tanja Trifkovic; Amanda Szczesniak; Milenko Zdjelar Sr.; Stevo Jojic; Wade (Vladimir) McFarland; Michalene Conti (FL); Annabelle Sauer; Melanie Rozwood; Milka Karlovic; Dan & Mary Stojanovich; Vladimir Popovic; Fr Laurence Lazar; Fr. John Nehrebecki; Fr Zvonimir Kotorcevic; Fr George Yatsko; Fr. Roman Braga (MI); Fr. Stephen Gousios; Paula Hughes; John & Joan Munich; Milan Pajic; Ljupka Palavestra; Kelly Pavich; Christine Kmitch (FL); Dan Bolam; Marcia Yunke; Katherine Lippard; Stephen Todorovich; Mile Zdjelar; Daniel Pavichevich (CA) Vladimir Jovic; Valu Tumpaloff; Nicole Dicioccio; Milka Bosilkovski; Nada Zdero; Nicholas Skirpan; Daniel Metz; Karl Stefanovich; Branko Guskic; Kathryn Frederick; ; Joseph York; Henry Darmstedter; Milan Jovic; Stevo Simic; Nancy Healy; George & Carol Kovacevic (NC); Jacqueline Fuellhart; Patricia Wilson; Maurie & James Jachimiak; Joann Panek; Vera & Mark Markoff; Darinka Nedelkov; Ramon Murphy; Matthew Barusic; Vukica Stojanovic; Milena Corhasanovic; Dale Hauser; Basil Korbut; John Stanz; Vidosava Toskovic; Miss Mary Korach (FrBakerMan); 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); Iso Bjelanovic; Dusan Samardzija; Drazen Jokanovic; Mary Parillo (MA); Wyatt & Tony Lamb; Kathy Hanny (FL); Jane Glass (Hamburg); Anname Gracer; Daniel Dicioccio; Joanne Hamilton; Christine Madej (MA); Diane & Ronald Kukavica; Miljan Vanovac; Richard Wyse; Arlene Schmitz; Peter Mitich; Dusko Vanovac; Anastasia Hiles (PA); Olga Yandrich (Pgh); Stephen Engle; Dorothy Baron (PA); Danielle Williams; Patricia Maletich (OH); Richard Carney;  Vlado, Jennifer, Peter Popovich; David Donald (PA); Ljubica Jevtic; Mary Beth Buntich (NM); Fr. Srboljub Bulich (Belgrade); 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.