Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
Frackville, PA
Orthodox Church in America
July 24, 2016

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church


209 South Lehigh Avenue                           Frackville, PA. 17931


V. Rev. James M. Jadick


(570) 874-3162                                                   rjmj_1hotmail.com


July 24, 2016


5th Sunday after Pentecost


Holy Martyrs and Passion-bearers Boris and Gleb



Troparion (Tone 4) (Resurrection)

When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy Resurrection / they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the apostles / Death is overthrown / Christ our God is risen // granting the world great mercy.


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


Kontakion (Tone 4) (Resurrection)

My Savior and Redeemer as God / rose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their chains / He has shattered the gates of hell / and as Master // He has risen on the third day.


Prokeimenon (Tone 4)

 O Lord, how manifold are Thy works // in wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Vs. Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, Thou art very great!


Epistle Reading(Romans 10:1-10)

Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israelis that they may be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes. For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, “that the man who doeth those things shall live by them.” But the righteousness which is of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in thine heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’(that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “Who will descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in thy mouth and in thy heart” that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto         salvation.


Verses after the Epistle

And to your spirit. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Go forth, prosper and reign, for the sake of meekness, righteousness and truth.

For Thou lovest righteousness and dost hate iniquity.


Gospel Reading(Matthew 8:28:9:1)

Let us attend: And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told ever thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.


 Welcome to our Visitors!

A warm welcome to all our visitors and guests who have joined us in celebrating the Divine Liturgy. Please join us for our Fellowship Hour in the Church Hall . Please note: Only those Orthodox Christians that have properly prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and confession of sins may approach the Chalice and receive Holy Communion.


 Schedule of Services

Saturday, July 30           4:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, July 31             9:10 a.m. 3rd and 6th Hours

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



Altar Candles:  In honor of Joseph Clark on his birthday.  May God Grant Him Many Years and good health by Elaine Kasmer.


Bulletins:  In memory of Sophie and Stephen Chrin by Matushka Helen.



Coffee Hour List

July 24                         Greg and Cathy Kurtz

July 31                         Sergius Chrush and Greg Tatusko


August 7                     Margie Orris and Pat Kania

August 14                   John and Becky Hawranick

August 21                   Liz Wittig and Kayann Phillips

August 28                   Doug and Maryellen Rudenko


September 4                Oleysa Careyva and Yelena Catizone

September 11              Eva Boniscavage and Andrea Buchanan

September 18              Rick and Ann Chwastiak

September 25              Peter and Marie Weremedic


October 2                    Tom and Martha Fletcher

October 9                    Cindy Schaeffer and Sony Bosack

October 16                  Midge Paulonis and Vera Kleman

October 23                  Alyssa Kurtz and Carrie Gosz

October 30                  Fr. James and Matushka Natalie Jadick


November 6                John and Susan Plypciw

November 13              Mike and Jan Kurtz

November 20              John Malinchok and David Keysock

November 27              Matushka Helen Kuchta and Catherine Bricker


 December 4                 Sergius Chrush and Greg Tatusko

December 11               Greg and Cathy Kurtz

December 18               Mike and Carol Cuttic

December 25               Christmas


Please remember that it is your responsibility to find someone to cover for your turn if you cannot be there on the appointed date. Thanks to all!