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!