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Weekly Service Bulletin: April 29 Doxacon Sunday!

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Sunday, April 29    Sunday of the Paralytic

  • 9:30 AM         Reader Matins
  • 10:00 AM     Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom,
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (Doxacon Fundraiser)

Monday, April 30   Apostle James

  • ·         7:00 PM         Byzantine Chant

Tuesday, May 1     Prophet Jeremiah

  • ·         7:00 PM         Financial Peace University (week 3)

Wednesday, May 2  Mid-Pentecost/ St. Athanasius the Great  

  • ·         7:00 AM         Divine Liturgy
  • ·         7:00 PM         Vespers
  • ·         7:40 PM         Adult Education

Friday, May 4        St. Monica

  • ·         10:30 AM      Liturgy
  • ·         12:00 PM       Book Study

Saturday, May 5    Apostle Jason

  • ·         11:00 AM      Baptism: Huang
  • ·         3:00 PM         Baptism: Bucur
  • ·         5:00 PM         Great Vespers with Missionaries: Manuel Family

Sunday, May 6      Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

  • 9:30 AM         Reader Matins
  • 10:00 AM     Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom,
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (A-F)

Coming Up:

May 13 Mother’s Day                                              May 17 Ascension

May 20 Sunday School Recognition Day             May 27 Pentecost


Movable Portions of the Liturgy

Tone 3 Troparion        (Resurrection)

Let the heavens rejoice!/ Let the earth be glad!/ For the Lord has shown strength with His arm./ He has trampled down death by death./ He has become the first born of the dead./ He has delivered us from the depths of hell,/ and has granted to the world// great mercy.


Glory…          Tone 3 Kontakion     (from the Pentecostarion)

By Your divine intercession, O Lord,/ as You raised up the Paralytic of old,/ so raise up my soul, paralyzed by sins and thoughtless acts;/ so that being saved I may sing to You:// “Glory to Your power, O compassionate Christ!”


            Now and Ever… Tone 8 Kontakion (Pascha)

You descended into the tomb, O Immortal,/ You destroyed the power of death.

In victory You arose, O Christ God,/ proclaiming: “Rejoice!” to the Myrrhbearing Women,//granting peace to Your Apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.


Prokeimenon (Tone 1) Let Thy mercy be upon us/ as we have set our hope on Thee. Vs. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just (Ps. 32)

            Epistle: Acts 9:32-45

32Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. 33There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. 34And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately. 35So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.36At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. 37But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. 38And since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them. 39Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. 40But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 41Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord. 43So it was that he stayed many days in Joppa with Simon, a tanner.

      Alleluia: I will sing of Thy mercies, O Lord forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Thy truth from generation to generation.  Vs. For Thou hast said: Mercy will be established forever; Thy truth will be prepared to the heavens (Ps.88:2-3)

            Gospel: John 5:1-15

1After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” 7The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath. 10The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.” 11He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your bed and walk.’ ” 12Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” 15The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.


(Instead of “It is truly meet …,” we sing:)


The Angel cried to the Lady, full of grace:

“Rejoice, O pure Virgin!  Again, I say: ‘Rejoice,

your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb!

With Himself He has raised all the dead.’”

Rejoice, O ye people!


Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem!

The glory of the Lord has shone on you!

Exult now, and be glad, O Zion!

Be radiant, O pure Theotokos,

in the Resurrection of your Son!


This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: Romanian

Tatăl nostru  /

Carele ești în ceruri,/

Sfințească-Se numele Tău,/

Vie împărăția Ta,/

Facă-se voia Ta,/

Precum în cer,/ așa și pe pământ./

Pâinea noastră / cea de toate zilele/

Dă-ne-o nouă astăzi./

Și ne iartă nouă / greșalele noastre,/

Precum și noi iertăm/  greșiților noștri./

Și nu ne duce pe noi în ispită,/

Ci ne izbăvește de cel rău.


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