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Weekly Service Bulletin: May 27 Holy Pentecost

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Sunday, May 27    Holy Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

  • 9:00 AM         Baptism: J. Stewart
  • 10:00 AM     Festal Liturgy 
  • 11:40 AM      Kneeling Vespers of Pentecost
  • 12:00 Noon  Fellowship (S-Z)

(There is a general dispensation from fasting this entire week.)

Monday, May 28    Memorial Day/ Day of the Holy Spirit (office closed)

Tuesday, May 29   3rd day of the Holy Trinity

  • ·         7:00 PM         Financial Peace University (week 7)
  • ·         7:00 PM         Parish Council (downstairs)

Wednesday, May 30  St. Isaac of Dalmatus

  • ·         7:00 PM         Great Vespers
  • ·         7:40 PM         Adult Education

Friday, June 1        St. Justin Martyr

  • 10:30 AM      Divine Liturgy  
  • ·         12:00 Noon  Book Study

Sunday, June 3     All Saints

  • 9:30 AM         Matins
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy 
  • 11:40 AM      Fellowship (A-F)
  • 1:00 PM         Church School Pool Party

Coming Up:

June 4-28 Apostles’ Fast                             June 10 FOCUS Presentation/Fundraiser

July 1-14 Camp Vatra (age 14-17)           July 22 Nats vs Braves                    

Movable Portions of the Liturgy

The First Antiphon (Ps. 18/19)

  The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.                   Refrain: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us!

  Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. R.

  Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe. R.

   Glory …, now and ever…. R.


The Second Antiphon (Ps. 19/20)

  The Lord answer you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob protect you! Refrain:                        O Good Comforter, save us who sing to You: “Alleluia!”

  May He send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! R.   

  May He remember all your offerings, and fulfill all your plans! R.

Glory …, now and ever…. Only-begotten Son


The Third Antiphon (Ps. 20/21)

   In Your strength the king rejoices, O Lord, and exults greatly in Your salvation.   

            Refrain: Tone 8 Troparion                           

Blessed are You, O Christ our God;/ for You have shown the fishermen to be most wise by sending down on them the Holy Spirit/ and through them catching all the world in Your net.// Glory to You, O good God Who love mankind!

   You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips.  R.

  For You meet him with goodly blessings; You set a crown of fine gold upon his head. R.


Introit: Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength!  We will sing and praise Your power!


Tone 8 Troparion      

Blessed are You, O Christ our God! Who have revealed the fishermen to be most wise, by sending the Holy Spirit down upon them: You drew the world into Your net through them! O Lover of mankind, glory to You!

             Glory… Now and ever… Tone 8    Kontakion               When He came down and confused the tongues, the Most High divided the nations;/ but when He distributed the tongues of fire, He called all people to unity.// Therefore, with one voice we glorify the most-Holy Spirit.


(Instead of the Trisagion, we sing:) As many as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ.  Alleluia.

Tone 8 Prokeimenon (Ps. 18/19) Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the  ends of the universe!  v: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.  

Epistle:  Acts 2:1-12

1When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8“And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9“Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10“Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11“Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”


Tone 1 Alleluia (Ps.32/33): v: By the Word of the Lord the heavens were made; and all their host by the Spirit of His mouth.  v: The Lord looked down from heaven, and saw all the sons of men.


Gospel: John 7:37-52; 8:12

37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. 40 Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “Truly this is the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee?  42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?” 43 So there was a division among the people because of Him. 44 Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him. 45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?” 46 The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!” 47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 50 Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them, 51 “Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?” 52 They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.” 8:12 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

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

Rejoice, O Queen, glory of mothers and virgins! No tongue, however sweet or fluent, is eloquent enough to praise you  worthily. Every mind is overawed by your childbearing. Therefore, with one voice, we glorify you.

Communion Hymn Let Your good Spirit lead me on a level path! (Ps 142/143:10)

This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: Spanish

Padre nuestro,

que estás en los cielos,

santificado sea tu nombre.

Venga tu reino.

Hágase tu voluntad,

en la tierra como en el cielo.

El pan nuestro de cada día,

dánoslo hoy.

Perdónanos nuestras deudas,

como también nosotros perdonamos

a nuestros deudores.

No nos metas en tentación,

sino líbranos del mal.

[Porque Tuyo es el raino, y el poder, y la Gloria,

del Padre, del Hijo, y del Espiritu Santo,

ahora y siempre por los siglos de los siglos, amen.]

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