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Weekly Service Bulletin: March 18 Sunday of St. John of the Ladder

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This Week at St. Marys

 Sunday, March 18 Sunday of St. John of Climacus/ St. Nikolai of Zhicha

  • 9:30 AM         Matins
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (M-R)

Monday, March 19  Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria

  • ·         7:00 PM         Byzantine Chant

Tuesday, March 20 St. Photini (Svetlana) the Samaritan Woman

  • ·         10:00 AM      Mothers of Orthodox Pre-Schoolers

Wednesday, March 21 St. James the Confessor  

  • ·         6:00 PM         Confessions
  • ·         7:00 PM         Pre-Sanctified Liturgy


Thursday, March 22 Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

  • ·         6:00 PM         Confessions
  • ·         7:00 PM         Matins with Great Canon and Life of St. Mary

Friday, March 23   Monk-Martyr Nikon and 199 disciples

  • ·         10:30 AM      Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
  • ·         12:00 PM       Book Study
  • ·         6:00 PM         Akathist

Saturday, March 24 Saturday of the Akathist

  • ·         10:00 AM      Divine Liturgy
  • ·         3:00 PM         Catechism
  • ·         5:00 PM         Vigil (Great Vespers and Matins)

Sunday, March 25 The Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos

  • 9:30 AM         3rd and 6th Hour
  • 10:00 AM     Festal Liturgy of St. Basil
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (S-Z, Fish, Wine and Oil)


Coming Up:

Mar. 27           Parish Council (Moved)     

Mar. 31:          Lazarus Sat.  

April 1:            Palm Sunday                        

April 8:            Pascha/ Orthodox Easter


Movable Portions of the Liturgy

Tone 8             Troparion (Resurrection)

Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One!/ Thou didst accept the three day burial to free us from our sufferings!// O Lord, our Life and Resurrection, glory to Thee!

            Tone 4             Troparion Protection of the Mother of God

Today the faithful celebrate the feast with joy,/ illumined by your coming, O Mother of God./ Beholding your pure image, we fervently cry to you:/ “Encompass us beneath the precious veil of your protection./ Deliver us from every form of evil,/ by entreating Christ, your Son and our God,// that He may save our souls!”

Tone 1            Troparion (for St John Climacus)

dweller of the wilderness and angel in the body,/ you were a wonderworker, O our God-bearing Father John./ You received heavenly gifts through fasting, vigil andprayer,/ healing the sick and the souls of those drawn to you by faith./ Glory to Him Who gave you strength!/ Glory to Him Who granted you a ^crown!// Glory to Him Who grantshealing to all!

 Glory…          Tone 4            Kontakion (for St John Climacus)

The Lord truly set you on the heights of abstinence,/ to be a guiding star, showing the way to the universe,// O our father and teacher John.

             Now and Ever Tone 3 Kontakion Protection of the Mother of God

The Virgin is present today in the Church/ And with the fellowship of saints she prays to God on our behalf./ The angels and the bishops worship!/ The apostles and the prophets make glad!// For the Theotokos makes supplications for us to the everlasting God!


Trisagion: Santo Dios, Santo Fuerte, Santo Inmortal, ten piedád de nosotros.

Tone 8 Prokeimenon (Resurrection) Pray and make your vows before the Lord, our God! v: In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel. (Ps. 75/76:11,1)


Epistle: Hebrews 6:13-20:

Brethren, 13when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Alleluia: v: Come, let us rejoice in the Lord! Let us make a joyful noise to God our Savior! v: Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise! (Ps 94/95:1,2)

Gospel: Mark 9:17-32

17Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. 18“And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.” 19He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.” 20Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. 21So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22“And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” 24Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” 26Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

30Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it. 31For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.” 32But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.

 (Instead of “It is truly meet …” we sing the following Hymn to the Theotokos)

All of creation rejoices in you, O Full of Grace: the assembly of Angels and the race of men. O sanctified temple and spiritual paradise, the glory of virgins, from whom God was incarnate and became a Child –our God before the ages. He made your body into a throne, and your womb He made more spacious than the heavens. All of creation rejoices in you, O Full of Grace. Glory to you!

This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: Greek

Pater imon

o-entis ouranis

Agiastheeto to onomasoo

eltheto ee vasileea soo

Geneetheeto to thelimasoo

os en ourano /kai epitis gis

Ton arton imon

ton epioosion dos imin simeron

Kaiafes imin/ ta ofilaymata imon

os kaimees afiemen

tois ofiletes imon

kai mi isenengkes imas/ eeis pirasmon

alla reesae imas/ apo too poniroo.

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