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Weekly Service Bulletin: January 7 St. John the Baptist Dinner

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This Week at St. Marys

 Sunday, January 7 St. John the Baptist, Afterfeast of Theophany

  • 9:30 AM         Matins with Great Doxology
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:45 AM      St. John Dinner (Fundraiser for Pro-Vita Orphanage) (A-F on beverages/desserts)

Monday, January 8 St. George the Chozebite

  • 7:00 PM         NAMI Family Support

Tuesday, January 9 St. Philip Metropolitan of Moscow

  • ·         7:15 PM         Women’s Bible Study (Woglom Home)

Wednesday, January 10 St. Gregory of Nyssa

  • ·         7:00 AM         Divine Liturgy
  • ·         7:00 PM         Vespers
  • ·         7:30 PM         Adult Ed: “Becoming Truly Human” pt. 1.

Thursday, January 11 St. Theodosius the Great

  • ·         7:00 PM         Parish Council

 Friday, January 12 St. Tatiana of Rome

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

Saturday, January 13 St. Hilary of Poitiers

  • ·         3:00 PM         Baptism: Yuskavage

Sunday, January 14 St. Nina, Equal to the Apostles

  • 9:30 AM         Matins with Great Doxology
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (G-L)

 Coming Up:

Jan. 21 Youth Group/Men’s Group     Jan. 28 Parish Assembly


Movable Portions of the Liturgy

Tone 6 Troparion (Resurrection)

The angelic powers were at Thy tomb; the guards became as dead men.  Mary stood by Thy grave, seeking Thy most pure Body.  Thou didst capture hell, not being tempted by it. Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life.  O Lord who didst rise from the dead, glory to Thee!


Tone 1             Troparion of Theophany

When You, O Lord, were baptized in the Jordan,/ the worship of the Trinity was made manifest./ For the voice of the Father bore witness to You,/ calling You His Beloved Son;/ and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truthfulness of His word./ O Christ our God, You have revealed Yourself,// and have enlightened the world, glory to You!


Tone 2             Troparion        (John the Baptist)

The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise,/ but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner./ You were shown indeed to be the most honorable of the Prophets,/ for in the waters you baptize the One Whom you preached./ After suffering with joy on behalf of the truth,/ you proclaimed even to those in hell the God Who appeared in the flesh,/ Who takes away the sin of the world// and grants us great mercy!


            Glory… Tone 6          Kontakion     (St John the Baptist)

The river Jordan trembled, and was driven back,/ filled with fear at Your coming in the flesh,/ while John drew back in awe/ as he fulfilled the ministry of the Spirit.

The ranks of Angels stood amazed/ when they beheld You baptized in the stream. / And we, who were in darkness, are filled with light.// We praise You, O God made manifest, as You enlighten all.


Now and Ever… Tone 4 Kontakion of Theophany

Today You have shone forth to the world, O Lord,/ and the light of Your countenance has been marked on us./ Knowing You, we sing Your praises:/ “You have come and revealed Yourself,// O unapproachable Light.”


Tone 1 Prokeimenon (Sunday after the Theophany) Ps 32/33:22,1)

Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on You! v: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!  Praise befits the just!  Tone 7 (St John the Baptist) The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him. (Ps 63/64:10)


Epistle:             Ephesians 4:7-13 (Sunday after the Theophany)

Brethren, 7But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.” 9(Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) 11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

Acts 19:1-8 (St John the Baptist) 1  And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2  he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” 3  And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” 4  Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.” 5  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6  And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. 7  Now the men were about twelve in all. 8  And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God.

Alleluia (Ps 88/89)  v: I will sing of Your mercies, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Your truth from generation to generation.  v: For You have said: “Mercy will be established forever; My truth will be prepared in the heavens.”

Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17 (Sunday)12Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. 13And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: 15“The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” 17From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

John 1:29-34 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.” 32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”


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

Magnify, O my soul, the most-pure Virgin Theotokos, more honorable than the heavenly hosts. No tongue knows how to praise you worthily, O Theotokos; / even Angels are overcome with awe praising you./ But since you are good, accept our faith;/ for you know our love inspired by God./ You are the defender of Christians, and we magnify you.

                        This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: Aramaic

Abunán debishmayyá
Our Father Who art in heaven
Yithkaddásh shemák
Hallowed be Thy Name
Tethé malkuthák
Thy kingdom come
Tehé sibiyonák
Thy will be done
Hekmá debishmayyá hekdén bar’á
On earth as it is in heaven
Lachmán deyómá hab lan yómá dén
Give us this day our daily bread
Ushbók lan hobén
And forgive us our trespasses 
Hek dishbáknan lehayyabén
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Ulá talínan lenisyoná 
And lead us not into temptation
Ellá passínan min bishá.
But deliver us from evil.


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