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Weekly Service Bulletin: December 17 The Holy Forefathers and Foremothers

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This Week at St. Marys

 Sunday, December 17 Sunday of the Holy Forefathers, Prophet Daniel and the Three Youths

  • 9:30 AM         Matins with Great Doxology
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy 
  • 11:45 AM      Fellowship
  • 12:00 Noon  Memorial: Kozemchak
  • 1:00 PM         Youth Group Field Trip to Nat. Geo. Museum
  • 6:00 PM         Men’s Discussion Group (@Huang home)

Wednesday, December 20 St. Ignatius of Antioch

  • 7:00 AM         Divine Liturgy
  • 7:00 PM         Vespers with Confession

Friday, December 22 Greatmartyr Anastasia

  • 10:00 AM      Royal Hours

Saturday, December 23 Saturday before Nativity

  • 10:00 AM      Divine Liturgy
  • 5:00 PM         Vespers with Confessions

Sunday, December 24 Sunday before Nativity, Martyr Eugenia

  • 9:30 AM         Matins with Great Doxology
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:45 AM      Fellowship
  • 5:00 PM         Nativity Vespers
  • 10:00 PM      Candlelight Nativity Vigil

Monday, December 25 Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

  • 10:00 AM      Christmas Liturgy
  • 11:30 AM      Christmas Strata Brunch

 Coming Up:

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Te Deum       Jan. 1 New Year’s Day/ St. Basil

Jan. 5 Eve of Theophany            Jan. 6 Theophany/ Baptism of Our Lord

Jan. 7 St. John Dinner/ House Blessing Season begins!

Movable Portions of the Liturgy

Tone 3 Troparion of the Resurrection

Let the heavens rejoice!  Let the earth be glad!  For the Lord has shown strength with His arm!  He has tramped 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 the world great mercy.

 Tone 2 Troparion       (Forefathers)

Through faith You justified the Forefathers,/ betrothing through them the Church of the gentiles./ These saints exult  in glory,/ for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit:/ she who bore You without seed.// So by their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us!

 Kontakion of the Resurrection Tone 3

On this day Thou didst rise from the tomb, O Merciful One, leading us from the gates of death.  On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices.  With the prophets and patriarchs they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Thy Power.

 Glory… Kontakion   (Holy Forefathers-3 Youths)

You did not worship the graven image,/ O thrice-blessed ones,/ but armed with the immaterial Essence of God,/ you were glorified in a trial by fire./ From the midst of unbearable flames you called on God, crying:/ “Hasten, O compassionate One!/ Speedily come to our aid,// for You are merciful and able to do as You will!”

 Tone 3 Now and Ever… Kontakion for the Pre-feast of the Nativity

 The Virgin cometh today to the cave to give birth, ineffably to bring forth the Word eternal. Therefore, rejoice O earth at the message with the angels and shepherds give glory to him who shall appear by his own will as a young child, he who is from eternity God.

 PROKEIMENON  (Tone 4) Blessed art Thou, O Lord God of our Fathers and praised and glorified is Thy name forever! Vs. For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done for us! (Song of the Three, vs. 3-4)

 EPISTLE: Colossians 3:4-11

Brethren,  4When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. 5Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. 8But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

 Alleluia: Moses and Aaron were among His priests; and Samuel among them that called on His name! Verse: They called to the Lord and He answered them. (Ps. 99:6)

 GOSPEL:  Luke 14:16-24

The Lord spoke this parable, 16… “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, 17“and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18“But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 19“And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 20“Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21“So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 22“And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ 23“Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24‘For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”

 Please consider a flower/ poinsettia donation this December in honor or memory of your loved ones. Special envelopes are available in the narthex.

 This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: French

Notre Père qui es aux cieux

Que Ton Nom soit sanctifié,

Que Ton Règne arrive,

Que Ta Volonté soit faite /

sur la terre comme au ciel.

Donne-nous aujourd’hui / notre pain substantiel

Et remets-nous nos dettes / comme nous remettons à nos débiteurs,

Et ne nous soumets pas à l’épreuve,

Mais délivre-nous du Malin.

 Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire, du Père, du Fils et du Saint-Esprit, pour les siècles des siècles.

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