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Weekly Service Bulletin: January 21 St. Maximos the Confessor

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This Week at St. Marys

 Sunday, January 21 Sunday of Zacchaeus, St. Maximus the Confessor

  • 9:30 AM         Matins with Great Doxology
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (M-R)
  • 5:00 PM         Youth Group (Liu home, Vienna)
  • 6:00 PM         Men’s Group (Lin home, Alexandria)

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • 10:00 AM Mothers of Orthodox Pre-Schoolers

Wednesday, January 24 St. Xenia of Rome

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

 Friday, January 26 St. Paula of Rome

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

Saturday, January 27 Relics of St. John Chrysostom

  • 5:00 PM         Great Vespers with Confessions/ Beginning Triodion

Sunday, January 28 Sunday of Publican and Pharisee, St. Ephrem

  • 9:30 AM         Memorial: Maxim
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (S-Z/ Maxim Memorial meal)
  • 12:00 PM       Parish Assembly


Coming Up:

Feb. 2            Meeting of Our Lord w/ blessing of candles

Feb.4             Souper Bowl of Caring!               

Feb. 18          Forgiveness Sunday/ Cheesefare                    

Feb. 19          Beginning of Great Lent/ Great Canon begins       

Feb. 25          Sunday of Orthodoxy

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 8 Troparion        (for Maximus the Confessor)

Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship,/ enlightener of the universe and the adornment of hierarchs:/ all-wise Father Maximus, thy teachings have gleamed with light upon all things.// Intercede before Christ God to save our souls!

Tone 4 Troparion        (for Virgin-Martyr Agnes of Rome)

Your lamb Agnes, / calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice: / “I love You, my Bridegroom, / and in seeking You, I endure suffering. / In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, / and I died so that I might live with You. / Accept me as a pure sacrifice, / for I have offered myself in love.” / Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Tone 8             Kontakion     (Resurrection)

By rising from the tomb, Thou didst raise the dead and resurrected Adam./ Eve exults in Thy Resurrection,/ and the world celebrates Thy rising from the dead, O

greatly Merciful One!

Glory… Tone 8          Kontakion       (for Maximus the Confessor)

Let us the faithful fittingly praise the lover of the Trinity,/ the great Maximus who taught the God-inspired faith,/ that Christ is to be glorified in His two natures, wills, and energies;// and let us cry to him: “Rejoice, herald of the faith!”

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: (Arabic): Quddūsun Allāh, Quddūsun al-qawī, Quddūsun alladhī lā yamūt urḥamnā.


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


EPISTLE:           1 Timothy 4:9-15 9  This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. 10  For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 11  These things command and teach. 12  Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13  Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14  Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15  Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.


Tone 8 Alleluia! (Ps 94/95:1,2)  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! 


GOSPEL: Luke 19:1-10 1  Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2  Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3  And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4  So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. 5  And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6  So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. 7  But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” 8  Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” 9  And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10  for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” 


Join us Feb. 4 for the Souper Bowl of Caring! Please bring a canned good to support our FACETS collection in the narthex (visit for more info) and/or a donation for IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities).

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.


If you are visiting with us today, welcome!  It is a blessing for our parish to have you join us for this Divine Liturgy. If you are new to the Orthodox Church, feel free to watch, participate with us and ask the person next to you if you have any questions.

Please refrain from entering or exiting the Sanctuary during readings, processions, or the sermon. Please stay with us through the whole service and join us after!

To receive Communion in our church, one must be Orthodox, recently confessed, at peace with one’s fellows. All are welcome to greet and receive blessed bread from the priest at the end of the service.

Following Divine Liturgy, you are most welcome to join us in our fellowship hall for our coffee hour fellowship, and be sure to fill out a visitor card in the entryway (narthex).  Again, Welcome!

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