Monthly Archives: October 2019

11/3 announcements

November 3, 2019

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Galatians 1:11-19: St. Paul defends his ministry in his letter to the Galatians, telling them of how his former way of life was changed by a direct revelation from the Lord, and of his actions immediately afterwards.

Luke 16:19-31: In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, our Lord teaches us that giving mercy to others, regardless of the form, is essential to holiness.

Troparion of the Resurrection: Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad; for the Lord hath done a mighty act with his own arm. He hath trampled down death and become the First-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Troparion of the Persian Martyrs: Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons= strengthless presumption. O Christ our God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Troparion of St. George: Since thou art a liberator and deliverer of captives, a help and support of the poor and needy, a healing physician of the sick, a contender and fighter from kings, O great among Martyrs, the victory-clad George; intercede with Christ God for the salvation of souls.

Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter: O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou dost preside over the Apostles by the precious chains which thou didst bear. We venerate them with faith and beseech thee that by thine intercessions we be granted the great mercy.

Kontakion of the Theotokos: O undisputed intercessor of Christians, O mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator, turn not away from the voice of our petitions though we be sinners; come to us in time, who cry to thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.

CALENDAR

Sunday, November 3 (Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, November 4

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, November 5

NO Daily Orthros

Wednesday, November 6

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

Thursday, November 7

NO Daily Orthros

Friday, November 8 (Archangels Michael and Gabriel)

[Bishop
NICHOLAS arrives for Arch-pastoral visit]

6:00 p.m. — Dinner with Parish Council

Saturday, November 9 (Nektarios of Pentapolis)

8:00 a.m. — Breakfast with men

10:00 A.M. — Liturgical Meeting with Clergy, Sh. Margaret and Reader Basil

11:30 a.m. — Luncheon with ladies

3:00 p.m. — Bishop meets with Dn. Herman

4:00 p.m. — Bishop meets with children

4:45 p.m. — Reception of Bishop NICHOLAS

5:00 p.m. — Great Vespers

6:00 p.m. — Dinner with young adults

Sunday, November 10 (Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the Ordination to the Holy Priesthood

of Dn. Herman Lasseter

12:00 p.m. — Banquet in honor of the newly ordained Fr. Herman

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Joneses for the Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn yesterday morning and by the Davises for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

November 3 Davis Baker/D. Root/Dansereau

November 10 Meadows BANQUET

November 17 D. Root Katool/Davis/BaBa/Algood

November 20 (Wed. p.m.) Katool (Artoklasia Bread) NO MEAL

(Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)

November 24 Karam Schelver/Karam/Pacurari

Schedule for Epistle Readers – Page numbers refer to the Apostolos (book of the Epistles) located on the front pew. Please be sure to use this book when you read.

Reader Reading Page#

November 3 Sam Habeeb Gal. 1:11-19 188

November 10 Walt Wood Gal. 2:16-20 193

November 17 Sh. Charlotte Algood Gal. 6:11-18 198

November 24 Warren Strain Eph. 2:14-22 207

Please be reminded of the following:

Be very careful with the Blessed Bread when you take it after communion. Because this bread has been blessed, we should take care not to let crumbs fall on the floor. Parents, especially, please help your children to choose a small piece and treat it carefully.

Also, at the end of the liturgy, maintain a prayerful disposition during the veneration of the cross as the prayers of thanksgiving after communion are still underway. Please exchange your greetings with each other in the Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.

Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.

Please be reminded that the Sacristy/Vestry which is adjacent to and behind the altar in our church is considered by the Orthodox Church to be part of the Sanctuary (Altar area) and should not be entered without the blessing of the priest for a specific purpose. If you need to speak with a member of the clergy while they are in the Sanctuary, please ask them to come to you in the nave.

Please remember the following in your prayers: Steve, Sheryl Chamblee; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Lynda Costas; Fr. Nicholas, Kh. Jan and Angelina Speier; David Morris and his family; Vernie Meadows, Fr. James and Kh. Sharon and their family; Dn. Noah and Sh. Beth Ann (Baker) Pappas, the Reader Basil and Brenda and all of the Baker family; Chris and Rebecca Dansereau and their daughters; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ and their family; Emad and Natalia Alaeetawi and their family.

Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers.

Please keep Maria Costas in your prayers. She is hospitalized at Baptist Hospital. She would be happy to have any visitors who can come.

Elder Sophrony, the founder of St. John the Baptist Monastery in Essex, England was recently canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Monastery is the home of Sister Magdalene who has spoken here at our church. St. Sophrony was also the spiritual father of Dr. Christopher Veniamen who has also spoken at St. Peter’s.

There will be no Daily Orthros on weekdays until the Fast of the Nativity, which begins on November 15th.

Calendar Items:

* The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month. However, they will meet on the third Thursday in July (only).

* The Ladies of St. Peter meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children.

* The Ladies of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the last Tuesday of the month.

* Bishop NICHOLAS will make his next arch-pastoral visit to St. Peter on the weekend of November 8-10. Dn. Herman Lasseter will be ordained into the priesthood that Sunday. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

* Daily Orthros will resume with the Fast of the Nativity, which begins on November 15th.

* We will celebrate the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple with Great Vespers with Litia and Artoklasia on Wednesday evening, November 20th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

If severe weather is in the area please check our website or facebook page for information on services. If it is ever necessary to cancel any of our services due to severe weather conditions, this will be posted on those sites.

For Parents: Children in the nursery during Coffee Hour MUST be supervised just as they are on the playground. This room is used for Sunday School each week. Children who are unsupervised create disarray and use materials set aside for the teaching of Christian Education. This creates extra work for the Sunday School teachers who have to come in and set the room in order before class or who find supplies depleted unexpectedly. A parent must be in the room with their children at all times. Please help us with this! — Fr. John

Fasting Discipline for November

In November, the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on Wednesdays and Fridays until the 15th of the month, when the Fast of the Nativity begins. During this fast the traditional fasting discipline is observed each day of the week. Note, however, through December 19th there is a katlysis on Tuesdays and Thursdays when wine and oil are permitted, and on Saturdays and Sundays when fish, wine and oil are permitted.

Major Commemorations for November

November 3 Dedication of the Church of St. George

November 8 Archangels Michael and Gabriel

November 9 Nektarios of Pentapolis

November 13 John Chrysostom (repose)

November 16 Apostle and Evangelist Matthew

November 21 Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

November 25 Great-martyrs Catherine and Mercurios

November 30 Apostle Andrew-the First-called

Unsupervised children in the Kitchen: For health and safety concerns children are not to be allowed in the kitchen unless accompanied by a parent. Please get ice for your children and do NOT allow them to use the icemaker themselves.

ead of ManHead of Maonasteries

Quotable: “First of all, man becomes aware of his own sin, but he gradually discovers that his fall replicates the original transgression of our forefather Adam, as described in Holy Scripture. Illuminated by the grace of understanding and the witness of the Scriptures regarding man’s condition, the penitent begins to discern the design and purpose of man conceived by the Divine counsel ‘before the world began’ (2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 1:2). This leads him to distinguish in his heart the image of Christ, in accordance with which he was formed, but from which he fell. He then comes to an awareness of the wider ontological dimensions of his sin—as a crime against the Father’s love, a falling away from the pre-eternal Person of the Creator, and as suicide on the level of eternity.”

Archimandrite Zacharias, The Hidden Man of the Heart

Worship: Sunday, November 10, 2019 (Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: Galatians 2:16-20; Luke 10:25-37

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Walt Wood

Prosphora: Meadows

Coffee Hour: BANQUET

Kh. Janet and the Banquet Committee

10/27 announcements

October 27, 2019
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

II Corinthians 11:31-12:9: Today we hear St Paul encourage the Corinthian church not to engage in boasting about their greatness in this or that, but rather to boast as he does, in their weaknesses that the Lord has made strong.

Luke 8:41-56: From the Gospel of Luke we hear of Jesus healing a woman with a hemorrhage and raising a young girl from death; showing His desire to heal suffering and to respond to the faith of those who come to Him.

Troparion of the Resurrection: When thou, O immortal Life, didst humble thyself unto death, then didst thou destroy death by the brightness of thy Godhead; and when thou didst raise the bowels of the earth, then all the heavenly powers exclaimed, O Christ, thou art the Giver of life! Glory to thee, O our God!

Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter: O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou dost preside over the Apostles by the precious chains which thou didst bear. We venerate them with faith and beseech thee that by thine intercessions we be granted the great mercy.

Kontakion of the Theotokos: O undisputed intercessor of Christians, O mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator, turn not away from the voice of our petitions though we be sinners; come to us in time, who cry to thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.
CALENDAR

Sunday, October 27 (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m.

10/20 announcements

October 20, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

II Corinthians 9:6-11: Reading in II Corinthians we hear St Paul encourage the church to minister gen­erously to others, knowing this, that God will grant grace in abundant measure to those who serve oth­ers.

Luke 8:26-39: From the reading in St Luke, we see Jesus heal a man possessed by demons; in do­ing so, Jesus demonstrates His authority over His creation, even when it rebels against Him.

Troparion of the Resurrection: The stone being sealed by the Jews, and thy pure body being guarded by the soldiers, thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world. Wherefore, the heavenly powers acclaimed thee, O Giver of life, crying, Glory to thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to thy kingdom! Glory to thy gracious providence, O only Lover of mankind.

Troparion of St. Artemius the Great-martyr: Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crown of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons= strengthless presumption. O Christ our God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter: O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou dost preside over the Apostles by the precious chains which thou didst bear. We venerate them with faith and beseech thee that by thine intercessions we be granted the great mercy.

Kontakion of the Theotokos: O undisputed intercessor of Christians, O mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator, turn not away from the voice of our petitions though we be sinners; come to us in time, who cry to thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.

CALENDAR

Sunday, October 20 (Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, October 21

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, October 22

NO Daily Orthros

Wednesday, October 23 (Apostle James, the Brother of the Lord)

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

7:30 p.m. — Parish Council Meeting

Thursday, October 24

NO Daily Orthros

Friday, October 25

Saturday, October 26 (Great-martyr Demetrios)

9:00 a.m. — Orthodox Women’s Retreat at Holy Resurrection

5:45 p.m. — Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers

Sunday, October 27 (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eucharist Bread …was offered by Schelvers for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

October 20 Schelver Stewart/Meadows

October 27 Morris Pigott/Dabit/Strain/Lavric

November 2 (Sat. a.m.) Jones Karen Cooper/Anastasia Jones

(Feast of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn)

November 3 Meadows Baker/D. Root/Dansereau

November 10 Davis BANQUET

November 17 D. Root Katool/Davis/BaBa/Algood

November 20 (Wed. p.m.) Katool (Artoklasia Bread) NO MEAL

(Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)

November 24 Karam Schelver/Karam/Pacurari

Schedule for Epistle Readers – Page numbers refer to the Apostolos (book of the Epistles) located on the front pew. Please be sure to use this book when you read.

Reader Reading Page#

October 20 Sh. Charlotte Algood II Cor. 9:6-11 178

October 27 Mildred Morris II Cor. 11:31-12:9 183

November 2 (Sat. a.m.) Brenda Baker Heb. 7:26-8:2 334

November 3 Sam Habeeb Gal. 1:11-19 188

November 10 Walt Wood Gal. 2:16-20 193

November 17 Sh. Charlotte Algood Gal. 6:11-18 198

November 24 Warren Strain Eph. 2:14-22 207

Please be reminded that the Sacristy/Vestry which is adjacent to and behind the altar in our church is considered by the Orthodox Church to be part of the Sanctuary (Altar area) and should not be entered without the blessing of the priest for a specific purpose. If you need to speak with a member of the clergy while they are in the Sanctuary, please ask them to come to you in the nave.

Please be reminded of the following:

Be very careful with the Blessed Bread when you take it after communion. Because this bread has been blessed, we should take care not to let crumbs fall on the floor. Parents, especially, please help your children to choose a small piece and treat it carefully.

Also, at the end of the liturgy, maintain a prayerful disposition during the veneration of the cross as the prayers of thanksgiving after communion are still underway. Please exchange your greetings with each other in the Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.

Please remember the following in your prayers: Steve, Sheryl Chamblee; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Lynda Costas; Fr. Nicholas, Kh. Jan and Angelina Speier; David Morris and his family; Vernie Meadows, Fr. James and Kh. Sharon and their family; Dn. Noah and Sh. Beth Ann (Baker) Pappas, the Reader Basil and Brenda and all of the Baker family; Chris and Rebecca Dansereau and their daughters; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ and their family; Emad and Natalia Alaeetawi and their family.

Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.

Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers.

Please keep Maria Costas in your prayers. She is hospitalized at Baptist Hospital with a serious staph infection.

We welcome the Miller Family, Chad, Sarah, Katie, Timothy, Anna and Isaac as catechumens at St. Peter! Please keep them in your prayers.

There will be no Daily Orthros on weekdays until the Fast of the Nativity, which begins on November 15th.

Many thanks to all who helped with our Fall festival yesterday! Thanks especially to Anna Kathryn Stewart for coordinating the event!

The schedule for Bishop NICHOLAS’ visit on the week-end of November 8-10 will be forthcoming in the near future.

Calendar Items:

* The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month. However, they will meet on the third Thursday in July (only).

* The Ladies of St. Peter meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children.

* The Ladies of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the last Tuesday of the month.

* The Women’s Pan-Orthodox Retreat will be held at Holy Resurrection THIS Saturday, October 26th.

* We will celebrate the Feastday of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning, November 2nd, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

* Bishop NICHOLAS will make his next arch-pastoral visit to St. Peter on the weekend of November 8-10. Dn. Herman Lasseter will be ordained into the priesthood that Sunday. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

* Daily Orthros will resume with the Fast of the Nativity, which begins on November 15th.

Directory update: Davis Bourne has a new address:

4661 Trawick Drive

Jackson, MS 39211

Fasting Discipline for October

In October, the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.

Major Commemorations for October

October 23 Apostle James, Brother of the Lord

October 26 Great-martyr Demetrios

2019 Orthodox Women’s Retreat: The fifth annual Orthodox Women’s Retreat is scheduled for the last Saturday of October at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton, MS. We are honored to have Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery, Vashon Island, Washington, as our speaker. The ladies of Holy Resurrection, Holy Trinity-St. John the Theologian, and St. Peter Orthodox Churches look forward to hosting you on October 26th. Flyers and registration forms are available in the hallway outside the nave.

Unsupervised children in the Kitchen: For health and safety concerns children are not to be allowed in the kitchen unless accompanied by a parent. Please get ice for your children and do NOT allow them to use the icemaker themselves.

If severe weather is in the area please check our website or facebook page for information on services. If it is ever necessary to cancel any of our services due to severe weather conditions, this will be posted on those sites.

For Parents: Children in the nursery during Coffee Hour MUST be supervised just as they are on the playground. This room is used for Sunday School each week. Children who are unsupervised create disarray and use materials set aside for the teaching of Christian Education. This creates extra work for the Sunday School teachers who have to come in and set the room in order before class or who find supplies depleted unexpectedly. A parent must be in the room with their children at all times. Please help us with this! — Fr. John

ead of ManHead of Maonasteries

Quotable: “The grace of mindfulness of death must, however, be cultivated, because it unites man with the personal God of Revelation. As he perceives the magnitude of his fall and begins to dread the consequences of sin, he cleaves to God in fear, and this fear of God humbles his heart in all its depth. The heart has now been discovered and rekindled, and there is new strength in his prayer of repentance. He becomes an expression of the biblical truth about man, who is described as a ‘deep heart’ (Ps. 64:6) thirsting after that sense of divinity which alone satisfies his nous (cf. Prov. 15:14 Lxx).”

Archimandrite Zacharias, The Hidden Man of the Heart

Worship: Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: II Corinthians 11:31-12:9; Luke 8:41-56

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Mildred Morris

Prosphora: Morris

Coffee Hour: Pigott/Dabit/Strain/Lavric