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November 14, 2021

The Holy Apostle Philip

I Corinthians 4:9-16: We hear St Paul speak to the Corinthians as their spiritual father and exhort them to imitate him in their actions.

Luke 10:25-37: From the Gospel reading we hear the parable of the Good Samaritan in which the Lord teaches us that to love one’s neighbor requires giving of our time and money in addition to prayers and good words.

Troparion of the Resurrection: Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women Disciples cast from them their parental condemnation, and proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying, Death has been spoiled. Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Troparion of St. Philip: O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with our merciful God to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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 Presentation of the Theotokos: The all-pure temple of the Saviour, the most precious bridal-chamber and Virgin, the treasure-house of the glory of God, today enters the Temple of the Lord, bringing with her the grace which is in the divine Spirit; whom also the angels of God do celebrate in song; for she is the heavenly tabernacle.

CALENDAR

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: All services listed on the calendar will be available through streaming and webcast.

Please continue to follow the CDC Guidelines to limit contagion and the spread of the COVID virus.

Sunday, November 14 (Holy Apostle Philip)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

Monday, November 15

[FAST OF THE NATIVITY BEGINS]

Father Herman off

Tuesday, November 16 (Apostle Matthew)


NO Services

Wednesday, November 17

6:30 p.m. — Advent Paraklesis

[NO
Parish Council Meeting — moved to December 8th]

Thursday, November 18

NO Services

Friday, November 19

NO Services

Saturday, November 20 (Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos)

4:45 p.m. — Choir Practice

6:00 p.m. — Great Vespers with Litia and Artoklasia (No Ninth Hour)

Sunday, November 21 (Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please be reminded that it is common Antiochian practice to tilt your head back and open your mouth to receive the Body and Blood. Please be aware of this when you approach the Chalice.

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

Eucharist Bread Schedule (MODIFIED Coffee Hour — Coffee, pre-packaged food**):

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

November 14 Katool Dansereau, Alaeetawi, Katool

November 20 (Sat. p.m.) Meadows (Artoklasia Bread)

November 21 Schelver Meadows, Pigott

November 28 Jones Schelver, Algood

We will continue to serve coffee (and juice for the children), and will now add pre-packaged snacks, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings. We will also continue to use the disposable cups and individual sweeteners and creamers. Please use the available hand sanitizer before using the air-pots to get your coffee. Coffee will be served inside the fellowship hall and people will be free to go outside or to sit inside. For those sitting inside, we ask that you spread out and provide some space for each other. Please DO NOT congregate in front of the coffee table or in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.

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

Reader Reading Page#

November 14 Walt Wood I Cor. 4:9-16 135

November 21 Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver Heb. 9:1-7 337

November 28 Sam Habeeb Eph. 2:4-10 202

Also, please remember that we still need your tithes and offerings which may be placed in the tithe box at the back of the nave or be mailed to: St. Peter Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 2084, Madison, MS 39130-2084.

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 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); Jay and Joanna; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ and their family; Emad and Natalia Alaeetawi and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham; Marilyn (Kyriake) Snell; Jack and Jill Weatherly; Darlene Amason and her family; Lottie Dabbs (Sh. Charlotte Algood’s mother), Sh. Charlotte and their family; Maria Costas (currently at St. Catherine’s Village); Eugene and Bea Berry.

If you are not feeling well, PLEASE do not attempt to come to the services. This also includes anyone who may have been exposed to you during this time. Also, please let Fr. Herman know if you are not feeling well and have COVID like symptoms.

Decorations Volunteers: If you are interested in decorating the church and the festal icon for the major feasts during the year, please see Sh. Charlotte or Kh. Nikki.

We will celebrate Fr. John’s Retirement as well as our 35th Anniversary and our annual visit from His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS on the weekend of March 5-6, 2022. More information will be coming on the festivities in the near future.

Sunnybrook Children’s Home has requested again this year that a monetary donation be made instead of Christmas gifts for their children. If you would like to make a donation, please write your check to the church and designate it “for Sunnybrook”. The church will then, in turn, write one check to Sunnybrook. If you do wish to make a donation, please have it in by December 1st.

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 8 Archangels Michael and Gabriel

November 9 Nektarios of Pentapolis

November 13 John Chrysostom (repose)

November 14 Apostle Philip

November 16 Apostle Matthew

November 21 Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

November 25 Great-martyrs Catherine and Mercurios

November 30 Apostle Andrew, the First-called

Instructions for streaming our services can be found on the parish website.

Dn. Richard is in charge of showing photos from St. Peter’s last 35 years for the celebration on March 5th. Please look through your photos and submit good selections to him within the next couple of weeks. They may be physical prints or digital clips. Be sure to put your name on them if you want them returned. The deadline for submitting your photos to Dn. Richard is the end of January. Suggested Categories:

Weddings, Baptisms, Chrismations Bible Studies

Fishing Trips Men’s and Women’s lunches

Retreats Angel Tree

Fall Festival Sunday School and Garden work

Stew Pot Work Days

Any other things involving the life of our parish

Calendar Items:

* The Ladies will meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children on behalf of our children. They will also enjoy a book study afterwards.

* The Ladies will meet for lunch on the last Tuesday of the month.

* The Fast of the Nativity begins tomorrow, November 15th. As is our usual custom in the parish, we will pray the Advent Paraklesis on Wednesday evenings in place of Daily Vespers. (There will be NO service, however, the evening of November 24th because of the Thanksgiving holiday.)

* The Parish Council Meeting on the November calendar has been moved from November 17th to December 8th and will address both months.

* We will celebrate the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple on Sunday morning, November 21st. We will have Great Vespers with Litia and Artoklasia the evening before.

* The feastday of St. Nicholas will be celebrated with Great Vespers with Litia and Artoklasia on Sunday evening, December 5th.

* The Christian Education classes will stage a St. Nicholas play during Coffee Hour on Sunday morning, December 12th.

* The next Workday at the Church is scheduled for Saturday, December 18th.

* His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS will be at St. Peter the weekend of March 5-6, 2022 to help us celebrate Fr. John’s retirement and our 35th anniversary as a parish. Please mark your calendars now.

Quotable: “Without God all blessedness is cursedness and woe, life is death, joy and sweetness are bitterness. To live with God is happiness in misfortune, riches in poverty, glory in dishonor, and consolation in sorrow. Without God there cannot be true repose, peace and consolation.”

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, Journey to Heaven

Worship: Sunday, November 21, 2021 (Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)

Scripture: Hebrews 9:1-7; Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28

Celebrant: Father Herman

Epistle Reader: Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver

Prosphora: Schelver

Coffee Hour: Meadows/Pigott