June 19, 2022
Second Sunday after Pentecost
Romans 2:10-16: Brethren, glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek; for there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law; and as many as have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law (for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God but the doers of the Law are justified. For when the nations who do not have the Law do by nature the things contained in the Law, these then, in spite of not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, and their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them) in the day when God judges the secrets of persons, according to my gospel, through Jesus Christ.
Matthew 4:18-23: At that time, as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. And going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.
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 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.
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, June 26 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)
9:00 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)
10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)
Monday, June 27
Father Herman off
Tuesday, June 28
6:00 p.m. — Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, June 29 (Chief Apostles Peter and Paul)
6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers
Thursday, June 30 (Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles)
Friday, July 1 (Cosmas and Damian of Rome)
Saturday, July 2 (Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos)
Sunday, July 3 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)
9:00 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)
10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)
The Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Karams for the Divine Liturgy this morning.
Eucharist Bread Schedule:
Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour
June 26 Karam Lasseter/Pacurari/Miller
June 28 (Tues. p.m.) Brock D. Root/Baker/Cooper
July 3 R. Root Henderson/Jones
July 10 Pacurari POT LUCK MEAL
July 17 Baker Ellis/Zouboukos/Waites
July 24 Henderson Meadows/Pigott
July 31 Algood Algood/Schelver
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#
June 26 Sam Habeeb Rom. 2:10-16 90
June 28 (Tues. p.m.) Walt Wood II Cor. 11:21-33; 12:6-9 389
July 3 Sam Habeeb Rom. 5:1-10 96
July 10 Sh. Charlotte Algood II Tim. 2:1-10 328
July 17 Kh. Sharon Meadows Titus 3:8-15 322
July 24 Ian Jones Rom. 12:6-14 113
July 31 Brenda Baker Rom. 15:1-7 119
Also, please remember that we still need your tithes and offerings which may be placed in the tray that is passed during the Divine Liturgy, 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: Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Lamia Dabit and her family; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Jay and Joanna Davis; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver and their family; Kathy Willingham; Marilyn (Kyriake) Snell; Jack and Jill Weatherly; Lottie Dabbs (Sh. Charlotte Algood’s mother), Sh. Charlotte and their family; Maria Costas (currently at St. Catherine’s Village); Reader Basil and Brenda Baker and their family; Buddy Cooper.
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.
PARENTS, a problem has arisen due to the nursery room being left messy after Coffee Hour. No food of any kind should be taken into that room. Also, it is necessary for a parent to be in the room whenever their children are in there playing. Thank you for your assistance with this.
Instructions for streaming our services can be found on the parish website.
Camp St. Thekla dates: The dates for Camp St. Thekla are: Session 1 is June 26 – July 2 and Session 2 is July 3 – 9.
Congratulations to Sophie Dansereau and Virginia Stewart who received awards for the Creative Arts Festival at the Parish Life Conference. Sophie received Second Place in the Fifth Grade group and Virginia received First Place in the Sixth Grade group. Everyone who submitted art work did a wonderful job!
* The men of the parish meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month.
* The Ladies 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.
* The Ladies meet for lunch on the last Tuesday of the month.
* We will celebrate the Feastday of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul with Orthros followed by Divine liturgy on Tuesday evening, June 28th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
* Father Herman will be helping to lead a retreat at the Antiochian Village, July 3-9.
* The Clergy Symposium will be held at the Antiochian Village, July 18-23.
* Vacation Church School is scheduled for July 28-30. Parents, mark your calendar now.
* The remaining date for Stewpot for 2022 is Saturday, September 3rd.
Fasting Discipline for June/July
This year, the Apostles’ Fast begins on Monday, June 20th and runs through June 28th. During this time, the traditional fasting discipline will be observed on each day of the week, except for Saturday and Sunday when fish, wine and oil are permitted. In July 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 June/July
June 29 Chief Apostles Peter and Paul
June 30 Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles
July 1 Cosmas and Damian of Rome
July 2 Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos
July 5 Athanasios of Athos
July 11 Euphemia the all-praised
July 17 Great-martyr Marina
July 20 Prophet Elias
July 25 Dormition of Righteous Anna
July 27 Great-martyr Panteleimon
Quotable “Be careful not to waste your precious energies on redundant worries and vanities, which will turn to dust one day. When you do this, you not only tire your body, but you also scatter your mind aimlessly, offering God only your fatigue and yawns at the time of prayer—much like the sacrifice offered by Cain. It follows that your inner state will be like that of Cain’s: you will be full of anxiety and sighs, provoked by the devil standing by your side.”
St. Paisios the Athonite
Worship: Sunday, July 3, 2022 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)
Scripture: Romans 5:1-10; Matthew 6:22-33
Celebrant: Father Herman
Epistle Reader: Sam Habeeb
Prosphora: R. Root
Coffee Hour: Henderson/Jones