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Beheading of St. John the Baptist : Troparion Tone 2 The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise, but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner. You were shown in truth to be the most honorable of the Prophets. for you deemed worthy to baptize in the streams of the Jordan Him Whom they foretold. Therefore, having suffered for the truth with joy,you proclaimed to those in hell God Who appeared in the flesh ,//ho takes away the sin of the world and grants us grant us great mercy.
LOCAL HAPPENINGS: A number of our sister parishes in the area are having social events over the next few weeks. Included in them are #1.: 3rd Annual Orthodox Food Festival-September 19th & 20th , St George Serbian Orthodox Church , Hermitage, PA. #2 Lamb & Chicken roast September 20th (Noon – 4PM. ) St. Mark Antiochian Orthodox Church- Liberty, OH.. #3. Mid-East Hafli – October 3rd sponsored by St. Mark, at St. Anne Parish Hall- Austintown, Ohio #4. Something Russian Festival – October 6th & 7th – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church – Mogadore, OH.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE IN Ukraine: AT LEAST 6,350 people Killed, driven by “Russians & Separatists”, 1,000 plus Missing,. 1500 Wounded & at Least 2,000,000 Displaced. MAY GOD BLESS THEM IN THIS THEIR TIME OF NEED, AND MY ALMIGHTY GOD ALSO BLESS AMERICA. Posted July 4th 2015.
*WE ARE BACK TO STARTING AT 10 Am. In SEPT.– Except Sunday Sept. 20th – which will begin at 9 Am. because of the FOOD FESTIVAL.
FOOTNOTES : on the season : THE TRANSFIGURATION OF XC , Aug. 6th MATINS GOSPEL-from St. Luke, tells us that Moses & Elias spoke of HIS DEPARTURE WHICH HE WAS TO ACCOMPLISH.
As the days pass to the Saturday Before the Elevation of the Holy Cross / St. Matthew’s Gospel says ” Whoever does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”
Sunday before EHC, St. John’s says, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so most the SON OF MAN be lifted up. That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
(STRICK FAST ) +EHC, 40 days after The Transfiguration of XC:( Matins ) St John tells us “and when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to Myself.” +EHC (Divine Liturgy) takes us to the Passion “and He went out, bearing His Own Cross, to the place called ” the place of the skull.”
Saturday after EHC: St. John’s Gospel says “When you have lifted up the SON of MAN, Then you will know that I AM HE,”….and when He spoke thus, many believed in HIM.
Sunday After EHC St. Mark ” If any man would come after ME, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow ME..”.
The Cross is Life Saving. For What Can A Man Give In Return For His Soul – For Whoever Is Ashamed of Me And My Words In This Adulterous & Sinful Generation, Of Him Will The Son Of Man Also Be Ashamed,,,
PLEASE make an effort to attend all church services during September, the beginning of the New Church Year.
We have been called by our Lord for a sacred mission, to share the Gospel of truth and to be witnesses of His love. As He said to His disciples, He says to each of us, ‘You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit”,(John 15:16) When we recognize that we are chosen, and we follow His will and go to all in need of His Grace, we will bear great and enduring fruit in the lives of others.
Our mission in this world and the fruit of our witness of love of Christ are made possible by the transformation of our own lives; a transformation made possible through our faith and communion with Him. In addition, as He has chosen and appointed us to have an abundant life in Him, He also sends us to bear fruit in others. When we go and share the love of God through worship, teaching and preaching , and special missions and ministries, we will see the fruit of healing, peace, hope, and life produced in the lives of people around us and throughout the world.
Sign up for UKRAINIAN DANCING CLASSES . WITH CAROL NOVOSEL, TUESDAY THE 25th of Aug. at 6:30 Pm .in the parish hall.// Pl4ease note that the children are back in school. IT’s OFFICIAL: OUR DANCERS BEGAN A NEW ” ST. JOHN Ukrainian Dance Group ” Thursday June 19th
http://www.pokrov.org/orthodoxys-sad-decline-in-america/ THE WAY OF THE WORLD TODAY.
WATERFIRE Sharon Pa. Art- Music -Dance- Food 2015 Events -Saturday, September 26th, Noon – 11Pm. Lighting Ceremony at Dusk // Fire & Music on the River until 11:30 Pm. http://www.waterfiresharonpa.org —— firstname.lastname@example.org