Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born for our salvation of the Virgin. In His Good Will He was lifted up on the Cross in the flesh to suffer death and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection. Tropar of the Triodion, Tone 2
We venerate Your undefiled icon, O Good One, asking You to forgive our transgressions, O Christ God. In Your good will it please You to ascend the Cross in the flesh to deliver from enslavement to the enemy those whom You had fashioned. Therefore, we cry out to You in thanksgiving; You have filled all things with joy, O Saviour; for You have come to save the world. Tropar of the Church, Tone 1
In giving birth, you preserved your virginity. In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, Birth-Giver of God. You were translated to life, Mother of Life, and through your prayers you deliver our souls from death. Glory… Kondak of the Triodion, Tone 8
The uncircumscribed Word of the Father became circumscribed, taking flesh from you, Birth-Giver of God. He has restored the tarnished image to its ancient glory, filling it with divine beauty. We confess this our salvation in word and deed. Now and ever… Bohorodychnyi, Tone 5
Rejoice, Impassible Gateway of the Lord. Rejoice, Wall and Protection for those who take refuge in you. Rejoice, Haven untroubled by storms. Rejoice,, you who have not known wedlock, yet gave birth in the flesh to your Creator and God. Fail not in your prayers on behalf of those who venerate and praise your birthgiving. Prokimen, Tone 4
Blessed are Your, Lord God of our Fathers, praise and glorified is Your Name to the ages.
Verse: For You are righteous in all that you have done. Alleluia Verses, Tone 4
Moses and Aaron are amongst His Priests and Samuel amongst those who call upon His Name.
They called upon the Lord and he answered them. Communion Hymn:
Praise the Lord from the Heavens, praise Him in the Highest. Alleluia (3X).
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous; praise befits the upright. Alleluia (3X).
LITURGICAL CALENDAR, MENEION AND READINGS: Sun. 4 (20 Feb) Mar. 1st Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone 5
Fast Day: Wine & OilThe Triumph of Orthodoxy.
8:30 a.m. Third & Sixth Hours
Holy Mystery of Repentance
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
4:00 p.m. Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers
04 Mar… Alex Lubianecki (’53), Fr. William Wojciechowskyj (’96)
05 Mar… Michael Magerka (’57), Fr. Michael Mostensky (’70), Fr. Petro Oparenko (’70)
06 Mar… Fr. Volodymyr Pylypec (’70)
07 Mar… Mary Werbicky (’68)
08 Mar… Anatolij Bulawka (’93)
09 Mar… Walter Zarayko (’94)
10 Mar… Michael Andrushkiw (’31), John Zyrebecky (’76), Mary Praetorius (’05)
VICHNAJA PAMJAT’! - MEMORY ETERNAL! BIRTHDAYS:
07 Mar… John Hnatow, Jr.
MNOHAJA LITA! - MANY YEARS! WE PRAY FOR THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF: John Hnatow, Sr., Martin & Xenia Sheska, Mary Lee Leszczuk, Michael Smallen, Anna Pristash, Thea Scioscia, Emma Krasnopera, Mary Kereb, Pauline Bollent, John Hewko, James Osmun, Walter & Tessie Kuchinos, Stanley & Stephania Teply, Brendan Phillips, Mikhail Rudchuk, Jessie Hnatow, Jessica Meashock, Martha Marakovits, Mary Doncsecz, Carol Meyers, Heather Burkhart, Leonid Maculush, Melissa Dulin, Erin Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Keysock.
90TH ANNIVERSARY DONATIONS (TO DATE): As had been passed at our annual parish meeting in January, 2012, in honour of celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of our church, we will be renovating the interior of the church. The first phase (painting) has been achieved, soon we will be moving on to installing new (ceramic) flooring in the Holy Place (behind the iconostas) and the open floor area in front of the iconostas. The whole project is estimated at a cost of $50,000.
All parishioners have received in the mail a letter requesting donations and/or pledges for the upcoming year which will culminate in a visitation and celebration of the Divine Liturgy by His Eminence Archbishop ANTONY on Sunday, 30 September, 2012. This will be followed by a banquet at the Sts. Peter & Paul Centre (Hungarian Hall).
ADULT ENRICHMENT: Sunday, following Divine Liturgy. Topics:
Cultist at My Door; An Orthodox Examination of the Mormons and Jehovah’ Witnesses
2) What About the Non-Orthodox?
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
THE SR UOL SPONSORED LENTEN TALK:
SUNDAY, 1 APRIL, FOLLOWING LENTEN VESPERS AT 4:00 P.M.
The theme: Grave Matters. What Every Orthodox Christian Should Know Concerning the Sacredness of the Body and the Final Rest of the Soul.
All parishioners are invited to attend. This year’s guest speaker will be Nikos Elias and Orthodox funeral director from Allentown. Nikos will speak and answer questions on the topics “Green” funerals, selecting and purchasing an Orthodox casket and all things dealing with “final” preparations. Fr. Bazyl will complement the talk from an Orthodox theological perspective.
JR UOL DONATION TO MISSIONS SUNDAY (26 Feb.): $100.00.
ANOUNCEMENT FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL: Please ensure that all Christmas decorations at our parish cemetery be removed.
SR UOL MEETING: 18 March, following Divine Liturgy.
JR UOL MEETING: Sunday, 11 March.
THE FOLLOWING SIGN-UP SHEETS ARE AVAILABLE DURING COFFEE HOUR:
JR UOL PASCHA ORDERS: $6.00. Pick-up on 8 April, 2012.
JR UOL LENTEN BEAN SOUP (dry mix): $5.00. Will be sold on 18 March.
SR. UOL CHEESECAKES: $15.00. Deadline for orders, 18 March;
pick-up, 8 April, 2012 SUNDAY, 18 MARCH:
Cataract Press from Clifton, NJ will visit our parish with a large selection of Ukrainian books, both in Ukrainian and in English, including religious, academic, history, literature, dictionaries, arts and crafts, and children’s. D-V-Ds, greeting cards, scarves and embroidery are also available.
The focus of the display will be paschal and includes pysanky, dyes and beeswax, egg wraps, wooden eggs, egg stands, basket covers, and books in English and Ukrainian on how to celebrate an Ukrainian Pascha.
These will be displayed in the church hall.
10% of the proceeds will be donated to our parish. We encourage our members and guests to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity.
ANNOUNCING: “FOLLOW ME”… LENTEN RETREAT, focusing on the Services of Great Lent. Sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox League, open to adults and adolescents. Saturday, 24 March, 2012. Speakers include: His Grace Bishop DANIEL, Mother Raphaela, V. Rev. Myron Oryhon. NEW LOCATION!!! – St. Francis Centre for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Rd., Bethlehem, Pa. Retreat registration rate $40.00 (late rate registration, additional $10.00 if mailed after 3/10/12). Retreat is one full day, including all meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner. For more information contact Oleh or Natalie Bilynsky at email@example.com or call (610) 892-7315. Registration forms may be acquired from Linda Winters or Fr. Bazyl. WE THANK MR. JOHN HNATOW – OUR PARISH’ WEBMASTER for the great work he has done and continues to perform by maintaining our website:holyassumption.org. If anyone has interesting information (parish life, Holy Orthodoxy etc), please send it by email to John: firstname.lastname@example.org THE SECOND COLLECTION has been designated towards funding the snow removal from the parish’ property through the upcoming season. Please note that this collection in April will be designated towards the cost of installing new flooring in the church. BUCKS-FOR-A-BAG: as we begin a new year of pyrohy making, we ask you kindly to support our pyrohonya project by donating $15.00 to sponsor a bag of potatoes.
PYROHY SCHEDULE, 2011 – 2012: March 15; April 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31.
To place orders, please contact ‘Kash’ Kochenash at (610) 262-3947. GIANT SUPERMARKET COUPONS: Martha Dowling has coupons for sale at $25.00, $50.00, $100.00. 5% of the profits will go to the church. All proceeds are designated for the 90th anniversary celebrations of our parish. NORTHAMPTON FOODBANK DONATIONS: there continues to be a dire need for foodstuffs to assist our neighbors. As you know, our parish’ remit from the food bank is to contribute baby-food, but any other non-perishables will be accepted gladly. There is a cupboard for the collection of donations in the church hall.
OCMC AGAPE DONATIONS: $40.00. Thank you for your support of Orthodox missions. Your efforts are yielding great results around the world.