The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to St. Timothy. (1:8-18 )
Timothy, my son, do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God, Whosaved us and called us with a holy calling, not in virtue of our works but in virtue of his own purpose and the grace which he gave us in Christ Jesus ages ago, and now has manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, Who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, and therefore I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know Whom I have believed, and I am sure that He is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus; guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit Who dwells within us. You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, and among them Phygelos and Hermogenes. May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphoros, for he often refreshed me; he was not ashamed of my chains, but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me eagerly and found me. May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus .
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (14:16-24)
The Lord spoke this parable: “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for all is now ready.’ But, one by one, they all began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
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– Food Festival 2019 Information –
Want food for the holidays? Please see our online order form while supplies last. Pick up time is Sunday's at noon.
Ladies Society Dinner - post poned until January
Fellowship of St. Catherine
On Wednesday evenings, all are invited to participate in the Fellowship of St. Catherine, an educational ministry of our parish. The first meeting was held last Wednesday, October 16, and the participants agreed to read the text entitled, The Winter Pascha by Fr. Thomas Hopko of Blessed Memory. In his book, Fr. Thomas provides brief but very informative reflections on the main spiritual themes of the season of Advent, the Nativity and Holy Theophany. The meetings will be held on Wednesday's at 7:00 p.m.
Church School Announcements
The first day of Church School and SOYO 2019 will be Sunday, September 15th 2019.
Church School classes meet at 9:30am on Sundays for Elementary through High School students and immediately following Divine Liturgy for our younger students.
SOYO Meetings will typically be the first Sunday each month at 9:30am.
- Mount Athos Information -
For reflections on the Orthodox Faith from the Holy Mountain Athos, Greece, please visit their website: www.asceticexperience.com. Fr. Jason participated in a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain from August 17 - September 1, 1982 and encourages you to visit this website.
Antiochian Women’s Annual Calendar Party
Sunday, October 27th 12:30—3pm at St. George Cathedral in Oakland. $30/ticket includes lunch and proceeds will benefit the National Antiochian Women Project. Please contact 412-983-4222 if you are interested in attending. AWE is also looking for donations of hand bags, jewelry, electronics, gift cards, or monetary donations for the Chinese auction.
St. Mary’s Hunt Valley, MD (Father Damaskinos’ church) Consecration—Nov 2, 3
Grand Hafli at St. Teresa of Calcutta (Aliquippa) - December 7th
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