The Reading from the Acts of the Apostles. (2:1-11)
When the day of Pentecost had come, the Disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (7:37-52; 8:12)
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.’” Now this He said about the Spirit, which those who believed in Him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. When they heard these words, many of the people said, “This is really the prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” So there was a division among the people over Him. Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him. The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!” The Pharisees answered them, “Are you led astray, you also? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd, who do not know the Law, are accursed.” Nicodemus, who had gone to Him before, and who was one of them, said to them, “Does our Law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee.” Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
CHRIST IS RISEN!
Food Festival 2018 Cooking Dates
Here are the cooking dates. We need all hands on deck as we prepare the same or more quantities of food as last year!
June 2—spinach pies
July 21– grape leaves
July 28—grape leaves
August 18—meat pies
September 15—lady locks
October 19-21 - FOOD FESTIVAL WEEKEND!!
Church School Announcements
Church school meets at 9:30am on Sundays. The last Church School day will be May 20, 2018.
SOYO meets the second Sunday each month at 9:30am.
Reassignment of Father Damaskinos
Fr. Damaskinos’ contact information is:
Fr. Damaskinos Issa, Pastor
St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Hunt Valley, MD
Church Office: 410-785-0909
Church Website: www.nativityofthetheotokos.org
May God grant them many blessed years as Servants of God of the parish of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Hunt Valley, MD.
- Fr. Jason's Lebanon Trip - Attached is an article written by our own Father Jason DelVitto regarding his trip with Bishop THOMAS to Lebanon last year. Congratulations to Father Jason! http://www.antiochian.org//middle-east
- Home Blessings If you would like to have your home blessed please call the church and leave a message and Father will get back to you to schedule it.
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
- Building Fund Luncheon Hosts – St George would like to have a Building Fund Luncheon one Sunday each month this year. Are you interested in hosting one of these important fellowship fundraisers for our new Building? Families are welcome to work together to host these events. Months of August through Dec are still open for hosting. Contact Father Jason or sign up on the coffee hour sheet in the church hall
- Coffee hour hosts - Nothing fancy needed, just 2 dozen donuts. See the sign up sheet in the hall.
- "We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If it is serving, then serve. If it is teaching, then teach. If it is to encourage, then give encouragement. If it is contributing to the needs of others, then give generously." Romans 12:6-8
All Saints Greek Festival—June 4-9
Holy Cross Greek Festival—June 12-15
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