Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – January 13, 2019

House Blessings:During this season, the faithful invite Christ into their homes to have them blessed and to pray God to make them places manifesting Christ’s light, peace, truth, and love, harbors in the midst of the storm of the world, places of refuge for our souls.  House blessings are a testimony to what we believe as Orthodox Christians.  Please contact Fr. Robert with two suggested days and times for a house blessing as soon as possible.  He will do his best to accommodate you.

2019 Pledges/Commitments.  We give back a “first fruits” pledge to Christ from what He’s so mercifully given and entrusted to us.  Everything we have is a gracious gift from God.  Let us be as those servants who used their talentswisely and to God’s glory (Matt. 25:23).  If you have not done so yet, please offer your pledge of talents today.  To grow in faith and sustain and grow our Mission “in spirit and in numbers,” please give generously and faithfully“Let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver”(II Cor. 9:7).  


  • TODAY Sun., Jan. 13, 9:30 Hours, 10 Divine Liturgy, Sunday after Theophany,Trapeza
  • Wed. 6:15 p.m., Daily Vespers, 6:45, PATRISTICS STUDY This Week: The Letter of St. Clement to the Corinthians. 
  • Sat., Jan. 19,6:00 p.m., Great VespersConfession following
  • Sun., Jan. 20,9:30 a.m., Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy and Baptism(Daniela Serafima Miclean),trapeza, Sunday School. 

Looking Ahead…Mark your Calendars!

  •  Fri., Jan. 18,46thAnnual March for Life. Meet at 10 a.m. at church to caravan together to meet His Beatitude and other hierarchs, clergy, and faithful.  Warm clothes, H20, etc.
  • Thur.,Jan. 31, 2:30-4 p.m., Home Schooling Get Together
  • Sat.Feb. 2,9:30 Hours, 10 a.m., Divine LiturgyGreat Feast, Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Trapeza

Confession and Reception:In keeping with OCA Guidelines, it is the discipline at Holy Archangels to practice at least monthlyconfession.  If a month has passed and you have not made confession for good reason, or, are visiting, please talk with Fr. Robert prior to the serviceand before approaching the Chalice.

TRAPEZA:The lunch and fellowship served after Divine Liturgy is an important part of our Mission’s family life together.  We cannot draw closer to God if we’re not also drawing closer to each other.  To grow “in spirit and in numbers,” such fellowship is important.  Please sign up to help provide for this important ministry!

Prayer Requests: Our Mission’s Growth “in spirit & in numbers”  

  • For God’s financial provisionfor our Mission & college ministry, ACM (Annapolis Pan-Orthodox College Ministry);
  • Departed founders of our church: Archpriest George the Confessor, Gabriel, Rafael, Serafim, Basil, Rdr. Michael, Charlene (Fr. Robert’s Mother, 5thanniversary)
  • Met. Isaiah of Georgia, Archbishops Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi of Syria, Sbn. John, Gov. Hogan, Benedict, Benjamin, Daniel, Noah, Alex, Gary, Timothy, Sophia, Vivian, Beatrice, George, Helen, Helen, Geneva, Phoenix, Sydney, Young, Liam, Eleni, Valerie, Charlotte, Anastasia, Valentina, Linda, Susan, Jessica (sister of Kelly Vernet), Michael, Elizabeth, Noah, Jocelyn, Tommy, Thomas, the Church in Georgia, Romania as they address the relativism of the West, speaking the truth in love, our persecuted brethren throughout the world, peace in Syria. 

Troparion         (Resurrection)      Tone 8

Thou didst descendfrom on high, O Merciful One!

Thou didst acceptthe threeday burial 

to free us fromoursufferings!//

Troparion of the Feast            Tone 1

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan,

the worship of the Trinity was made manifest.

For the voiceof the Father bore witness to Thee,

and called Thee His beloved Son;

and the Spirit in the form of a dove

confirmed the truthfulness of His word.

O Christour God, Who hast revealedThyself//

and hast enlightened the world, glory to Thee.

Troparion         (Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus)Tone 4

Thy holy martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus, O Lord,

through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from

Thee, our God.

For having Thy strength, they laid low their adversaries,

and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.//

Through their intercessions saveour souls!

Troparion        (Venerable Fathers slain at Sinai and Raithu)Tone 4O God of our fathers, // do not take away Thy mercy from us,

but ever act towards us according to Thy loving kindness,

and, by the prayersof Thy saints,// guide our livesin peace!

Troparion           (Angels) Tone 4           

O Commanders of the heavenly hosts,// we who are unworthy beseechyou:// by your prayers encompass us beneath the wings of your immaterial glory,// and faithfully preserve us who fall down and cryto you://Deliver us from all harm, for you are the Commanders of the Powers on high!

Kontakion  (Venerable Fathers slain at Sinai and Raithu)  Tone 2

Ye fledfrom worldly fame // and hastened to a quiet refuge,

whereye were crowned with the blood of martyrdom

and ascetical labors. // Therefore, ye now abidewith the Martyrs and the Venerable Ones.

Kontakion of the FeastTone 4

Today Thou hast shone forth to the world, O Lord,

and the light of Thy countenance has been markedon us.

Knowing Thee, we sing Thy praises.

Thou hast come and revealedThyself,//O unapproachable Light.

Kontakion           (Angels) Tone 2           

Commanders of God’s armiesand ministers of the divine glory,//princes of the bodiless Angelsandguidesof mankind

//askfor what is good for us, and for great mercy,//O Supreme Commanders of the Bodiless Hosts.

~Glory to God for All Things!~