Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – July 8, 2018

Upon first encounter with the paralytic in today’s Gospel, instead of healing him of his paralysis, Christ first heals him of the ‘paralysis’ of his soul by forgiving his sins. Nothing is too great for God, but we also remember that His grace is sufficient for you and me. Not everyone receives miraculous healing of body, but all of us not only can but are called to receive miraculous healing for our souls from the deadly passions and sinful habits that would otherwise spiritually paralyze us and keep us from growth in Christ and entrance into His eternal Kingdom. Our faithful participation and cooperation with the Holy Spirit is to present ourselves through repentance to Christ in the Sacrament of Confession, in the divine worship of the Church, in our daily prayers, and in the Eucharist, in witnessing the truth of Christ in the world around us, prioritizing His Kingdom above all else. When we strive to do so, Christ God heals us and grows us further in the victorious life that He became incarnate to renew in us. Every time we pray, repent, worship, confess, witness, we’re allowing God to work in us and through us to free our souls from spiritual ‘paralysis’. This is our cooperation with the Holy Spirit, God so freely and lovingly gives to all who avail themselves of the tools of the Church, who trust that Christ God is He who He’s revealed to be: God incarnate, the Giver of Life, the Healer of our souls and bodies, and, the One who forgives our sins, calling us to eternal life with Him!          In Christ’s love, Fr. Robert+


Important: 2018 Pledges/Commitments: We have reached our minimum need of $3,500 per month. Glory to God for His provision! To grow the Mission further, we need everyone to honor their monthly pledges and to give generously and faithfully so we can continue to provide for our church and ready ourselves for the next step. “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, 9:30 Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy with Baptisms and Chrismations, Trapeza served after service. We welcome Barbara Gray and her and Matthew’s three sons—Isaiah, Samson, and Matthew Constantine into the Communion of Christ’s holy Orthodox Church. Godparents are Marian Soriano (Barbara) and Alex and Kelly Vernet (children).
  • Wed., July 11, 6:30 pm Daily Vespers (confession offered)
  • Sat, July 14, 6 p.m., Great Vespers (Confession offered)
  • Sun, July 15, 9:30 a.m., Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy, trapeza.


Looking Ahead…Mark your Calendars!

  • Sunday, July 22, Robert and family away for AAC (All American Council of the OCA in St. Louis). Fr. Damian Dantinne will be supplying for Fr. Robert on that Sunday.


Confession and Reception: In keeping with OCA Guidelines, it is the discipline at Holy Archangels to practice at least monthly confession. 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 service and before approaching the Chalice.

TRAPEZA: The lunch and fellowship served after Divine Liturgy is an important part of our Mission’s 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 so important. Please sign up to help provide for this important ministry, which is everyone’s responsibility!


Prayer Requests: Our Mission’s Growth “in spirit and in umbers”

  • For God’s financial provision for our Mission & college ministry, ACM (Annapolis Pan-Orthodox College Ministry);
  • Those departed this life, especially Mary.
  • Isaiah of Georgia, Archpriest George, Priest John, Sbn. John, Gov. Hogan, Benedict, Daniel, Eric, Daniel, Noah, Norm, Alex, Gary, Timothy, Sophia, Vivian, Beatrice, George, Helen, Helen, Geneva, Phoenix, Sydney, Young, Liam, Cynthia Eleni, Valerie, Charlotte, Anastasia, newly illumined servants of God—Barbara, Isaiah, Samson, Matthew Constantine and their godparents, the Church in Georgia, Romania as they address the relativism of the West, speaking the truth in love, our persecuted brethren in the Middle East, peace in Syria.

Tro   parion             (Resurrection)            Tone 5           

Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word,

co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit,

born for our salvation from the Virgin;

for He willed to be lifted up on the Cross in the flesh,

to endure death, // and to raise the dead//

by His glorious Resurrection.

Troparion             (Martyr Procopius)            Tone 4           

Thy holy martyr Procopius, O Lord,

through his suffering has received an incorruptible crown fromThee, our God.

For having Thy strength, he laid low his adversaries,

and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.//

Through his intercessions save our souls!

Troparion               (Angels) Tone 4           

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

Kontakion             (Resurrection)            Tone 5           

Thou didst descend into hell, O my Savior, // shattering its gates as Almighty,//resurrecting the dead as Creator, //and destroying the sting of death. // Thou hast delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of man,//and we cry to Thee: O Lord, save us!

Kontakion             (Martyr Procopius)            Tone 2           

Set ablaze by divine zeal for Christ and protected by the might of the Cross, // thou didst cast down the insolence and boldness of the Enemy, O Procopius, // Thou didst exalt the honorable Church,// excelling in faith and giving light to us all!

Kontakion            (Angels) Tone 2           

Commanders of God’s armies and ministers of the divine glory,// princes of the bodiless Angels and guides of mankind

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