Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – November 25, 2018

Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, we’re reminded of the importance of giving thanks to God for His work in our lives: healing us, growing us, saving us.  Giving thanks is not something we can afford to do just once a year, of course: thanking God, remembering God as the Giver of all that is good, is an important sign of how strong our relationship and communion with God is. We can take God’s work in our lives for granted.  Do we give thanks to God for His work in us?  Do we give thanks to God for this Mission?   Do we dare even thank God for the trials and challenges He allows in our lives that force us to depend more, trust more, in Him? Give thanks with a grateful heart and consider what we can render to the Lord for all His bounty to us!  Jesus Christ bless you, Fr. Robert+

2019 Pledges/CommitmentsWe 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, 9:30Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy,Trapeza, Sunday School
  • Wed, Nov. 28,6:15, Daily Vespers, 6:45, Patristics Study: Early Apostolic Fathers. St. Ignatius, Letter to the Romans.
  • Sat, Dec. 1,6:00 p.m., Great VespersConfession following
  • Sun, Dec. 2,9:30 a.m., Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy,trapeza, Sunday School.

Looking Ahead…Mark your Calendars!

  • Wed, Dec. 5,6:15 p.m., Great Vespers, St. Nicholas Eve, Holy Myrrh anointing from Wonder-working St. Nicholas icon
  • Thurs, Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m., Homeschool Orthodox Class
  • Thurs, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Akathist of St. Nicholas, USNA, St. Nicholas Chapel. All are welcome!
  • Thurs, Dec. 13,5:30 p.m., Annual Colinde(Romanian Caroling, Orthodox and Western favorites)
  • Tues, Dec. 24,10 p.m., Great Feast of the Holy Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ(‘the Winter Pascha’):Compline, Nocturns, Divine Liturgy.


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
  • Isaiah of Georgia, Archbishops Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi of Syria, Archpriest George, 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, the Church in Georgia, Romania as they address the relativism of the West, speaking the truth in love, our persecuted brethren everywhere, peace in Syria.

Troparion              (Resurrection)            Tone 1

When thestonehad been sealed by the Jews,// while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body,// Thou didst riseon the third day, O Savior, // grantinglifeto the world.

The powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee, O Giver of Life:

“Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Thy Kingdom!//

Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou who lovest of mankind!”


Troparion             (Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)   Tone 4   

Today is the prelude of the good willof God, // of the preaching of the salvation of mankind. // The Virgin appears in the Temple of God, // in anticipation proclaiming Christto all.

Let us rejoice and singto her: // “Rejoice, O Fulfillment //

of the Creator’s dispensation!”

Troparion              (Hieromartyr Clement)            Tone 4

O holy athlete,// thou didst gloriously amaze the ends of the earth with the miracles Of God.// On the day of thy honored memorial,// beyond nature, thou didst cause the waters of the seato withdraw// for those who came earnestly to the divinely-built church  // holding thy precious relics.//After thepeople left,  // thou didst wondrously cause the sea to returnto the shore.//All-wondrous Clement, entreat Christ God that our soulsmay be saved!

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            (Resurrection)            Tone 1            

As God, Thou didst rise from the tomb in glory, // raising the worldwith Thyself. // Human nature praises Thee as God, for death has vanished. // Adam exults, O Master!

Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage and criesto Thee://

“Thou art the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ!”

Kontakion  (Hieromartyr Clement)            Tone 8

As a branch bearing much fruituponthe earth,

propagated by the cutting of tortures, O astonishing one,

thou didst put forth ripe bunches of grapesever distilling the sweet-new vine of salvation, gladdening the hearts of the faithful.

Therefore, as we gather to keepthy holy memorial, we rejoice

and magnify Christ. // O greatly-suffering hierarch, intercedewith ChristGod// that remission of sinsmay be granted to those who celebrate the feast of thy memorial with love!

Kontakion            (Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)    Tone 4 The most pure Temple of the Savior;// the precious Chamber and Virgin;// the sacred Treasure of the glory of God,// is presented today to the houseof the Lord.// She brings with her the grace of the Spirit,// therefore, the Angels of God praiseher:// “Truly this woman is the abode of Heaven!”

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!