2012 May 13 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman 

Welcome to Holy Archangels Orthodox Church (OCA)! We’re glad to have you worshipping the Holy Trinity with us! If you are new or are worshiping with us for the first time, please introduce yourself to our priest, Fr. Robert Miclean, after  the service.

A Challenge and a Great Opportunity

With most of the students leaving for the summer, the CHALLENGE for those of us who remain is how to grow the Mission by keeping our worship life active and inviting for those who may come to visit and may consider joining us this summer (without the student presence and help)   I believe Holy Archangels is at a juncture: will we grow, bringing in more families and individuals seeking growth and healing in the true faith, or will Holy Archangels remain mostly a ‘student’ ministry alone?  Wouldn’t it be an even greater blessing if our mission’s core group was made up not only of students, but also of a diversity of ages and stages in life?  We all benefit from the students’ energy and enthusiasm.  The students could benefit more from us ‘older folks,’ modeling family life and the relative stability of the post-college years and home life.  We have a great OPPORTUNITY this summer to really INVEST ourselves, our gifts, talents, time in this church to help it to blossom and flourish, knowing that its growth brings fruit in our own lives, even as we make Holy Archangels accessible and inviting to others seeking the fullness of the Orthodox life in Christ.

I want to encourage each of you to make a greater priority coming to Great Vespers more often and finding ways to use your own unique gifts and talents for the building up of this family of Christ’s holy Church.

Christ is risen!  God bless you!

Fr. Robert+

Flowers are donated today by Marion in honor of her departed mother, Anne Tita.  May God grant her memory eternal!  May Christ our true God bless each of our Holy Archangel’s mothers this day!

This week at Holy Archangels:

  • Saturday, May 19, 6 p.m.,Great Vespers with the Matins Gospel. Confession following.
  • Sunday, May 20,  9:30 Hours and 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by Trapeza.
  • Sunday, May 20,  9:30 Sunday School after Trapeza

Looking Ahead:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. ASCENSION VIGIL
  • Saturday, June 2,  6pm, Great Vespers for PENTECOST
  • Sunday, June 3, PENTECOST Sunday with Baptism 9am Hours, 9:30 Baptism, 10am Divine Liturgy. Charlotte Juliana will be baptized and chrismated.
  • June 4-8, Fr. Robert and Pr. Krissy out of town. Fast free week before St. Peter and Paul Fast begins
  • June 11, St. Peter and Paul Fast begins

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for Azariah (Brian) who is applying for teaching positions for the Fall.
  • Please pray for our Mission that we may find a full-time Choir Director.

Troparion         (Resurrection) Tone 4 
When the women Disciples of the Lord
learned from the Angel the joyous message of the Resurrection,
they cast away the ancestral curse
and elatedly told the Apostles:
Death is overthrown!
Christ God is risen,//
granting the world great mercy!”

Troparion         (Midfeast) Tone 8       
In the middle of the feast, O Savior,
fill my thirsting soul with the waters of piety as You cried to all:
“If anyone thirst, let him come to Me and drink!”//
O Christ God, Fountain of our life, glory to You! 

Troparion        (Holy Archangels)  Tone 4
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  (Pentecostarion) Tone 8     
The Samaritan Woman came to the well in faith;
she saw You, the Water of wisdom and drank abundantly.//
She inherited the Kingdom on high, and is ever glorified!

Kontakion     (Midfeast) Tone 4           
Christ God, the Creator and Master of all,
cried to all in the midst of the feast of the Law:
“Come and draw the water of immortality!”
We fall before You and faithfully cry://
“Grant us Your mercies, for You are the Fountain of our life!”

Kontakion        (Holy Archangels) 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,
supreme commanders of the Bodiless Hosts.