Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 28, 2013

Holy Week has begun: We’ve traveled the road from Bethany to Jerusalem with Jesus!  He’s entering the city now, vanquishing the false ideas and expectations of the Jewish leaders, who in their pride and fear thought that He’d overthrow the Romans.  Jesus, the Messiah, comes riding humbly, on the foal of an ass, just as the Prophet Zechariah had foretold: “Do not fear, O daughter of Zion, behold thy King cometh unto thee: He is just and having salvation… lowly and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foul of an ass.” (Zech 9:9)  Those with child-like faith laid a carpet of clothes before Him, waving their palms in a sign of victory.  They received Him and unto them, salvation came:

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).

Now, it’s our turn: Will we receive Him?  Will we journey with Him to the cross, the grave, the resurrection?  Christ God gives us in this one week the opportunity to journey with Him, to join with Him, to receive Him, experiencing all that He has endured for our sake, for our salvation, so that, experiencing His triumph over sin and death, we too may become fellow victors, uniting ourselves with Him in His passion and death, burial, and glorious resurrection on the third day.

This is the opportunity that stands before us: what will you do?  I urge you as we accompany Christ into Jerusalem, to follow Him that you may be changed, deified, and glorified with Him.  Don’t make excuses; nothing could be more important!

Christ is in our midst!

This week at Holy Archangels:

  • HOLY WEEK April 28-May 5, Please refer to insert or online for schedule!!
  • Sunday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. Hours 10 am Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy Procession with Palms following Liturgy. followed by Trapeza  and Bridegroom Matins

Looking Ahead: Save the Dates!

  • Bright Monday, May 6, 9:30 Hours, 10am Liturgy

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for God’s ongoing financial provision for our Mission.
  • Please pray for our Mission that we may find a Choir Director and that we may continue to grow in spirit and in numbers as a living witness of God’s love, healing, power, and glory.
  • Healing for Archpriest George, Priest John, Benedict, Marina, Colette, Mary, Carol, Katherine, Katherine, Carey, Hannah, Luke, Caroline, Elizabeth, baby Carrie, Fr. Robert’s parents, James and Charlene, Daniel, Adele, Woodrow, Marilee, Barbara, Michael Anthony.

Troparion Tone 1           
By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your Passion,
You confirmed the universal resurrection, O Christ God.
Like the children with the palms of victory,
we cry out to You, O Vanquisher of Death:
“Hosanna in the highest!//
Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!”
Troparion Tone 4                       
When we were buried with You in baptism, O Christ God,
we were made worthy of eternal life by your Resurrection.
Now we praise You and sing:
“Hosanna in the highest!//
Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!”
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 Tone 6            
Sitting on Your throne in Heaven,
carried on a foal on earth, O Christ God,
accept the praise of angels and the songs of children, who sing://
“Blessed is He Who comes to recall Adam!”
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.