Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – January 6, 2019

“Today the waters of the Jordan are transformed into healing by the coming of the Lord.  Today the transgressions of men are washed away by the waters of the Jordan…  Today we have been delivered from darkness and illuminated with the light of the knowledge of God. Today the blinding mist of the world is dispersed by the Epiphany of our God.  Today the whole creation shines with light from on high. Today error is laid love and the coming of the Master has made for us a way of salvation.  Today things above keep feast with things below, and things below commune with things above.”—From “the Great Blessing of the Waters”            

House Blessings:Today begins the season of house blessings: 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/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 Sun., Jan. 6, 9:30 Hours, 10 Divine Liturgy, Theophany, Trapeza, (no fast), Great Blessing of the Waters, City Dock.
  • Wed, Jan. 9,6:15 p.m., Daily Vespers, 6:45, PATRISTICS STUDY This Week: The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp.All Welcome!
  • Sat, Jan. 12,6:00 p.m., Great VespersConfession following
  • Sun, Jan. 13,9:30 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.
  • ,Jan. 31, 2:30-4 p.m., Home Schooling Get Together
  • , Feb. 2,9:30 Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy, Great 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, Marcia, Mother of Fr. David Subu, Richard, Cindy
  • 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, Jocelyn, Tommy, 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 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                (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 of the Feast Tone 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!~