Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 16, 2019

Blessings of the Feast!  All that Christ God became incarnate to give to us in order to save us has been fulfilled by the descent of the Holy Spirit, whom Christ promised would “lead us into all Truth.” (Jn. 16:13)  Christ is that Truth, the Word of God incarnate, the God-Man.  By the descent of the Holy Spirit we are given the opportunity to know Him who is the truth, to be truly illumined.  Through the descent of the Holy Spirit, Christ’s presence is made known to mankind through the voice of the Apostles who have been themselves transformed by the Holy Spirit, having received “power from on high.” This same power is now accessible to all through Christ’s Church, as was prophesied and as we heard in the Old Testament readings for Vespers of the Feast: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezek. 36:26). By the work of the Holy Spirit through the Church, we are baptized and chrismated, we “put on Christ” (Gal. 3:27), and become part of the “new creation” (I Cor. 5:17) through new birth by water and the spirit (John 3), as we live out our faith in cooperation with the Holy Spirit.  Life in the Spirit, the awakening of new birth, the growth in holiness and enlightenment, the power to proclaim the Good News of salvation through our words and deeds, is not some relic of the Church’s Apostolic past; it is the gift of the seal of the Holy Spirit for us today.  If we are willingto cooperate with the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, He will work in us and through us, to bring the Gospel to bear on our own lives, and also to make us beacons of His light, truth, and love in a world held in darkness.                       Jesus Christ bless you!  Fr. Robert+                                                                                                                                                  

2019 Pledges/Commitments.  We 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 grow our Mission “in spirit and in numbers,” please give generously and faithfully. (II Cor. 9:7). 


  • TODAY 9:30Hours, 10 Divine Liturgy, Kneeling Prayers, Trapeza
  • Wed., June 19, 6:45,Patristics StudyEpistle to Diognetus
  • Sat., June 22, 6 pmGreat Vespers Confession following
  • Sun., June 23,9:30 Hours, 10 a.m., DivineLiturgy, Sunday of All Saints, Trapeza to follow.

Looking Ahead…Mark your Calendars!

  • Fri, June 28, 7-8:15 p.m.,Plebe Summer Ministry, USNA
  • Sat., June 29,10 a.m., Divine LiturgyFeast of Ss. Peter and Paulfollowed by Bookstore Coffee House Fellowship:
    • 1-6?, Bookstore Coffee House Fellowship:spend some quality time in fellowship and outreach together over St. Tikhon’s Burning Bush iced coffee.  
    • Please note:Great Vespers will not be served this Saturday.

Confession & Reception:In keeping with OCA Guidelines, it’s the discipline at Holy Archangels to practice monthlyconfession.  If a month has passed and you’ve not made confession for good reason, or, are visiting, please talk with Fr. Robert to ask a blessing to receive 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, and the newly-departed servant of God, Lily.  
  • Met. Isaiah of Georgia, Archbishops Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi of Syria, 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, Michael, Elizabeth, Noah, Tommy, Thomas, Johann, Mat. Alexandra, Judith, Maggie, Frank, Karley, the Church in Georgia, Romania as they address the relativism of the West, speaking the truth in love, our persecuted brethren around the world, peace in Syria.

Troparion            Tone 8                                    

Blessed art Thou, O Christour God,

Who hast revealedthe fishermen as mostwise

by sending downupon themthe Holy Spirit,

and through them Thou didst drawthe worldintoThy net.//

O Lover of Man, 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             Tone 8                                    

When the Most Highcame downand confusedthe tongues, 

He dividedthenations;

but when He distributed the tonguesof fire, He called all to unity.//

Therefore, with one voicewe glorify the All-holy Spirit.

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!