Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 27, 2019

TIME, TALENT, TREASURE: First Fruits Pledge 2020.  

As Christians we know that everything is ultimately a gift from God.  Throughout time, the people of God have given back to God a tenth, that is, a Tithe, of all that they had.  In the early Church, some even felt called to give away all that they had to build up the Church and glorify God.  While as Christians we recognize that everything belongs to God, the tithe (or some percentage) is an important means to open our hearts to God, to learn to love God more, to take a step forward in faith and trust in God to His glory.  He is always more faithful than we and gives to us so abundantly in return with whatever we entrust to Him: He provides for us in every way.  We offer a portion to Him in thanksgiving from that which He’s entrusted to us of our time, our talents, and our treasures.  We sow abundantly that we may also reap abundantly, growing in Christ God. Please take a “Time, Talent, Treasure” pledge form today, pray about what God would have you give of yourself in 2017, take a step of faith, knowing that God will give you so much more in return “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (II Cor. 9:6)

Please place your pledge form in the offering box by the Sunday before our Patronal Feast, 3 Nov.            In Christ’s love, Fr. Robert+

THIS WEEK at HOLY ARCHANGELS:All Services held at our new church home at 73 Franklin St. (CLT Building), historic Annapolis

  • TODAY 9:30 a.m., Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy, Trapeza
  • Tues., Oct. 29,4:30-5:30 p.m., St. John’s OCF Patristics Study, Cohen study room, library (all are welcome)
  •  Tues., Oct. 29, 6-7:30 pm,Oct. Catechumen/Inquirer Class (All are welcome to come and learn!)
  • Wed., Oct. 30, 6 p.m.,Daily Vespers(confession offered)
  • Thurs., Oct. 31, 1-1:20 p.m., Sixth Hour Prayers, St. Nicholas Orthodox Chapel, USNA
  • Sat., Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Great Vespers (Confession offered)
  • Sun., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m., Hours, 10, Divine LiturgyTrapeza

Looking Ahead: Mark your Calendars!

  • Thurs., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.,Vesperal Divine Liturgy, PatronalFeast of the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels and All Angels, followed by a festive trapeza (please see the special sign-up sheet on the entrance table.  All are asked to bring something to share for the Feast and to host our guests).  
  • Sat., Nov. 9, 3 p.m., Ancient Faith and Wine Tastingevent in celebration of our 8th Patronal Feast: Explore Georgian Wine and the Orthodox Faith.  Tickets available through the website homepage or via the weekly emails. 
  • Fri., Nov. 15,Begin Nativity Fast
  • Thur., Dec. 5, Beginning at 5 p.m.,St. Nicholas Eve—Akathist, Open House Outreach, colinde (caroling)
  • Tues., Dec. 24, 10 p.m., Vigil and Divine Liturgy, Nativity of our Lord, God, Savior Jesus Christ(“Winter Pascha”).  Please bring a quiche to share!

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: Archpriest George the Confessor, Gabriel, Rafael, Serafim, Basil, Rdr. Michael
  • Met. Isaiah of Georgia, Archbishops Yohanna Ibrahim, Boulos Yazigi of Syria, Sbn. John, Benedict, Benjamin, Daniel, Noah, Alex, Gary, Timothy, Vivian, Beatrice, George, Helen, Helen, Sydney, Young, Valerie, Anastasia, Valentina, Linda, Susan, Michael, Elizabeth, Noah, Tommy, Thomas, Mat. Alexandra, Judith, Maggie, Frank, Karley, Christina, Mark, Eric, Erin, Joseph, James, the Church in Georgia, Romania as they address the relativism of the West, speaking the truth in love, our persecuted brethren in the Middle East and around the world, 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    (Great Martyr Artemius)            Tone 4     

Thy holy martyr Artemius, O Lord, // through his sufferings has received incorruptible crowns from Thee, our God.

For having Thy strength, he laid low his adversaries,

and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.//

Through his intercessions, saveour souls!

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        (Great Martyr Artemius)            Tone 2            

Let us gather to sing worthy hymns in honor of Artemius,

the pious and victorious martyr who defeated his enemies.

Heis great among martyrs

and generous in performing miracles,

and he intercedes with the Lordon behalfof us all.

Kontakion               (Angels) Tone 2            

Commanders of God’s armiesand ministers of the divine glory//princes of the bodiless Angelsand guidesof mankind// askfor what is good for us, and for great mercy,//O Supreme Commanders of the Bodiless Hosts.

Glory to God for All Things!