Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 28 2012

21st Sunday after Pentecost (Martyrs Terence and Neonila/Venerable Stephen the Sabbaite/Repose of Ven Job of Pochaev)

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.

As the time approaches for us to offer up our Time, Talent, and Treasure Commitments for 2013 next Sunday, Nov. 4, I encourage you to think of what Holy Archangels means to you and your family. How has God blessed you, worked in your life through this holy mission? How have you grown or what opportunities have you had to worship and grow through prayer, worship, and increased participation in the Sacraments that you did not have locally before Holy Archangels began? The reality is that we have much to be thankful for: few missions have started up in recent years because of the commitment it takes, not only to found a mission but to grow one as well in spirit and in numbers. We are truly blessed at Holy Archangels. We are one of two missions in the OCA in North America that has been given the Mission Grant, a matching grant aimed to help us to grow by making your priest full-time and giving us the resources and help to be outreach-focused to grow this church into a God-glorifying parish. To do so, we need everyone on-board. If we are all striving to give of our first-fruits, to give back to God in thanksgiving, from what He has generously given us, of our time, our gifts and talents, and our resources (treasure), he will take them, bless them, use them, and return them to us with a growing and fruitful mission community that not only ministers to us and our families, but also will draw others to Christ and His holy Church.

Glory to Jesus Christ and may He bless each of you! In His love, Fr. Robert+

This week at Holy Archangels:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m., Daily Vespers (Confession by appt.), 7:30 p.m., Continuing Bible Study on the Gospel of St. John, Location: St. John’s Boathouse.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m., Great Vespers with the Matins Gospel. Confession following.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 9:30 Hours and Divine Liturgy followed by Trapeza. This is the Sunday we will offer to God our Time, Talent, Treasure Commitments for 2013. Please pray and prepare to give of your first fruits to God’s work in thanksgiving to God’s work in you and the building up this Mission for all of us and others yet to come.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4, after a coffee Trapeza and take down, 2pm, Church Potluck Picnic at Sandy Point State Park, please bring something to share. $3 per car = park entrance fee, look for the Holy Archangel’s Sign in main park area.

Looking Ahead: Save the Dates!

  • Nov. 7-8, Holy Archangels Patronal Feast celebrations. Wed., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., Great Vespers with Litya followed by dinner ($25 donation requested per person, children 10 and under free). Fr. John Parker speaks during dinner. Thurs., Nov. 8, Divine Liturgy of the Feast with baptism of James (Iacob) Robert Miclean; festive trapeza follows. RSVP for dinner to Noel Brockett at noel.brockett@gmail.com.
  • Nov. 12-14, Fr. Robert away for the Special All-American Council election of a new Metropolitan for the OCA and Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Washington.

Prayer Requests:

  • For all those who will suffer in Hurricane Sandy
  • Please pray for Azariah (Brian) as he looks for a teaching position.
  • Please pray for our Mission that we may find a full-time Choir Director.
  • Please pray for healing for Fr. George Johnson
  • For healing for Viorica
  • For the upcoming Special Electoral All-American Council, Nov. 13.

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 (Venerable Job of Pochaev) Tone 4

Having acquired the patience of your Forefather,
and having resembled the Baptist in abstinence,
you shared the divine zeal of both
and were counted worthy to receive their names.
You were a fearless preacher of the True Faith;
in this way you brought a multitude of monastics to Christ.
You strengthened all people in Orthodoxy,
Job, our venerable father;
pray that our souls may be saved!

Kontakion (Resurrection)Tone 4

My Savior and Redeemer
as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earth-born from their chains.
He has shattered the gates of hell,
and as Master,//
He has risen on the third day!

Kontakion (Venerable Job of Pochaev) Tone 4
You were a pillar of the True Faith;
a zealot of the commandments of the Gospel;
a denouncer of pride,
and a defender and teacher of the humble.
Therefore, those who honor you pray for the remission of their sins,
and that this, your holy habitation, be kept safe from all harm,
Job, our father, who resembled the long-suffering Patriarch of old.