Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 7, 2019

We commemorate today St. Innocent, Enlightener of North America and Metropolitan of Moscow who together with St. Herman, St. Tikhon, and others embody the evangelistic zeal of our spiritual forbearers in this Land.   St. Innocent risked life and limb to bring the light of Christ to the darkness of Alaska; he turned the people of Alaska from the darkness and error of paganism to the light and truth of Christ.  We, who are his spiritual descendants in this land, thank God for his witness, we are chastened by his example of self-sacrifice, humility, and love.  We ask his prayers that we, individually and corporately as Holy Archangels Mission may continue to struggle to live out our faith in our daily lives with greater zeal, not counting the costs and not trusting in our own strength, which is powerless.  Pray for us holy St. Innocent before the throne of Christ God, that we may learn to put our trust and reliance on God, that He may work in us and through us to the glory and honor of His holy Name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.       In Christ’s love, 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).

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. 8,4:30-5:30 p.m., St. John’s OCF Patristics Study, Cohen study room, library
  • Wed., Oct. 9, 6 p.m.,Daily Vespers
  • Thurs., Oct. 10, 1-1:20 p.m., Sixth Hour Prayers, St. Nicholas Orthodox Chapel, USNA
  • Sat., Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Great Vespers (Confession offered)
  • Sun., Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m., Hours, 10, Divine Liturgy, Glorification, St. Innocent Enlightener N. America,Trapeza

Looking Ahead: Mark your Calendars!

  • Thurs., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.,Vesperal Divine Liturgy, PatronalFeast of the Holy Archangels and All the Bodiless Powers of Heaven (more information TBA)

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, Archbishop Nikon, Archpriest John (Moses), Archpriest John (Matusiak)
  • 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, the Church in Georgia, Romania as they address the relativism of the West, speaking the truth in love, our persecuted brethren around the world, those suffering from Hurricane Dorian, peace in Syria. 

Troparion              (Resurrection)            Tone 7            

By Thy CrossThou didst destroy death.

To the thief Thou didst open Paradise.

For the Myrrhbearers Thou didst change weeping into joy,

and Thou didst command Thy disciples, O ChristGod,

to proclaimthat Thou art risen,//

granting the worldgreat mercy.

Troparion              (St Innocent)            Tone 4            

O Holy Father Innocent, // in obedience to the willof God,

thou didst accept dangers and tribulations, // bringing many peoples to the knowledge of truth. // Thou didst showus the way; // now by thy prayers help leadus//

into the Kingdom of Heaven!

Troparion              (for St Innocent)            Tone 2            (another)

Thou didst evangelize the Northern people of America and Asia,

proclaiming the Gospel of Christ to the natives in their owntongues, // O Holy Hierarch, Father Innocent,

Enlightener of Alaska and All America, whose ways were ordered by the Lord.// Pray to Him for the salvation of our souls in His Heavenly Kingdom!

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 7                        

The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive,

for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers.

Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoiceand cry:

“The Savior has come to thosein faith;//

enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!”

Kontakion            (for St Innocent)            Tone 2            

Thy life, O holy Father Innocent, apostle to our land,

proclaims the dispensation and graceof God!

For, laboring in dangers and hardships for the Gospel of Christ,

thou wast kept unharmed and exalted in humility.//

Pray that He may guide our stepsin the waywe should go!

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.