Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – September 29, 2019

Tuesday we commemorate the miraculous appearance of the Mother of God, which occurred in the mid-tenth century in the Blachernae church of Constantinople where her robe, veil, and part of her belt were preserved after being transferred from Palestine in the fifth century.  On Sunday, October 1, during the All Night Vigil, when the church was overflowing with those at prayer, the Fool-for-Christ Saint Andrew, at the fourth hour, lifted up his eyes towards the heavens and beheld our most Holy Lady Theotokos coming through the air, resplendent with heavenly light and surrounded by an assembly of the Saints. Saint John the Baptist and the holy Apostle John the Theologian accompanied the Queen of Heaven. On bended knees the Most Holy Virgin tearfully prayed for Christians for a long time. Then, coming near the Bishop’s Throne, she continued her prayer.

After completing her prayer she took her veil and spread it over the people praying in church, protecting them from enemies both visible and invisible. The Most Holy Lady Theotokos was resplendent with heavenly glory, and the protecting veil in her hands gleamed “more than the rays of the sun.” Saint Andrew gazed trembling at the miraculous vision and he asked his disciple, the blessed Epiphanius standing beside him, “Do you see, brother, the Holy Theotokos, praying for all the world?” Epiphanius answered, “I do see, holy Father, and I am in awe.”

 “Remember us in your prayers, O Lady Virgin Mother of God, that we not perish by the increase of our sins. Protect us from every evil and from grievous woes, for in You do we hope, and venerating the Feast of your Protection, we magnify you” even as we worship your Son and God, our Lord Jesus Christ.                                    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  
  • Sun., Sept. 29, 3-5:30 p.m.,Annapolis Pan Orthodox College Ministry (ACM) 15-year Anniversary Celebration, St. John’s President, Pano Kanellos’ House
  • Tues., Oct. 1,4:30-5:30 p.m., St. John’s OCF Patristics Study, Cohen study room, library
  • Wed., Oct. 2, 6 p.m.,Daily Vespers
  • Thurs., Oct. 3, 1-1:20 p.m., Sixth Hour Prayers, St. Nicholas Orthodox Chapel, USNA
  • Sat., Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Great Vespers (Confession offered)
  • Sun., Oct. 6, 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, Geneva, Sydney, Young, Valerie, Anastasia, Valentina, Linda, Susan, Michael, Elizabeth, Noah, Tommy, Thomas, Mat. Alexandra, Judith, Maggie, Frank, Karley, Christina, 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 6            

The Angelic Powers were at Thy tomb; // the guards became as deadmen. // Mary stoodby Thy grave, // seeking Thy most pure body. // Thou didst capture hell not being tempted by it.

Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life.//

O Lord, Who didst rise from the dead, glory to Thee.  

Troparion            (Venerable Kyriakus)            Tone 1

Dweller of the desert and angel in thebody, // Thou wast shown to be a wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father Kyriakus.

Thou didst receiveheavenly gifts through fasting, vigil, and prayer; // healing the sick and the souls of those drawn to theeby faith. Glory to Him who gave thee strength!

Glory to Him Who granted thee a ↑crown!

Glory to Him Who through thee grants healing to all!

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 6             

When Christ God the Giver of Life, // raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand, // He bestowed resurrection on the human race.// He is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the Godof all.

Kontakion            (Venerable Kyriakus)            Tone 8

The sacred Lavra honors thee as a mighty champion and helper,

and yearly celebratesthy memory. // As thou hast boldness before the Lord: preserve us from our enemies

so that we may sing: “Rejoice, thrice-blessed Kyriacus!”

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.