Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – September 8, 2019

Blessings of the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos!  As we begin a new ecclesiastical (Church) year, how fitting it is that we give glory to God by commemorating the nativity of the woman of God, Mary the Theotokos, through whom the Incarnation and our salvation comes to be.  On this day of the Great Feast of her Nativity, we especially ask her prayers, knowing that as she always prays for us, on this day of her Feast, our hearts are particularly drawn to her and she to us.  She is quick to intercede for those who keep the Feast of this great miracle of her birth to barren parents, Joachim and Anna.  How fitting it also is that we begin this new season of growth in our new church home on this her feast day.  We give glory to God the Holy Trinity for this new year, this new beginning, this new Feast of His holy Mother’s Nativity.  May she intercede for us all that her Son and our God will accomplish in us all that He has for us in this coming year.

                                                    Yours InChrist’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 9:30Hours, 10 Divine Liturgy, Trapeza  
  • Thurs., Sept. 12, 1-1:20 p.m., Sixth Hour Prayers, St. Nicholas Orthodox Chapel, USNA
  • Wed., Sept 11, No Daily Vespers or Patristics Study this week as Fr. Robert is at a clergy retreat.
  • Sat., Sept. 14, 9:30 Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy, Great Feast of the Precious, Holy, and Life-Giving Cross. 
  • Sun., Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m., Hours, 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy, Trapeza

Looking Ahead: Mark your Calendars!


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 provision for our Mission & college ministry, ACM (Annapolis Pan-Orthodox College Ministry);
  • Departed founders: Archpriest George the Confessor, Gabriel, Rafael, Serafim, Basil, Rdr. Michael, Mitchell, Archpriest John (Moses), Archpriest John (Matusiak)
  • Met. Isaiah of Georgia, Archbishops Yohanna Ibrahim, Boulos Yazigi of Syria, Sbn. John, Gov. Hogan, Benedict, Benjamin, Daniel, Noah, Alex, Gary, Timothy, Vivian, Beatrice, George, Helen, Helen, Geneva, Sydney, Young, Liam, Eleni, Valerie, Charlotte, Anastasia, Valentina, Linda, Susan, Michael, Elizabeth, Noah, Tommy, Thomas, Johann, Mat. Alexandra, Judith, Maggie, Frank, Karley, Christina, Jaysen, 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 in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian, peace in Syria. 

Troparion              (Resurrection)            Tone 3            

Let the heavens rejoice!//Let the earthbe glad!

For the Lord has shown strengthwith His arm.

He has trampled down deathby death.

He has become the firstborn of the dead.

He has delivered us from the depthsof hell,

and has granted to the world//greatmercy.

Troparion (Nativity of the Theotokos)            Tone 4

Thy nativity, O Virgin, // has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! // The Sun of righteousness, Christour God,

has shone from thee, O Theotokos.

By annulling the curse, // He bestowed a blessing.//

By destroying death, He has granted us eternal life.

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 3            

On this day Thou didst rise from the tomb, O Merciful One,

leading us from the gatesof death.

On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices;

with the Prophets and Patriarchs//

they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Thy power.

Kontakion            (Nativity of the Theotokos)            Tone 4            

By thy nativity, most pure Virgin, // Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness, // Adam and Eve — from the corruption of death. // And we, thy people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and singto thee:// “The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our Life.”

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!