OHR Weekly November 19th – November 25th
25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8. Resurrection Gospel 3. (Mk 16:9-20).
Liturgical Reading: Epistle: 224. (Eph 4:1-6). Gospel: Luke 53. (10:25-37).
Wednesday November 21st: Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and other Bodiless Powers: The leader of the whole angelic army is the Archangel Michael. When Satan, Lucifer, fell away from God, and carried half the angels with him to destruction, then Michael arose and cried to the unfallen angels: “Let us give heed! Let us stand aright; let us stand with fear!”, and the whole angelic army sang aloud: “Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory!” (See on the Archangel Michael: Joshua 5:13-15 and Jude v.9).
Saturday November 24th:Holy Great -Martyr Menas; The Holy Martyr Stephen of Decani, King of Serbia: St Menas, as a true Christian, could not bear to look upon the foul offering of sacrifice to idols, so he left the army and the town, the society of men and everything else, and went to a deserted mountain. It was easier for Menas to live with the wild beasts than with pagans.
Stephen was the son of King Milutin and father of King Dusan. At the time of his blinding, St Nicolas appeared to him in the church at Ovce Polje (the Sheep-Pasture) and gestured towards his own eyes, saying: “Stephen, don”t be afraid; your eyes have been given to me and I will return them to you in due course.” The holy King Stephen, St Sava and the holy Prince Lazar make a trio of holiness, nobility and self-sacrifice, the gift of the Serbian people.
Schedule of Services
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 – Holy Martyrs Galacteon and Epistemis – Liturgy and Church School at 10 AM.
Wednesday, Nov. 21th: Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and other Bodiless Powers:: Liturgy at 10 AM. Cutting of the Kolač at 9AM.
Saturday, Nov.24, 2018 – Holy Great -Martyr Menas; The Holy Martyr Stephen of Decani, King of Serbia: Liturgy at 10 AM. Cutting of the Kolač at 9AM.
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 – St. John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria; Venerable Nilus of Sinai: Liturgy and Church School at 10 AM.
Children will have Church School classes and folklore practice on November 18th. Please register your children for Church School and Folklore! Welcome all. Children will have Church School classes and no folklore practice on November 25th.
Other church offerings and events for this week
Lunch for children and adults will be available after the Liturgy in the church hall.
Parish Priest’s Contact Information
Father Serge Veselinovich: cell #: 312-725-9845; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candles for Baptisms, Weddings, Slavas and gravesides can be purchased at the church along with other religious supplies. You may also prepay a candle for the “Health” or “In Memory” of a loved one for $20.00 that will be placed on the altar.
We pray for the health and salvation for the servants of God: Zorica Jovanovic, Dimitrije Micic, Radojka Ninkovic, Rade Radovic, Miroslav Nikolic, Zorica Radojcic, Branka Pavlovic, and Bozika Miljkovic.
We pray for the repose of the souls of the servants of God: +Stanojla Varagich, +Žarko Ɖekić, +Zarko Djurdjevic, +Vlado Bulaja, +Jelena Pavlovic, +Imgard Prodanovic, + Jelena Opsenica, + Ljubinka Jovanovic, + Mirko Soljaga, +Pantelija Ruzicic, +Mijajle Bicanin, + Draga Ostojic, +Milan Radakovic, +Jovan Iljenkarevic, +Ljiljana Smilic, +Dragica Carapic, and +Dragan Krunic.
Fall of 2018 Events
Our Churches SOKO Fall Folklore Dance/Festival – November 24, 2018.