St. Michael the Archangel
Russian Orthodox Church
335-37 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Sunday Bulletin - February 11

 

SUNDAY OF THE LAST JUDGMENT (Meatfare Sunday) FEBRUARY 11, 2018

Tone 3 Synaxis of All Saints of Perm; Translation of Relics of Heiromartyr Ignatius

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

Gospel: Matthew 25: 31-46 (see insert)

This week: Thurs Feb 15 10am Divine Liturgy Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple. Although Lent begins on Feb 19, meat is proscribed after Meatfare (Feb 11), even as dairy is allowed for Cheesefare (Maslyenitsa).

Today’s Divine Liturgy Offered for: the health of: Kevin Montiero by Matushka Dianne; for Eternal Memory of: Archpriest John Udics and Mary DeMeo by the Sokoluk Family; Anna Kowal by Dennis Starr; Stephen and Anna Kuzmich by Sunny Lawrence; and the newly departed handmaiden of God Tina Montiero by Matushka Dianne.

Prayer List: Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Michael Champion, Kevin Montiero, and all those serving in the US Armed Forces. Please send to Fr. Gregory at winsky42@gmail.com the full names of parishioners of our church, or other churches, and their families in need of prayers for health. This prayer list will be augmented with those names. Please pray for all of those remembered in this list every day.

Home Blessings: Please email Fr. Gregory at the address above to set up a day and time to have your home blessed with the Holy Water that was blessed on Theophany.

Attendance Update: Total attendance at divine services at our Church this year: 323 adults and children for an average attendance of 54 compared with average attendance of 63 in 2017 (to be compared with 106 twenty years ago). As discussed at the Annual Meeting and at the installation of Council last Sunday, arresting the decline and boosting attendance in 2018 has to be a priority for our Church. We can do that if we work together to overcome this very slow start this year.

49ers: Next meeting Tues Feb 20 11am "Share the love by wearing your heart on your sleeve along with red/pink/white! See Juliana Sokoluk for details.

Festival Foods: Are available for purchase. See Greg Shast.

Facebook and Website: Divine Services are streamed on Facebook and Sermons/Bulletins are available on the Church website at the links at the top of this page.

Amazon Smile: Please remember to use www.smile.amazon.com and click on St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA to have a donation sent to our Church based on a percentage of the price of all of your purchases at Amazon.

Priesr Gregory Winsky, Pastor 609.405.1920

Archpriest Vincent Saverino, Pastor Emeritus, 609.989.0519

 

Next Sunday:  Kitchen:  Sunday School   Candles:  Team 3

Reader:  Steve Nasobko    Desk:  Ed Veres

 

 

Sunday Bulletin - January 28

JANUARY 28, 2018

Sunday of Publican & Pharisee, Tone 1

Epistle: 2 Timothy 3: 10 - 15     Gospel: Luke 18: 10 – 14

 

Today: Divine Liturgy is Offered For the Health and Protection of Those In The Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For The Health Of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion, Christina Montiero For the Repose Of: Mary Prokopczek by Dennis Starr, Joseph and Pauline Zak by Karin Zukowsky

TODAY: Annual parish meeting at the call of the president. You must be current in your dues to vote.

House Blessings:   With Theophany and the blessing of the water, we are in the season of having our homes blessed with that Holy Water.  Please email Fr. Gregory to set up a day and time for this important yearly blessing. 

THANK YOU!! Tina Monteiro and her family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, outreach and support during her illness.  She continues to recover and appreciates the support

The week of January 29 is FAST FREE in anticipation of the upcoming Great Lent. 

Parastas Schedule: If you wish to continue with the 3rd Sunday Parastas service for your loved ones, please stop in the office and update our records.

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday?  Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook.  Sermons and the Bulletin are now posted on our website.   

Mexico Relief Fund:  The Patriarchal Parishes have raised $3960 for Holy Protection Church in Mexico and are still accepting donations.  We at St. Michael Church contributed $1000 already, a full one quarter of the total. Thank you to all who donated to help the church decimated by an earthquake last year. If you are interested in donating, see Fr. Gregory.

FESTIVAL ITEMS FOR SALE:  Perogie = $6.00 /Dz; Holubtsi = $24.00/Dz;  Kapusta, Cherry, Chocolate Perogie = $5.00/Halfdz.  See Greg Shast.

Amazon Smile, a New Way to Support St. Michael’s Parish  Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? If you shop online with Amazon, visit the Amazon Smile section of the website and select St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA as your charitable organization to receive donations.  After you select our church,  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible Smile Amazon purchases to St. Micahel.  .

 Please join us for coffee after Liturgy.

 

Sunday Bulletin - January 21

January 21, 2018
33rd Sunday After Pentecost, Tone 8.
Epistle: Luke 19: 1 - 10. Gospel: 1 Tim. 4: 9 - 15

Today: Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of Those In The Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of Joel Patrick, Michael Champion, Mat. Dianne, Christina Montiero

Parastas: Olga & John Candelori, Sokoluk Family, Sunny Lawrence, Mary Ann Taylor, Rose & Charles Staso, Stephen Nasobko, Justine Paul & Daughters, Justine, Gregory & Family, Winsky Family Josephine Yankovoy , Sevast Family, Nicholas Nayko , Ardan Family, Kunasz & Williams Families and Veres Family

Today: Blessing Of The Schuylkill River: At 3pm At 2 Boathouse Row. Flyers Are Available.

Today: Parish Council Meeting, in the Sunday School Conference Room, at the call of the president. (12:15pm)

House Blessings: With Theophany and the Blessing of the Water, we are in the season of having our homes blessed.. Please email Fr. Gregory at Winsky42@gmail.com to set up a day and time for this important yearly blessing.

Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28. You must be current in your dues to vote.

Parastas Schedule: If you wish to continue with the 3rd Sunday Parastas Service for your loved ones, please stop in the office and update our records.

Don’t Forget - Our Christmas Charity Drive For Philabundance, Last Day, Sunday, January 28.

Mexico relief fund: The Patriarchal Parishes have raised $3,960 for holy protection church in Mexico and are still accepting donations. We at St. Michael church contributed $1,000 already, a full one quarter of the total. Thank you to all who donated to help the church decimated by an earthquake last year. If you are interested in donating, see Fr. Gregory.

Festival Items for Sale: perogie = $6.00 /dz; kielbasa = $5.00/lb; holubtsi = $24.00/dz; kapusta, cherry, chocolate perogie = $5.00/halfdz. See Greg Shast.

Amazon Smile, a way to support St. Michael’s parish. Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? If you shop online with Amazon, visit the Amazon Smile section of the website and select St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, pa as your charitable organization to receive donations. After you select our church, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile amazon purchases to St. Michael.

Please join us for coffee after Liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018
Circumcision of our Lord, Tone 7
Epistle: Col. 2:8 - 12 Gospel: Luke 2:8 – 12, 40 - 52


Today: Divine liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those in the armed forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, for the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion, Christina Montiero and For the repose of: Mary Demeo by Dennis Starr

Theophany:
Thursday, January 18 - All Night Vigil and Blessing of Water will begin at 630 PM
Friday, January 19, Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water at 10 AM

Blessing of the Schuylkill River: Sunday, January 21 at 3 PM at 2 Boathouse row. Flyers are available.

49ers Social Senior Club: Tuesday, January 16th @ 11:30am, the 49ers Social Senior Club will enjoy food & fellowship. Celebrate the holiday season by wearing your sparkly & festive attire for a happy New Year or Merry Christmas! Contact Julianna Sokoluk 610-521-3543 for details.

Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28. You must be current in your dues to vote.

Don’t forget; our Christmas charity drive for Philabundance. The last day for donations is Sunday, January 28.

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday? Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook. Sermons and the bulletin are now posted on our website.

Mexico relief fund: The Patriarchal Parishes have raised $3,960 for holy protection church in Mexico and are still accepting donations. We at St. Michael church contributed $1,000 already, a full one quarter of the total. Thank you to all who donated to help the church decimated by an earthquake last year. If you are interested in donating, see Fr. Gregory.

Festival Items for Sale: perogie = $6.00 /dz; kielbasa = $5.00/lb; holubtsi = $24.00/dz; kapusta, cherry, chocolate perogie = $5.00/halfdz. See Greg Shast.

Amazon smile, a way to support St. Michael’s parish. Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? If you shop online with Amazon, visit the Amazon Smile section of the website and select St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, pa as your charitable organization to receive donations. After you select our church, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile amazon purchases to St. Michael.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018

Nativity of Christ

Tone 6

Epistle: Galetians 4:4-7   Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

                                                                                                                                   

Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those in the armed forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion and Christina Montiero

Today:  Christmas Divine Liturgy at 10 AM

               Children’s Christmas Play & Community Caroling at 11:30 AM

Don’t forget; our Christmas charity drive for Philabundance - the last day is Sunday, January 28.

St. Innocent Orthodox Reading Society: Next meeting is Tuesday, January 9 at 7pm.  The side parking lot will be open.  The text to be discussed is pp. 130-155.

Theophany: Thursday, January 18 All Night Vigil and Blessing of Water will begin at 6:30 PM; Friday January 19 Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water at 10 AM.

Blessing of the Schuylkill River: Sunday, January 21 at 3 PM at 2 Boathouse Row.  Flyers are available.

Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28. You must be current in your dues to vote.

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday?  Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook.  Sermons and the bulletin are now posted on our website a short time after Sunday.  

Festival items for sale:  perogie = $6.00 /dz; kielbasa = $5.00/lb; holubtsi = $24.00/dz; kapusta, cherry, chocolate perogie = $5.00/halfdz. See Greg Shast.

Have you paid your dues for 2017??

Amazon smile, a new way to support St. Michael’s parish Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? If you shop online with Amazon, visit the Amazon Smile section of the website and select St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA as your charitable organization to receive donations.  After you select our church, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile Amazon purchases to St. Michael.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - December 31


DECEMBER 31, 2017
Sunday Before Christmas, tone 5
Epistle: Heb.11: 9-10, 17-23, 32-40 Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25

Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those In the Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion and Christina Montiero

Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 pm each Saturday during Advent Please make every effort to attend to pray during the fast.

TODAY: Presentation on Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos, during coffee hour Subdeacon Peter Winsky will narrate a slide show illustrating the pilgrimage he was blessed to take this fall to the Holy Mountain and answer questions about the monasteries there. Please plan to attend

TODAY: LAST SIGNUP DAY, St. Michael's Annual Christmas Card. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. You can also contact them via email. The cost is $15 per listing.

Join us in celebrating Orthodox Christmas. We encourage you to invite family and friends to join us for services as well as the singing of traditional Russian Christmas carols along with favorite carols this year. All are welcome. Our schedule:
Christmas Eve Holy Supper, January 6 at 5:30 PM followed by Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 PM. If you are attending, please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to office@saintmichaelsroc.org by January 1 or sign listing on the candle desk, today.

Christmas Day Divine Liturgy, January 7 at 10:00 AM
Children’s Christmas Play & Community Caroling at 11:30 AM

Don’t forget; our Christmas charity drive for Philabundance

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday? Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook. Sermons and the Bulletin are now posted on our website a short time after Sunday.

Festival items for sale: Perogie = $6.00 /Dz; Kielbasa = $5.00/Lb; Holubtsi = $24.00/Dz; Kapusta, Cherry, Chocolate Perogie = $5.00/Halfdz. See Greg Shast.

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR DUES FOR 2017??

With the year end approaching, please submit address or e mail changes to the church office. This assures you will get your year end financial reports. And save the effort of remailing notices.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - December 31


DECEMBER 31, 2017
Sunday Before Christmas, tone 5
Epistle: Heb.11: 9-10, 17-23, 32-40 Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25

Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those In the Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion and Christina Montiero

Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 pm each Saturday during Advent Please make every effort to attend to pray during the fast.

TODAY: Presentation on Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos, during coffee hour Subdeacon Peter Winsky will narrate a slide show illustrating the pilgrimage he was blessed to take this fall to the Holy Mountain and answer questions about the monasteries there. Please plan to attend

TODAY: LAST SIGNUP DAY, St. Michael's Annual Christmas Card. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. You can also contact them via email. The cost is $15 per listing.

Join us in celebrating Orthodox Christmas. We encourage you to invite family and friends to join us for services as well as the singing of traditional Russian Christmas carols along with favorite carols this year. All are welcome. Our schedule:
Christmas Eve Holy Supper, January 6 at 5:30 PM followed by Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 PM. If you are attending, please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to office@saintmichaelsroc.org by January 1 or sign listing on the candle desk, today.

Christmas Day Divine Liturgy, January 7 at 10:00 AM
Children’s Christmas Play & Community Caroling at 11:30 AM

Don’t forget; our Christmas charity drive for Philabundance

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday? Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook. Sermons and the Bulletin are now posted on our website a short time after Sunday.

Festival items for sale: Perogie = $6.00 /Dz; Kielbasa = $5.00/Lb; Holubtsi = $24.00/Dz; Kapusta, Cherry, Chocolate Perogie = $5.00/Halfdz. See Greg Shast.

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR DUES FOR 2017??

With the year end approaching, please submit address or e mail changes to the church office. This assures you will get your year end financial reports. And save the effort of remailing notices.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin - December 24

DECEMBER 24 2017
29th Sunday after Pentecost, tone 4
Epistle: Col.3: 4 -11 Gospel: Luke 14: 16-24

Today: Divine Liturgy is offered for the health and protection of those in the Armed Forces: Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, For the health of: Fr. Vincent, Mat. Dianne, Michael Champion, Christina Montiero; For the repose of: Maria and Stephen Blaskevitch By Marlene & Stephen Blaskevitch Jr.

Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 pm each Saturday during Advent Please make every effort to attend to pray during the fast.

NEXT SUNDAY, DEC 31 Presentation on Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos, during coffee hour Subdeacon Peter Winsky will narrate a slide show illustrating the pilgrimage he was blessed to take this fall to the Holy Mountain and answer questions about the monasteries there. Please plan to attend

St. Michael's Annual Christmas Card
Spread the Christmas spirit and sign on to Saint Michael's Annual Christmas card. The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. You can also contact them via email. The cost is $15 per listing. The deadline is Sunday, December 31st, 2017.

Christmas Eve Meal and Service on January 6
Nativity Parish Holy Supper Meal is a fasting (lenten) meal at 5:30 PM in the church hall. Please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to office@saintmichaelsroc.org by January 1. All are welcome. Matins and Compline will be at 7:00 PM.

Unable to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday? Most of our services are live streamed on Facebook. Sermons and the Bulletin are now posted on our website a short time after Sunday.

Festival items for sale: Perogie = $6.00 /dz; Kielbasa = $5.00/lb; Holubtsi = $24.00/dz; Kapusta, Cherry, Chocolate perogie = $5.00/halfdz. See Greg Shast.

Have you paid your dues for 2017??

Year End - with the year end approaching, please submit any address or e mail changes to the church office. this will assure you will get your year end financial reports. and will save the effort of remailing notices.

Please join us for coffee after liturgy.

Sunday Bulletin

DECEMBER 17, 2017 Bulletin

28th Sunday after Pentecost, tone 3.

Epistle: Galatians 3: 23 -29.    Gospel: Mark 5: 24- 34

                                                                                                                                                               

Divine Liturgy: Offered for the health and protection of those in the Armed Forces, Joseph Valance, Matthew Leis, Thomas Snow, Brian Rowan, Christian Carty, Thomas Simonds, Dylan Prendergast, for the health of Joel Patrick, Michael Champion, Mat. Dianne and Christina Montiero    

                                        

Parastas: Olga & John Candelori, Sokoluk Family, Sunny Lawrence, Mary Ann Taylor, Rose & Charles Staso, Stephen Nasobko, Justine Paul & Daughters, Justine, Gregory & Family, Winsky Family, Josephine Yankovoy, Sevast Family, Nicholas Nayko, Ardan Family, Kunasz & Williams Families and Veres Family

 

Advent Vespers will be celebrated at 5:30 pm each Saturday during Advent Please make every effort to attend to pray during the fast.

 

Today:  Parish Council meeting in the Sunday School Conference Room, at the call of the President. 

 

THANK YOU!!  Tina Monteiro wishes to thank everyone who called her, sent cards and prayed for her during her illness.

 

St. Nicholas Day:    Tuesday December 19   Divine Liturgy at 10 AM

 

Christmas Eve Meal and Service on January 6 Nativity Parish Holy Supper Meal is a fasting (lenten) meal at 5:30 PM in the church hall. Please rsvp with number of attendees & if you are bringing a lenten dish to share (not required) to office@saintmichaelsroc.org by January 1.  All are welcome.  Matins and Compline will be at 7:00 PM.

 

St. Michael's Annual Christmas Card:  Spread the Christmas spirit and sign on to Saint Michael's Annual Christmas card.  The card is printed and handed out on January 7th and also mailed to our extended family and friends. To sign up, please see Barbara Saverino or Debbie Barth. You can also contact them via email. The cost is $15 per listing. The deadline is Sunday, December 31st, 2017.

 

Year End Reminder:  With the year end approaching, please submit any address or e mail changes to the church office. This will assure you will get your year end financial reports. And will save the effort of remailing notices.  Thank you.

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR COFFEE AFTER LITURGY