February 24, 2013
SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND THE PHARISEE
1st & 2nd Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist
Tone 5 – Matins Gospel #5: St. Luke 24: 12-35
Liturgy: 2 Timothy 3: 10-15; St. Luke 18:10-14 (Sunday)
2 Cor. 4: 6-15; St. Matthew 11: 2-15 (St. John)
THIS IS A FAST-FREE WEEK.
THE ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE will meet after Coffee Hour in the Library.
MONDAY – Annual Lebanese Dinner at St. George’s, Vicksburg. Serving 11 a.m. til 2 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: 6 p.m. Vespers, Class
JULIE LONG was baptized last Sunday, and she and Steve were crowned in marriage yesterday. May God grant them Many Years!
PARENTS: We must give a count by Thursday of youth going to Antiochian Village this summer. If you have not done so, let Fr. Paul know by then if your child will go. Atticus Long, Joseph Lawson, Gavriel Jackson, and William Wood are on the list so far. The deadline for Camp St. Thekla is March 31.
35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
• FRIDAY, March 1 (fast-free Friday):
• 5:30 p.m. – Vespers, Holy Resurrection Church
• 7:30 p.m. – Dinner, Table 100, 100 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS – Map –
• Speakers: Johnny Cano (MC), Erica Robinson, Oksana Mahecha, plus the famous Holy Resurrection Men’s Quartet and an Ethiopian dance number.
• SATURDAY, March 2:
• 9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy, Holy Resurrection Church
• 11:30 a.m. – Lunch, Holy Resurrection Church
• Speakers: Steve Long (MC), Margaret Yerger Elliott, Adam Lewis, Milos Konjevich
WE MUST GIVE A COUNT TO THE RESTAURANT BY TUESDAY – If you have not done so, send an email to Fr. Paul at email@example.com to reserve a place. Cost of the Friday night dinner is $40 per plate; please give a check to Tim or Kitty, or pay at the door. Members who need help with this please speak to Fr. Paul. There will be no charge for the Saturday lunch, but we need to know how many are coming.
YOUTH FUND – Each summer we try to make it possible for all our children aged 9-17 to attend an Orthodox summer camp. This is very worthwhile and our children love it. They return with a deeper bond to Orthodoxy and many Orthodox friends from all over the country. It is expensive; tuition for two weeks is $650 per child. Some generous donations are needed if we are to fund all our children.
CLAUDIA MORRIS will perform in The Sound of Music at Actor’s Playhouse in Pearl Feb. 28 and March 1,2 at 7:30 p.m. and Mar. 3 at 2 p.m. To reserve tickets call 601-664-0930. For more information see www.actorsplayhouse.net.
HELP! Regular collections last Sunday, the first in February, were $500.35, bringing the month-to-date to $4,533.85. Our monthly budget goal is $10,000.
March 17- Forgiveness Sunday – Lent begins
March 25 – Annunciation
April 28 – Palm Sunday – Holy Week begins
May 5 – Pascha!
June 13 – Ascension
June 23 – Pentecost
July 22 – 26 – Diocese of the South Assembly, Jacksonville
THE PHARISEE went up to the temple with a proud and empty heart; the publican bowed himself in repentance.
They both stood before thee, O Master:
The one, through boasting, lost his reward,
But the other, with tears and sighs, won thy blessing:
Strengthen me, O Christ our God, as I weep in thy presence,
Since thou are the lover of mankind! – Vespers