Announcements for Nov. 12, 2017

November 12, 2017

23rd Sunday after Pentecost – Tone 6

St. John the Merciful, Pope of Alexandria (620)

Matins Gospel #1: St. Matthew 28: 16-20

Divine Liturgy:  Ephesians 2: 4-10; St. Luke 10: 25-37



  • Church School for children right after Liturgy.
  • Two-Year memorial for Nada Rustom after Liturgy.
  • Class for seekers and catechumens in library after coffee hour.


  • Nativity fast begins
  • 6 p.m. – Daily Vespers
  • 7 p.m. – Class on Orthodox Christianity

 SATURDAY, November 18

  • It is Holy Resurrection’s turn to bring tea (sweet and unsweet) and bread to Stewpot this Saturday, Nov. 18. Please have your items at the church no later than 10:45 a.m. Barbara Slater will leave the church for Stewpot at 11 a.m. and take the food. Or even better, come to Stewpot by 11:30 and help serve with us –  The address is 1100 West Capital St, Jackson – Park in the fenced lot to the left of the old church building and enter by the side door.
  • Vespers – 5:30 p.m.
  • After Vespers, a segment of Fr. Barnabas Powell’s Journey to Fullness teaching on the Orthodox Faith will be shown in the Parish Hall.

 NEXT SUNDAY Randy Khalaf will speak and show pictures at Coffee Hour about his recent ministry trip to Belarus – see

 THE NATIVITY FAST in preparation for the celebration of Our Lord’s birth begins this Wednesday, November 15. If kept strictly, one eats no meat or dairy products any day during this fast. We do eat fish, wine, and olive oil on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and some feasts; see an Orthodox calendar. Foods named on certain days on the calendar mean that we do eat these foods that day although otherwise it is a fast day. Seafood (shrimp, crab, etc.) are eaten every day. These prescriptions should be adjusted in accordance with one’s health, work activity, family situation, and spiritual maturity. Our bookstore has some fasting cookbooks. If you have not tried to keep the fasts before, I recommend you ask me for suggestions to start partially. It is also appropriate for everyone to make a Confession during this fast – please don’t wait ‘till Christmas eve! — Fr. Paul

 GREEK GOODIES – Our sister Church of the Holy Trinity and St. John the Theologian again offers Greek Pastries for sale. See Order Form Here. You can say you are getting them for Christmas gifts.

OUR ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS PARTY will be Sunday, December 10 after Liturgy. Speak to Susan Ainsworth to help with it.

 PROJECT MEXICO – Young people 14 and older: consider working a week this summer with other Orthodox youth building houses for the needy in Tijuana, Mexico. Those 18 and older may consider a longer internship there. Registration will be from November 2-30. Holy Resurrection will help with costs. See

 PARENTS – It’s not too early to think about Orthodox summer camps. I highly recommend them for our 8 – 17 year olds. We have a Youth Fund to help with expenses.  Antiochian Village ( registration opens in December and the sessions are usually full early in the year. Check Camp St. Thekla (South Carolina) for registration here: Our Diocese of the South will operate one in Texas – see For more information speak to me — Fr. Paul


November 19 – Randy Khalaf reports on his Belarus mission

November 21 – Entry of the Theotokos

December 2 – Belarus Sisters here

December 10 – St. Nicholas Celebration

December 17 – Kim Hancock will be Chrismated

February 12-16, 2018 – We host DOS Pastoral Conference


  • The notion that grace is healing omits the fact that before it heals, it cuts with the sword Christ said he came to bring. — Flannery O’Connor, Letter
  • The greatest danger to Christianity is, I contend, not heresies, not heterodoxies, not atheists, not profane secularism – no, but the kind of orthodoxy which is cordial drivel, mediocrity served up sweet. There is nothing that so insidiously displaces the majestic as [sweet]cordiality. — Soren Kierkegaard

Regular Services

Saturday 5:30 p.m. Vespers

Sunday 8:30 a.m. Matins (Orthros), 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Vespers; feast days see

Confessions Saturday after Vespers and other times by appointment

Phone 601 924-2441 – email – Bookstore open after Liturgy

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