October 8, 2017
18th Sunday after Pentecost – Tone 1
Venerable Taisia of Egypt (4th cent); Venerable Pelagia the Penitent (457);
Virgin Martyr Pelagia of Antioch (303); Virgin Martyr Pelagia of Tarsus (290)
Matins Gospel #7: St. John 20: 1-10
Divine Liturgy: 2 Cor. 9: 6-11; St. Luke 7: 11-16
- THE TWO-YEAR MEMORIAL FOR MATUSHKA SISSY will be served after Liturgy.
- CHURCH SCHOOL for children will be held right after Liturgy.
- CLASS FOR CATECHUMENS AND SEEKERS – will be in the Library upstairs after Coffee Hour – this will be on the Creed, taught by Gerry Hunsinger
- FATHER PAUL will leave soon after Liturgy to go to Memphis for a wedding.
- 6 p.m. – Great Vespers
- 7 p.m. – Class on Orthodoxy – taught by Gerry Hunsinger
MICHAEL McCALIP was received as a catechumen Saturday evening at Vespers. His sponsor is Robert Ainsworth and his patron is the Archangel Michael.
FR. PAUL will be in Florida several days this week on vacation. He can be reached by cell phone. If a priest is needed in an emergency, call any of the local Orthodox priests.
INQUIRERS’ CLASSES – three Wednesday evening classes beginning October 25 will be advertised as Inquirers Classes for those curious about Orthodoxy. Topics will be Worship, Personal Prayer, and Belief. This would be a good time to invite friends. For more information look here.
HIS GRACE BISHOP ANTOUN, recently retired as Bishop of the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast of the Antiochian Archdiocese, fell asleep in the Lord October 2. He was a longtime faithful shepherd. He was a good friend to me and to Holy Resurrection church for many years, and gladly welcomed us to any Antiochian activities held here. He presided at the historic and memorable service in Vicksburg in 1987 when the members of what are now St. Peter’s Church in Madison and St. John’s in Memphis, along with several of their clergy, were received into Holy Orthodoxy. I was blessed to serve with him and help chrismate about 200 people. I have a vivid memory of how genuinely excited and joyful he was to bring so many souls into the Church. May his memory be eternal! – Fr. Paul See also: http://antiochian.org/memory-eternal-his-grace-bishop-antoun
2017 LOCAL ORTHODOX WOMEN’S RETREAT – Plans are underway for the third annual Orthodox women’s retreat on the first Saturday of November (Nov. 4) at Holy Trinity-St. John the Theologian Church in Jackson. We are honored to have Father Barnabas Powell of Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia, as our speaker. Flyers and registration forms will be sent out October first. The fee is $25 but if that’s a problem scholarships will be available. For more information and registration forms, see http://www.holyres.net/2017-orthodox-womens-retreat/
SERVICE WEEKEND – Holy Nativity Church, Shreveport, is hosting a YES Weekend for our area and surrounding youth and college students in conjunction with Focus North America from October 27th- 29th. This event will help youth further their growth by providing them hands on ministry experience with less fortunate children in the Shreveport area, homeless people and others.
PASTORAL CONFERENCE – Matthew and Ashley Prewitt will be in charge of preparations for the Diocese of the South Pastoral Conference, which we will host February 12-16, 2018. Speak to them to volunteer to help.
October 9 -13 Fr. Paul on Vacation
October 16-18 – Fr. Paul at Deanery Meeting, Memphis
October 20 – 21 – HROC Men’s Retreat
October 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8 – Inquirers’ Classes
October 27-29 – YES – FOCUS Youth Service Weekend, Shreveport
Nov. 4 – Women’s’ Retreat, Holy Trinity – St. John Church
November 15 – Nativity fast begins
November 18 – Serve at Stewpot
December 2 – Belarus Sisters here
December 10 – St. Nicholas Celebration
February 12-16, 2018 – We host DOS Pastoral Conference
QUOTATION – I don’t deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it. – Flannery O’Connor