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16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ 18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’

21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:16-21


We are a Catholic Church in full communion with the Pope of Rome His Holiness Pope Francis. If you are a Roman Catholic, attending our Church.fulfills your Sunday obligation for Mass

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Phone:  610-432-6773

 

 

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 We wish to welcome to Father Stepan Dolepato our parish family!

Grant O Lord, to your priest servant Fr. Stepan, many happy and blessed years!

Please know you are my parish family and I am here for you every day. – Fr. Stepan


~~~~Year 7527 of the Byzantine Era~~~~

The Christmas Fast, in preparation for the feast of the Nativity on December 25, is one of the minor fasts of the Church. This fast of forty days was introduced in the 12th century. Counting back 40 days from the feast of the Nativity, the fast begins on the evening of November 14 – the feast of the holy apostle Philip. As a result, it is traditionally called Philip’s Fast or the Philipian Fast (in Slavonic, Filipovka). This fast is not penitential, but is rather a fast of preparation, like the pre-Communion fast. By abstaining from certain foods, we are opening up a “space” in our lives through asceticism and obedience, into which God may enter.       

Schedule of Services   

Daily Liturgies Monday-Friday (except where noted) 7:45 AM [Allentown]
Click HERE and scroll down for Divine Liturgy Propers for the Days of the Week.
The Lectionary of Readings can be found HERE.

Thanksgiving Day 10:00 AM,  No Liturgy Friday November 23


Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Saturday, November 17th  Divine Liturgy 4:00 PM [Palmerton]
Sunday, November 18th Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM [Allentown]

Section of Liturgy                   Pew book or Hymnal page
Hymn O Mary, Mother of our God       20
Propers Tone 1                            125
Holy God                                     27
Cherubic Hymn                           42
Nicene Creed                              51
We Praise You                             61
Our Father                                   71

Readings: Ephesians  5:8b-19 •   Luke 12:16-21


Entrance of the Theotokos    
Wednesday, November 21st  Divine Liturgy 6:00 PM [Allentown]

Section of Liturgy                   Pew book or Hymnal page
Hymn Sound the Trumpets            sheet
Antiphons                                    15 
Propers Feast                            268
Holy God                                   28B
Cherubic Hymn                         43B
Nicene Creed                              53
We Praise You                             61
Magnification/Irmos                   269
Our Father                                   71

Readings: Hebrews 9:1-7   •   Luke 10:35-42, 11:27-28


Thanksgiving Day November 22nd  Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM [Allentown]  

Section of Liturgy                   Pew book or Hymnal page
Hymn We thank you God Most High       3    
Antiphons                                     15 
Propers Feast                            271
Svjatyj Boze                      hymnal 30B
Cherubic Hymn                           42
Nicene Creed                              53
Holy holy holy                            56B
We Praise You                             61
Our Father                                   71

Readings: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9   •   Luke 17:11-19 

RECORDINGS of the settings used can be found HERE.
Click name of day for link to Propers and other changeable parts of the Liturgy. 
Links to changeable parts and archives can be found  HERE.


Introduction to Church  Singing course is now free

As of November 4, the first Metropolitan Cantor Institute online class can be taken for free by cantors, clergy, and parishioners of Byzantine Catholic parishes in the United States. (Non-members can take the class for $75.) This class teaches the basics for singing in church – musical sound, fundamentals of singing and reading music, and how to lead basic responses used in all services. Recommended for anyone who wants to learn our plain chant!

For more information, click on this link Classes.


Church Renovation Project

Please  increase your monthly donations by $50.00 or more to go towards much needed repairs and  the renovation project. 

To make a secured, tax deductible donation through PayPal please simply click button below.


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The Church Renovation Fund envelopes can be used for donations specifically intended toward the Renovation Project, or simply put the offering in an envelope marked Renovation Fund. Thank you for your generosity.

24 Some give freely, yet grow all the richer;
    others withhold what is due, and only suffer want.
25 A generous person will be enriched,
    and one who gives water will get water. (Proverbs 11:24-25)

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Gift Cards Fundraiser Retailers where you shop donate money to our church!  Physical Gift cards will be available. Simply shop with Gift Cards purchased through our church and the retailers donate money.   Anybody can join our scrip program by going to the website  www.shopwithscrip.com, click enroll, and  entering  our enrollment code 4E85BLFF48759.   See Janice Kavounas for details.


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“The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High shall  overshadow you.” 


NEWS & ACTIVITIES  section is now located on its own Tab.


St. Michael the Archangel, 
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.

 


The Lord is near, do not be anxious about anything. Instead, pray about everything. (Philippians: 4:5-6)

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