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Glory to Jesus Christ!   Glory Forever!  

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man,and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son.  And he called His name Jesus.  (Matthew 1:18-25)

 

 

 If you are looking for a spiritual home, please know you are always welcome to be a part of our Parish Family.  – Father Frank 

 

 

 

Phone:  610-432-6773

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~~~~Year 7526 of the Byzantine Era~~~~

UPCOMING SERVICES 

December 17th   Sunday of the Forefathers  
ECF Classes 9:00 AM
Rosary 9:30 AM (Joyful Mysteries)
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM (+ Veronica Andreas by Linda Andreas)

Section of Liturgy                Pew Book or hymnal page    
Hymn  Come Now to Us                                  5         
Litany of Peace                                         11
Hymn of the Incarnation                         19B
Troparia Tone 3,  Forefathers                 135,281
Kontakion Forefathers                                281  
Holy God                                                  27
Prokeimenon / Alleluia                           282
Cherubic Hymn                                      45D
Nicene Creed                                           51
Our Father                                               71
Communion Hymns                     79D, 283D

Readings: Colossians 3:4-11  •  Luke 14:16-24

 

December 24th   Sunday of the Ancestors 

Rosary 9:30 AM (Joyful Mysteries)
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM (]+Dolores Hanincik by Father Frank and Family)

Section of Liturgy                  Pew Book or hymnal page    
Hymn  When the Angel Came                          25        
Litany of Peace                                         11
Troparia Tone 4,  Ancestors, Vigil   141, 285, 286
Kontakion Pre-feast                                   287
Holy God                                                28B
Prokeimenon / Alleluia                            287
Cherubic Hymn                                      45D
Nicene Creed                                           53
Our Father                                               74
Communion Hymns                    79D, 283D

Readings: Hebrews11:9-10,17-23, 32-40   •  Matthew 1:1-25

The Vigil Liturgy of the Nativity 
3:30 PM  Ss. Peter & Paul Church Palmerton


December 25th   The Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ 

Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM 

Section of Liturgy                  Pew Book or hymnal page    
Christmas Hymnal   Wondrous News            12                    
Litany of Peace                                         11
Antiphons                                              289
Propers  Nativity                                       290
All you…                                               32B
Cherubic Hymn                                      292
Nicene Creed                                          53
Saint Basil                                               96
Our Father                                              74
Communion Hymn                                294

Readings:  Galatians  4:4-7: •  Matthew 2:1-12


Epistle readings are from the Holy Bible Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition. Gospel readings are from the New King James Version.                      

Recordings of the musical settings used in our parishes can be found HERE 

A draft of the Byzantine Catholic Hymnal of  traditional spiritual songs and hymns of the Divine Liturgy In English and Slavonic is available HERE.


Family or Individual Portraits  A photo backdrop  has been set up in the Parish Center for anyone wishing to have complimentary family, group or individual pictures taken on Sundays before or after the Liturgy, or weekends or evenings by appointment. Pictures can be added to a private section of the website for an online Parish Directory. Files will be available free to have prints made. Please see our Cantor Will Komnath for more information.

 


 

We are asking for volunteers to lead the Rosary on Sunday mornings.

 


New  Smartphone App: 

The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma (Ohio) recently released a smartphone app for iOS and Android that includes:

  • daily epistle and Gospel readings according to the Byzantine lectionary used in our church
  • a short biography of the daily saint(s) on our calendar, together with their troparion and kontakion
  • news, video,  and other resources

Quite a few folks have asked for such a resource, tried it out and highly recommend it.  To get the app:

For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bf.appd580cf&hl=en

For Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eparchy-of-parma/id1247012513?mt=8


Saint Michael’s is making new copies of the pew book available for anyone to have as their own for use at home or during services.

Having your own book to mark and put in Post-it flags, bookmarks or prayer cards could help in following along during the Liturgies. (Donations will be accepted but not required.)

 


Travelling?  See Mass Times for listings of churches and times for any area.


We want to hear from you!

Parish Survey –   word-document-icon-mdThere’s still time to fill out this short survey and  email it back, or print out a copy and give it to the one of the ushers, the cantor, or Fr. Frank. Please return it as soon as you can so results can be compiled and we can better serve our parish and parishioners.

Please take time to fill out this survey for Metropolitan William in preparation of the 2018 Synod.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE 2018 SYNOD OF BISHOPS ON YOUNG PEOPLE, THE FAITH AND VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT


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

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them. (Romans 12:6)

Altar Servers –  Fr. Frank is looking for any male who would be willing to help as an altar server with preparing the censor and opening and closing the side doors of the icon screen during the Liturgy.


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


 Publications and Media:        

 Video of the Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic 2/5/17

DL SLavonic


Uniontown Video Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic


Historic Audio Recordings from the Metropolitan Cantor Institute on soundcloud.com

Recording of the Divine Liturgy St. Michaels’s 3/19/17


 Holy Bible rsv2ce

These beautiful new Bibles, the Revised Standard Version – 2nd Catholic Edition,  provided by our shepherd Bishop Kurt are now in the pews for all to use.

“I think you will be thrilled when you see them in our churches. And I will be thrilled if you pick them up and read them!” – Bishop Kurt

 


 

Back to the Garden  A Lenten Journey though Genesis   

Spiritual reflections on the readings from Genesis during the Great Fast.

 

 

 

 


Rosary

 

Pray the Rosary  booklets are now available for everyone in the parish.  This expanded version contains the Luminous Mysteries and is  ideal for Rosary Novenas, family Rosary, and private recitation. 

 


The Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic  DL Slavonic cover

A PDF 40-page booklet containing text and music (multiple melodies, in some cases) for the Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic, with English rubrics, following the format of The Divine Liturgies of our holy fathers John Chrysostom and Basil the Great(2007).

Another format of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrystostom in Slavonic published by Patronage Church.

 

 


Byzantine Catholic Hymnal

Traditional Spiritual Songs and Hymns of the Divine Liturgy In English and Slavonic MCI 2007


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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)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

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