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January 23 The holy martyr Clement, bishop of Ancyra, was killed along with the holy martyr Agathangel during the persecution of the Emperor Maximian (c.296)
Commemoration of the Sixth Ecumenical Council
(680),at which was taught the two wills of Christ, denying the Monothelite heresy.

James 1:1-18  • Mark 10:11-16


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

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Phone:  610-432-6773

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

Schedule of Services   

Weekday Liturgies in Allentown upon request. Please contact the rectory. 


36th Sunday after Pentecost  
January 26th   Divine Liturgy  Palmerton  4:00 PM
January 27th   Divine Liturgy  Allentown 10:00 AM  
Section of Liturgy                                               page
Hymn: So Great is God                               2
Propers Tone 3                                     135
Holy God                                            28B
Cherubic Hymn                                    42
Nicene Creed                                       53
Our Father                                            74
Closing Hymn Beneath your compasion   454A
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Readings: 1 Timothy 1:15-17  •  Luke 18:35-43
Weekday Propers go to THIS PAGE, then click on the Menaion of the month at the top of the page.
The Lectionary of Readings can be found HERE.
Recordings of the settings used can be found HERE
Click name of day above for the link to Propers and other changeable parts of the Liturgy. 
Links to changeable parts and archives can be found HERE.

Pope Francis has asked the entire Catholic Church to pray at the end of each Divine Liturgy or Mass for protection during this time of danger.  He asked that we pray to St. Michael or that we say an ancient prayer to the Mother of God.  As a matter of fact, the latter prayer is the most ancient prayer to Mary that we have, besides the “Hail Mary” which is from the Gospel of St. Luke.  This prayer is found in our own pewbook on page 454. Please begin singing the prayer “Beneath Your Compassion” at the end of Divine Liturgy in all of our churches on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the latest. I have posted a video on the Eparchy of Passaic YouTube channel.  All of your parishioners are also welcome to view the video to learn the hymn.
May God bless the work of your hands,
+ Bishop Kurt
YouTube link to learn music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNbD6PJuyg
Here is an interesting article about the history of the hymn and an ancient Egyptian papyrus of it:
https://aleteia.org/2017/04/29/the-oldest-known-marian-prayer-is-from-egypt/

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.

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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 (NRSVCE)

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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.


Leaders of the heavenly armies, although we are unworthy, we always beseech you, to fortify us by your prayers and to shelter us beneath the wings of your sublime glory. Watch over us who bow to you and cry out fervently: Deliver us from danger, for you are the commanders of the powers on high.      – Troparion for Saint Michael and the Holy Angels

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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