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Glory to Jesus Christ!   Glory Forever!  

“In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like clothing; like a cloak you will roll them up, and like clothing they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will never end.” (Hebrews 1:10-12) 

 

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

 Schedule of Services 

February 23rd Second Friday of the Great Fast
Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 7:00 PM

Section of Liturgy                   Presanctified Book
Friday Psalms                          12
Psalm 140 Tone 4                      72
Lamp-Lighting                         19
Stichera                            72,156
O Joyful Light                          22
Prokeimena                             74
Great Entrance                      36B

Readings:  Genesis 5:32-6:8  •  Proverbs 6:20-7:1


February 25th Second Sunday of the Great Fast, St. Gregory Palamas 

Palmerton Divine Liturgy 4:00 PM  (Saturday)
ECF Class 9:00 AM
Rosary 9:30 AM (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Allentown Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM (+For the Faithful Departed with Panachida ) 

Section of Liturgy                   Pew Book or hymnal page    
Hymnal In Gethsemane’s Darkness               15                                                    
Litany of Peace                                    11
Typical Psalms                                     16
Beatitudes                                            23
Propers  Tone 5, feast                    146, 222    
Holy God                                            28C
Cherubic Hymn                                    42
Nicene Creed                                       51
St Basil Anaphora                                96
In You, O Woman Full of Grace           98
Our Father                                           70
Panachida                                         432  

Readings: Hebrews 1:10-2:3  •  Mark 2:1-12


[Note: If there is a discrepancy between the Typicon, the Metropolitan Cantor Institute or the Pew Book, the Pew Book usually will be followed.]                    

Recordings of the musical settings used in our parishes can be found HERE 
Epistle readings are from the New American Bible, 1970 edition. Gospel readings are from the New King James Version. 
A draft of the Byzantine Catholic Hymnal of  traditional spiritual songs and hymns of the Divine Liturgy In English and Slavonic is available HERE.


The Great Fast begins Monday February 12.  The Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts will be celebrated Fridays at 7:00 PM starting February 16.

FASTING REGULATIONS

†All who receive Communion in the Eparchy of Passaic are required to abstain from meat on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast.
†All adults who receive Communion in the Eparchy of Passaic are required to abstain from meat, eggs, and milk products on the first day of Lent, Monday, February 12  and on Great and Holy Friday, March 30.
†These are the minimum requirements; however, the faithful are encouraged to do more.
Dispensation
†Pastors and Administrators may, for a just cause, grant to the individual faithful and to individual families, dispensations or commutations of the fasting rules into other pious practices.


We are asking for volunteers to lead the Rosary on Sunday mornings. Anyone is welcome to lead and there is no commitment to be scheduled.

 


New  Smartphone Apps: 

New FREE APP for iPhone 

Eastern Christian Publications has completed development of a smartphone app that is now available for FREE download in the Apple Store for all iOS devices, and will soon be available for Android, Kindle, Blackberry and Windows phones.  The name of the app is “ECPubs” — just search for this in the Apple Store and install.

It provides several unique features for Eastern Christians:

  • Saint of the Day — Icons and Troparia with one touch
  • Java with Jesus — daily reflection from a book of the same title
  • The Hours — the same Hours provided by email, changed each day
  • Daily Vespers — the Propers, Reader Service and Clergy version with all changeable parts
  • Sunday Bulletin — icon and text commentary for the week
  • Theosis Magazine — the ezine version of our monthly magazine
  • Book of the Month — a short description of a book from our catalog
  • Intro to Prayer — an explanation of the Byzantine Daily Office
  • Websites — links to all of our websites

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

For Applehttps://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)