28th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - 28. НЕДЕЉА ПО ДУХОВИМА Глас 3
Divine Liturgy at10 AM
Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
Epistle: Col. 1:12-18
Dec. 19th St. Nicholas – Sv. Nikola – Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
Epistle Reader:Chris Milosovich
ALTAR BOYS: Marko Macura,Mirko Macura, Stevo Medan, Maxim Vrcelj, Nikola Pesic, Stefan Kostic,Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic.
In Loving Memory of her Mom +ANKA PADJEN
(She passed away on Vidovdan this year. 6-months Pomen )
Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:
Dec. 14th Vera & Vojo
Dec. 21st Ljiljana Pajovic
Dec. 28th Patricia Powell
Jan. 4th Davidovich/Petrovic
Jan. 11th Krtolica
Jan. 18th Malisic
Jan. 25th Family Chuck
If anyone would like to sponsor lunch for any Sunday, please call Fr. Slobodan at 408-867-4876 to put you on the list and for the Church announcement. Sponsorship can be done by one or two families donating $300, justtopartially cover the cost of food and preparation.
NEDELJNI PROGRAM – SUNDAY PROGRAM:
"WINTER BREAK" All Sunday School Activities will resume on Sunday, January 11th, 2015
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE OF SERVICES – BOŽIĆNI RASPOED SLUŽBI
January 6, 2015 Christmas Eve - Badnjidan
§ Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
§ Christmas Vigil – Bozicno Bdenije at 5 PM
§ Burning of Yule Log - Paljenje Badnjaka 6 PM
§ Church-School Program + Santa Claus 6:30 PM
January 7, 2015 Nativity of our Lord – Rozdestvo Hristovo
§ Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
January 8, 2015 Synaxis of Theotokos - Sabor Bogorodice
January 9, 2015St. Stephen Protomartyr – Sv. Stefan
DATES TO REMEMBER:
January 6th Christmas Eve – Badnjidan
January 7th Nativity of our Lord – Рождество Христово Божић
January 31st St. Sava Dinner & Dance
February 21st Sarma Fest
CORRECTIONS FROM LAST ISSUE OF BULLETIN!
LUNCH SPONSORS WERE:
VERA & VOJO SREDANOVICH
In Loving Memory of +NIKOLA NICK MILIVOJEVICH (Vera’s Brother)
(40-Day Parastos will be served on Dec. 21st )
From Prolog of Ohrid
The Venerable Patapius
Patapius was born and brought up in the Faith and in the fear of God by pious parents in the Egyptian city of Thebes. At an early age he perceived and abhorred the vanity of this world and withdrew into the wilderness of Egypt. There he devoted himself to a life of asceticism, cleansing his heart of all earthly desires and thoughts, for the sake of God's love. However, when his virtues became known among the people, they began to come to him and to seek solace from him in their sufferings. Fearing the praise of men, which darkens the minds of men and separates them from God, Patapius fled this wilderness to Constantinople, for this wonderful saint thought that he could hide himself more easily from people in the city than in the wilderness. Patapius built a hut for himself in the proximity of the Church of Blachernae in Constantinople. There, immured and unknown, he continued his interrupted life of eremetic asceticism. However, a light cannot be hidden. A child, blind from birth, was led by God's providence to St. Patapius. He besought the saint to pray to God that he be given his sight and be able to look upon God's creation-thus allowing him to praise God all the more. Patapius having compassion on the suffering child, prayed to God, and the child's sight was restored. This miracle revealed God's chosen one throughout the entire city, and people rushed to him for healing, comfort and instruction. Patapius healed aneminent man of dropsy by tracing the sign of the Cross over him and anointing him with oil. By making the sign of the Cross in the air with his hand, he freed a youth from an unclean spirit that had cruelly tormented him. The evil spirit, with a loud shriek, came out from God's creature like smoke. He made the sign of the Cross over a woman who had a sore on her breast all filled with worms, and made her healthy. Many other miracles did St. Patapius perform, all through prayer in the name of Christ and by the sign of the Cross. He entered into rest peacefully in great old age and took up his habitation in the HeavenlyKingdom in the seventh century.
LET US HELP THE BUILDING OF OUR NEW CHURCH! THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFE TIMEOPPORTUNITY.
POMOZIMO GRADNJU NAŠE NOVE CRKVE! OVO JE JEDINSTVENA PRILIKA U ŽIVOTU DA POKAŽEMO DA SMO VREDNI NAŠIH SVETIH PREDAKA.
Ko Crkvi daje Bogu pozajmljuje – a Bog nikom dužan ne ostaje! (Narodna Poslovica