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From the Weekly Bulletin (week of August 7, 2011)

posted Sep 25, 2011, 1:29 AM by Ilya Buchkin
August Services/Dormition Fast-
       The first two weeks of August are devoted to preparing for the glorious feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God on August 15.  From August 1-14, we fast from meat, dairy, eggs and on week days, also from wine and oil.  We also have an increased number of services during this time, including praying the Paraklesis (consolation) service on most evenings at 7PM.  The service schedule continues as follows:

August 7 - Matins/Liturgy, 8:45/10AM; Paraklesis, 7PM
August 8-12 - Paraklesis, 7PM
August 13 - 9th Hour/Great Vespers, 6PM
August 14 - Matins/Liturgy, 8:45/10AM; Great Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition, 6PM
August 15-Matins/Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition, 8:30/10AM 

Welcome to Deacon Maximos Herman and family, visiting us today from St. John the Wonderworker Mission in Des Moines.  Welcome also to Fr. Andrew Harmon and family from St. Matthew Church in North Royalton, OH, also visiting today.

Sunday School Beginning Soon/Save the Date-
We will have a kick-off to the Sunday School year with a fun day scheduled for Saturday September 10 from 10Am-1PM at the church.  The children will gather for a picnic and t-shirt dyeing and games in anticipation for the first day of Sunday School on Sunday September 11.  More details and registration forms will be distributed soon.  Please plan to get your children involved in what promises to be a wonderful year of Sunday School.  Also, we are in need of volunteers to be helpers in the classroom. 

Weekday Morning Service Schedule Changes-

       At the start of the school year, due to a change in the schedule of Fr. Ignatius, there will be some changes made to our weekday morning services.  Beginning the week of August 22, instead of matins on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 8:30AM, we will have 3rd Hour on Tuesdays at 9AM, and matins on Fridays at 8:30AM.  We will keep this schedule for the foreseeable future.

Resolutions Passed at Antiochian Archdiocese Convention-
When the clergy and lay delegates of the Antiochian Archdiocese gathered in Chicago last week for their biennial convention, two resolutions were passed: one having to do with same-sex marriage, and one having to do with US foreign policy in the Middle East.  The text of these two resolutions can be found at www.antiochian.org/node/26150 and www.antiochian.org/node/26149.

OCAMPR Annual Conference-

       The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion announces their annual conference: "The Science and Theology of Conception."  The conference will be held November 4-5 on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA.  More information on the organization and the conference can be found at: www.ocampr.org

Words from our Bishop-elect Fr. Anthony Michaels-
If you would like to hear a recording of a talk given by our future bishop, Fr. Anthony Michaels, and titled "Iconography, Iconoclasm and the Theology of Personhood" you may hear it at: www.ancientfaith.com/announcements/iconography_iconoclasm_and_the_theology_of_personhood
Do You Have a Prayer Request?
       Please give it to Fr. Ignatius and he will distribute it by email to all those on the Prayer Chain.  If you wish to join the Prayer Chain, please let Fr. Ignatius know.

Holy Bread-
        On Sunday August 14, the Peterson/Branch family will provide the holy bread.  Thank you in advance.  Anyone who would like to provide the holy bread can sign up at the bulletin board in the narthex.  Bread seals are available to be loaned out.

Choir Leadership-
       On Sunday August 14,  Matthew Arndt will lead the choir.

Coffee Hour-
      On Sunday August 14, the food for coffee hour and the cleaning of the fellowship hall will be provided by the St. Raphael team.

Food for Thought-

On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God,
And Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could see it;
So that when they would behold You crucified
They would understand that Your suffering was voluntary,
And would proclaim to the world,
That You are truly the Radiance of the Father!

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ