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26th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone one. Nativity Fast. Luke 24:1-12 (4th Matins Gospel). Ephesians 5:8-19. Luke 12:16-21.

Venerable Sabbas the Sanctified (532). Venerable Nectarius of Bitol (1500), and his elder, St. Philotheus, of Karyes Skete, Mt. Athos. Serbian Children’s Day.

In the morning of Detinjci, the adults use a belt, rope, or scarf to tie their children, binding their legs. The children have already prepared presents for this event, with which they “pay the ransom” and get untied.

St. Sabbas the Sanctified was a Palestinian monastic who is credited with composing the first monastic rule of church services. He was a staunch opponent of the heretical movements.

Schedule of the Services
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016- ST. NICHOLAS – Cutting of Kolach at 9 AM. Div. Liturgy at 10 AM.
Friday, Dec. 23, 2016- Vespers and Akathist at 7 PM.
Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016- Divine Liturgy & Church School at 10 AM.

Building Committee
Please help us to raise funds for the repair of our aging parish church. All the donations can be mailed to: Attn: Building Committee – Old Holy Resurrection SO Church, 3062 W. Palmer Sq., Chicago, IL 60647.
Mark your calendars for Serbian New Year’s Eve Celebration on January 13, 2017 in our Church Hall.

Please donate a candle for Health or In Memory. The price for either one is $20.00.

Relief Committee
Donate Non-Perishable food during the Lent and we will deposit at the Chicago food depository. Money donation? We will donate to Focus North America and to the IOCC: Make checks payable to these Orthodox organizations.

Church Calendars
Diocesan Pocket Calendars in both languages are available in the Church foyer. The price is $4.00.

We pray for the health and salvation for the servants of God: Mirkа Ivanisevic, Slobodan (Mike) Pavlovic, Zorica Jovanovic, Jelena Opsenica, Dimitrije Micic, Velimir Majdov, Slavica Kostic Prostran, and Dragan Kainovic.

We pray for the repose of the souls of the servants of God: +Milenko Vuckovich, +Stevan Stojanovic, +Dragan Stevanovic, +Dragan Ristanovic, +Rados Stevlich, and +Aleksandra Jovanovic.
Pomen for +Vojislav Milutinovic, given by Petar Milutinovic and Family.


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