26th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1. Resurrection Gospel 4. (Lk 24:1-12).
Liturgical Reading: Epistle: 229. (Eph 5:9-19). Gospel: Luke 66. (12:16-21).
Sunday, November 25th – St. John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria: Venerable Nilus of Sinai: Famed for his compassion and devotion, John was chosen as Patriarch of Alexandria in the time of the Emperor Heraclius. ‘If you seek nobility’, he said, ‘seek it not in blood but in virtue, for in virtue lies true nobility.’
Monday, November 26th – St. John Chrysostom, (the Golden-Tongued), Archbishop/Patriarch of Constantinople: John became disgusted with Hellenic paganism and turned to the Christian faith as the one and all-embracing truth. John was baptized by Meletius, Patriarch of Antioch. Renowned for his wisdom, his asceticism and the power of his words, John was, at the desire of Emperor Arcadius, chosen as Patriarch of Constantinople. He governed the Church for six years as Patriarch with unequalled zeal and wisdom, sending missionaries to the pagan Celts and Scythians and purging the Church of simony, deposing many bishops who were given to this vice.
Tuesday, November 27th – Holy and All-praised Apostle Philip: Instructed in the Holy Scriptures from his youth, Philip immediately responded to the call of Christ and followed Him (John 1:43).
Thursday, November 29th – The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew: The Lord saw him as a tax-collector in Capernaum and said to him: “Follow Me!” Leaving everything, he followed Him (Matt. 9:9). After receiving the Holy Spirit at his house, Matthew preached the Gospel among the Parthians and Medes and in Ethiopia, the land of the negroes. In Ethiopia, he consecrated as bishop one Plato, a follower of his, and himself withdrew to prayerful solitude on a mountain, where the Lord appeared to him.
Schedule of Services
Sunday, November 25th, 2018 – St. John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria; Venerable Nilus of Sinai: Liturgy and Church School at 10 AM.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 – Holy Profit Obadiah: Venerable Fathers Barlaam and Joasaph: Liturgy and Church School at 10 AM.
Children will have Church School classes and no folklore practice on November 25th. Children will have Church School classes and folklore practice on December 2nd. Please register your children for Church School and Folklore! Welcome all.
Other church offerings and events for this week
Lunch for children and adults will be available after the Liturgy in the church hall.
Parish Priest’s Contact Information
Father Serge Veselinovich: cell #: 312-725-9845; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org