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					The Sunday Shepherd
Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Office – 757-0445 Home Office – 565-1756 Fax – 757-0447 email – Orthodox Church Український Православний Собор Зіслання Св. Духа 1305 12th Avenue, Regina, SK

For the Week of February 08, 2009
Welcome to Our Parish
Our mission is to accept and live by the 2 great commandments;

Schedule of Services
1. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbour as yourself. Feast Day Services Selo Gardens Chapel at 10:30 am. Home Blessing Fr. Brent is Home Blessing and will be in contact with you, based on the area he is working on.

Parish Contacts
Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Brent Kuzyk 757-0445 or 565-1756 Parish President Lawrence Boychuk 781-3348 Office Secretary Sonia Korpus 757-0445 Hospodar (custodian) Mike Luciuk 550-6025 Thomson School Lunch Program Kay Hrycay 789-0289 Sunday Shepherd editors Matthew or Jonathan Luciuk 543-8046 Ukr. Orth. Auditorium Penny Progas 522-2821 Selo Gardens Orest Warnyca 584-1844 Personal Care Home 790-9026


Confession Prior to every Divine Liturgy and Saturday evenings, following Vespers. Communion Every Divine Liturgy. Sunday School Two age groups every Sunday in the church lower level Coffee Hour Please stay and join us for coffee and fellowship after each Divine Liturgy. Pot Luck Lunch Third Sunday of each month after Divine Liturgy.

Parish Activities
Choir Practice 7:00 pm every Wednesday evening in the church lower level. Vera Feduschak – director. (Please join us – new members always welcome!) Bible Study Classes led by Don McKee – will begin February 24th, 2009. For additional information, please contact the office – 757-0455. Youth of St. Nicholas (Orthodox Youth Group – Pizza with the Priest) will resume its monthly schedule once Home Blessing is completed. Details will be published in future editions.

Prayer List:
Our Orthodox faith teaches us the importance of interceding on behalf of others through Prayer. In our prayers today please remember the following Faithful who are hospitalized, convalescing or seriously ill: Alex Patryluk Edward Balon Hugh Miller Myron Rublitz Robert Fedor Sharon B Vi Hubic Yvonne Zina Crockett And those in care homes or similar situations: Agnes Ann Jarman Bill Warnyca Dora Kereluke Elsie Fekula Helen Starzynski Jean Short John Melnychuk Katherine Marko Ken Lena Wiwchar Mary Shiplack Michaelene Warnyca Olga Kozakewich Paul Shiplack Shirley Syrota Travis Victoria Hnatchuk Walter Terlesky And those in special or extraordinary situations: Canadian Forces Please let our Pastor know if there are others who we should remember in our prayers.

Beginning of the Lenten Triodion Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee – Tone 1
Venerable Xenophon, his wife, Mary, and their sons, Arcadius and John of Constantinople (V-VI). Venerable Xenofon, abbot of Robeika (1262). Martyrs Ananias the priest, Peter the prison guard and seven soldiers, in Phoenicia (295). St. Symeon „the ancient‟ of Mt. Sinai (ca. 390). Translation of the relics of St. Theodore, abbot of Studion (845). St. Joseph, archbishop of Thessalonica (830). St. Paula of Rome (404). St. Conon, bishop (648).

Tropar (of Tone 1):
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Your Most Pure Body, You arose on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world. Therefore, the Powers of Heaven cried out to You, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Your Kingdom. Glory to Your Providence, O only Lover of mankind.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Kondak (of the Triodion – Tone 4):
Let us flee from the proud boasting of the Pharisee and learn the humility of the Publican, and cry out with groans: O Saviour of the world, be merciful to us.

Kondak (of the Triodion – Tone 3):

Like the Publican let us bring cries of sorrow to the Lord and let us fall before Him as sinners at the Master‟s feet. For He desires the salvation of all. He grants forgiveness to all who repent and He has taken flesh for our sake, even though He is God co-eternal with the Father.

Theotokion (of Tone 1):

When Gabriel cried out to You O Virgin: “Rejoice!” The Master of All became incarnate in You, the Holy Tabernacle. Thus, the words of the Righteous David were fulfilled; in bearing Your Creator, You have revealed Yourself as more spacious than the heavens. Therefore, we cry out to You: Glory to the One Who dwelt in You. Glory to the One Who came forth from You. Glory to the One Who set us free through Your birthgiving.

Prokeimen: (Psalm 32:22,1):
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have put our hope in You. Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous. Praise befits the upright.

Lesson from the Second Epistle of Saint Paul to Timothy – c. 3, v. 10–15
Timothy, my child, you have followed my teaching, my guidance, my purpose, my faith, my endurance, my love, my patience, my persecutions, and my sufferings. You know what happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra, and what persecutions I underwent in these cities. But the Lord rescued me from all of them. Indeed, all those, who want to live piously in Jesus Christ, will be persecuted, while wicked men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceiving themselves. But you must hold fast to the doctrines you have been taught and have firmly believed. You know who taught them to you. Moreover, from childhood you have been acquainted with the Holy Scriptures, which show you the way to

salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Alleluia Verses: (Psalm 17:47,50):
God avenges me, and has subdued peoples under me. Verse: He magnifies the salvation of the king and deals mercifully for His anointed, for David and for his seed forever.

Saint Luke – c. 18, v. 10-14

The Lord narrated this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a publican.” “The Pharisee stood up and prayed thus with himself: „O God, I thank you that I am not greedy, unjust, and adulterous, like other men or like this publican here. I fast two days in the week, I give tithes on all my income.‟” “The publican stood far off and would not even lift up his eyes to heaven. He only struck his breast and said: „O God, be merciful to me a sinner.‟ I tell you, the publican went back to his house justified rather than the Pharisee. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

Communion Hymn: (Psalm 148:1):
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Father Brent’s Corner:

“For our neighbor's sake, don't refuse to do any of the tasks that seem lowly and troublesome. Although we have to do the service for someone small and shabby, although the work is hard and we must pass over mountains and valleys, endure everything for your neighbor's salvation. For a soul is so important to God that „He spared not His own Son.‟” St. John Chrysostom I bid you peace from this day forward!

Introduction To The Bible:
Study of the Old and New testaments with historical perspectives. Sessions will begin on Tuesday, February 24 th, 2009 at Selo Gardens from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This set of studies is open to anyone who wishes to participate and will be a refreshing look at the importance of Scripture in the life of the Orthodox Christian. It is requested that you bring your "Orthodox Study Bible" to each session. If you do not yet have one, they are available from the Church Kiosk. Don McKee will conduct the sessions. For further information please contact Don at 585-6186 or Fr. Brent at 565-1756. The dates for further sessions will be: Tuesdays, March 3 rd, 10th, 17th,and 24th (same time, same location).

Thank you – Дякуємо!
We wish to thank all of the past members of the Parish executive and each of the Committees and Boards of the parish as well as all of the newly elected members. May God‟s grace be bestowed upon all of you in thanks for your past contributions and in anticipation of a wonderful and joyous year to come! May God grant you many years – Многая Літа!

A sincere THANK YOU! from Thomson
(Reprint from INFO Newsletter that is distributed to all RP schools.)

The students and families of Thomson Community School were very fortunate this Christmas season. They were the happy recipients of a number of wonderful gifts. On December 17th, Father Brent Kuzyk and volunteers from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church organized, cooked and served a delicious traditional Christmas luncheon for our staff and students, who number over 250. Local police officers also pitched in and helped to serve and clean up after the meal. It was an awesome day not only because of the feast but also because it provided an opportunity to bring the school and community closer together.

Traditional Christmas Greetings:
These are some of the traditional greeting used by our parishioners during the nativity season. They are used from Christmas (starting January 07) until the day before the Meeting of the Lord (ending February 14). Christ Is Born! Христос Рождається! (christos pozdayetsya) Let Us Glorify Him! Славіти Його! (slavite yoho) Χπηρτορ Γενναται! (christos yennate) Hristos S‟au Nascut! (hristos sow nascut) Δοξαρατε! (thoxasate) Mariţil! (maritsil)

“I was wondering” – Kneeling

One other thing that causes some confusion is when we kneel or don‟t kneel. As per “Faith” – an Orthodox prayer book – Rt. Rev. Dr. S. W. Sawchuk; “In the Orthodox Church we do not kneel from Easter Sunday to Whitsunday (Green Holidays); also from Christmas to Epiphany (January 07th to January 19th).”

February Feast and Fast days:
(Fast days are shown by darkened area) Sunday Monday 01 02
Sobor Divine Liturgy

Tuesday 03

Wednesday 04

Thursday 05

Friday 06

Saturday 07
St Gregory the Theologian

Sobor Divine Liturgy




Selo Chapel Three Saints Divine Liturgy



Sobor Divine Liturgy Meeting of the Lord






Soul Saturday

Sobor Divine Liturgy Meat-Fare Sunday






St. Michael‟s Regina Divine Liturgy

Fashions Through The Decades
A Fashion Show and Tea is being held Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar Street at Victoria Avenue, Regina. Seating is limited to 150 seats. This is why we are putting this in so early. Admission is $10.00. Tickets may be purchased from: Gloria Buchanan – 761-0625, Donna Davies – 586-3807 or Eilleen Schuster – 789-4882. Gentlemen welcome. This event is being run as a fundraiser for the Church Beautification Project.

Use of Personal Information – Consent Forms:
In order for the parish to use your name, address and email, we need your consent. If you have not received the form, check your mailbox in church or contact Mike Luciuk (543-8046). Once completed, please return to Mike Luciuk (mailbox # 91). January 18th has come and gone, but we still need your forms returned, even if nothing is changed from last years list. Thank you to all those who were able to get the form in by January 18th. We will get as many updates into the Calendar of Events as we can. Thanks!

Pot Luck Lunch:

The next, awesome, Pot Luck Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 15th, 2009 after the Divine Liturgy. Start checking out your recipe books to find that perfect dish and then come and share it with the rest of the parish.

New Executive:
We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of some of the results of the Parish Annual General Meeting, specifically the newly elected Parish Executive; President Lawrence Boychuk Members-At-Large Timothy Geni Vice-President Ernie Cherepuschak Cindy Greschner Secretary Victoria Muzychuk Dennis Kaminsky Treasurer Rudy Hrycay Gloria Silcox Hospodar Michael Luciuk Dianne Gulka-Tiechko Congratulations and good luck in your tenure as the Parish Executive for 2009. May God grant you many years – Многая Літа!

New Format Bulletin – Thoughts?
Time for a change! This is the first bulletin in the new format. What do you think? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Do you have other ideas? Any and all feedback would be appreciated. Please provide your feedback to Fr. Brent or Mike Luciuk and we‟ll see what the parish, in general, think of this new format. If you can provide your feedback and ideas in writing, this would be even better……….Looking forward to hearing from you!

If you have an announcement about an Orthodox community event or some information you think the Orthodox community might be interested in, please make your submission to have it included in the bulletin to Fr. Brent, Lawrence Boychuk or the Luciuk boys (Mike, Matthew or Jonathan). Email submissions are welcome at

Office Information:

Office Secretary – Sonia Korpus

Office mailing address – 1920 Toronto Street, Regina, SK S4P 1M8 Office email address – Parish website –

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