St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, Delaware 19808
Rev. James Weremedic, Rector • (302) 995-6775 • Cell (570) 764-4323
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Web: www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org
Vespers & Confessions: Saturday, 5:00 pm
Hours, Divine Liturgy & Fellowship: Sunday, 8:40 am
Sunday, July 17, 2011
5 SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 4. Commemoration of the
Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils. Greatmartyr Marina
(Margaret) of Antioch. Ven. Irenarchus, Abbot of Solovkétsky Monastery.
Translation of the Relics of Ven. Lazarus of Mt. Galerius. Ven. Andrei Rublev.
Royal Passionbearers Tsar Nicholas, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Tsarevich Aleksy,
Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia.
DATE 3 HOUR 6TH HOUR EPISTLE
July 17 CARPENTER SENSOR BRASOWSKI
July 24 SOUDER, C WALES WALES
Fellowship Church Library
Date Hour Service Duty Cleaners Greeters
17 July Shatley B Peck Poletaev
24 July Kusumi Gerassimakis Bunitskys
We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Gregory Winsky serving the
Divine Liturgy today. Fr. James will be returning from vacation
tomorrow for the Parish Council Meeting at 6:30 pm in the
Conference Room at the Church.
This is the fourth announcement of the upcoming wedding of
Joanna Rachel Carey and Josiah Garrett Berkebile on Sunday, July 24,
2011 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at St. Michael's Orthodox Church.
Please keep Joanna and Josiah in your prayers as they prepare to
participate in this sacrament of the church.
LOWERY: BLESSING OF A MARRIAGE
This is the second announcement of the upcoming blessing of
the marriage between Michael Brian Lowery and Erin Leigh Lowery
on Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at St.
Michael's Orthodox Church. Please keep Erin and Brian in your
prayers as they prepare to participate in this sacrament of the church.
Our regular Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday, July
18, 2011 at 6:30 pm in the Church Conference Room.
Choir Rehearsal will be Saturday July 23, 3:30 pm at the church.
St. Tikhon’s Seminary 14TH. Annual Golf Tournament will be held
on Saturday August 27, 2011. A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule of the
Bible Study will meeting on Thurs. July 21 at 10:00 AM in the Church
Conference Room. There will be only one meeting in July.
(VBS) Encounters of Christ! (VBS)
All children five and up are encouraged to come and spend three
evenings with us at St. Michaels Orthodox Church for this year’s Vacation
Bible School entitled Encounters of Christ! We will be focusing on the
themes of friendship, faith, and thankfulness as they are illustrated in New
Testament stories of those who encountered Jesus first hand. Participants
can look forward to a highly interactive experience full of games, art, and
music. The camp will also include a service project, pizza party, and
desert! The Vacation Bible School will be held from 6pm-830pm on July
26, 27, and 28. All those who plan on attending or are interested in
volunteering are asked to sign up in the Narthex or by contacting Dan
Sulpizi. We are anticipating a memorable opportunity for kids to learn
more about Orthodoxy through entertaining and engaging activities while
interacting with each other in an Orthodox environment. We do ask that a
parent remains at the church during the Vacation Bible School, but we are
considering providing a bible study for the parents if there is enough
interest. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact
Dan Sulpizi at 484-354-4022.
Prayers for the Departed:
The newly departed Michael Mizgala, Barbara Ann Conover and Daniel
Prayers for the Sick and Needy:
Steven Hojnicki, deployed to Afghanistan. Anna Hotrovich, James & Olga
Riley, William Dryden, Mary Guretsky, Onufry Zabinko, Stephen Kutch,
John Elliott, Marie Holowatch, Theophan Shatley, Natalia Romaniouga,
Edward Burke, Sofia Golbiw, Joseph Wojciechowski, Olga Maloney,
James Carpenter, Stephanie Hojnicki, Linda Sensor, Joseph Francis, Effie
Mavrelos, Barbara Hicks, Aurora.
Prayers for Women and the Children they bear: Elizabeth Clause and
Fathers of the First Six Councils
Troparion - Tone 8
You are most glorious, O Christ our God!
You have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth!
Through them you have guided us to the true faith!
O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You!
Kontakion - Tone 8
The Apostles' preaching and the Fathers' doctrines have
established one faith for the Church.
Adorned with the robe of truth, woven from heavenly theology,
It defines and glorifies the great mystery of Orthodoxy!
Romans 10:1-10 (Epistle)
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is
that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a
zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and
seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted
to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for
righteousness to everyone who believes.
For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the
law, "The man who does those things shall live by them." But the
righteousness of faith speaks in this way, "Do not say in your
heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?' " (that is, to bring Christ
down from above) or, " 'Who will descend into the abyss?' " (that
is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your
mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we
preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and
believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you
will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness,
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Matthew 8:28-9:1 (Gospel)
When He had come to the other side, to the country of the
Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming
out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that
way. And suddenly they cried out, saying, "What have we to do
with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to
torment us before the time?"
Now a good way off from them there was a herd of many
swine feeding. So the demons begged Him, saying, "If You cast us
out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine." And He said to
them, "Go." So when they had come out, they went into the herd
of swine. And suddenly the whole herd of swine ran violently
down the steep place into the sea, and perished in the water.
Then those who kept them fled; and they went away into
the city and told everything, including what had happened to the
demon-possessed men. And behold, the whole city came out to
meet Jesus. And when they saw Him, they begged Him to depart
from their region. So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to
His own city.