April 16 / 29 2012
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Welcome to
Sts. Theodore Orthodox Church!
96 Los Robles St., Williamsville NY 14221 Tel: 716-634-6712
Rev. Dr. Peter Jackson, Rector

We are a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, and all are welcome to worship with us! Our services are in English. Please join us at our coffee hour downstairs after the service.

Weekly Services

Saturday Vigil        5:00pm
Sunday Divine Liturgy    9:30am
Wednesday Akathist    6:30pm

Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!
Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
April 16/29, 2012
3rd Sunday of Pascha
Commemoration of the Myrrh-bearing Women: Mary Magdalene, Mary the wife of Cleopas, Joanna, Salome the mother of the Apostles James and John, Susanna, and Mary and Martha the sisters of Lazarus
Righteous Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

Troparion of the Resurrection, Tone 2: When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, * then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. * And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, * all the hosts of the heavens cried out: * O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee!

Troparion of the Righteous Joseph, Tone 2: The Noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the tree * and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, * laid it for burial in a new tomb, * but on the third day, Thou didst arise, O Lord, * granting great mercy to the world.

Kontakion of the Myrrh-bearers, Tone 2: When Thou didst cry “Rejoice!” unto the Myrrh-bearers, * Thou didst make the lamentation of Eve the first mother to cease by Thy Resurrection, O Christ God, * and Thou didst bid Thine Apostles to preach * the Savior is risen from the grave.

Kontakion of the Pascha, Tone 8: Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal, * Thou didst destroy the power of death. * In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, * proclaiming “Rejoice!” to the myrrh-bearing women; * granting peace to Thine apostles, * and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.

Today’s Readings
Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
Gospel: Mark 15:43-16:8

Instead of the Hymn to the Theotokos, Ode IX of the Canon of the feast, Tone 1:
    Refrain:  The angel cried unto her that is full of grace: Rejoice, O pure Virgin! And again I say, rejoice!  For thy Son is risen from the grave on the third day, and hath raised the dead, O ye people, be joyful!
    Irmos:  Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee; dance now and be glad, O Zion, and do thou exult, O pure Theotokos, in the arising of Him Whom thou didst bear.

Parish News

 Today is Galina Bahanovich’s and Galina Muchnik’s nameday. Many years!

 Glory to God for the blessed visit of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Theotokos on Friday! Many thanks to the Sisterhood and everyone who helped with preparations.

 Next Sunday is Bishop George’s nameday. Please sign the card for him.

 The Bible study on I Corinthians continues today after coffee hour. All are welcome!

 This Wednesday’s Akathist is for St. George.

 Please remember in your prayers those traveling: Marcus Bursik, Cathy Fudala, and Vadim Zharkoff.

The Holy Martyr Leonidas and the Holy Martyrs Charissa, Nike, Galina, Kalisa (Kalida), Nunekhia, Basilissa, and Theodora suffered at Corinth in the year 258. They threw them into the sea, but they did not drown. Instead, they walked upon the water as if on dry land, singing spiritual hymns. The torturers overtook them in a ship, tied stones around their necks and drowned them.

If you are visiting today:

 There are service books underneath the candle stand that you may borrow and follow along in. If you get lost, ask your neighbor to help you find the page.

 As you can see, we stand for most of the service. If you are not accustomed to this, please feel free to sit if you feel the need. No one will mind! You should still stand during the Scripture readings and when the priest comes through.

 In the Orthodox tradition, women cover their heads in church, and extra scarves can be borrowed from the candle stand at the entrance.

 You will see people making the sign of the cross and bowing. Feel free to follow suit or not, however you are comfortable. Again, no one will mind either way.

 Feel free to venerate (kiss) the icons and purchase a candle to light. Commemoration slips for Orthodox, living and reposed may be placed on the tray by the candle stand. Please write down how many prosphora you would like (suggested donation: $1/ea.)

 At the end of the service, you may come forward to venerate the hand-cross if you wish.

 At our parish we do not pass a collection plate. Gifts are voluntary and can be left at the candle stand.

Anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion must be an Orthodox Christian and make their Confession beforehand. Please speak with Fr. Peter for more information.

Confessions are heard at all evening services.

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