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WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: AFTER-FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOST-HOLY THEOTOKOS; THE HOLY APOSTLE THADDEUS; THE HOLY MARTYR BASSA; THE HOLY HIEROMARTYR RAPHAEL OF SISATOVAC

RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE FOUR: When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel the joyous message of Thy Resurrection; they cast away the ancestral curse and elatedly told the apostles: Death is overthrown! Christ God is risen, granting the world great mercy.

THE DORMITION TROPARION – TONE ONE: In giving birth you preserved your virginity; in falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos.  You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, and by your prayers you deliver our souls from death.

TROPARION TO THE HOLY APOSTLE THADDEUS – TONE FOUR:  O holy Apostle Thaddeus, witness of God, who appeared in the flesh for our sake, you brought the light of saving grace to those in darkness; and were revealed as an excellent physician to those in Edessa.  Wherefore, shelter those who fervently seek you.

RESURRECTIONAL KONTAKION - TONE FOUR: My Savior and my Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their chains. And He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master, He has risen on the third day!

KONTAKION TO THE HOLY APOSTLE THADDEUS – TONE FOUR: The Church has acquired you as a brilliant star, and is ever enlightened by your miracles, O Apostle Thaddeus.  Save those who in faith honor your memory. 

THE DORMITION KONTAKION – TONE TWO: Neither the tomb nor death could hold the Theotokos, who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions.  For being the Mother of Life, she was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.

HYMN TO THE MOTHER OF GOD (INSTEAD OF “IT IS TRULY MEET…”): The angels, as they looked upon the Dormition of the Virgin, were struck with wonder seeing how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven.  The limits of nature are overcome in you, O pure Virgin; for birth-giving remains virginal and death is united to life; a virgin after childbearing and alive after death, you ever save your inheritance, O Theotokos.

EPISTLE READING

THE PROKEIMENON IN TONE FOUR: O Lord, how manifold are Your works!  In wisdom You have made them all.

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: 1 CORINTHIANS 16: 13-24  Brethren, watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.  Let all that you do be done with love.  I urge you, brethren - you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints - that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us.  I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied.  For they refreshed my spirit and yours.  Therefore acknowledge such men.  The churches of Asia greet you.  Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.  All the brethren greet you.  Greet one another with a holy kiss.  The salutation with my own hand – Paul’s.  If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed.  O Lord, come!  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.  Amen.

THE ALLELUIA VERSES: 
Go forth and prosper and reign, because of truth and meekness and righteousness.  You love righteousness and hate iniquity.

GOSPEL READING

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: MATTHEW 21: 33-42   At that time, Jesus said this parable: “There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower.  And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.  Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they might receive its fruit.  And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.  Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.  Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’  But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir.  Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’  So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.  Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?”  The chief priests and the elders said to Him, “He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vinedressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.”  Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.  This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”

FROM THE PROLOGUE:

AUGUST 21/SEPTEMBER 3, BY SAINT NIKOLAI VELIMIROVIC:

The Holy Apostle Thaddaeus
This Thaddaeus was one of the Seventy, but was not the Thaddaeus who was one of the Twelve Apostles. St. Thaddaeus first encountered John the Baptist and received baptism from him; then he found the Lord Jesus and followed Him. The Lord numbered him among the Seventy Lesser Apostles, whom He sent out two by two before His face (Luke 10:1). After His glorious Resurrection and His Ascension, the Lord sent Thaddaeus to Edessa, Thaddaeus’s birthplace, according to the promise He gave to Prince Abgar when He returned Abgar’s towel with the image of His face on it (the Icon of the Lord “Not Made With Hands,” August 16). By kissing the towel, Abgar was healed of leprosy, but not completely. When St. Thaddaeus appeared to Abgar, he received him with great joy. The apostle of Christ instructed him in the true Faith, and after that baptized him. When Abgar arose out of the baptismal water, he was completely healed. Glorifying God, Prince Abgar also determined that his people should know the true God and glorify Him. The prince assembled all the citizens of Edessa before the Holy Apostle Thaddaeus to hear his teaching about Christ. Hearing the words of the apostle and seeing their prince miraculously healed, the people rejected their former idolatry and unclean living, embraced the Christian Faith, and were baptized. Thus the city of Edessa was illumined by the Christian Faith. Prince Abgar brought much gold and offered it to the apostle, but Thaddaeus said to him: “Since we left our own gold, how can we receive the gold of others?” St. Thaddaeus preached the Gospel throughout Syria and Phoenicia. He reposed in the Lord in the Phoenician city of Beirut.

The Holy Martyr Bassa and her children: Theognius, Agapius and Pistus
Bassa was the wife of an idolatrous pagan priest, but was secretly a Christian. She educated her sons in Christianity. Her husband hated her because of her faith, and gave her and her sons over to the judge for torture. After harsh tortures, her sons were beheaded (it is believed that this occurred at Edessa, in Macedonia). Bassa was joyful when she saw her sons honorably completing their heroic martyrdoms for Christ; and she, with even greater eagerness, went from torture to torture. When they threw Bassa into the sea, angels appeared to her and brought her to an island in the Sea of Marmara, where she was later beheaded during the rule of Maximian. Thus St. Bassa was made worthy of the Kingdom of Christ in a twofold manner—as a martyr, and as a mother of martyrs.

The Venerable Abraham of Smolensk
Abraham was born in the Russian town of Smolensk, in answer to his parent’s prayers. He entered the monastic life at an early age and gave himself over to austere asceticism, emulating the ancient fathers of the desert. Later he established the Monastery of the Holy Cross near Smolensk. He endured many temptations from demons and men with great patience and thanksgiving to God. During a great drought, Abraham brought forth rain by his prayers. Living fifty years as a monk, Abraham peacefully reposed in the Lord, in about 1220.

The Holy Forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are also commemorated on the Sunday of the Forefathers before Nativity, as righteous ones and God-pleasers.

HYMN OF PRAISE: Venerable Abraham of Smolensk

A candle burns and clouds of incense rise:
Day and night, Abraham prays.

He loves his neighbors as himself.

St. Abraham’s body is withered
From fasting and prostrations;
His heart trembles from the name of God—
Eternity writes on the pages of time.

Sinners do not fear a sinner,
But they bitterly fear a righteous one.

Sinful men mock Abraham;
The envious censure him.

Mocked and censured, Abraham endures,
And implores God’s mercy for his foes.

Abraham guards his heart—
Kneeling in secret, shedding secret tears.

God does not judge as men judge;
The judgment of man desires to cause harm;
But God desires salvation for all—
The aristocrat and the helpless slave.

St. Abraham sets all his hope on God,
And God glorifies him eternally. 

REFLECTION
Magnanimous forgiveness of slanderers, and prayer for them, are characteristics of Christian saints. These do not ascribe the slanders against themselves to men, but rather to demons, the main instigators of every slander, as well as every sin in general. St. Abraham of Smolensk was slandered by the envious to the prince and the bishop, as a deceiver, magician and hypocrite. The slanderers sought nothing less than to have him burned. The prince and the bishop believed the slanderers, and Abraham was banished from Smolensk and forbidden to exercise his priestly functions. During the entire time of his investigation and trial, Abraham repeated the prayer of St. Stephen the first martyr: Lord, lay not this sin to their charge (Acts 7:60). Later it was proven that all of the accusers against Abraham had lied. The infuriated prince wanted to severely punish the slanderers, and the bishop wanted to excommunicate them from the Church, but the holy Abraham fell on his knees before the bishop and tearfully begged him to forgive them. Abraham did not want to return to his monastery, or to exercise his newly restored priestly functions, until his slanderers were shown mercy and released.

CONTEMPLATION
Contemplate David and Saul—one who had the Spirit of God, and one who had lost the Spirit of God (I Samuel 18):
1. How Saul feared David because of his virtues, yet how David was obedient to Saul in everything;
2. How Saul hypocritically rewarded David, but sent him among the Philistines so that he would be killed;
3. How an apostate from God always fears a godly man. 

HOMILY
on the wondrous stone in Zion

Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure foundation: he that believes in it shall not be ashamed (Isaiah 28:16).

Brethren, this wondrous Stone is our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. For if the prophet thought of it as an ordinary stone, he would not have exhorted faith in it, for thus he would have prophesied idolatry. The Prophet Daniel also speaks of a stone that was cut from a mountain, and smashed the great idol, and grew into a great mountain that filled the whole earth (Daniel 2:34–35). The prophecy about the stone in Daniel is for pagans, and the prophecy about the stone in Isaiah is for Jews. The Lord Jesus Christ is that Stone which is laid: first, as the foundation of God’s entire creation—for He is the Word of God and the Wisdom of God; second, as the foundation of the preparation—the Old Testament; and third, as the foundation of the fulfillment—the New Testament. The cornerstone is the firmest and strongest stone in the building: it connects and joins the other building-stones, and binds the walls in their various directions, in oneness and in wholeness. If we observe the Lord Christ within us, He is the Cornerstone that binds and ties our various spiritual capabilities in unity and wholeness, so that all work toward one goal, toward God and the Kingdom of God. If we observe Christ the Lord throughout the history of mankind, He is the Cornerstone that ties and binds Judaism and paganism into one House of God—the Church of God. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Christ Jesus (I Corinthians 3:11), says the Apostle of the New Testament, in agreement with the prophet of the Old Testament. Whoever has believed in that Stone of Salvation has not been ashamed. Neither will anyone ever be ashamed who will believe in it. For this Stone is a sure foundation and truly a chosen stone, a precious and honorable stone.

O Lord Jesus, our Stone of Salvation, strengthen in us that holy and salvific faith in Thee, our only Savior.

To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.

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Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, August 27, 2017

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WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: FOREFEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOST-HOLY THEOTOKOS; THE HOLY PROPHET MICAH

RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE THREE:
Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad! For the Lord has shown strength with His arm! He has trampled down death by death! He has become the firstborn of the dead! He has delivered us from the depths of hell, and has granted to the world great mercy!

FOREFEAST OF THE DORMITION TROPARION – TONE FOUR: Dance with joy, O peoples!  Clap your hands with gladness!  Gather today with fervor and jubilation; sing with exultation.  The Mother of God is about to rise in glory, ascending from earth to heaven.  We ceaselessly praise her in song as truly Theotokos.

RESURRECTIONAL KONTAKION - TONE THREE: On this day You arose from the tomb, O Merciful One, leading us from the gates of death. On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices; with the prophets and the patriarchs they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Your power!

FOREFEAST OF THE DORMITION KONTAKION – TONE FOUR: Today the universe dances with joy at your glorious memorial, and cries out to you, O Mother of God: ‘Rejoice, O Virgin, pride of Christians!’

EPISTLE READING

PROKEIMENON IN TONE THREE: Sing praises to our God, sing praises!  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: 1 CORINTHIANS 15: 1-11  Brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you - unless you believed in vain.  For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.  After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep.  After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.  Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.  For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.  But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.        

THE ALLELUIA VERSES:
In You, O Lord, have I hoped; let me never be put to shame!  Be a God of protection for me, a house of refuge, in order to save me!

GOSPEL READING

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: MATTHEW 19: 16-26   At that time, a young man came to Jesus and said, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good?  No one is good but One, that is, God.  But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”  He said to Him, “Which ones?”  Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”  The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth.  What do I still lack?”  Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.  Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.  And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”  But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

FROM THE PROLOGUE

AUGUST 14/27, BY SAINT NIKOLAI VELIMIROVIC:

The Holy Prophet Micah the Second
Micah was of the tribe of Judah and from the village of Morasth, for which he is called the “Morasthite.” He was a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah, Amos and Hosea, and of the Jewish kings Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. Micah rebuked the people for their vices, and rebuked the false prophets who prophesied of wine and of strong drink (Micah 2:11). He foretold the destruction of Samaria. He also foretold the destruction of Jerusalem, which would come because its leaders accepted bribes, its priests taught for hire, and its prophets told fortunes for money. Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field and Jerusalem shall become as heaps (Micah 3:12). But, of all his prophecies, the most important prophecy is that of Bethlehem as the place of the birth of the Messiah, Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting (Micah 5:2). It is not known exactly whether this prophet was slain by the Jews or whether he died a peaceful death (cf. Jeremiah 26:18–19). However, it is known that he was buried in his village. During the reign of Emperor Theodosius the Great, Bishop Zevin of Eleutheropolis had a mystical vision that led to the finding of Micah’s relics, together with those of the Prophet Habakkuk.

The Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea
Marcellus was a highly educated Cypriot, born of wealthy and eminent parents. He married and had children. When his wife died, Marcellus withdrew to Syria for the monastic life, leaving his children to God’s providence. He gained renown by his compassion, meekness and spiritual knowledge. The Apameans elected him as their bishop. Bishop Marcellus zealously labored to convert pagans to the Christian Faith. It happened that an idolatrous temple was burned, and the idolaters seized Marcellus, accusing him of having set the fire. They burned him in about the year 389. Especially instructive in the Life of St. Marcellus is a discussion of the blessing of water, and the use of blessed water.

HYMN OF PRAISE: The Holy Prophet Micah
Micah, God’s prophet, burned with the divine Spirit,
Foretelling doom and proclaiming salvation:
“Hear, you leaders of the house of Jacob:
When fire erupts, the chaff is not saved.
You hate good and relish evil;
You heartlessly defraud God’s people;
You have abandoned the Law and the prophets of old;
You hearken not to God, but to sorcerers!
But misfortune, pain and lamentation will come;
You will cry out to heaven, but in vain and too late.
Samaria will be a threshing floor for the Assyrian,
And Jerusalem, for the barbarous Chaldeans!
But you, Bethlehem, little Ephratha,
Though least, you are dearest to Me.
From you, shall come the Leader we need.
His descent shall be from the heart of heaven;
Out of His fervent love He will come with eagerness.
He will tend His flock with His mighty staff.
He shall be great unto the ends of the earth.
The earth and the heavens shall sing of His mercy,
And peace will reign—He shall be that peace.
He will glorify the race of man in Himself.

REFLECTION
Beware of a parent’s curse, for a parental curse is a dreadful thing. Value, and seek, a parental blessing—for it will be with you through your entire life. The all-wise Sirach speaks: For the blessing of the father establishes the houses of children, but the curse of the mother rooteth out foundations (Sirach 3:9). The curse by which Noah cursed the descendants of Ham continued to follow the unfortunate Hamites, but the sons of Jacob have had blessing in their lives, by the grace of their father’s blessing. As a young man, St. Sergius begged his parents for their blessing to become a monk. His aged parents begged their son to wait awhile and abide with them until their death, and then be tonsured a monk. Sergius obeyed his parents, and was blessed throughout his life. Bishop Hermogenes relates that a man mistreated his wife. When his mother tearfully scolded him because of it, the son attacked his mother, beat her, and smashed her head against a wall. The sorrowful mother cried out: “Lord, may my son be cursed, and may he not have my blessing or Thy blessing.” That same day, the son began to tremble throughout his entire body, and for thirteen years he trembled so badly that he was not even able to raise a spoon to his mouth. He finally made his confession and received Holy Communion—which eased his suffering a little. Soon afterward he died.

CONTEMPLATION
Contemplate God’s wondrous assistance of Saul, in battle with the Ammonites (I Samuel 11):
1. How the powerful Nahash, the leader of the Ammonites, threatened to pluck out the right eyes of all the Israelites;
2. How the people of Israel wept before the Lord;
3. How God helped Saul and Samuel destroy the Ammonites, for the Spirit of God was upon them.

HOMILY
on the prophecy of light in darkness
The people that walked in the darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined (Isaiah 9:2).
The prophet foretold that, where it was darkest, the light-bearing Messiah would appear. The land of Zabulon and the land of Nephthali were considered to be the darkest lands. There the pagans intermingled with the Jews; the yoke of external and internal slavery was the heaviest; the darkness of the pagans and the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees covered the people with the shadow of death. The Light of heaven shone first in Bethlehem when Christ the Lord was born there. That Light was seen from afar by eastern Magi, and from nearby by the shepherds of Bethlehem. But that Light was driven out of Bethlehem by the bloody sword of Herod, and the Light withdrew to Egypt. After that, the Light shone in full radiance in the land of darkness and the shadow of death—the land of Zabulon and Nephthali. Beside the lake in that region, there lived fishermen whom our Lord chose for His disciples. Also in that land is to be found the Mount of the Beatitudes, from whose slopes the Lord proclaimed His first great sermon. There, also, is Cana of Galilee, where the Lord worked His first miracle. There He began His work for the salvation of mankind by His powerful words and deeds. Men saw this great Light and were astonished. Many were scandalized by the Lord, and many mocked Him. But these men of darkness did not kill Him. There was another, darker place in the land of the Jews, whose people rose up against the Creator and slew Him. It was the same place from which Herod, thirty-three years earlier, had raised his bloody sword to extinguish the Great Light by blood. This place was Jerusalem. Of all the darkness, the darkness of Jerusalem was the blackest—ironically, since the name Jerusalem means “light.”
O Lord, our Great and All-powerful Light, encompass us by Thy Light in our fleeting lives, and receive us, when we pass from this earth, into Thy glorious, immortal Light.
To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.


 

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