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WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN

Sunday, January 15, 2017 

Thirtieth Sunday after Pentecost;
Sunday before Theophany; Venerable Seraphim of Sarov;
Saint Sylvester, Bishop of Rome 

RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE FIVE: Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born for our salvation from the Virgin; for He willed to be lifted upon the Cross in the flesh, to endure death, and to raise the dead by His Glorious Resurrection

THE PREFEAST OF THEOPHANY TROPARION – TONE FOUR: Prepare, O Zebulon!  Make ready, O Nephtali!  Stop your flow, O River Jordan!  Receive with joy the Master who comes to be baptized!  Rejoice with Eve, O Adam!  Do not hide as of old in Paradise!  For He who beheld you naked there has now appeared to clothe you anew!  Christ has come, desiring to renew all creation! 

TROPARION TO SAINT SERAPHIM – TONE FOUR:
You loved Christ from your youth, O blessed one, and longing to work for Him alone you struggled in the wilderness in constant prayer and labor.  With penitent heart and great love for Christ you were favored by the Mother of God.  Therefore we cry to you: ‘Save us by your prayers, venerable Seraphim, our father. 

TROPARION TO SAINT SYLVESTER – TONE FOUR:
You appeared to your flock as a rule of faith, an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence.  Because of your lowliness Heaven was opened to you; because of your poverty, riches were granted to you.  O holy Father Sylvester, pray to Christ our God to save our souls! 

RESURRECTIONAL KONTAKION - TONE FIVE:
You descended into hell, O my Savior, shattering its gates as Almighty; resurrecting the dead as Creator, and destroying the sting of death.  You have delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Man, and we all cry to You: O Lord, save us! 

KONTAKION TO SAIND SERAPHIM – TONE TWO:
Forsaking the beauty as well as the corruption of this world, you settled in the monastery of Sarov, O Saint.  There you lived an angelic life, becoming for many the way to salvation.  Therefore, Christ has glorified you, Father Seraphim, enriching you with abundant healing and miracles.  So we cry to you: ‘Save us by your prayers, venerable Seraphim, our father.’ 

KONTAKION TO SAINT SYLVESTER - TONE TWO: 
The Trinity delights in you, O holy bishop Sylvester!  You are divine thunder, a spiritual trumpet, a planter of the Faith, and destroyer of heresies.  As you ever stand with the angels, entreat Christ without ceasing for us all. 

THE PREFEAST OF THEOPHANY KONTAKION - TONE FOUR: Today the Lord appears in the Jordan and cries to John: “Do not be afraid to baptize Me!  I have come to save Adam, the first-formed man!” 

EPISTLE READING 

The Prokimenon in the 6th Tone: 
O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance. 

Sunday before Theophany: 2 Timothy 4: 5-8  
My son Timothy, you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.  For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. 

The Alleluia Verses:
May God be gracious to us and bless us, and make His face to shine upon us. 

GOSPEL READING 

Sunday before Theophany: Mark 1: 1-8
The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  As it is written in the Prophets: “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.  The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.’”  John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.  Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.  Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.  And he preached, saying: “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.  I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 

From The Prologue 
January 2/15 by St. Nikolai Velimirovic: 

Saint Sylvester, Bishop of Rome.

Sylvester was born in Rome, and from his early youth was learned in worldly wisdom and in the Faith of Christ. He always conducted his life according to the Gospel commandments. He benefitted much from the instruction of Timothy the priest, whose death for the Faith Sylvester himself witnessed. Observing the example of the heroic sacrifice of his teacher, he was imbued with just such a spirit throughout his entire life. Becoming Bishop of Rome at age thirty, he reformed certain Christian customs. For example, he dispensed with the fast on Saturdays, which had been practiced by many Christians up to that time, and ordered that fasting be observed only on Holy and Great Saturday, as well as on those Saturdays that fall within the fasting seasons. By his prayers and miracles, Sylvester assisted in bringing Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena to the true Faith and baptism. With the Empress Helena he took part in finding the Honorable Cross. He governed the Church of God for twenty years. His earthly life ended honorably and he entered into the Heavenly Kingdom. 

The Venerable Seraphim of Sarov
Seraphim was one of the greatest Russian ascetics, clairvoyant elders and wonderworkers. He was born in 1759 and he reposed in 1833. Seraphim was distinguished by great humility. While the whole world praised him, he referred to himself as “the wretched Seraphim.” 

Saint Theodota
Theodota was the mother of the brothers Cosmas and Damian, the Unmercenaries and Miracle-workers. Theodota lived a God-pleasing life and in such a life she instructed her sons. 

The Venerable Ammon
Ammon was a great ascetic of the fifth century. He was the abbot of the Tabennisiot Monastery in Upper Egypt. Three thousand monks lived the ascetic life under his direction. He possessed the grace-filled gifts of miracle-working and clairvoyance. When a monk once asked him for advice, he said to him: “Be like a convict in prison, as he continually asks, ‘When will the judge come?’ So also should you ask with trembling.” 

HYMN OF PRAISE: Saint Sylvester

O Lord, most wonderful, Thou art wondrous in Thy saints;
Through Thy saints Thou dost appear mighty and merciful.

Thou shinest through Thy saints like the sun through the stars.

Thou givest strength unto the humble, and dost raise them up to Paradise.

Thou makest the simple wise, and through them dost shame the wise.

Thou comfortest the unfortunate with kindness, and with heaven dost nourish the hungry.

Thou hast saints of every kind;
Thou receivest saints of all ages and from all races,
Without caste, without distinction, the last and the first,
Pure of sin, fruitful in goodness,
Noble souls, kindred to Thy Christ—
These Thou callest saints.

Thou callest everyone to be a saint,
And Thou dost cleanse those who respond,
Washing away their sins, making them white as wool.

In such as these, all heaven rejoices with Thee.

Sylvester was such a one: in him Thou dost rejoice,
And because of him Thou impartest Thy blessing to us. 

REFLECTION
How do you respond to those who say that Christ the Miracle-worker cannot fit into our logic? Simply reply: Fit yourself into His logic. In His logic, all eternity fits and all the nobleness of time—and so, if you wish, a place will be found even for you. If a barrel cannot fit into a thimble, you can fit a thimble into a barrel. Blessed Clement of Alexandria says: “Philosophers are children until they become men through Christ. For truth is never merely thinking.” Christ came to correct man and, therefore, man’s logic. He is our Logos and our Logic. That is why we must direct our reason toward Him and not Him toward our reason. He is the One Who corrects our reason. The sun is not regulated according to our clock, but our clock is regulated according to the sun. 

CONTEMPLATION

Contemplate the Lord Jesus as the Divine Word:

1. How the Triune God created everything by His Word, i.e., by Christ the Lord;

2. How senseless is every man who distances himself from Christ, the Word of God, and in such a man there is no Christ. 

HOMILY on pride

Pride goes before disaster, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18).

Of all that exists at the four corners of the earth, what, O mortal man, can make us proud except stupidities and demonic illusions? Did we not enter into the world naked and wretched, and are we not going to depart this world in the same manner? Everything that we have, did we not borrow it? And at our death, are we not going to return everything? Oh, how many times has this been said and ignored? The wise Apostle says: For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out (I Timothy 6:7). And when we offer the sacrifice to God of ordinary bread and wine, we say: “Thine own of Thine own we offer unto Thee” (Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom). For nothing that we have in this world is ours, not even a crumb of bread or a drop of wine—there is nothing that is not of God. In truth, pride is the daughter of stupidity, the daughter of a darkened mind, born of evil ties with the demons.

Pride is a broad window through which all of our merits and good works evaporate. Nothing makes us so empty before men and so unworthy before God as does pride. If the Lord is not proud, why should we be proud? Who has more reason to be proud than the Lord, Who created the world and Who sustains it by His power? And behold, He humbles Himself as a servant, a servant to the whole world—a servant even to death, to death on the Cross!

O humble Lord, burn up within our hearts the devil’s sowing of pride with the fire of Thy Holy Spirit, and plant within it the noble sowing of humility and meekness.

To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Diocesan Bulletin - Sunday, January 8, 2017



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SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017

Twenty-Ninth Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday after Nativity: The Holy God-bearing Fathers;
The Synaxis of the Most-holy Theotokos 

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.

NATIVITY TROPARION - TONE FOUR:
Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, has shone to the world the Light of Wisdom.  For by it, those who worshiped the stars were taught by a star to adore Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee the Orient from on high.  O Lord, glory to Thee!


TROPARION TO THE HOLY GOD-BEARING FATHERS - TONE TWO: Proclaim the wonder, O Joseph, to David, the ancestor of God: you saw a Virgin great with Child; you gave glory with the shepherds; you worshipped with the Magi; you received the news from the angel.  Pray to Christ God to save our souls.

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 GOD-BEARING FATHERS – TONE THREE: Today godly David is filled with joy; Joseph and James offer praise.  The glorious crown of their kinship with Christ fills them with great joy.  They sing praises to the One ineffably born on earth, and they cry out: ‘O Compassionate One, save those who honor You!’

NATIVITY KONTAKION - TONE THREE: Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One!  Angels, with shepherds, glorify Him!  The wise men journey with the star!  Since for our sake the eternal God was born as a little child.

SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS KONTAKION - TONE SIX:
He who was begotten of the Father, without mother, before the morning star, today on earth is made flesh of you, without a father, O Lady full of grace.  Therefore, a star announces the glad tidings to the magi.  Angels and shepherds sing the praises of your childbearing in a manner beyond understanding.   

INSTEAD OF “IT IS TRULY MEET…”:
Magnify, O my soul, the most pure Virgin Theotokos, more honorable and more glorious than the heavenly hosts.  I behold a strange, most glorious mystery!  Heaven – the cave!  The cherubic throne – the Virgin!  The manger – the place where Christ lay, the uncontainable God whom we magnify in song!

EPISTLE READING

The Prokimenon in the 4th Tone: 
O Lord, how manifold are Your works!  In wisdom You have made them all.

Sunday after Nativity: Galatians 1: 11-19 
Brethren, I make known to you that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.  For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.  For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.  And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.  But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.  Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.  But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother.

The Alleluia Verses:
Remember, O Lord, in David’s favor all the hardships he endured.  How he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob.

GOSPEL READING

Sunday after Nativity: Matthew 2: 13-23 
At that time when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”  When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”  Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.  Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”  Now when Herod was dead, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child's life are dead.”  Then he arose, took the young Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.  But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there.  And being warned by God in a dream, he turned aside into the region of Galilee.  And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

FROM THE PROLOGUE

December 26/January 8 by St. Nikolai Velimirovic:

The Synaxis of the Most-holy Theotokos
On the second day of the Nativity, the Christian Church gives glory and thanksgiving to the Most-holy Theotokos, who gave birth to our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ. This feast is called “the Synaxis” because on this day all of the faithful gather to glorify her, the Most-holy Theotokos, and to solemnly and universally celebrate a feast in her honor. In Ohrid, it has been the tradition from ancient times that, on the eve of the second day of Nativity, Vespers has been celebrated only in the Church of the Most-holy Theotokos called the Chieftain [Èelnica]. All the clergy with the people gather together to glorify the Most-pure Mother of God.

The Commemoration of the Flight into Egypt
The wise men (astrologers) from the East, having worshiped the Lord in Bethlehem, were directed to return to their home another way by command of an angel. Herod, that wicked king, planned to slaughter all the children in Bethlehem, but God saw Herod’s intention and sent His angel to Joseph. The angel of God appeared to Joseph in a dream and commanded him to take the young Child and His Mother and flee to Egypt. Joseph did this. Taking the Divine Child and His Most-holy Mother, he traveled first to Nazareth (Luke 2:39), where he arranged his household matters, and then, taking his son James with them, went off to Egypt (Matthew 2:14). Thus the words of the prophet were fulfilled: Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt (Isaiah 19:1). In old Cairo today, the cave where the holy family lived can be seen. Likewise, in the village of Matarea near Cairo, the tree under which the Most-holy Theotokos rested with the Lord Jesus, as well as a miraculous spring of water under this tree, are visible. After having lived for several years in Egypt, the holy family returned to Palestine, again in response to a command of an angel of God. Thus another prophecy was fulfilled: Out of Egypt have I called my Son (Hosea 11:1). Herod was dead and his wicked son Archelaus—a worthy successor of him in evil—sat on his bloodstained throne. Hearing that Archelaus was reigning in Jerusalem, Joseph returned to Galilee, to his town of Nazareth, where he settled in his own home. Herod’s second son, Herod the Younger, who was somewhat less evil than his brother Archelaus, then reigned in Galilee.

The Venerable Evarestus
 Reading the works of St. Ephraim the Syrian, Evarestus left the diplomatic service and became a monk. He was very strict with himself: he wore chains over his body and ate dry bread only once a week. He lived for seventy-five years and took up his habitation with the Lord in about the year 825.

Saint Euthymius the Confessor, Bishop of Sardis
Euthymius attended the Seventh Ecumenical Council in Nicaea in 783 and spent about thirty years in exile for his veneration of icons. During the reign of Emperor Theophilus the Iconoclast, he was flogged with bullwhips, at which time he died a martyr’s death, in the year 840, and received a wreath of glory in heaven.

The Venerable Constantine of Synnada
Constantine was a Jew who converted to Christianity. During his baptism he touched a Cross to his head, and a miraculous imprint of the Cross remained on his head until his death. He died in Constantinople in the seventh century. Famous for his asceticism and many miracles, he prophesied the day of his death seven years beforehand.


HYMN OF PRAISE: The Synaxis of the Most-holy Theotokos

At the border between night and sunny day,
The dawn is rosy, pink and dewy.

The crimson dawn thou art, O Virgin given by God,
Precursor of the day, rosy and glorious.

Thou didst correct Eve and restore her to Paradise.

Do not withhold thy help from us sinners.

Israel crossed dry-shod over the Red Sea;
A cool spring flowed from the rock in the wilderness;
The bush burned but was not consumed—
As the dawn resembles the crimson eve,
So thou, O Virgin, dost resemble those foreshadowings.

O thou whom the Church calls the Mother of God,
Unknown to sin, not given to sin,
O Most-pure Mother of our Savior,
Because of thy purity thou wast chosen by God,
To bring down the Eternal Creator to earth.

That is why thou hast authority to pray for us,
And we have the joy of hymning and glorifying thee!

REFLECTION

A story of the Divine Christ-child: When the holy family fled before Herod’s sword to Egypt, robbers leapt out on the road with the intention of stealing something. The righteous Joseph was leading the donkey, on which were some belongings and on which the Most-holy Theotokos was riding with her Son at her breast. The robbers seized the donkey to lead it away. At that moment, one of the robbers approached the Mother of God to see what she was holding next to her breast. The robber, seeing the Christ-child, was astonished at His unusual beauty and said in his astonishment: “If God were to take upon Himself the flesh of man, He would not be more beautiful than this Child!” This robber then ordered his companions to take nothing from these travelers. Filled with gratitude toward this generous robber, the Most-holy Virgin said to him: “Know that this Child will repay you with a good reward because you protected Him today.” Thirty-three years later, this same thief hung on the Cross for his crimes, crucified on the right side of Christ’s Cross. His name was Dismas, and the name of the thief on the left side was Gestas. Beholding Christ the Lord innocently crucified, Dismas repented for all the evil of his life. While Gestas reviled the Lord, Dismas defended Him, saying: This man hath done nothing amiss. (Luke 23:41). Dismas, therefore, was the wise thief to whom our Lord said: Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise (Luke 23:43). Thus the Lord granted Paradise to him who spared Him in childhood.

CONTEMPLATION

Contemplate the purity of the Most-holy Mother of God:

1. On the immaculate purity of her body: passionless and disciplined by fasting;

2. On the immaculate purity of her heart, in which a sinful desire never dwelt;

3. On the immaculate purity of her mind, in which a sinful thought never dwelt.

HOMILY
on the Most-holy Virgin, the Theotokos

And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord (Luke 1:38).

Here indeed, brethren, is a true handmaid of the Lord! If a handmaid is she who exchanges her will completely for the will of her Lord, then the Most-holy Virgin is the first among all of the Lord’s handmaids. If a handmaid is she who, with intent and with complete attention, beholds her Lord, then again the Most-holy Virgin is the first among the handmaids of the Lord. If a handmaid is one who meekly and quietly endures all insults and trials, awaiting only the reward of her Lord, then again and again the Most-holy Virgin is the first and most excellent of all the handmaids of the Lord. She did not care to please the world, but only God; nor did she care to justify herself before the world, but only before God. She herself is obedience; she herself is service; she herself is meekness. The Most-holy Virgin could in truth say to the angel of God: Behold the handmaid of the Lord. The greatest perfection, and the greatest honor that a woman can attain on earth, is to be a handmaid of the Lord. Eve lost this perfection and honor in Paradise without effort, and the Virgin Mary achieved this perfection and this honor outside Paradise with her efforts.

Through the prayers of the Most-holy Virgin Theotokos, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.

 

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HRISTOS SE RODI!  
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Patriarchal Nativity Encyclical
English Serbian

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Assembly of Canonical 
Orthodox Bishops in
North & South America

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His Grace Bishop MAXIM

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