Furthermore, we also believe in the resurrection of the dead, for there really will be one, there will be a resurrection of the dead. Now, when we say resurrection, we mean a resurrection of bodies. For resurrection is a raising up again of one who has fallen. But, since souls are immortal, how shall they rise again? Well if death is defined as a separation of soul from body, the resurrection is the perfect rejoining of soul and body, and the raising up again of the dissolved and fallen animal. Therefore, the very body which is corrupted and dissolved will itself rise up incorruptible. For He who formed it in the beginning from the slime of the earth is not incapable of raising it up again after it has again been dissolved and returned to the earth whence it was taken by the decision of its Creator… …And so, with our souls again united to our bodies, which will have become incorrupt and put off corruption, we shall rise again and stand before the terrible judgment seat of Christ. And the Devil and his demons, and his man, which is to say, the Antichrist, and the impious and sinners will be given over to everlasting fire, which will not be a material fire such as we are accustomed to, but a fire such as God might know. And those who have done good will shine like the sun together with the angels unto eternal life with our Lord Jesus Christ, ever seeing Him and being seen, enjoying the unending bliss which is from Him, and praising Him together with the Father and the Holy Ghost unto the endless ages of ages. Amen.
†St. John of Damascus
An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith Book Four - Chapter 27
This week the Church will be open on Thursday, May 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If you would like to see Father for confession or just to chat, please make an appointment.
Volunteers are needed to cook or provide take-out for two homeless families. Meals will be delivered to to 2501 Milltown Rd (across from St. Michaels)
on Monday, June 6th, Tuesday, June 7th, or Thursday, June 9th, at 6:00 p.m. Please sign up on the poster board in the Narthex.
Contact Maria (Sue) D’Orazio 512-781-5435, email@example.com with any questions.
If there is enough interest, we will attempt to have some summertime play-dates/meet-ups for the children of the parish. Families who participate will be responsible for "hosting" two gatherings in the course of the summer, which can be as simple as: "We are meeting at the Lums Pond Playground this Tuesday from 9:30-12:30, bring a sack lunch." If we can make it happen, perhaps we can get a group for a Blue Rocks Game or a museum visit. Here's a link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/UBaCjYok8UQrgS7D8 This info will be valuable for planning events that are convenient & interesting.
As we are finishing up the school year, we would like to invite the youth of St. Michael's to share their gifts with us in a cultural evening - music, oration (poetry or prose), dance, etc, on the evening of the Feast of the Ascension, June 2nd, 6:30pm, at St. Michael's. Adults, please bring a heavenly potluck dish to share. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your student would like to participate and the details of what they will
perform, to be listed in the program.
St. Tikhon’s Memorial Day Pilgrimage is back! While there are events throughout the weekend, the main day is Memorial Day itself - Monday, May 30th. The miraculous Iveron icon will be present.
Archbishop Mark has rescheduled with us due to his missed Spring visit - He will be with us the weekend of July 30th-31st. (He will still come in the Fall as well.)
The current plan is to rent a U-Haul to remove the remaining items from the church basement on the morning of Saturday June 11th. We will need probably four strong men to help with lifting & carrying. If there is something you would like, but couldn't figure out how to get it to your house, we could possibly (depending on mileage) deliver it when we take unwanted things to Goodwill. There will be sign-up forms in the Narthex on Sunday. If you can help with this phase, please contact Elizabeth Clause (email@example.com).
Congratulations to Sylvia Bachinsky (University of Delaware), Cole (Eustace) McElmurray (University of Delaware) and high-school graduates Emma Long and Christian Afeworki.
The flooring is now finalized - note the wood floors upstairs and the new carpet in the stairwell. A few other spot fixes were performed as well.
Next up: Update of our emergency lighting and install of the chandeliers.
Two of our expecting mothers are no longer expecting - we have two new baby girls: Rachel Shatley gave birth to Emery Cedella (Thais) and Christina Tice gave birth to Emilia Barbara. Meal-trains have been set-up (see Listserv and Father’s weekly email) - please help!
The diocesan summer camp is July 3 - 9 this year for children ages 7 - 17. To sign-up, please find the forms on the website: www.sttikhonscamp.org.
Note: Counselor application forms must be postmarked by May 20, 2022. Camper registration forms must be postmarked by June 23,2022.
|Date||3rd Hour||6th Hour||Epistle|
|Date||Coffee Hour||Service Duty||Church Cleaners|
|May 22||Bunitsky / Rhine / Plummer||Hojnicki / Najemy||Clause / Whalen|
|May 29||Long / Veres / Beazley||Telep / Baldychev||Skomorucha / Ashton / Wojciechowski|
|Jun 5||Najemy / Gabriel||Bunitsky / Morjana||S. Peck|
|Jun 12||Kiehl / Kendall||Riley / Riley||Baldychev / Shatley‑Sylvest|
|May 29||Jones / Sullivan|
|Jun 5||Ashton / Burns|
|Jun 12||Burns / Jones|
|Jun 19||Ashton / Sullivan|
|Jun 26||Burns / Sullivan|
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18 May 2022 at 12:05pm
18 May 2022 at 11:21am
17 May 2022 at 3:01pm
16 May 2022 at 12:51pm
15 May 2022 at 11:51am
13 May 2022 at 3:18pm
12 May 2022 at 5:43am
11 May 2022 at 3:05pm
This Week's Schedule
Tuesday, May 24th
at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 26th
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 28th
at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 29th
at 8:40 a.m.
at 9:00 a.m.
Ascension of Our Lord
Thursday, June 2nd
Sunday, June 12th