Weekly Bulletin

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021, THE 5TH SUNDAY OF ST. MATTHEW.
THE DORMITION OF ST. ANNA, THE MOTHER OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS,
whose memory we commemorate today and all the saints,
have mercy, on us and save us, as a Good and Loving and Merciful God.
Tone 4.  Eothinon 5.
HYMNS FOR THE SMALL ENTRANCE

APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECION, FOURTH TONE. Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

APOLYTION OF ST. ANNA, FOURTH TONE. O Godly-minded Anna, thou didst give birth unto God’s pure Mother who conceived Him Who is our life. Wherefore, thou hast now passed with joy to thy heavenly rest, wherein is the abode of them that rejoice in glory; and thou askest forgiveness of sins for them that honour thee with love, O ever-blessed one.

APOLYTIKION OF THE DORMITION THEOTOKOS, FIRST TONE. In giving birth, thou didst preserve thy virginity; in thy dormition, thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. Thou wast translated unto life, since thou art the Mother of Life; and by thine intercessions dost thou redeem our souls from death.

APOLYTIKION OF THE CHAPEL, STS. RAPHAEL, NICHOLAS AND IRENE, FOURTH TONE. On Lesbos, ye strove in contest for the sake of Christ God; * ye also have hallowed her with the discovery of your relics, O blessed ones. * O God-bearer Raphael, with thee, we all honor * Nicholas the deacon and Irene the chaste virgin, * as our divine protectors, who now intercede with the Lord.

KONTAKION SECOND TONE. O PROTECTION OF CHRISTIANS THAT CANNOT BE PUT TO SHAME, MEDIATION UNTO THE CREATOR MOST CONSTANT: O DESPISE NOT THE SUPPLIANT VOICES OF THOSE WHO HAVE SINNED; BUT BE THOU QUICK, O GOOD ONE, TO COME UNTO OUR AID, WHO IN FAITH CRY UNTO THEE: HASTEN TO INTERCESSION, AND SPEED THOU TO MAKE SUPPLICATION, THOU WHO DOST EVER PROTECT, O THEOTOKOS, THEM THAT HONOUR THEE.

SAINT ANNA, MOTHER OF THE THEOTOKOS.
According to tradition, Anna, the ancestor of God, lived for sixty-nine years and her spouse Joachim, for eighty; according to one account, Saint Joachim died two years before Saint Anna. The Theotokos had been orphaned of both her parents already when she was eleven years of age, when she was living in the Temple. Saint Anna is invoked for conceiving children and for help in difficult childbirth.

Seven Youths of Ephesus

Announcements and Events of the Week

SUNDAY,
July 25

Repose of St. Anna, Mother of the Theotokos.
+MEMORIAL (3 months) for ANTIGONE MELLAS.
+MEMORIAL (1 yr.) for CONSTANTINA (Connie) RITCHIE,
Sister of Julia Kokales, Aunt of Nicholas Kokales & Maryann Monticone.
+MAY THEIR MEMORY BE ETERNAL+
Coffee hour sponsored by Julia & Nicholas Kokales & Maryann Monticone.

MONDAY,
July 26

Righteous Paraskevi, Hieromartyr Hermolaos.
Vigil 5:00 p.m. for St. Panteleimon.

TUESDAY,
July 27

Great Martyr Panteleimon.
Feast Day of St. Panteleimon.

WEDNESDAY,
July 28

Prochorus, & Nicanor, Irene Chrysovalantou.

THURSDAY,
July 29

Martyrs Kallinikos, Theodota & children.
Parish Council Meeting 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY,
July 30

Apostles Silas, Sylvanos, Creskens.

SATURDAY,
July 31

Righteous Eudokimos, Joseph of Arimathea.

SUNDAY,
August 1

Procession of Cross, 7 Maccabean Martyrs.
Dormition Fast Begins.

PLEASE NOTE

John Lewis now resides at Logan Place. If any parishioner would like
to visit or contact him, his Room Number is 128 & phone # is 724-212-7056.
He would love to hear from you! Thank you!
His Address is Logan Place
139 Craigdell Road
Room 128
Lower Burrell, PA 15068