10th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 1. Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew from Anastasiopolis to Lipari (6th c.). Holy Apostle Titus of the Seventy, Bishop of Crete (1st c.). Ss. Barses and Eulogius, Bishops of Edessa, and St. Protogenes, Bishop of Carrhæ, Confessors (4th c.). St. Menas, Patriarch of Constantinople (536-552).
1 Corinthians 4:9-16 Matthew 17:14-23
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is available Sunday morning at the Continental Inn parking lot – 166 St. and 100 Ave. If you expect to park there regularly remember to place a parking permit card on your dash. Parking permits are available on the candle desk in the narthex.
Do not remove vigil candle from plastic sleeve when placing the candle in a glass holder. Thank you!
Rock Garden Work Postponed
The creation of the rock garden on Saturday, August 24 has been postponed until a later date.
Call for Expense Claims
Our fiscal year-end is August 31, so if you have any expenses to claim, we treasurers would appreciate it if you could get the receipts in to us before the end of the month. It helps us wrap up the year but also gives parish council a more accurate assessment of what the parish expenses were. We need this information for the budget meeting in September. When you submit your receipts, please fill out an expense form, which you will find on the desk by the window in Fr Tikhon's office. Once the expense form has been filled out please staple the receipts to the expense form and place in the drawer marked “Treasurer”. This helps us categorize the expenses. Thank you, Constance & Elena
BIBLE STUDY: THE UNSEEN REALM
Starting on Wednesday, September 4, at 7 PM, and continuing for five weeks, we’re going to explore the unseen realm of the spiritual world around us. What does the Bible teach about this unseen world, and why should it matter to us who live in a rationalistic, scientific 21st century? During this Bible Study we’ll also look at the worldview of 2nd Temple Judaism, which was the spiritual worldview that St. Paul and all of the Apostles of the first century Church believed in. We’ll look at some of the writings written during this time – between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament – such as the Book of Enoch. We’ll look at why two of our New Testament books quote the Book of Enoch, as well as why so many of our early Church Fathers loved it, and why some of them even considered it to be Scripture.
We’re going to peak into a world that’s going to hold many surprises for us. It will be a challenging 5 weeks, but one that will be spiritually enriching, at the end of which you will have a greater understanding of God’s overall purpose for this world, and you will find that you will start to understand many of the Scriptures that didn’t seem to make sense before. There is no sign-up sheet for this Bible Study. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please remember to bring your Bibles – we will be reading through many Scriptures together.
Orthodox Women’s Retreat 2019
This year’s topic: INCARNATING CHRIST IN OUR WORLD
An Exercise in Martyrdom
Guest Speaker: Abbot Tryphon of the All Merciful Savior Monastery, WA, U.S.A.
Where: Entheos Retreat Centre
242032 Range Road 40
When: September 13-15, 2019
For more information please see the pamphlet/registration form on the candle desk in the narthex.
The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Bartholomew (also known as Nathaniel) was one of the Twelve Great Apostles. He is referenced in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Acts of the Apostles.
After the Ascension of Christ, Bartholomew preached in Asia with the Apostle Philip, Philip's sister Mariamma, and Apostle John. He later preached in India and then Armenia where he was martyred. Prior to India, he was crucified upside down in Hierapolis with the Apostle Philip for causing the death of a great serpent the people worshiped and healing people through prayer. He was removed from the cross during a great earthquake because the people thought God was judging them; St. Philip had already reposed.
He then went to India, translated the Gospel of Matthew and cured the Armenian king's daughter of insanity; but the king's envious brother had him crucified, skinned him, and finally beheaded him.
Christians buried his body but because of the miracles happening over his relics the pagans threw his coffin into the sea. The coffin ended up at the island of Lipara where Bishop Agathon—who met it via a revelation in a dream—buried it in a church. St. Bartholomew appeared to St. Joseph the Hymnographer and blessed him that he might be able to sing spiritual hymns, saying, "Let heavenly water of wisdom flow from your tongue!" He also appeared to Emperor Anastasius I (491-518) and told him that he would protect the new town of Dara. Later his relics were translated to Rome where miracles continue to occur.
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