25th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Tone 8. Ven. Patapius of Thebes (8th c.). Ven. Kirill, Abbot of Chelmogorsk (1378). Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Cæsar, and Onesiphorus (1st c.). Holy 362 Martyrs of Africa, martyred by the Arians (477). Martyr Anthusa, at Rome (5th c.).
Ephesians 4:1-6 Luke 17:12-19
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*In an emergency contact Fr. Vincent at (780) 288-5347
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.
Jasper Place High School Breakfast Club Food Drive
Our annual food drive for the Jasper Place High School breakfast club will run from Dec. 8-22 (3 Sundays). We will be collecting the usual breakfast items: healthy cereal (no oatmeal please), juice boxes, fruit and applesauce cups, granola bars. In addition, they would also appreciate some canned items that can be heated up for lunches, such as: soup, ravioli, chili, stew, etc. If you would prefer to donate a grocery card, please give to any member of the Social Action team. These are used to purchase fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, etc. This congregation is always very generous to this program; we thank you in advance.
There will be a singing practice on Saturday, December 14 at 3:15 p.m. at the church
Soap for Sale!
The church book store presently carries bars of soap for sale. Each bar is wrapped with a slip cover featuring an Icon of St Herman of Alaska. The profits from sales will go towards the purchase of new chairs. Great stocking stuffers!!
St Herman Patronal Feast Day
Following Divine Liturgy on our Patronal Feast Day (Friday, Dec 13), we will be having a celebratory pot-luck meal in the church basement. His Eminence, Archbishop Irenee, His Grace, Bishop Matthew (Administrator of the Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in Canada) and other clergy will be in attendance. There is a sign-up list for the meal in the narthex.
17th Annual Orthodox Men's Retreat of St. John the Baptist
April 3-5, 2020
Sanctum Retreat Centre
Theme: Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image
Guest Speaker: Very Reverend Dr. John Behr (Director of the Master of Theology program and Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir's Seminary)
Registration forms are available in the narthex.
O Father Patapius, you quenched the fires of fleshly passion with abstinence. Like Elijah of old you lived in the desert; you purified your mind with incessant prayer to God. Pray now that He may grant our souls peace and great mercy!
O Father Patapius, you enrolled yourself in the ranks of those who fast, clothing yourself with dispassion. Now you live in the mansions of the venerable ones, where the light does not fade and the Tree of Life stands: Pray now that peace and great mercy may be granted to our souls!
O Father Patapius, you shone forth as a beacon from Egypt, enlightening the world with the brightness of your miracles. You dispel the gloom of soul-destroying infirmities, driving off the darkness of demons. Pray now that peace and great mercy may be granted to our souls!
- Stichera from Great Vespers