Cross Sunday - Third Sunday of Great Lent

Opening Prayer: To Your Cross we bow down, O Master. And Your Holy Resurrection we Glorify.

O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance; grant victory to the faithful over their adversaries. And protect Your inheritance, by the power of Your Cross.

Closing Prayer: Prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power, and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to your servant.
Yes, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not judge my brother, for You are blessed from all ages to all ages, Amen.

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Ground Cleanup - Part II

April 2014 Holydays and schedule

Remember: Orthodox Holy lent begins on Monday March 3rd; Strict Fast Day, No Meat, No Dairy Products. Every Wednesday and Friday: No Meat; Try not to eat meat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Some will not eat meat at all during lent. Remember to pray more and worship more.

  • Every Friday during Lent: March 7, 14, 21, 28, etc: Food Sale. The profit goes to you, the parishioners.
  • Sunday April 13: PALM SUNDAY.
  • Saturday April 12: BIG EASTER BAZAAR Come and Help. Please call Father John for details! Pirohi, haluski, halupki, kobasi, chicken soup, and more... Nut, poppy, likvar, apricot rolls, kifli... Cookies, paska... Easter Crafts Tables, Russian Imported Items, Raffle and more...
  • Friday April 11: Lenten Food Sale: baked fish, tuna, haluski, all soups... No Pirohi; come on Saturday.
  • Thursday April 10: Making of 1000 Halupki... WOW ... That is a lot!
  • Wednesday April 9: Come to The Social Center and find out?
  • Saturday April 8: Making of 1000 Halupki... WOW ... That is a lot!
  • Monday April 7 at 10:00 AM: Making of Easter Pirohi Please come and help! Pinching is a good exercise!
  • Monday April 7 Divine Liturgy at 8:30 AM: +Holyday: The Annunciation to Mary by Angel Gabriel. She will give birth to The Son of God.
  • Sunday April 6: Special collection for our mission church, Saint John The Compassionate; Please help! They feed the poor and the homeless every day.
  • Saturday April 5: ANNUAL LENTEN RETREAT FOR ALL AGES AT OUR CHURCH FACILITIES. Please see details in Events web site.
  • Tuesday April 1: Father John and Pani will be at Saint Nicholas Church, Homestead, for the burial of +George Sukal. A life time member of Saint Nicholas, The Diocese and the ACRY. George was 99, April he would have been 100. He enjoyed health for these 99 years. He was a grave digger for Saint Nicholas Cemetery... Digging grave at the age of 80. VICNAJA JEMU PAMJAT.


Thank you dear parishioners for praying for me while I am in the Nursing Home. Thank you for vigil-candles, get well cards, visits, etc... Thank you for thinking about me, I am doing better and hope to be home soon. Thanks to Father John for blessings and visits. I also pray for you.

Love, Gertrude Samilenko.