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Weekly Bulletin – August 7, 2011

August 6, 2011

Weekly Schedule

Sunday,           Aug. 7, 2011

8th Sunday after Pentecost *

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy

following liturgy

Fellowship in St. Mary’s Hall

– everyone’s welcome

Knights of Columbus fundraising meeting

Monday,          Aug. 8, 2011


6:15 PM


Tuesday,         Aug. 9, 2011

Apostle Matthias

11:00 AM

Divine Liturgy     †Bill Kotarski

6:00 PM

Patristics Theology class

Wed.,             Aug. 10, 2011


11:00 AM

Divine Liturgy     †Nicholas Luisi

7:00 PM

Ancient Healing Service

Thursday,      Aug.11, 2011


9:00 AM – 6 PM

Baking in St. Mary’s Hall

Friday,           Aug. 12, 2011


11:00 AM

Divine Liturgy     †Carolyn Pickett

6:15 PM


Saturday,      Aug. 13, 2011


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Evangelization at Binford & Carmel Markets

5:00 PM

Divine Liturgy – vigil for Sunday

Sunday,         Aug. 14, 2011

9th Sunday after Pentecost *

10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy

following liturgy

Fellowship in St. Mary’s Hall
Knights of Columbus member meeting

Note: * designates obligation to attend liturgy



Events Calendar

  • The Dormition Fast continues through August 14. The traditional rule is a strict abstinence with mitigations for Saturday & Sunday and the feast of the Transfiguration. The Ruthenian Metropolia has identified this period as a penitential season (Canon 880, § 2). This fast may be observed voluntarily but it is highly recommended for your spiritual & physical wellbeing.
  • The next healing service is this Wednesday, August 10. Invite your friends and family.
  • Monday, August 15 is a holyday of obligation – the Dormition of the Theotokos.
  • Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine in Olympia, WA is on August 12 & 13. If you are traveling to the northwest you may want to add this to your itinerary. Their newsletter is in the hall.



This ancient ceremony is a service of supplication for the welfare of the living. As we use it here at St. Athanasius parish the Paraklesis is addressed to the Most Holy Theotokos whose intercessions are sought through the chanting of the supplicatory canon together with psalms and hymns. The Greek term, Paraklesis, is found in the bible 29 times. It reveals that it means, “to call to one’s side”. Its usage shows that according to the context, it means to entreat as in “I beseech”, admonish as in “I exhort” and consolation as in “I comfort”. The service was initially composed after the 4th Ecumenical Council, held in 451 in Chalcedon a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor. The Paraklesis was further composed in the 9th & 13th centuries. The Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos is emphasized during the Dormition Fast season.


2nd Collection

Thank you for the $118 collected last week. So far we’ve collected $581 towards the goal of $950 for the replacement of Fr. Sid’s white vestments. We will continue the 2nd collection to help defray the cost of the vestments & other church expenses.


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