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HOLY PROPHET SAMUEL The Prophet Samuel St. Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral Ambo - Page 1 733 Starkweather Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Mailing: 733 Starkweather Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113 T 216 741.1310 F 216 623 1092 www.sttheodosius.org • Archpriest John Zdinak Dean • Archpriest Pavel Soucek Attached/Retired • Subdeacon Theodore Lentz Sacristan • Reader Julius Kovach - Ecclesiarch & Choirmaster Divine Services Eve Sundays & Feast Days 5:00 PM Confessions 6:00 PM Great Vespers Sundays and Feast Days 8:40 AM 3rd and 6th Hour 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy AUGUST 17, 2008 9th Sunday after Pentecost MARTYR MYRON BL. THEODORETUS, ENLIGHTENER OF LAPPS Ambo ST. THEODOSIUS ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL
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August 17.08 EMAIL Ambo733 Starkweather Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Mailing: 733 Starkweather Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113
T 216 741.1310 F 216 623 1092 www.sttheodosius.org
• Archpriest John Zdinak Dean
• Archpriest Pavel Soucek Attached/Retired
• Subdeacon Theodore Lentz Sacristan
• Reader Julius Kovach - Ecclesiarch & Choirmaster
Divine Services Eve Sundays & Feast Days 5:00 PM Confessions 6:00 PM Great Vespers
Sundays and Feast Days 8:40 AM 3rd and 6th Hour 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
AUGUST 17, 2008 9th Sunday after Pentecost
MARTYR MYRON BL. THEODORETUS,
The Prophet Samuel was the fifteenth and last of the Judges of Israel, living more than 1146 years before the Birth of Christ. He was descended from the Tribe of Levi, and was the son of Elkanah from Ramathaim-Zophim of Mount Ephraim. He was born, hav- ing been besought from the Lord through the prayers of his mother Hannah (therefore he received the name Samuel, which means "besought from God"). Even before birth, he was dedicated to God. Her song, "My heart exults in the Lord," is the Third Ode of the Old Testament (1 Sam/1 Kings 2:1-10).
When the boy reached the age of three, his mother went with him to Shiloh and in ac- cord with her vow dedicated him to the worship of God. She gave him into the care of the High Priest Eli, who at this time was a judge over Israel. The prophet grew in the fear of God, and at twelve years of age he had a revelation that God would punish the house of the High Priest Eli, because he did not restrain the impiety of his sons. Eli's whole family was wiped out in a single day.
The prophecy was fulfilled when the Philistines, having slain in battle 30,000 Israelites (among them were also the sons of the High Priest, Hophni and Phinees), gaining vic- tory and capturing the Ark of the Covenant. Hearing this, the High Priest Eli fell back- wards from his seat at the gate, and breaking his back, he died. The wife of Phinees, upon hearing what had happened in this very hour, gave birth to a son (Ichabod) and died with the words: "The glory has departed from Israel, for the Ark of God is taken away" (1 Sam/1 Kgs 4: 22).
Upon the death of Eli, Samuel became the judge of the nation of Israel. The Ark of God was returned by the Philistines on their own initiative. After returning to God, the Israel- ites returned to all the cities that the Philistines had taken. In his old age, the Prophet Samuel made his sons Joel and Abiah judges over Israel, but they did not follow the in- tegrity and righteous judgment of their father, since they were motivated by greed.
Then the elders of Israel, wanting the nation of God to be "like other nations" (1 Sam/1 Kgs 8: 20), demanded of the Prophet Samuel that they have a king. The Prophet Sam- uel anointed Saul as king, but saw in this a downfall of the people, whom God Himself had governed until this time, announcing His will through His chosen saints. Resigning the position of judge, the Prophet Samuel asked the people if they consented to his con- tinued governance, but no one stepped forward for him.
After denouncing the first king, Saul, for his disobedience to God, the Prophet Samuel anointed David as king. He had offered David asylum, saving him from the pursuit of King Saul. The Prophet Samuel died in extreme old age. His life is recorded in the Bible (1 Sam/1 Kgs; Sirach 46:13-20).
In the year 406 A.D. the relics of the Prophet Samuel were transferred from Judea to Constantinople.
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PRAYER REQUESTS DEPARTED:
Peter Dereschuk + 7/7/08
Archpriest Pavel Soucek and Mat. Paula Subdeacon Theodore Lentz Jerry Arangelovich Alice Artino Helen Baldner Carol Bohurjak Martha Bondor Mary Chrewan John Conrad
Joseph Gammalo Henry & Julia Grabowski Maria Hanzel Christina Helle Jason Kleps (cousin of Maca Tyler. Ja- son is in Kirkuk, Iraq) Marian Kluchnik Mary Ann Kovach Dorothy Laskovich John Matson Olga Michailuk Dan O’Donnell Walter & Grace Parhamovich (Karen Felon’s parents) Julia Sankovic(child)
Mary Ann Silberhorn William J. Spurlock Elsie Sudnick Harrison Ward (Child) Helen Zawisza (Joe Rusynyk’s sister)
William & Suzanne Frazier & Unborn Child
Cara Ann Gartman & Unborn Child
Tom & Nancy Mitchell & Unborn Child
William George & Mara Oprisko & Unborn Child
GOD’S GIFTS TO US - OUR GIFTS TO GOD Weekly expenses: $6,538.00 Last week’s collection: $3,753.00 Over/Under <$2,785.00>
"He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God."
Proverbs 14:31
Dome Lighters Donations to offset the cost of lighting the domes can be made for the health of or in memory of your loved ones. Contact the Parish Office if you are interested.
August 15 - September 21: In Memory of parents Anna & Vasili Pricinovskis
by Igors & Natalia Pricinovskis
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For your convenience, we will have HOMEMADE APRICOT, NUT and POPPYSEED ROLLS for sale at every Sunday’s Coffee Hour. Homemade
rolls are also available at the Ridge Manor Party Center. Please call Sharon Glagola at 216-749-5509. Only $8.00 each.
Monastery Evening
Theotokos
Richfield
8/17/08 Chanda Czaruk Phyllis Gindlesperger/Virginia Medvec 8/24/08 Judy Schwind/Maca Tyler Linda Smotzer/Sonia Vorell 8/31/08 Natalia Pricinovskis Debbi Pinta/Joyce Tabeling 9/07/08 Mat. Cindy Zdinak Eileen Bondor
Welcome Visitors Our parish welcomes you and thanks you for joining us at today’s Divine Liturgy. While only Orthodox Christians may approach the chalice for Holy Communion,
everyone is welcome to partake of the Holy Bread after Liturgy.
TODAY
ANNOUNCEMENT Father John will be away
from the office beginning Wed- nesday, August 20 and will re- turn Saturday, August 30. In case of any immediate emer- gency, please contact the Parish office at 216-741-1310 or con-
tact: Fr Michael Butler
St. Innocent Orthodox Church
6:00 PM MEMPHIS METRO PARK
Present and new members - all are welcome - Call Darrell Felon at 440-238-3837. FOCA pro- vides burgers and hot dogs. Please bring a covered dish. We look forward to see- ing you!
ANNUAL SHISH KABOB
St. George Orthodox Church 2587 W. 14th Street
Friday 4:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Mediterranean Food Pastries, Music, Dance and Fun
SPECIAL COLLECTION
AUGUST 2008
ROSE WINDOW
ST. INNOCENT GOLF OUTING Sunday, 21 September 2008
Springvale Golf Course 5871 Canterbury Rd North Olmsted, OH
Registration: 12:00 Noon to 12:45 pm Tee-off time: 12:50 pm
Cost: $75 donation for golfers includes 18 holes of golf, plus a cart lunch, and
a steak dinner Non-golfers who want to join the golfers
for fellowship, the steak dinner alone is $18
Children are welcome There will be free hotdogs
for all the kids For more information, please contact
Suzan Virosteck, 330-725-8796 or Kirk Ries, 216-973-9391
The Tremont Arts Festival
Saturday September 20 11:00AM - 6:00PM
and Sunday September 21
Educating Ourselves and Our Children in Godliness
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See Paul Pangrace by August 31 if interested.
CHURCH
SCHOOL
DATES:
5:30 - 6:00 PM
Finance Committee Meeting Monday,
@Ridge Manor
will be held on Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 9, at 6:00 PM
SAVE THIS DATE
PATRON SAINT DINNER SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 12:30 PM AT RIDGE MANOR Adults $20.00 Children $8.oo
ST. THEODOSIUS the Archbishop of Chernigov
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Sunday, August 17 Martyr Myron BL. Theodoretus, Enlightener of Laps 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy 11:30 AM Holy Assumption Festival, Marblehead
Monday, August 18 Martyrs Florus and Laurus Ven. John of Rila Tuesday, August 19 Martyr Andrew Stratelates and His Companions 7:00 PM Monastery Evening @Monastery Marcha
Wednesday, August 20 Prophet Samuel Hieromartyr Philip Bishop of Heraclius
Thursday, August 21 Apostle of the 70 Thaddeus Ven. Avramii of Smolensk 6:00 PM FOCA Picnic @Memphis Metro Park
Friday, August 22 Martyr Agathonicus and His Companions 4:00 PM St. George Festival
Saturday, August 23 Leavetaking Dorminition Martyr Lupus Hieromartyr Irenaeus Bishop of Lyons 4:00 PM St. George Festival 6:00 PM Great Vespers Sunday, August 24 Hieromartyr Eutychius St. Kozma of Berat St. Cosmas of Aetolia 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy Noon, St. George Festival
St. Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral 733 Starkweather Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Weekly Schedule