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February 23, 2008

Bulletin February 24, 2008


Celebrating 50 years of service to Jesus Christ and His Holy Orthodox Church

A Parish of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese--Ecumenical Patriarchate

10201 Democracy Blvd Potomac, MD 20854

Fr. Peter Zarynow, Pastor (cell phone:301-367-9051] ( )

Rectory Phone: 301-299-5120 Church Hall/Fax 301-983-0847


Sunday 24 February 2008

2nd Pre-Lenten Sunday

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Priest-Martyr Blaise of Sabaste

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Gospel: Luke 15:11-32

Tone Six

The Schedule of Divine Services for the Week is as Follows:

24 Feb. (SUN) 2nd Pre-Lenten Sunday/Prodigal Son

Sunday School 9:00am

Confessions 9:15am

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 10:00am

Coffee Social/Annual Parish Meeting to follow

01 Mar. (Sat) 1st All-Souls Saturday

Divine Liturgy and Panachida 9:00am

02 Mar. (SUN) 3rd Pre-Lenten Sunday/Meatfare Sunday

Sunday School 9:00am

Confessions 9:15am

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 10:00am

Panachida: +Mary Vargo (1st Anniv) by sister Olga Bilanin


Confessions will be heard on Sunday mornings from 9:15-9:45am and by appointment. All faithful are encouraged to come to the Sacrament every 8 weeks, on average, to help maintain spiritual health. This is especially for those who frequently “with Faith and with Love come forward” to receive the Body and Blood of Christ!

Deepest sympathies are extended to Very Rev. Samuel Sherry (Niles. IL) and family on the ‘falling asleep in the Lord’ of his father +Samuel this past Friday. Funeral Services will be in Wilpen, PA on Tuesday. Please keep the Sherry family in your prayers. (Memory Eternal!)

LAST CALL: Home Blessings have begun and will continue until Saturday 1 March. Please either fill out a form or see Father as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Forms are available on the information table in the parish hall.

Volunteers are needed for the March Coffee Socials. Please sign up today so that we can know we have the people to take care of the weekly social. Thank you.

LAST CALL: We are now working on the latest edition of the parish directory. If there are any changes or corrections to addresses, phone numbers or emails, please notify Sheila Hrapchak today. (email her at

The Annual Parish Meeting of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church will take place on today, 24 Feb (snow date 9 March) 2008. All members of the parish family who are in sacramental and financial good standing are asked to attend. This is the third of three official announcements.

CASH DAY is Sunday 2 March following the Coffee Social. Tickets are now available from Nick Dzubak. As usual, tickets are $10.00 each. It is important that our parishioners purchase and sell as many as possible. Time is short to sell all 300 tickets! All tickets, and donations, need to be handed in to Nick no later than today! Your participation is appreciated!

ALSO: a sign-up sheet is posted for food donations and reservations. Please sign up if you plan to attend!

The ACRY Bowling Tournament Raffle tickets have arrived! Top prize is $250.00! Tickets are on sale until Sunday 9 March. Drawing is 16 March. See Faith Breno for tickets.

The Orthodox Study Bibles are here! If you ordered and pre-paid, please see Gina Verbrugge to pick up your copy. If you would still like to purchase a copy we have extras available for $35.00 each.

All Souls Saturdays for this year are 1, 22 & 29 March and 5 April. Please give Father the names of the departed of your loved ones so that they can be remembered during the Divine Services.

Make summer plans now: our deanery week at Camp Nazareth will be 20-26 July 2008. Camp Forms and other information will be distributed as soon as it becomes available.

St. Thomas Mission Parish is organizing a sky trip to Timberline Resort in Davis, WV on 21-23 March. Any of our parishioners interested in attending are asked to call Steve Hall (301-627-4676).

Do you miss being able to be at Divine Liturgy when you are sick at home and cannot make it to church? St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church on 10th St. in Manhattan has a solution. A toll-free number is available to be able to listen to the Liturgy LIVE over the phone every Sunday morning at 10am. Simply call 1-800-910-3597. Enter code (2546685#) and state your name. The phone will mute so that you can hear them but they cannot hear you.

Mark your calendars for the following Bake Days: 23 February; 8 & 15 March, 12 & 19 April. We also have an ‘extra date’ set aside in case we need it: 23 March. The Sign up sheet for helpers is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall. This bake season we are offering to our helpers of 3 hours or more ½ roll or 1 small bread. (one per family. If you wish to accumulate your rolls or breads, please notify Randy Verbrugge)

Thanks to the following for their help in assembling Bagged Lunches last week: Amy and Tom Koval, Cyndi and Allen Dzubak, Chris Hudack, Gina and Randy Verbrugge, Jeanne Delasko, Debbie Myers and Lori Hecox, Georgene Ammon.

May God bless them for their labors! Many Years!

Altar Boy William Dzubak will be getting his head in the annual “St. Bald-rick’s Foundation” head shaving event to raise money to benefit kids with cancer. The event takes place on 30 March 2008. His goal is to raise at least $1,000.00. If you would like to help in this effort, please see Will or Tim Dzubak after Divine Services.

Please pray for the following: Metropolitan NICHOLAS, Fr. Ronald Hazuda, Fr. Stephen Dutko, Fr. Kenneth Bachofsky, Fr. Stephen Jula, Fr. David Wine, Fr. David Smoley, Fr. Lawrence Barriger, Fr. Paul Herbert, Fr. Milorad Milosevich, Fr. Paul Stoll, Pani Yvonne Lysack, Pani Kathy Dutko, Ed ‘Skeets’ Williams, Les Miller, Steve Sheftic, Rudy Kormanik, Jason Janowick, MaryAnn Muchesko, Ivan Pop, Carol Miller, John Kloss, Marge Chica, Ronald Koval, Cindy Russell, Mary Matuga, Elaine Buchko, Dorothy Sudik, Amanda Matyok & son, Ann Dahulich, Dolores Boyal, Jody Springman, Pauline Kopchak, Anthony Rich, Erin Rich, Dorothy Mastronicola, Nicholas Yacko, Olga Shurkala, Mildred Bartko, PaňiMatka Anna Ivana & baby, Savannah and Caroline Boyd, Taina Ferguson, Jim Brown, Paňi Jodi Moriak & baby, Laura Detweiler, Maryann Gohr , Angie Walli, Elaine Dutko, Martha Kormanik, Hayley & Patricia Marshal, John Thomson and Dorothy Thomson, Serge Mihaly, Megan Antonishek.

May the Lord Jesus Christ touch them with His Healing Hand!

50th Anniversary of Holy Resurrection Church

As we prepare for the 50th anniversary of our parish, there are a number of Liturgical items that we are in need of. If you wish to donate to any of these items, please see or call Fr. Peter:

10 sets of cassocks & dalmatics for our Altar boys: $200/set

Set of Priest’s vestments with matching chalice covers: $900 (approx)

New chalice set (already donated)

Blessing Cross (donation will vary-donor will help choose style)

25th Anniversary of the Consecration of Metropolitan NICHOLAS

to the Episcopacy of the Orthodox Church

Our Metropolitan NICHOLAS will celebrate 25 years as a Bishop of the Orthodox Church on Bright Friday, 2 May 2008.

A Vesperal Divine Liturgy will begin that day at Christ the Saviour Cathedral at 4pm. Following Divine Services there will be a dinner reception at the Pasquerilla Convention Center in downtown Johnstown. Details are as follows:

Silver Jubilee Dinner Reception: Hors d’Oeuvres & Dinner (entrée: Surf-n-Turf of Filet Mignon & Salmon) $60

Children’s menu (12 & under) Chicken fingers, fries & apple sauce $15 Cash bar

Buffet Breakfast (9am Saturday 3 May @ Holiday Inn-Johnstown) adults-$15; children 12 and under $10

There will also be a Jubilee Journal printed. Faithful are encouraged to be listed as “Friends of Metropolitan Nicholas.” Each listing is $10.00.

Fr. Peter will be collecting names for the “Friends of Metropolitan Nicholas” and for reservations to the dinner and breakfast. Checks are to be made payable to “ACROD” Deadline for reservation and journal listings is 23 March. (no names or reservations will be taken after that time, for they have to arrive in Johnstown no later than 1 April)

If you are interested in attending Fr. Peter has information on lodging in the Johnstown area.