HOLY RESURRECTION ORTHODOX CHURCH
10201 DEMOCRACY BOULEVARD
POTOMAC, MARYLAND 20854
Services: April 23 - 28, Sundays: 10:00 a.m., Daily Liturgy: (as scheduled) 9 a.m., Eve of Feasts: 7 p.m.
Sunday: Panachida for the souls of the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting
First Confession Class
Those preparing for their First Confession will meet on Saturday, May 5, for final instruction and the Mystery of Confession. They will be honored at the Liturgy on Sunday, May 6.
The Jr. ACRY is going bowling Today following the Liturgy. The group will have lunch in the hall before heading up to the bowling lanes. The Jr. ACRY will pay for the lanes for any and all of the children who would like to go bowling. The Jrs. will also have a meeting prior to going bowling.
This year’s Camp Nazareth Family Day will be held on Sunday, June 3. The tickets for the Family Day Raffle are also available. Please see Chris Hudack to purchase a ticket.
The Social Concerns Committee is sponsoring a food drive to aid The Manna Food Center. The purpose of the drive is to collect items which will provide nutritious and kid-friendly foods for children. You can help by donating items that are found on the flyer posted in the hall. The container is located in the hall for these items.
The Holy Ghost Church, our diocesan parish in Manville, New Jersey, has been severely flooded by the coastal storm of this past week. Please keep the parish in your prayers. Information on assistance for the parish will be announced in the near future.
Please notify John Hrapchak or Michael Buchko if you wish not to have pictures of your child appear on the parish web site. This may happen as pictures of events are taken and posted on the parish site. The parish would like to be sensitive to any request from parents concerning this matter.
The Washington Deanery DDD dinner is April 29. Donations can now be given through the parish or directly to the diocese. Your donation of $100.00 or more goes to benefit Camp Nazareth. Please make note of the change of date and make plans to attend this year’s Three D dinner. If you have made a donation and have not received an invitation to the dinner, please see Father.
Our congratulations and blessings to Stella Madeline Hallberg, the daughter of Aaron & Christine Hallberg, who was Baptized and Chrimated yesterday. May she grow in the Faith each day of her life. Many Years!
Anna Mae Halischak, the sister of Irene Dzubak fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, April 18. Anna Mae is from Steubenville, Ohio Please keep her and her family in your prayers.
There is a donation form which has information about the Iconastas Project in the hall. The project will extend the current wood work and add doors. You can use this form to make a donation towards the project or you can use a regular envelope.
There will be a meeting on Sunday, May 20, following the Divine Liturgy to discuss the baking for the Fall of this year. Suggestions, input, insight, are all welcome. Plus, everyone is invited to attend.
The ACRY will prepare a light breakfast for everyone in honor of Mother’s Day. The breakfast will be held Sunday, May 13, following the Divine Liturgy. All are welcome to come downstairs and enjoy the breakfast. God’s Blessings to Mother’s.
The annual Parish Appreciation Picnic is coming up on Sunday, June 10, after liturgy on our front lawn. Change into your casual clothes after church so you can relax and participate in the fun afternoon! Lunch is a catered barbeque with delicious picnic foods that are ready to eat. There is no charge, nor anything to bring. The picnic is in appreciation of all the work done by parishioners throughout the year. Just plan to be there and enjoy the food, games, musical entertainment, and each other.
The Parish Council will have a meeting today following today service. All members of the Council are asked to attend.
The Sr. ACRY will have a meeting today. All members are invited to attend.
Please keep in your prayers all those who are ill:
Metropolitan Nicholas: Healing
Les Miller: Improved Health
Steve Sheftic: Healing
Rudy Kormanik: Healing & Recovery
Jason Janowick: Improved Health
Lois Erhard: Improved Health
Mary Ann Muchesko: Healing & Recovery
Ivan Pop: Improved Health
Pañi Yvonne Lysack: Healing
Carol Miller: Healing
John Kloss: Healing & Recovery
Mary Kesselak: Improved Health
Daniel Kormanik: Healing & Recovery
Marge Chica: Healing & Recovery
Fr. Ronald Hazuda: Healing & Recovery
Michael Hall: Healing & Recovery
Fr. David Wine: Improved Health
Fr. Stephen Jula: Improved Health
Ann Thear: Healing & Recovery
Ronald Koval: Improved Health
Matthew Muhlenberg: Healing & Recovery
Cindy Russell: Healing
Deborah Delare: Healing & Recovery
Mary Matuga: Healing & Recovery
Our camp week at Camp Nazareth is July 15-21. Children who are ages 8-18 are eligible to attend. Registration forms and booklets with information on the camp week are in the hall. Also, the Camp employment forms for those who are of college age or older, who are interested in working at the camp this summer, are available. See Father if you have a question about either of the two forms.
Fr. Peter Gillquist will talk at a day retreat held on Saturday, April 28, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in DC, on the Bible in the life of an Orthodox Christian. Please see the flyer in the hall for details.
Sunday of The Myrrh Bearers
About the beginning of His thirty-second year, when the Lord Jesus was going throughout Galilee, preaching and working miracles, many women who had received of His beneficence left their own homeland and from then on followed after Him. They ministered unto Him out of their own possessions, even until His crucifixion and entombment; and afterwards, neither losing faith in Him after His death, nor fearing the wrath of the Jewish rulers, they came to the sepulcher, bearing the myrrh-oils they had prepared to anoint His body. It is because of the myrrh-oils, that these God-loving women brought to the tomb of Jesus that they are called the Myrrh-bearers. Of those whose names are known are the following: first of all, the most holy Virgin Mary, who in Matthew 27:56 and Mark 15:40 is called "the mother of James and Joses" (these are the sons of Joseph by a previous marriage, and she was therefore their step-mother); Mary Magdalene (celebrated July 22); Mary, the wife of Clopas; Joanna, wife of Chouza, a steward of Herod Antipas; Salome, the mother of the sons of Zebedee, Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus; and Susanna. As for the names of the rest of them, the evangelists have kept silence.
Together with them we celebrate also the secret disciples of the Saviour, Joseph and Nicodemus. Of these, Nicodemus was probably a Jerusalemite, a prominent leader among the Jews and of the order of the Pharisees, learned in the Law and instructed in the Holy Scriptures. He had believed in Christ when, at the beginning of our Saviour's preaching of salvation, he came to Him by night. Furthermore, he brought some one hundred pounds of myrrh-oils and an aromatic mixture of aloes and spices out of reverence and love for the divine Teacher. Joseph, who was from the city of Arimathea, was a wealthy and noble man, and one of the counsellors who were in Jerusalem. He went boldly unto Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, and together with Nicodemus he gave Him burial. Since time did not permit the preparation of another tomb, he placed the Lord's body in his own tomb which was hewn out of rock, as the Evangelist says (Matt. 27:60).