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February 10, 2008

Bulletin February 10, 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 10 February 2008

37th Sunday after Pentecost

Zacchaeus Sunday

Venerable Ephraim the Syrian

Epistle: I Timothy 4:9-15

Gospel: Luke 19:1-10

Tone Three

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

10 Feb. (SUN) 37th Sunday after Pentecost/Zacchaeus Sunday

Sunday School 9:00am

Confessions 9:15 am

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 10:00am

Coffee Social/ACRY & Parish Council Meetings to follow

12 Feb. (Tue) Feast of the Three Hierarchs

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 9:00am

15 Feb. (Fri) Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in Temple

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 9:00am

Blessing of Candles

17 Feb. (SUN) 1st Pre-Lenten Sunday-Publican & Pharisee Sunday

Sunday School 9:00am

Confessions 9:15am

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 10:00am

Blessing of Candles for Sunday School Students

Panachida: +Mary Kesselak (40th day)

Coffee Social to follow


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!

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. See the guide below as to preparing your home for the Priest’s arrival.

The Annual Parish Meeting of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church will take place on Sunday 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 first of three official announcements.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Chris Hudack and family on the passing of her brother Nicholas Strongosky. Funeral services were held yesterday in Central City, PA. Sympathies are also extended to Les Miller on the falling asleep in the Lord of his mother +Myrtle Miller this past week. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at St. Leo R.C. Church in Fairfax VA. May God have mercy and grant rest to their souls!

The Annual Meeting agenda, minutes of the last meeting, the Treasurer’s Report for 2007, the President’s Report, the 2008 Budget, and the Capital Improvement Fund Report will be distributed on February 3rd so you have time to read them. Each family is requested to take only one packet of reports. Please bring your packet to the meeting with any questions you may have.

Come and join your fellow parishioners to take part in the meeting on February 24 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. A list of the officers to be elected and their duties was attached to the January 27th bulletin and is also posted on the Bulletin Board. If you are interested in being an officer or nominating someone, talk to Dan Breno, nominating committee chair.

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 Sunday 24 February. Your participation is appreciated!

Gertrude Hawk Candy orders for the Easter season are now available. Forms must be returned to either Father or Paňi no later than next Sunday 17 February! (remember, the West has their Easter date of 23 March).

Volunteers are needed to help assemble bagged lunches for the Rockville Shelter next Sunday following Divine Services. The more hands we have helping the faster the work will be completed.

The new and improved Holy Resurrection Website is now up and running! Check the new features and see new photos. If you have any suggestions or constructive criticisms, please see Mike Buchko.

Thank you to everyone who ordered subs for the Jr. ACRY sub sale. We sold 30 subs and collected $107 for St. John the Compassionate Mission. That's excellent for our first “Souper Bowl Sunday” collection! May God bless all who assisted in this project! Many Years!

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

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

LAST CALL: Free to a good home: our Christmas Poinsettias need to find homes. If you are interested in taking one, or more, of these still beautiful plants home with you, just take them. Enjoy!

All Sunday School students are asked to meet for classes in the parish hall next week. We will be having the annual candle decorating class. Candles will be blessed after Divine Liturgy that morning.

Attention Altar Boys: We will have an Altar Boy meeting following Divine Services on Sunday 17 February following Divine Services. All Altar Boys are to be in attendance! The purpose of this meeting is to be measured for new cassocks and dalmatics. We need to place the order early so that they may be ready for the 50th Anniversary!

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.

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.

Pan-Orthodox Christian Singles is planning their next event at the Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, PA the weekend of 15-18 February. Fliers are available on the information table. Reservation deadline is 11 February.


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.

Beginning next Sunday 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.

Bake Days – Spring 2008

Spring 2008 Bake Days have begun! Thanks to yesterday’s bakers: Randy Verbrugge, Cyndi Dzubak, Fr. Peter, Irene Dzubak, Caryl Strauss, Pani Bernadette, Georgene Ammon, Joann Dzubak, Joanne Medvigy, Sheila Hrapchak, Gina Verbrugge, Jack Verbrugge, Dan Timko. May God bless them for their labors! Many Years!

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.

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 V.)

A Prayer for the Beginning of the Day

"O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace, help me in all things to rely upon your holy will. In every hour of the day reveal your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction that your will governs all. In all my deeds and words, guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by you. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering or embarrassing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray. And you, yourself, pray in me. Amen." ~ St. Philaret of Moscow