Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

St. Nicholas Bulletin - October 23, 2022

Christ is in our midst! Христос међу нама! Cristo está entre nosotros!

Loving the Enemy

by V. Rev. Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...

As humans we have basic needs and vital drives. All the joys and struggles of life revolve around these needs and drives. In Orthodox teaching we call them “blameless passions” (adiavleta pathe). They are passions because we experience them and suffer from them. They are blameless because they are God-given; they do not incur guilt before God. What are they? There is the need of sustenance—bread, water and other material things. There is the need of security—to acquire things and feel safe in one’s home, one’s family, one’s society. There is the need of status—to be affirmed, accepted and respected by others. There is the need to create—to make something new, something useful, to achieve worthy goals. There is the need to be happy—to enjoy life through family, friendships, work, recreation and social gatherings.

All these needs are intrinsic to human nature. We all have them. We all strive to fulfill them. In the process, however, competition and rivalry can occur. Conflicts can reach a point of anger and rash behavior, a stage at which relationships are broken and misery takes hold. What begin as a natural attribute can turn into an evil passion through ego, selfishness, indulgence. The need of food can turn into gluttony. The need of security to greed. The need of status to vanity and conceit. The need to create and achieve into control and domination of others. The need to be happy into various forms of addictions and destructive habits.

Evil passions are blameful in the eyes of God, not so much because they break God’s rules, and God gets upset, but because they disfigure human life which is created in the image and likeness of God. As ingrained habits, evil passions imprison us in the power of evil and sin, inflicting untold suffering in marriage, family, society, the whole world. The deep causes behind much of the economic, political, and social crises we face lie in these evil passions that afflict every one of us. Unfortunately, even our leaders are equally vulnerable and can be afflicted by the evil passions.

Today’s Gospel is about the golden rule and also about loving the enemy (Luke 6:31-36). The Gospel proclaims these two principles which, by God’s grace and our willingness to practice them, help rescue us from the morass of human selfishness and destructive habits. The aim is not to eliminate the passions, which is inhuman and impossible, but to purify and sanctify them by God’s grace. When purified and sanctified, the passions serve their God-given purposes for the enhancement and joy of human life.

The golden rule. Christ said: “As you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” He challenges us to be the first to act, the first to reach out in various ways with good will and positive actions. Be the first to say good morning at home or the office. Be the first to be patient in traffic. Be the first to be attentive to the words and feelings of those you meet. Say good things and do not gossip about people. Give an encouraging word and a helping hand to someone in need. Be loving, faithful and honest to family, friends and all people. “As you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” The golden rule is a matter of deep common sense, a principle of fairness and justice, a golden criterion by which all personal and civic responsibilities can find fulfillment for the benefit of all. A famous philosopher, Emmanuel Kant, once said that before you do anything, think of what would happen if everyone else did the same thing!

Christ does not stop with the golden rule. He moves far beyond the golden rule to another principle, another way of thinking and doing, which aims to reverse the culture of excessive selfishness and greed. Christ advocates a principle by which life can be transformed from within and evil can be defeated with good. In today’s Gospel Jesus asks, “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.” Jesus then declares: “Love your enemies and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return . . . Be merciful as your Father in heaven is merciful.”

Be merciful. Be kind. Love your enemies. Jesus does not ask for easy things. He asks for hard things. And he teaches that the way that leads to life is hard but the way that leads to destruction is easy (Mat 7:13-14). Today more than ever we need to hear Christ’s challenging message. Families and friends are divided over political, social and health issues. Society lives in fear of outbreaks of violence. The very foundations of our democracy are threatened. We need to do our part in reversing the tide of conflict and annihilation. We must take not only the first step to understand those with whom we disagree, but also the second step to love those who appear to be our enemies. Be kind, be merciful, love the enemy. But are these things possible? Yes, they absolutely are possible by the power of God’s grace and our willingness to treat each other as persons created in the image and likeness of God.

You may know the true story of the widow whose only son was killed in a moment of rashness by a friend. As the years passed, the widow asked God to lift from her heart the burden of hatred and resentment against the murderer. As part of her therapy toward personal healing, she wrote a letter to him in prison to say she forgave him. To her surprise she received a reply back saying how sorry he was and how much he must have hurt her as a mother. The correspondence between the two continued and a few years later the widow started to visit her son’s killer in jail. At first it was very difficult. But gradually, by God’s grace and their good will, a miracle occurred. When his parole came up, she supported it. Eventually the two were drawn so close together that they adopted each other! This was the miracle, a miracle of grace, forgiveness and healing. What is impossible for humans alone is possible with God.

I came across a short article by J. Carl Laney, a professor of the Bible, entitled “Loving Your Enemy: A Biblical Alternative to Revenge.” The professor noted that when someone hurts or threatens us, we want to retaliate with words and actions. When we are hurt or slighted, we are tempted to “get even.” However, there is a Christian alternative to the never-ending stream of revenge and violence. The alternative is summed up in Jesus’ words: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Mat 5:44). Similarly, St. Paul wrote: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rom 12:21). Professor Laney writes: “Don’t live in your hurts but move on to the sunshine of God’s forgiving grace. Do not reply in anger, knowing that, according to the book of Proverbs, ‘a gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.’” Gentleness and kindness can lead to understanding. Love and forgiveness can turn a supposed enemy into a friend.

We learn these things from the saints of the Church. The saints teach us that nothing can stand up to the grace of God. Our fight is not with each other but against the real enemies of humanity, the deceits of the devil, the power of sin, the evil passions. People are beautiful and meant to be beautiful, to be full of grace and truth. They are not our enemies but our brothers and sisters who perhaps have issues and have lost their way. We all are in some ways lost and need compassion and help to find our way again. Christian love is selfless love, not a mere sentiment of liking or not disliking a person. It is a mature stance of thinking and acting according to the demands of selfless love, even when we don’t like it or want to.

Whatever we do, let us do it in the spirit and the love of Christ. Let us do our part, wherever God has placed us, to help Christ reverse the cycle of conflict and revenge. Practice the golden rule. Go beyond the golden rule. Love the enemy. Be merciful as our Father in heaven is merciful. Then, as blessed children of God, we bring to a world which is hurting and angry, confused and lost, the healing balm of God’s grace and goodness. To God the Father, together with Christ the Lord and Savior and the Holy Spirit, be all the honor, the glory, and the praise forever and ever. Amen.

~Hymnography of the Day~

Commemorating the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia at Nicomedia and 200 Martyrs with them, St Amphilochius Bishop of Vladimir Volhynia, Synaxis of the Saints of Volhynia, Blessed Andrew of Totma the Fool-For-Christ, Martyr Theotecnus of Antioch, Saint Bassian of Constantinople, Saint Theophilus the Confessor of Bulgaria, Venerable Ambrose of Optina, Hieromartyr and Metropolitan of Moscow and Krutitsy Peter Polyansky, 26 Martyrs of the Zographou Monastery on Mt Athos at the hands of the Crusaders



When You descended to death, O Life Immortal, You destroyed hell with the splendor of Your Godhead. And when from the depths You raised the dead, all the powers of heaven cried out: “O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to You!”


You are most glorious, O Christ our God, Who have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth, and through them did guide us all to the True Faith, O Most Merciful One, Glory to You.


Truly you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence; your humility exalted you; your poverty enriched you. Hierarch Father Nicholas, entreat Christ our God that our souls may be saved.


Your holy martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia, O Lord, through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. Through their intercessions, save our souls!


Hell became afraid, O Almighty Savior, seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb! The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee! And the world, O my Savior, praises Thee forever.


Steadfast Protectress of Christians and constant Advocate before the Creator; despise not the cry of us sinners, but come speedily to help those who call on You in faith. Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for You always protect those who honor You!


~Scripture Readings of the Day~


This Week: Matins:  Nick Ressetar,  Epistle: Marko Rocknage

Next Week: Matins: Milan Radanovic, Epistle: Aleksandra Saran

EPISTLE: 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9

DEACON:      Let us pay attention. 

PRIEST:        Peace be unto all!

READER:       And with your spirit!

DEACON:      Wisdom.

READER:       The Prokeimenon in the Fourth Tone: Blessed are You, O Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name forever!

CHOIR: Blessed are You, O Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name forever!

READER: v: For You are just in all that You have done for us!

CHOIR: Blessed are You, O Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name forever!

READER: Blessed are You, O Lord God of our fathers...

CHOIR: ...and praised and glorified is Your name forever!

DEACON: Wisdom!

READER: The Reading is from the Second Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Corinthians.

DEACON: Let us attend!

READER: Brethren, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.  In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands. It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities. For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me. And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

PRIEST: Peace be unto you, reader!

READER: And with your spirit! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

CHOIR: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

READER: The Lord, the God of gods, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

CHOIR: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

READER: Gather to Me, My venerable ones, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice!

CHOIR: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


АПОСТОЛ:  2 Коринћанима 11:31-12:9

Ђакон:          Пазимо

Свештеник: Мир свима!

Читач:           I Духу Твоме!

Ђакон:           Премудрост

Читач : ПРОКИМЕН- глас 4 Благословен си, Господе Боже отаца наших, и хвално и прослављено је име Твоје у све вјекове.

Хор: Благословен си, Господе Боже отаца наших, и хвално и прослављено је име Твоје у све вјекове.

Читач: Јер си праведан у свему што си учинио за нас.

Хор: Благословен си, Господе Боже отаца наших, и хвално и прослављено је име Твоје у све вјекове.

Читач: Благословен си, Господе Боже отаца наших,

Хор: и хвално и прослављено је име Твоје у све вјекове.

Ђакон: Премудрост

Читач: Читање је од друге посланице Светог апостола Павла до Коринћанима

Ђакон: Пазимо

Читач: Браћо, Бог и Отац Господа нашега Исуса Христа, који је благословен ва вијек, зна да не лажем. У Дамаску намјесник цара Арете чуваше град Дамаск желећи да ме ухвати, и спустише ме кроз прозор у котарици преко зида те избјегох из његових руку. Не користи ми да се хвалим, јер ћу доћи на виђења и откривења Господња. Знам човјека у Христу који прије четрнаест година – да ли у тијелу, не знам, да ли изван тијела, не знам, Бог зна – би однесен до трећега неба. И знам да тај човјек – да ли у тијелу, да ли изван тијела, не знам, Бог зна – Би однесен у рај и чу неисказане ријечи које човјеку није допуштено говорити. Таквим ћу се хвалити, а самим собом нећу се хвалити, осим ако немоћима својим. Јер кад бих се и хтио хвалити, не бих био безуман, јер бих истину казао; али се уздржавам, да не би ко помислио за мене више од онога што види у мени, или чује од мене. И да се не бих погордио због мноштва откривења, даде ми се жалац у тијело, анђео сатанин, да ми пакости, да се не поносим. За њега трипут Господа молих, да одступи од мене; и рече ми: Доста ти је благодат моја; јер се сила моја у немоћи показује савршена. Зато ћу се најрадије хвалити својим немоћима, да се усели у мене сила Христова.

Свештеник: Мир свима Читачу!

Читач: I Духом Твоме! Алилуиа, Алилуиа, Алилуиа

Хор: Алилуиа, Алилуиа, Алилуиа

Читач: Бог над боговима, Господ, говори и дозива земљу од истока сунчанога до запада.

Хор: Алилуиа, Алилуиа, Алилуиа

Читач: Сакупите ми свеце моје који су учинили са мном завјет на жртвама

Хор: Алилуиа, Алилуиа, Алилуиа



Luke 6: 31-36, John 17: 1-13

The Lord said, "Just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.


Лука 6: 31-36, Јован 17: 1-13

Рече Господ, како хоћете да вама чине људи, чините тако и ви њима. И ако љубите оне који вас љубе, каква вам је хвала? Јер и грјешници љубе оне који њих љубе. И ако чините добро онима који вама чине добра, каква вам је хвала? Јер и грјешници чине тако. И ако дајете у зајам онима од којих се надате да ћете добити, каква вам је хвала? Јер и грјешници грјешницима дају у зајам да добију опет онолико. Него љубите непријатеље своје, и чините добро, и дајите у зајам не надајући се ничему; и плата ће вам бити велика, и бићете синови Свевишњега, јер је он благ и према незахвалнима и злима. Будите, дакле, милостиви као и Отац ваш што је милостив.

У вријеме оно, подиже Исус очи своје к небу и рече: Оче, дошао је час, прослави Сина својега, да и Син твој прослави тебе; Као што си му дао власт над сваким тијелом, да свему што си му дао, дарује им живот вјечни. А ово је вјечни живот да познају тебе једнога истинитога Бога и кога си послао Исуса Христа. Ја те прославих на земљи; дјело сврших које си ми дао да извршим. И сада прослави ти мене, Оче, у тебе самога, славом коју имадох у тебе прије него свијет постаде. Објавих име твоје људима које си ми дао од свијета; твоји бијаху па си их мени дао, и твоју су ријеч одржали. Сад разумјеше да је све што си ми дао од тебе. Јер ријечи које си ми дао, дао сам њима: и они примише, и познаше заиста да од тебе изиђох, и вјероваше да ме ти посла. Ја се за њих молим, не молим се за свијет, него за оне које си ми дао, јер су твоји. И све моје твоје је, и твоје моје; и прославио сам се у њима. И више нисам у свијету. а они су у свијету, и ја долазим теби. Оче свети, сачувај их у име твоје, оне које си ми дао, да буду једно као ми. Док бијах с њима у свијету, ја их чувах у име твоје; оне које си ми дао сачувах; и нико од њих не погибе осим сина погибли, да се испуни Писмо. А сада долазим теби, и ово говорим на свијету, да имају радост моју испуњену у себи.

~ The Week Ahead: Scriptures and Services ~

19th Sunday after Pentecost

October 23, 2022

II Corinthians


Luke 6:31-36

John 17: 1-13

8:30 am Matins

9:30 am Liturgy


October 24, 2022

Philippians 2: 12-16

Luke 7: 36-50

Scaffold Assembly 


7pm Serb Club Meeting


October 25, 2022

Philippians 2: 17-23

Luke 8: 1-3

Scaffold Assembly 9am


October 26, 2022

Philippians 2: 24-30

Luke 8: 22-25

10:00am Viewing

11:00am Funeral for Tracy Stanovich

6:30 pm Vespers

7pm Living the Faith


October 27, 2022

Feast of St. Paraskeva

Philippians 3: 1-8

Luke 9: 7-11

9am Liturgy

6:30pm Choir Rehearsal


October 28, 2022

Philippians 3: 8-19

Luke 9: 12-18


October 29, 2022

II Corinthians 1: 8-11

Luke 6: 1-10

5pm Vespers

20th Sunday after Pentecost

October 30, 2022

Galatians 1: 11-19

Luke 7: 11-16

8:30 am Matins

9:30 am Liturgy

"It is Truly Meet"

"Достојно Јест"

Composer: S. Rachmaninoff

Director: Valery Polyansky


Eighth Resurrection Gospel: John 20: 11-18

At that time, Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

~Prayers for the Faithful~

In Our Prayers

The Newly Illumined Misha Aleksander Bowser, his parents and sponsors, Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop Youhanna, Protopresbyter Srboljub and Protinica Ljubica Jockovic, Protopresbyter Rodney Torbic, Popadija Sara Golic, Matushka Barbara Ealy, the child Katie Elizabeth and her parents Mileva and Michael Repasky, the child Metodija and his parents Fr. Dn. Milan and Mira Damljanovic, the child Danijela and her parents Mark and Jennifer Belo, Melissa Thomason and the child newly born of her, Clare Jurkovic and the child newly born of her, Jazmin Cruz and the child newly born of her, Lauren Spangler and the child newly born of her, Mara Bebeau and the child newly born of her, Bethany Peterson and the child to be born of her, Addy Andy, Louise Bare, Dori Bert, Jonathan Bertsch, Darlene & Larry Black, Carole Blitva, Stephan and Barbara Blitva, Walter “Bud” Brown, Guiliana & Aleksandar Carricato, Leann Cox, Joseph Derk, Art Dils, Draga Donato, Tommy and Kara (Blitva) Dorsey, Anaya Garvin, Christian & Melanie Geib, Michael Geppert III, Dr Andrea Govelovich, Nick & Terry Govelovich, Kata Gruich, Dan Hazlett, Basil Havalchak, Travis Heilman, Adam Herigan, Edith Herigan, Nicole Stefan Imschweiler, Susan Jacobs, Tijana Jaksic, Slobodan Jovicic, Spencer Klinge, Ljuban Kosovac, Dorothy Krnjaich, Henry Laichak, Peter Lalic, Dragan Lalovic, Stella Wren Lappas, Catherine Lewis, Dick Livingston, Maggie Livingston, Stephen Lundingrin, Dianne & Jim Martin, Rowan Martin, Jack McFall, Annabelle McLaughlin, Marija Miljkovic, Daria Milletics, Infant of God Ryan Leigh Moffitt, Peter Mrgich, George Myers, Patty Navarro, Bosiljka Ninkovic, Eva Orr, Lila Packer, Daniel Paddock, Ljubomir Pejanovic, Vid & Marica Pejcic, Hope Pesner, Tracy Petrovich, Logan Roszkowski, Greg Selman, Michael Schaffner, Michael Semic, Steven Semic, Benjamin Shaffer, Tessa Shaffer, John Sheaffer, Pat Shoemaker, Branko Smitran, Tim Stefan, Patricia & Joseph Sypniewski, Leonard Tepsich, Leroy Tepsich Jr, Edie & Michael “Bo” Venesevich, Rita Vorkapich, Kristina Vukalo, Steve Vulich, Paula Werner, Draga Worman, Dewey Yetter, Mileva “Millie” Yezdimir, Demetrios & Eleni Ziogas, Miriam “Mim” Codan Ziolkowski


Those Who Need Special Care 


Those to be Baptized

Sloane Ivey & Berkeley Blythe Semic, Emilia Renee Peterson, Barrett Scott, Divna and Danica Mitrovic, Nora Katherine & Maeve Noelle Van Huysen, Sloane York, Logan Michael Livingston, Bennett Noah Spangler, Ethan and Lauren Bebeau

Our College Students

Anastasija Gligorevic, Cayden Healy, Matthew Hoover, Kalei Howard, Sophia Mummert, Kobe Petrovich, Christina Radanovic, Ioanna Radanovic, Kyranna Radanovic, Maxim Reznitchenko, Madison Vorkapich


Our Dearly Departed Loved Ones

Matushka Anna Hopko, Protinica Miryana Trbuhovich, Protinica Donna Merick, Elizabeth Rupich, Margaret Radanovic, Nenad ‘Nesho’ Pantelich, Mark Gruin, Slobodanka Balaban, Mihailo Novakovic, Ljubica Tajkovic, JoAnn Tracy Stanovich 

~Vigils Offered~

JIMI WERNER Offered in joyous celebration of his birthday (Oct 29). God’s blessings for Many More! Mnogaja Ljeta! Ziveli! Love Baba

TOOTSIE KRNJAICH Offering vigils and prayers for our Kuma Tootsie. May God’s blessings be with her during her rehab period. From her Godchildren, Kat and families.

DARLENE BLACK Offered with love by the Barber & Geib Families for God’s Blessings during her recovery. We pray that He will bless her with good health. Our Love & Prayers are with her.

MICHAEL GEPPERT Offered prayerfully by Mom & Dad for improvement in health and God’s blessings and loving care during his recovery.

DEBORAH JANCZYK Offered prayerfully by the Bare Family for her health and God’s blessings.

†HONORABLE BRANKO BOB YANICH Offered in loving memory on what would have been his 88th birthday (Oct 23).  With the Saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Your servant Branko where there is neither pain, nor sorrow, nor suffering, but life everlasting. Given in loving memory by great-granddaughters Sonora, Ashtyn & Endora, great-grandson Baylor, the family & Kumovi. Vjecnaja Pamjat! Memory Eternal! 

†PHIL GRUICH Offered in loving memory of his birthday (Oct 25). We miss you dearly. Memory Eternal! Vjecnaja Pamjat! Love Kata and family.

†MARIJA MARY YANICH Offered in loving memory on what would have been Mom/Mom-Mom/Aunt/Kuma Mary’s 106th birthday (Oct 27). Our memories of her spirit, faith, spunk and stories sustain us. We praise the Lord for her presence in our lives and we pray for her peaceful repose. Given with love by Danilo, Rose, Tosh, Tosha, Emily, Braydon, Victoria, her nieces, nephews and Kumovi. Vjecnaja Pamjat! Memory Eternal!

†CATHERINE ‘KATER’ DMITROVIC Offered in loving memory of her birthday (Oct 28) from Kata Gruich and family. Vjecnaja Pamjat! Memory Eternal!

†DUSAN BOROTA Offered in loving memory (19 years—Oct 28) by his family. Vjecnaja Pamjat! Memory Eternal!

Please continue to pray for all of those currently being persecuted for Christ's sake in Kosovo, Metohija, Montenegro, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, the Sudan, China, North Korea, for all of our brothers and sisters in Christ suffering throughout the world, especially in Ukraine, that they might be comforted with the Joy of our Lord, and for all of those suffering from the pandemic, for those who minister, and for those who are unjustly persecuted that they may be strengthened by the love of Christ which knows no race.  


Stewardship Offering Information

Date 10/16/2022

Collection: $1,700.00

Date 10/9/2022

Collection: $5,222.00

Date 10/2/2022

Collection: $4,520.00

October Birthdays

Caroline Donato (Oct 2), Dave Milletics (Oct 2), Sonora Viola Mae Cruz (Oct 2), Adeline & Peter Meadow (Oct 3), Marcia Breinich (Oct 4), Kate Nation (Oct 4), Madison Vorkapich (Oct 5), Lenny Tepsich (Oct 6), Craig Heilman (Oct 6), Alex Filepas (Oct 6), Owen Kingsbury (Oct 8), Dejan Raic (Oct 11), Arlene Barber (Oct 12), Dennis Ruff (Oct 12), Milan Yovic (Oct 15), Yovanka Hoover (Oct 17), Andrea Govelovich (Oct 17), Nicole Petrovich (Oct 18), Anastasija Gligorevic (Oct 18), Nina Gilroy (Oct 19), Mira Lukic (Oct 26), John Nicholas Hernjak (Oct 27), Carole Radosinovich (Oct 29), Jimi Werner (Oct 29), Marijana Rocknage (Oct 30), Brad Kingsbury, David Christ, Ognjen Pejanovic


October Anniversaries

Bobbi & William Wenner (Oct 1), Katya Kotchnyeva & Eric Garvin (Oct 10), Jean & Paul Martin (Oct 11), Angie & Jim Bagley (Oct 12), Daria & Dave Milletics (Oct 16), Mackenzie & Stefan Lazarevic (Oct 21), Janis & Greg Meadow (Oct 29)

~Bulletin Board~


A class dedicated to answering the questions of how to live a Life in Christ according to the Orthodox Faith. The fifth class will be on Wednesday, October 19 after Vespers (6:30pm). Each Wednesday, we will meet, pray together, and explore some of the beauty of a life well lived: a Life in Christ. 


The October 16 meeting of the Sisters is being postponed until October 30th. We urge all Sisters to attend.


Our SOTAYA Group is once again selling frozen packs of cevapi at $15/pack (2 pounds, 32 pieces). To order see Dn. Bojan Gligorevic or call the office at 717-939-3872


Dear Fellow Parishioners- many thanks for participating in my surprise party last Sunday. A very special thank you to my family for planning it. You all did a great job of keeping the secret from me! I am so blessed to have you all in my life. With much love and appreciation, Yovanka

October 2022 Calendar


Monday, October 24, we will begin assembling the scaffolding for the cupola of the Church. All able bodies are welcome and needed.


October Charity

Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)


OCF celebrates October as Orthodox Awareness Month and is the official campus ministry program established by the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) to support Orthodox Christian student organizations on university and college campuses. OCF offers support to 270 campus chapters in the US and Canada, convenes conferences and service projects, and encourages students to develop deeper connections to our faith. Visit the OCF website at to learn more about their worship, service, and fellowship programs and to check on specific campus chapters. Penn State University at State College formed one of the earliest OCF chapters and continues to have an active agenda. Other Pennsylvania chapters include Hershey Medical School, F&M College, Millersville, Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, Penn, Pitt, and Bucknell. There are also chapters at Delaware and Ohio State. Encourage college students in your family to participate with the OCF chapter on their campuses or to contact OCF for assistance in organizing a chapter. Participation is a great pan-Orthodox experience.



It’s time again for the Mother’s Club

Nut and Poppy Seed Roll sale


Rolls are $20 each and the last day to order will be

Sunday, October 30th


Order forms are available at the tutors stand and can be turned in to Popadija Andreja.

Or call her at 717-939-0251


Pick Up will be Saturday, Nov 12 from 10 am - 12 noon



Orders Due: Sunday, October 30th

Pick Up: Sunday, November 6th


Please place orders with Yovanka Hoover (717-623-8588) or give order forms to Daria in the church office

(forms are available at the tutors stand)


Chicken Paprikas: $10,  Posno Veggie: $8,  

Beef Stew: $12, Pogaca: $5 per loaf