Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Ukrainian Orthodox Church
1301 Newport Avenue, Northampton, PA
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church Online
Pascha 2018
Pascha 2018
Pascha 2018

 Welcome to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church!

Do you love God and desire a deeper union in Him through Christ?  Are you moved by the beauty of traditional architecture, iconography, and liturgy?  Do you love to experience warm, family-friendly fellowship, to hear good music and Christ-centered preaching, to participate in enriching adult education and to offer the same to your children?  If so, then "Come and See" us!  We are a parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA under the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and our doors and hearts are open to you and your family!  Our church follows the Julian (Old) Calendar. All Orthodox Christians are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Blessed Sacraments of Repentance and Eucharist.

We are located at 1301 Newport Avenue in Northampton, Pennsylvania.

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DAILY LITURGICAL CALENDAR,  SCRIPTURE READINGS AND MENAION

NOTE:  Services on June 24 will include a 40th Day Litiya for Father Bazyl.  Metropolitan Antony will be joining us for Liturgy which will begin at 9:30 AM. There will be an "expanded" coffee hour following Liturgy.

Sun. 17 June…Fast Day:Fish
3rd Sunday after Pentecost.   Tone 2 Synaxis of Halych Saints.
Synaxis of Odessa Saints.
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/06/10
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

4th week after Pentecost
Apostolic Fast of Saint. Peter and Paul Continues

Mon. 18 June Fast Day: Fish
Translation of the relics of the Blessed Ihor-George, great prince of Chernihiv and Kyiv (1150). Blessed
Constantine, metropolitan of Kyiv (1159).
Rom. 9:18-33 Matthew 11:2-15

Tues. 19 June Fast Day: Wine & Oil
Ven. Bessarion the Wonderworker of Egypt (466). Ven. Hilarion the New, abbot of the Dalmatian Monastery (845). Virgin-martyrs Archelais, Thecla, and Susanna, beheaded at Salerno (293).
Romans 10:11–11:2 Matthew 11:16-20

Wed. 20 June Fast Day
Martyr Theodotus of Ancyra (303). Martyrs Cyriaca, Caleria (Valeria), and Mary, of Caesarea in Palestine
(284-305). Hieromartyr Marcellinus, pope of Rome (304) and with him the Holy Martyrs Claudius, Cyrinus and Antoninus (304). Hieromartyr Marcellus, bishop of Rome, and those with him: Sisinius and Cyriacus deacons, Smaragdus, Largus, Apronian, Saturninus, Pappias, Maurus, Crescentian, Priscilla, Lucina, and Princess Artemia (304-310).
Romans 11:2-12 Matthew 11:20-26

Thurs. 21 June Fast Day: Wine & Oil
Great-martyr Theodore Stratelates (319). St. Ephraim, patriarch of Antioch (545). St. Zosimas, monk, of
Phoenicia (Syria) (6th c.). St. Theodore, bishop of Suzdal (1023). Finding of the relics (1501) of Sts. Basil
(1249) and Constantine (1257), princes of Yaroslavl.
Romans 11:13-24 Мatthew 11:27-30

Fri. 22 June Fast Day
St. Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria (444). Five nuns beheaded in Persia: Martyrs Thecla, Mariamne,
Martha, Mary, and Enmatha (346).
Romans 11:25-36 Matthew 12:1-8

Sat. 23 June Fast Day: Wine & Oil
Ven. Silvanus of the Far Caves in Kyiv (14th c.).
VESPERS 5:00 PM
Romans 6:11-17 Matthew 8:14-23

Sun. 24 June Fast Day: Fish
4th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3
Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas (1st c.).
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/06/17
9:00 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:30 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
40th Day Memorial Litiya for V. Rev. Bazyl Zawierucha

Mon. 25 June Fast Day:Fish
Ven. Onuphrius the Great (400). Ven. Peter of Mt. Athos (734).
Venn. John, Andrew, Heraclemon, and Theophilus, hermits of Egypt (4th c.).
Rom. 12:4-5,15-21 Matthew 12:9-13

Tues. 26 June Fast Day:Wine & Oil
Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Lebanon (293). St. Triphyllius, bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) in Cyprus (370). Martyr Antonina of Nicaea (284-305). Venn. Anna (826), and her son St. John (9th c.).
Romans 14:9-18 Matthew 12:14-16,22-30

Wed. 27 June Fast Day
Prophet Elisha (10th c. B.C.). St. Methodius, patriarch of Constantinople (847).
Romans 15:7-16 Matthew 12:38-45

Thurs. 28 June Fast Day:Wine & Oil
Prophet Amos (8th c. B.C.). Martyrs Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia at Lucania (303). Martyr Dulas of Cilicia (305-313). Ven. Dulas the Passion-bearer of Egypt. St. Jerome (Hieronymus) of Stridonium (420). Blessed Augustine, bishop of Hippo (430). St. Michael, first Metropolitan of Kyiv (992).
Romans 15:17-29 Мatthew 12:46-13:3

Fri. 29 June Fast Day
TIKHON, Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus (425). Martyrs Tigrius and Eutropius of Constantinople (404).
Romans 16:1-16 Matthew 13:4-9

Sat. 30 June Fast Day:Wine & Oil
Martyrs Manuel, Sabel, and Ismael of Persia (362).
Romans 8:14-21 Matthew 9:9-13
5:00 PM VESPERS followed by EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
and ABSOLUTION

Sun. 1 July Fast Day: Fish
5th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4
Martyrs Leontius, Hypatius and Theodulus, at Tripoli in Syria
(73). St. Leontius, canonarch of the Kyiv Caves (14th c.).
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/06/24
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
Saint Bartholomew, the Apostle. Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Great Apostles. In all probability, it appears that Bartholomew and Nathaniel are one and the same person. He was a companion of the Apostle Philip and Philip's sister, the virgin Mariamna and, for some time, a companion of St. John the Theologian. Bartholomew preached the Gospel first throughout Asia and, after that, in India and finally in Armenia where he died a martyr's death. In Hierapolis, these holy apostles by prayer, caused the death of a large serpent which the heathens kept in their temple and worshipped. In this same city and, by prayer, they restored sight to Stachius who was blind for forty years. It was here that a mob rose up against them and they crucified Philip and Bartholomew (Bartholomew was crucified upside down). At this time, an earthquake occurred in which the evil judges and may people perished. Feeling that this was a punishment from God, many ran to remove the apostles from the crosses but Philip was already dead while Bartholomew was still alive. After this, Bartholomew went to India where he preached and translated the Gospel of St. Matthew into the Indian language. Following this, he entered Armenia where he cured the daughter of the king from insanity. But the envious brother of King Astyages seized God's apostle, crucified him on a cross, skinned him and finally beheaded him in Armenian Albanopolis [Derbend]. Christians honorably buried his body in a lead sarcophagus. Because many miracles occurred over his relics, the pagans took the sarcophagus and tossed it into the sea. But the water carried the sarcophagus to the Island of Lipara where Bishop Agathon, through a revelation in a dream, met and buried it in the church. St. Bartholomew, attired in a white garment, appeared in church to Venerable Joseph, the Hymnographer, blessed him with the Gospel that he may be able to sing spiritual hymns saying: "Let heavenly waters of wisdom flow from your tongue!" He also appeared to Emperor Anastasius (491-518 A.D.) and told him that he would protect the newly established town of Dara. Later, the relics of this great apostle were translated to Benevento and then to Rome. Great and awesome miracles have occurred over these relics.
Saint Barnabas, the Apostle. Barnabas was one of the Seventy Apostles. He was born in Cyprus of wealthy parents from the tribe of Levi and studied together with Saul under Gamaliel. At first, he was called Joseph but the apostles then called him Barnabas, Son of Consolation, because he was exceptionally capable of comforting the souls of the people. After Saul's conversion, Barnabas was the first to introduce Saul to the apostles and after that, with Paul [Saul] and Mark he preached the Gospel in Antioch and throughout other places. In all probability, he was the first to preach in Rome and Milan. He suffered on the island of Cyprus at the hands of the Jews and was buried by Mark beyond the western gate of the town of Salamis with the Gospel of St. Matthew on his chest which he, by his own hand, had copied. His grave remained unknown for several hundred years and since many received healing from sickness on this spot, this place was called: "the place of health." At the time of Emperor Zeno and the Chalcedon Council [451 A.D.], the apostle appeared to Archbishop Anthemius of Cyprus on three successive nights in a dream and revealed to him the location of Barnabas' grave. That appearance of the apostle occurred exactly at the time when Peter, the power-hungry Patriarch of Antioch, sought that the church in Cyprus be under the jurisdiction of the throne of Antioch. After the appearance and discovery of the miraculous relics of the holy Apostle Barnabas, it was established that the church in Cyprus, as an Apostolic Church, should always be independent. Thus, the autocephaly of the Church in Cyprus was established.

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