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.

NEW! Visit the 360° Virtual Tour of our church by opening the "360 Virtual Tour" page.  It is a fully immersive, sharable virtual reality tour of our church building. Enjoy  a glimpse of the beauty and majesty within our church.

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. 10 June…Fast Day:Fish
2nd Sunday after Pentecost.   
Tone 1 All Saints of Ukraine, All Saints of the Holy Mount
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/06/10
8:30 AM THIRD & SIXTH HOURS
9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

3rd week after Pentecost
Apostolic Fast of Saint. Peter and Paul Continues

Mon. 11 June…Fast Day:Fish
Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (308). Virgin-martyr Theodosia (730)
Rom. 7:1-13 Matthew 9:36-10:8

Tues. 12 June…Fast Day:Wine & Oil
Ven. Isaac, founder of the Dalmatian Monastery (383).
Romans 7:14-8:2 Matthew 10:9-15

Wed. 13 June…
Apostle Hermes of the Seventy (1st c.). Martyr Hermias at Comana (160). Martyr Philosophus at Alexandria (252).
Romans 8:2-13 Matthew 10:16-22

Thurs.14 June…
Martyr Justin the Philosopher, and those with him at Rome: Martyrs Justin, Chariton and his wife Charita, Euelpistus, Hierax, Peon, Valerian and Justus (166). Martyr Victoria (Rome).
Romans 8:22-27 Мatthew 10:23-31

Fri. 15 June…Fast Day
St. Nicephorus the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (828).
Great-martyr John the New of Suceava (1332).
Romans 9:6-19 Matthew 10:32-36–11:1

Sat. 16 June…Fast Day:Wine & Oil
Martyrs Lucillian, Claudius, Hypatius, Paul, and Dionysius; and Virgin Paula (270). Hieromartyr Lucian the bishop, Maxianus the presbyter, Julian the deacon and Martyrs Marcellinus and Saturninus in Belgium (96).
Romans 3:28-4:3 Matthew 7:24-8:4
5:00 PM VESPERS at our CHURCH

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


ORIGINS OF FATHER’S DAY
The campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm as “Mother’s Day” – perhaps because, as one florist explained, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.”

On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday.

The next year, a Spokane, Washington, woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on June 19, 1910.
Slowly, the holiday spread. In 1916, President Wilson honored the day by using telegraph signals to unfurl a flag in Spokane when he pressed a button in Washington, D.C. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge urged state governments to observe Father’s Day.

Today, the day honoring fathers is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June. In other countries–especially in Europe and Latin America–fathers are honored on St. Joseph’s Day, a traditional Catholic holiday that falls on March 19.

FATHER’S DAY: CONTROVERSY AND COMMERCIALISM
Many men, however, continued to disdain the day. As one historian writes, they “scoffed at the holiday’s sentimental attempts to domesticate manliness with flowers and gift-giving, or they derided the proliferation of such holidays as a commercial gimmick to sell more products–often paid for by the father himself.”

During the 1920s and 1930s, a movement arose to scrap Mother’s Day and Father’s Day altogether in favor of a single holiday, Parents’ Day. Every year on Mother’s Day, pro-Parents’ Day groups rallied in New York City’s Central Park–a public reminder, said Parents’ Day activist and radio performer Robert Spere, “that both parents should be loved and respected together.”

Paradoxically, however, the Great Depression derailed this effort to combine and de-commercialize the holidays. Struggling retailers and advertisers redoubled their efforts to make Father’s Day a “second Christmas” for men, promoting goods such as neckties, hats, socks, pipes and tobacco, golf clubs and other sporting goods, and greeting cards.

When World War II began, advertisers began to argue that celebrating Father’s Day was a way to honor American troops and support the war effort. By the end of the war, Father’s Day may not have been a federal holiday, but it was a national institution.

In 1972, in the middle of a hard-fought presidential re-election campaign, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday at last. Today, economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.


http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day


 


 

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