Third Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday Messenger

June 10, 2018

Third Sunday After Pentecost

St. Nersess the Great

The following excerpt from the speech of St. Nersess the Great addressed to the emperor Vales is taken from the History of the P’awstos Buzand (4th Century A.D.). In this short passage, we can observe the deep orthodox spiritual experience and teaching of St. Nersess the Great, according to which the enlightened faithful, through the sacred mysteries of the Church, see God with the eyes of the heart.

“…. But those who are enlightened see with the invisible eyes of the heart, as the prophet says: ‘My heart said unto Thee, and my face has sought Thy face.’ and again he says: ‘I set the Lord at all times before me for He is at my right hand. that I should not be moved,’ and yet again; ‘I shall be gladdened with the joy of Thy countenance.’ Those who according to His will see Him now through the mysteries of hidden illumination shall see Him at the end face to face, as the blessed apostle Paul has said: ‘For now we see in a glass, through images,’ but when He comes in the future, He shall bring us the immortality and incorruptibility of His glory: when the Son of the Father shall come and manifest Himself with the Holy Spirit, without likenesses or parables, when all shall be summoned to come, who see God through immortality, and especially those many made worthy through hope; willingly He will reveal His glorious coming so that the revelation of Christ begotten of God the Father, who come to reward all the righteous for their witness to the faith, might come to those who bear with patience and wait in hope….”


Romans 6: 12-23 (pages 141-142) New Testament
Matthew 12: 1-8 (page 11) New Testament – (Please follow the Armenian Reading in your Bible)
Isaiah 1:1-15 (page 682) Old Testament

REQUIEM SERVICES: Hokehankist today will be for:

EDWARD L. ZARZATIAN on the 20th Anniversary of his eternal life requested by Rosemarie Zarzatian, Keytanjian, Jordan and Zarzatian Families.

“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant…” (Daniel 9:17a). Please pray for Doris Alahverde, Butch Kumkumian, Annabelle Alexanian, Alice Charles, Pearl Jamgochian, & Albert Santerian for a return to better health and to feel the presence of God in their lives. Pray also for our country and her leaders during these trying times; and let us ask the Lord to keep our children in their schools free from further violence and hatred.

ALTAR FLOWERS: Today are donated by Keytanjian, Jordan and Zarzatian Families in loving memory of EDWARD L. ZARZATIAN on the 20th Anniversary of his eternal life.

FELLOWSHIP HOUR: is sponsored today by Rosemarie Zarzatian, Keytanjian, Jordan and Zarzatian Families in loving memory of EDWARD L. ZARZATIAN on the 20th Anniversary of his eternal life. All are welcome.

CASP CHILDREN’S DAY: During Coffee Hour today, we will have an opportunity to view a brief video about the CASP effort to help take care of so many children who have ongoing needs. We hope you will stay to learn about how the program is progressing after all these years. Anne Terkanian, who has been a CASP volunteer since its inception, will be on hand to answer any questions. Please come with open hearts and wallets.

FELLOWSHIP HOUR: Starting June 17 through Labor Day, our Coffee Hour will change for the Summer. We are going to have a “POT LUCK” Coffee Hour. The church will provide the coffee but we are going to rely on those who wish to enjoy refreshments with their coffee and chat with friends to please bring something for the buffet table (enough to serve 8 people), either homemade or store bought. You will not be asked to make a donation if you are kind enough to bring refreshment on any given Sunday. This is being done in order to relieve the burden of the same few people making sure that we have refreshments every Sunday. We hope you will take this opportunity to share your bounty with our church family on these Sundays.
Any questions please ask or call Merle Santerian at 215-947-3777.

Merle Santerian is seeking parishioners to help her by taking over, preparing and serving at the Sunday Fellowship Hour once a month. A husband and wife team would be nice, or any two parishioners who wish to do it together. Merle would prepare a schedule for those who are interested, where once a month they would run a regular Sunday Fellowship Coffee Hour. Please contact Merle at Coffee Hour, or by cell phone, 215-205-1507; home phone, 215-947-3777, to let her know you are interested and willing to take on this job. She will be happy to fill you in on what the job involves.

FAR UPDATE: Dr. Sonya Palajyan, a general practitioner and rheumatologist at Gyumri Medical Center, is a two-time beneficiary of FAR’s Continuing Medical Education Program (CME), a project geared to help doctors in rural Armenia update their skills. She is certain that lifelong learning makes doctors better, especially rural doctors, who are often isolated. In 2014, Dr. Palajyan spent a month at Muratsan Medical Center. She was selected again in 2018, where she learned about the latest practices in rheumatology at Erebuni Medical Center. “Every doctor should update their knowledge annually. I didn’t do it for four years and that’s why I applied to FAR’s program again. Consistency in the CME program is the most important element, and that motivated me to apply for the training for the second time,” said Dr. Palajyan. To read more, go to:
Support Me in the Walk to Stop Suicide : Please support me as I walk from dusk till dawn in the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk on June 16, 2018. Help end the silence surrounding suicide and Miller or I have donation forms in my office that can be mailed in or you can send me a check or cash and I will make the donation for you in your name. Please consider helping me reach my donation goal for this very important event. Thank you! Maggie

HOME BIBLE STUDY: If you’ve been unable to participate in our Adult Christian Education initiatives because of travel distance or scheduling conflicts, this opportunity is for you. For the third consecutive year, we are sponsoring Bible studies in three regions of our parish—just pick the one in your neighborhood. Three members of our Holy Trinity family are hosting a Wednesday evening informal study in their respective homes. Each study will be facilitated by a different leader, and Fr. Hakob will be present at each home. Here are the dates and locations (for more information, pick up a flyer in the narthex or the lobby):

June 13: Warminster, PA
June 20: Newtown Square, PA
June 27: Westampton, NJ

ATTIC TREASURES: If you’re cleaning out your closets, we would greatly appreciate donations of your CLEAN & UNDAMAGED gently used items to be sold at the Attic Treasures table during the Harvest Bazaar. No toys, clothing, books, straw baskets or florist vases. Desired items are jewelry, women’s accessories, housewares, small furnishings, and more, more, more. Attic treasures can be left in the 1st room on the right down the Sunday School hall. Call Ayshe Chakmaklian for more info. at 610-828-2411. If you need a New Jersey pick up call Grace Meranshian at 856-217-9333.

Using the Pew Book: In order to enrich understanding of the Divine Liturgy, we encourage our faithful to follow along in the large two-part Pew Book. Part One includes the classical Armenian used in the Liturgy; the facing page is the translation in modern Western Armenian. Part Two contains the transliteration of the classical Armenian; the right-hand page has the English translation. This Pew Book includes the prayers of the celebrant usually offered inaudibly. The prayers offered aloud are indicated in boldface type.

CHURCH CALENDAR (please mark your calendars)

June 13 7:00 pm Home Bible Study in Bucks County
June 20 7:00 pm Home Bible Study in Newtown Square
June 27 7:00 pm Home Bible Study in South Jersey

July 8 Feast of the Transfiguration
July 10 10:00 am Summer Study: Scripture and Shnorhali
July 17 10:00 am Summer Study: Scripture and Shnorhali
July 24 10:00 am Summer Study: Scripture and Shnorhali
July 31 10:00 am Summer Study: Scripture and Shnorhali

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THE NICENE CREED/ HAVADAMK – This is the Profession of our Faith which is recited every Sunday moments after the Gospel is read from the altar. Sometimes it is sung, but more often it is recited by the Deacons and/or the Choir. We invite you to affirm your own “Profession of Faith” by reciting along with us. God longs for all of us to express our faith and devotion to Him.

THE KISS OF PEACE: After the gifts of the Eucharist are brought to the Altar Table, the deacon proclaims, “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” The person giving the greetings says, Kristos ee mech mer Haydnetsav – Christ is revealed amongst us. The recipient would respond, Orhnial eh Haydnootiunun Kristosee – Blessed is the revelation of Christ.

Anyone who wishes to request any Requiem Services MUST inform the office by 1:30pm Wednesday the week before. If you also want to sponsor the Fellowship Hour you MUST call Merle Santerian at 215-947-3777.

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