Posted on June 25, 2017

FATHER’S Day: As a parish we come together for picnic lunch on Father’s Day after the Liturgies on Sunday, June 18, 2017.


Pentecost Sunday -Descent of the Holy Spirit

Posted on June 3, 2017

Behold, we celebrate today the Feast of Pentecost,
the descent of the Holy Spirit,
the fulfilment of the promise and the realization of hope.
How wonderful and awesome is this great mystery!
Therefore, O Lord and Creator of all,
we cry out: Glory to You!
GREAT VESPERS

Bulletin June 3-10


Sunday of the Fathers of the First Council of Nicea (325)

Posted on May 27, 2017



Prokeimenon, Tone 4. Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your Name forever.
verse: For You are righteous in everything that You have done to us.

Bulletin May 27-June 3


Second Sunday of Pascha. St. Thomas Sunday.

Posted on April 22, 2017

"My Lord and my God!"
“My Lord and my God!”


John 20-19-31 – On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.”

Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

Bulletin April 22-29


Свята і Велика Неділя Пасхи . ВОСКРЕСІННЯ ГОСПОДА ІСУСА ХРИСТА. Pascha: The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Posted on April 15, 2017

Христос Воскрес! CHRIST IS RISEN! Воїстину Воскрес! INDEED HE IS RISEN!

Із Христовим Воскресінням щиро Вас вітаємо!
Жити в радості й любові від душі бажаємо!
Запашною нехай буде Великодня паска,
І довіку буде з Вами світла Божа ласка.

We send the Paschal greeting of Love to all of you! May our Victorious Savior stay with you and your family throughout the year. I pray that you may receive this special joy and hope of Resurrection from our Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.

Bulletin April 15-22


Great and Holy Friday .

Posted on April 14, 2017


Great Thursday.

Posted on April 14, 2017

Vespers with the Liturgy of St.Basil the Great.
Rochester. NY. Sr Josaphats Church.


Palm Sunday – The Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem.

Posted on April 8, 2017

Kondak. Give praise with one accord, O peoples and nations:* for the King of the angels rides now upon a foal,* and He comes to smite His enemies with the Cross in His almighty power.* Therefore the children sing to Him with palms in their hands:* “Glory be to You who have come as Conqueror;* glory be to You, O Christ the Saviour;* glory be to You, our God, for You alone are blessed.”

Bulletin April 8-15.

Artist : Tom DuBois (American , b. 1957)
Title : Triumphant Entry . ‘Hosanna ! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’. (detail).

Services for Great and Holy Week

Sat April 08 5:00 PM Mary Sikorskyj –David & Myron Hryn.

Sun April 09 10:00 AM Blessings for all Parishioners.Blessing of Willow branches

Mon April 10 9:00 AM Great Matins

Tue April 11 9:00 AM Great Matins

Wed April 12 9:00 AM Great Matins. Sorokousty

Thu April 13 11:00 AM Vespers with the Liturgy of Saint Basil (in Rochester)
April 13, at 11am – St. Josaphat’s Church, Rochester, NY – Holy Thursday. All deanery priests and parishioners are invited to attend The Holy Thursday services with Bishop Paul Chomnycky.

6:00 PM The Holy Passion Matins. Reading of the 12 Gospels

Fri April 14 9:00 AM The Great Hours
3:00 PM Vespers with the placemet of The Holy shroud – . Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ.
6:00 PM Jerusalem Matins

Sat April 15 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.
5:00- 5:30 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets in Church

Sun April 16 8:00 AM Nadgrobne. Resurrection Matins
9:00 AM Easter Divine Liturgy. Blessing of Easter Food. Myrovania

Mon April 17 8:00 AM Bright Monday. Mating
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Tue April 18 8:00 AM Bright Tuesday Mating
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy


Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast: St. Mary of Egypt. Gospel:Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt; Our Venerable Father Titus the Wonderworker; Passing into Eternal Life (1959) of Blessed Mykola (Nicholas) Charnetsky, Exarch of Volhynia and Confessor. (Mark 10:32-45):

Posted on April 1, 2017


Kontakion, Tone 3: Once you were filled with every impurity,* now through repentance you have been revealed as a bride of Christ,* following the angelic life, you crushed demons with the weapon of the Cross.* Therefore, O glorious Mary, you have been shown to be a bride of the kingdom.

Bulletin April 1-8.

Господи и владыко живота моегω, духъ оунынїѧ, небрежεнїѧ, любоначалїѧ и празднословїѧ ѿжεни ѿ мεнε.
Духъ же цѣломѹдрїѧ, смиреномѹдрїѧ, терпѣнїѧ и любве, дарѹй ми рабѹ твоемѹ.
Ей Господи Царю, даждь ми зрѣти моѧ согрѣшенїѧ, и не ωсуждати брата моегω, якω благословенъ еси во вѣки вѣковъ. Аминь

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter. (Prostration)

Rather grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love. (Prostration)

Yes, O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not condemn my brother; for You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)


The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Feast of our Righteous Father John (Climacus) of Sinai, Author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent.

Posted on March 30, 2017

BulletinMarch 25 -31-

Євангелія: (Мк 9,17-31) Гвідказав Ісусові один з народу: “Учителю, привів я до тебе сина мого, що має німого духа, і де тільки його вхопить, кидає його об землю так, що піниться, скрегоче зубами, дерев’яніє. Просив я учнів твоїх, щоб його вигнали, та не змогли.” Він же у відповідь каже їм: “О роде невірний! Доки я буду з вами? Доки вас терпітиму? Приведіть но його до мене.” І привели його до нього. Скоро дух угледів його, притьмом того затряс, і повалившись той на землю, запінився, почав качатися. Спитав же його батька: “Скільки ча¬су, як це йому сталося?” – “З дитинства,” – відповідав той. “І часто він кидає його у вогонь і в воду, щоб його погубити? Та якщо можеш, поможи нам, змилосердившись над ним.” Ісус же каже йому: “Щодо того – якщо можеш, то все можливо тому, хто вірує.” І вмить батько хлопчини викрикнув крізь сльози: “Вірю, поможи моєму невірству!” Ісус же, бачивши, що збігається народ, погрозив нечистому духові, кажучи, “Німий та глухий душе! Наказую тобі: Вийди з нього й не входь більше в нього.” І, закричавши та сильно його стрясши, вийшов з нього. І наче змертвів той, тож многі казали: “Вмер він.” Але Ісус, узявши його за руку, підвів його, і той устав.
Коли ж він увійшов у дім, то учні його питали його на самоті: “Чому ми не могли його вигнати?” Він відповів їм: “Цей рід нічим не можна вигнати, тільки молитвою та постом.”
Вийшовши звідти, проходили крізь Галилею, і він не хотів, щоб будь – хто знав. Навчав бо своїх учнів і казав їм: “Син Чоловічий буде виданий у руки людям, і вб’ють його, і, вбитий, по трьох днях, воскресне.”

Gospel: (Mk 9,17-31) At that time, someone in the crowd came to Jesus and said, “Teacher I have brought to you my son possessed by a mute spirit. Wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable to do so.” He said to them in reply, “O faithless generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him to me.” They brought the boy to him. And when he saw him, the spirit immediately threw the boy into convulsions. As he fell to the ground, he began to roll around and foam at the mouth. Then he questioned his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” He replied, “Since childhood. It has often thrown him into fire and into water to kill him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus said to him, “If you can! Everything is possible to one who has faith.” Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe; help my unbelief!” Jesus, on seeing a crowd rapidly gathering, rebuked the unclean spirit and said to it, “Mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!” Shouting and throwing the boy into convulsions, it came out. He became like a corpse, which caused many to say, “He is dead!” But Jesus took him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up. When he entered the house, his disciples asked him in private, “Why could we not drive it out?” He said to them, “This kind can only come out through prayer and through fasting.”