January 06: The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ

Posted on January 9, 2020

Troparion, Tone 1: When You, O Lord, were baptized in the Jordan,* worship of the Trinity was revealed;* the voice of the Father bore witness to You,* naming You the beloved Son,* and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the word’s certainty.* Glory to You, O Christ God,* who appeared and enlightened the world.


Sunday Before Christmas -Of The Ancestors. December 21-28. 2019

Posted on December 20, 2019

Sunday Before Christmas -Of The Ancestors. December 21-28. 2019

Sunday December 22 9:00 AM For all parishioners.

Bulletin December 21-28

Monday December 23 8:30 AM + John, +Mary, +Walter Hnatyszyn, + Robert Bakowski – from Irena Bakowski.

Tuesday December 24 9:00 AM Hours.

Wednesday December 25 Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas Day)
8:00 AM Great Matin. Kolyadi-Christmas Carols
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy, Anointing with Holy Oil (Mirovanya)

Thursday December 26 10:00 AM Synaxis of the Mother of God– Собор Богородиці


Sunday of the Holy Forefathers.

Posted on December 15, 2019


(Luke 14:16-24)
The Lord spoke this parable: ‘A man gave a great dinner and invited many. At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, “Come; for everything is ready now.” But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, “I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my apologies.” Another said, “I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my apologies.” Another said, “I have just been married, and therefore I cannot come.” So the slave returned and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, “Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.” And the slave said, “Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.” Then the master said to the slave, “Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those who were invited will taste my dinner.” ’

Євангеліє: (Лк 14,16-24)
Сказав Господь притчу оцю: “Один чоловік справив вечерю велику й запросив багатьох. Під час вечері послав він слугу свого сказати запрошеним: Ідіть, усе готове. Тоді всі вони однаково почали відмовлятися. Перший йому сказав: Поле купив я, мушу піти на нього подивитись; вибач мені, прошу тебе. Другий сказав: П’ять пар волів купив я і йду їх спробувати; прошу тебе, вибач мені. А інший мовив: Я одружився і тому не можу прийти. Повернувся слуга й розповів це панові своєму. Розгнівався тоді господар та й каже до слуги свого: Іди щоскоріш на майдани й вулиці міста й приведи сюди вбогих, калік, сліпих, кульгавих. Пане, – озвавсь слуга, – сталось, як ти велів, і місця є ще. Сказав пан до слуги: Піди на шляхи та огорожі й наполягай увійти, щоб дім мій наповнився. Кажу бо вам: Ніхто з отих запрошених не покуштує моєї вечері.”

Bulletin December 14-21

“Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most tender of friends with souls who seek to please Him. His goodness knows how to proportion itself to the smallest of His creatures as to the greatest of them. Be not afraid then in your solitary conversations, to tell Him of your miseries, fears, worries, of those who are dear to you, of your projects, and of your hopes. Do so with confidence and with an open heart.”
— St. Damien of Molokai


Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. December 7 -14

Posted on December 12, 2019

Bulletin December 7-14

Please save the date: Our annual Christmas Party will take place on Saturday, December 14th , after the evening Liturgy at 4:00 PM in our Church Hall at 5 PM. We ask for your help with items for a basket raffle and baked goods. Lottery tickets and gift cards are also good items to donate. We are catering the meal. Please place your reservation for you and your friends by December 7. You may call Maria LaPaglia at 716- 826-0281 or Donna Slabyk 716-481-3418. The cost for the dinner is $20. All parishioners and guests are welcome. Reservations are nessesery in order for all parishiners and guests to have a dinner. We must have a accurate count.


Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.

Posted on November 30, 2019


verse: Come, let us rejoice in the Lord; let us acclaim God our Savior.
verse: Let us come before His countenance with praise and acclaim Him with psalms.
(Psalm 94:1 )

Please save the date: Our annual Christmas Party will take place on Saturday, December 14th , after the evening Liturgy at 4:00 PM in our Church Hall at 5 PM. We ask for your help with items for a basket raffle and baked goods. Lottery tickets and gift cards are also good items to donate. We are catering the meal. Please place your reservation for you and your friends by December 7. You may call Maria LaPaglia at 716- 826-0281 or Donna Slabyk 716-481-3418. The cost for the dinner is $20. All parishioners and guests are welcome.

Bulletin December 1-7

Saint Andrew the Apostle, Protoklitos (the first to be called)
November 30 (December 13)


Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost . November 23 – 30

Posted on November 23, 2019

(Luke 13:10-17):

At that time Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, ‘There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.’ But the Lord answered him and said, ‘You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?’ When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

І навчав Він в одній з синагог у суботу. І ось там була одна жінка, що вісімнадцять років мала духа немочі, і була скорчена, і не могла ніяк випростатись. А Ісус, як побачив її, то покликав до Себе. І сказав їй: Жінко, звільнена ти від недуги своєї. І Він руки на неї поклав, і вона зараз випросталась, і стала славити Бога! Озвався ж старший синагоги, обурений, що Ісус уздоровив у суботу, і сказав до народу: Є шість день, коли працювати належить, приходьте тоді та вздоровлюйтеся, а не дня суботнього. А Господь відповів і промовив до нього: Лицеміре, хіба ж не відв’язує кожен із вас у суботу свого вола чи осла від ясел, і не веде напоїти? Чи ж цю дочку Авраамову, яку сатана був зв’язав вісімнадцять ось років, не належить звільнити її суботнього дня від цих пут? А як Він говорив це, засоромилися всі Його супротивники. І тішився ввесь народ всіма славними вчинками, які Він чинив!

BULLETIN Nov 23-30


23 Sunday after Pentecost.

Posted on November 18, 2019


(Лк 12:16-21) І Він розповів їм притчу, говорячи: В одного багача гойно нива вродила була. І міркував він про себе й казав: Що робити, що не маю куди зібрати плодів своїх? І сказав: Оце я зроблю, порозвалюю клуні свої, і просторніші поставлю, і позбираю туди пашню свою всю та свій достаток. І скажу я душі своїй: Душе, маєш багато добра, на багато років складеного. Спочивай, їж та пий, і веселися! Бог же до нього прорік: Нерозумний, ночі цієї ось душу твою зажадають від тебе, і кому позостанеться те, що ти був наготовив? Так буває і з тим, хто збирає для себе, та не багатіє в Бога.

Please save the date: Our annual Christmas Party will take place on Saturday, December 14th , after the evening Liturgy at 4:00 PM in our Church Hall. We ask for your help with items for a basket raffle and baked goods. Lottery tickets and gift cards are also good items to donate. We catering the meal. Please place your reservation for you and your friends by December 7. You may call Maria LaPaglia at 716- 826-0281 or Donna Slabyk 716-481-3418. All parishioners and guests are welcome.

The Pre-Christmas Fast (Philip fast) (November 14 – December 24)

Remember to keep holy this season before Christmas. Philip’s Fast is the time for prayer, fasting, confession a time of preparation for Christmas. This fast is until Christmas Day.
We must practice the spirit of sacrifice, penance, especially charity. To prepare to celebrate the joy of Christmas, we fast, we pray more and we increase our acts of love and compassion.

BulletinNov 16- 23


Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost.

Posted on November 11, 2019

Luke 10:25-37 – And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.”

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, an departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, `Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Bulletin Nov 9-16.



“The Holy Bible is like a mirror before our mind’s eye. In it we see our inner face. From the Scriptures we can learn our spiritual deformities and beauties. And there too we discover the progress we are making and how far we are from perfection.”

— Pope St. Gregory the Great


Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost.

Posted on November 3, 2019


The Raising Of Jairus’ Daughter poster by Vasilij Dmitrievich Polenov.

Gospel Luka 8:41-56

At that time there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell at Jesus’ feet and begged him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. As he went, the crowds pressed in on him. Now there was a woman who had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her haemorrhage stopped. Then Jesus asked, ‘Who touched me?’ When all denied it, Peter said, ‘Master, the crowds surround you and press in on you.’ But Jesus said, ‘Someone touched me; for I noticed that power had gone out from me.’ When the woman saw that she could not remain hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before him, she declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.’ While he was still speaking, someone came from the leader’s house to say, ‘Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer.’ When Jesus heard this, he replied, ‘Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be saved.’ When he came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter with him, except Peter, John, and James, and the child’s father and mother. They were all weeping and wailing for her; but he said, ‘Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.’ And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But he took her by the hand and called out, ‘Child, get up!’ Her spirit returned, and she got up at once. Then he directed them to give her something to eat. Her parents were astounded; but he ordered them to tell no one what had happened.

Євангеліє: (Лк 8,41-56):

Аж ось прийшов муж, Яір на ім’я, що був старшим синагоги. Він припав до Ісусових ніг, та й став благати Його завітати до дому його. Бо він мав одиначку дочку, років десь із дванадцять, і вмирала вона. А коли Він ішов, народ тиснув Його. А жінка одна, що дванадцять років хворою на кровотечу була, що ніхто вздоровити не міг її, підійшовши ззаду, доторкнулась до краю одежі Його, і хвилі тієї спинилася їй кровотеча! А Ісус запитав: Хто доторкнувся до Мене? Коли ж відмовлялися всі, то Петро відказав: Учителю, народ коло Тебе он товпиться й тисне. Ісус же промовив: Доторкнувсь хтось до Мене, бо Я відчув силу, що вийшла з Мене… А жінка, побачивши, що вона не втаїлась, трясучись, підійшла та й упала перед Ним, і призналася перед усіма людьми, чому доторкнулась до Нього, і як хвилі тієї одужала. Він же промовив до неї: Дочко, твоя віра спасла тебе; іди з миром собі! Як Він ще промовляв, приходить ось від старшини синагоги один та й говорить: Дочка твоя вмерла, не турбуй же Вчителя! Ісус же, почувши, йому відповів: Не лякайсь, тільки віруй, і буде спасена вона. Прийшовши ж до дому, не пустив Він нікого з Собою ввійти, крім Петра, та Івана, та Якова, та батька дівчати, та матері.А всі плакали та голосили за нею… Він же промовив: Не плачте, не вмерла вона, але спить! І насміхалися з Нього, бо знали, що вмерла вона. А Він узяв за руку її та й скрикнув, говорячи: Дівчатко, вставай! І вернувся їй дух, і хвилі тієї вона ожила… І звелів дать їй їсти. І здивувались батьки її. А Він наказав їм нікому не розповідати, що сталось.

Bulletin Nov 2 -9


On October 31st we celebrate the feast of the Holy Martyr Theodore Romzha, the Bishop of Mukachevo. Martyred by Soviet communists in 1947, he was beatified by Pope John Paul II on June 27, 2001.

Posted on October 29, 2019

Prayer for Beatification

O gracious Lord, in Your infinite goodness You have given us a fearless Bishop, Theodore G. Romzha, who by his uncommon courage, sufferings and violent death gave a heroic witness to his unshakable Faith and inspired our people to hold fast to their Faith in time of persecution. Therefore, we humbly beseech You to glorify Your faithful servant, that Man of Faith, Bishop Theodore, and to strengthen our Faith by granting us through his kind intercession…[here make your request].
For you are a merciful and gracious God, and we render glory to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever, Amen.