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SUNDAY OF MYRRHBEARERS
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.'"John 11:25-26
Starting with Good Friday and culminating on Bright Monday our Church parish was treated to an extraordinary Easter.
Great Saturday Evening Services were officiated by Bishop Maxim along with our parish priest, Fr. Jovic. The traditional candle light service started late on Saturday evening and ended after midnight on Easter. Breakfast was served to the those who attended in the Church Library.
Easter Agape Services were held in our new church on Sunday as served by Fr. Jovic. After service the traditional Easter Lunch was served in our Social Hall.The hall was decorated by the KOLO Ladies and was transformed into an Easter Wonderland. Before lunch was served our Ladies Choir, Iskra entertained the lunch guests. Our KOLO also had its most successful Bake Sale ever!
On Monday Bishop Maxim returned to our church to celebrate Bright Monday.For those of you who could not attend on Monday morning this was really a wonderful service.Along with Fr. Jovic the priests from all the Bay Area Churches including Jackson were in attendance.After service Popadija Biljana from Jackson treated those who attended to an impromptu concert.
He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' "Luke 24:6-7
RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD (EASTER)
ВАСКРСЕЊЕ ХРИСТОВО (ВАСКРС)
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone's sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
5th SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT
5. НЕДЕЉА ПОСТА
They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. "We are going up to Jerusalem," he said, "and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law."
4th SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT
4. НЕДЕЉА ПОСТА
A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."
"You unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."
SUNDAY OF PRODIGAL SON
НЕДЕЉА БЛУДНОГ СИНА
And he said, "There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to[a] one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.
Peace from God - Christ is Born!
...Today a Savior has been born to you, He is Christ the Lord (Luke2:11).
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On This joyous day of Nativity of our Lord, let us remember that God out of His great love for mankind sent His only begotten Son to redeem us from sins and misfortune. He is calling upon us also to remember those who are in need, and as good and faithful stewards, especially to remember His Church.
With prayerful wishes that the God-Child Christ will grant everyone a better and more prosperous New Year than the one past, we invoke upon all of you His blessings and His love, greeting you on this Feast Day with the most joyous Christmas felicitation:PEACE FROM GOD - CHRIST IS BORN! INDEED HE IS BORN!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Slobodan Jovic and Church Board
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE OF SERVICES:
Friday, January 6th Nativity Eve (Badnjidan)
Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
Vespers at 5:30 PM
Burning of Yule Log (Badnjak) after 6 PM
Lenten Supper as after 7 PM
Saturday, January 7th Nativity of our Lord
Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Мир Божији – Христос се Роди!
….. Данас нам се роди Спаситељ који је Христос Господ (Лука 2:11)
Драга браћо и сестре,
НА овај радосни дан Рождества Христова, сетимо се да је Бог из превелике своје љубави према људском роду послао свог Сина јединородног у свет да нас откупи од греха и избави од невоља. Он нас такође позива да се сетимо и свих оних који су у потребама (сиротиње), а посебно, као добри старатељи, да се сетимо и Његове Цркве.
Са молитвеним жељама да Богомладенац Христос подари свима бољу и плодоноснију Нову Годину него што је била прошла, такође се молимо да нам пошаље и свој благослов, мир и љубав. Поздрављамо вас све древним и најрадоснијим божићним поздравом
МИР БОЖИЈИ – ХРИСТОС СЕ РОДИ! ВАИСТИНУ СЕ РОДИ!
Ваш у Христу
О. Слободан Јовић са Управом ЦШО
РАСПОРЕД БОГОСЛУЖЕЊА ЗА БАДЊИДАН И БОЖИЋ
Петак, 6. јануар Бадњидан
Света Литургија 8 ујутро
Вечерња служба 5:30 увече
Освећење и паљење бадњака после 6 сати навече
Посна Вечера после 7 навече
Субота, 7. јануар Рождество Христово – Божић
Света Литургија у 10 ујутро
Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
18870 Allendale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070
408 867 4876
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Call Fr. Slobodan at 408-867-4876