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Saratoga, CA

Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, January 22nd

Jesus Begins to Preach

When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali — to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

"Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." 

From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.


Matthew 4:12-17

Upcoming Sеrvices

January 27th, St Sava (Св Сава), Divine Liturgy at 8 AM

​Epistle Reader: Тheodore Collins

Altar Boys: Marko Macura, Mirko Macura, Stevo Medan, Maxim Vrcelj, Nikola Pesic, Stefan Kostic, Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic, Theodore Collins.


LUNCH at 12:00 pm
Sponsors: JELENA & DRAGOSLAV GRBOVIC
In Loving Memory of +DRAGICA GRBOVIC (32 year Pomen)

Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:

Jan. 29 St. Sava School Program

Feb. 5 Davidovich

Feb. 12

Feb. 19

Feb. 26

March 5 Family Kosich

If anyone would like to sponsor lunch for any Sunday, please call Fr. Slobodan at 408-867-4876 to put you on the list and for the Church announcement. Sponsorship can be done by one or two families donating $300, to partially cover the cost of food and preparation.


SUNDAY SCHEDULE

10:00 -10:45 Religious Instruction (Veronauka)

11:00 - 12:00 Serbian language classes

12:20 - 1:00 Folklore rehearsal - younger group

1:00 - 2:00 Church Children Choir

1:30 - 3:30 Folklore rehearsal - older group (when in Saratoga)


DATES TO REMEMBER

Jan. 28 St. Sava Ball

Jan. 29 St. Sava Sunday School Program

Feb. 25 Sarma Fest (More details to come!)

March 4 Crab Dinner

March 11 Lenten Retreat

March 19 Quarterly Membership Meeting


FROM PROLOG OF OHRID

THE HOLY MARTYR POLYEUCTUS

The Armenian city of Melitene was drenched with the blood of Christians as was the entire country of Armenia. The first blood shed for Christ in this city was that of Saint Polyeuctus in the year 259 A.D. during the reign of Valerian. In this city [Melitene] were two friends: both Nearchus and Polyeuctus were officers, Nearchus baptized and Polyeuctus unbaptized. When the command of the emperor was sent out concerning the persecution of the Christians, Nearchus prepared for death; but he was in great sorrow because he had not succeeded in converting his friend Polyeuctus to the True Faith. When Polyeuctus learned of the reason for Nearchus' sorrow, he promised to embrace the Faith. The following day Polyeuctus related his dream to Nearchus: the Lord Himself appeared to him in light, removed Polyeuctus' old clothes from him and dressed him in radiant new clothes and sat him in the saddle of a winged horse. After this, Polyeuctus went to town, shredded the emperor's decree concerning the torturing of Christians, and destroyed many statues of the idols. He was tortured and was condemned to death. When he was brought to the place of execution, he looked at Nearchus in the throng of people and joyfully cried out to him: "Save yourself my dear friend! Remember the vow of love confirmed between the two of us!" Later, Saint Nearchus died as a martyr for Christ by fire. The commemoration of the feast of St. Nearchus is April 22.

СВЕТИ МУЧЕНИК ПОЛИЕВКТ

Град Мелитина јерменска много је наквашена крвљу хришћанском као и сва земља Јерменска. Но прва крв за Христа у овоме граду беше крв светог Полиевкта, просута око 259. године у време царовања Валеријанова. Беху у том граду два пријатеља официра: Неарх и Полиевкт. Неарх крштен, Полиевкт некрштен. Када изађе заповест царева о гоњењу Хришћана, Неарх се припремаше за смрт но беше у великој тузи што није успео да свога друга Полиевкта преведе у праву веру. Када Полиевкт сазна узрок туге Неархове, он обећа прећи у веру. Сутрадан исприча он Неарху свој сан; јавио му се беше сам Господ у светлости, скинуо с њега старо одело и обукао га у ново, пресјајно, и поставио га у седло крилатоме коњу. Затим Полиевкт оде у град, исцепа цареву заповест о мучењу хришћана и полупа многе идолске кипове. Би мучен и на смрт осуђен. Кад је изведен на губилиште, угледа он Неарха у гомили света и радосно му викне: „Спасавај се, драги мој друже! Сети се завета љубави међу нама утврђенога!" И Неарх свети доцније сконча као мученик за Христа у огњу. Празнични му је спомен 22. априла.


Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, January 29th
ST SAVA BALL, JAN 28

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