CHRIST IS BORN! – HRISTOS SE RODI!
NATIVITY OF OUR LORD - CHRISTMAS *** ROŽDESTVO HRISTOVO - BOŽIĆ
Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Epistle: Gal. 4:4-7
Gospel: Matt. 2:1-12
Epistle Reader: Theodore Collins
ALTAR BOYS:Marko Macura, Mirko Macura, Stevo Medan, Maxim Vrcelj, Nikola Pesic, Stefan Kostic, Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic.
Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:
Jan. 14 Krtolica
Jan. 21 Davidovich
Jan. 28 St. Sava Program
Feb. 4 Vukicevic
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 a family donating $300, to partially cover the cost of food and preparation.
Christmas Eve Supper Sponsors:
ELI & MARY BOGDANOVICH
In Loving Memory of her parents
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Christmas Eve - Badnjidan
Vigil - Bdenije
Burning of Yule Log (Badnjak)
Program & Supper
Nativity of our Lord - Božić
Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos – Sabor Bogorodice
St. Stephen – Sv. Stefan
St. Basil – Julian New Year
No church school activities – Winter Break
CHOIR REHEARSAL Every Thursday at 7:30
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan. 7 Nativity of Our Lord – Rozdestvo Hristovo
Jan. 14 Slavjanka & Iskra Concert (more info to come)
Jan. 27 St. Sava Ball
Jan. 28 St. Sava Sunday School Program after Sunday Lunch
Feb. 10 SarmaFest 2018
Feb. 19 First Day of Great LentEPISTLE READINGGalatians 4:4-7
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
GOSPEL READINGMatthew 2:1-12
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.'"
Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also."
When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.
**********Tропар Рождества Христова – Глас 4Рођењем Твојим Христе Боже наш, засија свету светлост Богопознања, јер се у тој светлости звездом учаху они који звездама служе, да се клањају Теби, Сунцу Правде, и да познају Тебе са висине Истока, Господе, слава Ти! Nativity Troparion — Tone 4
Your Nativity, O Christ our God, Has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! For by it, those who worshipped the stars, Were taught by a Star to adore You, The Sun of Righteousness, And to know You, the Orient from on High. O Lord, glory to You!