April 28, 2002
Today: Sunday, April 28, 2002
THE EPISTLE READING: Philippians 4:4-9
THE GOSPEL READING: St. John 12:1-18
Palm Sunday Luncheon
The Daughters of Penelope are holding their annual Palm Sunday luncheon at the Community Centre immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Fish meal $15; Spaghetti with meatless sauce $6.
Father Alex will be hearing confessions on Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, and Holy Wednesday from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. by appointment only. Please call Fr. Alex’s personal line (225-5060) and leave a message with your name, phone number, date and time that Father Alex will expect you.
Sunday, May 12th– Three reasons to Celebrate!
Our community will gather after the Divine Liturgy on May 12th to celebrate Mother’s Day, Sunday School Graduation and Father Alex’s 10th Anniversary with our community! Tickets for this special luncheon are $15 for adults and free for children 12 years and under.
*Attention all Youth Groups
All youth groups will attend morning Divine Liturgy on Holy Saturday (May 4th) and will gather for refreshments and Lenten snacks in the Church Hall afterwards.
Church Bookstore News
The HOLY WEEK BOOKS are in. You can purchase your book ($35) from the bookstore after Divine Liturgy from the Narthex. Easter theme books are also available for your spiritual growth.
Verse: Blessed is he who comes
In the name of the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His mercy endures forever.
The reading is from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians.
Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me; and the God of peace will be with you.
Τοday’s Gospel: St. John 12:1-18
Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with Him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of the disciples (he who was to betray him), said “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor will always have you, but you do not always have me.
When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” and Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written,
“Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on an ass’s colt!”
His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him. The crowd that had been with Him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet Him was that they heard He had done this sign.
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