Parish Newsletter 2010-06-06 2nd Sunday After Pentecost


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A worker takes the trouble to get hold of the instruments that he requires. He does so not simply to have them and not use them. Nor is there any profit for him in merely possessing the instruments. What he wants is, with their help, to produce the crafted objective for which these are the efficient means.

In the same way, fasting, vigils, scriptural meditation, nakedness and total deprivation do not constitute perfection but are the means to perfection. They are not in themselves the end point of a discipline, but an end is attained to through them. St. John Cassian, Conference One


Commemorations from the past week and the coming week:

  • Thursday, June 3rd: Jelena Tehlirian, Elena Opancina, Olena Dudar, Elena Witte, Constantine Witte and Helen Parker celebrate their name day. Many years!
  • Sunday, June 13th: Dmitry Smith celebrates his name day. Many years!


If you have corrections or additions, e-mail Deacon Nicholas. We would love to announce your birthdays and anniversaries as well, but our records are very incomplete, so please give us this information.


Prayer Requests

For the Health and Salvation.

  • Priests Jean and Grégoire and all the faithful and suffering of Haiti
  • Elizabeth Ash

For the Repose. Please pray for the repose of the recently departed servants of God, who have reposed within the last forty days:

  • Bishop Daniel of Erie. Fortieth Day: 6/4 ns.
  • Dr John Johnstone. 6/4 ns."Herr Doctor" was a dear friend of Fr Seraphim and family in St Louis. He was about 90. 

For a more complete listing, please see our parish prayer list.

If you have prayer requests for the ill, for those with special needs or in difficult circumstance or for the departed, please e-mail Priest Seraphim or Deacon Nicholas


Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week
(Currently, all services will be in Dallas unless otherwise noted):

Saturday, 6/5/10

  • Confessions, 4pm.
  • Vigil, 5pm.

Sunday, 6/6/10. All Saints of Russia.

  • Divine Liturgy, 10am.
Tuesday, 6/8/10

  • NO Vespers. (We will be at the Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting.)

Wednesday, 6/9/10.

  • NO Divine Liturgy
  • Vespers, 7pm in McKinney.

Thursday, 6/10/10.

  • Divine Liturgy, 9am.
  • Molieben, 7pm in McKinney.
Saturday, 6/12/10

  • Confessions, 4pm.
  • Vigil, 5pm.

Sunday, 6/13/10. New Martyrs of the Turkish Yoke.

  • Divine Liturgy, 10am.

Directions to our McKinney location can be found here:

Our ongoing calendar of services through is posted here:

Our "Redeeming the Time" blog usually has at least several posts a week –


Fasting in the Coming week:

The apostles' fast continues until the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul on Monday, July 12th. During this fast, we fast from meat, fish, dairy, eggs, wine and oil, with the following exeptions:

  • Fish, wine and oil are allowed on Saturday and Sunday
  • Wine and oil are allowed on Tuesday and Thursday

There are also particular relaxations in honor of certain saints. This week,

  • Fish is allowed on Monday in honor of St. John the Baptist

Electronic Sunday Bulletin

The electronic bulletin, prepared by Holy Cross Australian Orthodox Mission (NSW), contains readings for Sunday's Liturgy, Saints of the Day for Sunday and the coming week, and other edifying reading for the week.

 Requires Adobe Acrobat reader (which is free to download)



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