Newsletter, Sep 27, Oct 10, 2010 – Visitor Sunday, Kursk Root Icon, Clergy Travel

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
McKinney, Texas
Newsletter, Sep 27/ Oct 10, 2010

Having obtained thee as an unassailable rampart and wellspring of miracles, O Most Pure Mother of God, thy servants quell the assaults of enemies. Wherefore, we pray to thee: Grant peace to our land, and to our souls great mercy.

– Troparion to the Theotokos in honor of the Kursk Root Icon


This week is visitor's Sunday! Please invite your friends to join us for Liturgy, a meal and a talk by Rdr. David about church architecture.

Father Seraphim and Deacon Nicholas will be at a clergy conference from Wednesday to Friday of this week. Our usual Wednesday and Thursday services will be canceled this week.

As Father Seraphim has announced, the Holy Kursk Root icon of the Theotokos will be visiting our parish on Friday, October 29th. We will serve a Molieben with Akathist, and everybody should plan to attend. This is the same icon (NOT a copy) through which God healed the young St. Seraphim of Sarov when it was brought through the village of Kursk.

Our new facility brings with it many new maintenance and upkeep tasks. Matushka Marina and Reader David Hawthorne need volunteers to help get all the work done.If you can give a few hours of our time to help care for God's house, please contact Matushka Marina, Reader David or Deacon Nicholas and we'll tell you how you can help.

We have a list of things our parish needs. If you or somebody you know wish to supply one of these items, please contact us.

Commemorations from the past week and the coming weeks:

  • Wednesday, October 6th: Raisa Dudar's name day. Many years!
  • Friday, October 8th: Sergei Burns and Sergei Witte's name days. Many years!
  • Friday, October 15th: Justina Vella and Anna Park's name days. 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.

  • Kateryna (Kayla) Bayda.
  • David and Elizabeth Ash.
  • Priests Jean and Grégoire and all the faithful and suffering of Haiti

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

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

Saturday, 10/9/10.

  • Confessions, 4pm.
  • Vigil, 5pm.

Sunday, 10/10/10. Visitor's Sunday.

  • Divine Liturgy, 10am.
  • Festal meal for visitor's sunday
  • Church School (elementary and adult), 12:45pm
  • Talk on Church Architecture, after the meal

Monday, 10/11/10.

  • Molieben, 7:30pm.
Saturday, 10/16/10.

  • Parish Council Meeting, 3:30pm
  • Confessions, 4pm.
  • Vigil, 5pm.

Sunday, 10/17/10.

  • Divine Liturgy, 10am.
  • Church School (elementary and high school), 12:45pm

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:

Wednesday and Friday of this week are fast days as usual.


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