Electronic Newsletter June 6/19 Sunday of All Saints

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas

Electronic Newsletter

June 6/19

Sunday of All Saints

Prayer Requests
Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week
Fasting in the Coming week
Links related to the coming week

Wherefore, seeing we also are encompassed

with so great a cloud of witnesses,

let us lay aside every weight,

and the sin which doth so easily beset [us],

and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Looking to Jesus

the author and finisher of [our] faith.

(Heb 12:1-2)



On Sunday, July 17th, we will be holding a fund-raising event to fund the construction of our covered porch, which we hope will provide a much-needed expansion to our dining space. Igumen Gregory from St. Arsenius Hermitage in Decator will present a talk about "Prayer and its Practice." The talk will take place across the street at the Bingham House. Parishioners are encouraged to attend;

Tickets will not be available at the door. They may be purchased unto July 2nd at www.orthodox.net.

Parishioners are also asked, if possible, to help provide the complementary refreshments during the talk. Emails have been sent out to the St. Julianna Sisterhood list with suggested menu items that need to be provided. If you have any questions, contact Elaine King. .



The brotherhood (and everybody else who is interested) is reminded that Saturday, July 4th is the feast day of our brotherhood patron, St. John of San Francisco. We will have Vigil Friday night and Liturgy Saturday morning, and a brotherhood meeting over lunch.



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.



Prayer Requests

For the Health and Salvation.

  • Kateryna (Kayla) Bayda. (employment)
  • Natalia and Nicholas (traveling in Ukraine until mid August)
  • David
  • Elizabeth
  • Priests Jean and Grégoire & all the faithful and suffering of Haiti.
  • The suffering people of East Japan.

For a more complete listing, please see our parish prayer list. Anyone can make requests.


Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week

Saturday 6/18

  • 3PM Parish Council Meeting
  • 4PM Confession
  • 5PM Vigil

Sunday 6/19 Sunday of All Saints

  • 10AM  Divine Liturgy
  • 12:45PM Sisterhood Meeting

Monday 6/20



  • 7:30PM Moleben

Wednesday 6/22

  • 7:00PM Vespers

Thursday 6/23

  • 9AM Divine Liturgy

Saturday 6/25

  • 4PM Confession
  • 5PM Vigil

Sunday 6/26 All Saints of Russia

  • 10AM  Divine Liturgy
  • 12:45PM Church School

Fasting in the Coming weeks

The Fast of the Apostles begins on Monday, June 20th! Our Lord said of his disciples that "when the Bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast." The Paschal period is over. The Holy Spirit has come. The feast of All Saints has challenged us to "run with patience the race that is set before us," in obedience to our Lord's command to "be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect." And one necessary tool in our struggle to conform ourselves to the Image of Christ is… Fasting with Prayer.

The fast of the Holy Apostles will continue until the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul on June 29 / July 12. During this time, we abstain from meat, dairy and egg products. Fish is eaten on weekends only. Wine and cooking oil are used on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and certain days in honor of major saints.

This week, Fish will be allowed on Friday in honor of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabus.



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