Monday, May 23, 2022 UTC

DEC 19: SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS/HOLY FATHERS & DECORATION OF CHURCH (ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS TREE & TOY DRIVE)

root%20of%20jesse%20icon  DEC 19: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM,  DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM; EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION – 10:15 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED) (DECORATE CHURCH AFTER 11:00 AM LITURGY. PLEASE PLAN TO HELP!)

NOTE: Annual St. Nicholas Tree has been set up and is decorated with envelopes.   If wish to participate, please take an envelope and return it to the collection basket with a cash or check donation (made payable to the parish).   The collection will run through Christmas, and will be given to support the St. Nicholas Village of Mercy orphanage and home near Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, as well as the family of Fr. Iouri Koslovskii in L’viv, Ukraine. Please see Dan Pope if you have any questions about the fundraiser.

ALSO – TOY DRIVE: to help local families with children of all wants/needs who haven’t been sponsored for Christmas yet! If you have any new toys or like new toys you would like to donate that would be much appreciated! Laura Driscoll will collect after church on Sunday before she goes to Blue Diamond Gemstone Panning where TOY DRIVE is held. Thank you!

PROPERS: 12-19-21_Sunday_DL

Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

GOD WITH US ONLINE CATECHETICAL RESOURCES FOR THE SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS OF CHRIST:

https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-sunday-of-the-holy-ancestors-of-christ-ruthenian/

Today’s Gospel, Reading Matthew 1: 1-25, is The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah.

On this day the Church commemorates the ancestors of Christ from Adam to Joseph the Betrothed. Christ’s full humanity meant not just that He possessed a human nature but that He had blood relatives, and that He came from a long family line.

The Geneology of Christ Parts 1 and 2 (from 1995-2016 Melkite Eparchy of Newton: THE GENEOLOGY OF CHRIST 1 and 2