Wednesday, October 27, 2021 UTC

OCT 31: 23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, COMMEMORATION OF THE BLESSED MARTYR THEODORE RHOMZA, AND ALL HALLOWS EVE CELEBRATION

img08-04  OCT 31: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM. (NOTE: PANACHIDA FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY FOR ALL SOULS TO BE OFFERED BY FATHER VASYL), AFTER DIVINE LITURGY: ALL HALLOWS EVE CELEBRATION (SEE ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW), DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. NOTE: Cary’s State of Emergency declaration, effective August 18, 2021 at 5 p.m., requires masks in all public and private indoor spaces within Cary’s town limits. This includes citizens over the age of five, regardless of vaccination status.

PROPERS: 10-31-21_Sunday_DL

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GOD WITH US ONLINE CATECHETICAL RESOURCES FOR 23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST:

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Luke 8: 26-39, Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man.  Jesus took pity on the man who was overtaken by a legion of evil spirits. The destructive force of these demons is evident for all who can see as they flee and destroy a herd of swine. After Jesus freed the demoniac the whole city came out to meet him. No one had demonstrated such power and authority against the forces of Satan as Jesus did. They feared Jesus as a result and begged him to leave them. The Lord Jesus is ready and willing to free us from anything that binds us and that keeps us from the love of God.  Are you willing to part with anything that might keep you from his love and saving grace? Christ shows by casting out a legion of demons by His word alone that His heavenly power was appointed to deliver men from the slavery of the evil.

   On this day we also commemorate the Blessed Martyr Theodore Rhonza. He was born in the Subcarpathia region of what is now the Ukraine on April 14, 1911. He studied as a seminarian in Rome and ordained a priest on December 25, 1936. At age 33 he was consecrated a Bishop and became Administer of the Eparchy of Mukachevo. Because of his tireless work to minister to his congregations, the Communist officials wanted to assasinate him. Unfortunately, a plot to kill him succeeded after an initial motor vehicle accident and eventual poisoning by a relief nurse when hospitalized. He was beatified a Martyr for Faith by Pope John Paul II on June 27, 2001 with November 1st his feast day.  You can find further details about his life at this site: https://www.ak-byz-cath.org/blesswed_romzha

ALL HALLOWS EVE CELEBRATION:  after 9:00 Liturgy.  Children come to All Hallow’s Eve dressed as a beggar or a saint. This is a great way for children to learn about the saints either by having everyone guess who they are by their costume or by having each child tell about the saint they represent. Have your children come to the party (or change after liturgy and before the party if they wish) dressed as a saint or beggar.  DETAILS HERE: ALL HALLOWS EVE CELEBRATION