Sunday, October 9, 2022
Ss Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church Ss Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church
An Orthodox Christian community on the campus of UW-Madison
1020 Regent St
(Lower Level)
Madison, WI 53715

Weekly Services:

Vespers: 5:00 PM Saturday
Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM Sunday

Confessions: before and after Saturday Vespers or by appointment.

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October 9, 2022

17th Sunday after Pentecost (3rd Luke);

Tone 8

Holy Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus

Apostle James, son of Alphaeus

Commemorated on October 9

(OCA) Holy Apostle James the son of Alphaeus one of the Twelve Apostles, was the brother of the holy Evangelist Matthew. He heard the Lord’s words and witnessed His miracles. After the Descent of the Holy Spirit, the Apostle James Alphaeus and the Apostle Andrew the First-Called (November 30), made missionary journeys preaching in Judea, Edessa, Gaza, Eleutheropolis, proclaiming the Gospel, healing all sorts of sickness and disease, and converting many to the path of salvation. Saint James finished his apostolic work In the Egyptian city of Ostrachina, where he was crucified by the pagans.

This Week at Ss Cyril & Methodius


Wednesday, October 4

  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM: Office Hours 

Thursday, October 5

  • 1:00-3:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions
  • 6:00 PM: OCF Meeting (Memorial Union)

Saturday, October 8

  • 4:00 PM: Confessions
  • 5:00 PM: Vespers 
  • 6:00 PM: Confessions 

Sunday, October 9

  • 9:00 AM: Hours/Pre-Communion Prayers
  • 9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy

Looking Ahead


Tuesday, October 11-Saturday, October 14

  • Sobor, South Bound Brook, NJ

Wednesday, October 4

  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM: Office Hours [canceled]

Thursday, October 5

  • 1:00-3:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions  [canceled]

Saturday, October 8

  • 4:00 PM: Confessions
  • 5:00 PM: Vespers 
  • 6:00 PM: Confessions 

Sunday, October 9

  • 9:00 AM: Hours/Pre-Communion Prayers
  • 9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy

Glory to Jesus Christ!


There are no home games this coming Saturday (10/8) or next (10/15), so we will have Great Vespers both days!


While we all appreciate Betty's concerns with tailgaters, I think we are quickly moving to the point where we need to start seriously looking for our own building.


Next week (October 12-15), I'll be at the diocesan Sobor in New Jersey (see the bishops' letter below).  If the need arises, please contact call Fr Christopher ( or 



I'm still looking for someone to submit a few paragraphs about the mission to Elizabeth Symonenko, Editor-in-Chief of the diocesan magazine the Ukrainian Orthodox World (here's the latest issue). If you are interested in writing something, please contact me ASAP. 


In Christ,


+Fr Gregory

Hymns After the Small Entrance


Tone 8 Troparion (Resurrection)


Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One! Thou didst accept the three day burial to free us from our sufferings!//O Lord, our Life and Resurrection, glory to Thee!


Tone 4 Troparion (Ss Cyril & Methodius)

In that ye share the ways of the apostles, * O divinely wise Cyril and Methodius, * ye teachers of the Slavic lands, * entreat the Master of all, * that He confirm all the Slavic nations * in Orthodoxy and oneness of mind, ** and granting peace to the world, may our souls be saved


Tone 3 Troparion (Apostle James)


O holy Apostle James * entreat the Merciful God * that He grant remission of sins ** unto our souls.


Tone 8 Kontakion (Resurrection)


By rising from the tomb, Thou didst raise the dead and resurrect Adam. Eve exults in Thy Resurrection,//and the world celebrates Thy rising from the dead, O greatly Merciful One!


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.


Tone 2 Kontakion (Apostle James)


With praises let us all bless the divine herald James, * who steadfastly instilled the dogmas of wisdom in the souls of the pious; * for, standing before the throne of the Master of glory, * he rejoiceth with all the angels, ** praying unceasingly for us all.


Now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.


Tone 6 Theotokion


O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Sunday Readings

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1/1 Corinthians 4:9-16


Brethren, what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

“I will dwell in them

And walk among them.

I will be their God,

And they shall be My people.”


“Come out from among them

And be separate, says the Lord.

Do not touch what is unclean,

And I will receive you.”

“I will be a Father to you,

And you shall be My sons and daughters,

Says the Lord Almighty.”


Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


Brethren, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.



I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me.


Gospel: Luke 7:11-16/Luke 10:16-21


Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.


Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”


He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”


Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”


And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”


In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.




Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!


Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world!


Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

By the age of 25, about 60% of those baptized as infants will no longer consider themselves members of the Orthodox Church. A parish on a university campus is an important witness not only to the surrounding community but also to high school age and younger parishioner. Establishing a parish on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison helps remind young people that graduating high school doesn't mean "graduating" from the Church. Please consider joining those who have committed their time, treasure and talent in establishing an Orthodox community on the Isthmus. Help us reach your children and grandchildren with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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