Sunday, August 7, 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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August 7 (OS July 15) 2022


8th Sunday after Pentecost
Tone 7

 

The Dormition of the Righteous Anna, mother of the Most Holy Theotokos; St. Olympias the Deaconess (409) and the Virgin Eupraxia of Tabenna (413); Commemoration of the 5th Ecumenical Council (553).

Dormition of the Righteous Anna, the Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos

Commemorated on August 7/July 25, 2022

 

(OCA) Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and the lineage of Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos.

 

During the reign of Saint Justinian the Emperor (527-565), a church was built in her honor at Deutera. Emperor Justinian II (685-695; 705-711) restored her church, since Saint Anna had appeared to his pregnant wife. It was at this time that her body and maphorion (veil) were transferred to Constantinople.

 

Portions of Saint Anna’s holy relics may be found on Mount Athos: Stavronikita Monastery (part of her left hand), Saint Anna’s Skete (part of her incorrupt left foot), Koutloumousiou Monastery (part of her incorrupt right foot). Fragments of her relics may also be found in her Monastery at Lygaria, Lamia, and in the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian at Sourota. Part of the saint’s incorrupt flesh is in the collection of Saints’ relics of the International Catholic Crusaders. The church of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome has one of the saint’s wrists.

 

Saint Anna is also commemorated on September 9.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

 

It's a quiet week.

 

If you are interested in participating in the planning meeting for the ecumenical Thanksgiving Prayer service, please speak with Fr Gregory. The Next meeting is 7:00 PM, Monday, August 8 at SS Morris AME Episcopal Church (3511 Milwaukee St). 

 

In Christ,

+Fr Gregory

This Week at Ss Cyril & Methodius

 

Wednesday, August 3

  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions

Thursday,August 4

  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions

Saturday, August 6

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

Sunday, August 7

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

Looking Ahead

 

Monday, August 8

Wednesday, August 10 [Canceled]

  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions

Thursday, August 11 [Canceled]

  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Office Hours/Confessions

Saturday, August 13

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

Sunday, August 14

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

Hymns After the Small Entrance

 
Resurrectional Troparion
Tone 7
Thou didst destroy death by Thy Cross, / Thou didst open paradise to the thief. / Thou didst change the lamentation of the Myrrh-bearers, / and Thou didst command Thine Apostles to proclaim / that Thou didst arise, O Christ God, // and grantest to the world great mercy.
 
Troparion of St Anna
Tone 4
O divinely wise Anna, / in thy womb thou didst bear the pure Mother of God, / who gave birth unto Life. / Wherefore, rejoicing in glory, / thou hast now been translated to the mansions of heaven, / where is the abode of those who rejoice. / O ever-blessed one, / beseech thou cleansing of transgressions // for those who honour thee with love.
 
Troparion
Tone 4
Divinely-wise Cyril and Methodius, / equals-to-the-apostles and teachers of the Slavs, / entreat the Master of all / to strengthen all nations in Orthodoxy and unity of mind, / to grant peace to the world and to save our souls. 
 
Resurrectional Kontakion
Tone 7
No longer will the dominion of death be able to keep men captive; / for Christ hath descended, demolishing and destroying the powers thereof. / Hades is bound; / the prophets rejoice with one voice, saying: / A Saviour hath come for them that have faith. //  Come forth, ye faithful, for the Resurrection.
Kontakion of St Anna
Tone 2
We celebrate the memory of the forebears of Christ, / entreating them with faith for help, / that from every tribulation / all may be delivered who cry: / Our God is with us, Who hath glorified them, // as was His good pleasure!
 
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit…
 
Kontakion
Tone 3
Let us honor the sacred pair, who translated divine scripture / pouring forth a fountain of divine knowledge from which we still draw today. / Now as you stand before the throne of the Most-high / we call you blessed, Cyril and Methodius, / as you fervently pray for our souls.
 
Now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Theotokion
Tone 6
O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, / O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, /disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners, / but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; / hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, // thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.

Sunday Readings


Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Brethren, now I plead with you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

 

I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

 

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.

 

Gospel:  Matthew 14:14-22

 

And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”

 

But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

 

And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”

He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

 

Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.

 
 

Communion Hymn
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!   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.

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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