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St. John The Baptist
Publish Date: 2017-07-23
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St. John The Baptist

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (304) 925-3906
  • Fax:
  • (304) 925-3906
  • Street Address:

  • 3512 MacCorkle Ave, S.E.

  • Charleston, WV 25304


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Services Schedule

Sunday

Matins: 9:30

Divine Liturgy: 10:00

Please contact the church at 304-925-3906, or see our church calendar on our website for more information on weekday services.


Past Bulletins


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 6th Mode

When the angelic powers appeared at Your grave, the soldiers guarding it feared and became as dead. And standing by the sepulcher was Mary who was seeking Your immaculate body. You devastated Hades, not afflicted by it. You went to meet the virgin, and granted eternal life. You resurrected from the dead. O Lord, glory to You.

Apolytikion for Hieromartyr Phocas in the 4th Mode

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Phocas. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Apolytikion of St. John the Baptist in the 3rd Mode

The memory of the just is celebrated with hymns of praise, but the Lord's testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner; for you have proved to be truly even more venerable than the Prophets, since you were granted to baptize in the running waters Him Whom they proclaimed. Wherefore, having contested for the truth, you rejoiced to announce the good tidings even to those in Hades: that God has appeared in the flesh, taking away the sin of the world and granting us great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 2nd Mode

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

Epistle Reading

The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 15:1-7

BRETHREN, we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me." For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of your Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.


Gospel Reading

7th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:27-35

At that time, as Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, "See that no one knows it." But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.

As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel." But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of demons."

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.


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Wisdom of the Fathers

He puts an end to the woman's fear ... He sets her right, in respect of her thinking to be hid ... He exhibits her faith to all, so as to provoke the rest also to emulation ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 31 on Matthew 9, 4th Century

And then at last He for His part lays His hand upon them, saying, "According to your faith be it unto you." And this He does to confirm their faith, and to show that they are participators in the good work ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 32 on Matthew 9, 4th Century

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Prayer List

The White Family • The Hanchosky Family • Pete Pauley • Kristi Frye • Fr. Theodore and Pres. Stacey Ehmer • Areti Mouzouras • Phota Neophytou • George Sarris • Desiree Divita • Leigh • George Pantelides • Sam Sarris • George Pavlidies • John Shaw • Fr. Jimi Foreso • Pres. Zoe • Katie • George & Elizabeth Kostas • Evangeline • Bill Zikkos • James Kellner • Simon O'Fiesh

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News

Family Movie Night - July 28

On Friday July 28th we're hosting a Family Movie Night! We'll have dinner and a movie with snacks, and the kids will be able to make cars out of cardboard boxes so they can have a drive-in movie experience.

They can set up in the front and we adults can sit behind them. We're showing Inside Out, a really fun movie produced by Disney Pixar.

Please try to RSVP by Wednesday July 26th so I know how much food to purchase.


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Calendar

  • The Parish Calendar

    July 23 to July 30, 2017

    Sunday, July 23

    9:30AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, July 25

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy - Dormition of St. Anna

    Friday, July 28

    6:00PM Family Movie Night

    Saturday, July 29

    6:30PM Great Vespers & Confession

    Sunday, July 30

    9:30AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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The Corner

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