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St. John The Baptist
Publish Date: 2019-01-13
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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 8th Mode

You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O Lord, glory be to You.

Apolytikion for Theophany Afterfeast in the 1st Mode

As You were baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, then the worship of the Trinity became manifest, for the voice of the Father bore witness to You, naming You the Beloved Son; and the Spirit, in the form of a dove, confirmed the certainty of the word. O Christ God, who appeared and illumined the world, glory to You.

Apolytikion of St. John the Baptist in the 2nd 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 4th Mode

You appeared today to us on earth, O Master, and Your light was signed on us who cry aloud to You and say with understanding, O Christ our God: You came and shone forth, O Light unapproachable.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.


Gospel Reading

Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

For as persons not even knowing where to put a step forward, so they sat, overtaken by the darkness.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians Ch. 13, 2nd century

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Prayer List

For Health

Pete Pauley • Kristi Frye • Phota Neophytou • George Sarris • Desiree Divita • George Pantelides • Sam Sarris • John Shaw • Katie • Elizabeth Kostas • Joy • James Kellner • Paul Zakaib • Carolyn Carte • Sharon Tremblay • Mark Killian • Gary Kimble

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News

Welcome to Our Visitors

We welcome you to worship with us. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian or this is your first visit to an Orthodox Church, we are pleased to have you with us. Although Holy Communion and other Sacraments are offered only to baptized and chrismated (confirmed) Orthodox Christians, all are invited to receive the antidoron (blessed bread) from the priest at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. The antidoron is not sacramental, but is reminiscent of the agape feast that followed worship in the ancient Christian Church. Please stop by the Guest Book Table for more information and to let us know you are visiting. After the Divine Liturgy this morning, please join us in the social hall for fellowship and refreshments.

 


Church Security

The Parish Councl is creating a plan in response to the Assembly's concerns about saftey and security. The first step is changing the locks, and re-issuing new keys. This will take place mid-February. If you require a key you first must return your current one.


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Calendar

  • Parish Calendar

    January 13 to January 20, 2019

    Sunday, January 13

    9:30AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Philoptochos Meeting

    Tuesday, January 15

    10:00AM Bible Study - cancelled

    Thursday, January 17

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Friday, January 18

    12:30PM Homeschool Co-op

    Sunday, January 20

    9:30AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Newsletters

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