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St. John The Baptist
Publish Date: 2018-11-11
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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 7th Mode

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, You abolished death. * To the robber You opened Paradise. * The lamentation of the myrrhbearing women You transformed, * and You gave Your Apostles the order to proclaim to all * that You had risen, O Christ our God, * and granted the world Your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Martyr Menas in the 4th Mode

Your Martyrs, O Lord, were worthily awarded by You the crowns of incorruption, in that they contested for You our immortal God. Since they possessed Your power, they defeated the tyrants, dashing the demons' powerless displays of defiance. O Christ God, at their fervent entreaties, save our souls.

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

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Menas of Egypt
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Brethren, it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.


Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

For the One Maker fashioned us, the One Creator breathed life into us; we all enjoy the same sky and air, the same days and nights, and, though some be good, others bad, some righteous, others unrighteous, yet GOD is bountiful to all, kind to all.
St. Gregory the Dialogist
Sermon 12, On the Fast, 6th century

The example of the good Samaritan shows that we must not abandon those in whom even the faintest amount of faith is still alive.
St. Ambrose of Milan
Two Books of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Concerning Repentance, Chapter 11

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Prayer List

For Health

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

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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.

 


Snack Baskets - HospiceCare

For the next two weeks we're collecting snacks for the HospiceCare Snack Basket program. This is a program sponsored by churces in the city to provide snacks for patient familes who often times forget a wallet or can't afford to run out for food. Information is posted on the board and back by our basket!


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Calendar

  • Parish Calendar

    November 11 to November 18, 2018

    Sunday, November 11

    Philoptochos Sunday

    9:30AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Philoptochos Meeting

    Thursday, November 15

    7:00AM Sale Prep - Bread

    Friday, November 16

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy - St. Matthew

    Saturday, November 17

    11:00AM Bake Sale

    Sunday, November 18

    9:30AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Bake sale

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