St. Innocent Orthodox Church
✙ Founded in 1967 ✙ Moscow Patriarchal Parishes ✙
23300 W. Chicago ✞ Redford, MI 48239 ✞ 313-538-1142 ✞ Fax: 313-538-8126
Church Web Site: www.stinnocentchurch.com ✞ E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Innocent Monastic Community: 9452 Hazelton, Redford, MI 48239 ✞ 313-535-9080
PASTOR: Rt. Rev. Mitered Archpriest ROMAN STAR
NOVEMBER 2, 2014 Dean, Central States Deanery, Patriarchal Parishes
Cell Phone: 313-319-0590
ASSISTANT PRIEST: Rev. DANEIL SHIRAK ✞ 313-295-3073
DEACON: Rev. Dn. Michael Comerford
EPISTLE: Galatians 2:16-20 (#203) ATTACHED: Sister Ioanna
GOSPEL: St. Luke 8:26-39 (#38) CHOIR DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Star
TONE: 4 READERS: Robert Joseph Latsko
✞ 21st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ✞
✞ 9:15 AM — HOURS & AKATHIST TO ARCHANGELS; CONFESSIONS ✞
✞ 10AM — DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ✞
COMMEMORATED TODAY: Synaxis of the Holy Unmercenaries. Martyrs Acindynus, Pegasius, Aphthonius, Elpidephorus and Anempodistus, of Persia (ca. 341-345). St. Marcian of Cyprus (381-391).
FOR THE REPOSE OF: Estelle & Joseph Star; Ellen Starinshak; Anna & John Witkowski; Michael Sr.& Margaret Rusko; Mary, Andrew, Daniel, Michael & Lottie Yakuber; Ross & Margaret Falsetti; Helen, John & Carole Andrayko; Peter & Theresa Harvilla; Marc Dade; Betty Martell; Frances Smoly; Peter Glover; Irene Adams; Ethel Elizabeth & Wayne Joshua deVyver; David Horka; Michael Rusko, Anna Lichagina, Yelena & Zinaïda Korniyevskaya, Joseph Nossal, Michelle Tucker, Edwin Rusko
Theresa Harvilla, whose Anniversary of her repose is Today, Sunday, 2 November
Marion Pallas, whose Anniversary of her repose is Monday, 3 November
FOR THE HEALTH OF: Archimandrite Roman (Braga) (cancer); Archimandrite Il’ya (Barna); Igumen Seraphim; Archpriest Lawrence Bacik; Archpriest Paul Waters; Archpriest Serge Lukianov; Priest Daneil, Matushka Debra & Corrina Shirak; Deacon Michael, Deacon Basil Frenchek (cancer); Matushka Mary Ellen & Julius Comerford; Matushka Melanya Sviridov; Matushka Mary Donahue; Reader Robert Latsko, Reader George & Betty Hanoian, Jordan Manier, Rose Nossal, Mary Glover, Nancy Cupp, Deborah Dade, Dean Hough, Vasiliki Stamoulis, Gerald Martell, Jaime Truskowski, Azbehat, Donald Yakuber, Carl deVyver, Jo Anne Nicholas, Joan Rusko, Gregory & Tamiko Star, Daria, Mother Theodora-Ampilochia (cancer); Alice Ladhu (cancer); Helen Hall (cancer)
ALSO FOR: Michael Lennon, who celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, 4 November
Jennifer & Michael Lennon, who celebrate their Anniversary on Thursday, 6 November
❈ MAY GOD GRANT THEM MANY YEARS! ❈
SCHEDULE FOR THE COMING WEEK
Wednesday 11/5 7pm AKATHIST, “GLORY TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS”
Saturday 11/8 6pm GREAT VESPERS & MOLEBEN, Abp. Nathaniel’s 30th Anniv., at St. George Rom. Cath., Southfield
Sunday 11/9 22nd Sunday After Pentecost
9:15am Hours & Akathist & Confessions
10am DIVINE LITURGY, followed by Coffee Hour
Feast Days This Week: Saturday, 11/8 – Synaxis of the Archangels St. Michael & Gabriel & All the Bodiless Powers
❈ CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! ❈ HE IS NOW & EVER SHALL BE! ❈
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CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER
Please click on this link, calendar.html, to go to the Calendar page on this website, and you can view and print out the full Calendar for November, with all our Divine Services listed. (Handy to post on your refrigerator door or other prominent location.)
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CANDLES FOR LAST SUNDAY, 26 OCTOBER
CHURCH VIGIL LAMPS:
Royal Doors Lamp:In Memory of Husband Joe; Son Kenneth; parents Michael & Margaret Rusko & John & Martha Nossal, by Rose Nossal
Altar Candles: In Memory of Nicholas and Susan Yakuber, by son, Donald Yakuber
Iconostasis Lamps: In Memory of Irene Adams, by daughter, Eileen Adams
Candles on the Solea: In Memory of Pete & Theresa Harvilla, Norman & Monica Holst, & Ricky Ellis, by Jason & Debra Truskowski
Nave Reliquary-Icon Lamps: (1) In Memory of Ross & Margaret Falsetti, by daughters, Margie Martell & Rose Ann Everhardt
Nave Reliquary-Icon Lamps: (2) In Memory of Edwin Rusko, by the Nossal Family
Table of Oblation Lamp: In Memory of parents, Helen & John Andrayko, Sr. & sister, Carole Andrayko, by John Andrayko, Jr.
N MEMORY OF (MEMORY ETERNAL!):
Joseph & Estelle Star, by son Father Roman and family
Paul & Alexandra Yupco, Basil & Ellen Starinshak, by grandson, Father Roman and family
John & Anna Witkowski, by daughter, Matushka Rose Marie and family
Samuel & Mary Kupec, by granddaughter, Matushka Rose Marie and family
Parents, Helen & John Andrayko and sister, Carole Andrayko, by John Andrayko
My husband, Joe; my sisters, Margaret & Ross Falsetti, Anna & Mike Elaschat, Theresa & Pete Harvilla, Irene, & brothers, Michael, John & Edwin (newly departed) Rusko; niece, Rose Mary Hough; Joe’s brothers, Raymond & Walter Nossal, & sisters, Theresa, Florence & Helen Nossal, by Rose Nossal
Pete & Theresa Harvilla, by Mary Ann Harvilla & Kay Truskowski + + + My husband, Michael Rusko, by Joan Rusko
Parents, Ethel Elizabeth & Wayne Joshua deVyver; David Horka; Marion Pallas; Nina Isagholian; Fr. Photius Donahue (Aniv. 11/1), by Sister Ioanna
Thelma Ratcliff, Louis Pitts, T.F. Shelton, Gloria Robinson, Reginald Bell, Lessie Favor, Lois Hamby, by Manier Family
All family & Friends, by Rose Ann Everhardt + + + Child Lana Wilson, Shirley Troyer, Wendell Philips, by Becky J. & Levi
FOR THE HEALTH OF (MANY YEARS!):
Elizabeth, Lawrence, Caitlin & Zachary, by parents & grandparents, Father Roman & Matushka Rose Marie
Gregory & Tamiko Star, by parents, Father Roman & Matushka Rose Marie
Children & Grandchildren; Monk Fr. Tikhon (Dade); Dean Hough, by Rose Nossal
Father Roman & Matushka & family; Sister Ioanna; John Andrayko; Nancy; Mary G; Jo Anne N; Grandson Joey (in the Navy Reserves) & all people in the Armed Forces; & all the people of St. Innocent Church, by Rose Nossal
My Mom, Jaime Truskowski, by Kay Truskowski + + + Family & Friends, Aunt Rose, by Mary Ann Harvilla & Kay T. + + + Brother, Greg & Donna, Gregory & Liz & Alex, by Mary Ann Harvilla & Kay Truskowski
Archimandrites Roman, Nafanail & Gregory; Igumen Seraphim; Fr. Roman & Mat. Rose Marie; Fr. Lawrence & fam; Fr. Daneil & fam; Dcn. Michael & fam; Mat. Melanya S; Mat. Mary D; Carl; Fr. Tikhon; Sdn Andrew; Rdr Robert; Robert M; David Samuel & Sky; JoAnne & Nick; Martha; Athanasius; John A; Lena N; Jillian J; Ed & Tiffany; Vasiliki; Rose; Emil & Rozana; Mo.Theodora-Amphilochia; Azbehat, by Sister Ioanna
Health of: Manier family, Samantha Ketelson (Infant w/ hypo-thyroidism) + + + Salvation of: Brittany, Eddie, Breonna, Bronte, Kaitlyn, RJ, Xavier, Storie, Robert, Candice, Kevin, Cynthia, Demarion, Desmond, & Shelton Family, by Manier family + + + Special Prayers for: Brittany Truitt (strength & wisdom for managing personal issues & family restoration), by Manier family
Joan Jurczyszyn, Betty Stelmaszek, Leia Wilson, Mike Wilson, Andrea Faust, Liz Tomachewski, Richard Bussen, by Becky Jurczyszyn & Levi
All family & Friends, by Rose Ann Everhardt + + + Fr. Roman, for celebration of 30th anniversaries, by Sister Ioanna
PROSFORA FOR TODAY IS OFFERED by: Sister Ioanna
in Memory Eternal of: Parents: Ethel Elizabeth & Wayne Joshua deVyver; grandmothers Lillian & Marguerite (Anniv. 11/7); Helen deVyver (Anniv. 11/10); Robert David Horka; Sally & Edward, Frank & Marion deVyver; Fr. Photius Donahue (anniv. 11/1) Marion P. (anniv. 11/3); Nina I. (anniv. 11/13);all friends & loved ones; and for the Health of: Brother, Carl deVyver; Fr. Roman & Mat. Rose Marie; Jo Anne Nicholas (B-day, 11/25); Julia Korniyevskaya (B-day, 10/21); Tatiana Kornievskaya (B-day, 10/24); & all family & friends; and in Thanksgiving for: Anniversary of being made a monastic (11/11/01), Anniversary of the establishment of the St. Innocent of Alaska Monastic Community (11/15/03)
PROSFORA SCHEDULE: 2014 — November: Sr. Ioanna; December: Nicholas Family.
PROSFORA SCHEDULE: 2015: January: John Andrayko & Sister Ioanna; February: Matushka Rose Marie; March: Libby Glover-Booher; April: Deborah Hartz; May: Vasiliki Stamoulis; June: John Andrayko; July: Matushka Rose Marie; August: Sister Ioanna; September: Deborah Hartz; October: John Andrayko; November: Sister Ioanna; December: Nicholas Family. The 2015 Prosfora Schedule is now complete. Thank you to the donors.
Offering the Holy Bread that will become the Sacred Body of Christ and received in Holy Communion is a great honor and privilege, and it is a wonderful way to commemorate one’s living and departed loved ones. It also is a very meaningful way of celebrating special events, such as birthdays & anniversaries, graduations, weddings, births & baptisms. Donations are $25 for a month.
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(1)OUR NOVEMBER MONTHLY POT-LUCK & DISCUSSION GROUP WILL MEET NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9th.
Our monthly pot-luck lunch and discussion group that has been meeting monthly since June, will continue to meet for fellowship and a lively, thought-provoking discussion following a casual pot-luck lunch, on one Sunday (2nd or 3rd) a month after coffee hour, at the St. Innocent Monastic Community. The fellowship, discussion and food are all most enjoyable and pleasant. The next gathering will be NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9th. All are welcome. Mark your calendars.
(2) MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO DONATED KITCHEN/BATHROOM SUPPLIES OR MONEY TO PURCHASE THEM, INCLUDING A KIND & GENEROUS OUT-OF-TOWN FRIEND
(3) PLEASE BRING IN WINTER CLOTHES FOR THE NEEDY — COATS, HATS, GLOVES, SCARVES, SWEATERS
Please bring in things for the winter for the needy: coats, hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, sweaters, boots. Also, RIR has especially requested that we donate socks and underwear for men and women, girls and boys, in all sizes, children and adults. Whatever you donate is brought to the Redford Interfaith Relief (RIR) on Beech Daly, with which Fr. Roman is very involved. RIR helps people right here in our own community.
(4) PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE YOUR DONATIONS FOR OUR ON-GOING ANNUAL BLANKET DRIVE
(5) THE NOV–DEC ISSUE OF GOOD WORKS IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINTED FORM (at church) AND ON LINE. You can view the latest issue and all previous issues in full color on the COCC website: http://coccdetroit.com/goodworks.html (Click on this link to go right to them). The July -August and September - October issues have now been posted.
(6) BEGINNING THIS WED. 11/5 AT 7:00pm, WE WILL START SERVING THE AKATHIST, “GLORY TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS,” and continue at least for the month of November, in order to offer thanksgiving for all God’s blessings during this month of Thanksgiving. People who are familiar with this magnificent short Akathist prayer service, love it, and make a point of attending when it is being served.
❈ GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! ❈ GLORY FOREVER! ❈
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SCHEDULE OF UP-COMING SERVICES, FEASTS & EVENTS
(In addition to regular weekly: 7pm Wednesday Service; 4pm Saturday Great Vespers; 10am Sunday Liturgy)
◆ Saturday, November 1st, Daylight Savings Time ends; Change clocks 1 hour back before going to bed
◆ Wednesday, November 5th, 7:00 pm, AKATHIST, "GLORY TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS"
◆Saturday, November 8th, 6pm, 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Enthronement of Abp. Nathaniel, St. George Rom. Cath., Southfield (NO VESPERS AT ST. INNOCENT)
◆ Sunday, November 9th, After Coffee-Hour (1:00), Monthly Pot-Luck, Fellowship & Discussion #6, at St. Innocent Monastic Community
◆ Tuesday, November 11th, 7pm, Monthly COCC meeting, at St. Mary’s Protection Ukrainian Church, Evergreen, bet. 8 & 9 Mile, Sthfld.
◆ Saturday, November 15th, NATIVITY FAST BEGINS (abstain from meat, fish, dairy products (milk & cheese, eggs, etc.)
◆ Sunday, November 16th, After Liturgy, PANIKHIDA FOR MICHELLE TUCKER, offered by Rose Ann & Greg Everhardt
◆ Thursday, November 20th, 7pm, GREAT VESPERS & LITIYA, for the ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE
◆ Friday, November 21st, 9am, DIVINE LITURGY, for the Great Feast, the ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE
7pm, FOCUS Motor City Benefit Dinner & Auction (6:30 Hors d’Oeuvres), $75 donation; St. Mary’s,
◆ Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 10am, “Why Bad Things Happen to Good People?”, OCW Presentation by Fr. Laurence Lazar, St. Mary’s, Berkley
◆ Wednesday, November 26th, 9am, DIVINE LITURGY FOR PARISH PATRONAL FEASTDAY OF ST. INNOCENT OF IRKUTSK
◆ Wednesday, November 26th, 7pm, COCC-sponsored Moleben for Thanksgiving, at St. George Romanian Cathedral, Southfield
◆ Thursday, November 27th, 10am, DIVINE LITURGY FOR THANKSGIVING DAY
◆ Saturday, November 29th, Annual COCC “St. Nicholas is Santa Claus” event, Live Reindeer, 12– 1; Program, 1–3:30. HTOC, Livonia
◆ Sunday, November 30th, After Liturgy, PANIKHIDA FOR MICHELLE TUCKER, offered by Margie & Gerry Martell
FR. ROMAN’S ADDITIONAL SCHEDULE
Saturday & Sunday, November 1st & 2nd, St. Nicholas Church, Brookside (Birmingham), AL; Vespers (Sat.) & Liturgy (Sun.), Dean’s Visitation
Saturday, November 8th, 6pm, 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Enthronement of Abp. Nathaniel, St. George Rom. Cath., Southfield (NO VESPERS AT ST. INNOCENT)
Thursday, November 13th, 10am, Divine Liturgy & lunch, Clergy Brotherhood Patronal Feast celebration, St. Mark’s, Rochester Hills
Friday, November 14th, 11:00am, Bishop’s Council Meeting, at St. Nicholas Cathedral, NYC, fly early morning & return same evening
Tuesday & Wednesday, November 18th & 19th, Central States Deanery Meeting, at St. Michael’s Church, Redford
Saturday & Sunday, November 22nd- 23rd, Nativity of Christ Church, Youngstown, OH; Vespers (Sat.) & Liturgy (Sun.), Dean’s Visitation
Friday & Saturday, November 28th-29th, St. John Chrysostom, Grand Rapids, Vespers & Presentation (Fri.) & Liturgy (Sat.), Dean’s Visitation
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LAST SUNDAY’S CELEBRATION OF FR. ROMAN’S 30TH ANNIVERSARIES WAS DELIGHTFUL
Last Sunday, October 26th, 2014, St. Innocent Church hosted a marvelous, highly successful surprise celebration for Fr. Roman, paying tribute to him for the 30th anniversary of his Ordination as a Priest, the 30th anniversary of his being Pastor of St. Innocent Church, and expressing appreciation for his 30 years of service to the Holy Orthodox Church, in Metro-Detroit, across southern Michigan, throughout the mid-west and nation-wide. Many parishioners plus clergy-friends and others from outside the parish attended, in order to express their thanks for all that he has done for the past 30 years, in public ways in the community, as well as in personal ways in individuals’ lives. A program, hosted by an excellent MC, followed a delicious dinner with abundant and varied food. During the interesting and varied program a number of people, (clergy, monastic and lay), spoke about what Fr. Roman has meant to them, and messages were read by the MC from people who could not be present, including from the Bishop and Chancellor, and gifts were presented to Fr. Roman. Numerous cards and messages of thanks, congratulations and appreciation, from both those who could not be present as well as from those who were there, were collected in a basket and presented to him. A seminary-friend of Father Roman’s solicited additional letters from other mutual seminary friends from the mid-1960's at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, which were read and presented to Fr. Roman — an added surprise. A single-fold program booklet was prepared for everyone to have, with a portrait of Fr. Roman and listing the sequence of the program, plus detailing a few of Fr. Roman’s countless accomplishments, and giving a brief biography. A special tribute was also offered to Matushka Rose Marie, who has been at Father’s side for 47 years.
Everyone who participated in any way in making this celebration of Father Roman’s life so wonderful — those who attended (some sick or basically home-bound, who came at significant self-sacrifice), those who sent or gave cards, messages and gifts, who brought or donated food, who decorated and set-up the hall, who organized the food and cleaned up, the M.C. and the organizers — are all to be deeply thanked.
A separate page (tab) is being set up on the St. Innocent Church website (www.stinnocentchurch.org) to commemorate this 30th Anniversary celebration, which will contain a slide-show of photos selected from the almost 300 great photos taken, that shows every person present; a news article; the commemorative program-brochure; plus some of the letters and messages Father received, including from our Bishop and Chancellor. (It might already be posted by the time that you read this, or at least some of it.) Here is just a tiny sampling of 3 of the numerous photos that will be on our website as soon as the photos can be selected, formatted and organized into a slide-show.