Assumption of the Holy Virgin Church
Orthodox Church in America
Clifton, NJ
Sunday, September 27th. 2020

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th 2020                     TONE 7

16th Sunday after Pentecost (1st of Luke)

Martyr Callistratus and his company

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10                  Gospel: Luke 5:1-11

Archpriest Terence Baz

Pray for the following servants of God: Archpriest Daniel Skvir, Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki, Matushka Dolores Kachur, Matushka Barbara Baz, Sub-deacon Peter Eagler, Sandra Sasso, Paul & Steve Bauer, Elaine Klein, William Le Van, Susan Dugan, Marie Stephanelli, Katherine Ditinyak, Gabriella Cordero, Klara Filip, Robert Hruby, Kevin Shermock, James Hopko, Kyle Shermock, Jerry Fejko, Janet Dlholucky, Emily Dugan, Melissa Joseph, Bridget McLaughlin, Joann Hopko, Jean Candela, Helene Lenkowec, John Slivinsky, Sally Telep, Elizabeth Thomas-Munzo, Keith Hopko, Kira Eck, Lleana Selejan, Susan Shermock, Michael Pruzinsky

ANNOUNCEMENTS

It is with heartfelt sadness to advise you that our beloved parishioner Vladimir Kopetz  Fell Asleep in the Lord yesterday. Please keep him in your prayers.  Please keep his family and friends in your prayers during this sad and difficult time. May his memory be eternal!   Val had been hospitalized for the last two weeks, an infection deteriorated his health and during dialysis his heart gave out and he passed away; without any pain.

Today, a Parastas will be held after Divine Liturgy In Memory of:

  •  Laura Dlholucky for her 1st year in repose, requested by her mother Janet Dlholucky & Family 
  •  John Peter Koribanics, for his 53rd year in repose, requested by the Koribanics Family
  • The Honorable John Koribanics, requested by the Koribanics Family 

             May their memories be eternal!

 Next Sunday, October 4th,  a Parastas will be held In Memory of: 

  • Charles & Jennie Ablahani, requested by their daughter, Matushka Barbara Baz
  • Olga Grib, to remember her on her birthday of October 5th., requested by her daughters, Karen, Krissy, & Kathy and their families          
  • Susan Ersalesi Mautone, requested by Lori, Antony Udina & Family
  • Patricia Thanasides, requested by Sharon & Joseph Koribanics

             May their memory be eternal!

I am happy to announce that Archbishop Michael has given his blessing to begin Coffee Hour again. The Parish Council has put together a plan that he approved. It will begin on the first Sunday of October, Sunday, October 4th after Divine Liturgy. Only those who attend the Liturgy will be able to come downstairs for coffee. Do not feel obligated if you are not comfortable to come. I will list the details of what we can and cannot do next week, given the restrictions, because of the Coronavirus.

There have been medical developments with some of our parishioners and ask you to keep them in your prayers.

  • Gabriella Cordova, who has been ill for some time, was given a new liver during the week. She is recovering well.
  • Susan Shermock was having trouble with her foot but her condition is improving
  • Janet Dlholucky is having complications from a large hernia in her esophagus.
    they include the development of ulcers and a blood clot. She is grateful for your prayers.
  • Michael Pruzinsky is feeling well but undergoing more texts.
  • A supporter of our parish, Sub-deacon Peter Eagler, is undergoing therapy for cancer.

Sunday School has begun online via Zoom! Parents, please encourage your children to register with Craig Polk and join in. For older students, the archdiocese has begun an online Church Education program for Middle School and Senior School students. Everyone of that age is welcome to join in. Please go to oca.org and you will find it on the front page.

Sunday, September 20th 2020

Sunday, September 20th 2020

15th Sunday after Pentecost — Tone 6. 

The Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross & Sunday after Elevation.

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15                        Gospel: Matthew 22:35-46

Archpriest Terence Baz

Pray for the following servants of God: Archpriest Daniel Skvir, Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki, Matushka Dolores Kachur, Matushka Barbara Baz, Sandra Sasso, Paul & Steve Bauer, Vladimir Kopetz, Elaine Klein, William Le Van, Susan Dugan, Marie Stephanelli, Katherine Ditinyak, Gabriella Cordero, Klara Filip, Robert Hruby, Kevin Shermock, James Hopko, Kyle Shermock, Jerry Fejko, Janet Dlholucky, Emily Dugan, Melissa Joseph, Bridget McLaughlin, Joann Hopko, Jean Candela, Helene Lenkowec, John Slivinsky, Sally Telep, Elizabeth Thomas-Munzo, Keith Hopko, Kira Eck, Lleana Selejan, Susan Shermock, Michael Pruzinsky

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please remember in your prayers, Nikifor Savastinuk, the brother of A. John Savastinuk, who Fell Asleep in the Lord this past week.   May his memory be eternal!

Today, a Memorial Service after Divine Liturgy for:

  • Susan Mautone, requested by Gregory & Donna Betza
  • Christina Telep, requested by Sharon & Joseph Koribanics
  • Nikifor Savastinuk

May their memories be eternal!

Next Sunday, Sept. 27th, a Memorial Service will be held after Divine Liturgy for:

The Honorable John Peter Koribanics – 53rd year in repose, requested by the Koribanics Family

Today’s bulletin is sponsored by Gregory & Donna Betza in loving memory of  Susan Mautone.   May her memory be eternal!

SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL

We hope that everyone had a safe, relaxing summer and we welcome you back to our Holy Assumption Community!  Although things will be different, we are excited to announce that registration is now open for Sunday Church School.  Due to the safety of both our teachers and students,classes will be exclusively via ZOOM.

Sunday, September 13th. 2020

The Forefeast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross is
celebrated for only one day (September 13) and there are seven days of Afterfeast
(September 15-21). The Leavetaking of the Feast falls on September 21.

As per the custom for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, flowers will be available on icon table for you to take home when you come up for a blessing from Father. There are plenty of them. Please do not kiss the icon or the cross and after taking the flowers, take some blessed bread if you did not do so after communion 

Pray for the following servants of God: Archpriest Daniel Skvir, Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki, Matushka Dolores Kachur, Matushka Barbara Baz, Sandra Sasso, Paul & Steve Bauer, Vladimir Kopetz, Elaine Klein, William Le Van, Susan Dugan, Marie Stephanelli, Katherine Ditinyak, Gabriella Cordero, Klara Filip, Robert Hruby, Kevin Shermock, James Hopko, Kyle Shermock, Jerry Fejko, Janet Dlholucky, Emily Dugan, Melissa Joseph, Bridget McLaughlin, Joann Hopko, Jean Candela, Helene Lenkowec, John Slivinsky, Sally Telep, Elizabeth Thomas-Munzo, Keith Hopko, Kira Eck, Lleana Selejan, Susan Shermock, survivors & their families and the families of the victims of the Twin Towers attack.

Today, a Parastas will be held after Divine Liturgy In Memory of
Victims of the World Trade Twin Towers Attack – 19 years ago
May their memories be eternal!

Next Sunday, Sept. 20th, a Parastas will be held after Divine Liturgy In Memory of:
Susan Mautone, requested by Gregory & Donna Betza
Christina Telep, requested by Sharon & Joseph Koribanics
May their memory be eternal!

SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL
We hope that everyone had a safe, relaxing summer and we welcome you back to our Holy Assumption Community! Although things will be different, we are excited to announce that registration is now open for Sunday Church School. Due to the safety of both our teachers and students, classes will be exclusively via ZOOM.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 2020 TONE 4 13th Sunday after Pentecost
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 TONE 4 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Pray for the following servants of God: Archpriest Daniel Skvir, Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki, Matushka Dolores Kachur, Matushka Barbara Baz, Sandra Sasso, Paul & Steve Bauer, Vladimir Kopetz, Elaine Klein, William Le Van, Susan Dugan, Marie Stephanelli, Katherine Ditinyak, Gabriella Cordero, Klara Filip, Robert Hruby, Kevin Shermock, James Hopko, Kyle Shermock, Jerry Fejko, Janet Dlholucky, Emily Dugan, Melissa Joseph, Bridget McLaughlin, Joann Hopko, Jean Candela, Helene Lenkowec, John Slivinsky, Sally Telep, Elizabeth Thomas-Munzo, Keith Hopko, Kira Eck, Lleana
Selejan

SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL

We hope that everyone had a safe, relaxing summer and we welcome you back to our Holy Assumption Community! Although things will be different, we are excited to announce that registration is now open for Sunday Church School. Due to the safety of both our teachers and students, classes will be exclusively via ZOOM.

First class/orientation is scheduled for next Sunday, Sept. 13th. Please email Craig at

polk.craig@gmail.com for information/zoom information.

It is our hope and prayer that circumstances will change to allow us to progress to in-person learning.

Please complete the attached registration form and return via email or mail to the church; Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 35 Orange Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013

Attention: Church School Coordinator. Despite the restrictions, we will do our best to give our students a meaningful religious education experience. If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Craig at polk.craig@gmail.com .

Thank you.

God Bless

Father Terence Craig Polk

Pastor Church School Coordinator

Sunday August 30th 2020

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30                                                                  TONE 3

12th Sunday after Pentecost

Afterfeast of the Beheading of the Forerunner

  1. Alexander, John, and Paul the New, Patriarchs of Constantinople

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11                   Gospel: Matthew 19:16-26

Pray for the following servants of God: Archpriest Daniel Skvir, Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki, Matushka Dolores Kachur, Matushka Barbara Baz, Sandra Sasso, Paul & Steve Bauer, Vladimir Kopetz, Elaine Klein, William Le Van, Barry Hruby, Susan Dugan, Marie Stephanelli, Katherine Ditinyak, Gabriella Cordero, Klara Filip, Robert Hruby, Kevin Shermock, James Hopko, Kyle Shermock, Jerry Fejko, Janet Dlholucky, Emily Dugan, Melissa Joseph, Bridget McLaughlin, Joann Hopko, Jean Candela, Helene Lenkowec, John Slivinsky, Sally Telep, Elizabeth Thomas-Munzo, Keith Hopko, Kira Eck, Luis Camacho & Family, Lleana Selejan

ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you want to watch the livestream of the Divine Liturgy, please go to the parish website: https://holyassumptionclifton.org/ then click on Media & you will see a new tab: Livestream. Click on that to watch the Liturgy.

You can also still go directly to the parish Facebook page at: Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church @ HolyAssumptionClifton. Then look for the ‘live’ tab & click on it. You will also see that the Livestream has been announced.

Don't forget that Father posts a sermon each day about the scripture readings designated on the OCA Liturgical Calendar. Simply go to: holyassumptionclifton.org, click onto 'Media' and then Fr. Terence's Message. The date of the message is always used as the heading for the post. For Facebook users, go to the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church page and look for the posts. They are usually posted soon after lunch time that day.

If you would like to schedule a Parastas or Memorial Service, sponsor a weekly bulletin and/or sponsor coffee hour, please contact Barbara Polk @ 973-452-1233 or email: polk_barbara@yahoo.com. Thank you.    Please note that if you have requested a Memorial Service, Father will still do it.

 

Today, there will be a  Parastas service at the end of Divine Liturgy In Memory of:

Jane Gusciora, requested by Helen Dolocheck & Family

            Richard Mazur – 11th  yr in repose

            Edward & Margaret Helen Mazur

            Frank & Agnes Mazur

            Michael & Mary Kalinich

            Albert Kalinich

                                    requested by the Mazur & Kalinich Families

 

            Anna & George Ward

                                    requested by June & Jerry Fejko & Family

 May their memory be eternal!

Next Sunday, September 6th, a Parastas will be served In Memory of:

Katherine & John Zubal, requested by June & Jerry Fejko & Family

May her memory be eternal!

Father is pleased to advise that Archbishop Michael has given us His blessing to hold Divine Liturgy in the church with a maximum of 30 people.   Also, any spouses or friends, who are not Orthodox but came in the past, are welcome to come.

If you would like to come to Divine Liturgy and/or any services when listed under Dates To Remember, please get in contact with Barbara Polk either by phone (973-452-1233) or email (polk_barbara@yahoo.com) and ask her to put you on the list. This list will be worked through alphabetically and you will be told as soon as a space becomes available.  If you are, unfortunately, unable to attend a service after space as been confirmed kindly contact Barbara as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Please make sure you arrive on time! Only the front door will be open. After the Liturgy begins the church door will be locked. A number of emails have gone out about how to stay safe if you come to the church.

For those attending church for Sunday Divine Liturgy, please only sit where a piece of blue tape has been attached to the seat of the pews.  In doing so, we can better keep the social distancing requirement of 6 feet.  If you are a couple, of course, sit together.

Sunday August 23rd 2020

Sunday, August 23rd 2020
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Leavetaking of the Dormition
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:2-12 Gospel: Matthew 18:23-35

Celebrant: Father Terence Baz

Server and Epistle Reader: Sub-deacon Christopher Chasse

Chanter: Reader Christopher Minarich

Door Keeper: Donna Betza

 

Pray for the following servants of God: Archpriest Daniel Skvir, Matushka Eugenia
Nehrebecki, Matushka Dolores Kachur, Matushka Barbara Baz, Sandra Sasso, Paul & Steve Bauer, Vladimir Kopetz, Elaine Klein, William Le Van, Barry Hruby, Susan Dugan, Marie Stephanelli, Katherine Ditinyak, Gabriella Cordero, Klara Filip, Robert Hruby, Kevin Shermock, James Hopko, Kyle Shermock, Jerry Fejko, Janet Dlholucky, Emily Dugan, Melissa Joseph, Bridget McLaughlin, Joann Hopko, Jean Candela, Helene Lenkowec, John Slivinsky, Sally Telep, Elizabeth Thomas-Munzo, Keith Hopko, Kira Eck, Luis Camacho & Family, Lleana Selejan

ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you want to watch the livestream of the Divine Liturgy, please go to the parish website: https://holyassumptionclifton.org/ then click on Media & you will see a new tab: Livestream. Click on that to watch the Liturgy.

You can also still go directly to the parish Facebook page at: Assumption of the Holy
Virgin Orthodox Church @ HolyAssumptionClifton. Then look for the ‘live’ tab & click on it. You will also see that the Livestream has been announced.

Don't forget that Father posts a sermon each day about the scripture readings designated on the OCA Liturgical Calendar. Simply go to: holyassumptionclifton.org, click onto 'Media' and then Fr. Terence's Message. The date of the message is always used as the heading for the post. For Facebook users, go to the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church page and look for the posts. They are usually posted soon after lunch time that day. If you would like to schedule a Parastas or Memorial Service, sponsor a weekly bulletin and/or sponsor coffee hour, please contact Barbara Polk @ 973-452-1233 or email: polk_barbara@yahoo.com. Thank you. Please note that if you have requested a Memorial Service, Father will still do it.

Today, there will be a Parastas service at the end of Divine Liturgy In Memory of:
Jane Gusciora requested by Deborah Sancenito & Family
May her memory be eternal!
Next Sunday, Aug. 30th, a Parastas will be served In Memory of: Jane Gusciora
requested by Helen Dolocheck & Family

Richard Mazur – 11th yr in repose
Edward & Margaret Helen Mazur
Frank & Agnes Mazur
Michael & Mary Kalinich
Albert Kalinich
requested by the Mazur & Kalinich Families

Anna & George Ward requested by June & Jerry Fejko & Family

May their memory be eternal!

Please go to the Archdiocesan Website at: https://www.oca.org/ to read any updates from the Orthodox Church of America and our Diocese of NY & NJ at: https://nynjoca.org/ about the Coronavirus crisis.
Please check our parish website each day at: https://www.holyassumptionclifton.org/ to read any updates about closings of Church Services, streaming services and parish news in general and the daily sermon.

Father is pleased to advise that Archbishop Michael has given us His blessing to hold Divine Liturgy in the church with a maximum of 30 people. Also, any spouses or friends, who are not Orthodox but came in the past, are welcome to come.

If you would like to come to Divine Liturgy and/or any services when listed under Dates To Remember, please get in contact with Barbara Polk either by phone (973-452-1233) or email (polk_barbara@yahoo.com) and ask her to put you on the list. This list will be worked through alphabetically and you will be told as soon as a space becomes available. If you are, unfortunately, unable to attend a service after space as been confirmed kindly contact Barbara as soon as possible. Thank you.

Please make sure you arrive on time! Only the front door will be open. After the Liturgy begins the church door will be locked. A number of emails have gone out about how to stay safe if you come to the church.

For those attending church for Sunday Divine Liturgy, please only sit where a piece of blue tape has been attached to the seat of the pews. In doing so, we can better keep the social distancing requirement of 6 feet. If you are a couple, of course, sit together.
Please only take one cup per person for the antidoron and do not take bread from other cups!
Thank you. Fr. Terry

Anyone who is 65 or older, has a medical condition that may make them susceptible to the virus, or been in contact with anyone known to have recently had the virus must declare that you are safe to enter our church. You must also have been symptom free for at least two weeks. Please do not put anyone at risk by ignoring these requirements.
It is very regrettable that this needs to be done but we have to keep our church building free from the Coronavirus, especially as many of our community are elderly.

Please contact Father Terence if you do not feel comfortable in coming but would like to receive the sacraments. No one should feel guilty for refraining from coming to church because of the risks involved with this virus.

You may have heard about the sudden passing of Susan Mautone. It has unfortunately, left Anthony & Joan Ersalesi's grand children in a precarious financial situation for their future. Their aunt, Jodi Ersalesi has set up a fund that will be used for Susan's two daughters' Madison and Dana Mautone's future. Anyone wishing to make a donation, please make checks payable to Jodi Ersalesi at the address below and mark donation in memory of Susan Mautone. Thank you!
Mail to:
Jodi Ersalesi
51 Penobscot St.
Clifton, NJ 07013-2017

Many thanks to Joseph & Sharon Korbanics for donating the microphone attachment to the Iphone that Father uses to broadcast the Livestream of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings. From the feedback Father received, this attachment has improved the sound output for the Liturgy significantly. Sharon Koribancs would like to donate (in memory of her mother Jane Gusciora) some used medical equipment; wheel chair, etc., to those in need. If you are interested please contact her at 973-333-1015 for a complete list. Thank you.

Second Sunday of Lent Announcements March 15th 2020

Please check every day the websites: oca.org & nynjoca.org to read any updates about cancellations or restrictions that may happen this week because of the current virus crisis.

On the front page of our diocesan website, you will see a link to sites that have live streaming of Church services, if you feel that you would be at risk by attending them on the weekend.

The Presanctified Liturgy scheduled for this Wednesday at Holy Assumption in Clifton will still be held.

Please go to oca.org to read the statement from the OCA Archdiocesan website about the Coronavirus crisis.

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