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.org ✞ E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Innocent Religious Community: 9452 Hazelton, Redford, MI 48239 ✞ 313-535-9080
PASTOR: Rt. Rev. Mitered Archpriest ROMAN STAR
JULY 27, 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: Romans 15:1 – 7 (#116) ATTACHED: Sister Ioanna
GOSPEL: St. Matthew 9:27 – 35 (#33) CHOIR DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Star
TONE: 6 READERS: Robert Joseph Latsko
✞ 7th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ✞
✞ 9:15 AM — HOURS & AKATHIST; CONFESSIONS ✞
✞ 10AM — DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ✞
COMMEMORATED TODAY: Holy Greatmartyr and Healer Panteleimon (305). Bl. Nikolai Kochanov, Fool-for-Christ, at Novgorod (1392). Ven. Anthusa, Abbess of Mantinea in Asia Minor, and her 90 sisters (8th c.). Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Clement, Bishop of Ochrid
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
MEMORY Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine (newly departed, 5 July)
ETERNAL Joseph P. Nossal (newly departed, 23 June), by wife, Rose, and all Nossal-Rusko family
FOR THE HEALTH OF: Archimandrite Il’ya (Barna); Igumen Seraphim; Archpriest Lawrence Bacik; Archpriest Paul Waters; Archpriest Serge Lukianov; Priest Daneil, Matushka Debra & Corrina Shirak; Deacon Michael, Matushka Mary Ellen & Julius Comerford; Matushka Melania 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 (brain cancer); Sdn. Andrew Stoiko (safe travel in Alaska)
ALSO FOR: Archimandrite Roman (Braga), (terminal cancer; Spiritual Father of Dormition Monastery,Rives Junction)
Michelle Shirak Tucker (recovering, in rehab)
Fr. Daneil Shirak, who celebrated the Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood, last Tues. 22 July
Donald Yakuber, who celebrates his birthday on Monday, 28 July
Diane & Robert Nossal, who celebrate their Anniversary on Monday, 28 July
MAY GOD GRANT THEM MANY YEARS!
SCHEDULE FOR THE COMING WEEK
Wednesday 7/30 7pm MOLEBEN OR AKATHIST
Saturday 8/2 4pm GREAT VESPERS & CONFESSIONS
Sunday 8/3 8th Sunday After Pentecost
9:15am Hours & Akathist & Confessions
10am DIVINE LITURGY, followed by Coffee Hour
❈ CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! ❈ HE IS NOW & EVER SHALL BE! ❈
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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)
◆ Tuesday, August 5th, 7pm, GREAT VESPERS FOR THE GREAT FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
◆ Wednesday, August 6th, 9am, DIVINE LITURGY FOR THE GREAT FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
◆ Saturday, August 9th, 10am, DIVINE LITURGY FOR ST. HERMAN OF ALASKA FEASTDAY
◆ Sunday, August 10th, After Coffee-Hour (1:00), Monthly Pot-Luck, Fellowship & Discussion #3, at St. Innocent Religious Community
◆ Tuesday, August 12th, 7pm, Monthly COCC meeting, at St. Mary’s Antiochian Church, 12 Mile Rd, Berkley
◆ Thursday, August 14th, 7pm, GREAT VESPERS FOR THE GREAT FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
◆ Friday, August 15th, 9am, DIVINE LITURGY FOR GREAT FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
◆ Saturday, August 23rd, 11am, WEDDING, Elizabeth Star & Larry Hatfield
◆ Wednesday, August 27th, 7pm, AKATHIST TO ST. MOSES THE BLACK (for his Feastday, August 28th)
◆ Friday, August 29th, 9am, DIVINE LITURGY, BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIZER/FORERUNNER (& Panikhida)
◆ Sunday, September 7th, 6pm, GREAT VESPERS FOR THE GREAT FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS
◆ Monday, September 8th, 9am, DIVINE LITURGY FOR THE GREAT FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS
◆ Tuesday, September 9th, 7pm, Monthly COCC meeting, at St. Michael’s Church, W. Chicago, Redford
◆ Saturday, September 13th, 4pm, GREAT VESPERS & LITIYA FOR THE GREAT FEAST OF THE ELEVATION OF THE CROSS
◆ Sunday, September 14th, GREAT FEAST OF THE ELEVATION/EXALTATION OF T HE HOLY CROSS (Liturgy as usual)
◆ Sunday, September 21st, After Coffee-Hour (1:00), Monthly Pot-Luck, Fellowship & Discussion #4, at St. Innocent ReligiousCommunity
◆ Wednesday, October 1st, 9am, DIVINE LITURGY FOR THE FEAST OF THE PROTECTION (POKROV) OF THE THEOTOKOS
◆ Sunday, October 19th, After Coffee-Hour (1:00), Monthly Pot-Luck, Fellowship & Discussion #5, at St. Innocent Religious Community
FR. ROMAN’S ADDITIONAL SCHEDULE
Monday, August 28th, St. Vladimir’s Church, Ann Arbor/Dexter, Patronal Feast Day (O.S.); Divine Liturgy
Tuesday & Wednesday, Aug. 5th & 6th, Holy Transfiguration Church, Livonia, Vigil & Liturgy for Parish Patronal Feastday (?)
Friday, August 15th, Holy Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, Annual Patronal Feastday Pilgrimage, Hierarchal Divine Liturgy
Thursday, August 28th, Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, Dormition Cathedral, Ferndale, Parish Patronal Feastday (O.S.)
Thursday–Saturday, October 2nd–4th, 21st Annual Ancient Christianity Conference (National Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black), Lima, OH
Saturday–Sunday, October 4th–5th, Annual Patronal Feastday Pilgrimage (O.S.), Holy Cross Monastery, Wayne, WV
Wednesday, October 8th, Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, Patronal Feastday (O.S.), St. Sergius Cathedral, Parma, OH
Thursday, October 9th, Divine Liturgy, Patronal Feastday (O.S.), St. John the Theologian Monastery, Hiram, OH
Tuesday, October 14th, Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, Patronal Feastday (O.S.), Pokrov/Protection Cathedral, Des Plaines (Chicago), IL
Monday, October 20th, 10:30am, Give OCW presentation, St. Maria of Paris, the “Rebel Nun,” at St. Thomas Albanian Church, Farm. Hills
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CANDLES FOR LAST SUNDAY, 20 JULY
CHURCH VIGIL LAMPS:
Royal Doors Lamp: In Memory of Son Kenneth; parents Michael & Margaret Rusko & John & Martha Nossal, by Joe & 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) Anonymous
Table of Oblation Lamp: In Memory of parents, Helen & John Andrayko, Sr. & sister, Carole Andrayko, by John Andrayko, Jr.
IN 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 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 P; Nina I; Mo. Benedicta; Fr. Photius; Joe Nossal; Sally & Edward, by Sister Ioanna
Thelma Ratcliff, Louis Pitts, T.F. Shelton, Gloria Robinson, Reginald Bell, Lessie Favor, Lois Hamby, by Manier Family
All departed family & friends, by Yulya Korniyevskaya
FOR THE HEALTH OF (MANY YEARS!):
Elizabeth, 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. Melania S; Mat. Mary D; Carl; Fr. Tikhon; Sdn Andrew; Rdr Robert; Robert M; David Samuel & Sky; JoAnne & Nick; Martha; Athanasius; John A; Michelle T; Lena N; Jillian J; Ed & Tiffany; Vasiliki; Rose; Emil; Mo.Theodora-Amphilochia, by Sr. Ioanna Aleksey, Nikolai & Katerina (safe travel), and all family, by Yulya Korniyevskaya
Andrew Stoiko (safe travel in AK & B-day, 7/23), by Andrew Stoiko & Sister Ioanna
Fr. Roman & Matushka Rose Marie, by Matushka Rose Marie
PROSFORA FOR TODAY IS OFFERED by: Matushka Rose Marie
In Memory Eternal of: John & Anna, Joseph & Estelle, Olga, Joseph, Marsha, Richard, Tom, Samuel & Mary, & all other departed family;
and for the Health of: Fr. Roman, Matushka Rose Marie; Elizabeth, Caitlin, Zachary; Gregory, Tamiko; Thomas & other family members.
PROSFORA SCHEDULE: 2014 — July: Matushka Rose Marie; August: Sister Ioanna; September: Deborah Hartz; October: John Andrayko: November: Sister Ioanna; December: Nicholas Family. There are no more months available in 2014.
ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS & OTHER NEWS
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(1) OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN IS NOW DOWN-SIZED FROM 8 TO 4 PAGES
The first thing you are probably wondering is why today’s bulletin is only 4 instead of 8 pages, and where is the schedule of up-coming events and other announcements? Unfortunately, the decision had to be made to down-size due to the expense of the toner. However, since we now have a new church website, we are using that to provide the information that no longer can fit in the bulletin. Please go to http://www.stinnocentchurch.com/2014july27.html where you will find what is in this week’s bulletin, plus what does not fit in the 4 pages. Each week there will be a new and separate sub-page for that week’s bulletin under the “Weekly Bulletins” tab. So do add our church website to your “favorites” list, and make sure you go to each week’s separate sub-page, named by the date. It will normally be posted very late Thursday night.
(2) PLEASE PRE-ORDER YOUR BLANKET DONATIONS NOW
We are being asked to pre-order our blanket donations for our annual fall blanket drive. Anna Margaret Costa will be placing an order at Walmart in August so that the manager can make sure he gets enough blankets in for our needs. Blankets are $5. See Mary Ann Harvilla.
(3) FR. ROMAN “RETIRES” FROM 30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COCC AND CLERGY BROTHERHOOD
After 30 years of dedicated and self-sacrificial work to promote inter-Orthodox unity in the Metro-Detroit area through various leadership positions with the COCC and the Clergy Brotherhood, Fr. Roman has “retired” from this work, as a former president and Spiritual Advisor of the COCC, and as President of the Clergy Brotherhood, and also as Spiritual Advisor of the OCW. For years, any pan- (inter-) Orthodox activity in metro-Detroit that occurred, Fr. Roman was involved. Some who are aware of, and appreciate his sacrifices, wish to recognize his labors. Fr Andrew Yavornitzky (of St. Mark's OCA Church in Rochester Hills) wrote to Fr. Roman: “Thank you for all that you have done over the years. The Church in Metro-Detroit has benefitted greatly from your work. You will be missed and difficult to match. May God reward you. Well done, good and faithful servant.” Fr. Laurence Lazar, Dean of St. George Cathedral in Southfield, wrote in their parish newsletter: “We thank Archpriest Roman Star for his faithful service to our local Orthodox community. As is known, Father is the priest of Redford’s St. Innocent Church, a Dean in his Russian Patriarchal diocese, and frequent visitor and concelebrant here at the Cathedral. Now, after some 30 years of service in various capacities and offices among the clergy and the Council of Orthodox Christian Churches, he has stepped aside from the presidency of the Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of Metro-Detroit. May the Lord bless him for his exemplary and patient leadership. We look forward to Father’s continued presence with us and around the community!’
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(4) THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE MOWED OUR CHURCH YARD & WORKED BEAUTIFYING OUR GARDENS.
We continue to thank for their on-going sacrificial labors, John Andrayko, Matushka Rose Marie & Fr. Roman for their work taking care of and beautifying our church property, by mowing, weeding, edging & clean-up. We always still desperately need some more volunteers to help with the weeding, digging, raking up the cut grass, and other lawn and yard work maintaining our church’s property — it is more than Matushka & Father can handle themselves. Please offer to come for a few hours and help. Thank you very much!
(5) UP-DATE ON THE HEALTH OF MICHELLE (SHIRAK) TUCKER
We are very happy to let you know that Michelle (Shirak) Tucker has been recovering so well after her surgery, that she has been released from the Karmanos Cancer Center, and has returned to the Heartland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ann Arbor, where she had been previously. Fr. Daneil informs us that his sister said she feels better now than she has in months. If you wish to contact her, she is at: Heartland Nursing Center, Room 512, 4701 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48105. Phone: 734-975-2691. Please keep her in your prayers.
(6) MONTHLY POT-LUCK AND DISCUSSION GROUP FORMED
A new monthly pot-luck lunch and discussion group has been formed, and has met so far on June 22nd and July 13th. It will continue to meet for 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 Religious Community. The next gatherings will be on August 10th, September 21st, October 19th, and November 9th. All are welcome.
(7) PROSFORA: 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. 2015 schedule will start soon.
(8) SUPPORT THE ODO (ORTHODOX DETROIT OUTREACH)
If you would like to do more in a hands-on way to help the poor, needy, hungry and homeless in our community, and put your faith into action, consider volunteering to help the ODO (ORTHODOX DETROIT OUTREACH). They especially need volunteers on Sundays from 1 to 3:00 to serve meals to the needy at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Gilbert Street, near Livernois & Michigan, in Detroit. To learn more, visit their website (www.orthodoxdetroitoutreach.org) and/or contact Janet Damian (email@example.com, or call 313-706-0666).
(9) ON-GOING CHARITABLE WORKS AT ST. INNOCENT
(1) Please continue to help the needy in our community by bringing in food, clothing, toiletries, household items, children’s toys, school supplies, etc., most of which is delivered to the REDFORD INTERFAITH RELIEF (RIR), a local organization run by Redford churches, of which St. Innocent is a very active member. They also welcome household, family & children’s items. (2) Also we continue, as always, to collect donations for the OCMC (Orthodox Christian Missions Center) CANISTER PROGRAM (to support mission priests). (The OCMC canister is by the candle stand.) (3) Please also continue to bring in your empty, clean pop cans and bottles, the refund from which we send to the ST. INNOCENT BOYS’ ORPHANAGE IN TIJUANA, MEXICO, as we have been doing for about 8-9 years. (4) And your USED EYE GLASSES are given to the Lions Club’s Eyes for the Needy program, and volunteers fix them up and distribute eyeglasses to the needy in 3rd- world countries.
(10) NEW ANNOUNCEMENT, JUST RECEIVED LATE FRIDAY, 7/25 (after the bulletin was printed):
ARCHBISHOP JUSTINIAN TRANSFERRED; NEW BISHOP-ELECT YET TO BE CONSECRATED
We were greatly surprised when we received notification late on Friday, July 25th, that our much beloved hierarch, His Eminence Archbishop Justinian, who has been our Archpastor since March 2010, has been transferred to Russia, effective immediately, and that a priest who has been serving as a Russian representative at the United Nations, and also serving at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Fr. George Roshin, has been elected our new bishop at the Holy Synod meeting in Russia on July 25th. Fr. George had been tonsured as a Hieromonk (monk-priest) this past March, and given the new monastic name of "John," in honor of St. John (Maximovitch) of San Francisco. The date for when Hieromonk John will be elevated to Archimandrite, and the date for his consecration as bishop are expected to be announced by Patriarch Kirill soon. The bishop-elect, Hieromonk John, is not unknown to us, for he accompanied Archbishop Justinian to Michigan on one of his recent visits. He seems very nice, speaks English quite well, and has much experience in inter-Christian relations. But we are disappointed to lose Vladyka Justinian so soon, for we had been looking forward to having our beloved Archbishop Justinian with us longer as our chief hierarch. We wish him well in his new work back in Russia. May God grant Vladyka Justinian MANY YEARS! And may God grant to the Hieromonk John all the grace that he needs to work effectively in North America as our new chief hierarch, and protect and preserve him for MANY YEARS!!!
OTHER NEWS & ARTICLES (NOT IN BULLETIN)
(1) Meriam Ibrahim and Family Safe in Italy
After Boarding an Italian Government Aircraft in Khartoum Late Wednesday, Meriam and Family Arrived Safely in Rome Thursday Morning
07/24/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) — International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a 27-year-old mother of two and wife to an American citizen sentenced to death by a Sudanese court in May for her Christian faith, was cleared for travel late Wednesday and is now safely in Italy with her family. Thursday morning-accompanied by Italy's Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli-Meriam, her husband Daniel Wani, and two children, Martin and Maya, deplaned at Rome's Ciampino airport.
News of the Ibrahims' departure was leaked to the media by way of a text message released by an unnamed Italian official, which read, "Meriam, the young Christian woman held in Khartoum after being condemned to death for apostasy, should be arriving in Italy on a government flight." The text was later followed by Deputy Minister Pistelli's exuberant Facebook post: "Mission accomplished."
According to the Daily Telegraph, Meriam "was released after intense diplomatic negotiations from the Italian government and the Vatican ended an ordeal that lasted almost a year." Though, NBC has stated that "it was not immediately clear how or why her flight to Italy was secured."
Following her release from a three-day detention after having been arrested at Khartoum airport — just one day after her June 23 court-ordered release and acquittal — for allegedly forging documents and providing false information when trying to leave the country, Meriam and her family had been provided refuge by the United States government.
The family's departure from Sudan — a U.S.-designated Country of Particular Concern for "systematic, ongoing and egregious religious freedom violations" since 1999 — followed a hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Wednesday afternoon, during which ranking member Representative Karen Bass (D) (CA-37) stated her "understanding that [Meriam's] case was going to be resolved very soon."
Cameron Thomas, ICC's Regional Manager for Africa, said, "Last night, after a nearly year-long struggle, hundreds of thousands of prayers, millions of signatures, and countless hours of advocacy and diplomatic efforts came to pass: Meriam Ibrahim has been released, and she, her husband Daniel, and two children, Martin and Maya, now safe in Rome, are one step closer to a life together, free from persecution for exercising their right to freedom of religion. While celebration is in order, remembrance must be given to the many tens of thousands of others still suffering for their Christian faith under a Sudanese regime bent on establishing a 'purely Islamic' society, by any and all means."
FOR MORE INFORMATION about Meriam and other persecution of Christians throughout the world, visit http://www.persecution.org.
(2) For Prayers for the Journey along THE WAY, Prayer #3, "YOUR PRESENCE" — go to: http://www.stinnocentchurch.com/yourpresence.html
(3) For an interesting article that explores what "salvation" and "being saved" means: "Are You Saved?" — go to: http://www.stinnocentchurch.com/areyousaved.html
(4) For the Life of St. Panteleimon, whose feastday we celebrate today, Sunday, July 27th, go to: http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/07/27/102099-greatmartyr-and-healer-panteleimon
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(5) CALENDAR FOR AUGUST: click here
(6) SERMON BY MET. ANTHONY (BLOOM) of Sourozh, England, for the Epistle (Romans 15:1-7) for today, Sunday, July 27th --- go to: http://www.mitras.ru/eng/eng_77.htm