Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy

St. Theodosius (1091)Saint Thaddeus, Apostle of the Seventy, was by descent a Hebrew, and he was born in the Syrian city of Edessa. The holy Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy must be distinguished from St Jude, also called Thaddeus or Levi (June 19), who was one of the Twelve Apostles.

When he came to Jerusalem for a feast day, he heard the preaching of John the Forerunner. After being baptized by him in the Jordan, he remained in Palestine. He saw the Savior, and became His follower. Continue reading

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August 14, 2016

Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God
MONDAY, AUG 15:

HOLY DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Great Matins – 7:30 am;
Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am and 7:00 pm (Bilingual).

Blessing of flowers at each Liturgy.
Great Vespers and Lytia will be celebrated on Sunday, August 14th, at 4 PM.

St. Theodosius of the Kyiv Caves

Commemorated May 3/16, September 2/15;
Translation of His Relics August 14/27

Theodosius, whose name means “gift of God,” grew up in the small cities of Vasilkiv and Kursk where his father was a judge. Although his parents were Christian and gave him an education directed primarily at the study of Scripture, they were astonished to see his heart so completely overtaken by love for God.

His father died when Theodosius was 13, and this caused the boy to retreat still further from the world common to one of his age and social rank. He gave away his good clothes, preferring to dress like the poor, and found pleasure in helping the peasants with their work. He often Continue reading

St. Theodosius (1091)St. Josaphat’s Bulletin
August 14th to 21st 

13th Sunday after Pentecost

Tone 4; Transfer of the Relics of St. Theodosius (1091); Fore-feast of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God; Holy Prophet Micah;
Dormition Fast.

The Transfiguration of Jesus on the High Mountain

The Transfiguration on the High Mountain

(Luke 9:28-36, Mk 9:1-29)

1. When and where did the transfiguration of Jesus take place?
2. Why did Jesus reveal His glory to His three disciples?
3. How is the Transfiguration a Theophany and a revelation of the Trinity?
4. When did the second prophecy of Jesus death take place?
5. Why the appearance of Moses and Elijah?
Venerable Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky

Ukrainian leader who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust is declared venerable

by Cindy Wooden

Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky

The archbishop, who led the Ukrainian Church for 40 years, died four months into the Soviet occupation

Pope Francis has signed a decree declaring “venerable” Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the tumultuous period of both world wars and at the beginning of Soviet occupation.
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Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God

The Dormition Fast

Begins on Monday (tomorrow), August 1st, and ends with the Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God on August 15th. During the fast: abstinence of meat on the first day (Aug 1), Wednesdays and Fridays.

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August 1, 2016

floodingOur church basement was flooded during a severe rainstorm on Friday, July 15th. Renovations are currently underway. Access to the basement is restricted until all work is completed.

Please continue to use the north side staircase (by the elevator) to access washrooms.