2017 Slavic Christmas Luncheon

2017 Slavic Christmas LuncheonHoly Myrrh-Bearers Parish will have its 2017 Slavic Christmas Luncheon, noon, Sunday, Dec. 3. It features traditional Eastern-European Christmas foods, basket raffles and a visit from St. Nick.

Seating is limited and tickets are going fast. Cost is $15 those over 12; $8 for children, 8-12; and free for children under 8. Call 610-544-1215 or email HMBChurch@verizon.net to order. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Holy Myrrh-Bearers is at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081 (Ridley Township.)

2017 Slavic Christmas Luncheon

Halubtsi, Halushki At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

The Slavic delights of halubtsi and halushki are featured in a special sale at Holy Myrrh-Bearers  Eastern Catholic Church in Ridley, along with a Ukrainian platter.

The halubtsi or stuffed cabbage is three for $10. The halushki, which is sautéed cabbage, onions and noodles is $4 a pint and $8 a quart.

The Ukrainian platter consists of stuffed cabbage, three pierogies, halushki, kielbasi, coffee and cake and is $8.

Orders must be made by Nov. 6. Pick up for the halubtsi and halushki is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 11. Pick up for the platter is 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov. 12.

To place one call 610-544-1215 for email at HMBChurch@verizon.net.

The church is at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081

 

Halushki At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Halubtsi, Halushki At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Pope Gives Worldly Warning

Pope Gives Worldly WarningPope Gives Worldly Warning — (From Vatican Radio) Only Christ crucified will save us from the demons that make us “slide slowly into worldliness“, saving us also from the “stupidity” that St. Paul talks about to the Galatians, and from seduction.  This was central message of the homily of Pope Francis at his Mass, Friday morning, at the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican.  He was reflecting on the episode in Luke’s Gospel where Jesus casts out a demon, which some people interpret as through power of the devil.

Watchfulness against Devil’s stealth 

The Pope said the Lord asks us be watchful in order not to enter into temptation.  This is why a Christians have to be awake, watchful and careful like a sentinel.  Jesus was not narrating a parable but was stating a truth, i.e when the unclean spirit comes out of a man, he roams about in abandoned places looking for refuge and not finding any, decides to return to where he came from, where the freed man lives.  Hence the demon decides to bring in “seven other spirits worse than him.”  Pope Francis emphasized the word “worse”, saying it has much force in the passage because the demons enter quietly.

Worldliness

The demons thus start being part of the man’s life. With their ideas and inspirations, they help the man to live better and entering his life and heart and start changing him from within, but quietly without making any noise.  This method is different from the earlier diabolic possession which was strong, the Pope explained, adding this time it a diabolic possession, something like in a “living room”.  The devil slowly changes our criteria to lead us to worldliness. It camouflages our way of acting, which we hardly notice. And so, the man, freed from the demon, becomes a bad man, a man burdened by worldliness. And that’s exactly what the devil wants – worldliness, the Pope stressed.

Worldliness, Pope Francis explained, is a spell, a seduction, because the devil is the “father of seduction”. When the devil enters “so sweetly, politely and takes possession of our attitudes,” the Pope said, our values pass from the service of God to worldliness. Thus we become “lukewarm Christians, worldly Christians”, a mixture, something that the Pope described as a “fruit salad” of the spirit of the world and the spirit of God.  All this distances us from the Lord, the Pope said and stressed that the way to avoid it by being vigilant and calm without alarm.

Christ crucified who saves

Watchful means understanding what goes on in my heart, the Pope said, adding, “ It means stopping for a while to examine my life, whether I a Christian, whether I educate my children, whether my life is Christian or worldly?” And one understands this, as Paul points out, by looking at Christ crucified.  One understands where worldliness lies and is destroyed before the Lord’s cross.  The Crucifix saves us from the charms and seductions that lead us to worldliness.

The Holy Father exhorted Christians to examine themselves whether they look up to Christ crucified, whether they pray the Way of the Cross in order to understand the price of salvation, not just from sins but also from worldliness.  The examination of conscience, the Pope said, is done always before Christ crucified, with prayer, after which one has to break loose from one’s comfortable attitudes, through works of charity, visiting the sick, helping someone in need and so on.  This breaks the harmony and the spiritual worldliness that the demon together with seven others tries to create in us, the Pope added.

 

Pope Gives Worldly Warning

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Flea Market 2017

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Flea Market 2017Holy Myrrh-Bearers Flea Market 2017 — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church’s fall flea market will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at the church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

Tables are $20. Call 610-544-1215 by Oct. 7 to reserve a space.

Food vendors will not be accepted, however.

Holy Myrrh-Bears is an Eastern Rite Catholic Church. Liturgies are 5  p.m. Saturdays in English and 10 a.m., Sundays in Ukrainian and English.

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Flea Market 2017

HMB Pierogi Sale Raises $2 G For Harvey Victims

HMB Pierogi Sale Raises $2 G For Harvey VictimsHMB Pierogi Sale Raises $2 G For Harvey Victims — Father John Ciurpita has announced that Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Church raised $2,000 for victims of Hurricane Harvey in the recent special pierogi sale.

The church is at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, PA 19081.

For information about the church visit its Facebook page.

 

HMB Pierogi Sale Raises $2 G For Harvey Victims

Pierogie Sales Resume At HMB Church

Pierogie Sales Resume At HMB Church — Pierogie making has resumed at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Church in Ridley Township and orders are being taken. They can be placed by calling 610-544-1215 or by emailing HMBChurch@verizon.net.

Cost is $8 per dozen.  Please leave your name, phone number and how many dozen you want.

Pickups will be made at the parish hall, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, PA 19081.

Deadlines and pickup dates are:

Last Day to Order               Pick up Date

September 17, 2017            September 22, 2017

October 1, 2017                    October 6, 2017

October 15, 2017                  October 20, 2017

October 29, 2017                  November 3, 2017

November 12, 2017             November 17, 2017

November 26, 2017             December 1, 2017

December 10, 2017             December 15, 2017

 

Pierogie Sales Resume At HMB Church

Pierogie Sales Resume At HMB Church

Gourmet Pierogies At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Gourmet Pierogies At Holy Myrrh-Bearers — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Parish pierogie-makers just couldn’t stop pinching for the entire summer and are now taking orders for a special run of “Gourmet Pierogies.”

Being offered are

Blueberry   –  $6   ½ dozen

Buffalo Chicken  –  $7   ½ dozen

Cheese Steak –  $7    ½ dozen

Jalapeno Cheddar – $5  ½ dozen

Kielbasa & Sauerkraut  –  $7   ½ dozen

Order are being taken  through Sunday, Aug. 13 Call 610-544-1215 for email at HMBChurch@verizon.net.  Leave your name, phone number, and the amount desired.

Pickup is between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday,  Aug. 19 at the Parish Hall, 900 Fairview Road Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

 

Gourmet Pierogies At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

4th Of July Keilbasi Sale

4th Of July Keilbasi Sale — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church is selling keilbasi for the grill for the Fourth of July. Cost is four links for $10 or $12 per ring. Call 610-544-1215 or email HMBChurch@Verizon.net before June 26.

Pick up is 10 a.m. to noon, July 1, at the church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

The Eastern Catholic Church has Divine Liturgy in English 5 p.m., Saturdays and Divine Liturgy sung in English/Ukrainian 10 a.m., Sundays.

Shroud Replica On Display At HMB

Shroud Replica On Display At HMB — A replica of the Shroud of Turin is being displayed through May 5 at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Church in Ridley, Pa.

Visitation times on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday from 1-7 p.m.

The church is at 900 Fairview Road Swarthmore, PA 19081.

Shroud Replica On Display At HMB

Sauerkraut Pierogi Sale At HMB

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Church is having a special sauerkraut pierogi sale. Cost is $10 per dozen. Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 23, by calling 610-544-1215 or emailing HMBChurch@verizon.net.

Pick-up is April 28 at the church, 900 Fairview Rd
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, PA 19081.

Sauerkraut Pierogi Sale At HMB