St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

903 Ann Street

Homestead, Pa. 15120-1615

The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese

Pastor - Very Reverend Protopresbyter Robert A. Buczak

Parish Deacon - Father Deacon Artemius Stienstra

Cantor/Choir Director – Reader Andrew Talarovich Jr.

Weekday Cantors – Donald Bodnar Jr. & Pani Kathy Buczak

Sub-deacons - David Urban, Andrew Halapin Jr. & Marc Wisnosky

Council President – George Murin

Rectory Office Phone………….………………………….…………………………412-461-3264

Mobile Phone………………….……………………………………………….……412-759-4481

Church Office & Auditorium…………………………………….………………… 412-461-9437

Web Site..………………………………………………………………


Vol. 08 No. 28 January 15th, 2012

Sunday Before Theophany

St. Sylvester

Matins - 8:00 am

Divine Liturgy – 9:00 am

Panachida for Mary Evans Juba, Michael Evans, and Marlene Flaherty

offered by Ed, Lucia and Nick Ferchak

Panachida for Michael Harris Jr. (12th Anniversary) offered by

Barbara Ann, Michael, George, Patti, & Grandsons Matthew and Jeffrey

Resurrection Tone 6

Matins: John 20:19 -31

Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:5-8 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8

Tropar & Kondak: Red Book pages 111 & 162 / Blue Book pages 96 & 142


CHURCH BOARD MEETING – Monday, January 16th, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

Auditors meet at 6:30 pm

(Short Executive Board meeting to follow Monthly Meeting)


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Royal Hours of Theophany – 7:00 PM


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A day of Strict Fasting

Theophany Eve Vigil

Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great – 8:00 am

+ Thomas Bayuzik (40th Day) offered by Albert and Jacqueline Maurer

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 Gospel: Luke 3:1- 18

Tropar & Kondak: Red Book pages 163 / Blue Book pages 143


Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 ---- 6:00 PM


In the St. Nicholas Church Auditorium – ALL ARE WELCOME!

We are asking our faithful to bring a covered fasting dish!

Day of Strict Fasting

Vigil Service of Theophany with the Blessing of Water – 7:00pm


Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The Feast of the Theophany of our Lord

Divine Liturgy – 9:00 am

+ Elsie Duleba offered by Francis Duleba

Epistle: Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 Gospel: Matthew 3: 13-17

Tropar & Kondak: Red Book pages 164-168 / Blue Book pages 145-148


Friday, January 20th, 2012

Synaxis of St. John the Baptist

Divine Liturgy – 9:00 am

Epistle: Acts 19: 1-8 Gospel: John 1: 29-34

Tropar & Kondak: Red Book pages 164, 168-169 / Blue Book pages 145, 148-150


Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Sunday After Theophany

The Martyr Polyeuctus

Matins - 8:00 am

Divine Liturgy – 9:00 am

Panachida for Virginia Morgan offered by Agnes Kane

Resurrection Tone 7

Matins: John 21:1 -10

Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13 Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17

Tropar & Kondak: Red Book pages 164-168, 114,169-170 / Blue Book pages 145-148, 99 & 150


BULLETIN & ALTAR CANDLES – The “Notes From St. Nicholas” Bulletin and Altar Candles are offered in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Marriage of Donald and Janice Kerr by their son Jeffrey.


BIRTHDAY PRAYERS – are offered for Maria Schoff who is celebrating her birthday (the small “0” by her family; for Michael Novotni who celebrated his birthday Monday, January 9th by Nikolas and Geri Novotni; for John Michael Piscitelli who celebrated his birthday Saturday, January 14th by his Grandparents and Megan Piscitelli who is celebrating her birthday, Friday, January 20th by Mom and Dad.


ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS - are offered for Ernie and Merle Pido who celebrated their Anniversary of Marriage Tuesday, January 10th by their daughter Gaylene Merritt and family.


ALTAR FLOWERS - are offered on January 15th in memory of Margaret and Theodore Segida by their children Nancy, Theodore and James.



The Annual Meeting of the St. Nicholas Cemetery Association will be held January 29, 2012 at 11:45 am (After the Coffee Social) in the St. Nicholas Church Auditorium. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. Proposals for the annual meeting must be presented in written form before Sunday, January 22nd, 2012. This is the first official announcement of the meeting!

The Cemetery Association will sponsor the Coffee Social for this meeting.





Thank you for your donation:

Fr. Robert & Pani Kathy - $200.00 Rose Jordanoff - $1,200.00 Luca Paganico - $100.00

Kira Fischer - $200.00 Susan Semancik - $400.00 Audrey Rajakovich - $400.00

Trona Paganico - $200.00 Cheryl Tomko - $100.00 Noah Thorn - $40.00 Alexander and Ruth Salio - $25.00 Donald Bodnar - $20.00 Michael and Marion Lavra - $10.00

Williams Family - $50.00 Megan Piscitelli - $500.00 Raymond Hovan - $200.00 Kira Pronin - $200.00 Helen Revak - $100.00 Alex and Betty Wuchevich - $100.00

Mary Janicko - $25.00




Betty Murin

Sandi Babbie

Mary Ann Grossett

Ann Opsitos

Gary Clements

Mary Regdon

Esther Trumpower

Margaret Stemler

Mary Waselko

Emma Yuhasz

Valeria Bayurova

Janice Kerr

Joseph & Olga Grimes

Brittany Williams

Ernest Vasil

Olga Smoley

Frank Wirczorek

Kayla Rush

Dana Andrade

Elmer Konar

Jason Brickner

Andrew Havrilla Jr.

Ray Hovan

Margaret Banyas

Annie Timko

Thomas Buczak

William Lasobik

Debbie Hurley

Paul Hreha

Helen and Michael Beres

Alice Bakaysza

Joanne Bodnar

Wendy Stahl.

Thomas Tihey

Bill & Shirley Majernik

Dan Sarver

Butch Toboz

Dan Hlasnick

George Lavra

Ed & Kay Popovich

Florence Kost

Bernie Buczak

Sandy Johnson

George Rohaly

Florence Bayuzik

Anna Dzuka

Larry Oleksa

Andrew Ehnot

Mary Popovich

Rose Mary Hurney


David Burns

Helen Chupinka

Dolores Wasosky

Ron Moxson

Lori Jones

Marilyn Myers

Proto-Deacon Michael Sochka

Linda Hazelback

Candice Smith

Olivia O’Neill

Pete and Peter Iaquinta

Margaret Yawkey

David Durkota

Cynthia Craft

Elizabeth Lehman

Fr. Athanasios Emmert

Patty Misichko

Fr. Michael Rustic

Fr. Thomas Blaschak


Rectory Office HoursFather is available any time by appointment.

Emergency Sick Calls can be made at any time. Please phone the rectory when a family member is admitted to the hospital.

Marriages are solemnized on Saturdays or Sundays. Consult the pastor at least six months in advance and before plans have been made for the wedding reception. Marriages cannot be celebrated during the fasting seasons of the church, or on Fridays.

Baptisms are normally scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays. Consult the pastor. Two God-parents are required, at least one of whom must be Orthodox by faith and the other a practicing Christian.

Church Funerals are provided for practicing Orthodox Christians who are current in their spiritual and financial obligations to the parish; otherwise burial is from the funeral home.

The Church does not permit cremation.


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