Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Hilarion the Great of Palestine
Christodoulos of Patmos the wonderworker; Martyrs Socrates and Theodota at Ancyra; Venerable-confessors Vissarion & Sophronios of Ciorara, & Martyr Oprea of Salistie in Romania

Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.

Nourishment of the Soul: “Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” – Psalm (99) 100:3

The Psalm 103 project from the St. John of Damascus Society is progressing beautifully! To learn more about this spiritual, scientific and artistic endeavor, see Hal Sabbagh or visit https://goo.gl/mv8ASv

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with G-H.

Food Pantry: The need continues. Paper goods and almost everything else is needed. Canned meat and Ravioli are popular, and packages of dry mac/cheese boxes are always selected. (We have peanut butter and beans.)

T-Shirt Sales by OCF: Look in the narthex and on the hall bulletin board for details to purchase this beautiful t-shirt. Cash payments are due today, October 21st. All profits benefit the church.

A Pilgrimage to Holy Dormition Monastery – Meatfare weekend, March 1-3, 2019. We have the unique opportunity to occupy the Guest House (24 beds) that weekend, and attend services Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening and Sunday morning. There will be time to relax in the Guest House, shop in the Gift Shop, take walks on the grounds, and enjoy the delicious meals between the services. There is no charge, but plan to make a donation to the monastery. We will take the All Saints van (seats 12) and beyond that, will help arrange car sharing. Visit the monastery website at https://www.dormitionmonastery.org/ . Questions? See Rhonda or Howard Webb. Sign up deadline is Nov. 15th. Sign up on the Bulletin board or email Rhonda at webbrk1@gmail.com.

Parish Council meets today after Divine Liturgy.

Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.

Receiving the Eucharist: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.

Today, our SOYO teens will receive donations to the Special Olympics at the Antiochian Village.

THIS WEEK
Our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers during Youth Month.

Tuesday, October 23: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, October 24: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, October 25: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, October 26: Akathist to The Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
Saturday, October 27: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO and O101 following at 6:00
Sunday, October 28: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.

LOOKING AHEAD
…O101 Topics in Coming Weeks: (Oct. 27th) Characteristics of Orthodox Christianity; (Oct. 28th) Mindset Matters; (Nov. 3rd) A Healing Purpose; (Nov. 10th) Truth and Tradition
…Our annual parish bonfire and nighttime hayride gala will follow Great Vespers on Saturday, November 3rd
…The Annual Business meeting is on Sunday, November 11thfollowing the Divine Liturgy. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

FAMILY NOTES
The Hobbit: Join Mikaela Hsu (as Kili), Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and other dwarves as they journey to the Lonely Mountain in search of treasure. Shows are on October 19-28, 2018, at the Stages Bloomington Black Box Theatre at Artisan Alley (222 W 2nd St, Bloomington). Tickets at the BCT Box Office. https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-hobbit/

Anniversary Celebrations: Micah & Maria Van H (21st); Don & Dee H (23rd);
Luke & Rachel B (24th)
Birthday Blessings: Ezekiel C (27th)
Name Day Remembrance: James the Brother of the Lord – 23rd: James F; Ezekiel C; James T; Marvin P (Great Martyr Demetrios – 26th)
Memory Eternal: Wilma Jean
Prayer List: Bruce (Barb Grinder’s brother with serious surgery on Monday); Joanna Zaharako (pain relief); Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis and with flood damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “O Lord, how magnified are Thy works. In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”
Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul.” Psalm 103: 24, 1

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (2:16-20)

Brethren, you know that a man is not justified by works of the Law but through faith in Jesus Christ. Even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the Law died to the Law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Luke. (8:26-39)

At that time, Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. And as He stepped out on land, there met Him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, “What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech Thee, do not torment me.” For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. [For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.] Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. And they begged Jesus not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged Jesus to let them enter these. So He gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked Jesus to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so He got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with Jesus; but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare all that God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city all that Jesus had done for him.

Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of St. Hilarion the Great – Tone 8
The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears; and by thy deep sighing thou hast given fruit through thy struggles a hundred-fold. Accordingly, thou hast become a star for the universe, sparkling with miracles. Therefore, O righteous Father Hilarion, intercede with Christ God to save our souls.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council

Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius and Celsus of Milan; Cosmas the Hymnographer, Bishop of Maïuma (adopted brother of St John of Damascus); Venerable Paraskeva of the New of Thrace

Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.

Nourishment of the Soul: “It is impossible to represent and to think of the cross without love. Where the cross is, there is love; in the church you see crosses everywhere and upon everything, in order that everything should remind you that you are in the temple of the God of love, in the temple of love itself, crucified for us.” – St. John of Kronstadt

Housekeeping Alert!
…There are 41 books not returned but checked out of the library in 2016 and 2017! Please check your shelves at home or mark your book as returned!

If you have Festival on Fairfax yard signs still at your home, please bring them to the church ASAP so that we may store them for next year’s event.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with Be-F.

T-Shirt Sales by OCF: Look in the narthex and on the hall bulletin board for details to purchase this beautiful t-shirt: payment due by October 21st. All profits benefit the church.

Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.

Receiving the Eucharist: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.

Food Pantry: Thank you for continuing to fill the pantry. Paper goods and almost everything else is needed. Ravioli was a hit and packages of dry mac/cheese boxes are always selected. (We have peanut butter and beans.)

THIS WEEK
Our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers during Youth Month.

Tuesday, October 16: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, October 17: 40-Day Memorial for Adrian Tudorica (Olga’s brother) at 3:30
Wednesday, October 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, October 18: St. John Fellowship at the Haney’s home in Mitchell – 10:00 – Noon
Thursday, October 18: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Saturday, October 20: Reader Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO and O101 at 6:00
Sunday, October 21: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.

LOOKING AHEAD

Special Olympics at the Antiochian Village: Teens will receive our donations on October 21st.

FAMILY NOTES

The Hobbit: Join Mikaela Hsu (as Kili), Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and other dwarves as they journey to the Lonely Mountain in search of treasure. Shows are on October 19-28, 2018, at the Stages Bloomington Black Box Theatre at Artisan Alley (222 W 2nd St, Bloomington). Tickets at the BCT Box Office. https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-hobbit/

Birthday Blessings: Deacon Lucian S (14th); Mat. Raisa (15th); Linda B (16th); Kaylee F (17th); Aaron H (17th); Joel A (20th)

Name Day Remembrance: Luke B (Apostle Luke – 18th); Fr. Lucas C (Apostle Luke – 18th)

Memory Eternal: Kh. Charlotte Smith; Adrian; Wilma Jean

Prayer List: Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis and with flood damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers.”
Verse: “For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done.” (Daniel 3:26,27)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to Titus. (3:8-15)
(For the Holy Fathers)

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissension, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned. When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful. All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Luke. (8:5-15)

The Lord spoke this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” And when His Disciples asked Him what this parable meant, Jesus said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” As Jesus said this, He called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers – Tone 4
Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise Who didst establish our Holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to Thee.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus of Syria

Hieromartyr Polychronios of Nicaea; Priest Julian and Deacon Caesarius of Campania;
Venerable John the hermit and those with him; Venerable Sergius of Nurma

Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.

Clergy Appreciation Day

Nourishment of the Soul: “We must never fail to preach the Gospel and to live it in every moment of our lives. What good is the Gospel if it cannot be with us in all that we do?” – His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with A-Ba.

Food Pantry:Individual applesauce servings, pancake mixes, instant potatoes and tuna could be added as well as canned meat and various other foods. BTW, the World Food Day report from the Archdiocese indicates our parish ranked second in the nation for canned food and charitable outreach in our archdiocese this year (113,000 lbs!). Adhering to the Lord’s admonition to help the poor continues to be important here among us.

Festival on Fairfax: Many thanks to all those who have spent so many hours and days preparing for — and now hosting this blessed event!

Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.

Receiving the Eucharist: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.

Road Closure: Old Walnut Street Pike is closed during October and November, so take note if that is your usual travel pattern to All Saints.

THIS WEEK
Our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers during October: Youth Month in our archdiocese.

Monday, October 8: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00
Tuesday, October 9: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, October 10: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, October 11: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Saturday, October 13: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO and O101 at 6:00
Sunday, October 14: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

LOOKING AHEAD

40-Day Memorial: You are invited to the memorial for Adrian Tudorica, the beloved brother of Olga Impey and long-time friend of this parish on Wednesday, October 17th at 3:30. It is at All Saints.

Attention College Students: Join us for the Midwest College Conference at the Iakovos Retreat Center December 27-30, 2018. It is a fantastic opportunity for Orthodox College students (age 18-25) from all different backgrounds to gather to learn about their faith, take a break, meet new people, and worship together in a beautiful new Orthodox retreat center, nestled in the beautiful woods of Wisconsin. To encourage Antiochian College students to attend, Bishop Anthony’s Diocesan Council has offered a $75 scholarship to the first 20 Antiochian students that sign up. Spots are filling fast. This conference is a BLAST and simply put can be life-changing. We all know that Antiochians are the most fun, SO GO!! For more information and to register check out the website at http://www.ocf.net/events/college-conference-midwest-2018/ Or contact Peter Karos with ANY QUESTIONS @ ccmidweststudent@ocf.net.

Special Olympics at the Antiochian Village: Teens will receive our donations on October 21st.

FAMILY NOTES

Birthday Blessings: Mikaela H (7th); Ray L (10th); Brice M (11th); Taylor S (12th)
Name Day Remembrance: Averi V (St. Philonella – 11th)
Anniversary Celebration: Howard & Rhonda W (13th)

Anniversaries, Birthday Celebrations or Name Day Remembrances : Now is the time to add your dates for the 2019 calendar updates! Please leave them on Marcia’s desk or email her at lbald3368@aol.com. Also if you need to update your address or contact information, please don’t delay since phone directories are updated too.

Memory Eternal: Kh. Charlotte Smith; Adrian; Wilma Jean

Prayer List: Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis and with flood damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”
Verse: “The Lord has chastened me severely.” (Psalm 117:14,18

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (11:31-12:9)

Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He Who is blessed forever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands. I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who 14 years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Luke. (7:11-16)

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him. As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you: arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited His people!”

Divine Liturgy Variables for choir and parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of Ss. Sergius and Bacchus – Tone 4
Thy martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For, since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Sunday, September 30 – Festival News

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost & Second Sunday of Luke
Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia

Martyrs Rhipsime and Gaiana and companions of Armenia;
Michael the wonderworker, first metropolitan of Kiev; Venerable Gregory of the Pelshma River

Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.

Festival on Fairfax on October 6th is from 11:00 to 5:00.

Nourishment of the Soul: “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in His ways. You shall eat the fruits of your labor; you are blessed, and it shall be well with you.” – Psalm 127 (128): 1-2

Coffee Hour: No one is scheduled today on the 5th Sunday of September. Contributions are encouraged.

Food Pantry: The shelves have empty spots each Sunday, so keep up the good work of helping those who turn to us for help. Tuna was well received along with paper products.. Baked beans, catsup, yellow mustard and salad spreads/ dressings could be added.

Festival Postcards are available for you to take and share with friends, family, classmates, fellow workers, or whomever you wish to invite.

… Our Annual Festival on Fairfax is NEXT SATURDAY! Plan now to come to work, to browse, and to buy! See Chairman Daniel Rigsby for more information.

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, October 2: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, October 3: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, October 4: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Friday, October 5: SET-UP ACTIVITIES inside and outside 9:30-5:30 for the FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 6: SET-UP ACTIVITIES start at 8:00 am
Saturday, October 6: FESTIVAL on FAIRFAX 11:00 – Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, October 7: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Clergy Appreciation Day

LOOKING AHEAD

A wonderful opportunity to share with our Orthodox brothers and sisters!
St. Mary’s in Greenwood’s festival concludes this evening at 7pm. There is still time to attend.

• Orthodoxy 101 meets each Saturday and includes a weekly
20-minute DVD presentation, Journey to Fullness, featuring Orthodox Evangelist Fr. Barnabas Powell, followed by discussion. Steve and April Blair lead the discussion and welcome and encourage you and your friends to attend.

Attention College Students: Join us for the Midwest College Conference at the Iakovos Retreat Center December 27-30, 2018. It is a fantastic opportunity for Orthodox College students (age 18-25) from all different backgrounds to gather to learn about their faith, take a break, meet new people, and worship together in a beautiful new Orthodox retreat center, nestled in the beautiful woods of Wisconsin. To encourage Antiochian College students to attend, Bishop Anthony’s Diocesan Council has offered a $75 scholarship to the first 20 Antiochian students that sign up. Spots are filling fast. This conference is a BLAST and simply put can be life-changing. We all know that Antiochians are the most fun, SO GO!! For more information and to register check out the website at http://www.ocf.net/events/college-conference-midwest-2018/ Or contact Peter Karos with ANY QUESTIONS @ ccmidweststudent@ocf.net.

Church Etiquette
Venerating Icons

When we enter the church, it is traditional to venerate the icons. When venerating (kissing) an icon, we should pay attention to where we kiss. It is not proper to kiss an icon on the face. When we approach an icon to venerate it, we kiss the gospel, scroll, or cross in the hand of the person depicted, or kiss the hand or foot of the person depicted. As we venerate an icon, we show proper respect to the person in the icon – the same respect we would show if we met them in person. And please remember to blot lipstick before kissing.

Holy Bread
After receiving Holy Communion and at the end of the liturgy, it is traditional to eat a piece of holy bread or antidoron- the bread that was left over after Holy Communion was prepared. Antidoron is blessed bread and as such, should be eaten carefully so that crumbs don’t fall all over the place. At the appointed time, we take one piece of antidoron, and when we return to our seat, we eat the bread, trying not to drop crumbs. If you want to give a piece to someone else, which is a beautiful gesture and a way of including our guests in particular, take an extra piece (don’t break yours in half — it produces too many crumbs). Also, we need to monitor our children as they take the antidoron, teaching them to eat it respectfully.

A Final Thought on Church Etiquette
North American society in the early 21stcentury is rather casual in its approach to life. We shouldn’t allow this prevailing attitude to enter into our Orthodox Christian piety. Much of church etiquette is based on common sense and showing respect for God and others. The priest says at every Liturgy, “In the fear of God and with faith and love, draw near.” Let this be the way we approach all of worship. If we do, we will most likely have good church etiquette.

LOOKING AHEAD

FAMILY NOTES

Saying Goodbye: This will be the final Sunday for George and Haley Khalil and little Nour. They are moving to Florida and will be sorely missed!

Birthday Blessings: Leanne B (3rd); Sharon K (3rd); Van L (5th); Don H (6th)

Name Day Remembrance for the Apostle Thomas – 6th: Charles C, Thomas M, Thomas P
Name Day Remembrance: Heidi S (5th)

Anniversaries, Birthday Celebrations or Name Day Remembrances : Now is the time to add your dates for the 2019 calendar updates! Please leave them on Marcia’s desk or email her at lbald3368@aol.com. Also if you need to update your address or contact information, please don’t delay since phone directories are updated too.

Memory Eternal: Mark; Dean; Kh. Charlotte Smith; Adrian; Wilma Jean

Prayer List: Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis and with flood damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.

Receiving the Eucharist: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.”
Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.” (Psalm 32:22,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (9:6-11)

Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Luke. (6:31-36)

The Lord said: “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish Responses

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1
While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Apolytikion of St. Gregory of Armenia – Tone 4
Thou hast become like the Apostles in their states, a successor to their throne, finding indeed the intelligential ladder, O thou God-inspired. Therefore, thou hast followed the Word of God in righteousness, and striven unto blood for the Faith. O Hieromartyr Gregory, intercede with Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.