Saturday of Souls Liturgy at 9 am on February 22nd.
Great Vespers at 5 pm
Sunday, February 23rd : Fundraiser for Orphans in Syria with meal provided by the Myrrh Bearers.
Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare)
February 23, 2014
Hieromartyr Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna; Venerable Gorgonia, sister of Gregory the Theologian; Venerable Zebinas, Polychronios, Moses and Damian near Cyrrhus in Syria;
Venerable Damian of Esphigmenou monastery on Mount Athos
We extend a warm welcome to all visitors.
Please stay for social hour.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Never despise fallen man … never refuse to do good to those who have need of you … Give help. Help others to live. Give food, clothing, and medicine, apply remedies to the afflicted, bind up their wounds, ask about their misfortunes, speak with them of patience and forbearance, and come close to them.” St. John Chrysostom
Communion: 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.
Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.
Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.
Village at Home at St. George Indy: Antiochian Village staff will conduct a retreat on March 1st for Grades 3-12. Pre-register ($20 each participant). See the bulletin board or visit http:// stgindy.org. Information is on the opening page.
Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday evening around 7:00. Father Peter Jon and Rdr. Tikhon’s topic: “When You Fast.”
House Blessing Schedule is on a table in the hall. Sign up today before Great Lent begins!
Today, the Myrrh Bearers will serve a meal for the parish during social hour. Today’s collection befits the Orphans in Syria Fund which Antiochian Women support in our Archdiocese. Please donate your dollars generously if you are able. If you can’t stay, perhaps you could take a plate of food with you!
Wednesday, February26: Vespers at 6:00; 0rthodoxy 101 at 7:00
Saturday, March 1: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, March 2: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Cheese Fare Sunday
Sunday, March 2: Forgiveness Vespers at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 3: Great Lent begins with the Canon of St. Andrew at 6:00 p.m.
The complete Lenten Vespers flyer is in the hall.
March 9: Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Holy Trinity at 5 p.m.
March 23: Lenten Vespers at All Saints at 5 p.m. (We provide a fellowship meal.)
Happy Birthday: Christopher Stroguiludis (27th); Casey & Blake Heil (27th); Mezy Alexander (28th); Mary Barger (28th); Nina Gillquist (March 1st)
Blessed Name Day: Shirley Richardson (St. Photini – 26th)
Memory Eternal: Evelyn; Robert (Lydia’s uncle-January 14th); Dorothy (catechumen Aaron’s grandmother); Dolly (Feb.1st)
Prayer List: Vicki Gans; Alex (Albert) Alexander; Deacon Lawrence; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John, Mother Pelagia and her nuns and orphans, Danica D’Onofrio; Kh. Loretta Wilson; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Dee; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Alex; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Alexander and Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Victor; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”
Verse: “With chastisement has the Lord chastened me.” Psalm 117:14, 18
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (8:8-9:2)
Brethren, food will not bring us closer to God; for neither if we eat, are we better, nor if we do not eat, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this authority of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. For if any one sees you, as someone who has knowledge, reclining at a table in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of the one who is weak be emboldened to eat of the things sacrificed to idols, and through your knowledge the weak brother perishes, for whom Christ died? And thus, sinning against the brethren, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will not eat meat forever, lest I cause my brother to stumble.
Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not you my work in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you; for the seal of my apostleship are you in the Lord.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Matthew. (25:31-46)
The Lord said, “When the Son of man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. Before Him will be gathered all the nations, and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and He will place the sheep at His right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the King will say to those at His right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see Thee hungry and feed Thee, or thirsty and give Thee drink? And when did we see Thee a stranger and welcome Thee, or naked and clothe Thee? And when did we see Thee sick or in prison and visit Thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Then He will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see Thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to Thee?’ Then He will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to Me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”