Sunday, October 13,2019

Memorial for nun Christina prior to Great Vespers on Saturday, October 12th (4:55)

Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council

Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura

Martyrs Karpos, Papylos, Agathodoros & Agathonika at Pergamos

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” – 1 John 5:4-5

Today,  A Brief Festival Recap Meeting : Festival workers and attendees are encouraged to attend to give feedback on this year’s festival: feedback on what worked well and what we might look to do differently next year at the 2020 Festival on Fairfax. 

THIS WEEK

Monday, October 14: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship – Compline and Bible Study at the Haney’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, October 16: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “Baptism” by Dr. John Craton

Thursday, October 17: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship at the Haney’s home 10:00 – Noon

Thursday, October 17: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Saturday, October 19: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at 2:00 in the Fellowship Hall – seethe  insert.

Saturday, October 19:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, October 20: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

During Youth Month, our teens will serve by ushering and reading the Epistle.

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Letter St. Titus. (3:8-15)

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 to 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.”

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Mondays in October- St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship Compline and Bible Study in   Mitchell
  • Thursdays in October –  Bible Study at Becky’s home
  • October 22nd: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home
  • October 25th: Akathist to the Theotokos
  • October 27th: Myrrh Bearers meeting

FAMILY NEWS

We’re approaching that time when the 2020 church calendar will be updated. If you want your birthday, anniversary date, or name day listed or removed, please leave Marcia a message in the office, by phone, or by the highlighted email in the heading of the bulletin.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning C-G.

The Pantry welcomes your donations.  Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan

Happy Anniversary: Howard & Rhonda W (13th)

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

Name Day Blessings: Luke B (18th – Apostle Luke); Fr. Lucas C (18th – Apostle Luke) ; Joel A (19th-Prophet Joel)

Prayer List: Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8

From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers – Tone 8

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.

Apolytikion of St. Jacob of Hamatoura – Tone 3

As a cedar of Lebanon thou growest, * never fearing thy martyrdom and death, * thou becamest a true victor, O Saint Jacob. * For thou didst overcome death with thy mortal flesh, * when thou didst tame all the passions by humility. * And while burning like incense, as a true sacrifice, * thou intercedeth with Christ to grant our souls the great mercy.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Thomas the Apostle Called “The Twin”

Innocent, Apostle to the Americas;

 Venerable Kendeas of Cyprus; Venerable-martyr Makarios of St. Anne Skete on Athos

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “We are called not to do evil, to hate it and to endure it from others. Trials in the life of man do not exist as a result of an evil God, but as an excellent teacher which tries to assist us in beneficial and corrective ways, even during various misfortunes. Whoever believes the only one responsible for evil is God, is seriously mistaken.” – Elder Moses the Athonite

A Heartfelt Thanks to all Volunteers who gave their love, time, energy, and goods

to the Annual Festival on Fairfax!

Chalice Appeal…half way there!  Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order, or place your donation in the offering plate.

THIS WEEK

Monday, October 7: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship weekly Compline and Bible Study at the Haney’s home at 7:00

Tuesday, October 8: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home at 6:00

Wednesday, October 9: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “The Kingdom of God” by Fr. Seraphim

Saturday, October 12:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, October 13: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

During Youth Month, our teens will serve by ushering and reading the Epistle.

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Second Letter to the Corinthians. (6:1-10)

Brethren, working together with Him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain.  For He says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute.  We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to 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!”

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Each Monday in October- St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship Compline and Bible Study  
  • Thursdays in October – 17th – 31st Bible Study at Becky’s home
  • October 17th: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship in Mitchell
  • October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church. Details are forthcoming!
  • October 20th: Parish Council meeting
  • October 22nd: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home
  • October 25th: Akathist to the Theotokos
  • October 27th: Myrrh Bearers meeting

FAMILY NEWS

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning A-B.

The Pantry could use marinara sauce and spaghetti, breakfast bars, and tuna along with your other donations. Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Mihail;  Susan; Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan

Birthday Blessings: Don Haney (6th); Mikaela Hsu (7th); Raymond  Labban (10th); Josiah Skinner (11th); Taylor Shahadey (12th)

Name Day Blessings: Thomas the Apostle(6th): Charles (Thomas) C; Thomas M; Thomas P; Averi V (Philonella– 11th)

Prayer List: Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion for St. Thomas – Tone 3

O holy Apostle Thomas, intercede with our merciful God to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Su

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Venerable Kyriakos, the Hermit of Palestine

Martyr Petronia and those with her in Palestine; Mother Mary the hermit of Palestine;

Martyrs Gudelia, Casdous, Casdoa, Gargalus, Dada and Gobdelaas of Persia

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “What can be simpler than giving a glass of cold water or a piece of bread, or refraining from one’s own desires and petty thoughts? Yet through such things the Kingdom of Heaven is offered to us – by God’s grace.” – St. Peter of Damascus

The Festival is Next Saturday! Look at the list, and see where you fit in.

  • Festival Flyers:   Please grab a couple of them from the narthex or the hallway and post them where appropriate!
  • Festival Yard Signs: Take them from the hallway and display them on your lawn or elsewhere as you see  fit. (Return these signs after the festival.)
  • Bake Shop needs your donations before Saturday, preferably starting on Thursday. (Nina leads the team.)
  • Set-up, both inside and outside: Friday and early Saturday morning. (Dan Rigsby leads the team.)
  • Volunteers throughout the Festival on Saturday: Dan heads the festival effort.

Chalice Appeal…half way there!  Half of the money for the new Chalice has been gifted, thank God. Donations large and small are also welcome.  Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order, or place your donation in the offering plate.

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, October 2: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “Journey to Orthodoxy” by Kh. Marilyn

Thursday, October 3: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Friday, October 4: Set-up Activities throughout the day, starting around 10am

Saturday, October 5:  THE FESTIVAL ON FAIRFAX  –  11-5 (Set-up starts at 8am.)

Great Vespers at  the end of the festival around 5:00

Sunday, October 6: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Second Letter to the Corinthians. (4:6-15)

Brethren, it is the God Who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” Who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. While we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we, too, believe, and so we speak, knowing that He Who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to 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.”

LOOKING AHEAD

  • October 8th: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home – 6:00
  • October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.

FAMILY NEWS

Coffee Hour: There on no scheduled contributors on this, the fifth Sunday, so we encourage volunteering.

The Pantry is nearly FULL,  but your offerings are welcome. Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Mihail;  Susan; Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan

Birthday Blessings: Leanne B  (3rd); Sharon K (3rd)

Name Day Blessings: Heidi N (St. Charitina – 5th)

Prayer List: Traveling mercies for the Webb family’s return; Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion for St. Kyriakos of Palestine – Tone 1

Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Kyriakos, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him that hath given thee strength; glory to Him that hath crowned thee; glory to Him that worketh healings for all through thee.

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.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope

Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy: Martyr Phocas the Gardener; New-martyrs Isaac and Martin

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “A servant of the Lord is the one who in body stands before men, but in mind knocks at Heaven with prayer.” — St. John Climacus

Festival Flyers:  There are hundreds of flyers for our Festival on Fairfax available for you to take and post in your place of study or employment. Please grab a couple of them from the narthex or the hallway and post them where appropriate!

Festival Yard Signs: As we are getting closer and closer to October 5th, we need to advertise the festival in the community. There are signs in the hallway; take what you can to display on your lawn or elsewhere as you see  fit. These signs should be returned to the church after the festival. Thanks for your help. Direct your questions to Daniel Rigsby, Festival Chair, or Fr. Peter Jon.

Chalice Appeal…half way there! His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, made an appeal during his arch-pastoral visit for donors to purchase a new chalice for the church. Since the present gold ones need re-plating, we plan to purchase a new one that is solid silver and will not need to be re-plated in the future. Half of the money for the new Chalice has been gifted, thank God. donations large and small are welcome.  Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order.

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, September 25: O102 “Public Vesting of the Priest” at 6:00 followed by the Divine Liturgy for the Repose of St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist

Thursday, September 26: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Friday, September 27: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00

Saturday, September 28:  Great Vespers at 5:00 ; Inquirers class and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 29: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  

St. George Festival in Fishers continues today at 1pm.

St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Second Letter to the Corinthians. (1:21-2:4)

Brethren, it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; He has put his seal upon us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.  But I call God to witness against me—it was to spare you that I refrained from coming to Corinth.   Not that we lord it over your faith; we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.  For I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit.  For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained?  And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.  For I wrote you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (5:1-11)

At that time, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.  And He saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.  Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, Jesus asked him to put out a little from the land.  And He sat down and taught the people from the boat.  And when Jesus had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing!  But at Thy word I will let down the nets.”  And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them.  And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.  But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”  For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish, which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.  And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.”  And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Festival on Fairfax – Saturday, October 5th, 11am – 5pm! Save the date!
  • October 8th: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home – 6:00
  • October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.

FAMILY NEWS

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning R-Z.

The Pantry is FULL! Let’s wait a week before bringing more! Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Mihail;  Susan; Suhail; George

Birthday Blessings: Johanna Hsu (22nd)

Prayer List: Traveling mercies for the Webb family & Dn. & Marcia’s family; Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

Apolytikion for St. Phocas of Sinope – Tone 4

By choosing the Apostles’ way of life, thou hast succeeded to their throne. Inspired by God, thou didst find the way to divine contemplation through the practice of virtue. After teaching the Word of Truth without error, thou didst defend the Faith to the very shedding of thy blood, O Holy Martyr among bishops Phocas. Entreat the Lord our 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.