Palm Sunday, April 21st

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Feast of Palm Sunday

Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem

**Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom**

Welcome to All Saints!

Lenten Nourishment:  “Prayer for others which is made gently and with deep love is selfless and has great spiritual benefit.” – St. Porphyrios of Kafsokalyvia

Flowers: Many lilies are needed while decorating the nave for Holy Pascha. You can help with the expense as well as enjoy the beauty of the church by donating to the flower fund or by bringing lilies to the social hall next Thursday, Friday and early Saturday. You may also email Fr. Peter Jon of commemorative  names of  loved ones, both living and deceased, to be remembered in prayer with your donations.

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Campaign: On the Sunday after Holy Pascha, all donations are collected and sent to the Archdiocese. If you want to donate, your checks may be addressed to All Saints with FFHP in the memo line, and All Saints will send one check. Your response to this need has always overflowed with compassion.

A Pitch-In is scheduled for Palm Sunday. Salmon is being donated, but we hope those with last names beginning H–P from the regular schedule will help set up and clean up. Fish and wine may be served!

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.

Mercy meals for the Herman and Johanna Hannan as their baby is ready to make his appearance.

Heidi is coordinating this gift of love.

Tasks that Remain during this Holy Season and more information

After Divine Liturgy today

  • Remove decorative palms and place them on the iconostasis steps on each side of the royal doors.

During Holy Week

  • Get the plastic eggs from upstairs and fill them with the provided candies in Father’s office.
  • Prepare the luminaries for the Pascha Eve service.
  • Place the luminaries around the church and light them by 9:30-9:45 as people arrive (if not raining).
  • Ask Charles if he needs any help with anything!
  • Put  Processional Candles, cups, donation basket in the narthex for Friday night, Saturday night, and Agape Sunday and clean up after each service to keep the money secured and the area neat.
  • Clean up volunteers after the Break-the-Fast meal after the Pascha Eve Liturgy.
  • PASCHA EVE: bring your personal Pascha baskets and leave them by the iconostasis in a place provided.
  • Red dye is available in the hallway for the traditional Red Eggs of Pascha. Packages are free if you are bringing eggs to share; otherwise the price is marked. Be aware than one package colors MANY, MANY eggs!

Agape Sunday

  • Plan NOW to contact Charles for reading the Gospel in a language.
  • If you would like to participate in the preparation for or leadership of the egg hunt, please contact Fr. Peter Jon by email.
  • Clean up crew volunteers are needed after the pitch-in meal.

FAMILY NOTES

“Congratulations to Johanna Hsu on her becoming a US citizen this week. May God grant you many years!“

 “Congratulations to Andrew and Amanda  (Herman and Hermione) on their reception into the communion of the Holy Orthodox Church. May God grant you many years!“

Food Pantry:  Our food pantry is well-stocked, thanks to you all!

Prayer List: Vicki  (surgery this week);Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood 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.

Birthday Blessings: Alexander Pierce (21st); Elizabeth Arthur (24th); Paul Blair (24th);  Maria Van Hoff (25th)

Name Day Remembrances: Griffin Finchum (St. George-23rd); Georges Tabbal (St. George-23rdt); Elizabeth Arthur (Elizabeth the Wonderworker-24th); Elise Arnold (Elizabeth the Wonderworker-24th)

HOLY WEEK begins with the first Bridegroom service tonight at 5pm,

with services following each day of the week at 9am and 6pm.

Plan now to attend as many as you are able.

THIS WEEK

Monday, April 22

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • 2nd Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00

Tuesday, April 23

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • 3rd Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00

Wednesday, April 24

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • Holy Unction Service at 6:00

Thursday, April 25

  • Vesperal Liturgy for the Anniversary of the Mystical Supper of Christ, followed by the Rite of the Washing of the Feet at 9:00
  • Orthros of the Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels at 6:00

Friday, April 26

  • The Royal Hours of Holy Friday at 9:00
  • Great Vespers of the Taking Down of Christ from the Cross at 3:00
  • Orthros with the Lamentations at 6:00
  • All Night Vigil of  the reading of the Psalter until morning.

Saturday, April 27

  • Vesperal Liturgy at 9:00
  • Evening Pascha Service with Rush, Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 10:00
  • Breaking-the-Fast  meal with foods provided but donations are accepted with pleasure.

Sunday, April 21

  • Agape Vespers at Noon with the reading of the Holy Gospel in many languages
  • Procession to the Empty Tomb
  • Egg Hunt
  • Pitch-In Pascha Feast

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 goes first.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Philippians. (4:4-9)

Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, these do; and the God of peace will be with you.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (12:1-18)

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus who had died was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with Him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of His Disciples (he who was to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the moneybox he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of My burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.” When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!” His Disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him. The crowd that had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet Jesus was that they heard He had done this sign.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Refrain of The Second Antiphon and Entrance Hymn

Save us, O Son of God, Who didst sit upon the foal of an ass, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday – Tone 1

In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. Wherefore, we also, like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Apolytikion of Palm Sunday – Tone 4

O Christ God, when we were buried with Thee in Baptism, we became deserving of Thy Resurrection to immortal life. Wherefore, we praise Thee, crying: Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Kontakion of Palm Sunday – Tone 6

Upborne upon the heavenly throne, and seated upon the earthly foal, O Christ our God, receive the praises of angels and the hymns of men, exclaiming before Thee: Blessed is He that cometh to restore Adam.

Megalynarion for Palm Sunday- Tone 4 (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

God the Lord hath appeared unto us; let us celebrate the Feast, and let us rejoice and magnify Christ. With palms and branches let us raise our voices unto Him with praise, saying: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, our Savior.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn for Palm Sunday) – Tone 8

Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.

During the customary procession around the exterior of the church which follows “Blessed be the Name of the Lord”, the choir may sing the Apolytikia of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday, and the Trisagion Hymn.

Sunday, April 14 – April 20, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

Commemoration of our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt

Apostles Aristarchos, Pudens and Trophymos of the Seventy; Martyr Thomais of Alexandria;

 New-martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesos

Welcome to All Saints!

Lenten Nourishment:  “Prayer, together with almsgiving, can furnish us with countless good things from above. They can quench the fire of sin in our souls and can give us great freedom. Cornelius had recourse to these two virtues and sent his prayers up to heaven. Because of these two virtues he heard the angel say: ‘Thy prayers and thy alms have gone up and been remembered in the sight of God. (Acts 10:4)’” – St. John Chrysostom

His Grace Bishop ANTHONY to visit next weekend:  We have the joy of hosting our beloved Bishop ANTHONY for the Canon of Lazarus on Friday at 6pm, and for the services of Lazarus Saturday morning beginning at 9am. A meal and reception for His Grace, also honoring the newly illumined Herman and Hermione (Andrew and Amanda) will follow the Saturday morning liturgy. Scrumptious food will be provided. Please plan to attend this blessed occasion!

Decoration and preparation for Palm Sunday will happen next Saturday afternoon.  Please contact Charles Coats if you would like to help!

HOLY WEEK begins with the first Bridegroom service next Sunday at 5pm, with services following each day of the week at 9am and 6pm. Plan now to attend as many as you are able.

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Campaign: This  is a major charitable fund of our Antiochian Archdiocese, benefitting many in this nation and around the world. On the Sunday after Holy Pascha, all donations are collected and sent to the Archdiocese. If you want to donate, your checks may be addressed to All Saints with FFHP in the memo line,  and we will send one check. Your response to this need has always overflowed with compassion.

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

This evening, All Saints will host Lenten Great Vespers at 5:00. Guests from Central Indiana and beyond will worship with us, hear a homily presented by Fr. Lucas Christensen, and enjoy a social hour with light refreshments. Plan now to greet our friends.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, April 17: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00, followed by a light meal with teaching

Thursday, April 18: St. John Fellowship at the Haney’s home at 10:00;  Afternoon Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00; OCF at the Webb’s home at 6:00

Friday, April 19: BISHOP ANTHONY – Canon of the Raising of Lazarus at 6:00

Saturday, April 20: BISHOP ANTHONY – 9:00 Baptism and Chrismation of Andrew & Amanda Holland; Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for St. Lazarus at 9:50 ; Reception follows. Palm Sunday preparations.

Saturday, April 20: Great Vespers at 5:00 SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, April 21: PALM SUNDAY Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00; 1st Bridegroom Orthros at 5:00

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Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Hebrews. (9:11-14)

Brethren, when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), He entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (10:32-45)

At that time, Jesus took His twelve Disciples, and began to tell them what was to happen to Him, saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles.  And they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit upon Him, and kill Him; and after three days He will rise.” And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Him, and said to Him, “Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire” And Jesus said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And they said to Him, “Grant us to sit, one at Thy right hand and one at Thy left, in Thy glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” And they said to Him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized. But to sit at My right hand or at My left is not Mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to Him and said to them, “You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be servant of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

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.

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 of St. Mary of  Egypt – Tone 8

Through thee, the divine likeness was securely preserved, O Mother Mary; for thou didst carry the cross and follow Christ. By example and precept thou didst teach us to ignore the body, because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore, doth thy soul rejoice with the angels.

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.

Megalynarion – St. Basil’s  Liturgy (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation: the angelic hosts, and the race of men, O hallowed Temple and noetic paradise, glory of Virgins, of whom God was incarnate and became a little child, even our God Who is before all the ages; for He made thy womb a throne, and thy body He made more spacious than the heavens. In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation; and it glorifieth thee.

FAMILY NOTES

Food Pantry:  Our food pantry is well-stocked, thanks to you all!

Prayer List: Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) and newborn son;; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood 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.

Birthday Blessings: Amanda Holland (14th); Subdn. Jon Weber (14th); Marvin Piercefield (15th); Gabriella Crandall (20th)

Name Day Remembrances: Molly Alexander (St. Mary of Egypt– 14th); Subdn. Jon (St. John of Vilna-14th); Ayris Finchum (St. Anastasia -16th)

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent

Commemoration of John Climacus, Author of “The Ladder”

Martyr Kalliopios of Cilicia; Venerable George, Bishop of Mitylene;

Repose of Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North America

Welcome to All Saints!

Lenten Nourishment:  “A holy soul cares for his neighbors, either close at hand or far away. He cares where the homeless will spend the night, how the hungry will be fed, with what the naked will be clothed. He cares and he prays for the salvation of his neighbors.” -St. Nicholas Velimirovich

We welcome today Fr. Isaac Gillette and Khouria Beth. Father Peter Jon and his family have been attending a conference at the Village in Pennsylvania and will return early this week.

This evening,  Lenten Great Vespers will be at St. George in Fishers at 5:00.

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

Food Pantry:  Many families continue to be blessed weekly by your donations!  Take an occasional peak in Marcia’s office to see what’s needed. Paper goods would be appreciated.

Meal Relief for the Arthurs: As Elizabeth continues to recover, please leave meatless donations in the church refrigerator, labeled and if possible in non-return containers. There is a sign-up sheet in the hall.

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.

Texting the Priest: Fr. Peter has requested that, in lieu of texting, parishioners email him at frpeterjon@allsaintsbloomington.org.  All are welcome to call him on his cell phone and, if he is not immediately available, to leave a voicemail. If there is a life-and-death emergency, please call and text.

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, April 9: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, April 10: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00, followed by a light meal with teaching

Thursday, April 11: Afternoon Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Friday, April 12: Akathist Hymn at 6:00

Saturday, April 13: Parish Workday at 10:00; Great Vespers at 5:00 SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, April 14:  Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00; We will host Lenten Vespers, starting at 5:00 and followed by a homily by Fr. Lucas Christensen and a light meal.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Hebrews. (6:13-20)

Brethren, when God made a promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater by whom to swear, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. Men indeed swear by one greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of His purpose, He interposed with an oath. So that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (9:17-31)

At that time, a man came to Jesus, kneeling down and saying unto him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked Thy Disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” And Jesus answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to Me.” And they brought the boy to Him; and when the spirit saw Jesus, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, “How long has he had this?” And he said, “From childhood. And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if Thou canst do anything, have pity on us and help us.” And Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again.” And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when Jesus had entered the house, His Disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” And Jesus said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.” They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And Jesus would not have anyone know it; for He was teaching His Disciples, saying to them, “The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and after He is killed, He will rise on the third day.”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

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. John Climacus – 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 hundredfold. Accordingly, thou hast become a star for the universe, sparkling with miracles. Therefore, O righteous Father John Climacus, intercede with Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion for Sundays in Great Lent (and the Akathist to the Theotokos) – Tone 8

To thee, the Champion Leader, do I offer thanks of victory, O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror; but as thou that hast that power invincible, O Theotokos, thou alone can set me free: from all forms of danger free me and deliver me, that I may cry unto thee: Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom.

Megalynarion – St. Basil”s  Liturgy (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation: the angelic hosts, and the race of men, O hallowed Temple and noetic paradise, glory of Virgins, of whom God was incarnate and became a little child, even our God Who is before all the ages; for He made thy womb a throne, and thy body He made more spacious than the heavens. In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation; and it glorifieth thee.

FAMILY NOTES

Prayer List: Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Laura Sue and Elmo; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) and newborn son;; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood 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.

Memory Eternal:  Agnes (February 28th); Maggie (March 13th)

Anniversary Blessings: Lucia   & Aurelian (9th)

Sunday, March 31, 2019 Life-Giving Cross

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Third Sunday of Great Lent

Veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

Welcome to All Saints!

Lenten Nourishment:  “Whoever gives a hand to help his neighbor is helped by God’s own hand.”

St. Isaac the Syrian

This evening,  Lenten Great Vespers will be at St. John the Forerunner in Indianapolis at 5:00.

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

Food Pantry:  Many families continue to be blessed weekly by your donations!  Take an occasional peak in Marcia’s office to see what’s needed. Paper goods would be appreciated.

Presanctified Liturgy OpportunityThere will be no service at All Saints this Wednesday, as Father Peter will be out of town. However, Fr. Jerome Sanderson has extended a warm invitation for our parishioners to celebrate the Presanctified Liturgy Wednesday with the faithful of Christ the Savior Bulgarian Orthodox Mission in downtown Nashville. Howard Webb will drive the Saints van, leaving at 4:15 to arrive in time for the 5:00 service.  Please note that the service is at 5pm, not 6pm.  See Howard or Rhonda to reserve a seat in the van.

Meal Relief for the Arthurs: You have likely received an email about Elizabeth’s automobile accident. Thanks be to God for her safety and that of Joel and Felicity. As she recovers, your offerings will help her and Cody focus on healing instead of meal preparation. Leave your meatless donations in the church refrigerator, labeled and if possible in non-return containers. There is a sign-up sheet in the hall.

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.

Father Peter Jon will be out of town this week; however services continue as usual  on Saturday and Sunday with  Fr. Isaac Gillette of Missouri at the altar.

Texting the Priest: Fr. Peter has requested that, in lieu of texting, parishioners email him at frpeterjon@allsaintsbloomington.org.  All are welcome to call him on his cell phone and, if he is not immediately available, to leave a voicemail. If there is a life-and-death emergency, please call and text.

THIS WEEK

During Great Lent, we will observe the fast during meal and snack times.

Wednesday, April 3: Presanctified Liturgy at 5:00 at Nashville

Thursday, April 4: Afternoon Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00; OCF at the Webb’s home 6:00

Friday, April 5: Akathist Hymn at 6:00

Saturday, April 6: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, April 7:  Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00; 5pm Lenten Vespers : St. George in Fishers

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Hebrews. (4:14-5:6)

Brethren, since we have a High Priest, Who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One Who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt Himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by Him Who said to Him, “Thou art My Son, today I have begotten Thee”; as He says also in another place, “Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (8:34-9:1)

The Lord said, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” And Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God come with power.”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

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 for the Holy Cross – Tone 1

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, granting to Thy people victory over all their adversaries, and by the power of Thy Cross preserving Thine estate.

Kontakion for Sundays in Great Lent (and the Akathist to the Theotokos) – Tone 8

To thee, the Champion Leader, do I offer thanks of victory, O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror; but as thou that hast that power invincible, O Theotokos, thou alone can set me free: from all forms of danger free me and deliver me, that I may cry unto thee: Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom.

The Anti-Trisagion (instead of Holy God…)

Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, Master, and Thy Holy Resurrection we glorify.

Megalynarion – St. Basil”s  Liturgy (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation: the angelic hosts, and the race of men, O hallowed Temple and noetic paradise, glory of Virgins, of whom God was incarnate and became a little child, even our God Who is before all the ages; for He made thy womb a throne, and thy body He made more spacious than the heavens. In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation; and it glorifieth thee.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for the Third Sunday

The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia.

DURING GREAT LENT

  • Presanctified Liturgy each Wednesday is followed by teaching and a light meal (April 3rd cancelled)
  • The Akathist to the Holy Theotokos will be chanted each Friday.
  • Each Sunday Evening Lenten Vespers will be at a different church at 5:00. [April 7th – St. George , Indy; April 14th – All Saints]

FAMILY NOTES

Prayer List: Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & baby Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Laura Sue and Elmo; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) and newborn son;; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood 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.

Blessed Name Day: Molly A (St. Mary of Egypt – 1st); Zane N (St. Nicetas – 3rd); Polina M (St. Appolinaria – 4th)

Memory Eternal:  Agnes (February 28th); Maggie (March 13th)

Happy Birthday: Brian O (2nd); Irene W (3rd); Jennifer R (5th)

Sunday, March 24, 2019 with Annunciation Liturgy on Monday

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Second Sunday of Great Lent

Commemoration of Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica

Venerable Zachariah the recluse and Artemon, bishop of Seleucia;

New-hieromartyr Parthenios, Patriarch of Constantinople

**Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great**

Welcome to All Saints!

Lenten Nourishment:  “It seems that from my childhood I had a great desire to help those suffering, especially those whose souls are in pain…We must rise from the mournful earth to Heaven and rejoice with the angels over the salvation of a single saved soul, over a single cup of cold water given in the Name of the Lord.”

St. Elizabeth, the New Martyr

This evening,  Lenten Great Vespers will be at Ss. Constantine & Elena at 5:00.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning H-P.

Food Pantry:  Please remember the third leg of the spiritual stool (acts of charity), and generously give to our food pantry to help feed those in need. Many families continue to be blessed weekly by your donations!  Take an occasional peak in Marcia’s office to see what’s needed.

Seminarian Offering:  A heartfelt “Thank You!” to all who answered the call of our beloved Metropolitan JOSEPH last Sunday to provide for the needs of our seminarians and future clergy of this archdiocese.  $433 was given to ease the burden of seminary families.

The Annunciation: The Festal Liturgy will take place at 10am, tomorrow on Monday, March 25th. Fish, wine and oil are permitted to celebrate this great feast in the midst of the Great Fast.

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

During Great Lent, we will observe the fast during meal and snack times.

Monday, March 25: Festal Liturgy of the Great Feast of the Annunciation at 10:00

Wednesday, March 27: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00followed by a light meal and teaching

Thursday, March 28: Afternoon Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Friday, March 29: Akathist Hymn at 6:00

Saturday, March 30: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, March 31:  Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.

5pm Lenten Vespers at – St. John the Forerunner in Indianapolis

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Hebrews. (1:10-2:3)

 “In the beginning, Thou, O Lord, didst found the earth, and the heavens are the work of Thy hands; they will perish, but Thou remainest; they will all grow old like a garment, like a mantle Thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed.  But Thou art the same, and Thy years will never end.”  But to what angel has He ever said, “Sit at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies a stool for thy feet”?  Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?  Therefore, we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.  For if the message, declared by angels, was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?  It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard Him.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (2:1-12)

At that time, when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that He was at home.  And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and He was preaching the Word to them.  And they came, bringing to Jesus a paralytic carried by four men.  And when they could not get near Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay.  And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”  Now, some of the scribes were sitting there, reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak thus?  It is blasphemy!  Who can forgive sins but God alone?”  And immediately Jesus, perceiving in His spirit that they thus reasoned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you reason thus in your hearts?  Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your pallet and walk’?  But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” – He said to the paralytic – “I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home.”  And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all.  So that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

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   for St. Gregory Palamas – Tone 8

O Star of Orthodoxy, support of the Church and its teacher, O comeliness of ascetics, and incontestable champion of those who speak in theology, Gregory the wonder-worker, the pride of Thessalonica and preacher of grace, implore thou constantly for the salvation of our souls.

Kontakion for Sundays in Great Lent (and the Akathist to the Theotokos) – Tone 8

To thee, the Champion Leader, do I offer thanks of victory, O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror; but as thou that hast that power invincible, O Theotokos, thou alone can set me free: from all forms of danger free me and deliver me, that I may cry unto thee: Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom.

Megalynarion – St. Basil”s  Liturgy (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation: the angelic hosts, and the race of men, O hallowed Temple and noetic paradise, glory of Virgins, of whom God was incarnate and became a little child, even our God Who is before all the ages; for He made thy womb a throne, and thy body He made more spacious than the heavens. In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation; and it glorifieth thee.

DURING GREAT LENT

  • Wednesday’s Presanctified Liturgy  is a beautifully ancient form of Great Vespers with communion to strengthen us for the fast. An edifying teaching with soup supper will follow each week — a cherished time of fellowship for many in our community. Refrain from eating or drinking after lunchtime in preparation for Holy Communion.
  • The Akathist to the Holy Theotokos will be chanted each Friday.
  • Each Sunday Evening Lenten Vespers will be at a different church at 5:00. [April 7th – St. George , Indy; April 14th – All Saints]

FAMILY NOTES

Prayer List: Hannah, Ty, & baby Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Laura Sue and Elmo; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) and newborn son;; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood 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.

Blessed Name Day: Nolan Arnold (St. Gregory Palamas – 24th); Gabriella Crandall (Archangel Gabriel – 26th); Gabe Stant (Archangel Gabriel – 26th)

Memory Eternal: Justin (22); Agnes (February 28th); Maggie (March 13th)

Happy Birthday: Tristan R (26th); Matthew C (26th); Nina R (29th); Darryl J (29th)