Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Our Righteous Mother Euphrosyne
Venerable Martyr Paphnoutios of Egypt and those slain with him;
repose of Venerable Sergios of Radonezh
Thought for Today: “To have faith in Christ means more than simply despising the delights of this life. It means we should bear all our daily trials that may bring us sorrow, distress, or unhappiness, and bear them patiently for as long as God wishes and until He comes to visit us. For it is said,’I waited on the Lord and he came to me.” +St. Symeon the New Theologian+
VARIABLE 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 of St. Euphosyne –Tone 8
Through thee, the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Euphrosyne; 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 –Tone 2
O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Unto Thee will I cry, O my God.
The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (4:6-15)
Brethren, seeing that it is the God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, the same also shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of power is from God, and not from us. We are pressed on every way, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; smitten down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our mortal flesh. So, then, death is working in us, but life in you. But having in us the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke,” we also believe, and therefore we also speak, knowing that the One who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up through Jesus, and will make us stand together with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, which is multiplied through the thanksgiving of many, may abound to the glory of God.
The Reading 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.
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.
Welcome Home: Sami, and May God grant: Alex and Sami many years.
Hannah Valentine OCMC missionary: Thank you for supporting her missionary efforts in Albania; donations tosupport her may still be made through the church or the All Saints website.
Orthodox Christians for Life: are accepting donations of diapers, formula, gently used maternity and baby clothing and equipment during the month of September. SOYO will help with delivery/distribution of collected items.
Wednesday, September, 28: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm; followed by Orthodoxy 101. Fr. Peter Jon will present on The Basics: How to Enter a Church
Friday September, 30: festival set up
Saturday October, 1: 20th annual Festival on Fairfax at 11:00am-5:00pm.
Saturday, October, 1: Great Vespers at 5:00pm.
Sunday, October, 2: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Names Day Celebrations: Ross Caton, Archangel Uriel (29th).
Please Read: Today I will include the first in a sequence of brief writings about etiquette (the proper way to behave) in church. These are not meant to be “laws,” but rather instructions on a good and proper way to orient ourselves toward Christ in His holy Church. Perhaps the most important thing to be emphasized here is that we are to look at where I, myself, may fall short and need improvement, and not focus on my neighbor (Matt. 7:3-5).
Love, Fr. Peter Jon
Church Etiquette – Attire in Church (Part 1): It isn’t our tradition to wear shorts to church. This applies to anyone over 12 years of age. Nor should we wear t-shirts with slogans, pictures, or mottos. No sleeveless shirts/blouses or halters; no bare midriffs. A woman’s skirt should cover her knees. Blouses should have a modest neckline. Men should dress as you would for an important meeting. A polo-style or button down shirt is acceptable, as are slacks or trousers. Long sleeves are always preferable. These things are important because we should seek to help our neighbor focus on the worship of the Living God by not distracting him or her with our body or our clothing.
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Herman Swaiko; Metropolitan Kallistos Ware; Joyce; Eric; Kevin, Bob, Sheila.
Prayer List: Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; Uvalde, Texas community; the war torn county of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann, and (brother) George; Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara; Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (Pitzak with cancer);Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna; Vician; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr.Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi,
Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley (Adrian’s uncle), Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Reid’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends), Megan with child.
Coffee Hour Host: Rhonda Webb’s Team with Parishioners S-Z
Next week Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B, plus Festival leftovers; donations may be offered at coffee hour.
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail. Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.