First Sunday after Pentecost: All Saints Sunday
Holy, Glorious Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew
Thought for Today: “We ought to have the most lively spiritual union with the heavenly inhabitants, with all the saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs, prelates, venerable and righteouspersons, as they are all members of one single body, the Church of Christ, to which we sinners also belong with the living Head of which is the Lord Jesus Christ. This is why we call upon them in prayer, converse with them, thank and praise them. It is urgently necessary for all Christians to be in union with them, if they desire to make Christian progress; for the saints are our friends, our guides to salvation, who pray and intercede for us.” – St. John of Kronstadt-
Join us today for the Myrrh Bearers Fundraiser Picnic
Immediately following the Divine Liturgy on this our patronal feast of All Saints!
VARIABLE 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 All Saints – Tone 4
Throughout the world, Thy Church, O Christ our God, is adorned with the blood of Thy martyrs as with purple and fine linen. Through them She cries unto Thee, “Send down Thy pity upon Thy people! To Thy community give peace and to our souls the great mercy!”
Kontakion of All Saints – Tone 8
As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, * the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord. * Through their earnest entreaties, * keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquility, * through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
God is wonderful among His saints. Bless God in the congregations.
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)
Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated- of whom the world was not worthy- wandering over deserts and mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, through well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfection of our faith.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30)
The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father Who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee. What then shall we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”
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.
Wednesday, June 14: Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm; followed by ask Abouna.
Saturday, June 17: Bible Study; 9:00- 10:30 am at the Webb’s home; 3960 E Fenbrook Lane, 47401. Randal Storm will lead the study; all are welcome to attend.
Saturday, June 17: Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; jr. SOYO at 3:30 pm; SOYO at 6:30 pm.
Sunday, June 18: Matins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am;
Parish Life Conference: June 28 – July 2.
Monday, July 3: Mark your calendar for our annual Vespers & Fr. Peter E. memorial followed by BBQ and stellar fireworks!
Birthday Celebrations: Mary Ann Griggs (13th); Toni Ban (15th); Steve Blair (16th).
Anniversary Celebration: Jim and Patricia Finchum (16th).
Memory Eternal: Joe; Norma; Steven; Don.
Prayer List: Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Earthquake victims and relief efforts in Syria and Turkey; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Arianna; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; jack; Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Mother Nektaria; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Anna and child; Macrina with child; Emilia with child; Amanda with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child.
Missing Books: If you have any of the “Orthodox Faith” catechism books by Fr Thomas Hopko at home and are finished reading them, please return them so that our newest inquirers can make use of them. Thank you!
Coffee Hour Host: All Saints Feast Day; Myrrh Bearer Fundraiser Picnic.
Next week Host: Nina Rogers with Parishioners H-R.
The Benevolence Fund: Donations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments. Thank you for your ongoing generosity.
Our In-House Food Pantry: Non-perishable food items are always welcome, thank you for your continued support. The Food Pantry is available to parish member as well as families in the community.
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