All Saints All-Parish Workday Saturday April 20, beginning at 10am

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

Commemoration of our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt

Hieromartyr Januarios, bishop of Benevento & companions; Martyr Alexandra the Queen & companions

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

Thought for Today“Love does not know how to be angry, or provoked, or passionately to reproach anyone. The proof of love and knowledge is profound humility, which is born of a good conscience in Jesus Christ our Lord.” + St. Isaac the Syrian


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal 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.

Ordinary Kontakion – Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator. Turn not away to the voice of our petions, 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 intercession, O Theotokos who doet ever intercede for those who honor thee.


The Epistle

Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them. God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (9:11-14)

Brethren, when Christ appeared 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.

The Gospel

The Reading 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.


Today, April 21: St. Mary of Egypt, speaker Fr. Dragan Petrovic.


White flowers for Pascha decorating of the Iconostasis. Please bring your donated flowers to the church on Thursday during Holy Week.


Today, Sunday: Parish Council Meeting following Divine Liturgy.  Pascha choir will be practicing today at 1:00 pm. Please plan on attending.

Monday, April 223rd Hour Prayers at 9:00 am.

Tuesday, April 23: 3rd Hour Prayers at 9:00 am, OCF dinner and discussion, 6:30 pm at the Webb’s Home.

Wednesday, April 246th Hour Prayers at12:00 noon; Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00 pm (followed by teaching).

Thursday, April 25 3rd Hour Prayers at9:00 am.

FridayApril 261st Hour Prayers, and Akathist to our Savior Jesus Christ- Light to those in Darkness at 6:00 am;Presanctified Liturgy at 9:00 am; Compline and Akathist Service, Raising of Lazarus, at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, April 27: Divine Liturgy for the Raising of Lazarus, 9:00 am. At the Lazarus Saturday morning liturgy, we will receive ten new members into the Church through baptism and/or chrismation. Come and celebrate with us at the liturgy and at the festal meal to follow; Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; (followed by Ask Abouna); Jr. SOYO at 3:30pm; SOYO at 6:30pm.

 Sunday, April 28Matins at9:00 am,Divine Liturgy at10:00 am; Palm Sunday.


Names Day CelebrationGeorge Tabbal; Zephaniah Gill, St. Georgethe Great Martyr (23rd);

Elizabeth Arthur, St. Elizabeth the Wonderworker (24th).

Birthday Celebration: Elizabeth Arthur; Paul Blair (24th).

Memory EternalFr. Jorge; Steve; Sarah; Patriarch Neophytos (Bulgarian Patriarchate); Doug; infant Athanasius; Matushka Raisa.

Prayer ListFr. James Bernstein; Rebecca with child;Shu-Mei,Charlie;Shirley; Jim;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war in Ukraine, and the Middle East; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma; Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Megan (lymphoma); Josiah; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Fr. Basil; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Vicki;Kenzie; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew; Isaac; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child, Kip, Erica with child, Stephanie with child, Mary with child, Meaghan with child, Alexis with child.

 Coffee Hour Host: Rhonda Webb, Palms Sunday.

Next Week HostMelissaBarbarickPascha Agape meal.

Giving Opportunities:

Our In-House Food PantryThank you for the generous support to theFood Pantry. The pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Donations of nonperishable items of pasta, marinara sauce, peanut

butter, canned chicken and Tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit and soups are always welcome.

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations 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.

Building Committee Update: The Building Committee met on April 12 and voted unanimously to pursue bids for blueprinting, which is the next phase of the Building Campaign.  The Committee will convene monthly and will liaise monthly updates to the parish by way of RESOUND, our newsletter, and the regular bulletin.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.