Sunday, August 14, 2022

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Prophet Micah; New-martyr Simeon of Trebizond

Thought for Today: “Having experienced all the difficulties of earthly life, the Mother of God sees every tear, hears every groan and entreaty directed to Her.” + St. John Maximovitch+


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 Forefeast of the Dormition-Tone 4

In faith, O ye people, leap for joy while clapping your hands; * and gather in gladness on this day with longing and shout in radiant jubilance. * For the Theotokos cometh nigh to departing * from the earth unto the heights; and we glorify her * with glory as the Mother of God in our unceasing hymns.

Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Dormition-Tone 4

In the Immaterial * Spirit, the whole world * hath been mystically adorned * upon thy glorious memory; * and it doth cry to thee joyously: * Rejoice, O Virgin, thou boast of the Christian race.

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.

 Epistle and Gospel Readings

The Epistle

 Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

 God is known in Judaea; His Name is great in Israel.

                 The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (3:9-17)

Brethren, we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s husbandry, God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise architect I laid a foundation, and another builds upon it. Let each one take heed how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; everyone’s work will become manifest; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire itself will test each one’s work of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which was built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as by fire. Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone corrupts the temple of God, God will corrupt him. For the temple of God is holy, whose temple you are.

The Gospel

                  The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:22-34)

At that time, Jesus made the Disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, but the Disciples’ boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. But when the Disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” And Peter answered Him, “Lord, if it is Thee, bid me come to Thee on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “Truly, Thou art the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.


Sunday (today):  Great Vesper for the Feast of the Dormition: at 5:00pm

Monday, August, 15: Festal: Matins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am

Wednesday, August, 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm, Ask Abouna to follow.

Saturday, August, 20: Bible Study will be at the Webb’s at 9:00am. All are welcome to attend – 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –

Saturday, August, 20: Great Vespers at 5:00pm; Jr. SOYO at 4:00pm and Teen SOYO at 6:00pm.

Sunday, August, 21: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.

Festival Meeting Today: All are invited to join Dan Rigsby, this year’s festival chair, in a planning session for the Festival on Fairfax. The festival will take place on the first Saturday in October.

Attention All Saints Men: All men (18+) are warmly invited to attend the Timeos (akin to an Orthodox bachelor party) for Matthew Valentine on Thursday, August 18th in the St. George Pavilion from 6-8pm. See John Alexander for more details.

The Kerr and Robertson wedding is Sunday, August 21.


Birthday Celebrations: Vicki Gans (14th).

Anniversary Celebrations: Kelly and Steve (Stewart) Sanderson (17th).

Names Day Celebration: Micah Finchum, Prophet Micah (14th); Mary Barger, Kh. Marilyn Gillquist, Mary Ann Griggs, Mae Sampanis, Alice Marie Piercefield, Nanette Metakas, Mary the Holy Theotokos (15th), John Craton, St. Oswin(20th).

Memory Eternal: Vi (Mary Ann’s sister-in-law); Matuska Anne Hopko; Archpriest Dwayne; Joyce; Dn. Richard.

Prayer List: Rigsby/Young family; the suffering community of Uvalde, Texas; Displaced Ukrainian refugees, those who remain in their war-torn country, those with loved ones in Ukraine; Mat. Raisa (now at home, Bell Trace #309);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); 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 (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; 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), Jake (Rhonda’s great nephew, state board injury) Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Reid’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends).

Coffee Hour Host: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G

Next week Host: Nina Rogers’ Team with Parishioners H-R

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