Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy; Martyrs Bassa, Theognios, Agapios and Pistos of Edessa
Thought for Today: “The Holy Guardian Angel daily and hourly guides me on the path of salvation. I see this with my heart’s eyes, I feel and thank God and God’s servant.”
+ St John of Kronstadt+
VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion -Tone 1
While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O giver of life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ, glory to Thy kingdom, glory to Thy providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.
Apolytikion of the Dormition -Tone 1
In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for thou wast translated into life, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.
Kontakion of the Dormition -Tone 2
Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, and whose prayers are never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control. But since she is the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb did translate her to life.
Epistle and Gospel Readings
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (4:9-16)
Brethren, God has exhibited us Apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill clad and buffeted and homeless; and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (17:14-23)
At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before Him said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not heal him.” And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” Jesus said to them, “Because you have no faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. This kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting.” As they were traveling together through Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and He will rise on the third day.”
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, Sunday, 21: Kerr and Robertson wedding at 3:00pm.
Wednesday, August, 24: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm, Ask Abouna to follow.
Saturday, August, 27: Bible Study will be at the Webb’s at 9:00am. All are welcome to attend – 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August, 27: Great Vespers at 5:00pm; Jr. SOYO at 4:00pm and Teen SOYO at 6:00pm.
Sunday, August, 28: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Parish council will meet after Divine Liturgy Sunday August 28.
Birthday Celebrations: Shannon Richardson (22nd); Karen Hrismolas, Fr. Seraphim Moslener (23rd); Ashley Wakefield (27th).
Names Day Celebration: Adrian Polit, St. Adrian (26th).
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware; Vi; Matuska Anne Hopko; Archpriest Dwayne; Joyce; Dn. Richard; Eric; Bob (Vicki’s uncle); Kevin.
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), Lesley.
Coffee Hour Host: Nina Rogers’ Team with Parishioners H-R
Next week Host: Rhonda Webbs’ Team with Parishioners S-Z
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