Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Righteous Father Moses of Ethiopia
Martyrs Diomedes, Damon and Laurence; Martyr Susanna of Georgia
Thought for Today: “True, one may know man’s final goal: communion with God. And one may describe the path to it: faith, and walking in the commandments, with the aid of divine grace. One need only say in addition: here is the path, start walking!”
+ St. Theophan The Recluse +
VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion -Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee: O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of St. Moses the Ethiopian –Tone 1
Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Moses, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him that hath given thee strength. Glory to Him that hath crowned thee. Glory to Him that worketh healings for all through thee.
Kontakion of the nativity of the Theotokos –Tone 4
By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.
Epistle and Gospel Readings
The Lord is my strength and my song. The Lord has chastened me severely.
The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (9:2-12)
Brethren, you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have the right to our food and drink? Do we not have the right to be accompanied by a wife, as the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? Do I say this on human authority? Does not the law say the same? For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? Does he not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of a share in the crop. If we have sown spiritual good among you, is it too much if we reap your material benefits? If others share this rightful claim upon you, do not we still more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the Gospel of Christ.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (18:23-35)
The Lord spoke this parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also My heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”
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.
Coffee Hour Host: Rhonda Webb’s Team with Parishioners S-Z
Next week Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B
Today, Sunday: Father Peter will bless the college students at the end of service.
Parish council will meet during coffee hour.
Monday, August, 29: Matins at 9:00 am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am for the beheading of St. John the Forerunner
Tuesday August, 30: OCF will meet at the Webb’s home at 6:00pm.
Wednesday, August, 31: Public vesting and Proskomedia at 5:00pm followed by Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Ecclesiastical New Year at 6:00pm+.
Saturday, September, 3: Bible Study will be at the Webb’s at 9:00 am. All are welcome to attend – 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September, 3: Great Vespers at 5:00pm; Jr. SOYO at 4:00pm and Teen SOYO at 6:00pm.
Sunday, September, 4: Matins at 9:00 am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Birthday Celebrations: Subdn. Daniel Barrett, Kiya Crandall (29th); Patricia Fincham, Gabe Stant (1st).
Names Day Celebration: Ephrem Alexander St. Moses of Ethiopia (28th); Becky Hrismolas St. Athena (1st).
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware; Vi; Matuska Ann Hopko; Archpriest Dwayne; Joyce; Eric; Dn. Richard.
Prayer List: Don (hospitalized) 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; 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).
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