April 17 and Week of April 18, 2021

All-Parish Workday, Saturday, April 17 10am to 2 pm

There is much to be done indoors and out, and you are encouraged to help as you are able.

Bara’s 40-Day Memorial – Saturday, April 17 at 5pm

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

Commemoration of our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt

Venerable John, disciple of Gregory of Decapolis; Venerable Euthymios and Athanasios of Aegina; Cosmas the Confessor, bishop of Chalcedon

Thought for Today: “Pray persistently about everything, and then you will never do anything without God’s help.” – St. Mark the Ascetic

Lenten Great Vespers is being served at Ss. Constantine and Elena Romanian Orthodox Church in Indianapolis this evening at 5:00.

Caution Parents: During the work on the new pavilion site, glass has been and will continue to be uncovered. Please advise your children to stay clear of the soil berm on the south side of the site. We will continue to clear the glass as it becomes visible. Thank you.


Wednesday, April 21: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 6:00 – O101 follows.

Friday, April 23: Little Compline with the Canon of the Raising of Lazarus at 6:00

Saturday Morning, April 24: Divine Liturgyof St. John Chrysostom for Lazarus Saturday

Saturday Evening, April 24: Great Vespersfor Palm Sunday at 5:00; SOYO 6:00-8:00

Sunday Morning, April 25Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Palm Sunday

Sunday Evening, April 25: Bridegroom Service at 5:00


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

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

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

Brethren, Christ having appeared a High Priest of the good things to come, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; neither through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, entered in once for all into the holy place, having found eternal redemption. For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of bulls and goats 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 Reading is 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.”


Resurrection Apolytikion – Tone 4

Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

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.

Kontakion for Sundays in Great Lent – Tone 8

To thee, the Champion Leader, do I offer thanks of victory, O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror; but as thou that hast that power invincible, O Theotokos, thou alone can set me free: from all forms of danger, free me and deliver me, that I may cry unto thee: Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom.

St. Basil Liturgy Megalynarion

In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation: the angelic hosts, and the race of men, O hallowed Temple and noetic paradise, glory of Virgins, of whom God was incarnate and became a little child, even our God Who is before all the ages; for He made thy womb a throne, and thy body He made more spacious than the heavens. In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation; and it glorifieth thee.



Recital on YouTube: Tabitha and Caleb Lewis, formerly of this parish, will be giving a joint recital on Thursday, April 2nd at 12:05 PST (EDT 9:05). It will be live-streamed from the Pitzer Recital Hall at UC Davis via YouTube. It will also remain available to watch later on the UC Davis YouTube channel. – Caleb Lewis, D. Mus. Lecturer in Music/Director of Choirs UC Davis -Choir Director/Chanter at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Berkeley, CA (https://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/tabitha-lewis-soprano-andcaleb-lewis-baritone (www.caleblewisconductor.com

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Fund: Checks may be made out to All Saints or you may donate online at the church website. We will send all contributions to the Antiochian Archdiocese after Great Pascha.

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.

Happy Birthday: Gabriella C (20th); Alexander P (21st); Elizabeth A (24th)

 Name Day Blessings: Molly Ar (St. Mary of Egypt-18th); Georges T (Great Martyr George – 23rd); Griffin F (Great Martyr George – 23rd); Elizabeth A – (Elizabeth the Wonderworker – 24th); Elise A (Elizabeth the Wonderworker – 24th)

Memory Eternal: Richard (Jan G’s cousin); Our Beloved Sisters in Christ: Bara and Galina

Prayer List: Benedict Jones; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Judith Ann; Cleo; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Robin; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Cleo; Andrew; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer. Please update names with Marcia. She has removed a few, but they may return with your help.