Sunday, April 26, 2015
Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women
Pious Joseph of Arimathea & Righteous Nicodemus
Hieromartyr Basil, Bishop of Amasea with Venerable Glaphyra and George;
Stephen, Bishop of Perm; Venerable Ioanikios of Devitch in Serbia
Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.
Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”
Nourishment of the Soul: “When a man walks in the fear of God, he knows no fear, even if he were to be surrounded by wicked men. He has the fear of God within him and wears the invincible armor of faith. This makes him strong and able to take on anything, even things which seem difficult or impossible to most people.” St. Symeon the new Theologian
Holy Week Books at $35: If you would like to have your own copy of the Holy Week book in preparation for next year, please tell Marcia this week. She will be placing an order Monday.
Marah Louisa Polit was welcomed into the church through Holy Baptism this morning during matins. Heaven rejoices with us.
Sunday School will meet at the usual times: Pre-School through K following Communion; Elementary through High School after Divine Liturgy.
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.
The All Saints’ women’s group, the Myrrh Bearers, will meet during coffee hour today. All women 18 and older who attend All Saints are welcome.
At the end of today’s Divine Liturgy, we will honor our Metropolitan JOSEPH on his name day by singing Many Years.
Wednesday, April 29: Daily Vespers at 6:00 – Deacon Seraphim will present “F.A.R. From God: Overcoming Fear, Anger, and Resentment”
Saturday, May 2: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, May 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship on May 14th
Ascension of our Lord Evening Liturgy on May 20th
Deacon Seraphim’s Bible study on May 27th after Vespers: The Book of Acts
Pentecost on May 31st
All Saints Feast Day on Sunday, June 7th
Happy Birthday: Lesya Romanyshak (27); Noah Shahadey (28); Ephrem Alexander (30)
Name Day: Valeria Van Hoff (28); Gala Mullis (29)
Memory Eternal: Fr.Thomas Hopko (18th); Phyllis Walker (21st)
Prayer List: Kh. Marilyn; Angie St.; Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker (both in ill health); Vicki Gans; Jean Foley & Laham family (lung cancer – friends of Lloyd & Barbara George); Hoppe & Moore Families (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian Orfanos; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Marianne (Stephanie’s friend); Dee; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: (Kh. Kristina, Mary; Brooke (Theckla); Elizabeth, and Gabriella); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”
Verse: “With chastisement has the Lord chastened me!” Psalm 117:14,18
Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles. (6:1-7)
IN THOSE DAYS, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily ministry. And the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said: “It is not right that we should forsake the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, Brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good report, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. And we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And the saying pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nikanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nikolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them.
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly, and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. 15:43-16:8)
AT THAT TIME, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the Kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if He were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether Jesus was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that He was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking Him down, wrapped Him in the linen shroud, and laid Him in a tomb, which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid. And when the Sabbath was passed, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back–it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here; see the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His Disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him, as He told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Divine Liturgy Variables
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 Joseph of Arimathea – Tone 2
The pious Joseph, having brought down Thy pure body from the tree, wrapped it in fine linen, embalmed it with ointment, provided for it, and laid it in a new tomb. But Thou dist verily rise after three day, O Lord, granting the world Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of the Myrrh Bearing Women – Tone 2
Verily, the angel came to the tomb and said to the ointment-bearing women, the ointment is meet for the dead, but Christ is shown to be remote from corruption. But cry ye: The Lord is risen, granting the world the Great Mercy.
Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8
Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal. Thou didst destroy the power of death; in victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming Rejoice to the Myrrhbearing women, granting peace toThine Apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.
Megalynarian (instead of It Is Truly Meet)
“The Angle Cried”
Communion Hymn – Tone 8
Receive ye the body of Christ; taste ye of the Immortal Fountain. Alleluia 3X.