SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Sunday after The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Great-Martyr Eustathios and his family; Venerable-Martyr Hilarion of St. Anne Skete on Athos; Venerable John of Crete; Martyrs Michael, Prince of Chernigov and His Councilor Theodore
Visitors, we warmly welcome you to all services and social events at All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Abba Nilus said, ‘Do not be always wanting everything to turn out as you think it should, but rather as God pleases; then you will be undisturbed and thankful in your prayers.'” – Sayings of the Desert Fathers
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.”
Festival News: Silent Auction Baskets — Your baskets can be dropped off in Marcia’s office at any time on or before Friday, October 9th.. Indoor Bake Shop –Nina is the coordinator. Ask Nina how you can help. Both ethnic and American baked goods are sold. Outdoor Greek and Arabic Foods— Amal H needs 3 volunteers to work with her in the Arabic food booth. Advertising flyers and postcards are available for pickup. Father Peter Jon suggests you send them to friends or post them on bulletin boards where you shop, work, or live.
Resurrection Shrine: Less than $500 is left to finish paying for it. Littlel or big donations are helpful.
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.
Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday, September 23rd after Daily Vespers with Dn. Seraphim Moslener presenting “The Virtues (Part I).”
OCF SUNDAY: Today September 20th, we are extending a warm welcome to our college students with a meal during social hour. We hope they will find All Saints to be a welcoming church home while they are in Bloomington.
Wednesday, September 23: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101
Saturday, September 26: Marriage of George Khalil and Haley Lemmons at 2:00 – The parish is invited, but the reception is by invitation.
Saturday, September 26: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, September 27: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers Meeting
- Daniel Byantoro, missionary from Indonesia, meets with Women of the church Tuesday, September 29th and with the parish and friends of the parish on Wednesday, September 30th. Food will be served at the beginning of each meeting.
- October 9: Festival Set-up inside and outside (Willing Workers Needed.)
- October 13: Women’s Bible Study resumes at Kh. Marilyn’s home
- October 16-18: Diocesan Fall Gathering at St. George in Fishers
- October 18: Special Olympics Awareness Sunday with special collection
- October 24: Don & Dee Haney invite the Church to an Open House celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary, planned from 1-5pm at their home in Mitchell
- October 25: All Saints Annual Bonfire and Hayride in the Dark
Happy Birthday: Natchez G (23rd)
Blessed Saints Day: Alex A (23rd – St. John the Baptist); Patriarch JOHN (26th – Repose of St. John the Evangelist)
Memory Eternal: Margaret Whitaker (August 24th); Marge; Archpriest Louis Mahshie (Sept. 1); Moses (Nashville Mission – 1st
Prayer List: Dee (Linda B’s sister- stroke); Alex; Jason; Tom (stroke–Stephanie’s friend); Jennifer Tatlock; Brian Bunner; Jake; Annie; Pastor Pat ; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky; Those with child: (Brooke-Theckla, Elizabeth, Gabriella, Laura, Ioana, Megan); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; 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: “How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”
Verse: ” Bless the Lord, O my soul!” Psalm 103:26,1
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (2:16-20)
Brethren, knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the Law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? God forbid! For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (8:34-9:1)
The Lord said, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God come with power.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Save us, O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of the Holy Cross – Tone 1
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, granting to Thy people victory over all their adversaries, and by the power of Thy Cross, preserving Thine Estate.
Apolytikion of St. Eustathios and his Family – Tone 4
Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our Immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
Kontakion of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Tone 4
Do Thou, Who of Thine own good will was lifted up upon the Cross, O Christ our God, bestow Thy bounties upon the new Nation which is called by Thy Name; make glad in Thy might those who lawfully govern, that with them we may be led to victory over our adversaries, having in Thine aid a weapon of peace and a trophy invincible.