Fall Festival and Sunday, October 10th

Remember that this is the Festival Weekend.

Come and enjoy your Saturday here from 11am to 5pm.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Martyrs Eulampios & Eulampia at Nicomedia

Venerable Theophilos the Confessor of Bulgaria; Venerable Ambrose of Optina


Visitors are honored guests.

Thought for Today: “Beloved, how should we regard the loving-kindness of our Savior? We should cry out and praise His goodness with power and with trumpets! Not only should we appear like Him, but should follow Christ’s example for heavenly conversation. We should carry on what He began. In suffering, we shouldn’t threaten. When we are verbally abused, we shouldn’t berate in return. Instead, we should bless those that curse us and commit ourselves to God in everything.” – St. Athanasius of Egypt

Regarding the Festival: I am so thankful, and really speechless, at the amount of work so many people have put into preparing the grounds for the festival (in between rainstorms!) during the past couple of weeks. The labor has been difficult, exhausting and dirty. And then there are those who have poured themselves into all of the other manifold preparations needed for the festival (with the added measures this year of moving the bake shop and bookstore outside, etc.). You prepared a beautiful place to welcome our guests — to welcome Christ Himself — and I thank you with all of my heart. Well done.

+Father Peter Jon


Wednesday, October 13: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101 follows.

Saturday, October 16: Great Vespers at 5:00; Teen SOYO follows.

Sunday, October 17: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.


The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians.  (6:1-10)

The Lord will give strength to His people.

Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the Lord glory and honor.

Brethren, since we are fellow workers, we entreat you also not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says, “At an acceptable season I hearkened unto thee, and in a day of salvation I helped thee”; behold, now is “the acceptable season”; behold, now is “the day of salvation”; giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that the ministry is not blamed, but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in vigils, in fasts, in purity, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned, in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (7:11-16)

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him.  As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her.  And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”  And He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you: arise.”  And the dead man sat up, and began to speak.  And Jesus gave him to his mother.  Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited His people!”


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 Ss. Eulampios & Eulampia – 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.

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.


Anniversary Blessings: Howard & Rhonda W (13th)

Birthday Celebrations: Raymond L (10th); Josiah S (11th); Taylor S (12th); Phil C (14th); Dn. Lucian S (14th); Matushka Raisa (102nd); Linda B (16th)

Name Day Blessings: Averi Vician (St. Philonella -11th)

Memory Eternal: Judith Ann;  Shehadeh (George Tabbal and Ghada Labban’s father); David, Archpriest Anastasy (priest in Chesterton, IN); Metropolitan Jonah of Kenya 

Prayer List: Wendy’s father Jack;Family of Gabby Petito;Covid-19 resurgence; refugees  and immigrants; our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Don; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak and child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy

Attention OCF Students: Need a Ride? All Saints Orthodox Church has a van to pick up 0anyone needing a ride for Sunday Matins/Orthros which begins at 9:00 a.m. Contact Howard Webb at 314-681-8893 for more information.

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.