Sunday, June 21, 2015
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Martyr Julian of Tarsus; Martyr Aphrodisius of Cilicia; New-Martyr Nikita of Nisyros near Rhodes
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: Abba Macarius the Egyptian said, “Do no evil to anybody and do not condemn anybody. Keep these commandments and you are being saved.”
Sayings of the Desert Fathers
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.
Style Show and Tea: Women are invited again this year to a fundraiser for Monroe County United Ministries, a charitable group that serves children and families in the county. Sponsored by St. Mark’s United Methodist Women, the event is Wednesday, July 15 at 2 pm. If you intend to go, please tell Marcia so we may send a group RSVP.
Social Hour Table: Parishioners whose last names begin with the letters G-H will prepare the table for social hour. However, any who feel led to contribute are welcome to do so.
The Parish Council meets at noon today in Father’s office.
The Apostles Fast continues through June 29th.
Wednesday, June 24: Daily Vespers at 6:00 – Bible Study led by Dn. Seraphim – Scripture of the Day
Saturday, June 27: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, June 28: – Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet during social hour.
June 24-28th – Midwest Parish Life Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- June 28-July 10: Summer Camp at AV – Campers leave early on Sunday, June 28th.
- June 29: Evening Liturgy – Sts. Peter & Paul at 6:00 p.m.
- July 3: Friday evening before the 4th, anticipate prayers, picnicking, and even some fireworks! We will pray the 3-year memorial for the V. Rev. Fr. Peter E. All are warmly invited. Details and time will be finalized by next Sunday.
Blessed Anniversary: Mark & Shirley Richardson (24th)
Happy Birthday: Seavor Roach (21st); James Finchum (22nd); Max Williams (23rd)
Memory Eternal: Archpriest Roman Braga (28th); Waded Sabbagh; Bailey Lane (10th); Hannah Wilson; Ivy Sue
Prayer List: Janett (http://www.gofundme.com/SavingJanett); Christine (liver transplant needed); Jill; Kh. Marilyn; Angie; Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki Gans; Jean Foley & Laham family; Hoppes in Albania, Moores in Mongolia, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian Orfanos; 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 Hrisomalos; Those with child: (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; Catherine
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 Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. (5:1-11)
Brethren, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him also we have obtained our access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we also boast in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces patience; and patience produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put to shame, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die, though perhaps for a good man one would even dare to die. But God shows His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, through Him shall we be saved from the wrath. For if we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, while we were enemies, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by His life.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:22-33)
The Lord said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life; what you shall eat or what you shall drink; nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not the soul more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of heaven: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon himself in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”
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.
Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.