Feast Day – All Saints Sunday

SUNDAY, June 7, 2015

First Sunday after Pentecost

Commemoration of All Saints

Hieromartyr Theodotos, Bishop of Ancyra; Venerable Sebastian the Wonder-Worker;

Venerable Cedd, Bishop of Essex

Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.

Please join us as we celebrate our patronal feast today after Divine Liturgy.

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.”

All Saints Patronal Feast Day – Pitch-In Meal  — Today is a day of celebration, fellowship, and good food.  Meat is being provided. Pitch-in with your favorite side dishes, salads, and desserts. Come prepared to have an enjoyable afternoon both inside and outside.

We welcomed the infant Daniel Peter Ivanitski into the Orthodox Church through Holy Baptism on Saturday.  His parents are Maksym and Olesia; Gala Mullis is godmother.

Nourishment of the Soul:

“If you would know of the Lord’s love for us, hate sin and evil thoughts, and day and night pray fervently.  The Lord will then give you His grace, and you will know Him through the Holy Spirit, and after death, when you enter into paradise, there too, you will know the Lord through the Holy Spirit, as you knew Him on earth.” — St. Silouan of Mt. Athos

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 Apostles Fast begins Monday and continues through June 29th.

Wednesday, June 10: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, June 11: Bedford – Mitchell Fellowship at the Haneys: 10:00 –  Noon.

Saturday, June 13: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, June 14: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


  • Gathering at the Gazebo, Tuesday, June 16 at 6 pm: Myrrh Bearers will sponsor a social get-together.  All women are invited. You can park near the gazebo.
  • June 21: Father’s Day
  • June 24-28thMidwest Parish Life Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • June 24: Deacon Seraphim offers Bible Study after DailyVespers.
  • June 28: Myrrh Bearers meeting
  • June 28-July 10: Summer Camp at AV–Campers leave early Sunday morning.

Happy Birthday: Catherine Alexander (7th); Caden McCormick (8th); Mary Ann Griggs (13th)

Blessed Name Day: Cleo Stroguiludis (St. Kalliope – 8th)

Memory Eternal:   Archpriest Roman Braga (28th); Waded Sabbagh; Bailey Lane (10th); Hannah Wilson; Ivy Sue

Prayer List: Janett (liver transplant needed: 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: “God is wondrous in His saints.”

Verse: “In the churches bless ye God!”  Psalm 67:35, 27

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (11:33-40;12:1-2a)

Brethren, all the saints through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, and turned to flight armies of the aliens.  Women received their dead by resurrection, and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.  And others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.  They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, being destitute, afflicted, tormented (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.  And all these, having obtained a witness through their faith, did not receive the promise, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (10:32-33, 37-38; 19: 27-30)

            The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven.  He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.”

Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee.  What then shall we have?”

Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And every one who has left houses or brother or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life.  But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8

From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Kontakion of All Saints – Tone 4

As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord.  Through their earnest entreaties, keep Thy church in deep peace and divine tranquility,  through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of All Saints – Tone 8

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just; praise becometh the upright. Alleluia (words may vary)