Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council
Martyrs Karpos, Papylos, Agathodoros & Agathonika at Pergamos; Martyr Benjamin the deacon of Persia;
Martyr Florentios of Thessalonica;
New Virgin-martyr Zlata of Meglin in Bulgaria

Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.College students, we welcome you to make All Saints your home away from home.

Nourishment of the Soul: “Fire and water do not mix; neither can you mix judgment of others with the desire to repent. If a man commits a sin before you at the very moment of his death, pass no judgment, because the judgment of God is hidden from men. It has happened that men have sinned greatly in the open but have done greater deeds in secret, so that those who would disparage them have been fooled, with smoke instead of sunlight in their eyes.” —St. John Climacus

Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.

Communion: 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.

Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.

Orthodoxy 101 follows Wednesday Vespers around 7 p.m. All are invited, but catechumens are urged to attend. Reader Tikhon will be teaching “Nicene Creed: Doctrine.”

Thank you for continuing to give reverence to the reading of the Prayers after Communion during the final dismissal line.

May God bless all of those who gave so much to prepare for the festival. The Festival on Fairfax is truly an event which requires the participation of the entire church community. May God be glorified through the efforts of His children.

Today, the Men’s group meets with Daniel Mullis leading the discussion

Wednesday, October 16: Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101
Thursday, October 17: OCF meeting. Contact Jeff Weber or Elizabeth Molleston for details.
Saturday, October 19: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, October 20: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Special Olympics Awareness Collection – Parish Council meeting

October 30:
Trip planned to view Holy Trinity’s Iconography and hear a lecture: Becky Hrisomalos has set the date for Wed. October 30th. Those desiring to go should meet at the parking lot between K-mart East and Bloomingfoods at 9:00 a.m. Carpooling will be necessary, so please contact Marcia by phone or e-mail (alsntssec@bluemarble.net) if you plan to go. She then will contact Becky. There is no fee for the trip, but those who want to go to the Greek restaurant in Indy should go prepared! Those who instead want to return to Bloomington will need to be in the same carpool.

…November 11: Backstreet Mission’s Thanksgiving Baskets – Again this year our church will donate 250 dry turkey gravy packets. The Myrrh Bearers will conduct the drive between now and November 11th. Along with donations from other community groups, Backstreet will feed 400 families in the area. Start looking now for the packets in grocery and discount stores and bring them to Marcia’s office.

…November 14: Hannah Gala 2013
Prayer List: Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Vicki; Steve B.; Lillian Miller; Dee; Kh. Kathleen; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Bill Haynes; Abducted Bishops Met. Paul and Mar Gregorios; Corrine & Bob; Lonnie Tatlock; Dolly Seek; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Bishop Anthony Michaels; Dee; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; Kh. Loretta; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Roy; Gabriel; Mary; Alex; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Alexander and Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Victor; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer; Brigid.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Blessed are Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers.”
Verse: “For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done to us!” Daniel 3:26-27 OSB

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to Titus. (3:8-15)
My Child Titus, faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire you to affirm confidently, that those who have believed in God may be thoughtful of how to preside in honorable occupations. These things are good and profitable to men. But avoid foolish disputes, and genealogies, and contentions, and controversies about the Law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man who is a heretic after the first and second admonition reject, knowing that such a one is subverted, and sins, being self-condemned. When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicos, give diligence to come to me to Nicopolis; for I have determined to winter there. Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that they may be lacking in nothing. And let our people also learn how to preside in honorable occupations, so as to help in cases of urgent need, that they should not be unfruitful. All who are with me salute you. Salute those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:5-15)
The Lord spoke this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” And when His Disciples asked Him what this parable meant, Jesus said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” As Jesus said this, He called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”