The visitation/wake for Bara Bachmura will take place at All Saints
Friday night from 6-8pm, with the Trisagion Prayers for the Departed at 7:45.
On Saturday, there will be visitation at 9am, with the Funeral Service at 10am,
followed by interment at Valhalla Cemetery and a Mercy Meal at the Church.
All are warmly welcome to attend.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare)
Forgiveness Vespers will be served at 5pm this evening.
Venerable Benedict of Nursia; Euschemenos, bishop of Lampsakos
Nourishment of the Soul: O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the Spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power, and idle talk. (Prostration) But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant. (Prostration) Yea, O Lord and king, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother; for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration) – The Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian
Our former parishioner, Michael Ewing, has officially been tonsured a monk and is now known as Father Isaac. Read about this wonderful news here: https://www.holycross.org/blogs/news/tonsure-of-monk-isaac?comment=118566387790#comments – -Father Peter Jon
Join us live-stream or in person for Orthodoxy 101 each Wednesday following the evening service. Classes will be half an hour and will be presented in the nave.
The Myrrh Bearers’ Fundraiser totaled $427 with many ladies also paying their annual dues of $20. Thank you for your help as we help others through you.
The Lenten Food for Hungry People and Outreach Fund begins at the Archdiocesan level to meet needs across the United States and beyond. Just note FFHP on your donation to All Saints. We send one check at the end of Great Lent. The All Saints benevolent fund is for families in need on a local level.
March is Women’s Month. Women and girls will read the Epistle and distribute blessed bread.
Monday, March 15: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete at 6:00
Tuesday, March 16: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete at 6:00
Wednesday, March 17: Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 6:00 – O101 follows.
Thursday, March 18: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete at 6:00
Friday, March 19: Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn at 6:00
Saturday, March 20: Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00
Sunday, March 21: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.
OCMC Mission Sunday is today, Sunday, March 14th.
A collection for the following missions that we support will be received.
Checks should be payable to All Saints. You may donate online also.
The Moore family, Fr. Chris, Matushka Jen, Andrew, Gideon and their new baby are located in the city of Ulsan, South Korea, where Fr. Chris is serving at St. Dionysios of Zakynthos Orthodox Church. They ask for your prayers as they seek to minister to the people of their parish, to the people of the city, and to the whole country of South Korea, and in particular as they work to learn to share the Gospel of Christ in the Korean language. Donations to their ministry can be made at: https://secure.ocmc.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1526&mfc_pref=T&1526.donation=form1
The Hoppe Family is working to inspire, train, equip, and lead Albanians to proclaim the Gospel and to make disciples in Albania. They feel a tremendous urgency to follow Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations in this land where, less than a generation ago, complete atheism was enforced by the totalitarian communist government. The Hoppes have three children, Tristan (22), Katherine (19), and Daniel (10). Donations to their ministry can be made at: https://secure.ocmc.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1522&1522.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. (13:11-14:4)
(For Sunday of Forgiveness)
O chant unto our God, chant ye. Clap your hands, all ye nations!
Brethren, now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk becomingly, as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in chambering and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts. But as for the one who is weak in faith, receive him, but not for disputes over opinions. For one believes he may eat anything; but the weak person eats herbs. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to be the judge over the servant of a stranger? To his own master he either stands or falls; but he will be made to stand; for God is able to make him stand.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:14-21)
(For Sunday of Forgiveness)
The Lord said to His Disciples: If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father Who is in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
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.
Kontakion for Forgiveness Sunday- Tone – 6
O Thou Who guidest to wisdom, and givest understanding and intelligence, the Instructor of the ignorant, and Helper of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it understanding, O Master. Give me word, O Word of the Father; for behold, I shall not refrain my lips from crying to Thee, O merciful One, have mercy upon me who am fallen.
Sunday of Orthodoxy is March 21st.
The Annunciation is March 25th.
If you want information for the Journey To Pascha,
Follow the link.
Lenten Sunday Evening (5pm) Vespers
March 28 – Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
April 4 – Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
April 11 – Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church
April 18 – Sts Constantine and Elena Orthodox Church
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.
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S. mail. Thank you for continuing to support the church.
Happy Birthday: Adam Sh (16th); Khouria Kristina (18th); Marah Po (19th); Lilly Bl (20th)
Name Day Blessings: David P (St. Patrick – 17th); St. Photini – 20th: Mezy Al, Hannah Gi, Shirley Ri
Memory Eternal: Tom; Faye; Frank; Chris; Ardelle; George; James; Joma; Fr. Jon Stephen; Clarence (Heather’s father); Our Beloved Bara
Prayer List: Bara; Ben Jones; Galina; JakeImmimk; Ingrid Temple Heidi; Fr. Jerome; our nation and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic; nursing home residents and caregivers; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation. Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael; Olga, Eileen; Kitsa W; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Isaac – in Air Force; Andrew (National Guard); Fr. Marc; Fr. George; George; Catherine (not in this parish); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert; Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett; Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Marcia & Deacon; Nick; Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios; Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalana; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, aftermath of extreme cold and snow, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East.
Food Pantry: Please do not donate damaged, dented or expired items. Thank you.