Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 8

Friday, March 6th – Reader Akathist at 6:00

Saturday, March 7th – There will be NO Great Vespers

 since Father is serving at a funeral in Indy and will not be back by 5:00.


  Sunday, March 8, 2015

Second Sunday of Great Lent

Commemoration of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica

Theophylact the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia, Apostle Hermas of the Seventy.

Welcome, Visitors. We are blessed to have you with us during our Lenten Journey.

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: “I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, hearing of your faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints.” – Philemon 4-7

 Reading materials have been stocked in the church bookstore for your Lenten reading needs. Please pay a visit during coffee hour and see Father Peter Jon with any questions.

Sunday School for those in Grades One through 12 will meet after Divine Liturgy.

 Boxes for Knitted Caps and Mittens/Gloves will be available throughout the winter to collect your donations for local school children.

 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 Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.


Women will usher and read the Epistle during March.

Consult your All Saints Annual Calendar for Fasting Allowances during Great Lent.

 Tuesday, March 10: Women’s Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00.

Wednesday, March 11: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101 at 7:45

“Confession” with Fr. Peter Jon as presenter.

March 12-14: Father is a guest speaker at Antiochian Village Conference. Axios!

Thursday, March 12: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship 10:00 – Noon

Friday, March 13: Reader Akathist Hymn at 6:00

Saturday, March 14: NO Great Vespers at 5:00 while Father travels home from AV.

Sunday, March 15: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy of St. Basil at 10:00 — CHOIR practices after Liturgy. Veneration of the Holy Cross with an outdoor Procession, weather permitting.


March 17: Movie Night is being planned by Charles on St Patrick’s Day

March 21: Adult Discussion Group with Dn. Seraphim at 6:00

March 23: Compline and the Reading of the Life of St. Mary of Egypt

March 25: Annunciation Liturgy with Fish allowed to celebrate the feast

March 31: Skate Night at Western Skateland


Happy Birthday: Ioana Frecus (98 on March 10th); Rachel Leininger (11th); Amber Smith (13th)

Blessed Name Day: Daniel Mullis (Symeon the New Theologian-12th); Patricia Finchum (St. Patricia-13th)

Memory Eternal:   Janice (1st); Regina Marie; Julietta (Milana’s great aunt in Serbia 7th); Peter (4th)

 Prayer List: Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker (both in ill health); Vicki (surgery March 19); Kh. Marilyn (surgery March 23); Paoli victims Melissa & Children; Jean Foley & Laham family (lung cancer – friends of Lloyd & Barbara George); Bill Bauer (heart surgery); Hoppe & Moore Families (OCMC Missionaries); Peter Rozow (Pancreatic cancer); Dye Family; Vivian Orfanos; Fr. Athanasius Wilson; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Marianne (Stephanie’s friend); Dee Haney; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian, Catherine & Marah; Heather (Charles’ daughter); Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: (Kh. Kristina, Mary, Kathleen; Brooke(Theckla); and Elizabeth);  Kh. Marilyn; 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

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings                                           

 Prokeimenon: “Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us.”

Verse: “Save me, O Lord, for the godly man is no more!”  Psalm 11:7,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (1:10-2:3)

 THOU, “O LORD, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Thy hands; they will perish; but Thou remainest; and they will all grow old like a garment, and like a mantle Thou wilt roll them up, and they shall be changed; but Thou art the same, and Thy years will not fail.”  But of which of the angels did He say at any time, “Sit on my right hand, till I make thine enemies a footstool for thy feet?” Are they not all spirits for liturgical ministry, sent forth to minister for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

            Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest at any time we drift away from them. For if the word spoken through angels was confirmed, and every transgression and disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation, which having at first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard?

 Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (2:1-12)

 AT THAT TIME, when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that He was at home.  And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and He was preaching the Word to them.  And they came, bringing to Jesus a paralytic carried by four men.  And when they could not get near Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay.  And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”  Now, some of the scribes were sitting there, reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak thus?  It is blasphemy!  Who can forgive sins but God alone?”  And immediately Jesus, perceiving in His spirit that they thus reasoned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you reason thus in your hearts?  Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your pallet and go home.”  And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all.  So that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

 Divine Liturgy Variables

 Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

 Apolytikion for St. Gregory Palamas – Tone 8

O Star of Orthodoxy, support of the Church and its teacher, O comeliness of ascetics, and incontestable champion of those who speak in theology, Gregory the wonder-worker, the pride of Thessalonica and preacher of grace, implore thou constantly for the salvation of our souls.

 Kontakion for Annunciation (and Great Lent) – Tone 8

O Victorious Leader of triumphant Hosts, we your servants who have been delivered from evil, sing our  grateful thanks to You, O Theotokos; as you possess invincible might, set us free from every calamity, that we may cry out to you:: Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom.

 Megalynarian (instead of It Is Truly Meet)

All of creation rejoices in thee, O Full of Grace, the assembly of angels and the race of man. O sanctified Temple and Spiritual Paradise, the glory of virgins, from whom God was incarnate, and became a child, Our God before the ages.  He  made thy body into a throne, and He made thy womb more spacious than the heavens.  All of Creation rejoices in Thee, O Full of Grace, glory to Thee.