Holy Dormition – August 15, 2021

All are invited to enjoy the meal being prepared as a pitch-in.

Visitors are always welcome at All Saints.

Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Thought for Today: “If you possess love, you feel no jealousy or envy. You are not boastful, carried away by reckless pride. Nor do you put on airs with anyone. Nor do you act shamefully towards your fellow beings. You seek, not simply what is to your own advantage, but what also benefits your fellow beings. You are not quickly provoked by those who are angry with you.” – St. Niketas Stethatos

We are welcoming into the Church by Chrismation this morning: Tyson (Michael) Shulz.

Myrrh Bearers Meeting: We invite all ladies to attend the meeting during Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 22nd. Agenda items: 1. Welcoming the return of IU students as classes begin August 23rd along with IVY Tech students; 2. Preparing for the Fall Festival on Fairfax on October 9th.

Pantry Needs: While we still have lots of rice and pasta, there is a growing need for marinara sauce and for peanut butter. Thanks.


Wednesday, August 18:  Reader Vespers at 6:00

Saturday morning, August 21: Bible Study at the Webb’s home –  8:30-10:00

Saturday, August 21: Great Vespers at 5:00 with Fr. Paul Hodge – SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, August 22: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Fr. Paul Hodge is serving.  


…Prayers for our priest and his family as they travel: August 16-27…Please Contact Deacon Lawrence and Marcia with any urgent pastoral needs during Father’s absence.

…We will be blessed next Saturday and Sunday when Fr. Paul Hodge from St. Paul, Minnesota serves as visiting priest.

Amanda Alexander’s wedding shower, August 21. Details are in the FAMILY NEWS.

…IU Students return to classes on August 23rd

Festival on Fairfax: October 9th


The Reading is from the St. Paul’s  Letter to the Philippians. (2:5-11)

My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.

For He hath regarded the humility of His servant.

Brethren, let this mind be in you, which is also in Christ Jesus; who, being in the form of God, did not think it robbery to be equal with God, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming Himself in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross. For this cause also God highly exalted Him, and gave Him a Name which is above every name; that in the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and those who are on earth, and those who are under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (10:38-42; 11:27-28)

At that time, Jesus entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to Him and said, “Lord, dost Thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.” As He said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore Thee, and the breasts that Thou didst suck!” But He said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”


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.

Apolytikion of the Dormition – Tone 1

In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for thou wast translated into life, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion of the Dormition – Tone 2

Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, and whose prayers are never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control. But since she is the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb did translate her to life.

Megalynarion of the Dormition – Tone 1

All we the generations ever call thee blessed, the only Theotokos.

The bounds of nature are overcome in thee, O immaculate Virgin; for thy childbirth is virginal, and thy death is the espousal of life. O thou who after childbirth art virgin, and who after death art living, do thou, O Theotokos, ever save thine inheritance.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Feast – Tone 8

I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.


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.

Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.


The Wedding Shower for Amanda Alexander and Jordan Smith is next Saturday at  All Saints at 2:00 pm. They are registered as Amanda Alexander and Jordan Smith’s Wedding  on  The Knot  website. RSVP to mrsarcfide@gmail.com (Johanna Hsu)

Anniversary: Steve & Kelly S (17th)

Name Day Celebrations: Holy Dormition of the Theotokos (15th): Mary B;

Kh. Marilyn; Mary Ann G; Alice Marie P  – John C (St. Oswin -20th)

Memory Eternal: Kathleen

Prayer List: Don; Vicki; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak and newborn;  our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Judith Ann; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Mat. Raisa;  Andrew and Isaac; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Missy D