Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, 2017
Great and Holy Pascha
Visitors, Fr. Peter Jon and the entire parish welcome you today.
Please be our guest at the services and at all activities here at All Saints.
As you arrive for the 10pm service: Take your prepared baskets and colored eggs to the place reserved for them near the iconostasis. If you are sharing colored eggs, there is a basket in which to place them.
Saturday Night begins with Rush when we receive the Light in the darkened church and then go in Procession outside, around the church singing of Christ’s Holy Resurrection. After we learn the identity of the King of Glory, we enter into the now brightly lighted church. Matins begins with beautiful hymns and readings. Christ is Risen is our proclamation. Then the Divine Liturgy continues with the joy of His Resurrection. The evening concludes with a light festive meal.
Nourishment of the Soul: “You make up a chorus, so that joined together in harmony and having received the godly strain in unison, you might sing in one voice through Christ to the Father, so that He might hear you and recognize you through your good deeds as members of His Son.” – St. Ignatius
Food for Hungry People Program: Make checks payable to All Saints, and we will send one check after Holy Pascha.
Agape Sunday: You are all invited to come to Great Vespers at noon to hear the Holy Gospel proclaimed in many languages. Then as we sing Christ is Risen from the Dead, we visit the Empty Tomb in procession. Afterward, the children rush with joy to gather colorful eggs on the lawn. Then the pitch-in meal concludes the afternoon. Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!
Pascha Greetings from both His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH and His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY have been inserted in today’s bulletin. They can be found at antiochian.org and at the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest if you search!
Soon, you will see the long awaited changes being made to the property and to the building!
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 PASCHAL AGAPE GOSPEL for Sunday
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint John (20:19-25).
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the Disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the Disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other Disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe.”
The Paschal Office may be read in your homes.
Find it listed at www.antiochian.org under Online Liturgical Guide.
Sunday, April 16: Agape Great Vespers at noon; Procession to the Empty Tomb; Egg Hunt; Festive pitch-in dinner on Holy Pascha
Thursday, April 20: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, April 22: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, April 23: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Birthday Greetings: Gabriella C (20th)
Memory Eternal: Dale; David; Albert (Alex John) Alexander – 4th); Met. Elia
Prayer List: Patricia; Stephanie; Adrian (Olga’s brother); Cathy; Ken William, Kenny;“For the suffering Christians of Syria, Egypt; Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Finley (infant girl child with stroke and spasms-Improved); Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip; Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen; the Tabbals; Mary Ann & Jen; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; James; Becky H; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest George; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy; Sabrina; Christy O; David & Loretta