Holy Week

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Divine Liturgy Variables for Feast of Palm Sunday

Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem

This Evening, April 25, at 5:00, the Bridegroom Orthros for Holy Monday will be served.


Monday, April 26

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • 2nd Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00

Tuesday, April 27

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • 3rd Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00

Wednesday, April 28

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • Holy Unction Service at 6:00

Thursday, April 29His Grace Bishop ANTHONY is with us in the evening.

  • Vesperal Liturgy for the Anniversary of the Mystical Supper of Christ, followed by the Rite of the Washing of the Feet at 9:00
  • Orthros of the Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels at 6:00

Friday, April 30

  • The Great (Royal Hours) of Holy Friday at 9:00
  • Children decorate the bier at Noon.
  • Great Vespers of the Taking-Down of Christ from the Cross at 3:00
  • Orthros with the Lamentations at 6:00
  • All Night Vigil of  the reading of the Psalter until morning.

Saturday, May 1

  • Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 9:00
  • Evening Pascha Service with Rush, Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 10:00
  • Breaking-the-Fast meal with foods provided but donations are accepted with pleasure.

Sunday, May 2

  • Agape Vespers with the reading of the scripture in many languages at 12:00
  • Procession to the Empty Tomb follows.
  • Egg hunt for the children and Pitch-in Celebratory Meal

Thought for Today: “The merciful person is he who gives to others what he has himself received from God, whether it be money, food, strength, a helpful word, prayer or anything else that he has through which he can express his compassion for those in need. At the same time, he considers himself a debtor since he has received more than he is asked to give.”

St. Peter of Damascus

His Grace Bishop Anthony will be with us for the service of the 12 Passion Gospels on Holy Thursday evening. Please plan to attend this most powerful service where the entire account of the betrayal, trial and crucifixion of our Savior is read. If we reach our Covid capacity of 110 souls, there will be tents and chairs outdoors for overflow seating.

New Chairs: We expect our new chairs to arrive this week. Having a nave full of chairs will be a change from what we have become used to over the past year, so please ask the ushers if you have questions about seating and distancing. 


The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. (4:4-9)

Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

            Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice! Let your forbearance be known to all people. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. The things which you both learned and received, and heard and saw in me, these things do; and the God of peace will be with you.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (12:1-18)

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus who had died was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with Him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of His Disciples (he who was to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the moneybox he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of My burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.” When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!” His Disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him. The crowd that had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet Jesus was that they heard He had done this sign.


Refrain of the Second Antiphon

Save us, O Son of God, Who didst sit upon the foal of an ass, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of Palm Sunday

Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord: God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us. Save us, O Son of God, Who didst sit upon the foal of an ass; who sing to Thee. Alleluia

Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday – Tone 1

In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. Wherefore, we also, like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Apolytikion of Palm Sunday – Tone 4

As by baptism we were buried with Thee, O Christ our God, so by Thy Resurrection we were deemed worthy of immortal life; and praising Thee, we cry: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Kontakion of Palm Sunday – Tone 6

Being borne upon a throne in Heaven, and upon a colt on the earth, O Christ God, Thou didst accept the praise of the angels and the laudation of the children as they cried to Thee: Blessed art Thou Who comest to recall Adam.

Megalynarion for Palm Sunday – Tone 4

God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us; ordain a feast, and rejoicing, come let us magnify Christ with palms and branches, crying out with hymns: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, our Savior.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for Palm Sunday – Tone 8

Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.

                                                            FAMILY NEWS

Caution Parents: During the work on the new pavilion site, glass has been and will continue to be uncovered. Please advise your children to stay clear of the soil berm on the south side of the site. We will continue to clear the glass as it becomes visible. Thank you.

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Fund: Checks may be made out to All Saints or you may donate online at the church website. We will send all contributions to the Antiochian Archdiocese after Great Pascha.

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.

Happy Birthday: Paul B (24th); Maria Van H (25th); Noah S (28th); Ephrem A (30th)

 Name Day Blessings: Valeria Van H (St. Valeria -28th);Ava R (St. Ava– 29th)

Memory Eternal: Richard (Jan G’s cousin); Our Beloved Sister in Christ: Galina; Sara (Nina’s sister)

Prayer List: Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Judith Ann; Cleo; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Robin; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Cleo; Andrew; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer. Please update names with Marcia. She has removed a few, but they may return with your help.