January 12, 2020

Sunday after the Theophany of Christ

Martyr Tatiana of Rome and those with her; Martyr Peter Absalom of Palestine;

Virgin-martyr Euthasia;  Martyr Mertios of Mauretania

You are always welcome here at All Saints.

Nourishment for the Soul: “God desires and seeks the salvation of all. And He is always saving all who wish to be saved from drowning in the sea of life and sin.”

St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

Men’s Ministry Fellowship: The monthly meetings will begin on Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm in the fellowship hall of the church. The group will meet the same day and time each month during the year. The focus of the time together will be Bible study concerning men in the Bible, sharing of saints, and prayer for personal needs. Any men in the church and Community are welcome to attend. Father Seraphim will be facilitating the time together. Feel free to contact him should you have any questions.

House Blessings are in full swing. Father Peter Jon will be contacting you by phone or email very soon.


Monday, January 13: Compline and Fellowship at the Haneys’ at 7:00

Tuesday, January 14: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, January 15: Vesperal Liturgy – Chains of Peter – at 6:00

Thursday, January 16: St. John Fellowship at the Haneys’ home 10:00 – Noon

Thursday, January 16: Bible Study at Becky’s home

Saturday, January 18: Great Vespers at 5:00; SOYO 6:00-8:00

Sunday, January 19: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Ephesians. (4:7-13)

Brethren, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  Therefore, it is said, “When He ascended on high He led a host of captives, and He gave gifts to men.”  (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that He had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?  He who descended is He who also ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)  And His gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (4:12-17)

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulon and Naphtali, so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “The land of Zebulon and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Refrain of the Second Antiphon: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast baptized by John in the Jordan; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

Apolytikion of Theophany- Tone 1

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, worship of the Trinity wast made manifest; for the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the likeness of a dove confirmed the truth of His word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the world, glory to Thee.

Kontakion of the Theophany of Christ – Tone 4

 On this day Thou hast appeared * unto the whole world, * and Thy light, O Sovereign Lord, * is signed on us who sing Thy praise * and chant with knowledge: Thou hast now come, * Thou hast appeared, O Thou Light unapproachable.

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.


  • Portraits for the All Saints Photo Directory! It’s almost time! Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21, from 2:00 to 9:00 pm each day. Have Questions? Contact Rhonda Webb at 314-313-4275 or webbrk1@gmail.com 
  • Monthly Men’s Fellowship meetings begin on February 11th at the church – 7pm
  • Pre-Lenten Retreat February 21-22 with Fr. John Oliver, noted author and speaker . Clear your weekend calendar now and plan to participate. 


Meal Train for the Hsu Family: Contact Rhonda if you want to send a meal.

Coffee Hour: Parishioners whose last names begin with C-G will serve and clean today.

Warm Mittens, Gloves, Hats and Scarves: Two more cold months lie ahead!

The Pantry shelves are starting to empty even though there is a varied supply.

Anniversary Blessings: Ben & Heidi (13th)

Birthday Greetings: Jeremy P (12th); Rachel B (14th)

Name Day Blessings: Amanda A (St. Agnes – 14th); April B (St. Macrina – 14th); Nina G(St. Nina – 14th); Nina R (St. Nina – 14th); Toni B (St. Anthony – 17th); Anthony G (St. Anthony – 17th); Ben S (St. Anthony – 17th)

Prayer List: Doris Finchum; Mary Ann; Vicki; Johanna and infant Jonathan; Mat. Raisa; Kaylie and infant Oliver; Rebekah with child; Isaac in Air Force; Fr. Marc; Fr. Patrick & Kh.Vanessa; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Judith; George; Dee; Dusty; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga;  Eileen; LeanneIrina; Heather;Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios;Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation in Australia, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in Puerto Rico; those suffering in the Middle East.