July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Phocas, bishop of Sinope; Hieromartyrs Apollinaris and Vitalis, bishops of Ravenna; Martyr Apollonius of Rome; Holy Prophet Ezekiel

 Visitors, we are blessed by your presence.

 Nourishment of the Soul: Chastity is the counter-virtue to the sin of lust. Chastity embraces moral wholesomeness and purity, and in both thought and action treats God’s gift of sexuality with due reverence and respect. (One of the Seven Capital Virtues)

 Icon of the Protection of the Theotokos: Icon of the Protection of the Theotokos: So far, $601 has been given toward the painting of an 11×17 icon of the Protection of the Theotokos.  Our goal is $700 – Just $99 is left! Thanks to all who have given!

Women’s Care Center:  Donations can be made to All Saints to be sent or may be given to Patricia Finchum, representing Orthodox Christians for Life. See the bulletin board for more information.

Housekeeping: One more Sunday is left to reclaim the leftover dishes in the hallway.

Check out a book from the All Saints Childrens’ Library located in the bright orange crate in the hallway.  One book per person at a time, please.  Included are picture books and chapter books for children and young adults concerning the lives of the saints, monastic life, Orthodox stories and church life. ” – Rhonda

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.

Coffee Hour Foods: Contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with I-Z.

The Parish Council meets today in Father’s office.


Father attends the Antiochian Archdiocese  Convention in  Florida.

 Wednesday, July 26: No Daily Vespers

Friday, July 28: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00

Saturday, July 29: Reader Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, July 30: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.


Anniversary Memories: Eleventh Anniversary of the Gillquists at All Saints! (23rd)

Happy Birthday: Mallory Finchum (23rd); Thomas Mobley (26th)

Blessed Name Day: Kh. Kristina G (Christina, the Great Martyr – 24th); St. Anna’s Dormition – 25th – Kaylie F; Cora B; Ariana V; Patricia F; Amber S

Memory Eternal: Met. Paul; Kh. Stefanie Yazge; Abigal and Joshua; Evan; Dn. Gregory


August 1: The Dormition Fast begins.

August 6: There is a Festival Planning Meeting; Curious? Come and see what is being planned and consider how you can help.

August 6: On the Feast of Holy Transfiguration, students and faculty, grades K-12 receive a blessing as the new school year begins.

August 20: Students return to IU for classes on August 21st – Receive a blessing as the semester begins.

August 26: Women’s Tea at All Saints

Prayer List: Matthew &  family; Adrian (Olga’s brother); Cathy;“For the suffering Christians of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Finley (infant girl); Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip;  Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen; 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; Pete; Phil & Barb; Tammy K.; Terry Lee Pope & Susan

 Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance.”

Verse: “To Thee, O Lord, have I cried, O my God.” Psalm 27: 9,1

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (15:1-7)

Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures, we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Gospel: The Reading is  from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.  (9:27-35)

At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud: “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, “See that no one knows it.” But they went away and spread His fame through all that district. As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to Him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.” And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.

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.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2

O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners.  Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.