Sunday, July 28, 2019
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas, Deacons and Apostles of the Seventy; Venerable Paul, founder of Xeropotamou and St. Paul monasteries on Athos; Venerable Irene Chrysovalantou; Pitirim, bishop of Tambov
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “God is always by the side of His children who are in pain.”
St. Paisios the Athonite
SOYO’s Summer Outreach: The following items are needed for the summer bags for the needy: folding toothbrushes; small toothpaste tubes; deodorant; water bottles; Kind Bars or other convenient & non-perishable snacks; chap stick; mini-sunscreen tubes; sunglasses. SOYO anticipates needing 50 of most items, but 100 snack bars. If you would like to contribute, please email Fr. Peter Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org with the item and quantity you intend to provide. Following your email, donations may be left on the round table in Father’s office. Thank you!
The Word Magazine: Last week you should have received the notice by email about receiving a free copy of this publication by the Antiochian Archdiocese. However, if you want a hard copy, you can find it in the hallway by the library check-out clip board. This is a reminder that if you have received the magazine in the past, you need to reapply as the old mailing list will not be used. Also, you can read the publication online at antiochian.org.
- Dormition Fast begins August 1st. We will mark the beginning of this two-week fast with a procession of the Cross after Vespers on the evening of July 31.
- Festival Meeting – August 4th
- Holy Transfiguration Evening Liturgy – Monday, August 5th at 6pm
- Holy Dormition Liturgy – Wednesday, August 14th at 6pm
- Door Opening of Saint Ananias Orthodox Mission at 3407 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville 47714, Saturday, August 24th at 1pm CT with Bishop ANTHONY presiding.
- His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, will be with us for a 6 pm liturgy on Wednesday evening, August 28th, for the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. This will be his annual arch-pastoral visit.
Myrrh Bearers meet today around noon.
Wednesday, July 31: Daily Vespers at 6:00 with the Procession of the Holy Cross following.
Thursday, August 1: Dormition Fast begins.
Saturday, August 3: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, August 4: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Festival meeting
Monday, August 5: Vesperal Liturgy on the Eve of Holy Transfiguration at 6:00
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (12:6-14)
Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, and serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (9:1-8)
At that time, Jesus got into a boat, crossed over and came to His own city. And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith He said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—He then said to the paralytic—“Rise, take up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they marveled, and they glorified God, Who had given such authority to men.
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.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
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.
Kontakion of the Transfiguration – Tone 7
Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning R-Z.
Food Pantry Needs: The shelves are slowly being filled. Your donations are always welcome.
If you need fire/specialty smoking wood, please contact Thomas Przybyla at 812-929-1766.
Memory Eternal: Ioan (Lucia’s father – 7/23); Irina Avakyan (of this parish – 7/23)
Anniversary Memories: John & Lisa A (31st)
Birthday Blessings: Aaron J (31st)
Name Day Celebrations: Nancy J (St. Lydia – 3rd); Lydia F (St. Lydia – 3rd)
Prayer List: Heather – Irina; Rafat, & Michael (Irina Avakyan’s family); Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.