June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Recovery of the Relics of Cyrus & John the Unmercenaries; Martyr Papios; Paul the Physician of Corinth; Venerable Moses the Anchorite; Venerable Sergios and Herman, Wonderworking Abbots of Valaam

Visitors, you are welcome at all services and social events at All Saints.

Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”

 Nourishment of the Soul: “A greedy appetite for food is terminated by satiety,  and the pleasure of drinking ends when our thirst is quenched.  And so it is with the other things…. But the possession of virtue, once it is solidly achieved, cannot be measured by time nor limited by satiety. Rather, to those who are its disciples it always appears as something ever new and fresh.” — St. Gregory of Nyssa

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.

Style Show and Tea: Women are invited again this year to a fundraiser for Monroe County United Ministries, a charitable group that serves children and families in the county. Sponsored by St. Mark’s United Methodist Women, the event is Wednesday, July 15 at 2 pm. If you intend to go, please tell Marcia so we may send a group RSVP.

Social Hour Table: Parishioners whose last names begin with the letters I-Z will prepare the table for social hour. However, any who feel led to contribute are welcome to do so.

The Myrrh Bearers meet in the social hall during fellowship hour. Bring your snack and drink,  and join us in the choir area.

 Campers: Our teens left early this morning with their sponsors for their Antiochian Village Camp experience.  Please keep them in your prayers until their safe return on Friday, July 10th. Another group leaves later in the summer.

 Annual All Saints Festival: Please consider how you can be involved in the planning phase. The first meeting is scheduled for July 12th  after Divine Liturgy.

 Friday evening before the 4th:We will begin with Vespers at 7pm, followed by a the 3-year memorial for Rev. Fr. Peter E. Gillquist, picnic, and fireworks (9:30). Grilled burgers and hot dogs will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring side dishes and desserts. Bring your family and friends. *


The Apostles Fast continues through Monday, June 29th.

 Monday, June 29: Evening LiturgySts. Peter & Paul at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 1: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Friday, July 3: Daily Vespers at 7:00 (See details above.)*

Saturday, July 4: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, July 5: – Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


  • July 12: Festival meeting for the October 10th event.
  • July 19-26: 52nd  Archdiocesan Convention in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Prayer List: Catherine; Janett (http://www.gofundme.com/SavingJanett); Christine (liver transplant needed); Jill; Kh. Marilyn; Angie; Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki Gans; Jean Foley & Laham family; Hoppes in Albania,  Moores in Mongolia, Jesse Brandow  in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian Orfanos; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: (Brooke-Theckla,, Elizabeth, Gabriella, Laura); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley:  Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings                                           

Prokeimenon: “O chant unto our God, chant ye.”

Verse: “Clap your hands, all ye nations!”  Psalm 46:6,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. (6:18-23)

Brethren, having been set free from sin, you have become bond-servants of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of the infirmity of your flesh.  For just as you once yielded your members as bond-servants to uncleanness and to iniquity for iniquity, so now yield your members as bond-servants to righteousness for holiness.

For when you were bond-servants of sin, you were free from righteousness. What fruit did you have from the things of which you are now ashamed?  For the end of those things is death.  But now, having been set free from sin and having become bond-servants of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end is life eternal.  For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is life eternal in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (8:5-13)

                At that time,  as Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to Him, beseeching Him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress.”  And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”  But the centurion answered Him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.  For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard him, He marveled, and said to those who followed Him, “Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.  I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.”        And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; be it done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm.  He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

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.