May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday of the Paralytic

Martyrs Timothy, the Reader, and his wife Maura of Egypt; Peter, Archbishop of Argolis; Ekumenios, Bishop of Trikala; Venerable Luke of Mt. Stirion

Visitors, you are always welcome 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: “With Thee, Lord, I will flee, that I may gain Thy life in every place. The prison with Thee is no prison, for in Thee man goes up into Heaven: the grave with Thee is no grave, for Thou art the Resurrection!” — St. Ephraim the Syrian

Fundraiser by the Myrrh Bearers: In the hallway a table is being arranged with an ever- changing selection of treasures for you to peruse and purchase. No prices are set, just donate whatever you decide.  This will support the charitable expenses for the women’s group.

Sunday School: Pre-School through K following Communion; Elementary through High School after Divine Liturgy.

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.

Parishioners whose last names begin with the letters A-Ba will prepare the table for social hour.


Wednesday, May 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Friday, May 8: SOYO at 6:00 – Compline at 7:30

Saturday, May 9: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, May 10: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Mother’s Day


  • Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship on May 14th
  • Parish Council on May 17th
  • Ascension of Our Lord, Evening Liturgy on May 20th
  • Myrrh Bearer’s meeting on May 24th
  • Memorial Day on May 25th
  • Deacon Seraphim’s Bible Study on May 27th after Vespers: The Book of Acts
  • Pentecost on May 31st with Kneeling Vespers immediately following Divine Liturgy
  • All Saints Feast Day on Sunday, June 7th

Blessed Anniversary: Walter & Lesya Romanyshak (4)

Happy Birthday: Kelly Sanderson (4); Marilyn Gillquist (9);Marina Stant (9)

Memory Eternal:   Archpriest Roman Braga (28th)

Prayer List: Kh. Marilyn; Angie Starkston; Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki Gans; Jean Foley & Laham family; Hoppe & Moore Families (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian Orfanos; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Marianne; 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: (Kh. Kristina, Mary; Brooke (Theckla); Elizabeth, and Gabriella); 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 the Acts of the Holy Apostles. (9:32-42)

IN THOSE DAYS, as Peter went throughout all regions, he came down also to the saints who dwelt at Lydda.  There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who was bedridden for eight years and paralyzed.  And Peter said to him: “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; arise and make your bed.”  And immediately he arose.  And all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned back to the Lord.

Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha (which means Gazelle).  She was full of good works and of charitable deeds which she did.  And it came to pass in those days that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they placed her in an upper chamber.  Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him: “Come to us without delay!” So Peter arose and went with them.  And when he arrived, they took him into the upper chamber.  All the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and other garments which Tabitha made while she was with them.  But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body, he said: “Tabitha, arise!” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.  And he gave her his hand, and raised her up.  Then he called the saints and widows and presented her alive.  And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

 Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (5:1-15)

             AT THAT TIME, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethsaida, which has five porticoes.  In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.  For an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first, after the troubling  of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.  One man was there, who had been ill for 38 years.  When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going, another steps down before me.”  Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.”  And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.  Now that day was the Sabbath.  So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet.”  But he answered them, “The man who healed me said to me, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk.'” They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk’?” Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.  Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are well!  Sin no more, that nothing worse befalls you.”  The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus Who had healed him.

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 of Pascha – Tone 8

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal. Thou didst destroy the power  of death; in victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming Rejoice to the Myrrhbearing women, granting peace toThine Apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.

Megalynarian (instead of It Is Truly Meet)

“The Angle Cried”

Communion Hymn – Tone 8

Receive ye the body of Christ; taste ye of the Immortal Fountain.  Alleluia 3X.