Sunday, November 23, 2014
The After-Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos
Amphilorios, bishop of Iconium; Gregory, bishop of Agrigentum; Ischyrion, bishop in Egypt and hermit of Sketis; Venerable Sisinios the Confessor of Kyzikos; Dionysios, patriarch of Constantinople; Repose of Alexander Nevsky, prince of Novgorod; Metrophanes, first bishop of Voronezh.
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: “The fruits of the earth are not brought to perfection immediately, but by time, rain and care; similarly, the fruits of men ripen through ascetic practice, study, time, perseverance, self-control and patience.” – St. Anthony the Great
Orthodoxy 101 will not meet this week, but will resume on December 4th with Presbytera Frederica Mathewes-Green as speaker. A meal will be provided.
Dear Church Family,
Thank you for your prayers, flowers, food, and cards as I was recovering from my hip-replacement surgery. The Lord is our Helper, and His love shines through you.
With gratitude and love,
Sunday School for those in Grades One through 12 meets after Divine Liturgy.
Communion: 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. Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.
Vicki Gans’ Homemade Toffee. Contact her at 812-679-8197 to place orders for Christmas. Remember to pick up your Thanksgiving orders today.
Boxes for Knitted Caps and Mittens/Gloves will be available throughout the winter to collect your donations for local school children. There has been a generous out-pouring thus far. Thanks!
All Parish Council members will be inducted today at the end of the liturgy with the prayer for parish support. Your council members are Alex Alexander, John Alexander, Marcia Baldwin, Linda Barrett, Charles Coats, Michael Ewing, James Finchum, Barbara Grinder, Jan Gudaitis, Don Haney, Galina McLaws, Elaine Morfas, Nina Rogers, Shirley Richardson, and Subdn. Jon (Jeff) Weber. They will meet at Noon.
The Nativity Fast continues until Christmas.
Monday, November 24: Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00 — St. Catherine, the Great Martyr
Wednesday, November 26: Akathist of Thanksgiving at 6:00;
Thursday, November 27: Thanksgiving Dinner at 2:00 — Have you signed up to attend?
Saturday, November 29: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, November 30: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.
December 3-4: Presbytera Frederica Mathewes-Green, guest speaker here; at IUMU, Oak Room.
December 5-7: Enthronement of Bishop Joseph in Brooklyn, NY at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Details are found at antiochian.org.
December 6: Annual St. Nicholas Night party
December 13: Dee Haney’s Open House for all women from 11:00-2:00 in Mitchell, Indiana
December 13: Hannah Gala at Clear Creek Christian Church 6:00
December 21: Caroling in the neighborhood
Blessed Name Day on the 25th to all Catherines in our parish: Catherine Alexander; Katie Alexander; Mallory Finchum; Catherine Gillquist; Karen Hrisomalos; Sharon Kolasinski; Catherine Polit
Memory Eternal: James (8th); Jane (12th); Wilma (16th); Nicholas (Jennifer Rigsby’s nephew – 21st)
Prayer List: Metojije (4 year old child with critical congestive heart failure); Shelley; Denise; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: Kh. Kristina, Mary, Kathleen; Kh. Marilyn; Galina; John; Noah; Emily D; John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter); Barb; Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Patricia; Bob R; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; 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; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The LORD will give strength unto His people.”
Verse: “Bring unto the LORD, ye sons of God; Bring unto the LORD glory and honor!
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. (2:14-22)
Brethren, Christ is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that He might create in Himself of the two, one new man, thus making peace, and might reconcile them both to God in one body through the Cross thereby having slain the enmity in Himself; and He came and preached peace to you, to those who were far off, and to those who were near, for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
Now therefore you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief Cornerstone, in Whom the whole structure, fitly framed together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in Whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (12:16-21)
The Lord spoke this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ and he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry,’ but God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” As He said this, Jesus called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. and didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4
Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God, and the beginning of the preaching of the salvation of mankind. Thou hast appeared in the Temple of God openly and hast gone before, preaching Christ to all. Let us shout with one thrilling voice, saying, Rejoice, O thou who art the fulfillment of the Creator’s dispensation.
Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4
The all-pure temple of the Savior, the most precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the treasure-house of the glory of God, today enters the Temple of the Lord, bringing with her the grace which is in the divine Spirit: whom also the angels of God do celebrate in song; for she is the heavenly