November 8 – 17

 Reminder of the Post partum discussion at 3:30 Saturday, November 8 at All Saints.  Georg’ann Catalona of BABS is the guest speaker

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Nektarios of Aegina and Pentapolis, the Wonderworker

Martyrs Onesiphoros and Porphyrios of Ephesus; Venerable Matrona of Constantinople; Theoktista of Lesvos; Simeon the Translator (Metaphrastes); Venerable Euthymios and Neophytos, founders of Docheiariou Monastery on Athos

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: “At the start of the day, when all are concerned with earthly things, make us worthy, O our Lord, to enjoy following the heavenly path.” St. Isaac the Syrian

Orthodoxy 101: John Craton’s topic is “What are Christian Ethics?”

 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.

Sunday School for those in Grades One through 12 meets after Divine Liturgy.

 Thanksgiving Baskets at Backstreet Mission: Thank you for your donations of turkey gravy packets.  Our goal of 250 has been met! However, Backstreet will receive all donations above the goal.

 Vicki Gans is taking orders for her homemade toffee. Contact her at 812-679-8197 to place orders for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Knitted Caps and Mittens/Gloves: Boxes are being placed in the narthex to collect your donations.  Alex Alexander started this outreach last winter.  He takes donations to local schools for children in need.  He states these should be inexpensive since children often lose them or leave them at home when they need them at school.

Choir Practice after Liturgy: With the Nativity Fast and Advent approaching, there will be many new hymns so this practice is really important.


 Wednesday, November 12:  Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101- 7:00-9:00

Thursday, November 13: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship – 10:00 – noon

Saturday, November 15: Great Vespers at 5:00 followed by Adult Discussion with Dn. Seraphim at 6:00

Sunday, November 16: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 followed by the Annual Business Meeting and a pitch-in fasting meal


 November 13: Turkey Gravy packets are delivered to Agape House for the Thanksgiving baskets.

November 15: Nativity Fast begins.

November 16: Annual Parish Business Meeting followed by a pitch-in meal.

November 20: Evening Liturgy – The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

November 24: Evening Liturgy – St. Catherine

November 27: Thanksgiving at All Saints: The Morfas family is organizing the event. Signup sheets are in the hall for participation by your family and close friends.

December 5-7: Enthronement of Bishop Joseph in Brooklyn, NY at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Details are found at

December 6: Annual St. Nicholas Night party

Happy Birthday: Ariana Vicion (9th); Katie Alexander (10th)

 Name Day Blessings: Stephanie Haines (St. Theodora, wife of Emperor Justinian – 14th)

 Prayer List: Shelley; Denise (Darryl’s sister); 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 saints shall boast in glory.”

Verse: “Sing unto the LORD a new song!”  Psalm 149:5,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. (5:8-19)

            Brethren, walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), proving what is acceptable to the Lord; and have no communion with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them; for it is a shame even to speak of the things which they do in secret.  But all things when they are exposed are made manifest by the light, for everything that is made manifest is light.  Therefore he says: “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon thee.” See then that you walk circumspectly, not as unwise, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and chanting in your heart to the Lord.


Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:41-56)

            At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet, he besought Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.  As Jesus went, the people pressed around Him. And a woman, who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him, and touched the fringe of His garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased.  And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the multitudes surround Thee and press upon Thee!  and Thou sayest, ‘Who touched Me?”  But Jesus said, “Someone touched Me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from Me”  And when the woman saw that she was not hidden she came trembling, and falling down before Him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.  And Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”  While Jesus was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher anymore.”  But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.”  And when Jesus came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him, except Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of the child.  And all were weeping and bewailing her; but Jesus said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.”  And they laughed at Him, knowing that she was dead.  But taking her by the hand Jesus called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and Jesus directed that something should be given her to eat.  And her parents were amazed; but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the word; coeternal 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.


_______Apolytikion of St. Nektarios of Aegina – Tone 1

Blessed is the earth that drank your blood, O prizewinners of the Lord, and holy are the tabernacles that received your spirits; for in the stadium ye triumphed over the enemy, and ye proclaimed Christ with boldness. Beseech Him, we pray, since He is good to save our souls.


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 tabernacle.