October 25-26, 2014

Updates and Reminders

Prior to Saturday’s Great Vespers, we will pray the one-year memorial

for Virginia Kapellas at 4:45 — Memory Eternal, Ginny.

 Saturday, October 27th, Deacon Seraphim will be leading the adult discussion after Great Vespers from 6-7 pm.  

 Sunday night’s Bonfire…be sure to read the details later in this bulletin. Yes, the whole family is invited along with your close friends.

 October is Youth Month.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming

Commemoration of the Great Earthquake in Constantinople in 740; Venerable Martyr Joasaph

of Dionysiou 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: “They said of Abba Or that he never lied, nor swore, nor hurt anyone, nor spoke without necessity.” – The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, p. 246

Orthodoxy 101: Deacon Seraphim Moslener will present “Living a Eucharistic Life.”

 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: Again this year, Myrrh Bearers will lead the parish in collecting 250 turkey (dry) gravy packets.  In the past, you have responded so enthusiastically that we exceeded the goal. Backstreet thanks you. The deadline is Sunday, November 9th at church, for delivery by the 13th. To date, we’ve collected 10 packets.

 Myrrh Bearers (All Saints’ women’s benevolent group) meets at noon after Divine Liturgy.

 Updates for the phone directory and the annual pictorial calendar should be sent to Marcia at Lbald3368@aol.com.

 Bonfire tonight at 6:00 in the grove: Bring whatever food and drink (non-alcoholic) you would like–you can cook in the fire or bring a picnic supper or just come and hang out with your All Saints family!  Bringing lawn chairs or something else to sit on would probably be a good idea too.  Hope to see you all there! (Contact Charles or Stephanie.)


 Wednesday, October 29:  Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101- 7:00-9:00

Saturday, November 1: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, November 2: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

November 2: Daylight Savings ends before Sunday worship.


 November 6: Fr. Dragan Petrovic of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church will speak at the OCF meeting at 8:00 at IMU.  He will introduce his recently published book.

November 8: Presentation by Georg’ann Catalona on postpartum depression/a family challenge

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 27: Thanksgiving at All Saints: Morfas family is organizing the event.

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

Happy Birthday: Ava Rigsby (30th; Zachary Webb (30th); Jonathan Blair (31st)

Name Day Blessings: Marvin Piercefield (St. Demetrios – 26th); Demetrios Zaharako (26th)

Presentation by Georg’ann Catalona, Saturday, November 8 at 3:30

Saturday, November 8, is the Feast of the Synaxis of Archangels.  As we anticipate the Advent season and the Nativity of our Lord foretold by the Archangel Gabriel, we will welcome a special guest speaker to All Saints on that day.

Ms. Georg’ann Catalona has been a pioneer and advocate for healthy families in Monroe County for many years, and was recently celebrated as Bloomington Woman of the Year.  From 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Georg’ann will present on some issues and challenges we should all be aware of during the postpartum period in a family.

As members of a parish family and the community-at-large, we each have opportunities to interact with co-laborers, friends, and colleagues who are expecting a child.  It would be a great blessing to gather together, men and women, to hear her brief, but special, presentation.

Light refreshments will be provided.  After a little fellowship, Great Vespers will follow as usual, at 5:00.

Prayer List: Denise (Darryl’s sister); Fr. Moses Berry (congestive heart failure); Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Kh. Kristina; 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; Kathleen.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “The righteous shall rejoice in the LORD.”

Verse: “Hearken unto my voice, O God!”  Psalm 63:10,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy. (2:1-10)

                 My Child Timothy, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  And the things which you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to reach others also.  Suffer hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  No soldier on service entangles himself in the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.  And if someone also contends in the games, he is not crowned, unless he has contended lawfully.  The husbandman who labors must be the first to partake of the fruits.  Consider what I say; and may the Lord grant you understanding in all things.

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel, in which I suffer hardships and even bonds, as a criminal; but the word of God is not bound.  Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

         Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:26-39)

                 At That Time,  Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.  And as He stepped out on land, there met Him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs.  When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and said with a loud voice, “What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech Thee, do not torment me.”  For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.  (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him.  And they begged Jesus not to command them to depart into the abyss.  Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged Jesus to let them enter these.  So he gave them leave.  Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.  When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.  Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.  And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked Jesus to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so He got into the boat and returned.  The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with Jesus; but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare all that God has done for you.”  And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city all that Jesus had done for 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 became the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the great Mercy.


_______Apolytikion for the Earthquake – Tone 8

O Thou Who didst look upon the earth and make it tremble, deliver us from the fearful threat of earthquake, O Christ our God, and send upon us Thy rich mercies through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Thou only Lover of mankind.


_______Apolytikion for St. Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming-Tone 3

Verily, the inhabited world found thee a great help in tribulations and a vanquisher of nations, O fight-bearing one.  Wherefore, as thou didst demolish the arrogance of Lahosh, and on the battlefield didst hearten Nestor, beseech, O Saint Demetrios, Christ God to grant us the Great Mercy.


(Usual) Kontakion in Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the 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 dost ever intercede for those who honor thee.