October 5 through Festival Week

October is Youth Month.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Seventeen Sunday after Pentecost

 Holy Martyr Charitina of Amisos; John, Bishop of Euchaita; Eudokimos of Vatopedi Monastery on Athos; Uncovering of the Relics of Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Philip and Hermogenes, Metropolitans of Moscow

Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.

Plan to attend our Festival on Fairfax next Saturday.

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: “Our choice of salvation is a choice of a living relationship with God, a journey with God, meeting with Him in the cool of the evening celebrating the Divine Liturgy and approaching the Chalice. That is what is meant by Church.” Fr. Deacon Ezra – These Things We Believe

Orthodoxy 101: Fr. Peter Jon’s topic on Wednesday night is “Life on the Vine: the parish community.

 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.

Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome:  This afternoon, join the Shahadey family at the Monroe County Fairgrounds – Fun begins at 1:30; the walk is at 3pm – Live band, carnival games, activities for the whole family.

 It is almost here:  Our Annual Festival is Saturday, October 11:  11:00 to 5:00 – Fresh Baked Goods; Greek & Arab foods, prepared outdoors; Music Groups; Silent Auction; Shrine Tours; Church Tours; Children’s Activities; Hayride. If you have not attended before, this is the time to see what you’ve missed!

 Vicki Gans will have at church today, empty decorative baskets for those who want one as they prepare their silent auction baskets.

 There is an important Festival Meeting at Noon today in the nave.


 Wednesday, October 8:  Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101- 7:00-9:00

(Festival Tents arrive Wednesday.)

Thursday, October 9: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship – 10am – Noon

Thursday, October 9: SOYO at 6:00; Little Compline at 7:30

Friday, October 10: Festival Set-up activities from 9 am until we’ve finished.


Saturday, October 11: Festival from 11:00 to 5:00; Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, October 12: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Happy Birthday: Vanden Leininger (5th); Don Haney (6th); Makaela Hsu (7th); Raymond Labban (10th); Brice Menaugh (11th)

Name Day Blessings: Charles Coats (6th-St. Thomas); Averi Vicion (11th – St. Philonella)

Memory Eternal: Annamarie; Sarah Najjar (20th); Virginia (18th); Loretta & David Benaderett (7th); Paula Bissell; Steven; Rosie

Prayer List: Kh. Marilyn; Kim Adams and Benaderett families; Noah; Emily D; John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Frank & Becky; Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter); Barb;   Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; 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: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; 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: “Make your vows and pay them to the LORD our God.”

Verse: “God is known in Judaea, His Name is great in Israel!” Psalm:75: 10,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (6:16-7:1)

 BRETHREN, you are a temple of the living God, even as God has said: “I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” “Therefore come out from among them, and be separate,’ says the Lord, ‘and touch nothing unclean; and I will receive you, and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me,’ says the Lord Almighty.”  Having therefore these promises, O beloved ones, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.  

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (6:31-36)

 The Lord said: “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.  If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners love those who love them.  And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners love those who love them.  And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners do the same.  And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you?  Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.  Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion in Tone 8

From the heights, Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.

(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.