Opening Day on All Saints Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday, June 14, 2020

First Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints Sunday – Our Patronal Feast Day

The Holy Prophet Elisseus (Elisha); Methodius the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople;

 Venerable Niphon of Athos; Cyril, Bishop of Crete

Nourishment of the Soul: “Come, let us duly crown with hymns the Forerunner John the Baptist,  the prophets, the Apostles’ choir,  the martyrs and the hierarchs,  the righteous with the ascetics,  the noble Hieromartyrs,  the women great in love for God,  all the just and the angels  in all their ranks;  and while singing praise, let us make entreaty  to gain that glory which they have  from Jesus Christ the Savior.” —The Exaposteilarion of All Saints during Orthros

Teen SOYO continues meeting via ZOOM at 6 PM Saturday evenings.

Beloved of All Saints,

            The church will be open this Sunday, June 14th for Orthros at 9:00 am and Divine Liturgy for the Feast of All Saints at 10:00.  Please watch the following You Tube video and refer to your Thursday email as we prepare for the opening.

            Thank you all in advance for your help and patience.  What a joy it will be to resume the cycle of services together, in person.  

Your father in Christ, Fr. Peter Jon


June 15-29 – The Apostles’ Fast

Wednesday, June 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Wednesday, June 17: Fr. Seraphim will lead the first Summer ZOOM  Bible Study on the            Epistle of James,  and he will continue the lessons each Wednesday at 7:00.

Saturday, June 20: Live-streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO on Zoom at 6:00

Sunday, June 21: Live-streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Father’s Day

Sunday’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

The Reading is from  St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)

God is wonderful among His saints. Bless God in the congregations.

Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.  Women received their dead by resurrection.  Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.  Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.  They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.  And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfection of our faith.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.(10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30)

The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father Who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven.  He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.”  Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee.  What then shall we have?”  Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life.  But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S. mail.  Thank you for continuing to support the church. 


June 29: The Feast Day of Ss. Peter and Paul

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – 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.

Apolytikion of All Saints Tone 4

Throughout the world, Thy Church, O Christ our God, is adorned with the blood of Thy Martyrs, as with purple and fine linen.  Through them she cries unto Thee: send down Thy pity upon Thy people, to Thy community give peace, and to our souls the Great Mercy.

Kontakion of all Saints – Tone 8

As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, * the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord. * Through their earnest entreaties, * keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquility, * through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of All Saints – Tone 8

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright (just). Alleluia.


Anniversary Blessings: James & Patricia Finchum (16th); John & Debbie Craton (18th); Subdn Jon & Irene Weber (20th); Hal & Sandy Sabbagh (18th)

Happy Birthday: Steve Blair (16th); Christian Gillquist (19th); Becky Hrisomalos (20th); Theodore Christensen (20th)

Memory Eternal: Adam; Fr. Paul Lazor; Fr. Elias Bitar; Fr. John Winfrey

Prayer List: Steven Sajkich (Corona virus); Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Eileen; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Kathleen with child; Rebekah with child; Amanda Hermione with child; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions;  Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Judith Ann; George; Dee; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga; Leanne; Heather;Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios;Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalana; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation; world-wide pandemic.