Sunday, April 21, 2019
Feast of Palm Sunday
Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem
**Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom**
Welcome to All Saints!
Lenten Nourishment: “Prayer for others which is made gently and with deep love is selfless and has great spiritual benefit.” – St. Porphyrios of Kafsokalyvia
Flowers: Many lilies are needed while decorating the nave for Holy Pascha. You can help with the expense as well as enjoy the beauty of the church by donating to the flower fund or by bringing lilies to the social hall next Thursday, Friday and early Saturday. You may also email Fr. Peter Jon of commemorative names of loved ones, both living and deceased, to be remembered in prayer with your donations.
Food for Hungry People and Outreach Campaign: On the Sunday after Holy Pascha, all donations are collected and sent to the Archdiocese. If you want to donate, your checks may be addressed to All Saints with FFHP in the memo line, and All Saints will send one check. Your response to this need has always overflowed with compassion.
A Pitch-In is scheduled for Palm Sunday. Salmon is being donated, but we hope those with last names beginning H–P from the regular schedule will help set up and clean up. Fish and wine may be served!
Receiving the Eucharist: 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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.
Mercy meals for the Herman and Johanna Hannan as their baby is ready to make his appearance.
Heidi is coordinating this gift of love.
Tasks that Remain during this Holy Season and more information
After Divine Liturgy today
- Remove decorative palms and place them on the iconostasis steps on each side of the royal doors.
During Holy Week
- Get the plastic eggs from upstairs and fill them with the provided candies in Father’s office.
- Prepare the luminaries for the Pascha Eve service.
- Place the luminaries around the church and light them by 9:30-9:45 as people arrive (if not raining).
- Ask Charles if he needs any help with anything!
- Put Processional Candles, cups, donation basket in the narthex for Friday night, Saturday night, and Agape Sunday and clean up after each service to keep the money secured and the area neat.
- Clean up volunteers after the Break-the-Fast meal after the Pascha Eve Liturgy.
- PASCHA EVE: bring your personal Pascha baskets and leave them by the iconostasis in a place provided.
- Red dye is available in the hallway for the traditional Red Eggs of Pascha. Packages are free if you are bringing eggs to share; otherwise the price is marked. Be aware than one package colors MANY, MANY eggs!
- Plan NOW to contact Charles for reading the Gospel in a language.
- If you would like to participate in the preparation for or leadership of the egg hunt, please contact Fr. Peter Jon by email.
- Clean up crew volunteers are needed after the pitch-in meal.
“Congratulations to Johanna Hsu on her becoming a US citizen this week. May God grant you many years!“
“Congratulations to Andrew and Amanda (Herman and Hermione) on their reception into the communion of the Holy Orthodox Church. May God grant you many years!“
Food Pantry: Our food pantry is well-stocked, thanks to you all!
Prayer List: Vicki (surgery this week);Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Birthday Blessings: Alexander Pierce (21st); Elizabeth Arthur (24th); Paul Blair (24th); Maria Van Hoff (25th)
Name Day Remembrances: Griffin Finchum (St. George-23rd); Georges Tabbal (St. George-23rdt); Elizabeth Arthur (Elizabeth the Wonderworker-24th); Elise Arnold (Elizabeth the Wonderworker-24th)
HOLY WEEK begins with the first Bridegroom service tonight at 5pm,
with services following each day of the week at 9am and 6pm.
Plan now to attend as many as you are able.
Monday, April 22
- Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
- 2nd Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00
Tuesday, April 23
- Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
- 3rd Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00
Wednesday, April 24
- Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
- Holy Unction Service at 6:00
Thursday, April 25
- Vesperal Liturgy for the Anniversary of the Mystical Supper of Christ, followed by the Rite of the Washing of the Feet at 9:00
- Orthros of the Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels at 6:00
Friday, April 26
- The Royal Hours of Holy Friday at 9:00
- Great Vespers of the Taking Down of Christ from the Cross at 3:00
- Orthros with the Lamentations at 6:00
- All Night Vigil of the reading of the Psalter until morning.
Saturday, April 27
- Vesperal Liturgy at 9:00
- Evening Pascha Service with Rush, Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 10:00
- Breaking-the-Fast meal with foods provided but donations are accepted with pleasure.
Sunday, April 21
- Agape Vespers at Noon with the reading of the Holy Gospel in many languages
- Procession to the Empty Tomb
- Egg Hunt
- Pitch-In Pascha Feast
Receiving the Eucharist: 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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir goes first.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. (4:4-9)
Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, these do; and the God of peace will be with you.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (12:1-18)
Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus who had died was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with Him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of His Disciples (he who was to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the moneybox he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of My burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.” When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!” His Disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him. The crowd that had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet Jesus was that they heard He had done this sign.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Refrain of The Second Antiphon and Entrance Hymn
Save us, O Son of God, Who didst sit upon the foal of an ass, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday – Tone 1
In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. Wherefore, we also, like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.
Apolytikion of Palm Sunday – Tone 4
O Christ God, when we were buried with Thee in Baptism, we became deserving of Thy Resurrection to immortal life. Wherefore, we praise Thee, crying: Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.
Kontakion of Palm Sunday – Tone 6
Upborne upon the heavenly throne, and seated upon the earthly foal, O Christ our God, receive the praises of angels and the hymns of men, exclaiming before Thee: Blessed is He that cometh to restore Adam.
Megalynarion for Palm Sunday- Tone 4 (instead of It is Truly Meet…)
God the Lord hath appeared unto us; let us celebrate the Feast, and let us rejoice and magnify Christ. With palms and branches let us raise our voices unto Him with praise, saying: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, our Savior.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn for Palm Sunday) – Tone 8
Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.
During the customary procession around the exterior of the church which follows “Blessed be the Name of the Lord”, the choir may sing the Apolytikia of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday, and the Trisagion Hymn.