Pentecost Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fiftieth Day after Pascha

The Great Feast of Pentecost

Today, following the Divine Liturgy,

Great Vespers with the Kneeling Prayers will be offered.

Social Hour follows.

Welcome to All Saints!

A day for remembering all fathers who are or have been an influence in our lives.

“The most important thing a father can do for his children

is to love their mother.” —  Henry Ward Beecher

Nourishment for the Soul:“Do not let pass any opportunity to pray for anyone, either at his request or at the request of his relatives, friends, of those who esteem him, or of his acquaintances. The Lord looks favorably upon the prayer of our love, and upon our boldness before Him. Besides this, prayer for others is very beneficial to the one himself who prays for others; it purifies the heart, strengthens faith and hope in God, and enkindles our love for God and our neighbor. When praying, say thus: ‘Lord, it is possible for Thee to do this or that to this servant of Thine; do this for him for Thy Name is the Merciful Love of Men and the Almighty.'” – St. John of Kronstadt

Parish Life Conference: Father Peter Jon will be attending the conference in Champaign-Urbana Wednesday through Saturday; therefore he will be not be here for confessions on Wednesday or Saturday. Reader Vespers will be prayed on both  Wednesday and Saturday.

BP ANTHONY’S Pentecost letter is included in this bulletin.


Monday, June 17: Holy Spirit Day

Wednesday, June 19: Reader Vespers  at 6:00

Thursday, June 20: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, June 22:  Reader Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, June 23: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – All Saints Feast Day


  • Midwest Parish Life Conference in Champaign-Urbana…19th-23rd
  • All Saints Day…June 23rd –  our Patronal Feast Day Celebration – Your side dishes are needed to supplement the gyros meal being provided.
  • Apostles’ Fast…June 24th – 29th (Vesperal Liturgy on the 28th)
  • Seven-year Memorial for archpriest Peter at the outdoor Resurrection Shrine – Sunday, June 30th
  • All Saint’s annual 4th of July barbeque and fireworksJuly 3rd
  • Caleb & Tabitha’s Wedding…July 14th

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles. (2:1-11)

When the day of Pentecost had come, the Disciples were all together in one place.  And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.  And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.  And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?  And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?  Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (7:37-52; 8:12)

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.’”  Now this He said about the Spirit, which those who believed in Him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.  When they heard these words, many of the people said, “This is really the prophet.”  Others said, “This is the Christ.”  But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee?  Has not the Scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”  So there was a division among the people over Him.  Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him.  The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?”  The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!”  The Pharisees answered them, “Are you led astray, you also?  Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in Him?  But this crowd, who do not know the Law, are accursed.”  Nicodemus, who had gone to Him before, and who was one of them, said to them, “Does our Law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?”  They replied, “Are you from Galilee too?  Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee.”  Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Second Antiphon

Refrain: Save us, O Good Comforter, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn of the Feast)

Save us, O Good Comforter, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Apolytikion of Pentecost – Tone 8

Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise, having sent upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them Thou hast fished the universe, O Lover of mankind, glory to Thee.

Kontakion of Pentecost – Tone 8

When the High One descended, confusing tongues, He divided the nations. And when He distributed the fiery tongues He called all to one unity. Wherefore, in unison we glorify the most Holy Spirit

The Anti-Trisagion Hymn

As many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia.

Megalynarian for the Feast – Tone 7

O Mother that hath known no man, thou didst conceive, not experiencing corruption, lending a body to the Word, the Creator of all, becoming a receptacle to thine insupportable Creator, a dwelling place to thine incomprehensible Maker. Wherefore, O virgin Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for Pentecost – Tone 8

Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness. Alleluia.


Memory Eternal: We extend our prayers and condolences to Mary Ann at the passing of her brother Gary.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning C-G.

Food Pantry Needs: Canned tuna; sandwich spread like Miracle Whip or Mayo; paper products

Anniversary Memories: James & Patricia F (16th); John & Debbie C (18th); Hal & Sandy S (18th); Subdn Jon (Jeff) & Irene W (18th)

Birthday Blessings: Steve B (16th); Christian G (19th); Becky H (20th) Seavor R (21st); James F (22nd)

Prayer List: Heather’s mother Julia and father Clarence;Judy & Doris; Vicki; Emma; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, &  infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; 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; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.