Sunday, June 4, 2017
Fiftieth Day after Pascha
The Great Feast of Pentecost
Kneeling Vespers follow Divine Liturgy today.
Visitors, we warmly welcome you to all services of the church.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Make it your care to love Christ greatly, and this love will move you to love other people also and to acquire patience. Bring to mind our Christ. His sacrifice on the Cross was not because we loved Him, but because He loves us and poured out His Blood, in order to free us from sin. Pray, and God will help you. And implore God to bring you close to Him, and to give you patience. He is compassionate, and will hearken to you, provided that you seek it from Him.” – Elder Ieronymos of Aegina
Baptisms: As we commemorate the baptism of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, we will also celebrate 5 baptisms and 1 chrismation at All Saints during Matins and the Divine Liturgy. Jeremy Pierce is being received through holy chrismation. Ashley Marie Pierce, Alexander Pierce, Thomas, Catherine and Michael Mobley will be received through holy baptism. Welcome home, beloved ones!
Today, June 4th, you are invited to Taylor Shahadey’s high school graduation open house, 2:00 – 6:00 pm, at 329 S. Woodfield Lane (off W SR 48). All are welcome!
Coffee Hour: Contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with A-Ba.
Coffee Hour Request: If you are assigned to serve at coffee hour, please set desserts on a higher surface where the smallest among us cannot easily help themselves.
Bp. ANTHONY’s message for Pentecost has been inserted in the paper bulletin, but not included online.
Disposal of food products and papers during the week, Monday – Friday: Please do not put these indoors in the trash cans, but remove them to the dumpster outdoors in plastic bags like grocery sacks. These get warm and add unpleasant odors to the building in warm weather. Thanks.
Wednesday, June 7: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, June 10: Great Vespers at 5:00
All Saints Sunday, June 11: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Festal Celebration
Happy Birthday: Cathy A (7th); Delaney McC (6th); Caden McC (8th)
Many Years on Your Anniversary: Deacon and Marcia (6th)
Name Day Blessings: Cleo Stroguiludis (St. Kalliope – 8th); Howard Webb (St. Columba – 9th)
Memory Eternal: Lavonne; Amanda
….June 5: Holy Spirit Monday
…June 11: All Saints Feast Day with celebration pitch-in meal
…June 12: Apostles Fast – 12th – 28/29th
…June 18: Father’s Day
… June 28: Festal Evening Liturgy for Ss. Peter & Paul
… July 3: (Monday) Annual Independence Day BBQ and Fireworks
Prayer List: Matthew & family; Adrian (Olga’s brother); Cathy;“For the suffering Christians of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Finley (infant girl child-Improved); Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip; Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen; the Tabbals; Mary Ann & Jen; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; James; Becky H; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest George; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy; Sabrina; Christy; Pete; Tammy K.
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.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth.”
Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God!” – Psalm 18: 4,1
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 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.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Do you Know: At the Prokeimenon, the priest or the chanter begins alone; then the choir and the people repeat. This rubric is also used at the final verse of a prokeimenon.
The 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 the 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 – (Instead of Holy God)
As many as have been baptized…
Megalynarion for the Feast – Tone 7 – (Instead of It is Truly Meet)
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 into the land of uprightness. Alleluia.
After Communion…(Instead of We Have Seen the True Light) Sing the Apolytikion of Pentecost, Blessed art Thou