Sunday, June 7, 2020 Pentecost

Fiftieth Day after Pascha

The Great Feast of Pentecost

The Kneeling Vespers of Pentecost follow today’s Liturgy.

Nourishment of the Soul: “Therefore, as we kneel, invoking the coming of the Holy Spirit as the Comforter, let us offer up our prayers to our loving God for the victims of hatred and racism, to safeguard us all from such prejudice, and also vengeance and destruction, as well as preserve unity and peace in our country, our common home.” – Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the U.S.A.

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

Reopening Update: Father Peter Jon is in correspondence with His Grace, Bishop Anthony‘s office about the reopening of All Saints in the near future. Please look for email updates regarding that process, and the part each of us will play in it, in the coming days.


Saturday, June 13: Live-streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO on Zoom at 6:00

Sunday, June 14: Live-streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – All Saints Day


Next Sunday, June 14th is our Patronal Feast Day.

Monday, June 15th, the Apostles’ Fast begins.

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

Sunday, June 21st- Father’s Day


Sunday’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

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

Their voice has gone out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God.

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.”

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.”

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Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Second Antiphon and Entrance Hymn

Refrain: 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 (instead of Holy God)

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

Megalynarion 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.


Congratulations to these high school graduates: Andrew Labban, Polina Mullis, Teya Tabbal,

 Michael Ioannides…Well done!

Happy Birthday: Cathy A (7th); Scott K (7th); Caden Mc (8th); Valerie A (9th); Mary Ann G (13th)

Name Day Blessing: Cleo S (St. Caliope – 8th); Howard W (St. Columba, Enlightener of Scotland – 9th)

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

Prayer List: Aphrodite and son Angelos; 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.