SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
The Great Feast of Pentecost
Kneeling Vespers immediately follows today’s Divine Liturgy.
Service Books are in the Narthex for Kneeling Vespers.
Charles Coats’ class and Zach’s class will not meet today.
Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.
Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”
Nourishment of the Soul: “What an immeasurably great honor it is to mankind that they can open their lips before God; that they can converse with Him, and are able to make request to Him of their needs; to thank Him for His benefits, to praise His unspeakable magnificence, and to be assured that this sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise is agreeable to God; that our highest spiritual requests to Him relating to the salvation of our souls are always fulfilled!” – St. John of Kronstadt
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.
Social Hour Table: No one is assigned today; please contribute if you want, while knowing that social hour starts late today after Kneeling Vespers which will end around 12:30.
Myrrh Bearers elected Stephanie Haines and Marcia Baldwin as co-chairs, Catherine Alexander as secretary, and Nina Rogers as treasurer. We hope you will address requests to any of them and work with us as we all strive to serve Christ and His church meeting at All Saints.
Dear Church Family,
I want to thank you for your cards and calls, food and flowers and prayers during my recent recovery from surgery. As many of you know, the third surgery for a fractured femur was unexpected for me. The Lord is faithful, and I thank Him for His mercy in every situation. It was a joy to be back in the Liturgy last Sunday. I look forward to being with you as we celebrate Pentecost together.
Thank you again for your gifts and encouragement and prayers.
Love in Christ, Kh. Marilyn
Wednesday, June 3: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, June 6: Baptism at 4:00; Great Vespers at 5:00 (No confessions scheduled at 4:30)
Sunday, June 7: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – All Saints Patronal Feast Day — This will be a day of celebration, fellowship, and good food. Meat is being provided. Pitch-in with your favorite side dishes, salads, and desserts. Come prepared to have an enjoyable afternoon both inside and outside.
- June 5th: Joy of All Who Sorrow: Jerome Sanderson will present a lecture on prayer.
- June 11: Bedford – Mitchell Fellowship at the home of Don and Dee Haney.
- Gathering at the Gazebo, Tuesday, June 16 at 6 pm: Myrrh Bearers will sponsor a social get-together. All women are invited. A fasting taco-bar is planned.
- June 24-28th – Midwest Parish Life Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- June 28: Myrrh Bearers meeting
- June 28-July 10: Summer Camp at AV
Happy Anniversary: Dn. Lawrence & Marcia on their 56th (6th)
Happy Birthday: Delaney McCormick (6th)
Blessed Name Day: Elena Radchenko (3rd)
Memory Eternal: Archpriest Roman Braga (28th); Waded Sabbagh; Bailey Lane (10th); Hannah Wilson; Ivy Sue
Prayer List: Christine; Jill; Kh. Marilyn; Angie; Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki Gans; Jean Foley & Laham family; Hoppes in Albania, Moores in Mongolia, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian Orfanos; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: (Brooke (Theckla), Elizabeth, and Gabriella); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi; Catherine
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Their sound has gone forth 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 Holy Apostles. (2:1-11)
When the Day of Pentecost had come, the apostles 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 different tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at the sound the multitude came together, and were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were all amazed and marveled, saying: “Behold, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in our own language where we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the 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 Arabs, we hear them speaking 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.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Second Antiphon – Instead of Save us, O Son of God…we sing Save us, O Good Comforter.
Third Antiphon – O Lord, in Thy strength the king shall be glad, and in Thy salvation shall he rejoice exceedingly. The desire of his heart hast Thou granted unto him, and hast not denied him the request of his lips. Thou wentest before him with blessings of goodness, Thou hast set upon his head a crown of precious stones. He asked life of Thee, and Thou gavest him length of days unto ages of ages.
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.
Entrance Hymn of the Feast – Save us, O Good Comforter, Save us who sing to Thee. Alleluia..
Kontakion of Pentecost – Tone 6
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.
Instead of “Holy God”, we sing “As many as have been baptized…“
Megalynarian – “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.
Communion Hymn – Thy Good Sprit shall lead me into the land of uprightness. Alleluia.