Remember to come for the retreat with His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY at 3:00 on Saturday. Guests are welcome.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Martyr Agathodoros of Cappadocia; New-martyrs Jorda of Trebizond and Gabriel of Constantinople.
We extend a warm welcome to His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY this weekend.
Ordinations by the Bishop ANTHONY on Sunday: Jeff Weber will be tonsured subdeacon during Matins. James Akin of the Evansville Mission will be elevated to the deaconate during Divine Liturgy. Fr. Daniel Hackney and members of the mission will be attending.
Visitors are invited to lunch.
Nourishment of the Soul: “God did not make the first human because He needed the company, but because He wanted someone to whom He could show His generosity and love. God did not tell us to follow Him because He needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole.” St. Irenaeus of Lyons, 2nd Century A.D.
Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday evening around 7:00. Richard Barrett, formerly of this parish, will teach on the Divine Liturgy.
Note of Thanks: Fr. Peter Jon and Kh. Kristina are so grateful for those who helped them move from their Stoneycrest home. They expect to move to their new home near the church when it is ready within a week or so.
All Saints Phone Directories for 2014: Pick one up in the narthex.
Communion: 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.
Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.
Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.
House Blessing Schedule is on a table in the hall. Sign up today before Great Lent begins!
Vicki Gans hopes to be at her neighbor’s home in Ellettsville by the time you read this. Her surgery went better than expected, but her recovery period will still be long. Her prayer is to have visits from you, her family in Christ.
Alex and Cathy Alexander are living in Indy during Alex’s post op medication management. They send their love and thankfulness for your continued prayers.
Pledge Forms are available as you plan your contributions to All Saints for this year, 2014. Filling in these forms give us a target for planning budgets. The pledge form lets you look at your own personal budget and determine if a tithe (10% of you net income) or another figure is possible for you to give to the church. We see, in the New Testament, scriptures encouraging Christians to plan ahead to support the work of the churches. (2 Cor. 9:7; 1 Cor. 16:2)
Choir Practice: Linda requests that choir members meet at 9:30 THIS Sunday morning in the nursery to review changes to the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Parishioners who join us in singing praises, please listen for the choir to lead since changes are unfamiliar when the Bishop is with us. Note especially, the changes to the Trisagion Hymn, Holy God, since there are chanted verses within the usual text.
Wednesday, February 5: Vespers at 6:00; 0rthodoxy 101 at 7:00
Saturday, February 8: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, February 9: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Men’s Group meets. Choir Pascha Practice: If you would like to sing at Pascha, but are not usually in the choir, see Linda.
Thursday, February 13: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship 10-12:30
Saturday, February 15: Women’s Retreat, tentatively set at Alice Piercefield’s home, 10:30-3:00.
Sunday, March 23: Meatfare Sunday Fundraiser meal by the Myrrh Bearers.
Happy Birthday: Dee Haney (2nd); Karen Tabbal (3rd); Jad Labban (8th)
Anniversary Remembrance: Father’s ordination (Feb. 2nd)
Memory Eternal: Infant Innocent Faith (Dec.); Archpriest James King (January 7th); Evelyn; Robert (Lydia’s uncle-January 14th); Dorothy (catechumen Aaron’s grandmother)
Prayer List: Dolly Seek (hospice care); Tom Davis (Zane’s brother with systemic infection); Vicki Gans; Alex (Albert) Alexander; Deacon Lawrence; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John, Mother Pelagia and her nuns and orphans, Danica D’Onofrio; Kh. Loretta Wilson; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Dee; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Alex; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Alexander and Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Victor; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”
Verse: “For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden!” St. Luke 1:46-48
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (7:17-17) (4:9-15)
Brethren, it is beyond any dispute that the lesser is blessed by the better. And here mortal men receive tithes; but over there, by the One of Whom it is testified that He lives. It could also be said, that Levi, the recipient of tithes, pays tithes through Abraham, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.
Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the Law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise ‘according to the order of Melchizedek,” and not be called according to the order of Aaron? For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is of necessity a change made also to the law. But as it is, the One whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has ever served the altar. For it is evident that our Lord has dawned forth from Judah, a tribe which Moses spoke nothing concerning the priesthood.
And this becomes even more evident when another Priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become a priest, not according to the law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. For it is witnessed of Him, “Thou art a Priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Luke. (2:22-40)
In those days, the parents of Jesus brought Him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And inspired by the Spirit he came into the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said, “Lord, now lettest thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word; for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Thy people Israel.” And His father and his mother marveled at what was said about Him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.” And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity, and as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of Him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon Him.