Two important Saturday Announcements for May 21st
……Great Vespers is at 3:00. There will be no traditional Jr. or Sr. SOYO meetings this Saturday, but all are warmly invited to attend the Class of 2022 Bloomington Area Homeschool Commencement Ceremony at 5:00. Please note that due to anticipated inclement weather, the ceremony has been relocated from our beautiful outdoor St. George Pavilion to Ellettsville Christian Church at 731 Independence Street. Both SOYO groups will resume as usual next Saturday, May 28th
….. At Terre Haute Orthodox Church, Mother Gabriella will be Guest Speaker for the all-day event. RSVP is requested at 815-232-5244.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Fifth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
After-feast of Mid-Pentecost
Martyr Basiliskos of Comana; Holy Fathers of the Second Ecumenical Council;
John Vladimir, King of Serbia
Thought for Today:“I realized that we all worry about ourselves too much and that only he who leaves everything to the will of God can feel truly joyous, light and peaceful.” – Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
Coffee Hour Hosts: Rhonda Webb’s Team – Parishioners S-Z
Next Week is the 5th Sunday pitch-in at Coffee Hour.
We are in a Non-Fasting Period until after Ascension on June 2nd.
Monday, May 23: Cappella Romana performs Hymns of Kassiani at the Early Music Festival at 8pm – Dimension Mill – 642 North Madison Street. More information is found at https://www.bloomingtonearlymusic.com/
Wednesday, May 25: Daily Vespers at 6:00 and Ask Abouna
Saturday, May 28: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr. SOYO at 4:00; Teen SOYO at 7:00
Sunday, May 29: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
May 27-30 – Holy Dormition Monastery Retreat in Rives Junction, Michigan
June 2nd is Holy Ascension: Matins at 9am; Divine Liturgy at 10am
June 15-19 – Parish Life Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan – www.toledoplc.org
June 19 – All Saints Feast Day, Father’s Day and Annual Myrrh Bearers’ Fundraiser
VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Apolytikion for Mid- Pentecost – Tone 8
In the midst of this Feast, O Savior, give Thou my thirsty soul to drink of the waters of true worship; for Thou didst call out to all, saying: Whosoever is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Wherefore, O Christ our God, Fountain of life, glory to Thee.
Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8
Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal. Thou didst destroy the power of death. In victory, Thou didst arise, O Christ God, proclaiming Rejoice to the myrrh-bearing women; granting peace to Thine Apostles, and resurrection to the fallen.
Megalynarion for Pascha
The Angel cried…
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of Pascha – Tone 8
Receive ye the body of Christ; taste ye the Fountain of immortality.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles. (11:19-30)
How magnified are Thy works, O Lord. In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
In those days, when the apostles were scattered because of the tribulation that arose over Stephen, they traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one, except to Jews only. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who upon coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number that believed turned to the Lord. The report concerning them reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas, to go as far out as Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad; and he exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should cleave to the Lord; for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great multitude was added unto the Lord. Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul; and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year, they were gathered together in the church, and they taught a great multitude of people, and the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabos stood up and signified by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over the whole world; and this took place in the days of Claudius Caesar. And the disciples, every one according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judaea; and they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (4:5-42
At that time, Jesus came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as He was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His Disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that Thou, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and Who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; where do you get that living water? Art Thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst forever; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered Him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband; this you said truly.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that Thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and Thou sayest that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming [He Who is called Christ]; when He comes, He will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I Who speak to you am He.” Just then His Disciples came. They marveled that He was talking with a woman, but none said, “What dost Thou wish?” or, “Why art Thou talking with her?” So the woman left her water jar, and went away into the city, and said to the people, “Come, see a man Who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the city and were coming to Him. Meanwhile the Disciples besought Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” So the Disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him food?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to accomplish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest. He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.” Many Samaritans from that city believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony, “He said to me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. And many more believed because of His words. They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of your words that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
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.
Anniversary Blessings: David & Jan G (26th)
Birthday Celebrations: Ben J (24th); Aurora S (26th)
Blessed Name Day: St. Photini– 22nd: Mezzy A, Hannah G; Shirley R
Memory Eternal: Archbishop Paul (OCA); Lovena; Gillian (Howard’s cousin’s daughter); Helen (Wendy Elizabeth’s Aunt); (Archpriest Wladimir Strelnizki); Metropolitan Hilarion (ROCOR)
Prayer List: Mat. Raisa (hospitalized);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter with a serious condition) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child – loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Displaced Ukrainian refugees and those who remain in their war-torn country; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Petroulla’s mother hospitalized with kidney failure (Cyprus); Hermione with child;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Anastasia with child; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy
Coffee Hour Reminders: First Sunday A-B; Second Sunday C-G; Third Sunday H-R; Fourth Sunday S-Z; Fifth Sunday All Pitch-in.
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