4-Year Memorial for John Griggs
Saturday, August 22nd at 4:30
Holy Resurrection Shrine in All Saints Cemetery
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Leave-taking of the Dormition of the Theotokos
Martyr Lupus, Servant of the Great-Martyr Demetrios;
Hieromartyr Irenaios, Bishop of Lyons; Venerable Nicholas and Dionysios of Olympus
Nourishment of the Soul: “It is good to teach, if he who teaches also acts with good example.” – St. Ignatius of Antioch
Welcome Back, IU students and staff! You have been missed!
Father Peter Jon continues to post short videos daily at www.allsaintsbloomington.org to connect with us, inspire us and inform us. At the home page, scroll down to find the current postings under the “Videos from Father Peter” heading. This week, Father will be talking about the “Fools for Christ.”
Trek Missions: Continues through September 14–Attention Trekkers & Pledgers – we need you! We are half way to the goal of raising $2000 for Orthodox mission work throughout the world through YOUR support of those of us who are trekking. If you would like to be a “trekker” please take a form (in the hallway at All Saints) and if you would like to make a pledge (either a one-time donation or a per-mile pledge) let Rhonda Webb know – firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-313-4275 (cell/text). Consider sponsoring Paul Blair, who walks nearly two miles each day and has raised $300 so far! Thanks so much for your generous support of Orthodox missionaries and mission priests.
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.
Disaster in Beirut: This week the church sent another $561 to the Archdiocese, making a total of $2,362 raised. Thanks to all of you who have donated so generously.
Wednesday, August 26: Streamed Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, August 29: Streamed Beheading of St. John the Baptist Liturgy at 9:00
Saturday, August 29: Streamed Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, August 30: Streamed Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
August 30th: BLESSING OF IU STUDENTS at Sunday Liturgy
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S. mail. Thank you for continuing to support the church.
…The Monroe County Health Department requires masks to be worn by those worshipping outdoors when social distancing (6 feet apart) cannot be observed. All are still required to wear masks indoors unless a medical condition prevents them from safely doing so, or unless one is a designated chanter/server.
…If you wish to attend Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy, please respond in the positive to the email from Fr. Peter that you will find in your inbox.
… …Everyone is welcome to attend all non-Sunday services without signing up. Face masks and safety precautions are in place.
…Teen SOYO will gather outdoors after Great Vespers each Saturday while respecting social distancing practices.
Epistle and Gospel Readings for Sunday
The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (9:2-12)
The Lord is my strength and my song. The Lord has chastened me severely.
Brethren, you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have the right to our food and drink? Do we not have the right to be accompanied by a wife, as the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? Do I say this on human authority? Does not the law say the same? For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? Does he not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of a share in the crop. If we have sown spiritual good among you, is it too much if we reap your material benefits? If others share this rightful claim upon you, do not we still more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the Gospel of Christ.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (18:23-35)
The Lord spoke this parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also My heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of the Dormition – Tone 1
In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for thou wast translated into life, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.
Kontakion of the Dormition – Tone 2
Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, and whose prayers are never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control. But since she is the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb did translate her to life.
Megalynarion of the Feast – Tone 1
The bounds of nature are overcome in thee, O immaculate Virgin; for thy childbirth is virginal, and thy death is the espousal of life. O thou who after childbirth art virgin, and who after death art living, do thou, O Theotokos, ever save thine inheritance.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Feast – Tone 8
I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.
Happy Birthday: Fr. Seraphim (23rd); Karen H (23rd); Subdn. Dan B (29th); Kiya C (29th)
Name Day Blessings: Ephrem A (St. Moses of Ethiopia – 28th)
Prayer List: The People of Beirut; Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael I.; Kitsa Wiersteiner; Steven Sajkich; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Eileen; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Taylor with child; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions; Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; George; Catherine (not in this parish); 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; 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 and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic; schools across the nation.