Saturday, Sunday – September 25-26, 2021

Update: Great Vespers (Saturday, September 25) will be a reader’s service.

Father Peter Jon will not hear confessions at 4:30 since he will be serving in Indianapolis.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Repose of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian


Visitors are honored guests.

Thought for Today: “What keeps grace in the soul more than anything else? Humility. What makes it withdraw more than anything else? Feeling of pride, a high opinion of oneself, self-reliance. Grace departs as soon as it senses this evil stench of inner pride.” – St. Theophan the Recluse

Official College Student Recognition Sunday: Fr. Peter Jon will recognize and bless the students during the announcements, and Rhonda as a host parent of the OCF will give them gifts to show the appreciation this church has for them.

Saturday Morning Adult Bible Study has finished its  first topic and  will resume October 16 at the Webb’s with the study of the Book of Jonah.


Wednesday, September 29: Daily Vespers at 6:00  

Followed by Orthodoxy 101:  “Meta-narrative, Part 2”- Howard Webb is the presenter.

Saturday, October 2: Great Vespers at 5:00; SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, October 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Pantry News: We have lots of peanut butter,  pasta and rice. We could use canned beef and tuna, and chunky soups. Frozen 1 pound packages of ground beef or small packages of hot dogs would be appreciated and should be put in the freezer.

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.


The Festival on Fairfax – Saturday, October 9th


The Reading is from St. John’s First Universal Letter.  (4:12-19)

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

Brethren, man has ever seen God. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen, and do testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love which God has for us. God is love; and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, even so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment; but he who fears is not perfected in love. We love God, because He first loved us.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John.  (19:25-27; 21:24-25)

At that time, standing by the Cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your Son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own. This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things, which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

Apolytikion  of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian – Tone 2

O Apostle John, beloved of Christ our God, hasten to deliver a defenseless people. He that allowed thee to recline on His breast receiveth thee bowing in intercession. Implore Him, O Theologian, to dispel the persistent cloud of the heathen, and ask for us His peace and Great Mercy.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for St. John – Tone 8

His sound hath gone forth into all the earth; and his words to the ends of the world. Alleluia.


Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Name Days: If you are a member or frequent visitor, you are invited to add your name to our calendar list. Please leave the information on Marcia’s desk or email at

Memory Eternal: Judith Ann;  Shehadeh (George Tabbal and Ghada Labban’s father); David, Archpriest Anastasy (priest in Chesterton, IN); Metropolitan Jonah of Kenya 

Prayer List: Family of Gabby Petito;Covid-19 resurgence; refugees  and immigrants; our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Don; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak and child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy

Attention OCF Students: Need a Ride? All Saints Orthodox Church has a van to pick up

anyone needing a ride for Sunday Matins/Orthros which begins at 9:00 a.m. Contact Howard Webb at 314-681-8893 for more information.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.