Schedule Change Reminder for This Saturday (26th): 

There will be no Jr SOYO.

Teen SOYO will travel to Indianapolis, meeting at 4pm at the All Saints parking lot. 

There will be a reader’s service at 5pm in place of Great vespers.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Righteous Father Pimen the Great of Egypt; Hosius the Confessor, Bishop of Cordova; Newly revealed Martyr Phanourios of Rhodes

Thought for Today“Whoever lives in the past is as if dead. Whoever lives in the future in his imagination is naïve, because the future belongs only to God. The Joy of Christ is found only in the present, in the Eternal Present of God. –Gerontissa Gavrilia of Leros-


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tone 4

By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.

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 Epistle

Sing praises to our God, sing praises.  Clap your hands, all ye nations.

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (15:1-11)

Brethren, I would remind you in what terms I preached to you the Gospel, which you received, in which you stand, by which you are saved, if you hold it fast—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He rose on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve. Then He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the Apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared also to me. For I am the least of the Apostles, unfit to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God, which is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

The Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (19:16-26)

At that time, a young man came up to Jesus, kneeling and saying, “Good Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to Him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, honor your father and mother, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to Him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Welcome College Students! 

Father Peter will bless the college students following Divine Liturgy. We hope you find All Saints a welcoming refuge while you are here in Bloomington. Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) President Daniel De La Vega may be reached at 619-770-0878. Vice-President Eirene Stavropoulos may be reached at 630-328-6076. Howard and Rhonda Webb serve as liaisons for OCF and host dinner and discussion at their home twice a month.


Today, SundayFall Festival meeting after Divine Liturgy.

Monday, August 28: Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am; Great Vespers for the Beheading of the Forerunner and Baptist John at 6:00pm.

Tuesday, August 29: Matins at 8:00am; Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.

Wednesday, August 30: 6th Hour Prayers, at 12:00 noon; Daily Vespers, at 6:00pm (followed by Ask Abouna).

Thursday, August 31: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.

FridaySeptember 1: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.

Saturday, September 2: Bible Study at the Webb’s home, 9:00 am; Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; jr.SOYO at 3:30pm; SOYO at 6:30pm.

Sunday, September 3Matins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am. Myrrh Bearers meeting after Divine Liturgy.


Names Day CelebrationEphrem Alexander St. Moses (28th); John Alexander, John Labban, Brian Owen John the Forerunner (29th); Becky Hrismolas Athena (1st).

Birthday Celebrations: Ashley Wakefield (27th); Subdn. Dan Barrett, (and granddaughter) Kiya Crandall (29th); Patricia Finchum (1st).

Memory Eternal: Emmalyn, Paul; Ernestine, Natalie, Archpriest Raphael, John; Mother Nektaria, Ron, Becky, Patricia; Stephen.

Prayer ListMichael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Earthquake victims and relief efforts in Syria and Turkey; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina; Emilia with child; Amanda with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child.  

Coffee Hour Host: Rhonda Webb with Parishioners S-Z.

Next week Host: Melissa Barbarick with Parishioners A-B.

Giving Opportunities:

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments

In-House Food Pantry: Non-perishable food items are always welcome! The Food Pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Thank you for your continued support. 

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