September 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Leave-taking of  the Exaltation (Elevation) of the Cross

Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy; Prophet Jonah; Uncovering of the relics of Demetrios, bishop of Rostov

Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”

Nourishment of the Soul: The Apostle Paul writes to the  Galatians: “Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins that He might deliver us from this present evil age according to the will of our God and Father to Whom be glory forever and ever.” Galatians 1:3-5

Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.

 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 Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

Sunday School for those in Grades One through 12 meets after Divine Liturgy.

Orthodoxy 101: Topic this week is “Humility: Man in God’s Image, not God in Man’s Image” presented by Dn. Seraphim.

 St. Mary of Egypt at 102 East Broadway Street in Greenwood invites you to their Rummage & Bake Sale next Friday and Saturday, September 26th and 27th from 8:00 to 4:00 each day.  You will be delighted as you meet your old friends and sample their pastries.

 Parish Council meets at Noon in Father Peter Jon’s office after Divine Liturgy.



Wednesday, September 24:  Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101 – 7:00-9:00

Thursday, September 25: SOYO Meeting (ages 12-18) at 6:00; Compline at 7:30

Saturday, September 27: Great Vespers at 5:00; Adult Discussion Group meets with Dn. Seraphim Moslener meets from 6:00-7:00.  All adults (post high school) are invited.

Sunday, September 28: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – The Myrrh Bearers meet.


 October 1-2: Fr. Daniel Byantoro from Indonesia will speak at All Saints and at I.U.

  • October 5: Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome – Monroe County Fairgrounds – Fun begins at 1:30; the walk at 3pm; live band, carnival games, activities for the whole family.
  • October 11: Annual Festival – 11:00 to 5:00 – Baked Goods; Greek & Arab foods; Music Groups; Silent Auction; Shrine Tours; Church Tours; Children’s Activities; Hayride.

Happy Birthday: Natchez Galoozis (23rd)

Name Day Greeting: Alex Alexander (St John the Baptist– 23rd)

Memory Eternal: Annamarie; Sarah Najjar (20th); Virginia (18th); Loretta & David Benaderett (7th); Paula Bissell; Steven; Rosie

Prayer List: Kh. Marilyn; Galina McLaws; Kim Adams and Benaderett families; Noah; Emily D; John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Frank & Becky; Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter); Barb;   Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “How magnified are Thy works, O Lord!

In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”

Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul!” Psalm: 103: 26,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (2:16-20)

 BRETHREN,  knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the Law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.  But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin?  God forbid!  For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a transgressor.  For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God.  I have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.     

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (8:34-9:1)

             THE LORD SAID, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it.  For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?  For what can a man give in return for his soul?  For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”  And He said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God come with power.”


Divine Liturgy Variables

Second Antiphon

Save us, O son of God, Who was crucified in the flesh, Save us who sing to Thee, alleluia.

Apolytikion of the Holy Cross

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, granting to Thy people victory over all (their) adversaries, and by the power of Thy Cross, preserving Thine estate.

Resurrectional Apolytikion in Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men.  Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of the Holy Cross

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, granting to Thy people victory over all (their) adversaries, and by the power of Thy Cross, preserving Thine estate.

Kontakion of the exaltation of the Holy Cross in Tone 4

Do Thou, Who of Thine own good will was lifted up upon the Cross, O Christ our God, bestow Thy bounties upon the new Nation which is called by Thy Name; make glad in Thy might those who lawfully govern, that with them we may be led to victory over all our adversaries, having in Thine aid a weapon of peace and a trophy invincible.

Megalynarion (Instead of “It is truly meet…”)

Magnify, O my soul, the Exaltation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.

Verily, death which befell the human race by eating from the tree, hath been abolished today by the Cross; for the curse of the first mother and all her descendants hath been undone by Him Who was born of the undefiled Theotokos, whom all the powers of Heaven do magnify.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn)

The Light of Thy Countenance has been impressed upon us. Alleluia.

Instead of “We have seen the true light…” sing “O Lord Save Thy People “(above)