Third Sunday of Great Lent
Veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross
Venerable George of Mt. Maleon; Martyrs Theodoulos the Reader and Agathopodos the Deacon of Thessalonica; Venerable Theonas, Archbishop of Thessalonica; Isidore, Bishop of Seville
The Procession of the Life-Giving Cross is at the end of the service
following ‘Blessed be the Name of the Lord.’
WELCOME TO ALL SAINTS
Thought for Today: “What does love look like? It has hands to help others. It has feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – St. Augustine of Hippo
Lenten Great Vespers is being served at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church this evening at 5:00.
Food for Hungry People and Outreach Fund: Checks may be made out to All Saints or you may donate online at the church website. We will send all contributions to the Antiochian Archdiocese after Great Pascha.
Wednesday, April 7: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 6:00 – O101 follows.
Friday, April 9: Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn at 6:00
Saturday, April 10: Great Vespers at 5:00; SOYO 6:00-8:00
Sunday, April 11: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail. Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (4:14-5:6)
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God!
Brethren, since we have a great High Priest, Who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession. For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to sympathize with our infirmities, but one Who has been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest, being taken from among the people, is appointed on behalf of the people in things pertaining to God, that he may offer up both gifts and sacrifices for sins; who can have compassion on the ignorant and on those who are erring, since he himself also is encompassed with infirmity. Because of this he is bound, as for the people so also for himself, to offer up for sins. And no one takes the honor upon himself, but as being called by God, as was Aaron. So Christ also did not glorify Himself to become a High Priest, but it was by the One saying to Him, “Thou art My Son, today I have begotten Thee.” As He says also in another place, “Thou art a Priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
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 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 Jesus 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 for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrection 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 for the Holy Cross – Tone 1
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 for Sundays in Great Lent – Tone 8
To thee, the Champion Leader, do I offer thanks of victory, O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror; but as thou that hast that power invincible, O Theotokos, thou alone can set me free: from all forms of danger, free me and deliver me, that I may cry unto thee: Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom.
Anti-Trisagion Hymn (replaces Holy God…)
Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, Master, and Thy Holy Resurrection, we glorify.
St. Basil Liturgy Megalynarion
In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation: the angelic hosts, and the race of men, O hallowed Temple and noetic paradise, glory of Virgins, of whom God was incarnate and became a little child, even our God Who is before all the ages; for He made thy womb a throne, and thy body He made more spacious than the heavens. In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation; and it glorifieth thee.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for the Third Sunday of Great Lent
The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia.
Blessed Anniversary: Aureliean B & Lucia T (9th)
Happy Birthday: J (5th); Cora B (6th)
Name Day Blessings: Polina M (St. Appolinaria – 4th)
Memory Eternal: Fr. Jon Stephen; Clarence; Our Beloved Sisters in Christ: Bara and Galina
Prayer List: Benedict Jones; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Heidi, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Judith Ann; Cleo; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Robin; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Cleo; Andrew; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer. Please update names with Marcia. She has removed a few, but they may return with your help.