Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
Commemoration of John Climacus, Author of “The Ladder”
Hieromartyr Antypas, bishop of Pergamum; Righteous Mothers Tryphaina and Matrona of Cyzicus
Thought for Today: “Subject yourself always to the will of God, and you’ll have peace in your soul. Do whatever you’re commanded, and don’t do anything without a blessing. When you don’t know, ask, and when you don’t have anyone to ask, pray, and God will show you the path.” – Elder Paisius of Zihla
Lenten Great Vespers is being served at Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church in Indianapolis 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.
Caution Parents: During the work on the new pavilion site, glass has been and will continue to be uncovered. Please advise your children to stay clear of the soil berm on the south side of the site. We will continue to clear the glass as it becomes visible. Thank you.
Parish Work Day: Saturday, April 17 from 10am – 2pm will be our annual all-parish workday. There is much to be done indoors and out, and all are encouraged to come and help as you are able.
Congratulations to the Ioannides Family! Ioannis Christophoros Ioannides was born to proud parents Perry and Amanda on April 8th. Everyone is healthy and joyful. The Ioannides family was a beloved part of our All Saints family for years.
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.
Wednesday, April 14: Small Compline with the full Canon of St. Andrew of Crete with the Reading of the Life of St. Mary of Egypt at 6:00
Thursday, April 15: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 6:00
Friday, April 16: The Complete Akathist Hymn at 6:00
Saturday Morning, April 17: All-Parish Workday 10:00-2:00
Saturday Evening, April 17: Great Vespers at 5:00; SOYO 6:00-8:00
Sunday, April 18: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (6:13-20)
The Lord will give strength to His people.
Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the Lord glory and honor.
Brethren, when God made a promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.” And thus, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For people indeed swear by what is greater, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation. So when God, being minded to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of His counsel, He interposed it with an oath, that by two immutable things—in which it is impossible for God to lie—we might have a strong consolation, we, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope that is set before us; a hope, which we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and entering into “that which is within the veil,” where Jesus entered as a Forerunner on our behalf, having become a High Priest “forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (9:17-31)
At that time, a man came to Jesus, kneeling down and saying unto him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked Thy Disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” And Jesus answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to Me.” And they brought the boy to Him; and when the spirit saw Jesus, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, “How long has he had this?” And he said, “From childhood. And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if Thou canst do anything, have pity on us and help us.” And Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again.” And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when Jesus had entered the house, His Disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” And Jesus said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.” They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And Jesus would not have anyone know it; for He was teaching His Disciples, saying to them, “The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and after He is killed, He will rise on the third day.”
DIVINE LITURGY VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrection 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.
Apolytikion of St. John Climacus – Tone 8
The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears; and by thy deep sighing thou hast given fruit through thy struggles a hundredfold. Accordingly, thou hast become a star for the universe, sparkling with miracles. Therefore, O righteous Father John Climacus, intercede with Christ God to save our souls.
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.
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.
Blessed Anniversary: Daniel & Gala M (14th)
Happy Birthday: Zachary P (11th); Subdcn Jon (Jeff) W (14th); Marvin P (15th)
Name Day Blessings: Subdcn Jon (St. John of Vilna – 14th); Ayris F (St. Anastasia – 16th)
Memory Eternal: Richard (Jan G’s cousin); Our Beloved Sisters in Christ: Bara and Galina
Prayer List: Benedict Jones; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, 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.