Sunday, April 14 – April 20, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

Commemoration of our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt

Apostles Aristarchos, Pudens and Trophymos of the Seventy; Martyr Thomais of Alexandria;

 New-martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesos

Welcome to All Saints!

Lenten Nourishment:  “Prayer, together with almsgiving, can furnish us with countless good things from above. They can quench the fire of sin in our souls and can give us great freedom. Cornelius had recourse to these two virtues and sent his prayers up to heaven. Because of these two virtues he heard the angel say: ‘Thy prayers and thy alms have gone up and been remembered in the sight of God. (Acts 10:4)’” – St. John Chrysostom

His Grace Bishop ANTHONY to visit next weekend:  We have the joy of hosting our beloved Bishop ANTHONY for the Canon of Lazarus on Friday at 6pm, and for the services of Lazarus Saturday morning beginning at 9am. A meal and reception for His Grace, also honoring the newly illumined Herman and Hermione (Andrew and Amanda) will follow the Saturday morning liturgy. Scrumptious food will be provided. Please plan to attend this blessed occasion!

Decoration and preparation for Palm Sunday will happen next Saturday afternoon.  Please contact Charles Coats if you would like to help!

HOLY WEEK begins with the first Bridegroom service next Sunday at 5pm, with services following each day of the week at 9am and 6pm. Plan now to attend as many as you are able.

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Campaign: This  is a major charitable fund of our Antiochian Archdiocese, benefitting many in this nation and around the world. On the Sunday after Holy Pascha, all donations are collected and sent to the Archdiocese. If you want to donate, your checks may be addressed to All Saints with FFHP in the memo line,  and we will send one check. Your response to this need has always overflowed with compassion.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning C-G.

This evening, All Saints will host Lenten Great Vespers at 5:00. Guests from Central Indiana and beyond will worship with us, hear a homily presented by Fr. Lucas Christensen, and enjoy a social hour with light refreshments. Plan now to greet our friends.


Wednesday, April 17: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00, followed by a light meal with teaching

Thursday, April 18: St. John Fellowship at the Haney’s home at 10:00;  Afternoon Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00; OCF at the Webb’s home at 6:00

Friday, April 19: BISHOP ANTHONY – Canon of the Raising of Lazarus at 6:00

Saturday, April 20: BISHOP ANTHONY – 9:00 Baptism and Chrismation of Andrew & Amanda Holland; Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for St. Lazarus at 9:50 ; Reception follows. Palm Sunday preparations.

Saturday, April 20: Great Vespers at 5:00 SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, April 21: PALM SUNDAY Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00; 1st Bridegroom Orthros at 5:00


Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Hebrews. (9:11-14)

Brethren, when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), He entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (10:32-45)

At that time, Jesus took His twelve Disciples, and began to tell them what was to happen to Him, saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles.  And they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit upon Him, and kill Him; and after three days He will rise.” And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Him, and said to Him, “Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire” And Jesus said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And they said to Him, “Grant us to sit, one at Thy right hand and one at Thy left, in Thy glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” And they said to Him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized. But to sit at My right hand or at My left is not Mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to Him and said to them, “You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be servant of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal 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. Mary of  Egypt – Tone 8

Through thee, the divine likeness was securely preserved, O Mother Mary; for thou didst carry the cross and follow Christ. By example and precept thou didst teach us to ignore the body, because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore, doth thy soul rejoice with the angels.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2

O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners.  Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.

Megalynarion – St. Basil’s  Liturgy (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

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.


Food Pantry:  Our food pantry is well-stocked, thanks to you all!

Prayer List: Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) and newborn son;; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Birthday Blessings: Amanda Holland (14th); Subdn. Jon Weber (14th); Marvin Piercefield (15th); Gabriella Crandall (20th)

Name Day Remembrances: Molly Alexander (St. Mary of Egypt– 14th); Subdn. Jon (St. John of Vilna-14th); Ayris Finchum (St. Anastasia -16th)