Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

Commemoration of our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt

Hieromartyr Simeon, Bishop in Persia and those with him; Martyr Adrian of Corinth;

Agapitos, Pope of Rome; Makarios, Archbishop of Corinth; Venerable Zosimas of Solovky

We warmly welcome you to All Saints.

Nourishment of the Soul: “If you have no contrition, know that you are possessed by vanity, for it prevents the soul from being contrite.” – Sts. Callistus and Ignatius

 Thanks  to all who donated to  the Riley Dance Marathon. We raised over $150,000!

God Bless You. –  Taylor Shahadey

Supper following Presanctified Liturgies: We need one  additional volunteer for  Wednesday, April  20th.

Wednesday’s O101:”Harrowing of Hades: Exploring the Icon,” taught by Sharon Catherine, follows the Presanctified Liturgy.

 Prison Ministry: Many thanks to those who have donated, the fund is growing.

Refugee Packet Donations through OCMC: Please put donations in the hallway. You may select from the following list, either all items or a few. Hand towel, washcloth, comb, metal nail file or clipper, bar of soap in original wrapping, toothbrush, band-aids. April Blair is the contact person.

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.

Tonight,  the 5pm Lenten Vespers will be at Holy Apostles  in Indy with Father Philip Lashbrook as homilist.  A fellowship hour follows.


Work Detail set for  Lazarus  Saturday at Noon . Please plan to come to clean the outside and inside and  to decorate for Palm Sunday. A light meal will be provided. All skill levels can be used on our annual clean up day. (Attached is a list of chores.)

The final Sunday Choir Practice for Great and Holy Pascha is scheduled for today.

THIS final WEEK before HOLY WEEK

Wednesday, April 20: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00 – Orthodoxy 101 follows around 8:00.

Thursday, April 21: Women’s Bible Study of Philippians at Becky Hrisomalos’ home 3-5pm

Friday, April 22: Canon of St. Lazarus at 6:00

Saturday Morning, April 23: Chrismations at 9:30  with Liturgy at 10:00 on Lazarus Saturday

Saturday Noon, April 23: Workday indoors and outdoors preparing for Holy Week.

Saturday, Evening,  April 23: Great Vespers at 5:00

Palm Sunday, April 24: Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Meal at Noon

Sunday Evening, April 24: 1st Bridegroom service at 5:00 as Holy Week begins.


…April 23: Lilly and Jon Blair’s Spring Concert (IU Children’s Choir)  at 1:00 – St. John the Apostle

…April 25-30: Holy Week with services at 9 am and 6pm

…April 30 (May 1): Holy Pascha

…May 1-8: Turn in donations to Food for Hungry People, payable to All Saints.

 Birthday Greetings: Gabby C (20th)

Name Day Blessing: Griffin F and Max L (St. George the Trophy Bearer – 23rd)

Memory Eternal: Kh. Jedonne Rhudy (21st); Elizabeta (March11th); Hendrix Steele (23rd); Shaylyn (22nd); Cathy (27th); Nassif Saliba (30th)-Brother of Met. Philip of Blessed Memory)

Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”   Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Amal; Iva.; John G; Anastasiya  Dudar’s family in Australia; James; Alex John;  Jason; Steve D;  Dee; Becky H.; Alexis T. ;Tom;  Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania,  Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Dee H; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Those with child: Rachel B, Jessica with twins, Anastasia Hope, and Anastasiya D; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R;  Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley:  Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; 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; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Make your vows and pay them to  the Lord our God.”

Verse: ” God is known in Judea; His Name is great in Israel!”  Psalm 75:10,1

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

Brethren, Christ having appeared as a High Priest of the good things to come, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; neither through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, entered in once for all into the holy place, having found eternal redemption. For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of bulls and goats 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.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

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.

St. Basil’s Megalynarion (instead of It is Truly Meet – (Text will vary from that printed here.)

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.



Can all of this be done?  One never knows…


-Cleaning materials and paper products are found in the storage room or UNDER SINK.

-Keys to towel cabinets are in the drawer by the Entry door in the kitchen.

Please use cloths to clean, not paper towels whenever possible.

-Either take cloths home or leave them for Marcia in the wet sink. Bag them if possible.

-Mops and brooms are by the freezers or in the wet sink.

-Leave ‘needed items for Easter on frig white board.’  Perhaps even donate them.

-Plastic bags are inside kitchen storage room, lower left of the door.

-Orange bags must be used for Dillman Road disposal.


-Look for webs high and low! They reappear almost as soon as you wipe them down.

-Wet wipe all baseboards.

-Vacuum all areas

-Wash windows inside and out.


-Remove clutter from the floor if it is yours!

-Some things can go to the barn, others upstairs.


-Wet mop the floor and dry it.

-Remove trash to dumpster – must be bagged.

Use Orange bags and take to West Dillman site. Otherwise, our trash will overflow during Holy Week.

-Wipe counter tops, leaving no food present.

Recycle when possible—remove to W. Dillman

-Any cardboard left in wet sink must be bagged or recycled (W. Dillman site available Saturday)

-Make the storage room neat.

-Discuss removing the dirty brown rug or replacing it or cleaning it…It has stuck to the floor.  A spatula will scrap off the old rubber backing from the floor.  Once the backing is removed, it will never lie safely!


-Use Brush to scrub tables.

-Dry tables

-Wash chairs and dry

-Vacuum. (Sweepers are in the hall closet , closest to the offices –-Dust the bookstore/library.


-Replace paper products (found under the shelf in Ladies restroom and in Men’s handicap stall)

-Clean – disinfect stools.

-Wipe sinks and fixtures including safety bar.

-Wet mop and dry with large towel to avoid puddling (Do not try to strip wax on this day.)

Remove all trash.

ALTAR (Altar servers with Fr.’s oversight)

-Vacuum, dust, remove webs, clean windows

-Remove trash and straighten.

-Reorganize preparation room and locate shroud and white cloths and press them.

-Do you have one new 32” candle for Pascha? Yes

-BRASS WARE (clean and polish altar brass. Use gloves!)

-Locate black cloth for memorial table used on Friday. Press it.


-Dust, remembering iconostasis

-Wipe chairs.


-Organize candle prayer boxes and add new sand – white play sand purchased at Lowes.

-Water plants.

-Carefully wipe smeared icons either with mild vinegar/water solution with soft cloth (By glancing to the side once can see if there are prints that need wiping—Careful! only  prints, not painted ones. (Other icons are in halls, nursery, social hall)




-Clean all door glass and panels.


-Whisk any dust from shelves in hallway.


-Wipe & disinfect tables.

-Remove trash

-Wash chalkboard with water only, leaving pertinent writing.



-Add new mulch to planting areas, remembering those by the road.

-Remove all weeds from beds AND bag or deposit in remote, wooded areas to recycle.

-Pick up trash along road—cut weeds. Also in parking lot.

-Wash molded mailbox.

-Mow – Don takes care of this.

Chain saw down half-fallen trees.

-Stack wood near gazebo or give it away!

-Shovel out trash and debris INSIDE dumpster and AROUND dumpster.

-Pick up fallen limbs near road and cemetery and IN the cemetery.

–Cut all ‘pampas grass’ before the new sprouts.

PALM SUNDAY DECORATIONS (Father Peter will direct after cleanup)

-Place palms, willows and flowers around the Nave

-Place some willows or palms outside of Narthex, weather permitting.

Tape inside Marcia’s office/white stack drawers.

LOCATE AND PLAN TO ERECT THE ‘CHRIST IS RISEN’ BANNER FOR PASCHA if Fr. Peter Jon okays.  The sign may still look good!