Sunday, April 03, 2016
Third Sunday of Great Lent
Veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross
Abbot Nikitas the Confessor of Medikion; Venerable Joseph the Hymnographer;
New-martyr Paul the Russian
We warmly welcome you to All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Do not neglect the Forty Days; it constitutes an imitation of Christ’s way of life.” – St. Ignatius the God-bearer
Fr Radoslav will serve Wednesday Presanctified and teach during the meal on the topic of ‘Saints and Relics: Vessels of Grace.’ He will also serve Matins and Divine Liturgy Sunday, as Fr. Peter Jon will be out of town for a conference this week.
Supper following Presanctified Liturgies: We need one additional volunteer for Wednesday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 20th and for Thursday, April 14th. Please tell Marcia or sign up at the hall bulletin board.
Choir Practice is scheduled for today and the next 2 Sundays in preparation for Great and Holy Pascha. Those planning to sing at Pascha should attend all 3 meetings.
Prison Ministry: The Orthodox inmates at the prison in Carlisle, IN would like 3 Orthodox Study Bibles for their small library, and could also use select other titles. If you would like to contribute to this effort as part of your Lenten offering, please make checks payable to All Saints with “Prison Ministry” in the memo.
Tonight, Lenten Vespers will be at St. Alexis in Lafayette at 5 pm. This year’s theme is “The Church as the Ark of Our Salvation.” Fr. John Miller is the Homilist. A fellowship hour follows.
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.
Father will be out of town for a conference.
Fasting from Meat, Meat Products, and Dairy continues throughout Great Lent.
Wednesday, April 6: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00–Orthodoxy 101 follows around 8:00.
Friday, April 8: Akathist to the Mother of God at 6:00
Saturday, April 9: Great Vespers at 5:00 – Thespina’s master’s recital at 3 pm, Ford Hall, S. Jordan Ave.
Sunday, April 10: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
…April 9: Thespina Christulides’ 2nd and final Masters recital will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall (Jacobs School of Music, in the Simon Building with the big fountain). It is free.
…April 23: Lilly and Jon Blair will be having their Spring Concert with the IU Children’s Choir at 1 pm at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
…April 22-23: Lazarus Eve and Lazarus Saturday morning baptism and chrismations followed by indoor/outdoor clean up day in preparation for Holy Week
…April 24: Palm Sunday and first service of Holy Week in the evening
…April 30 (May 1): Holy Pascha
…May 1-8: Turn in donations to Food for Hungry People, payable to All Saints.
Birthday Greetings: Jennifer R (5th)
Name Day Blessing: Zane N (St. Nicetas – 3rd); Pola M (St. Appolinaria – 4th); Max W
(St. Maximus – 9th)
Memory Eternal: Kh. Jedonne Rhudy (21st); Elizabeta (March11th); Hendrix Steele (23rd); Shaylyn (22nd); Cathy (27th)
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: ” O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.”
Verse: ” Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God.” Psalm 27:9,1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (4:14-5:6)
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, after the order of Melchizedek.”
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 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
Resurrectional 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 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 the Great Lent – Tone 8 (O Victorious Leader)
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’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.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for Third Sunday – Tone 8
The light of Thy countenance is marked upon us, O Lord. Alleluia.
The Anti-Trisagion Hymn
Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, Master, and we glorify Thy Holy Resurrection. (THRICE) Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen. And we glorify Thy Holy Resurrection.
Instead of “We have seen the true light”, sing the Apolytikion of the Holy Cross.
The Service for the Procession of the Cross follows ‘Blessed be the Name.’