Sunday, April 5-Sunday, April 12

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Glorious and Brilliant Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem

Palm Sunday

Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints. 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.

Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”

Reading in  a Language other than English on Sunday April 12: Please plan now.

Nourishment of the Soul: Do not be scandalized when you hear what is said against the Faith, since they who say those things do not understand its essence… You should always remember the basic principle that the early Christians knew very well. They considered unfortunate the man who knew all the sciences, but did not know God. Conversely they considered the one who knew God to be blessed, even if they completely lacked human knowledge.    Guard this truth as the greatest treasure within your hearts, proceed straight ahead and do not look to your left or to your right. Let us not allow them to make us lose our bearings, with the things they say against religion. Let us hold on to our Faith, which is eternally true and undeniable. Amen.” – St. Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea

Bread Baking Class during Holy Week: If anyone wants to learn to bake prosphora, contact Subdeacon Daniel at

 Vicki Gans sends heartfelt thanks to everyone for their prayers, cards, calls, and flowers during her recent back pain and eventual surgery,

 Dear All Saints Family,

We would like to thank all of you for your support in sending us to camp this year.  It has alleviated the financial burden considerably. We look forward to meeting up with friends and camp clergy this summer!  We know we will have many wonderful experiences and stories to share when we return home. – With Love, SOYO Campers

 THIS WEEK: April 5-12, 2015

 Sunday evening: 1st Bridegroom Service at 5:00

Monday morning: Presanctified Liturgy at 9:00

Monday evening: 2nd Bridegroom Service at 6:00

Tuesday morning: Presanctified Liturgy at 9:00

Tuesday evening: 3rd Bridegroom Service at 6:00

Wednesday morning: Presanctified Liturgy at 9:00

Wednesday evening: Holy Unction Service at 6:00

Thursday morning: Last Supper Liturgy at 9:00

Thursday evening: Reading of Twelve Passion Gospels at 6:00

Friday morning: Reading of The Hours at 9:00

Friday afternoon: Children prepare the Bier at 1:00

Friday afternoon: Great Vespers and Entombment at 3:00

Friday evening:  Lamentations and Procession at 6:00

Saturday morning: Harrowing of Hades Liturgy at 9:00

Saturday evening, April 11: Rush at 10:00, followed by Orthros and Paschal Liturgy near 11:00 with Paschal Feast near 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 12: Agape Vespers at noon with the reading of the Thomas Gospel in many languages; procession to the empty tomb; egg hunt and Pitch-in celebration of Great and Holy Pascha.


Happy Birthday: Jennifer Rigsby (5th); Natalie Morfas (11th)

Blessed Name Day: Maximos Williams (8th)

Memory Eternal:   Peter (4th); Fr.Thomas Hopko (18th); Phyllis Walker (21st)

Prayer List: Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker (both in ill health); Deacon Seraphim (surgery scheduled); Vicki Gans; Kh. Marilyn; Paoli victims Melissa & Children; Jean Foley & Laham family (lung cancer – friends of Lloyd & Barbara George); Bill Bauer; Hoppe & Moore Families (OCMC Missionaries); Dye Family; Vivian Orfanos; Fr. Athanasius Wilson; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Marianne (Stephanie’s friend); Dee Haney; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian, Catherine & Marah; Heather (Charles’ daughter); Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: (Kh. Kristina, Mary, Kathleen; Brooke (Theckla); Elizabeth, and Gabriella); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; 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; Cathi

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings                                           

 Prokeimenon: “Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.”

Verse: “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever!”  Psalm 117:25,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. (4:4-9)

BRETHREN, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice!  Let your forbearance be known to all people.  The Lord is at hand.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, Brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.  The things which you both learned and received, and heard and saw in me, these things do; and the God of peace will be with you.

 Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (12:1-18)

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus who had died was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.  There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with Him.  Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.  But Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of His Disciples (he who was to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the  moneybox he used to take what was put into it.  Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of My burial.  The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.”  When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.  So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.  The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”  His Disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him.  The crowd that had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness.  The reason why the crowd went to meet Jesus was that they heard He had done this sign.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday – Tone 1

O, Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead, before Thy Passion, Thou didst confirm the universal resurrection. Wherefore, we, like children, carry the insignia of triumph and victory, and cry to Thee, O Vanquisher of death: Hosanna in the highest, Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord.

 Apolytikion of Palm Sunday – Tone 4

O Christ God, when we were buried with Thee in Baptism, we became deserving of Thy Resurrection to immortal life.  Wherefore, we praise Thee, crying: Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Kontakion of Palm Sunday – Tone 6

Upborne upon the heavenly throne, and seated upon the earthly foal, O Christ our God, receive the praises of angels and the hymns of men, exclaiming before Thee: Blessed is He that cometh to restore Adam.

Megalynarian (instead of It Is Truly Meet)

God the Lord hath appeared unto us; let us celebrate the Feast, and let us rejoice and magnify Christ.  With palms and branches let us raise our voices unto Him with praise, saying: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, our Savior.

Communion Hymn -Tone 8

Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.