Sunday, April 9,2023

Feast of Palm Sunday:

Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem

**Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom**

Thought for Today“Joy is thankfulness, and when we are joyful, that is the best expression of thanks we can offer the Lord, Who delivers us from sorrow and sin.”

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica


The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of Palm Sunday

Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord: God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us. Save us, O Son of God, Who didst sit upon the foal of an ass; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Apolytikiion of Lazarus Saturday – Tone 1

In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. Wherefore, we also, like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Kontakion of Palms Sunday – Tone 6

Being borne upon a throne in Heaven, and upon a colt on the earth, O Christ God, Thou didst accept the praise of the angels and the laudation of the children as they cried to Thee: Blessed art Thou Who comest to recall Adam.

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. 


The Epistle 

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

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul 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.

The Gospel

 The Reading 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 ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass’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.


Today SundayHoly Week begins;Bridegroom Orthros at 5:00 pm.

Monday, April 10Presanctified Liturgy at 9:00 am; Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 11: Presanctified Liturgy at 9:00 am; Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 12Presanctified Liturgy at 9:00 am; Service of Holy Unction at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, April 13Mystical Supper at 9:00 pm; Reading of the 12 Gospels at 6:00 pm.

Friday, April 14Hours of Holy Friday at 9:00 am; Unnailing Vespers at 3:00 pm; Orthros of Lamentations at 6:00 pm; All-night Vigil at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, April 15Vesperal Liturgy, Harrowing of Hades at 9:00 am; Rush Matins at 10:00 pm, Divine Liturgy at 11:30 pm.

Sunday, April 16Agape Service at 12:00 pm; Feast to follow.


Names Day CelebrationsSubdn Jon WeberSt. John (14th); Aryis Finchum,

St. Anastasia (15th).

Birthday Celebrations: Zachary Platter (11th); Subdn. Jon Weber (14th); Marvin Piercefield (15th).

Anniversary CelebrationsAurelian and Lucia Bidulscu (9th); Daniel and Galina Mullis (14th).

Memory Eternal: Nicko; Delore (Dee); Ronald; Jack; Kh. Rita.

Prayer ListMichael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Earthquake victims and relief efforts in Syria and Turkey; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara; Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Arianna; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. AthanasiusFr.Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome Mother Nektaria; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy;  Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Anna with child (Coran’s friend); Megan with child; Paulina with child; Macrina with child; Emilia with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Norma; Allison and children.  


Saturday, April 22Baby Shower Brunch for Macrina Robertson, 10am-12pm; All Saints Orthodox Church. All Ladies, girls and infants are invited. Registry:

Coffee Hour HostWendy Elizabeth Carter with Parishioners C-G.

Next week Host: Agape Feast. Please bring sides/potluck dish for the meal; in addition to the planned lamb, pita and tzatziki.

Metropolitan SabaAXIOS! He is worthy! His Beatitude Patriarch John X and the Holy Synod of Antioch have elected Metropolitan Saba as the new Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. We will begin commemorating His Eminence when he is officially enthroned as Metropolitan in the near future.

ConfessionsFr. Peter Jon will hear confessions by appointment between now and Lazarus Saturday. Please email or call him to schedule a time. He would prefer to hear all confessions prior to Holy Week.

Earthquake FundraiserGregory Gillquist would like to extend his appreciation for the tremendous support of his 33 miles biking fundraiser to assist the earthquake disaster in the Middle East.

Attention All Saints men 18 years and older:  Please See Vasily (Glen) Carter for information about the newly-resurrected men’s group.  

Bookstore Update:  Thank you so much for your support of our All Saints Bookstore.  In order to track purchases and maintain inventory more effectively we ask that when you purchase items you fill out a Purchase Slip and put it in the Payment box along with your cash or check.  If you prefer to pay via our website donation app, please indicate “Online” as your method of payment.  Then when paying online, Select “Make a Donation” and at the bottom of that page, next to “1 time” there is a blank space where you can type “Bookstore”.  Thank you so much for your help. 

For questions, or to request items you would like to see in the bookstore, please see Rhonda Webb or email her at

Junior SOYOsends a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Becky Hrismolas teaching them to make traditional Mediterranean Grape leaves. They will be served on Holy Pascha.

Giving Opportunities:

The Benevolence Fund: Donations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments. Thank you for your ongoing generosity.

Our In-House Food Pantry needs canned vegetables, soups, meats, tuna, salmon, smoked oysters, sardines, chicken, spaghetti sauce, pasta. We have an abundance peanut butter.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.