Sunday, August 11, 2019
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
After-feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
Martyr and Archdeacon Euplos of Catania in Sicily; Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople;
New-martyrs Anastasios and Demetrios of Lesbos
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “Remember, never to fear the power of evil more than your trust in the power and love of God.” – St Hermes of Philippopolis
Wednesday, August 14: Holy Dormition Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00
Thursday, August 15: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Saturday, August 17: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, August 18: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.
- Door Opening of Saint Ananias Orthodox Mission at 3407 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville 47714, Saturday, August 24th at 1pm CT with Bishop ANTHONY presiding.
- 40-Day Memorial for Dr. Achilles Anton on Sunday, August 25th at All Saints
- August 25th: Blessing of the post high school students and faculty before classes begin.
- His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, will be with us for a 6 pm liturgy on Wednesday evening, August 28th, for the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. This will be his annual arch-pastoral visit. A reception follows.
- 40-Day Memorial for Irina Avakyan on Saturday, August 31st
- Memorial for Dr. William Nassar on Sunday, September 1st at the church.
- Welcome for Students at IU and Ivy Tech, sponsored by the Myrrh Bearers.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (1:10-17)
Brethren, I appeal to you, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissension among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest anyone should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the Gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:14-22)
At that time, when Jesus went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to Him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to Heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.
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
Refrain of the Second Antiphon: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor,who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance shall they walk, and in Thy Name shall they rejoice all the day long.
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
Apolytikion if the Transfiguration – Tone 7
When, O Christ our God, Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy Disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners, through the intercessions of the Theotokos. O Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee.
Kontakion of the Transfiguration – Tone 7
Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning C-G.
Food Pantry Needs: The shelves are slowly being filled. Your donations are always welcome.
If you need fire/specialty smoking wood, please contact Thomas Przybyla at 812-929-1766.
Memory Eternal: Ioan (Lucia’s father – 7/23); Irina Avakyan (Irina’s mother – 7/23);
Achilles Anton (Becky’s brother – 7/23)
Anniversary Memories: Fr. Lucas & Stacey Christensen (16th); Kelly & Steve Sanderson (17th)
Birthday Blessings: Barb G (12th); Vicki G (14th)
Name Day Celebrations: Jan G (St. Susanna – 11th); Max W (St. Maximos – 13th); Claudio P (St. Maximos – 13th); Micah F (Micah, the Prophet – 14th); Holy Dormition: Mary B, Kh. Marilyn Gillquist, Mary Ann Griggs, Alice Marie Piercefield
Prayer List: Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioan’s family);Hrisomalos family (Achilles’ family); Heather; Irina; Rafat, & Michael (Irina Avakyan’s family); Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; 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, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.