Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Leave-Taking of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Righteous Maximos the Confessor; Eudokia and Irene (Xenia) the Empresses; Venerable Dorotheos of Gaza and his disciple Dositheos; Repose of Tikhon, Bishop of Voreonezh and Wonderworker of Zadonsk; Uncovering of the relics of Maximos of Moscow, Fool-for-Christ

Welcome,  incoming students and faculty at Indiana University.  We are blessed by your presence.

 Nourishment of the Soul: “We have not been called to share the gossip. Rather, we have been called to share the Gospel.” – His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH.

Do You Know that Meekness, or patience, is the virtue that counters the sin of unjust anger, also called wrath or rage. Where the sin of wrath is about quick temper and unnecessary vengeance, the virtue of meekness focuses on patiently seeking appropriate resolution to conflicts, and on the ability to forgive and show mercy.– One of the Seven Capital Virtues

St. Mary Orthodox Church invites you all to their Annual Bake Sale and Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday from 8am-6pm each day, August 18th and 19th. You can find them at 102 E. Broadway in Greenwood and get a taste of home baked goods, fresh sandwiches along with the opportunity to purchase good quality goods.

 Myrrh Bearers (Women’s ministry group at All Saints) will once again be offering a selection of “Treasures” for purchase on Sundays, September 10 and 17.  What a great way to pass along some special things so that others can enjoy them!  Please plan to donate like-new or gently-used home decor items, icons, jewelry & scarves, books and small household items beginning Aug 20 and ending Sept 3 and place them in the bin in the hallway. The funds raised support the women’s outreach activities. Thank you for your generosity!

Coffee Hour: Contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with BeF. The Fast of the Dormition is being observed.

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.

Safety First: If you walk into the construction area for the expansion, please watch your step since the floor may be strewn with wire and other hazardous materials.  No children should enter unattended.

St. George Orthodox Church in Terre Haute is planning its 90th Parish Anniversary for Labor Day weekend. See the announcement in the hall for details.


The Dormition Fast ends August 15th.

Monday, August 14: Evening Liturgy of the Dormition at 6:00

Wednesday, August 16:  Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, August 17: St. John Fellowship at the Haneys in Mitchell – 10:00-Noon

Saturday, August 19: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, August 20: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – IU students and faculty receive a blessing as the semester begins. Parish Council meets at Noon.


Anniversary Memories: Fr. Lucas & Pres. Stacey C (16th)

Happy Birthday: Vicki G (14th)

Blessed Name Day: Max W (13th- St. Maximos); Claudio P (13th – St. Maximos); Liam G (14th – Prophet Micah); On Holy Dormition (15th): Mary B; Kh. Marilyn; Mary Ann G; Alice Marie P

Memory Eternal: Terry


August 21: Total Solar Eclipse: be prepared to protect your eyes during this infrequent solar event.

August 24 and 31: Bible Study at Becky Hrisomalos’s home resumes.

August 25: 1-year memorial for Kh. Loretta Wilson at 11:00

August 26: Noon Day Birthday Luncheon for Amal at All Saints. All are invited! Look for a sign-up sheet on Marcia’s office door to add  dishes to the planned meal.  No gifts are requested, but a card shower is a blessing to give or  to receive.

August 29: Father will bless the Jordan River at IU with OCF, but all are invited – 4:00

September 3: Memorial for Dr. William Nasser

October 14: Annual Festival on Fairfax

Prayer List: Adrian (Olga’s brother); Cathy;“For the suffering Christians of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Finley (infant girl); Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip;  Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen; Mary Ann & Jen; Dee and Don;  Kh. Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; James; Becky H; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett;  Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes &  Jesse Brandow (Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest George; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R;  Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy; Sabrina; Christy; Pete; Phil & Barb; Tammy K

    Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.”

Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous!” – Psalm 32: 22,1

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (4:9-16)

Brethren, God has exhibited us Apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.  We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ.  We are weak, but you are strong.  You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.  To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless; and we labor, working with our own hands.  When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off scouring of all things.  I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.  For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers.  For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.  I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 

Gospel: The Reading is  from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.  (17:14-23)

At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before Him said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.  And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not heal him.”  And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you?  How long am I to bear with you?  Bring him here to me.”  And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly.  Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”  Jesus said to them, “Because you have no faith.  For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.  This kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting.” As they were traveling together through Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and He will rise on the third day.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Response for Second Antiphon: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor… 

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.  For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Apolytikion of 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 for 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.

Megalynarion of the Leave-Taking – Tone 4

Magnify, O my soul, the Lord Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor.

Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption; for God did come forth from thy womb putting on flesh; and on earth did He appear, and walked among men. Wherefore, thee do we all magnify.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for the Transfiguration – Tone 8

O Lord, in the light of the glory of Thy face shall we walk, and in Thy Name shall we rejoice forever. Alleluia.