Sunday, August 14, 2016

 Sunday, August 14, 2016

Transfer of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

 Visitors and those new to the area, you are always welcome at All Saints.

 Nourishment of the Soul:Tithing is not just for converts. It is not just for the rich. It is for all of us. It brings us peace, knowing that we have given to God what is rightfully His. It makes our parish strong by providing the support it needs. It builds up our youth, who see our gratitude to God and are in turn grateful to their parents. Yes, if you really want your children to appreciate what you do for them, try being an example of gratitude.” — His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH

Last Tuesday, the Myrrh Bearers accepted the leadership  slate of Marcia and Stephanie as co-chairs, Jennifer as secretary, and Nina as treasurer. We will meet the last Monday of this month to discuss fundraiser ideas, September 18th College Sunday and other items of business.

Greeson Family begins new school year at St. Vladimir’s: If you would like to contribute to the Greesons to offset expenses while Daniel is studying for the priesthood, make checks payable to All Saints, and we will forward the total to them. Please note that “All donations made on the Greeson’s behalf will be matched by the seminary up to $3,000!”

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.

They Don’t Vacation: Our parish operating expenses do not take the summer off;  so please do your best to keep your tithes and offerings current, and add a little extra if you have been blessed to do so. Thank you.


The Servant of God, John Griggs departed this life Tuesday night just hours after receiving Holy Communion with his beloved Mary Ann. His departure was ‘painless, blameless and peaceful.’ May his soul dwell with the saints!

Juliana Barber, infant daughter of Rachel and Luke is being churched today. Bless the little ones of whom the Lord said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for  of  such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 19:14)


The Feast of the Dormition is tomorrow, August 15th.

Monday, August 15: Funeral Service for John Griggs is at 11:00; the mercy meal follows.

Wednesday, August 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, August 18: Bible Study at Becky Hrisomalos’ home 3:00-5:00 — All are welcome.

Saturday, August 20: Great Vespers  

Sunday, August 21: Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00 — Parish Council meets.


… August 19-20th: St. Mary’s Annual Bake Sale and Rummage Sale from 8-4 p.m. both days

… August 26: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00

…August 27: St. Michael (Louisville) Institute —Rev. Fr. Andrew Damick  is guest lecturer. See the flyer on the hall bulletin board.

…September 30: OCL, Indianapolis are guests at the Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos

…October 8: Annual Festival on Fairfax


Birthday Greetings: Vicki G (14th)

Name Day Blessings: Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary at the Dormition – (15th): Mary B, Kh. Marilyn G; Mary Ann; Alice Marie P;Thespina C

Memory Eternal: Matthew (Neumann’s friend); Kathleen Young (July 16th); Infants Zoe and Anastasia(1st); Fred; John Griggs (9th)

Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”  Tabbals (major house fire);  Griggs family; Kh. Loretta; Amal H; Dee and Don;  Kh.Kristina with child; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva.; James; Alex John;  Jason; Steve D;   Becky H.; Alexis T. ;Tom;  Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes on leave from Albania;  Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Rachel B and Juliana; Anastasyia (Dudar) and baby Nicholas; 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, Myrna.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “ My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

Verse:  ” For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden.” – Luke 1:46-48

Epistle: The Reading from  St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. (2:5-11)

Brethren, let this mind be in you, which is also in Christ Jesus; who, being in the form of God, did not think it robbery to be equal with God, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, becoming Himself in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.  For this cause also God highly exalted Him, and gave Him a Name which is above every name; that in the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and those who are on earth, and those who are under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (10:38-42; 11:27-28)

At that time, Jesus entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to Him and said, “Lord, dost Thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.” As He said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore Thee, and the breasts that Thou didst suck!” But He said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Liturgy Variables

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 of the Dormition – Tone 1

In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for living thou wast translated, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.

We do NOT sing the apolytikion “Throughout the World”

Kontakion of the Dormition – Tone 2

Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, who is never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control. But being the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her ever-Virgin womb did translate her to life.

Megalynarion of the Dormition – Tone 1

(Chanter) All generations bless thee, O thou only Theotokos.

In thee, O spotless Virgin, the laws of nature were suspended; for thy virginity was preserved in thy child-bearing, and Life is joined with death. Thou, O Theotokos, didst remain a Virgin after child-birth, and after death thou art still alive and dost ever deliver thy heritage.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Dormition – Tone 8

I will receive the cup of salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.