Sunday, August 16, 2015

Baptism of Mariam Gillquist at 9:30 Saturday, August 15th.

Liturgy follows and pitch-in. 


Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Recovery from Edessa of the Icon of Christ Not made by Hands: ‘The Holy Napkin’; Martyrs Diomedes the physician of Tarsus in Cilicia and Alkviades; Venerable Gerasimos the New Ascetic of Kephallenia; Timothy, bishop of Epiros;  New-martyrs  Nikodemos of Meteora and Apostolos (Stamatios) of St. Laurence; the New-martyrs of Megaris.

 Visitors, you are welcome at all services and social events at All Saints.

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.”

Nourishment of the Soul:  “Thou died –Thou Who art the Life of All – in order to revive me, the dead.  Thou was laid in the tomb that I might rise from the tomb. Thou wast brought to life again that I might believe in my resurrection.” —  St. Tikhon of Zadons

Festival Follow Up: The festival will be much like previous years with a few changes.  The following have volunteered to  head these areas: Fr. Peter Jon and Stephanie – Music/Sound & Advertising; Nina – Indoor Bake Shop; John A.  and Amal – Outdoor Food; Vicki G. – Silent Auction Baskets; Charles – Children’s Activities; Don – Busing Tables. We have a few areas yet to be assigned. Look for more information next week.

Resurrection Shrine: Following Divine Liturgy there will be a brief presentation on plans for the beautiful new Resurrection Shrine (an outdoor chapel soon to be constructed in the All Saints Cemetery) and an opportunity to contribute toward its construction, as we are able.

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.

Today’s Parish Council meeting has been cancelled.

Woman’s Tuesday Gathering in the Gazebo: We will meet at 6:00 for a ‘Dutch Lunch’ menu of finger foods. Additions are welcome, but not necessary.  If you’ve never come to our informal event, please try to schedule it so you can relax and laugh, away from the busy-ness of your day.  If you’re not on the email list, please tell Stephanie or Marcia.


Tuesday, August 18: Myrrh Bearers’ Gathering at the Gazebo at 6:00 with food and fun

Wednesday, August 19: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, August 22: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, August 23:  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


  • October 9: Festival Set-up inside and outside (Willing Workers Needed.)
  • October 10: Annual Festival on Fairfax 11am – 6:pm with Great Vespers at 5pm

Happy Birthday: Shannon  (22nd)

Patron Saint Day Remembrance: John C (St. Oswin – 20th)

Memory Eternal: Archpriest Gordon Walker (July 23); Mary (Sophia’s grandmother); Dan, Joy, &  Bailey (house fire- 5th); Heather (Leanne’s sister around the 6th)

Prayer List: Alex; Jake; Annie; Pastor Pat (lung transplant in recovery); Catherine; Janett (liver transplant needed); Jill; Kh. Marilyn; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki;; Hoppes in Albania,  Moores in Mongolia, Jesse Brandow  in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky; Those with child: (Brooke-Theckla, Elizabeth, Gabriella, Laura, Ioana, Megan); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; 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; Cathi

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings                                           

Prokeimenon: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”

Verse: “With chastisement has the Lord chastened me!”  Psalm 117: 14,18)

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (9:2-12)

Brethren, the seal of my apostleship are you in the Lord.  My defense to those who would examine me is this: Do we have no authority regarding what to eat and what to drink?  Do we have no authority to lead about a wife, who is a sister, as the rest of the apostles, even as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?  Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no authority to refrain from working?  Which soldier ever served at his own expense?  Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit thereof?  Or who shepherds a flock and does not eat from the milk of the flock?

Do I speak of these things according to human nature?  Or does not the Law say the same also?  For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Thou shalt not muzzle an ox which treads out the grain.”  Is it for oxen that God cares, or does He say it altogether for our sakes?  Indeed, for our sakes it was written: because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope, so that the same might partake in hope.  If we have sown in you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we should reap your carnal things?  If others are partakers of this authority over you, are we not even more?  Nevertheless, we have not made use of this authority, but we endure all things, in order that we may cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (18:23-35)

The Lord spoke this parable:  “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.  When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.  So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.  But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.  When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place,. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had  mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt.  So also My Heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.

Divine Liturgy Variablesw

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2

When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power.  And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of the Icon of Christ – Tone 2

Thy pure image do we venerate, O good One, asking forgiveness of our sins, O Christ our God; for by Thine own will Thou dist ascend the Cross in Thy body, to save Thy creatures from the bondage of the enemy. Thou hast verily filled all with joy, since Thou didst come, O our Savior, to save the world. (Words may be slightly different in a musical setting.)

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 was translated, being the Mother of Life.  Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver out souls from death.

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.