Sunday, August 17

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday after the Dormition of the Theotokos

Venerable Myron of Kyzikos, Eutychios, Eutychian, and Kassiane; Martyrs Thyrsos, Cyprian and Julianna; Venerable Alypios the iconographer of the Kiev Caves;

Theodoretos of Solovky, enlightener of the Lapps.

 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: “We should encourage the people to come to Matins from the very beginning. In the Six Psalms of Matins we find all the Christian advice, wisdom and morality. We cannot come to the Divine Liturgy and receive the Holy Communion without preparation. Matins is about how to prepare for the Divine Liturgy.” — His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH

 Congratulations to Reader Tikhon at the completion of his doctorate! Axios, Dr. Erik Wallace!

 Coffee Hour Procedure for those who are new to All Saints: Everyone is invited to the fellowship coffee hour after Divine Liturgy. The offerings on the table have been provided by our parishioners. Anyone may bring a donation, but there is also an alphabetical plan that you may choose to follow: The first Sunday, Parishioners whose last names begin with the letters A through Ba provide; Second Sunday, Parishioners Be-F; Third Sunday, Parishioners G-H; Fourth Sunday, Parishioners I-Z. When there is a Fifth Sunday as we have in August, all may donate. It is also hoped that clean-up helpers will follow according to the plan above.

 Communion: 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.

 Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

 Parish Council meets today around Noon in Father’s office.


Father Peter Jon will take the week off.

He will return to the church to hear confessions at 4:30 on Saturday, August 23rd, prior to Great Vespers.

There will be no daily vespers Wednesday evening.

Please contact Dn. Lawrence Baldwin with any emergencies.

 Wednesday, August 20: No Daily Vespers

Saturday, August 23: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, August 24: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Festival Committee Meets.

Sunday, August 24: Dn. Lucian and Dnessa. Miriam Stant invite all who are interested to stay after coffee hour for a time of refreshments and music to bid goodbye to their daughter Marina as she leaves to teach English in the Country of Georgia.


  • August 28: Beheading of St. John the Forerunner – Vesperal Liturgy
  • September 1: Beginning of the Liturgical New Year
  • September 3: The fall series of Orthodoxy 101 resumes after Wednesday Vespers.
  • September 4: OCF begins a series of On Campus Talks. Fr. Jerome Sanderson’s topic is “Prayer”. The place will be announced later. All are invited.
  • September 11: SOYO Kick-Off at 6:00 here at the church – Compline at 7:30
  • October 11: Annual Festival

 Birthday Blessings: Shannon Richardson (22nd); Karen Hrisomalos-Gettelfinger (23rd)

Name Day Remembrance: John Craton (St. Oswin – 20th)

Memory Eternal: Chieh-su; Susan; Ralph; Annemarie (Galina’s sister-in-law); Robin; Patty (Aaron’s aunt)

Prayer List: Noah (Lisa Fuqua’s 11 year old son diagnosed with MD); John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter; Frank & Becky;Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter);Barb; Eric (Martha Goodwin’s son);); Daniel & Gala M; Demetrios (Jim) Zaharako; LuAnna; Shirley; Nancy; Neal Bookwalter; Lyuda Neukomm; Gregory family; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Zane; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; 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; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan.

            Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

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

Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous!”

Psalm 32:22, 1

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

             BRETHREN, God has revealed us, the apostles, last of all, as those appointed to death; for we have become a spectacle to the world, both 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 glorified, but we are dishonored. Even to this present hours we both hunger and thirst, we are naked, and are buffeted, and are restless, and we labor, working with our own hands. While reviled, we bless; while persecuted, we endure; while blasphemed, we exhort; we have become the filth of the world and the off-scouring of all things, even until now.

            I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children; for though you have a myriad of tutors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for I begat you in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I beseech you, therefore, 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.”