Sunday, August 2, 2015


Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Relics Translation of Proto-martyr Stephen the Archdeacon

Venerable Photeini the Wornderworker of Carpasia in Cyprus;

Blessed Basil, the Fool-for-Christ, Wornderworker of Moscow.

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: “To be negative and critical is no good, whether it comes from the clergy or the people.  Let us be at peace at all times, in whatever we do and say.  The Church needs to become a holy place where God is.” — His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH

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.

Local Schools begin the 2015-16 School Year  in August: Father will offer a prayer and blessing for teachers and children in  K-12 at the end of today’s Divine Liturgy.


The Dormition Fast continues through August 15th.

(Wine is permitted on Saturdays and Sundays.)

 Wednesday, August 5: Vesperal Liturgy at Transfiguration at 6:00 with the Blessing of the Grapes

Friday, August 7: Paraklesis to the Mother of God at 6:00

Saturday, August 8: Great Vespers at 5:00

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


  • August 9: Festival Meeting
  • August 15: Baptism of Mariam Gillquist at the Liturgy of the Dormition
  • August 18: Myrrh Bearers’ Gathering at the Gazebo
  • October 10: Annual Festival on Fairfax

Prayer List: Alex (new treatment); Jake; Annie; Pastor Pat (lung transplant in recovery); Catherine; Janett (liver transplant needed); Jill; Kh. Marilyn; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Jean Foley & Laham family; 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: “Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.”

Verse: “God is known in Judah, His Name is great in Israel!”  Psalm 75: 10,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (3:9-17)

Brethren, we are God’s fellow-workers; you are God’s husbandry, God’s building.  According to the grace of God which was given to me as a wise architect, I laid a foundation, and another builds upon it.  Let each one take heed how he builds upon it.  For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  Now if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; everyone’s work will become manifest; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire itself will test each one’s work of what sort it is.  If anyone’s work which was built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.  If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as by fire.

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?  If anyone corrupts the temple of God, God will corrupt him.  For the temple of God is holy, whose temple you are.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:22-34)

At That Time, Jesus made the Disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.  And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.  When evening came, He was there alone, but the Disciples’ boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them.  And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.  But when the Disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.  But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.”  And Peter answered Him, “Lord, if it is Thee, bid me come to Thee on the water.”  He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?”  And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.  And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “Truly, Thou art the Son of God.”  And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8

From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Stephen – Tone 4

The crown of the Kingdom hath adorned the brow of thy head because of the contests that thou hast endured for Christ God, thou first of the martyred Saints; for when thou hadst censured the Jews’ madness, thou sawest Christ thy Savior standing at the right hand of the Father. O Stephen, ever pray Him for us, that He would save our souls.

Kontakion of the Transfiguration of Christ – 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.