Sunday, August 21, 2016

 Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy; Martyrs Bassa, Theognios, Agapios and Pistos of Edessa; Venerable Abraham of Smolensk and his disciple, Venerable Ephraim

 Visitors,  students,  and those new to the area, we extend a heartfelt welcome.

 Nourishment of the Soul: “If you possess love, you feel no jealousy or envy.  You are not boastful, carried away by reckless pride.  Nor do you put on airs with anyone.  Nor do you act shamefully towards your fellow beings.  You seek, not simply what is to your own advantage, but what also benefits your fellow beings.  You are not quickly provoked by those who are angry with you.” -St. Niketas Stethatos

Myrrh Bearers will meet next Sunday during coffee hour. All women, post- high school, are welcome at our meetings.  Discussion of a fundraiser and  Sunday, September 25th IU Family Weekend are business items, but prayer and devotion are always on the agenda.

Daniel Greeson  begins  the new school year at St. Vladimir’s: $690 has been collected, but today you may still contribute to the couple who started their walk in Orthodoxy, here at All Saints.   Please note that “All donations made on the Greeson’s behalf will be matched by the seminary up to $3,000!”

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 for your added contributions these last two weeks.


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.


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

 Wednesday, August 24: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, August 25: Bible Study at Becky Hrisomalos’ home 3:00-5:00 — All are welcome.

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

Saturday, August 27: Great Vespers  

Sunday, August 28: Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00 –Myrrh Bearers meet.


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

…September 30: OC for Life, Indianapolis are guests at the Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos

…October 8: Annual Festival on Fairfax


Birthday Greetings: Shannon R (22nd); Karen H (23rd)

Memory Eternal: Kathleen Young (July 16th); Infants Zoe and Anastasia(1st); Fred; Dusica;  John Griggs (9th); Heather (15th); Joseph (16th); Daniel (17th)

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); Mary Ann  and the Griggs family; Kh. Loretta; 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; 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; Christy; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Myrna; Caleb D; Megan & Colin.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.”

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

Epistle: The Reading from  St. Paul’s First Epistle to 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.

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 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.

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.