Sunday, August 22, 2021

Fr. Paul Hodge will be visiting priest this weekend with Great Vespers on Saturday at 5:00, August 21st and on Sunday, August 22nd for Matins and Divine Liturgy.

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost & Ninth Sunday of Matthew

Martyr Agathonikos of Nicomedia and those with him

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Thought for Today: “At your departing, Virgin Theotokos, to Him Who was ineffably born of you, James, the first bishop and brother of the Lord was there, and so was Peter, the honored leader and chief of the disciples, and the whole sacred fellowship of the apostles. In discourses that showed forth heavenly things, they sang the praises of the divine mystery of the dispensation of Christ, and they rejoiced, Greatly Venerated Virgin, as they buried your body, On high the most holy angelic powers bowed in wonder, saying to one another: Open wide thy gates and  receive her who bore the Creator of Heaven and Earth! So we too cry out to you, Gracious Lady; Raise up all Christian people and save our souls!” – Hymn from Vespers


Your presence is a blessing to us all.

… Fr. Paul Hodge from St. Paul, Minnesota is today’s visiting priest.

…IU and Ivy Tech students and their families

…All visitors

Myrrh Bearers Meeting: We invite all ladies to attend the meeting today during Coffee Hour. Agenda items: 1. Welcoming the return of IU students as classes begin on Monday along with IVY Tech students; 2. Preparing for the Fall Festival on Fairfax on October 9th.


Wednesday, August 25:  Reader Vespersat 6:00

Saturday, August 28: Great Vespers at 5:00 with Fr. Peter Jon – SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, August 29: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


…Prayers for our priest and his family as they travel. Please Contact Deacon Lawrence and Marcia with any urgent pastoral needs during Father’s absence.

…Liturgical Year begins on September 1st.

…Festival on Fairfax: October 9th


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

Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

God is known in Judaea; His Name is great in Israel.

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.

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.

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.


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 thou wast translated into life, 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, and whose prayers are never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control. But since she is the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb did translate her to life.


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Birthday Blessings: Shannon R (22nd); Karen H (23rd); Fr. Seraphim M (23rd)

Name Day Celebrations: Ephrem A (St. Moses of Ethiopia – 28th)

Memory Eternal: Kathleen

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