Sunday, August 23, 2015


Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost — Leave-Taking of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Martyr Lupus, servant of the Great martyr Demetrios; Hieromartyr Irenaios, Bishop of Lyons;  Venerable Nicholas and Dionysios of Olypmus

 Visitors, you are welcome at all services and social events at All Saints. A special welcome to returning students and those new to IU. There is an OCF chapter sponsored by All Saints. Both Orthodox and Non-Orthodox are welcome. Announcements should be upcoming as the school year begins.

Look in the Indiana Daily Student for the ad about All Saints. It usually appears each week in Thursday’s newspaper in the Religious Directory. It also can be found on the IDS website.


Nourishment of the Soul:  “Fortunate is the man who has come to have God as his helper and to have his hopes in Him alone.  Let the Devil bear malice towards him, let all men persecute him and plot against him, let all his adversaries fight against him — he never fears anyone, because he has God as his helper. He remains always a victor, always glorified, always happy, always rich, always cheerful and joyful, even if he happened to fall into extreme poverty and into a great many adverse and grievous circumstances of this present life.  For inasmuch as he hopes in Almighty God, he does not despair, he is not sorry, is not anxious, but expects help from Above.  Fortunate, then, is such a man and worthy to be deemed happy, just as the Prophet-king David regards such a man as happy, saying: ‘Blessed is he who helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God.” Such were all the Prophets, the Apostles, the Martyrs, the Holy Ascetics and all the Saints from the beginning of time.” –St. Nikephoros of Chios

Festival News: Vicki Gans is coordinator for the Silent Auction Baskets.  She would like you to contact her if you plan to donate a completed basket for the festival. Ideas for baskets include household helper, kitchen basket, bath basket, evening on the town, home entertainment, handyman tools, child’s fun,  and of course your original ideas. Those who attend the festival enjoy the affordable baskets so you do not need to be extravagant, just creative in developing one.

Congratulations: Sophia Bender, a doctoral student in the Indiana University School of Education’s Learning Sciences program has been honored with an award for leadership by IU’s Center for Excellence for Women in Technology. Sophia  received the first-ever Outstanding Student Leadership Award on March 6.  — Chalkboard, Publication of IU School of Education Alumni Association

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.

Resurrection Shrine: Donations to the limestone arch are being received. This  outdoor chapel will house the  beautiful mosaic of the Resurrection- the Harrowing of Hades, displayed to the left of the iconostasis. Sharon Catherine Kolasinski is the iconographer.

The Saint John of Damascus Society has made great progress in its ‘Psalm 103 Project,’ and we invite you to visit to learn more about it.  There you will read comments by our own Richard Barrett that describe the project, its music, as well as a beautiful tribute to the late Richard Toensing, one of the six composers who contributed so brilliantly to the project.  The goal of the Society is to ‘reveal Orthodox Christianity through its sacred music,’ and we believe that the Psalm 103 Project does precisely that.  There’s more to come, so please stay tuned. — Hal Sabbagh


Wednesday, August 26: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Dn. Seraphim’s Bible Study

Friday August 28: Beheading of St. John the ForerunnerVesperal Liturgy at 6:00

Saturday, August 29: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, August 30:  Matins at 9:00; Chrismation of Haley Nuest at 9:40;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meeting follows.


  • September 2: Orthodoxy 101 resumes — “Who then can be saved?” —  with  Fr Peter Jon as presenter.
  • 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: Karen H (23rd); Subdeacon Daniel B (29th); Kiya C (29th); Allie W (29th)

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

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.”

Prayer List: Jennifer T (back surgery); Ioana (Olga’s mother with pneumonia); Brian B (Charles’s friend -surgery); 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: “O chant unto our God, chant ye.”

Verse: “Clap your hands, all ye nations!”  Psalm 46: 6,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (15:1-11)

Brethren, I make known to you the gospel which I preached to you, which you also received, in which you also stand, by which you also are saved, if you hold fast to the words which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

For I handed over to you first of all that which was also handed over to me: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried; and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; and that He was seen by Cephas; then by the twelve; after that, He was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain until present, but some have fallen asleep; after that, He was seen by James, then by all the apostles; and last of all, as to one born out of due time, He was also seen by me.  For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.  But by the grace of God, I am what I am; and His grace, which was bestowed on me, was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than them all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.  Therefore whether it was I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (19:16-26)

            At that time, a young man came up to Jesus, kneeling and saying, “Good Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.  If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to Him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, honor your father and mother, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  The young man said to Him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”  When the young man heard this, he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.  And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven.  Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”  But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”         .

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm.  He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

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.

Megalynarion of the Feast – Tone 1 (instead of It is Truly Meet)

In thee, O spotless Virgin, the laws of nature were suspended; for thy virginity was preserved in thy child-bearing, and Life is joined with death, Thou, O Theotokos, didst remain a Virgin after child-birth, and after death thou art still alive and dost ever deliver thy heritage.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Feast – Tone 8

I will receive the cup of salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.