Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Return of the relics of the Apostle Bartholomew; Holy Apostle Titus of the Seventy;

Archbishops Menas, Epiphanios, Gennadios and John of Constantinople

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “Take communion regularly, pray warmly, be patient, and you will see a strong hand holding you.” – Elder Amphilochios Makris of Patmos

Today, following the dismissal, we will pray the 40-day memorial for Achilles Anton, brother of Becky Hrisomalos. Achilles has worshipped with us at many Divine Liturgies in recent years and will be sorely missed. May his memory be eternal!

Moving to Bloomington: Fr. Seraphim and Khouria Paraskeva Moslener are moving to Bloomington, where they will be attached to All Saints effective September 1st. It will be such a joy to have them both living, praying, and working with our community. Welcome home! 

Myrrh Bearer’s meet today.


Wednesday, August 28:  His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, will be with us for a 6 pm liturgy on for the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. This will be his annual arch-pastoral visit. A reception follows.

Thursday, August 29: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, August 31:  Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00 – 40-Day Memorial for Irina Avakyan  

Sunday, September 1: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00-  Memorial for Dr. William Nassar.


  • College Student Sunday on September 8th: We welcome students from IU and Ivy Tech.
  • Liturgy of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – September 14th at 9am
  • St. George Festival in Fishers – September 20th (5pm), 21st (1pm), 22nd (1pm)
  • St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)
  • Festival on Fairfax – The first Saturday in October! Save the date!

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (4:9-16)

Brethren, God has exhibited us Apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, 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 held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill clad and buffeted and homeless; and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel. I urge you, then, 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.”

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.  For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Apolytikion for Ss. Bartholomew & Titus – Tone 3

O Holy Apostles, intercede with our merciful God, to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tone 4

By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning R-Z.

Food Pantry Needs: Your donations are always welcome. We don’t need peanut butter and jelly, but snack, nutrition bars could be used, preferably some without large nuts.

Memory Eternal: Ioan (Lucia’s father – 7/23); Irina Avakyan  (Irina’s mother  – 7/23);

Achilles Anton (Becky’s brother – 7/23); Marvin (Marcia’s brother – 10th)

Birthday BlessingsSubdn. Daniel Barrett (29th); Kiya Crandall (Subdn’s granddaughter – 29th)

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

Prayer List: Michael & Olga; Farmers Market Community; Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioan’s family);Hrisomalos family (Achilles’ family); Heather; Irina; Rafat, & Michael (Irina Avakyan’s family); Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.