Sunday, August 28, 2016
Righteous Father Moses of Ethiopia
Martyrs Diomedes, Damon and Laurence; Martyr Susanna of Georgia;
Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Job of Pochaev
Visitors, students, and those new to the area, we extend a heartfelt welcome.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10
New Church Van: You may have noticed a new, white 12-passenger van in the parking lot. It was gifted to All Saints and will serve to shuttle IU students who need rides to-and-from the Divine Liturgy on Sundays. If you know a student who needs a ride, please direct them to Subdeacon Jon Weber or to Howard Webb.
Orthodoxy 101 resumes after the liturgy for the Nativity of the Theotokos on September 7th.and titled “Back to Basics: Why I Need Christ and the Church.” Communication 101: On Wednesday, September 14th Greg Gillquist (Fr. Peter Jon’s brother from Alaska) will be teaching about basic communication skills during Orthodoxy 101. These skills will help in friendships, families, business and all other relationships. This is a presentation Greg gives at hospitals, businesses and churches all over the state of Alaska.
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.
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.
Kh. Loretta Wilson, wife of Fr. Athanasius, passed from this life to be with Christ on Thursday afternoon. Monday from 4-8 pm is the Viewing at St. George, Fishers with the Funeral at 10:30 and the mercy meal following at St. George. Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana (6004 S. Fairfax Rd.) in the afternoon. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Mary’s.(St. George 10748 E. 116th St in Fishers — St. Mary’s 102 E. Broadway, Greenwood 46143)
Myrrh Bearers will meet today 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.
Wednesday, August 31: Vesperal Liturgy of the Indiction at 6:00
Thursday, September 1: Bible Study (St. Mark’s Gospel) at Becky Hrisomalos’ home 3:00-5:00
Saturday, September 3: Great Vespers
Sunday, September 4: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Nassser Memorial
…September 5: Labor Day
…September 8: Nativity of the Theotokos (Vesperal Liturgy September 7th at 6:00)
…September 11: Festival Meeting
…September 14: Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross(Vesperal Liturgy Sept. 13th, 6pm)
…September 25: IU Family Weekend…fellowship hour to welcome students
…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: Subdeacon Daniel (29th); Kiya Cl (29th); Alli W (29th); Patricia F (1st); Max L (1st); Gabe St (1st)
Name Day Blessings: Ephrem Alexander (28th-St. Moses); Brice Menaugh (28th-St. Moses)
Memory Eternal: Infants Zoe and Anastasia(1st); Fred; Dusica; John Griggs (9th); Heather (15th); Joseph (16th); Daniel (17th); Kh. Loretta (25th)
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: “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.”
Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous!” – Psalm 32:22,1
Epistle: The Reading from St. Paul’s First Epistle to Corinthians. (4:9-16)
Brethren, God has revealed us, the Apostles, as last of all, as those appointed to death; for we have become a spectacle to the world, both 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 glorified, but we are dishonored. Even to this present hour we both hunger and thirst, we are naked, and are buffeted, and are restless; and we labor, working with our own hands. While reviled, we bless; while persecuted, we endure; while blasphemed, we exhort; we have become the filth of the world and the off-scouring of all things, even until now.
I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children; for though you have a myriad of tutors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for I begat you in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I beseech you, therefore, 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.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
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 of the St. Moses, the Ethiopian – Tone 1
Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Moses, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him that hath given thee strength. Glory to Him that hath crowned thee. Glory to Him that worketh healings for all through thee.
Kontakion of the Nativity of theTheotokos – 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.