Sunday, August 30, 2015


Leave-Taking of the Commemoration of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Alexander, Paul the New, and John, patriarchs of Constantinople; Venerable Phantinos of Calabria; Repose of Venerable Alexander of Svir; Translation of the Relics of Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod; Cyril and Makarios, Partriarchs of Serbia

Visitors, you are welcome at all services and social events at All Saints.

Nourishment of the Soul:  “If a man suppresses his stomach and his tongue, then he will be able to rule over himself.” –St. Poemen

Festival News:

Silent Auction BasketsVicki Gans is coordinator and would like you to contact her if you plan to donate a completed basket for the festival. Those who attend the festival enjoy the affordable baskets so you do not need to be extravagant, just creative in developing one.

MusiciansCurrently the following music groups are booked: Salaam and Backwoods Bluegrass. Other local musicians and parish members are being contacted. Those who attend enjoy the professionals as well as local talent in the parish.

Resurrection Shrine: Donations to the limestone arch are being received. This  outdoor chapel (which is currently under construction) will house the  beautiful mosaic of The Harrowing of Hades, displayed to the left of the iconostasis. Sharon Catherine Kolasinski is the iconographer.

Dishes and Pots and Pans are overflowing our cabinets and pantry! If you have graciously donated food but forgotten to take home serving items, please help us by freeing up some space. Thanks.

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.

Orthodoxy 101 resumes  Wednesday, September 2 after Daily Vespers with Fr. Peter Jon presenting  “Who then can be saved? (And HOW?)”

Chrismation at 9:40 today as Haley Lemmons receives the Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit and is welcomed into the communion of the Holy Orthodox Church.

Myrrh Bearers meet today during coffee hour to make plans for coming church events..


Wednesday, September 2: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101

Saturday, August 29: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, August 30:  Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00


  • September 12:Annual Walk for Life is at Clear Creek Christian again this year.
  • September 18-20: St. George in Fishers hosts the annual festival.
  • September 26: Marriage of George Kahlil and Haley Lemmons at 2 pm
  • Daniel Byantoro, missionary from Indonesia, meets with Women of the church Tuesday, September 29th and with the parish and friends of the parish on Wednesday, September 30th.
  • 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
  • October 13: 2nd Tuesday Women’s Bible resumes with Kh. Marilyn

Happy Birthday: Patricia F(1st); Maxwell L (1st); Elise M (1st); Gabe S (1st)

Memory Eternal: Archpriest Gordon Walker (July 23); Mary (Sophia’s grandmother); Dan, Joy, &  Bailey (5th); Heather (6th); Margaret Whitaker (Linda’s aunt –24th)

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: Jason; Jennifer Tatlock (back surgery); Ioana (Olga’s mother with pneumonia); Brian Bunner (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: “How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”

Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”  Psalm 103:2 6,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (16:13-24)

Brethren, be watchful, be established in the faith, be manly, be strong.  Let all your things be done in love.  Now I beseech you, brethren (since you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves for the ministry of the saints), that you also be subject to such, and to everyone who is a fellow worker and laborer.  I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatos and Achaicos, for that which was lacking on your part they supplied.  For they refreshed my spirit as well as yours; therefore acknowledge such men.

The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.  All the brethren salute you.  Salute one another with a holy kiss. The salutation of me, Paul, is with my own hand.  If any one does not love the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha! The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (21:33-42)

            The Lord spoke this parable: “There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country.  When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit; and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.  Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them.  Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.  When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their season.” Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?”



Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4

Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

 Apolytikion of the Baptist’s Beheading – Tone 2

The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise, but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient for thee, O Forerunner.  Thou wast shown indeed to be the most honorable of the prophets, for in the waters thou didst baptize Him Who had been proclaimed.  After suffering with joy in behalf of the truth, thou didst proclaim even to those in Hades the God Who appeared in the flesh, Who takest away the sin of the world, and granteth us the Great Mercy.

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.