Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday after Pentecost

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, Paatriarchs of Serbia

Nourishment of the Soul: “Do not trust in yourself and in people. Trust in God’s word, the Gospel. ” – Elder Nikon of Russia

Welcome Back Students and Staff! You have been missed! Father will bless you near the end of the Divine Liturgy that this may be a great school year, filled with the Lord’s blessing.

Father Peter Jon continues to post short videos daily at to connect with us, inspire us and inform us. At the home page, scroll down to find the current postings under the “Videos from Father Peter” heading. This week, Father will be talking about the “Fools for Christ.”

Trek Missions: Continues through September 14–Attention Trekkers & Pledgers – we need you! We are half way to the goal of raising $2000 for Orthodox mission work throughout the world through YOUR support of those of us who are trekking. If you would like to be a “trekker” please take a form (in the hallway at All Saints) and if you would like to make a pledge (either a one-time donation or a per-mile pledge) let Rhonda Webb know – or 314-313-4275 (cell/text). Consider sponsoring Paul Blair, who walks nearly two miles each day and has raised $300 so far! Thanks so much for your generous support of Orthodox missionaries and mission priests. 

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S. mail.  Thank  you for continuing to support the church.

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.


Wednesday, September 2: Streamed  Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, September 5: Baptism at 4:00;  Streamed Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 6: Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Nasser Memorial


Baptism: Saturday, September 5th at 4:00, we will baptize Noah, infant child of Andrew and Amanda Holland. Andrew and Amanda (who moved to Michigan from Bloomington a number of months ago) warmly invite their entire All Saints family to attend and share in this blessed moment with them.

Memorial: Sunday, September 6th, after the Divine Liturgy,  the annual memorial will be chanted for Dr. William K. Nasser, Tony’s father and Wanda’s husband.

…Tuesday, Sept. 8Nativity of the Theotokos – 9am Orthros and Liturgy

…Wednesday, Sept. 23Conception of St. John the Baptist – 9 am Orthros and Liturgy

…Friday, Sept. 25Falling Asleep of St. John the Theologian – 6pm Vesperal Liturgy

Safety Practices:

The Monroe County Health Department requires masks to be worn by those worshipping outdoors when social distancing (6 feet apart) cannot be observed.  All are still required to wear masks indoors unless a medical condition prevents them from safely doing so, or unless one is a designated chanter/server.

…If you wish to attend Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy, please respond in the positive to the email from Fr. Peter that you will find in your inbox. 

… …Everyone is welcome to attend all non-Sunday services without signing up. Face masks and safety precautions are in place.

…Teen SOYO will gather outdoors after Great Vespers each Saturday while respecting social distancing practices. 

Epistle and Gospel Readings for Sunday

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (15:1-11)

Sing praises to our God, sing praises.  Clap your hands, all ye nations.

Brethren, I would remind you in what terms I preached to you the Gospel, which you received, in which you stand, by which you are saved, if you hold it fast—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He rose on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve. Then He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the Apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared also to 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 toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God, which is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

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 for Choir and Parish

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 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 Whom they had 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 taketh away the sin of the world, and granteth us 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.


Happy Birthday: Patricia F (1st); Gabe S (1st)

Name Day Blessings: Becky H (St. Athena – 1st)

Prayer List: The People of Beirut; Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael I.; Kitsa Wiersteiner; Steven Sajkich; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Eileen; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Taylor with child; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions;  Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; George; Catherine (not in this parish); Olga; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert; Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett; Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Marcia & Deacon; Nick; Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios; Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalana; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic; schools across the nation.