Sunday, August 31, 2014

Placing of the Sash of the Theotokos in Halkoprateia

Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople; Hieromartyr Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage;

John, Metropolitan of Kiev; Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne

 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.”

 Visitors, you are invited to the fellowship hall after Divine Liturgy.  The offerings on the table have been provided by our parishioners. Also, you are urged to return as often as you are able for all services of the church.

 Nourishment of the Soul: “The more you give yourself to the love of Christ, the more you want to give yourself.  We must love Him with all our soul, heart, strength, power and mind.  We must plug our hearts into His love and be united with Him.  That is what the Lord demands, not for Himself out of selfishness, but for us, so that he can give us everything–joy and happiness.”

Elder Porphyrios

 Communion: 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.

 Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

 The Memorial today at the end of the Divine Liturgy: Nine-year memorial for Dr. William Nassar, Wanda’s husband, Dr. Tony’s father, grandfather to many.

 Myrrh Bearers (the women’s group at All Saints) will meet today after Divine Liturgy.  All women 18 and above are invited to attend.

 The Fall Series of Orthodoxy 101 resumes after Wednesday Vespers. Reader Tikhon’s topic is “The Theotokos: More Spacious than the Heavens.”


Monday, September 1: Beginning of the Liturgical  New Year – Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 3: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101 at 7:00

Thursday, September 4: OCF begins a series of On Campus Talks. Fr. Jerome Sanderson’s topic is “Seven Steps to an Effective Prayer Life.” All are invited.

Saturday, September 6: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, September 7: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


  • September 11: SOYO Kick-Off at 6:00 here at the church – Compline at 7:30
  • September 13: Walk for Life at 8:30 a.m.– Emmanuel Baptist/walking trail
  • October 1-2: Fr. Daniel Byantoro from Indonesia will speak at All Saints and at I.U.
  • October 5: Buddy Walk — Down Syndrome Support Group Family Fun
  • October 11: Annual Festival – 11:00 to 5:00

 Birthday Blessings: Patricia Finchum (1st); Maxwell Leininger (1st); Elise Morfas (1st); Gabe Stant (1st); Andrew Labban (6th); Daniel Romanyshak (6th); Braylan Smith (6th)

Memory Eternal: Chieh-su; Susan;Ferris; Ralph; Annamarie ; Robin; Patty (Aaron’s aunt); Roy (Max’s uncle); Sarah Najjar (20th); Richard (Father’s friend in Alaska); Virginia (Lydia’s grandmother-18th)

Prayer List: Noah; Emily D; Paula Bissell;John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Frank & Becky;Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter);Barb; Eric (Martha Goodwin’s son);); Daniel & Gala M; Demetrios (Jim) Zaharako; Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Gregory family; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; 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; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena.

           Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

Verse: “For He has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden!”

St. Luke 1:46-48

 Epistle:The Reading from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (9:1-7)

             BRETHREN, the first tabernacle had ordinances of the divine services and an earthly sanctuary.  For the first tabernacle was prepared, in which were the candlestick, and the table, and the bread of the offering, which is called the Sanctuary.  And behind the second veil stood the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies; having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, which contained a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the two tablets of the covenant; and above it the two Cherubim of glory overshadowing the Ark’s lid; of these things, we cannot now speak in particular.  Now these things having been thus prepared, the priest go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the divine services; but into the second the high priest enters alone, once in the year, not without blood, which he offers for himself, and for the ignorances of the people.

         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.”