Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

The Holy Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus;

Recovery of the relics of Martyr Eudokia of Persia

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “Married life is a life blessed by God, and monastic life is a holy and angelic life; both of these ways of life are pleasing to God.” – St. Anthony of Optina

This morning Rita Voss-Monroe is being baptized at 9:00, and she and Matthew Crandall are being welcomed through Holy Chrismation into the faith and fellowship of the Church during the Divine Liturgy.

The Word Magazine, a publication by the Antiochian Archdiocese: This is a reminder that if you have received the magazine in the past, you need to reapply as the old mailing list will not be used.  You can apply online, or if you want a hard copy to mail, you can find one in the hallway by the library check-out clip board Also, you can read the publication online at


  • Holy Dormition Vesperal Liturgy – Wednesday, August 14th at 6pm
  • Door Opening of Saint Ananias Orthodox Mission at 3407 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville 47714, Saturday, August 24th at 1pm CT with Bishop ANTHONY presiding.
  • His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, will be with us for a 6 pm liturgy on Wednesday evening, August 28th, for the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. This will be his annual arch-pastoral visit. A reception follows.

Today Father Peter Jon will bless the children and teachers of grades K-12;

this includes homeschool, private school, and public school students and teachers.

Today there is a brief Festival Meeting.


The Dormition Fast Continues.

Monday, August 5: Evening Liturgy for Holy Transfiguration at 6:00 with the blessing of grapes

Wednesday, August 7: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, August 8: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Friday, August 9: Paraklesis at 6:00

Saturday, August 10:  Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, August 11: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (15:1-7)

Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures, we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (9:27-35)

At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud: “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, “See that no one knows it.” But they went away and spread His fame through all that district. As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to Him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.” And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.

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 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Kontakion of the Transfiguration – Tone 7

Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.


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

Food Pantry Needs: The shelves are slowly being filled. Your donations are always welcome.

If you need fire/specialty smoking wood, please contact Thomas Przybyla at 812-929-1766.

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

Anniversary Memories: Marvin & Alice P  (5th); Dan & Jennifer (9th)

Birthday Blessings: Gala M (4th); John C (6th); Gary Gr (6th); Emili S (6th)

Name Day Celebrations: Aaron H (St. Herman-9th); Herman H (St. Herman – 9th);

Dn. Lawrence (Archdeacon Lawrence – 10th)

Prayer List: 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.