SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
After-Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
Apostle Matthias; Translation of the Relics of Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of America
Visitors, you are welcome at all services and social events at All Saints.
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.”
Nourishment of the Soul: “The Holy Eucharist is the first, most important, and greatest miracle of Christ. All the other Gospel miracles are secondary. How could we not call the greatest miracle the fact that simple bread and wine were once transformed by the Lord into His very Body and His very Blood, and then have continued to be transformed for nearly two thousand years by the prayers of priests, who are but simple human beings? And what is more, this mystery has continued to effect a miraculous change in those people who communicate of the Divine Mysteries with faith and humility.”
St. Ambrose of Optina
A Festival Meeting follows Divine Liturgy today. Come hear the updates, offer your services, or just listen.
The Dormition Fast continues through Liturgy August 15th.
(Wine is permitted on Saturdays and Sundays.)
Wednesday, August 12: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, August 13: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship – 10:00- Noon at the Haneys
Friday, August 14: Paraklesis to the Mother of God at 6:00
Saturday, August 15: Baptism of Mariam Gillquist at 9:30 followed by the Liturgy of Holy Dormition around 10:00 – Pitch-in meal follows.
Saturday, August 15: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, August 16: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meeting
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.
- August 15: Fr. Peter Jon and Kh. Kristina sincerely thank all who have provided meals, gifts, encouragement and prayers in Mariam’s infancy. Now they would also like to warmly welcome all to Mariam Adele’s baptism at 9:30 am on Saturday the 15th prior to the Divine Liturgy for the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, when she will be formally initiated into the Orthodox Christian Church and into the All Saints community. A pitch-in will follow the Dormition Liturgy.
- August 16: Next Sunday following the Divine Liturgy there will be a brief presentation on plans for the beautiful new Resurrection Shrine (an outdoor chapel soon to be constructed in the All Saints Cemetery) and an opportunity to contribute toward its construction, as we are able.
- August 18: Myrrh Bearers’ Gathering at the Gazebo
- October 10: Annual Festival on Fairfax
Anniversary Blessing: Daniel & Jennifer (9th)
Happy Birthday: Barb (12th); Olivia (13th); Vicki (14th)
Patron Saint Day Remembrance: Aaron (St. Herman of Alaska – 9th); Deacon Lawrence (Archdeacon Lawrence of Rome -10th); Jan (St. Susanna – 11th); Mary, The Theotokos – 15th – Mary B; Kh. Marilyn; Maria ; Alice Marie
Memory Eternal: Archpriest Gordon Walker (July 23); Mary (Sophia’s grandmother); Dan, Joy, & child Bailey (house fire)
Prayer List: 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: “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.”
Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous!” Psalm 32: 22,1
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (4:9-16)
Brethren, God has revealed us, the apostles, 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 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
Save us, O Son of God, Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor, who sing to Thee. Alleluia
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 Transfiguration of Christ – Tone 7
When, O Christ our God, Thou wast transfigured on the Mountain, Thou didst reveal Thy Glory to Thy Disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting Light also enlighten us sinners, through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Thou Bestower of Light, Glory to Thee.
Kontakion of the Transfiguration of Christ – 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.