Sunday, August 9, 2020

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

After-feast of the Transfiguration of Christ

Apostle Matthias; Translation of the relics of Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of America

Nourishment of the Soul: “When you are praying alone, and your spirit is dejected and you are wearied and oppressed, remember then, as always, that God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that is the Trinity, looks upon you with bright eyes, brighter than the sun; and so do all the angels, including your own guardian, and all the saints of God. Truly they do, for they are all one in God, and where God is, there are they also.” – St. John of Kronstadt

Father will  bless K-High School students and staff today.

Father Peter Jon continues to post short videos daily at www.allsaintsbloomington.orgto 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. Father’s current series is on the “Stylites” of the Church.

Trek Missions: August 9 through September 14–Attention Trekkers & Pledgers – we need you!  Especially pledgers – our goal is to raise $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). Thanks so much for your generous support of Orthodox missionaries and mission priests.  

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.

Disaster in Beirut: His Eminence, The Most Reverend Metropolitan JOSEPH, has written a letter, detailing how we might help.  Please read it in another email and respond as you are able. The letter is also on the Home Page of

Safety Practices:

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

…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.

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.

Names for Paraklesis Service: If you would like to have a friend/loved one (Orthodox or non-Orthodox) commemorated in the paraklesis prayers Friday evenings during the Dormition fast, please email names to Fr Peter Jon:


Wednesday, August 12: Streamed  Daily Vespers at 6:00

Friday, August 14: Paraklesis at 6:00

Saturday, August 15: Holy Dormition –  Streamed  Festal Orthros at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Saturday, August 15: Streamed Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, August 16: Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00



August 1st – August 15th: The Dormition Fast.

August 29th: Beheading of John the Baptist –  Liturgy 9am Saturday

August 30th: BLESSING OF IU STUDENTS at Sunday Liturgy

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

Epistle and Gospel Readings for Sunday

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (3:9-17)

Make vows to the Lord thy God and perform them.

In Judah God is known; His Name is great in Israel.

Brethren, we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or straw, each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:22-34)

At that time, Jesus made the Disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, but the Disciples’ boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. But when the Disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” And Peter answered Him, “Lord, if it is Thee, bid me come to Thee on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “Truly, Thou art the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Refrain of the Second Antiphon: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8

From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, 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.


Congratulations to Amanda and Andrew Holland at the birth of their son, Noah. We look forward to the baptism in September, here at All Saints.

Blessed Anniversary: Dan & Jennifer R (9th)

Happy Birthday: Barb G (12th); Vicki G (14th)

Name Day Blessings: Aaron H (St. Herman of Alaska – 9th); Deacon Lawrence (Archdeacon Lawrence of Rome – 10th); Jan G (St. Susanna – 11th); Max W (Maximos the Confessor – 13th); Claudio P (Maximos the Confessor – 13th); Micah F (Prophet Micah – 14th); Our Lady the Theotokos – 15th: Mary B, Kh. Marilyn G, Mariam G, Mary Ann G, Alice Marie P,

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; Kathleen with child; Taylor with child; Amanda Hermione 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); Michael & 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.