Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican

Venerable Martinian of Palestine; Venerable Simeon the Myrrh-streaming, Prince of Serbia; Apostles and Martyrs Aquila and Priscilla; Eulogios, Patriarch of Alexandria

Thought for Today“From love, the soul wishes every human being more good than she wishes for herself and delights when she sees others happier and grieves to see them suffering.” + St. Silouan the Athonite

House Blessings: Father Peter Jon will continue to bless homes in the coming days and weeks. He will contact you to schedule a house blessing, but you may also choose to email him directly to request a particular date.

Myrrh Bearers Plans for Coffee Hour: Each week we will list the host  and parishioners for the current Sunday and the following Sunday by using alphabet letters of participants’ last names: First Sunday A-B; Second Sunday C-G; Third Sunday H-R; Fourth Sunday S-Z; Fifth Sunday All Pitch-in.

This Week (Sunday, February 13): Hosts – the Carter family and parishioners whose last names begin with the letters C-G.

Next Week (Sunday, February 20): Host – Nina Rogers with Parishioners H-R.

An Orthodox Ending – February 19th 2:00 to 4:00: Practical information and materials designed to assist Orthodox Christians in making end-of-life decisions will be covered. Presented by Fr. Peter Jon  and Wendy Elizabeth Carter (RN) and sponsored by the Myrrh Bearers. Pre-register at

Pantry Needs: Spaghetti sauce and tuna.


Wednesday, February 16: Daily Vespers at 6:00  Ask Abouna  and Orthodoxy 101:  Fr. Peter Jon’s topic is “Cremation.”

Saturday, February 19: Adult Bible Study at the Webb’s home – 9:00 – 10:30 (3960 E Fenbrook Lane, Bloomington, 47401) Contact Rhonda for more information in person or at 314-313-4275

Saturday, February 19: “An Orthodox Ending” 2:00 – 4:00

Saturday, February 19: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr. SOYO at 4:00; Sr. SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, February 20: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish council meets.


February 25:  Akathist for the Protection of the Theotokos (OCLife) at 6:00

February 26:  Saturday of Souls at 9:00

February 27: Meatfare Sunday

March 6: Cheesefare Sunday and Forgiveness Vespers

March 7:  Great Lent Begins. Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

March 19: OCLife Retreat at St George with Frederica Mathewes-Green as the speaker

March 21: — ONE NIGHT ONLY , March 21st at 7 pm. AMC 11 –  Man Of God: The Life of Saint Nectarios of Aegina . 


The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to St. Timothy. (3:10-15)

 (For Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican)

Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

God is known in Judea; His Name is great in Israel.

                My son Timothy, you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, persecutions, sufferings, what things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra. What persecutions I endured! And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Indeed all who would live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But people who are wicked and deceivers will proceed from worse to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and how from infancy you have known the sacred temple writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (18:10-14)

 (For Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican)

The Lord spoke this parable: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank Thee that I am not like other men, extortionists, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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.


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.

Kontakion for the Pharisee and Publican – Tone 4

Let us flee the Pharisee’s * conceited vaunting; * let us learn the Publican’s * humility, and cry with groans * unto the Savior: Thou Who alone * art swiftly reconciled, be gracious unto us.

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.


Collections of warm mittens, gloves, hats and scarves continue.

Birthday Celebrations: Jan G (13th); Alicia B (16th); Ben S (16th); Ayris F (18th)

Name Day Blessings: Marcia B (St. Priscilla – 13th)

Memory Eternal: Bobby; Tate; Tony; Byron; Fr. James Roselli

Prayer List: Mat. Raisa Strelnizki: Bell Trace Bell Trace Circle, Assisted Living Apartment

Mary Ann G: 725 Bell Trace Circle – Rehab Room 122, 47408

Steve Crandall; Adrian and Marah Polit; Megan and Colin after their pre-term baby’s death;  Fr. Athanasius Wilson; Jack;Christopher; Tornado victims; Covid-19 resurgence; refugees  and immigrants; our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy Jones; April; Don; Vicki; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Awanda  Michael; Anastasia with child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy

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