Sunday, February 14, 2021

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Venerable Auxentios the Priest of Bithynia; Venerable Abraham and Maron of Syria;

New-martyrs Nicholas of Corinth and George theTailor of Mitylene;

Venerable Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Enlightener of the Slavs

Nourishment of the Soul: “Reading the Scriptures is a great safeguard against sin. Ignorance of the Scriptures is a precipice and a deep abyss.” – St. Epiphanios of Cyprus

 St. Gennadius of Constantinople

Attendance at All Saints Services: Everyone is now welcome to attend ALL Divine Services without signing up As our attendance numbers rise again in the near future, the need for a sign-up sheet may return.

Church calendars are here! 

We hope you will pick up your complimentary copy of the All Saints 2021 church calendar this weekend. Special thanks to Greg Webb, Son of Howard and Rhonda, who provided the colorful photos of our parish this year.

House Blessings:  Please email  Father Peter Jon to schedule a house blessing.  


Wednesday, February 17Live-Streamed Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, February 20: Live-Streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00

Sunday, February 21: Live-Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (6:16-7:1)

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

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

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from them, and be separate from them,” says the Lord, “and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,” says the Lord Almighty. Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (15:21-28)

(For the Seventeenth Sunday of Matthew)

At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” But He did not answer her one word. And His disciples came and begged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, help me.” And He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm.  He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2

O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners.  Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.

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.


Happy Valentine’s Day

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

Happy Birthday: Alicia B (16th); Ben S (16th); Ayris F (18th)

Memory Eternal:  Fr. Joseph Gibson (St. John the Forerunner in Indy); Archdeacon Elia (Livonia, MI); Jim (Rhonda’s cousin); Rhonda’s Uncle George;  Fr. John Morris; Dn. Matthew (Murfreesboro, TN); Bruce;  Tom; Faye (Mary Ann’s sister-in-law )

Prayer List: Jake Immimk (awaiting lung transplant after Covid-19); Ingrid  Temple (Covid-19 and husband’s death); Ruth Ann & Jill (Covid-19);  Heidi; Fr. Jerome; our nation and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic; nursing home residents and caregivers; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation. Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci;  Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael;  Olga, Eileen; Kitsa W; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Isaac – in Air Force; Andrew (National Guard);  Fr. Marc; Fr. George; George; Catherine (not in this parish); 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.