Sunday, February 18, 2024

Thirty-fourth Sunday of Pentecost


Venerable Isidore of Pelusium; The Mothers of the Three Hierarchs: Emmelia, Nona and Anthousa

Thought for Today“As long as one deals with the spiritual, one increases one’s love for Christ. The spiritual and the carnal are like communicating vessels. When the spiritual ascends, the canal thoughts descend, and when the spiritual descends, the carnal desire and the passions in general ascend. The spiritual is the love of Christ!” – St. Porphyrois of Kavsokalyvia-


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4

Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Kontakion – Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the 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 doest 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 in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.


The Epistle

The Lord is my strength and my song. With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me.

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to St. Timothy. (4:9-15)

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, Who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties; devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

The Gospel

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (19:1-10)

At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. And he sought to see Who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Jesus, for He was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”


Today, SundayParish Council will meet following Divine Liturgy.

Monday, February 196th Hour Prayers at 12 noon.

Tuesday, February 20: Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am; OCF dinner and discussion 6:30 pm at Webb’s home

Wednesday, February 216th Hour Prayers at 12 noon. Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm (followed by Orthodoxy 101).

Thursday, February 22Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.

FridayFebruary 23: Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.

Saturday, February 24: Bible Study, 9:00 am at Webb’s home; Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; (followed by Ask Abouna); Jr. SOYO at 3:30pm; SOYO at 6:30pm.

 Sunday, February 25Matins at9:00 am,Divine Liturgy at10:00 am. Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee.

Want to go deeper into Scripture, with an Orthodox point of view?  Join us Saturday mornings 9:00 – 10:45 am as we continue our study of the Gospel of St. John the Evangelist.  We enjoy a time of fellowship and a light breakfast together, then delve into the words and meaning of the Gospel.  We are led by Mr. Ross Caton, with input from Howard Webb and others as we consider what God is telling us. We conclude by praying for one another.   All adults are welcome, Orthodox Christians as well as those inquiring into the Orthodox faith.  We meet at the Webb’s home: 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401.  For more information, contact Rhonda at 314-313-4275 or


Saturday, March 2, All Saints the Journey to Orthodoxy in Bloomington, Indiana, 90-minute feature length documentary 11am Doors open, Whittenberger Auditorium at IU’s Memorial Union. RSVP (404) 754-8575 or 


Birthday CelebrationAyris Finchum (18th);Marcia Baldwin (21st); Averi Vician (22nd); Naomi Burhoe (24th).

Memory EternalBujour, Fr. Moses, Shahadey, Kh. Sally, Marilyn, Mo. Elizabeth, Becky, Shirley, Debbie, Zoe, Ocean, Robert Paul, Genevieve, Ace.

Prayer ListMichael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine, and the Middle East; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Fr. Basil; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Dee; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina;; Anne; Allen; Linda; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child, Kip, Taylor with child, Erica with child, Stephanie with child, Mary with child, Meaghan with child, Alexis with child.

Giving Opportunities:

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments.

Our In-House Food Pantry is in NEEDThe Food Pantry is in need of marinara sauce, peanut butter, canned chicken and Tuna, canned vegetables, fruit and soups. The pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Thank you for your continued support

 Coffee Hour Host: Nina Rogers with Parishioners H-R.

Next week HostRhonda Webb with Parishioners S-Z.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.