Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican

The Triodion begins.

Venerable Timothy of Symbola; Eustathios, Archbishop of Antioch;

Zachariah, Patriarch of Jerusalem; George, Bishop of Amastris

Nourishment of the Soul: “If God is love, charity should know no limit, for God cannot be confined. Anytime is the right time for works of charity…A generous spirit is itself great wealth. There can be no shortage of material for generosity where it is Christ Who feeds and Christ Who is fed.” – St. Leo of Rome

Attendance at All Saints Services: Everyone is now welcome to attend ALL Divine Services without signing up 

Church calendars

Pick up your complimentary copy of the All Saints 2021 church calendar. There are plenty.

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

The Parish Council meets next Sunday (February 28) after Divine Liturgy.


Wednesday, February 24Live-Streamed Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, February 27: Live-Streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00

Winter Bonfire sponsored by OCF! Everyone is invited. Marshmallows will be roasted outside, but hot dogs will be served inside unless temperatures improve!

Sunday, February 28: Live-Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


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.”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

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 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.


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Happy Birthday: Marcia B (21st); Christian G (21st); Averi V (22nd); Christopher S (27th)

Memory Eternal:  Fr. Joseph Gibson; Archdeacon Elia; Jim; George;  Fr. John Morris; Dn. Matthew;  Bruce;  Tom; Faye (Mary Ann’s sister-in-law ); Frank – Daniel R’s father in California

Prayer List: Ben J (following surgery);Jake Immimk (awaiting lung transplant after Covid-19); Ingrid  Temple (Covid-19 and husband’s death); 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.