Sunday, February 3, 2019

(February 1st) Friday Evening at 6:00: Liturgy of the Great Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple.

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Synaxis of Holy and Righteous Simeon the God-receiver & Anna the Prophetess

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment of the Soul: “The Name of Jesus is sweet to utter. It casts out the demons and brings the angels back into the heart, into the mind, and you will bear yourself in meekness before others.”

Elder George Calciu of Romania

SUPPORTING OUR MISSIONARIES through OCMC: If you missed the opportunity to financially support Fr. Christopher Moore and Matushka Jen, who were our guests at all Saints last week and have now embarked as full-time missionaries to South Korea, you may still support their ministry:

  1. Through our website
  2. By placing a check payable to All Saints – earmarked “MOORES” – in the collection tray Sunday
  3. Or, directly through the website.

PLEASE GIVE AS YOU ARE ABLE…It is such a worthy cause!

House Blessings:  Father Peter Jon continues with house blessings for  TWO more weeks. If you haven’t heard from him, please feel free to call or email him directly to setup a time that works with your family schedule.

Myrrh Bearers meet today.


Wednesday, February 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, February 7: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00 – 5:00

Saturday, February 9: Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, February 10:  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meeting

Prayer List: Lexi Orfanos-Pangere; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Laura; Sue and Elmo; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) with child; Hannah with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

     Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter  to the Corinthians. (6:1-10)

Brethren, working together with Him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain.  For He says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute.  We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (25:14-30)

The Lord spoke this parable: A man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more. So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying: “Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.” And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying: “Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.” He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying: “Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sew, and gathering where you did not winnow; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.” But his master answered him, “You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.” As Jesus said these things He cried out: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Refrain of the Second Antiphon

Save us, O Son of God, Who wast borne in the arms of righteous Simeon;

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.

Apolitikion of the Presentation of Christ – Tone 1

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace, for from thee arose the Sun of justice, Christ our God, lighting those who are in darkness. Rejoice and be glad, O righteous elder, carrying in thine arms the Deliverer of our souls, Who granteth us Resurrection.

Kontakion of the Presentation of Christ – Tone 4

Thou, O Christ God, Who by Thy Birth, didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb, and, as is meet, didst bless Simeon’s arms, and didst also come to save us; preserve Thy fold in wars, and confirm them whom Thou didst love, for Thou alone art the Lover of mankind.

Hymn to the Priest: He who blesses us and sanctifies us with God’s Grace: Lord, keep him in Your care and grant him many, many years.


Reverend Marvin Chandler: Open to the Moment: . Sunday, February 3rd at 3:00.  Buskirk-Chumley Theater . There is a reception before the film hosted by Second Baptist Church in Bloomington from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at the Monroe County Historical Society Museum. Free to public…Request you bring a canned food item  for Hoosier Food Bank

This is a Gudaitis Film Production: It traces the life of Reverend Marvin Chandler who was a self-taught piano prodigy at the age of 4 and later became a jazz pianist. He was minister at Second Street Baptist Church in Bloomington, was active in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the negotiators at the Attica Prison Riots in Attica New York. His love of music, commitment to justice for all and his ministry to God shine throughout his life.  (Look for its  showing  on local television during Black History Month.)

Happy Birthday: Karen T (3rd); Nolan A (4th); Tabitha B (6th)

Blessed Name Day: Anna (Amber) S (Prophetess Anna – 3rd)

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning A-B.

Donations continue for children’s hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves  and for the pantry.

Reminder about online donations: Recently snow, ice, and frigid temperatures kept many of us from attending Sunday liturgies. However, several took advantage of  our church website to make their donations. If you have never tried, it is simple to go to and click Donation and follow the prompts.


Ashanin Memorial Lecture: ‘An Eastern Christian Theology of Parenting for the American Family’: February 9th at  St. George, Fishers – -1:00 – 4:30 (Charles Ashanin is Valerie Abshire’s father. Memory Eternal.)

Monthly Crafting Workshop will meet again February 9th.  Emily Wood is the coordinator.

Sunday, February 10th: Special guests are seven young people and their sponsors from the confirmation class at First Methodist Church.

Evening Retreat Tuesday, February 26: Fr. Seraphim Aldea, founder  of All Celtic Saints Monastery in Scotland, will be our guest. This is a rare opportunity to learn about Orthodoxy in Scotland as Fr. Seraphim will be in the states only  a few days. Make plans now to attend.

Summer Camp: Please tell Marcia how many from your family will be attending. Soon we will know how to divide scholarship funds to share with campers. So far we have 3 enrolled.