Sunday, January 15, 2017

Friday, January 13th at 6pm — Vesperal Liturgy — St. Nina

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Venerable Paul of Thebes & John the Hut-dweller

Venerable Martyr Pansophios of Alexandria; Venerable Gabriel of Lesnovo

Nourishment of the Soul: “The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices.  He is also afraid when we are humble and good.  He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much.  He runs away when we make the sign of the Cross.” – St. Anthony the Great

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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.

Coffee Hour Donors for Sundays in January: Jan. 15th… G-H; Jan. 22nd… I-Z; Jan. 29th is an open date. The above designations by first letter of your last name are reminders that the social hour is provided by us who attend and to encourage helpers to clean up on the same day. Sign up with April for soup donations.

The Wonder of It All: Selected Works by Galina McLaws: Galina is having an art exhibition at Bell Trace in The Gallery until February 3rd.

Ashanin Memorial Lecture, sponsored by The Presbyters Council of Central Indiana and OCLife Indianapolis,  is scheduled on Sanctity of Life Weekend, Saturday, January 21st. at St. George in Fishers.  Guest lecturer is Fr. Josiah Trenham, founder and director of Patristic Nectar.  See the bulletin board for all events including Sunday at Joy of All Who Sorrow and at the War Memorial in downtown Indy.

House Blessings: Either contact Fr. Peter Jon, or visit the sign-up sheet in the hallway.

The Parish Council meets today at Noon in Father Peter Jon’s office.


Wednesday, January 18: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, January 21: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, January 22: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


January 27: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6 pm

January 28: Altar Servers Meeting (time to be announced)

February 2: Feast of the Presentation

February 3: Final day of Galina’s art exhibition at Bell Trace

February 11-12: Bp. ANTHONY’s Annual Pastoral Visit


Phone directories, Annual calendars, copies of fasting days,

and contribution envelopes are now available.

 Birthday Greetings: Cody A (20th); Chris L (20th)

Name Day Blessings: Toni B (St. Anthony the Great – 17th); Cody A (St.Euthymius – 20th)

Memory Eternal:  Fr. Paul Doyle (12/25); Greg (Friend of the Webbs)

Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Alex John; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer);  Subdn. Daniel; Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip;  Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen & Olga & Michael; the Tabbals; Mary Ann; Dee and Don;  Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva; James; Becky H.; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett;  Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes &  Jesse Brandow (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R;  Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley:  Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Dennis (struggling with alcoholism and infection); Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy.

        Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “How magnified are Thy works, O Lord; in Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”

Verse: “ Bless the Lord, O my soul!”  Psalm 103:26,1

Epistle: The Reading from St. Paul’s  Epistle the Colossians. (3:4-11)

Brethren, when Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you will also appear with Him in glory.  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idol worship; for the sake of such things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience; wherein you also once walked, when you lived in these things.  But now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, and filthy language out of your mouths.  Do not lie to one another, having put off the old man with his works; and having put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of his Creator, where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond or free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (17:12-19)

At that time, as Jesus entered a village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”  When He saw them He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”  And as they went they were cleansed.  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving Him thanks.  Now he was a Samaritan.  Then Jesus said, “Were not ten cleansed?  Where are the nine?  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”  And He said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

Apolytikion of St. Paul of Thebes – Tone 8

The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears; and by thy deep sighing thou hast given fruit through thy struggles a hundredfold. Accordingly, thou hast become a star for the universe, sparkling with miracles. Therefore, O righteous Father Paul, intercede with Christ God to save our souls.

Apolytikion of St. John the Hut-Dweller – Tone 4

Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth, * thou leftest the world with its delights and nobly didst strive in valiant ascetic deeds. * Thou didst pitch thy hut before the gates of thy parents; * thou didst break the demons’ snares, O all-blessed Father. * And therefore, as is meet, hath Christ God glorified thee, O John.

Kontakion of the Presentation of Christ – Tone 1

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.