Sunday, January 16, 2022

Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter

Peusippos and Neonilla, and the Martyrs of Cappadocia;

Hieromartyr Damaskinos of Hilandar Monastery on Athos

Thought for Today“May we never risk the life of our souls by being resentful or by bearing grudges.”  + St. Gregory of Nyssa

Today, Sunday, January 16th is the Annual Business Meeting.

Everyone is invited to attend, but voting for council selection is reserved for members-in-good-standing age 18 and older.

2022 Church Calendars! The new church calendars are complete and available in the hallway at church. These are free to all.

Warm Mittens, gloves, hats and scarves can find their first home in the big box in the hallway. Please donate as you are able.


Wednesday, January 19: Daily Vespers at 6:00  

Thursday, January 20: OCF meets at the Webbs for Dinner and Discussion at 6:00   

Saturday, January 22: Adult Bible Study at the Webb’s home – 9:00 – 10:30

(3960 E Fenbrook Lane, Bloomington, 47401) Contact Rhonda for more information in person or at 314-313-4275

Saturday, January 22: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr. SOYO at 4:00; Sr. SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, January 23: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  – Parish Council meets.

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.


House Blessings

Orthodoxy 101 will resume  in late January.

Myrrh Bearers meet on January 30th.


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

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

Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Brethren, when Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.  Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.  On account of these, the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience.  In these you once walked, when you lived in them.  But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth.  Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator.  Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

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

 (For the Twelfth Sunday of Luke—“Ten Lepers”

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.”


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal 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. Peter the Apostle  – Tone 4

Thou hast come to us without leaving Rome, O thou who dost preside over the Apostles, by the power of the venerable chains thou didst bear. While honoring them with faith, we beseech thee, that through thine intercessions, God may grant us great mercy.

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.


News from Mat. Raisa Strelnizki

After suffering a fall on Christmas Day, our dear Matushka was briefly hospitalized and then transferred to Bell Trace for rehabilitation.  She is doing well, but the date of her release is unsure. If anyone would like to send a note of encouragement to our beloved 102 sister in Christ, here is her contact information:





Birthday Celebrations: Cody A (20th)

Name Day Prayers: Antonia B (St. Anthony the Great – 17th); Anthony G (St. Anthony the Great – 17th); Cody A (St. Euthymius the Great (20th); Max W (St. Maximos the Confessor – 21st)

Memory Eternal: Catherine; Bobby (Max’s uncle); Tate; Geni Gritton, Tony, Byron (Ian’s twin brother)

Prayer List: Arianna; Mat. Raisa; Steve C; Jake Immimk  and Immimk family (many hospitalized); Adrian and Marah Polit; Megan with child (problem possible);  Fr. Athanasius Wilson; Jack;Christopher; Tornado victims; Covid-19 resurgence; refugees  and immigrants; our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy Jones; April; Don; Vicki; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Awanda  Michael; Anastasia with child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy

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