Sunday, January 17, 2016
Venerable and God-Bearing Father Anthony the Great
Anthony the New, Ascetic of Berrea in Macedonia; New-Martyr George of Ioannina
At All Saints, we warmly welcome our visitors as honored guests.
Nourishment of the Soul: “When the holy Abba Anthony lived in the desert he was beset by accidie, and attacked by many sinful thoughts, he said to God, ‘ Lord, I want to be saved but these thoughts do not leave me alone; what shall I do in my affliction? How can I be saved?’ A short while afterwards, when he got up to go out, Anthony saw a man like himself sitting at his work, getting up from his work to pray, then sitting down and plaiting a rope, then getting up again to pray. It was an angel of the Lord sent to correct and reassure him. He heard the angel saying to him, ‘Do this and you will be saved.’ At these words, Anthony was filled with joy and courage. He did this and he was saved.”- The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
House Blessings have begun. Visit the sign-up sheet in the hallway. If no time fits your schedule, email Father Peter Jon. Make sure also that he has your current home address and phone number.
Missing Green Vespers books: Please check your shelves at home to see if by chance some of the Green Camp books used at Vespers are there. We have lost many. Thank you.
Pledge forms for 2016 are available. It is always good to review our offering history and adjust it to reflect our income.
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.
Parish Council meets today around noon in Father’s office.
Wednesday, January 20: Vesperal Liturgy for St. Maximus at 6:00
Saturday, January 23: Altar Servers Meeting at 2:30
Saturday, January23: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, January 24: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
- January 26: Gathering in the Gazebo (in the social hall)– Myrrh Bearers will play games!
- February 1 & 2: Archpastoral Visit by Bishop ANTHONY
at the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Birthday Blessing: Cody A (20th); Chris L (20th); Lydia F (23rd)
Name Day Remembrance – Toni B (St. Anthony – 17th); Cody A (St. Euthymius – 20th); Max W (St. Maximus – 21st)
Memory Eternal: Archpriest Richard; Marilyn (16th); Doris Hanania
Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”
Prayer List: Archpriest Athanasius; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Dee; Becky H.; Amal; Alexis T. ;Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Dee H.; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Those with child: Megan. Ashley, Rachel B, Jessica with twins.; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.”
Verse: “What shall I render unto the Lord, for all that He has given us? Psalm 115:6,3
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (13:17-21)
Brethren, be obedient to those who preside over you, and submit yourselves to them, for they watch over your souls with vigilance, as those who will give account, in order that they may do this with joy, and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
Pray for us; for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, in all things willing to conduct ourselves honorably. But I exhort you the more exceedingly to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. Now may the God of Peace, who brought again from the dead the great ‘Shepherd of the sheep’ by ‘the Blood of the everlasting Covenant,’ even our Lord Jesus, perfect you in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory unto ages of ages. Amen.
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 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of St Anthony the Great – Tone 4
Thou didst become like the zealous Elijah in his condition, and followed John the Baptist in his upright ways, becoming a dweller in the wilderness and an establisher of the universe by thy prayer, O Father Anthony. Wherefore, intercede thou with Christ God to save our souls.
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.