Sunday, January 17, 2021

Venerable and God-bearing Father Anthony the Great

Anthony the New, ascetic of Berrea in Macedonia; New-martyr George of Ioannina

Nourishment of the Soul: “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:17-18

Parish Council meets Sunday after Divine Liturgy.


Wednesday, January  20Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, January 23: Live-Streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00

Sunday, January 24: Live-Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

House Blessings: Father Peter Jon will contact you in the coming days and weeks of this holy season to schedule house blessings. 

Attendance at All Saints Services: Everyone is now welcome to attend ALL Divine Services without signing up.  As our attendance numbers rise again in the near future, the need for a sign-up sheet may return. We will keep you posted. In the meantime, please stay home if you are not feeling well, and we will continue checking temperatures at the door.

Lifetouch Church Directories:  Have you picked up yours? These are free to those who had their portraits taken in January of 2020. If your data has changed since last January, you may post changes on the hall bulletin board.

Offering Envelopes are available in the hallway, but  if you have old envelopes, you may continue to use them. We track  the envelope  number previously assigned to you, not the date on the envelope!

Your 2020 Contribution Reports for tax purposes have been mailed.


The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (13:17-21)

 (For St. Anthony the Great)

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

What shall I render to the Lord for all that He has given me?

Brethren, obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account.  Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you.  Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.  I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner.  Now may the God of peace Who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in you that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

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 for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7

Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.

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.


Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S. mail.  Thank  you for continuing to support the church.

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.

Sidewalk Alert!   Please continue using the new sidewalks instead of walking across the straw-strewn, muddy lawn whenever possible and avoid tracking mud and straw into the church. Thanks for helping last week.

Happy Birthday: Cody A (20th)

Name Day Blessings: Bishop ANTHONY Michaels (St. Anthony the Great -17th); Fr. AnthonyYagze (St. Anthony the Great -17th); Toni B (St. Anthony the Great -17th); Ben S  (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)

Prayer List: Immimk family with Covid;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. The People of Beirut; Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci;  Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael;  Olga, Eileen; Kitsa Wiersteiner; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Isaac (Covid) – in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions;  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.