Sunday, January 19, 2014

Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite;

Venerable Makarios of Alexandria; Arsenios, bishop of Kerkyra; Venerable Mark Eugenikos, metropolitan of Ephesus, pillar of Orthodoxy

It is our greatest joy to receive visitors, who come seeking to know, serve, and worship God together with us at All Saints.

Nourishment of the Soul: “The goal of human freedom is not in freedom itself, nor is it in man, but in God.  By giving man freedom, God has yielded to man a piece of His divine authority, but with the intention that man himself would voluntarily bring it as a sacrifice to God, a most perfect offering.” – St. Theophan the Recluse

Communion: 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.

Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.

Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.

Orthodoxy 101 for 2014 continues on Wednesday evening around 7:00.  Reader Tikhon’s topic is ‘The Eucharist’.

All Saints Phone Directories for 2014: Pick one up in the narthex.

House Blessing Schedule is on a table in the hall. Sign up today before Great Lent begins!

This week, Fr. Peter Jon and family will be moving to their new home on Rayletown Road near the church.  Many have asked how they may help.  Tentatively, their busiest days will be Tuesday and Wednesday.  They will send a parish-wide email confirming details for those willing and able to help. Many thanks to everyone for the support.

Today the Parish Council meets after Divine Liturgy.

Today the “Rally for Life” is at the Monroe County Courthouse at 2:00 p.m.


Wednesday, January 22: Vespers at 6:00; 0rthodoxy 101 at 7:00

Saturday, January 25: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, January 26: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Important Myrrh Bearer meeting as plans are being made for our bishop’s visit, a  pre-Lenten retreat; and other special events with the beginning of the Triodion on February 9th.




February 1-2: His Grace Bishop ANTHONY will make his first arch-pastoral visit for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple.

Blessed Name Day: Amanda Alexander (St. Agnes – 21st); Laura Crandall (St .Xenia 24th); Jennifer Tatlock Patterson (St. Xenia – 24th)

Happy Birthday:  Cody Arthur (20th); Chris Leininger (20th); Lydia Finchum (23rd)

Memory Eternal: Roy (Dec. 7th); Jimmy; Dick; Judy; Erma (Dec.); Infant Innocent Faith (Dec.); Archpriest James King (January 7th); Evelyn

Prayer List: Alex (Albert) Alexander (surgery on Monday, January 20th); Vicki (surgery on January 27th); Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John, Mother Pelagia and her nuns and orphans, Danica D’Onofrio; Kh. Loretta Wilson; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Dee; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Dolly Seek; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Alex; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Alexander and Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Victor; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer; Brigid; Cale

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 is from St. Paul’s Epistle to 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 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.”