Sunday, January 21, 2024

Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Venerable Maximos the Confessor

Martyr Neophytos of Nicaea; Venerable Zosimas, Bishop of Syracuse in Sicily

Thought for Today“As the memory of fire does not warm the body, so faith without love does not bring about the illumination of the knowledge of the soul.”

 – St. Maximus the Confessor-


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. Maximos the Confessor – Tone 8

Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Maximos, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith, a teacher of true worship and purity; O star of the universe and companion of the bishops, O wise one. Through thy light thou hast enlightened all, O harp of the spirit. Therefore, intercede 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.

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


The Epistle

Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.

God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

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

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 Gospel

The reading 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.”


Save the Date! His Grace, Bishop Anthony, will be visiting All Saints the first weekend in February. Please block out the 2nd, 3rd and 4th on your calendar and prepare to spend a great weekend with our beloved Bishop.

PLEASE NOTE: the banquet on Sunday the 4th will be from 3 PM – 7 PM, not at 2 PM as previously advertised.

House Blessing Season has Begun!  Expect to be contacted by Fr. Peter Jon in the coming weeks.


Our beloved Bob Rogers, husband of Nina Rogers, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday afternoon at Bloomington Hospital. Please see service times below. May his memory be eternal and may his soul dwell where the just repose!

Today, SundayParish Annual Meeting following Divine Liturgy.

Monday, January 226th Hour Prayers at 12 noon.

Tuesday, January 23: Wake for Bob Rogers 10:00 am; Funeral 11:00 am followed by burial and mercy meal; OCF dinner and discussion, 6:30 pm at Webb’s home.

Wednesday, January 24Divine Liturgy for St. Xenia of Petersburg at 9:00am.

Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm (followed by Orthodoxy 101).

Thursday, January 25Divine Liturgy for St. Gregory the Theologian at 9:00 am.

FridayJanuary 26: 3rd Hour at 9:00 am; Akathist of the Protection of the Theotokios at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, January 27: Bible Study, 9:00 am at Webb’s home; Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; (followed by Ask Abouna); Jr. SOYO at 3:30pm; SOYO at 6:30pm.

 Sunday, January 27Matins at9:00 amDivine Liturgy at 10:00 am.


Names Day Celebration: Max Williams, Max Pitchkite St. Maximos the Confessor (21st); Laura Crandell, Rita Voss-Monroe St. Xenia (24th); Amanda Alexander Smith St. Agnes (21st).

Birthday CelebrationsDavis Patterson (26th); Perry Sampanis (27th).

Memory Eternal: Archpriest Michael, Dn. Sergius, Marcia, Janice, Gina, Justin, Becky, Robert.

Prayer ListMichael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine, and the Middle East; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina;; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child, Kip, Taylor with child, Erica with child.

Giving Opportunities:

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments.

In-House Food PantryThe Food Pantry is in need of marinara sauce, peanut butter, canned vegetables, fruit, and soups. The pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Thank you for your continued support

 Coffee Hour Host: Nina Rogers with Parishioners H-R.

Next week Host: Melissa Barabarick with Parishioners A-B

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