Sunday, January 23, 2022

Thirty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Fourteenth Sunday of Luke

Hieromartyr Clement, bishop of Ancyra

Martyr Agathangelos; Paulinos, Bishop of Nola

Thought for Today“Give man everything which he desires, and he will enjoy it for a while, but afterwards he will become indifferent to it, because he feels that something else, much more elevated, is missing. Is it not in that way that the child, too, enjoys every new toy until it grows hungry?  Then he abandons the toy and looks for food. A certain inextinguishable inner hunger for truth, joy, and peace in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17) torments our soul and does not give us peace, even among the best pleasures of life and among the most enviable achievements in the world. This blessed hunger is a hunger for God.”

 +Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev of Bulgaria

Today, Sunday, January 23rd 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.

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

House Blessings have progressed more slowly than usual this year as Fr. Peter Jon has struggled with laryngitis. Please expect to be contacted by him in the coming days and weeks to schedule your house blessing, or feel free to email him directly to request a particular date.

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.


Wednesday, January 26: Daily Vespers at 6:00  

Saturday, January 29: 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 29: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr. SOYO at 4:00; Sr. SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, January 30: 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 February on Wednesday evenings.

Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple on February 2nd.


The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to St. Timothy. (1:15-17)

O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance.

Unto Thee have I cried, O Lord, my God.

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of sinners; but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display His perfect patience for an example to those who were to believe in Him for eternal life. To the King of Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory to the ages of ages. Amen.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (18:35-43)

At that time, as Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to Him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.


Resurrection Apolytikion – Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb. And the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Clement of Ancyra  – Tone 4

Thou didst blossom forth for the faithful, O most sacred Clement, as a branch of holiness, a staff of contest, a most sacred flower, and a sweet God-given fruit. But as a fellow-sufferer of martyrs and a fellow-prelate of hierarchs, intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

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.


Send a card of encouragement: Mat. Raisa Strelnizki,

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Bloomington, IN 47408

Birthday Celebrations: David Patterson (26th); Ashley Pierce (27th)

Name Day Prayers: Laura C (St. Xenia – 24th); Rita V-M (St. Xenia – 24th); Reed H(St. Ephraim the Syrian- 28th)

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

Prayer List: Mary Ann;Arianna; Mat. Raisa; Steve Crandall; Immimk family ; 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.