Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-For-Christ

righteous Mother Xenia, the Merciful of Rome; Hieromartyr Babylas of Sicily; Venerable Philotheos, Founder of Philotheou Monastery on Athos


At All Saints, we warmly welcome our visitors as honored guests.

 Nourishment of the Soul:  “I have consciousness of my sinfulness, but I live with hope.  It is bad to despair, because someone who despairs becomes embittered and loses his willingness and strength,  Someone who has hope, on the contrary, advances forward.” –Elder Porphyrios

House Blessings. 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.

 Pledge forms for 2016 are available.  It is always good to review our offering history and adjust it to reflect our income.

 Birthday Blessings: David P (26th); Michael S (30th)

Name Day RemembranceLaura Cl (St. Xenia – 24th)

Memory Eternal: Archpriest Richard; Marilyn (16th); Doris Hanania

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.

Myrrh Bearers meet today around noon.


Wednesday, January 27: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, January30:  Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday,  January 31:  Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Monday, February 1: Vesperal Liturgy of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple at 6:00 with His Grace Bishop ANTHONY and Rev. Fr. Nabil attending

Tuesday: February 2: His Grace meets with parishioners during the day and with the Parish Council at 6:00


  • Orthodoxy 101 resumes in February on Wednesdays after Vespers
  • Parents seeking scholarships for Antiochian Camp, please notify Marcia if you have not already done so. We want to finalize the list soon.

 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: “O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.”

Verse: “Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God! Psalm 27:9,1


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

                My Child Timothy, faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.  But for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering for a pattern to those who should thereafter believe in Him for life eternal.  Now unto the King eternal, incorruptible, invisible, to the only wise God, be honor and glory unto ages of ages. Amen.

Gospel: 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.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.  For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Apolytikion of St Xenia of St. Petersburg – Tone 8

In thee, O wandering stranger, Christ the Lord hath given us an ardent intercessor for our kind.  For having received in thy life sufferings and grief and served God and men with love, thou didst acquire great boldness. Wherefore, we fervently hasten to thee in temptations and grief, crying out from the depths of our hearts: Put not our hope to shame, O Blessed Xenia.

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.