A Memorial service for the Mullis family members, for Tom Temple, and for Bruce will be prayed prior to Great Vespers on January 23rd.
Thirty-first Sunday after Pentecost
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
Nourishment of the Soul: “I will both sleep and rest in peace, for You alone, O Lord, cause me to dwell in hope.” – Psalm 4:9
Wednesday, January 27: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, January 30: Live-Streamed Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00
Sunday, January 31: 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?
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!
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from St. Paul’s First 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.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
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. 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.
The opening of Viridion Moon Art Gallery by Katya Alexeeva
1600 W. Bloomfield Road (W. 2nd Street), Suite B
My friend and I organized an Art gallery in Bloomington, and I’m happy to say, Viridian Moon Art Gallery opened its doors on Thursday, January 21st at 2pm. It will be open for the public Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:30 am – 6 pm, closed Sundays and Mondays. You are welcome to come any time, but if you want Gallery excursion by me – my hours are Wednesdays , Thursdays, and Saturdays after 4pm. and Friday 10:30am -3:00 pm. We have 12 artists participating and more than 200 artworks done in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, colored pencils, exclusive fabric technique, ceramic and jewelry. You can see some of them on our website viridianmoon.art.
I will be very glad to see you in our gallery. Katya Alexeeva
(In case you do not remember, Katya and Subdeacon Alex when they were members here at All Saints: Recently Subdeacon Alex served at All Saints with Fr. Peter Jon when Greenwood’s St. Mary’s had suspended services during the pandemic. )
Safety directives are being followed.
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org 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.
Happy Birthday: David P (26th); Ashley P (27th); Michael S (30th)
Name Day Blessings:Laura Cl (St. Xenia – 24th); Rita (St. Xenia – 24th); Reed H(St. Ephraim the Syrian – 28th)
Memory Eternal: Fr. Joseph Gibson (St. John the Forerunner in Indy); Archdeacon Elia (Livonia, MI); Jim (Rhonda’s cousin); Fr. John Morris; Dn. Matthew (Murfreesboro, TN); Bruce and Tom (close friends of Vicki)
Prayer List: Jake Immimk (lung transplant after Covid-19); Ingrid Temple (Covid-19 and husband’s death); Ruth Ann & Jill (Covid-19); 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. Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael; Olga, Eileen; Kitsa W; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Isaac – in Air Force; Andrew (National Guard); 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.