Sunday, January 29, 2017

 Sunday, January 29, 2017

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Translation of the relics of Ignatius the God-bearer of Antioch; New-martyr Demetrios of Chios

Nourishment of the Soul: “Do not demand love from your neighbor, because you will suffer if you don’t receive it; but better still, you indicate your love toward your neighbor and you will settle down. In this way, you will lead your neighbor toward love.” — St. Isaac the Syrian

Save the Dates!  The weekend of Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, our parish will be honored to host His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY for his annual archpastoral visit. Please see festivity details below:

 Highlighted Events of the Weekend

+ Saturday evening, Great Vespers at 4:30, followed by a catered dinner and loads of fun, exclusively for All Saints family and friends at the Wonderlab from 6-9pm! 

+ Sunday morning, Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, followed by “A Taste of All Saints” multi-ethnic pitch-in luncheon in the Fellowship Hall.  Please plan to bring a personal favorite from your ethnic heritage!

Saturday Banquet R.S.V.P. information and Sunday meal sign-up sheet will be posted.

Banquet committee (Daniel Rigsby  and Khouria Kristina)

Overflow Seating Reconfigured: Please note that the choir has moved to the back of the overflow in seats reserved for them. Seating remains where the choir was for all those preferring the overflow area.  No seats were lost in the move.

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.

Just a few day remain to view The Wonder of It All: Selected Works by Galina McLaws  at Bell Trace in The Gallery until February 3rd.

Coffee Hour Donors for Sundays in January: Jan. 29th is an open date. Please pitch-in.

News Maker: Ava Rigsby has advanced to the Regional Competition in the National History Bee and Bowl. Congratulations, Ava,  for your  hard work and dedication to study!

O101 topic for Wednesday, February 1st: “Practically Orthodox: A guide to living the Faith Day to Day”

House Blessings: Either contact Fr. Peter Jon, or visit the sign-up sheet in the hallway.

Myrrh Bearers meet around noon in the nave. Important decisions must be made.


Wednesday, February 1:  Vesperal Liturgy of the Presentation at 6:00 — O101 follows.

Saturday, February 4: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, February 5: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


Bp. ANTHONY’s Archpastoral Visit

February 11: Great Vespers at 4:30 followed by the  Banquet – 6-9pm at the Wonderlab

February 12: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and “Taste of All Saints” pitch-in meal


Birthday Greetings: Michael S (30th); Dee Hy (2nd); Karen Tl (3rd);  Nolan A (4th)

Name Day Blessings: Rhonda W (St. Perpetua – 1st); Amber S (St. Anna, the Prophetess – 3rd)

Memory Eternal:  Fr. Paul Doyle (12/25); Greg; Dennis (12th);  Edgar;  Norma

Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Alex John; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer);  Subdn. Daniel; Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip;  Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen & Olga & Michael; the Tabbals; Mary Ann & Jen; Dee and Don;  Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; James; Becky H; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett;  Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes &  Jesse Brandow (Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest George; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R;  Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy.

        Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.”

Verse: “God is known in Judea, His Name is great in Israel! Psalm 75:10, 1

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second  Epistle  to the Corinthians. (6:16-7:1)

Brethren, you are a temple of the living God; even as God has said: “I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”  “Therefore come out from among them, and be separate,’ says the Lord, ‘and touch nothing unclean; and I will receive you, and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me,’ says the Lord Almighty.”  Having therefore these promises, O beloved ones, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (15:21-28)

At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, help me.” And He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7

Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of St. Ignatius of Antioch – Tone 4

By choosing the Apostles’ way of life, thou hast succeeded to their throne. Inspired by God, thou didst find the way to divine contemplation through the practice of virtue. After teaching the Word of Truth without error, thou didst defend the Faith to the very shedding of thy blood, O Holy Martyr among bishops Ignatius. Entreat the Lord our 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.