Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Three Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers:

Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian & John Chrysostom

Fifteenth Sunday of Luke (“Zacchaeus”)

Hieromartyr Hippolytos, Pope of Rome; Virgin-martyr Chrissa of Rome;

New-martyr Theodore of Mitylene; Julian, Priest of Aegina

Thought for Today“The ignorance of Scripture is a great cliff and a deep abyss; to know nothing of the divine laws is a great betrayal of salvation. This has given birth to heresies; this has introduced a corrupt way of life.” + St. John Chrysostom

Dormition Monastery has sent us via the Webbs numerous loaves of tasty organic, artisanal style bread. We will use some for Coffee Hour, and the rest will be available for interested folks to take home from the church on Sunday after services – just outside the side door by the prayer pagoda. Right now it is frozen, and sliced, so you may want to warm it a bit to “freshen” it up.


Pledge of Support for the Parish Council (Today at the end of Liturgy)

Cathy Alexander, Marcia Baldwin, Glen Carter, Charles Coats, Barb Grinder, Don Haney, Johanna Hsu, Dan Mullis, Nina Rogers, Lina Tabbal, Lucia Toadere, Rhonda Webb.

    We, the Parishioners of All Saints Orthodox Christian Church as members of this one body in Christ, do now commit ourselves to the support of you, our leaders, chosen by the Holy Spirit in our annual assembly to guide us in the coming year.

    We pledge our love in Christ to each of you, to support you with our prayers and our ready response when called upon, as we, led by you, work for the greater Glory of God.

    We pledge to commit ourselves anew to the task of becoming One Body in Christ, with One Lord, One Spirit, One God and Father, Who is above all, through all and in all of us. Amen.

House Blessings: Please expect to be contacted by Father Peter John in the coming days and weeks to schedule your house blessing, or feel free to email him directly to request a particular date.

Orthodoxy 101 resumes February 9th: Wednesday evenings following daily vespers.


Wednesday, February 2: Divine Liturgy at 6:00 Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple

Thursday, February 3: OCF meets at the Webb’s for Dinner and Discussion from 6:00 – 8:00

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

Sunday, February 6: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.


The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (13:7-16)

 (For the Three Hierarchs)

Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God.

Brethren, remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the Word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith.  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings; for it is well that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited their adherents. We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through His own blood. Therefore, let us go forth to Him outside the camp and bear the abuse He endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city, which is to come. Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His Name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (19:1-10)

 (For the Fifteenth Sunday of Luke—“Zacchaeus”)

At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. And he sought to see Who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Jesus, for He was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.

And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”

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.


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 for Three Hierarchs  – Tone 1

The three most great luminaries of the Three Sun Divinity * have illumined all of the world with the rays of doctrines divine and true; * they are the sweetly-flowing rivers of wisdom, * who with godly knowledge * have watered all creation in clear and mighty streams: * The great and sacred Basil, and the Theologian, wise Gregory, * together with the renowned John, * the famed Chrysostom of golden speech. * Let us all who love their divinely-wise words * come together, honoring them with hymns; * for ceaselessly they offer entreaty for us to the Trinity.

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.


Life Insurance: If you are considering purchasing life insurance, either for your surviving family or as a gift to the church after your death, Thomas Przybyla can help. 812-929-1766

Collections of warm mittens, gloves, hats and scarves continue.

Mat. Raisa Strelnizki: Bell Trace Rehab – Rm. 124 -B, 725 Bell Trace Circle, 47408

Anniversary Blessings: Fr. Peter Jon’s ordination (2nd); Perry & Mae Sampanis (4th)

Birthday Celebrations: Michael S (30th); Dee H (2nd); Karen T (3rd); Nolan A (4th); Ben C (5th)

Name Day Prayers: Felicity A (St. Felicity – 1st); Shannon R (St. Bridgid – 1st); Rhonda W (St. Perpetua – 1st)

Memory Eternal: Bobby; Tate; Geni Gritton; Tony; Byron; Fr. James Roselli

Prayer List: Mary Ann (planning Rehab at Bell Trace);Mat. Raisa; Steve Crandall; Immimk family ; Adrian and Marah Polit; Megan with child (problems);  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

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