Sunday, January 31, 2021

Thirty-second Sunday of Pentecost

Fifteenth Sunday of Luke (“Zacchaeus”)

Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John;

Martyrs Athanasia and her daughters Theodota, Theoktiste and Eudoxia of Egypt;

New-martyr Elias in the Peloponnesus; Nikita of the Kiev Caves, Bishop of Novgorod

Nourishment of the Soul: “I thank my  God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.” – Philippians 1:1-5

House Blessings: Father Peter Jon will contact you in the coming days and weeks of this holy season to schedule house blessings. Or, email him to schedule.

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.Blessing of the Candles: This Tuesday marks the 40th day of “The Feast of Lights,” which began near the darkest day of the year on December 25th with the celebration of the birth of the “Light of the World.” At the hours of the Nativity on Christmas Eve, Isaiah 9:2 was read: “The people who dwelt in darkness have seen a great light!” This period of feasting ends Tuesday with the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple. Saint Symeon bears our Lord in his aged arms and prophetically proclaims Jesus to be a “Light to enlighten the Gentiles” (Luke 2:32). It is traditional on this feast to bring our candles to the church to be blessed for use in prayer. Please place your candles on the Memorial Table before the Divine Liturgy Tuesday morning.


Tuesday morning, February 2: Meeting of our Lord in the Temple – Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 with the Blessing of the Candles

Wednesday, February 3Live-Streamed Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, February 6: Live-Streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00

Sunday, February 7: Live-Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Epistle to St. Timothy. (4:9-15)

The Lord will give strength to His people.

Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of God; ascribe to the Lord honor and glory.

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, Who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties; devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

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.”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

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 for Ss. Cyrus and John – Tone 5

Since Thou hast given us the miracles of Thy holy Martyrs, Cyrus and John, as an invincible battlement, by their entreaties scatter the counsels of the heathen, O Christ our God, and strengthen the faith of Orthodox Christians, since Thou alone art good and the Lover of mankind.

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.


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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.

Anniversary Blessings: Fr. Peter Jon’s Ordination – 2nd

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

Name Day Blessings:Rhonda W (St. Perpetua – 1st); Shannon R (St. Brigid – 1st); Felicity A (St. Felicity -1st)

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: Heather’s father Clarence; JakeImmimk (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.