Sunday, July 02, 2023

The placing of the Theotokos’ Robe in Blachernae

Juvenaly, archbishop of Jerusalem; the New-martyrs of Samothrace;
Archbishop John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco; Saint Juvenaly the Protomartyr and Missionary to Alaska.

Thought for Today: “Does fear or disappointment get ahold of you? Turn to Christ. Love Him in simplicity, with humility, without demands — and He will free you.” – Saint Porphyrios


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion for Placing of the Theotokos’ Robe – Tone 8

O Ever-Virgin Theotokos, shelter of mankind, thou hast bestowed upon thy people a mighty investure, even thine immaculate body’s raiment and sash, which by thy seedless childbirth have remained incorrupt; for in thee, nature and time are made new. Wherefore, we implore thee to grant peace to the world, and Great Mercy to our souls.

Kontakion for placing of the Theotokos’ Robe – Tone 4

O godly shelter that dost cover all mankind, * the sacred robe that covered thy sacred body * hast thou bestowed on all the faithful graciously, * O pure Virgin, as a robe * of divine incorruption. * As we celebrate with love * its august deposition, * we cry to thee with faith, O graced of God: * Rejoice, O Lady, thou boast of the Christian race.


The Epistle

My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit doth rejoice in God my Savior.

For He hath regarded the lowliness of His servant. 

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (9:1-7)

Brethren, even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. For a tent was prepared, the outer one, in which were the lamp stand and the table and the bread of the Presence; it is called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain stood a tent called the Holy of Holies, having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, which contained a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail. These preparations having thus been made, the priests go continually into the outer tent, performing their ritual duties; but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood which he offers for himself and for the errors of the people.                           The Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (8:5-13)

At that time, as Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching Him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion answered Him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard him, He marveled, and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.” And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; be it done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment. 

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.


Today, SundayMyrrh Bearers will meet following Divine Liturgy.

Monday, July 3: Divine Liturgy, at 9:00 am; Vespers & Fr. Peter E. memorial at 6:00pm; followed by BBQ and stellar fireworks!

Tuesday, July 4: Divine Liturgy, at 9:00am.

Wednesday, July 5: 6th Hour Prayers, at 12:00 noon; Daily Vespers, at 6:00pm.

Thursday, July 6: Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.

FridayJuly 7: 6th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon.

Saturday, July 8: Bible Study at the Webb’s home, 9:00 am; Readers Vespers, at 5:00 pm.

Sunday, July 9Matins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.


Names Day CelebrationJohn Allen, Ian Yeager St. John Maximovich (2nd).

Anniversary CelebrationAaron and Johanna Hsu (6th).

Birthday Celebrations: April Blair (3rd); Matthew Crandall (4th); Elise Arnold (6th).

Memory Eternal: Joe; Norma; Steven; Don; LeRoy; Timothy, Anna; Lois (Cody Arthur’s mother).

Prayer ListMichael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Earthquake victims and relief efforts in Syria and Turkey; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Arianna; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; jack; Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Mother Nektaria; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Anna and child; Macrina with child; Emilia with child; Amanda with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child.  

Coffee Hour HostMelissa Barbarick with Parishioners A-B.

Next week Host: Wendy Carter with Parishioners C-G.

Giving Opportunities:

Mission DonationsWe send monthly support to two Missionaries in Albania; the Hoppe’s and Hannah Valentine. We ask for your assist with our continued support.

The Benevolence Fund: Donations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments. Thank you for your ongoing generosity.

Our In-House Food Pantry: Non-perishable food items are always welcome, thank you for your continued support. The Food Pantry is available to parish member as well as families in the community.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints