Sunday, July 07, 2024

Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia

& Second Sunday of Matthew

Venerable Thomas of Mt. Maleon

Thought for Today“A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others he is babbling ceaselessly. But there may be another who talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent; that is, he says nothing that is not profitable.” -Abba Poemen of “The sayings of the Dessert Fathers”

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 St. Kyriaki – Tone 5

Thou didst prove an auspicious and pleasing sacrifice, * a holy off’ring, O valiant prizewinner Kyriaki, * when thou broughtest thy Creator thine own spotless soul; * which Christ in turn hath glorified, * for through thee, He poureth forth divine gifts and endless graces * upon the faithful who praise thee, since He is the Friend of man.

Ordinary Kontakion – Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator. Turn not away to the voice of our petions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercession, O Theotokos who doet ever intercede for those who honor thee.

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.  


The Epistle

God is wondrous in His saints. Bless God in the congregations.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians. (3:23-4:5)

Brethren, before faith came, we were confined under the Law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed.  So that the Law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith.  But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.  For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.  I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father.  So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe.  But when the time had fully come, God sent forth His Son, to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

The Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (4:18-23)

At that time, as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.  And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.  And going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them.  Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.  And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

Myrrh Bearers greatly appreciate your support in making their Luncheon fundraiser a success.

Fr Peter Jon will be traveling from July 13-19


Monday, July 83rd Hour Prayers at 9:00 am.

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

Wednesday, July 10: 6th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon; Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm, (Orthodoxy 101 to follow).

Thursday, July 11Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am; Ladies Fellowship, 7:00 pm.

FridayJuly 12Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.

Saturday, July 13: Bible Study at the Webb’s home, 9:00 am; Readers Vespers at 5:00 pm,

Sunday, July 14Matins at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy. Fr Paul Coats (from Sts. Constantine and Elena in Indianapolis) will be serving in Fr. Peter’s absence. 


Names Day CelebrationOlga Impey; Vicki Gans; Claire Hall,St. Olga of Kiev (11th); Ryan Shanahan, St. Sophrony (11th); Gabriella Crandall; Randel Storm, Archangel Gabriel (13th).

Birthday Celebration: Will Beckman (9th); Eric Crandall (10th); Randel Storm (12th); Juliana Barber (12th).

Anniversary CelebrationNathanael and Maeghan Lanaghan (8th).

Memory Eternal: Alice Marie, Archpriest James, Archpriest Basil, Caitlin, Archpriest Nikolai

Prayer List: Fr. Matthew; Marvin; Nectaria (Released from ICU);Taylor and infant Houston(congenital heart defect);Rebecca with child;Shu-Mei,Charlie;Shirley; Jim;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war in Ukraine, and the Middle East; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mary Ann; Emma; Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Megan (lymphoma); Josiah; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Fr. Basil; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Vicki;Kenzie; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew; Isaac; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Lexi, Ross, Vivian; Theo; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina; Anne; Allen; Linda; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Kip; Stephanie with child, Mary with child, Meaghan with child, Alexis with child; Ann with child; Anna with child; Amanda with child.

Coffee Hour Host: Wendy Carter with Parishioners C-G

Next Week Host: Nina Rogers with Parishioners H-R.

Giving Opportunities:

Our In-House Food PantryThank you for the generous support to theFood Pantry. The pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Donations of nonperishable items of pasta, marinara sauce, peanut butter, canned chicken and Tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit and soups are always welcome.

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations 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.

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