Sunday, July 09, 2017
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Hieromartyr Pankratios, bishop of Taormina in Sicily; Martyrs Andrew and Probus; Venerable Dionysios the Orator, first settler of Small St. Anne Skete on Athos, and his disciple Venerable Metrophanes
All Saints Parish is blessed by our many visitors. Please feel welcome each time you visit.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Those who sit in solitude and are quiet have escaped from three wars: hearing, speaking, seeing; yet against one thing shall they continually battle: that is, their own heart.” – St. Anthony the Great
Coffee Hour Foods: Contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with Be-F.
Do you know that church expenses continue throughout the summer even though some of us are vacationing? Please consider using www.allsaintsbloomington.org to support the work of the church. Some parishioners are finding it easy and convenient to use.
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.
Icon of the Protection of the Theotokos: So far, $343 has been given toward the painting of an 11×17 icon of the Protection of the Theotokos. Our goal is $700 – we’re half way there! This icon will be displayed at the Akathist of the Protection of the Theotokos on the last Friday of each month, and will be the patronal icon for our local chapter of Orthodox Christians for Life, whose goal is the preservation of life in the womb and continuing care and prayerful support of parents & babies in need.
Women’s Care Center: Donations of items for babies age 1 year and younger and for their mothers can be brought to the church. Patricia Finchum (representing Orthodox Christians for Life) will get them to the center to help women who might otherwise have chosen abortion instead of life. See the bulletin board for more information.
Housekeeping: Thank you for your many contributions of food each Sunday and each special day. However, serving plates, plastics, and cookware have been forgotten and left here! There is quite an accumulation in the kitchen storage area. Please take a look. If the shelves get too full, we may have to consider donating to Goodwill! But, if your cupboard is bare, please check ours!
Tuesday, July 11: Women’s Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 12: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, July 15: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 16: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Happy Birthday: Wyatt C (10th); Juliana B (12th); Abby B (14th)
Blessed Name Day: Olga I and Vicki G (11th – St. Olga, Princess of Kiev)
Memory Eternal: Met. Paul; Khouria Stefanie Yazge; Abigal and Joshua; Evan
July 20th: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship at the Haney’s home in Mitchell
July 23rd: Parish Council meets instead of on the 16th.
Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Coral Gables, Florida July 23-30th
July 30th: Festival Planning Meeting – Now is the time to consider what role each of us can fill for the Festival on Fairfax, Saturday, October 14th. All are invited.
Prayer List: Catherine Polit’s family at the tragic loss of family members; Matthew & family; Adrian (Olga’s brother); Cathy;“For the suffering Christians of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Finley (infant girl child-Improved); Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip; Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen; 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; 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; Sabrina; Christy; Pete; Tammy K.; Terry Lee Pope & Susan
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “O Lord, how magnificent are Your works. You have made all things in Wisdom.”
Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul.” Psalm 103: 24, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (10:1-10)
Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that it may be saved. I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law, that everyone who has faith may be justified. Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law shall live by it. But the righteousness based on faith says: Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into Heaven?” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “Who will descend into the abyss?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (8:28-9:1)
At that time, when Jesus came to the country of the Gergesenes, two demoniacs met Him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. And behold, they cried out, “What have we to do to Thee, O Son of God? Art Thou come here to torment us before the time?” Now a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them. And the demons begged Him, “If Thou castest us out, send us away into the herd of swine.” And He said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters. The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they begged Him to leave their neighborhood. And getting into a boat He crossed over and came to His own city.
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, 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 intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.