Sunday, July 09, 2023

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Pankratios, bishop of Taormina in Sicily; Martyrs Andrew and Probus 

Thought for Today: “Obedience and dependency are recognized duties and constitute the first step to our progress. As a proof, God the Son kept this before everything else. ‘There is nothing less than the Splendor of the Father.’ Therefore, as an unquestionable duty, it cannot be the subject of choice. Without obedience, which means total dependency on the life-giving Son of God, one cannot be freed from the power of death.” – St. Joseph the Hesychast-


Father Seraphim Ramos,of St. Michael’s Orthodox ChurchLouisville, KY. We appreciate your willingness to serve our parish in Father Peter’s absence. May God grant you many years! 


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 – Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix, who is rejected 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 dost 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

How great are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. (10:1-10)

Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they 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. 

The Gospel 

The Reading 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.

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 


Monday, July 10: 3rd Hour Prayers, at 9:00 am.

Tuesday, July 11: 3rd Hour Prayers, at 9:00am, Akathist to St. Sophrony of Essex 

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

Thursday, July 13: 3rd Hour Prayers, at 9:00 am.

FridayJuly 14: 6th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon.

Saturday, July 15: Bible Study at the Webb’s home, 9:00 am; Great Vespers, at 5:00 pm; jr. SOYO at 3:30 pm; SOYO at 6:30pm.

Sunday, July 16Matins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.


Names Day CelebrationOlga Impey; Vicki Gans, St. Olga (11th); Ryan Shanahan St. Sophrony (11th); Gabriella Crandell; Randel Storm Archangel Gabriel (13th); Dnssa. Marcia Baldwin St. Pricilla (14th).

Birthday Celebrations: Wyatt Crandell (10th); Julianna Barber (12th); Randel Storm (12th); Abby Blair Tomkins (14th).

Memory Eternal: LeRoy; Timothy, Anna; Lois, Mary, Emmalyn.

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 and child Elizabeth born of her; Emilia with child; Amanda with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child.  

Coffee Hour HostWendy Carter with Parishioners C-G.

Next week Host: Nina Rogers with Parishioners H-r.

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