Hieromartyr Joseph of Damascus & His Companions
The 45 Martyrs at Nikopolis in Armenia; Venerable Anthony of the Kiev Caves; Venerable-Martyrs Nikodemos the Albanian and Nektarios of St. Anne Skete on Athos
Thought for Today: “Remember that all people are weak and sometimes unjust. Learn to forgive and not take offence. Step away from those who do you wrong—you cannot force them to love you. Do not seek friends among people. Seek them in Heaven—among saints. They will never leave you or betray you.” + Elder Nikolai Guryanov of Russia +
Wednesday, July 13: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm; Ask Abouna to follow.
217-828-0753 (Randy) 217-737-1525 (Linda). All are welcome!
Saturday, July 16: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr SOYO at 4:00 and Teen SOYO at 6:00
Saturday, July 30: Maryanna Couloubaritsi and Franco Storino will wed in Memphis, Tenn.
Sunday, August 21: Coran Kerr and Matthew Robertson wedding at All Saints.
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.
Coffee Hour Host: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G;
Next Week: Nina Roger’s Team with Parishioners H-R.
Epistle and Gospel Readings
The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall rejoice upon their beds. Sing unto
the Lord a new song; His praise is in the church of the saints.
The Reading from the 2nd Epistle of St. Paul to St. Timothy. (2:1-10)
Timothy, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus; and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned July 10, 2022 Liturgy Variables 2 Joseph of Damascus unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will grant you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel, the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fetters like a criminal. But the word of God is not fettered. Therefore, I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its eternal glory.
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.
VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
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 of St. Joseph of Damascus Tone 5
Come, ye faithful, let us honor the martyr of Christ, a priest of the Church of Antioch; who by the word of the Word, and by his blood and the blood of his companions, baptized the land of Syria, its Church and its people. Being immersed in the light of the Gospel from his youth, he worked and taught and defended the Church of Christ and her flock. O Father Joseph of Damascus, be for us an example, defending us and interceding for us fervently before the Savior.
Birthday Celebrations: Wyatt Crandall (10th), Juliana Barber (12th), Randel Storm (12th), Abby Blair (14th), Christopher Pierce (15th).
Names Day Celebration: Olga Impey, Vicki Gans St. Olga of Kiev (11th), Ryan Shanahan
St. Sophorony (11th), Gabe Stant, Gabby Crandall, Randal Storm Archangel Gabriel (13th)
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Sotirios; John, Helen (Wendy Elizabeth’s Aunt); Jim (Jennifer Rigsby’s father); Styliani (Petroulla’s mother in Cyprus); Cindi (Rhonda’s niece); Elmo(Deacon and Marcia’s Friend); Marla, David, Pam, Lenochko (Elena’s Radchenko friend in Ukraine.)
Prayer List: Rigsby/Young family; the suffering community of Uvalde, Texas; Displaced Ukrainian refugees, those who remain in their war-torn country, those with loved ones in Ukraine; Mat. Raisa (now at home, Bell Trace #309);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child – loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Hermione with child;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Anastasia with child; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John, Howard and Rhonda, Ross.
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