Great-martyr Euphemia the All-praised
Olga (Helen), Princess of Kiev; Sophrony of Essex
Thought for Today: “For the beginning of wisdom is a very genuine desire for instruction, and careful attention to instruction is the love of her. Now this love is the keeping of her laws, and giving heed to her laws is the assurance of incorruption; and incorruption brings one near to God. So desire for wisdom leads to a kingdom.” – Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20
Wednesday, July 14: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday morning, July 17: Bible Study at the Webb’s home – 8:30-10:00*
Saturday, July 17: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 18: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
*Adult Bible Study begins July 17. We will meet at the home of Howard and Rhonda Webb at 3960 E Fenbrook Ln, 47401 on Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. for a six-week study of the book of I Peter. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend! Please bring an Orthodox Study Bible if possible. Sorry, we cannot accommodate children. See Rhonda or Howard Webb, Matt Robertson, or Glen & Wendy Carter for more information. We look forward to seeing you there! Orthodox Study Bibles can be purchased in our bookstore, at Ancient Faith Publishing, and at Amazon.”
DIVINE LITURGY VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee: O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion for St. Euphemia, the All-Praised – Tone 3
O Euphemia, Christ’s comely virgin, * thou didst fill the Orthodox with gladness * and didst cover with shame all the heretics; * for at the holy Fourth Council in Chalcedon, * thou didst confirm what the Fathers decreed aright. * O all-glorious Great Martyr, do thou entreat Christ God * that His great mercy may be granted unto us.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from the St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (6:1-10)
God is wondrous in His saints. In the churches, bless ye God.
Brethren, since we are fellow workers, we entreat you also not to receive the grace of God in vain—for He says, “At an acceptable season I hearkened unto thee, and in a day of salvation I helped thee”; behold, now is “the acceptable season”; behold, now is “the day of salvation”—giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that the ministry is not blamed, but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in vigils, in fasts, in purity, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned, in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew (6:22-33)
The Lord said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not the soul more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of heaven: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon himself in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”
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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.
Sunday, July 25: St. Mary of Egypt invites you to St. George in Fishers at 4pm to celebrate V. Rev. Fr. Athanasius Wilson and his 28 years in the priesthood.
RSVP by July 15 katyaalexeeva@hotmailcom or email@example.com
A new priest is being assigned on August 1st.
Birthday Blessings: Juliana B (12th); Abby B (14th); Christopher P (15th); Cleo S of Blessed Memory (17th)
Name Day Celebrations: Ryan S (St. Sophony of Essex -11th); Olga I (St. Olga of Kiev – 11th); Vicki G (St. Olga of Kiev – 11th); Gabe S (Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel – 13th); Gabriella C (Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel – 13th);
Marina S (Great Martyr Marina – 17th); Marcia B (Ss Aquila & Priscilla -14th)
Prayer List: Christopher, Fay, and Nick;Vicki; Jan Gudaitis; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak (with child); our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Judith Ann; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Mat. Raisa; Andrew and Isaac; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer