Sunday, July 12th

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Martyrs Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra;

Veronica, the woman with the issue of blood who was healed by our Lord;

Venerable Father Paisios the New of Athos

Nourishment of the Soul: “Foolish people, having grasped from the Son of God the right to judge, and  having left their own sins,  judge and censure one another. The heavens are amazed at this, and the earth trembles, while people do not understand, nor feel the great sin which they are committing!”  Elder Philotheos Zervakos

Father continues to post short videos on allsaintsbloomington,org  to connect with us, to inspire us, and to inform us. On the opening page, scroll to the bottom and find the current postings under the “Videos from Father Peter” heading. Father is currently doing a two week series on the lives of the saints of America.

Safety Practices:

…Teen SOYO will gather outdoors after Great Vespers each Saturday while respecting social distancing practices. 

…If you wish to attend Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy, please respond in the positive to the email from Fr. Peter that you will find in your inbox. 

…All are welcome to attend Wednesday and Saturday Vespers services without signing up. Face masks and safety precautions are in place.


Wednesday, July 15: Streamed Daily Vespers at 6:00 – Bible Study follows.

Saturday, July 18: Streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, July 19: Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Sunday’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

The Reading is from  St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (10:1-10)

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

Bless the Lord, O my soul.

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.

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 for Choir and Parish

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.

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.


The Wednesday Bible Study on the Book of James is scheduled for July 15, 22,and 29.  Those attending vespers are welcome to remain for the study.   Those viewing from home should remain for the streamed class  Opportunities for brief comments or questions can be offered by calling Fr. Seraphim at 724-494-7215  at the conclusion of the study time.  The Orthodox Study Bible will be used which is printed with the New King James Version of the Bible.

Major Saints: Veronica – 12th; Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel – 13th; Seraphim of Sarov – 19th; Great Martyr Christina – 24th; St. Anna’s Dormition –  25th; St. Paraskeva –  26th

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S. mail.  Thank  you for continuing to support the church.


If your name is not included in our calendar list, please notify Marcia at

Happy Birthday: Julianna B (12th);  Abby B (14th); Christopher P (15th); Cleo S (17th)

Name Day Blessings:Archangel Gabriel – 12th: Gabriella C; Gabriel S;Marina S (St. Marina – 17th); Elise A (Elizabeth the New Martyr – 18th)

Memory Eternal: Bill Griggs (11th)

Prayer List: Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann; Cleo; Kitsa Wiersteiner (Gabriella’s godmother); Steven Sajkich (Corona virus); Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Eileen; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Kathleen with child; Taylor with child; Amanda Hermione with child; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions;  Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; George; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga; Leanne; Heather;Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios;Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalana; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic.