“Check out a book from the All Saints Childrens’ Library located in the bright orange crate in the hallway. One book per person at a time, please. Included are picture books and chapter books for children and young adults concerning the lives of the saints, monastic life, Orthodox stories and church life. ” – Rhonda
July 16, 2017
Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Fourth Ecumenical Council
Hieromartyr Athenogenes, bishop of Herakleopolis, and his ten disciples;
the 15,000 martyrs of Pisidia who believed in Christ through St. Marina
All Saints Parish is blessed by our many visitors. Please feel welcome each time you visit.
Nourishment of the Soul: “You who believe when you are well, see to it that you do not fall away from God in the time of misfortune.” – St. John of Kronstadt
Do you know: There was a time when people put on their ‘Sunday best’ to go to church. Though God does not demand us to ‘dress up’ for Him (as though He is in any way impressed by our external appearance), the fact is, as followers of Christ in all areas of our life, we should offer Christ our ‘best’ and not just our ‘leftovers’. Our dress should always, especially at church, be becoming of a Christian. We dress modestly, not in a flashy way that merely brings attention to ourselves.
Icon of the Protection of the Theotokos: Icon of the Protection of the Theotokos: So far, $483 has been given toward the painting of an 11×17 icon of the Protection of the Theotokos. Our goal is $700 – we’re two-thirds there!
Women’s Care Center: Donations can be made to All Saints to be sent or give them to Patricia Finchum, representing Orthodox Christians for 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. If the shelves get too full, we may have to consider donating to Goodwill! But, if your cupboard is bare, please check ours or the table in the hallway!
Coffee Hour Foods: Contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with G-H.
Wenesday, July 19: Daily Vespers at 6:00 – Father will bless our vehicles or chariots on the Eve of the Feast of St. Elijah
Thursday, July 20: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship at the Haney’s home in Mitchell 10:00 – Noon
Saturday, July 22: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 23: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.
Monday, July 24: Father leaves for the Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Coral Gables, Florida.
Anniversary Memories: Dn. Lucian & Dnssa. Miriam S (21st)
Happy Birthday: Cleo S (17th); James T(19th); Neumann J (21st)
Blessed Name Day: Marina S and Marina B (Great Marty Marina – 17th); Dn. Seraphim, Linda Bt, Neumann J, Leanne B(St. Seraphim – 19th); Alicia B (Prophet Elijah/Elias – 20th); Miriam S (St. Mary Magdalene – 22nd)
Memory Eternal: Met. Paul; Kh. Stefanie Yazge; Abigal and Joshua; Evan; Dn. Gregory
July 24-29: Father will be attending the Convention in Florida. all week.
July 28: Akathist to the Protection at 6pm
July 30: 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.
August 6: Students and Faculty, grades K-12 receive a blessing as the new school year begins.
August 20: Students return to IU for classes on August 21st – Receive a blessing as the semester begins.
August 26: Women’s Tea at All Saints
Prayer List: 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
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.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers.”
Verse: “For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done for us.” Daniel 3:26-27
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to Titus. (3:8-15)
Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned. When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful. All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (5:14-19)
The Lord said to His Disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father Who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5
Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.
Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers -Tone 8
Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise Who didst establish our Holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to Thee.