Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Fourth Ecumenical Council
Hieromartyr Athenogenes, bishop of Herakleopolis, and his ten disciples
Thought for Today: “If your heart has been softened either by repentance before God or by learning the boundless love of God towards you, do not be proud with those whose hearts are still hard. Remember how long your heart was hard and incorrigible…Seven brothers were ill in one hospital. One recovered from his illness and got up and rushed to serve his other brothers with brotherly love, to speed their recovery. Be like this brother. – St. Nikolai Velimirovich-
WELCOME! Fr. Seraphim and Kh Paraskeva. It is always a joy having you here with us at All Saints.
VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5
Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal 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.
Kontakion – Tone 2
O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix, who is unrejected 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.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O ye righteous.
Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven!
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to St. Titus. (3:8-15)
Titus, my son, faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire you to affirm confidently, that those who have believed in God may be thoughtful of how to preside in honorable occupations. These things are good and profitable to men. But avoid foolish disputes, and genealogies, and contentions, and controversies about the Law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man who is a heretic after the first and second admonition reject, knowing that such a one is subverted, and sins, being self-condemned. When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicós, give diligence to come to me to Nicopolis; for I have determined to winter there. Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that they may be lacking in nothing. And let our people also learn how to preside in honorable occupations, so as to help in cases of urgent need, that they should not be unfruitful. All who are with me salute you. Salute those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
The Reading 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.”
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.
Looking ahead: Fr. Seraphim will be here for the next couple of weeks — leading services in Fr. Peter’s absence while he attend the national convention in Phoenix Arizona.
Today, Sunday: Parish council will meet after Divine Liturgy
Monday, July 17: Divine Liturgy, at 9:00 am.
Tuesday, July 18: Divine Liturgy, at 9:00am.
Wednesday, July 19: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am for Saint Seraphim of Sarov; Daily Vespers, at 6:00pm.
Thursday, July 20: Divine Liturgy, at 9:00 am.
Friday, July 21: 6th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon.
Saturday, July 22: 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 23: Matins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Names Day Celebration: Vivian Garlett, St. Macrina (17th); Wendy Carter, Elise Arnold St. Elizabeth (18th); Coran Robertson St. Macrina (sister of St. Basil) (19th); Fr. Seraphim, Linda Barrett, Neuman Jones, Leanne Bissell St. Seraphim (19th); Alicia Barrett, Prophet Elijah (20th); Mariam Gillquist, Marija Kuproves, Kelsey Leppert Mary Magdelene (22nd).
Birthday Celebrations: James Tabbal (19th); Neuman Jones (21st); Justin Maschino (22nd).
Memory Eternal: LeRoy; Timothy, Anna; Lois, Mary, Emmalyn.
Prayer List: Michael, 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 Host: Nina Rogers with Parishioners H-R.
Next week Host: Rhonda Webb with Parishioners S-Z.
Mission Donations: We 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.
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
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail. Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints