Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Fourth Ecumenical Council
Martyr Emilianos of Silistria in Bulgaria; John, Metropolitan of Chalcedon;
Stephen, Patriarch of Constantinople
Thought for Today: “If from one burning lamp someone lights another, then another from that one, and so on in succession, he has light continuously. In the same way, through the apostles ordaining their successors, and these successors ordaining another, and so on, the grace of the Holy Spirit is handed down through all generations and enlightens all who obey their shepherds and teachers.” – St. Gregory Palamas
Wednesday, July 21: Daily Vespersat 6:00 – Father will bless all vehicles after Vespers in commemoration of Elijah the Prophet’s ride toward heaven in his chariot. (2 Kings 2)
Saturday morning, July 24: Bible Study at the Webb’s home – 8:30-10:00*
Saturday, July 24: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 25: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
*Saturday Morning Adult Bible Study. We will meet at the home of Howard and Rhonda Webb at 3960 E. Fenbrook Lane, 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.”
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.
Parish Council meets today.
DIVINE LITURGY 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 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.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from the St. Paul’s Letter to St. Titus. (3:8-15)
(For the Holy Fathers)
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O ye righteous.
Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven!
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 is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew (5:14-19)
(For the Holy Fathers)
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.”
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.
Geni Gritton is back in Indiana: Our beloved Geni has returned to Indiana after 3 years in Texas. She lives at the Altenheim Retirement Community and would be glad to receive visitors and/or mail. The address is 3525 East Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46237
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
Save the Date, A Wedding Shower is being Planned! Please join us as we anticipate & celebrate Amanda Alexander’s upcoming wedding to Jordan Owen. The shower is here at All Saints on Saturday, August 21 at 2:00 pm.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (Johanna Hsu)
Registered at Amanda Alexander and Jordan Smith’s Wedding Website – The Knot E824FE3653614CEFAFF10D9C94A2DA44.jpg
Anniversary: Dn. Lucian & Dnssa. Miriam S (21st); Gillquist’s 15th Anniversary at All Saints (23rd)
Birthday Blessings: James T (19th); Neumann J (21st); Mallory F (23rd)
Name Day Celebrations: Elise A (Elizabeth the New Martyr – 18th); Wendy C (Elizabeth the New Martyr – 18th); Linda Barrett (St. Seraphim – 19th); Leanne Bissell (St. Seraphim – 19th); Neumann J (St. Seraphim – 19th); Alicia B (Elijah the Prophet – 20th); Miriam S (Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles – 22nd); Mariam G (Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles – 22nd); Kh. Kristina (Great Martyr Christina -24th)
Prayer List: Vicki; 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