Sunday, July 19, 2020

We will pray the 1-year memorial for Ioann, Lucia’s father,

 Saturday, July 18th at the beginning of 5pm Great Vespers.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Fourth Ecumenical Council

Venerable Macrina, sister of Basil the Great; Venerable Dios of Antioch;

Theodore, archbishop of Edessa; Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov;

Holy Stephen Lazarevic, Serbian Prince and Holy Militsa his mother

Nourishment of the Soul: “Give your children a solid spiritual foundation, and they will be content with whatever they have. Deprive them of a life in Christ, and they will be miserable even in the midst of great wealth.” –His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH

Father Peter Jon continues to post short videos daily at to connect with us, inspire us and inform us. At the home page, scroll down to find the current postings under the “Videos from Father Peter” heading. Father just wrapped up a three-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.

Father will bless your chariots (aka cars, vans, trucks) today after Divine Liturgy in commemoration of the Prophet Elijah’s Feast Day.


Wednesday, July 22: Streamed Daily Vespers at 6:00 – Bible Study follows.

Saturday, July 25: Streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, July 26: 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 St. Titus. (3:8-15)

 (For the Holy Fathers)

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers.

For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done for us.

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.

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.”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

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.

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 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: Seraphim of Sarov – 19th; Prophet Elijah – 20th; Great Martyr Christina – 24th; St. Anna’s Dormition –  25th; St. Paraskeva –  26th

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Blessed Anniversary: Dn. Lucian & Dnssa Miriam S (21st); Fr. Peter Jon’s 14th Anniversary as priest at All Saints.

Happy Birthday: James T (19th); Neumann J (21st); Mallory F (23rd)

Name Day Blessings: Seraphim of Sarov -19th: Fr. Seraphim, Linda B, Neumann J, Leanne B; Alicia B (Prophet Elijah – 20th); Miriam S (Mary Magdalene-22nd); Kh. Kristina (Great Martyr Christina – 24th); St. Anna – 25th: Cora B, Patricia F, Kaylie F, Ariana V

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.

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.