There will be no Great Vespers in Father Peter Jon’s absence (July 23).
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Great-martyr Christina of Tyre; New-martyrs Athanasios of Ikia and Theophilos of Zakynthos; Athenagoras the Confessor; Passion-bearers Boris (Roman) and Gleb (David)
To our Visitors: We are blessed by your presence.
Nourishment of the Soul: “The more one is united to his neighbor, the more he is united to God.”
St. Dorotheos of Gaza
Today a Eucharistic Typika Service is being led by Deacon Lawrence without Matins preceding. Father Peter Jon returns to Bloomington later today.
West Virginia Disaster: All Saints sent $430 last week . Thank you for your donations.
Festival Committee Meeting: The festival committee will meet on Sunday, August 7th, after the Divine Liturgy. Those wanting to join the festival committee and begin the online conversation prior to the first meeting should email Fr. Peter Jon at email@example.com Thank you!
Orthodox Christians for Life: Patricia Finchum,has been appointed by Fr. Peter Jon to organize a Bloomington chapter of Orthodox Christians for Life, the national pan-Orthodox pro-life group. The first action of this group will be prayer. An akathist for the Protection of the Theotokos will be prayed on the last Friday of each month at 6pm, beginning this month. All are invited and encouraged to come and pray together for the protection of life in the womb and for the parents considering (or suffering from past) abortion.
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.
Pitch-In Meal Next Sunday: Next Saturday and Sunday, Dn. Lucas, Stacey, Theodore and Genevieve will be our guests along with Reader Tikhon Wallace. Let us welcome with joy these who spent so many years as part of the All Saints family, serving in friendship and in love.
Firewood Available: Recently an arborist cut dead trees near the gazebo, pond, and road, and in the grove. If you or a friend need wood for your fireplace or campfires, help yourself to a trunk full or truck load.
They Don’t Vacation: Our parish operating expenses do not take the summer off; so please do your best to keep your tithes and offerings current, and add a little extra if you have been blessed to do so. Thank you.
July 30-31: News from Dn. Lucas Christensen — We will be visiting All Saints, and I will be serving at Great Vespers, Orthros & Divine Liturgy. We would love to be able to see as many of our All Saints family as possible before I begin at Holy Trinity on August 1st!
Wednesday, July 27: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, July 30: Great Vespers followed by Rdr. Tikhon‘s slide show of the Holy Land. He has books available which depict much of his journey.
Sunday, July 31: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 — Pitch-in meal
Sunday, July 31: Building Committee Meeting follows Divine Liturgy.
July 29: Akathist for the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
August 1: Dormition Fast begins.
August 4: Bible Study at Becky Hrisomalos’ home 3:00-5:00
August 7: Festival Meeting
August 9: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home 7:00-8:30
Name Day Blessings: Kh.Kristina (24th); Kaylie F; Cora B; Ari V (St. Anna’s Dormition –25th)
Memory Eternal: Twin infants Michael and Isaiah (10th); Infant Brennely Grace (26th); Matthew; Kathleen Young (July 16th)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Tabbals (major house fire); John Griggs; Kh. Loretta; Amal H; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva.; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Becky H.; Alexis T. ;Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes on leave from Albania; Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Rachel B and Juliana; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Myrna.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “How magnified are Thy works, O Lord! In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”
Verse: “ Bless the Lord, O my soul!” – Psalm 103:26,1
Epistle: The Reading from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. (10:1-10)
Brethren, my heart’s desire and my supplication to God is for Israel, that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the fulfillment of the Law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
For Moses describes the righteousness that is from the Law, that “the one who does those things shall live by them.” But of the righteousness that is from faith, he says thus: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who shall ascend into heaven?’ (That is, to bring Christ down) or, ‘Who shall descend into the abyss?’ (That is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith which we preach; because if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart there is the belief to righteousness, and with the mouth, the confession to salvation.
Gospel: 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.
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.
Apolytikion of St. Christina – Tone 4
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: * O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, * and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. * I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; * for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: * accept me offered out of longing * to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. * Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.
Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O 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 didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.