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Dormition of Righteous Anna, mother of the Theotokos
Fifth Sunday of Matthew
Olympias, Deaconess of Constantinople; Eupraxia of Tabenna
Thought for Today: “Wisdom is radiant and unfading and is easily perceived by those who love her; for she is found by those who seek her. She comes upon those who long to know her beforehand.” – Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-13
This evening at 4pm. (Sunday, July 25): St. Mary of Egypt (at St. George in Fishers) will celebrate V. Rev. Fr. Athanasius Wilson and his 28 years in the priesthood. Axios!
Wednesday, July 28: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday morning, July 31: Bible Study at the Webb’s home – 8:30-10:00*
Saturday, July 31: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, August 1: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Blessing of Pre-school – 12 students as they return to school with their teachers and staff
*Saturday Morning Adult Bible Study at the home of Howard and Rhonda Webb at 3960 E. Fenbrook Lane, 47401. Study topic is 1Peter, using the Orthodox Study Bible. See Rhonda or Howard, Matt Robertson, or Glen & Wendy Carter for more information
The Dormition Fast begins August 1st.
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.
DIVINE LITURGY VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
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 for the Dormition of St. Anna – Tone 4
O Godly-minded Anna, thou didst give birth unto God’s pure Mother who conceived Him Who is our Life. Wherefore, thou hast now passed with joy to thy heavenly rest, wherein is the abode of them that rejoice in glory; and thou askest forgiveness of sins for them that honor thee with love, O ever-blessed one.
Kontakion of the Dormition of St. Anna – Tone 2
We celebrate now the mem’ry of Christ’s ancestors, while asking their help with faith, that we may all be saved from all manner of tribulation as we fervently cry aloud: Be Thou with us, O Lord our God, Whose pleasure it was to glorify them both.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from the St. Paul’s Letter the Galatians. (4:22-27)
(For the Dormition of St. Anna) God is wondrous in His saints. In the churches, bless ye God.
Brethren, Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman. But the one from the handmaid is born according to the flesh; whereas the one from the freewoman is through the promise. These things are an allegory, for these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for bondage, which is Hagar. For Sinai, which corresponds to Hagar, is a mountain in Arabia, and resembles the present Jerusalem, for she is in bondage with her children. But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is the mother of us all. For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry out, you who are not in travail: For many are the children of the desolate, much more than of her who has a husband.”
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.
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’s new address: She lives at the Altenheim Retirement Community; 3525 East Hanna Avenue; Indianapolis, IN 46237. She would enjoy receiving visitors or mail.
A Wedding Shower is being planned for Amanda Alexander and Jordan Smith! The shower is here at All Saints on Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 pm.
They are registered as Amanda Alexander and Jordan Smith’s Wedding on The Knot
website. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (Johanna Hsu)
Anniversary: John & Lisa A (31st)
Birthday Blessings: Thomas M (26th); Aaron J (31st)
Name Day Celebrations: St. Anna 25th: Cora B; Kaylie F; Patricia F; Arian V – St. Paraskeva of Rome 26th: Kh. Paraskeva M
Memory Eternal: Kathleen (Adrian Polit’s mother)
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