Sunday, July 26, 2015
The Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome
Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates of Nicomedia;
Venerable Gerontios, First Settler of St. Anne Skete on Athos; Moses the Hungarian;
Sabbas III, Archbishop of Serbia; Priest Jacob Netsvetov, Enlightener of the Peoples of Alaska
Visitors, you are welcome at all services and social events at All Saints.
Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”
Nourishment of the Soul: “How can we radiate the joy of salvation when we constantly worry needlessly? Obedience, chastity, poverty…where is the shame of these in the eyes of God? Yes, the world calls these shames, and tempts us with earthly pleasures. Yet, we know that even with financial security, fame, and power, a man can be perfectly miserable. Happiness is found within us, when we genuinely trust in God’s providence.” — His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH
Going Away Meal Planned for Today, July 26th: Michael Ewing who is entering Hermitage of the Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV and Lisa and Phil Woodward who are relocating to northern Indiana for Phil’s job assignment are today’s special guests. The church will provide a Chinese meal and dessert; parishioner pitch-in items are welcome. Let us shower them with cards for both a joyful and a sad farewell: just a note to say Michael cannot receive gift cards, just ‘plenty’ of chocolate chip cookies! These brothers and sister will be missed. Both Lisa and Michael have served on the parish council.
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.
Give Me a Word has arrived at the bookstore. It is an alphabetical anthology of the sayings of the Desert Fathers and would be a benefit to anyone’s soul. Get your copy today!
The Myrrh Bearers will not meet today. Join them on Tuesday at the Gazebo*
Tuesday, July 28: Gathering in the Gazebo for Women in the Church — pizza and fun, sponsored by the Myrrh Bearers at 6:00 p.m. * (an email incorrectly reported 6:30)
Wednesday, July 29: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, August 1: Great Vespers at 5:00 The Dormition Fast begins today.
Sunday, August 2: – Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
- July 28: Fact-finding meeting about a new pictorial directory at 1:30
- August 15: Baptism of Mariam Gillquist at the Liturgy of the Dormition
- October 10: Annual Festival on Fairfax
Anniversary Blessing: John & Lisa (31st)
Memory Eternal: Sherry (July 9); Archpriest Gordon Walker (July 23)
Prayer List: Pat (lung transplant in recovery); Catherine; Janett (liver transplant needed); Jill; Kh. Marilyn; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Jean Foley & Laham family; Hoppes in Albania, Moores in Mongolia, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee; Galina; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Krystal & Jason; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky; Those with child: (Brooke-Theckla, Elizabeth, Gabriella, Laura, Ioana, Megan); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; 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; Cathi
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “God is wondrous in His saints.”
Verse: “In the churches, bless ye God!” Psalm 67: 35,27
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (3:23-29;4:1-5)
Brethren, before faith came, we were preserved under the Law, enclosed within, until the faith would afterward be revealed. The Law then was our tutor leading us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is no male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise.
Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ much from the bond-servant, though he is lord of all; but he is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the rudiments of the world; but when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order to redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:14-22)
At That Time, when Jesus went ashore He saw a great throng; and He had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to Him. “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to Heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of St. Paraskeva – Tone 1
Showing a diligence befitting thy calling, O namesake of preparedness, thou hast gained, as thy dwelling, a faith worthy of thy name, O prize-winning Paraskeva. Hence, thou pourest forth healings and intercedest for our souls.
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.