Sunday, July 27

Great-martyr and healer Panteleimon

The martyred blind man healed by Panteleimon; Clement of Ochrid, bishop of greater Macedonia; Angelar, Gorazd, Nahum and Sabbas, disciples of Cyril and Methodios

 Nourishment of the Soul: “A monk said to St. Sisoes: ‘I would like to preserve my heart, but I cannot,’ to which the elder responded: ‘How can we preserve the heart when the gate to our heart, the tongue stands open?’”

 Myrrh Bearers meet today around Noon.  All women 18 and older are invited.

 Communion: 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.

 Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

 Missionary Support: If you would like to support the Hoppe family serving in Albania, please tell Father Peter Jon or Marcia. Small pledges are welcomed. All Saints will send to OCMC each month a pledged amount, rather than just one offering each year.

 The First Festival Meeting is scheduled for this Sunday (today) after Divine Liturgy. Father Peter Jon will again chair the festival committee with the aid of section leaders.


The Dormition Fast begins August first.

 Wednesday, July 30: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Friday, August 1: Paraklesis at 6:00

Saturday, August 2: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, August 3: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


  • August 6: Holy Transfiguration
  • August 15: Holy Dormition

 Happy Anniversary: John & Lisa Alexander(July 31st)

 Memory Eternal: Terri (11th); Brian (28th); Bonnie (5th); Archpriest Spiro (18th – Albanian priest in New England)

 Prayer List: Chieh-su (Aaron Hsu’s grandfather); Daniel & Gala M; Demetrios (Jim) Zaharako (surgery August 5th); LuAnna; Shirley; Nancy; Neal Bookwalter; Lyuda Neukomm; George Gregory family; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Zane; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; 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; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan.

Building Temple Fund: $61,271

            Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord.”

Verse: “Hearken unto my voice, O God!’” Psalm 63:10, 1

 Epistle:The Reading from Saint Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy. (2:1-10)

 MY CHILD TIMOTHY, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things which you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. Suffer hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier on service entangles himself in the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier. And if someone also contends in the games, he is not crowned, unless he has contended lawfully. The husbandman who labors must be the first to partake of the fruits. Consider what I say; and may the Lord grant you understanding in all things.

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel, in which I suffer hardships and even bonds, as a criminal; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

 Gospel:The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (9:27-35)

 AT THAT TIME, as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud: “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, “See that no one knows it.” But they went away and spread His fame through all that district. As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to Him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.” And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.