Reminder: Friday, July 29th at 6 pm, the Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos will be prayed here.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy and Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia
Righteous Joseph of Arimathea; Germanos, bishop of Auxerre
To our Visitors: We are blessed by your presence.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Through prayer, man is cleansed, brightened, sanctified.”
Elder Amphilochios of Patmos
Pitch-In Meal Today as we welcome Dn. Lucas, Stacey, Theodore and Genevieve Christensen and 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.
The Building Committee Meeting follows Divine Liturgy today.
Festival Committee Meeting next Sunday: Everyone who is able is encouraged to come to the meeting. Be part of the committee entrusted with preparing our annual festival, at which we will welcome hundreds of visitors to this holy ground. This is a great honor and an even greater responsibility.
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. Patricia is hoping to have a core of volunteers to help in the ministry. The first action of this group will be prayer. The Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos will be prayed on the last Friday of each month at 6pm. The Indianapolis group will join us on September 30th, the evening before the Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos.
Firewood Available If you or a friend need wood for your fireplace or campfires, help yourself to a trunk full or truck load. (Helpers are needed to move and stack wood.)
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.
The Dormition Fast begins Monday.
Wednesday, August 3: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, August 4: Bible Study at Becky Hrisomalos’ home 3:00-5:00 — All are welcome.
Friday, August 5: Transfiguration Liturgy at 6:00
Saturday, August 6:: Great Vespers
Sunday, August 7: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 — Festival Meeting
…Sunday, August 7: Father Peter Jon will bless K-12 students and teachers; he will bless college and university students when their school year begins.
…August 9: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home 7:00-8:30 ; Myrrh Bearers will meet there at 6:30 to vote on a slate of officers and have a short meeting.
…Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00, the last Friday of each month.
…October 8: Annual Festival on Fairfax
Anniversary Memories: John & Lisa A (31st); Marvin & Alice P (5th)
Birthday Greetings: Aaron J (31st); Gala M4th); John C (6th); Gary G (6th)
Name Day Blessings: Nancy J (St. Lydia – 3rd); Lydia F (3rd)
Memory Eternal: Matthew (Neumann’s friend); 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.
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.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us.”
Verse: “Save me, O Lord, for the godly man is no more!” – Psalm (11:7,1)
Epistle: The Reading from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. (12:6-14)
Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let each use them accordingly: whether prophecy, let him prophesy according to the proportion of the faith; or ministry, let him give himself to the ministry; or the teacher, to the teaching; or he who exhorts, in the exhorting; he who gives, let him do it with simplicity; he who presides, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Love one another with brotherly affection; in honor preferring one another; in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer; communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless, and do not curse
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (9:1-8)
At that time, Jesus got into a boat, crossed over and came to His own city. And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith He said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—He then said to the paralytic—“Rise, take up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they marveled, and they glorified God, Who had given such authority to men.
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 St. Eudokimos – Tone 4
The One that hath called thee from the earth to Heaven to dwell * preserveth thy body uncorrupted after thy death, O saintly Eudokimos; * for in living modestly and chastely, O blest one, * thou didst keep thy flesh free of all stain and defilement; * with boldness, therefore, pray unto Christ that we may all be saved.
Kontakion pf the Transfiguration – Tone 7
Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.