Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Holy and Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia
Righteous Joseph of Arimathea; Germanos, bishop of Auxerre
Thought for Today: “The Dormition fast was established in honor of the Motherof God the Word; Who, foreknowing Her repose, ascetically labored and fasted for us as always, although She holy and immaculate, and had no need for fasting. Thus, She especially prayed for us in preparation for being transported from this life to the future life, when Her blessed soul would be united through the Divine spirit with Her Son. Therefore, we also should fast and praise Her, emulating Her life, urging Her thereby to pray for us.’ +St. Symeon of Thessalonica+
VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Ressurrectional Apolyikion-Tone 6
When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.
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 sa
Kontakion of 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.
Epistle and Gospel Readings
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God!
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. (15:1-7)
Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good for his edification. For Christ also did not please Himself; but, as it is written: “The reproaches of those who reproached Thee fell on Me.” For whatever was written beforehand was written for our learning, that we might have hope, through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be of the same mind with one another, according to Christ Jesus, that with one accord and one mouth you may glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, receive one another, even as Christ has also received you, to the glory of God.
The Reading 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.
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.
Today after Divine Liturgy: Father Peter will be blessing students (K-12), teachers, and all involved with the schools. He will also be ‘Blessing of the Chariots” in honor of the Prophet Elijah. Bring your vehicles to be blessed.
Myrrh Bearers’ will meet during Fellowship/coffee hour.
Today Coffee Hour: Fifth Sunday, everyone is invited to participate in Coffee Hour.
Next week Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B
Monday August 1: Dormition Fast begins.
Tuesday, August, 2: Reader Service, Paraklesis to the Theotokos at 6:00pm.
Wednesday, August, 3: Paraklesis to the Theotokos with procession at 6:00pm, Ask Abouna to follow.
Friday, August, 5: Great Vespers for the Feast of Transfiguration at 6:00pm.
Saturday, August, 6: Matins at 9:00am; Transfiguration, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am, (Blessing of Grapes).
Saturday, August, 6: Great Vespers at 5:00pm; Jr SOYO at 4:00pm and Teen SOYO at 6:00pm.
Sunday, August, 7: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Congratulations and Best Wishes: Frank and Maryanna, May God Grant You Many Years.
Celebrating Coran Macrina: Ladies of all ages and stages are welcome to attend a bridal shower luncheon for Coran macrina Kerr on Sunday, August,7 from 2-4pm at All Saints! Detail to follow… Sunday, August 21 is the Kerr and Robertson wedding.
Birthday Celebrations: 1st birthday,Evelynn Wakefield (2nd); Galina Mullis (4th); Emili Skinner, John Craton, Gary Gettelfinger, (6th).
Anniversary Celebrations: John and Lisa Alexander (31st); Marvin and Alice Piercefield (5th).
Names Day Celebration: Nancy Jones, St. Lydia (3rd).
Memory Eternal: Cindi (Rhonda’s niece); Elmo (Deacon and Marcia’s Friend); Marla, David, Pam, Lenochko (Elena’s Radchenko friend in Ukraine).Prayer List: Rigsby/Young family; the suffering community of Uvalde, Texas; Displaced Ukrainian refugees, those who remain in their war-torn country, those with loved ones in Ukraine; Mat. Raisa (now at home, Bell Trace #309);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Hermione with child;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Anastasia with child; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy,Josh;Allison;Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley (Adrian’s uncle), Jake (Rhonda’s great nephew, state board injury).
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.