Sunday, July 5, 2015
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Athanasius of Athos; Venerable Lampados of Irenoupolis;
Hieromartyr Cyprian of St. George Kelli on Athos;
Synaxis of the 23 Martyrs of Lesvos; Uncovering of Relics of Sergios the Wonderworker of Radonezh
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: “You don’t become holy by fighting evil. Let evil be. Look towards Christ, and that will save you. What makes a person saintly is love.” — St. Porphyrios
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.
Social Hour Table: Parishioners whose last names begin with the letters A-Ba will prepare the table for social hour. However, any who feel led to contribute are welcome to do so.
The Myrrh Bearers invite you to join them in their effort toward environmental responsibility by helping to keep trash and recyclables (plastic, metal, glass, cardboard) separate. We will have more clear designations on the bins in the kitchen soon, so any questions can be directed to Stephanie, Nina, Cathy A. or Marcia. We also ask that you use reusable (“real”) plates, cups, and flatware, and only use throwaways when absolutely necessary (such as with children or outdoors). We hope to get some reusable BPA-free plastic items that can be used for these purposes to further reduce our consumption. Thank you for your participation in our efforts to go green!
Scouting Ranks: Max Leininger has advanced to Life Scout, and Abe is now First Class Scout. Vanden‘s rank in Cub Scouts is Wolf Scout. Congratulations Leininger sons and parents Chris and Rachel!
Prayers for Campers: Abby and Lilly Blair; Katie, Molly, John, and Nick Alexander are attending Antiochian Village Camp until Friday, July 10th. The Leininger sons are attending scout camp Maumee July 5 – 11.
Annual All Saints Festival: Please consider how you can be involved in the planning phase, or volunteer for a key role on the day of the festival. The first meeting is scheduled for next Sunday, July 12th after Divine Liturgy.
Wednesday, July 8: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, July 9: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship at the Haney’s – 10:00 – Noon
Saturday, July 11: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 12: – Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – The Festival Meeting is open to all.
- July 19-26: 52nd Archdiocesan Convention in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- July 28: Gathering in the Gazebo for Women in the Church — food and fun
- October 10: Annual Festival on Fairfax
Memory Eternal: Cory (June 27)
Prayer List: Catherine; Janett; Christine; Jill; Kh. Marilyn; Angie; Julian; Fr. Gordon & Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki Gans; Jean Foley & Laham family; Hoppes in Albania, Moores in Mongolia, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian Orfanos; 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 Hrisomalos; Those with child: (Brooke-Theckla,, Elizabeth, Gabriella, Laura); Noah; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Alex; John; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; 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: “The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall rejoice upon their beds'”
Verse: “Sing unto the Lord a new song: His praise is in the church of the saints.”
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (5:22-6:2)
Brethren, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control: against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become vainglorious, provoking one another, envying one another. Brethren, if a person is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore such a one in a spirit of meekness; looking to yourself, lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Gospel: 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.
Divine Liturgy Variables
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 of St. Athanasius the Athonite – Tone 4
The Angels’ ranks were awed by thy life in the flesh, how, though corporeal, and clad with earthly clay, thou didst set forth with courage to invisible wars and wrestlings and didst boldly smite the hordes of the demons with mortal wounds. Wherefore, Christ rewarded thee with abundant gifts in return. Entreat Him that our souls find salvation, O most renowned Father Athanasius.