Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday, July 08, 2018
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine
New-martyrs Theophanes and Anastasios of Constantinople; Venerable Theophilos the myrrh-streaming of St. Basil Kelli on Athos; Procopius of Ustug, fool-for-Christ

We extend a warm welcome to our visitors,
including an invitation to all services and events here at All Saints.

Nourishment of the Soul: “The human soul conceals much good in its depths. One must only search for it.” – St. Leo of Optina

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with Be-F; however, your donations are appreciated at all times.

Mad Hatters Tea Party: Ladies, choose your hat to wear to the tea party at church. If you don’t have a hat, come anyway! Everything is being provided: food, fun, inspiration, extra hats.

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.

New Directive from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH regarding announcements/speaking in the church: Only clergy may speak or make announcements from the solea. If any organization or person needs an announcement to be made, he or she must give it to the pastor before the liturgy (we don’t want people walking in and out of the altar during the liturgy) and the pastor will make it on behalf of the person or organization.

Quarter Jar in Social Hall: We have a jar for your donation of quarters to aid Leanne when she does laundry. For those who use a laundromat, you know how having the change available will simplify the process.

Leanne is very pleased, excited, and grateful for all who have contributed to ease her move to the new apartment. (Love in action!)


Wednesday, July 11: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, July 14: Tea Party at 3:00 in the social hall.
Saturday, July 14: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 15: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meeting at noon


…Bible Study at Becky’s will NOT meet July 12th and 19th.
…Clergy Symposium at Antiochian Village – July 16-20
…The Dormition Fast begins on August 1st with the Paraklesis on Friday, August 4th & 11th.

Birthday Celebrations: Wyatt C (10th); Julianna B (12th); Abby B 14th)

Name Day Remembrance: Olga I (St. Olga of Kiev – 11th); Vicki G (St. Olga of Kiev – 11th); Gabe S (Archangel Gabriel – 13th); Gabriella C (Archangel Gabriel – 13th)

Memory Eternal: Nicholas (26th)

Prayer List: Alexander family; Lillian Purcell (urgent need for Linda’s colleague); Eileen; Charles; Lucia & Cora (Romania); Leeanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Marvin & Alice; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; safety in public places; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us and keep us from this generation.”
Verse: “Save me, O Lord, for the Godly man hath disappeared.” (Psalm 11:7,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (12:6-14)

Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, and serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

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.

Divine Liturgy Variables

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. Procopius, the Great Martyr – Tone4
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.