Sunday, June 10, 2018
Second Sunday after Pentecost
Martyr Alexander and Virgin-martyr Antonina at Constantinople;
Venerable Theophanes the monk and Pansemne the former harlot of Antioch;
John the wonderworker, metropolitan of Tobolsk and all Siberia
We extend a warm welcome to our visitors.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Patience is a sweet word. Patience is a sweet breath. Patience is an invincible weapon. Patience is a priceless adornment of man. Patience is a blessing of God. When our Lord Jesus Christ was in His earthly life and taught the crowds, if He did not have patience within Himself, what would have happened? He came to earth in order to save the lost sheep and to uplift us through His patience, and then to go up to Golgotha for us who are unworthy and careless. Patience reigns quietly and fruitfully in the life of the man who does not harm or endanger anyone, who is content with little, and who is obedient to the commandments of the Heavenly Father.” –St. Raphael of Lesvos
Food Pantry: The needs continue in the summer season. Consider that some children are not receiving free or reduced-cost school lunches, and the family budget must be stretched with children at home for all meals. In Marcia’s office, take a look at the shelves! We have lots of green beans, corn, and paper goods, but could use peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, canned or frozen chicken, instant rice, name brand soups (not tomato) like Campbell or Progresso, and applesauce in jars or individual servings. Thanks to you, families are being fed.
Little Lambs Class will not meet during the summer. However, you may use the nursery.
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.
Thomas Przybyla is available to mow lawns, paint, or do any other number of needed jobs around your home this summer. Please call him at (812) 929-1766 with any requests.
St. John’s Summer Camp 2018: Sunday, July 15th to Saturday, July 21st at Camp Rivervale in Mitchell, Indiana. email@example.com – www.saintjohnscamp.org/events/sc2018.
Ss. Peter and Paul Fast continues until June 29th. The fast allowances have been updated by the Archdiocese since our pictorial calendar was printed. Fish and Wine are allowed mostly on weekends rather than on all weekdays except Wednesday and Friday. The updated calendar is found at www.antiochian.org. Copies are in the rack in the hallway.
Wednesday, June 13: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, June 14: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, June 16: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, June 17: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Father’s Day -Parish Council will not meet June 17, but will meet June 24th.
… Parish Life Conference in Sylvania, Ohio – June 20-24
…St. John Fellowship meets at the Haney’s – June 21
…Evening Liturgy for Ss. Peter & Paul – June 28
…Mad Hatters Tea Party – July 14 – More details will be printed as the day draws nearer.
…Clergy Symposium at Antiochian Village – July 16-20
Birthday Celebrations: Mary Ann (13th); Toni B (15th); Sophia B (15th); Steve B (16th)
Anniversary Blessings: James & Patricia F (16th)
Memory Eternal: Archpriest John; Michael
Prayer List: Lydia (surgery); Lucia & Cora (Romania); Leeanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Baby 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
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.”
Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.” (Psalm 32:22,1)
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (2:10-16)
Brethren, glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law. For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the Law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the Law do by nature what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law. They show that what the Law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (4:18-23)
At that time, as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. And going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1
While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.
Apolytikion of All Saints
Throughout the world, Thy Church, O Christ our God, is adorned with the blood of Thy martyrs, as with purple and fine linen. Through them she cries unto Thee, “Send down Thy pity upon Thy people; to Thy community give peace, and to our souls the Great Mercy.”
Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.