Fiftieth Day after Pascha
The Great Feast of Pentecost
The Kneeling Vespers of Holy Pentecost will follow Divine Liturgy today.
Thought for Today:“How fortunate we Orthodox Christians are! What a God we have! Those who don’t know Him really deserve our sympathy. They don’t see the eternal light.They can’t know what true joy is. Christ is our joy. Through His Passion He inscribed us in the book of life. In the kingdom of Heaven, we will be with God eternally; we’ll see His glory and rejoice with Him. Our joy is the Holy Spirit. He is so sweet and pleasant and speaks to the soul about salvation.” + St. Silouan the Athonite
Fr. Peter Jon and his family will be traveling this week and attending the Parish Life Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You may contact Marcia Baldwin by email or phone if needed.
This Sunday we will welcome Rebecca Latham into the communion of the Church through Baptism and Chrismation. Matins will begin at 9am as usual, with the adult baptism beginning at 9:30am.
Coffee Hour Hosts: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G
Next Week’s Coffee Hour Hosts: Nina Rogers’ Team with Parishioners H-R
Wednesday, June 15: Readers Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, June 18: Readers Vespers at 5:00; There are NO SOYO meetings on this date.
Sunday, June 19: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – A Day of Celebration!
Sunday, June 19 – Join in as we rejoice in our parish Feast Day of All Saints AND Father’s Day. The Myrrh Bearers will be hosting a Fundraising Picnic to help support their various charitable activities, which include support for our children going to camp, for the Antiochian Women in our diocese and nationwide, andfor their projects, including the construction of a new Cathedral on the grounds of Antiochian Village, as well as other charitable efforts. Please be generous when you donate!
Friday, July 1: 10-Year memorial for Archpriest Peter E. Gillquist, Food & Annual Fireworks at dusk
Bible Study will be at the Webbs each Saturday morning at 9:00 am. All are welcome to attend – 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –email@example.com.
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.
Anniversary Remembrances: James & Patricia F (16th); John & Debbie C (18th); Hal & Sandy S (18th); Subdeacon John (Jeff) & Irene W (18th)
Birthday Celebrations: Mary Ann s (13th); Steve B (16th); John A (18th)
Memory Eternal: Helen (Wendy Elizabeth’s Aunt); Metropolitan Hilarion (ROCOR);
Jim (Jennifer Rigsby’s father); Styliani (Petroulla’s mother in (Cyprus)
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.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles. (2:1-11)
Their voice has gone out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God.
When the day of Pentecost had come, the Disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (7:37-52; 8:12)
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.’” Now this He said about the Spirit, which those who believed in Him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. When they heard these words, many of the people said, “This is really the prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” So there was a division among the people over Him. Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him. The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!” The Pharisees answered them, “Are you led astray, you also? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd, who do not know the Law, are accursed.” Nicodemus, who had gone to Him before, and who was one of them, said to them, “Does our Law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee.” Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrection Apolytikion – 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.
The Second Antiphon
Refrain: Save us, O Good Comforter, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of the Feast
Save us, O Good Comforter, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
Apolytikion of Pentecost – Tone 8
Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise, having sent upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them Thou hast fished the universe, O Lover of mankind, glory to Thee.
Kontakion of Pentecost – Tone 8
When the High One descended, confusing tongues, He divided the nations. And when He distributed the fiery tongues He called all to one unity. Wherefore, in unison we glorify the most Holy Spirit.
The Anti-Trisagion Hymn
As many as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. Alleluia.
Megalynarion for the Feast – Tone 7
O thou who without experience of corruption wast found to be with child, and didst lend flesh unto the Word Who devised all things, O thou Mother who hast not known wedlock, O Virgin Theotokos, vessel of the Uncontainable One, dwelling place of thy boundless Fashioner, thee do we magnify.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for Pentecost
Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness. Alleluia.
Coffee Hour Reminders: First Sunday A-B; Second Sunday C-G; Third Sunday H-R; Fourth Sunday S-Z; Fifth Sunday All Pitch-in.
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.