Sunday, June 14

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Prophet Elisha; Methodios the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople;

Venerable Niphon of Athos;  Cyril, bishop of Crete.

Visitors, you are always welcome 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: “A woman who had an affliction heard of Abba Longinus and sought to meet him. Now, he dwelt at the ninth milestone beyond Alexandria. When the woman came looking for him he was gathering firewood by the sea. Approaching him the woman said, “Abba, where does Abba Longinus the servant of God live? She had no idea it was he. His reply was, ‘Why are you looking for that impostor? Don’t go to him. He is an impostor. What is the matter with you? The woman showed him her affliction. He made the sign of the cross over the place and sent her away, saying, ‘Go, and God will heal you, for Longinus cannot be of any use to you. The woman trusted these words and was healed on the spot. Later, when she was recounting the episode to others and describing the old man, she discovered that he was the Abba Longinus.”

— Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Longinus

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.

Gathering at the Gazebo: Myrrh Bearers will sponsor a social get-together.  All women are invited. Donations for the taco bar are being scheduled. (See Marcia.)

Style Show and Tea: Women are invited again this year to a fundraiser for Monroe County United Ministries, a charitable group that serves children and families in the county. Sponsored by St. Mark’s United Methodist Women, the event is Wednesday, July 15 at 2 pm. If you intend to go, please tell Marcia so we may send a group RSVP.

Social Hour Table: Parishioners whose last names begin with the letters Be-F will prepare the table for social hour. However, any who feel led to contribute are welcome to do so.


The Apostles Fast continues through June 29th.

 Tuesday, June 16: Gathering at  the Gazebo for women – 6:00- 9:00

Wednesday, June 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, June 20: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, June 21: Father’s Day –  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets at noon.


 June 24-28thMidwest Parish Life Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • June 24: Deacon Seraphim offers Bible Study after DailyVespers.
  • June 28: Myrrh Bearers meeting
  • June 28-July 10: Summer Camp at AV
  • June 29: Evening Liturgy – Sts. Peter & Paul
  • July 3: MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Friday evening before the 4th, anticipate prayers, picnicking, and even some fireworks! We will pray the 3-year memorial for the V. Rev. Fr. Peter E. All are warmly invited. Further details will be published soon.

 Blessed Anniversary: John & Debbie Craton (18th); Craig & Elaine Morfas (18th); Jeff & Irene Weber (18th)

Happy Birthday: Toni Ban (15th); Sophia Bender (15th); Steve Blair (16th); Annie Cue (17th); Christian Gillquist (19th)

Memory Eternal:  Archpriest Roman Braga (28th); Waded Sabbagh; Bailey Lane (10th); Hannah Wilson; Ivy Sue

Prayer List: Janett (; Christine (liver transplant needed); 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, and Gabriella); 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; Catherine

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 Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. (2:10-16)

Brethren, glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek; for there is no respect of persons with God.  For as many as have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law; and as many as have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law (for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God but the doers of the Law are justified.  For when the nations who do not have the Law do by nature the things contained in the Law, these then in spite of not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, and their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them) in the day when God judges the secrets of persons, according to my gospel, through Jesus Christ.

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 Prophet Elisseu (Elisha) – Tone 4

The incarnate Angel, and the Prophets’ summit and boast, the second forerunner of the coming of Christ our God, Elias (Elijah), the glorious, from above sent down his grace upon Elisseus; he doth cast out sickness and doth also cleanse lepers; and unto all that honor him, he poureth forth streams of cures.

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.