First Sunday after Pentecost: All Saints Sunday
Myrrh Bearer’s Fundraiser for the work of the women’s church ministry group; lunch will be served by them.
Apostle Jude (Thaddeus), Brother of the Lord; Venerable Zenon of Palestine;
Martyr Zosimas the Soldier at Antioch in Pisidia
Thought for Today:“Brave people are rare in our times. People today are lukewarm. That’s why if, God forbid, a war breaks out, some will die out of fear, others will fall on the street from some minor hardship because they are so used to comforts. In the past, people were so brave! In the Monastery of the Flavians in Asia Minor, the Turks had captured a man and slaughtered him. Then they told his wife, “Either deny Christ or we kill your children too.” And she replied, “My husband is now with Christ, and my children I entrust to Christ, and I will not renounce Christ.” What bravery! If Christ is not in us, how can there be such bravery? Today people without Christ are building their homes on rubble.” + St. Paisios the Athonite
Join in today 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 various charitable activities and projects of the Antiochian Women in our diocese and nationwide. Please be generous when you donate!
Monday, June 20: Apostles’ Fast begins.
Wednesday, June 22: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Ask Abouna follows.
Saturday, June 25: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr SOYO at 4:00 and Teen SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, June 26: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.
Wednesday, June 29: Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul
Friday, July 1: 10-Year memorial for Archpriest Peter E. Gillquist, Food & Annual Fireworks at dusk
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.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)
God is wondrous in His saints. In the churches, bless ye God.
Brethren, all the saints through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, and turned to flight armies of the aliens. Women received their dead by resurrection, and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. And others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, being destitute, afflicted, tormented (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a witness through their faith, did not receive the promise, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
(10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30)
The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father Who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee. What then shall we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”
VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of All Saints – Tone 4
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 of All Saints – Tone 8
As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, * the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord. * Through their earnest entreaties, * keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquility, * through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.
Koionikon (Commion Hymn) of All Saints – Tone 8
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright. 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.
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 –firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anniversary Remembrances: Mark & Shirley R (24th)
Birthday Celebrations: Christian G (19th); Becky H (20th); Seavor R (21st); James F (22nd); Max W (23rd); Matthew R (24th)
Memory Eternal: Helen (Wendy Elizabeth’s Aunt); Metropolitan Hilarion (ROCOR);
Jim (Jennifer’s father); Styliani (Petroulla’s mother in Cyprus); Cindi (Rhonda’s niece)
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.