Sunday, June 23, 2024

Fiftieth Day after Pascha

The Great and Holy Feast of Pentecost

Kneeling Vespers of Pentecost 

Today we will celebrate the “Removal of the Crowns” for Jacob and Victoria Stemper

Thought for Today“Even before you call, God hears you. – St. Paisios the Athonite

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of the Feast

Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thy strength; we shall praise and sing of Thy mighty acts. Save us, O Good Comforter, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Apolytikon 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.

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.

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.


 The Epistle

Their voice has gone out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God.

The Reading from the Acts of the Apostles. (2:1-11)

When the day of Pentecost had come, they 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 Gospel 

The Reading 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.”

Fr. Peter and his family will attend the Parish Life Conference this week in Oak Brook, IL. 


Parents: Watch your inbox this week for Jr/Teen SOYO meeting details

Monday, June 243rd Hour Prayers at 9:00 am.

Tuesday, June 25: Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.

Wednesday, June 26: 6th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon; Readers Vespers at 6:00 pm; Thursday, June 273rd Hour Prayers at 9:00 am.

FridayJune 283rd Hour Prayers at 9:00 am; OC Life Akathist to the Theotokos at 6:00pm.

Saturday, June 29: Bible Study at the Webb’s home, 9:00 am; Baby Shower Brunch honoring Stephanie Konnersman, 11am-1:00 pm ( Registry:; Readers Vespers at 5:00 pm;

Sunday, June 30Matins at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy. All Saintsfeast day, Myrrh Bearer’s Fund Raiser Luncheon.


Annual Independence Day Fireworks/BBQ: on July 4th at 6pm

All Saint’s Women’s get-together:  All women 18 and older are welcome for a time of fellowship on July 11 at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall! Please bring a dessert to share.  Email Elizabeth Carter with any questions at 


Names Day CelebrationFr. Peter Jon; Petroula LambrouSt. Peter(29th);Paul Blair; Paul Barber; Andrew Paul, St. Paul (29th).

Birthday Celebration: Max Williams (23rd); Valentine Robertson (24th); Nicholas Van Cleave (26th); Zephaniah George Gill (28th); Glen Carter (29th).

Anniversary CelebrationMark and Shirley Richardson (24th).

Memory Eternal: Alice Marie, Archpriest James, Archpriest Basil.

Prayer List: Marvin; Nectaria (Released from ICU);Taylor and infant Houston(congenital heart defect);Rebecca with child;Shu-Mei,Charlie;Shirley; Jim;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war in Ukraine, and the Middle East; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mary Ann; Emma; Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Megan (lymphoma); Josiah; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Fr. Basil; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Vicki;Kenzie; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew; Isaac; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Lexi, Ross, Vivian; Theo; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina; Anne; Allen; Linda; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Kip; Erica with child, Stephanie with child, Mary with child, Meaghan with child, Alexis with child; Ann with child; Anna with child; Amanda with child.

Coffee Hour Host: Rhonda Webb with Parishioners S-Z.

Next Week HostMyrrh Bearer’s fundraiserluncheon.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.

Giving Opportunities:

Our In-House Food PantryThank you for the generous support to theFood Pantry. The pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Donations of nonperishable items of pasta, marinara sauce, peanut butter, canned chicken and Tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit and soups are always welcome.

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments.