First Sunday after Pentecost: All Saints Sunday
Righteous Sampson the host of strangers; Mary and Joanna the Myrrh-bearers
From the Mosleners: We send our prayers and blessings to all at “All Saints” for this very special Sunday, June 27. God bless each and all!
— Fr Seraphim and Kh Parasceva Moslener
All Saints Patronal Feast Day Activities — Today, June 27th
…We would like to celebrate with a parish-wide pitch-in meal. Please bring your contributions to the kitchen or place them on the serving table if no refrigeration is needed. We would like to have a nice mix of salads, entrees, fruit and desserts. We welcome everyone’s participation!
…Dedication of the New St. George Pavilion. George Kirles (memory eternal) was the inspiration for a pavilion years ago. George met the struggles of life with faith and often with indescribable joy. The pavilion will be dedicated to St. George the Trophy-bearer, in memory of George Kirles. May his memory be eternal!
News from the Moores in South Korea: Fr. Chris & Mat. Jen with Andrew, Gideon, and John send greetings with this prayer: “May we continue to internalize and manifest this Truth within our hearts and to all the world that Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!” Check the hall bulletin board for the newsletter Summer 2021.
Thought for Today: “If you would know of the Lord’s love for us, hate sin and evil thoughts, and day and night pray fervently. The Lord will then give you His grace, and you will know Him through the Holy Spirit, and after death, when you enter into paradise, there too, you will know the Lord through the Holy Spirit, as you knew Him on earth.” – St. Silouan of Mt. Athos
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.
Tuesday, June 29: Orthros and Divine Liturgy on the Feast Day of Ss. Peter and Paul starting at 9>00
Wednesday, June 30: Great Vespers at 6:00 (Memorial for Fr. Peter E. Gillquist will follow.)
Saturday, July 3: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, July 4: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Independence Day
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading from the St. Paul’s Letter 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.”
DIVINE LITURGY 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.
The 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.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of All Saints – Tone 8
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright. Alleluia.
Sunday, July 25: St. Mary of Egypt invites you to St. George in Fishers at 4pm to celebrate V. Rev. Fr. Athanasius Wilson and his 28 years in the priesthood. There is no charge for the dinner, but they do need a headcount. It should be an evening of fun as all reminisce with a shower of cards and love for the one who has shared his love and the love of Christ to so many. RSVP by July 15 katyaalexeeva@hotmailcom or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anniversary Blessings: Fr. Peter Jon & Khouria Kristina (30th)
Birthday Celebrations: Glen Carter (30th); Shirley Richardson (July 1st); Olivia Gettelfinger (1st); April Blair (3rd)
Name Day Remembrance of Ss. Peter & Paul (29th): Fr. Peter Jon; Robert Rogers; Paul Blair; Petroula; Paul Barber; Andrew Paul
Memory Eternal: Archpriest Peter Gillquist (July 1, 2012)
Prayer List: Christopher, Fay, and Nick;Vicki; Jan Gudaitis; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak (with child); our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Judith Ann; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Robin; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Andrew and Isaac; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer