Sunday, June 8, 2014 — Pentecost

The Fiftieth Day after Pascha

The Great Feast of Pentecost

 Visitors are always welcome at All Saints.

 Nourishment of the Soul: “If a man has a full intention to please God, then God teaches him His Will either through thoughts, through some other person, or through Holy Scripture.” St. Peter of Damascus

 Candidates for Metropolitan: The clergy in Chicago chose Bishop JOSEPH, Bishop BASIL, and Bishop JOHN. Axios! The next step will determine who the metropolitan is.

Communion: 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.

 Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

 Myrrh Bearer Leadership: Jan Gudaitis is now serving as chair for the year. We offer Countless Thanks to Barb Grinder for her devotion to the Myrrh Bearers and to the church, serving as chair these past several years.

 Gabe Stant Graduates: All Saints family is invited to an open house to honor Gabriel on June 15th from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Stant home in Nashville. See the bulletin board for more information.



 1. Pitch In Meal follows Divine Liturgy. The Parish Council encourages us to bring foods that represent our ethnic heritage or one you select.

2. Charles Coats is seeking volunteers to dress as a saint and/or relate a brief biography of a saint.

3.  An Akathist for All Saints will be prayed by Zane Nevils later in the day. See him for details if you want to be present.


This week is fast-free starting with Holy Spirit Monday.

Tuesday, June 10: The Myrrh Bearer Women’s Bible Study is cancelled.

Wednesday, June 11: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, June 12: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship 10:00 to Noon

Saturday, June 14:  Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, June 15: All Saints Feast DayMatins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Pitch-in follows.


June 16: Apostles Fast begins.

June 25-29: Midwest Parish Life Conference in Fort Wayne

June 29: Ss. Peter & Paul Cookout (2-year memorial for Archpriest Peter -Name day for Fr. Peter Jon, Robert Rogers, Paul Blair and all celebrating their name day; Anniversary for Father and Khouria (June 30)

June 29-July 11: Antiochian Village Camp, Session II – Our campers leave early Sunday.

July 6: Baptism of Sadie Sremanak

Happy Birthday: Delaney McCormick (6th); Caden McCormick (8th); Mary Ann Griggs (13th)

Blessed Name Day: Cleo Stroguiludis (8thSt. Kalliope)

Memory Eternal Anniversary: Dale (25th); Violet (25th)


Prayer List:  Patricia; Bob R; Dr. Frank; Geni; Alex; Zane; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; 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; Korene; Dennis & Joyce. 

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings


Prokeimenon: “Their sound has gone forth into all the earth.”

Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God!” Psalm 18:4, 1

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

 WHEN THE DAY OF PENTECOST HAD COME, the Apostles 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 different 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 were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.  And they were all amazed and marveled, saying, “Behold, are not all of these who are speaking Galileans?  And how is it that we hear, each of us in our own language?  Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the 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 Arabs, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”

 Gospel: 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.”