Sunday, March 1, 2020 Forgiveness Sunday

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare)

Venerable-martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis; Venerable Domnina of Syria; Martyrs Markellos and Anthony of Pamphylia; Venerable Agapios of Vatopedi monastery on Athos;

Venerable David of Wales, bishop of Menevia

You are always welcome here at All Saints.

Nourishment for the Soul: “He who wants to conquer the world, must take up the rarely used weapon of forgiveness, despite the trouble he may suffer at the hands of people of this world.” – Elder Arsenie Boca of Romania

Myrrh Bearers hold their annual fundraiser meal today during social hour.

Orthodoxy 102 follows Presanctified Liturgies each Wednesday during Great Lent. A light meal is served. This week Fr. Seraphim’s topic is ‘Repent & Surrender.’

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows with the choir and preschool going first.


  • March is Women’s Month: Women in the church participate by reading the Epistle, ushering, and chanting choir verses during Divine Liturgy.
  • March 8: Sunday of Orthodoxy Evening Vespers at 5:00 at Holy Trinity in Carmel.
  • May 1-3 : Holy Dormition Monastery Pilgrimage to Rives Junction, Michigan: Rhonda is the contact person. Your response is needed to secure housing at the monastery on a busy weekend.


Great Lent begins tonight with Forgiveness Vespers at 5:00

Monday, March 2: Canon of St Andrew of Crete at 6:00

Monday, March 2: Compline & Fellowship at the Haneys’ will not meet.

Tuesday, March 3: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete at 6:00

Wednesday, March 4: Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 6:00; O102 meets afterward.

Thursday, March 5: Canon of St Andrew of Crete at 6:00

Friday, March 6: The Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos at 6:00

Saturday, March 7: Great Vespers at 5:00; SOYO 6:00 – 8:00

Eastern Daylight Time begins in the night. Clocks spring forward one hour.

Sunday, March 8: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Romans. (13:11-14:4)

(For Sunday of Forgiveness)

Sing praises to our God, sing praises. Sing praises to our King, sing praises.

O clap your hands, all ye nations.

                Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Master is able to make him stand.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:14-21)

 (For Sunday of Forgiveness)

The Lord said to His Disciples: If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father Who is in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4

Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Kontakion for Forgiveness Sunday – Tone 6

O Thou Who guidest to wisdom, and givest understanding and intelligence, the Instructor of the ignorant, and Helper of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it understanding, O Master. Give me word, O Word of the Father; for behold, I shall not refrain my lips from crying to Thee, O merciful One, have mercy upon me who am fallen.


Coffee Hour: Myrrh Bearers fundraising meal is today.

The Pantry is still well-supplied. A few jars of peanut butter and some paper goods could be added.

Birthday Greetings: Nina G (1st); Deacon Lawrence (3rd); Cathy M (4th);

Polina M (5th)

Name Day Blessings: Nolan A (St. Gregory – 4th)

Memory Eternal: Beverly; Lois; DL; Julia

Prayer List: Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin; Doris Finchum; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Kaylie and infant Oliver; Rebekah with child; Amanda Hermione with child; Nikki with child;  Isaac in Air Force; Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Judith Ann; George; Dee; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga;  Eileen; Leanne; Heather;Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios;Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation.