Sunday, March 27, 2016
Second Sunday of Great Lent
Commemoration of Gregory Palamas, archbishop of Thessalonica
Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica; Martyrs Philetos the senator, his wife Lydia of Rome and those with them; Paul, bishop of Corinth
We warmly welcome you to All Saints during the Great Lenten Journey.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Become a good manager of those things given to you by God.” — St. John Chrysostom
O101: April Blair will continue her presentation of “The Life of the Theotokos” on Wednesday, March 30th . Notice that O101 starts later than usual after the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts. Volunteers are needed to prepare soup or a Lenten entree for each Wednesday in Great Lent. One has signed up for March 30th. We need another!
Harold Sabbagh (Hal) will present a lecture on Orthodox Music today during coffee hour. He will include information on services during Great Lent as well as an overview.
Prison Ministry: The Orthodox inmates at the prison in Carlisle, IN would like 3 Orthodox Study Bibles for their small library, and could also use select other titles. If you would like to contribute to this effort as part of your Lenten offering, please make checks payable to All Saints with “Prison Ministry” in the memo.
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.
Preparing for Great Pascha’s Choir: During April, Father will suspend all meetings on Sundays so the Choir can Practice Pascha Music. Those planning to sing at Pascha should attend all 3 meetings in April. The first practice is next Sunday during social hour.
Parish Council meets today around Noon.
Tonight Lenten Vespers will be chanted at Greenwood Mission at 5 pm. The Parish invites you to worship with them. This year’s theme is “The Church as the Ark of Our Salvation.” Fr. Steven Bauman is the Homilist. A fellowship hour follows.
Epistle Reader – Dorothy Berry; Ushers -Barb Grinder, Shannon, Stephanie
Fasting from Meat, Meat Products, and Dairy continues throughout Great Lent.
Wednesday, March 30: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00–Orthodoxy 101 follows around 8:00.
Thursday, March 31: New Women’s Bible Study led by Kh. Marilyn at Becky Hrisomalos’ home, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. They will study the Epistle to the Philippians.
Friday, April 1: Akathist to the Mother of God at 6:00
Saturday, April 2: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, April 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – The Commemoration of the Holy Cross
…April 9: Thespina Christulides’ 2nd and final Masters recital will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall (Jacobs School of Music, in the Simon Building with the big fountain). It is a free performance with open seating. There is plenty of free parking on the streets and in the Jordan lot on Saturdays. Thank you all for your support!
…April 23: Lilly and Jon Blair will be having their Spring Concert with the IU Children’s Choir at 1 pm at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
…April 22-23: Lazarus Eve and Lazarus Saturdayclean up day in preparation for Holy Week
…April 30 (May 1): Holy Pascha
Happy Anniversary: Dan & Stephanie D (28th)
Birthday Greetings: Nina R (29th); Darryl J (29th)
Name Day Blessing: Molly A (St. Mary of Egypt -1st)
Memory Eternal: Kh. Jedonne Rhudy (21st); Elizabeta (March11th); Hendrix Steele (23rd)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.” Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Amal; Iva.; John G; Anastasiya Dudar’s family in Australia; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Dee; Becky H.; Alexis T. ;Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Dee H; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Those with child: Rachel B, Jessica with twins, Anastasia Hope, and Anastasiya D; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; 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; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us.”
Verse: ” Save me, O Lord, for the godly man is no more.” Psalm 11:7,1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (1:10-2:3)
“Thou, O Lord, in the beginning, didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Thy hands; they will all grow old like a garment, and like a mantle Thou wilt roll them up, and they shall be changed; but Thou art the same, and Thy years will not fail.” But of which of the angels did He say at any time, “Sit on my right hand, till I make thine enemies a footstool for thy feet?” Are they not all spirits for liturgical ministry, sent forth to minister for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest at any time we drift away from them. For if the word spoken through angels was confirmed, and every transgression and disobedience received a just retribution how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation, which having at first been spoken trough the Lord was confirmed to us by those who heard?
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (2:1-12)
At that time, when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that He was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and He was preaching the Word to them. And they came, bringing to Jesus a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now, some of the scribes were sitting there, reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak thus? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” And immediately Jesus, perceiving in His spirit that they thus reasoned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you reason thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your pallet and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” – He said to the paralytic – “I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home.” And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all. So that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion for St. Gregory Palamas – Tone 8
O Star of Orthodoxy, support of the Church and its teacher, O comeliness of ascetics, and incontestable champion of those who speak in theology, Gregory the wonder-worker, the pride of Thessalonica and preacher of grace, implore thou constantly for the salvation of our souls.
Kontakion for the Annunciation and Great Lent – Tone 8
To thee, the Champion Leader, do I offer thanks of victory, O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror; but as thou that hast that power invincible, O Theotokos, thou alone can set me free: from all forms of danger free me and deliver me, that I may cry unto thee: Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom.
St. Basil’s Megalynarion (instead of It is Truly Meet – (Text will vary from that printed here.)
In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation: the angelic hosts, and the race of men, O hallowed Temple and noetic paradise, glory of Virgins, of whom God was incarnate and became a little child, even our God Who is before all the ages; for He made thy womb a throne, and thy body He made more spacious than the heavens. In thee rejoiceth, O full of grace, all creation; and it glorifieth thee.