Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
Commemoration of John Climacus, Author of “The Ladder”
New Hieromartyr Zachariah, metropolitan of Corinth; Sophronios, bishop of Irkutsk
**Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great**
Visitors, you are honored guests at All Saints
and welcome at all services.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Thou, O Christ our Savior, hast become for me the path of life which leads to the Father. There is but one path, and it is my joy, and at the end of it is the heavenly kingdom.” — St Ephraim the Syrian
Choir Practice: The Choir will practice today for Holy Pascha. We need everyone at practices.
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 follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.
Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.
Orthodoxy 101 on Wednesday: This week at Orthodoxy 101, following the Presanctified Gifts Liturgy, Rdr. Tikhon’s topic will be “The Nicene Creed: One Baptism.” A light meal is provided.
Food for Hungry People has begun the 2014 campaign. Donations to All Saints for this fund will be sent after Pascha. This Archdiocesan charity feeds the hungry in the United States and around the world.
Syrian Orphan Fund is open throughout Great Lent. Designate your donation on the memo line of your check.
Thank You from Vicki Gans: Dear Family at All Saints, I am happy to report that I am improving each day and am discontinuing medications I have taken for many months. While I still have more days of strengthening ahead of me, I want you to know how appreciative I am of all the prayers, food, cards, and gifts that you have showered on me. How blessed I am to have a family like you. Vicki
Library House Keeping: If you have finished with a book you have borrowed, please return it to the library so others can benefit. (Some materials were checked out in 2013!) Our routine is to check in your own book on the check-out sheet, by crossing out your name along with the date returned. If you don’t know where to put it in the shelf (alphabetical by title), just leave it by the check-out sheet. Thanks.
Next Sunday, April 6, Chris and Jen Moore, OCMC missionaries to Mongolia will be with us during coffee hour to update us on the work there. They have added a member to their family since their last visit.
March is Women’s Month in our archdiocese.
Myrrh Bearers will serve by reading the epistle
and passing the collection trays.
Wednesday, April 2: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00; 0rthodoxy 101 at 7:45 (40 Day Infant Memorial Service will be prayed at 5:15 – for Zane Nevil’s grandson, Daniel Aaron Stanley, Born to Heaven)
Friday, April 4: Akathist Hymn (Madayeh) at 6:00
Saturday April 5: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, April 6: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Mission Talk – Choir Announcement for upcoming practices. Pascha will be here sooner than you think.
April 6: Sunday Lenten Vespers are at St. George in Fishers at 5 pm with Homilist Father Zachariah Trent.
April 11: Canon to St. Lazarus at 6:00
April 12: Baptisms at 9:00; Lazarus Saturday Liturgy and workday; most work will be outdoors along with window washing and lawn care in preparation for Holy Week. Interior: shining altar brass and light housekeeping in preparation for Palm Sunday, April 13th.
Happy Birthday: Irene Vlachos-Weber (3rd); Jennifer Rigsby (5th)
Blessed Name Day: Molly Alexander (St. Mary of Egypt – 1st); Polina Mullis (St. Appolinaria – 4th); Zane Nevils (St. Nicetas, the Confessor – 3rd)
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan PHILIP Saliba (March 19th) His burial will be at Antiochian Village on March 31st; Archpriest Alexander Atty (March 23rd); Victor (Galina’s brother – March 9th); Kasey Waychoff (21st); Dorothy (Shirley Richardson’s mother-in-law; Shannon’s grandmother – March 26th)
Prayer List: Vicki Gans; Alex Alexander; Deacon Lawrence; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John, Syrian Orphans; Danica D’Onofrio; Kh. Loretta Wilson; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene; The Waychoff family who lost their daughter Kasey to a drunk driver on Spring Break.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord will give strength to His people.”
Verse: “Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God; Bring unto the Lord glory and honor!” Psalm 28:11, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews (6:13-20)
Brethren, when God made a promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing, I shall bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.” And thus having patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For people indeed swear by what is greater, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.
So when God, being minded to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of His counsel, He interposed it with an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, we, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope that is set before us; a hope, which we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and entering into ‘that which is within the veil,’ where Jesus entered as a Forerunner on our behalf, having become a High Priest “forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (9:17-30)
At that time, a man came to Jesus, kneeling down and saying unto him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked Thy Disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” And Jesus answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to Me.” And they brought the boy to Him; and when the spirit saw Jesus, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, “How long has he had this?” And he said, “From childhood. And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if Thou canst do anything, have pity on us and help us.” And Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again.” And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when Jesus had entered the house, His Disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” And Jesus said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.” They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And Jesus would not have anyone know it; for He was teaching His Disciples, saying to them, “The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and after He is killed, He will rise on the third day.”