Sunday, March 6, 2016
Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare)
The 42 Martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia; Discovery of the Precious Cross and Nails by St. Helena; Venerable Fridonlin, Enlightener of the Upper Rhine
We warmly welcome you to All Saints
in the Name of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ!
Nourishment of the Soul: “Send your treasures to the heavenly storage room. Deposit your wealth in God’s bank, distributing to the poor, the orphans and the widows so that you can receive a million times more in the Second Coming of Christ.”– Elder Joseph the Hesychast
O101: Dr. John Craton’s topic for Orthodoxy 101 on Wednesday, March 9th will be “Holy Baptism”.
Today’s Fundraiser Meal: Enjoy the meal prepared by the Myrrh Bearers, and if you are able, please contribute to the fund — Hungry Children at Home and Abroad’, remembering the following: In 2013, in America alone, 1.58 million children lived in food-insecure households (FeedAmerica.org); and globally 66 million primary school children attend classes hungry (worldhunger.org).
Handel’s Messiah is being performed today at 3pm at the Musical Arts Center. Admission is Free. “It will be a fully professional orchestra and chorus, and we’re doing the whole thing—most performances only do one part either at Christmas or Easter.” Caleb Lewis
All Saints Library Return Reminder. Some books have been checked out for 5 months. If you are still reading them, take your time. However, if you are finished, we invite you to return them as someone else might like to read them.
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.
March is Women’s Month.
Epistle Reader – Jan G; Ushers -Heidi, Dorothy, Shannon
Fasting from Meat and Meat Products begins Monday.
Tuesday, March 8: Women’s Bible Study at 7:00 — Kh. Marilyn’s home.
Wednesday, March 9: Daily Vespers at 6:00–Orthodoxy 101 follows
Thursday, March 10: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship 10:00-Noon — Haney’s home in Mitchell.
Thursday, March 10: Maria Krupoves-Berg’s Memorial Concert at 7:00 — The Waldron
Saturday, March 12: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, March 13: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Fundraiser Pizza Meal
Sunday, March 13: Forgiveness Vespers at 5:00
…March 12 at Midnight: Daylight Savings Time starts. Spring Forward!
…March 13 – Cheesefare Sunday: Myrrh Bearers will serve a pizza meal as fundraiser to continue their charitable works and to benefit Metropolitan JOSEPH’s Antiochian Women’s Project — Hungry Children at Home and Abroad’.
…March 14: The Great Lenten Journey begins with services each evening at 6:00.
…March 24: Annunciation Evening Liturgy
…March 31: New Women’s Bible Study led by Kh. Marilyn at Becky Hrisomalos’s home, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Birthday Greetings: Alice P (6th); Rachel L (11th)
Name Day Blessing: Daniel Mullis (St. Symeon, the New Theologian – 12th)
Memory Eternal: Jake (3rd); Virginia (12th); Kh. Jedonne Rhudy (21st)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.” Archpriest Athanasius; 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: Ashley, 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: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”
Verse: “With chastisement has the LORD chastened me!” Psalm 117: 14,18
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (8:8-9:2)
Brethren, food will not bring us closer to God; for neither if we eat, are we the better, nor if we do not eat, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this authority of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. For if any one sees you, as someone who has knowledge, reclining at a table in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of the one who is weak be emboldened to eat of the things sacrificed to idols, and through your knowledge the weak brother perishes, for whom Christ died? And thus, sinning against the brethren, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will not eat meat forever, lest I cause my brother to stumble.
Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not you my work in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you; for the seal of my apostleship are you in the Lord.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (25:31-46)
The Lord said, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. Before Him will be gathered all the nations, and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and He will place the sheep at His right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the King will say to those at His right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’
Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see Thee hungry and feed Thee, or thirsty and give Thee drink? And when did we see Thee a stranger and welcome Thee, or naked and clothe Thee? And when did we see Thee sick or in prison and visit Thee?’
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Then He will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see Thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to Thee?’ Then He will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to Me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
Kontakion for The Sunday of Last Judgment – Tone 1
When Thou comest, O God, to earth with glory, and all creatures tremble before Thee, and the river of fire floweth before the Altar, and the books are opened and sins revealed, deliver me then from that unquenchable fire, and make me worthy to stand at Thy right hand, O righteous Judge.