Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare)

The Hieromartyrs of Cherson: Basil, Ephraim, Eugene, Kapiton, Elpidios, Agathodoros and Aetherios; Venerable Laurence; Venerable Paul the Simple, Disciple of Anthony the Great

Nourishment of the Soul: “Fire and water do not mix;  neither can you mix judgment of others with the desire to repent. If a man commits a sin before you at the very moment of his death, pass no judgment, because the judgment of God is hidden from men.” – Saint John Climacus

Attendance at All Saints Services: Everyone is now welcome to attend ALL Divine Services without signing up.  

Complimentary Church calendars are in the hallway.  If your information is incorrect or incomplete, please leave a note on Marcia’s desk.

Join us live-stream or in person for Orthodoxy 101 each Wednesday following the evening service. Classes continue until Holy Week.  


March is Women’s Month. Women and girls will read the Epistle and distribute blessed bread.

Wednesday, March 10Live-Streamed Daily Vespers at 6:00 – O101 follows.

Saturday, March 13: Live-Streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00

Sunday, March 14: Live-Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00; Forgiveness Vespers at 5:00 pm – Cheese Fare and Forgiveness Sunday

Monday, March 15: Lenten Service Schedule begins with the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete at 6:00


This Sunday, March 8, Meat Fare Sunday, the Myrrh Bearers will be providing delicious sandwiches and fruit along with coffee and juice boxes “to go” as you leave the church.  Please make a generous donation to help support our efforts throughout the year, including offsetting camping expenses for children and responding to charitable needs both in our community and nationally.  

If you will not be present at church on Sunday, you may still donate online at the church website and designate “Myrrh Bearers” OR by mail to the church at 6004 Fairfax Rd,  Bloomington, IN 47401 with the memo: “Myrrh Bearers”.  Thank You for your support!

Looking Ahead

March is Women’s Month.

OCMC Mission Sunday is March 14th.

Great Lenten Services begin Sunday Evening, March 28Th.

If you want information for the Journey To Pascha,

 Here’s the link.

Lenten Sunday Evening Vespers Schedule

March 28 –  Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church 

April 4 – Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

April 11 –  Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church

April 18 –  Sts Constantine and Elena Orthodox Church

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

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.

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.


The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Epistle the Corinthians. (8:8-9:2)

 (For Sunday of the Last Judgment)

The Lord is my strength and my song. With chastisement has the Lord chastened me!

            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.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (25:31-46)

(For Sunday of the Last Judgment)

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.”


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Name Day Blessings: Daniel M (Simeon the New Theologian – 12th)

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