Sunday, May 1, 2022

New Sunday or Anti-Pascha

Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Called “The Twin”

Prophet Jeremiah; Venerable-martyrs Euthymios, Ignatius and Akakios of Prodromou Skete on Athos

Thought for Today: “I love You, my God, not out of fear, nor because You have prepared my paradise.  I love You because You were crucified for me.” + St. Dorotheos of Gaza

Food for Hungry People and Outreach, 2022 Campaign: FFHP is receiving donations for the Archdiocesan fund to support those in our country and around the world with food insecurity. You may make a donation to All Saints, and we will send the composite donation to FFHP.

Myrrh Bearers meet today (Sunday, May 1st) during coffee hour.

Coffee Hour Hosts: Melissa and Casey Barbarick and Parishioners A-B.

Next Week’s Hosts: Wendy and Glen Carter and Parishioners C-G


We are in a Non-Fasting Period until after Ascension on June 2nd.

Wednesday, May 4: Daily Vespers at 6:00 – Ask Abouna follows.

Saturday, May 7: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr. SOYO at 4:00; Teen SOYO 6:00 – 8:00

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

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.


Fr. Peter Jon begins Divine Liturgy with “Blessed is the Kingdom.”

The choir responds Amen.” Then Fr. Peter Jon alone sings the Paschal Apolytikion.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down Death by death;

                                   and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

The choir and the people then sing this twice. The Liturgy continues with the Great Litany.

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of Pascha

Instead of Come Let us Worship, Father sings “In the gathering places bless ye God the Lord, from the springs of Israel.” Choir and people continue as usual: “Save us, O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead, who sing to Thee: Alleluia.”

Apolytikion for Thomas Sunday – Tone 7

While the tomb was sealed, Thou didst shine forth from it, O Life. While the doors were closed, Thou didst come in to Thy Disciples, O Christ God, Resurrection of all, renewing in us through them an upright spirit, according to the greatness of Thy mercy.

Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal. Thou didst destroy the power of  death. In victory, Thou didst arise, O Christ God, proclaiming Rejoice to the myrrh-bearing women; granting peace to Thine Apostles, and resurrection to the fallen.

Megalynarion for Thomas Sunday – Tone 1

O most radiant lamp, the Theotokos, the immeasurable honor, which is more exalted than all creatures, with praises do we magnify thee.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of Thomas Sunday – Psalm 147:1

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Alleluia.


The Reading is the Acts of the Apostles. (5:12-20)

Great is our Lord, and great is His strength. Praise ye the Lord, for the Lord is good.

In those days, many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. None of the rest dared to join them, but the people magnified them. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the cities around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. But the chief priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the sect of the Sadducees, and filled with jealousy they laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out and said: “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.”

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. John.  (20:19-31)

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be to you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe.” Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be to you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side; do not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, you have believed because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His Name.


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.

Coffee Hour Reminders: First Sunday A-B; Second Sunday C-G; Third Sunday H-R; Fourth Sunday S-Z; Fifth Sunday All Pitch-in.

Congratulations to Noah S at his graduation from Indiana University

Happy Anniversary: Fr. Seraphim & Paraskeva – 5th)

Birthday Celebrations: Fiona Rose (1st)

Blessed Name Day: Glen C (Vasily of America – 4th); Irene V-W (Great Martyr Irene – 5th)

Memory Eternal: Justin; Natalie; Archbishop Paul (OCA); Lovena

Prayer List: Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Displaced Ukrainian refugees and those who remain in their war-torn country; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki; Vicki’s granddaughter;Petroulla’s mother (Cyprus); Hermione with child;Arianna Vician; Rhonda’s sister-in-law Judee ;Wendy Elizabeth’s Aunt Helen and Uncle Bobby;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Anastasia with child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy