Sunday, May 12, 2019

Third Sunday of Pascha

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women,

Pious Joseph of Arimathaea & Righteous Nicodemus

Welcome to All Saints!

Blessed Mother’s Day to all mothers and godmothers and to those remembering

 their own mothers or  special women who were like mothers to them!

Nourishment for the Soul: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12 

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Campaign: Thank you for your donations to this worthy project. All Saints has collected  a little more than $630. A few coins remain to be counted!

Change in Products: The transition to all hypo-allergenic incense is complete, and the response has been positive. In the coming days and weeks, we will be working to convert all of our soaps to hypo-allergenic formulas.  We are aware that there are many who are sensitive to artificial scents and ingredients, and changing our soaps is the next step in eliminating potential irritants at the church. 


Tuesday, May 14: Bible Study –  Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, May 15: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, May 16: St. John Fellowship – the Haney’s home at 10:00

Thursday, May 16: Bible Study – Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, May 18: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, May 19: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meeting

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles. (6:1-7)

In those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the Twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (15:43-16:8)

At that time, Joseph of Arimathaea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the Kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if He were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether Jesus was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that He was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking Him down, wrapped Him in the linen shroud, and laid Him in a tomb, which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid. And when the Sabbath was passed, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices so that they might go and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He has risen, He is not here; see the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His Disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him, as He told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of Pascha.

In the gathering places bless God the Lord, from the springs of Israel. Save us, O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead, who sing to Thee: Alleluia

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 of Joseph of Arimathaea – Tone 2

The pious Joseph, having brought down Thy pure body from the Tree, wrapped it in fine linen, embalmed it with ointment, provided for it, and laid it in a new tomb. But Thou didst verily rise after three days, O Lord, granting the world Great Mercy.

Apolytikion  of the Myrrh-Bearing Women – Tone 2

Verily, the angel came to the tomb and said to the ointment-bearing women: the ointment is meet for the dead, but Christ is shown to be remote from corruption. But cry ye: The Lord is risen, granting the world the Great 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.

Throughout the World…the apolytikion of our parish

Megalynarion for Pascha- Tone 1 (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

The Angel cried to the Lady full of grace…

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of Pascha – Tone 8

Receive ye the body of Christ; taste ye of the Immortal  Fountain. Alleluia.

(Instead of “We have seen the true light,” we sing “Christ is Risen” ONCE.)

PHIMI OF METROPOLITAN JOSEPH (on the occasion of his patronal feast day)

JOSEPH, the most devout, the most reverend, chosen by God as Archbishop of New York and the Metropolitan of all North America, our Father and Chief Shepherd, may God grant him many years!


Meals for the Herman and Johanna: There are a few opportunities available in May.

Invitation to Paul Blair’s high school graduation open house: Steve and April invite you on May 25th to the grandparents’ home of  Don and Dee Haney on Orchard Street in Mitchell, Indiana. Celebration of this milestone for Paul is set from 2:00 to 5:00. Congratulations, Paul. Well done!

Marvin & Alice: If you have a little time to help with laundry for these precious ones, please check with Fr. Peter Jon.

Anybody wanting fire/specialty smoking wood, please contact Thomas Przybyla at 812-929-1766.

Food Pantry:  Our food pantry is well-stocked, thanks to you all!

Birthday Blessings: Anthony G(12th); Teya T (12th); Trevor P (12th);Missy S(13th); Howard W (14th); Caleb L (15th); Hannah G (18th)

Prayer List: Judy (James F’s sister with upcoming treatments and surgery);Vicki;Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose(Sharon Catherine’s daughter with chemo); Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.