Sunday, May 22, 2016
Fourth Sunday of Pascha
Sunday of the Paralytic
Martyr Basiliskos, bishop of Comana; John Vladimir the wonderworker, king of Serbia; Venerable martyr Paul of the Great Lavra and the Russian monastery on Athos
We warmly welcome you to All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “I am often reproached for continually attacking the rich. Yes, because the rich are continually attacking the poor. But those I attack are not the rich as such, only those who misuse their wealth. I point out constantly that those I accuse are not the rich, but the rapacious (aggressively greedy). Wealth is one thing, covetousness another. Learn to distinguish.” — St. John Chrysostom
Prison Ministry Update: Many thanks to those who have contributed to the prison ministry fund. The total collected was $640. Our first shipment of $400 worth of books is being prepared for shipment to the prison library in Carlisle, Indiana. The men are so grateful and wish to express their thanks!
FFHP: This is the last Sunday to collect donations to the Food for Hungry People Fund, payable to All Saints. Currently $773 has been collected.
Be certain to look at the plans for the future of All Saints that are posted in the social hall.
Missionaries in Albania: We have received news that the Hoppes will be back in the U.S. for twelve months beginning in mid-summer and based in Chicago. Their financial needs will continue during their leave. There is a flyer on the bulletin board.
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.
Parish Council meets today in Father’s office around noon.
Wednesday, May 25: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, May 26: Kh. Marilyn leads a Bible study at Becky’s house from 3:00-5:00.
Saturday, May 28: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, May 29: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.
Monday, May 30: Memorial Day
Memorial Day: Annual blessing of the graves at Valhalla will be from 2-3pm this year. At 3:30 we will bless the graves at All Saints Cemetery, dedicating the Resurrection Shrine at that time. At 4pm we’ll throw meat and veggie burgers on the grill or roast hotdogs and begin the feast. Many will doubtless enjoy a bonfire in the grove.
…June 9 – Holy Ascension — Fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays continues anew.
…June 19 – Holy Pentecost — “O Heavenly King…” – Kneeling Vespers
…June 22-26 — Parish Life Conference of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest
…June 26 — All Saints Feast Day – Baptisms & Potluck
…July 4 — Annual Parish Picnic with fireworks – Bring a friend!
…July 18-22 — Clergy Symposium at AV
Anniversary Blessings: David and Jan G (26th)
Birthday Greetings: Dnssa Miriam (26th)
Memory Eternal: Kh. Mary Ellen Braun (30th); Zado (Lina Tabbal’s grandmother-29th); David Barrett (Subdn. Daniel’s brother-1st); Kevin; Christopher (10th)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.” John Griggs; Kh. Loretta; Amal H; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah (suffering depression); Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva.; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Becky H.; Alexis T. ;Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Rachel B with child; 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: “O chant unto our God, chant ye. ”
Verse: “Clap your hands, all you nations.” Psalm 46:6,1
Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Holy Apostles. (9:32-42)
In those days, as Peter went throughout all regions, he came down also to the saints who dwelt at Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who was bedridden about eight years and paralyzed. And Peter said to him: “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; arise and make your bed.” And immediately he arose. And all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned back to the Lord.
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha (which means Gazelle). She was full of good works and of charitable deeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they placed her in an upper chamber. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him: “Come to us without delay!” So Peter arose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him into the upper chamber. All the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and other garments which Tabitha made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body, he said: “Tabitha, arise!” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and raised her up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (5:1-15)
At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethsaida, which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first, after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for 38 years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet.” But he answered them, “The man who healed me said to me, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk.’” They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk’?” Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befalls you.” The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus Who had healed him.
Divine Liturgy Variables
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down Death by death; and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, 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 didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming rejoice to the Myrrhbearing women, granting peace to Thine Apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.
Megalynarion for Pascha : The Angel Cried…
Koinonikon of Pascha (Communion Hymn) – Tone 8
Receive ye the body of Christ; taste ye the Fountain of immortality.
Priest: Christ is risen! (THRICE)
People: Truly, He is risen! (THRICE)
Priest: Glory to His Holy, third-day Resurrection!
People: We adore His third-day Resurrection!
Priest: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down Death by death…
People: … and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!