Sunday, May 27, 2018 – Pentecost

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Fiftieth Day after Pascha
The Great Feast of Pentecost

We extend a warm welcome to our visitors.

Nourishment of the Soul:
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh. Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; Your young men shall see visions; your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days…and it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'” Acts 2:14-18,21

St. John’s Summer Camp 2018: Sunday, July 15th to Saturday, July 21st at Camp Rivervale in Mitchell, IN. Summer camp is for kids going into 4th grade through college freshman in the fall. There will be fellowship, prayer, teachings, singing, games and great merriment; a week filled with wonder and one you won’t soon forget – don’t miss it for the world! REGISTER ASAP – SPACE IS LIMITED; REGISTRATION MAY BE CAPPED! Standard registration rate is $455 and closes June 30th. It is OKAY if you cannot pay the full registration fee up front as long as full payment is received two weeks before camp. If you need financial assistance, please speak to your parish priest. Scholarships may also be available through St. John’s Camp Program’s Scholarship Fund. And…don’t forget to INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! For more details and to register, please go to
Questions? Contact Jon Beecham –

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.

Khouria Kristina and Anthony Peter are still in NICU for a while yet.
Please continue your prayers for the whole family. The baby must reach certain prescribed guidelines before release. If you read the recent email from Khouria, you know Anthony is progressing well.

Coffee Hour
: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names begin with

All Saints Feast Day is next Sunday: The grills will be in action outside, and a variety of dishes from your kitchen will be served as well. Plan now for a time of relaxation and fellowship here at All Saints.

Bible Study at Becky’s home will not meet May 31st.

Kneeling Vespers of Holy Pentecost will follow Divine Liturgy.

Myrrh Bearers will meet after Kneeling Vespers, close to 12:30 today.

Fast-Free Week

Monday, May 28: Holy Spirit Day and Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 30: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, June 2: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, June 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 with Chrismation on All Saints Feast Day


… Ss. Peter and Paul Fast – June 4-29
… Parish Life Conference in Sylvania, Ohio – June 20-24
…Clergy Symposium at Antiochian Village – July 16-20


Birthday Celebrations: Robert R (29)
Name Day Remembrance: Tristan R (St. Alexander of Alexandria – 29th); Johanna H (St. Emilia – 30th); Rachel L (St. Emilia – 30th)
Memory Eternal: Gladys; Betty; Archpriest John; Infant Aria

Prayer List: Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Baby Anthony Peter; Vivian; Charles; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Marvin & Alice; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Rigsby family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; Safety in our Schools; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: ” Their voice has gone out into all the earth.”
Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God.” (Psalm 18:4-1)

Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles. (2:1-11)

When the day of Pentecost had come, the Disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (7:37-52; 8:12)

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.’” Now this He said about the Spirit, which those who believed in Him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. When they heard these words, many of the people said, “This is really the prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” So there was a division among the people over Him. Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him. The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!” The Pharisees answered them, “Are you led astray, you also? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd, who do not know the Law, are accursed.” Nicodemus, who had gone to Him before, and who was one of them, said to them, “Does our Law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee.” Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Refrain of the Second Antiphon: Save us, O Good Comforter, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of the Feast
Save us, O Good Comforter, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Apolytikion of Pentecost – Tone 8
Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise, having sent upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them Thou hast fished the universe, O Lover of mankind, glory to Thee.

Kontakion of Pentecost – Tone 8
When the High One descended, confusing tongues, He divided the nations. And when He distributed the fiery tongues He called all to one unity. Wherefore, in unison we glorify the most Holy Spirit.

The Anti-Trisagion Hymn (Instead of Holy God)
As many, as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. Alleluia.

Megalynarion for the Feast – Tone 7
O Mother that hath known no man, thou didst conceive, not experiencing corruption, lending a body to the Word, the Creator of all, becoming a receptacle to thine insupportable Creator, a dwelling place to thine incomprehensible Maker. Wherefore, O virgin Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for Pentecost – Tone 8
Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness. Alleluia.