Sunday, November 05, 2023

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Martyrs Galaktion and Episteme of Homs;

Apostles Hermas, Linus, Gaius, Patrobas and Philologos of the Seventy

Thought for Today“Our salvation consist of faith and hope in the mercy of God.”

– St. Macarius of Optina-


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

Ordinary Kontakion – Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator. Turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who dost ever intercede for those who honor thee.

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.

We wish to express our deepest gratitude for the beautiful memorial and accompanying mercy meal for Lois Ann. I knew when the time came to decide specifically how to honor her our church family would shine so brightly with Christian comfort, generosity and love. Thank you for this and for your prayers, always. Christ is risen!

Cody and Elizabeth 


The Epistle 

Thou, O Lord, shalt preserve us and keep us from this generation.

Save me, O Lord, for the godly man hath disappeared.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians. (6:11-18)

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.  It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.  For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the Law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh.  But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.  For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.  Peace and mercy be upon all, who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.  Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren.  Amen.

The Gospel 

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (16:19-31)

The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Maschino! Best Wishes on your crowning in marriage this weekend, and especially May God grant you many years!

Memory Eternal: Our beloved Toni Ban fell asleep in the Lord Thursday, following a battle with cancer. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon (2-4 PM) at The Funeral Chapel (East 3rd), with an additional hour of visitation Monday at 10 AM. The funeral will be 11 AM Monday followed by burial and mercy meal. 

Our Annual Parish Bonfire is next Saturday, November 11 at 6 PM, following Great Vespers. Come roast hotdogs, make s’more’s and drink hot chocolate! Bring a friend! All are welcome!


Today, SundayMyrrh Bearers will meet during coffee hour. 

Monday, November 6:  Visitation 10 AM; Funeral 11 AM; followed by burial and mercy meal.

Tuesday, November 7: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am; OCF dinner and discussion, 6:30 pm at Howard and Rhonda’s home.

Wednesday, November 86th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon; Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm (followed by Orthodoxy 101).

Thursday, November 91st Hour Prayers and Akathist for St. Nectarios; Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am

FridayNovember 10: Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.

Saturday, November 11 Bible Study at the Webb’s home, 9:00 am;; Great Vespers at 5:00 pm (followed by ask Abouna); Jr. SOYO, at 3:30 pm; NO SOYO; Annual Parish Bonfire at

6:00 pm.

Sunday, November 12Matins at9:00 amDivine Liturgy at 10:00 am.


Names Day CelebrationMichael Shahadey, Adam Shaahdey, Mikaela Hsu, Michael Impey, Christian Gillquist, Michael Gill, Michael McCalla, Archangel Michael (8th); Ross Caton, Aurelia Hsu, Archangel Uriel (8th)Theodore Malone Theodore of Amasea (9th).

Birtyhday CelebrationAriana Vician (9th); Katie Alexander (10th); Kh. Paraskeva Moslener (11th); Heather Sherrod (11th).

Memory Eternal: Carolyn, Timothy (Galegi), Doris, Pat, Greg, Linda, Toni.

Prayer ListMichael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Earthquake victims and relief efforts in Syria and Turkey; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina; Amanda with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child, Kip, Taylor with child, Erica with child.

Coffee Hour Host: Melissa Barbarick with Parishioners A-B.

Next week Host: Wendy Carter with Parishioners C-G

Giving Opportunities:

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments.

In-House Food Pantry: Non-perishable food items are always welcome! The Food Pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Thank you for your continued support. Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saint