Sunday, November 10, 2018

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Apostles Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy;

Great-martyr Orestes of Cappadocia; Venerable Theostiriktos of Symbola and Nonnus, bishop of Heliopolis

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “When the soul knows the love of God by the Holy Spirit, then he clearly feels that the Lord is our own Father, the closest, dearest Father, the best. And there is not greater happiness than to love God with all the mind and heart, and our neighbor as ourself.  And when this love is in the soul, then all things bring joy to the soul.” – St. Silouan the Athonite

Our Teens raised $359 for Special Olympics last week and online this week.

Today, the Annual Business meeting follows Divine Liturgy. Please plan to stay as parish council members are voted in and to hear the news of this past year and plans for the future. Members eighteen and above are voting members in elections.


Monday, November 11: Compline and Fellowship at the Haney’s home at 7:00

Tuesday, November 12: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, November 13: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “Christ in the Old Testament” – Dr. Craton

Thursday, November 14: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Friday, November 15: Nativity Fast begins.

Saturday, November 16:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, November 17: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council Installation and brief meeting

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (2:16-20)

Brethren, you know that a man is not justified by works of the Law but through faith in Jesus Christ.  Even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law shall no one be justified.  But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin?  Certainly not!  But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor.  For I through the Law died to the Law, that I might live to God.  I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (10:25-37)

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law?  How do you read?”  And the lawyer answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”  And Jesus said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.”  But the lawyer, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.  So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’  Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”  The lawyer said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”


  • November 20: Evening Liturgy of the Presentation of the Theotokos
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day with pitch-in meal at 2:00- sign up sheets will soon appear on the hall bulletin board!
  • November 29: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos
  • Dee’s Christmas Party has been rescheduled for January 4th at Rhonda’s home.

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4

Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4

The sacred treasury of God’s holy glory, * the greatly precious bridal chamber and Virgin, * the Savior’s most pure temple, free of stain and undefiled, * into the House of the Lord * on this day is brought forward * and bringeth with herself the grace * of the Most Divine Spirit; * her do God’s Angels hymn with songs of praise, * for she is truly the heavenly tabernacle.


Coffee Hour: Today the pitch-in follows the annual meeting.

Matthias Murphy invites you to his senior recital on Saturday, November 16th at 5pm. It will be in Recital Hall in Merrill Hall (Jacobs School of Music) on East Third Street, not the building on South Jordan Ave.

The Pantry welcomes all donations.  Applesauce, both packaged individually and in jars; paper goods; snack packs; soup; ravioli and toothpaste are specific needs.  Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Don;  Angie; Haley ; Khouria Anastasia

Birthday Blessings: Katie A (10th); Kh. Paraskeva M (11th); Heather S (11th)

Name Day Blessings: Theodore C (N); Stephanie H (St. Theodora– 14th); Nolan A (St. Gregory Palamas – 14th)

Prayer List: George; Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake 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.