Sunday, November 13, 2016
John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople
Venerable martyrs Damaskinos and Damian of the Great Lavra on Athos
Visitors are welcome at each service or social event at All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “I would like to have a voice strong enough to make myself heard from the four corners of the world. I would climb the highest mountain in the universe, and I would cry out to all men: save, save your soul!” – St. John Chrysostom
Annual Business Meeting follows Divine Liturgy today. At that time, you will receive an overview of the fiscal year’s activities. Father and the Parish Council encourage you to attend. Members in good standing will also vote on a slate, seeking membership in the parish council.
Orthodoxy 101: On Wednesday, November 16th, Fr. Peter Jon will lead a discussion on “Our Mission Statement: The Great Commission.”
All Saints Now Accepts Credit/Debit Cards online.
Food Pantry: Please leave non-perishables in Marcia’s office, but if you donate frozen entrees or meats, please tell Marcia that you have placed them in the freezer.
Today’s Voice Recital by Caleb Lewis: Howard will take the church van if you want a ride. With the annual meeting today at 11:30, there is a time crunch to get to Ford Hall, inside the Simon Music Building on Jordan Avenue, by 1:00 pm.
Word Magazine: Did you know this Archdiocesan publication is posted at www. antiochian.org? Diakonia, the Antiochian Women’s magazine is also online at Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest.
The Myrrh Bearers thank you for supporting their fundraiser meal with $606 last Sunday. Now their ministry of benevolence is well funded.
Tuesday, November 15: The Nativity Fast begins.
Wednesday, November 16: Daily Vespers at 6:00 — O101 follows around 7pm
Thursday, November 17: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3-5:00
Saturday, November19: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, November 20: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Entrance of the Theotokos; Parish Council installs its membership.
…November 24: Thanksgiving Meal at 2:00. Since this is a pitch-in, people may see Charles to coordinate food for the meal.
…November 25: Divine Liturgy for St. Katherine at 9 am; Akathist to the Protection at 6 pm
…December 3: St. Nicholas Night
…December 10: Women’s Pre-Christmas party, hosted by Dee Haney and her daughters in Mitchell
Birthday Greetings: Paul B (19th)
Name Day Blessings: Memory eternal, John Griggs (13th – St. John Chrysostom);
Stephanie Haines (14th-Empress Theodora)
Memory Eternal: Bruce; Paul; Phil (11/2)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip: Chris; Shalayna (gall bladder surgery); Doug & Dorothy Barrett, Subdn. Daniel’s brother and sister-in-law; the Tabbals; Mary Ann; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva; James; Alex John; Becky H.; Alexis T; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (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; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Dennis; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: ” My mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.”
Verse: ” Hear this, all ye nations!” Psalm 48:3,1
Epistle: The Reading from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (7:26-8:2)
(For St. John Chrysostom)
Brethren, it was most fitting that we should have such a High Priest, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and more exalted than the heavens, who has no need, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices daily, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people; for this He did once for all, when He offered up Himself. For the Law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, perfected for evermore. Now in the things which we are saying the chief point is this: We have such a High Priest, who sat down at the right hand on the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a liturgical minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which was pitched “by the Lord,” and not by a human.
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.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
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.
Apolytikion of St. John Chrysostom – Tone 8
Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon hath illumined the universe and disclosed to the world treasures of uncovetousness, and shown us the heights of humility; but whilst instructing us by thy words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.
Kontakion for the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4
The all-pure temple of the Savior, the most precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the treasure-house of the glory of God, today enters the Temple of the Lord, bringing with her the grace which is in the divine Spirit: whom also the angels of God do celebrate in song; for she is the heavenly tabernacle.
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.