Sunday November 13, 2023

John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople &

Eighth Sunday of Luke

Venerable martyrs Damaskinos and Damian of the Great Lavra on Athos

BONFIRE!! Join OCF and SOYO as they light up the night on Saturday, Nov. 12 following Great Vespers.  Hot dogs, hot chocolate and s’mores will be provided.  Dress for the weather, bring a folding chair and a friend. The bonfire will be on our property, on the corner of Dillman & Fairfax.  Park in the church parking lot and walk over (bring a flashlight); if necessary, you can drive (carefully) onto the grass off of Dillman. See you there!

Thought for Today: “It is folly to abstain all day from food but fail to abstain from sin and selfishness.”   + St. John Chrysostom +


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

Apolytikion of St. John Chrysostom – Tone 8

Grace shining forth from thy mouth like fire hath enlightened the universe, and disclosed to the world treasures of uncovetousness, and shown us the heights of humility. But as thou dost instruct us by thy words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.

Kontakion of 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.


The Epistle

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Hear this, all ye people.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (7:26-8:2)

Brethren, it was fitting that we should have such a High Priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; He did this once for all when He offered up Himself. Indeed, the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son Who has been made perfect forever. Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a High Priest, one Who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent which is set up not by man but by the Lord.

The Gospel

                     The Reading 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.”

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.


Wednesday, November 16: Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm; Orthodoxy 101, follows-

Saturday, November 19: Digging into Romans:  Our Saturday morning Bible Study has begun to dig into St. Paul’s letter to the Romans – this is the perfect time to join us as we go deeper into this important epistle, verse by verse.  Howard Webb is leading this study which meets Saturdays 9:00-10:30 at the Webbs home at 3960 E Fenbrook Lane, 47401.  Feel free to come whenever you can for lively discussion and fellowship. Be sure to bring your Bible!

Saturday, November 19: Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; jr. SOYO at 3:30 pm; Teen SOYO at 6:00pm

 Sunday, November 20: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.


Nativity Fast: begins Tuesday, November 15.

Entrance of the Theotokos: November, 21

Akathist of Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 23rd at 6:00pm.

Thanksgiving gathering: 2:00pm Thursday November 24 at All Saints. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

Dn. James Aiken will be with us for a Eucharistic Typica on the Sunday after Thanksgiving as Fr. Peter Jon and family travel for the holiday.


Birthday Celebrations: Paul Barber (19th).

Names Day Celebration: Phil Campbell Apostle Philip (14th); Nolan Arnold Gregory Palamas (14th).

Please Read: Each Sunday this fall I will be including a brief teaching on etiquette in Church. These are not meant to be “laws,” but rather instructions on a good and proper way to orient ourselves toward Christ in His holy Church. Perhaps the most important thing to be emphasized here is that we are to look at where I, myself, may fall short and need improvement, and not focus on my neighbor (Matt. 7:3-5). Thank you for reading.

Love, Fr. Peter Jon

Church Etiquette:  We worship together as a family; children belong in church, and under the guidance of their parents. Yes, kids make noise (it’s what they do) and it is beautiful to see them learn to pray and sing according to their level of ability.  If it becomes necessary, feel free to escort your child out of the Nave to calm down and then return to worship. Children are never to linger unattended in the kitchen, hall, restrooms or nursery. Likewise, they should not be unsupervised on the playground, in the woods or in the pavilion.

Memory Eternal: Igor, Terra, Shirley, Marcelle and Chris, David.

Prayer List: Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara; Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna; Vician; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr.AthanasiusFr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley; Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Ried’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends), Megan with child; Brigida with child; Paulina with child; Mother Nectaria, Anne; Allen; Linda, Marilyn; Mary Barger.

Coffee Hour Host: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G

Next week Host: Nina Rogers’s Team with Parishioners H-R

Food Pantry: The food shelved are stocked, thank you to all that donated, and available for anyone in need.

Time to update Family information: If you are not receiving the weekly bulletin, newsletter, or if your birthday, anniversary, names day was missed being announced, we probably don’t have the information. Please take a moment fill out a ‘Visitor Card’ with all the information requested, missing information, and address changes.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.