Sunday, November 14, 2021

The Holy Apostle Philip

Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica; New-martyr Constantine of Hydra;

 Justinian the Emperor and his wife Theodora

Thought for Today: “Let us fill up what is lacking in our fasting with almsgiving for the poor.” St. Leo the Great

Today’s Vote by parish members 18 and older,  in good standing : the proposal is for anamendment to our parish constitution to change the date of the annual meeting from November to January to reflect the calendar year’s activities and finances. Currently the annual meeting reports on part of two calendar years: November 1 to October 31.

Meals for the Cowan Family: If you have not had the opportunity to sign up to bring a meal for Lance, Catherine and little Abigail Joy, please click the following link to do so:

Teen SOYO is sponsoring a diaper drive until Christmas. Needed are sizes Newborn, 1, & 2.  Diapers will go to the Women’s Care Center, where they will be distributed to families in need. Please place donations in the box in the social hall, designated for that purpose.

Welcome to Junior SOYO!  Junior SOYO will  meet at All Saints at 4 PM on Saturdays, beginning this weekend, with Mr. Przybyla.  Children ages 6 – 12 are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  For our first meeting, everyone is invited to bring a simple snack to share!

Thanksgiving Dinner at All Saints:  All are welcome to come for a special dinner at All Saints on Thanksgiving day at 2pm. Please RSVP to Charles Coats if you would like to attend. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the church where you may indicate what you plan to bring to share.


Tomorrow, on November 15, we begin, with God’s help, the forty-day NATIVITY FAST in preparation for the feast of the Nativity of Christ on December 25.  The Nativity Fast is divided into two periods. The first period is November 15 through December 19 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for fish, wine and oil on Saturdays and Sundays. The second period is December 20 through 24 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil only on Saturday and Sunday. There is a dispensation from fasting on Thanksgiving day.


Wednesday, November 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Followed by “Ask Abouna” and Orthodoxy 101:  “Comparative Religions” presented by Dr. John Craton

Thursday November 18: Dinner &  Discussion at the Webb’s – 6:00 – 8:00

Saturday, November 20:The Adult Bible Study, continuing the study of the Book of Jonah,

will meet at the Webb’s from 9:00 to  10:30 am.

Saturday, November 20: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr. SOYO at 4:00; Teen SOYO at 6:00 Sunday, November21: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 (Thanksgiving Break)


The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (4:9-16)

His voice has gone out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God.

Brethren, God has revealed us, the Apostles, last of all, as those appointed to death; for we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are glorified, but we are dishonored. Even to this present hour we both hunger and thirst; we are naked, and are buffeted, and are restless; and we labor, working with our own hands. While reviled, we bless; while persecuted, we endure; while blasphemed, we exhort; we have become the filth of the world and the off-scouring of all things, even until now. I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children; for though you have a myriad of tutors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for I begat you in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I beseech you, therefore, be imitators of me.

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.”


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. Philip the Apostle  – Tone 3

O holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God, to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple – 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.

Birthday Celebrations: Paul B (19th); Logan S (20th)

Name Day Blessings: Phil C (Apostle Philip – 14th); Nolan A (St. Gregory Palamas – 14th);

Memory Eternal: Harvey; Lois ( Kh. Marilyn’s sister)

Prayer List: Catherine Polit (hospice) and her family;Fr. Athanasius Wilson; Jack;Christopher:Catherine, Lance, Abigail; Covid-19 resurgence; refugees  and immigrants; our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; April; Don; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine;; Anastasia with child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (Korea/Air Force); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy