Sunday, November 15, 2015
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Martyrs Guria, Shamuna, and Habib the Deacon of Edessa,
Thomas the New, Patriarch of Constantinople; Venerable Paisios Velichkovsky
At All Saints, we warmly welcome our visitors as honored guests.
Nourishment of the Soul: Do not fear the conflict, do not flee it. Where there is no struggle, there is no virtue; where faith and love are not tempted, it is not possible to be sure whether they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity, that is, in difficult and grievous circumstances, both outward and inward– during sickness, sorrow, and privations. St. John of Kronstadt
Installation of Parish Council Members follows Divine Liturgy. The following are members of the Parish Council for 2015-2016:. Marcia Baldwin, Linda Barrett, Charles Coats, James Finchum, Barb Grinder, Don Haney, Galina McLaws, Elaine Morfas, Shirley Richardson, Daniel Rigsby, Nina Rogers, Amber Smith, Lucia Toadere, and Subdeacon Jon (Jeff) Weber. Council members meet briefly in Father’s office around noon to elect officers.
Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday, November 18th after Daily Vespers with Deacon Seraphim Moslener presenting the topic: “The Virtues (Part 3).”
Thanksgiving Basket Outreach at Backstreet Missions: Thanks to your abundant generosity, All Saints delivered 323 dry turkey gravy mixes last week, exceeding the goal by 73! Together with the Bloomington Community many families will be blessed with a traditional meal at Thanksgiving, where otherwise their cupboards would be scanty.
Who is invited to the Thanksgiving Meal? Members and their families are invited along with all who attend the church. Students, if you are not going home for the week, this invitation is for you too! It is a pleasant time for community fellowship. See details in Looking Ahead section.
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.
Week of fasting with Fish permitted each day except Wednesday. and Friday.
Wednesday, November 18: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101 – 7:00 -:00
Friday, November 20: Entrance of the Theotokos Evening Liturgy at 6:00
Saturday, November 21: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, November 22: – Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Card Shower for Vicki
- November 22: Myrrh Bearers sponsor a retirement card shower for Vicki Gans.
- November 25: Akathist of Thanksgiving at 6:00 (in place of vespers and O101)
- November 26: The Annual Thanksgiving Day meal! Vicki Gans lives out of town, so you may contact her or she will be contacting you with menu needs, helpers, and a head count. Thank you if you have responded already. firstname.lastname@example.org. 812-679-8197 –A menu chart is on the hall bulletin board.
- November 29: Baptism of Felicity Grace Arthur — A card shower is planned.
Happy Birthday: Paul B (Nina’s grandson -19th); Lisa A (21st)
Memory Eternal: Ioana Frecus (Oct. 31st); Linda (8th)
Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”
Prayer List: Archpriest Athanasius; James; Alex John; Jason; Dee; Frank & Becky; Amal; Alexis T. ;Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Dee H.; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Those with child: Laura, Megan. Ashley); Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord will give strength unto His people.”
Verse: “Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God; Bring unto the Lord glory and honor! Psalm 28:11,1
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. (2:14-22)
Brethren, Christ is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that He might create in Himself of the two, one new man, thus making peace, and might reconcile them both to God in one body through the Cross, thereby having slain the enmity in Himself; and He came and preached peace to you, to those who were far off and to those who were near, for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
Now therefore you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief Cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, fitly framed together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.
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 denarri 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 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of SS. Guria, Shamuna and Habib – Tone 5
Since Thou hast given us the miracles of Thy holy Martyrs Guria, Shamuna, and Habib as an invincible battlement, by their entreaties scatter the counsels of the heathen, O Christ our God, and strengthen the faith of Orthodox Christians, since Thou art good and the Lover of mankind.
Kontakion of 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.