Sunday, November 2, 2014

Clocks Fall Back: Daylight Savings ends before Sunday worship.

 Sunday, November 2, 2014

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Martyrs Akindinos, Pegasios, Aphtonios, Elpidophoros and Anempodistos of Persia.

Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.

At Divine Liturgy, we welcome Heidi Nuest as a catechumen in the Orthodox Faith.

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.”

Nourishment of the Soul: “Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” The Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:27

Orthodoxy 101: Father Peter Jon’s topic is “Fasts and Feasts: The Cycle of the Church Year.”

 Communion: 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.

Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

Sunday School for those in Grades One through 12 meets after Divine Liturgy.

 Thanksgiving Baskets at Backstreet Mission: Again this year, Myrrh Bearers will lead the parish in collecting 250 turkey (dry) gravy packets. The deadline is Sunday, November 9th at church, for delivery by the 13th. To date, we’ve collected 95 packets.

Knitted Caps and Mittens/Gloves: Boxes are being placed in the narthex to collect your donations.  Alex Alexander started this outreach last winter.  He takes donations to local schools for children in need.  He states these should be inexpensive since children often lose them or leave them at home when they need them at school.

 Updates for the phone directory and the annual pictorial calendar should be sent to Marcia at

 Vicki Gans is taking orders for her homemade toffee. Contact her at 812-679-8197 to place orders for Thanksgiving or Christmas.


 Wednesday, November 5:  Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101- 7:00-9:00

Thursday, November 6: Fr. Dragan Petrovic of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church will speak at the OCF meeting at 8:00 at IMU.  He will introduce his recently published book.

Saturday, November 8: Presentation by Georg’ann Catalona on postpartum depression/a family challenge from 3:30-4:30.

Saturday, November 8: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, November 9: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


 November 13: Turkey Gravy packets are delivered to Agape House for the Thanksgiving baskets.

November 15: Nativity Fast begins.

November 16: Annual Parish Business Meeting followed by a pitch-in meal.

November 27: Thanksgiving at All Saints: The Morfas family is organizing the event. Signup sheets are in the hall for participation by your family and close friends.

December 5-7: Enthronement of Bishop Joseph in Brooklyn, NY at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Details are found at

December 6: Annual St. Nicholas Night party

Happy Birthday: Mitchell Morfas (3rd)

Name Day Blessings: Synaxis of the Archangels (8th): Michael and Adam Shahadey; Christian Gillquist

Prayer List: Shelley; Denise (Darryl’s sister); Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: Kh. Kristina, Mary, Kathleen; Kh. Marilyn; Galina; John; Noah; Emily D; John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter); Barb; Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Patricia; Bob R; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley:  Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; 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; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi


Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “How magnified are Thy works, O LORD. In Wisdom hast thou made them all.”

Verse: “Bless the LORD, o MY SOUL!”  Psalm 103:26,1

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

             Brethren, knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the Law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.  But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? God forbid!  For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, 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, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God Who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (16:19-31)

             The Lord said, ” There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom.  The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’  And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'”

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 the Great Mercy.

_______Apolytikion for the Persian Martyrs – Tone 2

Blessed is the earth that drank your blood, O prizewinners of the Lord, and holy are the tabernacles that received your spirits; for in the stadium ye triumphed over the enemy, and ye proclaimed Christ with boldness. Beseech Him, we pray, since He is good to save our souls.

(Usual) Kontakion – Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator, Turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good.  Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who dost ever intercede for those who honor thee.