Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos
Venerable Gregory of Decapolis; Proclos, patriarch of Constantinople; wonderworker Sozomen of Cyprus
Thought for Today: “There are two kinds of fasting: inner and outward fasting. The first is the safeguarding of our vision, hearing, and all our feelings from all bad and impure things; the second is the abstinence from certain kinds of food. Both of them are insepartable from one another. Some people pay attention only to the putward fasting and do not comprehend the inner fasting at all.” + St. Barsanuphius of Optina+
VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6
When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of the Forefeast of the Entrance – Tone 4
By blossoming forth the only Ever-virgin as fruit, * today holy Anna doth betroth us all unto joy, instead of our former grief; * on this day she doth fulfill her vows to the Most High, * leading her with joy into the Lord’s holy temple, * who truly is the temple and pure Mother of God the Word.
Kontakion if the Forefeast of the Entrance –Tone 4
The whole world is filled today * with joy and gladness * on the Theotokos’ * auspicious and resplendent feast, * whereon with great voice it crieth out: * The heavenly tabernacle is she in truth.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.
Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God.
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians. (2:4-10)
Brethren, God, being rich in mercy, through His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead through the trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you are saved—and raised us up together with Him, and made us to sit together with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages He would show the exceeding riches of His grace, in kindness toward us, in Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith, and that is not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (12:16-21)
The Lord spoke this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” As He said this, Jesus called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
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.
Thanksgiving Gatherings: O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is Good!” Enjoy this special time with family and friends, wherever you find yourself celebrating this week. All Saints parish welcomes you to join our annual Thanksgiving meal in the Fellowship Hall at 2:00 p.m., Thanksgiving Day. Fasting rules are suspended for the Thanksgiving Feast, by standing order of the Archdiocese.
Girls Tea Party Sunday: All girls ages 1-17 are invited to a tea party in honor of the Theotokos, whose entrance into the Temple we celebrate Monday. Festivities begin around noon in the nursery. Tea and tea snacks will be served. All are encouraged to wear blue in honor of the Theotokos. Please RSVP to Coran Robertson at (615)930-4934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hat and Glove donation: As tradition we collect child size winter hats and gloves; donations are given to area schools to distribute to the children.
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 – Holy Bread: All parishioners and visitors are welcome to receive a piece of Prosfora (holy bread) from the wooden bowls held at the front of the church at communion and dismissal. Parents, please limit your children to a single piece after communion, to ensure there is enough for everyone. Also, please be careful not to spill crumbs if at all possible, as we would prefer the holy crumbs go into your body and not into the vacuum cleaner.
Monday, November 21: Orthros at 9:00am,Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am; for the Feast of theEntrance of the Theotokos.
Wednesday, November 23: Akathist of Thanksgiving at 6:00 pm.
Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving meal at All Saints at 2:00 pm.
Saturday, November 26: 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 26: Readers Vespers at 5:00 pm; NO jr. SOYO or Teen SOYO this week.
Sunday, November 27: Eucharistic Typica at 10:00 am, Dn. James Aiken will be with us as Fr. Peter Jon and family travel for the holiday.
Christmas Market: atJoy of All Who Sorrow, Friday December, 2 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday December, 3 form 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; 1516 N. Delaware St.; Indianapolis, IN 46202
Birthday Celebrations: Logan Skinner (20th); Lisa Alexander (21st); Mae Sampanis (23rd);
Names Day Celebration: Mary Ann Griggs, Kh. Marilyn, Mary Barger, Alice Marie Peircefield, Mae Sampanis, Nanette Maria Metaskas, Theotokos (21st); Cathy Alexander, Katie Alexander, Malory Finchum, Catherine Cowan, Karen Hrismolas, Sharon Catherine, Rachel Barber, Lina Tabbel, Katherine the Great(25th).
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.Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Mother Nektaria; 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);, Megan with child; Brigida with child; Paulina with child; Anne; Allen; Linda, Marilyn; Mary Barger.
Coffee Hour Host: Nina Rogers’s Team with Parishioners H-R
Next week Host: Rhonda Webb’s Team with Parishioners S-Z
Food Pantry: Thank you to all that donated; the shelves have a nice variety of food.
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 www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail. Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.