Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

After-Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos

Apostles Philemon, Apphia, Archippos and Onesimos of the Seventy; Clement, Bishop of Ochrid and Enlightener of Bulgaria; Martyr Cecilia of Rome and Those with Her;

Venerable Kallistos Xanthopoulos of Athos; Martyr Michael, Prince of Tver

At All Saints, we warmly welcome our visitors as honored guests.

 Nourishment of the Soul:O, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works. Glory in His Holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord.” Psalm 105: 1-3

Parish Council Officers for 2015/2016: President – Fr. Peter Jon; Chair – Linda Barrett; Vice-Chair – Subdn. Jon Weber; Secretary – Shirley Richardson; Treasurer – Marcia Baldwin.

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. So far, 20 people have confirmed attendance. There is room for more! Thank you if you have responded already. 812-679-8197 –A menu chart is on the hall bulletin board.

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.

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.

Card Shower today: The Myrrh Bearers have planned a card shower for Vicki Gans at her retirement from heath care and at the beginning of a new mission to support  teenage girls in the Lebanon, Indiana Children’s Home where she spent part of her childhood.

Card Shower next Sunday: Myrrh Bearers have planned a card or gift shower for the Arthur Family as we celebrate with them the baptism of their infant daughter.


Nativity Fast

Week of fasting with Fish permitted Sunday, Monday, and Saturday with wine permitted on Wednesday. You may refrain from fasting on Thanksgiving Day.

 Wednesday, November 25: Akathist of Thanksgiving at  6:00 in place of Vespers/Orthodoxy 101

Friday, November 26: Thanksgiving Meal at 2:00, but those who can help, please come an hour or so earlier to help Vicki with preparation and lifting.

Saturday, November 28: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, November 29:  – Baptism/Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Card Shower for baby Felicity Grace Arthur, infant daughter of Cody and Elizabeth. Myrrh Bearers may not meet.


  • November 29: Baptism of Felicity Grace Arthur — A card shower is planned.
  • December 5: Dee Haney’s Open House for Women – 11:00- 2:00 in Mitchell
  • December 5: Nicholas Night – Great Vespers at 5:00 — Celebration follows.

Blessings to all the following on the Feast Day of St. Katherine – November 25th: Catherine Alexander, Katie Alexander, Mallory Finchum, Catherine Gillquist, Karen Hrisomalos, Sharon Kolasinski, Catherine Polit, Kelly Sanderson.

Memory Eternal: Ioana Frecus (Oct. 31st); Linda (Nov. 8th); Nadeem (Nov. 12th)

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: “Make your vows and pa y them to the Lord our God.”

Verse: “God is known id Judaea, His Name is great in Israel!  Psalm 75:10,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s  Epistle to the Ephesians. (4:1-7)

Brethren, I, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one Body, and one Spirit, even as you were called in the one hope of your calling: one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all.  But to each one of us is given the grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.


Gospel: The Reading is 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.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8

From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4

Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God, and the beginning of the preaching of the salvation of mankind.  Thou hast appeared in the Temple of God openly and hast gone before, preaching Christ to all. Let us shout with one thrilling voice, saying: Rejoice, O thou who art the fulfillment of the Creator’s dispensation.

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.




Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.  For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.


Kontakion of Preparation of Christ’s Nativity – Tone 3

The Virgin cometh today to the cave to give birth, ineffably to bring forth the Word Eternal. Therefore, rejoice, O earth at the message with the angels and shepherds give glory to Him who shall appear by His own will as a young child, He Who is from eternity God.