Sunday November 27, 2022

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Great-martyr James the Persian

Venerable Palladios of Thessalonica; Venerable Nathanael of Nitria in Egypt

Welcome Dn. James Aiken of St Anthony in Evansville. We so appreciate you serving Sunday’s Eucharistic Typika as Fr. Peter Jon and family travel during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thought for Today: “Your heart can become hard like a rock if you act with hatred and offence, and can become gentle like a breeze if you act with love.” + St. Paisios the Athonite+


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 St. James the Persian -Tone 4

Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For, since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Kontakion of the Preparation of Christ’s Nativity -Tone 3

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.


The Epistle

The Lord will give strength to His people.

Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of God, ascribe to the Lord honor and glory.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians. (2:14-22)

Brethren, Christ is our peace, Who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the Cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end.  And He came and preached peace to you, who were far off, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.  So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in Whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in Whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

The Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (18:18-27)

At that time, a man came testing Jesus and asking, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good?  No one is good but God alone.  You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not bear false witness. Honor your father and mother.’”  And the man said, “All these I have observed from my youth.”  And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, “One thing you still lack.  Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”  But when the man heard this he became sad, for he was very rich.  Jesus, seeing him sad, said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!  For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”  Jesus said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

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.

Hat and Glove Donation: As is our tradition, we collect child-size winter hats and gloves; donations are given to area schools to distribute to the children.


Wednesday, November 30: Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm; followed by Orthodoxy 101.

Saturday, December 3: 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, December 3: Great Vespers at 5:00 pm, will begin with a 1 year memorial for Catherine McCormick (Marah’s mother); Jr. SOYO at 3:30 and Teen SOYO at 6:00 pm.

 Sunday, December 4: Matins at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.

Our annual Saint Nicholas celebration will take place Sunday after Divine Liturgy.


Christmas Market at Joy of All Who Sorrow, Friday, December 2nd from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; 1516 N. Delaware St.; Indianapolis, IN 46202.       


Birthday Celebrations: Melissa Barbarick (30th); Dan Mullis (30th); Gregory Gillquist (2nd).

Names Day Celebration: Don Andrew Haney, Andrew Plaza, Thomas Andrew Przybela, Andrew Labban St. Andrew the First-called (30th).

Memory Eternal: Igor, Terra, Shirley, Marcelle, Chris, David Archpriest Anthony (Gabriel), 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.AthanasiusFr. 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; Macrina with child; Anne; Allen; Linda, Marilyn; Mary Barger.

Coffee Hour Host: Rhonda Webb’s Team with Parishioners S-Z

Next week Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B

Food Pantry: Thanks to all who donated; the shelves have a nice variety of food. Please leave any donations bagged and on the floor in front of shelves.

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’ or email Nina at with missing birthday, anniversary and names day dates, address or phone number changes.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.