Sunday, November 3, 2019

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia;Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine; Hieromartyr George of Neapolis; Theodore the Confessor, bishop of Ancyra

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul:  “When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God’s feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator. ” – St. Basil the Great


Monday, November 4: Compline/Fellowship at the Haney’s home in Mitchell at 7:00

Wednesday, November 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “Responding to Despondency”- Fr. Seraphim

Thursday, November 7: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Thursday, November 7: Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00 – The Holy Archangels

Saturday, November 9:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, November 10: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – ANNUAL MEETING

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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

This morning, our teens will be asking for donations to support Special Olympics.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Letter to the Galatians. (1:11-19)

Brethren, I would have you know that the Gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the Church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people; so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when He Who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son to me, in order that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were Apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other Apostles except James the Lord’s brother.

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.’”


  • November 15: Nativity Fast begins.
  • November 20: Evening Liturgy on the Eve of the Presentation of the Theotokos
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day with annual meal

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm.  He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion for the Persian Martyrs – Tone 4

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

Apolytikion for St. George, the Great Martyr – Tone 4

Since thou art a liberator and deliverer of captives, a help and support of the poor and needy, a healing physician of the sick, a contender and fighter for kings, O great among Martyrs, the victory-clad George; intercede with Christ God for the salvation of our souls.


This and That

Birthday, anniversary date, or name day updates are  needed for the annual calendar. Please leave Marcia a message in the office, by phone, or by email.

Check the kitchen storage for serving dishes that you may have left. Space is limited.

If you leave something on Father Peter Jon’s desk, please leave a note to indicate your name and if it is informational and to be returned, a returned loaner item, an addition to library or a personal gift. Thanks for helping!

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning A-B.

The Food Pantry welcomes all donations, but canned chicken and tuna are needed.

Memory Eternal:  Yorgi; George; Elizabeth; Joan;  Angie (Anna’s aunt)

Birthday Blessings: Ariana V (9th) ; Michael M (3rd)

Feast Day of the Synaxis of the Archangels (8th): Mikaela H; Michael & Adam S; Christian G

Prayer List: George (Mary Ann’s brother); Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.