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Sunday, November 04, 2018
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus
Hieromartyrs Nicander the bishop of Myra and Hermias the priest;
Martyr Porphyrios of Ephesus; Emperor John the merciful
Welcome to All Saints. We are thankful you have chosen to worship God with us today.
We invite you to join us for coffee hour following the service, so we can get to know you.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Scripture does not prohibit any of the things given to us by God for our use, but it castigates immoderation. For example, it does not forbid us to eat, to have money, or to manage it properly; but it does forbid gluttony, avarice, and the like. It does not even forbid us to think of these things, for this is why they were made; what it does forbid is to think of them in a passionate way.” – St. Maximos the Confessor
Food Pantry: Canned fruit, meat, and soups are needed. Regular sized containers and packages serve needs best. Toothpaste & brushes, deodorant, and hand soap could be added.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with A-Ba.
A Pilgrimage to Holy Dormition Monastery – Meatfare weekend, March 1-3, 2019.. Sign up deadline is Nov. 15th. Sign up on the Bulletin board or email Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Annual Business meeting will be held next Sunday, November 11th following the Divine Liturgy. New parish council members will be elected, annual reports will be distributed, and Father Peter Jon and others will be available to answer questions about parish plans and projects. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. All who attend All Saints are welcome, but only members, 18 and older, vote for parish council members. A Pitch-in will follow.
Wednesday, November 7: Daily Vespers for the Holy Archangels at 6:00
Thursday, November 8: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Thursday, November 8: Divine Liturgy at 6:00 for St. Nectarios
Saturday, November 10: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO and O101 at 6:00
Sunday, November 11: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Annual Business Meeting follows.
…O101 Topics in Coming Weeks: Nov. 10th “A Healing Purpose”; Nov. 17th “Truth & Tradition”
…Nativity Fast begins November 15th.
…Presentation of the Theotokos Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00 on Tuesday, November 20th
…Akathist of Thanksgiving at 6:00 on November 21st
…Thanksgiving Pitch-in Feast at 2:00 on November 22nd
…Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00 on November 30th
Birthday Blessings: Ariana V (9th); Katie A (10th)
Name Day Remembrance at the Synaxis of the Archangels (8th): Michael & Adam S, Christian G, Mikaela H
Memory Eternal: Sister Christina; Veronica Bogan (19th – Vicki’s godmother)
Prayer List: Ben Swakopf; Nancy Jones; Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Impey and Tudorica families; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija with child (doing well on bed rest); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Ty & Hannah (with child); Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis, with flood damage or hurricane damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.”
Verse: “To Thee, O Lord, have I cried, O my God.” Psalm 27:97, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. (2:4-10)
Brethren, God, Who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and made us sit with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God—not because of works, lest any man should boast. For, we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according 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 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 St. Ioanikios the Great – Tone 8
The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears; and by thy deep sighing thou hast given fruit through thy struggles a hundred-fold. Accordingly, thou hast become a star for the universe, sparkling with miracles. Therefore, O righteous Father Ioanikios, intercede with Christ God to save our souls.
Apolytikion of St. Raphael – Tone 3
Rejoice, O Father Raphael, adornment of the holy Church! Thou art champion of the True Faith, seeker of the lost, consolation of the oppressed, father to orphans and friend of the poor, peacemaker and good shepherd, joy of all the Orthodox, son of Antioch, boast of America. Intercede with Christ God for us and for all who honor thee.