Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael

and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven

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

Nourishment of the Soul: “Finally, Brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8

The Annual November Business Meeting is today, Sunday, November 8th at the end of Divine Liturgy. This is a time set aside to elect new members to the Parish Council, to review the past year, and to look forward to the future. Members 18 and older may vote, but all who attend All Saints are encouraged to attend the meeting and the pitch-in following the meeting.

Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday, November 11th after Daily Vespers with Dr. John Craton presenting the topic: “Sexuality in Orthodox Teaching.”

Thanksgiving Basket Outreach at Backstreet Missions: 250 dry turkey gravy mixes are needed, and the number collected has grown since last Sunday! So now we need about 115 more.  November 11th is the last date to collect mixes before they are taken to Agape House. Place your contribution in baskets located in the narthex and in the hallway. You may also make a cash donation of money for the purchase of the mixes. The needy families will be blessed by your help.

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.


 Monday, November 9: Akathist to St. Nektarios at 6:00

Tuesday November 10: Myrrh Bearers’ Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, November 11: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101 – 7:00 – 9:00

Thursday, November 12: Bedford- Mitchell Fellowship from 10:00 – Noon at the Haneys

Friday, November 13: A new Bible Study at the Hrisomalos home from 6:00- 7:00 pm

Friday, November 13: SOYO meets at the church from 5:00 -7:00

Saturday, November 14: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, November 15:  Nativity Fast begins – Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00  Installation of Parish Council and brief Council meeting


  • The Annual Thanksgiving Day meal has a coordinator! Thank you Vicki Gans for assuming this important task. Look for an e-mail from Vicki requesting helpers and donations.  She will not be in Bloomington until November 22nd so you may ccontact her at Your intention to attend would be helpful in the planning stage too.
  • Entrance of the Theotokos Evening Liturgy on November 20th
  • Myrrh Bearers sponsor a retirement card shower for Vicki Gans on November 22nd.
  • Akathist of Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Eve, November 25th
  • Baptism of Felicity Grace Arthur is November 29th. A card shower is planned.

Happy Birthday: Ariana V (9th); Katie A (10th)

Blessed Name Day: The Archangels today Michael and Adam Shahadey, Christian Gillquist, Mikaela Hsu; Stephanie Haines (Empress Theodora – 14th)

Memory Eternal: Jennifer Tatlock (Sept.29th); Ioana Frecus (Oct. 31st)

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: “He makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire!”

Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, Thou art exceedingly magnified!”

Psalm 103:5,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s  Epistle to the Hebrews. (2:2-10)

             Brethren, if the word spoken through angels was confirmed, and every transgression and disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation, which having at first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard, God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by signs and distributions of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?  For it was not to angels that He subjected the inhabited world to come, of which we are speaking. But one has testified in a certain place, saying, “What is man, that Thou shouldest be mindful of him?  Or the son of man, that Thou shouldest visit him?  Thou didst decrease him a little from the angels; Thou didst crown him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of Thy hands; Thou didst put all things in subjection under his feet.”  For in putting ‘all things’ in subjection’ to Him, He left nothing that is not subject to Him.  But now we do not see yet ‘all things in subjection’ to Him. But we behold Him ‘who has been decreased a little from the angels,’ even Jesus, because of the suffering of death, ‘crowned with glory and honor,’ so that by the grace of God He should taste of death on behalf of every one.  For it was fitting that He, for Whom are all things, and through Whom are all things, in bringing many sons into glory, the Leader of their salvation would be perfected through sufferings.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:41-56)

            At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.  As Jesus went, the people pressed round Him.  And a woman, who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him, and touched the fringe of His garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased.  And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched Me?”  When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the multitudes surround Thee and press upon Thee!  And Thou sayest, ‘Who touched Me?'” But Jesus said, “Someone touched Me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from Me.”  And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before Him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.  And Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”  While Jesus was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher anymore.”  But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.” And when Jesus came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him, except Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of the child.  And all were weeping and bewailing her; but Jesus said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.”  And they laughed at Him, knowing that she was dead.  But taking her by the hand Jesus called, saying, “Child, arise.”  And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and Jesus directed that something should be given her to eat.  And her parents were amazed; but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.

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 the Archangels – Tone 4

Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens, we, the unworthy, importune and beseech you that by your supplications ye encircle us in the shelter of the wings of your immaterial glory; guarding us who now fall down and cry to you with fervor: Deliver us from dangers of all kinds, as the great marshals of the heavenly hosts on high.

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.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) – Tone 8

He makes His angels spirits, and His  ministers a flame of fire. Alleluia.