Sunday, November 8, 2020

 The Annual Business meeting has been postponed until next Sunday, November 15th.

The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael  and all the bodiless powers of Heaven

Nourishment of the Soul: “Fain a fitting song would I fitly sing thee, but a song immaterial I have not, O Michael. Seeing thee, the great Angel of joy, O Gabriel, I greatly rejoice, and fly upon wings of longing. Sent from on high as a minister of mercies, Raphael comforteth all them that invoke thee. The eighth honoreth the Princes of the celestial orders.” – A Poem from Orthros to the Archangels

Father Peter Jon continues to post short videos daily at to connect with, inspire and inform us. On the home page, find the current postings under “Videos from Father Peter.” 

Fall Catechism Classes: Classes will be held in the church and will be live-streamed each Wednesday evening after daily vespers for those unable to attend in person. Orthodoxy 101 this Wednesday will be taught by Howard Webb: “The Problem of Evil.”

The Pantry: The shelves are being filled again. Take a peak when you are at church to see what might be used. At this time everything is welcome.

Fr. Athanasius Wilson is celebrating his birthday and his retirement next Sunday, November 15th. He would enjoy receiving a card from you, or you might like to make a  donation to their priest fund to support  a permanent priest. St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, 102 E. Broadway Street, Greenwood, IN 46143 (If you want to write a check to All Saints, we can pass it on as a single check with a card.) For those new to All Saints, Fr. Athanasius served as the first permanent priest in our parish.

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.


Wednesday, November 11: Live-Streamed  Daily Vespers at 6:00 and  Orthodoxy 101 follows.

Saturday, November14: Live-Streamed  Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00

Sunday, November 15: Live-Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – the Annual Business Meeting follows. An electronic print-out will be sent to those on the email list.


Annual Business Meeting – November 15th

Nativity Fast –  November 15th

Feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos

Thanksgiving – November 26th


The Reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (2:2-10)

 (For the Archangels)

He makes His angels spirits, and His ministers flames of fire. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Brethren, if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?  It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard Him, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His own Will.  For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking.  It has been testified somewhere, “What is man that Thou art mindful of him, or the Son of man, that Thou carest for Him?  Thou didst make Him for a little while lower than the angels; Thou hast crowned Him with glory and honor, putting everything in subjection under His feet.” Now in putting everything in subjection to Him, He left nothing outside His control. As it is, we do not yet see everything in subjection to Him.  But we see Jesus, Who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.  For it was fitting that He, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering.

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 a 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 any more.”  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 for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

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 sacred treasury of God’s holy glory, * the greatly precious bridal chamber and Virgin, * the Savior’s most pure temple, free of stain and undefiled, * into the House of the Lord * on this day is brought forward * and bringeth with herself the grace * of the Most Divine Spirit; * her do God’s Angels hymn with songs of praise, * for she is truly the heavenly tabernacle.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for the Archangels – Tone 8

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


Aunt Ruth’s Toffee for Christmas: Order now this popular candy, made here at All Saints! Contact our candy maker at by November 25th (the day before Thanksgiving) to help her determine how much to prepare in the coming days. (More information is on the hall bulletin board.)

Coffee Hour Procedures:    Safety directives are being followed. Rhonda, serving as chair of the Myrrh Bearers, is the point person. Please contact her to volunteer donations.

Birthday Celebrations: Ariana Vician (9th); Katie Alexander (10th); Kh. Paraskeva (11th); Heather Sherrod (11th)

Name Day Blessings: The Holy Archangels – 8th: Michael Shahadey; Adam Shahadey; Christian Gillquist; Mikaela Hsu; Gabe Stant; Gabriella Crandall;

Phil Campbell (Apostle Philip – 14th); Nolan Arnold (Gregory Palamas -14th)

Memory Eternal: Zach; James; Metropolitan Theodosius

Prayer List: Fr. Dragan; Fr. Jerome; Fr. Seraphim Aldea; our nation and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation. The People of Beirut; Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci;  Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael;  Olga, Eileen; Kitsa Wiersteiner; Steven Sajkich; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions;  Fr. Marc; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; George; Catherine (not in this parish); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert; Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett; Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Marcia & Deacon; Nick; Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios; Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalana; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East


The Monroe County Health Department requires masks to be worn by those worshipping outdoors when social distancing (6 feet apart) cannot be observed.  All are still required to wear masks indoors unless a medical condition prevents them from safely doing so, or unless one is a designated chanter/server.

…If you wish to attend Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy, please respond in the positive to the email from Fr. Peter that you will find in your inbox. Ex. Smith -2 (Family name – number)

… …Everyone is welcome to attend all non-Sunday services without signing up. Face masks and safety precautions are in place.

…Teen SOYO gather after Great Vespers each Saturday while respecting social distancing practices.