Sunday, October 08, 2023

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Righteous Mother Pelagia the penitent of Antioch

   Marytr Pelagia the Virgin of Antioch; Venerable Thaïs of Egypt



Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O giver of life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ, glory to Thy kingdom, glory to Thy providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Apolytikion of St. Pelagia the Rightous – Tone 8

Through thee, the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia; for thou didst carry the cross and follow Christ. By example and precept thou didst teach us to ignore the body, because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore, doth thy soul rejoice with the angels.

Ordinary Kontakion – Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator. Turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who dost ever intercede for those who honor thee. 

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.


The Epistle 

Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (9:6-11)

Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.  As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”  He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.  You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

The Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (7:11-16)

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him.  As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her.  And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”  And He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”  And the dead man sat up, and began to speak.  And Jesus gave him to his mother.  Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited His people!”

Thought for Today“If we use all effort to avoid death of body, how much more must we seek to avoid death of soul. For there is no obstacle for a man wishing to be saved, except negligence and laziness of soul.”  – St. Anthony the Great-

Giving Opportunities:

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments.

In-House Food Pantry: Non-perishable food items are always welcome! The Food Pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Thank you for your continued support. 


Today, Sunday: Stephen Berck will give a brief presentation during coffee hour about the Orthodox sites he visited while in Greece. 

Monday, October 9There will be no service today.

Tuesday, October 10: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am, OCF Dinner and Discussion, at the Webb’s home, 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 116th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon; Daily Vespers at 6:00pm (Followed by Orthodoxy 101).

Thursday, October 12: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.

FridayOctober 13: Divine Liturgy 9am.

Saturday, October 14: Festival on Fairfax; Great Vespers at 5:00 pm.

Sunday, October 15Matins at9:00amDivine Liturgy at 10:00am.


Names Day Celebration: Averi Vician, Philonella (11th).

Anniversary CelebrationHoward and RhondaWebb (13th).

Birthday CelebrationRaymond Labban (10th); Josiah Skinner (11th); Taylor Shahadey (12th); Phil Campbell (14th).

Memory Eternal: John, Johnny Sue, Edna, Louis, Carolyn, Timothy.

Prayer ListMichael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Earthquake victims and relief efforts in Syria and Turkey; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina; Emilia and infant daughter; Amanda with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child, Kip, Taylor with child.

Lending Library: Several books have been added to our library including Fr. Thomas Hopko’s Catechism books and commentaries/homilies by Church Fathers. Come and read!

Coffee Hour Host: Melissa Barbarick with Parishioners A-B.

Next week Host: Wendy Carter with Parishioners C-G.

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

All Saints Festival on Fairfax: Our festival is an outreach to the greater Bloomington community. Festival hours are 11am-5pm. All willing, smiling and able-bodied faithful are needed to volunteer at the festival. We’ll need face painters, slide observers, cashiers, dish washers, table and trash clearers…. general runners and relief workers as needed.

Volunteer needs

Dan Rigsby, coordinator; Howard and Rhonda Webb, children’s activities; Cathy Alexander, bookstore; Nina Rogers, Bake shop.

Myrrh Bearers table: Please bring donated items (scarves, jewelry, etc.) by Friday.

Friday 10/13 afternoon: Volunteers will set up tables and chairs (pavilion), signs (road and tents), serving tables (skirting), trash containers (clean and lined), price bake shop items and arrange pastries…

Saturday 10/14 morning: Ice drinks, arrange food areas (John Labban and John Alexander) as directed

Prayer led by Fr. Peter at 9:00am