October is Youth Month.
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
Martyrs Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus; Cosmas the hymnographer, bishop of Maiuma;
Martyr Domnina at Anazarbus in Cilicia; Virgin Martyr Anastasia of Rome.
Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.
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.”
Nourishment of the Soul: ” Behold now, what is so good or so pleasant as for brothers to dwell together in unity? It is like fragrant oil running down upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down upon the border of his garment; It is like the dew of Hermon, running down upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing and life forever.” Psalm 132(133)
Orthodoxy 101: Introducing John Craton, parishioner, author, and musician/composer who will speak on “Apologetics: Defending our Faith” Wednesday evening.
Communion: 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.
Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.
Sunday School for those in Grades One through 12 meets after Divine Liturgy.
Festival Wrap up. If you have left baking pans or dishes here, please check the pantry and the kitchen so you can take them home. Feel invited to bring them back full!
Tuesday, October 14: Myrrh Bearers Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s – 7:00 – 8:00
Wednesday, October 15: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101- 7:00-9:00
Thursday, October 16: Mitchell Fellowship – 10:00 – noon
Saturday, October 18: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, October 19: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets at noon.
November 2: Daylight Savings ends before Sunday worship.
November 5&6: Fr. Moses Berry (health permitting)
November 9: Annual Parish Business Meeting
November 15: Nativity Fast
Happy Birthday: Taylor Shahadey (12th); Dn. Lucian Stant (14th); Matushka Raisa Strelnizki (15th); Linda Barrett (16th); Kaylee Finchum (17th); Aaron Hsu (17th)
Name Day Blessings: Dn. Lucian Stant (15th)
Memory Eternal: Loretta & David Benaderett (7 Sept); Paula Bissell; Steven; Rosie
Prayer List: Fr. Moses Berry (pneumonia); Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Kh. Kristina; Kh. Marilyn; Kim Adams and Benaderett families; Galina; Noah; Emily D; John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma;; Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter); Barb; Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; 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; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi; Kathleen.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Blessed art Thou, O LORD, the God of our Fathers.”
Verse: “For Thou art just in all that Thou has done to us!” Daniel 3:26-27 (OSB)
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to Titus. (3:8-15)
My Child Titus, faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire you to affirm confidently that those who have believed in God may be thoughtful of how to preside in honorable occupations. These things are good and profitable to men. But avoid foolish disputes, and genealogies, and contentions, and controversies about the Law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man who is a heretic after the first and second admonition reject, knowing that such a one is subverted, and sins, being self-condemned. When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicos, give diligence to come to me to Nicopolis; for I have determined to winter there. Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that they may be lacking in nothing. And let our people also learn how to preside in honorable occupations, so as to help in cases of urgent need, that they should not be unfruitful. All who with me salute you. Salute those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:5-15)
The Lord spoke this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” And when His disciples asked Him what this parable meant, Jesus said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” As Jesus said this, He called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion in 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 the Holy Fathers in Tone 8
Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise, Who didst establish our Holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One; glory to Thee.
(Usual) Kontakion in 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.