Memorial for nun Christina prior to Great Vespers on Saturday, October 12th (4:55)
Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council
Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura
Martyrs Karpos, Papylos, Agathodoros & Agathonika at Pergamos
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” – 1 John 5:4-5
Today, A Brief Festival Recap Meeting : Festival workers and attendees are encouraged to attend to give feedback on this year’s festival: feedback on what worked well and what we might look to do differently next year at the 2020 Festival on Fairfax.
Monday, October 14: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship – Compline and Bible Study at the Haney’s home at 7:00
Wednesday, October 16: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “Baptism” by Dr. John Craton
Thursday, October 17: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship at the Haney’s home 10:00 – Noon
Thursday, October 17: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, October 19: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at 2:00 in the Fellowship Hall – seethe insert.
Saturday, October 19: Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, October 20: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.
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.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
During Youth Month, our teens will serve by ushering and reading the Epistle.
Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Letter St. Titus. (3:8-15)
Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissension, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned. When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful. All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet 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.”
- Mondays in October- St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship Compline and Bible Study in Mitchell
- Thursdays in October – Bible Study at Becky’s home
- October 22nd: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home
- October 25th: Akathist to the Theotokos
- October 27th: Myrrh Bearers meeting
We’re approaching that time when the 2020 church calendar will be updated. If you want your birthday, anniversary date, or name day listed or removed, please leave Marcia a message in the office, by phone, or by the highlighted email in the heading of the bulletin.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning C-G.
The Pantry welcomes your donations. Thanks!
Memory Eternal: Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan
Happy Anniversary: Howard & Rhonda W (13th)
Birthday Blessings: Dn. Lucian S (14th); Mat. Raisa S (15th); Linda B (16th); Kaylee F (17th); Aaron H (17th)
Name Day Blessings: Luke B (18th – Apostle Luke); Fr. Lucas C (18th – Apostle Luke) ; Joel A (19th-Prophet Joel)
Prayer List: Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake 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.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers – 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.
Apolytikion of St. Jacob of Hamatoura – Tone 3
As a cedar of Lebanon thou growest, * never fearing thy martyrdom and death, * thou becamest a true victor, O Saint Jacob. * For thou didst overcome death with thy mortal flesh, * when thou didst tame all the passions by humility. * And while burning like incense, as a true sacrifice, * thou intercedeth with Christ to grant our souls the great mercy.