Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council
Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius and Celsus of Milan; Cosmas the Hymnographer, Bishop of Maïuma (adopted brother of St John of Damascus); Venerable Paraskeva of the New of Thrace
Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.
Nourishment of the Soul: “It is impossible to represent and to think of the cross without love. Where the cross is, there is love; in the church you see crosses everywhere and upon everything, in order that everything should remind you that you are in the temple of the God of love, in the temple of love itself, crucified for us.” – St. John of Kronstadt
…There are 41 books not returned but checked out of the library in 2016 and 2017! Please check your shelves at home or mark your book as returned!
…If you have Festival on Fairfax yard signs still at your home, please bring them to the church ASAP so that we may store them for next year’s event.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with Be-F.
T-Shirt Sales by OCF: Look in the narthex and on the hall bulletin board for details to purchase this beautiful t-shirt: payment due by October 21st. All profits benefit the church.
Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.
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.
Food Pantry: Thank you for continuing to fill the pantry. Paper goods and almost everything else is needed. Ravioli was a hit and packages of dry mac/cheese boxes are always selected. (We have peanut butter and beans.)
Our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers during Youth Month.
Tuesday, October 16: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, October 17: 40-Day Memorial for Adrian Tudorica (Olga’s brother) at 3:30
Wednesday, October 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, October 18: St. John Fellowship at the Haney’s home in Mitchell – 10:00 – Noon
Thursday, October 18: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Saturday, October 20: Reader Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO and O101 at 6:00
Sunday, October 21: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.
Special Olympics at the Antiochian Village: Teens will receive our donations on October 21st.
The Hobbit: Join Mikaela Hsu (as Kili), Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and other dwarves as they journey to the Lonely Mountain in search of treasure. Shows are on October 19-28, 2018, at the Stages Bloomington Black Box Theatre at Artisan Alley (222 W 2nd St, Bloomington). Tickets at the BCT Box Office. https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-hobbit/
Birthday Blessings: Deacon Lucian S (14th); Mat. Raisa (15th); Linda B (16th); Kaylee F (17th); Aaron H (17th); Joel A (20th)
Name Day Remembrance: Luke B (Apostle Luke – 18th); Fr. Lucas C (Apostle Luke – 18th)
Memory Eternal: Kh. Charlotte Smith; Adrian; Wilma Jean
Prayer List: Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis and with flood damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
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 hast done.” (Daniel 3:26,27)
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to Titus. (3:8-15)
(For the Holy Fathers)
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 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 – Tone 3
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers – Tone 4
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.