Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council
Martyr Longinos the centurion who stood at the cross of the Lord;
Gall, enlightener of Switzerland
OCTOBER IS YOUTH MONTH: During the month of October our teens will be reading the Sunday Epistles and assisting with ushering.
Thought for Today: “Thanks to the monks, prayer never ends on earth; and in this is the benefit of the whole world; for the world stands in prayer, and when the prayer weakens, then the world will perish.” +St. Silouan the Athonite+
VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH
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 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.
Kontakion –Tone 2
O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
Blessed are Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers.
For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done to us.
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to St. Titus. (3:8-15)
Titus, my son, 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 Tychicós, 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 are with me salute you. Salute those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
The Reading 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.”
Vicki Gans extends a heartfelt “Thank you” to all who gave their time helping her move. She feels truly blessed having All Saints as her home and family.
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.
Wednesday, October 19: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm; Orthodoxy 101.
Saturday, October 22: Digging into Romans: Our Saturday morning Bible Study has begun to dig into St. Paul’s letter to the Romans – this is the perfect time to join us as we go deeper into this important epistle, verse by verse. Howard Webb is leading this study which meets Saturdays 9:00-10:30 at the Webbs home at 3960 E Fenbrook Lane, 47401. Feel free to come whenever you can for lively discussion and fellowship. Be sure to bring your Bible!
Friday & Saturday (21-22): Midwest Family Fall Gathering – St. George in Fishers, In. Register on website www.stgindy.org
Saturday, October 22: Reader Vespers at 5:00pm; There will be no Junior and Teen SOYO this week so that families are free to attend the Family Fall Gathering.
Sunday, October 23: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
2022 Midwest Diocesan Family Fall Gathering: St. George in Fishers, In. October 21-23. Register on website www.stgindy.org
2022 Emmaus Retreat: October 29th,Keynote Speaker: Father Silviu Bunta; registration www.saintjohnscamp.org
Names Day Celebrations: Joel Arthur, Prophet Joel (19th)
Birthday Celebrations: Linda Barrett (16th); Aaron Hsu (17th), Kaylee Finchum (17th); Joel Arthur (20th); Rita Voss-Monroe (21st); Irina Ter-Grigor’yan (22nd).
Please Read: Each Sunday this fall I will be including a brief teaching on etiquette in Church. These are not meant to be “laws,” but rather instructions on a good and proper way to orient ourselves toward Christ in His holy Church. Perhaps the most important thing to be emphasized here is that we are to look at where I, myself, may fall short and need improvement, and not focus on my neighbor (Matt. 7:3-5). Thank you for reading.
Love, Fr. Peter Jon
Church Etiquette: Food and drink aren’t permitted in the Nave, with rare exception. If you believe you are an exception, please see Father Peter Jon. It is never proper to chew gum in the church. One should not chew gum immediately after receiving Holy Communion, but should properly wait at least half the day.
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Herman; Igor, Terra, Shirley.
Prayer List: Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara; Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna; Vician; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr.Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley; Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Ried’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends), Megan with child; Brigida with child; Mother Nectaria, Anne; Allen; Linda, Marilyn.
Coffee Hour Host: Nina Rogers’ Team with Parishioners H-R.
Next week Host: Rhonda Webb’s Team with parishioners S-Z.
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail. Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.