Sunday, October 18, 2015

Reminder: Cancellation of Great Vespers on 17 October

Greg Velicer sends greetings and thought some on campus might be interested in this conference at Evangelical Community Church.  ‘Thinking Christianity’ Saturday evening and Sunday morning while Protestant in outreach, the Orthodox community might be interested in how the presenter, Dr. Ryan O’Dowd (Cornell University’s Chesterton House Christian Study Center) set up a Study House on Campus. For more information

 Sunday, October 18, 2015

October is Youth Month

The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

Martyr Marinos the Elder at Anazarbos; Venerable Theodore, Simeon and Euphrosyne; New-martyrs Gabriel and Kyrmidoles of Egypt; Venerable Peter of Cetinje

 At All Saints, we warmly welcome our visitors as honored guests.

Nourishment of the Soul“The Lord has become everything for you, and you must become everything for the Lord.” — St. John of Kronstadt , Feast day on October 19th

Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday, October 21st  after Daily Vespers with Fr. Peter Jon presenting “Salvation History, an Overview.”

 The Annual Bonfire in the Grove  is next  Sunday evening starting at 6:00. There will be hayrides in the dark,  food you might want to bring to roast or share, and the blazing campfire in the chilly air. Some songs might burst forth, so come prepared to enjoy the evening.


Congratulations to Don & Dee Haney on their 50th Wedding Anniversary this week. On Saturday, October 24th, the Church is invited to an Open House, planned from 1-5pm at the Carpenter Banquet Hall on Main Street in Mitchell. Please RSVP daughter April at 812-583-5539.

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.

 A collection on Special Olympics Awareness Sunday will be received today by our Teen SOYO members.

 The Parish Council meets in Fr. Peter Jon’s office around Noon today.


Wednesday, October 21: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101 – 7:00 – 9:00

Saturday, October 24: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, October 25:  Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00 — Myrrh Bearers meet at noon; Bonfire is at 6:00.


…Again this year, All Saints will support the Thanksgiving Basket Outreach at Backstreet Missions by collecting  250 dry turkey gravy mixes by the second week in November. Start looking for them where you shop.  Drop them off in the hallway starting next Sunday.

The Annual November Business Meeting is drawing near. That is a time set aside to elect new members to the Parish Council, to review the past year, and to look forward to the future.

Anniversary Blessings: Don & Dee Haney (23rd)

Happy Birthday: Henry D (18th); Joel A (20th)

Blessed Name Day: Joel A (Prophet Joel – 19th); James F (James, the Brother of the Lord – 23rd)

Memory Eternal:  Moses (Sept.1st); Jennifer Tatlock (Sept.29th)

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.”

Prayer List: James; Alex John;  Jason; Dee; Alexis T. ;Tom;  Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania,  Jesse Brandow  in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee H.; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky; Those with child: Gabriella, Laura, Megan); Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R;  Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley:  Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; 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; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings   

During Youth Month, our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers.                                 

Prokeimenon: “His sound has gone forth into all the earth.”

Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God!”  Psalm 18:4,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians. (4:5-11, 14-16)

             Brethren, walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.  Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every one.  All my state shall Tychicos make known to you, the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord; whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that he might know your state, and comfort your hearts; together with Onesimos, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you.  They shall make known to you all things that are done here.

My fellow-prisoner, Aristarchos, salutes you, and Mark, the nephew of Barnabas (from whom you received commandments: if he comes to you, receive him), and Jesus, who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision.  These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have become a comfort to me.  Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. For I bear him witness, that he has a great zeal for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis.

Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you.  Salute the brethren who are in Laodicea, and  Nymphas, and the church that is in his house.  And when this epistle is read among you, make sure that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.  And say to Archippos: “Behold the ministry which you have received in the Lord, so that you may fulfill it.”  The salutation by my hand, Paul!  Remember  my bonds.  Grace be with you. Amen.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (10:16-21)

            The Lord said, “He who hears you hears Me, and he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.” The Seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Thy Name!”  And Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you.  Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”  In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the spirit and said, “I thank Thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was Thy gracious will.”

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 St. Luke the Evangelist – Tone 3

O holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, intercede with the merciful God, to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2

O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O 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 didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.


Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for St. Luke – Tone 8

His proclamation hath gone out into all the earth; and his words to the ends of the universe. Alleluia.