Sunday, October 19 = Enthronement news

October is Youth Month.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Prophet Joel; Martyr Varos and Seven Martyrs with Him; Mother Cleopatra of Palestine; Venerable John of Rila; Prochoros of Pchinja; Archpriest John of Kronstadt, the Wonderworker

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: Abba Hyperechius said: “It was through whispering that the serpent drove Eve out of Paradise; so he who speaks against his neighbor will be like the serpent, for he corrupts the soul of him who listens to him, and he does not save his own soul.” — The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Orthodoxy 101: Fr. Peter Jon’s topic on Wednesday evening is “Salvation History.”

 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.

 Special Olympics Awareness: Today SOYO will gather donations to support the Special Olympics Sports Camp held at the Antiochian Village each summer.

 Thanksgiving Baskets at Backstreet Mission: Again this year, Myrrh Bearers will lead the parish in collecting 250 turkey (dry) gravy packets.  In the past, you have responded so enthusiastically that we exceeded the goal. Backstreet thanks you. The deadline is Sunday, November 9th for delivery by the 13th.

 Parish Council holds its regularly scheduled monthly meeting today after Divine Liturgy.



Wednesday, October 22:  Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101- 7:00-9:00

Thursday, October 23: SOYO at 6:00 followed by Compline at 7:30

Saturday, October 25: Great Vespers at 5:00 followed by Adult Discussion Group with Dn. Seraphim at 6:00

Sunday, October 26: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet at noon.


 November 2: Daylight Savings ends before Sunday worship.

November 5&6: Fr. Moses Berry regrettably has had to cancel due to ill health.

November 13: Turkey Gravy packets are delivered to Agape House for the Thanksgiving baskets.

November 15: Nativity Fast

November 16: Annual Parish Business Meeting

November 27: Thanksgiving at All Saints: Morfas family is organizing the event.


Anniversary Happiness: Chris & Rachel Leininger (20th); Micah & Maria Van Hoff (21st);

Don & Dee Haney (23rd); Alex & Cathy Alexander (25th)

Happy Birthday: Joel Arthur (20th)

Name Day Blessings: Joel Arthur (Prophet Joel – 19th); Michael Ewing (St. John of Kronstadt – 19th);

Eric Leveque (St. John of Kronstadt – 19th)


Prayer List: Fr. Moses Berry (congestive heart failure); Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Kh. Kristina; Kh. Marilyn; 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: “The LORD is my strength and my song.”

Verse: “With chastisement has the LORD chastened me! Psalm 117:14,18

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (11:31-12:9)

             Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, the One who is blessed for evermore, knows that I do not lie. In Damascus, the governor under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes, willing to seize me, and through a window I was let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands.

I must boast, though it is not expedient; but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.  I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I do not know, or whether out of the body, I do not know–God knows), who was caught up to the third heaven.  And I know that this man (whether in the body or out of the body I do not know–God knows) was caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which no person is allowed to utter.  On behalf of this one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my infirmities.  For if I would desire to boast, I shall not be foolish, for I shall speak the truth.  But I refrain from it, lest anyone should think of me above that which he sees me to be, or hears from me.  And to keep me from being exalted above measure through the abundance of revelations, I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to buffet me, to keep me from being exalted above measure.  For this thing I beseeched the Lord three times, that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.    

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:5-15)

            At That Time,  Jesus went to a city called Nain, and many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him.  As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his  mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her  And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”  And He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still.  And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you: arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak.  And Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited His people!”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion in Tone 2

When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power.  And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee: O Christ, Thou giver of life, 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.



It is with great pleasure that we announce that the events related to the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph will take place during the weekend of December 5 through 7, 2014, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. The actual enthronement will take place in conjunction with Vespers on Saturday, December 6.


We will be greatly blessed by the presence of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, who will preside during this weekend.


Reservations are at the Brooklyn Marriott. The rate is $299.00 a night plus tax. The deadline for reservations is November 7, 2014. Further detailed information regarding the weekend and the banquet will be forthcoming sometime in the near future.

Please check for updates.