Sunday, October 2, 2016

 Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost & Second Sunday of Luke

Hieromartyr Cyprian the confessor; Virgin-martyr Justina;

Theophilos the Confessor; New-martyr George at Karatzasou; Andrew of Constantinople, fool-for-Christ; David and Constantine, prince-martyrs of Georgia; Anna, princess of Kashin

 Students, we want All Saints to be your home away from home!

 Nourishment of the Soul: “The only means by which you can spend the day in perfect holiness, peace, and without sin, is the most sincere, fervent prayer as soon as you rise from sleep in the morning. It will bring Christ into your heart, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, and will thus strengthen and fortify your soul against any evil; but still it will be necessary for you carefully to guard your heart.”– St. John of Kronstadt

The Annual Festival on Fairfax is near! Tents and chairs arrive Wednesday; Baking in your homes continues throughout  the week; Friday morning set-up starts around 9:30; Saturday morning set-up starts around 8:30; Saturday, the Festival runs from 11:00 to 5:00. Ready, Set, Go! This festival presents our church family to the Bloomington Community.  Be here as a representative, a worker, or a participant!

Festival Worksheet: On the hall bulletin board, check the areas that need workers.

Orthodoxy 101: On Wednesday, October 5th, Father Peter Jon will discuss The  Mysteries (Sacraments) of the Church.

St. Mary’s in Greenwood invites you to  Kh. Loretta’s  40-Day Memorial. A meal will be served after the Divine Liturgy today,  Sunday, October 2nd.

 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 5: Daily Vespers at 6:00 — O101 follows around 7 :00.

Thursday, October 6: Bible Study at Becky’s home

Friday, October 7: Festival Set-up, starting at 9:30

Saturday, October 8: FESTIVAL ON FAIRFAX 11:00-5:00 – Clean-up follows Great Vespers

Saturday, October 8: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, October 9: Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Guest Celebrant – Fr. John Miller

Father Peter Jon participates in welcoming His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH at St. George in Fishers.


October is Youth Month

…October 16: Special Olympics Awareness in the Archdiocese — A collection will be received.

…October 30: Baptism of Nina and Bob’s grandchildren: Juliana ( Luke & Rachel Barber’s  daughter) and Elise and Nolan (Mara & Tyler Arnold’s children).

…November 6: Fundraiser meal sponsored by the Myrrh Bearers

…November 13: Annual Business Meeting. This meeting is open to all who attend All Saints. Only  members in good standing may vote.


Birthday Greetings: Leanne B (3rd); Sharon K (3rd); Van L (5th); Don H (6th); Mikaela H (7th)

Blessed Name Day: Charles C (6th – Apostle Thomas)

Memory Eternal:  Kh. Loretta (25th); Dn. Nathaniel; Dn Steven & Dnsa Taisa + 4 others (Alaskan plane crash); Jill (20th); Gabriel Zamora, son of Justin and Isadora (21st-hit by a car)


Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”  Fr. Basil; Tabbals; Mary Ann; Dee and Don;  Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva; James; Alex John;  Jason; Steve D;   Becky H.; AlexisT; Tom;  Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett;  Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes &  Jesse Brandow (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; 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; Christy; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Myrna; Caleb D; Megan & Colin.

 Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “ O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.”

Verse: ” Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God!” – Psalm 27:9,1

Epistle: The Reading from  St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (4:6-15)

Brethren, seeing that it is the God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, the same also shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of power is from God, and not from us.  We are pressed on every way, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; smitten down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.  For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our mortal flesh.  So then death is working in us, but life in you.

But having in us the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke,” we also believe, and therefore we also speak, knowing that the One who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up through Jesus, and will make us stand together with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, which is multiplied through the thanksgiving of many, may abound to the glory of God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (6:31-36)

The Lord said: “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.  If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners love those who love them.  And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners do the same.  And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you?  Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.  Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Cyprian the Confessor – Tone 4

By choosing the Apostles’ way of life, thou hast succeeded to their throne. Inspired by God, thou didst find the way to divine contemplation through the practice of virtue. After teaching the Word of Truth without error, thou didst defend the Faith to the very shedding of thy blood, O Hieromartyr Cyprian. Entreat the Lord our God to save our souls.

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.

To the Parish and to your friends,

I want to extend an invitation to the parish to a concert that I’m involved in next Wednesday night (October 5th) at 8 pm. (I realize that it unfortunately conflicts with Orthodoxy 101.)

It’s a choral-orchestral work in English that tells the life of St. Nicholas of Myra. My friend and colleague in the choral department is conducting it, and I’ve been helping prepare the chorus.  It promises to be very exciting and even worshipful, which is not always easy to come by.

The poster is on the hall bulletin board.

In Christ,
Caleb John Lewis