Sunday, October 02, 2022
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Virgin-martyr Justina; Theophilos the Confessor; New-martyr George at Karatzasou;
Andrew of Constantinople, fool-for-Christ
OCTOBER IS YOUTH MONTH: During the month of October our teens will be reading the Sunday Epistles and assisting with ushering.
Thought for Today: “The secret is our prayer and devotion to God so that His grace may act. We, with our love, with our fervent desire for the love of God, will attract grace so that it washes over those around us and awaken them to divine love. Or rather, God will send His love and will rouse them all. What we are unable to do, His grace will achieve.
+St.Porphyrois of Kavsokalyvia
VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion -Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross, Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of St. Cyprian the Hieromartyr -Tone4
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 –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
The Lord will give strength to His people.
Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the Lord glory and honor.
The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (6:1-10)
Brethren, since we are fellow workers, we entreat you also not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says, “At an acceptable season I hearkened unto thee, and in a day of salvation I helped thee”; behold, now is “the acceptable season”; behold, now is “the day of salvation”; giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that the ministry is not blamed, but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in vigils, in fasts, in purity, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned, in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
The Reading 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.”
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.
Festival on Fairfax Weekend!
A heartfelt “Thank you” to everyone who has committed their time, talent and energy to this year’s Festival on Fairfax.
Hannah Valentine OCMC missionary: Thank you for supporting her missionary efforts in Albania; donations tosupport her may still be made through the church or the All Saints website.
Orthodox Christians for Life and SOYO Thank You… We are grateful for your generous donations to support young families in need during the month of September. Your donations will be distributed through the Women’s Care Center.
Wednesday, October, 5 : Daily Vespers at 6:00pm; followed by Orthodoxy 101. Howard Webb will be teaching the first class in a two-week series titled, Soteriology: How are we Saved?
Saturday, October, 8: Bible Study: book of Romans; will be at the Webb’s home at 9am. All are welcome to attend; 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –email@example.com.
Saturday, October, 8: Vespers at 5:00pm; Junior SOYO at 3:30pm; Teen SOYO at 6:00pm
Sunday, October, 9: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Sunday, October, 9: We will recognize and honor our students. Thank you, Howard and Rhonda, for your leadership in OCF ministry.
2022 Midwest Diocesan Family Fall Gathering: St. George in Fishers, In. October 21-23.
Register on website www.stgindy.org
Names Day Celebrations: Charles Coats, Thomas Przybyla, Thomas Mobley, Apostle St. Thomas (6th); Jerimiah Juken St. Inncent of Alaska (6th).
Birthday Celebration: Leanne Bissell, Sharon Catherine (3rd); Don Haney (6th), Mikaela Hsu (7th).
Please Read: Today I will include the first in a sequence of brief writings about etiquette (the proper way to behave) 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).
Love, Fr. Peter Jon
Church Etiquette – Attire in Church (part 2, head-coverings):
Men should remove their hats when entering the church and keep their heads uncovered until departing the church. The only exception to this is when members of the clergy are directed to don liturgical headgear for particular reasons, at appointed times. The Scriptural basis for the prohibition of men wearing hats in church is found in 1 Corinthians, chapter 11:
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head (v. 4-5)…
This brings us to the topic of women covering their heads in church. Some women choose to cover their head, wearing either a traditional head-covering or a hat. St. Paul implies that this form of piety brings honor upon a woman, as her hair is “a glory to her.” Covering the thing that brings her glory in the presence of God is an act of submission and humility before Him. In the ancient Church, Christian head coverings among Orthodox women was a universal practice. Many Church Fathers mention this, including Clement of Alexandria, Hippolytus of Rome and John Chrysostom, among others. In addition, all women in icons traditionally have their heads covered, with the exception of Eve and St. Mary of Egypt (whose clothes had disintegrated and fallen from her body). While head-coverings are not required, they are a meaningful aspect of our Church’s holy tradition.
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Herman Swaiko; Metropolitan Kallistos Ware; Joyce; Eric; Kevin; Bob; Sheila; Igor.
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; Terra;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.
Coffee Hour Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B, and Festival leftovers; donations may be offered at coffee hour.
Next week Host: Wendy Elizabeth Carter Team with Parishioners C-G.
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.