Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Great-martyr Artemius at Antioch
Venerable Gerasimos the New Ascetic of Kephallenia; Venerable Matrona of Chios
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “When melancholy attacks you, read the Gospel.”
St. Ambrose of Optina
Today, the Parish Council meets at noon.
Congratulations to Aaron Hsu at the completion of his doctoral program at the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering!
Monday, October 21: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship – Compline and Bible Study at the Haney’s home at 7:00
Tuesday, October 22: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home 6:00 – 8:00
Wednesday, October 23: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “The Eucharist: Holy Things are for the Holy” by Fr. Seraphim
Thursday, October 24: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00
Friday October 25: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
Saturday, October 26: Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, October 27: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meeting
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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
During Youth Month, our teens will serve by ushering and reading the Epistle.
Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians. (9:6-11)
Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:26-39)
At that time, Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. And as He stepped out on land, there met Him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, “What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech Thee, do not torment me.” For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. [For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.] Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. And they begged Jesus not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged Jesus to let them enter these. So He gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked Jesus to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so He got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with Jesus; but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare all that God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city all that Jesus had done for him.
- November 10: Annual Business meeting
- November 15: Nativity Fast begins.
- November 28: Thanksgiving Day
I am presenting my final doctoral lecture recital at IU next week, Wednesday, October 23, at 7pm in Ford Hall. You are most welcome to be there! The subject of my dissertation is a new song cycle by Juliana Hall, When the South Wind Sings. I will lecture for about a half hour and then perform the song cycle.
We’re approaching the time when the 2020 church calendar will be updated. If you want your birthday, anniversary date, or name day listed or removed, please leave Marcia a message in the office, by phone, or by email.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning H-P.
The Pantry welcomes all donations. Spaghetti Sauce is needed. Thanks!
Memory Eternal: Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan; Angie (Anna’s aunt)
Happy Anniversary: Micah & Maria V(21st); Don & Dee Haney (23rd); Luke & Rachel B (24th)
Birthday Blessings: Joel A (20th); Rita (21st)
Name Day Blessings: James the brother of the Lord: James F; Ezekiel C; James T
St. Demetrios: Marvin P
Prayer List: Marvin A; Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Divine Liturgy Variables 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 St. Artemius, the Great-Martyr – Tone 4
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.