Sunday, October 21, 2018
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Hilarion the Great of Palestine
Christodoulos of Patmos the wonderworker; Martyrs Socrates and Theodota at Ancyra; Venerable-confessors Vissarion & Sophronios of Ciorara, & Martyr Oprea of Salistie in Romania
Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” – Psalm (99) 100:3
The Psalm 103 project from the St. John of Damascus Society is progressing beautifully! To learn more about this spiritual, scientific and artistic endeavor, see Hal Sabbagh or visit https://goo.gl/mv8ASv
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with G-H.
Food Pantry: The need continues. Paper goods and almost everything else is needed. Canned meat and Ravioli are popular, and packages of dry mac/cheese boxes are always selected. (We have peanut butter and beans.)
T-Shirt Sales by OCF: Look in the narthex and on the hall bulletin board for details to purchase this beautiful t-shirt. Cash payments are due today, October 21st. All profits benefit the church.
A Pilgrimage to Holy Dormition Monastery – Meatfare weekend, March 1-3, 2019. We have the unique opportunity to occupy the Guest House (24 beds) that weekend, and attend services Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening and Sunday morning. There will be time to relax in the Guest House, shop in the Gift Shop, take walks on the grounds, and enjoy the delicious meals between the services. There is no charge, but plan to make a donation to the monastery. We will take the All Saints van (seats 12) and beyond that, will help arrange car sharing. Visit the monastery website at https://www.dormitionmonastery.org/ . Questions? See Rhonda or Howard Webb. Sign up deadline is Nov. 15th. Sign up on the Bulletin board or email Rhonda at email@example.com.
Parish Council meets today after Divine Liturgy.
Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.
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.
Today, our SOYO teens will receive donations to the Special Olympics at the Antiochian Village.
Our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers during Youth Month.
Tuesday, October 23: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, October 24: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, October 25: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, October 26: Akathist to The Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
Saturday, October 27: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO and O101 following at 6:00
Sunday, October 28: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.
…O101 Topics in Coming Weeks: (Oct. 27th) Characteristics of Orthodox Christianity; (Oct. 28th) Mindset Matters; (Nov. 3rd) A Healing Purpose; (Nov. 10th) Truth and Tradition
…Our annual parish bonfire and nighttime hayride gala will follow Great Vespers on Saturday, November 3rd
…The Annual Business meeting is on Sunday, November 11thfollowing the Divine Liturgy. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
The Hobbit: Join Mikaela Hsu (as Kili), Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and other dwarves as they journey to the Lonely Mountain in search of treasure. Shows are on October 19-28, 2018, at the Stages Bloomington Black Box Theatre at Artisan Alley (222 W 2nd St, Bloomington). Tickets at the BCT Box Office. https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-hobbit/
Anniversary Celebrations: Micah & Maria Van H (21st); Don & Dee H (23rd);
Luke & Rachel B (24th)
Birthday Blessings: Ezekiel C (27th)
Name Day Remembrance: James the Brother of the Lord – 23rd: James F; Ezekiel C; James T; Marvin P (Great Martyr Demetrios – 26th)
Memory Eternal: Wilma Jean
Prayer List: Bruce (Barb Grinder’s brother with serious surgery on Monday); Joanna Zaharako (pain relief); Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis and with flood damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “O Lord, how magnified are Thy works. In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”
Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul.” Psalm 103: 24, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (2:16-20)
Brethren, you know that a man is not justified by works of the Law but through faith in Jesus Christ. Even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the Law died to the Law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according 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.
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of St. Hilarion the Great – Tone 8
The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears; and by thy deep sighing thou hast given fruit through thy struggles a hundred-fold. Accordingly, thou hast become a star for the universe, sparkling with miracles. Therefore, O righteous Father Hilarion, intercede with Christ God to save our souls.