Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Holy Apostle James the “Brother of God”
Ignatius, patriarch of Constantinople; James of Borovichi, wonderworker of Novgorod
Our parishioners always welcome newcomers with joy.
Nourishment of the Soul: “How can we have victory over the enemy? By running to God for shelter.” St. John Chrysostom
Special Olympics Collection: Thank you for contributing $314 last Sunday.
Orthodoxy 101: On Wednesday, October 26th, Dr. John Craton will discuss “Comparative Religions.” Also John has published a booklet on the life of St. Oswin of England. He has made those available to us. Look in the hallway. You may also contact John if you want a copy mailed.
The Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for November 13th. At that time, you will receive an overview of the fiscal year’s activities. Father and the Parish Council encourage you to attend. Members in good standing will also vote on a slate, seeking membership in the parish council.
All Saints Now Accepts Credit/Debit Cards: If you would like to pay your tithe or make offerings with your credit/debit card online at allsaintsbloomington.org (in the text bar of options), we’re ready to accept your charge. Not only that, you can also use your credit card for bookstore purchases, to support the benevolence fund, to make a payment for the cemetery, or to make a gift to the temple fund. The possibilities are endless. Please see Fr. Peter Jon with any questions.
Parish Council meets today around noon in Father Peter Jon’s office.
Wednesday, October 26: Daily Vespers at 6:00 — O101 follows around 7 :00.
Thursday, October 27: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3-5:00 – OCF meets in the evening.
Friday, October 28: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
Saturday, October 29: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, October 30: 4 Baptisms during Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Ioana’s Memorial
October is Youth Month
…October 30: Baptisms: Brian Owen and Nina and Bob’s grandchildren: Juliana (Luke & Rachel Barber’s daughter) and Elise and Nolan (Mara & Tyler Arnold’s children). A card shower is planned for these on this important day.
…November 6: Fundraiser meal sponsored by the Myrrh Bearers
…November 12-13: Lillie Blair appears in the children’s opera Brundibar at the Warehouse.
…November 13: Annual Business Meeting following Divine Liturgy
…December 3: St. Nicholas Night
…December 10: Women’s Pre-Christmas party, hosted by Dee Haney and her daughters.
Birthday Greetings: Brian C (23rd); Ezekiel C (27th)
Blessed Name Day: James T; James F (St. James – 23rd); Ezekiel C (St. James – 23rd); Marvin P (St. Demetrios – 26th)
Happy Anniversary: Don & Dee H (23rd); Alex & Cathy A (25th); Demetrios & Joanna Z (26th)
Memory Eternal: Jill [d. 9/20], Tony [d. 9/23]; Bruce; Paul [Kh. Marilyn’s cousin]
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip: Shalayna; Phil Wheeler (cancer); Dorothy, Dan & Linda’s sister-in-law; the 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: “His sound has gone forth into all the earth.”
Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God!” Psalm 18:4,1
Epistle: The Reading from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (1:11-19)
(For St. James)
Brethren, I make known to you that the Gospel which was preached by me is not according to man; for I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came by revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my manner of life in time past in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and destroyed it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age within my nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
But when it pleased God, who separated me, even from my mother’s womb, and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the nations, immediately I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles, except James, the Lord’s brother.
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.
Divine Liturgy Variables
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. James, the ‘Brother of God’ – Tone 4
Since thou art a Disciple of the Lord, thou didst receive the Gospel, O righteous James. And since thou art a martyr thou art never rejected, and since thou art a brother of God, thou art privileged, and since thou art a High Priest, it is thy right to intercede. Wherefore, beseech thou Christ God to save our souls.
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.