Sunday, October 23, 2022

The Holy Apostle James the “Brother of God”

Ignatius, patriarch of Constantinople; James of Borovichi, wonderworker of Novgorod

OCTOBER IS YOUTH MONTHDuring the month of October our teens will be reading the Sunday Epistles and assisting with ushering.

Thought for Today: “The Lord is so holy, so simple in His holiness, that one single evil or impure thought deprives us of Him, of the sweet and most sweet, of the pure and most pure peace and light of our souls.” + St. John of Kronstadt +


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2

When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee: O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.

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.

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.


The Epistle

His voice has gone out into all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians. (1:11-19)

Brethren, I would have you know that the Gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the Church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people; so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when He Who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son to me, in order that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, 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 Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other Apostles except James the Lord’s brother.

The Gospel

The Reading 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.

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.

Parish Council will meet today after Divine Liturgy.

Time to update Family informationIf you are not receiving the All Saints weekly bulletin or monthly newsletter it’s probably because we don’t have your current email address.  Please take a moment and fill out a ‘Visitor Card’ with all the information requested there, and give it to Nina Rogers or Rhonda Webb so we can stay in touch with you. It is also a good time to list your Patron Saint, Birthday and Anniversary for 2023 calendar.


Tuesday, October 25OCF dinner and discussion with Fr. Peter Jon at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, October 26: Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm; Orthodoxy 101.

Friday, October 28OCLife; Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, October 29: Digging into Romans:  Our Saturday morning Bible Study has begun to dig into St. Paul’s letter to the Romans – this is the perfect time to join us as we go deeper into this important epistle, verse by verse.  Howard Webb is leading this study which meets Saturdays 9:00-10:30 at the Webbs home at 3960 E Fenbrook Lane, 47401.  Feel free to come whenever you can for lively discussion and fellowship. Be sure to bring your Bible!

Saturday, October 29: Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; jr. SOYO at 3:30 pm; Teen SOYO at 6:00 pm.

 Sunday, October 30: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.


2022 Emmaus Retreat: October 29th Keynote Speaker: Father Silviu Bunta; registration


Names Day Celebrations: James Finchum(23rd); James Tabbal (23rd); Ezekiel Crandall (23rd)

James the brother of the Lord; Dee Haney Tabitha the Merciful (25th); Marvin Piercefield Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming(26th).

Birthday Celebrations: Ezekiel Crandall (27th); Abigail Joy Cowen (28th).

Anniversary Celebrations: Don & Dee Haney (23rd); Tyson & Pauline Schulz (23rd); Luke & Rachel Barber (24th).

Please Read: Each Sunday this fall I will be including a brief teaching on etiquette 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). Thank you for reading.

Love, Fr. Peter Jon

Church Etiquette – Making the Sign of the Cross: It is good to make the sign of the cross before and after any prayer; when we enter and leave the narthex and nave; before kissing an Icon, Cross, or the Gospel Book; when we pass in front of the Altar; when we hear “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;” after the reading of the Epistle or Gospel; before and after the Consecration of the bread and wine during the Divine Liturgy when the Priest says, ‘Thine own of Thine own…’  Please do not cross yourself at the chalice as you may cause the Holy Eucharist to spill.

Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Herman; Igor, Terra, Shirley.

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; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna; Vician; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr.AthanasiusFr. 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; Mother Nectaria, Anne; Allen; Linda, Marilyn; Mary Barger.

Coffee Hour Host: Rhonda Webb’s Team with parishioners S-Z.

Next week Host: Fifth Sunday; everyone invited to participate.

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