Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

October is Youth Month

Martyrs Marcian and Martyrios the Notaries

Martyrs Valerios and Chrysaphios; Tabitha the Merciful, raised from the dead by the Apostle Peter; Relics Translation of Venerable Sabbas the Sanctified & Venerable John of Beverly

 At All Saints, we warmly welcome our visitors as honored guests.

Nourishment of the Soul: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:16-17

Baby News! Fr. Gabriel and Laura (Willms) Monforte welcome baby Lydia Elizabeth, born Thursday, October 22nd and weighing 6 lbs, 11 oz.

Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday, October 28th after Daily Vespers with Dn. Seraphim Moslener continuing the topic: “The Virtues.”

 The Annual Bonfire in the Grove  is tonight starting at 6:00. There will be hayrides in the dark,  food you might want to bring to roast or share, and the blazing campfire in the chilly air. Some songs might burst forth, so come prepared to enjoy the evening.

Special Olympics: This week we sent your donations of $228. Thank you.

 Myrrh Bearers will not meet as previously announced.

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.


 Wednesday, October 28: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101 – 7:00 – 9:00

Saturday, October 31: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, November 1:  Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00


 Again this year, All Saints will support the Thanksgiving Basket Outreach at Backstreet Missions by collecting 250 dry turkey gravy mixes by the second week in November. Start looking for them where you shop.  Drop them off in the hallway starting next Sunday. (FYI: Backstreet has been purchased by Wheeler Missions out of Indianapolis, so the Thanksgiving outreach may be different next year.)

  • The Annual November Business Meeting is drawing near on November 8th. This is a time set aside to elect new members to the Parish Council, to review the past year, and to look forward to the future. Charles and Jeff will be contacting members for possible placement on the ballot for parish council. If you have a desire to serve, contact them or Father Peter Jon if you are 18 or older and have been a tithing member of All Saints for one year or more.
  • The Annual Thanksgiving Day meal needs a coordinator this year. Are you available to share in the planning and gathering of foods that serve members of the parish who enjoy this time of fellowship with their brothers and sisters in Christ? Speak to Fr. Peter Jon.

Anniversary Blessings: Alex & Catherine A (25th); Demetrios & Joanna Z (26th)

Happy Birthday: Ava R (30th); Zachary W (30th); Jonathan B (31st)

Blessed Name Day: Marvin P (26th)

Memory Eternal:  Jennifer Tatlock (Sept.29th)

Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”

Prayer List: James; Alex John;  Jason; Dee; Frank & Becky; Amal; Alexis T. ;Tom;  Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania,  Jesse Brandow  in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee H.; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Those with child: Gabriella, Laura, Megan); 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; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cath

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings   

During Youth Month, our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers                           Prokeimenon: “How magnified are Thy works, O Lord!

In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”

Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”  Psalm 103:26,1


Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (2:16-20)


Brethren, knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the Law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.  But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin?  God forbid!  For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, 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,  nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.

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 heard 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 SS. Marcian & Martyrios the Notaries – Tone 4

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee, received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God.  For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption.  O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.


Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2

O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners.  Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.