Sunday, October 3, 2021

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Dionysios the Areopagite

Martyrs Eleutherios and Rustikos


Visitors are honored guests.

Thought for Today: “The gentle soul is a cathedral of goodness; it is a fountain and spring of wisdom, watering itself and others with Godly knowledge.” – St. John Climacus


Wednesday, October 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00  

Followed by Orthodoxy 101:  Fr. Peter Jon is the presenter.

Thursday, October 7: Dinner & Discussion at Howard & Rhonda’s home 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, October 8: Set-up activities begin at 10am

Saturday, October 9: Set-up activities begin at 8am

Saturday, October 9: Annual Festival on Fairfax – 11:00 – 5:00

Saturday, October 9: Great Vespers at around 5:00 at the conclusion of the Festival

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

Pantry Needs: Boxed Mac & Cheese and also frozen 1 pound packages of ground beef or small packages of hot dogs: please place frozen donations in the freezer.

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.

FESTIVAL on FAIRFAX – Saturday, October 9th

Contact Daniel Rigsby to volunteer: There is a job for all!


Teen SOYO Rummage sale:  Place them in the labeled tote at the church.

Please DO bring items such as: books, jewelry, stationary, journals,  home furnishings, toys in good condition, anything that makes good sense!

Please DO NOT bring: clothes, shoes, edibles, broken, breakable, high priced/valued items.

Bake Shop Goodies: Bring them Friday to the church, labeled and wrapped.


The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians.  (4:6-15)

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Unto Thee will I cry, O my God.

Brethren, seeing that it is the God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, the same also shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of power is from God, and not from us. We are pressed on every way, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; smitten down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our mortal flesh. So, then, death is working in us, but life in you. But having in us the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke,” we also believe, and therefore we also speak, knowing that the One who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up through Jesus, and will make us stand together with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, which is multiplied through the thanksgiving of many, may abound to the glory of God.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (6:31-36)

The Lord said: “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.  If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners love those who love them.  And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners do the same.  And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you?  Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.  Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”


Resurrection Apolytikion – Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb. And the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Dionysios the Areopagite – Tone 4

Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness thoroughly and wast vigilant in all things, thou wast clothed with a good conscience as befitteth one holy. Thou didst draw from the Chosen Vessel ineffable mysteries; and having kept the Faith, thou didst finish a like course, O Hieromartyr Dionysios. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.


Birthday Celebrations: Leanne B (3rd); Sharon Catherine G (3rd); Don H (6th); Mikaela Hsu (7th)

Name Day Blessings: Charles C (Apostle Thomas – 6th); Thomas M (Apostle Thomas – 6th); Thomas P (Apostle Thomas – 6th)

Memory Eternal: Judith Ann;  Shehadeh (George Tabbal and Ghada Labban’s father); David, Archpriest Anastasy (priest in Chesterton, IN); Metropolitan Jonah of Kenya 

Prayer List: Wendy’s father Jack;Family of Gabby Petito;Covid-19 resurgence; refugees  and immigrants; our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Don; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak and child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy

Attention OCF Students: Need a Ride? All Saints Orthodox Church has a van to pick up 0anyone needing a ride for Sunday Matins/Orthros which begins at 9:00 a.m. Contact Howard Webb at 314-681-8893 for more information.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.