Sunday, October 4, 2020 College Student Sunday

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens; Hieromartyr Peter of Capitolia in Syria; Martyrs Domnina and her daughters of Syria; Gurios, First Archbishop of Kazan and Barsanouphios,Bishop of Tver; and Martyrs Stephen (Stiljanovich) and Elizabeth of Serbia

Nourishment of the Soul: “It can happen that when we are at prayer, some brothers come to see us. Then we have to choose either to interrupt our prayer or to sadden our brother by refusing to answer him. But love is greater than prayer. Prayer is one virtue among others, whereas love contains them all.” – St. John Climacus

Father Peter continues to post short videos daily at to connect with, inspire and inform us. At the home page, scroll down to find the current postings under “Videos from Father Peter.”  Father Peter continues his series on the lives of the twelve Holy Apostles.

Fall Catechism Classes: Catechism classes (Orthodoxy 101) are held each Wednesday evening immediately following Vespers. Classes will be held in the church and will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.

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.

College Student Sunday is today:  Here are some ideas of how to support these faithful young people: pray for them, make a space for them in all church activities, help them get to church, mentor them, show them you care, connect them to OCF. At All Saints we value these young people and do many of these as a group with Rhonda and Howard guiding our OCF withattentive care in many ways, but perhaps you, also,  will find one or two ways where you can help them while away from their homes.

Parish council meets this Sunday in the nave following the Divine Liturgy.


Wednesday, October 7: Live- Streamed  Daily Vespers at 6:00 immediately followed by   Orthodoxy 101

Saturday, October10: Streamed Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00

Sunday, October 11: Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


Youth Month

Clergy, Choir, Chanter Appreciation

Special Olympics Collection


The Reading is from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (6:16-7:1)

Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.

God is known in Judah; His Name is great in Israel.

Brethren, we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from them, and be separate from them,” says the Lord, “and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”  Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (6:16-7:1)

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.”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8

From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.


Welcome back to fellowship at outdoor coffee hour following Sunday Liturgy!  Food contributions for October have been volunteered by 4 families. Please, nothing that needs a fork or plate – only items that can be served on a napkin (to feed about 50).  We also need your time and strength… Two tables need to be set up and taken down and all the tables & picnic tables need to be wiped down each Sunday morning.  For those who don’t know, everything is served with masks, gloves, tongs and safe distancing.  Rhonda, chairwoman of the Myrrh Bearers, is the point person.

Happy Birthday: Don H (6th); Mikaela H (7th); Ray L (10th)

Blessed Name Day:  Heidi S (St. Charitina5th); Apostle Thomas – 6th: Charles C, Thomas P; Tom M

Memory Eternal: EJ ; Irene; Barbara

Prayer List: The People of Beirut; Wadia; Jayci;  Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael I.; Kitsa Wiersteiner; Steven Sajkich; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Eileen; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Taylor with child; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions;  Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; George; Catherine (not in this parish); Olga; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert; Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett; Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Marcia & Deacon; Nick; Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios; Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalana; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic; schools across the nation.


The Monroe County Health Department requires masks to be worn by those worshipping outdoors when social distancing (6 feet apart) cannot be observed.  All are still required to wear masks indoors unless a medical condition prevents them from safely doing so, or unless one is a designated chanter/server.

…If you wish to attend Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy, please respond in the positive to the email from Fr. Peter that you will find in your inbox. Ex. Smith -2 (Family name – number)

… …Everyone is welcome to attend all non-Sunday services without signing up. Face masks and safety precautions are in place.

…Teen SOYO will gather outdoors after Great Vespers each Saturday while respecting social distancing practices. 

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S. mail.  Thank  you for continuing to support the church.