Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Thomas the Apostle Called “The Twin”
Innocent, Apostle to the Americas;
Venerable Kendeas of Cyprus; Venerable-martyr Makarios of St. Anne Skete on Athos
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “We are called not to do evil, to hate it and to endure it from others. Trials in the life of man do not exist as a result of an evil God, but as an excellent teacher which tries to assist us in beneficial and corrective ways, even during various misfortunes. Whoever believes the only one responsible for evil is God, is seriously mistaken.” – Elder Moses the Athonite
A Heartfelt Thanks to all Volunteers who gave their love, time, energy, and goods
to the Annual Festival on Fairfax!
Chalice Appeal…half way there! Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order, or place your donation in the offering plate.
Monday, October 7: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship weekly Compline and Bible Study at the Haney’s home at 7:00
Tuesday, October 8: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home at 6:00
Wednesday, October 9: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “The Kingdom of God” by Fr. Seraphim
Saturday, October 12: Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, October 13: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
During Youth Month, our teens will serve by ushering and reading the Epistle.
Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (6:1-10)
Brethren, working together with Him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For He says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (7:11-16)
At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him. As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you: arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited His people!”
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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.
- Each Monday in October- St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship Compline and Bible Study
- Thursdays in October – 17th – 31st Bible Study at Becky’s home
- October 17th: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship in Mitchell
- October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church. Details are forthcoming!
- October 20th: Parish Council meeting
- October 22nd: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home
- October 25th: Akathist to the Theotokos
- October 27th: Myrrh Bearers meeting
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning A-B.
The Pantry could use marinara sauce and spaghetti, breakfast bars, and tuna along with your other donations. Thanks!
Memory Eternal: Mihail; Susan; Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan
Birthday Blessings: Don Haney (6th); Mikaela Hsu (7th); Raymond Labban (10th); Josiah Skinner (11th); Taylor Shahadey (12th)
Name Day Blessings: Thomas the Apostle(6th): Charles (Thomas) C; Thomas M; Thomas P; Averi V (Philonella– 11th)
Prayer List: Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional 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 for St. Thomas – Tone 3
O holy Apostle Thomas, intercede with our merciful God to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
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.