Sunday, October 7, 2018
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus of Syria
Hieromartyr Polychronios of Nicaea; Priest Julian and Deacon Caesarius of Campania;
Venerable John the hermit and those with him; Venerable Sergius of Nurma
Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.
Clergy Appreciation Day
Nourishment of the Soul: “We must never fail to preach the Gospel and to live it in every moment of our lives. What good is the Gospel if it cannot be with us in all that we do?” – His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with A-Ba.
Food Pantry:Individual applesauce servings, pancake mixes, instant potatoes and tuna could be added as well as canned meat and various other foods. BTW, the World Food Day report from the Archdiocese indicates our parish ranked second in the nation for canned food and charitable outreach in our archdiocese this year (113,000 lbs!). Adhering to the Lord’s admonition to help the poor continues to be important here among us.
Festival on Fairfax: Many thanks to all those who have spent so many hours and days preparing for — and now hosting this blessed event!
Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.
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.
Road Closure: Old Walnut Street Pike is closed during October and November, so take note if that is your usual travel pattern to All Saints.
Our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers during October: Youth Month in our archdiocese.
Monday, October 8: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00
Tuesday, October 9: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, October 10: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, October 11: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Saturday, October 13: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO and O101 at 6:00
Sunday, October 14: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
40-Day Memorial: You are invited to the memorial for Adrian Tudorica, the beloved brother of Olga Impey and long-time friend of this parish on Wednesday, October 17th at 3:30. It is at All Saints.
Attention College Students: Join us for the Midwest College Conference at the Iakovos Retreat Center December 27-30, 2018. It is a fantastic opportunity for Orthodox College students (age 18-25) from all different backgrounds to gather to learn about their faith, take a break, meet new people, and worship together in a beautiful new Orthodox retreat center, nestled in the beautiful woods of Wisconsin. To encourage Antiochian College students to attend, Bishop Anthony’s Diocesan Council has offered a $75 scholarship to the first 20 Antiochian students that sign up. Spots are filling fast. This conference is a BLAST and simply put can be life-changing. We all know that Antiochians are the most fun, SO GO!! For more information and to register check out the website at http://www.ocf.net/events/college-conference-midwest-2018/ Or contact Peter Karos with ANY QUESTIONS @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Olympics at the Antiochian Village: Teens will receive our donations on October 21st.
Birthday Blessings: Mikaela H (7th); Ray L (10th); Brice M (11th); Taylor S (12th)
Name Day Remembrance: Averi V (St. Philonella – 11th)
Anniversary Celebration: Howard & Rhonda W (13th)
Anniversaries, Birthday Celebrations or Name Day Remembrances : Now is the time to add your dates for the 2019 calendar updates! Please leave them on Marcia’s desk or email her at email@example.com. Also if you need to update your address or contact information, please don’t delay since phone directories are updated too.
Memory Eternal: Kh. Charlotte Smith; Adrian; Wilma Jean
Prayer List: Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis and with flood damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”
Verse: “The Lord has chastened me severely.” (Psalm 117:14,18
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (11:31-12:9)
Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He Who is blessed forever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands. I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who 14 years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according 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!”
Divine Liturgy Variables for choir and parish
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 Ss. Sergius and Bacchus – 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.