Sunday October 9, 2022

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Holy Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus

Venerable Andronikos and Athanasia of Egypt; Venerable Poplia the confessor of Antioch; Righteous Forefather Abraham and his nephew the Righteous Lot

OCTOBER IS YOUTH MONTHDuring the month of October our teens will be reading the Sunday Epistles and assisting with ushering.

Thought for Today: “Children look more at their parents’ lives and reflect them in their young souls than listen to their words.” +St. Tikon of Zadonsk


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.

Apolytikion of St. James. Son of Alphaeus –Tone 3

O holy apostle James, intercede with the merciful God to grant to our souls forgiveness of sins.

Kontakion –Tone 2

O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.


The Epistle

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

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

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

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 Gospel

The Reading 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.

Today (College Student Sunday): We would like to officially welcome all college/university students to your spiritual home-away-from-home. All Saints is your home and we are glad you are here. Whatever you need during your time in Bloomington, call on us as you would your own family.  And, we offer a heartfelt thank you to Howard and Rhonda Webb, for your faithful leadership in OCF ministry.

Hannah Valentine OCMC missionary: Thank you for supporting her missionary efforts in Albania; donations tosupport her may still be made through the church or the All Saints website. 


Wednesday, October 12: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm; Orthodoxy 101. Howard Webb will be teaching the second class in a two-week series titled, Soteriology: How are we Saved?

Saturday, October 15: Bible Study: book of Romans; will be at the Webb’s home at 9am.  All are welcome to attend; 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 –  (314) 313-4275 –

Saturday, October 16: Vespers at 5:00pm; Junior SOYO at 3:30pm; Teen SOYO at 6:00pm

Sunday, October 16: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.


2022 Midwest Diocesan Family Fall Gathering: St. George in Fishers, In. October 21-23.

Register on website

2022 Emmaus Retreat: October 29th,Keynote Speaker: Father Silviu Bunta; registration


Names Day Celebrations: Averi Vician, St. Philonella,(11th).

Anniversary celebrations: Howard and Rhonda Webb, (13th).

Birthday Celebrations: Raymond Labban,(10th); Josiah Skinner, (11th); Taylor Shahadey, (12th); Dn. Lucian Stant, Phil Campbell, (14th); Matusha Raisa, (15th).

Please Read: Each Sunday this fall I will be including a brief teaching on etiquette in Church. These are not meant to be “laws,” but rather instructions on a good and proper way to orient ourselves toward Christ in His holy Church. Perhaps the most important thing to be emphasized here is that we are to look at where I, myself, may fall short and need improvement, and not focus on my neighbor (Matt. 7:3-5). Thank you for reading.

Love, Fr. Peter Jon

Church Etiquette: When to Stand during the Liturgy

Our tradition is to stand during worship as much as we can, silently, reverently, facing the holy Altar. Christ is invisibly present in our midst. It is okay to sit down if you need to. There are, however, certain times in the Divine Liturgy when everyone should stand. We always stand during the Little Entrance, when the priest (carrying the Gospel Book) and the servers exit the north deacon’s door and process to the Solea, where the priest proclaims, “Wisdom! Let us attend!” (This literally means “stand up straight!”). We always stand for the reading of the Holy Gospel, and in our tradition, for the reading of the Epistle as well – as your strength permits.  We stand during the Great Entrance, the reciting of the Nicene Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer.   We stand when the priest blesses the people, for example, “Peace be to all!”  It is important that we stand during the consecration of the Holy Gifts (the Anaphora prayers, “Thine own of Thine own…”) We stand the entire time Holy Communion is being served (it is improper to sit after receiving the body and blood of Christ). And finally, we stand for the dismissal.

Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Herman Swaiko; Metropolitan Kallistos Ware; Joyce; Eric; Kevin; Bob; Sheila; Igor, Terra, Shirley.

Prayer List: Mother Nectaria; Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara; Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna; Vician; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr.AthanasiusFr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley; Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Ried’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends), Megan with child; Brigida with child.

Coffee Hour Host: Wendy Elizabeth Carter Team with Parishioners C-G

Next week Host:Nina Rogers’ Team with Parishioners H-R.

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