Sunday of the Exaltation of the Cross–September 14

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Repose of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople; Venerable-martyr Makarios the New of Thessalonica; Venerable-martyr Joseph of Dionysiou Monastery on Athos

 Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”

 Nourishment of the Soul: The Apostle Paul writes to the Corinthian Christians: “Finally, Brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen..” 2 Cor. 13:11-14

 Today we extend a special welcome to our university students: Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) meets on the IU campus as well as on campuses across the country. Its continuing mission is to foster the spiritual growth of our college and university students, Here at All Saints we welcome new and returning students.  Let us know how we can serve you.

 Communion: 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.

 Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

 Orthodoxy 101: Reader Tikhon’s topic on his final Wednesday at All Saints is “How We Experience God


 Wednesday, September 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101 – 7:00-9:00

Saturday, September 20: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, September 21: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.


 September 25: SOYO Meeting (ages 12-18) at 6 pm; Compline at 7:30

  • September 27: Adult Discussion Group with Dn. Seraphim Moslener at 6 pm
  • October 1-2: Fr. Daniel Byantoro from Indonesia will speak at All Saints and at I.U.
  • October 5: Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome – Monroe County Fairgrounds – Fun begins at 1:30; the walk at 3pm; live band, carnival games, activities for the whole family.
  • October 11: Annual Festival – 11:00 to 5:00 – Baked Goods; Greek & Arab foods; Music Groups; Silent Auction; Shrine Tours; Church Tours; Children’s Activities; Hayride.

 Happy Birthday: Natchez Galoozis (23rd)

Name Day Greeting: Alex Alexander (St John the Baptist– 23rd)

 Memory Eternal: Chieh-su; Susan; Ferris; Ralph; Annamarie ; Robin; Patty; Roy; Sarah Najjar (20th); Richard; Virginia (18th); Loretta & David Benaderett (7th)

 Prayer List: Kim Adams and Benaderett families; Noah; Emily D; Paula Bissell;John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Frank & Becky;Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter);Barb; Eric (Martha Goodwin’s son);); Daniel & Gala M; Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Gregory family; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena.

         Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “Exalt ye the Lord our God.”

Verse: “The Lord is King; let the people tremble!” Psalm: 98: 5-1

 Epistle:The Reading is from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (1:18-24)

 BRETHREN, the word of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing; but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will bring to naught.” Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God turned the wisdom of the world into foolishness? For, since the world in the wisdom of God did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. For Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Greeks; but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom of God.    

Gospel:The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (19:6-11, 13-20, 25-28, 30-35)

            AT THAT TIME, the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death. And they came to Pontius Pilate saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no crime in Him.” The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and by that law He ought to die, because he has made Himself the Son of God.” When Pilate heard these words, he was the more afraid; he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, “Where art Thou from?” But Jesus gave no answer. Pilate therefore said to Him, “Wilt Thou not speak to me? Knowest Thou not that I have power to release Thee, and power to crucify Thee?” Jesus answered him, “You would have no power over Me unless it had been given you from above.

               When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called “The Pavement”, and in Hebrew, “Gabbatha.” Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” They cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” Then he handed Him over to them to be crucified.

            So they took Jesus and led him away, and He went out, bearing His own Cross, to the place called “The Place of the Skull’, which is called in Hebrew “Golgotha.” there they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the Cross; it read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek.

            Now standing by the Cross of Jesus were His mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother, and the Disciple whom He loved standing near, he said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” then He said to the Disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the Disciple took her to his own home. After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now fulfilled, said, “It is finished”; and He bowed His head and gave up the spirit.

            Since it was the Day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him; but when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness–his testimony is true.