Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Beginning of the Indiction:

Ecclesiastical New Year

Righteous Simeon the Stylite; Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasinae

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “Make your abode with the sheep, and flee from the wolves. Never depart from the Church.” – St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Welcome Home, Fr. Seraphim and Khouria Paraskeva Moslener! We are happy to greet you both as part of our All Saints community! 

Newly baptized infant son of Herman and Johanna Hannan.  Today there will be a card shower as we add Luke to our membership. “Let the little children come unto Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Chalice Appeal: His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, made an appeal during his arch-pastoral visit Wednesday night for a donor or donors to purchase a new chalice for the church. The gold plating on the existing chalices has worn off, and rather than re-plating, we plan to purchase a new one that is solid silver and will not need to be re-plated in the future. While some money has been given, we still have quite a way to go to purchase a new chalice. Please see Fr. Peter if you are able to help.

College Student Sunday: Next Sunday we will welcome students from IU and Ivy Tech. Bake a dozen or two of cookies for them to take home as we show them our love and offer them  this parish to be their ‘church home’ away from home. Myrrh Bearers also have prepared additional gifts for them.

Today, following dismissal, we will pray a  memorial for Dr. William Nasser, Wanda’s husband and Tony’s father. May his memory be eternal!

Inquirers and Catechumens… Let us Attend! The beginning Inquirer’s class, titled “Journey to Fullness,“ begins Saturday, September 7 at 6:00 PM. Steve and April Blair will be leading the group discussion, which will take place Saturdays this fall. 

In addition, we will be offering a slightly more advanced course of study, entitled “Orthodoxy 102,“ Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend both classes.


Monday (Labor Day), September 2: Coffee Talk: All college and university students are invited to have coffee with Father Peter Jon at the Pourhouse Cafe on Kirkwood from 1 to 3pm. 

Wednesday, September 4: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, September 5: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, September 7:  Memorial – Great Vespers at 5:00 ; Inquirers class and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 8: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  – Nativity of the Theotokos

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s First Letter to St.Timothy. (2:1-7)

Timothy, my son, first of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.  This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.  For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (4:16-22)

At that time, Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and He went to the synagogue, as His custom was, on the Sabbath day.  And He stood up to read; and there was given to Him the book of the prophet Isaiah.  Jesus opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor and to heal the broken hearted.  He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”  And Jesus closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.  And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”  And all spoke well of Him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth.

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.


  • A memorial for Lucia‘s father, Ioann, will be held Saturday, September 7 just prior to great vespers. Memory eternal!
  • Indy Serb Fest and St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church on September 7th (noon to 11pm)
  • Liturgy of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Saturday, September 14th at 9am
  • St. George Festival in Fishers – September 20th (5pm), 21st (1pm), 22nd (1pm)
  • St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)
  • Festival on Fairfax – The first Saturday in October! Save the date!
  • October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.


Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning A-B.

Food Pantry Needs: Your donations are always welcome. We don’t need peanut butter and jelly, or spaghetti, but snack, nutrition bars could be used along with marinara, canned soup, paper products, and personal items.

Memory Eternal:  Ioann (7/23);  Susan; Marvin (10th)

Birthday Blessings:  Patricia F (1st); Gabe S (1st); Andrew L (6th); Braylan S (6th)

Name Day Blessing: Athena Becky H (St. Athena, the Virgin Martyr – Sept. 1st)

Prayer List: Michael & Olga; Farmers Market Community; Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioann’s family); Heather; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; 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; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

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 the Indiction – Tone 2

O Maker of all creation, Who hast established the times and the seasons in Thine own power: Bless the crown of this year with Thy goodness, O Lord, and keep our rulers and Thy flock in peace, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, and save us.

Apolytikion of the Synaxis of the Theotokos – Tone 7

Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos, haven and protection of the race of man; for the Redeemer of the world became incarnate of thee; for thou alone art both mother and virgin, ever blessed and glorified. Intercede with Christ God that peace be granted unto all the world.

Apolytikion  of St. Simeon the Stylite – Tone 1

Thou becamest a pillar of patience and didst emulate the Forefathers, O righteous one: Job in his sufferings, Joseph in temptations, and the life of the bodiless while in the body. O Simeon, our righteous Father, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion for the Indiction – Tone 4

O God of all, Thou Who hast made all the ages, * O Sovereign Lord, truly transcendent in essence, * bestow Thy grace and blessing on the year to come; * and, O Most Compassionate, * in Thine infinite mercy * save all them that worship Thee, * Who alone art our Master, * and that with fear, O Savior, cry to Thee: * Grant unto all men a fruitful and godly year.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Indiction – Tone 8

Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness, O Lord. Alleluia.