Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross

Great-martyr Nikitas the Goth and those with him; Martyr Porphyrios the Mime; Vissarion, bishop of Larisa; New-martyr John of Crete; Joseph the new of Partosh

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul:“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the counsel of saints is understanding. For to know the law is characteristic of a good mind, for in this manner you will live a long time, and years of your life shall be increased. My son if you become wise in yourself, you shall also be wise toward your neighbor; but if you prove to be evil, you alone will go through troubles.” – Proverbs 9:10-12

Festival Flyers:  There are hundreds of flyers for our Festival on Fairfax available for you to take and post in your place of study or employment. Please grab a couple of them from the narthex or the hallway and post them where appropriate!

The following classes are being offered this fall, and everyone is warmly welcome to attend.

…Beginning Inquirers Class, “Journey to Fullness,“ meets each Saturday at 6:00 p.m. with Steve and April Blair. 

…Orthodoxy 102  meets Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

… Bible Study Classes with Kh. Marilyn every Thursday and on the second Tuesday each month.

…St. John’s Fellowship meets at the home of Don and Dee Haney in Mitchell on the third Thursday each month.

 Chalice Appeal…half way there! His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, made an appeal during his arch-pastoral visit for donors to purchase a new chalice for the church. Since the present gold ones need re-plating, we plan to purchase a new one that is solid silver and will not need to be re-plated in the future. Half of the money for the new Chalice has been gifted, thank God. Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order.

Parish Council meets today at Noon.


Wednesday, September18: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 ” Salvation, Part 2″ with Howard Webb

Thursday, September19: St. John’s Fellowship at the Haney’s home from 10:00 – Noon

Thursday, September19: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, September 21:  Great Vespers at 5:00 ; Inquirers class and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 22: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Letter to the Galatians. (2:16-20)

Brethren, you know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.  Even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified.  But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin?  Certainly not!  But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor.  For I through the Law died to the Law, that I might live to God.  I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel to St. Mark. (8:34-9:1)

The Lord said, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it.  For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?  For what can a man give in return for his soul?  For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”  And He said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God come with power.”

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.


  • 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)
  • Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos – 6:00 on September 27th
  • Festival on Fairfax – Saturday, October 5th, 11am – 5pm! 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 H-P.

Food Pantry Needs: The pantry is filling up! Thank you for continuing to bring whatever you see fit!

Memory Eternal:  Mihail;  Susan; Marvin (10th)

Birthday Blessings: John L (17th);  Stephanie H (18th); Catherine G (19th)

Name Day Blessing: Geni Gritton (St. Sophia – 17th); Kiya Crandall (St. Sophia – 17th)

Prayer List: Michael (improving) & Olga; Farmers Market Community; 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;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; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Refrain of the Second Antiphon: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4

Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Tone 1

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, granting to Thy people victory over all their adversaries, and by the power of Thy Cross preserving Thine estate.

Kontakion of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Tone 4

Do Thou, Who of Thine own good will was lifted up upon the Cross, O Christ our God, bestow Thy bounties upon the new Nation which is called by Thy Name; make glad in Thy might those who lawfully govern, that with them we may be led to victory over our adversaries, having in Thine aid a weapon of peace and a trophy invincible.