Sunday, September 18, 2016
Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross
Eumenios the wonderworker, bishop of Gortyna; Martyr Ariadne of Phrygia
Visitors, you are always welcome here and invited to all services and events at All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Do not think that the Lord has abandoned you. No! He is always with you and invisibly sustains you, even when you forget Him. He will not burden you with trials beyond your capacity. Fear nothing, but with total humbleness and devotion bear your cross and pray. He is the gentlest of fathers that could be wished for. If on occasion He allows His faithful servants to be tempted, it is only to remind them of their feebleness and to completely cleanse their hearts from pride. In our hearts is where He intends to reside with His Son and His Holy Spirit. — St. Innocent of Alaska
Plan ahead to attend or help with our annual Festival, scheduled for October 8th. Check with Nina for indoor baked goods, with John or Amal to help with outdoor food booths, Don for cleaning tables, Charles for the Children’s area, Lucia and Lisa for kitchen work, Vicki for silent auction baskets, Marcia and Father for general questions. You may wonder how the income is used. Each year the festival committee considers the community’s greatest need. Last year the receipts allowed us to save adequate funds to pay for this year’s festival and to make a healthy contribution to the Temple Fund. The decision for this year will be made later.
Orthodoxy 101: On Wednesday, September 21st, John Craton will present the lesson “Apologetics”. A small pitch-in is usually donated by a few of those attending.
Church Van: If you know a student who needs a ride, please direct them to Subdeacon Jon Weber or to Howard Webb.
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. Deacon cannot bless at the cup.
Deacon Lucas Christensen, formerly of this parish, will be ordained today into the Holy Priesthood at Holy Trinity in Carmel. Fr. Peter Jon and many parishioners will attend. In Father’s absence, Deacon Lawrence will serve a Eucharistic Typika. The service begins at 10:00 am and is not preceded by Matins.
On September 30, All Saints hosts the Indianapolis chapter of Orthodox Christians for Life for Great Vespers of the Protection of the Theotokos, followed by dinner and a presentation.
Alice Piercefield continues to recover from her kidney surgery in Indianapolis. Please see Charles Coats for details of what may be helpful.
Wednesday, September 21: Daily Vespers at 6:00 — O101 follows around 7 :00.
Thursday, September 22: Bible Study (St. Mark’s Gospel) at Becky Hrisomalos’ home 3:00-5:00
Saturday, September 24: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, September 25: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 — Student Welcome with a meal provided by the Myrrh Bearers — Parish Council meets.
…September 29: Cancellation of Bible Study at Becky’s
…September 30: OC for Life, Indianapolis are guests at the Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos
…October 7- 8: Set-p on the 7th; Annual Festival on Fairfax on the 8th
…October 9: His Eminence JOSEPH presides at St. George in Fishers – Father attends.
…October 30: Baptism of Nina and Bob’s grandchildren: Juliana ( Luke & Rachel’s daughter ) and Elise and Nolan (Mara & Tyler Arnold’s children).
…November 6: Fundraiser meal sponsored by the Myrrh Bearers
…November 13: Annual Business Meeting. This meeting is open to all who attend All Saints.
Birthday Greetings: Stephanie H (18th); Catherine G (19th); Johanna H (22nd)
Name Day Blessings: Alex A(St. John the Forerunner (23rd)
Memory Eternal: Dusica; John Griggs (9th); Heather (15th); Joseph (16th); Adria Edwards (24th); Kh. Loretta (25th); Dn. Nathaniel; Dn Steven & Dnsa Taisa + 4 others (Alaskan plane crash)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Tabbals; Mary Ann; Dee and Don; Becca Edwards; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Becky H.; AlexisT; Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; 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; Christy; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Myrna; Caleb D; Megan & Colin.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “How magnified are Thy works, O Lord. In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”
Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul!” – Psalm 103:26,1
Epistle: The Reading from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (2:16-20)
Brethren, knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the Law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? God forbid! For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, 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, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according 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.”
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.