Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Our Righteous Mother Euphrosyne

Venerable Martyr Paphnoutios of Egypt and those slain with him; repose of Venerable Sergios of Radonezh; translation of the relics of Herman, archbishop of Kazan

 College students (and their parents) are our special guests today.  

Students will receive a blessing from Fr. Peter Jon at the end of the Divine Liturgy.

 Then, please stay for the meal we’ve prepared in your honor. 

We want All Saints to be your home away from home!

 Nourishment of the Soul: “It is better to be persecuted than to persecute; it is better to be crucified than to crucify; it is better to be insulted than to insult; it is better to be slandered than to slander.” — Elder Justin Parvu of Romania

Plan ahead to attend or help with our annual Festival, scheduled for October 8th.

Festival Worksheet: On the hall bulletin board, check the areas that need workers.

Orthodoxy 101: On Wednesday, September 28th, Father Lucas Christensen will discuss the Nicene Creed. A pitch-in will be needed after Vespers and prior to the class.

Church Van: If you know  a student who needs a ride, please direct them to Subdeacon Jon Weber or to Howard Webb.

Today is the Buddy Walk, which raises awareness for Down Syndrome. Family fun begins at 1:00 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, with the Walk at 3:00. Enjoy carnival games, food trucks, face painting and more.  Free t-shirts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. — Missy Shahadey

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 sends her heartfelt thank you for cards, food, visits and prayers..

St. Mary’s in Greenwood invites you to  Kh. Loretta’s  40-Day Memorial. A meal will be served after the Divine Liturgy next Sunday, October 2nd.

 Parish Council meets today around noon in Father’s office.


Wednesday, September 28: Daily Vespers at 6:00 — O101 follows around 7 :00.

Thursday, September 29: Cancellation of  Bible Study at Becky’s

Friday, September 30: Great Vespers  at 6:00– OC for Life guests, with meal and presentation

Saturday, October 1: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, October 2: Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00


…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 Barber’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.


Memory Eternal:  Kh. Loretta (25th); Dn. Nathaniel; Dn Steven & Dnsa Taisa + 4 others (Alaskan plane crash); Jill (20th); Gabriel Zamora, son of Justin and Isadora (21st-hit by a car)

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;  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;  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: “Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us.”

Verse: ” Save me, O Lord, for the godly man is no more!” – Psalm 11:7,1

Epistle: The Reading from  St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (1:21-2:4)

 Brethren, the One who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God; Who has also sealed us, and has given us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.  Moreover, I call God for a witness upon my soul, that in order to spare you, I did not yet come to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith, but we are fellow workers of your joy, for you are established in the faith.  But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you with sorrow.  For if I make you sorry, who then is the one who makes me glad, but the same who is made sorry by me?  And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from those in whom I ought to rejoice, having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.  For out of much affliction and anguish of  heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love which I have more abundantly for you.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (5:1-11)

 At that time, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.  And He saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.  Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, Jesus asked him to put out a little from the land.  And He sat down and taught the people from the boat.  And when Jesus had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing!  But at Thy word I will let down the nets.”  And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them.  And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.  But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”  For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish, which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.  And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.”  And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

Apolytikion of St. Euphrosyne – Tone  8

Through thee, the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Euphrosyne; for thou didst carry the cross and follow Christ. By example and precept thou didst teach us to ignore the body, because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore, doth thy soul rejoice with the angels.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2

O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners.  Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.

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.