Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Kyriakos, the Hermit of Palestine
Martyr Petronia and those with her in Palestine; Mother Mary the hermit of Palestine;
Martyrs Gudelia, Casdous, Casdoa, Gargalus, Dada and Gobdelaas of Persia
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “What can be simpler than giving a glass of cold water or a piece of bread, or refraining from one’s own desires and petty thoughts? Yet through such things the Kingdom of Heaven is offered to us – by God’s grace.” – St. Peter of Damascus
The Festival is Next Saturday! Look at the list, and see where you fit in.
- Festival Flyers: Please grab a couple of them from the narthex or the hallway and post them where appropriate!
- Festival Yard Signs: Take them from the hallway and display them on your lawn or elsewhere as you see fit. (Return these signs after the festival.)
- Bake Shop needs your donations before Saturday, preferably starting on Thursday. (Nina leads the team.)
- Set-up, both inside and outside: Friday and early Saturday morning. (Dan Rigsby leads the team.)
- Volunteers throughout the Festival on Saturday: Dan heads the festival effort.
Chalice Appeal…half way there! Half of the money for the new Chalice has been gifted, thank God. Donations large and small are also welcome. Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order, or place your donation in the offering plate.
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.
Wednesday, October 2: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “Journey to Orthodoxy” by Kh. Marilyn
Thursday, October 3: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Friday, October 4: Set-up Activities throughout the day, starting around 10am
Saturday, October 5: THE FESTIVAL ON FAIRFAX – 11-5 (Set-up starts at 8am.)
Great Vespers at the end of the festival around 5:00
Sunday, October 6: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (4:6-15)
Brethren, it is the God Who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” Who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. While we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we, too, believe, and so we speak, knowing that He Who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (6:31-36)
The Lord said: “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”
- October 8th: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home – 6:00
- October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.
Coffee Hour: There on no scheduled contributors on this, the fifth Sunday, so we encourage volunteering.
The Pantry is nearly FULL, but your offerings are welcome. Thanks!
Memory Eternal: Mihail; Susan; Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan
Birthday Blessings: Leanne B (3rd); Sharon K (3rd)
Name Day Blessings: Heidi N (St. Charitina – 5th)
Prayer List: Traveling mercies for the Webb family’s return; Michael & Olga; 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;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 border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6
When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion for St. Kyriakos of Palestine – Tone 1
Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Kyriakos, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him that hath given thee strength; glory to Him that hath crowned thee; glory to Him that worketh healings for all through thee.
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.