Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Babylas of Antioch

Prophet Moses the God-seer; Martyrs Jerusalem, Sekendos, Sekendios and Kegouros in Aleppo; Martyr Hermione, daughter of the Apostle Philip the deacon; Venerable Anthimos the New

 Visitors,  students,  and those new to the area, we extend a heartfelt welcome.

 Nourishment of the Soul: “Send your treasures to the heavenly storage room. Deposit your wealth in God’s Bank, distributing it to the poor, the orphans and the widows so that you can receive a million times more in the Second Coming of Christ.” — Elder Joseph the Hesychast


New Church Van: You may have noticed a new, white 12-passenger van in the parking lot.  It was gifted to All Saints and will serve to shuttle IU students who need rides to-and-from the Divine Liturgy on Sundays.  If you know  a student who needs a ride, please direct them to Subdeacon Jon Weber or to Howard Webb.

Orthodoxy 101 resumes on Wednesday, September 7th after the Liturgy for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  Titled “Back to Basics: Why I Need Christ and the Church.”, the class will be led by Fr. Peter Jon. On Wednesday, September 14th Greg Gillquist (Fr. Peter Jon’s brother from Alaska) will be teaching Communication 101  about basic communication skills during Orthodoxy 101. These skills will help in friendships, families, business and all other relationships.  This is a presentation Greg gives at hospitals, businesses and churches all over the state of Alaska.

A Festival Meeting has been scheduled for next Sunday after Divine Liturgy. In one month this year’s annual Festival on Fairfax will be but a memory! Let’s make sure that we are ready and that our parish has set aside the date to attend or to help!

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.

Donations to Honor the Memory of Kh. Loretta Wilson, wife of  Fr. Athanasius:  Your donations encourage Fr. Anthanasius and  the growing mission in Greenwood, as well as honor our beloved sister and mother in Christ.  Mailing address:  St. Mary of Egypt, 102 E. Broadway, Greenwood 46143.


Today’s memorial honors the memory of Dr. William Nasser

 Tuesday, September 6: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home 7:00-8:30

Wednesday, September 7: Vesperal Liturgy of the Nativity of the Theotokos at 6:00 – O101

Thursday, September 7: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship at  the Haney’s home 10:00 – Noon

Thursday, September 8:  Bible Study (St. Mark’s Gospel) at Becky Hrisomalos’ home 3:00-5:00

Saturday, September 10: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, September 11: Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00Festival Meeting


…September 5: Labor Day

…September 8: Nativity of the Theotokos (Vesperal Liturgy September 7th at 6:00) –  O101

…September 14: Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross(Vesperal Liturgy Sept. 13th, 6pm)

…September 25: IU Family Weekend…fellowship hour to welcome students

…September 30: OC for Life, Indianapolis are guests at the Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos

…October 8: Annual Festival on Fairfax (Next meeting is Sunday, Sept. 11th)


Birthday Greetings: Andrew L (6th); Braylan S (6th); Dan R (9th); Elena R (10th)

Name Day Blessings: Mary Ann G(8th – Theotokos); Braylan S (9th – St. Joachim); Ari V (9th-St. Anna); Lilly B (9th – St. Anna); Cora B (9th – St. Anna; Amber S (9th – St. Anna)

Memory Eternal: Infants Zoe and Anastasia(1st); Fred; Dusica;  John Griggs (9th); Heather (15th); Joseph (16th); Adria Edwards (24th); Kh. Loretta (25th)


Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”  Tabbals (major house fire); Mary Ann  and the Griggs family; Dee and Don;  Becca Edwards (accident in Cozumel, Mexico); Kh.Kristina with child; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva; James; Alex John;  Jason; Steve D;   Becky H.; AlexisT; Tom;  Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes on leave from Albania;  Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (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: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”

Verse: “With chastisement has the Lord chastened me!” – Psalm 117:14,18

Epistle: The Reading from  St. Paul’s First Epistle to Corinthians. (9:2-12)

Brethren, the seal of my apostleship are you in the Lord.  My defense to those who would examine me is this: do we have no authority regarding what to eat and what to drink?  Do we have no authority to lead about a wife, who is a sister, as the rest of the apostles, even as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?  Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no authority to refrain from working?  Which soldier ever served at his own expense?  Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit thereof?  Or who shepherds a flock and does not eat from the milk of the flock?

Do I speak of these things according to human nature?  Or does not the Law say the same also?  For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Thou shalt not muzzle an ox which treads out the grain.”  Is it for oxen that God cares, or does He say it altogether for our sakes?  Indeed, for our sakes it was written: because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope, so that the same might partake in hope.  If we have sown in you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we should reap your carnal things?  If others are partakers of this authority over you, are we not even more?  Nevertheless, we have not made use of this authority, but we endure all things, in order that we may cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (18:23-35)

The Lord spoke this parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.  When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.  So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’  And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.  But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’  So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’  He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.  When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place.  Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant!  I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’  And in anger his lord delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt.  So also My heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”


Divine Liturgy Variables


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 St. Babylas of Antioch – Tone 4

By choosing the Apostles’ way of life, thou hast succeeded to their throne. Inspired by God, thou didst find the way to divine contemplation through the practice of virtue. After teaching the Word of Truth without error, thou didst defend the Faith to the very shedding of thy blood, O Hieromartyr Babylas. Entreat the Lord our God to save our souls.


Kontakion of the Nativity of theTheotokos – Tone 4

By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give