Sunday, September, 4, 2022

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Babylas, bishop of Antioch; Prophet Moses the God-seer;

Martyrs Jerusalem, Sekendos, Sekendios and Kegouros in Aleppo

Thought for Today: “We must begin with thanksgiving for everything. The beginning of joy is to be content with your situation.” + St. Ambrose of Optina+


Resurrectional Apolytikion –Tone 1

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of 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 the Theotokos –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 birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.

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.

Epistle and Gospel Readings

The Epistle

Sing praises to our God, sing praises.  Clap your hands, all ye nations.

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (15:1-11)

Brethren, I would remind you in what terms I preached to you the Gospel, which you received, in which you stand, by which you are saved, if you hold it fast—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He rose on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve. Then He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the Apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared also to me. For I am the least of the Apostles, unfit to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God, which is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

The Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (19:16-26)

At that time, a young man came up to Jesus, kneeling and saying, “Good Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to Him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, honor your father and mother, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to Him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Welcome Fr. Joseph Olas, former IU student and All Saints attendee, who is celebrating Liturgy with us this Sunday.

Today, Sunday:  Memorial Service for William Nasser will be held today right after Divine Liturgy.   

Myrrh Bearers’ will meet during Coffee hour.


Wednesday, September, 7:  Vesperal Liturgy for the Nativity of the Theotokos at 6:00pm.

Saturday, September, 10: Bible Study will be at the Webb’s at 9:00 am. All are welcome to attend – 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –

Saturday, September, 10: Great Vespers at 5:00pm; Jr. SOYO at 4:00pm and Teen SOYO at 6:00pm.

Sunday, September, 11: Matins at 9:00 am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.

Sunday, September, 11: Visiting Missionary; welcome OCMC missionary Hannah Valentine to speak to us after Divine Liturgy. She is raising funds for her upcoming missionary efforts in Albania.


Tuesday, September, 13: OCF will meet.

Wednesday September, 14: Evening Liturgy for the Elevation of the Cross.


Birthday Celebrations: Braylan Smith, Andrew Labban, Steven Wakefield (6th); Daniel Rigsby (9th); Elena Radchenko (10th).

Names Day Celebration: Mary Ann Griggs, Mae Sampanis, Nanette Marie Metaskas The Theotokos (8th); Braylan Smith, St. Jochim (9th); Patricia Finchum, Cora Bidulescu, Lilly Blair, Ari Vician, St. Anna (9th).

Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware; Vi; Matuska Ann Hopko; Archpriest Dwayne; Joyce; Eric; Dn. Richard, Kevin, Bob, Sheila.

Prayer List: Toni;Don and Dee; Uvalde, Texas community; the war torn county of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann, and (brother) George; Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara; Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (Pitzak with cancer); Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna Vician; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher ;Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley (Adrian’s uncle), Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Reid’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends), Megan with child.

Coffee Hour Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B

Next week Host: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G

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