Sunday, September 5, 2021

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Prophet Zachariah, father of the Forerunner

Obadiah, Bishop of Persia; Martyrdom of the Holy Passion-bearer Gleb


Your presence is a blessing to us all.

Today is the memorial for Dr. William Nasser.

Thought for Today: “Kindness softens and opens up the heart, as oil opens a rusty lock.”

 – St. Paisios the New of Mount Athos

The Adult Bible Study at the Webbs: We will meet on Saturday mornings, from 9:00 to  10:30 am.  Please note this is  a later start time than previously but with the same format as before: snack and fellowship as people arrive followed by prayer, Bible study (about 1 hour), and then closing prayer and prayer requests. Sept. 11, 18 and 25, we will study II Peter, having just finished I Peter.  Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13 and 20th, we will study The Book of Jonah.

We continue to pray for our beloved sister Judith Ann Burns who is receiving hospice care and loving care from her siblings at her home.  Judith Ann would welcome cards or notes from her parish family. Her address is 307 E. Lakewood Dr., Bloomington, IN 47408

Attention OCF Students: Need a Ride? All Saints Orthodox Church has a van to pick up

anyone needing a ride for Sunday Matins/Orthros which begins at 9:00 a.m. Contact Howard Webb at 314-681-8893 for more information.


Elevation of the Holy Cross

Conception of St. John the Baptist

Festival on Fairfax: October 9th


Wednesday morning, September 8:  Divine Liturgy at 9:00 – The Nativity of the Theotokos

Wednesday evening, September 8: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101

Orthodox Christian Identity“- Fr. Peter Jon as presenter.

Saturday, September 11: Bible Study at the Webb’s 9:00 – 10:30

Saturday, September 11: Baby Shower for the Cowans 2:00 – 4:00 (Details in Family News)

Saturday, September 11: Great Vespers at 5:00; SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 12: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


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

The Lord is my strength and my song. With chastisement hath the Lord chastened me.

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.

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.”


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 Prophet Zachariah  – Tone 4

In the vesture of a priest, according to the Law of God, * thou didst offer unto Him well-pleasing whole-burnt offerings, * as it befitted a priest, O wise Zachariah. * Thou wast a shining light, a seer of mysteries, * bearing in thyself clearly the signs of grace; * and in God’s temple, O wise Prophet * of Christ God, thou wast slain with the sword. * Hence, with the Forerunner, make entreaty that our souls find salvation.

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.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.


Join us for a baby shower celebrating Mom-to-Be Catherine Cowan.

Saturday, September 11 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

All Saints Social Hall

Instead of bringing a card for Catherine,

please consider bringing your favorite children’s book,

adding a personal note so that the Cowans

and their baby girl can think of you each time they read it.

Catherine is also registered at Target.

We hope to see you there!

RSVP: Amelia Berry ( by September 8.


Anniversary Blessings: Matthew & Gabriella Crandall – 11th

Birthday Celebrations: Andrew Labban (6th); Braylan Smith (6th); Dan Rigsby (9th); Elena Radchenko (10th); Felicity Arthur (11th)

Name Day Celebrations: Nativity of the Theotokos – 8th: Mary Ann Griggs, Kh. Marilyn Gillquist, Mariam Gillquist, Mary Barger, Alice Marie Piercefield; Braylan Smith (St. Joachim – 9th); St. Anna – 9th: Ari Vician, Lilly Blair, Cora Bidulescu, Patricia Finchum

Memory Eternal: Nadiya

Prayer List: Covid-19 resurgence; Afghanistan; Don; Vicki; Judith Ann; Mat. Raisa; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak and child;  our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Missy D