Schedule for Theophany, Starting Saturday,  January 5th

Friday, January 4: Royal Hours of Theophany at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 5: Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 5:  Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, January 6: Theophany – Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00;

 Great Blessing of the Waters follows immediately after Divine Liturgy.

Orthodoxy 101 starts back up this Saturday (January 5th) and we are so looking forward to seeing you all.  Please let anyone else know you think would be interested.  We will run just a few minutes late, but we will be there!  Don’t forget!  — Steve and April 

Annual All Saints 2019 Calendars: they are being prepared for you to pick up this weekend. Calendars  are free to those attending All Saints. The photographer is Darryl Jones with text by your office secretary. If you do not find your anniversary, birthday, or name day in the calendar, please update with Marcia.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Theophany of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

Welcome to All Saints.

Visitors are invited to stay for the social hour that follows each Sunday’s Divine Liturgy.

Nourishment of the Soul: “One must act in such a way that the soul does not turn to God only when standing in prayer, but should do so as far as possible throughout the day. It should be an unceasing offering of oneself to Him.” – St. Theophan the Recluse

The Great Blessing of the Water follows today’s Divine Liturgy. Bottles of holy water will be distributed, but you may also bring your own empty bottle from home to be refilled.

House Blessings: Father Peter Jon will bless your home or business upon request. Father Peter Jon will have the house blessing schedule in the hallway after the Divine liturgy on Sunday. Please sign up for a date and  time that works well for your family.


Tuesday, January 8: House Blessings begin.

Wednesday, January 9: Evening Liturgy at 6:00 – St. Gregory of Nyssa

Thursday, January 10: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00 – 5:00

Saturday, January 12: Crafting Workshop at 3:00

Saturday, January 12:  Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, January 13:  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

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.

Prayer List: Lexi Orfanos-Pangere; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Grayson; Laura; Laura Sue; Nancy Jones; Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija with child; Kristina (Weber) with child; Hannah with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage or hurricane damage  in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

     Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter  to Titus. (2:11-15; 3:4-7)

 Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.

            My son Titus, the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world; awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for Himself a people of His own who are zealous for good deeds. Declare these things; exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you. When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit, which He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we might be justified by His grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Matthew. (3:13-17)

            At that time, Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by Thee, and Thou dost come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased.”


Second Antiphon’s Refrain:  Save us, O Son of God, Who wast baptized by John in the Jordan; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Apolytikion of the  Theophany of  Christ – Tone 1

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, worship of the Trinity wast made manifest; for the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the likeness of a dove confirmed the truth of His word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the world, glory to Thee.

Entrance Hymn of the Theophany of Christ

Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord. The Lord is God and hath appeared unto us. Save us, O Son of God, Who wast baptized by John in the Jordan; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Kontakion of the Theophany of  Christ – Tone 4

On this day Thou hast appeared * unto the whole world, * and Thy light, O Sovereign Lord, * is signed on us who sing Thy praise * and chant with knowledge: Thou hast now come, * Thou hast appeared, O Thou Light unapproachable.

THE Anti- Trisagion Hymn (Sung in place of “Holy God”)

As many  as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia.

St. Basil’s Liturgy Megalynarion  (Sung in place of “It is Truly Meet”)

In thee rejoiceth all creation, O thou who art full of grace: the hierarchy of the angels, and all mankind, O consecrated temple and paradise endowed with speech; glory of virginity, of whom God, Who is our God before the ages, was incarnate and became a little child. For He made thy womb a throne, and thy belly did He make more spacious than the heavens. In thee doth all creation rejoice, O thou who art full of grace, and it glorifieth thee.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Theophany – Tone 8

The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Alleluia.

As the faithful depart the church, the choir can sing the Megalynarion of the Theophany of Christ which is provided after the Dismissal.

Megalynarion  of the Theophany – Tone 2

Magnify, O my soul, her who is more honorable and more exalted in glory than the heavenly hosts.

Verily, all tongues are at a loss to praise thee properly; and every mind, even though transcending the world, is distracted in thy praise, O Theotokos. But because thou art good, accept our faith, having known our divine longing. Wherefore, since thou art the helper of Christians, we do magnify thee


…Anniversary Blessings: Michael & Missy S (7th)

…Happy Birthday: Charles C (8th);  Luke B (9th); Hal S (9th); Jeremy P (12th)

…Blessed Name Day: Synaxis of St. John the Baptist – 7th: John A; John L; Brian O

St. Gregory of Nyssa – 10th): Gregory Gillquist

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning A-B. (If you contributed last week, please feel free not to repeat…clerical error!)

You may notice on the calendar some changes to the donation list. We Myrrh Bearers are trying to readjust the donation weeks to reflect the current membership. This is just a trial, so we will see how it works! Direct any questions, please, to Rhonda of the Myrrh Bearers.

Contribution Envelopes are still available in the narthex. If you have unused envelopes at home, you may continue to use them…we keep a record of the number on each booklet, not the date on the individual envelope. Using an envelope, however, is an easy reminder to plan ahead!

An Opportunity to Serve: Alice and Marvin would like help with a few tasks or a visit. Amber (Anna) S would appreciate some meals during her recovery from back surgery. Myrrh Bearers will communicate her needs with the parish.

Food Pantry:This has been an outstanding year for the pantry, and your usual donations are always welcome and appreciated. (Not needed are canned vegetables and cereal.)

Children’s hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves: This ministry will continue through the cold months of winter.


…O101 Topics in Coming Weeks:, Salvation as Participation, Orthodox Worship, A Beautiful Hymn, The Journey Continues,.

…Monthly Crafting Workshop meets this week, January 12th at 3:00:  Everyone is welcome to bring projects, ideas to share, or willingness to learn. Even if you don’t have a craft, or don’t think you are crafty, please join us in the social hall!  We have some very simple crafts that anyone can do – no experience necessary – that we hope to sell at the next Festival on Fairfax.  Emily W is the coordinator

…Antiochian Village Summer Camp: Reserve a place for your child now for 2019!

…Temple Project: donations are always welcome.