An important Update from our Parish Council Chairman: Father Nabil Hanna has notified me that all elevations have been placed on hold by the Metropolitan pending archdiocesan policy review. In light of this we will instead be honoring Father Peter’s 10 years of service to the parish during the Saturday evening reception for the Bishop’s visit. We have cancelled the Wonderlab reservation and will be holding the reception in the parish hall. Saturday evening’s joyous gathering will be a catered, family style, middle-eastern buffet. Fr. Peter is personally requesting the company of the entire All Saints family as we worship and sup together with our father in Christ Bishop ANTHONY.
In Christ, Dan Rigsby
+Sunday, February 12th, the ‘Taste of All Saints’ pitch-in follows the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican
After-feast of Presentation (Meeting) of Christ
Martyr Agatha of Sicily; Polyeuktos, patriarch of Constantinople; New-martyr Anthony of Athens; Venerable Theodosios of Scopelos; repose of Theodosios, archbishop of Chernigov
Nourishment of the Soul: “Why do you worry and grieve more than necessary for the various incidents? We are not outside of Divine Providence, so as to be directed by mere chance. Therefore, whatever happens to us happens with God’s knowledge, and so nothing will happen to us beyond our strength!” – Elder Ephraim of Arizona
Overflow Seating Reconfigured: Please note that the choir has moved to the back of the overflow in seats reserved for them. Seating remains for all preferring the overflow area. The choir would appreciate those needing to enter or exit the nave during liturgy, not to do so through the curtains into the kitchen and thus through the choir. Thank you.
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.
Coffee Hour Donors for Sundays in February: Feb. 5th A-B; Feb. 12th All Saints pitch-in; Feb. 19th G-H; Feb. 26th I-Z (by first letter of Last Name) Also if everyone pitched in at clean up, even busing one’s own table as the meal is finished, then one or two would not be left with all the kitchen work.
O101 on Wednesday, February 8th will be taught by Dr. John Craton.
House Blessings: Contact Fr. Peter Jon, or visit the sign-up sheet in the hallway before Great Lent.
Wednesday, February 8: Daily Vespers at 6:00 – O101 follows.
Thursday, February 9: Bible Study at Becky Hrisomalos’s home with Kh. Marilyn leading
Saturday, February 11: Building Committee Meeting with His Grace at 2:15
Saturday, February 11: Parish Council Meeting with His Grace at 3:15
Saturday, February 11: Great Vespers at 4:30 Catered Buffet honoring our Bishop and our Priest
Sunday, February 12: Matins at 9:00; Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Pitch-in
Next weekend, our parish will be honored to host His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY.
February 14: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home 7pm-9pm
February 15: Caleb Lewis conducts his final doctoral recital at IU’s Auer Hall at 8pm
February 16: Bedford-Mitchell (St. John of Kronstadt) Fellowship at the Haney’s – 10am-Noon
February 26: Antiochian Women’s Project Collection – “Strengthening the Ministries of Our Church”
Birthday Greetings: David I (6th)
Memory Eternal: Greg; Dennis (12th); Edgar; Norma; Florence; Mat/ Juliana Schmemann
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Alex John; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Subdn. Daniel; Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip; Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen & Olga & Michael; the Tabbals; Mary Ann & Jen; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; James; Becky H; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest George; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy; Sabrina.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.”
Verse: “God is known in Judea; His Name is great in Israel! ” Psalm 75:10, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy. (3:10-15)
My Child Timothy, You have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, persecutions, sufferings, what things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra. What persecutions I endured! And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Indeed all who would live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But people who are wicked and deceivers will proceed from worse to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and how from infancy you have known the sacred temple writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (18:10-14)
The Lord spoke this parable: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank Thee that I am not like other men, extortionists, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
The Second Antiphon
Refrain: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast borne in the arms of righteous Simeon; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of the Presentation of Christ – Tone 1
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace, for from thee arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, lighting those who are in darkness. Rejoice and be glad, O righteous old man, carrying in thine arms the Deliverer of our souls, Who granteth us Resurrection.
Kontakion of the Presentation of Christ – Tone 1
Thou, O Christ God, Who by Thy Birth, didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb, and, as is meet, didst bless Simeon’s arms, and didst also come to save us; preserve Thy fold in wars, and confirm them whom Thou didst love, for Thou alone art the Lover of mankind.