Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia;

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine; Hieromartyr George of Neapolis

Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.

Nourishment of the Soul:  “Prayer revives the Divine breath which God breathed into Adam’s nostrils.” — Father Sophrony

Meals for Cody and Elizabeth Arthur may be left in the refrigerator or freezer with their name attached.

 Backstreet Mission’s Thanksgiving Baskets – Again this year our church will donate 250 dry turkey gravy packets. We have gathered 90 so far. The Myrrh Bearers will conduct the drive between now and November 11th.  Along with donations from other community groups, Backstreet will feed 400 families in the area.  Start looking now for the packets in grocery and discount stores and bring them to the hallway with the library shelves.

Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.

 Communion: 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.

Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back.  Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.

 Thank you for your continued respect at the reading of the Prayers after Communion during the final dismissal line.

 Orthodoxy 101 follows Wednesday Vespers around 7 p.m. All are invited, but catechumens are urged to attend. Father Peter Jon will be teaching “Saints and Angels.”


Wednesday, November 6: Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101

Thursday, November 7: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, November 8: Akathist for St. Nectarios at 6:00

Saturday, November 9: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, November 10: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Men’s group follows.


 November 5: Lecture–‘Church and Society in Contemporary Russia’; 12:1:15-1:15 p.m. in Ballantine Hall, room 004, (IU campus near the Union parking lot.)

November 11: Backstreet Mission’s Thanksgiving Baskets deadline for donation of 250 dry turkey gravy packets.

November 14: Hannah Gala 2013 at Alumni Hall on the IU campus/Memorial Union

November 15: Nativity Fast begins.

November 16: Rebetiki Istoria Concert 8:00 p.m. at Grand Hall, Neal Marshall Cultural Center, IU Bloomington

November 17: Annual Business Meeting with Mother Gabriella as guest speaker

Happy Birthday:  Mitchell Morfas (3rd)

Blessed Name Day: Synaxis of the Archangels: Michael & Adam Shahadey: Christian Gillquist;

Memory Eternal: Betty; Daniel (October 25th); Ginny Kapellas (25th); Bill Haynes (29th)

Prayer List: Kh. Loretta Wilson; Kh. Katherine; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Vicki; Steve B.; Lillian Miller; Dee;; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister;; Abducted Bishops Met. Paul and Mar Gregorios; Lonnie Tatlock; Dolly Seek; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Dee; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Roy; Gabriel; Mary; Alex; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Alexander and Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Victor; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer; Brigid.

                                      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 is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (11:31-12:9)

 Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, the One Who is blessed forevermore, knows that I do not lie. In Damascus, the governor under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes, willing to seize me, and through a window I was let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands.

 I must boast, though it is not expedient; but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.  I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I do not know, or whether out of the body, I do not know—God knows), who was caught up to the third heaven.  And I know that this man (whether in the body or out of the body I do not know– God knows) was caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which no person is allowed to utter. On behalf of this one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my infirmities. For if I would desire to boast, I shall not be foolish, for I shall speak the truth.  But I refrain from it, lest anyone should think of me above that which he sees me to be, or hears from me.  And to keep me from being exalted above measure through the abundance of revelations, I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to buffet me, to keep me from being exalted above measure.  For this thing I beseeched the Lord three times, that it might depart from me.  And H said to me, “My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (16:19-31)

 The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.  And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom.  And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’  But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.  And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’  And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’  But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’  And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’  He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”