Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Pascha

Sunday of the Paralytic

Hieromartyr Patrick, Bishop of Prussia & the priest-martyrs Acacius, Menander and Polyaenus with him; Venerable Cornelios of Komelsk; Grand Prince Dimitry Donskoy of Moscow

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “How much hope there is for those who do not trust in themselves too much and are not overly-critical of others! And how little hope for those whose orientation is the opposite!” – Fr Seraphim Rose

Today there is a Parish Council meeting after Divine Liturgy.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning H-P.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, May 22: Vespers at 6:00 – Mid-Pentecost

Thursday, May 23: Bible Study – Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, May 25: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, May 26: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meeting

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.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles. (9:32-42)

In those days, as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, “Please come to us without delay.” So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments, which Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, rise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (5:1-15)

At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first, after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for 38 years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet.” But he answered them, “The man who healed me said to me, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk.’” They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk’?” Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befalls you.” The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus Who had healed him.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of Pascha.

In the gathering places bless God the Lord, from the springs of Israel. Save us, O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead, who sing to Thee: Alleluia

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3

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.

Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal. Thou didst  destroy the power of Death; in Victory Thou didst arise, O Christ God, proclaiming ‘Rejoice’ to the myrrh-bearing women; granting peace to Thine Apostles, and resurrection to the fallen.

Throughout the World…the apolytikion of our parish

Megalynarion for Paralytic Sunday- Tone 1

The Angel Cried…

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of Pascha – Tone 8

Receive ye the body of Christ; taste ye of the Immortal  Fountain. Alleluia.

FAMILY NOTES

Invitation to Paul Blair’s high school graduation open house: Steve and April invite you on Saturday, May 25th to Don and Dee Haney’s home. Celebration of this milestone for Paul is set from 2:00 to 5:00.

Marvin & Alice: If you have a little time to help them, please check with Fr. Peter Jon.

Anybody wanting fire/specialty smoking wood, please contact Thomas Przybyla at 812-929-1766.

Food Pantry:  Our food pantry is well-stocked, but there is no marinara sauce for spaghetti. We’ve plenty of pasta, soups, ravioli, canned meat, and vegetables.

Name Day Remembrances: Nancy J (St. Lydia – 20th); Lydia F (St. Lydia – 20th; Saraqael H (St. Helena – 21st)

Birthday Blessings: Ben J (24th)

Prayer List: Judy (James’s sister);Vicki;Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose(Sharon Catherine’s daughter with chemo); Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; 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 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.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Third Sunday of Pascha

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women,

Pious Joseph of Arimathaea & Righteous Nicodemus

Welcome to All Saints!

Blessed Mother’s Day to all mothers and godmothers and to those remembering

 their own mothers or  special women who were like mothers to them!

Nourishment for the Soul: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12 

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Campaign: Thank you for your donations to this worthy project. All Saints has collected  a little more than $630. A few coins remain to be counted!

Change in Products: The transition to all hypo-allergenic incense is complete, and the response has been positive. In the coming days and weeks, we will be working to convert all of our soaps to hypo-allergenic formulas.  We are aware that there are many who are sensitive to artificial scents and ingredients, and changing our soaps is the next step in eliminating potential irritants at the church. 

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, May 14: Bible Study –  Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, May 15: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, May 16: St. John Fellowship – the Haney’s home at 10:00

Thursday, May 16: Bible Study – Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, May 18: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, May 19: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meeting

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles. (6:1-7)

In those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the Twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (15:43-16:8)

At that time, Joseph of Arimathaea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the Kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if He were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether Jesus was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that He was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking Him down, wrapped Him in the linen shroud, and laid Him in a tomb, which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid. And when the Sabbath was passed, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices so that they might go and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He has risen, He is not here; see the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His Disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him, as He told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

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.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of Pascha.

In the gathering places bless God the Lord, from the springs of Israel. Save us, O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead, who sing to Thee: Alleluia

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 Joseph of Arimathaea – Tone 2

The pious Joseph, having brought down Thy pure body from the Tree, wrapped it in fine linen, embalmed it with ointment, provided for it, and laid it in a new tomb. But Thou didst verily rise after three days, O Lord, granting the world Great Mercy.

Apolytikion  of the Myrrh-Bearing Women – Tone 2

Verily, the angel came to the tomb and said to the ointment-bearing women: the ointment is meet for the dead, but Christ is shown to be remote from corruption. But cry ye: The Lord is risen, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal. Thou didst  destroy the power of Death; in Victory Thou didst arise, O Christ God, proclaiming ‘Rejoice’ to the myrrh-bearing women; granting peace to Thine Apostles, and resurrection to the fallen.

Throughout the World…the apolytikion of our parish

Megalynarion for Pascha- Tone 1 (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

The Angel cried to the Lady full of grace…

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of Pascha – Tone 8

Receive ye the body of Christ; taste ye of the Immortal  Fountain. Alleluia.

(Instead of “We have seen the true light,” we sing “Christ is Risen” ONCE.)

PHIMI OF METROPOLITAN JOSEPH (on the occasion of his patronal feast day)

JOSEPH, the most devout, the most reverend, chosen by God as Archbishop of New York and the Metropolitan of all North America, our Father and Chief Shepherd, may God grant him many years!

FAMILY NOTES

Meals for the Herman and Johanna: There are a few opportunities available in May.

Invitation to Paul Blair’s high school graduation open house: Steve and April invite you on May 25th to the grandparents’ home of  Don and Dee Haney on Orchard Street in Mitchell, Indiana. Celebration of this milestone for Paul is set from 2:00 to 5:00. Congratulations, Paul. Well done!

Marvin & Alice: If you have a little time to help with laundry for these precious ones, please check with Fr. Peter Jon.

Anybody wanting fire/specialty smoking wood, please contact Thomas Przybyla at 812-929-1766.

Food Pantry:  Our food pantry is well-stocked, thanks to you all!

Birthday Blessings: Anthony G(12th); Teya T (12th); Trevor P (12th);Missy S(13th); Howard W (14th); Caleb L (15th); Hannah G (18th)

Prayer List: Judy (James F’s sister with upcoming treatments and surgery);Vicki;Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose(Sharon Catherine’s daughter with chemo); Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; 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 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.

May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 05, 2019

New Sunday or Anti-Pascha

Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Called “The Twin”

Great-martyr Irene of Thessalonica; Venerable Euthymios, Bishop of Maditos in Thrace

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul:  “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the Disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His Name.” (Today’s Gospel Reading –  John 20:30,31)

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Campaign: On this last day of donations, make your checks payable to All Saints with FFHP in the memo line, and All Saints will send one check. $522 has been collected thus far.

A Message to all Lenten Workers: A warm, heartfelt “Thank you” to all those who worked so hard behind the scenes to support the faith and experience of those who attended the many services and events of Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha this year! From the altar servers to the office workers, the coffee hour cookers to the vigil bookers, the chanters, choir and grounds-beautifiers, the scrubbers and cleaners and all in betweeners…God knows who you are and I pray that your reward will be great in the Kingdom of Heaven. What a blessed season it has been!  — Father Peter Jon

Change in Products: The transition to all hypo-allergenic incense is complete, and the response has been positive. In the coming days and weeks, we will be working to convert all of our soaps to hypo-allergenic formulas.  We are aware that there are many who are sensitive to artificial scents and ingredients, and changing our soaps is the next step in eliminating potential irritants at the church. 

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.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, May 8: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, May 11: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, May 12: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Mother’s Day

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Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles. (5:12-20)

In those days, many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the Apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high honor. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and filled with jealousy they arrested the Apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out and said, “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.”

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (20:19-31)

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the Disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the Disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other Disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe.” Eight days later, His Disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the Disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His Name.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

The Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of Pascha.

In the gathering places bless God the Lord, from the springs of Israel. Save us, O Son of God, Who art risen from the dead, who sing to Thee: Alleluia

Apolytikion for Thomas Sunday – Tone 7

While the tomb was sealed, Thou didst shine forth from it, O Life. While the doors were closed, Thou didst come in to Thy Disciples, O Christ God, Resurrection of all, renewing in us through them an upright spirit, according to the greatness of Thy mercy.

Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal. Thou didst  destroy the power of Death; in Victory Thou didst arise, O Christ God, proclaiming ‘Rejoice’ to the myrrh-bearing women; granting peace to Thine Apostles, and resurrection to the fallen.

(Do not sing Throughout the World…the apolytikion of our parish.)

Megalynarion for Thomas Sunday- Tone 1 (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

O most radiant lamp, the Theotokos, the immeasurable honor, which is more exalted than all creatures, with praises do we magnify thee.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn of Thomas Sunday) – Psalm 147:1

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Alleluia.

(Instead of “We have seen the true light,” we sing “Christ is Risen” ONCE.)

FAMILY NOTES

Invitation to Paul Blair’s high school graduation open house: Steve and April invite you on May 25th at grandparents’ home of  Don and Dee Haney’s home on Orchard Street in Mitchell, Indiana. Celebration of this milestone for Paul is set from 2:00 to 5:00. Congratulations, Paul, whom many of us have known since he was born!

Meals for the Herman and Johanna Hannan: There are a few opportunities available in May.

Food Pantry:  Our food pantry is well-stocked, thanks to you all!

Birthday Blessings: Fiona Rose (6th); Kh. Marilyn G (9th); Mariam G (10th)

Name Day Remembrances: Irene Vlachos-W (Great Martyr Irene – 5th); Barb G (Isadora of Tabenna – 10th)

Prayer List: Judy (James Finchum’s sister with surgery and chemo planned);Vicki;Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; 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 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.

Holy Pascha Weekend 2019

Holy Pascha Weekend  2019

Friday, April 26

  • The Royal Hours of Holy Friday at 9:00 am
  • Great Vespers of the Taking Down of Christ from the Cross at 3:00 pm
  • Orthros with the Lamentations at 6:00
  • All Night Vigil of  the reading of the Psalter until morning. Sign up in the hallway.

Saturday, April 27

  • Morning Vesperal Liturgy at 9:00
  • Evening Pascha Service with Rush, Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 10:00
  • Breaking-the-Fast  meal with foods provided but donations are accepted with pleasure.

Welcome to All Saints as we joyfully participate in Christ’s Resurrection!

“Christ is risen from the grave, trampling out death by death

 and upon those in the tombs, bestowing LIFE.”

The Light of Christ illumines all.”

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 with the choir going first.

Pascha Eve on Saturday Night

  • Bring your personal Pascha baskets and leave them by the iconostasis in a place provided.
  • There will be a basket there as well for donated red eggs to share with the parish.
  • All are invited to break-the-fast with a light meal, provided by this parish.

Schedule for Holy Pascha Sunday

  • Agape Vespers begin at noon. The Holy Gospel will be read in many languages by parishioners.
  • Procession to the Empty Tomb
  • Children participate in an egg hunt.
  • A Pitch-In Paschal Feast and social hour complete the activities. Guests are invited to join us and our parish will provide the food.

FAMILY NOTES

Baby Luke Hannan arrived last Monday! What Joy! Mercy meals for Herman and Johanna are being coordinated by Heidi who has established a meal train account.

Congratulations to William (Basil) Gidney on his reception into the communion of the Holy Orthodox Church. May God grant you and Charlene many years!

A Local Production featuring All Saints Youth:  Theatre Works of Bloomington presents the international comedy, Babka without Borders. All is well at a little European Café straddling the border of two small countries, until those countries find themselves at odds and the border is officially closed. Featuring young actors from the local homeschool community, including the Gillquist and Alexander families, you won’t want to miss this engaging and intelligent comedy.  Performances are Thursday (5/02) at 6pm and Saturday (5/04) at 1pm at the Monroe County Public Library auditorium.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Prayer List: Vicki;Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; 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 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.

Birthday Blessings: Noah S (28th); Ephrem A (30th)

Name Day Remembrances: Griffin F (St. George-23rd); Georges T (St. George-23rd); Valeria Van H (St. Valeria – 28th); Ava R (St. Ava – 29th)

THIS WEEK

Monday, April 29: Divine Liturgy of St. George at 4:00 in the afternoon

Wednesday, May 1: Bright Week Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, May 4: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, May 5: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Palm Sunday, April 21st

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Feast of Palm Sunday

Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem

**Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom**

Welcome to All Saints!

Lenten Nourishment:  “Prayer for others which is made gently and with deep love is selfless and has great spiritual benefit.” – St. Porphyrios of Kafsokalyvia

Flowers: Many lilies are needed while decorating the nave for Holy Pascha. You can help with the expense as well as enjoy the beauty of the church by donating to the flower fund or by bringing lilies to the social hall next Thursday, Friday and early Saturday. You may also email Fr. Peter Jon of commemorative  names of  loved ones, both living and deceased, to be remembered in prayer with your donations.

Food for Hungry People and Outreach Campaign: On the Sunday after Holy Pascha, all donations are collected and sent to the Archdiocese. If you want to donate, your checks may be addressed to All Saints with FFHP in the memo line, and All Saints will send one check. Your response to this need has always overflowed with compassion.

A Pitch-In is scheduled for Palm Sunday. Salmon is being donated, but we hope those with last names beginning H–P from the regular schedule will help set up and clean up. Fish and wine may be served!

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.

Mercy meals for the Herman and Johanna Hannan as their baby is ready to make his appearance.

Heidi is coordinating this gift of love.

Tasks that Remain during this Holy Season and more information

After Divine Liturgy today

  • Remove decorative palms and place them on the iconostasis steps on each side of the royal doors.

During Holy Week

  • Get the plastic eggs from upstairs and fill them with the provided candies in Father’s office.
  • Prepare the luminaries for the Pascha Eve service.
  • Place the luminaries around the church and light them by 9:30-9:45 as people arrive (if not raining).
  • Ask Charles if he needs any help with anything!
  • Put  Processional Candles, cups, donation basket in the narthex for Friday night, Saturday night, and Agape Sunday and clean up after each service to keep the money secured and the area neat.
  • Clean up volunteers after the Break-the-Fast meal after the Pascha Eve Liturgy.
  • PASCHA EVE: bring your personal Pascha baskets and leave them by the iconostasis in a place provided.
  • Red dye is available in the hallway for the traditional Red Eggs of Pascha. Packages are free if you are bringing eggs to share; otherwise the price is marked. Be aware than one package colors MANY, MANY eggs!

Agape Sunday

  • Plan NOW to contact Charles for reading the Gospel in a language.
  • If you would like to participate in the preparation for or leadership of the egg hunt, please contact Fr. Peter Jon by email.
  • Clean up crew volunteers are needed after the pitch-in meal.

FAMILY NOTES

“Congratulations to Johanna Hsu on her becoming a US citizen this week. May God grant you many years!“

 “Congratulations to Andrew and Amanda  (Herman and Hermione) on their reception into the communion of the Holy Orthodox Church. May God grant you many years!“

Food Pantry:  Our food pantry is well-stocked, thanks to you all!

Prayer List: Vicki  (surgery this week);Elizabeth; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, & tiny infant Alice; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; 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 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.

Birthday Blessings: Alexander Pierce (21st); Elizabeth Arthur (24th); Paul Blair (24th);  Maria Van Hoff (25th)

Name Day Remembrances: Griffin Finchum (St. George-23rd); Georges Tabbal (St. George-23rdt); Elizabeth Arthur (Elizabeth the Wonderworker-24th); Elise Arnold (Elizabeth the Wonderworker-24th)

HOLY WEEK begins with the first Bridegroom service tonight at 5pm,

with services following each day of the week at 9am and 6pm.

Plan now to attend as many as you are able.

THIS WEEK

Monday, April 22

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • 2nd Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00

Tuesday, April 23

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • 3rd Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00

Wednesday, April 24

  • Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 9:00
  • Holy Unction Service at 6:00

Thursday, April 25

  • Vesperal Liturgy for the Anniversary of the Mystical Supper of Christ, followed by the Rite of the Washing of the Feet at 9:00
  • Orthros of the Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels at 6:00

Friday, April 26

  • The Royal Hours of Holy Friday at 9:00
  • Great Vespers of the Taking Down of Christ from the Cross at 3:00
  • Orthros with the Lamentations at 6:00
  • All Night Vigil of  the reading of the Psalter until morning.

Saturday, April 27

  • Vesperal Liturgy at 9:00
  • Evening Pascha Service with Rush, Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 10:00
  • Breaking-the-Fast  meal with foods provided but donations are accepted with pleasure.

Sunday, April 21

  • Agape Vespers at Noon with the reading of the Holy Gospel in many languages
  • Procession to the Empty Tomb
  • Egg Hunt
  • Pitch-In Pascha Feast

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 goes first.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Philippians. (4:4-9)

Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, these do; and the God of peace will be with you.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (12:1-18)

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus who had died was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with Him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of His Disciples (he who was to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the moneybox he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of My burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.” When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!” His Disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him. The crowd that had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet Jesus was that they heard He had done this sign.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Refrain of The Second Antiphon and Entrance Hymn

Save us, O Son of God, Who didst sit upon the foal of an ass, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday – Tone 1

In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. Wherefore, we also, like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Apolytikion of Palm Sunday – Tone 4

O Christ God, when we were buried with Thee in Baptism, we became deserving of Thy Resurrection to immortal life. Wherefore, we praise Thee, crying: Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Kontakion of Palm Sunday – Tone 6

Upborne upon the heavenly throne, and seated upon the earthly foal, O Christ our God, receive the praises of angels and the hymns of men, exclaiming before Thee: Blessed is He that cometh to restore Adam.

Megalynarion for Palm Sunday- Tone 4 (instead of It is Truly Meet…)

God the Lord hath appeared unto us; let us celebrate the Feast, and let us rejoice and magnify Christ. With palms and branches let us raise our voices unto Him with praise, saying: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, our Savior.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn for Palm Sunday) – Tone 8

Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.

During the customary procession around the exterior of the church which follows “Blessed be the Name of the Lord”, the choir may sing the Apolytikia of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday, and the Trisagion Hymn.