All Saints Orthodox Church

 Sunday, August 14, 2022

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Prophet Micah; New-martyr Simeon of Trebizond

Thought for Today: “Having experienced all the difficulties of earthly life, the Mother of God sees every tear, hears every groan and entreaty directed to Her.” + St. John Maximovitch+

VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH

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 Forefeast of the Dormition-Tone 4

In faith, O ye people, leap for joy while clapping your hands; * and gather in gladness on this day with longing and shout in radiant jubilance. * For the Theotokos cometh nigh to departing * from the earth unto the heights; and we glorify her * with glory as the Mother of God in our unceasing hymns.

Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Dormition-Tone 4

In the Immaterial * Spirit, the whole world * hath been mystically adorned * upon thy glorious memory; * and it doth cry to thee joyously: * Rejoice, O Virgin, thou boast of the Christian race.

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.

 Epistle and Gospel Readings

The Epistle

 Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.

 God is known in Judaea; His Name is great in Israel.

                 The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (3:9-17)

Brethren, we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s husbandry, God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise architect I laid a foundation, and another builds upon it. Let each one take heed how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; everyone’s work will become manifest; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire itself will test each one’s work of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which was built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as by fire. Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone corrupts the temple of God, God will corrupt him. For the temple of God is holy, whose temple you are.

The Gospel

                  The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:22-34)

At that time, Jesus made the Disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, but the Disciples’ boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. But when the Disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” And Peter answered Him, “Lord, if it is Thee, bid me come to Thee on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “Truly, Thou art the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

THIS WEEK

Sunday (today):  Great Vesper for the Feast of the Dormition: at 5:00pm

Monday, August, 15: Festal: Matins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am

Wednesday, August, 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm, Ask Abouna to follow.

Saturday, August, 20: Bible Study will be at the Webb’s at 9:00am. All are welcome to attend – 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –webbrk1@gmail.com.

Saturday, August, 20: Great Vespers at 5:00pm; Jr. SOYO at 4:00pm and Teen SOYO at 6:00pm.

Sunday, August, 21: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.

Festival Meeting Today: All are invited to join Dan Rigsby, this year’s festival chair, in a planning session for the Festival on Fairfax. The festival will take place on the first Saturday in October.

Attention All Saints Men: All men (18+) are warmly invited to attend the Timeos (akin to an Orthodox bachelor party) for Matthew Valentine on Thursday, August 18th in the St. George Pavilion from 6-8pm. See John Alexander for more details.

The Kerr and Robertson wedding is Sunday, August 21.

 FAMILY NEWS

Birthday Celebrations: Vicki Gans (14th).

Anniversary Celebrations: Kelly and Steve (Stewart) Sanderson (17th).

Names Day Celebration: Micah Finchum, Prophet Micah (14th); Mary Barger, Kh. Marilyn Gillquist, Mary Ann Griggs, Mae Sampanis, Alice Marie Piercefield, Nanette Metakas, Mary the Holy Theotokos (15th), John Craton, St. Oswin(20th).

Memory Eternal: Vi (Mary Ann’s sister-in-law); Matuska Anne Hopko; Archpriest Dwayne; Joyce; Dn. Richard.

Prayer List: Rigsby/Young family; the suffering community of Uvalde, Texas; Displaced Ukrainian refugees, those who remain in their war-torn country, those with loved ones in Ukraine; Mat. Raisa (now at home, Bell Trace #309);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy;Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley (Adrian’s uncle), Jake (Rhonda’s great nephew, state board injury) Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Reid’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends).

Coffee Hour Host: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G

Next week Host: Nina Rogers’ Team with Parishioners H-R

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

All Saints Orthodox Church

  Sunday, August 07, 2022

  Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

 After-feast of the Transfiguration of Christ

Martyr Dometios of Persia; Hieromartyr Narcissus, patriarch of Jerusalem; Sozon of Nicomedia

Thought for Today: “The more humble is our view of ourselves, the easier our prayer ascends to God.” + St. Sophony of Essex +

VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH

Resurrerectional Apolytikion- Tone 7

Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross, Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of the Transfuguration- Tone 7

When, O Christ our God, Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy Disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners, through the intercessions of the Theotokos. O Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee.

Kontakian of the Transfiguration- Tone 7

Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.

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.

  Epistle and Gospel Readings

 The Epistle

 The Lord will give strength to His people.

Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of God, ascribe to the Lord honor and glory.

 The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (1:10-17)

Brethren, I appeal to you, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissension among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you?  Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest anyone should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the Gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

 The Gospel

  The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:14-22)

At that time, when Jesus went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to Him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to Heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.

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 Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B

Next week Host: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G

Today (Sunday): A Bridal luncheon will be held at All Saints to celebrate Coran Macrina Kerr, 2-4pm, Ladies of all ages and stages are welcome to attend. The Kerr and Robertson wedding is Sunday, August, 21.

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, August, 9: Reader Service, Paraklesis to the Theotokos at 6:00pm.

Wednesday, August, 10: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm, Ask Abouna to follow.

Friday, August, 12: Paraklesis to the Theotokos at 6:00pm.

Saturday, August, 13: Bible Study will be at the Webb’s at 9:00 am. All are welcome to attend – 3960 E Fenbrook Ln 47401 – (314) 313-4275 –webbrk1@gmail.com.

Saturday, August, 13: Great Vespers at 5:00pm; Jr. SOYO at 4:00pm and Teen SOYO at 6:00pm.

Sunday, August, 14: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.

 FAMILY NEWS

Birthday Celebrations: Ashley Wakefield (7th); Rebecca Latham (8th);Barbara Grinder, Vivian Garletts (12th); Casey Barbarick (13th).

Anniversary Celebrations: Daniel and Jennifer Rigsby (9th).

Names Day Celebration: Aaron Hsu, Wyatt Crandall, St. Herman (9th); Deacon Lawrence,

 St. Lawrence of Rome (10th); Jan Gudaitis, St Susanna (11th); Max Williams, Max Pitchkites, St. Maximos the Confessor (13th).

Memory Eternal: Vi (Mary Ann’s sister-in-law), Matuska Ann, Archpriest Dwayne, Joyce.

Prayer List: Rigsby/Young family; the suffering community of Uvalde, Texas; Displaced Ukrainian refugees, those who remain in their war-torn country, those with loved ones in Ukraine; Mat. Raisa (now at home, Bell Trace #309);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Anastasia with child; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison;  Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley (Adrian’s uncle), Jake (Rhonda’s great nephew, state board injury) Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Reid’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends); Dn. Richard (stroke).

Attention All Saints Men: All men (18+) are warmly invited to attend the Timeos (akin to an Orthodox bachelor party) for Matthew Valentine on Thursday, August 18th in the St. George Pavilion from 6-8pm. See John Alexander for more details.

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

Sunday July 31,2022

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Holy and Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia

Righteous Joseph of Arimathea; Germanos, bishop of Auxerre

Thought for Today: “The Dormition fast was established in honor of the Motherof God the Word; Who, foreknowing Her repose, ascetically labored and fasted for us as always, although She holy and immaculate, and had no need for fasting. Thus, She especially prayed for us in preparation for being transported from this life to the future life, when Her blessed soul would be united through the Divine spirit with Her Son. Therefore, we also should fast and praise Her, emulating Her life, urging Her thereby to pray for us.’ +St. Symeon of Thessalonica+

VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH

Ressurrectional Apolyikion-Tone 6

When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Eudokimos-Tone 4

The One that hath called thee from the earth to Heaven to dwell * preserveth thy body uncorrupted after thy death, O saintly Eudokimos; * for in living modestly and chastely, O blest one, * thou didst keep thy flesh free of all stain and defilement; * with boldness, therefore, pray unto Christ that we may all be sa

Kontakion of the Transfiguration-Tone 7

Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.

   Epistle and Gospel Readings

   The Epistle

 O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God!

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. (15:1-7)

Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good for his edification. For Christ also did not please Himself; but, as it is written: “The reproaches of those who reproached Thee fell on Me.” For whatever was written beforehand was written for our learning, that we might have hope, through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be of the same mind with one another, according to Christ Jesus, that with one accord and one mouth you may glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, receive one another, even as Christ has also received you, to the glory of God.

 The Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (9:27-35)

At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud: “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, “See that no one knows it.” But they went away and spread His fame through all that district. As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to Him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.” And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.

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.

Today after Divine Liturgy: Father Peter will be blessing students (K-12), teachers, and all involved with the schools. He will also be ‘Blessing of the Chariots” in honor of the Prophet Elijah. Bring your vehicles to be blessed.

Myrrh Bearers’ will meet during Fellowship/coffee hour.

Today Coffee Hour: Fifth Sunday, everyone is invited to participate in Coffee Hour.

Next week Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B

THIS WEEK

Monday August 1: Dormition Fast begins.

Tuesday, August, 2: Reader Service, Paraklesis to the Theotokos at 6:00pm.

Wednesday, August, 3: Paraklesis to the Theotokos with procession at 6:00pm, Ask Abouna to follow.

Friday, August, 5: Great Vespers for the Feast of Transfiguration at 6:00pm.

Saturday, August, 6: Matins at 9:00am; Transfiguration, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am, (Blessing of Grapes).

Saturday, August, 6: Great Vespers at 5:00pm; Jr SOYO at 4:00pm and Teen SOYO at 6:00pm.

Sunday, August, 7: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.

Family News:

Congratulations and Best Wishes: Frank and Maryanna, May God Grant You Many Years.

Celebrating Coran Macrina: Ladies of all ages and stages are welcome to attend a bridal shower luncheon for Coran macrina Kerr on Sunday, August,7 from 2-4pm at All Saints! Detail to follow… Sunday, August 21 is the Kerr and Robertson wedding.

Birthday Celebrations: 1st birthday,Evelynn Wakefield (2nd); Galina Mullis (4th); Emili Skinner, John Craton, Gary Gettelfinger, (6th).

Anniversary Celebrations: John and Lisa Alexander (31st); Marvin and Alice Piercefield (5th).

Names Day Celebration: Nancy Jones, St. Lydia (3rd).

Memory Eternal: Cindi (Rhonda’s niece); Elmo (Deacon and Marcia’s Friend); Marla, David, Pam, Lenochko (Elena’s Radchenko friend in Ukraine).Prayer List: Rigsby/Young family; the suffering community of Uvalde, Texas; Displaced Ukrainian refugees, those who remain in their war-torn country, those with loved ones in Ukraine; Mat. Raisa (now at home, Bell Trace #309);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Hermione with child;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Anastasia with child; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy,Josh;Allison;Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley (Adrian’s uncle), Jake (Rhonda’s great nephew, state board injury).

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