Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross

Great-martyr Nikitas the Goth and those with him; Martyr Porphyrios the Mime; Vissarion, bishop of Larisa; New-martyr John of Crete; Joseph the new of Partosh

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul:“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the counsel of saints is understanding. For to know the law is characteristic of a good mind, for in this manner you will live a long time, and years of your life shall be increased. My son if you become wise in yourself, you shall also be wise toward your neighbor; but if you prove to be evil, you alone will go through troubles.” – Proverbs 9:10-12

Festival Flyers:  There are hundreds of flyers for our Festival on Fairfax available for you to take and post in your place of study or employment. Please grab a couple of them from the narthex or the hallway and post them where appropriate!

The following classes are being offered this fall, and everyone is warmly welcome to attend.

…Beginning Inquirers Class, “Journey to Fullness,“ meets each Saturday at 6:00 p.m. with Steve and April Blair. 

…Orthodoxy 102  meets Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

… Bible Study Classes with Kh. Marilyn every Thursday and on the second Tuesday each month.

…St. John’s Fellowship meets at the home of Don and Dee Haney in Mitchell on the third Thursday each month.

 Chalice Appeal…half way there! His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, made an appeal during his arch-pastoral visit for donors to purchase a new chalice for the church. Since the present gold ones need re-plating, we plan to purchase a new one that is solid silver and will not need to be re-plated in the future. Half of the money for the new Chalice has been gifted, thank God. Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order.

Parish Council meets today at Noon.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, September18: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 ” Salvation, Part 2″ with Howard Webb

Thursday, September19: St. John’s Fellowship at the Haney’s home from 10:00 – Noon

Thursday, September19: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, September 21:  Great Vespers at 5:00 ; Inquirers class and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 22: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Letter to the Galatians. (2:16-20)

Brethren, you know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.  Even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified.  But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin?  Certainly not!  But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor.  For I through the Law died to the Law, that I might live to God.  I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel to St. Mark. (8:34-9:1)

The Lord said, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it.  For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?  For what can a man give in return for his soul?  For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”  And He said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God come with power.”

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.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • St. George Festival in Fishers – September 20th (5pm), 21st (1pm), 22nd (1pm)
  • St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)
  • Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos – 6:00 on September 27th
  • Festival on Fairfax – Saturday, October 5th, 11am – 5pm! Save the date!
  • October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.

FAMILY NEWS

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

Food Pantry Needs: The pantry is filling up! Thank you for continuing to bring whatever you see fit!

Memory Eternal:  Mihail;  Susan; Marvin (10th)

Birthday Blessings: John L (17th);  Stephanie H (18th); Catherine G (19th)

Name Day Blessing: Geni Gritton (St. Sophia – 17th); Kiya Crandall (St. Sophia – 17th)

Prayer List: Michael (improving) & Olga; Farmers Market Community; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake 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.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Refrain of the Second Antiphon: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4

Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Tone 1

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, granting to Thy people victory over all their adversaries, and by the power of Thy Cross preserving Thine estate.

Kontakion of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Tone 4

Do Thou, Who of Thine own good will was lifted up upon the Cross, O Christ our God, bestow Thy bounties upon the new Nation which is called by Thy Name; make glad in Thy might those who lawfully govern, that with them we may be led to victory over our adversaries, having in Thine aid a weapon of peace and a trophy invincible.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross &

Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “If one studies a great deal in order to acquire knowledge and to teach others, without living the things he teaches, he does no more than fill his head with hot air. At most, he will manage to ascend to the moon using machines. The goal of the Christian is to rise to God without machines.” Elder Paisios the Athonite

The following classes are being offered this fall, and everyone is warmly welcome to attend.

  • Beginning Inquirers Classes meet each Saturday at 6:00 p.m.:  “Journey to Fullness“ is led by Steve and April Blair
  • Orthodoxy 102 meets Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.: (see enclosed schedule of topics & presenters)
  • Kh. Marilyn leads Bible Study on the second Tuesday of each month at her home. She also leads a Bible study every Thursday at the home of Becky Hrisomalos.
  • St. John’s Fellowship meets the third Thursday of each month at the home of Don and Dee Haney in Mitchell.

 Chalice Appeal…half way there! His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, made an appeal during his arch-pastoral visit for donors to purchase a new chalice for the church. Since the present gold ones need re-plating, we plan to purchase a new one that is solid silver and will not need to be re-plated in the future. Half of the money for the new Chalice has been gifted, thank God. Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order.

College Student Sunday is Today: Father Peter Jonwill welcome and bless students and instructors from IU and Ivy Tech. Myrrh Bearers, the church, and OCF have arranged gifts for them, along with a bag of cookies for them to take home as we show them our love and offer them a ‘church home’ away from home.

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, September 10: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, September11: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 ” Salvation, Part 1″ with Howard Webb

Thursday, September12: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, September 14: Morning Divine Liturgy  –  Elevation of the Holy Cross at 9:00

Saturday, September 14:  Great Vespers at 5:00 ; Inquirers class and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 15: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  – Parish Council meets.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Letter to the Galatians. (6:11-18)

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.  It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.  For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the Law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh.  But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.  For, neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.  Peace and mercy be upon all, who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.  Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren.  Amen.

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

The Lord said, “No one has ascended into heaven but He who descended from heaven, the Son of man.  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  For, God sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”

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.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Liturgy of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Saturday, September 14th at 9am
  • St. George Festival in Fishers – September 20th (5pm), 21st (1pm), 22nd (1pm)
  • St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)
  • Festival on Fairfax – The first Saturday in October! Save the date!
  • October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.

FAMILY NEWS

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning C-G.

(Also if anyone is able, please bake some cookies to add to the welcome message for College Student Sunday.)

Food Pantry Needs: The pantry has been emptied except for corn and green beans! Bring whatever you can! We often see a surge in needs at this time of year.

Memory Eternal:  Mihail;  Susan; Marvin (10th)

Anniversary Greetings: Matt & Gabriella C (11th); Subdeacon Daniel & Linda B (12th)

Birthday Blessings:  Dan R (9th); Elena R (10th); Felicity A (11th); John A (12th)

Name Day Blessing: Mary Ann G; Mary B; Kh. Marilyn; Mariam G (Lady Theotokos – 8th); Ari V; Lilly B; Cora B; Patricia F (Anna, the Grandparent of  Christ God – 9th); Braylan S (Joachim, the Grandparent of Christ God – 9th); Steve B (St. Cornelius, the Centurion – 13th)

Prayer List: Michael (improving) & Olga; Farmers Market Community; Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioan’s family); Heather; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; 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, and earthquake 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.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

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.

Apolytikion of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tone 4

Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe; for from thee did shine forth the Sun of justice, Christ our God, annulling the curse, and bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.

Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tone 4

By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Feast – Tone 8

I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.

Orthodoxy 102 Fall Schedule 2019

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm unless otherwise noted

Sep 11       Howard Webb    Salvation, Part 1

Sep 18       Howard Webb    Salvation, Part 2

Sep 25       Fr. Peter Jon      Public Vesting @6pm, Liturgy

                    for St John

Oct 2         Dr. John Craton  Baptism

Oct 9         Fr. Seraphim      The Kingdom of God

Oct 16       Kh Marilyn                   Journey to Orthodoxy

Oct 23       Fr. Seraphim The Eucharist:

          Holy Things are for the Holy

Oct 30       Howard Webb    The Problem of Evil

Nov 6         Fr. Seraphim       Responding to Despondency

Nov 13      Dr. John Craton  Christ in the Old Testament

Nov 20      Fr. Peter Jon       Public Proskomedia @6pm, Liturgy

                   for the Entrance of the Theotokos

Nov 27      No Class             —————————

Dec 4         Howard Webb    Science & Religion

Dec 6         Fr. Peter Jon       Saint Nicholas Night (FRIDAY)

Dec 11       Howard Webb    Meta-Narratives in Scripture:

                    What & Why

Dec 18       April Blair          Life of the Theotokos

Dec 24       Holy Nativity Liturgy

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Beginning of the Indiction:

Ecclesiastical New Year

Righteous Simeon the Stylite; Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasinae

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “Make your abode with the sheep, and flee from the wolves. Never depart from the Church.” – St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Welcome Home, Fr. Seraphim and Khouria Paraskeva Moslener! We are happy to greet you both as part of our All Saints community! 

Newly baptized infant son of Herman and Johanna Hannan.  Today there will be a card shower as we add Luke to our membership. “Let the little children come unto Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Chalice Appeal: His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, made an appeal during his arch-pastoral visit Wednesday night for a donor or donors to purchase a new chalice for the church. The gold plating on the existing chalices has worn off, and rather than re-plating, we plan to purchase a new one that is solid silver and will not need to be re-plated in the future. While some money has been given, we still have quite a way to go to purchase a new chalice. Please see Fr. Peter if you are able to help.

College Student Sunday: Next Sunday we will welcome students from IU and Ivy Tech. Bake a dozen or two of cookies for them to take home as we show them our love and offer them  this parish to be their ‘church home’ away from home. Myrrh Bearers also have prepared additional gifts for them.

Today, following dismissal, we will pray a  memorial for Dr. William Nasser, Wanda’s husband and Tony’s father. May his memory be eternal!

Inquirers and Catechumens… Let us Attend! The beginning Inquirer’s class, titled “Journey to Fullness,“ begins Saturday, September 7 at 6:00 PM. Steve and April Blair will be leading the group discussion, which will take place Saturdays this fall. 

In addition, we will be offering a slightly more advanced course of study, entitled “Orthodoxy 102,“ Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend both classes.

THIS WEEK

Monday (Labor Day), September 2: Coffee Talk: All college and university students are invited to have coffee with Father Peter Jon at the Pourhouse Cafe on Kirkwood from 1 to 3pm. 

Wednesday, September 4: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, September 5: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, September 7:  Memorial – Great Vespers at 5:00 ; Inquirers class and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 8: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  – Nativity of the Theotokos

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s First Letter to St.Timothy. (2:1-7)

Timothy, my son, first of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.  This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.  For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (4:16-22)

At that time, Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and He went to the synagogue, as His custom was, on the Sabbath day.  And He stood up to read; and there was given to Him the book of the prophet Isaiah.  Jesus opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor and to heal the broken hearted.  He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”  And Jesus closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.  And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”  And all spoke well of Him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth.

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.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • A memorial for Lucia‘s father, Ioann, will be held Saturday, September 7 just prior to great vespers. Memory eternal!
  • Indy Serb Fest and St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church on September 7th (noon to 11pm)
  • Liturgy of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Saturday, September 14th at 9am
  • St. George Festival in Fishers – September 20th (5pm), 21st (1pm), 22nd (1pm)
  • St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)
  • Festival on Fairfax – The first Saturday in October! Save the date!
  • October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.

FAMILY NEWS

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning A-B.

Food Pantry Needs: Your donations are always welcome. We don’t need peanut butter and jelly, or spaghetti, but snack, nutrition bars could be used along with marinara, canned soup, paper products, and personal items.

Memory Eternal:  Ioann (7/23);  Susan; Marvin (10th)

Birthday Blessings:  Patricia F (1st); Gabe S (1st); Andrew L (6th); Braylan S (6th)

Name Day Blessing: Athena Becky H (St. Athena, the Virgin Martyr – Sept. 1st)

Prayer List: Michael & Olga; Farmers Market Community; Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioann’s family); Heather; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; 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, and earthquake 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.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

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 the Indiction – Tone 2

O Maker of all creation, Who hast established the times and the seasons in Thine own power: Bless the crown of this year with Thy goodness, O Lord, and keep our rulers and Thy flock in peace, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, and save us.

Apolytikion of the Synaxis of the Theotokos – Tone 7

Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos, haven and protection of the race of man; for the Redeemer of the world became incarnate of thee; for thou alone art both mother and virgin, ever blessed and glorified. Intercede with Christ God that peace be granted unto all the world.

Apolytikion  of St. Simeon the Stylite – Tone 1

Thou becamest a pillar of patience and didst emulate the Forefathers, O righteous one: Job in his sufferings, Joseph in temptations, and the life of the bodiless while in the body. O Simeon, our righteous Father, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion for the Indiction – Tone 4

O God of all, Thou Who hast made all the ages, * O Sovereign Lord, truly transcendent in essence, * bestow Thy grace and blessing on the year to come; * and, O Most Compassionate, * in Thine infinite mercy * save all them that worship Thee, * Who alone art our Master, * and that with fear, O Savior, cry to Thee: * Grant unto all men a fruitful and godly year.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Indiction – Tone 8

Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness, O Lord. Alleluia.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Return of the relics of the Apostle Bartholomew; Holy Apostle Titus of the Seventy;

Archbishops Menas, Epiphanios, Gennadios and John of Constantinople

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “Take communion regularly, pray warmly, be patient, and you will see a strong hand holding you.” – Elder Amphilochios Makris of Patmos

Today, following the dismissal, we will pray the 40-day memorial for Achilles Anton, brother of Becky Hrisomalos. Achilles has worshipped with us at many Divine Liturgies in recent years and will be sorely missed. May his memory be eternal!

Moving to Bloomington: Fr. Seraphim and Khouria Paraskeva Moslener are moving to Bloomington, where they will be attached to All Saints effective September 1st. It will be such a joy to have them both living, praying, and working with our community. Welcome home! 

Myrrh Bearer’s meet today.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, August 28:  His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, will be with us for a 6 pm liturgy on for the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. This will be his annual arch-pastoral visit. A reception follows.

Thursday, August 29: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, August 31:  Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00 – 40-Day Memorial for Irina Avakyan  

Sunday, September 1: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00-  Memorial for Dr. William Nassar.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • College Student Sunday on September 8th: We welcome students from IU and Ivy Tech.
  • Liturgy of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – September 14th at 9am
  • St. George Festival in Fishers – September 20th (5pm), 21st (1pm), 22nd (1pm)
  • St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)
  • Festival on Fairfax – The first Saturday in October! Save the date!

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (4:9-16)

Brethren, God has exhibited us Apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill clad and buffeted and homeless; and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (17:14-23)

At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before Him said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not heal him.” And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” Jesus said to them, “Because you have no faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. This kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting.” As they were traveling together through Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and He will rise on the third day.”

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.  For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Apolytikion for Ss. Bartholomew & Titus – Tone 3

O Holy Apostles, intercede with our merciful God, to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tone 4

By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning R-Z.

Food Pantry Needs: Your donations are always welcome. We don’t need peanut butter and jelly, but snack, nutrition bars could be used, preferably some without large nuts.

Memory Eternal: Ioan (Lucia’s father – 7/23); Irina Avakyan  (Irina’s mother  – 7/23);

Achilles Anton (Becky’s brother – 7/23); Marvin (Marcia’s brother – 10th)

Birthday BlessingsSubdn. Daniel Barrett (29th); Kiya Crandall (Subdn’s granddaughter – 29th)

Name Day Celebrations: Ephrem Alexander (St.Moses of Ethiopia – 28th)

Prayer List: Michael & Olga; Farmers Market Community; Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioan’s family);Hrisomalos family (Achilles’ family); Heather; Irina; Rafat, & Michael (Irina Avakyan’s family); Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; 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, and earthquake 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, August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Martyrs Floros and Lauros of Illyria; Venerable Sophronios of St. Anne Skete on Athos

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “There is no greater energy than that of prayer. Prayer is God’s energy–that’s what it is. Above all, however, we need something else: we need to listen to the voice of God–in silence.” – Mother Gavrilia of Aegina

Parish Council meets today.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, August 21:  Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, August 22: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, August 24:  Reader Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00  

Sunday, August 25: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00- 40-Day Memorial for Dr. Achilles Anton – Myrrh Bearers meet.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Door Opening of Saint Ananias Orthodox Mission at 3407 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville 47714, Saturday, August 24th at 1pm CT with Bishop ANTHONY presiding.
  • His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, will be with us for a 6 pm liturgy on Wednesday evening, August 28th, for the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. This will be his annual arch-pastoral visit. A reception follows.
  • 40-Day Memorial for Irina Avakyan on Saturday, August 31st
  • Memorial for Dr. William Nassar on Sunday, September 1st at the church.
  • College Student Sunday on September 8th: We welcome students from IU and Ivy Tech.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

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

Brethren, we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or straw, each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Gospel: The Reading is 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.

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

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 Dormition – Tone 1

In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for thou wast translated into life, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion of the Dormition – Tone 2

Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, and whose prayers are never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control. But since she is the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb did translate her to life.

FAMILY NOTES

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

Food Pantry Needs: Your donations are always welcome.

Memory Eternal: Ioan (Lucia’s father – 7/23); Irina Avakyan  (Irina’s mother  – 7/23);

Achilles Anton (Becky’s brother – 7/23); Marvin (Marcia’s brother – 10th)

Birthday Blessings:  Shannon R (22nd); Karen H (23rd)

Name Day Celebrations: John C (St. Oswin – 20th)

Prayer List: Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioan’s family);Hrisomalos family (Achilles’ family); Heather; Irina; Rafat, & Michael (Irina Avakyan’s family); Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; 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, and earthquake 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.