All Saints of North America Orthodox Church
All Saints of North America 2550 Schuetz Rd
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
314 994-0220

V. Rev. Fr. Steven Salaris, Priest

All Saints of North America

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

 

 

A Parish of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

 

 

V. Rev. Fr. Steven Salaris, M.Div., Ph.D., Parish Priest

2550 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights, Missouri  63043

 

 

 

2019 Parish Council:  Fr. Steven Salaris, President; Ron Franklin, Chair; Jason Huck, Vice-Chair;

Margaret Svolopoulos, Secretary; Andrea Dedo, Treasurer; Cyndy Bishop, At-Large; Charles Wardle, At-Large.

 

 

May 26, 2019           314-994-0220 - www.allsaints-stl.org           Vol. 16 No. 21

 

 

 

 

Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!

 

Fifth Sunday of Pascha – Tone 4

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

 

Apostles Karpos and Alphaios of the Seventy; Sinesios, bishop of Carpasia in Cyprus; New-martyr Alexander of Thessalonica; Augustine of Canterbury, evangelizer of England

 

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

 

Troparion of the Resurrection – Tone 4:   See Page 96 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity):

 

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.

 

Troparion for Mid-Pentecost – Tone 8:

 

In the midst of this Feast, O Savior, give Thou my thirsty soul to drink of the waters of true worship; for Thou didst call out to all, saying: Whosoever is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Wherefore, O Christ our God, Fountain of life, glory to Thee.

 

Troparion of All Saints of North America – Tone 1:  See Page 26 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity:

 

The first fruits of sanctity, sown in this new land, we offer to Thee our Father in heaven.  The blessed ascetic Herman of Alaska and Holy Hierarch Innocent, Apostle to America, together with the Martyrs the Priest Juvenaly and the Aleut Peter, and the unknow holy men women who did witness to Thy name in America.  Fill Thy Church with Heavenly joy.  Grant peace to our land and sanctify all those who worship Thee through the prayers of the Theotokos and of all Thy saints O most Merciful One.

 

Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8:

 

Though Thou didst descend into the grave, O Immortal One, yet didst Thou destroy the power of  Hades, and didst arise as victor, O Christ God, calling to the myrrh-bearing women, Rejoice, and giving peace unto Thine Apostles, O Thou Who dost grant resurrection to the fallen.

 

 

EPISTLE:   Acts 11:19-30

 

In those days, the Disciples, who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen, traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the Word to none except Jews. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, upon coming to Antioch, spoke to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number that believed turned to the Lord. News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad; and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose; for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a large company was added to the Lord. So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul; and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church, and taught a large company of people; and in Antioch the Disciples were for the first time called Christians. Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world; and this took place in the days of Claudius. And the Disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brethren who lived in Judea; and they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

 

 

GOSPEL:   John 4:5-42

 

At that time, Jesus came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as He was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.  There came a woman of Samaria to draw water.  Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”  For His Disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.  The Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that Thou, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?”  For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and Who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”  The woman said to Him, “Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; where do you get that living water?  Art Thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?”  Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst forever; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”  Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”  The woman answered Him, “I have no husband.”  Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband; this you said truly.”  The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that Thou art a prophet.  Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and Thou sayest that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”  Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.  You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.  But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship Him.  God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”  The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming [He Who is called Christ]; when He comes, He will tell us all things.”  Jesus said to her, “I Who speak to you am He.”  Just then His Disciples came.  They marveled that He was talking with a woman, but none said, “What dost Thou wish?” or, “Why art Thou talking with her?”  So the woman left her water jar, and went away into the city, and said to the people, “Come, see a man Who told me all that I ever did.  Can this be the Christ?”  They went out of the city and were coming to Him.  Meanwhile the Disciples besought Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”  But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”  So the Disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him food?”  Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.  Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’?  I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest.  He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.  For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’  I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”  Many Samaritans from that city believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony, “He said to me all that I ever did.”  So when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them; and He stayed.

 

Megalynarion of the Samaritan Woman – Tone 1:

 

The Angel cried unto her that is full of grace: O pure Virgin, rejoice, and again I say, rejoice; for thy Son hath arisen from the grave on the third day.

 

Rejoice and be glad, O gate of the divine Light; for Jesus Who disappeared in the tomb hath risen with greater radiance than the sun, illuminating all believers, O Lady favored of God.

 

 

 

Upcoming Services: The monthly calendars are available on our website.

 

 

 

 

Day

Date

Times

Service / Events

 

 

 

 

Sat

05/25/19

5:00 p.m.

NO  Great Vespers

Sun

05/26/19

8:30 a.m.

Orthros (Fr. Anastasios Theodoropoulos, celebrant)

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour.

Wed

05/29/19

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

06/01/19

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

06/02/19

8:30 a.m.

Orthros;

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour.

Wed

06/05/19

5:00 p.m.

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for Ascension

 

 

 

 

Sat

06/08/19

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

06/09/19

8:30 a.m.

Orthros;

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour.

Wed

06/12/19

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

06/15/19

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

 

 

 

News – Events:

 

 

WELCOME, FR. ANASTASIOS THEODOROPOULOS!

Fr. Taso is the assistant priest at Assumption GOC in Town and Country.

 

 

WELCOME, GUESTS!

Please join us for coffee, food, and fellowship after the Divine Liturgy. 

Browse our bookstore as well.  There are a number of complimentary booklets and pamphlets available in the narthex - please help yourself.

 

BATHROOM REMODEL FUND DRIVE:

As of 5/21/2019, we have $25,000 pledged.  Thank you for your generous contribution.  “Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells.” – Psalm 26:8

 

 

 

FOCUS FOOD DRIVE:

We will be collecting canned and boxed foods, and personal hygiene products during the months of February, March, April, and May.  All items collected will be used to stock the FOCUS food pantry for the month of June.  When you are doing your weekly shopping for your family, please consider picking up items for the folks who need it more than we do.

 

 

COMMISSION AN ICON FOR OUR CHURCH:

Mark Schaefering is taking commissions to paint large icons for our church.  If anyone (or a group of households) is interested in donating, please talk to Mark directly.

 

 

ALL SAINTS OF NORTH AMERICA IS ON FACEBOOK:

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ALL SAINTS OF NORTH AMERICA IS ON INSTAGRAM:

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HONOR OR REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONES:

It is always possible to make a donation in honor of a living person or in memory of someone who has departed this life – cards and envelopes are located next to the stewardship basket in the narthex.  Families of the departed will be notified of your gift.

 

 

SCHNUCKS eSCRIP PROGRAM:

If you shop at Schnucks please consider using the eSCRIP card sponsored by All Saints of North America (our eSCRIP group ID number is 164502312).  By using this card you can earn dollars for our Parish.  Pick up your eSCRIP card in the kitchen and get started today!

 

 

 

 

Remember this week in your prayers:

 

 

Catechumens:

Greg, Molly, Ethan, Hank, Gabe, Daniel, Julie, Claire, Katie, Jeff, Holly, Brooklyn, Corbin, Evelyn, and Austyn.

 

 

Living:

Olivia, William, Gregory, Jessica, Nick, Ambrose, Jerome, Petar, Patricia, Samie, Norma, and Tony.

 

 

Departed:

Sharon.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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a parish of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America