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

 

 

 

2018 Parish Council:  Fr. Steven Salaris, President; Ron Franklin, Chair; Cyndy Bishop, Vice-Chair;

Margaret Svolopoulos, Secretary; Mike Saville, Treasurer; Patricia Bishop, At-Large; Lou Potsou , At-Large.

 

 

April 22, 2018           314-994-0220 - www.allsaints-stl.org           Vol. 15 No. 16

 

 

 

 

Third Sunday of Pascha – T2

Myrrh-Bearers Sunday & St. George the Trophy-Bearer

 

Martyr Alexandra the Empress; Martyr Glykerios of Nicomedia;

New-martyrs George of Ptolemais and Lazarus of Bulgaria

 

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

 

Christ is risen!  Truly He is risen!

 

Troparion of the Resurrection – Tone 2:   See Page93 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity:

When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hades 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.

 

Troparion of St. Joseph of Arimethea – 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.

 

Troparion 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.

 

Troparion of St. George the Trophy-Bearer – Tone 4:

Since thou art a liberator and deliverer of captives, a help and support of the poor and needy, a healing physician of the sick, a contender and fighter for kings, O great among Martyrs, the victory-clad George; intercede with Christ God for the salvation of our souls.

 

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 unknown holy men and 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 Theotoko and of all Thy saints O most Merciful One.

 

Kontakion of Pascha – Tone 8:

 

O Immortal One, when Thou didst descend into the tomb, Thou didst destroy the power of Hades; and Thou didst rise victorious, O Christ God. Thou hast said to the ointment‑bearing women: Rejoice! And Thou gavest peace to Thy Disciples, O Bestower of Resurrection to those Who had fallen.

 

 

EPISTLE:   Acts 12:1-11

 

In those days, Herod the king laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church.  He killed James the brother of John with the sword; and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also.  This was during the days of Unleavened Bread.  And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.  So Peter was kept in prison; but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the Church.  The very night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison; and behold, an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.”  And the chains fell off his hands.  And the angel said to him, “Wrap your mantle around you and follow me.”  And he went out and followed him; he did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.  When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city.  It opened to them of its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one street; and immediately the angel left him.  And Peter came to himself, and said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”

 

 

GOSPEL:   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.

 

Megalynarion of Thomas Sunday – Tone 1:

The angel spake to her that is full of grace, saying, O pure Virgin, rejoice; and I say also, Rejoice; for thy Son is risen from the tomb on the third day.

 

Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem; for the glory of the Lord hath risen upon thee. Rejoice and exult now, O Zion, and thou, O pure one, Theotokos, rejoice at the Resurrection of thy Son.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Day

Date

Times

Service / Events

 

 

 

 

Sat

04/21/18

  5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

04/22/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros - Myrrhbearing Women

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Tue

04/24/18

7:00 p.m.

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for St. Mark the Evangelist

Wed

04/25/18

7:00 p.m.

Vespers & Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

04/28/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

04/29/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros - Sunday of the Paralytic

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Wed

05/02/18

 

NO Vespers; NO Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

05/05/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

05/06/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Wed

05/09/18

7:00 p.m.

Vespers & Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

05/12/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

05/13/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Wed

05/16/18

7:00 p.m.

Vespers & Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

05/19/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

 

 

 

News – Events:

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR APRIL:

Joe's Place is a not-for-profit agency that offers homeless teenage boys a caring home environment that supports them in graduating from high school and creating positive futures.  They welcomed their first resident in 2007 and now they have 24 boys.  The home is staffed by two qualified house parents. We will be sending a check to this awesome charity.

 

 

ALL SAINTS OF NORTH AMERICA IS ON FACEBOOK:

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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:

 

 

 

Living:

Olivia, William, Gregory, Fe, Costandina and the child to be born of her, Stephen (NOT Fr. Steven) & family, Joshua, Newly-ordained Priest Photios and family, Greg, Jeffrey, and Mike.

 

 

Departed:

Peter and John.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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