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.



October 13, 2019           314-994-0220 -           Vol. 16 No. 41





Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Eccumenical Council & 4th Sunday of Luke; Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura– Tone 8


Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom


Troparion of the Resurrection – Tone 8:   See Page 99 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity:


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.


Troparion of the Holy Fathers – Tone 8:


Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise Who didst establish our Holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to Thee.

Troparion of St Jacob of Hamatoura – Tone 3:


As a cedar of Lebanon thou growest, never fearing thy martyrdom and death, thou becamest a true victor, O Saint Jacob. For thou didst overcome death with thy mortal flesh, when thou didst tame all the passions by humility. And while burning like incense, as a true sacrifice, thou intercedeth with Christ to grant our souls the great mercy.


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 for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2:


O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, although we be sinners.  Cone to us, in time, with aid as we cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good.  Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those that honor thee.



EPISTLE:   Titus 3:8- 15


Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissension, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned. When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful. All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.



GOSPEL:   St. Luke 8:5-15


The Lord spoke this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” And when His Disciples asked Him what this parable meant, Jesus said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” As Jesus said this, He called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”


Megalynarion of St. John Chrysostom’s Liturgy – Tone 8: “It is truly meet…” (See Page 55 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity)




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9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour



7:00 p.m.

Vespers: Bible Study



7:00 p.m.

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for St. Luke the Evangelist







5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers



9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour



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Great Vespers




News – Events:




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.




As of 8/11/2019, we have $70,050 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




o   FOCUS-Gateway City - set up and serve a meal at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church on 10/13/2019.

o   Kisses For Kaleb -  A campaign to assist with payment for intensive rehabilitation and education program, and neuro-feedback therapies. Kisses For Kaleb Benefit Golf Tournament, October 19th  at Aberdeen Golf Club, 4111 Crescent Road, Eureka, Missouri 63025




Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 1910 Serbian Drive, St. Louis. This concert, presented by the choirs of the Orthodox Churches of the St. Louis area, will follow Vespers at 5:00 p.m. There is no charge but a free-will offering will be accepted. A light hors d’oeuvre reception will be held in the Church hall immediately after. For more information contact 314-993-0990 (Mark Schaefering).




On Friday, November 1, we will have a parish social event.  Trunk or treat (with costumes) for the kids, bonfire, food, fellowship, game night.  More details as they develop.




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.




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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.




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:




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




Olivia, William, Gregory, Nick, Ambrose, Jerome, Anita, Austyn, David, Becky, Zach, Allison, Patricia, and Catherine.




Joseph, Archbishop NIKON, Sylvia, James, Priest Konstantin.












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