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.

 

 

May 20, 2018           314-994-0220 - www.allsaints-stl.org           Vol. 15 No. 20

 

 

 

 

Sunday of the After-feast of the Ascension – Tone 6

 

Martyrs Thallelaios the Unmercenary Healer of Phoenicia, and his disciples Alexander and Asterios of Cilicia; Martyr Askellas of Egypt; Venerable Nikitas, John and Joseph of Chios; Lydia 'the seller of purple' of Thyatira and Philippi; Alexis the wonderworker, metropolitan of Moscow; and Venerable Stephen of Piperi in Serbia.

 

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

 

Troparion of the Resurrection – Tone 6:   See Page 99 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity:

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.

 

Troparion of the Ascension – Tone 4:

 

Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, and gladdened Thy Disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit, making them confident through the blessing that Thou art the Son of God, and Deliverer of the world.

 

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 Ascension – Tone 6:

 

When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes, uniting the terrestrials with the celestials, Thou didst ascend in glory, O Christ our God, inseparable in space, but constant without separation, and crying unto Thy beloved: I am with you, and no one shall be against you.

 

 

EPISTLE:   Acts 20:16-18, 28-36

 

In those days, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.  And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church.  And when they came to him, he said to them: “Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son.  I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore, be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish everyone with tears.  And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.  I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.  You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me.  In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”  And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

 

 

GOSPEL:   John 17:1-13

 

At that time, Jesus lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee, since Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom Thou hast given Him.  And this is eternal life, that they know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom Thou hast sent.  I glorified Thee on earth, having accomplished the work which Thou gavest Me to do; and now, Father, glorify Thou Me in Thy own presence with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was made. I have manifested Thy Name to the men whom Thou gavest Me out of the world; Thine they were, and Thou gavest them to Me, and they have kept Thy word.  Now they know that everything that Thou hast given Me is from Thee; for I have given them the words which Thou gavest Me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from Thee; and they have believed that Thou didst send Me.  I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom Thou hast given Me, for they are Thine; all Mine are Thine, and Thine are Mine, and I am glorified in them.  And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to Thee.  Holy Father, keep them in Thy Name, which Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, even as We are one.  While I was with them, I kept them in Thy Name, which Thou have given Me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.  But now I am coming to Thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.”

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Day

Date

Times

Service / Events

 

 

 

 

Sat

05/19/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

5/20/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros;

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Tue

05/22/18

7:00 p.m.

Parish Council Meeting

Wed

5/23/18

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

05/26/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

05/27/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros;  PENTECOST

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy;

 

 

11:30 a.m.

Pentecost Kneeling Vespers; Coffee Hour

Wed

5/30/18

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

06/2/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

06/3/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros;

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Wed

06/6/18

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

06/9/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers w/ Bishop ANTHONY

Sun

06/10/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros; All Saints of North America – Bishop ANTHONY visits

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Wed

06/13/18

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

06/16/18

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.

 

 

FOCUS FOOD DRIVE:

Our FOCUS food drive is nearing its completion.  If you haven’t donated to this worthy cause, please consider doing so.  It only takes a quick trip to Sam’s Club or Costco to help feed the poor and homeless.

 

 

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR MAY:

Employment Connection.  They are a not-for-profit agency that breaks down barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals with limited opportunities, including the homeless, ex-offenders, U.S. veterans, high school dropouts, women on welfare, and at-risk youth.  We will be sending a check to this charitable organization.

 

 

ALL SAINTS OF NORTH AMERICA IS ON FACEBOOK:

Like us at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsOfNorthAmericaAntiochianOrthodoxChurch

 

 

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, Jeffrey, Mike, and Nick.

 

 

Departed:

John, Helen, and Patrick.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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