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

 

 

 

2017 Parish Council:  Fr. Steven Salaris, President; Ron Franklin, Chair; Peter Tsahiridis, Vice-Chair;

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

 

 

May 21, 2017           314-994-0220 - www.allsaints-stl.org           Vol. 14 No. 21

 

 

 

 

Sixth Sunday of Pascha – Tone 5

Sunday of the Blind Man Equal-to-the-Apostles Constantine and Helen

 

Constantine, Prince of Murom, and his sons Michael and Theodore, the Wonderworkers

 

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

 

Christ is risen!  Truly He is risen!

 

Troparion of the Resurrection – Tone 5:   See Page 97 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity:

 

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

 

Troparion of SS. Constantine & Helen – Tone 8:

 

Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven, and, like Paul, having received the call not from men, Thine apostle among kings, Constantine, entrusted the commonwealth to Thy hand, O Lord. Keep us always in peace, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, O only Lover of mankind.

 

Troparion of All Saints of North America – Tone 1:   SUNG TODAY

 

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.

 

Trisagion Hymn:   See Page 30 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity.

 

 

 

EPISTLE:  Acts 26:1, 12-20

 

In those days, King Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: “I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining round me and those who journeyed with me. And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It hurts you to kick against the goads.’ And I said, ‘Who art Thou, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus Whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you to serve and bear witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from the people and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ Wherefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and perform deeds worthy of their repentance.”

 

 

GOSPEL: John 9:1-38

 

At that time, when Jesus was passing, He saw a man blind from his birth. And His Disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. I must work the works of Him Who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” As He said this, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and anointed the man’s eyes with the clay, saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” [which means Sent]. So he went and washed and came back seeing. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, “Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is he”; others said, “No, but he is like him.” He said, “I am the man.” They said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” He answered, “The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash’; so I went and washed and received my sight.” They said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.” They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. The Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” There was a division among them. So they again said to the blind man, “What do you say about Him, since He has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight, and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.” His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age, ask him.” So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know, that though I was blind, now I see.” They said to him, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you too want to become His disciples?” And they reviled him, saying, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where He comes from.” The man answered, “Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where He comes from, and yet He opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, God listens to him. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.” They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him He said, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” He answered, “And Who is He, Sir, that I may believe in Him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen Him, and it is He who speaks to you.” He said, “Lord, I believe”; and he worshiped Him.

 

Megalynarion of Pascha – 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

05/20/17

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

05/21/17

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee hour

Wed

05/24/17

7:00 p.m.

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Ascension of Christ

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Sat

05/27/17

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

05/28/17

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee hour

Wed

05/31/17

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Book Study: St. Ignatius to the Romans

 

 

 

 

Sat

06/03/17

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers for Pentecost

Sun

06/04/17

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee hour

 

 

11:30 a.m.

Pentecost Kneeling Vespers

Wed

06/07/17

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Book Study: St. Ignatius to the Philadelphians

 

 

 

 

Sat

06/10/17

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.

 

 

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CHARITABLE GIVING FOR MAY:

o   Crisis Nursery is a non-profit agency committed to preventing child abuse and neglect.

o   FOCUS-Gateway City Food Pantry:   Please continue to bring in items (canned food, boxes of cereal, person hygiene supplies) for our donation to the food pantry for the month of June.

 

 

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:

Boaz

 

 

Living:

Olivia, William, Metropolitan PAUL, Archbishop JOHN, the suffering and persecuted Christians in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and all throughout the Middle East, Margaret, Richard, Alex.

 

 

Departed:

Theodora, Salwah, Julie, Orville, Matshka Mary, Boris, Rose.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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