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.

 

 

December 9, 2018           314-994-0220 - www.allsaints-stl.org           Vol. 15 No. 49

 

 

 

 

Feast of the Conception of the Theotokos – Tone 3

 

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

 

Troparion of the Resurrection – Tone 3:   See Page 95 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity:

 

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

 

Troparion for the Conception of the Theotokos – Tone 4:

 

Today have the bonds of barrenness been loosened; God, having heard the prayers of Joachim and Anna, promised them openly that they should give birth, beyond hope, to the Maiden of God, from whom He, the infinite One was to be born, becoming man, commanding the angel to shout to her: Rejoice, O full of grace, the Lord is with 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 for the Conception of the Theotokos – Tone 4:

 

All the world doth celebrate Anna’s conception on this day with festive joy, because it came to pass through God; for by divine grace she hath conceived her that beyond words conceiveth the Word of God.

 

 

EPISTLE:   Galatians 4:22-27

 

Brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand, therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

 

GOSPEL:   Luke 13:10-17

 

At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.  And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.  And when Jesus saw her, He called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.”  And He laid His hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God.  But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.”  Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrite!  Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead it away to water it?  And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”  As Jesus said this, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by Him.

 

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

 

It is truly meet and right to bless thee, O Theotokos, who art ever blessed and all blameless and the Mother of our God.  More hon’rable than the Cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim:  Thou who without stain barest God the Word, and art truly Theotokos, we magnify thee.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Day

Date

Times

Service / Events

 

 

 

 

Sat

12/08/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

12/09/18

8:20 a.m.

Orthros;

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Wed

12/12/18

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

12/15/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

12/16/18

8:30 a.m.

Orthros;

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

 

 

3:30 p.m.

FOCUS

Wed

12/19/18

7:00 p.m.

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for St. Ignatius of Antioch

 

 

 

 

Sat

12/22/18

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

12/23/18

8:30 a.m.

Orthros;

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Mon

12/24/18

3:00 p.m.

Great Vespers;

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Orthros;

 

 

11:30 p.m.

Divine Liturgy for The Nativity of Christ; Agape Fellowship Meal immediately after the Divine Liturgy

Tue

12/25/18

 

Christ is born!  Glorify Him!  NO services today.

Wed

12/26/18

 

NO services today.

 

 

 

 

Sat

12/29/18

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.

 

 

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR DECEMBER:

FOCUS-Gateway City.  Sunday, December 16, we will be setting up, serving, and sharing a meal with our guests at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

 

 

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:

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

 

 

ALL SAINTS OF NORTH AMERICA IS ON INSTAGRAM:

@AllSaintsOfNorthAmerica

 

 

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, and Daniel.

 

 

Living:

Olivia, William, Gregory, Jessica, Matthew, Maddy, Nick, Ambrose, Jerome, Megan, Ray, and Mary.

 

 

Departed:

Elizabeth, John Paul, and the Archpriest Stephen.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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