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.

 

 

December 08, 2019           314-994-0220 - www.allsaints-stl.org           Vol. 16 No. 49

 

 

 

 

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost &

Tenth Sunday of Luke – Tone 8

 

Forefeast of the Conception of the Theotokos; Venerable Patapios of Thebes; Sophronios, Bishop of Cyprus; Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Crispos, Caesar & Epaphroditos of the Seventy.

 

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

 

Troparion of the Resurrection – Tone 8:   See Page 102 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity:

From the heights Thou didst decend, 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 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 Preparation of Christ’s Nativity – Tone 3:

 

Today the Virgin cometh to the cave where she will give birth in an ineffable manner to the Word Who is before all the ages. Rejoice, therefore, O universe, when thou hearest it heralded: Glorify Him, with the angels and the shepherds, Who chose to be seen as a new-born babe, the God Who is before all the ages.

 

 

EPISTLE:   Ephesians 4:1-7

 

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, Who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

 

 

GOSPEL:   St. 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

12/07/19

4:00 p.m.

Septuagint Lecture, Fr. Anthony Roeber, Lecturer

 

12/07/19

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

12/08/19

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; with 40 day memorial for Tony Karakas; Coffee Hour

Wed

12/14/19

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

12/14/19

4:00 p.m.

Septuagint Lecture, Fr. Anthony Roeber, Lecturer

 

12/14/19

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

12/15/19

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour w/ Childrens’ Nativity play

Wed

12/18/19

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

12/21/19

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

12/22/19

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Tue

12/24/19

10:30 p.m.

Orthros

 

 

11:30 p.m.

Divine Liturgy; Agape Fellowship meal

Wed

12/25/19

 

NO Services

 

 

 

 

Sat

12/28/19

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

12/29/19

8:20 a.m.

Orthros

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour

Tue

12/31/19

7:00 p.m.

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for St. Basil

Wed

01/01/20

 

NO Services

 

 

 

 

Sat

01/04/20

5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers

Sun

01/05/19

9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy with Dick and Pitney family baptisms and chrismations

Wed

01/08/20

7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

 

 

 

 

Sat

01/11/20

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.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS:

To Ron Franklin and Bill Kallaos for their respective election and appointment to parish council.

 

 

CHARITABLE GIVING FOR DECEMBER:

FOCUS Dinner at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, St. Louis MO.  We are hosting and serving dinner on December 8, 2019.

 

 

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:

Julie, Claire, Katie, Jeff, Holly, Brooklyn, Corbin, Evelyn, Austyn, and Tad.

 

 

Living:

Olivia, William, Gregory, Nick, Ambrose, Jerome, Anita, Molly and the child to be born of her, Cindy, Frankie, David, and Jodie.

 

 

Departed:

Shannon.

 

 

Memorial:

Anthony (Tony Karakas).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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