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.



October 15, 2017           314-994-0220 -           Vol. 14 No. 42





Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council; Hieromartyr Lucian of Antioch; Venerable Euthymios the Younger of Athos; Savvinos, Bishop of Catania

Tone 2


Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom


Troparion of the Resurrection – Tone 2:   See Page 93 in The Divine Liturgy for Clergy and Laity:

When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hades with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee: O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.


Troparion of 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 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 for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2:


O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant, O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them 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:  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




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








Service / Events







5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers, Fr. Anthony Roeber



8:20 a.m.




9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy;  Fr. Anthony Roeber; Coffee Hour



7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Book Study.



6:30 p.m.

Vespers; Parish Family Party







5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers



8:20 a.m.




9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour



5:30 p.m.

FOCUS; Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 1910 Serbian Drive, St Louis



7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Book Study.







5:00 p.m.

Great Vespers



8:20 a.m.




9:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy; Coffee Hour



7:00 p.m.

Vespers; 7:30 p.m. Book Study.







5:00 p.m.

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.




Maria’s father was kind enough to come to St. Louis and fill in for Fr. Steven while he is away.




Michael Schaub and Dina Capetanos were married this weekend.  Fr. Steven is in Chicago this weekend to concelebrate the wedding.  May God bless them and grant them many years!




All Saints of North America is hosting the meal at FOCUS next weekend.  We will need approximately 15 people to serve the meal from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.




To celebrate the purchase of our building is Friday, October 20th.  Vespers at 6:30 p.m. followed by food and fun for all!




To benefit FOCUS is Sunday, October 22, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 1910 Serbian Drive, St. Louis, MO 63104.




Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Assumption GOC.  Great Vespers at 5:00 p.m.  Banquet at 6:00 p.m.




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o   FOCUS-Gateway City:   We will be setting up, serving, and cleaning up after dining with and sharing our Faith with the guests at St. Michael's Orthodox Church.  Please join us from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, 10/15/2017.

o   FOCUS-Gateway City:   Please continue to bring in boxes and canned foods.  There is a constant need and we should help out whenever we can.




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:








Olivia, William, the suffering and persecuted Christians in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and all throughout the Middle East, Gregory, Judy, and Fey.




Jeanette, Bishop ANTOUN, and Dorothy.







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