Sat. Vespers 5:00 PM
Matins 8:50 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
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Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 67.35,26.
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2.
Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated - of whom the world was not worthy - wandering over deserts and mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.
The Sunday of All Saints
The Reading is from Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30
The Lord said to his disciples, "Every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me." Then Peter said in reply, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have?" Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first."
This Martyr was from Rome and lived in virginity, having Christ alone as her Bridegroom. Of her own accord she courageously presented herself to the pagans as a Christian, and was tortured to death, according to some, in the reign of Valerian (253-260). Her holy relics were then taken to Sicily, where they immediately became a source of great miracles.
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
12:00PM JOY Meeting
5:00PM GOYA Meeting
Nativity of John the Baptist
9:00AM Divine Liturgy
7:00PM Young Adult Trivia Night @ ML Rose
7:00AM OMG @ Holler & Dash
10:00AM Bible Study
6:00PM Parish Council Meeting
9:00AM Divine Liturgy
Apostles Peter and Paul
9:00AM Divine Liturgy
10:00AM Loaves & Fishes
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
Altar Team: Luke
Parish Council Members on Duty: Helen Bellos & George Plaster
Best wishes to Alex Aguzzi on his recent baptism and to Katie & Brent Ford on the baptism of their son, Bishop. We welcome both to the Orthodox Church and wish them many blessed years in the Faith!
Please note our next opportunity to provide service to those less fortunate in our community through Loaves & Fishes is next Saturday, June 29th. We will be preparing and serving a hot and delicious mid-day meal for our guests. Volunteers are most welcome and can arrive anytime between 9:30 AM and 11 AM. We will meet in the Church hall of Holy Name Church, 508 Main Street, Nashville, 37206. This is near Nissan Stadium. We begin serving meals at 11:30 AM and are usually finished cleaning up by 1:00 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please call or text Gregory Herron at (615) 519-0186 or email him at email@example.com.
The Church is in need of volunteers to work on the Maintenance Committee. Helpful skills include basic knowledge of AC, electrical and mechanical. Maintenance committee members coordinate and supervise vendors on behalf of the Parish Council. It is a 2 to 3-year commitment. The current committee is John Miller, Lambert Lamberson & Kareem Jabbour. Please contact the Church office if interested at (615) 333-1047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philoptochos recently held their Board elections and we would like to congratulate the new 2019 Philoptochos Board members: Christina Changas, Joan Felts, Tasoula Gaddis, Robin Kalata, Alexandra Pappas, Lisa Solon and Pam Sotiriadis. The oath of office for the new board members will be held today after Liturgy.
2019 Festival - The Festival Committee is looking for individuals interested in serving as Booth Captains for the Festival. If interested, please email Andrew Miller at email@example.com.
If you are interested in hosting coffee hour, please contact the Church office at (615) 333-1047. Thank you!
PARISH PRAYER LIST
Anatoliy (Tony); Dimitri; Judson Phillips; Joel Rivera; Malcolm; Evan Parhas; Alyssa; Keith Singley; Evie; Ann; David Ward; Fr. George Vaporis; Eleni Taylor; Isabella Marie Fuller; Bryan; Jeff; Gary; Dorothy Nicklas; Mary Beth; Karen Ingraham; Mick Elias Kuttab; Byron Dwight Wallace; Michael; Nicholas; Patrick; Elli; Eleni; Rhea & Juan Carlos; Lazarus; Subdeacon Victor & Robin Poletajev; Rod Caulkins; Christos Tsiodras; Marie; George Pierides; Christina; George S.; Anastasia; Christoforos; Ekaterina; Emily; Jacob Sotiriadis; Twila; Teresa; George; Basil; Heather Ritscher; Matt, Ali, Lucas & Olivia Ritscher; James & Wesley Austin; Gary Andrew; Andreas; Klitos; Kleo; Erica; Susan; Antonia; Glenda; Maggi; Dorcas; John Timothy; Abigail; Lisa; John; Olivia; Anastasia; Steve Turner; Timothy; Mark Santana; Tyler Dugas; David; Angelyn; Tillie; Dale
To add names to the prayer list, please contact the Church office at (615) 333-1047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHURCH ETIQUETTE FAQs
Who may receive Holy Communion in the Orthodox Church?
Holy Communion is a Sacrament within the Orthodox Church and therefore is offered to Baptized and/or Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Everyone is welcome to receive the Blessed Bread (Antidoron) at the end of the Divine Liturgy.
How should I dress in the Orthodox Church?
Wear modest and appropriate attire. Common sense and good judgment should prevail. Avoid wearing lipstick when venerating the icons and receiving Holy Communion. Also, please refrain from chewing gum.
Why do the Ushers/Parish Council ask us to wait before entering at certain times of the service?
There are several parts of the Liturgy where all movement within the Sanctuary should be restricted, including entering the Nave from the Narthex. These parts are:
1) Procession of the Priest and Acolytes with the Gospel
2) The reading of the Epistle and Gospel
3) The priest’s homily (sermon)
4) The Great Procession of the Priest and Altar Boys with the Holy Gifts
5) The recitation of the Nicene Creed
6) The prayers of offering and consecration (From “Thine own of thine own…” until “Especially for our most Holy Lady….”
7) The recitation of the Lord’s Prayer
8) Special services (40-day blessings, memorials, processions…)
My child is being noisy. What should I do?
Children are a great blessing in Church. It is very special to hear our young people begin to participate in the Liturgy, by reciting the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer and singing along with our hymns. It is also important that children are present from a very young age to absorb the holy atmosphere of the Divine Liturgy. But sometimes, children have a hard time being quiet or sitting still. Little noises here and there are not worrisome, but in those times when the situation becomes very boisterous, there is a cry room located in the back of the Sanctuary in addition to a foyer with a monitor to watch the Liturgy while the child calms down.