Mass Schedule for the Week of Passion Sunday (April 6, 2014)
11, St. Leo the Great
+ Daily Mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 12:15 p.m. You and your family members are all remembered by name at the Altar of God every week. Please take an All Saints parish prayer list home with you & remember your fellow parishioners in your prayers!
+ This Wednesday School and Agape meets, April 9 at 5:45 p.m. Classes begin at 6:30 and run till 7:15 p.m. This is our last Agape till the fall but we will have a concluding potluck on Wednesday April 23 when we will recognize our children’s participation and attendance in Wednesday School. Plans for Vacation Bible School for the children of the parish and their friends is already underway and if you are interested in helping out please contact Jackie Jamison.
+ Our final Wednesday study of Francois Fenelon by Chris James:
April 9 – Simplicity
+ All Saints Men’s Group meets Tuesday April 8, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Leo the Great, born in 400 and he died November 461, was one of the truly great Popes and Doctors of the Church. His writings (both the sermons and the letters) are mostly concerned with theological questions concerning the person of Jesus Christ (Christology) and his role as mediator and savior (Soteriology). This is partially connected to the Council of Chalcedon in which Roman legates participated in Leo’s name. Subsequently, through numerous letters addressed to bishops and members of the imperial family, Leo incessantly worked for the propagation and universal reception of the faith in Christ as defined by Chalcedon, also in the Eastern part of the Roman Empire. Leo defends the true divinity and the true humanity of the one Christ against heretical one-sidedness. His Tomb of Leo is a letter he wrote to the council in which he stated with precision the Orthodox doctrine of Christ. His Tomb was read out loud in council and the moment is captured for us in the written acts of the council: “After the reading of the foregoing epistle, the most reverend bishops cried aloud, ‘This is the faith of the fathers, this is the faith of the Apostles. So we all believe, thus the orthodox believe. Anathema to him who does not thus believe. Peter has spoken thus through Leo. So taught the Apostles. Piously and truly did Leo teach, so taught Cyril. Everlasting be the memory of Cyril. Leo and Cyril taught the same thing, anathema to him who does not so believe. This is the true faith. Those of us who are orthodox thus believe. This is the faith of the fathers.’” Leo took up this topic also in many of his sermons, and over the years he further develops his own original concepts. A central idea around which Leo deepens and explains his theology is Christ’s presence in the Church, more specifically in the teaching and preaching of the faith (Scripture, Tradition and their interpretation), in the liturgy (sacraments and celebrations), in the life of the individual believer and of the organized Church, especially in a council.
+ Schedule for Holy Thursday & Good Friday
April 17, Maundy Thursday
12:15 pmLow Mass
6:30 pm Maundy Thursday service
8:00 pm Vigil of the Holy Hour
April 18, Good Friday
9 a.m. Good Friday morning prayer
12 p.m. Noon prayers
3 p.m. Good Friday evening prayer
6:30 p.m. Mass Pre-Sanctified Gifts
+ Our next Monday morning Bible study will meet April 14, 2014 in the Undercroft. For further information about the Monday morning Bible Study please contact Priscilla King, 540-456-6458 – [email protected].
+ All Saints parishioner may obtain a Mass card from the Church office. A Mass card is a greeting card given to someone to inform him or her that a deceased loved one or friend was remembered and prayed for at a weekly Mass. It is a specifically Christian way to express one’s love. Call Julie McDermott at the Church office (434-979-2842) and she will help you fill out the form. The celebrant will sign the card and we will mail it from the Church to the family of the loved one.