Mass Schedule – Trinity 23 (November 8, 2015)
10, St. Leo, Bp. of Rome, Doctor
11, St. Martin, Bp. of Tours
+Wednesday Agape & Christian Education for all ages meets this Wednesday, November 11. We will begin serving our common meal at 5:45 p.m. and education classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please come and bring a friend. Classes are over by 7:15 p.m. Our senior postulant & seminarian, Sean McDermott, continues his instruction our adult education class (three Wednesday sessions) on The Incarnation as taught by the Fathers, Anglican Worthies, & contemporary Anglo Catholic Theologians.
+Leo I (440-461) and Gregory I (590-604) are the only two bishops of Rome commonly called “the Great.” Leo, at a time when the capital of the Empire had been moved to Constantinople, and the government even in Italy no longer had its headquarters at Rome, was the most important official in the city. To him fell such prosaic tasks as supervising the distribution of grain imports and reorganizing the municipal fire department. When Attila and the Huns invaded Italy in 452, he negotiated their withdrawal, and when Gaiseric the Vandal captured Rome three years later, it was Leo who prevented the total destruction of the city. It is perhaps not surprising that the theory of papal supremacy gained much ground in his day. Also in his day there were heretics seeking to compromise the orthodox truth that Jesus Christ is both truly God and truly man; truly the only Son of God the Father, and also truly the only son of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 449 Leo wrote a letter (known as the Tome of Leo) to Bishop Flavian of Constantinople, in which he affirmed that Christ is one Person of two Natures. The letter was read in 451 by the Council of Chalcedon (the fourth Ecumenical Council), and judged by the Bishops of the Undivided Church to be the orthodox, catholic doctrine. Leo’s influence on church government will naturally get mixed reviews. But for his defense of the orthodox dogma that Jesus Christ is the true and only Son of God as well as the true son of the Blessed Virgin Mary all Christians may thank God.
+Our missions committee’s day for a hands-on work at our mission parish in Blacksburg, VA. was much appreciated by Bp. Grundorf and especially by Fr. Wade Miller and the parishioners of St. Philip’s. Fr. Wade phone to say that they had a total of 24 people involved and it was a great day, he said, with “our big sister parish!”
+All Saints Men’s Group will met next November 10, at 7:00 a.m. in undercroft.
+The Holy Communion is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 12:15 p.m.
+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.