Mass Schedule – Easter II (April 10, 2016)
11, Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome
13, Patronage of S. Joseph
14, St. Justin Martyr
+ Pope Saint Leo I (400 – 10 November 461), also known as Saint Leo the Great, was pope from 29 September 440 to his death in 461. He was an Italian aristocrat, and was the first pope to have been called “the Great”. He is perhaps best known for having met Attila the Hun in 452 and persuading him to turn back from his invasion of Italy. He is also a Doctor of the Church, most remembered theologically for issuing the Tome of Leo, a document which was a major foundation to the debates of the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon. The Council of Chalcedon, the fourth ecumenical council, dealt primarily with Christology, and elucidated the Orthodox definition of Christ’s being as the hypostatic union of two natures, divine and human, united in one person, “with neither confusion nor division”. Leo’s 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), which 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. He takes 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.
+ Justin Martyr (100 – 165 A.D.) was an early Christian apologist and much of his work is regarding the Logos which topic drew the interest of most Christian theologians in the 2nd century. He lived in Rome where he provided a written apology (explanation) of the Christian religion to the Emperor Antonius. He was martyred along side of some of his students and he is considered a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, The Anglican Church, and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education for all ages meets this Wednesday, March 13 2016. We will begin serving the meal at 5:45 pm and after a time fellowship we have classes for all age groups. Chris James will continue our devotional series on St. John of the Cross’ The Ascent of Mount Carmel and St. Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle. All blessings!
+ All Saints Men’s Group will meets each Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. in undercroft of the parish church.
+ Our Monday Morning Bible Study will meet next on Monday, April 18. The Bible study meets each Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. For further information contact Priscilla King at [email protected]
+ 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.