Mass Schedule – Trinity III (June 12 , 2016)
14, St. Basil the Great (no mass)
18, Ephraem Syrus (306-373)
+ Ephraem was a Syriac deacon was born around the year 306 in the city of Niseis (now Nusaybin in Turkey, on the border with Assyria, in Roman Mesopotamia, then recently acquired by the Roman Empire). Ephraim became a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer & theologian of the 4th century from the region of Assyria. His works are praised by Catholics and Orthodox throughout the world, and many denominations venerate him as a saint. He has been declared a Doctor of the Church in Roman Catholic Church. He is especially beloved in the Syriac Orthodox Church. Ephraem wrote a wide variety of hymns, poems, and sermons, as well as biblical exegesis what we would call commentaries. Over 400 of his hymns have been preserved and many of them are still used in both the Eastern and Western Church. Much of his works are practical theology written for the edification of the Church in troubled times that warn the Church of the heresy of docetism. His work was so popular, that, for centuries after his death, Christian authors wrote hundreds of pseudepigraphal works in his name.. He has been called the most significant of all of the fathers of the Syriac-speaking church tradition. Ephraem wrote a great number of hymns defending Nicene orthodoxy. A later Syriac writer, Jacob of Serugh, wrote that Ephraem rehearsed all-female choirs to sing his hymns set to Syriac folk tunes in the forum of Edessa. After a ten-year residency in Edessa, in his sixties, Ephraem died of the plague as he ministered to its victims. The most reliable date for his death is 9 June 373.
+ The Monday Morning Bible Study will meet next on Monday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m.
+ All Saints Men’s Group will meets next on Tuesday, June 21, 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.