MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTUAGESIMA (January 27, 2013)
28, Monday – Feria
29, Tuesday – Feria
30, Wednesday – Martyrdom of King Charles of England
31, Thursday – St John Chrysostom (Transferred) – Pray for the persecuted church in Egypt
1, Friday – St Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group will meet January 29, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Our Winter Agape & Christian Education will meet Wednesday, January 30 at 5:45 p.m. We have regular classes for the nursery and the children and youngsters, as well as adult education.
John Murphy is teaching a class on the sacramental imagination that began January 9 and will run through February 6:
SACRAMENTAL IMAGINATION: THE LITERATURE OF EPIPHANY
For the season of Epiphany, the season of The Word made flesh, our Wednesday School class will read some stories and poems in which God’s justice and grace are manifest – shown forth and made incarnate in the images of objects and events in our “ordinary” lives, which are charged in extraordinary ways with the sacred sense of Our Savior Jesus Christ. Though you may have missed a class here and there, they are all individually beneficial and you are encouraged to attend.
Our remaining schedule of readings is as follows below:
For Wednesday, January 30:
“Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor
For Wednesday, February 6:
“Parker’s Back” by Flannery O’Connor
The literature for the class is in the undercroft.
+ Septuagesima is the 9th Sunday before Easter and the 3rd Sunday before Shrove Tuesday the day before Ash Wednesday. This season is sometimes known as pre-Lent or Shrovetide. This 17 day period has traditional been seen as a time to prepare for Lent. It is not in itself penitential although vestments are violet and the Gloria is not said, however flowers are permitted on the Altar.
Ignatius of Antioch was born 35 AD and he was known as Theophorus (God Bearer). He was the third Bishop of Antioch and was a student of St. John the Apostle. En route to his martyrdom Rome, he wrote a series of letters churches in Asia and Rome, of which seven authentic letters have been preserved. His letters are especially important for ecclesiology and an early understanding of the Sacraments of the Church. St. Ignatius followed St. Peter and
St. Evodius as the Bishop of Antioch and according to one early Father he was appointed to that office by St. Peter himself. His title Theophorus and according to tradition he was one of the children Jesus scooped up into his arms and blessed. Ignatius and his fellow bishop, Polycarp were personal disciples of St. John the Apostle. Ignatius was martyred in the Flavian Amphitheatre in the year 108 AD. Concerning the our Lord’s Divinity he wrote:
‘There is one Physician who is possessed both of flesh and spirit; both made and not made; God existing in flesh; true life in death; both of Mary and of God; first passible and then impassible, even Jesus Christ our Lord.”—Letter to the Ephesians
Ignatius was the first one to use the word katholikos meaning universal, whole and complete to describe the church:
“Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be; as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. It is not lawful to baptize or give communion without the consent of the bishop. On the other hand, whatever has his approval is pleasing to God. Thus, whatever is done will be safe and valid.” — Letter to the Smyrnaeans
+ Monday Morning Bible Study – A new thirteen week study of the Old Testament prophet Daniel has begun meeting in the undercroft. The class is using the Precept Ministry resource “God’s Blueprint for Bible Prophecy: Daniel.” This class is not “for women only” and all who are able are welcome and encouraged to attend. For further information about obtaining the textbook or any other questions, please contact Priscilla King, [email protected], 540-456-6458.
+ 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.
+ Daily Mass is celebrated 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!