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19th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 2. Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica (ca. 306). Ven. Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves—ca. 1114). Uncovering of the Relics of St. Andrew, Prince of Smolensk (1540). Martyrs Capitolina and Erotheis of Cappadocia (304). Martyr Mark and those with him, on the Isle of Thasos.














Welcome.  Thank you for joining us in the Divine Liturgy.  Here are the portions of the liturgy that change from week to week. You are welcome to join with us in song and prayer.  Holy Communion is only given to Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves by prayer, fasting, and recent confession. All  are welcome to partake of the blessed bread offered by the priest at the end of the service. Please join us for an Agape luncheon after the liturgy.


Tone 2Troparion(Resurrection)

When Thou didst descend to death, O Life immortal,

Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy Godhead.

And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead,

all the powers of heaven cried out://

“O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to Thee!”


Tone 4Troparion(Martyr Nestor)

Thy holy martyr Nestor, O Lord,

through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from Thee, our God.

For having Thy strength, he laid low his adversaries,

and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.//

Through his intercessions, save our souls!


Tone 2Kontakion(Resurrection)

Hell became afraid, O almighty Savior,

seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb!

The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee,//

and the world, my Savior, praises Thee forever.


Tone 2Kontakion(Martyr Nestor)

Having fought the good fight,

thou didst win immortal glory, O Nestor.

Thou didst become a perfect soldier for the Master

through the prayers of the martyr Demetrius.//

Together with him thou art praying unceasingly to Christ God for us all.


Tone 2Prokeimenon

The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.

(Ps 117/118:4)

v: The Lord has chastened me sorely, but He has not given me over to death.(Ps 117/118:18)



2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9

[31] The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
[32] In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
[33] And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.


[1] It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
[2] I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
[3] And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
[4] How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
[5] Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.
[6] For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.
[7] And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
[8] For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
[9] And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Tone 2

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

v: May the Lord hear thee in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect thee! (Ps  19/20:1)

v: Save the King, O Lord, and hear us on the day we call!  (Ps 19/20:9)



Luke 8:26-39

[26] And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
[27] And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
[28] When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
[29] (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
[30] And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
[31] And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
[32] And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
[33] Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
[34] When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
[35] Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
[36] They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
[37] Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenesround about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
[38] Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
[39] Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.


Communion Hymn


Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest!  (Ps 148:1)

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!



OCA Stewards Sunday


“Stewardship is not just a matter for parish and diocesan action. It’s personal” ​​-Metropolitan Tikhon


Beginning last year, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon has asked OCA faithful to prayerfully give directly to the work of the OCA national organization on the last weekend in October. Our OCA chancery in New York supports a variety of vital ministries for Orthodoxy in America, including missionary tools like the national church planting grant, the fantastic OCA website, church music resources that most parishes freely use, and more. His Beatitude is also working hard to help revitalize a nationwide network for youth ministry. We appreciate all these things and we need these things. I ask our entire parish community to consider a gift--above and beyond our tithes and offerings to our parish. We do indeed support our diocese (and our diocese passes a small portion to the OCA national chancery), but it is an honor to give directly to the work of His Beatitude, who has worked tirelessly to support the health and growth of the Orthodox Church in America on a continental level!




Please welcome Father Chris Rowe from the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. He will speak about the OCMC during the meal. Consider making a donation to help the cause of spreading Orthodoxy to the world.
The Annual Woman’s Retreat will be from Friday, November 15 at 5:30pm to Sunday’s liturgy. We will meet at the church for prayers, presentations, discussions, and fellowship. Price is by donation. Let Carolyn Pike know if you are going to attend and if you need a place to stay.
Vespers on Wednesday October 30 will be followed by a Bible study on the book of James.
We will be filming and recording some of the liturgies for a film project. For questions contact Kathryn Oliver.
Book group will meet next Sunday, November 3. We will discuss Chapter 4 of His Life is Mine. Contact Lisa for more information.
The Building Committee will hold an organizing meeting after liturgy.  Anyone interested in working on this project is invited to attend (See Christian or Michael Boucher).
Please pray for: Lynn, Jack, Nicholas, the Striplings and their new baby, Anna Louise.
Monthly Financial Report: (For the period September 8 through October 6, 2019






Last Month








Year to Date 















Ahead/(Behind) Budget


 $   440.46





Building Fund Balance


 $   752.00


Christ the Savior Orthodox Mission

Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of New England

425 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412

With the blessings of our hierarchs, we meet at St. Theresa's Catholic Church


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