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Healing of a bleeding women at the Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, 4th century


The Week of Trinity XXIII at All Saints

November 12, Feria
   10 a.m. - Monday Morning Bible Study
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

November 13, St. Britius, B.C.
   7 a.m. - Men's Group
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass


November 14, Bestowal of American Episcopate (1784)
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

   5:45 p.m. - Agape Dinner & Classes

November 15, St. Albert the Great, B.C.D.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass


November 16, St. Gertrude V. or St. Edmund Rich, B.C.
   10-11:45 a.m. - Coffee Hour for Mothers
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass


November 17, St. Hugh, B.C.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass


 

Agape this Week
Agape dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. followed by classes for all ages. Please let us know if you plan to attend so our cook can prepare accordingly.

You can find a schedule posted on our website, allsaintscville.org

Click here to let us know you will attend the Agape.
The All Saints Youth Group enjoyed of the autumn air and sunshine and hiked Humpback Rocks on November 11.
Welcome, Ezra Spruill!
All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being (John 1:3). We give thanks for the blessed occasion of baby Ezra Spruill’s birth and Jacque’s safe delivery. Ezra was born on October 24, and weighed in at 8 lb 7 1/2 oz. A gift basket is in the Undercroft to fill with gifts and cards for the Spruill family!
Helpful items (from Jacque) include:
- unscented wipes
- size 1 or 2 diapers
- warm baby boy clothes 0-6 months
- Larabars
- dried fruit
Advent Wreath Workshop
Save the Date! At our final Agape of the year, December 5, we will have dinner at 5:45 followed by an Advent Wreath workshop. All Saints will supply materials (including candles) for parishioners to make wreaths and members of the Flower Guild will be on hand for instruction.
To remember in your prayers this week:

Arlyn Newcomb, Virginia Creasy, T.C. and Sarah Dickerson, Bruce Wright, the Spruill family, Greg Jordan (friend of the Barnes'), Lexi Moruza's friend, the Hujik's friends in California, Elsie Salyer.
This workshop is led by Joel, Karis White's brother!
You can find his website here.
Saints Bio: St. Martin, Bishop of Tours (November 11)

Martin was born around 330 of pagan parents. His father was a soldier, who enlisted Martin in the army at the age of fifteen. One winter day he saw an ill-clad beggar at the gate of the city of Amiens. Martin had no money to give, but he cut his cloak in half and gave half to the beggar. (Paintings of the scene, such as that by El Greco, show Martin, even without the cloak, more warmly clad than the beggar, which rather misses the point.) In a dream that night, Martin saw Christ wearing the half-cloak. He had for some time considered becoming a Christian, and this ended his wavering. He was promptly baptized. At the end of his next military campaign, he asked to be released from the army, saying: “Hitherto I have faithfully served Caesar. Let me now serve Christ.” He was accused of cowardice, and offered to stand unarmed between the contending armies. He was imprisoned, but released when peace was signed. He became a disciple of Hilary of Poitiers a chief opponent in the West of the Arians, who denied the full deity of Christ, and who had the favor of the emperor Constantius. Returning to his parents’ home in Illyricum, he opposed the Arians with such effectiveness that he was publicly scourged and exiled. He was subsequently driven from Milan, and eventually returned to Gaul. There he founded the first monastery in Gaul, which lasted until the French Revolution. In 371 he was elected bishop of Tours. His was a mainly pagan diocese, but his instruction and personal manner of life prevailed. In one instance, the pagan priests agreed to fell their idol, a large fir tree, if Martin would stand directly in the path of its fall. He did so, and it missed him very narrowly. When an officer of the Imperial Guard arrived with a batch of prisoners who were to be tortured and executed the next day, Martin intervened and secured their release. In the year 384, the heretic (Gnostic) Priscillian and six companions had been condemned to death by the emperor Maximus. The bishops who had found them guilty in the ecclesiastical court pressed for their execution. Martin contended that the secular power had no authority to punish heresy, and that the excommunication by the bishops was an adequate sentence. In this he was upheld by Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. He refused to leave Treves until the emperor promised to reprieve them. No sooner was his back turned than the bishops persuaded the emperor to break his promise; Priscillian and his followers were executed. This was the first time that heresy was punished by death. Martin was furious, and excommunicated the bishops responsible. But afterwards, he took them back into communion in exchange for a pardon from Maximus for certain men condemned to death, and for the emperor’s promise to end the persecution of the remaining Priscillianists. He never felt easy in his mind about this concession, and thereafter avoided assemblies of bishops where he might encounter some of those concerned in this affair. He died on or about 11 November 397 (my sources differ) and his shrine at Tours became a sanctuary for those seeking justice.The Feast of Martin, a soldier who fought bravely and faithfully in the service of an earthly sovereign, and then enlisted in the service of Christ, is also the day of the Armistice which marked the end of the First World War. On it we remember those who have risked or lost their lives in what they perceived as the pursuit of justice and peace.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42

Contact us at:
3889 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
(434) 979-2842
www.allsaintscville.org

Office: allsaintscville@gmail.com
Fr. Spencer: frgmspencer@gmail.com
Fr. McDermott: mcd.seanedwards@gmail.com

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