Publish-header
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-02-05
Bulletin Contents
Allsaint
Organization Icon
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (302) 654-4446
  • Fax:
  • (302) 654-4204
  • Street Address:

  • 808 North Broom Street

  • Wilmington, DE 19806


Contact Information





Services Schedule

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
808 North Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware  19806 

Telephone: (302) 654-4446,  Fax:  (302) 654-4204

CHURCH EMAIL: greekorth@holytrinitywilmington.org
 
Church Office Hours: Monday ~ Friday - 9:00am - 4:30pm 

Rev. Fr. Christos Christofidis, Pastor 
  
        ************************
 
SERVICE SCHEDULE:
Orthros                    8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy            9:30 AM
 Sunday School         After the distribution of Holy Communion 


Past Bulletins


Church Service Schdule 2/5/17

 

TODAY: February 5, 2017

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Orthros & Divine Liturgy    8:30AM

Sunday School  After the distribution of Holy Communion

Epistle:          II Timothy 3:10-15 Page 128

Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 Page 129

(The Epistle and Gospel Readings can be found in the Divine Liturgy Books in the pew rack.)

 

MEMORIALS:

PROSFORON OFFERER:  Dimitra Lempesis

NARTHEX DUTY TEAM:  Group 2

TODAY’S FELLOWSHIP IS OFFERED BY:  The AHEPA Chapter #95

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:

Sunday, February 5

Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee

God Parent Sunday

8:30am Orthros & Divine Liturgy

At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy the Hellenic University Club of Wilmington invite you to stay for an informative lecture Understanding the World of the Three Hierarchs Today by Constantine G Caras, Archon Skevophylax, followed by the Annual AHEPA Greek Letters Day / Three Hierarchs Breakfast in the Community Center.

Sermon just before Holy Communion

Tuesday, February 7

11am Bible Study (Old Testament Lessons will begin with the first Chapter of Genesis)

7pm AHEPA Board Meting

Wednesday, February 8

12:30 Bible Study

5pm Greek School

6pm Girls and Boys Basketball Practice

6pm Choir Practice (in LIBRARY)

7:30pm DVYC Meeting St Sophia, Jeffersonville, PA

Thursday, February 9

12pm Young @ Heart Gathering

Friday, February 10

10am St Haralambos Holy Unction Service

Sunday, February 12

DVYC Basketball All-Star Games and Awards, St. Demetrios, Upper Darby, PA

 

 

 

Welcome 

The Holy Trinity Family welcomes all our visitors. We hope that you enjoyed the Divine Service of the Church of the Book of Acts. You participated in the most ancient Christian Service written by Saint John Chrysostomos- the Golden Mouth. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is distributed ONLY to those Baptized and/or Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have prepared according to our Sacred Tradition. We invite you to come forward, if you wish, at the end of the Divine Liturgy to receive the blessed bread. If you have any questions about the Orthodox Church or would like to discover how to join this Ancient Christian Faith please see Fr. Christos at the coffee hour downstairs at the Hellenic Community Center or call the church office for an appointment 302-654-4446. We thank you and may the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and yours abundantly always.  

 

 

 

BACK TO TOP

Sunday, February 5, 2017 Hymns

 This Sunday’s Hymns

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιµον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν κατεδέξω τριήµερον, ἵνα ἡµᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡµῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Resurrectional Apolytikion. Mode pl. 4.

You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O Lord, glory be to You. (SD)

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς. Ἦχος αʹ.

Χαῖρε κεχαριτωµένη Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· ἐκ σοῦ γὰρ ἀνέτειλεν ὁ Ἥλιος τῆς δικαιοσύνης, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡµῶν, φωτίζων τοὺς ἐν σκότει. Εὐφραίνου καὶ σὺ Πρεσβύτα δίκαιε, δεξάµενος ἐν ἀγκάλαις τὸν ἐλευθερωτὴν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡµῶν, χαριζόµενον ἡµῖν καὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

Apolytikion. For the Feast. Mode 1.

Lady full of grace, rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, for Christ our God, the Sun of righteousness has risen from you and He illumined those in darkness. And you, righteous Elder, be glad in heart, receiving in your embraces the One who liberates our souls and bestows on us the Resurrection.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ πανσόφους τοὺς ἁλιεῖς ἀναδείξας, καταπέμψας αὐτοῖς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν τὴν οἰκουμένην σαγηνεύσας, φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι.

Mode pl. 4.

Blessed are You, O Christ our God. You made the fishermen all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them You drew the world into Your net. O Lover of mankind, glory to You.

Κοντάκιον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ὁ µήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῷ τόκῳ σου, καὶ χεῖρας τοῦ Συµεὼν εὐλογήσας ὡς ἔπρεπε, προφθάσας καὶ νῦν ἔσωσας ἡµᾶς Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός. Ἀλλ' εἰρήνευσον ἐν πολέµοις τὸ πολίτευµα, καὶ κραταίωσον Βασιλεῖς οὓς ἠγάπησας, ὁ µόνος φιλάνθρωπος.

Kontakion. Mode 1

You sanctified the virginal womb by Your birth, O Lord, and blessed the hands of Symeon fittingly, O Christ God; and even now You came and saved us. Now, give peace to our Nation in time of war, and empower our Leaders, so loved by You, the only one who loves humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

BACK TO TOP

Saints and Feasts

Allsaint
February 05

Antonios the New Martyr of Athens


Publphar
February 05

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today

The Pharisees were an ancient and outstanding sect among the Jews known for their diligent observance of the outward matters of the Law. Although, according to the word of our Lord, they "did all their works to be seen of men" (Matt. 23:5), and were hypocrites (ibid. 23: 13, 14, 15, etc.), because of the apparent holiness of their lives they were thought by all to be righteous, and separate from others, which is what the name Pharisee means. On the other hand, Publicans, collectors of the royal taxes, committed many injustices and extortions for filthy lucre's sake, and all held them to be sinners and unjust. It was therefore according to common opinion that the Lord Jesus in His parable signified a virtuous person by a Pharisee, and a sinner by a Publican, to teach His disciples the harm of pride and the profit of humble-mindedness.

Since the chief weapon for virtue is humility, and the greatest hindrance to it is pride, the divine Fathers have set these three weeks before the Forty-day Fast as a preparation for the spiritual struggles of virtue. This present week they have called Harbinger, since it declares that the Fast is approaching; and they set humility as the foundation for all our spiritual labors by appointing that the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee be read today, even before the Fast begins, to teach, through the vaunting of the Pharisee, that the foul smoke of self-esteem and the stench of boasting drives away the grace of the Spirit, strips man of all his virtue, and casts him into the pits of Hades; and, through the repentance and contrite prayer of the Publican, that humility confers upon the sinner forgiveness of all his wicked deeds and raises him up to the greatest heights.

All foods are allowed the week that follows this Sunday.


Agatha
February 05

Agatha the Martyr

This Martyr, who was from Panormus (that is, Palermo) or perhaps Catania of Sicily, was a most comely and chaste virgin. After many exceedingly harsh torments, she gave up her spirit in prison at Catania in 251, because she did not consent to the seductions of Quintian, the Governor of Sicily. At her burial, an Angel placed a stone tablet on her grave inscribed with the words, "A righteous mind, self-determining, honor from God, the deliverance of her father-land." The following year this was fulfilled when Mount Etna erupted, spewing forth violent fire from which Catania was manifestly saved by Saint Agatha's prayers. The holy Martyr Agatha, the protectress and chief patroness of Sicily, is, with perhaps the exception of Saint Agnes of Rome, the most highly venerated Virgin Martyr of the West. Saint Damasus, Pope of Rome, and Saint Ambrose of Milan both wrote in praise of her.


BACK TO TOP

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eleventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:14-25

At that time, Jesus revealed himself to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." A second time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go." (This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, "Follow me."

Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?" When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?" Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!" So, the word went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die; but Jesus did not say to him that he would not die. He said, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?" This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

Eleventh Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 21:14-25

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐφανερώθη ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ ἐγερθεὶς ἐκ νεκρῶν. ῞Οτε οὖν ἠρίστησαν, λέγει τῷ Σίμωνι Πέτρῳ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Σίμων ᾿Ιωνᾶ, ἀγαπᾷς με πλεῖον τούτων; λέγει αὐτῷ· ναί, Κύριε, σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ σε. λέγει αὐτῷ· βόσκε τὰ ἀρνία μου. λέγει αὐτῷ πάλιν δεύτερον· Σίμων ᾿Ιωνᾶ, ἀγαπᾷς με; λέγει αὐτῷ· ναί, Κύριε, σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ σε. λέγει αὐτῷ· ποίμαινε τὰ πρόβατά μου. λέγει αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον· Σίμων ᾿Ιωνᾶ, φιλεῖς με; ἐλυπήθη ὁ Πέτρος ὅτι εἶπεν αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον, φιλεῖς με, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Κύριε, σὺ πάντα οἶδας, σὺ γινώσκεις ὅτι φιλῶ σε. λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· βόσκε τὰ πρόβατά μου. ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω σοι, ὅτε ἦς νεώτερος, ἐζώννυες σεαυτὸν καὶ περιεπάτεις ὅπου ἤθελες· ὅταν δὲ γηράσῃς, ἐκτενεῖς τὰς χεῖράς σου, καὶ ἄλλος σε ζώσει, καὶ οἴσει ὅπου οὐ θέλεις. τοῦτο δὲ εἶπε σημαίνων ποίῳ θανάτῳ δοξάσει τὸν Θεόν. καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν λέγει αὐτῷ· ἀκολούθει μοι. ἐπιστραφεὶς δὲ ὁ Πέτρος βλέπει τὸν μαθητὴν ὃν ἠγάπα ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἀκολουθοῦντα, ὃς καὶ ἀνέπεσεν ἐν τῷ δείπνῳ ἐπὶ τὸ στῆθος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπε· Κύριε, τίς ἐστιν ὁ παραδιδούς σε; τοῦτον ἰδὼν ὁ Πέτρος λέγει τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ· Κύριε, οὗτος δὲ τί; λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἐὰν αὐτὸν θέλω μένειν ἕως ἔρχομαι, τί πρὸς σέ; σὺ ἀκολούθει μοι. ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ λόγος οὗτος εἰς τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς ὅτι ὁ μαθητὴς ἐκεῖνος οὐκ ἀποθνήσκει· καὶ οὐκ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὅτι οὐκ ἀποθνήσκει, ἀλλ᾽ ἐὰν αὐτὸν θέλω μένειν ἕως ἔρχομαι, τί πρὸς σέ; Οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ μαθητὴς ὁ μαρτυρῶν περὶ τούτων καὶ γράψας ταῦτα, καὶ οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀληθής ἐστιν ἡ μαρτυρία αὐτοῦ. ἔστι δὲ καὶ ἄλλα πολλὰ ὅσα ἐποίησεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, ἅτινα ἐὰν γράφηται καθ᾽ ἕν, οὐδὲ αὐτὸν οἶμαι τὸν κόσμον χωρῆσαι τὰ γραφόμενα βιβλία. ἀμήν.

 


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15.

TIMOTHY, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at lconion, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 75.11,1.
Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Γνωστὸς ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Τιμόθεον β' 3:10-15.

Τέκνον Τιμόθεε, παρηκολούθηκάς μου τῇ διδασκαλίᾳ, τῇ ἀγωγῇ, τῇ προθέσει, τῇ πίστει, τῇ μακροθυμίᾳ, τῇ ἀγάπῃ, τῇ ὑπομονῇ, τοῖς διωγμοῖς, τοῖς παθήμασιν, οἷά μοι ἐγένετο ἐν Ἀντιοχείᾳ, ἐν Ἰκονίῳ, ἐν Λύστροις, οἵους διωγμοὺς ὑπήνεγκα· καὶ ἐκ πάντων με ἐρρύσατο ὁ κύριος. Καὶ πάντες δὲ οἱ θέλοντες εὐσεβῶς ζῇν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ διωχθήσονται. Πονηροὶ δὲ ἄνθρωποι καὶ γόητες προκόψουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ χεῖρον, πλανῶντες καὶ πλανώμενοι. Σὺ δὲ μένε ἐν οἷς ἔμαθες καὶ ἐπιστώθης, εἰδὼς παρὰ τίνος ἔμαθες, καὶ ὅτι ἀπὸ βρέφους τὰ ἱερὰ γράμματα οἶδας, τὰ δυνάμενά σε σοφίσαι εἰς σωτηρίαν διὰ πίστεως τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today
The Reading is from Luke 18:10-14

The Lord said this parable, "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 18:10-14

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τήν παραβολὴν ταύτην· Ἄνθρωποι δύο ἀνέβησαν εἰς τὸ ἱερὸν προσεύξασθαι, ὁ εἷς Φαρισαῖος καὶ ὁ ἕτερος τελώνης. ὁ Φαρισαῖος σταθεὶς πρὸς ἑαυτὸν ταῦτα προσηύχετο· ὁ Θεός, εὐχαριστῶ σοι ὅτι οὐκ εἰμὶ ὥσπερ οἱ λοιποὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἅρπαγες, ἄδικοι, μοιχοί, ἢ καὶ ὡς οὗτος ὁ τελώνης· νηστεύω δὶς τοῦ σαββάτου, ἀποδεκατῶ πάντα ὅσα κτῶμαι. καὶ ὁ τελώνης μακρόθεν ἑστὼς οὐκ ἤθελεν οὐδὲ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν ἐπᾶραι, ἀλλ᾿ ἔτυπτεν εἰς τὸ στῆθος αὐτοῦ λέγων· ὁ Θεός, ἱλάσθητί μοι τῷ ἁμαρτωλῷ. λέγω ὑμῖν, κατέβη οὗτος δεδικαιωμένος εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ ἢ γὰρ ἐκεῖνος· ὅτι πᾶς ὁ ὑψῶν ἑαυτὸν ταπεινωθήσεται, ὁ δὲ ταπεινῶν ἑαυτὸν ὑψωθήσεται.


BACK TO TOP

Wisdom of the Fathers

It is possible for those who have come back again after repentance to shine with much lustre, and oftentimes more than those who have never fallen at all, I have demonstrated from the divine writings. Thus at least both the publicans and the harlots inherit the kingdom of Heaven, thus many of the last are placed before the first.
St. John Chrysostom
AN EXHORTATION TO THEODORE AFTER HIS FALL, 4th Century

When lately we made mention of the Pharisee and the publican, and hypothetically yoked two chariots out of virtue and vice; we pointed out each truth, how great is the gain of humbleness of mind, and how great the damage of pride.
St. John Chrysostom
CONCERNING LOWLINESS OF MIND., 4th Century

BACK TO TOP

From the desk of Fr.Christos

Agatha the Martyr

 February 5

Reading:

This Martyr, who was from Panormus (that is, Palermo) or perhaps Catania of Sicily, was a most comely and chaste virgin. After many exceedingly harsh torments, she gave up her spirit in prison at Catania in 251, because she did not consent to the seductions of Quintian, the Governor of Sicily. At her burial, an Angel placed a stone tablet on her grave inscribed with the words, "A righteous mind, self-

determining, honor from God, the deliverance of her father-land."

The following year this was fulfilled when Mount Etna erupted, spewing forth violent fire from which Catania was manifestly saved by Saint Agatha's prayers. The holy Martyr Agatha, the protectress and chief patroness of Sicily, is, with perhaps the exception of Saint Agnes of Rome, the most highly venerated Virgin Martyr of the West. Saint Damasus, Pope of Rome, and Saint Ambrose of Milan both wrote in praise of her.

 

Apolytikion of Martyr Agatha in the Fourth Tone

O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.

Kontakion of Martyr Agatha in the Fourth Tone

Let the Church be clad today with royal purple in a splendid covering dyed in the chaste and hallowed blood of Martyr Agatha, and let it now cry: Rejoice, O thou boast of Catania.

 

 

BACK TO TOP

Serving This Week in Holy Trinity

 

 

Serving in June

Narthex Duty:

ALTAR SERVERS 

Alexios Angeletakis

Athanasios Bodine

Matthew Christofidis

Chris Coulaloglou

Theodore Fessaras

Constantinos Fournaris

Lazarus Kirifides

Markos Zerefos

Yianni Zerefos

 

 

BACK TO TOP

Parish Outreach & Evangelism

 Bible Study Classes

Wednesdays

@ 12:30pm

Discovering Orthodox Christianity

(Please see syllabus below)

w/George Righos & John Lazare

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adult Bible Class 2016-2017

Begins: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Leaders: George Righos, John Lazare

Meeting: Wednesdays at 12:30 – 2:30 pm

 

Discovering Orthodox Christianity

Discovering Orthodox Christianity is a series of talks, shows, and presentations in High Definition digital video form designed to introduce and explain the basic teaching of Orthodox Christianity. Production of videos is sponsored by the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund and the videos are available through the Holy Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The series covers a wide range of topics with the goal of educating the viewer in simple, easy to understand terms.

The presenters in the videos, are esteemed members of the clergy and laity, many of them professors at Holy Cross Seminary, or experts in their studies. Also, participating in the presentations is His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Orthodox Hierarchs and other well know personalities of Theological studies.

In addition to the video presentations, our lessons are always supplemented by relevant bible studies and commentaries making the class most interesting and easy to understand. We hope and pray you will be able to attend and enjoy with us the studies in our Orthodox Faith.

Please don’t forget to invite a friend. Everyone is welcomed.

Looking forward to see you and share with you our Christian love,

in Christ,

George Righos & John Lazare

 

 Dec 7        The Ecumenical Patriarchate: Aspects Of Past And Present

Lesson #10       with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

Class will resume January 11, 2017

 

 

 

BACK TO TOP

Community Bulletins

BACK TO TOP

Welcome to Godparents Sunday.

Welcome to Godparent Sunday! 

Fr. Christos Christofidis, the Parish Council, and the entire community of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church , cordially welcome all of our visiting Godparents to Godparent Sunday. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, (before Holy Communion) we will light our candles, and Fr. Christos will lead us in the following prayer:

“O God, our Heavenly Father, who loves mankind, and art most merciful and compassionate, have mercy upon us and on our Godchildren for whom we humbly pray and commend to thy gracious care and protection. Be Thou, O God, their guide and guardian in all their endeavors, lead them in the path of Thy truth, and draw them nearer to Thee, that they may lead a Godly and righteous life in Thy love and fear, doing Thy will in all things. Give them grace that they may be temperate, industrious, diligent, devout, and charitable. Defend them against the assaults of the enemy, and grant them wisdom and strength to resist all temptation and corruption of this life, and direct in the way of salvation, through the mercy of Thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ and the intercessions of His Holy Mother and Thy Blessed Saints. Amen.”

(at this time, Fr. Christos will instruct the Godparents to pass the candle to their Godchild, and all will recite the Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed) 

I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all ages;

Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created,

of one essence with the Father through Whom all things were made.

Who for us men and for our salvation,

came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit

and the Virgin Mary and became man.

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate,

and suffered and was buried;

and He rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right-hand of the Father;

And He will come again with glory to judge the living and dead.

His kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life,

Who proceeds from the Father, Who together with the

Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,

Who spoke through the prophets.

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come.

Amen.

 

BACK TO TOP

Community Announcements

 

2017 PASCHAL  ITEMS  NEEDED

 

The following items are needed during Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha.  If you would like to donate, please contact the Church Office (654-4446), Helen Doukakis (475-7672), or Stacy Koninis (475-1236) as soon as possible.  Donations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  In the event that the item you would like to donate has already been donated, please consider either another item or a general donation towards the list.  Donations will be acknowledged in the Monthly Bulletin after Pascha. Thank you for your support.

 

Theotokos Icon Flowers – 1st Salutation – Mar. 3 TAKEN

 

Sun. of Orthodoxy Icon Flowers – Mar. 5 TAKEN

 

Theotokos Icon Flowers – 2nd Salutation – Mar. 10 TAKEN

 

St. Gregory Palamas Icon Flowers – Mar. 12 $45

 

Theotokos Icon Flowers – 3rd Salutation – Mar. 17 $45

 

Veneration of Holy Cross Icon Flowers – Mar. 19 $45

 

Daffodils for 3rd Sun. of Lent – Mar. 19 TAKEN

 

Theotokos Icon Flowers – 4th Salutation – Mar. 24 $45

 

Annunciation Icon Flowers – Mar. 25 $45

 

Sunday of St. John Climacus –March 26 $45

 

Theotokos Icon Flowers – Akathist Hymn – Mar. 31 TAKEN

 

St. Mary of Egypt Icon Flowers – Apr. 2 $45

 

Saturday of Lazarus Icon Flowers – Apr. 8 TAKEN

 

Palm Sunday Icon Flowers – Apr. 9 $35

 

Palms for Palm Sunday – Apr. 9 TAKEN

 

Nymphios Icon Flowers – Apr. 9 TAKEN

 

Last Supper Icon Flowers – Apr. 12 TAKEN

 

Crucifixion Icon Flowers – Apr. 13 TAKEN

 

Wreath on Cross (roses) – April 13 TAKEN

 

Purple mums (4) at base of Cross – April 13 TAKEN

 

Wreath of Extreme Humility TAKEN

 

Apokathelosis Icon Flowers – Apr. 14 $45

 

Resurrection Icon Flowers – Apr. 15 $45

 

Myrrhbearers Icon Flowers – April 15 $45

 

Levaro Icon Flowers – April 15 $75

 

Lilies for Pascha - Apr. 15 – Apr. 16 $20 per plant

 

Arrangements of Lilies at Altar Doors (2) TAKEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACK TO TOP