St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-01-08
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St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (281) 679-5395
  • Fax:
  • (281) 679-5397
  • Street Address:

  • 1100 Eldridge Parkway

  • Houston, TX 77077

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sunday Orthros: 8:45 AM

Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10 AM

Weekday Liturgies: 9 AM



Past Bulletins

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 4th Tone

The women disciples of the Lord heard from the angel, the joyful news of the Resurrection and the repeal of the sentence imposed upon our forefathers. With pride they said to the Apostles, "Death is vanquished, Christ our God is risen bestowing upon the world His great mercy."

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Theophany in the 1st Tone

Lord, when You were baptized in the Jordan, the veneration of the Trinity was revealed. For the voice of the Father gave witness to You, calling You Beloved, and the Spirit, in the guise of a dove, confirmed the certainty of His words. Glory to You, Christ our God, who appeared and enlightened the world.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 4th Tone

You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: "You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light."

Saints and Feasts

January 08

Sunday after Epiphany


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 1st Tone. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, Jesus heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth He went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."


Wisdom of the Fathers

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians Ch. 13, 2nd century


General Announcements

Memorial Service


The Memorial Service will be prayed this Sunday, January 8, for the servants of God:

Francis (Fotini) Catsis (1 year)

Jimmy (Dimitrios) Catsis (1 year)

Vasilios Bisbikos (28 years)

Apostolas (Paul) Bisbikos (3 years)

Anna Bisbikos (30 years)

Michael Bisbikos (56 years)

May their memories be eternal!

40 Day Blessing Service


This Sunday we will celebrate the 40 Day Blessing Service for the servant of God, Stella, the daughter of George Papadopoulos & Konstantina Thomadaki.

Cutting of Vasilopita & Auction


Continuing the celebration of our Patron, Saint Basil the Great, we will pray the cutting of the Valopita Service together in the George J Kostas Education Building, specifically the community hall, immediately following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy!

Following the Cutting of the Vasilopita - our annual Vasilopita Auction will begin!  Many thanks to all those who are preparing Vasilopitas for auction, as we all prepare to continue our traditin of generous support!

May Saint Basil the Great continue to bless the efforts of our community! 

Weekday Services This Week


This Tuesday, we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy in commemoration of our Patron Saint's younger brother, Saint Gregory of Nyssa at 9AM.

May Saint Gregory pray for us!

Bible Study - Gospel Account of Luke


Join us for Bible Study on Wednesdays at 11 AM as we begin our exploration of the Gospel Account of Saint Luke.  

Bring a Bible!

Bring a snack!

Bring a friend!

2017 Stewardship Update


Saint Basil Stewards are beginning to respond to the invitation to articulate their commitment in 2017! 

To Date: 14 Families have returned their 2017 Stewardship Commitment Cards, pledging $25,300 in support of the ministries and life of Saint Basil's.

Additional offering commitments of $4,700 have been made in the effort to retire our parish debt!

100% Household Participation is our goal.

All parishioners and friends of Saint Basil's are invited and strongly encouraged to return a completed 2017 Stewardship Commitment Card this Sunday!

* 2017 St Basil's Stewardship Commitment Card can be found in the attachments seciton of this week's bulletin.

Scheduling Sacraments & Blessing Services

It is imperative that the scheduling of Sacraments and Blessing Services (including: memorials & 40-day blessings) be done in advance, as some desired dates may not be ecclesiastically appropriate.  Please contact the church office well in advance with scheduling requests.



    2017 Stewardship Card

    2017 Stewardship Card

    Respond to God's Grace by completing this 2017 Stewardship Card and returning it to the church office via email, mail or in person!



  • This Week at Saint Basil's

    January 8 to January 15, 2017

    Sunday, January 8

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:15AM 3-year Memorial - Apostolos (Paul) Bisbikos

    11:15AM 56-Year Memorial - Michael Bisbikos

    11:15AM 28-Year Memorial - Vasilis Bisbikos

    11:15AM 1-Year Memorial - Jimmy (Dimitrios) Catsis

    11:15AM 1 Year Memorial - Francis (Fotini) Catsis

    11:15AM 30-Year Memorial - Anna Bisbikos

    Tuesday, January 10

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy: Saint Gregory of Nyssa (Brother of Saint Basil the Great)

    10:00AM Silver Stars

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Wednesday, January 11

    11:00AM Bible Study: Gospel Account of Luke

    Thursday, January 12

    11:00AM Spaghetti Lunch $8

    Saturday, January 14

    1:00PM Peter Lardas - Hall Rental

    Sunday, January 15

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy