St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-01-15
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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 Plagal 1st Tone

O Faithful, let us sing a hymn of praise and worship to the Logos, coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, who was born of the Virgin for our salvation. Of His own will He went upon the Cross in the flesh and suffered death, to raise the dead through His glorious Resurrection.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 1st Tone

Your birth sanctified a Virgin's womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon. Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.

Saints and Feasts

January 15

12th Sunday of Luke


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 1st Tone. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Colossians 3:4-11.

BRETHREN, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away; anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

Gospel Reading

12th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 17:12-19

At that time, as Jesus entered a village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said: "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When He saw them He said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus's feet, giving Him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus: "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And He said to him: "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."


Wisdom of the Fathers

So in order that we may not destroy the grace that we have received, but preserve it to the end and depart this life in possession of the treasure, there is need of something human, of endeavor on our part. In ordinary affairs it is neither reasonable nor usual for us merely to be content with having received life ... Rather we must seek the means of preserving it.
St. Nicholas Cabasilas
The Life in Christ, The Sixth Book, 1. B#38, p. 159, 14th Century


General Announcements

Weekday Services This Week


Saint Anthony the Great, 1/17: In support of our neighboring Orthodox community, Saint Anthony Orthodox Church, all are encouraged to attend Divine Services at Saint Anthony's, in support of their parish feast day. Services will be celebrated on Monday, 1/16 at 6 PM.

Saints Athanasios & Cyril, 1/18: The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in the Saint Efstathios Chapel at 9 AM.

May Saints Anthony, Athanasios and Cyril all 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: 23 Families have returned their 2017 Stewardship Commitment Cards, pledging $36,635 in support of the ministries and life of Saint Basil's.

Additional offering commitments of $6,850 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.

IOCC 25th Anniversary Event at Saint Basil's!


International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has offered brilliant ministry in the Lord's Vineyard for a quarter of a century -- yes, 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of IOCC!

A series of regional events will take place across the country to honor and support this beautiful ministry, and Saint Basil's is honored to host the first!  While availability remains, all Saint Basil family and friends are encouraged to secure your attendance by making a reservation by calling the church office or registering online:

Naitive Houstonian, IOCC Executive Director & CEO, Mr. Constantine Triantafilou will offer the evening's key note address.  Come enjoy delicious food, beautiful entertainment, and support on of the nation's top recognized charities -- our ministry: IOCC!  

Consider bringing a non-Orthodox Christian friend -- what better way to expose them to our faith, than through the good works of IOCC!

May our Lord bless the ministry that we all strive to offer in His Vineyard!

*flyer attached to 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!

    IOCC 25th Anniversary Event

    IOCC 25th Anniversary Event

    Saint Basil's to host 25th Anniversary celebration fundraiser in support of IOCC.



  • This Week at Saint Basil's

    January 15 to January 22, 2017

    Sunday, January 15

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, January 17

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy: Saint Anthony the Great - to be celebrated at St. Anthony Orthodox Church in Spring, Texas

    Wednesday, January 18

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy: Saints Athanasios & Cyril

    11:00AM Bible Study: Gospel Account of Luke

    Thursday, January 19

    11:00AM Spaghetti Lunch $8

    Saturday, January 21

    8:00AM Kostas Hall - Daughters of Penelope Meeting

    Sunday, January 22

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:15AM 1 Year Memorial - Jacovos Pitsillides

    11:30AM Philoptochos Vasilopita Auction