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St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-04-02
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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 4th Tone

O Merciful One, You came from on high, and condescended to Your three day burial to save us from suffering. You are our Life and our Resurrection. Glory to You.

Apolytikion for Sun. of St. Mary of Egypt in the Plagal 4th Tone

The image of God, was faithfully preserved in you, O Mother. For you took up the Cross and followed Christ. By Your actions you taught us to look beyond the flesh for it passes, rather to be concerned about the soul which is immortal. Wherefore, O Holy Mary, your soul rejoices with the angels.

Apolytikion of Saint Basil the Great in the 1st Tone

Your voice resounded throughout the world that received your word by which, in godly manner, you taught dogma, clarified the nature of beings, and set in order the character of people. Venerable father, Royal Priesthood, intercede to Christ God to grant us great mercy.

Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γὴν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος σου, ὡς δεξαμένην τὸν λόγον σου, δι' οὗ θεοπρεπῶς ἐδογμάτισας, τὴν φύσιν τῶν ὄντων ἐτράνωσας, τὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἤθη κατεκόσμησας, Βασίλειον Ἱεράτευμα, Πάτερ Ὅσιε, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἱκέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 2nd Tone

A protection of Christians unshamable, intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, please reject not the prayerful cries of those who are in sin. Instead, come to us, for you are good; your loving help bring unto us, who are crying in faith to you: hasten to intercede and speed now to supplicate, as a protection for all time, Theotokos, for those who honor you.
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Saints and Feasts

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April 02

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

The memory of this Saint is celebrated on April 1, where her life is recorded. Since the end of the holy Forty Days is drawing nigh, it has been appointed for this day also, so that if we think it hard to practice a little abstinence forty days, we might be roused by the heroism of her who fasted in the wilderness forty-seven years; and also that the great loving-kindness of God, and His readiness to receive the repentant, might be demonstrated in very deed.


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal 4th Tone. 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 Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14.

BRETHREN, when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
The Reading is from Mark 10:32-45

At that time, Jesus taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles; and they will mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise." And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him, and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." And he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?" And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory." But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" And they said to him, "We are able." And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared." And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant of James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, "You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

But let no man be troubled at the apostles being in such an imperfect state. For not yet was the cross accomplished, not yet the grace of the Spirit given. But if thou wouldest learn their virtue, notice them after these things, and thou wilt see them superior to every passion.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 65 on Matthew 20, 2,3,4,6. B#54, pp.399-401,403., 4th Century

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General Announcements

Memorial Service

04/02/2017

The Memorial Service will be prayed this Sunday, April 2, for the servants of God:

Anna Dimataris (1 year)

Anna Georgalos (1 year)

May their memories be eternal!


2017 Stewardship Update

03/31/2017

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

To Date: 122 households have returned their 2017 Stewardship Commitment Cards, pledging $161,615 in support of the ministries and life of Saint Basil's.

Additional offering commitments of $20,080 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.


Weekday Services This Week

04/03/2017

Monday 4/3:    Compline Service, 7PM, St. Efstathios Chapel

Wednesday 4/5:    Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 7PM

Friday 4/8:    Divine Liturgy 9AM, Saturday of Lazarus

May Saint Basil the Great pray for us!


Bible Study - Sunday Scriptures of Great Lent

04/05/2017

We are exploring the Sunday Epistle & Gospel Readings from Palm Sunday.

Join your spiritual family as we grow in the Scriptures from Palm Sunday and we grow in the Faith! 

 


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.


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Attachments

    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!


    Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt - Family Connections (Half-Legal)

    Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt - Family Connections (Half-Legal)

    Bulletin Insert in half-legal format on the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt with Resources for Couples and Families provided by the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

    Insert shared from Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America until April 05, 2017.


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Calendar

  • This Week at Saint Basil's

    April 2 to April 9, 2017

    Sunday, April 2

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:15AM One Year Memorial - Anna Georgalos

    11:15AM One Year Memorial - Anne Dimataris

    Monday, April 3

    7:00PM Compline Service

    Tuesday, April 4

    6:00AM Westside High School - Graduation Party

    7:00PM GDC Meeting

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Wednesday, April 5

    11:00AM Bible Study - Palm Sunday Scripture Readings

    7:00PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Thursday, April 6

    11:00AM Spaghetti Lunch $8

    6:00PM Baptism

    Saturday, April 8

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy - Saturday of Lazarus

    10:00AM Saturday of Lazarus Youth Retreat

    Sunday, April 9

    Palm Sunday

    8:45AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Palm Sunday Luncheon

    7:00PM Bridegroom Service


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