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Apolytikion Ήχος Βαρίς
Κατέλυσας τώ Σταυρώ σου…
O Lord by Your sacred Cross You abolished death, and granted unto the thief blessed paradise. The Myrrh bearers ceased lamenting and turned to joy. The apostles did preach the Good News at Your command, that You had risen from the dead O Christ Our God, bestowing Your mercy upon the world evermore.
Apolytikion of Theophany
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.
Apolytikion of St. Demetrios
Μέγαν εύρατο έν τοίς κινδύνοις…
The world found in you a great champion in dangers a victor who could turn the nations back! As you restrained Levi in the arena, you also inspired Nestor to courage! Therefore, holy, great martyr, Demetrios, entreat Christ God to grant us great mercy!
Today You appeared to the world, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us as in fuller understanding we sing to You: “You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light.”
Harry Columbus (40 days) survived by his wife Faye, daughter Sandy, sister-in-law Betty Peters, godson Dean Peters, brother-in-law Peter and Isabel Kitsos, family and cousins
Dimitrios Giannopoulos (40 days) survived by his wife Kiriaki , his daughter Rita Bakatselos, son-in-law Platon, grandchildren and great grandchildren
Dr. Helene Tzitsikas (40 days) survived by cousins, friends, students, colleagues Delia and Lola
Dimitri Grigorakos (9 days) brother-in-law of the late Fr. Constantine
Rose Prakas (40 days) beloved friend of the late Fr.Constantine and Presv. Evelyn
Fotini Grigorakos (3 mths) sister of the late Fr. Constantine
Fr. Constantine Mitsos (6 mths) beloved husband of Presv. Evelyn and father of Presv. Georgia
Konstantinos Giannomoros (2 yrs) survived by his wife Panayiota and son Panayiotis and his mother Kyriaki Giannomoros, brother and 2 sisters
Stavros Christou (7 yrs) survived by his wife Eleni , his son Dionysis, daughter Effie and families
Constantine (Gus) Anastasiou (9 yrs) survived by his wife Toni, sons Fr. Savvas and Jason and grandchildren Fotini and Antonios
Demetrios Kapakos (24 yrs) survived bys his wife Betty, 4 children and 2 grandchildren
Gus Ducas (27 yrs) survived by sisters, nieces and nephews
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.
Sunday after Epiphany
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.”