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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Luke

st_romanosOctober 4, 2015

As a harmonious harp of lofty wisdom from on high and an expounder of things seen in God-inspired ascents, we extol thee, Father Romanos, and we hymn thee. As a trumpet of the gifts that pass the mind of man, do thou rouse us to divine and saving watchfulness, as we cry to thee:
Rejoice, O Father elect of God.

Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
St. Romanos– October 1

Parish Council on Duty
John Ioannou, Jr., Demetri Rapanos, John Argiropoulos, Anna Merkel, Kathy Ziegler, Mark Zaden

Matthew 14:13-27

Adult Bible Study

Session 33 – 10/05/2014

Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos

Matthew 14:13-27

pg.  41-42

Feeding the Five Thousand/ Walking on the Water

 

What is your ROI?

  1. You give them something and eat- Jesus calls the Apostles to action
  2. Send them away- why this response?

What is the significance of the 5 loaves and 2 fish?

5 loaves- 5 Books of the Torah- depended on them for direction

2 fish- for nourishment- preaching of the prophet & John

Blessing and Breaking of the Bread- The teachings are to be broken apart and consumed.

And everyone ate.

Walking on the Water

How does Jesus deal with fear and the awakening of stony hearts?

The Lord comes in the 4th Watch

1st watch- Adam to Noah

2nd watch- Noah to Moses

3rd watch- Moses to the coming of our Lord

4th watch- Lord appear in splendor to His Ascension

Take Heart ; Have no Fear

How does one deal with fear?

If one believes does that mean he will have no trouble in his/her life?

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Luke

st_romanos1October 5, 2014

As a harmonious harp of lofty wisdom from on high and an expounder of things seen in God-inspired ascents, we extol thee, Father Romanos, and we hymn thee. As a trumpet of the gifts that pass the mind of man, do thou rouse us to divine and saving watchfulness, as we cry to thee: Rejoice, O Father elect of God.
Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
St. Romanos– October 1

Parish Council on duty:
John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, Andreas Ioannou,Marion Koliniatis, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Peter Synoyannis, Kathy Ziegler

Matthew 2:19-23

The Gospel of Matthew

Session 3 – 9/29/2013

Fr. John Codis

2:19-23 Return to Nazareth

Opening thoughts and basis for discussion

The historical background of the Return to Nazareth helps us understand why God warned Joseph in a dream to withdraw from Israel and go to Galilee.  Although Herod was dead, he left his territory divided among his sons. 

The one who reigned in Judaea was Archelaus, who was a ruthless king.  This is the reason why Joseph withdrew to Galilee.  For the son who ruled there, Herod Antipas, was a much better king.

It was in Nazareth that Joseph settled, and it was in Nazareth that Jesus was brought up.  Nazareth was not a small town; on the contrary it was a vibrant city, which tied the Western and Eastern trade routes, where many travelers over land and sea would pass by.  Therefore, Jesus was exposed to many different kinds of people through his childhood.

The years between childhood and a man of thirty

Jesus is the great example of one who accepted the simple duties of the home.

  1. Jesus was fulfilling the duties of an eldest son.  He became the village craftsman of Nazareth to support his mother and family.
  2. Jesus was learning what it was like to be a working man.
    1. Learning what it was like to:
      1. Earn a living
      2. Save to buy food and clothing
      3. To meet dissatisfied and the critical customer
      4. The customer who does not pay debts

We can derive from this that if Christ was to help man and save us, he must know what our lives were like.  He worked in Nazareth all these years so that he can know what our lives are like so that he may be able to help.

Conclusion

The one point that can be derived from this pricope, is that Christ became one of us, lived among us, and by doing so, learned who we are so that he can take us back to his creation, that image and likeness that was perfected in Jesus.

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Luke

St. Kyriakos

The sacred lavra doth at all times rightly honour thee as a sure helper and support and mighty champion, and it annually observeth thy holy mem’ry. And since thou, O righteous Cyriacus, dost possess boldness with the Lord, protect us from our enemies, that we may cry to thee: Rejoice, O thrice-blessed Father.

Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

St. Kyriakos– September 29

Parish Council on Duty:

George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos,  Michael Haralambis,  Medon Michaelides, Delcho Ogorelkoff, Eleni Varvoutis