Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Matthew

Prophet ElishaJune 14, 2015

A prophet of God didst thou become when worthily thou hadst been vouchsafed a double portion of God’s grace as Elias’ true companion, O Elisseus, divinely-blest; and with him, thou unceasingly entreatest Christ God in behalf of us all.

Kontakion of Prophet Elisha in the Second Tone

St. Elisha the Prophet– June 14

Parish Council on duty:

John Ioannou, Jr., Demetri Rapanos, John Argiropoulos, Anna Merkel, Kathy Ziegler, Andreas Ioannou, Mark Zaden

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Matthew

Nativity of John the ForerunnerJune 22, 2014

O prophet and Forerunner of the appearance of Christ, with longing we honor you, although we have not the means of extolling you worthily. Your birth, which was exalted and most glorious, ended the barrenness of your mother and the muteness of your father, and unto the world it announced the Incarnation of God the Word.

Apolytikion for the Forerunner

Parish Council on Duty

George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos, James Carras, Eleni Varvoutis, Michael Haralambis, Michael Fossler, Juanita Antley

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He said to Peter and Andrew, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men…

 And from the place whence they were called, and from many other things, one may perceive this: such as their ready obedience and abandonment of all. For now they were well instructed beforehand… But mark both their faith and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work… ‘They forsook all and followed.’ Such is the obedience which Christ seeks of us… We can see this, too, when some other had come to Him and was asking leave to bury his own father: He permitted note even this (Matt.8:21,22)                                

St. John Chrysostom, Homily XIV on Matthew IV

Parish Council on Duty

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

Liturgical – 2nd Sunday of Matthew

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Apolytikion Ήχος A-1

Τού λίθου σφραγισθέντος…
The stone that had been sealed before Your tomb by the Jews and the soldiers guarding did watch o’er Your pure and sacred body O Savior the third day You arose, and unto all the world did You give life whereby all the heavenly powers did proclaim that You are the giver of life Glory unto our resurrected Christ. Glory unto Your Kingdom, Glory to Your dispensation. O You alone who loves all.

Apolytikion of Great Martyr Kyriaki

Ή άμνας σου Ισού…
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice:  O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried.  I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee:  accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice.  Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.

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!


Προστασία τών Χριστιανών…
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant:  O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication,  O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee



Fr. Constantine Mitsos (1yr) survived by his wife Presv. Evelyn, daughter Presv. Georgia, son Nicholas, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mary Kandaras (1yr) survived by her  friend Kathy Ziegler .


Christos Christodoulou  (4yrs) survived by his wife Stavroula, daughter Isabel, son Paul, brother Nicolas, niece Nicole, nephew Alexander and several cousins and their families.

Kleomenes (Clement) Athanasakos (41yrs) survived by his siblings.



Epistle Reading

St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5

BRETHREN, before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe. But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

Gospel Reading

Matthew 4:18-23
2nd Sunday of Matthew

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

Announcements – 2nd Sunday of Matthew

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PAREA will be having a meeting in the Church July 9th at 7pm. Please make sure you attend as we will begin looking at activities and meeting times for the upcoming year.


The Metropolis of Atlanta  Philoptochos  

A luncheon was hosted by St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church this past weekend  June 27-June 30.

Philoptochos fifty-year members were honored. We are very proud of our dedicated 13 women  who have faithfully shared their time and talents to serve and support the mission and ministries of Philoptochos.


Alice Aspras                     Catherine Kourakos     Pauline Stamm

Mary Carratt                       Mary Kumaras               Xenia Tangalakis

Helen Gatsonis                Betty Monezis           Dianne Nickols Thodos

Ethel Gerakas                   Mary Owen                    Eleftheria Tsiantar

Gari Paticopoulos