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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Matthew

Apostles Peter and Paul

June 28, 2015

We welcome Fr. Gustavo Alfonso who celebrates the Divine Liturgy today.

O Lord, receive unto the enjoyment of Your good things and Your rest, the steadfast preachers of Godly words, the pinnacle of Your Disciples. Receive their pain and death above every sacrifice, for You alone know the hearts of men.

Kontakion of Apostles Peter and Paul in the Second Tone- June 29

Parish Council on duty:

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Matthew

St. EuphemiaJuly 6, 2014

O Euphemia, Christ’s comely virgin, thou didst fill the Orthodox with gladness and didst cover with shame all the heretics; for at the holy Fourth Council in Chalcedon, thou didst confirm what the Fathers decreed aright. O all-glorious Great Martyr, do thou entreat Christ God that His great mercy may be granted unto us.

Apolytikion in the Third Tone

St. Euphemia July 11

Parish Council on Duty

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Matthew

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July 20 – Elias the Prophet

The incarnate Angel, the Cornerstone of the Prophets, the second Forerunner of the Coming of Christ, the glorious Elias (Elijah), who from above, sent down to Elisha the grace to dispel sickness and cleanse lepers, abounds therefore in healing for those who honor him.

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

Parish Council on Duty

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

Liturgical – 4th Sunday of Matthew

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Apolytikion Ήχος Γ-3

Εύφραινέσθω τα ούράνια…
Let all things above in heaven rejoice, and let all things below on earth be glad. With all the might and strength of His arm an eternal deed the Lord did perform. Beneath His feet He has trampled down death by death, and first born of the dead has He become. From the womb of Hades has He delivered us, and to all the world has granted His great redeeming 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!

Kontakion

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

Memorial

Zoe Vernardou (3yrs) survived by Helen & Gerard Klonarides, Geraldine Klonarides, Caroline Klonarides and Yannis Kyprianou.

Trisagia

Irene Paidos (12 yrs.) survived by daughters Athena Loucas, Marigo Joanides, Kiki Stathis, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Philip Pappas survived by his children and friends

Anthony Drakas survived by his children

Epistle Reading

St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 6:18-23

BRETHREN, having been set free from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once yielded your members to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for sanctification.

When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But then what return did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel Reading

Matthew 8:5-13
4th Sunday of Matthew

At that time, as Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion answered him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.” And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; be it done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.