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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – All Saints Sunday

Picture1June 7, 2015

When God brings His hidden saints to light, it is in   order that some may emulate them and others be without excuse. Those who wish to remain amid distractions as well as those who live a worthy life in communities, in mountains and in caverns (Heb.11:38) are saved, and God bestows on them great blessings solely because they have faith in Him.

St. Symeon the New Theologian. The Discourse, XX11

Parish Council on Duty

George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos, Eleni Varvoutis, Mihali Haralambis, Michael Fossler, Juanita Antley, Marion Koliniatis

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – All Saints Sunday

All Saints SundayJune 15, 2014

When God brings His hidden saints to light, it is in   order that some may emulate them and others be without excuse. Those who wish to remain amid distractions as well as those who live a worthy life in communities, in mountains and in caverns (Heb.11:38) are saved, and God bestows on them great blessings solely because they have faith in Him.

St. Symeon the New Theologian. The Discourse, XX11

Parish Council on duty:

John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, Andreas Ioannou, Marion Koliniatis, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Peter Synoyannis, Kathy Ziegler

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – All Saints Sunday

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When God brings His hidden saints to light, it is in   order that some may emulate them and others be without excuse. Those who wish to remain amid distractions as well as those who live a worthy life in communities, in mountains and in caverns (Heb.11:38) are saved, and God bestows on them great blessings solely because they have faith in Him.

St. Symeon the New Theologian. The Discourse, XX11

Parish Council on duty:

John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, James Carras,Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Peter Synoyannis,Kathy Ziegler

 

Liturgical – All Saints Sunday

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Apolytikion Ήχος Πλ. Δ – 8th

Εξ ύψους κατήλθες…
From on high did You descend O merciful Lord. For us did You endure three days in the tomb. That we may be, released from passions in this world. You who are our resurrection and our life, glory unto you O Lord!

Apolytikion of  Sunday of All Saints

Τών έν όλω τώ κόσμω…
Your Church, O Christ our God, clothed itself in the blood of Your martyrs from throughout the world, as though it were a robe of linen and purple; through them, she cries out to You, “Send down upon Your people compassion, grant peace to Your commonwealth and, to our souls, great mercy.”

Apolytikion of the Twelve Apostles

Άπόστολοι Άγιοι…
O Holy Apostles, intercede to merciful God that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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

Ώς άπαρχάς τής φύσεως…
The world offers You, the author of all creation, as the first-fruits of nature, the God-bearing martyrs. O most merciful, by their intercessions, through the Theotokos, maintain Your Church in perfect peace.

 

Memorial

George Serban (2yrs) and Annette Cropper (4yrs) survived by their sister Juanita Antley

Trisagia

Larry Stitch (40days) survived by his niece Barbara Repantis

Louis Selimos survived by his siblings, children and grandchildren

Fotini Gianos  reposed in New Jersey and is survived by her son Bobby Gianos

Pat Bulucos survived by her loving husband Tom, niece  Tina Shires and friend Dianne Nickols Thodos

 

Epistle Reading

St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16

BRETHREN, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Gospel Reading

Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30
The Sunday of All Saints

The Lord said to his disciples, “Every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven.  He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”  Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed you.  What then shall we have?”  Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.  But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”

Announcements – All Saints Sunday

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Office Closed

The office will be closed July 4th and July 5th.

Have a happy and safe 4th!!

PAREA

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.

We have received an acknowledgement from Bishop Andonios Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese acknowledging our contributions to those in Greece. Read the letter here.