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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Forgiveness Sunday

Cheesefare SundayMarch 2, 2014

Cheesefare Sunday

Before we enter the Lenten fast, we are reminded that there can be no true fast, no genuine repentance, no reconciliation with God, unless we are at the same time reconciled with one another. A fast without mutual love is the fast of demons. . . We do not travel the road of Lent as isolated individuals but as members of a family.

His Grace Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia 20th Century

Parish Council on Duty

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday before Theophany

Theophany

O Christ our Master, how shall we Your servants give You worthy honor? For You have renewed us all in the waters. You, O our Saviour, were baptized in Jordan and have sanctified the waters: accepting a servant’s hand upon Your head; You heal the  passions of the world. Great is the mystery of Your dispensation: O Lord who love   mankind, glory to You. The true Light has appeared and bestows enlightenment on all. Christ  who is above all purity is baptized with us; He brings sanctification to the water and it becomes a cleansing for our souls. That which is outward and visible is earthly,  that which inwardly understood is higher than the heaven. Salvation comes through  washing, and through water the Spirit: by descending  into the water we ascend to God.   Wonderful are Your works, O Lord,: glory to You.

St. Germanis. Katavasia for Theophany Matins. B313,pp.354-355

Parish Council on Duty

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday before Nativity

Holy Nativity

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy, Healthy and  Blessed New Year!!!

Kaλα Χριστουγεννα και Ευτυχισμενο to Νεο Ετος 2014!!!

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ

 

Parish Council on Duty

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 11th Sunday of Luke

St. Eleftherios

O venerable One, we all praise and entreat you, Eleftherios, Priest-Martyr, comeliness of Priests and exaltation of champions. Deliver from    diverse dangers those fervently honoring your memory, interceding unceasingly for us all.

Kontakion in the Second Tone

St. Eleftherios– December 15

 

Parish Council on duty:

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 10th Sunday of Luke

St. Spyridon

O Father, God-bearer, Spyridon, you were proven a champion and Wonder Worker of the First Ecumenical Council. You spoke to the girl in the grave and turned the serpent to gold. And, when chanting your prayers, most sacred One, angels ministered with you. Glory to Him who glorified you; glory to Him who crowned you; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all

Apolytikion in the First Tone

St. Spyridon – December 12

Parish Council on Duty

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

Journey to the Holy Land

Come on a journey outside of time.
Come to the places where miracles occurred, where the Apostles walked, where the Theotokos was laid to rest. See where Christ prayed, suffered, died . . . and rose again.
Come to the Holy Land.

Holy Land pilgrimage | March 5-14, 2014

Stand on holy ground

Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Jerusalem … More than just names in the Bible., these are the places where Christ was born, lived, taught, died and rose again. This is where the Christian Church was founded, and these shrines have attracted pilgrims since the first century. You are invited for this special pilgrimage to experience the Holy Land as never before.  Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

• Destinations include: Bethlehem, Tiberias, Capernaum, Cana, Nazareth, Jerusalem and more
• Visit the Church of the Nativity and touch the spot where Christ was born
• Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and experience a spiritual baptism in the River Jordan
• Take the cable car up to the Mount of Temptation Monastery and see the rock by which Christ prayed
• Enjoy a private audience with Patriarch Theophilos III (subject to his availability)
• See where miracles occured: Cana of Galilee, where water was turned into wine; the Church of Tabgha, where Christ multiplied the fishes and loaves; Nain, where Christ raised the widow’s son, and many more
• Visit Mount Tabor, the Church of the Annunciation, the Pools of Bethesda, the Tree of Zacchaeus, the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, the Prison of Christ (Praitorion) and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and many other sacred sites
• Attend a midnight liturgy at the Holy Sepulcher 

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Holy shrines, disappearing fast …

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Church of the Nativity,  the monasteries of the Holy Cross and St. Gerasimos Iordanitis: These shrines and holy places have stood for centuries and have been visited and venerated by millions of  Christians, but they suffer now from neglect and disrepair. Our generation has been given the precious gift — but also the responsibility — of preserving them in spite of the tumult and upheaval of the world around them.

Just as natural elements and the world’s changing politics have had a detrimental effect on these sacred shrines, likewise we have seen the world’s corrosive culture influence the Christian faith in America and around the world. Can we reverse the disastrous effect of godless teachings and bequeath future generations the faith of our Fathers? We believe we can, with your help.

Join Fr. Christopher to see the places where the Christian Church was founded and continues to inspire the world. Ask yourself what will the fate of the Church be in the next generation for my children and grandchildren? The Orthodox Christian Network has been reaching Orthodox faithful and non-Orthodox seekers around the world, but we need to do more. We live in challenging times, but with the Orthodox Christian faith, we can move mountains and inspire the generations to come with a
living and vibrant Church.

 

For more information visit the Orthodox Christian Network

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 13th Sunday of Luke

St. Katherine

O friends of martyrs, now divinely raise up a renewed chorus, praising the all-wise Katherine. For, she proclaimed Christ in the arena, trampled on the serpent, and spat upon the knowledge of the orators.

Kontakion in the Second Tone
St. Katherine– November 25

Parish Council on Duty

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 9th Sunday of Luke

Entrance of the Theotokos

According to the tradition of the Church, the Theotokos was brought to the Temple at three years of age, where she was consecrated to God and spent her days until she was fourteen or fifteen years old; and then, as a mature maiden, by the common counsel of the priests (since her parents had reposed some three years before), she was  betrothed to Joseph.

Entrance of the Theotokos – November 21

Parish Council on duty:

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 8th Sunday of Luke

St. John Chrysostom

The grace of your words illuminated the universe like a shining beacon. It amassed treasures of munificence in the world. It demonstrated the greatness of humility, teaching us by your own words; therefore, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede to Christ the Logos for the salvation of our souls.

Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

St. John Chrysostom – November 13

Parish Council on Duty:

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