Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 15th Sunday of Luke

Apolytikion Ήχος Πλ. B – 6th

Άγγελικαί δυνάμεις…
Eternal with the Father and the Spirit is the Word, Who of a Virgin was begotten for our salvation. As the faithful we both praise and worship Him, for in the flesh, did He consent to ascend unto the Cross, and death did He endure and He raised unto life the dead through His all glorious resurrection.

Apolytikion for 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!


Ό μήτραν παρθενικήν…
Your birth sanctified a Virgin’s womb and fittingly blessed the hands of Symeon. You have now come and saved us O Christ, our God. In troubled times, as the only loving One, give peace to Your commonwealth and strength to those in civil authority, whom You love.


Jean (Eugenia) Andriotis survived by her husband Markos and children Nikitas and Dina

Dimitra Juvelis (40 days) survived by her husband George , daughter Jennifer , granddaughter Alexis and brothers Tom (Kal) Geannakakes and Steve

Alexander Paraskis (1yr) and Despina Paraskis (13yrs) survived by their daughter Alexandra (George)Nichols and grandchildren Tassia (Mark) Brunt, Chris (Raffaella) Nichols and great grandchildren Konstandinos, Maximos, Andriana , Mason and Natalia

Terry Singer (7yrs) survived by her husband Howard, daughter MaryAnn and brother John Chatziioannou

Markos Palios (30 years) and Andriana Palios (3 years) survived by children Harriet & Nick Zannikos, Lambros Palios, Leonidas & Dorsy Palios, Despina & Isidro Escobedo, Michael & Aspasia Palios, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


Spiro Sclavounos (12yrs) survived by his wife Athina , daughters Angie and Vicky and their families.

Antonios Bourlotos (16yrs) survived by his wife Matina, daughters Christina (Michael), Maria (Alex) and 3 grandchildren John, Antonios and Christina

Ekaterina and John Psihas parents of Maria Pilavakis

Kalliope and Xenophone Pilavakis parents of George Pilavakis

Bertha and Tom Manos parents of Estelle Sotirhos and Irene

40 day baby blessing

Andreas and Xenia Goddard are proud to present their son Alexi Emmanuel for the traditional baby blessing

Saint of the Week

The Three Heirarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, John Chrysostom – January 30th

This common feast of these three teachers was instituted a little before the year 1100, during the reign of the Emperor Alexis I Comnenus, because of a dispute and strife that arose among the notable and virtuous men of that time. Some of them preferred Basil, while others preferred Gregory, and yet others preferred John Chrysostom, quarreling among themselves over which of the three was the greatest. Furthermore, each party, in order to distinguish itself from the others, assumed the name of its preferred Saint; hence, they called themselves Basilians, Gregorians, or Johannites. Desiring to bring an end to the contention, the three Saints appeared together to the saintly John Mavropous, a monk who had been ordained Bishop of Euchaita, a city of Asia Minor, they revealed to him that the glory they have at the throne of God is equal, and told him to compose a common service for the three of them, which he did with great skill and beauty. Saint John of Euchaita (celebrated Oct. 5) is also the composer of the Canon to the Guardian Angel, the Protector of a Man’s Life. In his old age, he retired from his episcopal see and again took up the monastic life in a monastery in Constantinople. He reposed during the reign of the aforementioned Emperor Alexis Comnenus (1081-1118).

Apolytikion in the First Tone

The three most great luminaries of the Three-Son Divinity have illumined all of the world with the rays of doctrines divine and true; they are the sweetly-flowing rivers of wisdom, who with godly knowledge have watered all creation in clear and mighty streams: The great and sacred Basil, and the Theologian, wise Gregory, together with the renowned John, the famed Chrysostom of golden speech. Let us all who love their divinely-wise words come together, honoring them with hymns; for ceaselessly they offer entreaty for us to the Trinity.

Epistle Reading

St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15

TIMOTHY, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

Gospel Reading

Luke 19:1-10
15th Sunday of Luke

At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaios; he was a chief collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaios, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaios stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”