Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος …
From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Apolytikion for Anthony the Great in the Fourth Mode
Τὸν ζηλωτὴν Ἠλίαν τοὶς τρόποις μιμούμενος …
Emulating the ways of Elias the zealot, and following the straight paths of the Baptist, O Father Anthony, thou madest of the wilderness a city, and didst support the world by thy prayers. Wherefore intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.
Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις…
The world has found in you a great champion in time of peril, as you emerged the victor in routing the barbarians. For as you brought to naught the boasts of Lyaios, imparting courage to Nestor in the stadium, in like manner, holy one, great Martyr Demetrios, invoke Christ God for us, that He may grant us His great mercy.
Seasonal Kontakion in the First Mode
Ὁ μήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῶ τόκω σου …
Your birth sanctified a Virgin’s womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon. Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.
The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 13:17-21.
17 Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you. 18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 19 I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. 20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you[a] that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
12th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 17:12-19
12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then said Jesus, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
Peter Anthony Michel (5yrs) survived by his sister Kaliope Xenakis, one son, two grandsons and one nephew.
Eugenia Dimitriadis (9yrs) survived by her godson Demetrios Xenakis.
Constantine (Gus) Anastasiou (12 yrs) survived by his wife Toni, sons Jason and Fr. Savvas, and grandchildren Fotini and Antonios.
Dr. Alexander Xenakis (16yrs) survived by his wife Kaliope and son Demetrios.
Antonios Bourlotos (18yrs) survived by his wife Matina, daughter Christina (Michael) Korinthios, and Maria (Alex) Papastamatis and grandchildren John, Antonios and Christina
Athanasios & Peggy Matthews have offered today’s Artoklasia for the health of their family.