Apolytikion Ήχος Πλ. B – 6th
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 The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross in the First Mode
Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.
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!
Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode
Ο υψωθείς εν τώ Σταυρώ εκουσίως…
Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.
Mary Alexander (40days) survived by her son Thomas, daughter-in-law Gwyn and grandson Peter.
Nicholas George Angelos (1yr) youngest of Helene’s eight children is survived by a daughter Alexa Helene Angelos and her mother Nancy.
Fred Phillips Pettijohn (4yrs)husband of 35 years of Georgette Angelos Pettijohn , survived by her and son George. Phil is also survived by nephew Fred Clay and niece Jeanne Marie. Pettijohn.
Thomas George Angelos (5yrs) eldest son of Helene Angelos, proud Vietnam (ARMY) veteran survived by his mother, Helene Angelos, daughter Samantha, son Thomas, wife Lori and daughter Julia.
Victims of September 11 attacks those who so bravely lost their lives
James Michel (3yrs) brother of Kaliope Xenakis, uncle of Demetrios Xenakis and Anthony Michel
Steve Vlahos (9yrs) survived by the Stamm family
Georgia Michel (14yrs) mother of Kaliope Xenakis, grandmother of Demetrios Xenakis and Anthony Michel
St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20
BRETHREN, you know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Sunday after Holy Cross
The Gospel of Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”