Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA

Weekly Bulletin

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017
The Synaxis of the Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos of Pochaev and "Joy of All that Sorrow."
The Holy Prophet Ezekiel.
The Translation of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Phocas,
whose memory we commemorate and of all the Saints,
for You are gracious and loveth mankind.

Tone pl.2. Eothinon 7.


Joy of All that Sorrow

APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION, PLAGAL OF SECOND TONE. Angelic powers were above Thy tomb and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.

APOLYTIKION OF THE HOLY FATHERS, PLAGAL OF FOURTH TONE. Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth and through them didst guide us all to the true faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

APOLYTIKION OF ST. PHOCAS, FOURTH TONE. As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Phocas. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

APOLYTIKION OF THE DORMITION, FIRST TONE. In giving birth, thou didst preserve thy virginity; in thy dormition, thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. Thou wast translated unto life, since thou art the Mother of Life; and by thine intercessions dost thou redeem our souls from death.

APOLYTIKION OF THE CHAPEL, STS. RAPHAEL, NICHOLAS AND IRENE, FOURTH TONE. On Lesbos, ye contested for the sake of Christ God; * ye also have hallowed her with the discovery of your relics, O blessed ones. O God-bearer Raphael, with thee, we all honour * Nicholas the deacon and Irene the chaste virgin, * as our divine protectors, who now intercede with the Lord.

KONTAKION, SECOND TONE. O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant: O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned; but be thou quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.

Announcements and Events of the Week

SUNDAY, July 23: Hieromartyr Phokas.
— Coffee hour sponsored by Philoptochos.
MONDAY, July 24: Great Martyr Christina.
TUESDAY, July 25: Repose of St. Anna, Mother of the Theotokos.
— No Bible Study until August 1st.
WEDNESDAY, July 26: Righteous Paraskevi, Hieromartyr Hermolaos.
— 6 p.m. Vigil for St. Panteleimon.
— No Paraklesis until August 1st.
THURSDAY, July 27: Great Martyr Panteleimon.
FRIDAY, July 28: Prochorus & Nicanor, Irene Chrysovalantou.
SATURDAY, July 29: Martyrs Kallinikos, Theodota & children.
— St. Anthony's Clairton, PA Liturgy, Luncheon to follow. Starts from 9 a.m. to afternoon.
— Vespers 6 P.M. - Oakmont

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