Weekly Bulletin

The Holy Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes and Eugraphou,
whose memory we commemorate and
of all the Saints, save us, for You are
gracious and loveth mankind..

Tone 2. Eothinon 5.


APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION, SECOND TONE. When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

APOLYTIKION OF THE MARTYRS, PLAGAL OF FOURTH TONE. Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles * the fiery ragings and fierce motions of the passions, * the staunch Martyrs of Christ God laid hold on the graces * to drive off the pains and illnesses of the sick * and work wonders both while living and after death. * Strange indeed is the miracle! * That these bare bones should pour forth * such overflowing streams of cures. * Glory be to our only God.

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 strove in contest 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 honor * Nicholas the deacon and Irene the chaste virgin, * as our divine protectors, who now intercede with the Lord.

KONTAKION, THIRD TONE. On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

Seven Youths of Ephesus

Announcements and Events of the Week

SUNDAY, December 10:

Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes, Eugraphos.

+MEMORIAL (1 yr.) for NICKOLAS PANDELADIS, Husband of Georgia,
Father of Cathy Elaine and Leonidas Pandeladis

+MEMORIAL (1 yr.) for IRENE LEFCAKIS, Wife of +Argiros,
Mother of Tony & (Lucy), +Larry and +Nicholas Lefcakis.
Grandmother of +Anthony, Jr., +David and +Karen Lefcakis.


Coffee hour sponsored by the Pandeladis & Lefcakis Families.
Philoptochos Meeting after church, new members welcome.

MONDAY, December 11:

Daniel the Stylite, Luke, Stylite of Chalcedon

TUESDAY, December 12:

Spyridon the Wonderworker.

No Bible Study. St. Spyridon Feast-Day, Monessen, PA, luncheon following service.

WEDNESDAY, December 13:

Martyrs Eustratios, Auxenty, Eugene & Orestes.

— 7 p.m. Paraklesis

THURSDAY, December 14:

Martyrs Thyrsos, Leucius & Callinicos.

Clergy Brotherhood meeting 11 a.m. St. Sava, McKeesport, PA

FRIDAY, December 15:

Hieromartyr Eleutherios and his Mother Anthia.

SATURDAY, December 16:

Prophet Haggai, Empress Theophana.

Gerontissa Theophano Name Day Saxonburg Monastery 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy,
Luncheon to follow.

— Vespers 6 p.m.


Please browse the bookstore during this Christmas season. We have popular cookbooks,
used Greek CD’s, L.P’s, Icons, hand painted Christmas bulbs, books & jewelry.
T- shirts, children’s books, Stephana, and Baptismal items are available.
Many items available from Greece, Russia, our Monastery & others. Icons may be ordered.

Half pans of Spanakopita -$35.00 & half pans of Pastitsio - $45.00 for sale
every Sunday following services in the hall.

Schedule For Christmas and New Years (Saint Basil The Great)