Weekly Bulletin

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021,
THE SUNDAY AFTER THE ELEVATION OF THE HOLY CROSS.
THE HOLY MARTYRS TROPHIMOS, SABBATIOS AND DORYMEDON,
whose memory we commemorate today and all the saints, have mercy,
on us and save us, as a Good and Loving and Merciful God.
Tone 4. Eothinon 2.
HYMNS FOR THE SMALL ENTRANCE

APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECION, FOURTH TONE. Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spoke to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

APOLYTIKION OF THE HOLY CROSS, FIRST TONE. 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 THE DORMITION THEOTOKOS, 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 OF THE HOLY CROSS, FOURTH TONE. Thou Who wast raised up on the Cross of Thine own will, * O Christ our God, do Thou bestow Thy compassions * upon this, Thy new commonwealth named after Thee. * Gladden with Thy sovereign might * our most Orthodox Hierarchs, * and vouchsafe them victory * over every false teaching; * and as Thy help in war may they possess * the weapon of peace, the trophy invincible.

Real love is shot through with the spirit of humility, sacrifice and giving. Those who love in accordance with God’s will sacrifice their desires and their leisure for the sake of those they love. Love which isn’t consistent with the will of God is linked to the spirit of egotism. Instead of sacrificing themselves for others, those who have such “love” just demand that others sacrifice themselves for them.

Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis

Seven Youths of Ephesus

Announcements and Events of the Week

SUNDAY,
September 19

Martyrs Trophimos, Sabbatios & Dorymedon.
+MEMORIAL (6 months) for DIONYSIOS (Daniel) KARALAGAS
Son of +Dimitrios & +Anastasia, Husband of +Mary Jo (Heil) Karalagas
Beloved Father of Elizabeth “Liz” Dabecco, Daniel & Dimitrius (Heather) Karalagas. Grandfather of Nico (Melinda) Dabecco, Zander & Xavier
Karalagas; beloved brother of Maria Kopsahilis, Konstantinos “Gus”
(Heidi) Karalagas & Paul (Michelle) Kontos, Uncle of Demetrius (Beth)
Kopsahilis & +Stavros Kopsahilis & +Konstantina Cicco. Also, survived
By nieces Anjelica, Athena & Valentina Kopsahilis & nephews Evangelos
Cicco and Konstantinos Kontos.
+ MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL+
Philopotochos meeting today after coffee hour.

MONDAY,
September 20

Martryrs Eusthatios, Theopiste & Agapios.

TUESDAY,
September 21

Apostle Quadratus, Prophet Jonah.

WEDNESDAY,
September 22

Phocas of Sinope, Phocas the Gardener.

THURSDAY,
September 23

Conception of Baptist and Forerunner John.

FRIDAY,
September 24

Protomartyr Thekla, Righteous Koprios.

SATURDAY,
September 25

Euphrosyne of Alexandria, Paphnoutios of Egypt.

SUNDAY,
September 26

Falling Asleep of Apostle John the Theologian.
+MEMORIAL (40 days) for Anthony Nicholas.
(cousin of Tony & Claudia Nicholas)

PLEASE NOTE