Weekly Bulletin

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, 2019, THE 14TH SUNDAY OF ST. LUKE.
THE HOLY PROPHET NAHUM. SAINT PHILARET THE ALMSGIVER
OF CONSTANTINOPLE, Whose Memory we commemorate and of all the Saints,
Save us, for Thou art a gracious and loving God
.

Tone Grave . Eothinon 2.
HYMNS FOR THE SMALL ENTRANCE.

APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION, GRAVE TONE. Thou by Thy Cross didst abolish death; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers’ weeping and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ our God, granting to the world Thy Great Mercy.

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.

KONTATION, FOREFEAST OF CHRISTMAS, THIRD TONE. On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably. * Who is 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 1:

Prophet Nahum, Philaretos the Merciful.
+MEMORIAL for Parents of Dimitri and Nick Batouyios,
+IOANNI and KALLIOPE BATOUYIOS and
Parents of Toula Batouyios, +ELIAS and IRENE PANAGIOTOU.
+MAY THEIR MEMORY BE ETERNAL+
St. Barbara’s Philoptochos celebrates their Name Day today
(St. Barbara the Great Martyr, December 4th)
with Artoclasia and Koliva and Loukoumades served for
Coffee hour after church. A Christmas sale by the Saxonburg
Monastery will be held in the Hall during coffee hour today.

MONDAY, December 2:

Prophet Habakkuk, Martyr Myrope of Chios.

TUESDAY, December 3:

Prophet Zephaniah, New Martyr Angelis.
Bible Study 10:30 a.m.
Byzantine Music Class – 7:00 p.m. Instructor - Peter Papadakos.
Vespers 5:00 p.m. – St. Barbara’s.

WEDNESDAY,
December 4:

Great Martyr Barbara.
9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Liturgy.

THURSDAY, December 5:

Savvas the Sanctified, Martyr Diogenes.
7:00 p.m. Vespers St. Nicholas (Oakland).

FRIDAY,
December 6:

Wonderworker Nicholas.
9:00 a.m. Liturgy St. Nicholas (Oakland).

SATURDAY, December 7:

Ambrose Bishop of Milan, Gerasimos of Euboia.

SUNDAY, December 8:

Righteous Patapios, Apostle Sosthenes.
Sunday School Shoes/St. Nicholas.

PLEASE NOTE

LITURGICAL READINGS FOR SUNDAYS. USE LITURGY
BOOK IN PEW.

EPISTLE READING: 24TH WEEK: ‘BRETHREN, HE IS
OUR PEACE’ EPHESIANS 2:14-22 PAGE 104 IN
LITURGY BOOK.

GOSPEL READING: 14TH WEEK OF ST. LUKE: ‘AT THAT
TIME, AS JESUS DREW NEAR TO JERICHO,’
ST. LUKE 18:35-43. PAGE 115 IN LITURGY BOOK.

COMMUNION PRAYER PAGE 29 IN LITURGY BOOK IN PEW.
THANKSGIVING PRAYERS AFTER RECEIVING HOLY
COMMUNION. PAGES 40-42 IN LITURGY BOOK IN PEW.