Weekly Bulletin

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020, THE SUNDAY AFTER THE ELEVATION OF THE HOLY CROSS.
THE HOLY GREAT MARTYR EUSTATHIOS AND THEOPISTE,
HIS SPOUSE AND THEIR TWO SONS AGAPIOS AND THEOPISTOS,
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 pl2. Eothinon 4.
HYMNS FOR THE SMALL ENTRANCE.

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 gave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried there-by. 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 CROSS. FIRST TONE. Save , O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto our sovereigns victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

APOLYTIKION OF THE MARTYRS, FOURTH TONE. Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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 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.

THE HOLY GREAT MARTYR EUPHEMIA THE ALL-FAMED..

Saint Euphemia was from Chalcedon (modern Turkey) and lived in virginity. According to some, she suffered martyrdom during the reign of Diocletian, in AD 303; according to others; in AD307. Her sacred relics are preserved in the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
SAINT EUPHEMIA PRAY FOR US. AMEN.

OUR RIGHTEOUS FATHER NINIAN, ENLIGHTENER OF SCOTLAND.
Saint Ninian was born in Cumberland in Britain about the year AD360, about a half century after the Emperor Constantius Chlorus died in the British city of York and his son Constantine, who was with him when he died, was proclaimed Emperor. Ninian was born of Christian parents of noble lineage, at a time when paganism was still strong in his native land. As a young man he went to Rome, where he spent many years in study and ascetical struggles. At Rome, Saint Ninian was consecrated bishop some time after the death of Pope Damasus in AD 384 and was sent back to his native island about the end of the fourth century. On his return journey, it is likely that he passed through Tours and met Saint Martin; what is certain is that many churches and cells associated with Saint Ninian, including his own cathedral in Whithorn, were named in honour of Saint Martin. When Saint Ninian returned to Cumberland, he established monasteries that fostered both the life of prayer and missionary labours. By his preaching the Orthodox Faith, his godly life and his miracles, he ministered to his own countrymen, the Britons and also converted many of the pagan Picts, who inhabited the northern regions (in today’s Scotland which was Orthodox in Faith for a thousand years). He reposed in peace at his see of Whithorn in Galloway in AD 432.
SAINT NINIAN PRAY FOR US. AMEN.

Seven Youths of Ephesus

Announcements and Events of the Week

SUNDAY,
September 13:

Cross Elevation Eve, Centurion Cornelius.
+MEMORIAL (3 yrs.) for NICHOLAS P. PAPADAKOS and
(1 ½ yrs.) for STAVROULA PAPADAKOS.
+MEMORIAL (38 yrs.) for NICHOLAS KEHRIS and
(3 yrs.) for DESPINA KEHRIS.
+MAY THEIR MEMORY BE ETERNAL+

MONDAY,
September 14:

Cross Elevation.
Orthros 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.

TUESDAY,
September 15:

Great Martyr Niketas, Righteous Philotheos.

WEDNESDAY,
September 16:

Great Martyr Euphemia, Martyr Melitina.

THURSDAY,
September 17:

Sophia & 3 daughters, Faith, Love & Hope.

FRIDAY,
September 18:

Eumenios of Gortyna, Martyr Ariadne.

SATURDAY,
September 19:

Martyrs Trophimos, Sabbatios & Dorymedon.

SUNDAY,
September 20:

Martyrs Eustathios, Theopiste & Agapios.

PLEASE NOTE