Weekly Bulletin

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 9, 2018, THE 10TH SUNDAY OF LUKE.
THE CONCEPTION OF SAINT ANNA, THE MOTHER OF THE THEOTOKOS.
THE CONSECRATION OF THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION ON THE HOLY CITY,
whose memory we commemorate and of all the Saints,
save us, for You are gracious and loveth mankind.

Tone 3.   Eothinon 6.

HYMNS FOR THE SMALL ENTRANCE.

APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECTION, THIRD TONE. Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us and hath granted great mercy to the world.

APOLYTIKION OF THE CONCEPTION, FOURTH TONE. Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed; for God hearkened to Joachim and Anna. And though it was beyond hope, He clearly promised them that they should bear a divine child, from whom was born the Uncircumscribable One Himself Who became a mortal and through an Angel commanded them to cry unto her: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with thee.

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, 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.

KONTAKION, SAINT ANNA, FOURTH TONE. All the world doth celebrate * Anna’s conception * on this day with festive joy, * because it came to pass through God; * for by divine grace she hath conceived * her that beyond words conceiveth the Word of God

Seven Youths of Ephesus

Announcements and Events of the Week

SUNDAY, December 9:

Conception of Theotokos by St. Anna.

Coffee hour sponsored by Philoptochos.
Philoptochos meeting following services.

MONDAY, December 10:

Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes & Eugraphos.

TUESDAY, December 11:

Stylites Daniel & Luke.

Bible Study 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY,
December 12:

Saint Spyridon, Wonderworker.

THURSDAY, December 13:

Martyrs Eustratios, Auxenty, Eugene, Orestes.

Clergy Brotherhood Meeting, St. Sava, McKeesport.

FRIDAY,
December 14:

Martyrs Thyrsos, Leucius & Callinicos.

SATURDAY, December 15:

Hieromartyr Eleutherios & his Mother Anthia.

Vespers 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, December 16:

Prophet Haggai, Empress Theophana.
Sunday School Christmas Party.

PLEASE NOTE