Weekly Bulletin

SUNDAY MARCH 24, 2019, THE SECOND SUNDAY OF THE FAST:
SAINT GREGORY PALAMAS, ARCHBISHOP OF THESSALONICA. THE
FOREFEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY
THE THEOTOKOS AND EVER-VIRGIN MARY. OUR BLESSED
FATHER ARTEMONOS, BISHOP OF SELEUKIA IN PISIDIA.
OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS TIKHON, PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW,
whose memory we commemorate and of all the Saints, save us, for You are gracious and loveth mankind.

Tone 2. Eothinon 10.

HYMNS FOR THE SMALL ENTRANCE.

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 ST. GREGORY PALAMAS, PLAGAL OF FOURTH TONE. Light of Orthodoxy, pillar and teacher of the Church, adornment of monastics, invincible champion of theologians, O Gregory thou wonderworker, boast of Thessalonica, herald of grace; ever pray that our souls be saved.

APOLYTIKION OF THE FOREFEAST ANNUNCIATION, FOURTH TONE. Today is the prelude of universal joy; let us keep the forefeast in gladness. For, behold, Gabriel cometh with fear and wonder unto the Virgin, bringing her the good tidings: 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, FOURTH TONE. At the great Archangel’s voice, * O Theotokos, * the All-Holy Spirit came * upon thee and thou didst conceive * Him that is one in essence and throne * with God the Father, O Adam’s recovery.

Seven Youths of Ephesus

Announcements and Events of the Week

SUNDAY, March 24:

St. Gregory Palamas.
+MEMORIAL (40 days) for DESPINA XENAKIS,
Mother and Grandmother of the following families:
Ergetti Faatuiese, Emanuel, Alexander & Theodore Xenakis,
Katherine Mantagos and many Grandchildren.
+MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL+

Coffee hour sponsored by the Family of Despina Xenakis.
Greek Independence Day Celebration. The Grecian Stars &
Jr. Grecian Stars will be performing in the main hall after liturgy.
Parish Council Meeting.
Vespers 5 p.m. McKeesport Church – meal afterwards.

MONDAY, March 25:

Annunciation.

9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Liturgy Feast Day of the Annunciation in McKeesport,
Luncheon to follow.

TUESDAY, March 26:

Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel.

Bible Study resumes after Easter.

WEDNESDAY,
March 27:

Matrona of Salonica, Paul of Corinth.

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 6:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, March 28:

Hilarion the New Apostle Herodion.

Adult Greek Class - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Children’s Greek Class - 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

FRIDAY,
March 29:

Mark of Arethusa, Cyril the Deacon.

Akathist Hymn 7:00 - p.m. The 2nd Stanza.

SATURDAY, March 30:

Righteous John, author of the “Climacus”.

SUNDAY, March 31:

Cross Veneration.

+Memorial (3 yrs.) for Stavros Kopsahilis – March 31st.

 

PLEASE NOTE

Good Friday Luminary Forms are located near the candles.
Forms can be given to Olympia Arthur.