Weekly Bulletin

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021, THE 10TH SUNDAY OF ST. LUKE.
OUR RIGHTEOUS AND GOD-BEARING, 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 grave. Eothinon 2.
HYMNS FOR THE SMALL ENTRANCE

APOLYTIKION OF THE RESURRECION, 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 SAINT SAVVAS THE SANCTIFIED, PLAGAL OF FOURTH TONE. With the streams of thy tears, thou didst cultivate the barrenness of the desert; and by thy sighings from the depths, thou didst bear fruit a hundredfold in labours; and thou becamest a luminary, shinning with miracles upon the world, O Savvas our righteous Father. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

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, 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.

WE SHOULD PAY GREAT ATTENTION TO THE PRAYERS BEFORE HOLY COMMUNION. AND WHEN WE’RE GOING UP TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT, WE SHOULD PRAY AND SAY: ‘GOD FORGIVE ME AND HAVE MERCY UPON ME’. WE SHOULD APPROACH WITH GREAT CARE. AND WHEN WE RETURN, WE SHOULD HAVE WORDS OF PRAISE ON OUR LIPS; WE SHOULD GLORIFY GOD FOR RECEIVING US.

THEOSEMNI, ABBESS OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF CHRYSOPIYI, CRETE

Seven Youths of Ephesus

Announcements and Events of the Week

SUNDAY,
December 5

Savvas the Sanctified, Martyr Diogenes.
+TRISAGION (13 yrs.) for NICHOLAS PAHOUNTIS,
Husband of Mary Pahountis and Father of Anna, Poppy,
Georgia, Julia and Lou.
+MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL+
Philoptochos Name Day Celebration – Loukoumades at coffee hour.
Wishing Our Metropolitan Savas a Happy & Blessed Name Day, celebrated today.

MONDAY,
December 6

Wonderworker Nicholas.
9:00 a.m. Orthros Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

TUESDAY,
December 7

Ambrose of Milan, Gerasimos of Euboia.

WEDNESDAY,
December 8

Righteous Patapios, Apostle Sosthenes.

THURSDAY,
December 9

Conception of Theotokos by St. Anna.

FRIDAY,
December 10

Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes & Eugraphos.

SATURDAY,
December 11

Stylites Daniel & Luke the New.
Wedding.
Philoptochos Holiday Brunch - 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY,
December 12

Saint Spyridon, Wonderworker.

PLEASE NOTE

ATTENTION: GREEK SCHOOL HAS RESUMED.
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