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1 Pastor Assistant Pastor Parish President Stewardship Chairperson Pastoral Assistant Pastor Emeritus Parish Nurse GOYA Advisors Office Manager Secretary CONTACTS Fr. Christopher P. Foustoukos Fr. Anthony Tandilyan Mr. Steve Stephanides Mrs. Pam Katsiris Deacon Michael Fadel Fr. Andrew Demotses Sophia Grevelis, RN Sofya & James Leras Irene Stephanides Chrissa Pissios Office: Tel: Fax: Paleologos Street, Peabody, MA website: St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church 5th Sunday of luke CANDLE COUNTER (Παγκα/ρι) SCHEDULE SUNDAY, November 4 Steven Anezis Lane Nordquist Ruth Morfis Victor Fanikos SUNDAY, November 11 Chuck Antoniou John Pnevmatikos Jim Koumarianos George Glaros ALTAR BOY TEAMS & SCHEDULE George O Donnell Head Captain Sunday, November 4 One Liturgy Teams C-D Orthos 9:00 Liturgy 10:00 Team A Peter Coufos CC Nikolas Leras Michael Tandilyan Nicholas Park Team C Michael Katsiris CC Valantis Christoforos Connor Anezis Daniel Vatousios Sunday, November 11 1st Liturgy Team B 2nd Liturgy Team A Team B Alex Vlachos CC Leo Vorrias Ioanis Nako Zachary Vlachos Team D James Vounessa CC Niko Collins Nikolas Deftos Andony Konstantilakis martyr Vincent of Spain November 4,

2 Martyr Vincent of Spain Commemorated on November 11 The Holy Martyr Vincent of Spain from his childhood was the disciple of a wise pastor Valerian, the bishop of the city of Augustopolis (now Saragossa, Spain). When he reached mature age, the virtuous, educated and eloquent Vincent was ordained deacon by Bishop Valerian. Since the bishop himself was not adept in speech, he gave a blessing to his deacon, an eloquent orator, to preach in church and among the people. Diocletian ( ) sent the governor Dacian to the city of Valencia, Spain with full authority to find and execute Christians. People denounced the wise bishop and his deacon to the governor, who arrested them. The soldiers, mounted on horses, dragged the Elder and his disciple behind them in chains from Augustopolis to Valencia, and there they cast them into prison beaten and tortured, giving them neither food nor water. They subjected the bishop to the first interrogation. The Elder spoke quietly, but seemed tongue-tied and uncertain. Then Saint Vincent came forward and made the most eloquent speech of his life before the judges and assembled people. After he sent the bishop back to prison, the persecutor gave orders to torture the holy deacon. The martyr underwent many torments: while nailed to a cross, he was whipped and burned with red-hot rods. When he was removed from the cross, he then himself joyfully climbed back upon it, saying that the executioners were lazy and had not fulfilled their master s orders. They became angry and tortured him again, until they were all exhausted. 2 19

3 After the tortures they threw the martyr back into prison. That night the astonished guard heard him singing Psalms, and saw an unearthly radiant light in the prison. The next morning the holy martyr was condemned to be burned on a gridiron. Christians took the saint s body and buried it with reverence. This occurred in the year

4 Sunday, November 4, 2018 Hymns Following the Gospel (Small Entrance) Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second- Mode When the angelic powers appeared at Your grave, the soldiers guarding it feared and became as dead. And standing by the sepulcher was Mary who was seeking Your immaculate body. You devastated Hades, not afflicted by it. You went to meet the virgin, and granted eternal life. You resurrected from the dead. O Lord, glory to You. Apolytikion 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, shining with miracles upon the world, O Theoktistos our righteous Father. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved. St. Vasilios 1 st Mode Your message was carried throughout the world. As it received your mighty word, By which you divinely made manifest And clarified the nature of existing things You set in order the customs of men, You who are royal priesthood! Holy Father, intercede with Christ our God To grant us His great mercy. Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee. Apoluti/kion Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου, καὶ οἱ φυλάσσοντες ἀπενεκρώθησαν, καὶ ἵστατο Μαρία ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ζητοῦσα τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶμα. Ἐσκύλευσας τὸν ᾍδην, μὴ πειρασθεὶς ὑπ' αὐτοῦ, ὑπήντησας τῇ Παρθένῳ, δωρούμενος τὴν ζωήν, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ των νεκρῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι. Apoluti/kion Ταίς τών δακρύων σου ροαίς, τής ερήμου τό άγονον εγεώργησας, καί τοίς εκ βάθους στεναγμοίς, εις εκατόν τούς πόνους εκαρποφόρησας, καί γέγονας φωστήρ, τή οικουμένη λάμπων τοίς θαύμασι, Θεόκτιστε Πατήρ ημών, Όσιε, Πρέσβευε Χριστώ τώ Θεώ, σωθήναι τάς ψυχάς ημών. Apoluti/kion tou Agi/ou Basilei/ou Eic pa/san th/n gh/n ejh/lqen o` fqo/ggoc sou, wc dejame/nhn ton logon sou, Di ou= qeoprepw/c edogma/tisac, Th/n fu/sin tw/n o;ntwn etra/nwsac. Ta/ tw/n avqrw/ pwn h;qh kateko/smhsa/c,basi/leion iera/teuma Pa/ter o[sie Xristo/n to/n Qeo/n ike/teue dwrh/sasqai h`mi/n to/ Me/ga e;leoc. Konta/kion Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε, μεσιτεία πρὸς τὸν Ποιητὴν ἀμετάθετε. Μὴ παρίδῃς ἁμαρτωλῶν δεήσεων φωνάς, ἀλλὰ πρόφθασον, ὡς ἀγαθή, εἰς τὴν βοήθειαν ἡμῶν, τῶν πιστῶς κραυγαζόντων σοι Τάχυνον εἰς πρεσβείαν, καὶ σπεῦσον εἰς ἱκεσίαν, ἡ προστατεύουσα ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τῶν τιμώντων σε.. 4 MEN S CLUB UPCOMING EVENTS We hope to see all our members at the St. Vasilios Greek Festival today! 11/4 -Veteran s Day Memorial Service, at 10:15 AM in the Court yard. We will be honoring our parish members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. A Military Honor Guard will be present. 11/18 Men s Club Memorial Service Please join us at church at the end of 1st Liturgy to commemorate our fallen brothers. We will also sponsor coffee hour that day and invite you to attend. 11/28 Monthly Dinner Meeting at 6:30 pm, Angelica s Restaurant. Featured Speaker: Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. * Open to all men of the parish * 12/19 Monthly Dinner Meeting at 6:30 pm, in the St. Vasilios Educational Center. 12/21 Greek Heritage Night at the Celtics at 8:00 pm. Only 18 Tickets available $60 each. us at for more information. 1/26 Winter Dance - In the St. Vasilios Educational Center. Questions? ANNOUNCEMENTS Monastery Trip We are planning another trip to the Holy Protection Monastery in White Haven, PA. We will be leaving on Monday, November 26th at 8:30 a.m. and returning on Wednesday, November 28th at 2:00 p.m. The cost of the trip is $150 per person which includes the van rental, tolls and gas. If you are interested please call or speak with Niki Roumeliotis at Holy Land Pilgrimage - Parishioners often ask when will St. Vasilios have another trip to the Holy Land? WE are having an exploratory meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room downstairs in the church. We will see how many people are interested and what time of year would be most convenient. If you have any questions please speak with Father Chris. 17

5 DE LA SALLE BLACKFEET SCHOOL WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS Everyone is welcome in the Orthodox Church and may receive the blessed bread (antidoron) at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. Sadly, the divisions in the church prompt us all to work towards reunited Christianity. The culmination of this reunion will be the ability of all Christians to receive the Eucharist together. Until that blessed day arrives, only Orthodox Christians who are in good sacramental order are permitted to receive Holy Communion in the Orthodox Church. If you have any questions or concerns please speak with Father Chris. KALEE PAREA PLEASANT COMPANY Our next 2 get-togethers will be at the Educational Center at 10:00. A.M. NOVEMBER 16- Peabody Council on Aging -Safety -fire, police, ambulance. - Social programs available,medicare,fuel assistance,insurance. - Light lunch provided by PCOA. DECEMBER 14- Beverly Senior Center- Joanne will guide us through a light exercise routine. (wear comfortable clothes and shoes) - Making and enjoying tyropites - Discussion for future events. -Board Games, Christmas Carols. PLEASE JOIN US AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS Contact Tina Manolakos. Anastasia Scangas Maria Collins HOSPITAL VISITS Due to HIPAA privacy rules, hospitals no longer provide a list of Orthodox patients to us. Therefore, if you or a loved one are, or will be, in the hospital, please contact the church office for a pastoral visit. Also, please notify the office if a friend or family member is in a rehab center, nursing home, assisted living facility or under hospice care. CEMETERY VISITS Due to the number of sacraments, 40 day blessings and memorials on Sundays it is difficult to make cemetery visits on Sundays after liturgy. If you would like a Trisagion at the graveside during the week you are kindly asked to make an appointment by calling the church office. PLEASE PRAY FOR PLEASE PRAY FOR: Kathy, Michael, Cindy, Daniel, Michael, Elaine, Gus, Peter, Theodora, James, Nina, Maria, Delores, William, Amya, Maria, Irene, Stacia, Georgia, Ethel, Maria, Christo, Flora, Yianoula, Dimitri. If you wish to add or remove a name from the list, please call the Church Office. 40 DAY BABY BLESSING 40 Day Baby Blessing We are very happy to do the 40 blessing of infants after the 2 nd Divine Liturgy or week days! Often the clergy have family or sacrament commitments after the liturgy. So in order to ensure that you don t leave disappointed by not having the prayers read please call the church office at to schedule your 40 day blessing thereby ensuring that no one is disappointed. Thank you for your attention and assistance with this matter. 5

6 EPISTLE READINGS Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2. Psalm 27.9,1 O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance. Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God. NOTICE OF PARISH ASSEMBLY The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10 Brethren, God who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God: not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Προκείμενον. Ήχος πλ. β'. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 27.9,1 Σῶσον, Κύριε τὸν λαὸν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου. Στίχ. Πρὸς σἐ, Κύριε, κεκράξομαι ὁ Θεός μου. Πρὸς Ἐφεσίους 2:4-10 τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα Ἀδελφοί, ὁ θεός, πλούσιος ὢν ἐν ἐλέει, διὰ τὴν πολλὴν ἀγάπην αὐτοῦ ἣν ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς, καὶ ὄντας ἡμᾶς νεκροὺς τοῖς παραπτώμασιν συνεζωοποίησεν τῷ Χριστῷ - χάριτί ἐστε σεσωσμένοι - καὶ συνήγειρεν, καὶ συνεκάθισεν ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἵνα ἐνδείξηται ἐν τοῖς αἰῶσιν τοῖς ἐπερχομένοις τὸν ὑπερβάλλοντα πλοῦτον τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἐν χρηστότητι ἐφʼ ἡμᾶς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι διὰ τῆς πίστεως, καὶ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων, ἵνα μή τις καυχήσηται. Αὐτοῦ γάρ ἐσμεν ποίημα, κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐπὶ ἔργοις ἀγαθοῖς, οἷς προητοίμασεν ὁ θεός, ἵνα ἐν αὐτοῖς περιπατήσωμεν. 6 15

7 GOSPEL READING 5th Sunday of Luke The Gospel According to Luke 16:19-31 The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to them, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'" 14 7

8 Ἐκ τοῦ Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 16:19-31 Εὐαγγελίου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα ST. VASILIOS PHILOPTOCHOS FUNDRAISER Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος Ανθρωπος δέ τις ἦν πλούσιος, καὶ ἐνεδιδύσκετο πορφύραν καὶ βύσσον εὐφραινόμενος καθ ἡμέραν λαμπρῶς. πτωχὸς δέ τις ἦν ὀνόματι Λάζαρος, ὃς ἐβέβλητο πρὸς τὸν πυλῶνα αὐτοῦ ἡλκωμένος καὶ ἐπιθυμῶν χορτασθῆναι ἀπὸ τῶν ψιχίων τῶν πιπτόντων ἀπὸ τῆς τραπέζης τοῦ πλουσίου ἀλλὰ καὶ οἱ κύνες ἐρχόμενοι ἀπέλειχον τὰ ἕλκη αὐτοῦ. ἐγένετο δὲ ἀποθανεῖν τὸν πτωχὸν καὶ ἀπενεχθῆναι αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τῶν ἀγγέλων εἰς τὸν κόλπον Αβραάμ ἀπέθανε δὲ καὶ ὁ πλούσιος καὶ ἐτάφη. καὶ ἐν τῷ ᾅδῃ ἐπάρας τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ, ὑπάρχων ἐν βασάνοις, ὁρᾷ τὸν Αβραὰμ ἀπὸ μακρόθεν καὶ Λάζαρον ἐν τοῖς κόλποις αὐτοῦ. καὶ αὐτὸς φωνήσας εἶπε πάτερ Αβραάμ, ἐλέησόν με καὶ πέμψον Λάζαρον ἵνα βάψῃ τὸ ἄκρον τοῦ δακτύλου αὐτοῦ ὕδατος καὶ καταψύξῃ τὴν γλῶσσάν μου, ὅτι ὀδυνῶμαι ἐν τῇ φλογὶ ταύτῃ. εἶπε δὲ Αβραάμ τέκνον, μνήσθητι ὅτι ἀπέλαβες σὺ τὰ ἀγαθά σου ἐν τῇ ζωῇ σου, καὶ Λάζαρος ὁμοίως τὰ κακά νῦν δὲ ὧδε παρακαλεῖται, σὺ δὲ ὀδυνᾶσαι καὶ ἐπὶ πᾶσι τούτοις μεταξὺ ἡμῶν καὶ ὑμῶν χάσμα μέγα ἐστήρικται, ὅπως οἱ θέλοντες διαβῆναι ἔνθεν πρὸς ὑμᾶς μὴ δύνωνται, μηδὲ οἱ ἐκεῖθεν πρὸς ἡμᾶς διαπερῶσιν. εἶπε δέ ἐρωτῶ οὖν σε, πάτερ, ἵνα πέμψῃς αὐτὸν εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρός μου ἔχω γὰρ πέντε ἀδελφούς ὅπως διαμαρτύρηται αὐτοῖς, ἵνα μὴ καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔλθωσιν εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον τῆς βασάνου. λέγει αὐτῷ Αβραάμ ἔχουσι Μωϋσέα καὶ τοὺς προφήτας ἀκουσάτωσαν αὐτῶν. ὁ δὲ εἶπεν οὐχί, πάτερ Αβραάμ, ἀλλ ἐάν τις ἀπὸ νεκρῶν πορευθῇ πρὸς αὐτούς, μετανοήσουσιν. εἶπε δὲ αὐτῷ εἰ Μωϋσέως καὶ τῶν προφητῶν οὐκ ἀκούουσιν, οὐδὲ ἐάν τις ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῇ πεισθήσονται. 8 13

9 BIBLE STUDY ALTAR DONATIONS LITURGY LIGHTS In loving memory of Michael C. Lignos. James Maravelias in memory of wife Dora Maravelias. VIGIL LIGHTS James Maravelias in memory of wife Dora Maravelias. Please note that today, Sunday, November 4, we will celebrate only one Divine Liturgy. Orthros - 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m. Fe/romev eic gvw/siv umw/v o/ti sh/mera, Kuriakh/ 4 h, Noembri/ou Qa exwme mo/no mi/a Qei/a Leitourgi/a. Orqroc - 9:00 p.m. Qei/a Leitourgi/a - 10:00 p.m. WEEKDAY SERVICES 8:00 a.m. Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy KAQHMERINES IERES AKOLOUQIES 8:00 p.m. Orqroc 9:00 p.m. Qei/a Leitourgi/a Taxiarche Thursday, November 8 Mixah/l kai Gabrih/l Pe/mpth, 8 h Noembri/ou St. Nectarios Friday, November 9 Agioc Nekta/rioc Paraskeuh/, 9 h Noembri/ou St. Chrysostom Tuesday, November 13 Entrance of Theotokos Wednesday, November 21 Iwa/nnhc Xruso/stomoc Tri/th, 13 h Noembri/ou Ei/sodoc thc Uperagi/ac Qeoto/kou Teta/rth, 21 h Noembri/ou Vespers at Metropolis for St. Andrew Thursday, November 29 7 pm Esperino/c ston Kaqedriko/ Nao/ gia tou Agi/ou Andre/a Pempth, 29 h Noembri/ou 7 m.m. St. Andrew Friday, November 30 Agioc Andre/ac Paraskeuh/, 30 h Noembri/ou 12 St. Barbara Tuesday, December 4 Agi/a Barba/ra Tri/th, 4 h Dekembri/ou 9

10 Please feel free to make a monetary donation to help defray the cost of supplies for our 2018 St. Vasilios Festival. For your convenience there will be a basket in the Narthex for the next few weeks. Thank you The Parish Council 10 11