1 THE SOURCE May 2014 Issue # 5-14 HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL CAMP HILL, PA LOVELY MAY TIME Dearly beloved, The month of May is a great time of year! First and foremost, it is a time when the faithful live in the lingering atmosphere of Pascha & Pentecost. That is to say, it is pivotal season in which we celebrate of the Resurrection of our Lord from the death and his transformative new life in us. It is also the time of springtime expectation, a reality which can be both physical and spiritual. May, is also the joyful yet intense time of our community Greek Festival, a time when so many of our members exhaust themselves in order to share our love and our life of faith (as well as our cultural talents!) with those in our surrounding area. And there is also another special event that takes place, one that itself embraces something of all of these themes and more. In it the faithful are called to contemplate the true meaning of love, creativity, and hope. I am referring to the celebration of Motherhood! May 11 th is Mother s Day, a day in which we should all contemplate the God-given meaning of His divine plan of motherhood! The most important way to do this is to begin the day in Church. There, as a community, we enter into the meaning of Motherhood in the light of Christ s design and His sacrifice. This can usher to the understanding that true love is profound, beyond limits. And along with this important and serious note, I will leave you with a Mother s Job Description. I imagine you will find this to be quite enjoyable and humorously touching. I also imagine that in it you will consider the lovely reality of a true mother s sacrifice ; indeed, something to be celebrated as a community! In Christ, +Fr. Kosta
2 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 2 POSITION: Mother, Mom, Mama, Mommy, Momma, Ma JOB DESCRIPTION: Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which, will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required. RESPONSIBILITIES: The rest of your life: must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack-mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assemblyand-product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility. POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION: Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a Continually exhausting basis. WAGES AND COMPENSATION: Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more. BENEFITS: While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.
3 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 3 (A Parish under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh) The Source is a monthly publication issued 11 times annually (June/July is a combined issue) SUNDAY MORNING LITURGIES ORTHROS 8:45 a.m. DIVINE LITURGY 10:00 a.m. WEEKDAY MORNING SERVICES WHEN SCHEDULED ORTHROS 8:30 a.m. DIVINE LITURGY 9:30 a.m. Church Office Main Office: :30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday Dana Fleisher-Silen, Church Secretary Fax: (717) Priests Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge, Cathedral Dean Cell: Fr. Mark Lichtenstein, Assistant Priest Cell: A priest is generally present at the church for unscheduled appointments Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. For scheduled appointments you may contact the priests at the Church office or by calling them directly on their cell phones. The priests offer frequent studies and community-gatherings. This includes a weekly Pan- Orthodox bible study that meets in Harrisburg, each Wednesday morning 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. Current place of meeting is: 33 N 2 nd St, Harrisburg, PA (Harbilas & Association, Accounting Office). Please see monthly Source for additional community opportunities.
4 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 4 OTHER STAFF Mary Wallenmeyer Financial Assistant to the Treasurer (717) Tom Paparoidamis Protopsalti (Cantor) (717) Tim Leland Maintenance (717) Meade Buff Buffington, Jr. Custodian (717) PARISH MINISTRIES & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS Parish Council John Harbilas, President Home (717) Cell (717) Philoptochos Constance Dina Keriazes (717) Sunday School Thana Ward (717) Despina Aftosmes (717) Sunday School PTO Michael Ward (717) YAL George Peslis (717) GOYA President Yianni Mallios (717) Vice President Saki Papoutsis HOPE & JOY Thana Ward (717) Greek School PTO Mantha Hershey (717) Olympic Flame Dancers Anne Parke, Co-Director (717) Olympic Flame Dancers Mantha Demopoulos, Co-Director (717) Greek School Dimitra Curley, Director (717) Choir Director Kathy Doulgeris (717) Choir Assistant Robert Moeller (717) Sts. Joachim & Anna Christ Zervanos (717) Ahepa Dimitri Zozos (717) Blood Bank Christ Megoulas (717) Dean Kokos (717) Neohoriton Society William Kotsalos (717) Hellenic Heritage Assoc. Alexander Vgontzas (717) Evrytanian Assoc. Velouchi, Jim Lloyd Chapter 18- Agios Taxiarhis (717) Basketball Director George Spanos
5 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 5 Dear Parishioners, Christ is Risen! PARISH COUNCIL Please keep in mind that the festival is May 16,17 and 18 and we need you to volunteer. The article below was written by Bill Kotsalos about the Saint Photios Award Banquet that was on April 26. On behalf of the Parish Council, I wish you a Happy Mother s Day. John Harbilas Parish Council President H Mητροπολις μας κατοπιν αποφασεως του Θεοφιλοστατου Μητροπολιτη μας κ.κ. Σαββα την 26 η Απριλιου 2014 ημερα Σαββατο και ωρα 6:00 μ.μ. θα παραθεσει δειπνο εις την πολυτελη αιθουσα του Western Convention Center Hotel at Pittsburgh PA, το οποιο οναμασε Αγιου Φωτιου τιμητικον δειπνον κατα την διαρκεια του οποιου θα τιμησει ενα η δυο μελη απο καθε κοινοτητα αναλογα με τον αριθμο των μελων των μπορουν να συμμετασχουν και οι 52 κοινοτητες της Επισκοπης μας. Την υπευθυνοτητα για την επιλογη των τιμωμενων μελων εχει ο ιερατικος προισταμενος της καθε κοινοτητας, δυσκολη η επιλογη διοτι παντα σε καθε κοινοτητα υπαρχουν περισσοτερα μελη με πλουσια και συνεχη προσφορα που μπορουν και πρεπει να τιμηθουν, απο την κοινοτητα μας ο Πατερ Κωστας επροτεινε και το Διοικητικο Συμβουλιο ενεκρινε τις κυριες Κα Μαιρη Τουλουμη και Κα Τζεην Αφτοσμη. Συγχαρητηρια στις ως ανω κυριες με την ευχη και την ελπιδα να συνεχισει καθε χρονο η εκδηλωση αυτη για να διδεται η ευκαιρια στην εκκλησια να ευχαριστει και να τιμα αξια μελη των κοινοτητων με πλουσια προσφορα για το καλο των κοινοτητων και της Ορθοδοξιας μας. Ο Αγιος Φωτιος γεννηθηκε το 810 μ.χ. στην Κωνσταντινουπολη. Ο πατερας του ηταν ο Αγιος Σεργιος και η μητερα του η ευσεβης Ειρηνη, ο Αγιος Φωτιος διεπρευε πρωτα στα ανωτατα πολιτικα αξιωματα διακρινοταν για την αγιοτητα του βιου του και την τεραστια μορφωση του,το ετος 858 την ημερα των Χριστουγεννων εγινε η χειροτονια του εις Επισκοπον διεξηγαγε μεγαλους και επιτυχεις αγωνες υπερ της Ορθοδοξιας και εναντιον των εικονομαχων και αλλων αιρετικων. Τονιζε παντα οτι η αληθινη Χριστιανικη ζωη ειναι η γεφυρα που συνδεει τον ουρανο με τη γη. Ο Αγιος Φωτιος διετελεσε Πατριαρχης Κων/πολεως απο το 858 εως το 867 και απο το 877 εως το 886. Θεωρειται ως μια απο τις σημαντικοτερες μορφες της εν γενει ιστοριας του Βυζαντιου καθως καθως και του Πατριαρχειου Κων/πολεως,ηταν ενας απο τους πιο σπουδαιους λογιους του μεσαιωνικου Ελληνισμου. Ο Αγιος Φωτιος κοιμηθηκε το ετος 891 μ.χ. εξοριστος στην Ιερα Μονη των Αρμενιανων στα Κομαμα του Ποντου, το Ιερο και παντιμο σκηνωμα του εναποτεθηκε στην λεγομενη Μονη της Ερημιας που ηταν κοντα στην Χαλκηδονα. Ανακηρυχτηκε αγιος της Ανατολικης Ορθοδοξης Εκκλησιας και η μνημη του τιμαται στις 6 Φεβρουαριου. MAY COFFEE HOUR Maggie Conrad, Zoe McCleaf, Ettie Papoutsis, Mona Papoutsis, Cece Masney MAY EARLY USHERS 4 Georgia Lucas & George Keriazes 11 Paul Kokos & Kostas Pappas 18 George Mallios & Nick C. Mallios 25 Bill Kotsalos & Gus Giannaris
6 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 6 MAY EPISTLE READERS 4 Sunday of the Myrrh Bearers Acts 6:1-7 Reader: Ed Ward 11 Sunday of the Paralytic Acts 9:32-42 Reader: Dean Kokos 18 Sunday of the Samaritan Woman Acts 11:19-30 Reader: Ann Ariano 25 Sunday of the Blind Man 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 Reader: Robert Moeller JUNE EPISTLE READERS 1 Fathers of the 1 st Ecumenical Council Acts 20:16-18, Reader: Peter E. Aftosmes 8 Holy Pentecost Acts 2:1-11 Reader: George Spanos 15 All Saints Hebrews 11:33 12:2 Reader: Dimitri Zozos 22 2 nd Sunday of Matthew Romans 2:10-16 Reader: Chrisoula Jennings 29 Holy Apostles Peter and Paul 2 Corinthians 11:21-12:9 Reader: Dorothy Braun MEMORIALS/TRISAGIA ALTAR FLOWERS COFFEE HOUR Stylianos Rallis May 4 6-mo Memorial, Altar Flowers and Coffee Hour Dorothea Papoutsis May 4 Memorial, Altar Flowers and Coffee Hour Eftychia Effie Vlahos May 4 40-day Memorial, Altar Flowers, and Coffee Hour Spero Diamond May day Memorial and Coffee Hour Steve Kaldes May 25 2-yr Memorial, Altar Flowers, and Coffee Hour BIRTHS A baby girl was born to Dennis & Maria Theodoratos on April 6, The proud grandparents are Dimitrios & Voula Tsitsiris and Mrs. Zoe Theodoratos. MEMORY ETERNAL We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Spero Diamond who passed away on March 29, We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Eftychia Effie Vlahos who passed away on March 31, We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Evangelia Manikas who passed away on April 16, YOUTH MINISTRIES HOPE & JOY and Sunday School Youth Christ Anesti! Christ is Risen! This year was one of our largest turnouts for the Good Friday Retreat in quite a few years. We were so glad to see so many faces! Please keep in mind that we will be doing this again next year for Good Friday. I realize that the Eastern Church and Western church do not celebrate Easter at the same time in 2015 but we have religious excuse forms for ALL children to be excused from school to attend this service. It is a religious excused absence. Looking forward to seeing all of you next year - and we will plan for another large group to attend!!
7 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 7 Hope & Joy and Sunday School parents please note that the children will be bringing home a form with information about an end of the year event. We are interested if any parent(s) can help with this. Your input is very important! Even though Easter is over and Summer is close at hand, your attendance at church and Sunday School is important. We hope to see you on Sundays. Thank you! Thana Ward GREEK SCHOOL PTO On March 30th the Greek school celebrated the Independence of Greek people from the Ottoman yoke. The Greek school staff would like to thank all those who attended and supported our school on this day. A special thank you is extended to our speaker Colonel Ioannis Tzanetakis, of the Infantry of the Hellenic army. We also thank and appreciate the Balafoutas and the Giannaris families for the wonderful meal that prepared for us, as well as the PTO and their support. Last but not least, we would like to thank all the students for their presentation. On another note, please remember to attend the end of year graduation on Monday June 2nd at 5:00. Thank you Dimitra Curley PARISH MINISTRIES ST. CATHERINE PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY Christ is Risen! May finds us very busy getting ready for the festival. We thank all of our ladies who have given so much of themselves helping us get ready for the festival. We still have some very busy days left. We will be baking baklava on May 6 and 7, (Tuesday and Wednesday). Monday, May 12 we will be doing the Karidopita and cupping baklava. Tuesday, May 13 the Kataifi Crema and cupping and boxing, Wednesday, May 14 Kataifi Crema and cupping and boxing. May 15 th is setup. May 16, 17 and 18 FESTIVAL.We look forward to a successful event and need the continued support of all of you to carry that through. We appreciate and thank all of you for your support. Our Philoptochos would like to congratulate Jane Aftosmes and Mary Touloumes in recognition of their Metropolis, St. Photios award. Jane received recognition of her many years of service in the establishment and operation of our successful Book Store. Mary received her recognition for her contribution to The Saints Joachim and Anna Senior Citizen Society and hospitality talents in charge of coffee hour running smoothly, every Sunday, always available to assist any way she can. Both ladies are members of our Philoptochos and of the Choir. We thank them for their service. Constance Dina Keriazes STS. JOACHIM AND ANNA SOCIETY The Saints Joachim and Anna Society met at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 2, in the Philoptochos Room, with about 40 people in attendance. Following a business meeting, a luncheon was hosted by Helen Diamond, Georgia Kokos, Cookie Triantos, Callie Touloumes, and Mary Touloumes.. The guest speakers were parishioners James Lloyd and John Papoutsis, who presented an informative update on developments regarding Holy Trinity parish's various endowment funds.. A meeting of the Society is scheduled to take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 8, in the Social Hall. In place of a regular meeting in June, the Saints Joachim and Society will join the Philoptochos Society in holding a picnic in the Social Hall on Tuesday, June 3, at 5:30 pm. Membership in the Saints Joachim and Anna Society is open to all parishioners age 55 and over. For more information about membership, contact Mary Touloumes at or Christ Zervanos at
8 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 8 ST. ELIZABETH S WOMAN S STUDY GROUP The St. Elizabeth Women s Study Group meets on the 2 nd and 4 th Wed. of every month at 5:30pm in the Church Library. Meetings will resume in September, New members are always welcome, please contact Ann Ariano at or for more information. CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY The church library contains information about Orthodoxy and Greece for you and your children. If you would like to borrow a book, sign the blue notebook, fill in name, date and name of book and when you return it, be sure to list the date you are returning it by your original sign in. Also, some of the books haven't been returned to our library; please check your books and return Holy Trinity's books for the use of your fellow parishioners. Thank you. PARISH NEWS SUMMER CHURCH HOURS Effective Sunday, May 18th (the Sunday of our Festival), we will begin our Summer Hours: Sunday Orthros will begin at 8:15, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. These hours will continue until the season of new Ecclesiastical year in September. KOLIVA Just a reminder that Koliva can be prepared for a cost of $ by either: Sofia Kaldes (717) Peggy Orosz (717) Both ladies are always ready to assist. Please don t hesitate to call them or the church office to request koliva for a memorial service. WALKWAY OF THE FAITHFUL If you want to include your family and loved ones in our unique WALKWAY of the FAITHFUL, you may purchase a brick in memory or in honor of a loved one. Simply obtain and complete a form in the office. Please contact Dimitri Zozos with any questions. (717) REMEMBER THE SICK, THE SUFFERING, THE AFFLICTED The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective (James 5.16) If you know of someone in a hospital who would like a visit, please call the clergy, the secretary, or Georgia Lucas. Also, we hope to post names in the future of persons who have been particularly sick or who struggle with something or another so that the community can keep them in prayer. If you know of persons you are certain would like to have their names posted, then please forward their names to the Church secretary.
9 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 9 PARISH ETIQUETTE Standing in Church: It is the custom of some Orthodox Christians to stand throughout the Divine Liturgy, as well as during other services. If you choose to stand in a church that has pews, please do so near the back or sides so that the view of the altar is not blocked for those who are seated. If you are accustomed to sitting during the Divine Liturgy, remember to stand at these times: when the Liturgy begins and the priest gives the blessing; during the Little and Great Entrances; when the priest is censing the icons and congregation; during the Gospel reading; at the Anaphora; for Holy Communion; and at the final Blessing. Whenever a hierarch is visiting the parish, out of respect follow his example and stand and sit when he does. GRADUATION SUNDAY - June 1, 2014 Holy Trinity youth graduation from high school or college in May/June 2014 will be recognized at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 1, Anyone graduating from high school or college should submit the form below to the church office so that our youth may be recognized for having achieved this important milestone in their life. Name: Parents Names: School s Name: If graduation from college, degree obtained: 2014 FESTIVAL BAKING SCHEDULE PASTRY PREPARATION SCHEDULE (the ladies usually work 9:00 a.m.+/- until early afternoon to finish) MAY 6 th & 7 th Tuesday/Wednesday Baklava 12 th Monday Karidopita cupping baklava 13 th Tuesday Kataifi Crema - cupping and boxing 14 th Wednesday Kataifi Crema cupping and boxing 15 th Setup 16 th 17 th 18 th FESTIVAL
10 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page MOUSSAKA PREPARATIONS Mark your calendars! Sunday, Sunday, May 4 will be the preparation day for Moussaka. Please come and help!! Any questions, please contact Nick Mallios, Dimitri Zozos and John Harbilas. SOUVLAKI PREPARATIONS Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 14, 2014! At 9:00 a.m. will be the cutting of the meat, and at 6:00 p.m. will be the Souvlaki preparation for the Festival. YIAYIA'S ATTIC at the FESTIVAL Yiayia's Attic will be open during the Greek Festival on May 16, 17, and 18 Check your home for gently used jewelry, handbags and shoes, household items and decorations no longer used, and drop them off at the church office. All proceeds from the sale will go to help Philoptochos outreach programs. AHEPA VETERANS MEMORIAL TRISAGION SERVICE On Monday, May 26 a Trisagion Service will be chanted for all departed military veterans, in front of the AHEPA Veterans Memorial in the Court Yard following the distribution of the Antidoro. All parishioners are invited to attend. Coffee hour, sponsored by the Order of AHPEA Chapter 64, will follow the Trisagion Service. MEMORIAL DAY CEMETERY VISITATION SCHEDULE Friday May 23 th 11:00 Rolling Green Saturday May 24 th 2:00 Carlisle Monday May 26 th 9:00am Paxtang 10:30am Harrisburg East To arrange for clergy visits to other areas, including Hanover, please call Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge.
11 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 11 GOYA BASKETBALL Our GOYA Boys A Basketball team won the Lancaster Basketball tournament on February 22 nd and they took 2 nd place at the St. Nicholas Basketball Tournament in Baltimore on March 1 st, The one photo has our graduating senior boys from left to right (Alex Spanos, Yiannis Mallios, Nick Papatsounis, Mike Papatsounis, and Billy Mallios).
12 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 12 HOLY TRINITY BOOKS & GIFTS Hours: Sunday, following the Divine Liturgy Tuesday, 11-1 Wednesday, 4-6 The bookstore is adding new items every month. We continue to purchase new books, icons, religious items and gifts. Come in and browse around. It doesn t cost anything to look around. You might find something you like for yourself or as a gift for family or friends. If you don t find something you need, we will order it. For more information, contact Jim and Angeliki Lloyd ( or call The following books are our featured titles for the next month: ADULT BOOKS Father Arseny : Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father $20.00 It is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty, a certain few not only survive but emerge as beacons of light and life. Father Arseny, former scholar of church art, became Prisoner No in the brutal special sector of the Soviet prison camp system. In the darkness of systematic degradation of body and soul, he shone with the light of Christ s peace and compassion. His sights set on God and his life grounded in the Church, Father Arseny lived by the injunction to bear one another s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2). This narrative, compiled from accounts of Father Arseny s spiritual children and others whom he brought to God, gives stirring glimpses of his life in prison camp and after his release. It also tells the stories of people whose lives, often during times of almost unimaginable crisis, were touched and transfigured through their connection with Father Arseny. Emerging from the context of the particular tragedies of Soviet Russia, this book carries a universal impact certain to be felt by readers in the West today. Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith $16.00 After a long and difficult journey, 2000 weary evangelical Protestants finally found their way home. This is the story f a handful of courageous men and their congregations who risked stable occupations, security, and the approval of lifelong friends to be obedient to God s call. It is also the story of every believer who is searching for the Church. Where Christ is Lord. Where holiness, human responsibility, and the Sovereignty of God are preached. Where fellowship is more than a covered-dish supper in the church basement. And where fads and fashion take a back seat to apostolic worship and doctrine. This is a book for Christians looking for ways to bring new life to their own churches. It s also a book for those completely dissatisfied those on the own search. An it s a book for Orthodox Christians looking for renewal.
13 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 13 Common Ground: An Introduction To Eastern Christianity For The American Christian $21.00 This is a book about understanding our common Christian heritage the Bible, the history of the Church, and, most importantly, the truth of the Gospel. The author make not attempt to persuade the reader that a proper understanding of each of these is essential. He assumes you already believe this. (If you do not believe this, you would not be getting this book.) But before many can penetrate to the core of the Christian faith, they will have to hurdle the tall and wide obstacle that presses in on them at every step: the basis of their own culture. Young Adult Book 365 Meditations for Young Adults $15.00 As young adults, it s so easy for them to get caught up in striving to become educated, employed, financially secure, physically fit, outstanding in the field, well-liked the list goes on and on. But, as the writer of Ecclesiastes says, all of these things are meaningless, a chasing after the wind (1:14 NIV). There s really only one pursuit worthy of our full attention, our complete focus, and that s to become all that God wants us to be. This book is intended to help you do just that. As you make your way through the year (whether you start in January or June), encountering a difference writer or writing team each month, you will find practical and spiritual insights, encouragement, and a sense of camaraderie for the challenge of walking with God day by Day. Though the writers have diverse backgrounds and personalities, there is a common theme among them. God is with us. In all the changes and the challenges, in both the mundane and the mysterious, in every moment of every day, God is with us. No matter where we ve been, where we are, or when we may be headed, God never deserts us. Though we may try to hide from God or go it alone, we can t escape God s love. God loves us from the cradle to the grave. And when we accept this love, we discover life abundant! Children s Book The One Year Book Of Devotions for Kids $13.00 Get ready to meet God! With devotions for kids to read alone or together as a family The One Year Book of Devotions for Kids gives you what you need for a great time with God! These stories some funny, some serious, all inspiring are taken from Keys for Kids, the bimonthly magazine from Children s Bible Hour Ministries, which has been reading families by radio for many year. In addition to the 365 readings, you ll find indexes for Scripture readings, memory verses, as well as selected topics such as appearance, contentment, faith, God s care, kindness, salvation, worry, and many more.
14 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 14 MAY LITURGICAL LIFE & REFLECTIONS NEWLYWED COUPLES & ENGAGED COUPLES (& those thinking of engagement!) MAY MARRIAGE SEMINAR Please rsvp BY MAY 23 RD : to Fr. Kosta For place & Other details or Sunday 4 th Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Monday 5 th 5:30 Men s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Saturday 10 th Chambersburg Divine Liturgy 9:00am; followed by Chambersburg & Shippensburg Cemetery Visits. Sunday 11 th Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Paralytic & Mother s Day) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Wednesday 14 th Mid-Pentecost: Join Fr. Kosta & Fr. Mark for a Pan-Orthodox Liturgy at Christ the Savior, 9:30 Liturgy Locust Lane Harrisburg, PA Effective Sunday, May 18th (the Sunday of our Festival), we will begin our Summer Hours: Sunday Orthros will begin at 8:15, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. These hours will continue until the season of new Ecclesiastical year in September. Sunday 18 th Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Samaritan Woman) 8:15am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy. Monday 19 th 5:30PM Men s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta
15 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 15 Tuesday 20 th 10:00AM-11:00 Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta: Open Questions & Discussion, Bring Your Own Coffee! Wednesday 21 st Sts. Constantine & Helen, Equal-to-the Apostles 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy Sunday 25 th Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Blind Man) 8:15am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy. Monday 26 th 5:30PM Men s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Tuesday 27 th 10:00AM-11:00 Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta Wednesday 28 th 6:00PM Vesperal Liturgy of Ascension. *This is a service in which the faithful are provided a way to celebrate Liturgy in the evening. The service begins with Great Vespers and at a certain point merges with our familiar Divine Liturgy, and is thus known as Vesperal Liturgy. *Holy Communion is offered, and just as with Sunday morning, the chalice is reserved only for practicing Orthodox Christians in good standing with the Church. It is also essential that the faithful prepare themselves for this service by means of fasting. The same guideline is given here as with the Lenten evening Presanctified Liturgy : *The service.. presupposes the faithful arrive at church having fasted for the day. If one needs to eat something: try to keep your meal simple, and if possible, abstain from food and drink at least 6 hours before the service. *Parents, please note that when this is coupled with anticipation of receiving Holy Communion it is a very beneficial and important Tradition for children to participate in as well. *Note also: in a larger parish such as ours where second priest celebrates liturgy the next morning, the faithful attend one or the other service (but do NOT receive Holy Communion in both services). Thursday 29 th Great Feast of Ascension 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
16 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 16 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly, Luke Abundant Life Bible Study Tuesday Mornings 10:00-11:00AM Except we do NOT meet on the 6 th or 13 th in May With Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge, Dean of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1000 Yverdon Drive; Camp Hill, PA With Holy Scripture as our anchor, we will often employ a variety of supplementary resources to discuss serious real-life themes such as anxiety, depression, suffering, death, grief, addictions, guilt, & denial. Thus, this forum is suitable only for adults who understand this. Men s Fellowship We meet Mondays 5:30 PM (Except we do NOT meet on the 12th in May) *Ernie Winberg: *Tim Anneski: *Fr. Kosta: Contact:
17 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 17 NEWLYWED COUPLES & ENGAGED COUPLES (& those thinking of engagement!) MAY MARRIAGE SEMINAR With Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge Please rsvp BY MAY 23 RD : to Fr. Kosta For place & Other details or
18 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 18 BLOOD DRIVE AHEPA CHAPTER #64 Thanks to the following individuals who donated the Gift of Life on Sunday, April 13. Timothy Anneski John Batzer Jr Maria Chroneos Brett Ernst David Graham Maria Hall Charles Hall John Harbilas Janet Kolokithas Sam Kolokithas Shannon Koutsokostas Robert Moeller Thomas Ntzanis Albert D. Orosz Mary Wallenmeyer Otto Wallenmeyer William Wallenmeyer Malcolm Ward
19 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 19 FESTIVAL COMMITTEES and CHAIRPERSONS: Ad Sales & Placemats Vicki Kauffman Advertising Dimitri Zozos A la Carte Stand Clara Theofanis & Fotini Paparoidamis Book Store Jim & Kiki Lloyd Chocolate Covered Strawberries Helen & Pete Matangos Decorations George Mallios Finance Bob Moeller Food and Supplies Nick Mallios Frozen Foods, etc. George Mallios & Nick Spanos Gourmet Greek Grocery Hao & Vasiliki Truong Greek Coffee Helen Tzanis & Anthoula Sakelaris Gyro Stand Chris Pandelaras & Ernie Sparages Ice Cream George Mallios Kitchen Preparations George Mallios & Ted Kalathas Kitchen John Harbilas & Nick Mallios Loukoumades Evdokia Mallios Marketplace Vendors Penny Matangos Olympic Flame Dancers Ann Parke & Mantha Demopolous Parking & Signage Nick Theofanis & Basil Papoutsis Pastries Christina Stamos, Vasiliki Kalathas, Betsie Boutselis Refreshments Col. George Varellas Saganaki Stand George Spanos Salads Koula Kokos Souvlaki Preparation Al Alex Souvlaki Stand Arthur Kouvelis & Tim Panagos Tent Setup (tables, grills, generators & propane) George Mallios Tickets Paul Kokos Welcome Stand Peter Capataides PREPARATIONS: (We begin at 9:00am and hope to finish by early afternoon) Food and pastry preparations have been started and the turnout has been outstanding. The Pastitsio, Moussaka, Dolmathes and Galaktobouriko, Tsourekia, Koulourakia, Kourambiedes and Finikia are all done. Prep in May will be as follows: Baklava Tuesday, May 6 th & Wednesday, May 7 th Karidopita & Baklava - Cupping Monday, May 12 th Kataifi Crema - Cupping/Boxing Tuesday, May 13 th & Wednesday, May 14 th Souvlakia Wednesday, May 14 th Festival Setup Wednesday, May 14 th & Thursday, May 15th Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to come help both now, during and after the festival. REMIND YOUR FRIENDS: Pick up menus and flyers at Church to hand out and post at all appropriate places. Remind everyone that the festival menu, the map directory, the schedule of events and other relevant information can be found at: or FESTIVAL HELP: Festival 2014 is quickly approaching. We are looking forward to a successful festival with the help and input of the entire community. Please call the church office or contact the appropriate committee chairperson to offer your time. Please set some of your valuable time aside to come and help. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Annual Festival is not only a tradition, but also a way we can give something back to the community. Each and every visitor experiences our food, culture, customs and most importantly, our beliefs. We look forward to your help in achieving our goal A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL. Thank You for all of your help. The 2014 Festival Committee Please commit to helping out both before, during & after our festival. May 16, 17, 18 We need your help! CALL
20 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 20 MAY GREEK FESTIVAL HELP May , 2014 As all of you know our Annual Greek Festival is the largest fundraising activity for our Church and requires a lot of work from a lot of parishioners. Presently, over 30% of our Church s annual budget income comes from the Festival. The need is clear, everyone must get involved and share the burden in order for this annual undertaking of our community succeeds. To ensure we have enough help, we would like to have firm commitments (6 to 8 hours) from as many parishioners as possible for the assignment of various work tasks during the 3 festival days. If you would like to financially support the cost of the festival, please write a check to: Holy Trinity Cathedral and under memo include festival expenses. Please check the stands (work tasks) and the times you would like to help during the festival days, include your name/telephone/ and someone will contact you. Please your information to or drop off this form to the Church office. INSIDE STANDS: A la Carte Stand Bookstore Clean Tables/Empty Trash Frozen Foods/Rice Pudding Greek Coffee Strawberry Stand Greek Grocery or Deli Pastries KITCHEN Kitchen/prep/cooking Kitchen/Food Line Greek Salad OUTSIDE STANDS: Saganaki Stand Soft Drinks Ice Cream/Baklava Sundaes Souvlaki Stand Loukoumades Gyro Stand Calamari Pastry Express LOGISTICS/SUPPORT: Welcoming/Greeters Soft Drinks Parking Clean up after Festival Finance/Cash Name: Phone: Circle the time(s) you are available to work: Friday (5/16/14): 10 3pm or 3 8 pm Saturday (5/17/14): 10 3pm or 3 8 pm Sunday (5/18/14): 11 5pm