1 THE SOURCE November 2014 Issue # HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL CAMP HILL, PA BEING YOUR TV S DIRECTOR In This Season of Family Gathering By Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge Television viewing has grown steadily since the first sets were introduced in the late 1920s. One recent study posted in Time indicates that post-millennial children born after 2005 who are just about turning 9, or younger), watch a full 35-hours of television each week. In other words, that average kid is spending just as much time watching TV as a French person can legally work in a week. That number represents a 2.2-hour increase since the 2009 survey results, and a 12% increase over nine years. And all those TV hours are in addition to more time with a tablet or other device. Computers and gaming consoles take up about one fourth of kids daily media usage if a youngster watched 35 hours of TV a week and spent the rest of his media time on a game console, that block would equal more than 10 weekly hours of gaming and more than half the respondents said they watch long-form content like movies on their idevices. We need not look to peer-reviewed studies to realize through common sense that this passive from of ingesting the images of the world chiefly influences the abundance of aggressive or violent behavior, poor academic performance, precocious sexuality, obesity and substance abuse in youth culture today. Yet, It is not infrequent that I hear (Continued on next page)
2 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 2 parents make passing comments about how they cannot get their kids away from the television. This probably reflects more than one deeper issue, both on the side of the youth and on the side of the parent. This reflection will only be able to offer a smidgen of insight, But considering the role of technology and television in culture today, and the limitations that parents often feel in responding to so many cares, these five points could prove a helpful checklist, especially now that holiday down-time is approaching. Schedule viewing. Together, plan a weekly program schedule. This gives parents a chance to offer good choices instead of always saying no to poor ones, and to set time limits in a positive way. Set physical limits on TV viewing. Turn the TV off during meals. I would add, also during commercials! I did this with my children all through their young ages, and I am glad I did as this greatly added to our sense of community. Don t use the set for background noise. By the way, for great options of occasional background noise, check out the fantastic Orthodox 24-hr radio resource, And if your child has a TV in his or her bedroom, please consider removing it; not as a question to discuss; but as a matter of fact policy of house-rules. Plan family nights. Turn off the TV and take out board games, go on a nature hike, play Frisbee. It s winder, ok: read books together, go out for ice cream, listen to a podcast or audio book together (you can see me for recommendations). The key is to stay active and connecting as a family. Be a good example. Ever had to grab for the remote when your child walked in? Take an honest look at your own viewing habits. What you do speaks so much louder than what you say. Enjoy your family gatherings, and by God s grace, may they usher in the mindfulness of our Lord, a time to receive His peace and goodness! +Fr. Kosta
3 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 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 NOVEMBER 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 Co-Presidents Dean Pandelaras (717) Nicholas Pandelaras (717) HOPE & JOY Thana Ward (717) Greek School PTO Mantha Hershey (717) Olympic Flame Dancers Ann Ariano 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) GOYA Basketball Directors David Graham (717) and Alexis Kierce (717)
5 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 5 Dear Parishioners, PARISH COUNCIL Thanksgiving will soon be here. The Sunday School is collecting canned and dry goods for the food bank as a Thanksgiving project. Please encourage your children to support this worthwhile project. Don t forget to thank God for your good fortune by helping those in need, not just during the holiday seasons but throughout the year. On November 16 th we will hold elections for parish council. Please come and participate in the voting process. The candidates are Robert Moeller, Georgia Lucas, John Mazias, Konstantine Pappas, Yemane Tzeggai, and Athanasios (Tom) Balafoutas. November 16th is also Stewardship Sunday. George Spanos, Chairman of the stewardship committee, will give a presentation on the importance of Stewardship. I ask all parishioners to turn in their pledge cards for the upcoming year and make payments on 2014 s pledge if you are financially able. I like to express my appreciation to George for a job well done on a difficult assignment. The finance committee under the leadership of Bob Moeller is putting together a budget for the coming year and we will be having a parish assembly meeting right after Liturgy, on December 14th to discuss and approve the budget. I would like to acknowledge generous contributions to the Philoptochos, the scholarship fund, and the senior citizens fund from the Estate of General Kafkalas. We are grateful that the General and his wife Angie are continuing to do good work through their Estates and we encourage others to include Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in their estate planning. We are fortunate to have had these parishioners in our midst. May their memory be Eternal. Congratulations to Thana Ward for her election to the National Philoptochos Board. She was sworn in October 2014 by Archbishop Demetrios. On behalf of the Parish Council, we sent you our Best Wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving Day. John Harbilas President, Parish Council
6 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 6 Dear Parishioners, 2014 Parish Council Election Nomination Results A Parish Assembly was held on October 19, 2014, and the following parishioners were nominated as candidates for election to the Parish Council to fill five vacancies that will have three-year terms from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2017: Athanasios (Tom) Balafoutas John Mazias Konstantine Pappas Georgia Lucas Robert Moeller Yemane Tzeggai For a Parish Council Election, the Uniform Parish Regulations of the Archdiocese and our Parish Bylaws provide that: 1. A secret ballot election shall be held no earlier than the first Sunday in November and no later than the second Sunday of December. 2. The Board of Elections shall open the polls after the Divine Liturgy and shall close the polls at 2:00 p.m. on the day of election. 3. The Board of Elections shall prepare the ballot in alphabetical order. 4. In order to be eligible to vote, a parishioner must be a member in good standing. A parishioner in good standing is defined as any person, eighteen years of age or over, who was baptized and chrismated according to the rites of the Orthodox Church, lives according to the tenets of the Orthodox faith, and has completed a stewardship pledge card by August 31st, prior to the election. A list of eligible stewards is enclosed in the November 2014 Source. 5. A voter may vote for any number of candidates up to the number of vacancies. 6. In the event an insufficient number of candidates is nominated for election to the Parish Council, or the number nominated is equal to the number of vacanies, the election of those nominated shall take place in accordance with the election procedures established by the Archdiocesan Uniform Parish Regulations. Accordingly, an election to fill the five Parish Council vacancies will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014, by a secret ballot in the Philoptochos Room, starting after the Divine Liturgy until 2:00 p.m., under the supervision of the Board of Elections. All parishioners in good standing are urged to attend and participate in this important election. Christ Zervanos, Chairman, Board of Elections William Avdellas, Member Peter Capataides, Member Mary Touloumes, Member
7 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 7 NOVEMBER COFFEE HOUR Marian Rolles, Gloria Hampilos, Mary Touloumes NOVEMBER EARLY USHERS 2 Georgia Lucas & George Keriazes 9 Paul Kokos & Kostas Pappas 16 George Mallios & Nick C. Mallios 23 Bill Kotsalos & Gus Giannaris 30 Dr. Tom Papoutsis and James Papoutsis NOVEMBER EPISTLE READERS 2 5 th Sunday of Luke Galatians 2:16-20 Reader: Ann Ariano 9 7 th Sunday of Luke Galatians 6:11-18 Reader: Robert Moeller 16 Apostle Matthew Romans 10:11-21; 11:1-2 Reader: Peter E. Aftosmes 23 9 th Sunday of Luke Ephesians 2:14-22 Reader: George Spanos 30 Apostle Andrew 1 Corinthians 4:9-16 Reader: Dimitri Zozos DECEMBER EPISTLE READERS 7 10 th Sunday of Luke Ephesians 5:8-19 Reader: Chrisoula Jennings th Sunday of Luke Colossians 3:4-11 Reader: Dorothy Braun 21 Sunday before Nativity Hebrews 11:9-10, Reader: Lona Mavros 28 Sunday after Nativity Galatians 1:11-19 Reader: James Lloyd MEMORIALS/TRISAGIA ALTAR FLOWERS COFFEE HOUR Costas & Katherine Costopoulos November 2 Memorial and Coffee Hour John Mavrakis November 2-1 year Memorial All Deceased Philoptochos Members November 2 Philoptochos Sunday John Brellos November 16 1-yr Memorial, Altar Flowers, Coffee Hour William Genematas November 23 1-yr Memorial, Altar Flowers, Coffee Hour Nicholas Mavros November 30 6-month Memorial BAPTISMS On Sunday, October 19, the daughter of Athanasios & Rachel Zarkadas was baptized and given the name Alaina Olga Zarkadas by her godparent Athanasios Thomas Mazias. All who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. Galatians 5:27 WEDDINGS On September 6, Danny Foutres and Leslie Christensen were married. Danny is the son of William and Diane Foutres. On Saturday, October 4, the wedding of Evangelia Lia Spanos & Ronald Goetzke, Jr. took place in our Cathedral. Thomas Hamilton was the Koumbaro. On Saturday, October 11, the wedding of Diamanta Dede Peslis and Constantinos Havelos took place in our Cathedral. John Deoudes was the Koumbaro. MEMORY ETERNAL We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Madeline Koumpias who passed away on September 30, We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mary Roupas who passed away on October 10, 2014.
8 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 8 YOUTH MINISTRIES SUNDAY SCHOOL We are beginning a Perfect Attendance Recognition Program. At the end of each month we will be reporting in the Source the children that have had perfect attendance. If your child misses a Sunday and attended another church, they will be given credit if they bring the Sunday Bulletin from the church they are attending and give it to their Sunday School teacher. Thank you! ALTAR SERVERS Any boys, ages 9 through 19, who are interested in serving in the altar this year should contact Peter Aftosmes at or (717) to register. Teams are being formed and a schedule will be established for weekly altar service. Thank you! Peter Aftosmes GOYA The teen group/goya of our parish will have a general meeting in the GOYA room the first Sunday of each month after church for the season. Please plan to attend. OLYMPIC FLAME DANCE TROUPE Sunday November 23 Bake Sale after Liturgy Olympic Flames would like to thank all our members who donated time and product to our gyro sale and to our parishioners for their generous support. Sincerely, Olympic Flames PTO co-presidents Mantha Demopoulos and Ann Ariano PARISH MINISTRIES ST. CATHERINE PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY We have a busy month coming up beginning with Philoptochos Sunday, November 2, 2014 we will celebrate Philoptochos Sunday. During the liturgy we will have a memorial service for our past members, and an artoclasia for our present members. Join us for coffee hour and celebrate with us the past and present. Please plan to join us at our next meeting, Tuesday, November 18, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, we wish all of you a meaningful holiday. We pray that you enjoy your families, giving thanks for our many blessings of family, church community, and friends. We will have our Christmas Pot Luck Lunch Sunday, December 7, 2014; more to come on that as we approach the date. Look for a flier with further details. A reminder that dues are due, please see Anna Thompson, they are a stewardship with a minimum of $30. Constance Dina Keriazes NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS National Philoptochos Board Meeting was held on Friday, October 16, Opening Prayer and Address by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios +Welcome by His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela (Philoptochos Representative). He also share his experiences on his trip to Greece and Cyprus visiting the establishments we have sent aid to help children and families who are experiencing a great need for help in feeding children after school, tutoring, pastoral and health care. +Affirmation of Office by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios for new and returning members of the National Philoptochos Board and the National Executive Philoptochos Board. Our new National Philoptochos president is Maria Logos. +Financial Report National Philoptochos Biennial Convention +Direct Archdiocesan District and Metropolis
9 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 9 Presidents Reports +Social Services + Communications +Children s Medical Fund Luncheon to be held in Boston in the Fall of ST. NICHOLAS SHRINE AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER-a commitment and great endeavor for our Greek Orthodox brothers and sisters 1. Saturday, October 18 th The Blessing of the Grounds 2. You may go on YOUTUBE and observe the Blessing of the Grounds OR go to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America website. 3. We will be placing in the Source for the next few months a flyer entitled Frequently Asked Questions about Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center. Enclosed in this month s Source you will find a flyer with the following questions: What is Saint Nicholas National Shrine? Why is it important to rebuild Saint Nicholas? Why did Saint Nicholas become a National Shrine? What is the mission of Saint Nicholas National Shrine? What is the interfaith component of Saint Nicholas National Shrine? +Adjournment and Closing Prayer-His Grace Bishop Sevastianos Much was reviewed and discussed, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me: Thana Ward STS. JOACHIM AND ANNA SOCIETY The Saints Joachim and Anna Society held its second meeting of the ecclesiastical year at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 7, in the Philoptochos Room, with about 40 people in attendance. Following a business meeting, a luncheon was hosted by Mary Touloumes, Thana Ward, and Ricky Zervanos.. The guest speaker was Patti Gustin-Yanich, of Yanich & Associates, who gave a timely and informative presentation on the topic of Medical Insurance Options. It was very well received by the Society's senior citizens. A meeting of the Society will take place in the Philoptochos Room at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 4, and the guest speaker will be Arlene Donnelly, Project Manager of the Dollar Energy Fund/PPL Epower Team. She will make a presentation on the subject of achieving savings on the use of energy in the home. 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 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. 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
10 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 10 library; please check your books and return Holy Trinity's books for the use of your fellow parishioners. Thank you. PARISH NEWS KOLIVA Please note 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, 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. 11 th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ANGELS PROGRAM The Christmas season is starting and that means the Christmas Angels will be available on Sunday November 9th & 16th. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday falling the last weekend of November, we are asking that the Angel gifts be returned to Church on Sunday November 23rd. If you are interested in providing some Christmas cheer to an underprivileged child, please visit our table in the social hall during coffee hour. Thanksgiving Bake Sale!!! Fundraiser for the Olympic flame dancers Assorted pies & Assorted Greek pastries Sunday, November 23 rd in the Social Hall PARISH ETIQUETTE Additional Pious Customs *Kneeling In some Orthodox traditions there are times when kneeling is a pious practice in the Liturgy, the most notable being at the Consecration of the Holy Gifts. However, kneeling is prohibited during the Paschal season from Paschal until the Kneeling Vespers Service on Pentecost in honor of the Resurrection.
11 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 11 Attention Orthodox College Students: For More Information: College Conference: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/ / Metropolis of Pittsburgh Regional Parish Council Seminar For parish council nominees & anyone interested in learning about parish leadership & community life! Monday November 10 th, 7:00PM Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral,Camp Hill, PA Refreshments Provided by Philoptochos Society Guest Speaker: Fr. Alexander Goussetis Metropolis of Pittsburgh Vicar of Eastern Region & Proistamenos of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Lancaster, PA Topics Include: What is the role of the parish council? What is the role of the parish priest? What are the goals of Church administration? Who are our role models for Church governance? Why serve on parish council?
12 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page Fall Classic Golf Outing On Sunday, September 28, a wonderful weather day graced the Mayapple Golf Course, for the 2014 Golf Outing benefiting the Youth Programs of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Through the generosity of businesses and individuals, the enjoyable event that afforded fellowship and friendly competition for all participants and volunteers also yielded donations to benefit children s programs at our Cathedral. Congratulations to George Keriazes of Famous Hot Weiner, who won 1 st place, Dan Shay Foursome and George Mallios Foursome tying for 2 nd place and 3 rd place. The Jim Palmer framed autographed Jersey was won by George Mallios. A BIG thank-you to the Bobby Rahal Dealerships for their sponsorship of our 2014 Hole-in-One. Thanks to our volunteers who did a great job on the day of the tournament Al Alex, Bob Moeller, Christ Terzis, and Yemane Tzeggai. Congrats also to the organizing committee of George Mallios, Michael Pavone, Chris Petsinis, Dan Shay, and Dimitri Zozos. The Mayapple Staff was exceptional under the direction of co-owners, George Lois, George Mallios, and Charlie Mallios. See you next year! Thanks again to sponsors and golfers: Alan Ceperach, C.P.A. Alan Hostetler Insurance Artworks Capitol Diner Baker s Restaurant Costopoulos, Foster and Fields Esq. Cumberland Stained Glass Frank Simonic, CPA Famous Hot Weiner Keriazes Family Gilligan s Bar and Grill Greenvillage Drive-in Family Restaurant K&S Games Kepler s Seafood Law Office of Steve Nicholas Mr. Deli & Mrs. Too Fall Classic Hole Sponsors Neill Funeral Home Nicks 114 North Hanover Grille Orrstown Bank Pavone Advertising Paxtang Grill Penn Credit Penn/United Restaurant Equipment Perry, Shore, Weisenberger & Zemlock Law Firm Rominger and Associates, Esq Rookies D K Dogs Rookies Sports Bar and Grille Rustic Tavern Schein Ernst Mishra Eye Associates Sierra Madre Snapper s Bar and Grill Strock Insurance Summit Family Restaurant Sun Motors & Sun Motors BWM Pete Kompotiastis & Kosta Touloumes Sysco Foods The Wharf Theo s Bar and Grille W & L Sales Wilsbach Yardz Bar & Grille Zembies Zorba s Tavern Agia Sophia Coffee & Books Angie s Restaurant Black and Bleu Burgundy s Restaurant Carlisle Barracks Golf Cedar s Restaurant Cornerstone Coffeehouse Dafnos Front Street Diner Giant Foods Gilligan s Bar Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar Hellenic Kouzina Hershey Foods Hilton Hotel Jeanny s Full service Salon JoJo s Pizza & Pasta Door Prize Sponsors Kaplan Cleaners Karns Quality Foods Kenneth & Company Lancaster Brewing Company Liberty Tax - Basil Papoutsis Magnolia Café Mayapple Golf/Fiddler s Bar & Grill Metro Bank Midtown Tavern Mr. Deli & Mrs. Too Mr. G s Sports Bar Paxtang Grill Penn/United Restaurant Equipment Peachtree Plum Bottom Progress Grill Promenade Restaurant Radisson Hotel Regal Cinema Rookie s Sports Bar and Grille Skyline Diner Snapper s Bar and Grille Subway Cafe Summit Restaurant Theo s Bar and Grille Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill
13 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 13 GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT DECEMBER 14, 2014 Please note that a Parish General Assembly meeting will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014, after the Divine Liturgy, with the following tentative agenda: 1. Opening Prayer. 2. Election of Parish Assembly Chairman and appointment of Secretary. 3. Reading and approval of previous Parish General Assembly meeting minutes. 4. Old Business. 5. New Business. Approval of the 2015 Parish Annual Budget Robert Moeller, Treasurer. 6. Stewardship Update. 7. Organizational End of Year Reports. 8. For the Good of the Order and Other Matters As Needed (e.g., Cathedral Trust Funds, Greek Festival Surplus Profits, Election of Parish Representatives to Upcoming Clergy-Laity Conferences, etc.). 9. Adjournment. 10. Closing Prayer. Please make plans on attending this very important Parish Assembly meeting. The health of our Parish depends on the active involvement and input from all of us. ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΓΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΣΥΝΕΛΕΥΣΗΣ ΕΝΟΡΙΑΣ 14 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2014 Την Κυριακή, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2014, και μετά την Θεία Λειτουργία, θα λάβει χώρα Γενική Συνέλευση της ενορίας με τα κάτωθι προκαταρκτικώς προσδιοριζόμενα θέματα συζήτησης και απόφασης: 1. Εναρκτήριος προσευχή της συνεδρίασης. 2. Εκλογή Προέδρου και διορισμός Γραμματέα της Γενικής Συνέλευσης. 3. Ανάγνωση κι έγκριση πρακτικών παρελθούσας Γενικής Συνέλευσης Ενορίας. 4. Παρελθούσες δραστηριότητες. 5. Μελλοντικές δραστηριότητες. Έγκριση Ετήσιου Προϋπολογισμού Ενορίας 2015 Ρόμπερτ Μόλλερ, Ταμίας. 6. Ενημέρωση επί θεμάτων Χριστιανικής Oικονομίας (Stewardship). 7. Ετήσιες αναφορές οργανισμών και προγραμμάτων. 8. Διάφορα προς συζήτηση και άλλα κατά χρεία ζητήματα (π.χ., ανεξάρτητα Κονδύλια Δωρεών Καθεδρικού Ναού, αποθεματικά κέρδη Ελληνικού Πανηγυριού, εκλογή αντιπροσώπων ενορίας για μελλοντικές Κληρικολαϊκές Συνελεύσεις, κ.λ.π.). 9. Λήξη συνεδρίασης Γενικής Συνέλευσης. 10. Καταληκτική προσευχή της συνεδρίασης. Παρακαλούμε όπως παρευρεθείτε κι ενεργώς συμμετάσχετε στην ανακοινωθείσα Γενική Συνέλευση της Ενορίας. Η συνεχής ευημερία της Ενορίας μας εξαρτάται από την ενεργό συμμετοχή και προσφορά από όλους μας.
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15 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL Dear Parishioners & Friends of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Christmas will be here before we know it, and a wonderful way to send your Christmas greeting to every member of the Holy Trinity family and friends is the Community Christmas Card. A minimum donation of $20.00 for each patron is requested. Please use the form below and list your name (s) as you want it to appear in the card, with your donation (cash or check payable to HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS CARD) in an envelope and mail to the Church Office, 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill, Pa Your reply is requested no later than Sunday, November 16, 2014, to allow ample time for printing and mailing. - The Christmas Card Committee CUT HERE HOLY TRINITY COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD Please print name clearly on the line below (*) as you wish it to appear in the card: (*) Signed Donation Please make checks payable to: HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS CARD 1000 YVERDON DRIVE, CAMP HILL, PA FOR OFFICE USE ONLY: Stewardship Number: Amount received: (circle one) Cash or Check and check #
16 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 16 NOVEMBER LITURGICAL LIFE & REFLECTIONS SUNDAY MORNINGS Orthros 8:45am; Divine Liturgy 10:00am Saturday 1 st Cosmas & Damianos the Holy Unmercenaries 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy Sunday 2 nd Divine Liturgy (5 th Sunday of Luke) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy Saturday 8 th Fr. Kosta & Fr. Mark will attend a Church Consecration celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Savas, of the Church All Saints in Canonsburg, PA Sunday 9 th Divine Liturgy (7 th Sunday of Luke; Nectarius the Wonderworker) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy Monday 10 th 5:30PM Men s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Tuesday 11 th 11:00. Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta 10:00AM- Following the Bible Study: November 11 th -13 th Father Kosta & Fr. Mark will attend a clergy conference with His Eminence at Holy Protection Monastery. Friday 14 th 6:30pm Reading of the Psalter. We will simply read psalms (or proverbs) continuously. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to help with readings, please let Fr. Kosta know. Note: November 15 th we begin our Advent Season, i.e. the 40-day Christmas Fast (Culminating on December 25 th with the Feast of Christmas); and the reading of psalms (on the eve of, is a great way to mark this new season! Saturday 15 th Chambersburg Divine Liturgy 9:00am Note: Today marks the first day of the Advent Season, i.e. the 40-day Christmas Fast (Culminating on December 25 th with the Feast of Christmas).
17 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 17 Sunday 16 th Divine Liturgy (9 th Sunday of Luke; Apostel & Evangelist Matthew) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Also, 2:00 Baptism. Monday 17 th 5:30PM Men s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Tuesday 18 th Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta 10:00AM-11:00. Friday 21 st Great Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy Sunday 23 rd Divine Liturgy (9 th Sunday of Luke) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy Tuesday 25 th Liturgy Great Martyr Catherine 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Wednesday 26 th Pan Orthodox Thanksgiving Service 7:00pm, hosted by St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church (601 South Harrisburg St. Harrisburg). Come join Orthodox Christians from throughout the region in celebrating this exceedingly beautiful Thanksgiving Akathist called, Glory To God For All Things! Light refreshments to follow. Saturday 29 th 2:00pm Baptism Sunday 30 th *8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy (Apostle Andrew the 1 st Called) *6:30pm Young Professionals meet with Fr. Kosta at Agia Sofia Coffee House
18 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 18 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly, Luke November Abundant Life Bible Study Tuesdays 11 th & 18 th 10:00-11:00AM 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.
19 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 19 HOLY TRINITY BOOKS & GIFTS Hours: Sunday, immediately following the Divine Liturgy Tuesday, 11:00 am 1:00 pm Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm The bookstore has a large collection of 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. We can also meet your wedding and baptismal needs through a partnership with Occasions. If you don t find something you need, we will order it. For more information, contact Jim and Angeliki Lloyd ( or call We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover Card. For the next couple of months, Holy Trinity Books and Gifts will be featuring some of the books written by Father Anthony M. Coniaris. Father Coniaris is Priest Emeritus of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of American. He has service the Church for over fifty years and is a prolific Orthodox writer. He is President of Light and Life Publishing Company. Children,; Prayers for the Sick and the Departed; My Daily ORTHODOX Prayer Book - $9.00 etc. Making God Real in the Orthodox Christian Home - $14.00 The book contains pages of classic Orthodox prayers for every occasion and need. Through the centuries the Holy Spirit has inspired countless Church Fathers and saints to compose magnificent prayers that are now readily available for personal or family use in this handy pocket-size volume. Includes sections on Praying the Daily Hours; Preparation for Confession; Prayers Before and After Communion; Establishing a Daily Rule of Prayer; Morning and Evening Prayers; Prayers for Like the priest, parents represent God to their children. They are religious educators just by being parents. Here is a book filled with ideas to help Orthodox Christian parents become effective priests and religious educators in the home.
20 THE SOURCE NOVEMBER 2014 Page 20 HOLY TRINITY BOOKS & GIFTS God s Fullness for Our Emptiness - $11.00 This book addresses the great vacuum that exists in our lives and society today, i.e., the value vacuum, the moral vacuum, the spiritual vacuum, etc. Such a vacuum is dangerous because it leads people to fill up with countless forms of escapism. Yet emptiness is also a prelude to God. The author concentrates on how God can fill this emptiness to overflowing through faith, prayer, the sacraments, God's word, the Holy Spirit, etc. Whatever Happened to Truth? - $14.00 Sacred Symbols that Speak Vol. II - $12.00 Orthodoxy stands for truth in faith. Objective, absolute truth in today's secular society is nonexistent. Postmodernism has taught the world that truth is relative. Once God is dethroned, the individual manufactures and propagates one's own truth. This book examines objectively the moral relativism of our age with the multitude of clashing truths. Then draws upon countless resources beginning with the Scriptures, the Church Fathers and several intellectuals to show that Truth, with a capital T, does exist and is to be found in its fullness in Him who said, I am the Truth. This book presents a study of the major symbols used in the Orthodox Church. The book includes chapters on Physical Postures as Symbols of Prayer; Sunday: The Symbol of the Start of a New Age; Symbols In the Sacrament of Baptism; The Symbol of the Seal in Holy Chrismation; The Meaning of Nakedness in Baptism; The Meaning of Renunciation and Acceptance in Holy Baptism; Symbols in the Orthodox Paschal Celebration; Pascha: Breaking the Doors of Hades - Hinges and All; Symbols in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony; The Symbolism of Vestments