1 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2008 The All Saints Herald All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Rev. Fr. Dimitrios Tzaneteas CONTACT US! mail 3125 Bayview Ave. Toronto, Ontario M2K 1G2 phone (416) fax (416) in person The church office is open Mon to Thurs 10 5 Fri 10 3 Christina Ganas secretary Theodore Kontoravdis pastoral assistant HOW TO REACH FR. DIMITRIOS office hours Tue to Fri 4 7 p.m. or any other time by appointment emergency phone no. (416) visiting day Fr. Dimitrios is available every Tuesday to visit hospitals, seniors homes, and parishioners homes. Please contact the office to arrange a visit from Father. In this Issue 2 News & upcoming events 4 Going to church in Bristol, England: a letter from parishioner Irene Karageorgakis 5 7 Services and feast days Times at which Fr. Demetrios will be available to hear confessions A Prayer by the 9- and 10-year-olds Loving God, thank you for this wonderful day and our healthy family. Please forgive me for my sins that are voluntary and involuntary. Help me to be a better person and help all the homeless and the people who are suffering. Amen. Have photos from an All Saints event? Share them! Send your photos to and we ll print as many as we can in each issue.
2 News FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Year in Review The Board will host our parish s annual general meeting on Sunday, November 2nd. Look for news and announcements from the meeting in the next issue of the Herald. Time to Vote! The current Board of Directors is nearing the end of its two-year term. Elections for will take place at the Community Centre on Sunday, November 30th, from 1 to 5 p.m. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the annual general meeting on November 2nd. Nominations can also be made after that date. Details about the nomination and voting processes will be made available later this month. FROM PHILOPTOCHOS Glendi stin Plaka Thank you to the All Saints Dancers for performing and adding kefi to the evening. Thanks also to the many volunteers for their help cooking and making the Centre look like the Plaka. Don t forget the Bazaar! The Bazaar will take place on November 5th and 6th. We are taking food orders until the end of October. Don t miss out! Come and join us and bring your friends. Christmas Dinner Let s kick off the holiday season together. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15.00 per person. Elections Philoptochos members, please note that we are having elections in late November. A letter will follow. Upcoming Events _ November 2 Annual General Meeting November 5 & 6 Christmas Bazaar November 11 VIP Lunch (sponsored by Theano Ellinas) November 23 Youth Sunday November 30 Elections for the Board of Directors December 2 VIP Lunch (sponsored by Sultana Manziaris) Demember 11 Christmas Dinner December 13 Retreat for Youth & Sunday School December 14 Christmas Pageant & Lenten Lunch (after church) December 28 Family Sunday (no Sunday school) See our online calendar for more: 2
3 Fr. Demetrios, Presvytera Maria, and Father s parents FROM THE SUNDAY SCHOOL Thank You! The food collected by the Sunday School before Thanksgiving was donated to the Metropolis s Social Services department. It was greatly needed and very much appreciated. Please remember that people struggle to feed themselves all year round, not just at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Nonperishable foods can be left in the bin in the church vestibule at any time. The Scouts annual Apple Day fundraiser helps cover the cost of activities such as hiking, camping, crafts, and games. photos courtesy Nick Kragaris and George Christian A blessing of the waters for the 90th Scouting Group. 3
4 Greetings from Bristol! Irene Karageorgakis I love to travel because I love to experience different cultures. And the best part of travelling is the opportunity to visit an Orthodox church in a different part of the world. Currently, my teaching career has taken me to Bristol, England. I arrived in Bristol in mid-september and I immediately researched to find the location of the city s only Greek Orthodox church, the church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The next week, I attended my first Sunday service. As luck would have it, the liturgy was being conducted by one of the Assistant Bishops of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, the Right Reverend Athanasios Bishop of Tropaeou. The morning service began at around 10:50 a.m. and continued until approximately 1:45 p.m. The Assistant Bishop delivered his sermon on the first Sunday of Luke about midway through the service. The Assistant Bishop spoke about the teachings from the day s Gospel reading, explaining how James and John, sons of Zebedee, and Simon were moved by our Lord Jesus Christ to leave their respective lives as fishermen behind and to follow Him, to help spread the word of God. The Bishop went on to explain the importance of doing our own part to spread the word of God to the people that we meet in our everyday lives. I left the church inspired and humbled to have been in the same space as the Right Reverend Athanasios Bishop of Tropaeou. Since then, I have continued to attend Sunday services at Saint Peter and Saint Paul and plan to do so until I leave Bristol at the end of December. As much as I am enjoying the experience of teaching in Bristol, I miss Toronto and I look forward to returning in January as a supply teacher for All Saints Sunday school! on the Clifton Suspension Bridge, overlooking the Avon Gorge 4
5 Feast Days & Services November 2008 Sat 1 Cosmas and Damien The Unmercenaries Small Sanctification of the Waters and The Divine Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sun 2 5 th Sunday of Luke Matins, D. Liturgy 8:30 11:30 a.m. Sat 8 Synaxis of the Bodiless Powers Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sun 9 7 th Sunday of Luke, St. Nektarios Matins, D. Liturgy 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thu 13 John Chrysostom Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Fri 14 Phillip the Apostle Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sat 15 BEGINNING OF NATIVITY (CHRISTMAS FAST) Sun 16 8 th Sundy of Luke Matins, D. Liturgy 8:30 11:30 a.m. Wed 21 THE ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS TO THE TEMPLE Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sun 23 9 th Sunday of Luke Matins, D. Liturgy YOUTH SUNDAY 8:30 11:30 a.m. Sun 30 Andrew the First called Apostle Matins, D. Liturgy 8:30 11:30 a.m. Πρόγραµµα Ακολουθιών Νοεµβρίου 2008 Πεµ 1 Κοσµά και Δαµιανού Μικρός Αγιασµός, Θ. Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Κυρ 2 Ε! Λουκά Όρθρος, Θ. Λειτουργία 8:30 11:30πµ Σαβ 8 Αρχαγγέλων Μιχαήλ και Γαβριήλ Όρθρος, Θ. Λ. 9 11πµ Κυρ 9 Άγιου Νεκταρίου Όρθρος, Θ. Λειτουργία 8:30 11:30πµ. Πεµ 13 Ιωάννου του Χρυσοστόµου Όρθρος, Θ. Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Παρ 14 Αγίου Φιλίππου Όρθρος, Θ. Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Σαβ 15 ΑΡΧΉ ΤΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΈΝΝΩΝ ΝΗΣΤΕΊΑΣ Κυρ 16 Η! Λουκά, Ματθαίου του Αποστόλου Όρθρος, Θ. Λ. 8:30 11:30πµ Παρ 21 ΕΙΣΟΔΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΥ Όρθρος, Θ. Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Κυρ 23 Θ!! Λούκα Όρθρος, Θ. Λ. ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΝΕΟΛΑΙΑΣ 8:30 11:30πµ Κυρ 30 Ανδρέου Πρωτοκλήτου Όρθρος, Θ. Λειτουργία 8:30 11:30πµ 5
6 Feast Days & Services December 2008 Thu 4 St Barbara the Great Martyr Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Fri 5 St. Savva Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sat 6 St Nicholas Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sun 7 10 th Sunday of Luke Matins, D. Liturgy 8:30 11:30 a.m. Fri 12 St. Spyridon Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sat 13 YOUTH SATURDAY St. Efstratios Divine Liturgy, to be followed by a Youth retreat in the Centre. Parents encourage your children to attend the service and the retreat 9:30 10:30 a.m. ENGLISH Sun 14 IA! Luke Matins, Divine Liturgy 8:30 11:30 a.m. Mon 15 St. Eleftherios Matins, D. Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sun 21 Before the Nativity Matins, D. Liturgy 8:30 11:30 a.m Wed 24 MORNING: Holy Communion for those working, infants and young children and the reading of the Royal Hours 7 9 a.m. Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil EVENING: Liturgy of the Nativity 9 10:30 a.m. 8:30 11:30 p.m. Thu 25 THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD & SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST Fri 26 Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos Matins, Divine Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sat 27 Protomartyr Stephen Matins, Divine Liturgy 9 11 a.m. Sun 28 After the Nativity Matins, Divine Liturgy 8:30 11:30 a.m. Fr. Demetrios will be hearing confessions on: Friday December 19: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday December 22: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday December 23: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. At All Times by Appointment 6
7 Δεκεµβρίου 2008 Πεµ 4 Αγίας Βαρβάρας Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Παρ 5 Αγίου Σάββα Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Σαβ 6 Αγίου Νικολάου Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Κυρ 7 Ι! Λουκά Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 8:30 11:30πµ Παρ 12 Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Σαβ 13 ΤΗΣ ΝΕΟΛΑΙΑΣ Αγίου Ευστρατίου Θ. Λειτουργία Εν Συνεχεία Πνευµατική Σύναξης της Νεολαίας Παρακαλώ τους γονείς να ενθαρρύνουν τα παιδιά τους να συµµετάσχουν στην Θεια Λειτουργία και στην πνευµατική σύναξη. 9:30 10:30πµ Κυρ 14 ΙΑ! Λουκά Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 8:30 11:30πµ Δευ 15 Αγίου Ελευθερίου Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Κυρ 21 Πριν των Χριστουγέννων Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 8:30 11:30πµ Τετ 24 ΠΡΩΙ: Θεια Κοινωνία για εργαζοµένους και µικρά παιδιά και η Ακολουθία των Μεγάλων Ωρών 7 9πµ Πρόγραµµα Ακολουθιών Ο εσπερινός και η θεια λειτουργία του Μεγάλου Βασιλείου 9 10:30πµ ΒΡΑΔΥ: Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία Χριστουγέννων 8:30 11:30µµ Πέµ 25 Η ΚΑΤΑ ΣΑΡΚΑ ΓΕΝΝΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΚΥΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΗΜΩΝ ΙΗΣΟΥ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ Παρ 26 Σύναξης της Θεοτόκου Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Σαβ 27 Στεφάνου του Πρωτοµάρτυρος Όρθρος, Θ. Λειτουργία 9 11πµ Κυρ 28 Μετά της Γεννήσεως Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία 8:30 11:30πµ Ο π Δηµήτριος θα εξοµολογεί τις κάτωθι ηµέρες: Παρασκευή 19 Δεκεµβρίου: 10:00πµ έως 2:00µµ και 4:00µµ έως 7:00µµ Δευτέρα 22 Δεκεµβρίου: 10:00πµ έως 2:00µµ και 4:00µµ έως 7:00µµ Τρίτη 23 Δεκεµβρίου: 10:00πµ έως 2:00µµ και 4:00µµ έως 7:00µµ 7
8 kontakion for the feast of the Nativity Today, the Virgin bears Him who is transcendent, and the earth presents the cave to Him who is Angels, along with shepherds glorify Him. The Magi make their way to Him by a star. For a new child has been the God beyond reach. born for us, before all ages. Fr. Dimitrios, the President, the Board, the Philoptochos, the Youth, the Sunday School, the Choir and Chanters, the Ushers, the Greek School, the Scouts, and the office staff wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a blessed, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous 2008! Ο ιερατικός προϊστάμενος π Δημήτριος Τζανετέας, ο Πρόεδρος, το Συμβούλιο, η Φιλόπτωχος, η Νεολαία, το Κατηχητικό, η Χωροδία και οι Ψάλτες, το Ελληνικό Σχολείο, και το προσωπικό του γραφείου σας εύχονται Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ευλογημένο, υγιείς, χαρούμενο, και ειρηνικό το 2008! 8