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1 TODAY S ECCLESIASTICAL CALENDAR Sunday, October 10, rd Sunday of Luke - Κςπιακή Γ Λοςκά Του Οσίου Πατρός ημών Θεοφίλου του Ομολογητού & Ευλαμπίου & Ευλαμπίας των μαρτύρων Saint Theophilos the Confessor & Sts. Evlambios & his sister Evlambia the martyrs ΑΠΟΛΤΣΙΚΙA ΣΗ ΗΜΕΡΑ DISMISSAL HYMNS OF THE DAY Apolytikion of the Third Tone Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια, ἀγαλλιάσθω τὰ ἐπίγεια, ὅτι ἐποίησε κράτος, ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, ὁ Κύριος, ἐπάτησε τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν ἐγένετο, ἐκ κοιλίας ᾅδου ἐῤῥύσατο ἡμᾶς, καὶ παρέσχε τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος. Let the Heavens rejoice; let the earthly things be glad; for the Lord has wrought might with His arm, He has trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead has He become. From the belly of Hades He has delivered us, and has granted to the world great mercy. Apolytikion of the MartyrsΟη κάξηπξεο ζνπ, Κύξηε, ελ ηε αζιήζεη απηώλ, ζηεθάλνπο εθνκίζαλην ηεο αθζαξζίαο, εθ ζνπ ηνπ Θενύ εκώλ ζρόληεο γαξ ηελ ηζρύλ ζνπ, ηνπο ηπξάλλνπο θαζείινλ έζξαπζαλ θαη δαηκόλσλ, ηα αλίζρπξα ζξάζε. Απηώλ ηαηο ηθεζίαηο Χξηζηέ ν Θεόο, ζώζνλ ηαο ςπράο εκώλ. Apolytikion of the Holy Taxiarchs Τῶν οὐρανίων στρατιῶν Ἀρχιστράτηγοι, δυσωποῦμεν ὑμᾶς ἡμεῖς οἱ ἀνάξιοι, ἵνα ταῖς ὑμῶν δεήσεσι, τειχίσητε ἡμᾶς, σκέπῃ τῶν πτερύγων, τῆς ἀΰλου ὑμῶν δόξης, φρουροῦντες ἡμᾶς προσπίπτοντας, ἐκτενῶς καὶ βοῶντας Ἐκ τῶν κινδύνων λυτρώσασθε ἡμᾶς, ὡς Ταξιάρχαι τῶν ἄνω Δυνάμεων. Apolytikion of St. Haralambos Ὡς στῦλος ἀκλόνητος, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας Χριστοῦ, καὶ λύχνος ἀείφωτος τῆς οἰκουμένης σοφέ, ἐδείχθης Χαράλαμπες, ἔλαμψας ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ, διὰ τοῦ μαρτυρίου, ἔλυσας τῶν εἰδώλων, τὴν σκοτόμαιναν μάκαρ, διὸ ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ Χριστῷ, πρέσβευε σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς. As a pillar unshakable of the Church of Christ, and an ever-radiant lamp to the universe, were you, O wise Haralambos; you illumined the world through martyrdom; you dispelled the moonless night of the idols, o blessed one. Therefore with boldness before Christ, intercede that we may be saved. ΚΟΝΣΑΚΙΟΝ ΣΗ ΗΜΕΡΑ KONTAKION OF THE DAY 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. A protection of Christians unshamable, intercessor to our Holy Maker unwavering. Reject not the voices of sinners in prayer; instead, come, for you are good, to the aid of us who in faith cry out to you. Hasten in intercession, and hurry in supplication O Theotokos, as the protectress for all ηime of those who honor you. HOLY TAXIARHAI AND SAINT HARALAMBOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 7373 CALDWELL AVENUE, NILES, ILLINOIS PHONE (847) Web: SaintHaralambosGOC.org Fr. Constantine P. Botsis, Proistamenos Fr. Chrysanthos Kerkeres, Synefemerios Deacon John G. Suhayda, Pastoral Assistant Nick Harisiadis, Protopsaltis Weekly Bulletin for October 10 - October 17, 2010 St. Theophanes the Confessor and Hymnographer, Bishop of Nicea (Commemorated October 11) St. Theophanes was the younger brother of the St Theodore the Branded (December 27). The brothers received an excellent education and were particularly involved in philosophy. Striving towards the knowledge of God, they settled in the Lavra of St Sava. Here St Theophanes was tonsured, and later became a priestmonk. The holy brothers were famed as advocates of icon veneration. They boldly fulfilled the mission entrusted them by the Patriarch of Jerusalem and went to Constantinople to denounce the iconoclast emperor Leo the Armenian ( ). Afterwards, they also denounced the iconoclast emperors Michael Balbos ( ) and Theophilos ( ). The saints had to endure imprisonment, hunger, even torture. The emperor Theophilos gave orders to inscribe a phrase insulting to the glorious confessors upon their faces with red-hot needles. Therefore, they are called "Branded". "Write whatever you wish, but at the Last Judgment you shall read your own writing," said the agonized brothers to the emperor. They sent Theodore to prison, where also he died (+ 833), but Theophanes was sent into exile. With the restoration of Icon veneration St Theophanes was returned from exile and consecrated Bishop of Nicea. The saint wrote about 150 canons, among which is a beautiful canon in defense of holy icons. He died peacefully around the year 850. Wisdom from the Church Fathers Let us consider, then, brethren, of what matter we were formed, who we are, and with what nature we came into the world, and how He Who formed and created us brought us into His world from the darkness of a grave, and prepared his benefits for us before we were born. Since, therefore, we have everything from Him, we ought in everything to give Him thanks, to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. + St. Clement of Rome + Visit our shiny new website at SaintHaralambosgoc.org

2 News and Reminders The St. Haralambos PreSchool PTA invites you to our Coffee Fellowship after today s church services! PROSPHORA We thank Mrs. Hareklia Vranas, Dina Margaritis, and Zoi Govis, who have offered today s prosphora. Next week, the prosphora will be offered by Mrs. Loretta Hughes Politis, the Kanelos family, and the Loomos family (Sun, Oct 17). MEMORIAL SERVICES There are certain Sundays when Memorial Services are not done. Please contact the church office before planning Memorial Services. Please also remember that we have discontinued the custom of placing candles in the kolyva. SACRAMENTAL REGISTRY Congratulations to:..mr. and Mrs. Demetrios Markos on the Baptism of their daughter yesterday at our church...mr. and Mrs. Evan Houpis on the Baptism of their daughter this afternoon at our church. ΝΑ ΖΗOYN! WHO CAN RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION? Because receiving Holy Communion and any other Sacraments is an expression of our acceptance of the dogmatic and moral teachings of the Orthodox Church, only Orthodox Christians (by baptism or chrismation) in good standing may participate. For this reason, persons who do not agree with these teachings, or not in good standing (for example, married outside the church, or unmarried but sexually active, or civilly divorced but not ecclesiastically divorced), must return to good standing in order to participate in the Sacramental life of the Church. For the same reasons, Orthodox Christians cannot receive sacraments in non-orthodox churches. Anyone having questions is urged to discuss them with their priest. STEWARDSHIP AND TITHING IN 2010 Have you become a Steward for 2010 yet? Your Stewardship participation is very important for the well-being of our church; it is our greatest source of financial support! Heartfelt and conscientious Stewardship ensures that our church will be strong and able to minister to the needs of our children and friends, as well as all who turn to the Church for blessings, help and guidance. Stewardship is an expression of our love and appreciation to God for the many blessings we receive.. In return, let us become not only worthy takers but worthy givers! CHURCH ETIQUETTE CORNER: It is proper to remain standing while people are receiving Holy Communion. It is a sacred moment for our brothers and sisters; a time we should be praying for one another, rather than relaxing. In consideration of others, if you wear lipstick, please do not leave smudges when reverencing the holy icons or receiving Holy Communion. Please teach your children that it is not appropriate to chew gum or to cross their legs in church. Please avoid standing in front of the window of the children s room, because the children are prevented from viewing the church services. Please refrain from bringing food or beverages into the church. Right after Church Services Next Sunday, A Dinner for our Community! Delicious German Food, German beer and Fun! Plan to join us! October 17 A free will offering will be accepted. Please remember to silence your cell phone during Church services.

3 Orthodox Christian SYNERGY s Sixteenth Annual SYMPOSIUM: THE ABC s of MARRIAGE Assumptions, Blessings and Challenges Saturday, October 16, :00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church 1220 S. 60 th Court Cicero, IL Speakers: His Grace Bishop Michael Bishop of New York and New Jersey (OCA) "Then God Blessed Them Khouriya Maggie Hock Director, Department of Marriage and Parish Family Ministries Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Amending the Dream Registration and Payment prior to October 8, 2010: $35. October 9 October 16, 2010: $40. Early Registration and Payment (prior to October 8 only) for husband and wife couples: $50. High School and College Students: $ Registration includes coffee service and lunch. For more information, Please see Synergy s website chicagosynergy.org/symposium or call (847) or (630) Announcements CONGRATULATIONS TO US!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pathways Foundation, a Chicago based not-for-profit, is affirming the outstanding inclusion efforts of Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos with a 2010 Open Hearts Award grant. Our Parish s nomination demonstrated outstanding leadership in welcoming worshippers of all abilities. Pathways Foundation supports our desire to expand our inclusion efforts with a cash grant. The monies will be for a sign that will direct people to our new ramp that will ensure that everyone will be able to enter our church. SUNDAY SCHOOL BAKE SALE: Next Sunday, October 24, the Sunday school will be selling baked goods to support the DCFS Christmas Toy Drive. Each class will sponsor a child. We are proud that our kids will sponsor 12 children this year. Please support our bake sale. SYMPOSIUM Save the date of Saturday, October 16 th for the 16 th Annual Synergy SYMPOSIUM: THE ABC S OF MARRIAGE: Assumptions, Blessings and Challenges. You won t want to miss this one! BYZANTINE MUSIC SCHOOL adults and children over the age of 12 are invited to LEARN BYZANTINE MUSIC! The Metropolis of Chicago is offering training for our next generation of chanters, and anyone interested in learning more about our rich tradition of ecclesiastical music. Classes are offered in 3 locations: Friday evenings, at St. Demetrios Chicago, taught by Fr. Apostolos Georgiafentis 5:00-7:00pm Thursday evenings, at the Hellenic American Academy, taught by Fr. Sotirios Malamis 6:00pm for advanced; 7:00pm for beginners and Saturday mornings, at St. Spyridon, taught by Fr. Tilemahos Alikakos 9:00 am for beginners; 10:00 am for advanced. ABOUT OUR COFFEE HOUR Coffee Hour is offered almost every Sunday by various church organizations in order to provide fellowship and the opportunity to get to know one another. Everyone is invited to take coffee or a few pastries or pieces of fruit. After enjoying refreshments, we kindly ask that you please pick up and dispose your plates and cups. Orthodoxy 101 Our next class will be at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 12th. Come and discover the treasure that is the Orthodox church. This year we will take a journey through the Church calendar and we will learn about the 12 great feasts of Christ. We will look at the historical and theological elements and study the icons that relate to theses magnificent feasts. We look forward to seeing you on October 5th. Please be patient As most of you know, the dome needs extensive repairs. During the repairs, there will be scaffolding in the church and the seats will be rearranged. We ask that you are patient with us as we make these repairs. ST HARALAMBOS BOOKSTORE ANNUAL SALE--Visit our Bookstore during the month of October and take advantage of our annual inventory reduction SALE! You will find great prices on select books, icons and tapes for gifts or for your own spiritual growth! CHRISTMAS IS COMING! BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!! WE WELCOME all our friends, parishioners and visitors who have come to St. Haralambos today. We are happy that you have come to worship with us, and hope that you have had a prayerful and uplifting experience. We invite you to join the St. Haralambos family for worship and other activities any time!

4 Ἀπόστολος καὶ Εὐαγγέλιον τῆς Ἡμέρας ΑΠΟΣΟΛΟ Γαλάτας α Ἀδελφοί, γνωρίζω δὲ ὑμῖν, ἀδελφοί, τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τὸ εὐαγγελισθὲν ὑπʼ ἐμοῦ, ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν κατὰ ἄνθρωπον. Οὐδὲ γὰρ ἐγὼ παρὰ ἀνθρώπου παρέλαβον αὐτό, οὔτε ἐδιδάχθην, ἀλλὰ διʼ ἀποκαλύψεως Ἰησοῦ χριστοῦ. Ἠκούσατε γὰρ τὴν ἐμὴν ἀναστροφήν ποτε ἐν τῷ Ἰουδαϊσμῷ, ὅτι καθʼ ὑπερβολὴν ἐδίωκον τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ ἐπόρθουν αὐτήν καὶ προέκοπτον ἐν τῷ Ἰουδαϊσμῷ ὑπὲρ πολλοὺς συνηλικιώτας ἐν τῷ γένει μου, περισσοτέρως ζηλωτὴς ὑπάρχων τῶν πατρικῶν μου παραδόσεων. Ὅτε δὲ εὐδόκησεν ὁ θεὸς ὁ ἀφορίσας με ἐκ κοιλίας μητρός μου καὶ καλέσας διὰ τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ, ἀποκαλύψαι τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐμοὶ ἵνα εὐαγγελίζωμαι αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, εὐθέως οὐ προσανεθέμην σαρκὶ καὶ αἵματι οὐδὲ ἀνῆλθον εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα πρὸς τοὺς πρὸ ἐμοῦ ἀποστόλους, ἀλλὰ ἀπῆλθον εἰς Ἀραβίαν, καὶ πάλιν ὑπέστρεψα εἰς Δαμασκόν. Ἔπειτα μετὰ ἔτη τρία ἀνῆλθον εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα ἱστορῆσαι Πέτρον, καὶ ἐπέμεινα πρὸς αὐτὸν ἡμέρας δεκαπέντε. Ἕτερον δὲ τῶν ἀποστόλων οὐκ εἶδον, εἰ μὴ Ἰάκωβον τὸν ἀδελφὸν τοῦ κυρίου. ΔΤΑΓΓΔΛΙΟΝ Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ζ Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐπορεύετο ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς πόλιν καλουμένην Ναΐν, καὶ συνεπορεύοντο αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὄχλος πολύς. Ὡς δὲ ἤγγισεν τῇ πύλῃ τῆς πόλεως, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐξεκομίζετο τεθνηκὼς μονογενὴς υἱὸς τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ αὐτὴ ἦν χήρα, καὶ ὄχλος τῆς πόλεως ἱκανὸς ἦν σὺν αὐτῇ. Καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὴν ὁ κύριος ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ αὐτῇ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ, Μὴ κλαῖε. Καὶ προσελθὼν ἥψατο τῆς σοροῦ, οἱ δὲ βαστάζοντες ἔστησαν, καὶ εἶπεν, Νεανίσκε, σοὶ λέγω, ἐγέρθητι. Καὶ ἀνεκάθισεν ὁ νεκρὸς καὶ ἤρξατο λαλεῖν, καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ. Ἔλαβεν δὲ φόβος πάντας, καὶ ἐδόξαζον τὸν θεὸν λέγοντες ὅτι Προφήτης μέγας ἠγέρθη ἐν ἡμῖν, καὶ ὅτι Επεσκέψατο ὁ θεὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ. INCLUSION AWARENESS DAY The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the America (SCOBA) has designated October 10, 2010 as Inclusion Awareness Day. The goal is to enrich our communities by becoming more aware of the ways that all persons can be included to participate in the community s life and activities. Let today become a beginning of a constant effort to offer inclusion, not rejection to persons who often do not feel they can be included in our worship, activities and the fullness of life in our Holy Church. In this spirit, we offer these Guidelines and Courtesies for interacting with persons with disabilities: When talking to a person with a disability, speak directly to him or her rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter. Don t assume that a person accompanying someone in a wheelchair is an attendant; they may be a friend or partner. If you would normally shake hands with people you meet, offer your hand to someone with a disability as well. If they are unable to shake your hand, they will tell you. Be considerate of the extra time it might take a person with a disability to get things done or said. Let the person set the pace in walking and talking. When talking with a person who speaks slowly or with great effort, never pretend to understand if you are having trouble doing so. Ask them to repeat what you did not understand or ask if writing notes would be okay. Leaning on a person s wheelchair is similar to leaning or hanging on a person. The wheelchair is part of the individual s personal space. If conversing for more than a few minutes, place yourself at their eye level to spare both of you a stiff neck. When speaking with a person who is blind or has low vision, always remember to identify yourself; introduce others with you and indicate when you move from one place to another and when the conversation is at an end. It is alright to offer assistance, but wait until your offer is accepted before you help. Do not feel obligated to act as caregiver. And do not feel offended if the person declines your offer. When offering to guide a person who is blind or has low vision, allow that person to take your arm. This will enable them to easily follow your lead, even up or down curbs or stairs. Use specific directions/distances, such as left/ 3 steps away. You can also use clock position when directing a person: for example, the drinking fountain is at 1 o clock. Service animals are working and should not be touched, petted or played with unless you have permission form their owner. It is better to not even ask. Always face a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and when in doubt, ask if it would be alright to write it out. Speaking loudly does not mean you will be heard. When planning events which involve people with disabilities, be aware of their needs (accessible rest-room, level entries, Braille signage, etc.) in choosing locations and modes of transportation. If you are ever unsure about what to say or do, just ask. More often than not, a person with a disability will be happy to let you know what they prefer.

5 INCLUSION AWARENESS DAY Basic Guidelines for using words and phrases that are more appropriate when talking with or about people with disabilities. Do not refer to a person s disability unless it is relevant. Most people with disabilities prefer person-first terminology, such as person who is blind or people with disabilities since this acknowledges them as people first, rather than their disability first. Avoid referring to groups of people by their condition or disability such as the blind, the deaf, etc. Avoid sensational descriptive words when referring to a person s disability, such as suffers from, is a victim of, is afflicted with. Use disabled, disability or accessible rather than handicapped. Avoid condescending euphemisms such as differently abled, physically challenged mentally different, or handicapped. Avoid portraying people with disabilities as overly courageous, brave or special. This implies that it is unusual for people with disabilities to be independent or competent. Never say anything that you would not want said to or about yourself. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> DO SAY DON T SAY - person with a disability, or has a disability - the disabled, handicapped, crippled, people with disabilities invalid, sick, deformed or gimp - uses wheelchair, uses assistive device, - wheelchair bound, confined to a wheel uses crutches, uses walker, etc. chair - birth irregularity, congenital disability - birth defect, birth affliction or deformed birth injury - person with a physical disability - crippled, lame, deformed - person who is deaf, hard of hearing - the deaf, hearing impaired, deaf, mute - has a speech disability, unable to speak - has a speech defect - person who is blind, has low vision - the blind, blind people, visually impaired - person with an intellectual, cognitive, - stupid, retarded, slow, birth defect, disability mentally deficient, mentally challenged - person with epilepsy, seizure disorder - epileptic, has fits, spastic - person with psychiatric disability - crazy, nuts Epistle and Gospel Readings for Today EPISTLE READING Galatians 1:11-19 BRETHREN, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. GOSPEL READING Luke 7:11-16 At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"

6 G.O.Y.A. Scavenger Hunt and dinner in Greek Town! Monday, October 18, at 7:30 pm. The GOYA is our Church s teen group(8th grade-high school), which meets and has activities every 2nd Monday at 7:30 pm. All Orthodox teens are invited, so plan on coming and join in the fun! Family NIGHT ~A NIGHT OF FUN, FELLOWSHIP, AND FOOD!!! ~ MONDAY, OCTOBER 18th at 5:30pm!!! ~FOR ALL KIDS PRESCHOOL THROUGH 4th GRADE ~PARENTS CAN STAY AND PARTICIPATE! ~COME AND ENJOY FELLOWSHIP, GAMES, CRAFTS Children are separated in two groups: pre-school, pre-k, kindergarten and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. JR. G.O.Y.A. We are happy to announce a new group for children in 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. Join us on Monday, October 18, at 5:30 pm. St. Haralambos Young Adults If you are between the ages of 18-35, check out the St. Haralambos Young Adults. We meet monthly, we perform outreach, take amazing trips, and we have discussions. Join us for our 1st meeting of the year on Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30 pm at St. Haralambos. Metropolis of Chicago YAL presents GREECTOBERFEST Souvlaki meal, games, sports, music, fellowship, and an evening talk. Just $20 per person! St. Iakovos Retreat Center th Avenue Town of Brighton, Wisconsin Directions can be found on Click on St. Iakovos Retreat Center. Ανακοινώζειρ 2010 STEWARDSHIP AND TITHING: Γηα ην πξόγξακκα ηνπ 2010 Stewardship δηαιέμακε ηελ εηθόλα ηνπ Γαβίδ να πολεμάει ηον Γολιάθ, δηα λα καο ππελζπκίδεη όηη ε Χξηζηηαληθή δσή είλαη έλαο αγώλαο. Βιέπνληαο ηνλ αγώλα ηνπ Γαβίδ δηα ηελ πίζηελ ηνπ ζηνλ Αιεζηλόλ Θεόλ, αλαγλσξίδνπκε όηη είλαη αγώλαο ην λα επηδηώθνπκε ηελ θαιιηηέξεπζε, ηελ αξεηή, ηελ εζηθή, θαη ηνλ θαζαγηαζκό, θαη όηη ην Δπζπλείδεην Stewardship είλαη κέξνο ηεο πλεπκαηηθήο καο αλαδήηεζεο δηα ηελ ζσηεξία. Δίκεζα επγλώκνλεο πνπ όιν θαη πεξηζζόηεξνη stewards αληηιακβάλνληαη όηη ε πξνζθνξά καο πξνο ην Stewardship πξέπεη λα είλαη αλάινγε κε ηα αγαζά πνπ καο έρεη δώζεη ν Θεόο, θαζώο μεθηλάκε βαζκηαία ην κνλνπάηη ηνπ Γέθαηνπ. Τν Γέθαην (10%) είλαη ε θαλνληθή πξνζθνξά ηνπ θαζελόο αλζξώπνπ, όπσο πεξηγξάθεη ε Παιαηά Γηαζήθε, δηα ηελ ππνζηήξημε ηνπ έξγνπ ηνπ Θενύ, θαη καο ζπκίδεη όηη ην Stewardship ησλ πιηθώλ αγαζώλ καο ζπλδέεηαη κε ηνλ Χξηζηηαληθό καο αγώλα. Η εγθάξδηα θαη επζπλείδεηε πξνζθνξά πξνο ην Stewardship ελδπλακώλεη ηελ εθθιεζία καο λα εθηειεί ηελ απνζηνιή ηεο. Ο Θεόο καο ζεσξεί άμηνπο ησλ άθζνλσλ επινγηώλ πνπ καο δίλεη αο γίλνπκε άμηνη όρη κόλνλ λα ιακβάλνπκε αιιά άμηνη θαη λα δίλνπκε! ΠΟΙΟΙ ΓΤΝΑΝΣΑΙ ΝΑ ΛΑΒΟΤΝ ΘΔΙΑΝ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑΝ - Όηαλ ιακβάλνκελ Θείαλ Κνηλσλίαλ ε νπνηνδήπνηε από ηα άιια Μπζηήξηα εθθξάδνκελ ηελ απνδνρήλ καο εηο ηα δνγκαηηθά θαη εζηθά δηδάγκαηα ηεο Οξζνδόμνπ καο Δθθιεζίαο. Γηά ηνύην, κόλνλ Οξζόδνμνη Χξηζηηαλνί νη νπνίνη είλαη εληάμεη απέλαληη ηεο Δθθιεζίαο δύλαληαη λα ιάβνπλ κέξνο εηο ηα Μπζηήξηα, όπσο Θεία Κνηλσλία θαη Δπρέιαην, θαη δελ πξέπεη λα ιακβάλνπλ κέξνο ζε Μπζηήξηα ζε κε Οξζόδνμεο εθθιεζίεο. Γηά νπνηεζδήπνηε απνξίεο ζαο, παξαθαινύκε λα ζπδεηήζεηε κε ηνλ ηεξέα ζαο. Mon, Oct 11 Tues, Oct 12 Wed, Oct 13 Thurs, Oct 14 Fri, Oct 15 Sat, Oct 16 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES AND EVENTS THIS WEEK: Columbus Day: No Morning School Afternoon Greek School :30 pm Little Angels. 11:30 am Orthodoxy :30 pm Basketball Practice: 3rd-4th grade (Culver School) :30 pm Basketball Practice: 5th-6th grade (Culver School) :30 pm Basketball Practice: Grade School (Culver School).. 6:30 pm Basketball Practice: High School Girls (Culver School).7:30 pm Basketball Practice: High School Boys (Culver School).. 8:30 pm Morning School Picture Day...9:00 am Afternoon Greek School (Picture Day) :30 pm GSL (Greek as a Second Language) (Picture Day).... 9:00 am ΣΡΟΠΟΙ ΚΑΛΗ ΤΜΠΔΡΙΦΟΡΑ ΔΝΣΟ ΣΗ ΔΚΚΛΗΙΑ : Eάλ ην παηδί ζαο ελνριεί ηνπο εθθιεζηαδνκέλνπο, κελ αηζζάλεζζε άζρεκα, ζθεθζείηε πσο είλαη παηδί, θαη απιώο νδεγείζηε ηα ζην «δσκάηην γηα ηα κσξά», ρσξίο απηό λα ην ζεσξείηε σο δσκάηην παηρληδηνύ δηα ηα παηδηά. Παπακαλείζθε να διδάξηε ηα παιδιά ζαο όηη δελ καζάκε ηζίθια θαη δελ ζηαπξώλνπκε ηα πόδηα καο Σας παρακαλούμε όπως κρατάτε κλειστά τα κινητά σας τηλέφωνα.