1 THE SOURCE December 2014 Issue # HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL CAMP HILL, PA Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Back in October I was visiting the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Archangels in Texas with two of my sons and my father (who lives in Texas we were there to visit my parents) and was given a book of Fr. Justin Popovich s writings recently translated from Serbian. I had read some of his essays in seminary so I was very excited to receive this gift. Fr. Justin was a loving pastor and spiritual director of monks and lay people and also a profound student of scriptures and patristic writings. Fr. Justin s writing is clear and is a wonderful integration and distillation of the Church Fathers, to the point where he is a modern day Father of the Church in my estimation anyway. The following excerpt from Fr. Justin s book is better than anything I had in mind for the Christmas issue of The Source, and an excellent reminder of what Christmas is all about. With love in Christ, +Fr. Mark Perfect God-man and Perfect Man A Nativity Epistle written by Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Christ is born! God-man is born on earth, and moreover He is born as a man: perfect God and perfect man the unique God-man. And He has forever remained as the God-man both on earth and in heaven. Indeed, the God-man is the first perfect man on earth. Perfect man? Yes, because only in the God-man is man without sin, without evil, without death, totally filled with God, and thereby filled with all divine perfections. The God-man has demonstrated and proved this most convincingly: man is only a true man when he is completely united with God, and in everything and every way completely lives in God, thinks in God, feels in God, acts in God, is virtuous in God, is immortal in God, is eternal in God. Only and solely in God is man a man, a true man, perfect man, a man in whom all the fullness of the Godhead lives. We can analyze this fundamental, evangelical, Divine-human truth about man.
2 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 2 The soul of man? Only and solely as the divine soul in the God-man does it become and forever remain sinless, immortal, Godlike, holy, perfect, eternal. The mind of man? Only and solely as the divine soul in the God-man does it become and forever remain sinless, immortal, Godlike, holy, perfect, eternal. (Continued on next page) The heart of man? Only and solely as the divine soul in the God-man does it become and forever remain sinless, immortal, Godlike, holy, perfect, eternal. The conscience of man? Only and solely as the divine soul in the God-man does it become and forever remain sinless, immortal, Godlike, holy, perfect, eternal. The will of man? Only and solely as the divine soul in the God-man does it become and forever remain sinless, immortal, Godlike, holy, perfect, eternal. The body of man? Only and solely as the divine soul in the God-man does it become and forever remain sinless, immortal, Godlike, holy, perfect, eternal. The life of man? Only and solely as the divine soul in the God-man does it become and forever remain sinless, immortal, Godlike, holy, perfect, eternal. Everything that man is, and everything that is of man, perfectly lives, works, thinks, feels, is human, is immortal, is divine, and is eternal only and solely in the God-man, and through the God-man. Only through the God-man, Christ, is man a divine majesty and the highest value next to God in all worlds. For this reason God became man, and has remained the God-man all eternity. With the God-man Christ, all that is God s has become man s, humanity s, ours, so that each of us individually, and all of us assembled together in the Divine-human Body of Christ, the Church, might become god-men [with a lower-case g here], having attained to a perfect man, to the the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:12-13) Therefore, the Nativity, which is the day of the birth of the God-man, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the greatest and most important day in the history of all the worlds in which man moves and lives. Truly this is great joy truly this is the only true joy, the only eternal joy of a human being in all worlds. The God-man? This is the most important Event in all the worlds of man: the Ultimate Event. The God-man? This is the most important Justice in all the worlds of man: the Ultimate Justice. The God-man? This is the most important Love in all the worlds of man: the Ultimate Love. The God-man? This is the most important Good in all the worlds of man: the Ultimate Good. The God-man? This is the most important Man in all the worlds of man: the Ultimate Man. The God-man? This is the most important God of all the gods of man: the Ultimate God. On account of all this, the Nativity of Christ is our only Eternal Joy: The Ultimate Joy. The Joy of all joys, the Joy above all joys. Therefore, again and again: Hristos se Rodi! Christ is Born! The God-man is Born! Our deification is Born! Our Divine-human transformation is Born! + Fr. Justin Popovich
3 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 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 DECEMBER 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 DECEMBER 2014 Page 5 Dear Parishioners, PARISH COUNCIL The Advent Season is here, encouraging us to participate in all its glory. The Church provides us with opportunities to invigorate our spiritual lives, throughout the year and especially during this special time of year, and we should take advantage. We are also entering a new calendar year, which many of us will mark by making New Year s Resolutions. If we have not taken advantage of our Ecclesiastical New Year, we have another opportunity to commit to our own spiritual growth in For myself, I thank God for the many blessings in my life, especially my family which now includes two son-in-laws, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter! The weddings of my children, the ordination of my son-in-law, and the baptism and chrismation of my first grandchild stand out as highlights. Witnessing the Sacraments of our Orthodox Church for my own family and for your families in my role on the parish council-- renews my faith and lightens the crosses that I bare in my own life. I am also reminded that there are many who carry crosses much heavier than mine. Indeed there is much suffering in this world. Elder Anthony of Optina, a Russian monk, said Of course it would be easier to get to paradise with a full stomach, all snuggled up on a soft feather-bed, but what is required is to carry one s cross along the way, for the Kingdom of God is not attained by enduring one or two troubles, but many. Our Faith tells us that the Lord has not neglected us, that He is with us every day. Presently, our parish may be going through trying times, being fired at high temperatures in the kiln of life, but, with Faith, just like a valuable ceramic we will come out of the fire much stronger than we entered it. As you may know, our parish will undertake projects in the near future in order to sustain our community for years to come, so that our children and grandchildren will grow in Faith in a vibrant and well-maintained church home. Renovations are needed and first will be the replacement of our mechanical systems, which will begin in the middle of January and be completed in the end of March. There are other renovations that will soon be discussed in the General Assembly: new carpeting and/or tile for the floors, replacement of the roof, sealing of the parking lot, and also adding more iconography to our church. Just as those who came before us sacrificed for our community and invested in our Cathedral, we have a responsibility to offer the highest level of support to sustain the Cathedral for future generations. It is a privilege as Orthodox Christians to do so and I hope all will agree on this. Also let us not neglect the most important project of all, that of rekindling the sense of belonging and community of our church. Thank you for allowing me to serve you as president for the last four years. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May we, like the shepherds and Magi, honor Christ s birth. John Harbilas President, Parish Council
6 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 6 PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS Dear Parishioners: The Board of Elections on Sunday, November 16, 2014, conducted the election of five members of the Parish Council in accordance with the Uniform Parish Regulations of the Archdiocese and our Parish Bylaws. A total of 86 parishioners in good standing voted, and 84 ballots were found to be valid. There were six candidates for election, and they are all to be complimented for offering their services to our church community. The five individuals newly elected to the Parish Council are Athanasios (Tom) Balafoutas, Georgia Lucas, John Mazias, Robert Moeller, and Yemane Tzeggai. They will fill five vacancies that have three-year terms from January 1, 2015, to December 31, Christ Zervanos, Chairman, Board of Elections William Avdellas, Member Peter Capataides, Member Mary Touloumes, Member DECEMBER COFFEE HOUR Annetta Karagiannis, Christina Papatsounis, Angie Karagiannis, Tesse Sgagias 28 Sunday after Nativity Galatians 1:11-19 Reader: James Lloyd DECEMBER EARLY USHERS 7 Georgia Lucas & George Keriazes 14 Kostas Pappas 21 George Mallios & Nick C. Mallios 28 Bill Kotsalos & Gus Giannaris 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 JANUARY EPISTLE READERS 4 Sunday before Theophany II Timothy 4:5-8 Reader: Peter A. Aftosmes 11 Synaxis of John the Baptist Ephesians 4:7-13 Reader: Ed Ward th Sunday of Luke & St. Athanasios Colossians 3:4-11 Reader: Dean Kokos th Sunday of Luke & St. Athanasios I Timothy 4:9-15 Reader: Ann Ariano
7 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 7 MEMORIALS/TRISAGIA ALTAR FLOWERS COFFEE HOUR Paul Kokos December day Memorial and Coffee Hour Vasiliki Karagiannis December 14 Trisagion and Coffee Hour Dimitra Nikolaidis December 14-1-yr Memorial, Altar Flowers, Coffee Hour BAPTISMS On Sunday, November 16, the son and daughter of Kostas and Katerina Hronis were baptized and given the names: Panayiotis Evangelos Hronis by his godparent Emallia Giannaris, and Maria Evangelia Hronis by her godparent Efstathia Mihalopoulos. On Saturday, November 29 the daughter of Lazarus and Tina Mayoglou was baptized and given the name Helen Efstathia Mayoglou by her godparent Constantine & Vasso Paliouras. On Saturday, November 29 the son of Vincent and Elizabeth Imbrogno was baptized and given the name Michael Cosmas Imbrogno by his godparent Angeliki Gourlias. All who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. Galatians 5:27 MEMORY ETERNAL We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Paul Kokos who passed away on November 2, YOUTH MINISTRIES HOPE AND JOY Friday, December 5 th at 5:45 p.m. will be the Hope and Joy Meeting. There will be a meal, lesson, craft and games. Ages 4/5 years to 6 th grade. Please contact Thana Ward if you plan to attend; we need a count to make preparations. (717) or SUNDAY SCHOOL Saturday, December 20 th Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Immediately after Divine Liturgy: Breakfast, visit from Santa, Practice for the Sunday School Christmas program. Sunday, December 21 Divine Liturgy. After Holy Communion all Sunday School children will go to the Social Hall to prepare for the Christmas Program. The Sunday School Students are presenting the program The ABC s about Christmas for the community after Holy Communion on 12/21. Please have your children attend Sunday School consistently. If your child will not be in church December 21 for the program, please let Thana Ward know immediately. Thank you! 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. GREEK SCHOOL On October 22nd the Greek school celebrated the "OXI" day with a guest speaker who visited our school, Mrs. Vivian Mallios. Mrs. Mallios who was visiting from Greece gave a nice presentation including slides. A big thank you goes to Mr. Labros Pilalis for helping out with the presentation and being a part of our school. The students also presented a celebratory program the following week on October 29th that was well attended from family and friends. We also want to thank the PTO for all the refreshments and
8 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 8 their continuous support. In celebration of the Christmas season please come and join the Greek school and sing Christmas carols on December 21st, following the liturgy. Thank you Dimitra Curley PARISH MINISTRIES ST. CATHERINE PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY Our next meeting will be Tuesday, DECEMBER 9, 2014, AT NOON. Join us for a brief meeting, lunch and preparing the packages for our shut-ins. We would like to express our sincere appreciation, for their generous gift, to the family of the late Gen. Nicholas Kafkalas. We have a special project in the works to add a permanent buffet cabinet in the Philoptochos Room, and this donation will help facilitate it. The year 2014 is coming to an end and we would like to thank our members and all the community for their support of our organization. We hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas season and look forward to the New Year. Please keep an eye open for info regarding the Christmas Philoptochos Pot Luck meal. Detailed information will be in the upcoming Sunday bulletins. Upcoming Philoptochos Events Sunday, January 4, 2015 will be Vasilopita Sunday. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 will be the January Meeting at noon. STS. JOACHIM AND ANNA SOCIETY A meeting of the Saints Joachim and Anna Society was held in the Philoptochos Room at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 4, with about 40 members in attendance. The guest speaker was Kristen Kerr-Watt of the Dollar Energy Fund/PPL Epower Team, who made a presentation on the subject of achieving savings on the use of energy in the home, including advice on how to shop for new generation suppliers. Her talk was very well received by the senior citizens. The annual Christmas gathering of senior citizens' organizations from the parishes of Bethlehem, Camp Hill, Lancaster, Reading, and York will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, December 8, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA. A bus for our Society members will depart from Holy Trinity Cathedral at 9:00 am for the trip to Bethlehem. 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 library; please check your books and return Holy Trinity's books for the use of your fellow parishioners. Thank you.
9 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 9 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. PARISH ETIQUETTE Additional Pious Customs *Prostrations Prostrations are a pious custom for many Orthodox faithful. Prostrations are liturgically appropriate in various services throughout the Church year, most especially during the weekday services of Great Lent. Christmas Decorations For Our Cathedral - Sponsor Form Honor your loved ones or commemorate your departed ones by contributing towards the poinsettias and other items which decorate our Cathedral during the Christmas Season. Christmas Decorations for our Cathedral Donated by: I would like to donate $ ( ) in memory of, or ( ) for the health of: Print Individual s name(s) here: Return this slip to the Church Office at: 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill PA 17011
10 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 10 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.
11 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 11 In December we meet on Mondays 1 st, 8 th, and 29 th at 5:30 p.m.
12 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 12 Holy Trinity Golf Tournament Foursomes 2014 Clayton Deitz Cumberland Stain Glass Famous Hot Weiner Don Gentile Hamilton Restaurant Pat Holderbaum Jim Lloyd George Lois Masgalas Brothers Neill Funeral Wilsbach Peachtree Restaurant Chris Petsinis Pete Petsinis Dan Shay Snappers George Spanos Nick Stamos Trindle Inn Trindle Inn Jed Clay
13 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 13 UPCOMING OCCSCP ADVENT RETREAT
14 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 14 DECEMBER LITURGICAL LIFE & REFLECTIONS SUNDAY MORNINGS Orthros 8:45am; Divine Liturgy 10:00am Monday 1 st Tuesday 2 nd 5:30PM Men s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta 10:00AM-11:00. Saturday 6 th St. Nicholas the Wonderworker 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy Sunday 7 th Divine Liturgy (10 th Sunday of Luke) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy Monday 8 th : *Sts. Joachim & Anna will be taking a bus ride for the regional Christmas party & Paraklesis service sung at 11:00am in Bethlehem. Please join Fr. Kosta and our seasoned citizens for this joint service of area faithful. *5:30PM Men s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Tuesday 9 th Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday 12 th : St. Spyridon the Wonderworker 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy * Saturday 13 th Join Fr. Kosta & Fr. Mark for a Regional Advent Spiritual Retreat at Annunciation Lancaster, from 9AM to 1PM. The retreat leader will be noted speaker & professor at St. Vladimir s Seminary, Dr. Al Rosi. Please see separate Flyer. Place: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church: 64 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster, PA Sunday 14 th Divine Liturgy (11 th Sunday of Luke) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy Tuesday 16 th Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday 20 th Chambersburg Divine Liturgy 9:00am. Also: at the Cathedral: 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy * Forefeast of Nativity, & this is Communion Breakfast Saturday! Following Divine Liturgy all are invited to share breakfast in the hall. Sunday 21 st Divine Liturgy (Sunday Before Nativity) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy
15 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page Christmas Services Wednesday 24 th 8:30am Royal Hours: This service is a ancient traditional preparation for the Christmas liturgies indicated below. In consists primarily of a collection of prophesies and New Testament readings surrounding the Nativity. The hymns also specifically sing about the events that surround the Nativity. Wednesday 24 th 8:00PM Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Fasting guideline: receiving Holy Communion for this service does presuppose a day of fasting. The faithful are asked to abstain from all food and drink for least 7-8 hours before the service if they are strong enough, including children. If younger children need sustenance, the food should be as simple as possible, always with the anticipation of receiving the Holy Sacrament. Remember that fasting should also include other disciplines; such as finding moments of quiet, and seeking out forgiveness from others; and forgiving others. The faithful are also encouraged to embrace the gift of reconciliation through Holy Confession during the 40 days before Christmas (the season of 40 days begins November 15). Thursday 25 th 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, for The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Sunday 28 th *Divine Liturgy (Sunday after Nativity) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy *1:00 Baptism Monday 29 th 5:30PM Men s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Tuesday 30 th Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta 10:00AM-11:00. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Outreach thought: Friendliness has eternal implications. Remember that Zacchaeus was converted merely by Christ s acceptance of him. Reaching out to those who enter our doors with a sincere handshake, greeting and a welcoming smile could be the most important missionary work we do.
16 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 16 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. My Daily ORTHODOX Prayer Book - $9.00 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 Children,; Prayers for the Sick and the Departed; etc. 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.
17 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 17 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 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 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.
18 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 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 December Abundant Life Bible Study Tuesdays 2 nd, 9 th, 16, 30 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 DECEMBER 2014 Page 19 New Year s Eve Dinner Dance 2014 Hosted by Neohoriton Syllogos Radisson-Penn Harris Hotel - 11& 15 Camp Hill Bypass - Camp Hill, PA (Special Glendi room rates available: Please do not drink and drive!) Tickets: Adults $70.00 per guest Children 6 to 12 years old: $25.00 Children under 5 years old: FREE ***Tickets must be paid in advance to reserve tables of 8 or 10 Included in Ticket Price: Champagne toast and party favors Draft Beer/Wine/Soda Buffet Includes: Roast Beef Tenderloin, Spiced Rub Pork Loin, Tilapia w/lemon butter, Chicken w/light sauce, soup/salad/vegetables and assorted desserts For the children: chicken tenders Live Music Featuring Neo Kyma Orchestra from New Jersey Entertainment: Magic Workshop for Children For tickets and information, please contact: John K. Giannaris (717) Vasiliki Katsaounis-Mazias (717) Athena Balafoutas (717) Angie Barakos (717) Joanne Panagos (717) Kathy Spanos (717) Hours: 8:30 p.m. 2:00 a.m. Cocktails 9:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. Dinner 12:30 a.m. 1:30 a.m. Hot and Cold Appetizers 9:30 p.m. -??? Music/Dancing 9:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Children s Entertainment HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!
20 THE SOURCE DECEMBER 2014 Page 20 H ΠΗΓΗ ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΣ 2014 ΚΑΦΕΣ ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΟΙ ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 7η 14η 21η 28η Γεωργια Λουκα & Γιωργος Κυριαζης Αποστολος Κοκος & Κωστας Παππας Γιωργος Μαλλιος & Νικος Μαλλιος Βασιλειος Κοτσαλος & Κωστας Γιανναρης ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΟΛΩΝ ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 7 η 10 η Κυριακη του Λουκα Χρυσουλα Τζεννινς 14 η 11 η Κυριακη του Λουκα 21η Ντοροθυ Μπραμ Κυριακη πριν της Γεννησεως Λονα Μαυρου 28 η Κυριακη μετα της Γεννησεως Τζειμς Λλοιντ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΟΛΩΝ ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ 2 η 5 η Κυριακη του Λουκα Αννα Αριανο 9 η 7 η Κυριακη του Λουκα Ροβερτ Μολλερ 16 η Αποστολου Ματθαιου Πητερ Ε. Αφτοσμης 23 η 9 η Κυριακη του Λουκα ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΑ/ ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΑ ΛΟΥΛΟΥΔΙΑ ΙΕΡΟΥ/ΚΑΦΕΣ 14 Δεκεμβριου Μνημοσυνο 40 ημερων και καφε εις μνημην Αποστολου Κοκου. 14 Δεκεμβριου- Τρισαγιο και καφε εις μνημην Βασιλικης Καραγιαννη. 14 Δεκεμβριου- Μνημοσυνο, λουλουδια Ιερου και καφε εις μνημην Δημητρας Νικολαιδη. ΒΑΠΤΙΣΕΙΣ Την Κυριακη 16 Νοεμβριου βαπτιστηκε στην εκκλησια μας ο υιος και η κορη του Κωστα και Κατερινας Χρονη και ονομαστηκαν Παναγιωτης Ευαγγελος απο την νουνα του Αμαλια Γιανναρη και Μαρια Ευαγγελια απο την νουνα της Ευσταθια Μιχαλοπουλου. Το Σαββατο 29 Νοεμβριου βαπτιστηκε στην εκκλησια μας η κορη του Λαζαρου και Τινας Μαιογλου απο τον νουνο και νουνα της Κων/νο και Βασω Παλιουρα. Το Σαββατο 29 Νοεμβριου βαπτιστηκε στην εκκλησια μας ο υιος του Βινσεντ ακι Ελισαβετ Ιμπρογνο και ονομαστηκε Μιχαλης Κοσμας απο την νουνα της Αγγελικη Γκουρλια. ΣΥΛΛΥΠΗΤΗΡΙΑ Εκφραζουμε τα θερμα μας συλλυπητηρια στην οικογενεια της Μαντελυνς Κουμπια που απεβιωσε στις 30 Σεπτεμβριου. ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΑ ΝΕΟΛΑΙΑΣ Χοπ & Τζοι Την Παρασκευη 5 Δεκεμβριου θα γινει η συγκεντρωση με δειπνο,παχνιδια και χειροτεχνιες. Παιδια ηλικιας 4/5 χρονων μεχρι την εκτη ταξη.για πληροφοριες τηλεωνειστε σδτην Θενα Γουορντ ΚΑΤΗΧΗΤΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ Σαββατο 20 Δεκεμβριου- Θεια Λειτουργια με προγευμα και επισκεψη του Αη Βασιλη. Κυριακη 21 Δεκεμβριου- Χριστουγεννιατικο Προγραμμα του Κατηχητικου Σχολειου. Σας παρακαλουμε να φερνετε τα παιδια στο Κατηχητικο Σχολειο συχνα. Αν το παιδι σα ς δεν μπορει να ειναι στην εκκλησια την Κυριακη 21 Δεκεμβριου γι ατο προγραμμα επικοινωνειστε με την Θενα Γουορντ. ΓΚΟΓΙΑ Οι συγκεντρωσεις θα γινονται την πρωτη Κυριακη του μηνα μετα την Θεια Λειτουργια. ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ Στις 22 Οκτωβριου το Ελληνικο Σχολειο γιορτασε την Επετειο της 28 ης Οκτωβριου του 1940 με ομιλητρια την Κα Παρασκευη Μαλλιου που ηρθε απο την Ελλαδα.Επισης ευχαριστουμε τον Κο Λαμπρο Πιλαλη για την βοηθεια του για την παρουσιαση του προγραμματος. Στις 29 Οκτωβριου τα παιδια παρουσιασαν το προαγραμμα