1 Epiphany - Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Tarpon Springs, Florida + Sunday, August 16, 2015
2 August 17 August 23 Schedule Monday Δευτέρα AUGUST 17 Tuesday Τρίτη AUGUST 18 Wednesday Τετάρτη AUGUST 19 Thursday Πέμπτη AUGUST 20 Friday Παρασκευή AUGUST 21 Saturday Σάββατο AUGUST 22 LITURGICAL SERVICES OFFICE AND MINISTRIES OFFICE M-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Bookstore, M-F, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Dance Ministry, 6:30 pm, Community Center Basketball 7:00 pm Gym Boys Scouts, 7:00 pm Fr. Tryfon Hall Sunday Κυριακή AUGUST 23 Orthros / Όρθρος, 8:00 am Liturgy / Λειτουργία, 9:15 am Bookstore, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
3 TODAY S SPECIAL SERVICES MEMORIALS 9 - month Stella Panteliodis 6 - year Stavros Pantelis 21- year Alexander Panteliodis TRISAGION 40 - day Kaliope Stamas Demopoulos COUNCIL MEMBERS ON DUTY TODAY Anna Billiris Karen Markopulos Charles Samarkos Manolis Ioannidis Gus Tsambis George Dovellos DEBT ELIMINATION CAMPAIGN Campaign Status as of Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Debt Elimination Pledges Received $ 80, Debt Elimination Monies Received $ 58, Credit Line Balance $ 185, Please contact treasurer Michael Kouremetis with questions regarding this report. He may be reached at or
4 ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ Πρὸς Κορινθίους Αʹ Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου 9: 2-12 Ἀδελφοί, ἡ σφραγὶς τῆς ἐμῆς ἀποστολῆς ὑμεῖς ἐστε ἐν Κυρίῳ. Ἡ ἐμὴ ἀπολογία τοῖς ἐμὲ ἀνακρίνουσιν αὕτη ἐστί. Μὴ οὐκ ἔχομεν ἐξουσίαν φαγεῖν καὶ πιεῖν; Μὴ οὐκ ἔχομεν ἐξουσίαν ἀδελφὴν γυναῖκα περιάγειν, ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ ἀπόστολοι καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Κηφᾶς; Ἤ μόνος ἐγὼ καὶ Βαρνάβας οὐκ ἔχομεν ἐξουσίαν τοῦ μὴ ἐργάζεσθαι; Τίς στρατεύεται ἰδίοις ὀψωνίοις ποτέ; Τίς φυτεύει ἀμπελῶνα καὶ ἐκ τοῦ καρποῦ αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐσθίει; Ἤ τίς ποιμαίνει ποίμνην καὶ ἐκ τοῦ γάλακτος τῆς ποίμνης οὐκ ἐσθίει; Μὴ κατὰ ἄνθρωπον ταῦτα λαλῶ; Ἤ οὐχὶ καὶ ὁ νόμος ταῦτα λέγει; Ἐν γὰρ τῷ Μωσέως νόμῳ γέγραπται "Οὐ φιμώσεις βοῦν ἀλοῶντα." Μὴ τῶν βοῶν μέλει τῷ Θεῷ; Ἤ δι ἡμᾶς πάντως λέγει; Δι ἡμᾶς γὰρ ἐγράφη, ὅτι ἐπ ἐλπίδι ὀφείλει ὁ ἀροτριῶν ἀροτριᾶν, καὶ ὁ ἀλοῶν τῆς ἐλπίδος αὐτοῦ μετέχειν ἐπ ἐλπίδι. Εἰ ἡμεῖς ὑμῖν τὰ πνευματικὰ ἐσπείραμεν, μέγα εἰ ἡμεῖς ὑμῶν τὰ σαρκικὰ θερίσομεν; Εἰ ἄλλοι τῆς ἐξουσίας ὑμῶν μετέχουσιν, οὐ μᾶλλον ἡμεῖς; Ἀλλ οὐκ ἐχρησάμεθα τῇ ἐξουσίᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀλλὰ πάντα στέγομεν, ἵνα μὴ ἐγκοπήν τινα δῶμεν τῷ Εὐαγγελίῳ τοῦ Χριστοῦ. ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ Κατὰ Ματθαῖον ιηʹ Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην ὡμοιώθη ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ ὃς ἠθέλησεν συνᾶραι λόγον μετὰ τῶν δούλων αὐτοῦ. ἀρξαμένου δὲ αὐτοῦ συναίρειν προσηνέχθη αὐτῷ εἷς ὀφειλέτης μυρίων ταλάντων. μὴ ἔχοντος δὲ αὐτοῦ ἀποδοῦναι ἐκέλευσεν αὐτὸν ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ πραθῆναι καὶ τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ τέκνα καὶ πάντα ὅσα εἶχε, καὶ ἀποδοθῆναι. πεσὼν οὖν ὁ δοῦλος προσεκύνει αὐτῷ λέγων κύριε μακροθύμησον ἐπ' ἐμοί, καὶ πάντα σοι ἀποδώσω. σπλαγχνισθεὶς δὲ ὁ κύριος τοῦ δούλου ἐκείνου ἀπέλυσεν αὐτόν, καὶ τὸ δάνειον ἀφῆκεν αὐτῷ. ἐξελθὼν δὲ ὁ δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος εὗρεν ἕνα τῶν συνδούλων αὐτοῦ, ὃς ὤφειλεν αὐτῷ ἑκατὸν δηνάρια, καὶ κρατήσας αὐτὸν ἔπνιγεν λέγων ἀπόδος μοι εἴ τι ὀφείλεις. πεσὼν οὖν ὁ σύνδουλος αὐτοῦ εἰς τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν λέγων μακροθύμησον ἐπ' ἐμοί, καὶ ἀποδώσω σοι ὁ δὲ οὐκ ἤθελεν, ἀλλὰ ἀπελθὼν ἔβαλεν αὐτὸν εἰς φυλακὴν ἕως οὗ ἀποδῷ τὸ ὀφειλόμενον. ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ σύνδουλοι αὐτοῦ τὰ γενόμενα ἐλυπήθησαν σφόδρα, καὶ ἐλθόντες διεσάφησαν τῷ κυρίῳ ἑαυτῶν πάντα τὰ γενόμενα. τότε προσκαλεσάμενος αὐτὸν ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ λέγει αὐτῷ δοῦλε πονηρέ, πᾶσαν τὴν ὀφειλὴν ἐκείνην ἀφῆκά σοι, ἐπεὶ παρεκάλεσάς με οὐκ ἔδει καὶ σὲ ἐλεῆσαι τὸν σύνδουλόν σου, ὡς καὶ ἐγὼ σὲ ἠλέησα; καὶ ὀργισθεὶς ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ παρέδωκεν αὐτὸν τοῖς βασανισταῖς ἕως οὗ ἀποδῷ πᾶν τὸ ὀφειλόμενον αὐτῷ. Οὕτω καὶ ὁ πατήρ μου ὁ ἐπουράνιος ποιήσει ὑμῖν ἐὰν μὴ ἀφῆτε ἕκαστος τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τῶν καρδιῶν ὑμῶν τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν. ΣΕΒΑΣΜΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΘΕΙΑ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΙΑ Συχνά είναι δύσκολη η προετοιμασία των παιδιών για τη Θεία Λειτουργία. Όμως το να χάνουμε όλη τη Λειτουργία και μετά να περιμένουμε να κοινωνήσουμε αφού μοιραστεί το αντίδωρο είναι αδικαιολόγητο πόσο μάλλον όταν τις περισσότερες Κυριακές προσφέρονται δύο λειτουργίες. Συνεπώς, σας γνωρίζουμε ότι κανείς δε θα λαμβάνει τη Θεία Κοινωνία κατόπιν της Θείας Λειτουργίας, εκτός από τους πολύ ηλικιωμένους και αρρώστους - ή φυσικά σε περίπτωση ανάγκης. Δικαιολογίες τύπου «ήταν αδύνατο να ετοιμάσω τα παιδιά έγκαιρα σήμερα» από εδώ και πέρα δεν θα αρκούν. Διδάσκουμε στα παιδιά μας να είναι συνεπείς σε λογιών-λογιών δραστηριότητες. Το να τους μάθουμε να είναι συνεπείς - και έτσι να δείχνουν το σεβασμό τους - για τη Θεία Ευχαριστία θα πρέπει να είναι κύριό μας μέλημα!
5 EPISTLE Paul s First Letter to the Corinthians 9: 2-12 Brethren, you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have the right to our food and drink? Do we not have the right to be accompanied by a wife, as the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? Do I say this on human authority? Does not the law say the same? For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain." Is it for oxen that God is concerned? Does he not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of a share in the crop. If we have sown spiritual good among you, is it too much if we reap your material benefits? If others share this rightful claim upon you, do not we still more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ. GOSPEL Matthew 18:23-35 The Lord said this parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, 'Pay what you owe.' So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' And in anger his lord delivered him to the jailors, till he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to everyone of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart." RESPECT FOR THE HOLY EUCHARIST It is difficult to prepare children for Liturgy. But there is no excuse for missing Liturgy entirely and expecting to receive Communion. You will not be communed outside of Liturgy unless you are old, infirm or have experienced an emergency. Saying it was hard getting the kids ready today will not suffice. Teaching children to be on time - and thus show respect for - the Eucharist should be our top priority.
6 Variable Sunday Liturgy Hymns Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον, ἡ Ζωὴ ἡ ἀθάνατος, τότε τὸν ᾍδην ἐνέκρωσας τῇ ἀστραπῇ τῆς Θεότητος, ὅτε δὲ καὶ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἐκ τῶν καταχθονίων ἀνέστησας, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἐκραύγαζον Ζωοδότα Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.. Τοῦ Ἁγίου Μανδυλίου Τὴν ἄχραντον Εἰκόνα σου, προσκυνοῦμεν ἀγαθέ, αἰτούμενοι συγχώρησιν τῶν πταισμάτων ἡμῶν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός βουλήσει γὰρ ηὐδόκησας σαρκί, ἀνελθεῖν ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ, ἵνα ῥύσῃ οὓς ἔπλασας, ἐκ τῆς δουλείας τοῦ ἐχθροῦ ὅθεν εὐχαρίστως βοῶμέν σοι Χαρᾶς ἐπλήρωσας τὰ πάντα ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, παραγενόμενος εἰς τὸ σῶσαι τὸν κόσμον. Της Εορτής Ἐν τῇ Γεννήσει τὴν παρθενίαν ἐφύλαξας, ἐν τῇ Κοιμήσει τὸν κόσμον οὐ κατέλιπες Θεοτόκε. Μετέστης πρὸς τὴν ζωήν, μήτηρ ὑπάρχουσα τῆς ζωῆς, καὶ ταῖς πρεσβείαις ταῖς σαῖς λυτρουμένη, ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν. Κ Κοντάκιον Τὴν ἐν πρεσβείαις ἀκοίμητον Θεοτόκον, καὶ προστασίαις ἀμετάθετον ἐλπίδα, τάφος καὶ νέκρωσις οὐκ ἐκράτησεν ὡς γὰρ ζωῆς Μητέρα, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν μετέστησεν, ὁ μήτραν οἰκήσας ἀειπάρθενον. Resurrectional Apolytikion When You descended unto death, O Lord who yourself are immortal Life, then did You mortify Hades by the lightning flash of Your Divinity. Also when You raised the dead from the netherworld, all the Powers of the heavens were crying out: O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory be to You. For the Holy Napkin We venerate Your immaculate icon, O good Lord, and entreat You to forgive our offences, O Christ our God. By Your own choice you were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh, to deliver us, whom You created, from our slavery to the foe. Therefore we cry to You with gratitude: You have filled all things with joy, O our Savior, by coming to save the world. For the Feast In giving birth you retained your virginity, and in Dormition you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated unto life, being the Mother of Life. And thus by virtue of your intercessions you deliver our souls from death. Του Ναού ανόνα πίστεως και εικόνα πραότητος, Apolytikion of St. Nicholas εγκρατείας διδάσκαλον, ανέδειξέ σε τη s rule of the faith and picture of gentleness, and teacher of temperance you ποίμνη σου, η των πραγμάτων αλήθεια δια A τούτο εκτήσω τη ταπεινώσει τα υψηλά, τη were exhibited to your flock, by the truth of πτωχεία τα πλούσια, Πάτερ Ιεράρχα Νικόλαε, the evidence, Thus you acquired the lofty πρέσβευε Χριστώ τω Θεώ, σωθήναι τας through humility, abundance through poverty. ψυχάς ημών. Father and Hierarch Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, that our souls may be saved. Kontakion The Theotokos, unsleeping in intercession * and the immovable hope of protection, * could not be retained by any tomb or death. * For being Life's own Mother, she was transferred to life by Him * who dwelt in the ever-virgin womb.
7 Saints and Feasts The Prophet Samuel The Prophet Samuel was the fifteenth and last of the Judges of Israel, living more than 1146 years before the Birth of Christ. He was born, having been besought from the Lord through the prayers of his mother Hannah (therefore he received the name Samuel, which means besought from God ). When he was three years of age, dedicated him to the worship of God and gave him into the care of the High Priest Eli, who was a judge over Israel. The prophet, at twelve years of age had a revelation that God would punish the house of the High Priest Eli, because he did not restrain the impiety of his sons. Eli s whole family was wiped out in a single day. The prophecy was fulfilled when the Philistines, having slain 30,000 Israelites (among them were High Priest, Hophni and Phinees), gaining victory and capturing the Ark of the Covenant. Hearing this, the High Priest Eli fell backwards from his seat, and breaking his back, he died. Upon the death of Eli, Samuel became the judge of Israel. The Ark of God was returned by the Philistines. After returning to God, the Israelites returned to all the cities that the Philistines had taken. In his old age, the Prophet Samuel made his sons Joel and Abiah judges over Israel, but they did not follow the integrity and righteous judgment of their father, since they were motivated by greed. Then,the elders of Israel, wanting the nation of God to be like other nations, demanded of the Prophet Samuel that they have a king. Prophet Samuel anointed Saul as king, but saw in this a downfall of the people. After denouncing the first king, Saul, for his disobedience to God, the Prophet Samuel anointed David as king. He had offered David asylum, saving him from the pursuit of King Saul. Prophet Samuel died in extreme old age. In the year 406 A.D. the relics of the Prophet Samuel were transferred from Judea to Constantinople. Ο Προφήτης Σαμουήλ Γεννήθηκε στην Αρμαθαίμ Σιφά στο όρος Εφραίμ, από τη φυλή του Λευΐ. Ήταν γιος του Ελκανά και της Άννας,η οποία ήταν στείρα και δια της προσευχής ο Θεός της χάρισε παιδί, τον Σαμουήλ, που τον αφιέρωσε στο Θεό για να εκφράσει την ευγνωμοσύνη της.ο Σαμουήλ όταν μεγάλωσε,υπηρέτησε τον Κύριο και έγινε μέγας προφήτης και κριτής του λαού δικαιότατος. Αυτός έχρισε βασιλείς, το Σαούλ και το Δαυίδ, προφήτευσε 40 χρόνια και πέθανε σε βαθιά γράματα. Holy Napkin (Mandylion) When the fame of our Lord Jesus Christ came to Abgar, the ruler of Edessa, who was suffering from leprosy, Abgar sent a messenger named Ananias, through him asking the Savior to heal him of him while bidding Ananias bring back a depiction of Him. When Ananias came to Jerusalem, and was unable to capture the likeness of our Lord, He, the Knower of hearts, asked for water, and having washed His immaculate and divine face, wiped it dry with a certain cloth, which He gave to Ananias to take to Abgar; the form of the Lord's face had been wondrously printed upon the cloth. As soon as Abgar received the cloth, which is called the Holy Napkin (Mandylion), he reverenced it with joy, and was healed of his leprosy; only his forehead remained afflicted. After the Lord's Death, Resurrection, and Ascension, the Apostle Thaddaeus came to Edessa, and when he had baptized Abgar and all his men, Abgar's remaining leprosy also healed. Abgar had the holy image of our Savior fixed to a board and placed at the city gate, commanding that all who entered the city reverence it as they passed through. Abgar's grandson, however, returned to the worship of the idols, and the Bishop of Edessa learned of his intention to replace the Holy Napkin with an idol. Since the place where it stood above the city gate was a rounded hollow, he set a burning lamp before the Holy Napkin, put a tile facing it, then bricked up the place and smoothed it over, so that the holy icon made without hands was no longer to be seen, and the ungodly ruler gave no further thought to it. With the passage of time, the hidden icon was forgotten, until the year 615, when Chosroes II, King of Persia, was assaulting the cities of Asia, and besieged Edessa. The Bishop of Edessa, Eulabius, instructed by a divine revelation, opened the sealed chamber above the city gate and found the Holy Napkin complete and incorrupt, the lamp burning, and the tile bearing upon itself an identical copy of the image that was on the Holy Napkin. The Persians had built a huge fire outside the city wall; when the Bishop approached with the Holy Napkin, a violent wind fell upon the fire, turning it back upon the Persians, who fled in defeat. The Holy Napkin remained in Edessa, even after the Arabs conquered it, until the year 944, when it was brought with honor and triumph to Constantinople in the reign of Romanus I, when Theophylact was Ecumenical Patriarch. The Holy Napkin was enshrined in the Church of the most holy Theotokos called the Pharos. This is the translation that is celebrated today.
8 DEBT ELIMINATION PLEDGES RECEIVED (As of August 11, 2015) The St Nicholas Community would like to thank all those who have already made their pledge to help eliminate our debt. If you haven t yet, please let our Lord guide you to your donation. Though $1,000 is the target amount, no amount is too small or too large. If you are unable to help, we welcome your prayers and moral support. Metropolitan Nikitas & Lulias, John Fr. James & Presvytera Vasiliki Rousakis Abare, Irene Alesafis, Michael & Kathy Andriotis, George Andropoulos, DeRose (In memory of Alexander Kaloudis) Angeliadis, Gregory & Maria Assimack, Kathleen Bakas, Elizabeth Bilirakis, Michael & Evelyn Billiris, Anna & George Bouchlas, Constantine Chakos, Michael Chrysostomou, Chrysoulla Coburn, Kyle & Mary Cosmos, Nancy Cretekos, Mr. & Mrs. George (In memory of Nick & Frances Cretekos) Dakakos, Toni Daskaroulis, Bill & Francine Fatolitis, Evelyn Fernandes, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Georgion, Nick & Stephanie Giallourakis, Bill C. Gombos, Emmanuel Harding, Spanos & Tina Harvard, Kally Haskkopoulos, John & Denise Hourdas, Peter Intl Union of Painters Joanow, Sylvia Kappas, Dennis Karavokiros, Irene Karavokiros, Pam & Steve Katsulos, Theophanis Kavouklis, Dr. & Mrs. Laz Kavouklis, Ruth Kissanis, Anthony & Athanasia Koukoulakis, Maria Kouremetis, Michael & Terri Kouskoutis, George & Maria Kouskoutis, Michael & Tina Lelekis, John & Calliope Levendia Mammas, Carmen Manglis, Theofilos & Tula Manias, Evangelia Manias, Kallie (in memory of) Manias, Nicholas & Michelle Manias, Nikitas & Aspasia March 25th Parade Committee Margaritis, Diane Markopulos, Karen Mazarakis, Donna Miaoulis, Nick Mikaleff, Irene Miliotis, John & Bessie Monokandilos, Drosso Nelsen, William & Leoni Palaidis, Chris & Geneva Panageotou, Bill Pantelis, Mike & Irene Pantelis, Nick & Sylvia Patsalides, Harry & Ana Petalas, John Post, Zenon Pseftelis, Vasilis & Kaliope Psiropoulos, George & Frieda Rigas, Evangeline Samarkos, Charles & Anne Skandaliaris, Anargiros & Lora Smith, E. Victoria Solon, George St. Nicholas Greek School Stamas, George Stamas, John Stephanos, Evelyn & John Stratakis, Peter & Doris Johnsen Sullivan, Stephanie Theofilos, Kathy Theofilos, John Tsangaris, Charles & Mary Tsataros, Nick & Kathie Tsoukalas, Eleni Tsoutsanis, Samuell Vazopolos, Steve Vouvalis, Nicholas Wohl, Bruce
10 OUR PRIEST IS HERE TO SERVE YOU Fr. James Rousakis ( , is here to serve you. Please call, text or him directly for any spiritual needs. To schedule sacraments, or call Fr. James - or leave a voic . Ο Πατήρ Δημήτριος είναι καθημερινά στην διάθεσή σας. Παρακαλούμε να τον καλείτε στο κινητό του τηλέφωνο για πνευματικές ανάγκες. COOKING FOR THE NEEDY St Nicholas Kitchen is an outreach ministry which provides a hot meal and fellowship to those in need. Volunteers for cooking, serving meals and cleanup between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm - along with monetary donations for the purchase of food - are welcome and needed. Your assistance helps feed approximately 100 people every Monday. Please call Chris Palaidis at (727) for further information. MEMORIAL WHEAT / KOLLYVA Kollyva for memorials (μνημόσυνα) may be ordered through: Antonia Korfias ( ) Irene Koutelas ( ) Evangelia Stavropoulos ( ) Contact info for these preparers is provided as a service to parishioners and does not imply endorsement. EPIPHANY SUBMISSION DEADLINE News and announcements for each Sunday s print version of Epiphany must be ed in.docx (Word) format to Soultana at by the close of business on the pre- Pharmaceutical Technician Needed! Tarpon Discount Drugs is looking for a part time pharmacy technician/sales clerk. Ideal candidate is experienced and bilingual (Greek). Please contact Aspasia or Steve at (727) for details.
11 SAVE THE DATE ST. NICHOLAS PHILOPTOCHOS IS PROUD TO PRESENT LIVE IN CONCERT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015 ST. NICHOLAS COMMUNITY CENTER MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
12 St. Nicholas Preschool is now enrolling for Fall! We offer Free VPK Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Snack included Wrap Care Caring, loving and educated staff Pinellas and Pasco School readiness accepted For more information or to schedule a tour, please call or visit our website at stnicholaspreschool.com. SAVE THE DATE! DUELING PIANOS are back! Don t miss this stunning collaboration between Tony DeBlois, A Blind autistic musical savant, & Tony Kidonakis, a Professor of Jazz Studies! Saturday, December 12, 2015 St Nicholas Community Center CHURCH GOSPEL AND SERMON ETIQUETTE It is disrespectful to arrive late for Liturgy and walk to a front pew while our clergy are reading the Gospel or delivering their sermons. It is also distracting to others who are attempting to concentrate on the message. If you must enter Liturgy late, you are kindly asked to take a seat at the very back until the Gospel or sermon are completed.
13 Hooray for our Vacation Church School! During the week of August 3-7, 2015, we hosted an amazing VCS! Lessons on the Feast Days of our Theotokos were presented. Our lessons ended with a lesson of the Dormition of the Theotokos. The children created their own icon of one of the Feast Days of our Theotokos, painted a mural, learned hymns and listened to inspirational lessons with Fr. James, as well as visiting the Cathedral with Mr. Gombos! A wonderful time was had by all of our amazing teachers, assistants and students!
14 Calling all St. Nicholas High School Graduates and College Students!!! Apply for a Sophia G. Colovos Scholarship through St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Fall Session, 2015 Deadline, Tuesday, 9/08/15 Use updated form, Fall Session, 2015 All forms are on the Cathedral website, print out at home or pick up packet from the Cathedral office and return to the Cathedral Parish Office by deadline above Remember to fill out 2015 St. Nicholas Stewardship Card It s easy to do, please review checklist below for Required Documents Current scholarship application Application must be completed in full. You may attach any additional comments that explain your special circumstances to the Trustee of the Colovos Scholarship Fund. Academic transcript of the previous semester Minimum GPA is 3.0 Recent high school graduates should provide their high school transcript. For college students, an online print-out of final grades is usually acceptable. Proof of class registration for the upcoming semester Must be full time student: 12 credit minimum (with the exception of Summer session.) If your program is full time but less than 12 credits, provide explanation and proof. Parent s current Personal Tax Return Your current Personal Tax Return (if applicable) You must be a Steward/Active member of the Church for a continuous two (2) year period immediately prior to the application for a scholarship from the Fund. Applicants 18 years old or older need to be stewards in their own name even if a dependent living at home. For any questions, please contact Karen Markopulos, Education, Culture & Youth Diakonia Committee at or
15 PLEASE SUPPORT SAINT NICHOLAS BOOKSTORE Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - noon Our bookstore has a large selection of books on Orthodoxy, Bibles, prayer books, saints, cookbooks, icons, CDs, DVDs, greeting cards, bracelets and necklaces, and many more items. The Amazing Life of Papa-Dimitri Man of God $17.00 Read about the life, miracles, and spiritual counsels of a simple Priest of our days. This amazing biography, that is sure to inspire you, is living proof that the Orthodox Church continues to produce Saints. The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers $25.00 It is needful to understand the miracles of the Mysteries: what it is, why it was given, and what is its profits St. John Chrysostom. Hieromonk Gregorios answers these and other important questions relating to the Divine liturgy as told by the Church Fathers. Orthodox Prayers Books $2.00 to $25.00 Gift Certificates Not sure what to buy for that special person or that special occasion? Our bookstore has hundreds of gift items to choose from. Gift certificates are available in any amount and never expire. Our bookstore carries a wide variety and large selection of prayers books pocket editions, hardbacks, paperbacks, beginner guides, Jesus Prayer, meditations on the Lord s Prayer, Praying with Mary, early Christian prayer books, and much more. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out an application at the bookstore, or call for more information. All proceeds benefit St Nicholas and the Bookstore Renovation Fund.
16 SAINT NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL 17 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL Tel: Fax: OFFICE HOURS : Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CATHEDRAL OPEN FOR PRAYER: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Fr. James Rousakis, Acting Dean & Vicar Nikitas Manias, Council President Maria Angeliadis, Office Manager Soultana Kalligas, Administrative Assistant PARISH MINISTRIES & DEPARTMENTS ALTAR SERVERS Jerry Theophilopoulos BOOKSTORE Vasilis Panageotou BOY SCOUTS Theodora Genduso & Antonio Genduso CUB SCOUTS -- Jim Leventelis CHANTERS Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis & Anthony Hatzidakis CHOIR, 1 st LITURGY Katie Faklis CHOIR, 2 nd LITURGY DeRose Andropoulos EDUCATION, CULTURE & YOUTH Karen Markopulos EPIPHANY COMMITTEE Emmanuel Gombos & Johanna Kossifidis G.O.Y.A. (9-12 grade) Theodora Kampouraki & Emmanuel Gombos GREEK AFTERNOON SCHOOL Chris Palaidis GREEK DANCE Maria Kouskoutis & Eva Athanasatos HOPE (K-2 gr.) & JOY (3-6 gr.) Eva Psilakis Anderson , Maria Sarantis JR G.O.Y.A. (6-8 grade) Evangelia Psilakis PHILOPTOCHOS Tina Chagaris PRESCHOOL Jessica Gorman STEWARDSHIP Charles Samarkos SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL Galatiani Leadbetter YOUNG ADULT LEAGUE (Y.A.L.) Erasmia Psilakis YOUTH CHOIR Sandy Chambers WEBSITE Mick Geary ORGANIZATIONS & SOCIETIES AHEPA James Miller SONS OF PERICLES Jimmy Makris DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE Michele Manousos ATHENIAN SOCIETY Helen Kariofilis CHIOS SOCIETY Chrysanthi Psoras CRETAN SOCIETY Angelo Sakis HALKI SOCIETY Michele Manousos HELLENIC BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION Emmanuel Ioannidis KALYMNIAN SOCIETY Nikolas Sazalis LACONIAN SOCIETY Theodore Tsafatinos PANCYPRIAN SOCIETY Angela Georgiadis PROMETHEAS SOCIETY Effie Vassiliou SYMIAN SOCIETY Michael Faklis