1 Epiphany - Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Tarpon Springs, Florida + Sunday, August 30, 2015
2 AUG 31-SEPT 6 SCHEDULE LITURGICAL SERVICES OFFICE AND MINISTRIES Monday Δευτέρα AUGUST 31 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 Tuesday Τρίτη SEPT. 1 Wednesday Τετάρτη SEPT. 2 Beginning of New Ecclesiastical Year Αρχή της Ινδίκτου Orthros / Όρθρος, 8:00 am Liturgy / Λειτουργία, 9:15 am Boy Scouts, 7:00 pm Fr. Tryfon Hall Basketball, Community Center Gym, 6:00 pm Thursday Πέμπτη SEPT Ministry Leaders Meeting, Community Center Conf. Rm. 1, 7:00 pm Friday Παρασκευή SEPT. 4 Saturday Σάββατο SEPT. 5 Sunday Κυριακή SEPT. 6 Orthros / Όρθρος, 8:00 am Liturgy / Λειτουργία, 9:15 am Bookstore, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
3 TODAY S SPECIAL SERVICES MEMORIALS 9-day: 40-day: 5-year: TRISAGION 6-month: 31-year: 38-year: Chrisostomos (Chris) Chrysakis Evangelos Toskas, Virginia Tsourakis Petrick Michael John McGee Emanuel Matsangos Anastasia Sarri Filippos Sarris COUNCIL MEMBERS ON DUTY TODAY Anna Billiris Costas Sisois Karen Markopulos Charles Samarkos Gus Tsambis George Dovellos Emmanuel Ioannidis DEBT ELIMINATION CAMPAIGN Campaign Status as of Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Debt Elimination Pledges Received $ 91,785 Debt Elimination Monies Received $ 68,360 Credit Line Balance $ 174,535 Please contact treasurer Michael Kouremetis with questions regarding this report. He may be reached at or
4 ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ Πρὸς Κορινθίους 1 16:13-24 Ἀ δελφοί, γρηγορεῖτε, στήκετε ἐν τῇ πίστει, ἀνδρίζεσθε, κραταιοῦσθε πάντα ὑμῶν ἐν ἀγάπῃ γενέσθω. Παρακαλῶ δὲ ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί οἴδατε τὴν οἰκίαν Στεφανᾶ, ὅτι ἐστὶν ἀπαρχὴ τῆς Ἀχαΐας καὶ εἰς διακονίαν τοῖς ἁγίοις ἔταξαν ἑαυτούς ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς ὑποτάσσησθε τοῖς τοιούτοις καὶ παντὶ τῷ συνεργοῦντι καὶ κοπιῶντι. Χαίρω δὲ ἐπὶ τῇ παρουσίᾳ Στεφανᾶ καὶ Φορτουνάτου καὶ Ἀχαϊκοῦ, ὅτι τὸ ὑμέτερον ὑστέρημα οὗτοι ἀνεπλήρωσαν ἀνέπαυσαν γὰρ τὸ ἐμὸν πνεῦμα καὶ τὸ ὑμῶν. ἐπιγινώσκετε οὖν τοὺς τοιούτους. Ἀσπάζονται ὑμᾶς αἱ ἐκκλησίαι τῆς Ἀσίας. ἀσπάζεται ὑμᾶς ἐν Κυρίῳ πολλὰ Ἀκύλας καὶ Πρίσκιλλα σὺν τῇ κατ' οἶκον αὐτῶν ἐκκλησίᾳ. Ἀσπάζονται ὑμᾶς οἱ ἀδελφοὶ πάντες. Ἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ. Ο ἀσπασμὸς τῇ ἐμῇ χειρὶ Παύλου. Εἴ τις οὐ φιλεῖ τὸν Κύριον ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, ἤτω ἀνάθεμα μαραν αθά. Ἡ χάρις τοῦ Κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦθ μεθ' ὑμῶν. Ἡ ἀγάπη μου μετὰ πάντων ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. Ἀμὴν. ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ Kατὰ Ματθαῖον καʹ Ε ἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην ἄνθρωπος τις ἦν οἰκοδεσπότης, ὅστις ἐφύτευσεν ἀμπελῶνα καὶ φραγμὸν αὐτῷ περιέθηκε καὶ ὤρυξεν ἐν αὐτῷ ληνὸν καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν πύργον, καὶ ἐξέδοτο αὐτὸν γεωργοῖς, καὶ ἀπεδήμησεν. ὅτε δὲ ἤγγισεν ὁ καιρὸς τῶν καρπῶν, ἀπέστειλε τοὺς δούλους αὐτοῦ πρὸς τοὺς γεωργοὺς λαβεῖν τοὺς καρποὺς αὐτοῦ. καὶ λαβόντες οἱ γεωργοὶ τοὺς δούλους αὐτοῦ ὃν μὲν ἔδειραν, ὃν δὲ ἀπέκτειναν, ὃν δὲ ἐλιθοβόλησαν. πάλιν ἀπέστειλεν ἄλλους δούλους πλείονας τῶν πρώτων, καὶ ἐποίησαν αὐτοῖς ὡσαύτως. ὕστερον δὲ ἀπέστειλε πρὸς αὐτοὺς τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ λέγων ἐντραπήσονται τὸν υἱόν μου. οἱ δὲ γεωργοὶ ἰδόντες τὸν υἱὸν εἶπον ἐν ἑαυτοῖς οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ κληρονόμος δεῦτε ἀποκτείνωμεν αὐτὸν καὶ κατάσχωμεν τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ. καὶ λαβόντες αὐτὸν ἐξέβαλον ἔξω τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος καὶ ἀπέκτειναν. ὅταν οὖν ἔλθῃ ὁ κύριος τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος, τί ποιήσει τοῖς γεωργοῖς ἐκείνοις; λέγουσιν αὐτῷ Κακοὺς κακῶς ἀπολέσει αὐτούς, καὶ τὸν ἀμπελῶνα ἐκδώσεται ἄλλοις γεωργοῖς, οἵτινες ἀποδώσουσιν αὐτῷ τοὺς καρποὺς ἐν τοῖς καιροῖς αὐτῶν. λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς Οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε ἐν ταῖς γραφαῖς, λίθον ὃν ἀπεδοκίμασαν οἱ οἰκοδομοῦντες, οὗτος ἐγενήθη εἰς κεφαλὴν γωνίας παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη, καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν; 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 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 B rethren, be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints; I urge you to be subject to such men and to every fellow worker and laborer. I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicos, because they have made up for your absence; for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such men. The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord. All the brethren send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. If any one has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. GOSPEL Matthew 21:33-42 T he Lord said this parable, "There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country. When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit; and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them. Afterward he sent his son to them, saying 'They will respect my son.' But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.' And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?" They said to him, "He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons." Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures: 'The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord's doing, and it was marvelous in our eyes?'" 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 Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀπορρίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος. Τοῦ Προδρόμου Μνήμη Δικαίου μέτ' ἐγκωμίων, σοὶ δὲ ἀρκέσει ἡ μαρτυρία τοῦ Κυρίου Πρόδρομε ἀνεδείχθης γὰρ ὄντως καὶ Προφητῶν σεβασμιώτερος, ὅτι καὶ ἐν ῥείθροις βαπτίσαι κατηξιώθης τὸν κηρυττόμενον. Ὅθεν τῆς ἀληθείας ὑπεραθλήσας, χαίρων εὐηγγελίσω καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ, Θεὸν φανερωθέντα ἐν σαρκί, τὸν αἴροντα τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, καὶ παρέχοντα ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος. Του Ναού Κανόνα πίστεως και εικόνα πραότητος, εγκρατείας διδάσκαλον, ανέδειξέ σε τη ποίμνη σου, η των πραγμάτων αλήθεια δια τούτο εκτήσω τη ταπεινώσει τα υψηλά, τη πτωχεία τα πλούσια, Πάτερ Ιεράρχα Νικόλαε, πρέσβευε Χριστώ τω Θεώ, σωθήναι τας ψυχάς ημών. Κοντάκιον Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννα ὀνειδισμοῦ ἀτεκνίας, καὶ Ἀδὰμ καὶ Εὔα, ἐκ τῆς φθορᾶς τοῦ θανάτου, ἠλευθερώθησαν, Ἄχραντε, ἐν τῇ ἁγίᾳ γεννήσει σου αὐτὴν ἑορτάζει καὶ ὁ λαός σου, ἐνοχῆς τῶν πταισμάτων, λυτρωθεὶς ἐν τῷ κράζειν σοι Ἡ στεῖρα τίκτει τὴν Θεοτόκον, καὶ τροφὸν τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν. Resurrectional Apolytikion When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and had rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world. For the Forerunner The memory of the just is observed with hymns of praise; for you suffices the testimony of the Lord, O Forerunner. You have proved to be truly more ven'rable than the Prophets, since you were granted to baptize in the river the One whom they proclaimed. Therefore, when for the truth you had contested, rejoicing, to those in Hades you preached the Gospel, that God was manifested in the flesh, and takes away the sin of the world, and grants to us the great mercy. Apolytikion of St. Nicholas As rule of the faith and picture of gentleness, and teacher of temperance you were exhibited to your flock, by the truth of the evidence, Thus you acquired the lofty through humility, abundance through poverty. Father and Hierarch Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, that our souls may be saved. Kontakion Both Joachim and Anna from their sterility's stigma, and Adam and Eve from their mortality's ruin have been set free, O immaculate Maid, by your holy nativity. For this do your people hold celebration, redeemed from the guilt of transgression as they cry to you, "The barren one bears the Theotokos, the nourisher of our Life."
7 THE HOLY PROPHET ZACHARIAH AND THE RIGHTEOUS ELIZA- BETH Saint Zacharias, the son of Barachias, was a priest in the temple at Jerusalem, while Saint Elizabeth was the sister of Saint Anna, the mother of the Most Pure Theotokos. The righteous spouses, "walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless," suffered from barrenness, which in Old Testament times was considered to be a great chastisement from God. Once, during his service in the temple, Saint Zacharias received tidings from an angel that his aged wife would bear him a son, who "shall be great in the sight of the Lord" and "shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias." Zacharias doubted the possibility of this prophecy's fulfillment and was punished with dumbness for lack of faith. When a son was born to the righteous Elizabeth, she declared by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that the babe would be called John, although among their kin, such a name had not been given to anyone before. The righteous Zacharias was asked, and he likewise wrote on a tablet the name John. At once the gift of speech returned to him, and he, filled with the Holy Spirit, began to prophesy about his son as the Forerunner of the Lord. When the impious King Herod heard from the Magi of the Messiah, Who had been born, he decided to slay all the infants in Bethlehem and its environs up to the age of two years, hoping that among them would also be the Messiah. Herod knew well of the Prophet John's unusual birth and wanted to slay him, fearing that he, too, was the King of the Jews. But the righteous Elizabeth concealed herself, together with the babe in the mountains. The slayers sought John everywhere. The righteous Elizabeth, on Saints and Feasts seeing the pursuers, began to entreat God with tears for salvation, and at once the hill, parting, concealed her together with the babe from the pursuit. During those days, Saint Zacharias was fulfilling his turn of service in the temple at Jerusalem. Soldiers sent by Herod vainly tried to learn from him where his son was. Then, at the command of Herod, they slew the holy prophet, stabbing him to death between the temple and the altar. The righteous Elizabeth died forty days after her spouse, while Saint John, preserved by the Lord, abode in the desert until the day of his appearing unto the people of Israel. ΠΡΟΦΗΤΗΣ ΖΑΧΑΡΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ Η ΣΥΖΥΓΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΓΙΑ ΕΛΙΣΑΒΕΤ Ο Ζαχαρίας, πατέρας του Ιωάννη του Βαπτιστή, έζησε στα χρόνια του Ηρώδη, βασιλιά της Ιουδαίας. Κατά τη γνώμη του Χρυσοστόμου, καθώς και άλλων Πατέρων της Εκκλησίας, ο Ζαχαρίας δεν ήταν απλός Ιερέας, αλλά αρχιερέας που έμπαινε στα άγια των αγίων. Σύζυγο είχε την Ελισάβετ και δεν είχαν παιδί. Κάποια μέρα λοιπόν, την ώρα του θυμιάματος μέσα στο θυσιαστήριο, είδε άγγελο Κυρίου που του ανήγγειλε ότι θα αποκτούσε γιο και θα ονομαζόταν Ιωάννης. Ο Ζαχαρίας σκίρτησε από χαρά, αλλά δυσπίστησε. Η γυναίκα του ήταν στείρα και γριά, πώς θα γινόταν αυτό που άκουγε; Τότε ο άγγελος του είπε ότι θα μείνει κωφάλαλος μέχρι να πραγματοποιηθεί η βουλή του Θεού. Πράγματι, η Ελισάβετ συνέλαβε και έκανε γιο. Όταν θέλησαν να δώσουν όνομα στο παιδί, ο Ζαχαρίας έγραψε πάνω σε πινακίδιο το όνομα Ιωάννης. Αμέσως δε λύθηκε η γλώσσα του και όλοι μαζί δόξασαν το Θεό. Βέβαια, η χάρη αυτή έγινε από το Θεό στο Ζαχαρία, διότι της ήταν «δίκαιος ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ, πορευόμενος ἐν πάσαις ταὶς ἐντολαὶς καὶ δικαιώμασι τοῦ Κυρίου ἄμεμπτος» (Λουκά, α' 6.). Ήταν, δηλαδή, δίκαιος μπροστά στο Θεό και ζούσε σύμφωνα με της της εντολές και τα παραγγέλματα του Κυρίου, άμεμπτος από κάθε σοβαρή ενοχή.
8 DEBT ELIMINATION PLEDGES RECEIVED (As of August 25, 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 Apostolides, Ipatia Archangel Michael Shrine Assimack, Kathleen Bakas, Elizabeth Bangos, William & Manias, Niko Bilirakis, Michael & Evelyn Billiris, Anna & George Bouchlas, Constantine Chakos, Michael Chrysostomou, Chrysoulla Chrysakis, Chris & Naomi Chrysakis, Emmanuel 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, Stephanie (in memory of Georgiou Georgion) Giallourakis, Bill C. Gialousis, John Gialousis, Marissa Gialousis, Mike & Renee Giannas, Mr & Mrs Pericles Ginnis, Nick & Thelma 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 Katsaras, Kalliope 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 Markos, Anastasios & Angeline Mazarakis, Donna Miaoulis, Nick Mikaleff, Irene Miliotis, John & Bessie Miller, Christopher & Evelyn 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 Royal Bridge Painting Co. Samarkos, Charles & Anne Shoemaker, James & Cathrine Skandaliaris, Anargiros & Lora Smith, E. Victoria Solon, George Spanolios, Peter & Anna St. Nicholas Greek School Stamas, George Stamas, John Stephanos, Evelyn & John Stratakis, Peter & Doris Johnsen Sullivan, Stephanie Theofilos, Kathy Theofilos, John Theophilopoulos, Dean Tsambis, Kon/nos & Anna Tsangaris, Charles & Mary Tsataros, Nick & Kathie Tsoukalas, Eleni Tsoutsanis, Samuell Vazopolos, Steve Vouvalis, Nicholas Wohl, Bruce
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. LEARN GREEK! Give your children the unique chance to learn the richest language in the world! Class times: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 pm Tuition: $350/year (one child) or $600/year (two children) First lesson & blessing: Wednesday, September 16, 4:00 pm For more information, please contact our church office at
13 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 SAVE THE DATE! ST. NICHOLAS PHILOPTOCHOS IS PROUD TO PRESENT LIVE IN CONCERT If we have the faith to dive in head-first. Our Epiphany celebration draws attention from around the world. But at the root of this holy day is a baptism. In baptism, submergence in water represents death to the old ways of sin, and what follows is a resurrection a rebirth to a new life in Christ. While Orthodox Christians are baptized only once, as a community we commemorate Christ s baptism every year. What better time to renew your life in Christ? What better way than through stewardship? We are stewards of the first catch. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 ST. NICHOLAS COMMUNITY CENTER MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
14 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 for further information. NEED FOR SUPPLIES We at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Preschool are very excited to start the school year. In the year since I have become director, we have made a lot of changes to our school: We have a new curriculum and a new behavior policy, and we aim at working towards becoming a nationally accredited preschool in the next few years. In order to begin working towards that goal, we need supplies -- specifically, art supplies and developmentally appropriate educational toys. We are asking for your donations to help us buy these supplies and achieve our goal of accreditation. If you would like to write us a check, please make it out to St. Nicholas Preschool. You can leave your donation with a Parish Council member or drop it off at the church office. Or, you can take the opportunity to visit us and see all the great things that we are doing at St. Nicholas Preschool! As always, we thank all of you for your continued support of our school. Sincerely, Jessica Gorman
15 ATTENTION MINISTRY LEADERS! St. Nicholas parents and youth are calling all Youth Ministry leaders, Sunday Church School, Greek School & Preschool directors, as well as bookstore and choir directors to the Ministry Leaders Meeting on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 pm at the St. Nicholas Community Center (Conf. Rm. 1). St. Nicholas Youth Registration will take place on Sunday, September 13 in Fr. Tryfon Hall after Divine Liturgy. Online information coming soon!!! Contact Karen Markopulos or Maria Angeliadis, Parish Office Manager ( , with any questions. The event is sponsored by the St. Nicholas Education, Culture & Youth Diakonia Committee. JOIN OUR CHOIRS Do you enjoy singing? Do you want the best seats on Sundays? Do you want to give your talents to praise God? Then wait no more and join the St Nicholas Cathedral choir! Rehearsals take place every Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Cathedral. For more information, call John Lulias ( ) or Katie Faklis ( ). 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 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. Kindly be reminded that all memorial services, as well as artoklasies, must be scheduled with the parish office by calling Soultana at
17 St. Nicholas Dance Ministry Agiasmos & Registration Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:30pm St Nicholas Community Center Dance practice begins Monday, 9/21: Grades 1 & 2: 4:30 5:15 pm Grades 3, 4, 5: 5:30 6:15 pm Middle School grades: 6:30 7:30 pm HS/College/Adult: 7:30 9:00 pm Fee is $75 per dancer Free Legal Advice Clinic at the Citizens Alliance for Progress Do you have a question for an attorney? Free Legal Intake Clinic on the 2 nd Thursday of each month 4:00-6:30 pm 401 E ML King Jr. Dr Tarpon Springs To sign up, contact Carmen ext. 12
18 Calling all St. Nicholas High School Graduates And College Students!!! Sophia G. Colovos Scholarship Fall Session Deadline: Tuesday, 9/8/15 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
19 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 and saints as well as Bibles, cookbooks, icons, CDs, DVDs, greeting cards, bracelets and necklaces, and many more items. A Pocket Prayer Book for Orthodox Christians $6.00 This little red pocket prayer book contains daily prayers, prayers and devotions for confession, Holy Communion, and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom -- the perfect companion for Orthodox Christians. Ultimate Things $17.00 This book will help many to understand an Orthodox perspective on the End of Times to help serious Christians prepare their hearts and minds to meet our Lord when He comes again. Preaching Another Christ $10.00 How many times have you been approached by an Evangelical Christian asking whether you have been saved? St. Theophan the Recluse shows us how to deal with this sensitive subject and bring back those who falsely believe in another Christ. Goodnight Beautiful Church $15.00 An enchanting bedtime story about a child s thoughts from the moment he enters the Narthex of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, FL, until bedtime, when he reflects on his experience visiting our beautiful church. Gift Certificates Can t decide between our hundreds of gift items? Gift certificates are available in any amount and never expire! 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.
20 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, 9:00 am - 5:00 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
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