1 THE SOURCE January Issue # 1-13 HOL HOLY TRINITY RINITY GREEK REEK ORTHODOX RTHODOX CATHEDRA CATHEDRAL THEDRAL CAMP HILL, ILL, PA Dearly beloved, As we enter the New Year by the grace of our Lord, I pray that we each see God s work in us and in His world in a fresh way. I believe the below article by Dr. Vrame on the topic of the Presence of God in the midst of Suffering, has some great insights that parents can profitably communicate with their children or grandchildren. Consider drawing from this for your family discussions and decisions for a blessed New Year! In Christ, +Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge AT A TIME OF TRAGEDY By Dr. Anton Vrame, Director, Archdiocese Department of Religious Education The events in Newtown, Connecticut have horrified us. The news is difficult for adults to process, emotionally and intellectually. Personally, each time I think about it even briefly a chill runs through me and tears come to my eyes. It s not even the worst nightmare, it s worse than that. How would we console one of those parents? What could we say? And if we are having difficulties with them, it s no wonder that our children may have difficulties processing these events. Even as I wrote this message, I am confronted by their inadequacy to address the situation. Naturally, students in our religious education classes will be asking many questions. Why does God let this happen? Where was God? There are no easy answers to these questions. Wise people have wrestled with them for centuries. Some thoughts to help you process the questions that children and others may ask. THE CREATION: At the conclusion of the first creation story, we read that God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good (Genesis 1.31). This is a description of the world where God placed humanity at the beginning. The next creation story places Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden where Adam was responsible for tilling and keeping it (Genesis 2:15-22). This is a lesson about human stewardship we are its caretakers. God gives us the ability to shape the world in which we live. Genesis 3 is the story of the Fall of Adam and Eve, their disobedience of God s command, the resulting alienation from God that they experience, and the results of this. To Adam, God says, cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you (Gen. 3:1718). And then in chapter 4 of Genesis, we read about the first crime: brother against brother, Cain murders Abel a violent crime, with anger and pre-meditation. The sin of Adam and Eve their Fall led to our fallen world and we are dealing with its consequences ever since.
2 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 2 WHO IS TO BLAME FOR SUCH TRAGEDIES? These opening stories from the Bible should help us realize that the condition of our world was not caused by God, but by humanity. God made us a beautiful world. He asked us to be its caretakers, but we messed it up, and as a result, its beauty has been marred and the world has become a painful place. Sin entered the world and death through sin (Romans 5:12). So, while it is natural to blame God at times like these the real blame falls to us. We are not living as God wants us to live. The question may not be why does God allow this to happen, but why do we allow this to happen? Why aren t we more involved with the issues of our world, trying to restore it to a semblance of what God wanted from the beginning? WHERE WAS GOD AT THAT MOMENT? God was probably with the adults who put themselves in harm s way and sacrificed themselves to protect the children in their care. The teacher who tearfully relates how she believed that they would die so she told the children that she loved them so that would be the last things that they would all hear. The photo of the police embracing one another, because even they can t fathom what they are dealing with at that moment, even as they must do their job. God is in these moments. TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPEN IN THE WORLD on a daily basis, but God gave us the ability and the freedom to work to make things better, to shape a world more the way God wanted it to be from the beginning. In light of the tragedy in Newtown, this could mean changing gun laws and people of faith might want to get involved in this discussion. More generally, there are plenty of other programs and policies we should be involved with. And we can begin to discuss and work on the general coarseness, acceptability of violence, and our behavior towards our neighbor in our culture. But these are the long term tasks in front of us. In the short run, over these next few days, as we continue to learn more details about what happened, see the media coverage (undoubtedly) of funerals, and witness how the residents of Newtown and the survivors try to reassemble their lives, our children will have many more questions and we will have to make time to address them. Listen to your children. What are they asking? How are they processing the information? Parents know their children best and they should be especially attuned to them over the next few days. They may want to stick close to you and to other trusted friends over the next few days. Even if you are many miles away from the events, television coverage brings them closer, making the world feel unsafe. The events will be unavoidable in the media, so they are already trying to make sense of the story, so answer their questions honestly, but in a way that they can grasp based on their age. If you are having difficulties, imagine how challenging it is for a youngster. The following story or stories like it have been running in newspapers all over the country. COMMUNICATE YOUR LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY AND CHILDREN. Communicate that the adults in their lives are committed to keeping them as safe as possible. We are so undone by the events because they appear so random and they remind us of our vulnerability, the unpredictability of life, and undermine any sense of control we have over our lives. (But schools are still safe places. While 27 people died, many hundreds of people in the school survived. Going to school is still safe.) In the next few days, look into your community to see what it is doing to send messages of support and compassion to the surviving families. Watch to see what Newton, CT does and find a way to participate. It will help reinforce to a child that we care about one another, even people who are strangers to one another can care about one another. Remember compassion means to feel with we should let the survivors know that we feel with them. VIOLENCE IN OUR SOCIETY: Many commentators these days have pointed to the prevalence of violence in our society, from entertainment to video games. Perhaps, this could result in you as a family and community making the following resolution between now and at least the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) Jan. 6 or beyond. Turn off and put away the violent video games. If they are still wrapped in Christmas packages, return them and replace them with something else. Don t watch television or movies with excessive, pointless, or gratuitous violence. Think of it as abstaining from certain forms of entertainment, just as we abstain from certain kinds of food for specified periods of time.
3 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 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 JANUARY 2013 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 Ricky Zervanos (717) Sunday School Thana Ward (717) Despina Aftosmes (717) Sunday School PTO Michael Ward (717) YAL George Peslis (717) GOYA President Niko Papoutsis (717) Vice President Demetra Mallios JOY Thana Ward (717) Greek School PTO Mantha Hershey (717) Olympic Flame Dancers Anne Parke, 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 Al Alex (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 (717) Chapter 18- Agios Taxiarhis Basketball Director Gus Kokos (717)
5 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 5 AN IMPORTANT REMINDER We need to conserve energy and provide better security for our Cathedral building complex. We request that all parishioners (including the members of various Church affiliated organizations, associations, and groups), and the clergy, to be more vigilant, responsible and caring. When you are the last person or persons leaving the Cathedral complex after Church services, meetings, classroom sessions, seminars, sports activities, or any other use of Church facilities, please take a moment, look around you, and make sure that: (1) All the lights and the air conditioning units for heating and cooling are off, e.g., do not leave the main air conditioning units in the Social Hall running needlessly while no one is around; and, (2) all the doors are securely locked. Our Cathedral is our collective Home. Let us treat it with the appropriate care and respect. Just to be sure, lock the doors. The Parish Council ΜΙΑ ΣΟΒΑΡΗ ΥΠΕΝΘΥΜΙΣΗ Χρειαζόµαστε να εξοικονοµήσουµε ενέργεια και να έχουµε ένα καλλίτερο επίπεδο ασφάλειας για το κτιριακό συγκρότηµα του Καθεδρικού µας Ναού. Παρακαλούµε όπως όλοι οι ενορίτες (συµπεριλαµβανοµένων µελών διαφόρων οργανισµών, συλλόγων, και οµάδων σχετιζοµένων µε την εκκλησία), και ο κλήρος, να είναι πιό παρατηρητικοί, υπεύθυνοι, και προσεκτικοί. Εάν είσθε το τελευταίο άτοµο το οποίον αναχωρεί µετά από µία θρησκευτική ακολουθεία, µία σύσκεψη ή συνάντηση, το τέλος µαθηµάτων, σεµινάριο, αθλητικό παιχνίδι, ή οποιαδήποτε άλλη χρήση των εγκαταστάσεων της εκκλησίας, παρακαλούµε όπως κοιτάξετε γύρω σας για να βεβαιωθείτε ότι: (1) Όλος ο φωτισµός και τα µηχανήµατα κλιµατισµού έχουν κλεισθεί, π.χ., µήν αφήνετε εν λειτουργία τα µηχανήµατα κλιµατισµού εντός της αίθουσας κοινωνικών εκδηλώσεων, και (2) ότι όλες οι εξωτερικές θύρες είναι ασφαλώς κλειδωµένες. Ο Καθεδρικός µας Ναός είναι ο συλλογικός µας Οίκος. Άς τον προσέξουµε µε την απαραίτητη φροντίδα και σεβασµό. Το ιοικητικό Συµβούλιο Dear Parishioners, PARISH COUNCIL I hope everyone had a joyous Christmas season and I wish everyone a good new year. The next parish council meeting will be on January 15, 2013, and the officers will be elected. The New Year will bring in the replacement of our heating and air conditioning system with the goal of a climate-controlled church. The much-needed bookstore will begin to take shape in the new year. Other areas that need our attention are improving the classrooms, making sure the roof is leak-free, resurfacing the parking lot, and making the church grounds more inviting. Another important project will be putting together the commemorative album that will record our church's seventy-five years of history. Even though the parish council is working on these projects, we do not want to neglect our main objective. Our goal is to make church attendance a fruitful part of everyone's week. Some of our existing programs need more attention and perhaps new programs need to be started. Keep your church and its organizations and parishioners in your thoughts and prayers. Remember Philoptochos, senior citizens, GOYA, Sunday school, Greek school, parish council committees, and think like a volunteer. On behalf of parish council, I wish you a Happy New Year. John Harbilas, Parish Council President
6 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 6 JANUARY COFFEE HOUR Vasiliki Kalathas, Toula Kontos, Betsy Boutselis JANUARY EARLY USHERS 6 George Panagos & George Keriazes 13 Paul Kokos & Kostas Pappas 20 Diana Peslis & Georgia Lucas 27 Bill Kotsalos & Kiki Lloyd JANUARY EPISTLE READERS 6 th Theophany/Epiphany Epistle for the Feast: Titus 2: :4-7, p. 126, Σελις Reader: Peter E. Aftosmes 13 th Tone 7, Eothinon 10 Epistle for the Sunday after Theophany: Ephesians 4:7-13, p. 127, Σελις Reader: Diana Peslis 20 th 12 th Sunday of Luke 8 th Tone/Plagal 4 th, Eothinon 11 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15, p. 188, Σελις 355 Reader: George Spanos 27 th 13 th Sunday of Luke Tone 1, Eothinon 1 Epistle: Hebrews 7:26-28 & 8:1-2, not in liturgy book, see BIBLE in pews p. 1048, Σελις Reader: Dimitri Zozos FEBRUARY EPISTLE READERS 3 Fifteenth Sunday of Matthew Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15, p. 88 Reader: Chrisoula Jennings 10 Sixteenth Sunday of Matthew Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10, not in liturgy book, see pew bible p Reader: Dorothy Braun 17 Seventeenth Sunday of Matthew Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1, p. 92 Reader: Lona Mavros 24 Sixteenth Sunday of Luke (Publican and Pharisee) Tridion Begins Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15, p.88 Reader: James Lloyd MEMORIALS/TRISAGIA ALTAR FLOWERS COFFEE HOUR John Tambasis January 13 1-yr Memorial, Altar Flowers, and Coffee Hour Vasiliki Scotes January 20 1-yr Memorial John Haydon January 20 2-yr Memorial BAPTIZED INTO THE ORTHODOX FAITH On Sunday, December 23, the son of Timothy and Irene Anderson was baptized and given the name Ilias by his godparent Eleni Michelitch. All who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ Gal. 5:27 WEDDINGS On Sunday, November 11, 2012, the wedding of Nick Sgagias and Faith Lehman took place in our Cathedral. Alexios Giannakopoulos was the Koumbaro. On Sunday, December 2, 2012, the wedding of Paul J. Karagiannis and Angela Kovac took place in our Cathedral. John Kotsalos was the Koumbaro. YOUTH MINISTRIES HOPE & JOY Happy New Year! First event of the year is on Friday, January 25, Bowling Night at Trindle Bowling Lanes in Mechanicsburg, PA.
7 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 7 Please contact Sam Kolokithas at (717) or if you plan on attending. SUNDAY SCHOOL Happy New Year! We want to thank ALL the teachers and parents who helped with the preparation of the children s Christmas program. We are beginning a new year with hopes and goals. Please remember that church begins at 10:00 a.m. The Epiphany is January 6, Come and worship and receive the blessing. This year the Epiphany falls on a Sunday, which does not often occur. Vasilopita will be celebrated on Sunday, January 13, Thank you and God Bless! PARISH MINISTRIES PHILOPTOCHOS Our Philoptochos chapter ended the year 2012 doing what it does best - helping others. In addition to monies sent to national, metropolis, and local commitments, we sent $1,000 to New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg, which is a community-based service organization that provides assistance for at-risk or in-crisis individuals and families. In addition, $500 in gift cards from stores like Home Depot, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Wal Mart were sent to National Philoptochos, who will oversee their distribution to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. We will give further assistance in the weeks and months ahead to individuals and families with continuing needs resulting from this hurricane, including Orthodox families. Philoptochos also gave $1000 for the 75th anniversary celebration of our Cathedral. Families of our parish gathered together for a Christmas celebration Pot Luck Lunch on Sunday, December 9, and about 100 people had a chance to sample a variety of foods, including many, many desserts. The koulourakia supply was replenished last month. Many thanks to those women who came in for the baking in the middle of a busy holiday season. Boxes of "goodies" were prepared for the shut-ins of our parish to be delivered by Father Kosta and Father Mark. Our next business meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15, at 12:30 pm (weather permitting), starting off with a potluck lunch. Come prepared to share your knitting and crocheting skills with those who are interested in learning. Add these dates and events to your calendar: Sunday, January 13 - Vasilopita Celebration Sunday, February 3 - Godparents- Godchildren Luncheon Saturday, March 9 - Metropolis Daffodil Luncheon Stewardship for the Philoptochos Society is now being collected every Sunday, Membership is open to all Orthodox women eighteen years and older. STS. JOACHIM AND ANNA About 30 members of the Saints Joachim and Anna Society attended the annual Eastern Region gathering of senior citizens that took place on Thursday, December 13, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in York. A Paraklesis Service was held at 11:00 am, followed by a Christmas luncheon. Other senior citizens groups in attendance were from the Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading parishes. The next regular meeting of the Society will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in the Philoptochos Room. 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
8 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 8 ST. ELIZABETH S WOMAN S STUDY GROUP The St. Elizabeth s Woman s Study Group resumed our meetings on September 12 th. Our first book is Father Arseny, Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father. A former scholar of art in the Orthodox Church, Father Arseny became prisoner #18376 in the brutal "special section" of Stalin's gulag. Despite the darkness of the Soviet prison camp designed for the systematic degradation of body and soul Father Arseny shone with the light of Christ's peace and compassion. Compiled from the accounts of his spiritual children and others he lead to God, this book offers stirring glimpses of his life both inside the prison camp aome. For more information please contact Ann Ariano at or Our group meets the 2 nd and 4 th Wednesdays of every month from 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY The church library contains much information about Orthodoxy and Greece. Please check it out for your reading materials. If you would like to check out a book from the library, please sign in the blue book on the bookshelf and cross off your name when you return it. BOOKSTORE The Bookstore continues to be open after Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings. There are many new children's books including "Our Hymn to the Mother of God" by the nuns of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery in Calverton, NY. Remember to browse for your Godchildren, grandchildren and children. The links are still available on the Holy Trinity web site to St. Isaac's Skete Icons and Orthodox Marketplace. For special requests, please call Jane Aftosmes PARISH NEWS 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) ALTAR SERVERS REGISTRATION Any boys ages 9 through 19 who are interested in serving in the altar this year should contact Peter Aftosmes at or (717) to register. Teams are being formed and a schedule will be established for weekly altar service. Any questions please contact Peter Aftosmes at or AGIA SOPHIA BOOK REQUEST TOO MANY BOOKS? Are you finding your bookshelves cluttered with old books? Those school classics that you or your children read once. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Hemmingway's Old Man and the Sea. Dickens' Great Expectations. The Diary of Anne Frank. Thoreau's Walden. And so on. The Manager of Agia Sophia wants to expand the shop's offering of gently used books (sold for $5) to include such established classics (paperback or hardback). She will come to our church to collect any donations on Tuesday, 12/4, and Tuesday, 1/22. Please look over your books at home prior to these dates for any appropriate old classics you may wish to donate to the coffeehouse. (Used bibles are also welcome)." Thank you so much for considering my requests. Yours in Christ - Robbin Staller - Manager, Agia Sophia EVRYTANIAN ASSOCIATION (VELOUCHI) CHAPTER 18 - AGIOS TAXIARHIS The chapter's Holiday Dinner will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM at Gilligan's on Eisenhour Blvd in Harrisburg. All current and prospective members should attend this event. Additional information will be provided
9 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 9 shortly. You can RSVP by calling Jim Lloyd at or Maria Peslis at Also, mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Valentine's Day Dance scheduled for Sunday, February 10, starting February 7th and running through Thursday, April 25th. This class is intended to be an excellent refresher course on our faith, so experienced/long time Orthodox Christians are certainly welcome, too. CATECHISM CLASS Fr. Mark will be offering a catechism or inquirer's class on Thursday nights from 7-8:15 p.m STEWARDSHIP CARD REMEMBER TO FILL OUT AND RETURN YOUR 2013 STEWARDSHIP CARD!!! CATCH-UP TODAY for 2012 Please keep your Weekly Offering Envelopes current. Send a check today and bring your 2012 Stewardship up to date if it is in arrears! Make out your tax-deductible contribution to Holy Trinity Cathedral and mail it to: 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill, PA Here is the balance of my stewardship contribution to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral for 2012 in the amount of $. (Name) We wish to thank the following parishioners who made donations to the Cathedral for the beautification of the sanctuary with poinsettias and evergreens during the Christmas Holidays: In loving memory of Constantine & Eleni Dimopoulos, donated by Argyrios Dimopoulos For the health of the family, donated by Steve, Pat, & Christina L. Nicholas In loving memory of Harry Touloumes, donated by Mary Touloumes & family In loving memory of dearly missed YiaYia Evangelia Mazias, donated by Michael-Gabriel, Thomas, Thomas and Theonas For the health of our granddaughter Maria K. Costopoulos and her parents George & Marina, donated by James & Maria Costopoulos In loving memory of Nick C Lias, donated by Anne P. Lias In loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. Costa Costopoulos, donated by Bill & Jill Costopoulos Special Thanks to: To Connie Keriazes for the beautiful Community Christmas Card To all the individuals who helped to decorate our Cathedral
10 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 10 NEW BOOKSTORE NEWS: At a previous Parish Assembly we approved the construction of a new bookstore at the North side of the Church, between the main Church building and the hallway corridor (West of the bell tower). The following items have been done and/or being done: 1. Architectural construction plans have been created and have been approved by the township. These plans are in the hallway for your perusal. Constructive comments are welcomed. 2. A permit was obtained and we re presently in the process of getting bids for construction. 3. We have about $17, 000 earmarked for this project with the largest amount (about $15,000) coming from the Arcadian Association through a donation. 4. Depending on the weather, construction could start sometimes in March 2013 with completion by the end of April We expect the bookstore construction (shell) to cost approximately $20,000 and additional funds will be needed for interior furniture (shelves, etc) 6. A bookstore account is created for the construction and furnishing of the bookstore. Anyone interested in donating to the bookstore account please see the Church Treasurer. We think the Bookstore will add to the outreach of our Church and we ask for your support. The Parish Council Ανέγερση Καινούργιου Βιβλιοπωλείου Εκκλησίας Σε μία περασμένη Γενική Συνέλευση της ενορίας εγκρίθηκε η ανέγερση ενός καινούργιου βιβλιοπωλείου στην βόρεια πλευρά της εκκλησίας μας, στον τούδε ακάλυπτο χώρο μεταξύ του κυρίου κτιρίου της εκκλησίας και του διαδρόμου του επιπροσθέτου κτιρίου (δυτικώς του καμπαναριού). Οι κάτωθι δραστηριότητες έλαβαν χώρα ή είναι υπό εξέλιξη: 1. Έχουν γίνει αρχιτεκτονικά - οικοδομικά σχέδια κι έχουν εγκριθεί από την αρμόδια τοπική κυβερνητική αρχή. Αυτά τα σχέδια είναι στον διάδρομο του επιπροσθέτου κτιρίου και μπορείτε να τα επιθεωρήσετε. Επικοδομητικά σχόλια γι αυτά τα αρχιτεκτονικά σχέδια είναι ευπρόσδεκτα. 2. Η οικοδομική άδεια έχει εκδωθεί και είμαστε στην διαδικασία λήψης προσφορών για το ανάλογο οικοδομικό έργο. 3. Έχουμε προσδιορίσει ένα ποσό των $ για το όλο έργο και το μεγαλύτερο μέρος του ($15.000) θα προέλθει μέσω δωρεάς από τον Σύλλογο Αρκαδίας (ή Αρκάδων). 4. Ανάλογα με τις επικρατούσες καιρικές συνθήκες, οικοδομικές εργασίες μπορεί ν αρχίσουν εντός του Μαρτίου 2013 και να περατωθούν μέχρις το τέλος Απριλίου Αναμένουμε ότι η οικοδόμηση του βιβλιοπωλείου (σκελετός) να κοστίση γύρω στις $ και επιπρόσθετα ποσά θα χρειασθούν για τον εσωτερικό εξοπλισμό κι επίπλωση (π.χ. ράφια, κ.λ.π.). 6. Δημιουργείται ένας ξεχωριστός λογαριασμός για την οικοδόμηση κι εξοπλισμό επίπλωση του βιβλιοπωλείου. Οποιοσδήποτε ή οποιαδήποτε ενδιαφέρεται να συνεισφέρει εθελοντικά στον λογαριασμό αυτό παρακαλούμε όπως έλθετε σε επαφή με τον Ταμία της εκκλησίας. Πιστεύουμε ότι το καινούργιο βιβλιοπωλείο θα ενισχύσει το αποστολικό και διδακτικό έργο της εκκλησίας κι ενορίας μας και ζητούμε την υποστήριξή σας για την περάτωση της οικοδόμησής του. Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο
11 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 11 LITURGICAL SERVICES IN JANUARY EACH SUNDAY ORTHROS 8:45am DIVINE LITURGY 10:00am -Tuesday 1 st Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Basil the Great: 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy -Friday 4 th 8:30am Royal Hours (This service lasts approximately one hour and includes many scriptural readings pertaining to the upcoming Feast of Epiphany or Theophany) -Saturday 5 th Eve of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy & First Blessing of Waters. -Sunday 6 th Divine Liturgy of St. Basil: Great Feast of The Theophany of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy & second Blessing of Waters. -Monday 7 th Synaxis of John the Baptism 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy -Saturday 12 th : Chambersburg: 9:00 Divine Liturgy -Sunday 13 th Divine Liturgy (Sunday After Epiphany) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. (continued next page)
12 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 12 Philoptochos Presents Community Vasilopita Cutting (To Benefit St. Basil s Academy) Sunday January 13 th at the end of Liturgy The history of the tradition of Vasilopita stems back to the fourth century when St. Basil, Bishop of Cappadocia, desired to distribute money to the poor. Not wanting to seem partial to any one family, St. Basil sought out some women to bake sweet bread into which the money was baked. The bread was then cut, and the money was found and kept by the needy. Today, finding the coin has come to signify a blessing. This custom is especially inviting to the children who love to find the money in the "Vasilopita." We can all participate in this age old custom; keeping in mind that customs such as this help the people of God keep their faith alive and real; and their sense of "Church" vibrant and important! Additional Special Note for Sunday January 13 th : Pan-Orthodox Blessing of the Susquehanna River! 2:00pm at City Island Park -Thursday 17 th St. Anthony the Great 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy -Friday 18 th St. Athanasios 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy -Sunday 20 th Divine Liturgy (12 th Sunday of Luke) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. -Sunday 27 th Divine Liturgy (15 th Sunday of Luke) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. -Wednesday 30 th Synaxis of The Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, & John Chrysostom 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
13 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 13 House Blessing Schedule 2013 Agiasmo or The Sanctifying Water is an ancient and pious tradition within Orthodox Christianity. The faithful are encouraged to invite the clergy to come to their homes to bless their house and family. In order to make it possible within our large community for as many homes to be blessed as possible, we ask that you affirm your interest in this year s house blessings by submitting the attached form to the Church Office (or No Later than Wednesday, January 2 nd. We appreciate the faithful not adding arbitrary requests apart from this form and date Cut Here Please Print Clearly Yes, I would like to have my home blessed and will support the community schedule posted on the bottom of this information sheet My family is available during the day. I am unable to be available according to the community schedule, but please call me to make special arrangements at the completion of the community schedule. (In this case, please submit this form, nonetheless, by January 4 th ). Name: Address: City, State: Zip Code: Phone Number: See next page for schedule
14 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 14 Zip Code Dates in January Either Saturday, Jan. 5, Monday, Jan. 7, or Tuesday, Jan. 8 (You may call Fr. Kosta to leave a preference; or he will call you beforehand) Wednesday, Jan , 17339, 17025, Friday, Jan , 17202, 17222, 21740, 17268, 17353, 17257, 17240, Saturday, Jan , Monday, Jan Tuesday, Jan , 17102, 17103, 17104, Wednesday, Jan , Friday, Jan , Saturday, Jan Monday, Jan , Tuesday, Jan , 17022, 17057, Wednesday, Jan , 17053, 17020, 17018, Friday, Jan , 17202, 17222, 21740, 17268, 17353, 17257, 17240, Saturday, Jan , Monday, Jan , Tuesday, Jan , 17007, Wednesday, Jan , 17331, 17340, 17325, 17316, Friday, Feb. 1
15 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 15 Godparents/Godchildren Sunday February 3, 2013 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ Gal. 3:27 Luncheon following Liturgy Sponsored by Philoptochos Society *Tickets will be on sale Sundays January 6 th, 13 th, 20 th, and 27 th or by calling Maria Peslis ( ) 7246), Thana Ward ( ) 8892), or Ricky Zervanos ( ) 5665) (Deadline January 29, ) All tickets will be sold in advance and all seats reserved. COST Adults $10.00 Children ages 4-12 $5.00 Children under 3 free Celebrate the Day with your Godparents and Godchildren
16 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 16 The Metropolis of Pittsburgh Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society Presents the 2013 Daffodil Luncheon Saturday, March 9, :00 am Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey 604 Station Road, Grantville, Pa Proceeds benefit the Philoptochos Social Services Fund and Penn State Hershey Children s Hospital Hummingbird Program Donation: $50 per person For information and questions, contact: Thana Ward Cassandra Karamanos: Christine Speros: Hosted by Philoptochos chapters: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Harrisburg, Pa Annunciation, Lancaster, Pa Sts. Constantine & Helen, Reading, Pa Annunciation, York, Pa
17 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 17 Who Should Serve as a Sponsor? By Dr. Lewis Patsavos The importance of the sponsor s role in the sacraments of baptism and matrimony cannot be overstated. The Church expects that the person who serves as sponsor be a practicing Orthodox Christian whose life corresponds to its teachings. Therefore, someone who has married outside the Orthodox Church or abandoned his teachings may not serve as sponsor. To understand the Church s view, it is necessary to know the sponsor s role in context, particularly at the baptism. A sponsor s presence at baptism dates to the early Church when initiation of adults into the Faith was common. It was the sponsor who guaranteed the sincere intentions and orthodox belief of the person about to be baptized. The sponsor, then, had to be a person of integrity with credible testimony and a real commitment to instructing another in the faith. With the appearance and prevalence of infant baptism, the sponsor s role has become purely functional. Now, all that is required is the mere recitation of the creed in place of the infant and the formal promise to nurture it in the Orthodox faith. Obviously, even the ceremonial role assumed by sponsors makes it absolutely necessary that they be identifiable Orthodox Christians. Consequently, non-christians, non-orthodox, schematics and those excommunicated are forbidden to be sponsors. Also forbidden to act as sponsors, but for different reasons, are the parents, clergy, minors, the mentally impaired and persons of ill-repute. Great care should be taken in selecting a sponsor for the sacraments of baptism or matrimony. Although the original role of the sponsor may now be perfunctory, restoration of some of the sponsor s spiritual responsibilities is certainly in order and long overdue. This holds true especially for the sponsor at baptism. The person entrusted with the sacred responsibility of professing the Orthodox faith in behalf of one about to be baptized ought to exemplify all that this entails. Such expectation will help assure a special kind of relationship not only between sponsor and godchild, but also between the sponsor and the godchild s parents. Sponsorial relationships arising from baptism and matrimony should serve to expand one s spiritual bonds with others. The more persons from a community engaged in a spiritual commitment, the more spiritually alive and aware that community can become. Such relationships, when pursued properly, can serve to foster spiritual renewal in our parishes. However, such a goal is defeated when one restricts the choice of sponsors to blood relatives or those with whom one is already (see next page)
18 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 18 related spiritually. There may be instances when this is unavoidable but it should never be the norm. Let us, for example, cite the case of a couple who has sponsored one or more children of the same family as godparents. It is not uncommon for such a couple, when they have their own children, to ask the parents of their godchildren to sponsor their children. However, to do so is to forfeit the opportunity to increase the number of members in one s spiritual family. Furthermore, it gives the impression of being closed, self-absorbed and exclusive; conditions incompatible with the all-embracing openness expected of a Christian. In the same way, while it is the natural inclination to ask siblings and other blood relative to be sponsors, this, too restricts, a person s spiritual family to those with whom one already has close bonds. It would be more appropriate to nurture a spiritual relationship with those who are not one s kin. We should not perpetuate the notion that sponsorship is simply a social manner. On the contrary, an Orthodox Christian should carefully select sponsors whose counsel and support can be trusted as godly, pious and faithful to the traditions of the Orthodox Church. In this way, one finds spiritual stability in troubled times and is bound into a measure of accountability to the sponsor. The canonical basis of who should be a sponsor is found in ecclesiastical custom. Behind this custom there exist reasons which make it understandable Following custom out of empty habit, without explanations or understanding, contributes to one s disenchantment and eventually leads to the violation of ecclesiastical practice. We offer the above explanation in the interest of preserving the longstanding and tested ecclesiastical practice regarding sponsors. Oratorical Festival News To: All Holy Trinity community members From: Parish Oratorical Festival Committee Rejoice! How would like to support our youth as they learn to inspire, challenge and lead us in an uplifting way? This year, the oratorical committee is asking you to support this worthwhile cause. The purpose of the Festival is to provide teenagers an opportunity to learn, write and speak about their Orthodox Faith, Church, and Heritage. This strengthens their understanding and appreciation of their identity a Greek Orthodox Christians, and cultivates spiritual growth and understanding. You can support this worthwhile cause by: 1. Encouraging a teenager to part of this joyous event. If you know a teenager, (grades 7-9 Junior Division and grades Senior Division) then encourage them to participate. All they need to do is create an inspiring speech for all of us to hear.
19 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page Volunteering to be an adult mentor to one of the participants. Your job would be to oversee the progress of the participant is making to complete his inspirational speech and to make suggestions for improvement. Ask a participant to look over her/his speech 3. Being a supporter at the oratorical festival on Sunday February 24th. Save the date we are looking for every parish member to be a part of this joyous event. What a great way to show our support for the youth of the church. 4. Bringing a covered dish to the festival luncheon. Bring a covered dish to the festival. Since the festival is after church, the festival will include a luncheon. If you bring a covered dish then the dish can be your donation. Remember the covered dish must not contain meat because it is fasting day. 5. Donating a gift certificate to be rewarded to one of the participants. This gift certificate can be to local restaurant, local video store, or just an i-tunes gift card. Your contribution will be mentioned in the program and it can also be used as a donation to the oratorical festival. Peace, 6. This year our parish will be hosting our district festival. We are in need of donations for the district festival as well. Food and gift cards will be gladly accepted. Please see one of the chairpersons if you can assist. The date is Saturday March 16. Ann Ariano and Peter Pavlis Parish Oratorical Festival chairpersons To: Parents of 9-12 year olds From: Parish oratorical chairpersons Oratorical Festival News Rejoice! On February 24th, the oratorical festival committee will sponsor an elementary division. It will give 9-12 year olds an opportunity to express their feelings about their faith and Church, as well as to gain confidence and selfesteem. In addition, it is the committee s hope that this elementary division will provide an incentive to children for later participation in the Junior and Senior Divisions. If you are parent of 9 to 12 year old and would like your child to have this great opportunity, then you let us know by February 10th. Your child will be included in the program and receive a gift for participating in the festival. This division will not be judged. If you want you child to speak, then you and your child can pick a topic to speak on. Such topics might be about prayer, Jesus, Icons, his/her saint and church feast day. You will need to work together with your child to develop their speech. Your child may have the opportunity to practice his/her speech in front of his/her peers on February 24 th.. There might be an opportunity for your child to participate in a class activity to be preformed at the festival. If you have any creative ideas you may wish to share, then please share those ideas with your child s teacher. There are many opportunities like re-enacting a parable or a Bible story.
20 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 20 If you wish to have your child participating in this uplifting experience, please fill out the following form and give it to a parish oratorical festival chairperson by February 17 th This deadline ensures that your child will be included in the program and receive a prize. I will would my child,, to participate in the oratorical festival. I understand that it my responsibility to help my child prepare for this event. Signature of the parent Oratorical Festival News To: All Holy Trinity Cathedral Youth From: The Oratorical Festival Committee Rejoice! Would you like to participate in the most successful program of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese? Starting in February, our parish will once again be part of the National Oratorical Festival sponsored by the Archdiocese. Being a part of this program will help you to discover the fullness of the Orthodox Faith. This program will strengthen your understanding and appreciation of being a Greek Orthodox Christian. The first step of the festival is our parish festival. This year the parish festival will take place on Sunday February 24, The festival will take place after liturgy in the Philoptochos room. At that time, there will be a free Lenten Luncheon for all the participants and their families. Our parish winners will participate in the district festival on March 16 at our church. This year, the committee will be giving out prizes for all of the participants. Your biggest reward is to have the opportunity to inspire, challenge and lead others in an uplifting way, just like St. John Chrysostom did over 1500 years ago. There are two divisions, Junior (7 th -9 th grade) and the Senior division (10 th -12 th grade). Topics are on the back of this page. All you need to part of this joyous festival is to fill out this permission form and give it to one of the parish festival chairmen by February 10, Peace, Ann Ariano and Peter Pavlis Parish Festival Committee chairmen I am ready to make a commitment to inspire, challenge, and lead others in an uplifting way. Signature of the participant Grade of the participant I am ready to support my son/daughter in this learning opportunity. Signature of a parent
21 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 21 Oratorical Festival News Topics for the Junior Division (7 th - 9 th grades): 1. Considering the Lord s words to His disciples, If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all (Mark 9:35), discuss the relationship between service and leadership. 2. Discuss the importance of participating in the life of the Church in light of Jesus s teaching in John 15:5: I am the vine, you are the branches. 3. In the Resurrection Service, the priest proclaims, Come receive the light. Discuss the place of light in the Orthodox Tradition. 4. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, fruitfulness, gentleness, selfcontrol (Galatians 5:22-23). Discuss how we can, with help of the Holy Spirit, produce this fruit in our lives. 5. In Psalm 103/104, God s care for the natural world is praised. Select elements from the psalm and discuss how they may help us grow in our Faith. Senior Division (Grades 10 12) 1. The Prophet Micah says, He has shown you, O man, what is good: and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8). Discuss how this passage has inspired many Christians to acts of service. 2. In 313 AD, St. Constantine the Great proclaimed the Edict of Milan, which allowed Christians to practice their faith freely. What did religious freedom mean then, and what does it mean for people of faith today in countries where violent religious persecution occurs? 3. Discuss the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian in light of today s culture. The Prayer of St. Ephraim Lord and Master of my life, cast away from me the spirit of laziness, idle curiosity, love of power and vain talk. But grant me, Your servant, the spirit of moderation, humility, patience, and love. Yes. Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not judge my brothers and sisters. For you are blessed forever. Amen. 4. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven ( Matthew 5:16) Social websites, apps and so on are constantly present in our lives, making it easy for us to share bits and pieces of our lives with many people. How do you let your light so shine using these widely available social and other media? 5. Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that l may learn Your commandments. (Psalm 118/119, verse 73). Discuss how this passage can guide us in a time when we constantly seek to alter the way we look, act, and live.
22 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 22 Η ΠΗΓΗ ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΣ 2013 ΚΑΦΕΣ Βασιλικη Καλαθα, Τουλα Κοντου, Μπετσυ Μπουτσελη 6η 13η 20η 27η ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΟΙ ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ Γιωργος Παναγος & Γιωργος Κυριαζης Αποστολος Κοκος & Κωστας Παππας Νταιανα Πεσλη & Γεωργια Λουκα Βασιλειος Κοτσαλος & Κικη Λλοιντ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΟΛΩΝ ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ 6 η Tα Αγια Θεοφανεια Πητερ Ε. Αφτοσµης 13 η Ηχος Βαρυς, Εωθινον 10 Νταιανα Πεσλη 20 η 12 η Κυριακη του Λουκα Γιωργος Σπανος 27 η 13 η Κυριακη του Λουκα ηµητρης Ζοζος ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΟΛΩΝ ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ 3 η 15 η Κυριακη του Ματθαιου Χρυσουλα Τζενινς 10 η 16 η Κυριακη του Ματθαιου Ντοροθυ Μπραν 17 η 17 η Κυριακη του Ματθαιου Λονα Μαυρου 24 η 16 η Κυριακη του Λουκα Τζειµς Λλοιντ ΛΟΥΛΟΥ ΙΑ ΙΕΡΟΥ/ΚΑΦΕΣ ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΑ/ ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΑ 13 Ιανουαριου Μνηµοσυνο ενος ετους, καφε και λουλουδια Ιερου εις µνηµην Ιωαννη Ταµπαση. 20 Ιανουαριου Μνηµοσυνο ενος ετους εις µνηµην Βασιλικης Σκοτη. 20 Ιανουαριου Μνηµοσυνο δυο ετων εις µνηµην Ιωαννη Χαιδου. ΒΑΠΤΙΣΗ Την Κυριακη 23 εκεµβριου βαπτιστηκε στην εκκλησια µας ο υιος του Τιµοθεου και Ειρηνης Αντερσον και ονοµαστηκε Ηλιας απο την νονα του Ελενη Μιτσελιτς. ΓΑΜΟΙ Την Κυριακη 11 Νοεµβριου παντρευτηκαν στην εκκλησια µας ο Νικολαος Σγαγιας και η Φαιηθ Λεµαν.Κουµπαρος ηταν ο Αλεξιος Γιαννακοπουλος. Την Κυριακη 3 εκεµβριου παντρευτηκαν στην εκκλησια µας ο Αποστολος Ι. Καραγιαννης και η Αντζελα Κοβακ. Κουµπαρος ηταν ο Ιωαννης Κοτσαλος. ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΑ ΝΕΟΛΑΙΑΣ ΧΟΠ & ΤΖΟΙ Καλη Χρονια! Η πρωτη συναντηση θα γινει την Παρασκευη 25 Ιανουαριου στο Τριντιλ Μπωλλιν.Για περισσοτερες πληροφοριες επικοινωνειστε µε τον Σαµ Κολοκυθα ΚΑΤΗΧΗΤΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ Καλη Χρονια! Θα ηθελα να ευχαριστησω ολες τις δασκαλες /ους και γονεις που βοηθησαν για το Χριστουγενννιατικο Προγραµµα. Αρχιζουµε τον Καινουργιο χρονο µε νεους σκοπους. Σας παρακαλουµε να φερνετε τα παιδια στην εκκλησια στις 10:00 π.µ. Την Κυριακη 6 Ιανουαριου - Τα Αγια Θεοφανεια φετος πεφτουν Κυριακη, ελατε να λαβετε τον Αγιασµο. Κυριακη 13 Ιανουαριου- Εορτη της Βασιλοπιτας. ΚΟΙΝΟΤΙΚΗ ΖΩΗ ΦΙΛΟΠΤΩΧΟΣ Ο Συλλογος της Φιλοπτωχου τελειωσε τον χρονο κανοντας οτι κανει καλυτερα- να βοηθα τους απορους.
23 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 23 Εκτος απο την χρηµατικη προσφορα που εστειλε στην Μητροπολη,στον εθνικο συλλογο της φιλοπτωχου και τοπικους οργανισµους, εδωσε επισης το ποσο των χιλιων δολλαριων στον φιλανθρωπικο οργανισµο Νεα Ελπιδα στο Μεκανικσµπουργκ. Ειναι οργανισµος που προσφερει βοηθεια σε ατοµα και οικογενειες που βρισκονται σε κριση. Επισης δολλαρια σε καρτες απο διαφορα τοπικα καταστηµατα στειλαµε στην εθνικη Φιλοπτωχο που θα παραδωθουν σε ατοµα που επαθαν ζηµιες απο τον Τυφωνα Σαντυ. Ο συλλογος προσφερε το ποσο των 1, δολλαριων για τον 75 ο εορτασµο της Εκκλησιας µας. Την Κυριακη 9 εκεµβριου περιπου 100 ατοµα παραβρεθηκαν στο Χριστουγεννιατικο Γευµα. Ευχαριστουµε τις γυναικες που βοηθησαν για τα κουλουρακια. Κουτια µε γλυκισµατα διανοµιστηκαν στους αποκλεισµενους της κοινοτητας µας απο τους Ιερεις µας. Η εποµενη συγκεντρωση θα γινει την Τριτη 15 Ιανουαριου στις 12:30 µ.µ. µε γευµα. Κυριακη 13 Ιανουαριου- Εορτη της Βασιλοπιτας Κυριακη 3 Φεβρουαριου Γευµα Αναδοχων και Αναδεχτων Σαββατο 9 Μαρτιου Γευµα των Νταφιντιλς της Μητροπολης ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΙΩΑΚΕΙΜ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΝΑ Η ετησια συγκεντρωση των ηλικιωµενων εγινε στην εκκλησια του Ευαγγελισµου της Θεοτοκου στο Γιορκ µε Παρακληση στις 11: 00 π.µ. την Πεµπτη 13 εκεµβριου. Ολοι οι ηλικιωµενοι απο τις γειτονικες κοινοτητες Βηθλεεµ, Ρεντιγκ, Λανκαστερ παραβρεθηκαν. Η εποµενη συγκεντρωση θα γινει την Τριτη 5 Φεβρουαριου. Ολοι οι ενοριτες ηλικιας 55 ετων και ανω µπορουν να γινουν µελη του συλλογου επικοινωνειστε µε την Μαιρη Τουλουµη η τον Χρηστο Ζερβανο ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΝΕΩΝ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΩΝ ΑΓΙΑ ΕΛΙΣΑΒΕΤ Ο συλλογος αρχιζει τις συγκεντρωσεις του στις 12 Σεπτεµβριου µε την µελετη του βιβλιου Πατερ Αρσενυ Ιερεας, Φυλακισµενος,Πνευµατικος Πατερας.Πρωην της Ορθοδοξης εκκλησιας οπατηρ Αρσενυ ηταν φυλακισµενος µε τον αριθµο #18376 κατα την διαρκεια του Σταλιν.Παρ ολο την κακοµεταχειριση στις Σοβιετικες φυλακες ο Πατηρ Αρσενυ κατορθωσε να σκορπισει το φως της ειρηνης και ευσπλαχνιας του Χριστου Ο συλλογος εχει συναντησεις την 2η και 4 η Τεταρτη του µηνα στις 5:30 µ.µ. στην Βιβλιοθηκη.Το κανινουργιο βιβλιο θα ανκοινωθει στην «Πηγη» του Αυγουστου. Για περισσοτερες πληροφοριες επικοινωνειστε µε την Αννα Αριανο ΒΙΒΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ Η βιβλιοθηκη της εκκλησιας µας περιεχει πολλα βιβλια σχετικα µε την Ορθοδοξια και την Ελλαδα.Εαν θελετε να δανειστειτε βιβλια απο την βιβλιοθηκη µπορειτε να υπογραψετε το ονοµα σας στο µπλε βιβλιο. ΒΙΒΛΙΟΠΩΛΕΙΟ Το Βιβλιοπωλειο ειναι ανοιχτο καθε Κυριακη µετα την Θεια Λειτουργια.Υπαρχουν πολλα καινουργια παιδικα βιβλια, περιλαµβανοντας «Ο Υµνος µας στην Μητερα του Χριστου» απο τις µοναχες του Ελληνικου Ορθοδοξου Μοναστηριου των Αγιων Παντων στο Καλβερτον, Νεας Υορκης. Για περρισοτερες πληροφοριες επικοινωνειστε µε την Τζεην Αφτοσµη ΚΟΙΝΟΤΙΚΑ ΝΕΑ Ο ΙΑ ΡΟΜΟΣ ΤΩΝ ΠΙΣΤΩΝ Μπορειτε να αγορασετε τουβλα ειτε εις µνηµην η προς τιµην αγαπηµενου σας προσωπου ζητωντας αιτηση απο το γραφειο της εκκλησιας.μπορειτε να απευθυνθειτε στον ηµητρη Ζοζο αν εχετε ερωτησεις
24 THE SOURCE JANUARY 2013 Page 24 ΙΕΡΟΠΑΙ Α Αν τα αγορια ηλικιας 9 µεχρι 19 χρονων ενδιαφερονται να υπηρετησουν στο Ιερο αυτο τον χρονο µπορουν να επικοινωνησουν µε τον Πητερ Αφτοσµη για να εγγραφουν. εν µπορουµε να δεχτουµε διαφηµισεις για πιστωτικες καρτες,ταξιδιωτικαγραφεια και ασφαλειες. Αν ενδιαφερεστε για αυτο το προγγραµµα επικοινωνειστε µε το γραφειο της εκκλησιας. ΑΓΙΑ ΣΟΦΙΑ Εαν εχετε βιβλια που δεν χρησιµοποιειτε οπως «Ρωµαιος και Ιουλιετα» του Σαιξπηρ, «Ο γερος και η Θαλασσα» του Χεµινγεη «Οι µεγαλες Προσδοκιες «του Ντικενς, η «Το Ηµερολογιο της Αννας Φρανκ». Η Υπευθυνη του καφενειου της Αγιας Σοφιας θελει να µεγαλωσει τις προσφορες του καταστηµατος µε την πωληση µεταχειρισµενων βιβλιων (κοστος 5 δολλαρια).θα επισκεφτει την εκκλησια µας την Τριτη 4 εκεµβριου και Τριτη 22 Ιανουαριου για να παραλαβει τα βιβλια.σας παρακαλουµε κοιταξτε στην βιβλιοθηκη σας πριν τις παραπανω ηµεροµηνιες και φερτε τα βιβλια που θελετε να δωρησετε. Ροµπιν Σταλλερ Υπευθυνη του καφενειου της Αγιας Σοφιας. ΙΑΦΗΜΙΣΗ ΣΤΗΝ «ΠΗΓΗ» Στην προσπαθεια µας να λιγοστεψουµε τα εξοδα εκδοσης του µηνιαιου φυλλαδιου της «ΠΗΓΗΣ» απευθυνθηκαµε στην δηµοσιευση διαφηµισεων. Το Κοινοτικο Συµβουλιο συµφωνησε µε την αποφαση αυτη. Υπαρχουν δυο σελιδες του φυλλαδιου που θα ειναι για διαφηµισεις.η καθε σελιδα εχει χωρο για 24 διαφηµισεις.μπορειτε να αγορασετε περισσοτερο απο ενα χωρο Το κοστος ειναι δολλαρια τον χρονο για καθε χωρο και δολλαρια για καθε αλλο επιπροσθετο χωρο. Σας παρακαλουµε να µας βοηθησετε για την προωθηση αυτου του προγραµµατος. Αν εχετε δικες σας δουλειες η δουλευετε αλλου και ενδιαφερεστε για την διαφηµιση επικοινωνειστε µε την Μαρια στο γραφειο της εκκλησιας.το Φυλλαδιο ταχυδροµειται σε 600 οικογενειες. ιαφηµισεις για παραδειγµα που µπορουν δηµοσιευθουν ειναι Ελληνικες ορχηστρες,βαπτιστικα, εισαγοµενα αντικειµενα, καταστηµατα ρουχων,και κοσµηµατοπωλεια που εχουν ειδικοτητα στην κατασκευη σταυρων. Αλλα επαγγελµατα οπως δικηγοροι, λογιστες, κτηµατοµεσιτες.
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