1 Sunday Bulletin July 27, th Sunday of Matthew Panteleimon the Great Martyr Transfiguration of our Lord Greek Orthodox Church 414 St. Stephen s School Road Austin, Texas (512) website - Sunday Service Schedule Orthros 8:15am; Divine Liturgy 9:30am Reverend Fr. Vasileios Flegas, Proistamenos
2 Hymns for today Resurrection Hymn (Plagal Second) Ἀγγελικαὶ υνάµεις ἐπὶ τὸ µνῆµά σου, καὶ οἱ φυλάσσοντες ἀπενεκρώθησαν, καὶ ἵστατο Μαρία ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ζητοῦσα τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶµα. Ἐσκύλευσας τὸν ᾍδην, µὴ πειρασθεὶς ὑπ' αὐτοῦ, ὑπήντησας τῇ Παρθένῳ, δωρούµενος τὴν ζωήν, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ των νεκρῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι. Angelike thinamis epi to mnima Su, ke i filassontes apenekrothisan, ke istato Maria en to tafo, zitusa to ahranton Su soma. Eskilefsas ton Athin, mi pirasthis ip aftu, ipintisas ti Partheno, thorumenos tin zoin, a Anastas ek ton nekron, Kirie thoxa Si. When the angelic powers appeared at your tomb and those who guarded You became as though dead, and standing by Your sepulchre was Mary seeking Your pure and sacred body. For You did vanquish Hades and uncorrupted by its touch You came unto the virgin woman, bestowing the gift of life O You who rose from the dead. Lord we give glory to You. Hymn for Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon O holy prize-winner and healer Panteleimon, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences. Hymn for the Transfiguration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Μετεµορθώθης εν τώ όρει Χριστέ ο Θεός, δείξας τοίς Μαθηταίς σου τήν δόξαν σου, καθώς ήδυναντο, Λάµψον καί ηµίν τοίς αµαρτωλοίς, τό φώς σου τό αϊδιον, πρεσβείαις τής Θεοτόκου, φωτοδότα δόξα σοι. Metemorfothis en to ori, Christe o Theos, dixas tis mathites Sou tin doxan Sou, kathos i dynando Lampson ke imin tis amartolis to fos Sou to aidion, presvies tis Theotokou Fotodota doxa Si. When O Christ our God Thou wast Transfigured on the mountain Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners. Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee. Kontakion Επί τού όρους µετεµορφώθης, καί ως εχώρουν οι Μαθηταί σου τήν δόξαν σου, Χριστέ ο Θεός εθεάσαντο, ίνα όταν σε ίδωσι σταυρούµενον, τό µέν πάθος νοήσωσιν εκούσιον, τώ δέ κόσµω κηρύξωσιν, ότι σύ υπάρχεις αληθώς, τού Πατρός τό απαύγασµα. On the mount Thou was transfigured, and Thy disciples, as much as they could bear, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; that when they should see Thee crucified, they would know Thy Passion to be willing, and would preach to the world that Thou, in truth, art the Effulgence of the Father.
3 Epistle - II Timothy 2: 1-10 TIMOTHY, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hardworking farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will grant you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel, the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fe ers like a criminal. But the word of God is not fe ered. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its eternal glory. Τέκνον Τιµόθεε, ἐνδυναµοῦ ἐν τῇ χάριτι τῇ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. Καὶ ἃ ἤκουσας παρ ἐµοῦ διὰ πολλῶν µαρτύρων, ταῦτα παράθου πιστοῖς ἀνθρώποις, οἵτινες ἱκανοὶ ἔσονται καὶ ἑτέρους διδάξαι. Σὺ οὖν κακοπάθησον ὡς καλὸς στρατιώτης Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. Οὐδεὶς στρατευόµενος ἐµπλέκεται ταῖς τοῦ βίου πραγµατείαις, ἵνα τῷ στρατολογήσαντι ἀρέσῃ. Ἐὰν δὲ καὶ ἀθλῇ τις, οὐ στεφανοῦται ἐὰν µὴ νοµίµως ἀθλήσῃ. Τὸν κοπιῶντα γεωργὸν δεῖ πρῶτον τῶν καρπῶν µεταλαµβάνειν. Νόει ἃ λέγω δῴη γάρ σοι ὁ κύριος σύνεσιν ἐν πᾶσιν. Μνηµόνευε Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἐγηγερµένον ἐκ νεκρῶν, ἐκ σπέρµατος Δαυίδ, κατὰ τὸ εὐαγγέλιόν µου ἐν ᾧ κακοπαθῶ µέχρι δεσµῶν, ὡς κακοῦργος ἀλλ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ οὐ δέδεται. Διὰ τοῦτο πάντα ὑποµένω διὰ τοὺς ἐκλεκτούς, ἵνα καὶ αὐτοὶ σωτηρίας τύχωσιν τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, µετὰ δόξης αἰωνίου.
4 Gospel - St. Matthew 9: At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, ʺHave mercy on us, Son of David.ʺ When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, ʺDo you believe that I am able to do this?ʺ They said to him, ʺYes, Lord.ʺ Then he touched their eyes, saying, ʺAccording to your faith be it done to you.ʺ And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, ʺSee that no one knows it.ʺ But they went away and spread his fame through all that district. As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, ʺNever was anything like this seen in Israel.ʺ But the Pharisees said, ʺHe casts out demons by the prince of demons.ʺ And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people. Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, παράγοντι ἐκεῖθεν τῷ Ιησοῦ ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ δύο τυφλοὶ κράζοντες καὶ λέγοντες ἐλέησον ἡµᾶς, υἱὲ Δαυΐδ. ἐλθόντι δὲ εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν προσῆλθον αὐτῷ οἱ τυφλοί, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ιησοῦς πιστεύετε ὅτι δύναµαι τοῦτο ποιῆσαι; λέγουσιν αὐτῷ ναί, Κύριε. τότε ἥψατο τῶν ὀφθαλµῶν αὐτῶν λέγων κατὰ τὴν πίστιν ὑµῶν γενηθήτω ὑµῖν. καὶ ἀνεῴχθησαν αὐτῶν οἱ ὀφθαλµοί καὶ ἐνεβριµήσατο αὐτοῖς ὁ Ιησοῦς λέγων ὁρᾶτε µηδεὶς γινωσκέτω. οἱ δὲ ἐξελθόντες διεφήµισαν αὐτὸν ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ γῇ ἐκείνῃ. Αὐτῶν δὲ ἐξερχοµένων ἰδοὺ προσήνεγκαν αὐτῷ ἄνθρωπον κωφὸν δαιµονιζόµενον καὶ ἐκβληθέντος τοῦ δαιµονίου ἐλάλησεν ὁ κωφός, καὶ ἐθαύµασαν οἱ ὄχλοι λέγοντες ὅτι οὐδέποτε ἐφάνη οὕτως ἐν τῷ Ισραήλ. οἱ δὲ Φαρισαῖοι ἔλεγον ἐν τῷ ἄρχοντι τῶν δαιµονίων ἐκβάλλει τὰ δαιµόνια. Καὶ περιῆγεν ὁ Ιησοῦς τὰς πόλεις πάσας καὶ τὰς κώµας διδάσκων ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς αὐτῶν καὶ κηρύσσων τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς βασιλείας καὶ θεραπεύων πᾶσαν νόσον καὶ πᾶσαν µαλακίαν ἐν τῷ λαῷ.
5 Welcome Visitors! We welcome all new visitors who worshipped with us this morning. We are pleased to have you with us! Please join us next door after service for coffee and fellowship. There is material in the entrance of the church regarding ministries and events of Transfiguration. We hope that you will return often to worship with us and grow in Christ! Receiving Holy Communion The sacrament of Holy Communion is reserved for only baptized and/or Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared by fasting, prayer and confession. The Orthodox Church is not in sacramental communion with any other church outside the Orthodox Christian Faith. If you are not Orthodox, you are invited with everyone to receive the Antidoron (blessed bread) at the end of service. If you would like information about the Orthodox Church, please see Fr. Vasileios after services. Sunday Classes are on summer break. Have a blessed Summer! Prayers for Health Arlena, Philip, Glenna, Euther, Nicole, Michael, John, Lili, Archie, Paul, Michael, Petra, Luke, Chris, Matthew, Elizabeth, Venton, John, Ricky, Wayne, Sarah, Christopher, John, Konstandinos, Jan, Marie, Cliff, Lou, Thomas, Kathy, Kathryn, Greg, Christopher, Steve, Nakis, Martha, George, Richard Simeon, Nicole, Mark, Maria, Nassos, Maria, Amy, Christina, Ana, Dolly, Irene, Fr. Ambrose, Bill, Linda, Mindy, Jenny, Maria, Zoe, Rosemary, Fr. Andreas, Emmanuel, Alkmene, Maree, Constanze, Jennifer, Timothy, Andrea, Janis Mae, Andreas, Luke, Zlata, Andrea, Albert, Dorothy, Larry, Jane, Boyd, Wilma, Ted, Nicolette, Alexandra, Carol, Frank, Fr. Damaskinos, Emmanuel, Thomas, Kalliopi, Aikaterini, Garyfalia, Ioannis, Nikolaos, Evangelia, Fotini, Eric, Eirini, Dimitrios, Antigoni, Sharon, Georgia, Angie, Olga, Michael, Dimitra, Suzanne, Kirsten, Kimberlin, Alvin, Alison, Emily, Athanasios, Tristen, Damon, Fran, Melanie, Theone, Zoe, Gabriel, Maria, Dmitriy, Cia, David, Betty (Mary Elizabeth), Panayiota, Anthony, Susan, Carole, John, Stephanie, Maria, Christa, Andrea, Greg, Stephen, Nick, Westin, Larry, Anna, Dana, Colleen, Zoe, John, Dave, Sam, Christine, Alysun, Joe, Kh. Anastasia-Velvet, Alex, Gabriella Marie, Lisa, Marija, Maria, Jerry, Layla, Irene, Johnathan, Xenia, Ben, Deacon James, Robin, Kathy, Bill, Katy, Katherine, Heidi, Philio, Robert, John, Dan, Jerry, Kimberly, David, Virginia, Anastasia-Stase, Evyenia, Molly, Andrew, infant Alex, Dionne and her unborn child, Billy, Presbytera Flora, Gabriel, Melanie, Cynthia, infant Abigail Grace, Nicholas the priest, Maria Teresa, Molly, Richard, Christine, Pavlos, JoGeo, Dino(Constantine), Cristie, Virginia, Mary, Tommy, Samantha, Eleni, Catherine and her unborn child, Guadalupe, Marta, Raphael, Salin, George-Panagiotis, Tina, Marian, Emily, Sarah, MaryAnn, Nancy, Chrissy Prayers for those in our Armed Forces SGT Jennifer D. Atkinson, SSG John Atkinson, COL Dave Romine, CPT James Alfaro, SSG Deane Anderson, CPT William Willett, MAJ Timothy Ullman, MAJ Chris Chase, SPC Mindy Keys, SPC Andrew Bentzel, MAJ Scot Thornhill, CPT Christopher Gilbert, CPT. Alexander Stathos, 1st LT Angela Bahlatzis, MIDN 1/C Joseph Barone, SGT Walter Hurbert (Nikolaos) Willoughby IV, LCDR Thomas Uhl
6 Panteleimon the Great Martyr & Healer This Saint, who had Nicomedia as his homeland, was the son of Eustorgius and Eubula. His father was an idolater, but his mother was a Chris an from her ancestors. It was through her that he was instructed in piety, and s ll later, he was catechized in the Faith of Christ by Saint Hermolaus (see July 26) and bap zed by him. Being proﬁcient in the physician's voca on, he prac ced it in a philanthropic manner, healing every illness more by the grace of Christ than by medicines. Thus, although his parents had named him Pantoleon ("in all things a lion"), because of the compassion he showed for the souls and bodies of all, he was worthily renamed Panteleimon, meaning "all-merciful." On one occasion, when he restored the sight of a certain blind man by calling on the Divine Name, he enlightened also the eyes of this man's soul to the knowledge of the truth. This also became the cause for the martyrdom of him who had been blind, since when he was asked by whom and in what manner his eyes had been opened, in imita on of that blind man of the Gospel he confessed with boldness both who the physician was and the manner of his healing. For this he was put to death immediately. Panteleimon was arrested also, and having endured many wounds, he was ﬁnally beheaded in the year 305, during the reign of Maximian. Saint Panteleimon is one of the Holy Unmercenaries, and is held in special honor among them, even as Saint George is among the Martyrs. Re tr a gi st n s er o TGOC 2014 fi g u r n lin e vacation Church CAmp at at io n.o rg Monday, August 11, Camp Saint Nicholas through Thursday, August 14, at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. From 9:00am-12:00pm Vacation Church Camp is for kids ages 2 through those entering 5th grade. WE NEED TO ORDER T-SHIRTS, SO PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN NOW! The deadline to guarantee that your child will receive a T-Shirt is Sunday, August 3rd. **Families, please join us for our annual trip to Holy Archangel s Monastery Saturday, August 16 (please RSVP) If you have any questions about camp or the trip please contact Julie Wynn at or
7 WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Services for this Week: The Fast for Dormition of the Theotokos begins on Friday, August 1 Paraklesis to the Theotokos will be held on Friday evening Aug. 1 at 6:00pm Great Vespers: Saturday, Aug.2-5:00pm MEMORIAL SERVICE Today we will have 3 year Memorial Service today is for Xenophon Nikas- beloved husband of Maria Nikas; father of Konstantinos Nikas (and Bridget), Dimitrios Nikas (and Jenny); and grandfather to Sebastian, Symbella Maria, Alexis Nicole, and Abigail Grace. We will also have the 14 year Memorial for Athanasios Spiropoulos, loving father of Nick (and Chrissie) Spiropoulos, and grandfather of Georgia and Thanasi May their memory be eternal. GOLF Our next study will be on Tuesday, July 29 at 10:00am We are currently studying the book- Everyday Saints and Other Stories Please contact Krystal Cawood to be added to our Men s Study and Fellowship Join us for our next study on Thursday, July 31 at 7:15am at Jim s Restaurant 9091 Research Blvd, Austin, TX Fr. Vasileios will be leading a study of the book: The Prison Epistles: Philippians-Ephesians-Colossians-Philemon by Lawrence R. Farley. THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST Please join us for our Feast Day Celebrations Tuesday, August 5 6:00 pm Great Vespers Refreshments and Fellowship to Follow Wednesday, August 6 9:00 am Orthros; 10:00 am Divine Liturgy Delicious Fish Luncheon to Follow with Family-Friendly Entertainment
8 WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS continued: Sunday, July 27, 2014 LUNCHEON TODAY! Please join us for a delicious luncheon sponsored by the Young Adult League. Thank you, YAL! Lasagna (vegetarian and meat) Meatballs Greek salad Garlic bread & French bread A NEW CLASS HAS BEGUN Attention all Young Adults! Fr. Deacon George has begun offering a class on Exploring Modern Orthodoxy. Everyone is welcome to join them at their next meeting: Thursday, July 31st, at 7:00pm here at Transfiguration. These classes are held every other Thursday. Homemade spanakopita Bougatsa & Other Desserts Hot Dogs and Chips for the kiddos Attention All Young Adults - MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2014 Orthodox Young Professionals Conference October 24-26, 2014 To be held at the Town Lake Holiday Inn Philoptochos News Please make plans now to attend our Annual Membership Tea which will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th. The location and time will be announced at a later date. Being a part of Philoptochos is very rewarding as we strive to do our best to help others in any kind of need. Come to the tea to get an idea of what we do! HEB AND WALMART GAS DISCOUNT FOR THE SUMMER! HEB is again offering their discount of 11 cents off per gallon when you purchase their gas with an HEB gift cards! This discount ends on September 8, so you have all summer to take advantage of these prices! WALMART has begun offering a 10 cents discount off each gallon purchased with a gift card. You can purchase both of these cards from Philoptochos! SODA FUNDRAISER Please remember that one of our ongoing fundraisers is are Soda Sale. We are selling a variety of sodas from the kitchen refrigerator for $1.00 each. This is on an honor system! Please place your money in the envelope provided on the refrigerator. Thank you! Thank you to today s Luncheon Sponsors: The Young Adult League Thank you to last week s Coffee Hour Sponsors: Daskalantonakis, Demetriadis, DeRossi, Dietz, Dow, Draina Next week s Coffee Hour Sponsors: Dudley, Eagle, Edwards, Esper, Falkowski, Garwood Thank you to today s ushers: Tricia Korioth (PCM), Dan & Gigi Appling, Nyda Glaros Thank you to last week s ushers: Maria Burke (PCM), James & Karen Landon, Allen Wynn Next week s ushers are: Tricia Korioth (PCM), Dan & Gigi Appling, Nyda Glaros