1 Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 555 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio Phone: (614) Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers (Third Sunday of Pascha) April 26, 2015 Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! Truly He has Risen! Alice Epitropoulos, MD Parish Council Captain Vasilis Konstantinidis Protopsalti Valerie Baker Choir Director Reverend Father Demetrios Gardikes, Economos Proistamenos and Cathedral Dean Telephone: (614) Reverend Father Constantine (Dean) Kokanos Associate Presbyter Telephone: (614) Reverend Father John Stavropoulos, Economos Attached Presbyter Telephone: (614) Team B Parish Council Team On-Duty Eliseos Paul Taiganides Psalti Tina Mosca Assistant Choir Director All Available Acolytes Kosmas Synadinos Psalti Eric Russell Assistant Choir Director and Organist WELCOME TO THE ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL! We are so happy that you are worshipping with us today! If you are visiting, please fill out a "Visitor Information Card," located in the Narthex, and give it to a Parish Council member at the candle stand in the Narthex. If you are an Orthodox Christian new to the Columbus area, or if you would like to know more about becoming an Orthodox Christian, please introduce yourself to one of the priests who would be most happy to meet with you and discuss membership in our Cathedral. It is our desire that you make the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral your spiritual home! May God richly bless you and your family!
2 FOR THE RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION We welcome all Christians not fully united with us. It is a consequence of the sad divisions of Christianity that we cannot extend to all a general invitation to receive Holy Communion. Orthodox Christians believe that the Eucharist is an action of the celebrating community signifying an oneness in faith, life, and worship. Reception of the Eucharist by Christians not fully united with us would imply a oneness which does not yet exist and for which we must all pray. TODAY WE COMMEMORATE Saint Basil, Bishop of Amasea; Saint Stephen, Bishop of Perm; Righteous Virgin-Martyr Saint Glaphyra; Saint Ioannicius of Devich in Serbia; Saint Justa; Saint Nestor the Silent; Saint Andrew and Saint Anatole, Disciples of Saint Euthymius the Great; Saint Anacletos, Pope of Rome; Saint Richarios, Hermit of Forest-Moutier; and the Commemoration of the Icon of the Theotokos of Mozdoksk and Dubensk-Krasnogorsk WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS Please pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ at today s Divine Liturgy and throughout the week. Anargiros Aivaliotis Arlington Court Angelo Pandelaras Wesley Glen Carol Barbour National Church Residence Freda Pappas New Albany Garden Anastasia (Gust) Constantinidis At Home Marge Paras National Church Residence Dr. Michael Chakeres Willowbrook Christian Home Effie Pathis Arlington Court John Gagas First Community Village John Proicou New Albany Garden Annette George The Forum at Knightsbridge Niki Shook Wesley Glen (Room #110B) Christ L. George At Home George Space Emeritus at Pinnacle Assisted Living Florence George At Home Sanda Stenescu At Home Fedor Kapustin Emerald Crossing Helen Tornik The Worthington Ruth Mack Mother Angeline McCrory Manor Helen Varveris Saint George on the Commons Theodora Kontras National Church Residence Chris Zarkos Recuperating at Home Katie Moulas Arlington Court If you would like the priest to visit a friend or family member, or if you would like your name (or the name of a loved one) added to this list, please contact the Cathedral Office. MAY THE LORD REMEMBER... There will be a Forty-Day Memorial Service for Carmel Francu, today, Sunday, April 26, May her memory be eternal! There will be a One Year Memorial Service for Glenna Tzagournis, today, Sunday, April 26, May her memory be eternal! COFFEE HOUR... All visitors and guests are encouraged to come to the coffee hour so we may properly welcome you! The Coffee Hour today Sunday, April 26, 2015 will be hosted by the Parish Council. The Coffee Hour next Sunday, May 3, 2015 will be hosted by the Parish Council.
3 Principles for Ministry Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7, especially verses 2 and 3 Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.... Although this reading does not explicitly state that the chosen seven were ordained as deacons, tradition reads it as such. Certainly the Greek verb diakonein ( to serve ) in verse 2 is the basis for the name of the diaconate, or order of deacons. In early times, in keeping with apostolic practice, seven deacons always served under each bishop. That particular rule was discontinued, but many apostolic principles found in Acts still apply to ministry today. First is the principle that ethnicity should never block a candidate from ministry in the Church. Unlike ancient Israel, the Church is united through the blood of Christ out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation (Revelation 5:9). The Jerusalem congregation, in response to the complaint that the widows of the Greek-speaking members were being neglected by the Aramaic-speaking majority (Acts 6:1), chooses to appoint seven men with Greek names (verse 5). The leadership appears sensitive to the need to quell any hint of ethnic divisiveness in the life of the Church. Today, there are many ethnic groups in the Church, yet ethnicity should never exclude anyone from ministry, including ordination. Rather, the exclusion of a candidate because of ethnicity is a serious sin against the Lord s very Body. Second, care is taken for the defenseless and dependent, such as assuring that widows are not neglected (verse 1). Our priests today bring the holy chalice to communicants in wheelchairs, and to those in hospitals and nursing homes who can no longer visit the temple. This principle of care for the helpless extends to social services and every ministry the Church provides. A third principle may be seen in the effort to protect pastoral ministry by assuring that the apostles are not be diverted from their essential work of teaching and worship by other community needs (verses 2 through 4). Let us protect our clergy so they may conduct their ministries and not have their time and energy drained off into mundane tasks. Fourth, the Jerusalem Church assigns specific persons to each essential ministry in the life and functioning of the community (verse 3). Let us avoid allowing the business of all to become no one s business. Poor planning and a neglect of roles and functions can lead to disorder within a congregation. Let us do what we can to support the distribution of delegated work assignments. Fifth, we note that the selection of those who serve in ministry should be a cooperative process involving the Holy Spirit, the people, and the pastors. The seven are men full of the Holy Spirit (verses 3 and 5). It is the people s role to reply, Axios! at an ordination when the bishop declares, Axios, he is worthy. Let us wholeheartedly support our clergy and leaders! A sixth apostolic principle requires that candidates for ministry exhibit the active presence of the Holy Spirit, showing signs of wisdom (verse 3) and faith (verse 5). Of course only God sees the heart, and sometimes mistakes are made. The deacon Nicolas later became the leader of a heresy condemned by the Lord and the Church (Revelations 2:6, 15). As we participate in selecting leaders, let us strive to do God s will. Finally, we observe that commissioning for ministry takes place in the Church s assemblies for prayer (Acts 6:2, 6), including ordination to both the major and minor orders. In many communities, elected and appointed lay officers are also blessed at the end of liturgy. O Lord, confer Thy Holy Spirit on those Thou dost call to minister in Thy Church. from the Rite of Ordination from:
4 Hymns for This Morning Paschal Troparion Plagal of the First Tone Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος. Christos anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton patisas, ke tis entis mnimasi Zoin charisamenos! Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. Hymn for the Small Entrance Second Tone Ἐν ἐκκλησίαις εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Θεόν, Κύριον ἐκ πηγῶν Ἰσραήλ. Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα. En ekklisias evlogite ton Theon, Kyrion ek pighon Israil. Soson imas Ie Theou o anastas ek nekron, psallondas si, Allilouia. Bless God in the churches, the Lord from the fountains of Israel. Save us, O Son of God, who arose from the dead. We sing to You: Alleluia. Resurrectional Apolytikion Second Tone Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον, ἡ Ζωὴ ἡ ἀθάνατος, τότε τὸν ᾍδην ἐνέκρωσας τῇ ἀστραπῇ τῆς Θεότητος, ὅτε δὲ καὶ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἐκ τῶν καταχθονίων ἀνέστησας, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἐκραύγαζον Ζωοδότα Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι. Ote katilthes pros ton thanaton i zoi i athanatos, tote ton Adhin enekrosas ti astrapi tis Theotitos. Ote dhe ke tous tethneotas ek ton katachthonion anestisas pase e dhinamis ton epouranion ekravyazon Zoodhota Christe, o Theos imon, dhoxa si. When You descended unto death, O Lord who yourself are immortal Life, then did You mortify Hades by the lightning flash of Your Divinity. Also when You raised the dead from the netherworld, all the Powers of the heavens were crying out: O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory be to You. Apolytikion for Saint Joseph of Arimathea Second Tone Ὁ εὐσχήμων Ἰωσήφ, ἀπὸ τοῦ ξύλου καθελών, τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα, σινδόνι καθαρᾷ, εἰλήσας καὶ ἀρώμασιν, ἐν μνήματι καινῷ, κηδεύσας ἀπέθετο ἀλλὰ τριήμερος ἀνέστης Κύριε, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος. O efschimon Iosif, apo tou xylou kathelon to achrandon sou Soma, sindoni kathara, ilisas ke aromasin, en mnimati keno kidhefsas apetheto, alla triimeros anestis, Kyrie, parechon to kosmo to megha eleos. When he took down Your immaculate Body from the Cross, the honorable Joseph wrapped it in a clean linen shroud with spices and laid it for burial in a new tomb. But on the third day You arose, O Lord, and granted the world Your great mercy.
5 Apolytikion for the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers Second Tone Ταῖς μυροφόροις Γυναιξί, παρὰ τὸ μνῆμα ἐπιστάς, ὁ Ἄγγελος ἐβόα Τὰ μύρα τοῖς θνητοῖς ὑπάρχει ἁρμόδια, Χριστὸς δὲ διαφθορᾶς ἐδείχθη ἀλλότριος, ἀλλὰ κραυγάσατε Ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος. Tes Miroforis yinexi, para to mnima epistas, o Angelos evoa. Ta mira tis thnitis ip;archi armodhia, Christos dhe dhiafthoras edhichthi allotrios; alla kravghasate: Anesti o Kyrios, parechon to kosmo to megha eleos. The Angel standing at the sepulcher cried out and said to the ointment-bearing women: The ointments are appropriate for mortal men, but Christ has been shown to be a stranger to decay. So go and cry aloud, The Lord has risen and granted the world His great mercy. Kontakion for Pascha Plagal of the Fourth Tone Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες Ἀθάνατε, ἀλλὰ τοῦ ᾅδου καθεῖλες τὴν δύναμιν καὶ ἀνέστης ὡς νικητής, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, γυναιξὶ Μυροφόροις φθεγξάμενος, Χαίρετε, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις εἰρήνην δωρούμενος, ὁ τοῖς πεσοῦσι παρέχων ἀνάστασιν. I ke en tafo katilthes athanate, alla tou Adhou kathiles tin dhinamin ke anestis os nikitis Christe o Theos yinexi miroforis fthegxamenos. Cherete ke tis sis apostolis irinin dhoroumenos o tis pesousi parehon anastasin. Though You went down into the tomb, O Immortal One, yet You brought down the dominion of Hades; and You rose as the victor, O Christ our God; and You called out "Rejoice" to the Myrrh-bearing women, and gave peace to Your Apostles, O Lord who to the fallen grant resurrection. Megalynarion for Pascha First Tone Ὁ Ἀγγελος ἐβόα τὴ κεχαριτωμένη, Ἁγνὴ Παρθένε, χαῖρε, καὶ πάλιν ἐρῶ, χαῖρε, ὁ σὸς Υἱὸς ἀνέστη τριήμερος ἐκ τάφου. Φωτίζου, φωτίζου ἡ νέα Ἱερουσαλήμ ἡ γὰρ δόξα Κυρίου ἐπὶ σὲ ἀνέτειλε. Χόρευε νῦν καὶ ἀγάλλου, Σιών, σὺ δέ, ἁγνή, τέρπου, Θεοτόκε, ἐν τῇ ἐγέρσει τοῦ τόκου σου. O Angelos evoa ti keharitomeni, Aghni Parthene, here, ke palin ero, here, o sos Ios anesti triimeros ek tafou. Fotizou, fotizou, i nea Ierousalim, ighar dhoxa Kyriou epi se anetile. Horeve nin ke aghallou Sion, si dhe aghni, terpou, Theotoke, en ti eyersi tou tokou sou. The Angel cried aloud to the Lady full of grace: Rejoice, O pure Virgin; and again I say Rejoice. Your Son has resurrected from the grave on the third day. Be illumined, illumined, O New Jerusalem; for the glory of the Lord has arisen over you. Dance now for joy, O Zion, and exult. And you be merry, O pure Theotokos, at the arising of the One you bore. Communion Hymn Plagal of the Fourth Tone Σῶμα Χριστοῦ μεταλάβετε, πηγῆς ἀθανάτου γεύσασθε. Soma Christou metalavete, pigis athanatou yevsasthete. Receive the Body of Christ; taste the fountain of immortality.
6 The Epistle Reading ΠΡΟΚΕΊΜΕΝΟΝ Ἦχος β. Ἰσχύς μου καὶ ὕμνησίς μου ὁ Κύριος. Στίχ. Παιδεύων ἐπαίδευσέ με ὁ Κύριος. Πράξεις Ἀποστόλων 6:1-7 Ἐν ταῖς ἡμεραῖς ἐκείναις, πληθυνόντων τῶν μαθητῶν, ἐγένετο γογγυσμὸς τῶν Ἑλληνιστῶν πρὸς τοὺς Ἑβραίους, ὅτι παρεθεωροῦντο ἐν τῇ διακονίᾳ τῇ καθημερινῇ αἱ χῆραι αὐτῶν. Προσκαλεσάμενοι δὲ οἱ δώδεκα τὸ πλῆθος τῶν μαθητῶν, εἶπον, Οὐκ ἀρεστόν ἐστιν ἡμᾶς, καταλείψαντας τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ, διακονεῖν τραπέζαις. Ἐπισκέψασθε οὖν, ἀδελφοί, ἄνδρας ἐξ ὑμῶν μαρτυρουμένους ἑπτά, πλήρεις πνεύματος ἁγίου καὶ σοφίας, οὓς καταστήσωμεν ἐπὶ τῆς χρείας ταύτης. Ἡμεῖς δὲ τῇ προσευχῇ καὶ τῇ διακονίᾳ τοῦ λόγου προσκαρτερήσομεν. Καὶ ἤρεσεν ὁ λόγος ἐνώπιον παντὸς τοῦ πλήθους καὶ ἐξελέξαντο Στέφανον, ἄνδρα πλήρης πίστεως καὶ πνεύματος ἁγίου, καὶ Φίλιππον, καὶ Πρόχορον, καὶ Νικάνορα, καὶ Τίμωνα, καὶ Παρμενᾶν, καὶ Νικόλαον προσήλυτον Ἀντιοχέα, οὓς ἔστησαν ἐνώπιον τῶν ἀποστόλων καὶ προσευξάμενοι ἐπέθηκαν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας. Καὶ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ ηὔξανεν, καὶ ἐπληθύνετο ὁ ἀριθμὸς τῶν μαθητῶν ἐν Ἱερουσαλὴμ σφόδρα, πολύς τε ὄχλος τῶν ἱερέων ὑπήκουον τῇ πίστει. PROKEIMENON Second Tone The Lord is my strength and my song. Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely. Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7 IN THOSE DAYS, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, "it is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.
7 The Proclamation of the Holy Gospel The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Mark the Evangelist 15:43-47; 16:1-8 At that time, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether He was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that He was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking Him down, wrapped Him in the linen shroud, and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid. And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, He is not here; see the place where they laid Him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him, as He told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. Κατὰ Μᾶρκον , Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐλθὼν Ιωσὴφ ὁ ἀπὸ Αριμαθαίας, εὐσχήμων βουλευτής, ὃς καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν προσδεχόμενος τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, τολμήσας εἰσῆλθε πρὸς Πιλᾶτον καὶ ᾐτήσατο τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Ιησοῦ. ὁ δὲ Πιλᾶτος ἐθαύμασεν εἰ ἤδη τέθνηκε, καὶ προσκαλεσάμενος τὸν κεντυρίωνα ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτὸν εἰ πάλαι ἀπέθανε καὶ γνοὺς ἀπὸ τοῦ κεντυρίωνος ἐδωρήσατο τὸ σῶμα τῷ Ιωσήφ. καὶ ἀγοράσας σινδόνα καὶ καθελὼν αὐτὸν ἐνείλησε τῇ σινδόνι καὶ κατέθηκεν αὐτὸν ἐν μνημείῳ, ὃ ἦν λελατομημένον ἐκ πέτρας, καὶ προσεκύλισε λίθον ἐπὶ τὴν θύραν τοῦ μνημείου. ἡ δὲ Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ καὶ Μαρία Ιωσῆ ἐθεώρουν ποῦ τίθεται. Καὶ διαγενομένου τοῦ σαββάτου Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ καὶ Μαρία ἡ τοῦ Ιακώβου καὶ Σαλώμη ἠγόρασαν ἀρώματα ἵνα ἐλθοῦσαι ἀλείψωσιν αὐτόν. καὶ λίαν πρωῒ τῆς μιᾶς σαββάτων ἔρχονται ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, ἀνατείλαντος τοῦ ἡλίου. καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἑαυτάς τίς ἀποκυλίσει ἡμῖν τὸν λίθον ἐκ τῆς θύρας τοῦ μνημείου; καὶ ἀναβλέψασαι θεωροῦσιν ὅτι ἀποκεκύλισται ὁ λίθος ἦν γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα. καὶ εἰσελθοῦσαι εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον εἶδον νεανίσκον καθήμενον ἐν τοῖς δεξιοῖς, περιβεβλημένον στολὴν λευκήν, καὶ ἐξεθαμβήθησαν. ὁ δὲ λέγει αὐταῖς μὴ ἐκθαμβεῖσθε Ιησοῦν ζητεῖτε τὸν Ναζαρηνὸν τὸν ἐσταυρωμένον ἠγέρθη, οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε ἴδε ὁ τόπος ὅπου ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. ἀλλ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ ὅτι προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε, καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν. καὶ ἐξελθοῦσαι ἔφυγον ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου εἶχε δὲ αὐτὰς τρόμος καὶ ἔκστασις, καὶ οὐδενὶ οὐδὲν εἶπον ἐφοβοῦντο γάρ.
8 SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE WEEK Epistle Reading (for Divine Liturgy) Gospel Reading (for Divine Liturgy) April 27, 2015 Acts of the Apostles 6:8-15; 7:1-5, John 4:46-54 April 28, 2015 Acts of the Apostles 8:5-17 John 6:27-33 April 29, 2015 Acts of the Apostles 8:18-25 John 6:35-39 April 30, 2015 Acts of the Apostles 12:1-11 Luke 9:1-6 May 1, 2015 Acts of the Apostles 8:40; 9:1-19 John 6:48-54 May 2, 2015 Hebrews 13:7-16 Matthew 5:14-19 Gospel Reading (for Orthros) Epistle Reading (for Divine Liturgy) Gospel Reading (for Divine Liturgy) May 3, 2015 Luke 24:13-35 Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42 John 5:1-15 STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Stewardship Thought for the Day Every Family in Heaven and Earth is Named EWARDSHIP Our theme for 2015 is from Ephesians 3:15 From God every family in heaven and on earth is named. When we speak of stewardship and family we must also consider stewardship of family. Most often, we stress the importance of stewardship of the great gifts of God's material world, but which of God's gifts is greater than family? As Orthodox Christians, we are also stewards of our Church family - those with whom we worship, fellowship and serve the community. In the same way that we care for our immediate family, we also care for our Christian brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters. In his book on the Eucharist/Divine Liturgy, Fr. Alexander Schmemann explains that in the early church, the Eucharistic sacrifice was offered by all the members of the church. Each person coming to the gathering of the Church brought with them everything they could spare for the needs of the Church. This meant for the sustenance of the clergy, widows and orphans, for helping the poor, and for all the good works of the Church. This is the Church that we as Orthodox Christians claim to be. In the Gospel of Matthew (6:19), Jesus instructs us, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal..." Often in life, we pursue and collect those things that do not last. We must ask, "One hundred years from now, where will our possessions be?" Our greatest blessing is our family. As Orthodox Christians, we are called to be stewards of this great gift. If we are faithful to this calling, perhaps our Lord will say to us as he did to the faithful steward, "Well done good and faithful steward" (Mt 25:23). WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Matthew 10:8
9 ANNUNCIATION CATHEDRAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers April 26, 2015 Monday April 27, 2015 Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers (Third Sunday of Pascha) - Orthros, 8:15 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Forty-Day Memorial Service for Carmel Francu One-Year Memorial Service for Glenna Tzagournis Sunday Church School (after Holy Communion) Adult Orthodox Catechism Class (after Holy Communion) Junior and ZOEE Dance Rehearsal, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Retirement Celebration for Marge Paras (after Divine Liturgy) Paraklesis and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. GOYA Volleyball Practice, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday April 29, 2015 Adult Greek Language School Classes, 6:00 p.m. Saturday May 2, 2015 Greek Language School, 10:00 a.m. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Choir Rehearsal, 10:00 a.m. Sunday of the Paralytic May 3, 2015 Sunday of the Paralytic (Fourth Sunday of Pascha) - Orthros, 8:15 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church School (after Holy Communion) Adult Orthodox Catechism Class (after Holy Communion) GOYA Meeting (after Divine Liturgy) Parish General Assembly (Following Divine Liturgy) 40-Day Memorial for George Brown IMPORTANT DATES AND REMINDERS BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS: Any items that you wish to appear in the Weekly Bulletin must be submitted to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Office no later than Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Please note that announcements may be altered to comply with style, formatting, and space constraints. We appreciate your thoughtful cooperation! WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION LUNCHEON: There will be an Appreciation Luncheon TODAY, Sunday, April 26, 2015 after Divine Liturgy, in honor of Marge Paras 25+ years of service as our Cathedral Secretary and to mark her retirement. We will also honor our parishioners celebrating 80+ years of life. Please join us in celebrating the countless contributions and hard work that Marge has so faithfully given to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, as well as the gifts and service of so many other faithful friends! GRADUATING SENIORS INFORMATION REQUEST: As we prepare to honor this important milestone in your life, we need your assistance. If you are a graduating senior, please submit an 8 x 10 photograph of yourself, along with a one paragraph biography to the Cathedral Office at your earliest convenience. Congratulations to you all! K.N. STRAVELAKIS SCHOLARSHIP: The K. N. Stravelakis Scholarship for graduate or professional studies is being offered again this year. Grants in the amount of $500 to $1,000 are awarded annually to a limited number of qualified applicants. Application forms are available in the church office or you may contact Ria Genoozis Harvey at Applications for the academic year are due by Tuesday, June 30, JUNIOR AND ZOEE DANCERS NEED YOUR HELP: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Junior and ZOEE Dancers need your help! We need volunteers to help with costumes, music, and teaching. If you can help, please call Vicky Constantinidis Gardikes at (614)
10 PHILOPTOCHOS HOMELESS MEAL MINISTRIES: The Philoptochos Homeless Ministries will be serving a meal for the homeless on Thursday, May 28, We need five volunteers to cook stew for this meal. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Diane Chakalis at or you may call or text her at: (614) ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL GREEK LANGUAGE SCHOOL: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Greek Language School holds classes on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and adult classes on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The Saturday Morning Classes for April and May are: Saturday, April 25, 2015; Saturday, May 2, 2015; Saturday, May 9, 2015; and Saturday, May 16, The Wednesday Adult Greek Language School Classes for April and May will be: Wednesday, April 29, 2015; Wednesday, May 6, 2015; Wednesday, May 13, 2015; Wednesday, May 20, 2015; and Wednesday, May 27, PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The next Parish Council Meeting will be held this Tuesday, May 12, All members of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in-good-standing are welcome to attend all parish council meetings. BABY FOOD DRIVE: We are collecting baby food (jars of food, formula, or cereal) for the NNEMAP Pantry until Friday, May 1, Baby food is one of the most needed items for the pantry, and it is not available to them through the area Food Banks. We hope to collect enough to make weekly deliveries. Help us feed God s children! MEN RETIREES: The men retirees of the Cathedral will assemble at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015, at Spiro s Plaza Café located at 2958 McKinley Avenue, Columbus, Ohio for a great breakfast and fellowship. VOLLEYBALL JERSEYS: We have Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Volleyball jerseys available for order. These are available for players AND church members who want spirit wear. Please submit your sizes and the quantities to Mr. David Vargo at (614) or PHILOPTOCHOS LUNCHEON: The Ladies Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society is having its May Luncheon on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the La Scala Italian Bistro located at 4199 West Dublin-Granville Road, Dublin, Ohio There will be a short informational meeting, followed by a guest speaker on hospice and entertainment by Columbus Threshold Choir. Attendees will have the opportunity to donate to hospice. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, please contact Debbie Geldis at (614) by Sunday, May 10, SAINT MATRONA MIRACLES OF GOD MINISTRY: The Saint Matrona Miracles of God Ministry has planned a visit to Franklin Conservatory for the Blooms & Butterflies exhibit on Saturday, May 2, Due to the Cap City races, please meet at the Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions please contact Terry Morgan or Father John. SPRING PARISH GENERAL ASSEMBLY The Spring Parish General Assembly meeting for the members-in-good-standing will be held Sunday, May 3, 2015, immediately following Divine Liturgy. According to the Uniform Parish Regulations only members-in-goodstanding of the Columbus, Ohio Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral are allowed to participate and vote in Parish Assemblies. All members must sign the attendance roster at the door.
11 YOUTH MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS April 26 th. through May 3 rd. METROPOLIS OF PITTSBURGH SUMMER CAMP 2015 The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh began online camper registration for Summer Camp 2015 at Camp Nazareth on Monday, March 16, 2015! JOY Sessions are for those currently in second grade through the sixth grade. GOYA Sessions are for those currently in grades seventh through twelfth. We are hoping to coordinate those going from the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the following sessions: JOY Session #1: Sunday, June 21, 2015 through Saturday, June 27, 2015 (Week One) GOYA Session #3: Sunday, July 5, 2015 through Saturday, July 11, 2015 (Week Three) Hurry and sign-up TODAY these sessions fill-up fast! RICE BOWL LENTEN PROJECT INITIAL COUNT The kids broke open their rice bowls in the gymnasium last Sunday and Mrs. Dieker's class and a few other kids and parents helped roll the coins. And believe me; we had a huge amount of coins. We are so blessed by our gracious and enthusiastic volunteers. We had a remarkable response. For our initial count, we collected $ for needy kids in Christian orphanages around the world. This will feed 26 kids for a month, or 8 kids for 4 months, or 2 kids for a year. The options are endless. God bless you all for taking part in a very worthy cause. If you haven t turned in your rice bowl, there is still time to stop by the gymnasium today after communion to break it open. If you forgot your rice bowl today, you can make arrangement with either Helen Rankin or Eve Peratopoulos for a drop off time. CHURCH SCHOOL OPEN SHELTER PROJECT The Church School makes 175 sack lunches for the Open Shelter on the third Sunday of every month. The shelter serves people who are unable to provide basic needs for their families. We need the support of our students, parents, and members of our community to help meet our commitment to the shelter. Each month, the Church School seeks donations from the community. Please contact Helen Rankin at (614) or Diane Chakalis at (614) if you are willing to donate any of the following items. The next Sack Lunch Sunday will be Sunday, May 17, The items that are needed by Sunday, May 17, 2015 are: 175 pieces of fresh fruit 175 drink boxes with straws 175 Cookies (individually wrapped) 200 slices of bologna 200 slices of cheese (sandwich size) Food preparation gloves 200 Zip Lock sandwich bags 18 loaves of bread 200 paper lunch bags 200 ketchup packets 200 mustard packets 200 bags of snack sized chips 200 Napkins ACOLYTE SCHEDULE Senior Captains: Alexi Baron, Corey Khan, Bobby Gardikes, Jimmy Sevenoff, and Chris Solomonides Junior Captains: Jimmy Contakis, Panos Davayios, Charlie Henry, Chris Sfikas, and Robert Valenti All Acolytes are encouraged to serve every Sunday and at all special services! Check out our GOYA Facebook page: Annunciation Columbus GOYA Youth Ministry Highlights are posted weekly at:
12 Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Junior and Zoee Dance Rehearsal Schedule January 2015 through August 2015 Sunday, April 26, :15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, :15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015 Sunday, June 14, 2015 Sunday, June 28, 2015 Sunday, July 12, 2015 Sunday, July 19, 2015 Sunday, July 23, 2015 Sunday, July 30, 2015 Sunday, August 2, 2015 Sunday, August 9, 2015 Sunday, August 16, 2015 Sunday, August 23, 2015 Sunday, August 30, 2015 If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Constantinidis Gardikes at (614) (These dates are tentative and may have to be changed to address parish scheduling conflicts or the need for more or less rehearsal time.) ADULT ORTHODOX CATECHISM CLASSES We welcome all Catechumens studying to enter the Orthodox Church, spouses of Orthodox partners, and anyone who is interested in learning more about their Faith. Classes will meet on the following Sundays after Holy Communion in Room #207. Sunday, April 26, 2015 Is it enough to believe in Christ in order to be saved Sunday, May 3, 2015 The falling asleep of Saint John the Theologian PARAKLESIS TO THE THEOTOKOS AND BIBLE STUDY A Paraklesis Service to the Most Holy Theotokos will be offered in the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Holy Temple Chapel on the following Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Bible Study. Please join us for this spiritually uplifting and informative gatherings! Monday, April 27, 2015 The General Resurrection of All Humanity Monday, May 4, 2015 The Ascension and Great Commission Monday, May 11, 2015 Christian Apologists on Saint Matthew's Gospel Monday, May 18, 2015 Sanctification of Time
14 Our Orthodox Communities Serving Christ Through Helping Others Together We have been talking about how we can better serve the city communities we reside in and have hope that if we work together by leveraging our collective gifts and talents, we can both compliment services we are already providing and better serve the needy in our neighborhoods. Please consider getting involved in one of our joint out-reach projects: THE JONAH HOUSE Will be working with local drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers to provide safe housing for individuals experiencing addiction and homelessness. For more information on how you can help, please contact Nathan Smith, founder of the Jonah House and a member of Saint Barnabas Antiochian Orthodox Church at (614) or ADULT LITERACY We will be developing, writing, and illustrating a series of age appropriate books for teaching adults how to read. They will include material to help develop important life skills and will compliment the Homeless Outreach Ministries of Saint Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church in helping families become more independent and move out of poverty. For more information on how you can help, please contact Deborah Pries, a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral at (614) or or Charles Robbins, member of Saint Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church, BABY FOOD DRIVE Our communities will be aiding NNEEMAP in collecting much needed baby food for Columbus area families. We are collecting baby food, baby cereal, and formula through May 1, Please help us feed God s children! As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. I James 4:10 What are your gifts and talents? Find out how you can help! If you would like to be a part of our leadership team, contact Father Demetrios Gardikes at or: Nathan and Stephanie Smith, Saint Barnabas Antiochian Orthodox Church; Charles Robbins, Saint Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church; Deborah Pries, Sundy Gulu, Helen Rankin, Peter Gardikes, Diane Chakalis, or Isaac Williams, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. We would be happy to answer any of your questions!
16 Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Greek Language School Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral ZOEE Dancers Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Junior Dancers Charity to the Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Choir Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society Matrona Miracles of God Ministry Sunday Church School Little Lambs Ministry Fifty-Plus Group Junior GOYA Acolytes GOYA HOPE JOY Through Your generous gifts of time, talent, and prayer... We are VERY thankful for your stewardship and we welcome your continued stewardship. Please consider completing a stewardship form.
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