1 Epiphany - Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Tarpon Springs, Florida + Sunday, October 11, 2015 LUKE THE EVANGELIST, OCTOBER 18
2 OCTOBER SCHEDULE LITURGICAL SERVICES OFFICE AND MINISTRIES Monday Δευτέρα OCT. 12 OFFICE, M-F, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm BOOKSTORE, M-F, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Dance Ministry, 4:00 pm, Community Center Tuesday Τρίτη OCT. 13 Tarpon Springs Ministerial Association Community Discussion, 10:00 am Boy Scouts, 7:00 pm Fr Tryfon Hall Wednesday Τετάρτη OCT. 14 Paraklesis to St Nicholas, 6:00 pm Greek School, 4:30 pm GOYA Volleyball/Basketball practice, Gym, 6:00 pm Thursday Πέμπτη OCT. 15 Greek School, 4:30 pm Choir Practice, 6:30 pm, Cathedral Friday Παρασκευή OCT. 16 Saturday Σάββατο OCT. 17 Shepherd Center Prayer Breakfast, Community Center, 7:30 am Bertie Higgins Concert, Community Center, 8:00 pm Sunday Κυριακή OCT. 18 Orthros / Όρθρος, 7:30 am Liturgy (Greek) / Λειτουργία (Ελληνικά), 8:45 am Liturgy (English) / Λειτουργία (Αγγλικά), 10:45 am Bookstore, 10:00 am-12:00 pm OXI Day Dinner, Fr Tryfon Hall, 7:00 pm
3 TODAY S SPECIAL SERVICES MEMORIALS 5-year: 6-year: 1ST DIVINE LITURGY Angelo Angelis Apostolos Psaroulis MEMORIALS 40-day: 2ND DIVINE LITURGY Stylianos (Stanley) Steffen, Nikolitsa (Clara) Vestas WEDNESDAY SERVICES IN EFFECT Please join us every Wednesday for our weekly evening service at 6:00 pm. EVERY 1st WEDNESDAY: Agiasmos EVERY 2nd WEDNESDAY: Paraklesis to St. Nicholas EVERY 3rd WEDNESDAY: Paraklesis to Theotokos EVERY 4th WEDNESDAY: Holy Unction DEBT ELIMINATION CAMPAIGN Campaign Status as of Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Debt Elimination Pledges Received $ 102, Debt Elimination Monies Received $ 84, Credit Line Balance $ 155, Please contact treasurer Michael Kouremetis with questions regarding this report. He may be reached at or
4 ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ Πρὸς Τίτον 3:8-15 Π ιστὸς ὁ λόγος, καὶ περὶ τούτων βούλομαί σε διαβεβαιοῦσθαι, ἵνα φροντίζωσιν καλῶν ἔργων προΐστασθαι οἱ πεπιστευκότες θεῷ. ταῦτά ἐστιν καλὰ καὶ ὠφέλιμα τοῖς ἀνθρώποις μωρὰς δὲ ζητήσεις καὶ γενεαλογίας καὶ ἔριν καὶ μάχας νομικὰς περιΐστασο, εἰσὶν γὰρ ἀνωφελεῖς καὶ μάταιοι. αιῥετικὸν ἄνθρωπον μετὰ μίαν καὶ δευτέραν νουθεσίαν παραιτοῦ, εἰδὼς ὅτι ἐξέστραπται ὁ τοιοῦτος καὶ ἁμαρτάνει, ὢν αὐτοκατάκριτος. Ὅταν πέμψω Ἀρτεμᾶν πρὸς σὲ ἢ Τυχικόν, σπούδασον ἐλθεῖν πρός με εἰς Νικόπολιν, ἐκεῖ γὰρ κέκρικα παραχειμάσαι. Ζηνᾶν τὸν νομικὸν καὶ Ἀπολλῶν σπουδαίως πρόπεμψον, ἵνα μηδὲν αὐτοῖς λείπῃ. μανθανέτωσαν δὲ καὶ οἱ ἡμέτεροι καλῶν ἔργων προΐστασθαι εἰς τὰς ἀναγκαίας χρείας, ἵνα μὴ ὦσιν ἄκαρποι. Ἀσπάζονταί σε οἱ μετ 'ἐμοῦ πάντες. Ἄσπασαι τοὺς φιλοῦντας ἡμᾶς ἐν πίστει. ἡ χάρις μετὰ πάντων ὑμῶν. ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ Kατὰ Λουκᾶν ηʹ 5-15 Ε ἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην Ἐξῆλθεν ὁ σπείρων τοῦ σπεῖραι τὸν σπόρον αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἐν τῷ σπείρειν αὐτὸν ὃ μὲν ἔπεσε παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν, καὶ κατεπατήθη, καὶ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κατέφαγεν αὐτό καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν, καὶ φυὲν ἐξηράνθη διὰ τὸ μὴ ἔχειν ἰκμάδα καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἀκανθῶν, καὶ συμφυεῖσαι αἱ ἄκανθαι ἀπέπνιξαν αὐτό. καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν εἰς τὴν γῆν τὴν ἀγαθήν, καὶ φυὲν ἐποίησε καρπὸν ἑκατονταπλασίονα. ταῦτα λέγων ἐφώνει Ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω. Ἐπηρώτων δὲ αὐτὸν οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ λέγοντες Τίς εἴη ἡ παραβολή αὕτη;. ὁ δὲ εἶπεν Ὑμῖν δέδοται γνῶναι τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ Θεοῦ, τοῖς δὲ λοιποῖς ἐν παραβολαῖς, ἵνα βλέποντες μὴ βλέπωσι καὶ ἀκούοντες μὴ συνιῶσιν. Ἔστι δὲ αὕτη ἡ παραβολή ὁ σπόρος ἐστὶν ὁ λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ οἱ δὲ παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν εἰσιν οἱ ἀκούσαντες, εἶτα ἔρχεται ὁ διάβολος καὶ αἴρει τὸν λόγον ἀπὸ τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν, ἵνα μὴ πιστεύσαντες σωθῶσιν. οἱ δὲ ἐπὶ τῆς πέτρας οἳ ὅταν ἀκούσωσι, μετὰ χαρᾶς δέχονται τὸν λόγον, καὶ οὗτοι ῥίζαν οὐκ ἔχουσιν, οἳ πρὸς καιρὸν πιστεύουσι καὶ ἐν καιρῷ πειρασμοῦ ἀφίστανται. τὸ δὲ εἰς τὰς ἀκάνθας πεσόν, οὗτοί εἰσιν οἱ ἀκούσαντες, καὶ ὑπὸ μεριμνῶν καὶ πλούτου καὶ ἡδονῶν τοῦ βίου πορευόμενοι συμπνίγονται καὶ οὐ τελεσφοροῦσι. τὸ δὲ ἐν τῇ καλῇ γῇ, οὗτοί εἰσιν οἵτινες ἐν καρδίᾳ καλῇ καὶ ἀγαθῇ ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον κατέχουσι καὶ καρποφοροῦσιν ἐν ὑπομονῇ. Ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω. RESPECT FOR THE HOLY EUCHARIST It is difficult to prepare children for Liturgy. But there is no excuse for missing Liturgy entirely and expecting to receive Communion. You will not be communed outside of Liturgy unless you are old, infirm or have experienced an emergency. Saying it was hard getting the kids ready today will not suffice. Teaching children to be on time - and thus show respect for - the Eucharist should be our top priority.
5 EPISTLE Letter to Titus 3:8-15 T itus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned. When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful. All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen. GOSPEL Luke 8:5-15 T he Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out,"he who has ears to hear, let him hear." COUNCIL MEMBERS ON DUTY TODAY Anna Billiris Costas Sisois Karen Markopulos Charles Samarkos Manolis Ioannidis Gus Tsambis George Dovellos
6 Variable Sunday Liturgy Hymns Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον, ἡ Ζωὴ ἡ ἀθάνατος, τότε τὸν ᾍδην ἐνέκρωσας τῇ ἀστραπῇ τῆς Θεότητος, ὅτε δὲ καὶ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἐκ τῶν καταχθονίων ἀνέστησας, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἐκραύγαζον Ζωοδότα Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι. Resurrectional Apolytikion When You descended unto death, O Lord who yourself are immortal Life, then did You mortify Hades by the lightning flash of Your Divinity. Also when You raised the dead from the netherworld, all the Powers of the heavens were crying out: O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory be to You. Τῶν Πατέρων Ὑπερδεδοξασμένος εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ φωστῆρας ἐπὶ γῆς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν θεμελιώσας, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν πρὸς τὴν ἀληθινὴν πίστιν, πάντας ἡμᾶς ὁδηγήσας πολυεύσπλαγχνε, δόξα σοι. Του Ναού Κανόνα πίστεως και εικόνα πραότητος, εγκρατείας διδάσκαλον, ανέδειξέ σε τη ποίμνη σου, η των πραγμάτων αλήθεια δια τούτο εκτήσω τη ταπεινώσει τα υψηλά, τη πτωχεία τα πλούσια, Πάτερ Ιεράρχα Νικόλαε, πρέσβευε Χριστώ τω Θεώ, σωθήναι τας ψυχάς ημών. Κοντάκιον Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε, μεσιτεία, πρὸς τὸν Ποιητὴν ἀμετάθετε, μὴ παρίδῃς, ἁμαρτωλῶν δεήσεων φωνάς, ἀλλὰ πρόφθασον, ὡς ἀγαθή, εἰς τὴν βοήθειαν ἡμῶν, τῶν πιστῶς κραυγαζόντων σοι Τάχυνον εἰς πρεσβείαν, καὶ σπεῦσον εἰς ἱκεσίαν, ἡ προστατεύουσα ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τῶν τιμώντων σε. For the Fathers Supremely blessed are You, O Christ our God. You established the holy Fathers upon the earth as beacons, and through them You have guided us all to the true Faith, O greatly merciful One, glory be to You. Apolytikion of St. Nicholas As rule of the faith and picture of gentleness, and teacher of temperance you were exhibited to your flock, by the truth of the evidence, Thus you acquired the lofty through humility, abundance through poverty. Father and Hierarch Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, that our souls may be saved. Kontakion O Protection of Christians unshamable, mediation with the Creator immovable, we sinners beg you, do not despise the voices of our prayers, but anticipate, since you are good, and swiftly come unto our aid as we cry out to you with faith: Hurry to intercession, and hasten to supplication, O Theotokos who defend now and ever those who honor you.
7 ST LUKE THE APOSTLE This Apostle was an Antiochean, a physician by trade, and a disciple and companion of Paul. He wrote his Gospel in Greek after Matthew and Mark, after which he wrote the Acts of the Apostles, and dedicated both works to Theophilus, who, according to some, was Governor of Achaia. He lived some 86 years and died in Achaia, perhaps in Patras, the capital of this district. His emblem is the calf, the third symbolical beast mentioned by Ezekiel (1:10), which is a symbol of Christ's sacrificial and priestly office, as Saint Irenaeus says. Saints and Feasts make her his and to change her faith. But Chryssi responded: The only One I know as my groom is Christ, whom I will not refuse -- even if you cut me to pieces. Her parents and relatives, pressured by the Turks, begged her to accept Islam in order to save her life. But Chryssi replied: My Father is my Lord Jesus Christ. My Mother is the Theotokos. My siblings are the Saints of our Church. The Turks retaliated with gruesome torture. Finally, on October 13, 1795, they cut her body into pieces, which led to her well-deserved wreath of martyrdom by our Lord, Jesus Christ. ΑΓΙΟΣ ΛΟΥΚΑΣ Ο ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΣΤΗΣ Ο Άγιος Λουκάς ο Ευαγγελιστής καταγόταν από την Αντιόχεια της Συρίας και η εθνικότητα του ήταν Ελληνική. Ήταν γιατρός στο επάγγελμα, όμως γνώριζε πολύ καλά τη ζωγραφική τέχνη. Μάλιστα σε αυτόν αποδίδονται οι πρώτες εικόνες της Θεοτόκου με τον Ιησού Χριστό βρέφος στην αγκαλιά της (μία υπάρχει μέχρι σήμερα στη Μονή του Μεγάλου Σπηλαίου), καθώς και αυτές των Αποστόλων Πέτρου και Παύλου. Στη χριστιανική πίστη κατηχήθηκε από τον Απόστολο Παύλο, τον οποίο συνάντησε στη Θήβα και έκτοτε αφοσιώθηκε στο κήρυγμα του Ευαγγελίου. Περιόδευσε στη Δαλματία, Ιταλία, Γαλλία, Αχαΐα, Βοιωτία κ.α. Συνέγραψε το τρίτο κατά σειρά Ευαγγέλιο της Καινής Διαθήκης, καθώς και τις πράξεις των Αποστόλων. Λέγεται ότι πέθανε με μαρτυρικό θάνατο (κατ' άλλους ειρηνικά σε ηλικία 80 ετών), και το 357 μ.χ., το λείψανο του μετακομίσθηκε στην Κωνσταντινούπολη, στο ναό των Αγίων Αποστόλων. ST CHRYSSI THE NEW MARTYR OF GREECE St Chryssi was born in the village Slatena (now known as Chryssi) near Almopia in the northern- Greek prefecture of Pella. Her father was poor and had four daughters. Chryssi was beautiful, both physically and spiritually. One day, while collecting firewood with other women in the fields, a Turkish man abducted her and took her to his home. Using various compliments, he tried to ΑΓΙΑ ΧΡΥΣΗ Η ΝΕΟΜΑΡΤΥΣ Η Αγία Χρυσή γεννήθηκε στο χωριό Σλάτενα (σημερινή Χρυσή) της επαρχίας Αλμωπίας Νομού Πέλλης. Ο πατέρας της ήταν φτωχός και είχε τέσσερις θυγατέρες. Η Χρυσή ήταν ωραία στο σώμα και στην ψυχή. Κάποτε, ενώ βρισκόταν μαζί με άλλες γυναίκες στους αγρούς και μάζευε καυσόξυλα, την απήγαγε κάποιος Τούρκος και τη μετέφερε στο σπίτι του. Ο Τούρκος προσπάθησε με κολακείες να την εξισλαμίσει και να την κάνει γυναίκα του. Η Χρυσή όμως αντιστάθηκε και δυναμικά απάντησε: «Εγώ τον Χριστό μόνο γνωρίζω για νυμφίο μου, που δεν θα αρνηθώ και αν ακόμα με κομματιάσεις». Οι γονείς και οι συγγενείς της Χρυσής, με εξαναγκασμό των Τούρκων, την παρακαλούσαν να δεχτεί τον μωαμεθανισμό για να σωθεί. Αλλά η μεγαλόψυχη Χρυσή τους απάντησε ότι: «πατέρα έχω τον Κύριό μου Ιησού Χριστό, μητέρα την Κυρία Θεοτόκο, αδελφούς δε και αδελφές έχω τους Αγίους και τις Αγίες της Εκκλησίας μας». Μπροστά λοιπόν στη σταθερότητα της Χρυσής, οι Τούρκοι απάντησαν με φρικτά βασανιστήρια. Τελικά στις 13 Οκτωβρίου 1795 μ.χ., κατέκοψαν το σώμα της με μαχαίρια και έτσι πανάξια έλαβε το στεφάνι του μαρτυρίου από τον Νυμφίο Χριστό.
8 DEBT ELIMINATION PLEDGES RECEIVED (As of October 6, 2015) The St Nicholas Community would like to thank all those who have already made their pledge to help eliminate our debt. If you haven t yet, please let our Lord guide you to your donation. Though $1,000 is the target amount, no amount is too small or too large. If you are unable to help, we welcome your prayers and moral support. Metropolitan Nikitas & Lulias, John Fr. James & Presvytera Vasiliki Rousakis Abare, Irene Alahouzos, Chris Alesafis, Michael & Kathy Andriotis, George Andropoulos, DeRose (In memory of Alexander Kaloudis) Angeliadis, Gregory & Maria Apostolides, Ipatia Archangel Michael Shrine Assimack, Kathleen Bakas, Elizabeth Bangos, William & Manias, Niko Bilirakis, Michael & Evelyn Billiris, Anna & George Bouchlas, Constantine Chakos, Michael Chrysostomou, Chrysoulla Chrysakis, Chris & Naomi Chrysakis, Emmanuel Coburn, Kyle & Mary Cosmos, Nancy Cretekos, Mr & Mrs George (In memory of Nick & Frances Cretekos) Curlew Hills Memory Gardens (In memory of Irene Skinitis) Dakakos, Toni Daskaroulis, Bill & Francine Dobies Funeral Home Ergas, Michael Fatolitis, Evelyn Fernandes, Mr & Mrs Robert Georgion, Stephanie (in memory of Georgiou Georgion) Giallourakis, Bill C. Giannas, Mr & Mrs Pericles Ginnis, Nick & Thelma Gombos, Emmanuel Harding, Spanos & Tina Harvard, Kally Haskkopoulos, John & Denise Haskopoulos, Evangelia Hourdas, Peter Intl Union of Painters Joanow, Sylvia Johnson, William & Sherry Kappas, Dennis Karavokiros, Irene Karavokiros, Pam & Steve Katsaras, Kalliope Katsulos, Theophanis Kavouklis, Dr & Mrs Laz Kavouklis, Ruth Kikis, Eleftheria Kissanis, Anthony & Athanasia Klonaris, Michael & Maria Koukoulakis, Maria Kouremetis, Michael & Terri Kouskoutis, George & Maria Kouskoutis, Michael & Tina Kovach, Stathia Lelekis, John & Calliope Levendia Mammas, Carmen Manglis, Theofilos & Tula Manias, Evangelia Manias, Kallie (in memory of) Manias, Nicholas & Michelle Manias, Nikitas & Aspasia March 25th Parade Committee Margaritis, Diane Markopulos, Karen Markos, Anastasios & Angeline Mazarakis, Donna Miaoulis, Nick Mikaleff, Irene Miliotis, John & Bessie Miller, Christopher & Evelyn Monokandilos, Drosso Nelsen, William & Leoni Palaidis, Chris & Geneva Panageotou, Bill Pantelis, Mike & Irene Pantelis, Nick & Sylvia Patsalides, Harry & Ana Person, Jean Petalas, John Phillips, Pauline Philipson, Susan Post, Zenon Pseftelis, Vasilis & Kaliope Psiropoulos, George & Frieda Rigas, Evangeline Royal Bridge Painting Co. Samarkos, Charles & Anne Shoemaker, James & Cathrine Skandaliaris, Anargiros & Lora Smith, E. Victoria Solon, George Spanolios, Peter & Anna St. Nicholas Greek School Stamas, George Stamas, John & Donna Stephanos, Evelyn & John Stratakis, Peter & Doris Johnsen Sullivan, Stephanie Theofilos, Kathy Theofilos, John Theophilopoulos, Dean & Ellyn Tsambis, Kon/nos & Anna Tsangaris, Charles & Mary Tsataros, Nick & Kathie Tsoukalas, Eleni Tsoutsanis, Samuell Vazopolos, Steve Vlahakis, Lydia Vouvalis, George Vouvalis, Nicholas Wohl, Bruce Zissimopoulos, Harry & Helen
12 OUR PRIESTS ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU Fr. James Rousakis ( , and Fr. Sampson Kasapakis ( , are here to serve you. Please call, text or them for any spiritual needs. Kindly do not use the priests social media sites (e.g. Facebook), as your message might be inadvertently overlooked. To schedule sacraments, or call Fr. James. Ο Πατήρ Δημήτριος και ο Πατήρ Σαμψών είναι καθημερινά στην διάθεσή σας. Παρακαλούμε να τους καλείτε στα κινητά τους τηλέφωνα για πνευματικές ανάγκες. ST NICHOLAS KITCHEN St Nicholas Kitchen is an outreach ministry which provides a hot meal and fellowship to those in need. Volunteers for cooking, serving meals and cleanup between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm - along with monetary donations for the purchase of food - are welcome and needed. Remember the book of Matthew 25:35-36:...For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Your assistance helps feed approximately 100 people every Monday. Thank you for your support. Please call Chris Palaidis at for further information. DAZZLING RUMMAGE SALE St Nicholas Philoptochos is sponsoring a Dazzling Rummage Sale on November 7, 2015, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Fr Tryfon Hall and we need your help! Please bring the following items to the food pantry on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: dishes, china, crystal, paintings, pottery, lace, kitchenware, trays, clocks, rugs, lamps, toys, costume jewelry, purses and anything interesting or old. Call Irene at with any questions. EPIPHANY SUBMISSION DEADLINE News and announcements for each Sunday s print version of Epiphany must be ed in.docx (Word) format to Soultana at by the close of business on the preceding Monday.
13 OXI DAY DINNER The Parade Committee invites the entire community to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the rejection by Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, The Greek fighters who sacrificed their lives during World War II so that their country can remain free will be honored on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Fr Tryfon Hall, by the presence of Greek Consul General Adamantia Klotsa, Tarpon Springs Mayor David Archie, Congressman Gus Billirakis, and St Nicholas clergy, to name a few. Donations: $30 per person, including dinner and live music. For reservations, please contact Committee President Costas Sisois by calling CHURCH MUSIC MINISTRY This Sunday, we choose to observe Church Music Sunday, in honor of St. Romanos, the patron Saint of Church Musicians. This is an opportunity to thank those who -- week after week, year after year -- offer their God-given talent to the music ministry of our faith. We thank all of the choir members for their dedication, commitment and service. It is through your stewardship of serving our music ministry that those who worship in our parishes are lifted to a higher level of spiritual awareness. We honor all our members in both services and wish to acknowledge two members, one from our younger group and one from our adult group, for special service to the choir: Congratulations to Maria Chagaris and Irene Koutelas for your continued service and for giving your time and talent to our choir!
14 Sunday Church School News October th Class 10:30-11:15 11th Class 10:30-11:15 18th Class 10:30-11:15 Food Drive Begins. Coffee Hour 25th Class 10:30-11:15 November st Class 10:30-11:15 8th Class 10:30-11:15 15th Class 10:30-11:15 Food Drive Ends 22nd Class 10:30-11:15 29th Class 10:30-11:15 Toy Drive Begins Upcoming news Sunday Church School annual Food Drive begins Sunday, Oct. 18. Welcome back Sunday Church School families! We are excited to start our school year!
15 THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR PARISH COUNCIL? Current stewards of St Nicholas Cathedral may stop by the parish office during business hours to pick up their application & instructions. The election will be held after Divine Liturgy on December 13 at Fr. Tryfon Hall. The deadline for submitting your application is conclusion of the Fall General Assembly on Sunday, November 15.
16 St. Nicholas Dance Ministry Monday Practice Schedule Grades 1 & 2: 4:30 5:15 pm Ms Anna & Ms Eva Grades 3, 4, 5: 5:30 6:15 pm Ms Anna & Ms Eva Middle School grades: 6:30 7:30 pm Ms Kiki & Ms Maria HS/College/Adult: 7:30 9:00 pm Ms Anna & Ms Rania *PLEASE BRING CANNED/BOXED FOOD FOR OUR PHILOPTOCHOS Fee is $75 per dancer WORKING TOGETHER TO BETTER SERVE The Tarpon Springs Ministerial Association invites you to join us on Tuesday October 13, at 10 am in Fr Tryfon Hall, for a community discussion among all the service provider organizations and churches in the Tarpon Springs area. We want to hear what your organization is doing today and what your plans are for the future, so we can work together to better serve those in need in our community. Please bring any promotional materials to share. Refreshments will be served. Participants: T.S. Ministerial Association Florida Hospital North Pinellas Citizen s Alliance for Progress Wellness Ministries Cops and Kids Salvation Army Shepherd Center T.S. Police Department Metropolitan Ministries Peace4Tarpon T.S. Housing Authority St. Timothy s Lutheran Church St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Parish Council Juvenile Welfare Board Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship Empath/Hospice Mt. Moriah AME Church Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church Pinellas County Cold Night Shelter Boys and Girls Club Veterans Support Group Leepa-Ratner Museum Habitat for Humanity Feeding Tampa Bay Unitarian Universalist Church T.S. GroGroup Interested community residents
17 VOLUNTEERS & VENDORS WANTED Volunteers are needed for the St. Nicholas 4 th Annual Greek Food & Wine Festival, set to take place October at the St. Nicholas Community Center. Let s come together again! All you need to do is complete the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet, available at Sunday Coffee Hour, and at the Church Office, and return it completed to the office by October 12. You will receive a confirmation or telephone call from the Volunteer Committee prior to the festival. For questions, contact Karen Markopulos at k k o u s o m or M a r ia Angeliadis a t m a - or Thank you for your valuable time and talents! IF YOU ARE A VENDOR: Booths, rented at $300 for three (3) days, are still available. Please call festival chairman Costas Sisois at or the parish office at to reserve your booth!
19 Sailing Away to Key Largo Starring Tampa Bay Legend LIVE IN CONCERT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015 COME JOIN US FOR Dancing, Singing, and a Whole Lot of Laughter & Fun Just Like Back in the Days of Bogie & Bacall Cash Bar & Appetizers Available for Purchase St. Nicholas Community Center Tickets: $ North Pinellas Avenue Time: 8:00-11:30P.M. Tarpon Springs, FL Dress Casual Information: Call Kathy (727) or Tina (727) Tickets available on Eventbrite.com All proceeds benefit St. Nicholas Philoptochos Social Services.
22 ST. NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL ORNAMENT SERIES St. Nicholas Cathedral Epiphany Epiphany Diver These beautiful ornaments are 24k-gold-plate etched on brass $20 each Available at the Cathedral Office, 17 E. Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs FL Tel (727) TARPON BAYOU CENTER Alzheimer's / Dementia Support Group for Caregivers & Family Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 4:30-5:30 pm 515 Chesapeake Dr, Tarpon Springs Alzheimer s Disease is life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. Our support groups provide a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. Exchange practical information on caregiving problems & possible solutions. Talk through challenges & ways of coping. Share feelings, needs, and concerns. Learn about resources available in your community. Our support groups are facilitated by a trained individual with the Alzheimer's Association.
23 PLEASE SUPPORT SAINT NICHOLAS BOOKSTORE Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - noon Our bookstore has a large selection of books on Orthodoxy and saints as well as Bibles, cookbooks, icons, CDs, DVDs, greeting cards, bracelets and necklaces, and many more items. Do You Have a Ticket? Concerning Repentance and Confession $10.00 This classic guidebook to the mystery of Confession enumerates the sins into which most people tend to fall, but forget when preparing for Confession. Metropolitan Cyptian deals in a pastorally sensitive way with the many difficulties raised by Orthodox Christians who have either never gone to Confession or have not done so for a long time. Cookbooks $ $30.00 With a slew of Orthodox and American holidays around the corner, family get-togethers will mean more family dinners! Try our large selection of Greek cookbooks to nurture and please your loved ones. My Little Orthodox Christian Activity Book $8.00 Eighty fun-filled pages of games and puzzles designed to help Orthodox children learn about their faith. A great way for the older generation to spend quality time with their little ones. T h e L o v e C h a p t e r : The Meaning of First Corinthians 13 $18 One of the most important passages in the Scriptures, First Corinthians 13 is often read and rarely followed. Theologian, John Chrysostom, is remembered today as a Church Father for the entire Church. Gift Certificates Can t decide between our hundreds of gift items? Gift certificates are available in any amount and never expire! If you would like to volunteer, please fill out an application at the bookstore, or call for more information. All proceeds benefit St Nicholas and the Bookstore Renovation Fund.
24 SAINT NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL 17 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL Tel: Fax: CATHEDRAL OPEN FOR PRAYER: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fr. James Rousakis, Acting Dean & Vicar Fr. Sampson Kasapakis, Assistant Priest Nikitas Manias, Council President Maria Angeliadis, Office Manager Soultana Kalligas, Administrative Assistant PARISH MINISTRIES & DEPARTMENTS ALTAR SERVERS Jerry Theophilopoulos BOOKSTORE Vasilis Panageotou BOY SCOUTS Theodora Genduso & Antonio Genduso CHANTERS Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis & Anthony Hatzidakis CHOIR, 1 st LITURGY Katie Faklis CHOIR, 2 nd LITURGY DeRose Andropoulos EDUCATION, CULTURE & YOUTH Karen Markopulos EPIPHANY COMMITTEE Emmanuel Gombos & Johanna Kossifidis G.O.Y.A. (9-12 grade) Theodora Kampouraki & Emmanuel Gombos & Penny Lambrianos GREEK AFTERNOON SCHOOL Chris Palaidis GREEK DANCE Maria Kouskoutis & Eva Athanasatos HOPE (K-2 gr.) & JOY (3-6 gr.) JR G.O.Y.A. (6-8 grade) Maria Angeliadis PHILOPTOCHOS Tina Chagaris PRESCHOOL Jessica Gorman STEWARDSHIP Charles Samarkos SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL Galatiani Leadbetter YOUNG ADULT LEAGUE (Y.A.L.) WEBSITE Mick Geary ORGANIZATIONS & SOCIETIES AHEPA James Miller SONS OF PERICLES Jimmy Makris DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE Margo Filley ATHENIAN SOCIETY Helen Kariofilis CHIOS SOCIETY Chrysanthi Psoras CRETAN SOCIETY Angelo Sakis HALKI SOCIETY Michele Manousos HELLENIC BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION Emmanuel Ioannidis KALYMNIAN SOCIETY Nikolas Sazalis LACONIAN SOCIETY Theodore Tsafatinos PANCYPRIAN SOCIETY Angela Georgiadis PROMETHEAS SOCIETY Effie Vassiliou SYMIAN SOCIETY Michael Faklis
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