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1 Saint Katherine Glen Carlyn Road Falls Church, VA DOXA The monthly newsletter of Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Volume 11, Number 6 JUNE 2013 WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE When the Most High came down and confounded tongues of men at Babel, He divided the nations. When He dispensed the tongues of fire, He called all to unity, and with one voice we glorify the Most Holy Spirit (Kontakion of Pentecost). LANGUAGE CAN DIVIDE OR UNITE. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ took place to once again unite people to God in the Heavenly Kingdom. The story of Pentecost is found in the book of The Acts of the Apostles. In Chapter Two, we are told that the Apostles of our Lord were gathered together in one place. Suddenly, a sound came from heaven like a rushing wind, filling the entire house where they were sitting. Then, tongues of fire appeared, and one sat upon each one of Apostles. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as directed by the Spirit (Acts 2:1-4). This miraculous event occurred on the Jewish Feast of Pentecost, celebrated by the Jews on the 50th day after the Passover as the culmination of the Feast of Weeks (Exodus 34:22; Deuteronomy 16:10). The Feast of Weeks began on the third day after the Passover with the presentation of the first harvest sheaves to God, and it concluded on Pentecost with the offering of two loaves of unleavened bread, representing the first products of the harvest (Leviticus 23:17-20; Deuteronomy 16:9-10). Since the Jewish Feast of Pentecost was a great pilgrimage feast, many people from throughout the Roman Empire were gathered in Jerusalem on this day. When the people in Jerusalem heard the sound, they came together and heard their own languages being spoken by the Apostles (Acts 2:5-6). The people were amazed, knowing that some of those speaking were Galileans, and not men who would normally speak many different languages. They wondered what this meant, and some even thought the Apostles were drunk (Acts 2:7-13). Peter, hearing these remarks, stood up and addressed the crowd. He preached to the people regarding the Old Testament prophecies about the coming of the Holy Spirit. He spoke about Jesus Christ and His death and glorious Resurrection. Great conviction fell upon the people, and they asked the Apostles, What shall we do? Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39). The Bible records that on that day about 3,000 were baptized. Following, the book of Acts states that the newly baptized continued daily to hear the teaching of the Apostles, as the early Christians met together for fellowship, the breaking of bread, and for prayer. Many wonderful signs and miracles were done through the Apostles, and the Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved (Acts 2:42-47). This historical event almost reminds me of our Resurrection services. Our church was filled beyond capacity, the Meletis Charuhas Hall was also past capacity, the overflow from our buildings filled the front of our driveway. (Continued on page 10) INSIDE THIS ISSUE... Bookstore Book Review Calendar... 9 Catechetical School... 4 Church Duty Roster Daughters of Penelope Directory Festival... 8 GOYA (ages 13-18)... 5 GRACE Graduates... 5 Greek School... 6 Kings Dominion... 5 Missions and Outreach... 7, 13 Oratorical Festival... 4 Paideia... 4 Parish Council... 3 Philoptochos Registry Saturday of Souls... 5 Stewardship Vacation Bible Camp... 4 Women s Book Club AND MORE!

2 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Glen Carlyn Road Falls Church, VA phone facsimile CLERGY Rev. Protopresbyter Konstantinos A. Pavlakos, Proistamenos cell home STAFF Anna Vassilopoulos, Assistant Financial Officer Sophia Tsangali, Secretary/Teacher Roberto Medina-Valdez, Maintenance Supervisor Theodoros Theocharis, Information Technology PARISH COUNCIL Jim Stoucker, President Maria Wills, Vice President Bill Polizos, Secretary George Moshos, Treasurer Art Dimopoulos, Legal Counsel Kelly Alexis Costas Mavromatakis Andrea Ballard Mallamo Mavromatakis Chris Christou Bill Porter Dr. John Demakis Dr. George Silis Peter Karounos Daphne Vaccarello Nick Larigakis Maria Vargas CHURCH SCHOOLS Adult Bible Study (Saturdays) Gregory McKinney Adult Bible Study (Sundays) Bill Polizos Adult Catechetical (Sunday) School Bill Polizos Youth Catechetical (Sunday) School Christian Demeter, Principal Greek School Sophia Tsangali, Principal PAIDEIA Bilingual Preschool Pantelis Psoras MINISTRIES Acolyte Captains Anastasios Galatis, Najy Issa, and Daniel McKinney AHEPA #438 (P. Derzis) Angelo Toutsi, President Bookstore Frances Kalavritinos, Manager Book Reviews Gregory McKinney, Contributor Choirs (Adult and Junior) John Doulis, Director Daughters of Penelope Helle #283 Jane Moore, President DOXA Presv. Pauline Pavlakos, Editor Facebook Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Gregory McKinney GOYA (ages 13-18) Tiffani Wills, President GRACE Fr. Costa Pavlakos Greek Dance Aris and Anna Yortzidis, Instructors Greek School Auxiliary Elena Lagos, President HOPE (ages 7 and under) Toula Christou, Director JOY (ages 8-12) Tina Papamichael, Director Listserv ( list) Presv. Pauline Pavlakos, Adminstrator Missions and Outreach Dr. John Demakis, Chairman Parish Committees, List of Philoptochos Eleni Kanakos, President Psalters James Loizou, Protopsaltis Safeway escrip Elvira Garnett, Coordinator Website Presv. Pauline Pavlakos, Webmaster Women s Book Club Fay Mpras, Leader YAL (Young Adult League) TBD

3 PASCHAL BLESSINGS ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! CHRISTOS ANESTI! I d like to share a small story and offer thanks to those who worked so tirelessly to ensure the success of our community's observance of Holy Pascha. On the eve of the Anastasi, several hours before most parishioners arrived, I walked into the Sanctuary to prepare for the long evening and the most holy of services that lay ahead. Although the church was totally dark, I was greeted by the glimmer of holy light emanating from the 18k gold halos adorning the images of the saints and prophets looking down upon us from the dome of the Church. As my eyes began to adjust to the dark surroundings, and although I ve been in the sanctuary countless hundreds of times since the renovation a few years back, the grandeur and majesty of the iconography coupled with the beauty of our church overwhelmed me for a moment. So much so, that I offered a silent prayer of thanks for this precious gift the magnificent edifice to our Lord that is our Church. I was filled with a sense of how fortunate our community is to be blessed with such an incredibly beautiful sanctuary. As I stood in silent reflection, taking in the splendor that is our Church, a parishioner who had arrived early to secure a seat walked up behind me and asked, What are you looking at in the dark? Βλέπω ένα όνειρο ( I m looking at a dream), I replied almost absentmindedly. It is a dream come true, isn't it? was the simple, yet heartfelt reply given under the merciful gaze of our Pantocrator. How blessed we are! In many respects, the Paschal season represents the best of who we are as a parish. The pervasive sense of community that is so evident in everything we do is especially abundant during Pascha. On behalf of the Parish Council, I would like to thank everyone who made our Holy Week events and festivities such a success. To name only a few, our thanks go to Charlie Euripides for his most excellent lentil soup provided on Good Friday and to John Gouvis for a wonderful fish dinner on Palm Sunday and for the equally delectable magiritsa all of us enjoyed in the wee hours of Easter morning. Our thanks to everyone who folded palms for Palm Sunday; to Sophia Tsangali and everyone who participated in adorning the Epitaphio and to the GOYAns who carried it; to our altar boys, choir, and chanters; to the girls who served as myrrhbearers; to the ladies Philoptochos for all their excellent baked goods; to Androula Demetriou for the Easter eggs and to Ramona Velezis and her daughters, Theodora Black and Martha Velezis, who dyed them; to GOYA for donating the tulle bags and to Andrea Ballard, Presv. Pauline, Christina Vazquez, and Maria Wills who put all the Easter eggs in them; to our custodian Roberto Medina and his dedicated staff whose ceaseless efforts to go above and beyond the call of duty are always appreciated; to Ted Theocharis who helped us fix a last-minute problem with the video feed displayed to the overflow crowds outdoors during the weekend. Thanks to Presv. Pauline for her tireless efforts to keep the community abreast of latest developments and schedules via our website, DOXA, and s. Our esteem and gratitude to our Proistamenos Fr. Costas, Fr. Patrick, and Fr. Christodoulos for most ably shepherding their flock through Holy Week. Thanks to Aris and Themis Chronis, Christine Varoutsos, Steve Veletsis, Jim Ballard and George Mavromatakis who all pitched in to sell candles outdoors; to Pierre Tavoularis for augmenting the Parish Council at virtually every service during Holy Week; and to George Charuhas for also assisting us on Holy Friday and Saturday. Our thanks to those parishioners who followed our instructions even when it may have been inconvenient...and bless those who were less than cooperative. Last, but not least, my special thanks to the men and women of our parish whose commitment to the community is embodied in their service as Parish Council members. We are so very grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make our Holy Week so memorable. The fact I m worried about excluding someone is testament to the sheer number of parishioners involved in making our observance of Holy Pascha such a success. Thank you! Και του χρόνου. Your servant in Christ, President, Parish Council SAINT KATHERINE PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONSIDER LISTING your profession or business on our church website. Please fill out the order form, available at in its entirety. If you choose to list only your profession, please fill out that portion only. If you choose to list your business, please fill out that portion only. The cost per year is $25 for a professional listing and $100 for a business listing. The directory is online at You may choose to renew your listing automatically for the next year by checking the box on the order form. If you are paying by credit card, your card will be charged for the renewal on or about January 1, If you are paying with cash or by check, you will be contacted prior to your renewal date. Credit card payments may be made on the church website via PayPal. All listings will be reviewed and acceptance will be determined at the discretion of the Business Directory Committee. A printed version of the directory will be distributed annually with listing additions available quarterly. 3

4 CATECHETICAL (SUNDAY) SCHOOL GRADUATION DAY IS JUNE 9. There will be only one Divine Liturgy at 10:30am this special day. Sunday School will be in session at 9:30am and our traditional graduation party will be held in Founders Hall following the Liturgy. Thank you, teachers, for your continuing participation in our Sunday School mission. Many thanks to all the parents and friends of the Catechetical School for bringing your children to school, and helping us fulfill our pledge toward the Icon of Christ and the Children. This group effort has been a wonderful way for us to express our gratitude through the beautification of God s Holy House. We wish all the Dads a happy Father s Day on Sunday June 16. Summer begins on June 21. Vacation from school will have commenced, and children will begin enjoying more of the outdoors and play. There are some very special days on the Church calendar: Holy Pentecost is celebrated on June 23, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist on June 24, the feast day of Saints Peter and Saint Paul on June 29 and all Saints Day on June 30. It would be fulfilling for our parents and children to share conversation about those very special Church days. Just so our parents know ahead of time, Catechetical School will begin on September 15, with registration occurring on September 8. However, until then, children and parents can have some wonderful and profitable time together reading and discussing Holy Scripture. We do wish all of our parents and children a very restful and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing all of our children back in September. Until then, we look forward to worshiping with you in Church over the summer months. ORATORICAL FESTIVAL (by Ray Vazquez) SAINT KATHERINE SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS, Stephanie Vazquez and Cameron Edgington, participated in the District Oratorical Festival on April 20 in Newport News. Our students were 2 of 12 who competed at the event and both earned an Honorable Mention. Congratulations! It was the first time competing at the District level for both of them. I want to thank them for their hard work in preparing for the event. All of our Junior Oratorical Festival participants this year, Stephanie Vazquez, Cameron Edgington, and Eleni Zervos will present their speeches, in church, after Liturgy. PAIDEIA HELLO AND ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! I would like to thank all the parents of PAIDEIA for taking such good care of the teachers and me during Teacher Appreciation Week. The parents spoiled us with coffee, breakfast, lunch and dessert, as well as with wonderful presents. Thank you for your generosity and cooperation as we strive to make PAIDEIA the best it can be. In May, the children made crafts and presents for the wonderful mothers of our school in light of Mother's Day. We learned about the environment and recycling, farm animals and pets, wild animals, and dinosaurs! The children were taught about May Day (Πρωτομαγιά) and the customs and traditions that go along with this day. The last week of May we played outdoors with our children, introducing them to traditional Greek games. They had a wonderful time! For the first time, enrollment for the next school year ( ) will be done before closing of the school for summer. This way our school can start the next school year more organized and better than ever. Smart Board at PAIDEIA. It is pertinent to use technology in οur schools in today's day and age. PAIDEIA has been using the Smart Board since the beginning of the school year, enabling our students to learn both the Greek and English in a fun and resourceful way. We have set up Greek and English programs for the pre-school and toddler aged children. The children were deeply enthused when they used the Smart Board to learn the ABCs, 123s, colors, and drawing pictures. They used it as a big ipad and had a blast, making learning fun. Two New Programs for PAIDEIA 1. We have combined two classrooms into one classroom in Founders Hall so we can make the ideal space to have our Summer Camp this year. This way we will be able to welcome, for the first time, the 2-year old group. Thus, our Summer Camp will be for ages This year during the week of the Vacation Bible Camp (June 24-28), we are offering an extended camp in the afternoon from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. This afternoon session will focus more on Greek Language, History, and Customs of our culture. The age group is from 4-14 yrs and the fee is $40 for the entire week. VACATION BIBLE CAMP VACATION BIBLE CAMP (VBC) begins on Monday, June 24 and continues through Friday, June 28. Please bring your children to (at 10:00am), and pick them up from (at 1:30pm), the church. This year s theme is Top 10 Things I Like about Being an Orthodox Christian, in honor of VBC s 10-year anniversary. VBC will serve lunch at Bailey s Crossroads Homeless Shelter on Thursday, June 27. We look forward to spending a wonderful week with our Saint Katherine children. 4

5 GOYA GOYA WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE for their love and support during our 2013 Basketball Tournament in May. The following GOYAns were All-Stars: Alexandra Veletsis (Girls), Dimitri Kiaoulias (Boys A), and Dean Campbell (Boys B). The Tournament MVPs (most valuable players) were Najy Issa (Boys A) and Panos Lagos (Boys B). Congratulations to them and all our GOYAns. The following GOYAns will graduate from high school this year: Demitri Batistas, Thalia Dimopoulos, Najy Issa, Peter Kalavritinos, Maria Kosmakos, Dimitri Kiaoulias, Dimitrios Koukis, Alexandra Nicopoulos, Aristides Poehlman, Alexandra Veletsis, Eleni Voudouris, and Tiffani Wills. We wish them the best in their future endeavors and look forward to hearing all about them. GOYAns will help at our festival May 31-June 2. Please see George Moshos upon your arrival. (We will sign for community service hours.) GOYA has church duty on Sunday, June 16. Demetri Karounos will be the GOYA captain and Epistle reader. Don t forget Orthodox Youth Day at Kings Dominion on Thursday, June 20. The reservation deadline, with payment, is Monday, June 3. Please turn in your money to Presv. Pauline or Maria Wills. ATTENTION GRADUATES CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES! You should be very proud of your accomplishments. Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church would like to share your wonderful news with the entire community. A special section of the July/August 2013 DOXA will be dedicated to you. Please send the following information to by noon on Friday, June 14: graduate s name, his/her parents names, the name of the high school from which the student graduated, the name of the college he/she will attend or their future plans, and, if you wish, a short list of accomplishments. College and other higher education graduates are encouraged to send information as well. Please limit your submission to 75 words or less. A MEMORIAL PRAYER ON THE SATURDAYS OF SOULS ΨΥΧΟΣΑΒΒΑΤΟΝ JUNE 22, 2013 Our Orthodox Church remembers those who have fallen asleep in the Lord in prayers at every Divine Liturgy. Besides this, there is a Memorial Service in which the Church also remembers the dead. According to tradition, the Memorial Service is offered on the third, ninth, and fortieth day after a death, as well as, the yearly anniversary of the death. In addition to these times, a Memorial Service is offered for all the departed faithful on four Saturdays of Souls. These are the two Saturdays preceding Great Lent, the first Saturday of Great Lent, and the Saturday before Pentecost. In the United States, the Service is also offered on Memorial Day. Therefore, we are called to pray for those who have fallen asleep in the Lord on Saturday, June 22. Please take time to prepare a list of deceased loved ones for whom you wish the priests to pray. ORTHODOX YOUTH DAY AT KINGS DOMINION ORTHODOX YOUTH DAY at Kings Dominion is on Thursday, June 20. All youth of our church, of any age, are welcome. Fr. Costa will be with us. The cost is $48 per person, which includes admission and an all-youcan-eat picnic lunch. If there is enough interest, we will rent a bus, otherwise we will carpool. The reservation deadline, with payment, is Monday, June 3. Please give your money to Presv. Pauline or Maria Wills. For more information, contact Presv. Pauline at or 5

6 ΜΕΘ ΥΜΩΝ ΕΙΜΙ ΠΑΣΑΣ ΤΑΣ ΗΜΕΡΑΣ Σοφία Δ. Τσαγκάλη (Συνέχεια από το προηγούμενο) «ΚΑΙ ΙΔΟΥ ΕΓΩ μεθ υμών πάσας τας ημέρας έως της συνελείας του αιώνος». Θα είμαι μαζί σας εγώ, ο Εξουσιαστής και Κυβερνήτης του σύμπαντος. Θα είμαι ο Παντοδύναμος βοηθός και συμπαραστάτης σας, μέχρις ότου φτάσει στο τέρμα ο αιώνας τούτος. Η ζωή είναι πρόσκαιρη. Στη συνέχεια θα προσπαθήσουμε να κάνουμε το θέμα πράξη στη ζωή μας. Αυτή η διαβεβαίωση του Κυρίου προς τους μαθητές του είναι σπουδαία και σημαντική. Δεν σταματά όμως να επεκτείνεται και σε όλες τις γενεές των ανθρώπων, οι οποίοι θα ήταν τέλειο να ήταν όλοι μαθητές του Ιησού. Αλλά, ας δούμε πώς η υπόσχεση αυτή δύναται να εφαρμοστεί σε μας σήμερα. Η παρουσία του Κυρίου στην καθημερινή μας ζωή δυναμώνει την θέλησή μας στο καλό, η οποία πολλές φορές είναι αδύναμη. Βάζει στην άκρη τα κάθε είδους εμπόδια, που εμείς δεν είμαστε τόσο δυνατοί να τα ξεπεράσουμε. Προλαβαίνει και σηκώνει, παραδείγματος χάριν, ένα δύσκολο πειρασμό, τον οποίο θα βρίσκαμε μπροστά μας ή μας φωτίζει και μας δυναμώνει εκείνη την ώρα πώς πρέπει να τον αντιμετωπίσουμε. Όταν παρουσιάζονται στην ζωή μας, στην σταδιοδρομία μας, στην οικογένειά μας, τώρα ή αργότερα, δυσκολίες, προβλήματα, θλίψεις, στενοχώριες, είναι στο πλευρό μας. Απαλύνει τον πόνο μας και μας δίνει παρηγοριά, ανακούφιση και υπομονή, θάρρος και καρτερία. Μας ενθαρρύνει όταν δημιουργούνται μέσα μας πόθοι ιεροί, αποφάσεις άγιες για αγώνα και αγιασμό, νίκη του παλαιού ανθρώπου και ελαττωμάτων, επιτυχία αρετών. Μας ενισχύει στις καλές μας προσπάθειες και στο έργο μας και σε οποιοδήποτε συγκεκριμένο καλό θέλουμε να επιτύχουμε στη ζωή, τόσο για τον εαυτό μας όσο και για τους συνανθρώπους μας. Βλέπουμε λοιπόν ότι αυτό, το «πάσας τας ημέρας», έχει μεγάλη σημασία! Δείχνει ότι θα είναι πάντοτε μαζί μας και στις μέρες της χαράς, αλλά και στις μέρες της λύπης, μέρα και νύχτα, όταν είμαστε μόνοι, αλλά και όταν βρισκόμαστε μαζί με άλλους, μέσα στην πόλη που ζούμε, αλλά και στα ταξίδια, στις εκδρομές και στους περιπάτους μας. Θα είναι παντού και πάντοτε, αφού βέβαια εμείς θέλουμε να είμαστε μαζί Του. Μία ωραία προσευχή πάνω στο θέμα αυτό είναι η ακόλουθη: «Και ιδού εγώ μεθ υμών ειμί πάσας τας ημέρας...». Ω ναι, Κύριε, το αισθανόμαστε κι εμείς. Είσαι μαζί μας. Όπως το υποσχέθηκες στους Αποστόλους Σου, είσαι και μαζί με μας, τα παιδιά Σου, που έχουμε βαπτιστεί στο όνομά Σου, και θέλουμε να ζούμε σύμφωνα με το θέλημά Σου. Σε αισθανόμαστε να δυναμώνεις την αδύνατη θέλησή μας. Να σηκώνεις τα εμπόδια, όταν εμείς δεν μπορούμε να τα υπερπηδήσουμε. (Continued on page 15, column 2) ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ ΜΙΑ ΑΚΟΜΗ ΣΧΟΛΙΚΗ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ έφτασε στο τέρμα της καρποφόρα. Οι μαθητές μας, αν και το καθημερινό τους πρόγραμμα είναι τόσο πολύ γεμάτο και κουραστικό, με το δημόσιο σχολείο τους και με τις τόσες άλλες δραστηριότητες, απαραίτητες στη ζωή τους σήμερα, εν τούτοις δεν παρέλειψαν να είναι εντάξει και στα καθήκοντά τους με το Ελληνικό Σχολείο. Τους συγχαίρουμε και τους ευχόμαστε πάντα πρόοδο να γνωρίζουν στην ζωή τους, που αυτή η πρόοδος τούς κάνει διαρκώς να αναβαίνουν και να απολαμβάνουν τα αγαθά των επιτυχιών τους. Να προοδεύουν και στην Ελληνική γλώσσα, στην Μητέρα των γλωσσών, όπως την έχει ονομάσει το Πανεπιστήμιο Ιρβάϊν της Καλιφόρνιας. Όλα τα αγαθά στην ζωή μας πετυχαίνονται με κόπους, έτσι και στο Ελληνικό μας Σχολείο. Θερμές ευχαριστίες στους μαθητές μας, στου δασκάλους, στους γονείς, στο π. Κώστα, στη σχολική επιτροπή, στο κοινοτικό συμβούλιο και στο Greek School Auxiliary, το δεξί χέρι του Ελληνικού Σχολείου, στα μέλη του που αποχωρούν και στα καινούργια που καλωσορίζουμε. Οι εξετάσεις της Αρχιεπισκοπής θα λάβουν χώρα Δευτέρα 17 Ιουνίου στις 5:00 μ.μ. στις αίθουσες του σχολείου. Οι εγγραφές για την καινούργια σχολική χρονιά, , θα γίνουν κατά την διάρκεια του Ιουλίου, ώρες γραφείου, και τις Κυριακές 8 και 15 Σεπτεμβρίου μετά την Θεία Λειτουργία. Τα μαθήματα αρχίζουν την εβδομάδα μετά του Σταυρού (14 Σεπτεμβρίου), την Δευτέρα 16 Σεπτεμβρίου. Στο επόμεο τεύχος «ΔΟΞΑ» θα ανακοινωθεί το σχολικό πρόγραμμα για το Χαρούμενο και ξεκούραστο καλοκαίρι! GREEK SCHOOL ONE AGAIN THE SCHOOL YEAR arrived at a fruitful end. Our students with all their other obligations still were able to be faithful to their Greek School studies. We congratulate them and with them every success in their future studies, as difficult as the task may be. We thank the students, their parents, the teachers, the Greek School Committee, Fr. Costa, the parish council and the Greek School Auxiliary, the school s right hand, the retiring members and new. We wish you all a good and restful summer and are looking forward to seeing you in September. The Archdiocese exams will be on Monday, June 17 at 5:00pm. Registration for the School Year will be on Sundays, September 8 and 15, following the Divine Liturgy and the month of July, during the office hours. Have a pleasant and restful summer! Important Dates May 31-June 2 Saint Katherine Spring Festival June 1 Teachers Meeting, 1:30pm June 9 Graduation and Picnic, 5:00pm 6

7 Volunteers Needed to Serve on Mission Teams to Albania, Kenya and Tanzania in July! From July 19-August 1, 2013, the Albania Family Team will work alongside OCMC missionaries and Church leaders to offer parent workshops, children s programs, family activities, and ministry outreach. Families with children, couples, and qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. OCMC is also seeking team members for the Kenya teaching team that will be serving in Turkana from July 22-August 7th, This team will be offering a catechetical seminar in Lodwar where the foundation of Orthodoxy is being built. New catechists will be trained so they can return to their villages and share the faith. Also in Africa, the Tanzania teaching team needs team members to serve from July 22nd-August 8, The team will conduct seminars for church leaders in the Metropolis of Mwanza. OCMC is seeking people with skills in teaching basic catechism for this team. Make the most of your 2013 and sign up for a life-changing experience, both for you and those you ll be serving, by joining an OCMC Mission Team today! For more information, or to apply for a team, visit call Teams Director Andrew Lekos at GO-FORTH, or the OCMC Teams Department at Food Pantry New ministry! We are initiating a new ministry, joining with our neighbor church, Columbia Baptist, for food collection for the needy in the immediate area. Our first food collection will be on June 16. Please see full article on page 13. Rebecca Leung and Daphne Papamichael are coordinating this new ministry. FOCUS Shoe Program. An anonymous benefactor has agreed to donate 400,000 pairs of children s shoes to homeless children in American every year. Our Parish Council has graciously agreed to set aside 450 square feet to receive and sort out the 3,300 pairs of shoes for the DC metropolitan area. This is a great honor for our community and we will need volunteers. The first shipment of shoes will arrive sometime in late August. We will need volunteers to help sort the shoes into sizes and school districts. Eleni Porter has agreed to coordinate this endeavor but she will need many helping hands. If you would like to donate your time for this wonderful ministry, please contact Eleni at Mission Walk on the National Mall. Get your walking shoes ready! On Saturday, October 19, we will sponsor a Mission Walk on the National Mall. Carolyn and Joseph Perez are coordinating this project. Details will appear in a future DOXA. Stay tuned! Homeless Shelter Food Schedule. We continue to cook and serve meals once a month for the Bailey s Crossroads Homeless Shelter. Vacation Bible Camp will cook and serve lunch on Thursday, June 27. Our Mission and Outreach Committee will cook and serve dinner in July. Clothing. We are always collecting clothes and toiletries for the shelter. Please bring new or clean clothes and unopened toiletries to the foyer of our community center. MISSIONS AND OUTREACH FOCUS Appalachia Mission in the Mountains The Washington DC Missions and Outreach Committee is calling for volunteers to support a Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) Appalachia project in rural North Carolina from August This mission will be led by Fr. Costa. Mitchell and Yancey Counties in western North Carolina are some of the most economically challenged areas of the country. The job base, textiles and furniture manufacturing, has moved off-shore over the last 30 years, leaving unemployment rates of 12.2% (that s over 4% higher than the average U.S. city). As the tax base has eroded, so has the ability of the region to supply social services to those suffering. FOCUS Appalachia aids the poor and elderly in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, filling in the gaps where governmental assistance fails. Projects will depend upon the experience of those who volunteer; however, no skills are required to participate. Previously, groups have installed siding, remodeled a bathroom, built handicapped ramps, painted house exterior and interiors, replaced roofing, and done yard work. We ask that you bring a positive attitude. You are guaranteed to have a fulfilling week! Cost of Participation: $200 plus transportation, which covers food and modest lodging. FOCUS will provide a site coordinator, tools, and the required building materials. Transportation. Fr. Costas will take 8-9 volunteers in the Saint Katherine church van. Others will carpool. Lodging. Groups are housed at the Pinebridge Inn, near the worksites. The Pinebridge Inn offers dormitory-style housing, kitchen facilities, and group meeting areas. Volunteers must bring their own bedding, towels, and toiletries. Meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the mission will be provided by FOCUS North America. Tentatively, breakfast is served at 7:15am, a sack lunch will be taken to the worksite, and dinner is served at 6:00pm. Volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (there is no upper age limit). FOCUS will assign projects based on the various skills the volunteer group brings. You do not need to possess specific construction skills to take part in the mission, although skilled volunteers are always needed. Registration. Please contact Missions Committee members, Daphne Papamichael or Stacey Kazacos to receive a registration form via (and a release form, that must be signed by a parent, for volunteers under the age of 18). Registration deadline and payment. The registration deadline is August 1. Volunteers should submit their $200 payment in full when they register. 7

8 Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1 Sunday, June 2 11am-10pm daily Assistance is needed in the following areas: Pastry Kitchen Loukoumades Food Line Beer and Wine Souvlaki and Gyro Contact Andrea Ballard at to volunteer or for more information. I cannot work, but enclosed is a check in the amount of $ to sponsor paid labor/materials. (Please mail your check to Saint Katherine, 3149 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA ) Name Phone 8

9 JUNE 2013 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday May 31 5:00pm Greek School June 1 9:30am Greek School 1:30pm GS Tchrs Mtg. Spring Festival 11:00am-10:00pm Spring Festival 11:00am-10:00pm 2 Samaritan Woman 9:00am Orthros 10:00am Divine Liturgy 11:00am-10:00pm Spring Festival 3 4 A4ult Greek School 6:00pm Intermediate 7:30pm Advanced 5 6pm Conversational Greek 7:00pm Grk Folk Dance 6 Adult Greek School 6:00pm Intermediate 7:30pm Advanced 7 5:00pm Greek School 8 9:30am Greek School DOP Girls Day Out at the Lake Anna home of Lynn Francis 9 Blind Man 9:30am Orthros and Catechetical School 10:30am Divine Liturgy 12:00pm C.S. Graduation and Party 5:00pm Greek School Graduation and Picnic :30am Women s Book Club at the home of Fay Mpras 13 Holy Ascension 9:30am Orthros 10:30am Divine Liturgy 14 Paideia Graduation 12pm Deadline for July/August DOXA 15 9:30am Challenge Liturgy at Saint George 16 Fathers of the 1st Ecumentical Council Father s Day 9:30am Orthros 10:30am Divine Liturgy GOYA Church Duty Food Pantry Collection 17 5:00pm Archdiocese Comprehensive Exams in Modern Greek 18 6:00pm Philoptochos Banquet at Metro Orthodox Youth Day at Kings Dominion Saturday of Souls 9:30am Orthros 10:30am Divine Liturgy 23 Holy Pentecost 30 All Saints 9:30am Orthros 10:30am Divine Liturgy 24 Nativity of John the Baptist 9:30am Orthros 10:30am Divine Liturgy Vacation Bible Camp (10:00am-1:30pm) Paideia Exended Camp (1:30pm-3:00pm) 25 Vacation Bible Camp (10:00am-1:30pm) Paideia Exended Camp (1:30pm-3:00pm) 26 Vacation Bible Camp (10:00am-1:30pm) Paideia Exended Camp (1:30pm-3:00pm) 27 Vacation Bible Camp (10:00am-1:30pm) Paideia Exended Camp (1:30pm-3:00pm) 28 Vacation Bible Camp (10:00am-1:30pm) Paideia Exended Camp (1:30pm-3:00pm) 29 Holy Apostles Peter and Paul 9:30am Orthros 10:30am Divine Liturgy Please check the online calendar, for the most current information.

10 PHILOPTOCHOS (by Eleni Kanakos, President) CHRISTOS ANESTI! We hope you all had a wonderful Mother s Day. We hope that Fr. Costa had a very happy nameday and extend a big congratulations to his son, Andrew, who graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. We congratulate all graduates of our community and wish them the best of luck!! Thank you to everyone who helped prepare for our spring festival and to those who will work it from May 31- June 2. Philoptochos will have their end-of-year banquet on Tuesday, June 18 at Metro 29, 4711 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA Spouses and male members are welcome. Please contact Eleni Kanakos for reservations and/ or more information or ). SAINT KATHERINE BOOKSTORE DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE who is about to graduate from high school or college? An Orthodox Study Bible or Orthodox Prayer Book make excellent gifts for the young person about to embark on a new adventure in life. We have a few leather-bound editions of the study Bible as well. Saint Katherine Bookstore is an outreach ministry of Saint Katherine Church. We try to be open most Sundays after Liturgy. If you need to visit the bookstore during the week, please contact the church secretary, Ms. Sophia Tsangali, at We thank you for your support of our ministry. WOMEN S BOOK CLUB THE FINAL MEETING of our Women s Book Club before our summer vacation will be held on June 12, 10:30am, at Fay Mpras house. Please contact Fay at or with any questions. SAINT KATHERINE LIVE! Did you know that we have a live feed from our church? Relatives and friends from far away can watch a sacrament. If you are sick and cannot make it to a service, you can log in. The link is guestimage.html. Alternatively, you can sign in to the church website,, and click on the red Saint Katherine Live! button in the right-hand column. SPRING GREEK FESTIVAL May 31, June 1 and 2 11:00am - 10:00pm DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE (by Jane Moore, Pres.) HELLE SISTERS HAD A WONDERFUL TIME at our meeting in May! We celebrated with a Tea Theme and enjoyed all different types of savories and sweets. We elected our Executive Board: Karen Polizos (President), Katina Doulis (Administrative Vice President), Rosalie Georgeadis (Membership Vice President), Barbara Koltos (Treasurer), Helen Spanos (Recording Secretary), and Lynn Francis (Corresponding Secretary). Congratulations to everyone as they embark upon another successful Helle Chapter year! Also in May, we assisted the AHEPANs with their Annual Golf Tournament at the Westfields Golf Course by manning the registration table and selling raffle tickets and mulligans. A great time was had by all. On a more serious note, several Helle Sisters attended the annual wreath-laying and prayer ceremony at the graves of Hellenes and Philhellenes interred at Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day weekend. This has been a tradition carried out by the Washington Metropolitan Area AHEPA Families since In addition to attending our District #3 Convention in Annapolis on June 29, we are also looking forward to relaxing and enjoying each other s company during a Girls Day Out at the Lake Anna home of Lynn Francis on Saturday, June 8. Now that my Presidency has come to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Helle Chapter, AHEPA Chapter #438, and the entire Saint Katherine community for their contributions and support of the philanthropic work we have done as a Chapter. I know that the new Board will continue to accomplish many more new and wonderful things in the coming year! Best wishes to all! (Continued from page 1) God spoke your language. Now it is up to us to continue speaking in the language of love, hope, and salvation. We will always welcome those who have drifted away from God and those who have just discovered the Lord. I know that the Holy Spirit is alive at Saint Katherine. I see it in the actions of so many of our people, all those who volunteer giving of their time and talent to show the love of God to the world. I ask all of you to remember that we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ every week during the Divine Liturgy. May the grace and blessings of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with you. Let us live the words of the Apolytikion of Pentecost: Blessed are You, O Christ our God, who made fisherman all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them, drawing all the world into Your net. O Loving One, glory be to you. Yours in Christ, 10

11 BOOK REVIEW Georgia McKinney Speaking to God. Archbishop Demetrios of America. Translated by Kevin Pluchino. New York, NY: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America pages. Paperback. $ Speaking to God is the English translation of a prayer book written by the then-young Archbishop and first published over 50 years ago in Athens by the Christian Student Union. A third Greek edition of this work was printed in 2011 and quickly sold out, proving its ageless appeal. Organized into five Cycles, the Archbishop s book is a series of personal and prayerful reflections that speak to universal themes and feelings: The First Cycle of this edition contains prayers by which we ask God to teach us how to pray. In the Second Cycle, we talk to him about ourselves and our problems. In the Third Cycle, we sing praises of His glory and His majesty. In the Fourth, we entreat Him on behalf of our brothers and sisters, while in the Fifth Cycle the prayers address the need for a true approach to the Gospel (p. 6) Originally published when His Eminence was in his thirties, he was clearly writing out of a deep understanding of and concern for students and young adults. He offers the book to our beloved people, but especially to the youth, as if it has been written for them, here in America, today (p. 4). Build up my soul to be strong and enduring, diminish my soft attitude toward evil, negative influences. Put bright people beside me. Give me the grace to discover them. Their presence is so indispensable to me. The radiance of their gracious personalities is what my soul needs. O God-man, increase Your influence over me. Don t let other hands shape my heart. Don t let barbaric, wicked feet tread the inner temple of my heart (p. 51). His Eminence also reminds the young of the power of things that they might experience infrequently: In the silence I feel You near me, my Adorable Lord, Creator of tranquility. I give You thanks for the absence of every sound this evening. You are beside me and that s enough. God, Ocean of tranquility, You see my soul in a state of glorifying you. You see my heart that is grateful to you for this quietness. O You, who have the power to create a silence that is more eloquent than our vain human babbling (p. 84). In the print version, don t miss the table of contents there in the very back; you ll want it when picking up the book again, to return to a personal favorite or a prayer appropriate to the events of one s day, such as Prayer for the sick or Forgive those who hurt me. There is also an index to the 69 references from Holy Scripture scattered throughout. All in all, the modern witness of Orthodox Christianity is now being especially boosted as faithful works like this and Everyday Saints and Other Stories (see the January 2013 DOXA) are being made available to the global English-speaking audience. REGISTRY Baptisms Eliana Marie (May 11) daughter of George and Meredith Dounias Godparent: Andrew Dounias Juliana Marie (May 18) daughter of Arthur and Tara Lambros Godparents: Laura Mullins and Vasilia Hilios Sophia Alexandra (May 18) daughter of Dimitris and Stavroula Kouretas Godparents: George and Kathy Tsiolis Ryan Cook (May 19) son of Michael and Adrianna Saul Godparents: Christina Pavlides and Ramzy Megally Vasiliki Anna (May 26) daughter of George and Mary Charuhas Godparents: Tony and Dianne Quebral Chrismation Andrino Dionegenes (May 12) son of Dimitrios Flevotomos and Gradys Leons Sponsors: Kyriacos and Evangelia Photiou Weddings Virginia G. Stergioulis and Nicholas Stephen Hanna (May 11) Koumbaros: Tony Drosos Korinna Sophia Garbis and Nicholas Demetre Katharos (May 18) Koumbaroi: Connie Soves and Demetri Hatzi Funerals John James Chipouras (April 30) James C. Wallace (April 30) Nicholas J. Pristouris (May 10) Marios Droussiotis (May 17) 11

12 ΠΡΟΣΕΥΧΗ ΠΩΣ ΝΑ ΧΡΗΣΙΜΟΠΟΙΟΥΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΚΑΛΗ ΓΛΩΣΣΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΖΩΗ ΜΑΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΕ ΜΟΥ, Bοήθησέ μας, να χρησιμοποιούμε σωστά την πύλη της γλώσσας μας με τον καλό λόγο. Γέμισε την καρδιά μας με Εκείνη την Αγάπη που θα αγγίζει τον συνάνθρωπό μας όχι μόνο όταν είναι δίπλα μας αλλά και μακριά μας. Να κατασκευάζουμε θυρόφυλλα και μοχλούς από χρυσό όπως λέγει ο προφήτης. Ως γλυκέα τω λάρυγγί μου τα λόγια σου, υπέρ μέλι τω στόματί μου (Ψαλμ. 118, 102). Να μάθουμε να μην πληγώνουμε, να μην στενοχωρούμε και να μην μιλάμε απότομα στους συνανθρώπους μας. Να έχουμε διάκριση και να μην χρησιμοποιούμε λόγια πικρά που μπορεί να πονέσουν. Να βλέπουμε τα θετικά σημεία του χαρακτήρος του άλλου και αυτά να κρατούμε μέσα μας. Τα αστεία μας να είναι με διακριτικότητα χωρίς να κρύβουν υπονοούμενα που μπορεί να πληγώσουν. Να μην κινούμεθα με εγωισμό αλλά τα λόγια μας να είναι σεμνά και ταπεινά. Όταν θυμώνουμε να προσπαθούμε να συγκρατούμε την γλώσσα μας και να μην την αφήνουμε ανεξέλεκτα να κινείται. Εκείνη την ώρα να μάθουμε να σφραγίζουμε το στόμα μας. Να προτιμούμε την σιωπή και την ταπείνωση. Να μην παρασυρόμεθα από τα συναισθήματά μας, τις ψυχικές μας ταραχές και παρορμήσεις. Θού, Κύριε φυλακήν τω στόματί μου και θύρα περιοχής περί τα χείλη μου (Ψαλμοί ρμ 3). Να μάθουμε να δικαιολογούμε τον διπλανό μας και όταν ακόμη φταίει. Να είμαστε εύκολοι στον καλό λόγο. Να βρίσκουμε λόγια ενθάρυνσης για τους αδυνάτους και πονεμένους. Να μάθουμε να μιλάμε με ευγένεια, με ειλικρίνεια. Τα λόγια μας να είναι σεμνά, ταπεινά, καθαρά, σταράτα, αθόρυβα. Να μάθουμε να μην διακόπτουμε, να ακούμε περισσότερο και να μιλούμε λιγότερο. Τα λόγια που βγαίνουν από την καρδιά μας να είναι με γλυκύτητα, μετριοφροσύνη, σύνεση, αγάπη έτσι όπως Εσύ θα ήθελες. Χριστέ μου, Εσύ γνωρίζεις τις αδυναμίες μας, τα πάθη μας και τις πτώσεις μας γιαυτό Σε παρακαλούμε βοήθησέ μας να παίρνουμε λυτρωτική φώτιση, στήριγμα, παρηγοριά από την Ζωή των Αγίων για να αντέχουμε τις δύσκολες στιγμές. Οδήγησέ μας στον δρόμο που θα μας βοηθήσει να ξεχωρίσει η Αγάπη στην καρδιά μας ώστε από το στόμα μας να ρέουν λόγια ευχαριστίας και δοξολογίας. Εκείνες δε τις δύσκολες στιγμές που ξεφύγαμε και πικράναμε τον συνάνθρωπό μας να ερχόμαστε πάλι στον εαυτό μας και να τακτοποιήσουμε την σχέση μας μαζί του. Βοήθησέ μας να καλλιεργούμε την αρετή της συγχώρησης και της διάκρισης. Ει τις εν λόγω ου πταίει, ούτος τέλειος ανήρ (Ιακ. γ 2). Aμήν. THREE ONLINE RADIO OPTIONS The Rudder (Liturgical Chant) The Ark (Contemporary Music from an Orthodox Perspective) The Anchor (Orthodox Online Talk Radio) FEELINGS AND REACTIONS TO A SIGNIFICANT LOSS Darwin Huartson GRIEF IS A NECESSARY PROCESS that helps an individual adjust to a loss. Grief is not a lack of faith. Grief is a normal reaction to the loss of a significant someone or something in your life. Unfortunately, there are no written scripts for how to grieve or for how long to grieve. Each person grieves in his or her unique way at his or her own pace. Last month, we shared feelings often experienced while grieving. This month, we share the following. PHYSICAL SENSATIONS OFTEN EXPERIENCED WHILE GRIEVING An empty feeling in the stomach Loss of appetite Tightness in chest or throat Fatigue Insomnia Over-sensitivity to noise Heavy and repeated sighing Lack of muscle power Irritability Tearfulness Shortness of breath Dry mouth THOUGHTS OFTEN EXPERIENCED WHILE GRIEVING Disbelief. Typical reaction when first learning of the death of a loved one. A sense of depersonalization (nothing seems real). Confusion. Difficulty concentrating. Inability to organize your thoughts. Forgetfulness. Preoccupation. Constant thoughts of the deceased and/or how to get the deceased person back. Hallucinations. Sensing the presence of the deceased visual and auditory. TYPICAL BEHAVIORS EXPERIENCED WHILE GRIEVING Crying Sighing Sleep disturbances Appetite changes Absent-minded behavior Social withdrawal Dreaming of the deceased Restless over-activity Avoiding reminders of the deceased Searching for and calling out for the deceased Visiting places or carrying remembrances of the deceased Treasuring items that belonged to the deceased Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church offers a grief support group, GRACE (Grief Recovery: Accepting, Coping, and Evolving). For further information, please call Fr. Costa Pavlakos at Thank you to Maria Papageorgiou for these monthly contributions. 12

13 SPEND YOURSELF FOOD PANTRY (A NEW MINISTRY OF THE MISSIONS AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We, the Missions and Outreach Committee at Saint Katherine, have teamed up with our neighbor church, Columbia Baptist, to provide food to hungry people in our community through their Spend Yourself Food Pantry. HOW TO BE INVOLVED? The Food Pantry exists on the donations of our brothers and sisters in Christ, local residents, as well as local companies, churches and organizations. Needs include: 1) DONATIONS Non-perishable food or canned items including Canned Fruit, Cereal, Chunky/Hearty Soup, Condensed Soup, Pasta Sauce and Canned Pasta (e.g., Chef Boyardee) to the church on the Collection dates listed below. The additional items needed are Cereal/Cereal Bars, Peanut Butter, Beef Stew, Bagged Rice, Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce, Chili, Canned Tomatoes, Tuna, Canned Beans (e.g., kidney, pinto, garbanzo, baked), Hearty/Meal Soups (e.g. Campbell s Chunky or Healthy Request; Progresso), Instant Soup, Canned condensed soup or broth, Canned Fruit, Pasta, Canned pasta (e.g., Spaghettios, etc.), Canned Vegetables (e.g., green beans, corn, peas, mixed veggies) and Macaroni & Cheese. Financial donations. Please make checks payable to Saint Katherine and, on the bottom left line, specify Food Pantry. Plastic grocery bags. We plan on three collections in 2013 and four collections in future years. Please bring your donations on: June 16, September 11, and December 15, 2013 March 2, June 8, September 11, and December 14, ) VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME AT THE PANTRY Volunteers in the pantry are needed year round on Saturday mornings to sort, shelve, bag, etc. We will need volunteers to bring the food from Saint Katherine to the pantry after each collection. Each year, during November, the pantry hosts an evening when Thanksgiving food is packed. To get involved in any of these areas, contact Betsy Pankey by at 3) ADOPT A GARDEN FOR A WEEK Water, weed, and harvest produce from one of the three Spend Yourself Gardens for a week or more. To sign up for a week, contact Georgiana Hall by at 4) PRAY Pray for and thank our volunteers, donors, and clients. Thank God for our blessings and pray for an open generous heart. For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me I tell you whenever you do these things for the least important of these followers of mine, you did it for me. (Matthew 25:35-40). LOCATIONS The Spend Yourself Food Pantry is located at 3245 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church down the street from Saint Katherine. The Gardens have several locations including the Glen Carlyn Road campus, Pine Ridge Park, and at 301 N. Washington Street, Falls Church. For more information, please go to and our Missions and Outreach webpage at You can also contact Rebecca Leung at We look forward to finding out what the Lord has in store for us all. 13

14 STEWARDSHIP SHOWN BELOW is a list of families and individuals who participated in the 2013 Saint Katherine Stewardship Program from January 1 through April 30, Thank you for responding to the needs of our church. If you have not yet submitted your 2013 pledge, please complete the stewardship form on page 15 and return it to the Church Office as soon as possible. Alternatively, you may pledge online today at Any questions? Please contact Anna Vassilopoulos at or M/M Evangelos Abatzis Ms Joanna Abazis Mrs Stella Adamopoulos Donald and Irenelee Adams Mr Frank Agnos M/M John Agnos M/M Vasilli Alafogiannis Dr/Mrs James Alatis M. (Volakis) Alexis M/M James Anagnos M/M Larry Anagnos Ms Janis Anderson M/M John Andre M/M Paul Anson M/M Tasie Anton Mrs Voula Antonaiou Mr Nick Antonopoulos Mr Pericles Apostolou Dr/Mrs Nicholas Argerson Mr James Argodale M/M Nektarios Athanasiou Mr George Athanitis and Mrs Eleni Kioroglu Mrs Panagiota Bakatsias Mrs Carole Balides Capt/Mrs James Ballard M/M James Ballis M/M Andreas Baltatzis Mr Richard Bambacus Dr/Dr George Banks M/M Tom Beck Dr Dean Bellas Mrs Irene Bells M/M George Bilidas M/M Dimitrios Blekas Mr Bokis and Papadopoulou-Bokis M/M George Boosalis M/M George Boosalis Mr George Boosalis M/M Jeff Borst Mrs Barbara Bosworth Ms Beth Botsis M/M Theodore Bousbouras Mrs Stella Brackman M/M Lewis Brickates M/M David Buddendeck M/M Bryan Burton M/M Elias Burton M/M John Calamos M/M Edward Cameron M/M Michael Campbell, Jr Mrs Catherine Speleos Canard Mrs Gisella Caparell M/M Aggie Capsalis M/M Manuel Capsalis M/M Alexander Carr M/M Todd Carr Katherine and Tony Cavallo M/M Christopher Chaconas Mr Paul Chaconas Mrs Georgia Chakeris M/M Demetris Charalambous M/M George Charuhas Mr Telly Charuhas Rev Dn/Mrs Harry Chelpon Mr Mikhail Chelpon M/M Louis Cherpes Mr/Ms Peter Cherpes M/M Emmanuel Chiaparas Mrs Emerald Chiotakis Ms Afrodite Christ M/M George Christacos Dr Nicole Christacos M/M Stavros Christacos M/M Constantis Christofi Dr Andrew Christopher M/M Aristotle Christou Miss Ljiljana Ciric Mrs Mirjana Ciric Dr/Mrs James Constantinescu Mrs Ileana Constantinescu Dr George Contis Ms Christine Cope Dr Susan Coronis Adm/Mrs Robert Cowley Mrs Betty Craten Mr Michael Dakes M/M Stephen Dakes Mrs Theodosia Dampier Ms Elena Danigelis M/M Ivan Danzig Dr/Mrs Nicholas Darzenta M/M Michael Davey Mr Apostolos Dedes and Mrs Eva Tzanavara M/M James Dehart M/M John Delta Dr/Mrs John Demakis Mrs Antoinette Demeres M/M Christian Demeter M/M Demetrios Demetriou Ms Elpida Demetriou M/M Lambros Demetriou M/M Peter Demetriou Mr Christopher Demopoulos Ms Venetia Demson Miss Alexandra Diapoulis M/M Nicholas Diapoulis Ms Georgia Dimitras M/M Alexios Dimopoulos M/M Arthur Dimopoulos Dr/Mrs Harry Dinella Mr Stephen Dinos and Dr Evie Cavros Ms Anna DiRienzo Mr James Dishaw M/M Brad Donaldson Mr Nicholas Dopuch M/M John Doulis Mr/Dr Steven Doulis Mr Gregory Drake Ms Mary Drakoulis M/M Stavros Drosos M/M Demetrios Droumbanis Mrs Nicolitsa Economou Mr Paul Economou M/M Scott Edwards Mrs Vasiliki Ekiz M/M Christos Elefantis M/M James Eskinzes M/M Christopher Euripides Mr Kyriacos Charlie Euripides Mr Richard Euripides Adiam Eyassu Mr Ferssizidis and Mrs Ferssizidis M/M Samuel Fischer M/M Dennis Floros Mr George Floros M/M Nicholaos Floros Mrs Dianne Kavros Fogarty M/M Vasilios Fotinos M/M James Francis M/M Stephen Francis M/M John Frangomihalos Mr Demetrios Gadonas M/M Dimitrios Gadonas M/M Demetrios Galatis M/M Richard Gamble Ltc/Mrs Dennis Garbis M/M John Garbis M/M Martin Gardner M/M David Garnett M/M Thomas Garzlaff Mrs Effie Gasparis M/M Chris Gavras Mrs 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15 (Continued from page 14) M/M Leonidas Theodorakoglou M/M Athanasios Theodoropoulos M/M Craig Thomas M/M James Thomas M/M Gene Thornton Mrs Andromachi Timotheou Dr/Mrs John Topping Mr Kenneth Touloumes M/M Philip Toumazatos Mr Angelo Toutsi Mr Christakis Trahili Mrs Fotini Trikaliotis M/M Basil Trikas Dr/Mrs Basil Tripsas Ms Sophia Tsangali Ms Evangelia Tsapos Dr/Mrs Michael Tsapos Mrs Angelika Tsatsakis M/M George Tsempales M/M Thomas Tsianakas Mrs Anna Tsimbidis Mrs Helen Tsintolas M/M Constantine Tzafolias M/M Vasilios Tzeremes M/M Thomas Vaccarello Ms Ann Vaffis Dr/Mrs Charles Valases Mr Peter Vamvakaris Col/Mrs Nicholas Vamvakias Ms Catherine Vangellow M/M Christopher Vargas M/M Stratis Varlas Mrs Olga Varoutsos M/M Stefan Vasilis M/M George Vassilopoulos M/M Ramon Vazquez M/M George Veletsis M/M Stavros Veletsis Col/Mrs James Velezis M/M Pete Veltsistas M/M Larry Visos M/M Demetris Voudouris M/M Colin Waitt Mrs Galatia Whittemore M/M Donald Wills Mr Jack Wuerker and Mrs Effie Triarhos Mr Peter Xefteris M/M Andreas Xenos Mrs Aliki Xepapas Pres Athena Yachnis Mr Jason Yianilos M/M Aris Yortzidis M/M Angelos Zaloumis M/M Nicholas Zavolas Capt Christos Zirps M/M John Zissios M/M John Ziu M/M Mihail Ziu Mr Peter Ziu M/M George Zourzoukis M/M Panagiotis Zoutis M/M Athanasios Zuppas THANK YOU! 2013 STEWARDSHIP FORM STEWARDSHIP IS BASED on the fact that all that we have and all that we are comes from God. We commit ourselves to stewardship as a way of thanking God for all His blessings returning to Him a portion of the time, talent, and treasure He has given us. Good stewardship of time means we share some the 168 hours in a week with God and caring for others. Good stewardship of talent means we identify our talents and use them to glorify God and help other people. Good stewardship of treasure means we give a portion of our income to the Church and other charities. During the year 2013, we ask that everyone consider fulfilling their stewardship on a weekly basis. This will allow our church to better plan activities and expenses. I (my family) pledge(s) $ per week of financial stewardship to Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. Name: Address: City, State, Zip: Telephone and address: SUNDAY CHURCH DUTY ROSTER June 2, :30am M. Mavromatakis, Captain Arthur Dimopoulos Kelly Alexis Peter Karounos Chris Christou Nick Larigakis John Demakis June 9, :30am Andrea Ballard, Captain Bill Porter Costas Mavromatakis George Silis George Moshos Jim Stoucker Bill Polizos June 16, :30am Maria Wills, Captain Karounos, GOYA Chris Christou Captain+5 other GOYAns Daphne Vaccarello Maria Vargas June 23, :30am Bill Polizos, Captain Costas Mavromatakis Andrea Ballard Mallamo Mavromatakis Arthur Dimopoulos George Moshos Peter Karounos June 30, :30am Jim Stoucker, Captain Daphne Vaccarello Kelly Alexis Maria Vargas Bill Porter Maria Wills George Silis (Continued from page 6, column 1) Σε αισθανόμαστε να απαλύνεις τον πόνο μας και να σφουγγίζεις το δάκρυ μας, όταν η θλίψη, μεγαλύτερη από την δύναμή μας, πιέζει την ψυχή μας. Σε αισθανόμαστε να απομακρύνεις τον πειρασμό, όταν σφοδρός σαν λίβας έρχεται να κατακαύσει τα πρώτα άνθη του καλού, που φυτρώνουν στην ψυχή μας. Σε αισθανόμαστε να μας ενθαρρύνεις, όταν πόθοι ευγενικοί και γενναίοι ζητούν την θυσία του «εγώ» για να γίνουν αποφάσεις και να πραγματοποιηθούν στην ζωή μας. Σε ευγνωμονούμε, Αναστημένε μας Κύριε, γιατί κάθε μέρα της ζωής μας που περνά, κάθε νίκη μας στον αγώνα εναντίον του κακού, κάνει μεγαλύτερη την πίστη μας στην υπόσχεσή Σου: «Και ιδού μεθ υμών ειμί πάσας τας ημέρας...». The Daily Readings App for your mobile device is the easiest way to access the day s Bible readings prescribed by the Lectionary of the Greek Orthodox Church. The Daily Readings App also lets you read about the lives of the saints or look up fasting guidelines for each day right on your device. The Daily Readings App follows the typicon and lectionary of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. 15

16 SAINT KATHERINE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Glen Carlyn Road Falls Church, VA Return Service Requested Non-Profit Org. U. S. POSTAGE Paid Merrifield, VA Permit No ATTENTION POSTMASTER: Please expedite. Dated material. Demetry Pikrallidas AV Rated Attorney Preeminent Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, The Highest Legal Rating Possible Complete Business Formation/Representation Serious Injury Traffic and Criminal Domestic Relations Wills, Trusts Cases Handled in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and District of Columbia Advertise in the DOXA. More advertising space will be allotted as needed. Your ad will appear in both the hard and online-issues. PJ Skidoos is a Greek family-owned restaurant, which has been in Fairfax City for 35 years. We are located west of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church on Rt Fairfax Blvd Fairfax, VA

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