1 Sunday Bulletin July 20, th Sunday of Matthew The Glorious Prophet Elias Transfiguration of our Lord Greek Orthodox Church 414 St. Stephen s School Road Austin, Texas (512) website - Sunday Service Schedule Orthros 8:15am; Divine Liturgy 9:30am Reverend Fr. Vasileios Flegas, Proistamenos
2 Hymns for today Resurrection Hymn (Plagal First Tone) Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύµατι, τὸν ἐκ Παρθένου τεχθέντα εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡµῶν, ἀνυµνήσωµεν πιστοὶ καὶ προσκυνήσωµεν, ὅτι ηὐδόκησε σαρκί, ἀνελθεῖν ἐν τῷ σταυρῷ, καὶ θάνατον ὑποµεῖναι, καὶ ἐγεῖραι τοὺς τεθνεῶτας, ἐν τῇ ἐνδόξῳ Ἀναστάσει αὐτοῦ. Ton sinanarhon Logon Patrike Pnevmati ton ek Parthenu tekthenta is sotirian imon, animnisomen pisti ke proskinisomen, oti ivthokese sarki, anelthin en to stavro, ke thanaton ipomine, ke egire tus tethneotas, en ti en thoxo Anastasi aftu. Eternal with the Father and the Spirit is the Word, Who of a Virgin was begotten for our salvation. As the faithful we both praise and worship Him, for in the flesh did He consent to ascend unto the Cross, and death did He endure and He raised unto life the dead through His all glorious resurrection. Hymn for St. Elias Ὁ ένσαρκος άγγελος, τών Προφητών η κρηπίς, ο δεύτερος Πρόδροµος τής παρουσίας Χριστού, Ηλίας ο ένδοξος, άνωθεν καταπέµψας, Ελισαίω τήν χάριν, νόσους αποδιώκει, καί λεπρούς καθαρίζει, διό καί τοίς τιµώσιν αυτόν βρύει ιάµατα. The incarnate Angel, and the Prophets' summit and boast, the second forerunner of the coming of Christ our God, Elias, the glorious, from above sent down his grace upon Elisseus; he doth cast out sickness and doth also cleanse lepers; and unto all that honour him, he poureth forth streams of cures. Hymn for the Transfiguration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Μετεµορθώθης εν τώ όρει Χριστέ ο Θεός, δείξας τοίς Μαθηταίς σου τήν δόξαν σου, καθώς ήδυναντο, Λάµψον καί ηµίν τοίς αµαρτωλοίς, τό φώς σου τό αϊδιον, πρεσβείαις τής Θεοτόκου, φωτοδότα δόξα σοι. Metemorfothis en to ori, Christe o Theos, dixas tis mathites Sou tin doxan Sou, kathos i dynando Lampson ke imin tis amartolis to fos Sou to aidion, presvies tis Theotokou Fotodota doxa Si. When O Christ our God Thou wast Transfigured on the mountain Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners. Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee. Kontakion 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. A protection of Christians unshamable, Intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, reject not, the prayerful cries of those who are in sin. Instead, come to us, for you are good; Your loving help bring unto us, Who are crying in faith to you: Hasten to intercede and speed now to supplicate, As a protection for all time, Theotokos, for those who honor you.
3 Epistle - St. James 5: BRETHREN, take as an example of suffering and patience the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we call those happy who were steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no be no, that you may not fall under condemnation. Is any one among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has commi ed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects. Elijah was a man of like nature with ourselves and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit. My brethren, if any one among you wanders from the truth and some one brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. Ἀδελφοί, ὑπόδειγµα λάβετε, ἀδελφοί µου, τῆς κακοπαθείας, καὶ τῆς µακροθυµίας, τοὺς προφήτας οἳ ἐλάλησαν τῷ ὀνόµατι κυρίου. Ἰδού, µακαρίζοµεν τοὺς ὑποµένοντας τὴν ὑποµονὴν Ἰὼβ ἠκούσατε, καὶ τὸ τέλος κυρίου ἴδετε, ὅτι πολύσπλαγχνός ἐστιν καὶ οἰκτίρµων. Πρὸ πάντων δέ, ἀδελφοί µου, µὴ ὀµνύετε, µήτε τὸν οὐρανόν, µήτε τὴν γῆν, µήτε ἄλλον τινὰ ὅρκον ἤτω δὲ ὑµῶν τὸ ναί, ναί, καὶ τὸ οὔ, οὔ ἵνα µὴ εἴς ὑπὸκρίσιν πέσητε. Κακοπαθεῖ τις ἐν ὑµῖν; Προσευχέσθω. Εὐθυµεῖ τις; Ψαλλέτω. Ἀσθενεῖ τις ἐν ὑµῖν; Προσκαλεσάσθω τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους τῆς ἐκκλησίας, καὶ προσευξάσθωσαν ἐπ αὐτόν, ἀλείψαντες αὐτὸν ἐλαίῳ ἐν τῷ ὀνόµατι τοῦ κυρίου καὶ ἡ εὐχὴ τῆς πίστεως σώσει τὸν κάµνοντα, καὶ ἐγερεῖ αὐτὸν ὁ κύριος κἂν ἁµαρτίας ᾖ πεποιηκώς, ἀφεθήσεται αὐτῷ. Ἐξοµολογεῖσθε ἀλλήλοις τὰ παραπτώµατα, καὶ εὔχεσθε ὑπὲρ ἀλλήλων, ὅπως ἰαθῆτε. Πολὺ ἰσχύει δέησις δικαίου ἐνεργουµένη. Ἠλίας ἄνθρωπος ἦν ὁµοιοπαθὴς ἡµῖν, καὶ προσευχῇ προσηύξατο τοῦ µὴ βρέξαι καὶ οὐκ ἔβρεξεν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐνιαυτοὺς τρεῖς καὶ µῆνας ἕξ. Καὶ πάλιν προσηύξατο, καὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς ὑετὸν ἔδωκεν, καὶ ἡ γῆ ἐβλάστησεν τὸν καρπὸν αὐτῆς. Ἀδελφοί, ἐάν τις ἐν ὑµῖν πλανηθῇ ἀπὸ τῆς ἀληθείας, καὶ ἐπιστρέψῃ τις αὐτόν, γινωσκέτω ὅτι ὁ ἐπιστρέψας ἁµαρτωλὸν ἐκ πλάνης ὁδοῦ αὐτοῦ σώσει ψυχὴν ἐκ θανάτου, καὶ καλύψει πλῆθος ἁµαρτιῶν.
4 Gospel - St. Matthew 9: 1-8 At that time, ge ing into a boat Jesus crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, ʺTake heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.ʺ And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, ʺThis man is blaspheming.ʺ But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, ʺWhy do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say ʹYour sins are forgiven,ʹ or to say ʹRise and walk?ʹ But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sinsʺ he then said to the paralytic -- ʺRise, take up your bed and go home.ʺ And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men. Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐµβὰς εἰς πλοῖον διεπέρασε καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς τὴν ἰδίαν πόλιν. Καὶ ἰδοὺ προσέφερον αὐτῷ παραλυτικὸν ἐπὶ κλίνης βεβληµένον καὶ ἰδὼν ὁ Ιησοῦς τὴν πίστιν αὐτῶν εἶπε τῷ παραλυτικῷ θάρσει, τέκνον ἀφέωνταί σοι αἱ ἁµαρτίαι σου. καὶ ἰδού τινες τῶν γραµµατέων εἶπον ἐν ἑαυτοῖς οὗτος βλασφηµεῖ. καὶ ἰδὼν ὁ Ιησοῦς τὰς ἐνθυµήσεις αὐτῶν εἶπεν ἵνα τί ὑµεῖς ἐνθυµεῖσθε πονηρὰ ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑµῶν; τί γάρ ἐστιν εὐκοπώτερον, εἰπεῖν, ἀφέωνταί σου αἱ ἁµαρτίαι, ἢ εἰπεῖν, ἔγειρε καὶ περιπάτει; ἵνα δὲ εἰδῆτε ὅτι ἐξουσίαν ἔχει ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἀφιέναι ἁµαρτίας - τότε λέγει τῷ παραλυτικῷ ἐγερθεὶς ἆρόν σου τὴν κλίνην καὶ ὕπαγε εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου. καὶ ἐγερθεὶς ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ. ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ ὄχλοι ἐθαύµασαν καὶ ἐδόξασαν τὸν Θεὸν τὸν δόντα ἐξουσίαν τοιαύτην τοῖς ἀνθρώποις. WE NEED TO ORDER T-SHIRTS, SO PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN NOW! Register online at transfigura on.org Camp Saint Nicholas TGOC 2014 vacation Church Monday, August 11, through Thursday, August 14, at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. From 9:00am-12:00pm Vacation Church Camp is for kids ages 2 through those entering 5 th grade. **Families, please join us for our annual trip to Holy Archangel s Monastery Saturday, August 16 (please RSVP)
5 Welcome Visitors! We welcome all new visitors who worshipped with us this morning. We are pleased to have you with us! Please join us next door after service for coffee and fellowship. There is material in the entrance of the church regarding ministries and events of Transfiguration. We hope that you will return often to worship with us and grow in Christ! Receiving Holy Communion The sacrament of Holy Communion is reserved for only baptized and/or Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared by fasting, prayer and confession. The Orthodox Church is not in sacramental communion with any other church outside the Orthodox Christian Faith. If you are not Orthodox, you are invited with everyone to receive the Antidoron (blessed bread) at the end of service. If you would like information about the Orthodox Church, please see Fr. Vasileios after services. Sunday Classes are on summer break. Have a blessed Summer! Prayers for Health Arlena, Philip, Glenna, Euther, Nicole, Michael, John, Lili, Archie, Paul, Michael, Petra, Luke, Chris, Matthew, Elizabeth, Venton, John, Ricky, Wayne, Sarah, Christopher, John, Konstandinos, Jan, Marie, Cliff, Lou, Thomas, Kathy, Kathryn, Greg, Christopher, Steve, Nakis, Martha, George, Richard Simeon, Nicole, Mark, Maria, Nassos, Maria, Amy, Christina, Ana, Dolly, Irene, Fr. Ambrose, Bill, Linda, Mindy, Jenny, Maria, Zoe, Rosemary, Fr. Andreas, Emmanuel, Alkmene, Maree, Constanze, Jennifer, Timothy, Andrea, Janis Mae, Andreas, Luke, Zlata, Andrea, Albert, Dorothy, Larry, Jane, Boyd, Wilma, Ted, Nicolette, Alexandra, Carol, Frank, Fr. Damaskinos, Emmanuel, Thomas, Kalliopi, Aikaterini, Garyfalia, Ioannis, Nikolaos, Evangelia, Fotini, Eric, Eirini, Dimitrios, Antigoni, Sharon, Georgia, Angie, Olga, Michael, Dimitra, Suzanne, Kirsten, Kimberlin, Alvin, Alison, Emily, Athanasios, Tristen, Damon, Fran, Melanie, Theone, Zoe, Gabriel, Maria, Dmitriy, Cia, David, Betty (Mary Elizabeth), Panayiota, Anthony, Susan, Carole, John, Stephanie, Maria, Christa, Andrea, Greg, Stephen, Nick, Westin, Larry, Anna, Dana, Colleen, Zoe, John, Dave, Sam, Christine, Alysun, Joe, Kh. Anastasia-Velvet, Alex, Gabriella Marie, Lisa, Marija, Maria, Jerry, Layla, Irene, Johnathan, Xenia, Ben, Deacon James, Robin, Kathy, Bill, Katy, Katherine, Heidi, Philio, Robert, John, Dan, Jerry, Kimberly, David, Virginia, Anastasia-Stase, Evyenia, Molly, Andrew, infant Alex, Dionne and her unborn child, Billy, Presbytera Flora, Gabriel, Melanie, Cynthia, infant Abigail Grace, Nicholas the priest, Maria Teresa, Molly, Richard, Christine, Pavlos, JoGeo, Dino(Constantine), Cristie, Virginia, Mary, Tommy, Samantha, Eleni, Catherine and her unborn child, Guadalupe, Marta, Raphael, Salin, George-Panagiotis, Tina, Marian, Emily, Sarah, MaryAnn, Nancy, Chrissy Prayers for those in our Armed Forces SGT Jennifer D. Atkinson, SSG John Atkinson, COL Dave Romine, CPT James Alfaro, SSG Deane Anderson, CPT William Willett, MAJ Timothy Ullman, MAJ Chris Chase, SPC Mindy Keys, SPC Andrew Bentzel, MAJ Scot Thornhill, CPT Christopher Gilbert, CPT. Alexander Stathos, 1st LT Angela Bahlatzis, MIDN 1/C Joseph Barone, SGT Walter Hurbert (Nikolaos) Willoughby IV, LCDR Thomas Uhl
7 WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Services for this Week: Please join us for the Feast of St. Paraskevi and Consecration of its Church at her monastery in Washington, TX. The Vigil for the feast will begin at 4:00 on Friday evening - July 25. The Divine Liturgy will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, July 26. (See the invitation on the previous page for more information.) There will not be a Great Vespers service here at Transfiguration on Saturday, July 26. MEMORIAL SERVICE Today we will have the 5 year Memorial Service for GOLF the Very Reverend Fr. James Kenna; beloved husband of Khouria Anne Kenna, loving father, and grandfather. May his memory be eternal. Our next study will be on Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00am We are currently studying the book- Everyday Saints and Other Stories Please contact Krystal Cawood to be added to our Men s Study and Fellowship Join us for our next study on Thursday, July 31 at 7:15am at Jim s Restaurant 9091 Research Blvd, Austin, TX Fr. Vasileios will be leading a study of the book: The Prison Epistles: Philippians-Ephesians-Colossians-Philemon by Lawrence R. Farley. THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST Please join us for our Feast Day Celebrations Tuesday, August 5 6:00 pm Great Vespers Refreshments and Fellowship to Follow Wednesday, August 6 9:00 am Orthros; 10:00 am Divine Liturgy Delicious Fish Luncheon to Follow with Family-Friendly Entertainment
8 WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS continued: Sunday, July 20, 2014 A NEW CLASS HAS BEGUN Attention all Young Adults! Fr. Deacon George has begun offering a class on Exploring Modern Orthodoxy. Everyone is welcome to join them at their next meeting: Thursday, July 31st, at 7:00pm here at Transfiguration. These classes are held every other Thursday. Attention All Young Adults - MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2014 Orthodox Young Professionals Conference October 24-26, 2014 To be held at the Town Lake Holiday Inn Philoptochos News Please make plans now to attend our Annual Membership Tea which will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th. The location and time will be announced at a later date. Being a part of Philoptochos is very rewarding as we strive to do our best to help others in any kind of need. Come to the tea to get an idea of what we do! HEB AND WALMART GAS DISCOUNT FOR THE SUMMER! HEB is again offering their discount of 11 cents off per gallon when you purchase their gas with an HEB gift cards! This discount ends on September 8, so you have all summer to take advantage of these prices! WALMART has begun offering a 10 cents discount off each gallon purchased with a gift card. You can purchase both of these cards from Philoptochos! SODA FUNDRAISER Please remember that one of our ongoing fundraisers is are Soda Sale. We are selling a variety of sodas from the kitchen refrigerator for $1.00 each. This is on an honor system! Please place your money in the envelope provided on the refrigerator. Thank you! Thank you to today s Coffee Hour Sponsors: Daskalantonakis, Demetriadis, DeRossi, Dietz, Dow, Draina Thank you to last week s Coffee Hour Sponsors: Edwards, Esper, Garwood, Leara Next week s Luncheon Sponsors: The Young Adult League Thank you to today s ushers: Maria Burke (PCM), James & Karen Landon, Allen Wynn Thank you to last week s ushers: Tom Gouris (PCM), Mary Beth Gradziel, Brian Holland, Harry Stamatis Next week s ushers are: Tricia Korioth (PCM), Dan & Gigi Appling, Nyda Glaros