1 Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Sunday, October 11, 2015
2 St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church Office Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Reverend Doctor Dimitrios Moraitis Dean Reverend Father Dean N. Paleologos Dean Emeritus Reverend Deacon Andrew Giourelis Mr. Vasilios Vasiliadis -Parish Council President - Metropolis of Boston WELCOME Welcome to the Saint Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts. We are honored that you have chosen to worship with us today. It is our hope that your visit here will bring you many blessings from God. Please be sure to tell us if you are visiting or if you are new to our community. Our Church Family worships the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and every Sunday, the Lord s Day, we commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to live the Holy Gospel in accordance with the Orthodox Faith; towards sanctification through God s grace in worship, the Divine Liturgy and the Sacraments: glorifying God through all joys and struggles; and as a Church Community, in Christian love, we seek to do His will so that through His mercy, we may attain His Kingdom. We are blessed to have the slippers of St. Spyridon, which are located in the narthex of the Church, please be sure to venerate them. We pray you have a blessed day and that you visit with us again soon. Also, please remember that one must be an Orthodox Christian in order to receive Holy Communion. If you would like to embrace the Orthodox Faith, please see Father Dimitrios Moraitis. May God Bless you! October Fourth Sunday of Luke Coffee Hour Coffee Hour is sponsored in loving memory of Demetrios Voyiatsis by his family Chrismation A Chrismation will take place during Divine Liturgy for Matthew Saraiva. We welcome him into our Greek Orthodox Community Happy Name Day Polixronios Sunday Services Church Hours Orthros 8:30 am Divine Liturgy 9:45 am JOY Apple Picking on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 4:30pm Holy Trinity Nursing Home Food and Wine Fest Thursday, October 15, 2015 Cotsidas Cultural Center 5:30pm-8:30pm Saints of the Day The Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council St. Philip the Apostle Reminder Please turn off your cell phones during services.
3 Entrance Hymns Apolytikion When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee. You are greatly glorified, O Christ our God, who established our Fathers as luminaries upon the earth, and through them led us all to the true Faith. O Most compassionate, glory to You. For The Memorials Keep Thy servants in remembrance, O Lord, since Thou art good; and do Thou forgive every sin in this life; for no man is without sin, except for Thee Who art able to grant rest even unto him who has departed hence. Saint Spyridon O Father, God-bearer, Spyridon, you were proven a champion and Wonder Worker of the First Ecumenical Council. You spoke to the girl in the grave and turned the serpent to gold. And, when chanting your prayers, most sacred One, angels ministered with you. Glory to Him who glorified you; glory to Him who crowned you; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all. Kontakion O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee 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. 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. Απολυτίκιον του Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος Της Συνόδου της πρώτης ανεδείχθης υπέρμαχος, και θαυματουργός Θεοφόρε, Σπυρίδων Πατήρ ημών, διο νεκρά συ εν τάφω προσφωνείς, και όφιν εις χρυσούν μετέβαλες, και εν τω μέλπειν τας αγίας σου ευχάς, Αγγέλους εσκες συλλειτουργούντας σοι Ιερώτατε, Δοξα τω σε δοξάσαντι, δόξα τω σε στεφανώσαντι, δόξα τω ενεργούντι διά σου πάσιν ιάματα. 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.
4 PHILOPTOCHOS GOYA Goya Meeting Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30. The Computers for Seniors Class is seeking GOYA volunteers to add to the student learning experience. If a GOYA member is interested in volunteering to aid in the classroom please contact the office at or Nick Pechie at Thank you. NOTRE DAME ACADEMY Notre Dame Academy s Entrance Exam will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 8:30am. Preregisdtration is required for the exam. Please register for the exam on their website www26th. Also, all current 8th grade students are invited to Spend-A-Day at NDA. If interested please contact their Office of Admissions at , ext. 229 or NDA is the only Catholic college preparatory school for young girls in grades 9-12 in Central Massachusetts. JOY The Junior Orthodox Youth (JOY) group of our Cathedral is open to children between 3rd - 6 th grades. The group is based on four characteristics of Orthodox Christianity: Worship, Fellowship, Witness, and Service. JOY is an Orthodox Christian youth group that helps our children experience and explore the orthodox faith. Is a group, to enjoy fellowship, and to have FUN! The events are geared to not only bring the youth of Saint Spyridon s together in a fun and educational way, but also to start to plant the seeds of giving back to the community through charity projects. We look forward to seeing your child in our youth group and helping them to grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. For further information please contact Olga Youth Director, Dance group is starting this month!! Stay tuned!! Olga Fotos HOUSE COMMITTEE NEWS The House Committee chair and co-chair are accepting donations toward the repaving of the church parking lot. Please consider giving a tax deductible donation as the parking lot is in dire need of repair. We have a portion of the total funds necessary but need your help to accomplish this task. Thank you and May God Bless You. Parking Lot Maintenance $23,000 Thank you! The Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton Alexander the Great The Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton, Alexander the Great is proudly offering two college scholarship opportunities to deserving high school graduates of May Two $1, scholarships will be awarded. Requirements: GPA 3.6 or higher Personal essay High School Transcript Applications are available in the church office. Application deadline is October 15, Scholarship recipients will be informed by November 1, Upon completion, please mail application to Georgia Parafestas, 29 Westwood Dr. Worcester, MA In order to reactivate the choir group the Cathedral Choir is seeking new members. 14 and older No formal music training necessary No need to read Greek or music Desire to sing If you like to sing and share your voice to enhance our Sunday Liturgies please contact the church office at
6 Ο ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ Πρὸς Τίτον 3:8-15 Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν. Στίχ. Ὅτι δίκαιος εἶ ἐπὶ πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐποίησας ἡμῖν. Πιστὸς 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. ΤΗΕ EPISTLE St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15 Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers. Verse: For you are just in all you have done. TITUS, 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.
7 T Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 8:5-15 Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τήν 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 κατονταπλασίονα. ταῦτα λέγων ἐφώνει ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω. Επηρώτων δὲ αὐτὸν οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ λέγοντες τίς εἴη ἡ παραβολὴ 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. ταῦτα λέγων ἐφώνει ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω. The Gospel Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council The Gospel of Luke 8:5-15 The 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." Fasting / Νηστεία Regular fasting rules apply.
8 Bible Study Sermon on the Mount: How Not to Judge, and How to Trust God Tuesday November 10, 2015 at 7:00pm In the Tonna Room Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis will be leading a Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew. If you wish to learn about the Bible, please come to this informative presentation.
9 Orthodoxy 101 The Apostolic Fathers Wednesday, October 21, 7:00pm In the Tonna Room Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis is giving a presentation on the development of the Early Church and the Apostolic Fathers.. If you wish to learn more about this topic and the development of the Church, come to this informative presentation.
10 Can't get enough MBC? Come to our FIRST ANNUAL Fall Camp! We are now offering a weekend GOYA Fall Camp in November, and we'd love for you to join us for our inaugural camp! Dates: November 6th - 8th Tuition: $100 Sample Schedule 7:45 Wake Up 8:15 Orthros/Alone with God - Campers have the opportunity to silently reflect, journal and pray. 9:00 Breakfast 9:40 Daily Creed Sermon 10:00 Session 1 - Sounding Board: A group discussion on issues facing campers in their daily lives. 10:45 Session 2 - Praxis: Campers will interactively learn about the Gospel and it s teachings. 11:30 Session 3 - Cabin Session: A chance for the cabin to bond 12:15 Lunch 1:00 Siesta 2:15 Daylight - A choice in exciting activities such as soccer, fishing, basketball, chanting, and Greek dancing. 3:00 Halftime - Free time! (Snacks and apparel available for purchase at the Camp Store!) 4:30 Cabin Time & Inspections 6:00 Vespers/Evening Light 6:45 Dinner 7:30 Spiritual Journey - A time to hear stories and reflect on the lives of Saints 8:00 Evening Activity 9:00 JOY to Devotional 9:30 Snap to Devotional 10:00 Crackle to Devotional 10:45 Pop to Devotional
11 St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center Metropolis of Boston Camp Michael Sintros, Director 329 Camp Merrimac Road Contoocook, NH Office: Fax: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral welcomes Michael Sintros, Director of the St. Methodios Heritage and Retreat Center to offer a sermon to our parish on Sunday, October 18, He will also share a slide presentation in the Cotsidas Cultural Center, focusing on youth ministries, camp ministries and the retreat center. Please join us immediately following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 18.
13 The Hellenic Arts Society of Worcester Dinner Saturday, October 24, 2015 Cotsidas Cultural Center 6:00pm Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm Dinner DINNER, MUSIC, DANCING! Music featuring the poetry of Nikos Gatsos performed by Greg Maninakis and the Mikrokosmos Ensemble For an evening of the best in Greek Music, don t miss the highlight of the year.open to our community. WORTH THE MEMBERSHIP! Non-Member $60.00 Member Free Dinner Buffet will include Roasted Beef Tips, Marinated Chicken, Fettucine Alfredo, Rice Pilaf, Greek Salad, Vegetables, Bread/Rolls, Dessert, Coffee/Tea etc. Greg Maninakis.. and the Mikrokosmos Ensemble
14 Introduction To Computers For Seniors Wednesday, September 16, 2015-Wednesday, October 21, :30pm-6:00pm Nickolson Academic Center Join us for a 6 week course of hands on computer learning including: Word, keyboarding, flier design set up and gmail instruction Facebook and other social media Individual and moderate paced instruction Updated WiFi and a greater number of computers Please join us for an informative session of computer basics with further sessions to explore , Facebook, etc. Let s Learn Together!
16 2015 Stewardship Report * GOAL Week 2015 Total Stewardship Budget 40 $234, $ * GOAL amount includes the 2015 Stewardship Budget Receipts of $270, We suggest you budget your Stewardship contribution as you do your monthly home expenses Our Cathedral must meet the Financial needs of its ministries and annual operating budget by way of its Christian Stewardship Program. It is each and everyone's responsibility to accept honor and support your role as a Contributing Steward. Please pledge your Required Stewardship Contribution now, if you have not done so. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.