1 Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Sunday, August 23, 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! August 23, th Sunday of Saint Matthew Memorials Menelaos Efstratios-40 days Anna Kypriotis-3 months Christopher (Chrysostomos) Georgian-6 months John Georgian-3 years Trisagion Fevronia Isildakli-3 months Theofanis Stefanakos-9 months Altar Flowers Altar Flowers are sponsored in loving memory of Fevronia Isildakli, Christopher (Chrysostomos) Georgian, John Georgian, Anna Kypriotis, Chris Fourkas and Charles Fourkas by their families Summer Schedule Summer Hours have started Orthos 8:15am Divine Liturgy 9:30am and will conclude at 11:00am Weekday Liturgy Saturday, August 29, 2015 Beheading of St. John the Baptist Orthros 8:45am Divine Liturgy 9:45am Saints of the Day 12th Sunday of Matthew Apodosis of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary Iraneaus, Bishop of Lyons Kallinikos, Patriarch of Constantinople Lupus the Martyr Reminder Please turn off your cell phones during services.
3 Entrance Hymns Apolytikion Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world. In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our souls from death by your intercessions. 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. Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια, ἀγαλλιάσθω τὰ ἐπίγεια, ὅτι ἐποίησε κράτος, ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, ὁ Κύριος, ἐπάτησε τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν ἐγένετο, ἐκ κοιλίας ᾅδου ἐρρύσατο ἡμᾶς, καὶ παρέσχε τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος Εν τή Γεννήσει τήν παρθενίαν εφύλαξας, έν τή Κοιμήσει τόν κόσμον ού κατέλιπες Θεοτόκε, Μετέστης πρός τήν ζωήν, μήτηρ υπάρχουσα τής ζωής, καί ταίς πρεσβείαις ταίς σαίς λυτρουμένη, εκ θανάτου τάς ψυχάς ημών. 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 Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother of life, He who dwelt in the evervirginal womb transposed her to life. Τήν εν πρεσβείαις ακοίμητον Θεοτόκον, καί προστασίαις αμετάθετον ελπίδα, τάφος καί νέκρωσις ουκ εκράτησεν, ως γάρ ζωής Μητέρα, πρός τήν ζωήν μετέστησεν, ο μήτραν οικήσας αειπάρθενον.
4 SAVE THE DATE! The Hellenic Arts Society of Worcester Dinner Dance Saturday, October 24, 2015 Cotsidas Cultural Center DINNER, MUSIC, DANCING! With musical guests from New York, 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. More info to come in next week s bulletin 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 $100,000 Thank you! $21, th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE ALBUM St. Spyridon Cathedral will be producing a 100 th Anniversary Hard Cover Commemorative Album. Thank you for submitting your photographs and advertisements. If you have any questions, please call Georgia Giolekas at Thank you for your support. Please submit any news, updates, fliers and photos you would like to see in the Sunday Bulletin to: Also if you d like to be added to the list to receive the bulletin via please contact Georgia at the above address. Elizabeth Markopoulos is excited to start Little Angels on Wednesday, September 16th from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Founders Court. Little Angels is a group for St. Spyridon's youngest parishioners. Children in the baby stage to 4 years old are welcomed to come and have fun. Each meeting will be filled with peer interactions, story time, hands on activities, as well as seasonal exploration! The planned activities will promote Christian values such as kindness and love. At the September meeting, children will explore parts of an apple tree and the planting process all while practicing kindness towards friends. Please join us for fun and fellowship! We will meet once a month in the Founders Court from 9:30-11:30 am. Morning snack will be provided. Please Elizabeth if interested; Little Angels will meet on the following dates; September 16, 2015 October 21, 2015 November 18, 2015 December 16, 2015 January 20, 2016 February 17, 2016 March 16, 2016 April 20, 2016 May 18, 2016 June 15, 2016
5 Please join us for Ministry Sunday Sunday, September 13 th Immediately following the Divine Liturgy Every single ministry, church auxiliary, and organization will set up booths with information, registration forms, and volunteer opportunities. This is your opportunity to become acquainted with everything that goes on in the community. Please register your children for the programs, and be sure to volunteer for a ministry. Refreshments will be served.
6 Ο ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ Πρὸς Κορινθίους β' 7:1-10 Προκείμενον. Ἦχος δ. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 18.4,1 Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος αὐτῶν. Στίχ. Οἱ οὐρανοὶ διηγοῦνται δόξαν Θεοῦ. Ἀδελφοί, καθαρίσωμεν ἑαυτοὺς ἀπὸ παντὸς μολυσμοῦ σαρκὸς καὶ πνεύματος, ἐπιτελοῦντες ἁγιωσύνην ἐν φόβῳ θεοῦ. Χωρήσατε ἡμᾶς οὐδένα ἠδικήσαμεν, οὐδένα ἐφθείραμεν, οὐδένα ἐπλεονεκτήσαμεν. Οὐ πρὸς κατάκρισιν λέγω προείρηκα γάρ, ὅτι ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ἡμῶν ἐστὲ εἰς τὸ συναποθανεῖν καὶ συζῇν. Πολλή μοι παρρησία πρὸς ὑμᾶς, πολλή μοι καύχησις ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν πεπλήρωμαι τῇ παρακλήσει, ὑπερπερισσεύομαι τῇ χαρᾷ ἐπὶ πάσῃ τῇ θλίψει ἡμῶν. Καὶ γὰρ ἐλθόντων ἡμῶν εἰς Μακεδονίαν οὐδεμίαν ἔσχηκεν ἄνεσιν ἡ σὰρξ ἡμῶν, ἀλλʼ ἐν παντὶ θλιβόμενοι ἔξωθεν μάχαι, ἔσωθεν φόβοι. Ἀλλʼ ὁ παρακαλῶν τοὺς ταπεινοὺς παρεκάλεσεν ἡμᾶς, ὁ θεός, ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ Τίτου οὐ μόνον δὲ ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ αὐτοῦ, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν τῇ παρακλήσει ᾗ παρεκλήθη ἐφʼ ὑμῖν, ἀναγγέλλων ἡμῖν τὴν ὑμῶν ἐπιπόθησιν, τὸν ὑμῶν ὀδυρμόν, τὸν ὑμῶν ζῆλον ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ, ὥστε με μᾶλλον χαρῆναι. Ὅτι εἰ καὶ ἐλύπησα ὑμᾶς ἐν τῇ ἐπιστολῇ, οὐ μεταμέλομαι, εἰ καὶ μετεμελόμην βλέπω γὰρ ὅτι ἡ ἐπιστολὴ ἐκείνη, εἰ καὶ πρὸς ὥραν, ἐλύπησεν ὑμᾶς. Νῦν χαίρω, οὐχ ὅτι ἐλυπήθητε, ἀλλʼ ὅτι ἐλυπήθητε εἰς μετάνοιαν ἐλυπήθητε γὰρ κατὰ θεόν, ἵνα ἐν μηδενὶ ζημιωθῆτε ἐξ ἡμῶν. Ἡ γὰρ κατὰ θεὸν λύπη μετάνοιαν εἰς σωτηρίαν ἀμεταμέλητον κατεργάζεται ἡ δὲ τοῦ κόσμου λύπη θάνατον κατεργάζεται. ΤΗΕ EPISTLE St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 7:1-10 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. BRETHREN, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God Open your hearts to us; we have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one. I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together. I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. With all our affliction, I am overjoyed. For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest but we were afflicted at every turnfighting without and fear within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more. For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it (though I did regret it), for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while. As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting; for you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but worldly grief produces death.
7 12th Thursday after Pentecost Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 1:29-35 Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἦλθον ὁ Ἰησοῦς τὴν οἰκίαν Σίμωνος καὶ Ανδρέου μετὰ Ιακώβου καὶ Ιωάννου. ἡ δὲ πενθερὰ Σίμωνος κατέκειτο πυρέσσουσα. καὶ εὐθέως λέγουσιν αὐτῷ περὶ αὐτῆς. καὶ προσελθὼν ἤγειρεν αὐτὴν κρατήσας τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῆς, καὶ ἀφῆκεν αὐτὴν ὁ πυρετὸς εὐθέως, καὶ διηκόνει αὐτοῖς. Οψίας δὲ γενομένης, ὅτε ἔδυ ὁ ἥλιος, ἔφερον πρὸς αὐτὸν πάντας τοὺς κ α κ ῶ ς ἔ χ ο ν τ α ς κ α ὶ τ ο ὺ ς δαιμονιζομένους. καὶ ἦν ἡ πόλις ὅλη ἐπισυνηγμένη πρὸς τὴν θύραν καὶ ἐθεράπευσε πολλοὺς κακῶς ἔχοντας ποικίλαις νόσοις, καὶ δαιμόνια πολλὰ ἐξέβαλε, καὶ οὐκ ἤφιε λαλεῖν τὰ δαιμόνια, ὅτι ᾔδεισαν αὐτὸν Χριστὸν εἶναι. Καὶ πρωῒ ἔννυχα λίαν ἀναστὰς ἐξῆλθε καὶ ἀπῆλθεν εἰς ἔρημον τόπον, κἀκεῖ προσηύχετο. The Gospel 12th Thursday after Pentecost The Gospel of Mark 1:29-35 At that time, Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him of her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her; and she served them. That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered together about the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. Fasting / Νηστεία Regular fasting rules this week.
8 Bible Study Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes Wednesday, September 16, 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. Orthodoxy 101 The Early Church Wednesday, September 30, 7:00pm In the Tonna Room Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis will be giving a presentation on the development of the Early Christian Church from the moment of Pentecost, to the lives and acts of the Apostles, to the mission work of St. Paul, and ending with the Apostolic Fathers. If you always wondered what the Church was like in the first century, and about its early development, come to this informative presentation.
10 ST. SPYRIDON PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING! We are now accepting registrations for enrollment in the St. Spyridon Preschool for the school year. Classes start September 8, Extended hours are 7:30am-5:30pm. Space is limited so please contact Preschool Director Lori Picard for more information or Also, our new Preschool Website is up and running. Check it out at Due to the treacherous weather conditions of last winter, an overhang needed to be constructed at the Preschool Entrance to protect the public of falling ice and snow. Safety for all is a major concern and is regarded as a priority. General Assembly approved appropriated funds were used for this construction project.
11 ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΝ ΑΠΟΓΕΥΜΑΤΙΝΟΝ ΣΧΟΛΕΊΟΝ ΑΓΙΟΣ ΣΠΥΡΙΔΩΝ ΣΧΟΛ. ΕΤΟΣ Αγαπητοί Γονείς και Κηδεμόνες, Με μεγάλη χαρά σας κάνουμε γνωστό το πρόγραμμα του σχολείου μας. Κατόπιν αρκετής και πολύχρονης μελέτης, θεωρούμε σωστό το σχολείο μας, για δεύτερη χρονιά, να εισάγει μαθητές ηλικίας 5 με 6 ετών για την παρακολούθηση προγράμματος Νηπιαγωγείου. Και ηλικίας 6 με 7 ετών να εισέρχεται εις το Τμήμα Αρχαρίων (Πρώτη τάξη). Οι εγγραφές θα γίνουν την Πέμπτη, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου και Παρασκευή, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου Εις την αίθουσα ΤΟΝΝΑ του Καθεδρικού μας Ναού. Αυτή η αλλαγή ελπίζουμε να βοηθήσει ακόμη πιο πολύ τα παιδιά μας, εφ όσον μεγαλώνοντας αντιμετωπίζουν πιο πολλές δυσκολίες και προκλήσεις εις το Ημερήσιο Σχολείο τους. Το Eλληνικό σχολείο, όλοι ξέρουμε είναι το φυτώριο όπου το κάθε παιδί θα μάθει τις ρίζες και την ανεπανάληπτη ιστορία της Ελλάδας. Τα ήθη, τα έθιμα και την παράδοση των προγόνων του. Την πνευματική κληρονομιά της Ελληνικής φυλής. Σας Περιμένουμε! Σας Ευχαριστούμε Dear Parents and Guardians, We are pleased to announce the program of our school. After long and sufficient study, we thought it was necessary for the second year to change the following: Children 5-6 years of age, to be accepted by the kindergarten program. Children 6-7 years of age, to enter in the Beginners Group (First Grade). We hope these changes help the children, as they grow older and face the difficulties and challenges in their regular school. Registration will take place on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, from 4:00-5:30pm, in the Tonna Room The Hellenic School, we all know is the nursery where every child will learn the roots and the unique history of Hellas. The customs and tradition of his/her ancestors. The spiritual heritage of the Hellenic Race. We are waiting for you!!! Thank You
13 St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Cathedral Classic Golf Outing At the Sterling National Country Club, Sterling, MA Monday, August 31, 2015 When: Monday, August 31, 2015 Where: Sterling National Golf Club, Sterling, MA Time: 12:00 Noon Registration and Golf Range 12:45 pm Shotgun Start Cost: $ per golfer Includes: 18 Holes of Championship Golf on a private course including cart, range balls, a sleeve of golf balls, lunch, cocktail hour, including hors d oeuvres, a delectable banquet style dinner, and a special giveaway. Many Team and Individual Prizes including $10, for a hole-in-one. For more information or to register your team please call Stu ; George or Father Registration and payment are due by August 10th. Make checks payable to St. Spyridon Cathedral. Hole Sponsorships (Tee Sign) are available for $ Foursomes with a tee sign for only $ Please list the names of the people you wish to play with and return with your payment to: Cathedral Classic c/o St. Spyridon Cathedral 102 Russell Street Worcester, MA Name: Please Print Address Phone Number If you do not have a team, we can pair you up with other players Dinner only at 6:00 pm for $45.00 per person See sponsorship form for additional information
15 STEWARDSHIP A Lifestyle of Partnership With God Are you a Steward of Saint Spyridon? Growing: God Working In And Through Us Serving: Allowing God to Use Ourselves for Good Work Giving: Managing God s Resources We are striving to accomplish the Spiritual Work necessary at the Cathedral together with all the Ministries, and need your help so our beloved Cathedral can prosper. We encourage you to become a Steward of our Parish in order to help this become a reality. For more information please speak with Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis, Alexandra, or any one of our Parish Council members. You may also simply fill out a stewardship card located on the Pangari. We thank you for Praying with us today and we hope to see you again soon. Continue to regard St. Spyridon as your Spiritual Home or make St. Spyridon your Spiritual New Home!
16 2015 Stewardship Report * GOAL Week 2015 Total Stewardship Budget 34 $207, $ * 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.