1 St. Sophia s Greek Orthodox Church Syracuse, New York September 21, 2014 The Sunday after the Holy Cross Hymns of the Day: Resurrectional Apolytikion in Second Tone When you descended to the realm of death, You as life immortal, rendered to Hades a mortal blow by Your all radiant divinity. And when You from infernal depths and the darkness below did raise the dead, all the hosts of heaven's powers did proclaim and cry out, O life-giving Christ and our God, we give glory! Ὅτε κατῆλθεσ πρὸσ τὸν θάνατον, ἡ Ζσὴ ἡ ἀθάνατοσ, τότε τὸν ᾅδην ἐνέκρωςασ τῇ ἀςτραπῇ ηῆσ Θεότητοσ, ὅτε δὲ θαὶ ηνὺσ τεθνεῶτασ ἐκ τῶν καταχθονίων ἀνέςτηςασ, πᾶςαι αἱ Δπλάμεισ τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἐκραύγαζον Ζωοδότα Χριςτὲ ὁ Θεὸσ ἡμῶν δόξα ςοι. Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the First Tone Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth. Σώζνλ Κύξηε ηόλ ιαόλ ζνπ θαί επιόγεζνλ ηήλ θιεξνλνκίαλ ζνπ, λίθαο ηνίο Βαζηιεύζη θαηά βαξβάξσλ δσξνύκελνο θαί ηό ζόλ θπιάηησλ δηά ηνύ Σηαπξνύ ζνπ πνιίηεπκα. Apolytikion for the Church Like a most fruitful olive tree you did blossom forth in the folds of the Lord, Sophia, martyr most pious! And to Christ you did bring sweetest fruit: the tender sprouts of your womb, through divine martyrdom, Agape, along with Hope and Faith. The God-minded with whom do you pray to God for all of us. Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Tone Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard. Ο πςσζείο ελ ηώ Σηαπξώ εθνπζίσο, ηή επσλύκσ ζνπ θαηλή πνιηηεία, ηνύο νηθηηξκνύο ζνπ δώξεζαη, Χξηζηέ ν Θεόο, Εύθξαλνλ ελ ηή δπλάκεη ζνπ, ηνύο πηζηνύο Βαζηιείο εκώλ, λίθαο ρνξεγώλ απηνίο, θαηά ηώλ πνιεκίσλ, ηήλ ζπκκαρίαλ έρνηελ ηήλ ζήλ, όπινλ εηξήλεο, αήηηεηνλ ηξόπαηνλ.
2 Epistle Reading The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20 BRETHREN, you know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Πξὸο Γαιάηαο 2:16-20 Ἀδειθνί, εἰδόηεο ὅηη νὐ δηθαηνῦηαη ἄλζξσπνο ἐμ ἔξγσλ λόκνπ, ἐὰλ κὴ δηὰ πίζηεσο Ἰεζνῦ Χξηζηνῦ, θαὶ ἡκεῖο εἰο Χξηζηὸλ Ἰεζνῦλ ἐπηζηεύζακελ, ἵλα δηθαησζῶκελ ἐθ πίζηεσο Χξηζηνῦ, θαὶ νὐθ ἐμ ἔξγσλ λόκνπ δηόηη νὐ δηθαησζήζεηαη ἐμ ἔξγσλ λόκνπ πᾶζα ζάξμ. Εἰ δέ, δεηνῦληεο δηθαησζῆλαη ἐλ Χξηζηῷ, εὑξέζεκελ θαὶ αὐηνὶ ἁκαξησινί, ἆξα Χξηζηὸο ἁκαξηίαο δηάθνλνο; Μὴ γέλνηην. Εἰ γὰξ ἃ θαηέιπζα, ηαῦηα πάιηλ νἰθνδνκῶ, παξαβάηελ ἐκαπηὸλ ζπλίζηεκη. γὼ γὰξ δηὰ λόκνπ λόκῳ ἀπέζαλνλ, ἵλα ζεῷ δήζσ. Χξηζηῷ ζπλεζηαύξσκαη δῶ δέ, νὐθέηη ἐγώ, δῇ δὲ ἐλ ἐκνὶ Χξηζηόο ὃ δὲ λῦλ δῶ ἐλ ζαξθί, ἐλ πίζηεη δῶ ηῇ ηνῦ πἱνῦ ηνῦ ζενῦ, ηνῦ ἀγαπήζαληόο κε θαὶ παξαδόληνο ἑαπηὸλ ὑπὲξ ἐκνῦ.
3 Gospel Reading Sunday after Holy Cross The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1 The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power." Καηὰ Μᾶξθνλ , 9.1 Εἶπελ ὁ Κύξηνο Εἴ ηηο ζέιεη ὀπίζσ κνπ ἐιζεῖλ, ἀπαξλεζάζζσ ἑαπηὸλ θαὶ ἀξάησ ηὸλ ζηαπξὸλ αὐηνῦ, θαὶ ἀθνινπζείησ κνη. ὃο γὰξ ἂλ ζέιῃ ηὴλ ςπρὴλ αὐηνῦ ζῶζαη, ἀπνιέζεη αὐηήλ ὃο δ ἂλ ἀπνιέζῃ ηὴλ ἑαπηνῦ ςπρὴλ ἕλεθελ ἐκνῦ θαὶ ηνῦ εὐαγγειίνπ, νὗηνο ζώζεη αὐηήλ. ηί γὰξ ὠθειήζεη ἄλζξσπνλ ἐὰλ θεξδήζῃ ηὸλ θόζκνλ ὅινλ, θαὶ δεκησζῇ ηὴλ ςπρὴλ αὐηνῦ; ἢ ηί δώζεη ἄλζξσπνο ἀληάιιαγκα ηῆο ςπρῆο αὐηνῦ; ὃο γὰξ ἐὰλ ἐπαηζρπλζῇ κε θαὶ ηνὺο ἐκνὺο ιόγνπο ἐλ ηῇ γελεᾷ ηαύηῃ ηῇ κνηραιίδη θαὶ ἁκαξησιῷ, θαὶ ὁ πἱὸο ηνῦ ἀλζξώπνπ ἐπαηζρπλζήζεηαη αὐηὸλ ὅηαλ ἔιζῃ ἐλ ηῇ δόμῃ ηνῦ παηξὸο αὐηνῦ κεηὰ ηῶλ ἀγγέισλ ηῶλ ἁγίσλ. Καὶ ἔιεγελ αὐηνῖο ἀκὴλ ιέγσ ὑκῖλ ὅηη εἰζί ηηλεο ηῶλ ὧδε ἑζηεθόησλ, νἵηηλεο νὐ κὴ γεύζσληαη ζαλάηνπ ἕσο ἂλ ἴδσζη ηὴλ βαζηιείαλ ηνῦ Θενῦ ἐιειπζπῖαλ ἐλ δπλάκεη.
4 TODAY S ANNOUNCEMENTS Memorials Nicholas Kefallinos (1 Year) Ekaterini Frantzis (3 Years) Trisagion Soterios Kiritsis (3 Months) Coffee Hour In Memory of Ekaterini Frantzis & Themistoklis Frantzis Given by their Family ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Church Services & Events for Today & the Upcoming Week Today First Day of Sunday School Meet & Greet ~ Organizational Sign-Ups After Church 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM GOYA Kick-Off Tuesday September 23, :00 AM Bible Study 5:00 PM Men s Study Group 6:00 PM Philoptochos Dinner Meeting Wednesday September 24, :00 PM Basketball Thursday September 25, :00 PM Paraklisis Bible Study follows Friday September 26, :00 AM Orthros 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy Falling Asleep of St. John the Theologian Saturday September 27, :00 AM to 10:00 AM Youth Committee Meeting 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM AHEPA Cafenion 3:30 PM Orthodoxy 101
5 SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday School begins today. Please register your child as soon as possible. Forms for single child and multiple children can be found on the Youth Table across the Church Office. Please fill out and return to the Sunday School Director or the Sunday School Mail Box in the Church Office: If you like please use this shortened form: Family Name: Child s/children s Names and Grade Level: Mother s Name, and Cell phone Father s Name, and Cell phone Child/Children s Allergies (if applicable) DONATIONS FOR J.D.E.F.P. Jamesville Dewitt Ecumenical Food Pantry The Shelf is back up in the Lobby for donated food items for the needy and there is dire need of the following items: Coffee, Pasta Sauce, Cake Mix, Frosting, Toilet Paper, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap Thank You for your generosity Mark Your Calendars ST. SOPHIA PARISH PICNIC Sunday, Sept 28 ~ Noon Start Jamesville Beach ~ Sandpiper Shelter This location is an old time favorite of our Greek Community with free parking and free admission. This is a BYO Event Bring Your Own picnic, beverages, tables, chairs and grills. This is also a carry in-carry out facility. Whatever you bring in with you must be taken out with you, including trash. Available is a volleyball court, a field for kickball and a jungle gym for the youngsters! There will be NO SWIMMING as the beach will be closed. SEE YOU THERE!
6 PHILOPTOCHOS MEMORY GARDEN BUY A BRICK PROGRAM ANY LETTER (PERIODS, COMMA, DASH) IS CONSIDERED ONE SPACE ALL TEXT IS CENTERED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY AND MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ENGRAVING INFORMATION IS SPELLED CORRECTLY STEP 1: CHOOSE THE LAYOUT FOR YOUR BRICK, FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH YOUR ENGRAVING INFORMATION, TEXT WILL BE CENTERED AUTOMATICALLY $50.00 PER ENGRAVED BRICK 4 x 8 BRICKS: 3 LINES OF TEXT, 14 CHARACTERS PER LINE INCLUDING SPACES AND PUNCTUATION VEGETABLES HARVESTED FROM THE PHILOPTOCHOS MEMORY GARDEN BENEFIT LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES Step 2: Complete the information below & attach your check payable to PHILOPTOCHOS Name: Address: Phone:
7 GOYA KICK OFF TODAY 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Join Us For Kick-Ball Tons of Fun & Free Food!
8 Reminder! Step Forward and be Counted! Step forward and Run for a position on St Sophia's Parish Council! The Election Committee is seeking candidates to fill four (4) church board positions expiring at the end of An official notification was sent out by the Election Committee the week of September 8 th. Please feel free to contact one of the Election Committee members if you are interested in or would like to recommend someone to serve a three year term on the Parish Council. Eligible candidates should be a member in good standing in St. Sophia Parish and a member for a minimum of one year. A candidate in good standing is any person who: Was baptized according the rites of the Church, or was received into the Church through chrismation; Who lives according to the faith and cannons of the Church Has met their Stewardship obligation (completed 2013 obligations and by the election time has paid ¾ of their 2014 Stewardship), and abides by the by-laws of the Parish. Candidate filing: Interested candidates will file a simple petition for candidacy, complete a short resume form, and provide a picture. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Run for a seat on the council! Our committee looks forward to speaking with all interested parties. Contact information for the Election Committee is as follows: Diane Peters (H) George Koulouris (H) (C) Liz Steinberg (C)l Jeanne Sarigiannis (H) Alexandra Tavlarides (C) PHILOPTOCHOS RUMMAGE SALE In the Lower Level Social Hall Friday, October 17 ~ 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, October 18 ~ 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Drop Off Donated Items: Monday, October 13 ~ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 14 ~ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 15 ~ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Suggested Donations are as follows: Household Goods, Small Appliances, Lamps, Kitchen Items, Books & Cookbooks, Costume Jewelry, Holiday Decorations, Gift Bags, Wrapping Paper, Decorative Items, Curtains, Drapes, Rods, Mirrors, Towels, Linens, Garden Tools, Pottery, Toys, Games, Gently Used Clothing, Purses & Luggage, etc,. Please Only Gently Used and Clean Items in Good Condition
9 MONEY FOR MEDICINE Please support the Philoptochos Charity Campaign of 2014 by contributing to the Amaus Clinic of Syracuse. Join the efforts of the local medical community who administer to the needs of the poor and homeless. Your monetary contributions are so appreciated! Follow our progress on our very own Road to Amaus map. Look for more information in the October 2014 Nepsis.
10 PLAY DATE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MOVIE NIGHT WITH A CAMPOUT THEME JOIN US FOR TONS OF FUN A MOVIE, TENTS, SLEEPING BAGS, SMORES & HALOWEEN COOKIES!