1 St. Sophia s Greek Orthodox Church Syracuse, New York June 29, 2014 The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul 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 Εσὴ ἡ ἀθάνατοσ, τότε τὸν ᾅδην ἐνέκρωςασ τῇ ἀςτραπῇ ηῆσ Θεότητοσ, ὅτε δὲ θαὶ ηνὺσ τεθνεῶτασ ἐκ τῶν καταχθονίων ἀνέςτηςασ, πᾶςαι αἱ Γπλάμεισ τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἐκραύγαζον Ζωοδότα Χριςτὲ ὁ Θεὸσ ἡμῶν δόξα ςοι. Apolytikion for Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles in the Fourth Mode O Foremost of the Apostles and teachers of the world, intercede ye with the Master of all that He grant peace to the world and great mercy to our souls. Οη ηώλ Απνζηόισλ πξσηόζξνλνη, θαί ηήο Οηθνπκέλεο δηδάζθαινη, ηώ Γεζπόηε ηώλ όισλ πξεζβεύζαηε, εηξήλελ ηή νηθνπκέλε δσξήζαζζαη, θαί ηαίο ςπραίο εκώλ ηό κέγα έιενο. Apolytikion for the Church in the Plagal First Mode 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 Second Mode 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. Πξνζηαζία ηῶλ Χξηζηηαλῶλ ἀθαηαίζρπληε, κεζηηεία πξὸο ηὸλ Πνηεηὴλ ἀκεηάζεηε. Μὴ παξίδῃο ἁκαξησιῶλ δεήζεσλ θσλάο, ἀιιὰ πξόθζαζνλ, ὡο ἀγαζή, εἰο ηὴλ βνήζεηαλ ἡκῶλ, ηῶλ πηζηῶο θξαπγαδόλησλ ζνη Τάρπλνλ εἰο πξεζβείαλ, θαὶ ζπεῦζνλ εἰο ἱθεζίαλ, ἡ πξνζηαηεύνπζα ἀεί, Θενηόθε, ηῶλ ηηκώλησλ ζε.
2 Epistle Reading The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:21-33; 12:1-9 BRETHREN, whatever anyone dares to boast of -- I am speaking as a fool -- I also dare to boast of that. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one -- I am talking like a madman -- with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. Five times I have received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I have been beaten with rods; once I was stoned. Three times I have been shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brethren; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure upon me of my anxiety for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant? If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands. I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven -- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise -- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows -- and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Πρὸς Κορινθίοσς β' 11:21-33; 12:1-9 Ἀδειθνί, ἐλ ᾧ δʼ ἄλ ηηο ηνικᾷ - ἐλ ἀθξνζύλῃ ιέγσ - ηνικῶ θἀγώ. βξαῖνί εἰζηλ; θἀγώ Ἰζξαειῖηαί εἰζηλ; θἀγώ ζπέξκα Ἀβξαάκ εἰζηλ; θἀγώ δηάθνλνη Χξηζηνῦ εἰζηλ; - παξαθξνλῶλ ιαιῶ - ὑπὲξ ἐγώ ἐλ θόπνηο πεξηζζνηέξσο, ἐλ πιεγαῖο ὑπεξβαιιόλησο, ἐλ θπιαθαῖο πεξηζζνηέξσο, ἐλ ζαλάηνηο πνιιάθηο, ὑπὸ Ἰνπδαίσλ πεληάθηο ηεζζαξάθνληα παξὰ κίαλ ἔιαβνλ. Τξὶο ἐξαβδίζζελ, ἅπαμ ἐιηζάζζελ, ηξὶο ἐλαπάγεζα, λπρζήκεξνλ ἐλ ηῷ βπζῷ πεπνίεθα ὁδνηπνξίαηο πνιιάθηο, θηλδύλνηο πνηακῶλ, θηλδύλνηο ιῃζηῶλ, θηλδύλνηο ἐθ γέλνπο, θηλδύλνηο ἐμ ἐζλῶλ, θηλδύλνηο ἐλ πόιεη, θηλδύλνηο ἐλ ἐξεκίᾳ, θηλδύλνηο ἐλ ζαιάζζῃ, θηλδύλνηο ἐλ ςεπδαδέιθνηο ἐλ θόπῳ θαὶ κόρζῳ, ἐλ ἀγξππλίαηο πνιιάθηο, ἐλ ιηκῷ θαὶ δίςεη, ἐλ λεζηείαηο πνιιάθηο, ἐλ ςύρεη θαὶ γπκλόηεηη. Χσξὶο ηῶλ παξεθηόο, ἡ ἐπηζύζηαζίο κνπ ἡ θαζʼ ἡκέξαλ, ἡ κέξηκλα παζῶλ ηῶλ ἐθθιεζηῶλ. Τίο ἀζζελεῖ, θαὶ νὐθ ἀζζελῶ; Τίο ζθαλδαιίδεηαη, θαὶ νὐθ ἐγὼ ππξνῦκαη; Δἰ θαπρᾶζζαη δεῖ, ηὰ ηῆο ἀζζελείαο κνπ θαπρήζνκαη. Ὁ ζεὸο θαὶ παηὴξ ηνῦ θπξίνπ Ἰεζνῦ Χξηζηνῦ νἶδελ, ὁ ὢλ εὐινγεηὸο εἰο ηνὺο αἰῶλαο, ὅηη νὐ ςεύδνκαη. λ Γακαζθῷ ὁ ἐζλάξρεο Ἀξέηα ηνῦ βαζηιέσο ἐθξνύξεη ηὴλ Γακαζθελῶλ πόιηλ, πηάζαη κε ζέισλ θαὶ δηὰ ζπξίδνο ἐλ ζαξγάλῃ
3 ἐραιάζζελ δηὰ ηνῦ ηείρνπο θαὶ ἐμέθπγνλ ηὰο ρεῖξαο αὐηνῦ. Καπρᾶζζαη δὴ νὐ ζπκθέξεη κνη ἐιεύζνκαη γὰξ εἰο ὀπηαζίαο θαὶ ἀπνθαιύςεηο θπξίνπ. Οἶδα ἄλζξσπνλ ἐλ Χξηζηῷ πξὸ ἐηῶλ δεθαηεζζάξσλ - εἴηε ἐλ ζώκαηη νὐθ νἶδα εἴηε ἐθηὸο ηνῦ ζώκαηνο νὐθ νἶδα ὁ ζεὸο νἶδελ - ἁξπαγέληα ηὸλ ηνηνῦηνλ ἕσο ηξίηνπ νὐξαλνῦ. Καὶ νἶδα ηὸλ ηνηνῦηνλ ἄλζξσπνλ - εἴηε ἐλ ζώκαηη, εἴηε ἐθηὸο ηνῦ ζώκαηνο, νὐθ νἶδα ὁ ζεὸο νἶδελ - ὅηη ἡξπάγε εἰο ηὸλ παξάδεηζνλ, θαὶ ἤθνπζελ ἄξξεηα ῥήκαηα, ἃ νὐθ ἐμὸλ ἀλζξώπῳ ιαιῆζαη. Ὑπὲξ ηνῦ ηνηνύηνπ θαπρήζνκαη ὑπὲξ δὲ ἐκαπηνῦ νὐ θαπρήζνκαη, εἰ κὴ ἐλ ηαῖο ἀζζελείαηο κνπ ἐὰλ γὰξ ζειήζσ θαπρήζαζζαη, νὐθ ἔζνκαη ἄθξσλ ἀιήζεηαλ γὰξ ἐξῶ θείδνκαη δέ, κή ηηο εἰο ἐκὲ ινγίζεηαη ὑπὲξ ὃ βιέπεη κε, ἢ ἀθνύεη ηη ἐμ ἐκνῦ. Καὶ ηῇ ὑπεξβνιῇ ηῶλ ἀπνθαιύςεσλ ἵλα κὴ ὑπεξαίξσκαη, ἐδόζε κνη ζθόινς ηῇ ζαξθί, ἄγγεινο Σαηᾶλ, ἵλα κε θνιαθίδῃ, ἵλα κὴ ὑπεξαίξσκαη. Ὑπὲξ ηνύηνπ ηξὶο ηὸλ θύξηνλ παξεθάιεζα ἵλα ἀπνζηῇ ἀπʼ ἐκνῦ. Καὶ εἴξεθέλ κνη, Ἀξθεῖ ζνη ἡ ράξηο κνπ ἡ γὰξ δύλακίο κνπ ἐλ ἀζζελείᾳ ηειεηνῦηαη. Ἥδηζηα νὖλ κᾶιινλ θαπρήζνκαη ἐλ ηαῖο ἀζζελείαηο κνπ, ἵλα ἐπηζθελώζῃ ἐπʼ ἐκὲ ἡ δύλακηο ηνῦ Χξηζηνῦ. Gospel Reading Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles The Reading is from Matthew 16:13-19 At that time, Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Κατὰ Ματθαῖον Τῷ θαηξῷ ἐθείλῳ, ἐιζὼλ δὲ ὁ Ηεζνῦο εἰο ηὰ κέξε Καηζαξείαο ηῆο Φηιίππνπ ἠξώηα ηνὺο καζεηὰο αὐηνῦ ιέγσλ ηίλα κε ιέγνπζηλ νἱ ἄλζξσπνη εἶλαη ηὸλ πἱὸλ ηνῦ ἀλζξώπνπ; νἱ δὲ εἶπνλ νἱ κὲλ Ησάλλελ ηὸλ βαπηηζηήλ, ἄιινη δὲ Ζιίαλ, ἕηεξνη δὲ Ηεξεκίαλ ἢ ἕλα ηῶλ πξνθεηῶλ. ιέγεη αὐηνῖο ὑκεῖο δὲ ηίλα κε ιέγεηε εἶλαη; ἀπνθξηζεὶο δὲ Σίκσλ Πέηξνο εἶπε ζὺ εἶ ὁ Χξηζηὸο ὁ πἱὸο ηνῦ Θενῦ ηνῦ δῶληνο. θαὶ ἀπνθξηζεὶο ὁ Ηεζνῦο εἶπελ αὐηῷ καθάξηνο εἶ, Σίκσλ Βαξησλᾶ, ὅηη ζὰξμ θαὶ αἷκα νὐθ ἀπεθάιπςέ ζνη, ἀιι ὁ παηήξ κνπ ὁ ἐλ ηνῖο νὐξαλνῖο. θἀγὼ δέ ζνη ιέγσ ὅηη ζὺ εἶ Πέηξνο, θαὶ ἐπὶ ηαύηῃ ηῇ πέηξᾳ νἰθνδνκήζσ κνπ ηὴλ ἐθθιεζίαλ, θαὶ πύιαη ᾅδνπ νὐ θαηηζρύζνπζηλ αὐηῆο. θαὶ δώζσ ζνη ηὰο θιεῖο ηῆο βαζηιείαο ηῶλ νὐξαλῶλ, θαὶ ὃ ἐὰλ δήζῃο ἐπὶ ηῆο γῆο, ἔζηαη δεδεκέλνλ ἐλ ηνῖο νὐξαλνῖο, θαὶ ὃ ἐὰλ ιύζῃο ἐπὶ ηῆο γῆο, ἔζηαη ιειπκέλνλ ἐλ ηνῖο νὐξαλνῖο.ηόηε δηεζηείιαην ηνῖο καζεηαῖο αὐηνῦ ἵλα κεδελὶ εἴπσζηλ ὅηη αὐηόο ἐζηηλ Ηεζνῦο ὁ Χξηζηόο.
4 TODAY S ANNOUNCEMENTS No Memorials or Trisagions ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Church Services & Events for the Upcoming Week Today Festival Village Tear Down after Church Friday, July 4, 2014 Independence Day God Bless America Saturday, July 5, :00 PM Great Vespers BUILDING COMPLEX SURVEY Please take a moment to fill out the Building Complex Survey for your suggested improvements to our Church ~ Thank you ~ ATTENTION AHEPA HOUSING BOARD MEMBERS Meeting today after Church in the upstairs library
5 SAINT TIMOTHY SUMMER CAMP Saturday, August 9 to Friday, August 15, 2014 Oswegatchie Education Center (located on 1,200 acres in Croghan, New York on the eastern edge of the Adirondacks) Cost Per Camper $ by July 15, 2014 (Early Bird Payment) $ on July 16, 2014 & after ALSO Full & Partial Scholarships Are Available to Parishioners in Good Standing Visit the camp at Check out the website at sttimothycamp.org ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The cost per camper must be paid in full. Registration forms and medical forms must accompany payment. Kindly make your checks payable to Saint Timothy Camp at 325 Waring Road, Syracuse, New York For more information, registration forms, or if you need any help to attend camp, please contact Fr. David at (315) Check out the website at sttimothycamp.org Arts & Crafts Mountain Biking Chapel Canoeing Orthodox Life Swimming Bible Study Archery Leadership Workshops Horse Back Riding Basketball Ropes Courses Camp Carnival Campfire Climbing Tower Olympics Games Kayaking 500 Foot Zip Line Kneeboarding Greek Dance Tubing Volleyball Soccer Capture the Flag Wildlife Ecology Animal Tracking Nature Hiking And Much More!
6 2014 GREEK FESTIVAL Mark Your Calendars! Post Festival Meeting Sunday, July 13 After Church in Social Hall DONATIONS FOR ST. TIMOTHY SUMMER CAMP Scholarships are needed to sponsor several children for St. Timothy Summer Camp. The cost per child is $ These donations are needed to make sure that all of our young people can attend. We additionally need a variety of items for summer camp and are seeking donations in any amount to purchase these items as well. Please see Father David for more information. Please send your donations to the Church and make your checks payable to Saint Timothy Summer Camp. Thank you for your generosity! SEE OUR WEBSITE - sttimothycamp.org