1 ASSUMPTION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
3 Dear Parishioners of our Beloved Assumption, Greetings in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit many small parishes for many different reasons sometimes for a sacrament or parish feast day, other times for a festival or to visit a priest friend. Each parish was unique in its own way and offered variations in practices. One had an emphasis on its bookstore, another on fundraising by making Greek soaps, and yet another on its monthly Greek fellowship events. Visiting other parishes has allowed me and others the ability to see the visions and methods of the local parish. One thing that they all had in common was their understanding of their blessings. The Lord s presence was understood even if it meant working very hard to find ways to reach those who did not yet understand. The majority understood that the means to manifest God s Church in the local community were challenging and the road difficult, but also understood that God was continuously blessing them and giving them the strength to persevere. They witness, or martyr themselves, daily. Just as I have visited other parishes, many priests have visited our Parish of the Assumption. Each time I am told two things: firstly, how our icons on the iconostasis are some of the most beautiful they have seen, and secondly, how blessed we are to have such a wonderful facility (and paid off might I add). Other parishes, some that are quite smaller than we are, are fighting to build what we already have. What makes the difference between a vibrant community and a stagnant community is summed up in the following passage: I can do all things in him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) If a community is comprised of those who are able to fully put their faith in the Lord and know that if hard work is done for His glory that He will bestow His blessings beyond one s imagination, they will have life abundantly. God has blessed those who came before us to build a beautiful facility and
4 to put in it adornments which offer Him glory. He blessed them that they would be able to not have it encumbered with a mortgage. He blessed the work of their hands to build substantial savings. He is continuously bringing us new people with many diverse talents. He now is blessing us with a revitalization with the birth of so many children. He has more than blessed us by aiding us in consecrating our holy temple. And most importantly, and the only thing that truly matters, He has given us His only begotten Son that we may live eternally. Let us this day rise to what He expects from us and never again not see the blessings that the Lord has given us. Let us see what we have been given and be amazed just as those who visit us are. Let us become a beacon of light that will allow our parish to outgrow our current structures. Let us see clearly all that He has blessed us with, to the ages of ages. Amen. In anticipation of the Dormition of our Most Blessed Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, I remain, In His Service, Rev. Father Jon Boukis, Proistamenos ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Friday, August 1 st - 9am to 1pm Saturday, August 2 nd - 9am to 1pm Please bring your unwanted treasures (and all your extra shopping bags) to the Sunday School Rooms. Church Nameday Celebration Saturday, August 17 th 5 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Please join us for a funfilled day! Free Admission! Greek Music! Great Food!
5 2 nd Kristin Lubbers 2 nd Barbara Minas 2 nd MaryBeth Stopoulos 3 rd Tony Stopoulos 6 th Mike Gorman 6 th Roseanne Monn 10 th Georgia Eleftheropoulos 11 th Dennis Collier 11 th Anthony Stopoulos 12 th Molly Mekus 14 th Costas Constantinou 15 th Elena Passini 16 th Linda Mekus 22 nd Arlene Gust 24 th Yvonne Constantinou 24 th Anne Driscoll 24 th Justin Harrison 30 th John Fotos Just a few of the Saints (Namedays) commemorated in July... 7 th St. Kyriaki the Great Martyr 13 th Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel 24 th Christina the Great Martyr 25 th Dormition of St. Anna 26 th St. Paraskevi of Rome 27 th St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr 2 nd John Eleftheropoulos 4 th Jayde Maess 5 th Pres. Doreece Boukis 5 th Drew Minas 6 th John Stopoulos 8 th Abraham Chirackal 8 th Naina Ninan 9 th Panayioti Dokolas 10 th Ardita Grunwald 13 th Vasilia Boukis 17 th Dean Maess 20 th Zoe Anderson 21 st Eleni Argeros 21 st Angela Olvera 22 nd Diane Lamacki 22 nd Deno Minas 26 th Tom Gregory 26 th Jessica Maess 26 th Connor Miller 27 th Victor Cherevko 27 th Maria Georgiadis 27 th Chris Maess 28 th Maria Papageorgiou 29 th Lambros Mihalopoulos 29 th Anastasia Nikolopoulos 29 th Daryn Passini 30 th Molly Chirackal 30 th Kathy Papageorgiou 31 st Trevor Lannoo Just a few of the Saints (Namedays) commemorated in August th Panayioti, Panayiota, Thespina 20 th Samuel
6 Celebrated July 15 th The Holy Martyr Julitta and her three year old son Kyrikos were from the city of Iconium (now Konia) in central Asia Minor. They lived during the reign of Diocletian ( ). In the year 296, Julitta, who was a descendant of royalty and was quite wealthy, fled with Kyrikos from their estate leaving all behind except two handmaidens. Their journey to flee the persecutions led them to the city of Tarsus, a city in southeast Asia Minor that is most known for being the birthplace of the Apostle Paul. The city of Tarsus was governed by Alexander who was especially brutal in the persecution of the Christians. Julitta and Kyrikos were seized, Kyrikos was taken from his mother and Alexander s men began to beat Julitta. Although the handmaidens had escaped capture, they remained to witness the entire account. Kyrikos was a child that was pure and innocent and seemed to be admired by all who came in contact with him. Julitta had taught him as much as he could understand at his young age about the Faith and taught him how to pray. He displayed great obedience and an understanding that surpassed his young age. As Julitta was being beaten, Alexander attempted to hold Kyrikos and to win his affection. Kyrikos, though, continued to struggle to get to his mother. He fought to be released and even scratched the governor, Alexander. Finally, Kyrikos yelled that he was a Christian and that he loved Christ and he kicked Alexander in the stomach with all his might. The governor, now in pain, became very angry at Kyrikos and his declaration. He took the young boy and threw him down the stone steps that led to the judgment seat. Kyrikos head struck the steps repeatedly leaving a trail of blood with his head crushed. Seeing his dead body at the base of the steps, Julitta realized her son had received the crown of martyrdom. Her son was now in the arms of Christ, and Alexander would not have the opportunity to pervert his innocence. The persecution continued for Julitta, but she would not succumb to the many tortures. She was stripped and placed on a rack while her flesh was ripped with iron claws. Eventually, when Alexander realized she would not surrender her faith, he had her beheaded and had her body and that of Kyrikos taken outside of the city to be left for the wild animals to eat. However, the two handmaidens who had witnessed the entire event went and collected the bodies and buried them. Many years later, under Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, one of the handmaidens revealed the location of the grave. Their Relics were uncovered and found to be fragrant and incorrupt. Many who visited their tombs and asked for their intercessions witnessed miracles of healing.
7 Celebrated July 27 th This Saint, who had Nicomedia as his homeland, was the son of Eustorgius and Eubula. His father was an idolater, but his mother was a Christian from her ancestors. It was through her that he was instructed in piety, and still later, he was catechized in the Faith of Christ by Saint Hermolaus (see July 26) and baptized by him. Being proficient in the physician's vocation, he practiced it in a philanthropic manner, healing every illness more by the grace of Christ than by medicines. Thus, although his parents had named him Pantoleon ("in all things a lion"), because of the compassion he showed for the souls and bodies of all, he was worthily renamed Panteleimon, meaning "all-merciful." On one occasion, when he restored the sight of a certain blind man by calling on the Divine Name, he enlightened also the eyes of this man's soul to the knowledge of the truth. This also became the cause for the martyrdom of him who had been blind, since when he was asked by whom and in what manner his eyes had been opened, in imitation of that blind man of the Gospel he confessed with boldness both who the physician was and the manner of his healing. For this he was put to death immediately. Panteleimon was arrested also, and having endured many wounds, he was finally beheaded in the year 305, during the reign of Maximian. Saint Panteleimon is one of the Holy Unmercenaries, and is held in special honor among them, even as Saint George is among the Martyrs.
8 July 6 Sunday 4 th Sunday of Matthew 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy July 13 Sunday Sunday of the Holy Fathers 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy July 15 Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Feast of Ss. Kyrikos and Julitta the Martyrs Divine Liturgy July 20 Sunday 6 th Sunday of Matthew 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy July 22 Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Feast of St. Mary Magdalene Divine Liturgy July 26 Saturday 9:00 a.m. Feast of St. Paraskevi Divine Liturgy July 27 Sunday 7 th Sunday of Matthew 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy July 28 Monday 9:00 a.m. Feast of St. Irene Chrysovalantou Divine Liturgy August 1 Friday Small Paraklesis Service (6:00 p.m.) August 3 Sunday 8 th Sunday of Matthew 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy August 4 Monday Small Paraklesis Service (6:00 p.m.) August 6 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Great Feast of the Holy Transfiguration Divine Liturgy (Blessing of the Grapes) August 8 Friday Small Paraklesis Service (6:00 p.m.) August 10 Sunday 9 th Sunday of Matthew 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy August 11 Monday Small Paraklesis Service (6:00 p.m.) August 13 Wednesday Small Paraklesis Service (6:00 p.m.) August 14 Thursday 7:00 p.m. Eve of the Dormition of the Theotokos Great Vespers, Artoklasia and Reception August 15 Friday Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (followed by Artoklasia) August 17 Sunday 10 th Sunday of Matthew 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy August 24 Sunday 11 th Sunday of Matthew 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy August 29 Thursday 9:00 a.m. Beheading of St. John the Baptist Divine Liturgy August 31 Sunday 12 th Sunday of Matthew 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
9 Πρόγραμμα Ιερών Ακολουθίων 6 Ιουλίου Κυριακή Κυριακή Δ του Ματθαίου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 13 Ιουλίου Κυριακή Κυριακή των Αγίων Πατέρων (Δ Οίκ. Ζυν.) 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 15 Ιουλίου Τρίτη 9:00 π.μ. Άγιοι Κήρυκος και Ιουλίττα Θεία Λειτουργία 20 Ιουλίου Κυριακή Κυριακή ΣΤ του Ματθαίου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 22 Ιουλίου Τρίτη 9:00 π.μ. Αγία Μαρία η Μαγδαληνή Θεία Λειτουργία 26 Ιουλίου Σάββατο 9:00 π.μ. Αγία Παρασκευή Οσιομάρτυς Θεία Λειτουργία 27 Ιουλίου Κυριακή Κυριακή Ζ του Ματθαίου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 28 Ιουλίου Δευτέρα 9:00 π.μ. Οσία Ειρήνη Χρυσοβαλάντου Θεία Λειτουργία 1 Αυγούστου Παρασκευή Μικρή Παράκλησις 6:00 μ.μ. 3 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή Η του Ματθαίου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 4 Αυγούστου Δευτέρα Μικρή Παράκλησις 6:00 μ.μ. 6 Αυγούστου Τετάρτη 9:00 π.μ. Η Μεταμόρφωσις του Κυρίου Θεία Λειτουργία 8 Αυγούστου Παρασκευή Μικρή Παράκλησις 6:00 μ.μ. 10 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή Θ του Ματθαίου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 11 Αυγούστου Δευτέρα Μικρή Παράκλησις 6:00 μ.μ. 13 Αυγούστου Τετάρτη Μικρή Παράκλησις 6:00 μ.μ. 14 Αυγούστου Πέμπτη 7:00 μ.μ. Προεόρτια Κοιμήσεως Θεοτόκου Μέγας Εσπερινός (και Αρτοκλασία) 15 Αυγούστου Παρασκευή Η Κοίμησης της Υπεραγίας Θεοτόκου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία (και Αρτοκλασία) 17 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή Ι του Ματθαίου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 24 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή ΙΑ του Ματθαίου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 29 Αυγούστου Πέμπτη 9:00 π.μ. Αποτομή Κεφάλης Αγίου Προδρόμου Θεία Λειτουργία 31 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή ΙΒ του Ματθαίου 9:00 π.μ. Όρθρος 10:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία
10 Sunday Monday Tuesday 1 4 th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour + Sacrament :30pm - Parish Council Meeting 13 Sunday of the Holy Fathers Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour Feast of Ss. Kyrikos and Julitta Divine Liturgy 9:00am 6 th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour Feast of St. Mary Magdalene Divine Liturgy 9:00am 7 th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour Feast of St. Irene Chrysovalantou Divine Liturgy 9:00am 29 Rummage Setup 10am Rummage Setup 10am
11 Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Independence Day Archdiocesan Clergy-Laity Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Feast of St. Paraskevi the Righteous Martyr Divine Liturgy 9:00am 30 Rummage Setup 10am 31 Rummage Setup 10am Fasting Symbols Strict Fast Wine and Oil Allowed Fish Allowed Fast Free
12 Sunday Monday Tuesday 8th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour + Sacrament 9th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour + Sacrament 10th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour Paraklesis Service 6:00pm Paraklesis Service 6:00pm :30pm - Parish Council Meeting th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Family Worship Coffee Hour 31
13 Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 6 Great Feast of the Holy Transfiguration Divine Liturgy 9:00am Blessing of the Grapes Paraklesis Service 6:00pm Dormition of the Theotokos Great Vespers 7:00pm Artoklasia 1 Rummage Sale 9am 1pm Paraklesis Service 6pm 8 Paraklesis Service 6pm 15 Dormition of the Theotokos Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Artoklasia Feastday Luncheon Rummage Sale 9am 1pm 9 16 Feastday Celebration 5:00pm - 11:00pm Beheading of St. John the Baptist Divine Liturgy 9:00am 30 Fasting Symbols Strict Fast Wine and Oil Allowed Fish Allowed Fast Free
14 Prosforo Schedule July 6 Helen Petaros July 13 Paraskevi Stamatoukos July 20 Toula Poulimas July 27 Litsa Gregory August 3 Elaine Eleftheropoulos August 10 Kathy Panouses August 17 Toula Fotos August 24 Georgia Eleftheropoulos August 31 Maria Georgiadis Coffee Hour July 6 Dounoulis Family July 13 Not Yet Reserved July 20 Mike and Helen Haney July 27 Paraskevi Stamatoukos August 3 Not Yet Reserved August 10 Stopoulos Family August 17 Not Yet Reserved August 24 Not Yet Reserved August 31 Litsa Gregory July 6 th - Matt Miller 13 th - Paris Fotos 20 th - Mike Haney 27 th - Dennis Collier August September 3 rd - John Stopoulos 7 th - Mike Haney 10 th - Cathy Diakogeorgiou 14 th - Dennis Collier 17 th - Orest Akulow 21 st - John Stopoulos 24 th - Matt Miller 28 th - Cathy Diakogeorgiou 31 st - Paris Fotos For each Sunday, the council member listed is to be present at 9:00 a.m. The council member listed for the week following will be assigned to help during the Divine Liturgy beginning at 9:50 a.m. through the processing of the collection.
15 The Importance of Fasting on Wednesday and Friday Taken from The Prologue from Ochrid (from June 5 th ) Never break the fast on Wednesdays and Fridays. This fast is ordained by the Church, and is well-attested. If, at any time in your life, you break this fast, pray for forgiveness and do not sin again. Devout people do not regard themselves as dispensed from this fast either when travelling or in sickness. St Pachomius once met some people who were carrying a corpse, and saw two angels in the funeral procession. He asked God to reveal to him the mystery of the presence of the two angels at the burial of this man. What especial good had he done that two angels should escort him to the grave? Then, by the providence of God, the two angels came across to Pachomius and explained to him: One of us is the angel of Wednesday, and the other the angel of Friday. As this man fasted every Wednesday and Friday right up to his death, we are giving his corpse a solemn escort. As he kept the fast up to his death, so we are here to glorify him. The Prologue from Ochrid contains short accounts of the lives of major saints for each day, as well as homily, something "for consideration", and points to ponder from Old Testament readings. It is a most valuable addition to any Orthodox library. The contents of these volumes are online at or can be purchased in hardback from any good Orthodox bookseller.
16 Οἱ Ἅγιοι Κήρυκος καὶ Ἰουλίττα Οἱ Ἅγιοι Κήρυκος καὶ Ἰουλίττα 15 Ιουλίου Ἡ Ἁγία Ἰουλίτα, ἔζησε κατὰ τὴν ἐποχὴ τοῦ αὐτοκράτορα Διοκλητιανοῦ. Καταγόταν ἀπὸ τὸ Ἰκόνιο τῆς Μικρᾶς Ἀσίας. Ἐπειδὴ ὅμως τότε κυριαρχοῦσε ὁ διωγμὸς κατὰ τῶν χριστιανῶν, πῆρε τὸν γιὸ της τὸν Κήρυκο καὶ πῆγε στὴν Σελεύκεια καὶ στὴν συνέχεια στὴν Ταρσό. Ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐκεῖ συνάντησε τὴν ἴδια κατάσταση. Στὴν Ταρσὸ συνελήφθη ἀπὸ τὸν ἡγεμόνα,τὸν Ἀλέξανδρο, ὁ ὁποῖος τὴν ὑπέβαλε σὲ φρικτὰ βασανιστήρια μπροστὰ στὸ παιδί της. Στὴν συνέχεια προσπάθησε νὰ φέρει μὲ τὸ μέρος του τὸν μικρό. Τὸ παιδάκι ὅμως δὲν δεχόταν καὶ μάλιστα ἀφοῦ ἐπικαλέστηκε τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἔδωσε μία δυνατὴ κλωτσιὰ στὴν κοιλιὰ τοῦ ἡγεμόνα. Αὐτὸς ἐξοργίστηκε τόσο ποὺ τὸ πέταξε ἀπὸ τὰ σκαλιὰ σπάζοντας τὸ κρανίο τοῦ μικροῦ Κήρυκου. Μ' αὐτὸν τὸν τρόπο ἔλαβε τὸ στεφάνι τοῦ μαρτυρίου ὁ μικρὸς Κήρυκος. Ἡ δὲ μητέρα του μετὰ ἀπὸ λίγο, ἀφοῦ ὑπεβλήθη σὲ πολλὰ καὶ φρικτὰ βασανιστήρια, παρέδωσε τὸ πνεῦμα της στὸν Χριστό. Ἡ Ἁγία Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή Ἡ Ἁγία Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή ἡ μυροφόρος καὶ Ἰσαπόστολος 22 Ιουλίου Ἡ Ἁγία μυροφόρος καὶ Ἰσαπόστολος Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή, καταγόταν ἀπὸ τὰ Μάγδαλα. Ὅταν πληροφορήθηκε γιὰ τὸν Χριστό, πῆγε κοντά του καὶ ἀπαλλάχθηκε ἀπὸ τὰ δαιμόνια ποὺ τὴν ἐνοχλοῦσαν καὶ στὴν συνέχεια ἔγινε μαθήτρια του. Ἡ Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή, ἀκολούθησε τὸν Χριστὸ ἕως τὸ πάθος Του, ἔγινε μυροφόρος, εἶδε πρώτη τὴν Ἀνάσταση, ὅταν ἀργὰ τὴν νύχτα τοῦ Σαββάτου εἶδε τὸν ἄγγελο ποὺ κύλησε τὴν πέτρα ἀπὸ τὴν θύρα τοῦ μνημείου. Ἐπίσης μόλις ξημέρωσε, ἐνῶ στέκονταν κοντὰ στὸ μνημεῖο, εἶδε δύο ἀγγέλους μὲ λευκὰ νὰ κάθονται στὸ μνημεῖο καὶ μετὰ εἶδε τὸν Χριστό, ὁ ὁποῖος μάλιστα ἐπειδὴ τὸν πέρασε γιὰ τὸν κηπουρό, τῆς εἶπε «Μή μου ἅπτου» (μὴν μὲ ἀγγίζεις). Μετὰ τὴν ἀνάληψη τοῦ Κυρίου, ἡ Μαρία πῆγε στὴν Ἔφεσο στὸν ἀπόστολο καὶ εὐαγγελιστὴ Ἰωάννη. Ἐκεῖ ἐκοιμήθη καὶ ἐνταφιάστηκε.
17 Μεγαλομάρτυς Παντελεήμων Ο Άγιος ΠΑΝΤΕΛΕΗΜΩΝ ο Μεγαλομάρτυς και Ιαματικός 27 Ιουλίου Έ ζ ησε στα χ ρόνια τ ου αυτοκράτορα Διοκλητιανού και καταγόταν απο τη Νικομήδεια. Τον πατέρα του έλεγαν Ευστόργιο και τη μητέρα του, που ήταν ευσεβέστατη χριστιανή, Ευβούλη. Ο Παντελεήμων γρήγορα στερήθηκε τις φροντίδες της μητέρας του, διότι πέθανε πρόωρα. Αλλά ο Θεός τον αξίωσε να διδαχθεί τη χριστιανική πίστη απο ένα διακεκριμένο λειτουργικό της Εκκλησίας, τον Ιερέα Ερμόλαο. Τότε ο Παντελεήμων, είχε τελειώσει τις ιατρικές του σπουδές, κοντά στο φημισμένο γιατρό Ευφρόσυνο. Την επιστήμη του χρησιμοποίησε ιδιαίτερα για τους απόρους ασθενείς και έτρεχε με μοναδική προθυμία στις καλύβες τους, βοηθώντας τους όχι μόνο ιατρικά, αλλά και χρηματικά. Σε κάθε σπίτι που έμπαινε δίδασκε το Ευαγγέλιο και έφερνε σ αυτό πολλές ψυχές. Ήταν ευσπλαγχνικός σε ακρότατο βαθμό για όλους τους πάσχοντες, γι αυτό και ο Θεός του δώρησε το χάρισμα να θεραπεύει ασθενείς με μόνη την προσευχή του. Έτσι θεράπευσε πολλούς, μεταξύ αυτών και ένα τυφλό, που έγινε αφορμή να συλλάβει ο Διοκλητιανός και τον Άγιο. Τον τυφλό τον θανάτωσε διότι πίστεψε στο Χριστό και τον Παντελεήμονα υπέβαλε σε φρικτά βασανιστήρια, ώσπου στο τέλος τον αποκεφάλισε. Ο Παντελεήμων, όμως, ανήκει σ αυτούς, για τους οποίους ο Κύριος είπε: "μακάριοι οι ελεήμονες, ότι αυτοί ελεηθήσονται". Μακάριοι, δηλαδή, είναι, οι ευσπλαγχνικοί που συμπονούν στη δυστυχία του πλησίον, διότι αυτοί θα ελεηθούν απο το Θεό την ημέρα της Κρίσεως.
18 The Agape News is made possible by the generous support of the following parishioners: Fr. Jon, Presbytera Doreece and Vasilia Boukis In Memory of Harry and Alfreda Arvanis Michael and Nancy Avgenackis Bill Bagatelas In Memory of George Bagatelas Paul and Christine Bagatelas Ted and Karen Bagatelas Paula Baker In Memory of Sadie (Elias) Bakeris Kleo Caras Victor and Judy Cherevko Dennis and Pam Collier Nicholas Fotiadis Litsa Gregory Mike and Helen Haney Jim Jannes Darlene M. Lingris Nick and Charlotte Maroudas In Memory of Michael Monn Katherine Moraetes and Family In Memory of Christ T. Panousis Spiro and Carol Pappaspiros Christ and Helen Petaros Steve and Nancy Pyevich In Memory of Nickolaus, Halina, Andrei and Nickolaus Jim and Kristel Stopoulos Tony and Joan Stopoulos In Memory of George and Grace Vretis Tom P. Gregory Michael and Elizabeth Weis Pete and Arlene Gust
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