1 St. Sophia s Greek Orthodox Church Syracuse, New York September 28, 2014 The First Sunday of Luke Chariton the Confessor; Our Righteous Father Alkeisonus, Metropolitan of Nicopolis; Old Epirus; Baruch the Prophet Resurrectional Apolytikion in Grave Tone O Lord, by Your sacred Cross You abolished death, and granted unto the thief blessed paradise. The Myrrh-bearers ceased lamenting and turned to joy. The apostles did preach the Good News at Your command, that You had risen from the dead, O Christ Our God, bestowing Your mercy upon the world ever more. Καηέλυςασ ηῷ Σηαπξῷ ζνπ ηὸν ζάνατον, ἠνέῳξασ τῷ Λῃςτῇ ηὸν Παράδειςον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλεσ, καὶ ηνῖσ ςοῖσ Ἀποςτόλοισ κηρύττειν ἐπέταξασ, ὅτι ἀνέςτησ Χριςτὲ ὁ Θεόσ, παρέχων τῷ θόςμῳ ηὸ κέγα ἔλεοσ. Apolytikion for Chariton the Confessor in the Plagal Fourth Mode With the streams of thy tears, thou didst cultivate the barrenness of the desert; and by thy sighings from the depths,thou didst bear fruit a hundredfold in labors; and thou becamest a luminary, shining with miracles upon the world, O Chariton our righteous Father. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved. Ταίο ηώλ δαθξύσλ ζνπ ξναίο, ηήο εξήκνπ ηό άγνλνλ εγεώξγεζαο, θαί ηνίο εθ βάζνπο ζηελαγκνίο, εηο εθαηόλ ηνύο πόλνπο εθαξπνθόξεζαο, θαί γέγνλαο θσζηήξ, ηή νηθνπκέλε ιάκπσλ ηνίο ζαύκαζη, Χαξίησλ Παηήξ εκώλ, Όζηε, Πξέζβεπε Χξηζηώ ηώ Θεώ, ζσζήλαη ηάο ςπράο εκώλ. 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 Second Tone 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 τῶν Χξηζηηαλῶν ἀκαταίςχυντε, μεςιτεία πρὸσ τὸν Ποιητὴν ἀμετάθετε. Μὴ παξίδῃσ ἁμαρτωλῶν δεήςεων φωνάσ, ἀλλὰ πξόφθαςον, ὡσ ἀγαθή, εἰσ τὴν βοήθειαν ἡμῶν, τῶν πιςτῶσ κραυγαζόντων ςοι Τάχυνον εἰσ πρεςβείαν, καὶ ζπεῦςον εἰσ ἱκεςίαν, ἡ πξνζηαηεύουςα ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τῶν τιμώντων ςε.
2 Epistle Reading The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10 BRETHREN, working together with him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything. Πξὸο Κνξηλζίνπο β' 6:1-10 Ἀδειθνί, ζπλεξγνῦληεο δὲ θαὶ παξαθαινῦκελ κὴ εἰο θελὸλ ηὴλ ράξηλ ηνῦ ζενῦ δέμαζζαη ὑκᾶο - ιέγεη γάξ, Καηξῷ δεθηῷ ἐπήθνπζά ζνπ, θαὶ ἐλ ἡκέξᾳ ζσηεξίαο ἐβνήζεζά ζνη ἰδνύ, λῦλ θαηξὸο εὐπξόζδεθηνο, ἰδνύ, λῦλ ἡκέξα ζσηεξίαο - κεδεκίαλ ἐλ κεδελὶ δηδόληεο πξνζθνπήλ, ἵλα κὴ κσκεζῆ ἡ δηαθνλία ἀιιʼ ἐλ παληὶ ζπληζηῶληεο ἑαπηνὺο ὡο ζενῦ δηάθνλνη, ἐλ ὑπνκνλῆ πνιιῆ, ἐλ ζιίςεζηλ, ἐλ ἀλάγθαηο, ἐλ ζηελνρσξίαηο, ἐλ πιεγαῖο, ἐλ θπιαθαῖο, ἐλ ἀθαηαζηαζίαηο, ἐλ θόπνηο, ἐλ ἀγξππλίαηο, ἐλ λεζηείαηο, ἐλ ἁγλόηεηη, ἐλ γλώζεη, ἐλ καθξνζπκίᾳ, ἐλ ρξεζηόηεηη, ἐλ πλεύκαηη ἁγίῳ, ἐλ ἀγάπῃ ἀλππνθξίηῳ, ἐλ ιόγῳ ἀιεζείαο, ἐλ δπλάκεη ζενῦ, δηὰ ηῶλ ὅπισλ ηο δηθαηνζύλεο ηῶλ δεμηῶλ θαὶ ἀξηζηεξῶλ, δηὰ δόμεο θαὶ ἀηηκίαο, δηὰ δπζθεκίαο θαὶ εὐθεκίαο ὡο πιάλνη θαὶ ἀιεζεῖο ὡο ἀγλννύκελνη, θαὶ ἐπηγηλσζθόκελνη ὡο ἀπνζλῄζθνληεο, θαὶ ἰδνύ, δῶκελ ὡο παηδεπόκελνη, θαὶ κὴ ζαλαηνύκελνη ὡο ιππνύκελνη, ἀεὶ δὲ ραίξνληεο ὡο πησρνί, πνιινὺο δὲ πινπηίδνληεο ὡο κεδὲλ ἔρνληεο, θαὶ πάληα θαηέρνληεο.
3 Gospel Reading 1st Sunday of Luke The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11 At that time, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him. Καηὰ Λνπθᾶν Τῷ θαηξῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἑςτὼσ ὁ Ἰηςοῦσ παρὰ ηὴν λίμνην Γεννηςαρέτ, καὶ εἶδε δύο πλοῖα ἑςτῶτα παρὰ ηὴν ιίμνην οἱ δὲ ἁλιεῖσ ἀποβάντεσ ἀπ αὐτῶν ἀπέπλυναν τὰ δίκτυα.ἐμβὰσ δὲ εἰσ ἓν τῶν πινίων, ὃ ἦν ηνῦ Σίμωνοσ, ἠρώτηςεν αὐτὸν ἀπὸ ηῆσ γῆσ ἐπαναγαγεῖν ὀλίγον καὶ θαζίςασ ἐδίδαςκεν ἐκ τοῦ πινίου ηνὺσ ὄχλουσ.ὡσ δὲ ἐπαύςατο ιαιῶν, εἶπε πρὸσ ηὸν Σίμωνα ἐπανάγαγε εἰσ τὸ βάθοσ καὶ ραιάςατε ηὰ δίκτυα ὑμῶν εἰσ ἄγραν.καὶ ἀποκριθεὶσ ὁ Σίμων εἶπεν αὐτῷ ἐπιςτάτα, δι ὅλησ ηῆσ νυκτὸσ κοπιάςαντεσ νὐδὲν ἐλάβομεν ἐπὶ δὲ ηῷ ῥήματί ζνπ ραιάςω τὸ δίκτυον.καὶ ηνῦτο πνηήςαντεσ ςυνέκλειςαν πλῆθοσ ἰχθύων πνιύ διερρήγνυτο δὲ ηὸ δίκτυον αὐτῶν.καὶ θαηένευςαν ηνῖσ μετόχοισ τοῖσ ἐν τῷ ἑτέρῳ πινίῳ ηνῦ ἐλθόντασ ζπιιαβέςθαι αὐτοῖσ θαὶ ἦλθον καὶ ἔπληςαν ἀμφότερα ηὰ πινῖα, ὥςτε βπζίζεςθαι αὐτά.ἰδὼν δὲ Σίμων Πέτροσ προςέπεςε ηνῖσ γόναςιν Ιηςοῦ ιέγων ἔξελθε ἀπ ἐμοῦ, ὅτι ἀνὴρ ἁμαρτωλόσ εἰμι, Κύριε θάμβοσ γὰρ περιέςχεν αὐτὸν καὶ πάντασ ηνὺσ ςὺν αὐτῷ ἐπὶ ηῇ ἄγρᾳ ηῶν ἰχθύων ᾗ ζπλέλαβον,ὁμοίωσ δὲ θαὶ Ιάκωβον καὶ Ιωάννην, υἱοὺσ Ζεβεδαίου, οἳ ἦςαν κοινωνοὶ ηῷ Σίμωνι. καὶ εἶπε πξὸσ τὸν Σίμωνα ὁ Ιηςοῦσ κὴ θνβνῦ ἀπὸ ηνῦ λῦν ἀνθρώπουσ ἔςῃ δσγξῶν.καὶ θαηαγαγόντεσ τὰ πινῖα ἐπὶ ηὴν γῆν, ἀφέντεσ ἅπαντα ἠκολούθηςαν αὐτῷ.
4 TODAY S ANNOUNCEMENTS No Memorials or Trisagions Coffee Hour In Memory of Nicholas Kefallinos Given by His Family ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Church Services & Events for Today & the Upcoming Week Today Church Picnic ~ Noon Start, Jamesville Beach Sandpiper Shelter Tuesday September 30, :00 AM Bible Study Wednesday October 1, :00 AM Orthros ~ 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy Holy Protection of Theotokos Thursday October 2, 2014 Father David Out of Town Friday October 3, 2014 Father David Out of Town 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Play Date Saturday October 4, :00 PM to 6:00 PM AHEPA Cafenion ST. SOPHIA PARISH PICNIC Today ~ 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 SWIM- MING as the beach will be closed. SEE YOU THERE!
5 SUNDAY SCHOOL Please register your child as soon as possible for Sunday School. 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 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. 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! PHILOPTOCHOS MEMORY GARDEN ~ BUY A BRICK PROGRAM A fundraiser to benefit local food pantries. Sign up table after Church on Sundays throughout the Fall. $50.00 PER ENGRAVED BRICK 4 x 8 BRICKS: 3 LINES OF TEXT, 14 CHARACTERS PER LINE (including spaces and punctuation)
6 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, etc,. Please Gently Used and Clean Items in Good Condition CALLING ALL ST. SOPHIA CRAFTERS Philoptochos is expanding the December Bake Sale to include handmade items. Please consider donating one of your handmade treasures to help make this a huge success.