1 Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church 5965 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida Church Phone: (321) fax (321) Church hall: (321) website: FATHER DEMETRI TSIGAS cell phone: Orthros: 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM Fellowship Hour: Noon Church office hours: Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. / Saturday & Sunday closed ~ VISION & MISSION STATEMENT ~ Our Vision (dream) is to be a growing, loving, united Orthodox Christian family open to all. Our Mission (job) is to grow our faith in Christ through love and respect, with humility and forgiveness. Sunday, MAY 4, th Morning Gospel - 2nd Tone SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH BEARING WOMEN Pelagia the Nun-martyr of Tarsus Hilary the Wonderworker Nikephoros of Mt. Atheos Athanasios, Bishop of Corinth Lazarus, Mary Magdalene Myrrh Bearing Women Joseph of Arimathea & Nikodemos ~ Welcome to Our Guests ~ We are delighted that you are with us today. Please keep in mind that according to the Holy Canons and teachings of the Orthodox Church, you must be a baptized and chrismated member of the Orthodox faith in good standing in order to receive Holy Communion. You are welcome to receive a portion of the blessed bread (antidoron) distributed at the end of the Divine Liturgy. Please join us for fellowship hour following services.
2 Divine Liturgy of St. John the Chrysostom Ἀπολυτίκιον - Ήχος Πλ. Α Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωὴν χαρισάμενος. Apolytikion of Pascha - Plagal 1st Mode - see music sheet in pew Christ is Risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death and to those in the tombs He has granted life. Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον Ήχος Β σ Ότε κατήλθες πρός τόν θάνατον ή ζωή ή άθάνατον άθάνατος τότε τόν Άδυνέ νέκρωσας τή άστραπή τής θεότητος. Οτε δέ καί τούς τεθνεώτας έκ τόν καταχθονίων ανέστησας, πάσαι αί δυνάμεις τών έπουρανίων έκραύγαζον Ζωοδότα, Χριστέ ό Θεός ήμων. Δόξα σοί. Resurrectional Apolytikion - 2nd Tone - p When you descended into death, Life immortal, You vanquished the pow r of hell by your resplendent divinity, and When You raised the dead from the depths of darkness, all the heavenly powers cried out triumphantly: O giver of life Christ our God, glory to You. Ἀπολυτίκιον - Ήχος Β - p Ὁ εὐσχήμων Ἰωσήφ, ἀπὸ τοῦ ξύλου καθελών, τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα, σινδόνι καθαρᾷ εἰλήσας καὶ ἀρώμασιν, ἐν μνήματι καινῷ κηδεύσας ἀπέθετο ἀλλὰ τριήμερος ἀνέστης Κύριε, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.. Apolytikion of the Myrrhbearing Women - 2nd Tone p The noble Joseph took Your most pure body down from the tree. He wrapped it in clean linen, anointed it with spices, and placed it in a new tomb. But on the third day You rose, O Lord, bestowing on all the world Your great mercy. Ἀπολυτίκιον - p Ταῖς μυροφόροις Γυναιξί, παρὰ τὸ μνῆμα ἐπιστάς, ὁ Ἄγγελος ἐβόα Τὰ μύρα τοῖς θνητοῖς ὑπάρχει ἁρμόδια, Χριστὸς δὲ διαφθορᾶς 2
3 ἐδείχθη ἀλλότριος ἀλλὰ κραυγάσατε Ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος. Apolytikion of Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women - p The angel stood by the tomb and cried out to the myrrhbearing women: Myrrh would be fitting to anoint the dead, but Christ has shown Himself to be free from corruption. Therefore, proclaim that the Lord is risen, bestowing on all the world His great mercy. Ἀπολυτίκιον τής Άγίας Αικατερίνης - Ήχος Πλ. Α Τήν πανεύφημον νύμφην Χριστού υμνήσωμεν * Αικατερίναν τήν θείαν καί πολιούχον Σινά * τήν βοήθειαν ημών καί αντίληψιν ότι εφίμωσε λαμπρώς * τούς κομψούς τών ασεβών * τού Πνεύματος τή δυνάμει καί ως Μάρτυς Κυρίου στεφθείσα * αιτείται πάσι τό μέγα έλεος. Apolytikion of St. Katherine - Plagal 1st Tone The all-blessed bride of Christ let us extol in song * Katerina the divine and protector of Sinai * our assistance and unfailing firm support; * for she did muzzle brilliantly * the ungodly clever men by the power of the Spirit. And now as a crowned Martyr * the great mercy she pleads for all of us. Κοντάκιον - Πλ Δ - p Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες, Ἀθάνατε, ἀλλὰ τοῦ ᾅδου καθεῖλες τὴν δύναμιν καὶ ἀνέστης ὡς νικητής, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, γυναιξὶ μυροφόροις φθεγξάμενος Χαίρετε, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις εἰρήνην δωρούμενος, ὁ τοῖς πεσοῦσι παρέχων ἀνάστασιν. Kontakion Plagal 4th Tone - p Into the grave You descended, Immortal One, yet You destroyed the power of Hades and as victor You arose, O Christ our God; You proclaimed to the myrrhearing women a greeting of joy, You brought peace to Your holy apostles, and to the fallen You granted resurrection. 3
4 The Reading is from Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7 IN THOSE DAYS, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, "it is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith. The Reading is from The Gospel Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8 At that time, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. 4
5 Please pray for our: Spiritual Leaders: Patriarch Bartholomew; Archbishop Demetrios; Metropolitan Alexios; & Fr. Demetri Civil Leaders: President Barack Obama, US Congress & Supreme Court; Governor Rick Scott; all our civil authorities and our armed forces. Parish Leadership: Parish Council & Philoptochos members, Chanters & Choir, Sunday & Greek School teachers and students, our Youth Group leaders and children. Those who are sick, awaiting surgery, recovering from surgery, in need of prayers and/or shut in: Ero Diamantos, Pauline Porch, Sophia Tenreiro, Lynette Wiggins, Alexandra Diamond, Peter Katsoulas, Mae Charos, Joyce Ninos, Elaine Petersen, Theresa Sempepos, Dorothy Pappademetriou, Nicholas, Gus Drivas, Bill & Ellen Werner, Olga, Despina Kalimnios, Ashley, Elias Corpas, Nazieh & Yvonne Yacoub, Savannah & Zander Kelly, Vada Ganakos, Mirsini Sirounis, Katherine, Don, Penny, Frosso & Photos Nichols, Princeton, Suzanne Orosz, Faye Nicholas, Gerry & Chris, Veton, John & Giavanna Radcliff, Patricia Kamenelis, Evelyn Annas, Mark, Spiros Catechis, Ayad Saad & family, JoAnne Macheras, Mina Stavros, Betty Saridakis, John Comninos, Van Katehakis, Lisa Waddell, Michael Donohue, George & Marta Demopoulos, Anne Figari, Peter Pappademetriou, Sylvia, George Yaitanes, Niki Seaman, Angela DeCosta, Marlaine Manus, Susan Pfeil, John Paul Figari, Ann Prieston. Those serving in the Military: Joseph Abadiotakis, Jr., Elias Panayiotis Maldonado, Nicholas Tsamoutales, Yanni Tshontikidis, Harold David Ballard, Samuel Joseph III, Nicholas Cannaverde, Travis Hunter, Ethan Macheras, Matthew Ryan Stinnett, James Figari For peace in the Middle East and the protection of Christians in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt & predominantly Muslim lands. For the protection and freedom of the kidnapped Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim, both of Aleppo, Syria. Those preparing for Baptism/Chrismation: Kyleigh Craig. Those preparing for Marriage: Spiros Bourtis & Carly Garreau, Demetre Lagges & Courtney Lewis, Andrew Roman & Evangelia Fotopoulos. Those preparing for Ordination: Dan Kennedy College Students: Arianna Bendlin, Telly Galanopoulos, Tony Galanopoulos, Alyssa Giglio, Sade Jelani, Jamila Jelani, Alyssa Karas, Peter Karas, Jennifer Loso, Esther Muradov, Tommy Panouses, Ashley Petersen, James Petersen, Catherine Psarakis, Kathleen Rogers, George Saad, Noha Saliba, John Sirounis, Costas Stathis, Aly Zavitsanos, Mary Jane Tutzarakis. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR COLLEGE STUDENT ADDED TO THE PRAYER LIST, PLEASE OR CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE WITH THEIR & COLLEGE CONTACT INFOR- Please turn your cell phones & pagers off or on vibrate before entering Church 5
6 ~ TODAY ~ ~ Memorial Service ~ Demosthenes (Dennis) Mantas - 5 yrs Alice Philips - 10 yrs Peter Karas - 10 yrs Michael Katsoulis - 15 yrs ~ Trisaghion Service ~ James Choromokos 2 yrs Eleftherios Fellowship Hour sponsored by the Ellis, Karas & Choromokos Families LAMB FROM PASCHA ON SALE (SEASONED, COOKED & FROZEN) 9 WHOLE LEGS UNSLICED APPROX. 5-7 LBS. EACH $25 1 LB. PACKAGES $5 EACH FESTIVAL MEETING IN CONFERENCE ROOM 12:30 ~ Upcoming Liturgies & Events ~ SUN., MAY 11th - AHEPA Breakfast following Divine Liturgy SUN., MAY 18th - End of Year Sunday School Awards & Graduation. WED., MAY 21st - Ss Constantine & Helen - Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am MON., MAY 26th - Memorial Day - Office Closed THURS., MAY 29th - Holy Ascension - Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am SAT., JUNE 7th - Saturday of Souls - Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am - Philoptochos End of Year Luncheon 12 noon - Location to be announced. SUN., JUNE 8th - HOLY PENTECOST 6
7 PreK-K: Brenda Roman Attendance: SUNDAY SCHOOL - APRIL 27 ~ Vision Statement ~ To be a community of engaged and educated young Orthodox Christians. ~ Mission Statement ~ To encourage and foster spiritual growth of young people in our Orthodox Faith. 1st & 2nd Grades: Donna Thomson Christos Anesti We kept Sunday school fun this week ( as usual, ha). First we learned exactly what Christos Anesti and Alithos Anesti means. Half of the children already knew this however, there were some that did not. By the time we ended our class, all knew both - in English and Greek! Then we played "holy hangman" - as I said, we kept it fun. Attendance: 4 3rd - 5th Grades: Presvytera Eleni & Daphne Courey We hadn t had Sunday school since before Palm Sunday so there was a lot to talk about! Everyone told me they had a chance to participate in some or most of the Holy Week services last week including Holy Pascha. We talked about some of the events leading up to Christ s crucifixion and Resurrection. We looked at an icon showing Jesus pulling Adam and Eve out of their graves and raising them to life. We also talked about the role of Myrrh-bearers and how they were the first to witness the Resurrection of our Lord. Attendance: 8 6th - 8th Grades: Trish Loso Attendance: 8 Orthodox Life/High School - Daniel Kennedy This week we covered the sequence of events of the Resurrection of Jesus, which is the central mystery of our faith, through the accounts of all four gospels. We also discussed the shroud or burial cloth of Jesus which through the miraculous event of His resurrection, it depicted a mirror image of Jesus body and has excruciating details of Jesus sufferings from the Last Supper until His crucifixion. Attendance: 4 7
9 Senior & Youth Choir Invitation Children ages 7 to 14 are invited to join the youth choir. Regular church attendance is required and youth will need to be in the choir loft no later that 10:30 am each Sunday. Learning the hymns of the church in Greek & English is an excellent way for our youth to serve the Lord in His house. During the service the youth will be expected to maintain quiet discipline and attention to the church service. Please visit the choir loft at the end of church service to fill out a registration form for your child to join the youth choir. The Senior Choir invites new members to join us in the loft. Ages for Senior Choir are 15 & above. ANY STUDENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY THAT ARE GRADUATING PLEASE CALL OR THE CHURCH OFFICE WITH A PICTURE AND YOUR GRADUATION INFORMATION, AND WHERE YOU WILL BE ATTENDING AND STUDYING. THANK YOU. 9
10 Hosting Fellowship Hour This is a wonderful opportunity to extend our Christian hospitality with one another and any guests or visitors who attend our services. Duties: Set up the two coffee pots in hall Provide a simple snack, Clean up If any parishioners, families, group of families, koumbari or friends would like to host a fellowship hour following Sunday Liturgy please contact : Church office Or - Available dates: June 8, 15 (Fasting, Fish Allowed) 22, 29 During fasting periods, store bought cookies w/o egg or dairy products are: Nabisco Classics (oatmeal raisin, cinnamon swirls) Nabisco Social Tea Biscuits, Oreos. AHEPA Upcoming Events SUN, MAY 11th - Mother s Day - AHEPA Breakfast following Divine Liturgy SUN., MAY 18th - AHEPA GOLF TOURNAMENT. For more information see Jim Papageorge 10
11 STEWARDSHIP PRAYER In the name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen. Lord Jesus Christ our God, accept our offerings as You have accepted the gifts of Your people throughout the ages. We offer these gifts to Your glory, for the support of the ministries of Your Holy Church, for the alleviation of suffering and hunger, and for the proclamation of Your Gospel to the whole world. Grant us Your blessing, Lord our Savior, that we may always be faithful stewards, continuing to share the gifts you have given us, by the power of Your grace, mercy and love. May Your name be glorified forever. Amen STEWARDSHIP 135 Stewards Pledging $242,670. Paid to date $88, Friends of St. Katherine have paid $10,040. [For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:34 THE JESUS PRAYER Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, Υἱέ Θεοῦ, ἐλέησόν με τὸν ἁμαρτωλόν. (τὴν ἁμαρτωλόν if prayed by a female) Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.