1 Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Sunday, October 4, 2015
2 St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church Office Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Reverend Doctor Dimitrios Moraitis Dean Reverend Father Dean N. Paleologos Dean Emeritus Reverend Deacon Andrew Giourelis Mr. Vasilios Vasiliadis -Parish Council President - Metropolis of Boston WELCOME Welcome to the Saint Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts. We are honored that you have chosen to worship with us today. It is our hope that your visit here will bring you many blessings from God. Please be sure to tell us if you are visiting or if you are new to our community. Our Church Family worships the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and every Sunday, the Lord s Day, we commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to live the Holy Gospel in accordance with the Orthodox Faith; towards sanctification through God s grace in worship, the Divine Liturgy and the Sacraments: glorifying God through all joys and struggles; and as a Church Community, in Christian love, we seek to do His will so that through His mercy, we may attain His Kingdom. We are blessed to have the slippers of St. Spyridon, which are located in the narthex of the Church, please be sure to venerate them. We pray you have a blessed day and that you visit with us again soon. Also, please remember that one must be an Orthodox Christian in order to receive Holy Communion. If you would like to embrace the Orthodox Faith, please see Father Dimitrios Moraitis. May God Bless you! October Second Sunday of Saint Luke Memorials Athanasios Voyiatsis-1 year Demetrios Voyiatsis-2 year Trisagion Constantinos Michalakeas- 3 months Michael Efstratios-3 months Marlene (Haddad) Efstratios- 5 years Altar Flowers Altar flowers are sponsored in loving memory of Demetrios Voyiatsis and Athanasios Voyiatsis by their families Sunday Services Church Hours Orthros 8:30 am Divine Liturgy 9:45 am Coffee Hour In lieu of Coffee Hour, a luncheon is scheduled today for Project Mexico. Happy Name Day Dionisios Saints of the Day Our Father Among the Saints Ierotheos, Bishop of Athens Reminder Please turn off your cell phones during services.
3 Entrance Hymns Apolytikion When the stone had been sealed by the Jews and the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life unto the world. Wherefore, the powers of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Lifegiver: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Thy Kingdom. Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Friend of man. Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, καὶ στρατιωτῶν φυλασσόντων τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶμα, ἀνέστης τριήμερος Σωτήρ, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὴν ζωήν. Διὰ τοῦτο αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν ἐβόων σοι Ζωοδότα Δόξα τῇ ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, δόξα τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ οἰκονομίᾳ σου, μόνε Φιλάνθρωπε. Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε, εν τή αθλήσει αυτών, στεφάνους εκομίσαντο τής αφθαρσίας, εκ σού τού Θεού ημών, σχόντες γάρ τήν ισχύν σου, τούς τυράννους καθείλον, έθραυσαν καί δαιμόνων, τά ανίσχυρα θράση. Αυτών ταίς ικεσίαις, Χριστέ ο Θεός, σώσον τάς ψυχάς ημών. For The Memorials Keep Thy servants in remembrance, O Lord, since Thou art good; and do Thou forgive every sin in this life; for no man is without sin, except for Thee Who art able to grant rest even unto him who has departed hence. Saint Spyridon O Father, God-bearer, Spyridon, you were proven a champion and Wonder Worker of the First Ecumenical Council. You spoke to the girl in the grave and turned the serpent to gold. And, when chanting your prayers, most sacred One, angels ministered with you. Glory to Him who glorified you; glory to Him who crowned you; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all. Kontakion 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 Απολυτίκιον του Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος Της Συνόδου της πρώτης ανεδείχθης υπέρμαχος, και θαυματουργός Θεοφόρε, Σπυρίδων Πατήρ ημών, διο νεκρά συ εν τάφω προσφωνείς, και όφιν εις χρυσούν μετέβαλες, και εν τω μέλπειν τας αγίας σου ευχάς, Αγγέλους εσκες συλλειτουργούντας σοι Ιερώτατε, Δοξα τω σε δοξάσαντι, δόξα τω σε στεφανώσαντι, δόξα τω ενεργούντι διά σου πάσιν ιάματα. Kontakion Ο Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε, μεσιτεία πρὸς τὸν Ποιητὴν ἀμετάθετε. Μὴ παρίδῃς ἁμαρτωλῶν δεήσεων φωνάς, ἀλλὰ πρόφθασον, ὡς ἀγαθή, εἰς τὴν βοήθειαν ἡμῶν, τῶν πιστῶς κραυγαζόντων σοι Τάχυνον εἰς πρεσβείαν, καὶ σπεῦσον εἰς ἱκεσίαν, ἡ προστατεύουσα ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τῶν τιμώντων σε.
4 PHILOPTOCHOS The Ladies of the Philoptochos Society would like to announce the newly elected executive board. Executive Board President: Vicki Helali Vice President: Jody Athanasiou Treasurer: Amy Kalogeropoulos Assistant Treasurer: Kathy Capsalis Recording Secretary; Katina Cocavessis Corresponding Secretary: Kathy Ganias HOUSE COMMITTEE NEWS The House Committee chair and co-chair are accepting donations toward the repaving of the church parking lot. Please consider giving a tax deductible donation as the parking lot is in dire need of repair. We have a portion of the total funds necessary but need your help to accomplish this task. Thank you and May God Bless You. Parking Lot Maintenance $23,000 Thank you! GOYA Goya Meeting Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 6:30. The Computers for Seniors Class is seeking GOYA volunteers to add to the student learning experience. If a GOYA member is interested in volunteering to aid in the classroom please contact the office at or Nick Pechie at Thank you. DONATION REQUEST We are requesting donations for the purchase of 8 white utility tables to be used in meetings and events. We would appreciate any donation toward the $75.00 purchase price per table. Thank you and May God Bless you. Please submit any news, updates, fliers and photos you would like to see in the Sunday Bulletin to: Also if you d like to be added to the list to receive the bulletin via please contact Georgia at the above address. The Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton Alexander the Great The Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton, Alexander the Great is proudly offering two college scholarship opportunities to deserving high school graduates of May Two $1, scholarships will be awarded. Requirements: GPA 3.6 or higher Personal essay High School Transcript Applications are available in the church office. Application deadline is October 15, Scholarship recipients will be informed by November 1, Upon completion, please mail application to Georgia Parafestas, 29 Westwood Dr. Worcester, MA In order to reactivate the choir group the Cathedral Choir is seeking new members. 14 and older No formal music training necessary No need to read Greek or music Desire to sing If you like to sing and share your voice to enhance our Sunday Liturgies please contact the church office at
6 Ο ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ Πρὸς Κορινθίους β' 9:6-11 Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς. Στίχ. Ἀγαλλιᾶσθε δίκαιοι ἐν Κυρίῳ ΤΗΕ EPISTLE St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11 Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us. Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous. Ἀδελφοί, ὁ σπείρων φειδομένως, φειδομένως καὶ θερίσει καὶ ὁ σπείρων ἐπʼ εὐλογίαις, ἐπʼ εὐλογίαις καὶ θερίσει. Ἕκαστος καθὼς προαιρεῖται τῇ καρδίᾳ μὴ ἐκ λύπης ἢ ἐξ ἀνάγκης ἱλαρὸν γὰρ δότην ἀγαπᾷ ὁ θεός. Δυνατὸς δὲ ὁ θεὸς πᾶσαν χάριν περισσεῦσαι εἰς ὑμᾶς, ἵνα ἐν παντὶ πάντοτε πᾶσαν αὐτάρκειαν ἔχοντες περισσεύητε εἰς πᾶν ἔργον ἀγαθόν καθὼς γέγραπται, Ἐσκόρπισεν, ἔδωκεν τοῖς πένησιν ἡ δικαιοσύνη αὐτοῦ μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. Ὁ δὲ ἐπιχορηγῶν σπέρμα τῷ σπείροντι, καὶ ἄρτον εἰς βρῶσιν χορηγήσαι, καὶ πληθύναι τὸν σπόρον ὑμῶν, καὶ αὐξήσαι τὰ γενήματα τῆς δικαιοσύνης ὑμῶν ἐν παντὶ πλουτιζόμενοι εἰς πᾶσαν ἁπλότητα, ἥτις κατεργάζεται διʼ ἡμῶν εὐχαριστίαν τῷ θεῷ. BRETHREN, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, "He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever." He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
7 2nd Sunday of Luke Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 6:31-36 The Gospel 2nd Sunday of Luke The Gospel of Luke 6:31-36 Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος καθὼς θέλετε ἵνα ποιῶσιν ὑμῖν οἱ ἄνθρωποι, ποιεῖτε αὐτοῖς ὁμοίως. καὶ εἰ ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας ὑμᾶς, ποία ὑμῖν χάρις ἐστί; καὶ γὰρ οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας αὐτοὺς ἀγαπῶσι. καὶ ἐὰν ἀγαθοποιῆτε τοὺς ἀγαθοποιοῦντας ὑμᾶς, ποία ὑμῖν χάρις ἐστί; καὶ γὰρ οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ τὸ αὐτὸ ποιοῦσι. καὶ ἐὰν δανείζητε παρ ὧν ἐλπίζετε ἀπολαβεῖν, ποία ὑμῖν χάρις ἐστί; καὶ γὰρ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἁμαρτωλοῖς δανείζουσιν ἵνα ἀπολάβωσι τὰ ἴσα. πλὴν ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ὑμῶν καὶ ἀγαθοποιεῖτε καὶ δανείζετε μηδὲν ἀπελπίζοντες, καὶ ἔσται ὁ μισθὸς ὑμῶν πολύς, καὶ ἔσεσθε υἱοὶ ὑψίστου, ὅτι αὐτὸς χρηστός ἐστιν ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀχαρίστους καὶ πονηρούς. Γίνεσθε οὖν οἰκτίρμονες, καθὼς καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν οἰκτίρμων ἐστί. The Lord said, "And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful." Fasting / Νηστεία Regular fasting rules apply.
8 Bible Study Sermon on the Mount: How to Pray, Fast, and Give Alms Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:00pm In the Tonna Room Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis will be leading a Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew. If you wish to learn about the Bible, please come to this informative presentation.
9 Orthodoxy 101 The Apostolic Fathers Wednesday, October 21, 7:00pm In the Tonna Room Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis is giving a presentation on the development of the Early Church and the Apostolic Fathers.. If you wish to learn more about this topic and the development of the Church, come to this informative presentation.
12 PROJECT MEXICO LUNCHEON AND VIDEO PRESENTATION TODAY! Please join Fr. Dimitrios and the members of GOYA for a wonderful luncheon and video presentation highlighting their mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico, this summer where they built a home for a needy family. $15.00 for adults $10.00 for children All are welcomed! Sunday, October 4, 2015 immediately following Divine Liturgy
13 SAVE THE DATE! The Hellenic Arts Society of Worcester Dinner Saturday, October 24, 2015 Cotsidas Cultural Center 6:00pm Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm Dinner DINNER, MUSIC, DANCING! Music featuring the poetry of Nikos Gatsos performed by Greg Maninakis and the Mikrokosmos Ensemble For an evening of the best in Greek Music, don t miss the highlight of the year.open to our community. WORTH THE MEMBERSHIP! More info to come in next week s bulletin Greg Maninakis.. and the Mikrokosmos Ensemble
14 Introduction To Computers For Seniors Wednesday, September 16, 2015-Wednesday, October 21, :30pm-6:00pm Nickolson Academic Center Join us for a 6 week course of hands on computer learning including: Word, keyboarding, flier design set up and gmail instruction Facebook and other social media Individual and moderate paced instruction Updated WiFi and a greater number of computers Please join us for an informative session of computer basics with further sessions to explore , Facebook, etc. Let s Learn Together!
16 2015 Stewardship Report * GOAL Week 2015 Total Stewardship Budget 40 $231, $ * GOAL amount includes the 2015 Stewardship Budget Receipts of $270, We suggest you budget your Stewardship contribution as you do your monthly home expenses Our Cathedral must meet the Financial needs of its ministries and annual operating budget by way of its Christian Stewardship Program. It is each and everyone's responsibility to accept honor and support your role as a Contributing Steward. Please pledge your Required Stewardship Contribution now, if you have not done so. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.