1 Issue 1204 March 2012 O Lord and Master of my life, keep from me the spirit if indifference and discouragement, lust of power, and idle chatter Instead, grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humble-mindedness, patience, and love. O Lord and King, grant me the grace to be aware of my sins and not to judge my brother and sister, for You are blessed, now and ever and forever. Amen. The Lenten Prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian
2 PARISH MINISTRIES Parish Council President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Asst. Treasurer Stephen Bellos Dino Dart Dean Macris Penny Maistros Church Office Jeanne Fakis Sunday School Elsa Galetsa Director Choir Tom Charis - Director Cantor George Papadopoulos Altar Boys Andrew Papathanasiou Philoptochos Jeanne Fakis - President Bible Study Fr. Dean Greek School Dora Georgeady - Teacher Hellenic Dancers Nancy Bellos Sophia Karabelas Senior Citizens Myrtle Johnston President Youth Chrysanthe Peteros Teenage Ministry Yannoula Ballassi G.O.Y.A. Andrew Papathanasiou Avery Whittaker Bookstore Penny Maistros Web Page Julianne Swanson Paula Dart Yannoula Ballassi John Fakis Dean Antipas JoAnn Ballassi Tim Matsas Karen Stearns Demetrius Tasoulas James Whittaker Order of AHEPA Demetrius E. Tasoulas - President Foundation Fund (Endowment) James Colonis Paedeia Society Stephan Nousiopoulos - President St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church 200 Hempstead St., New London, CT (860) FAX (860) Fr. Dean: (860) Web Page: saintsophianl.org Facebook: Saint Sophia church Fr. Dean A. Panagos Pastor Weekly Please call the office to be placed on the parish weekly list for the most up-to-date parish news. Also, please let us know if you d like to receive the monthly bulletin via instead of having it mailed to your home. Sponsors of this issue of the Orthodox Life Phil and Irene Phillips, in loving memory of their parents, Lemonia and Skarlatos Sfugaras, and Maria and Themistocles Phillipou, and grandparents, Sirago and Petro Zachariou. Anne Margetta and Family, in loving memory of their beloved husband and father, Angelos Margetta, on the 51st anniversary of his repose. Mary Falvey, in loving memory of her beloved grandson, Thomas M. Falvey, Jr., on the 1st anniversary of his repose. Stephanie Wilde and Alexandra Zrakas, in loving memory of their beloved parents, Charles and Theodora Zrakas. George and Eleni Vourtsis, in memory of Panagiota Spanos. Katherine Yamalis and Family, in loving memory of their beloved husband, father and grandfather, William Yamalis. BULLETIN SPONSORSHIP FORM Yes, I would like to sponsor an issue of the Orthodox Life Name In memory of In honor of Other (circle one) Donation: $50 Please make checks payable to: St. Sophia Church
3 March Liturgical Life CHRIST the King MARCH CHURCH SERVICES Matins 9:00 am Sunday Services Divine Liturgy 10:00 am Weekday/Saturday Services Matins/Divine Liturgy - 8:30 am (C) Evangelismos Chapel FIRST WEEK OF GREAT LENT Friday, 3/2: Saturday, 3/3: Sunday, 3/4: 1st Salutations 7:00 pm Saturday of Souls Sunday of Orthodoxy Trisagion for Mary Papyis This icon depicts Christ s entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11), which fulfilled Zachariah s prophecy that a king will come riding on a donkey (Zachariah 9:9). Christ fulfills Isaiah s prophecy about a child upon whose shoulder the government will rest, Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore (Isaiah 9:7). On many occasions throughout His life, Jesus was given the title of king : the wise men searched for the King of the Jews at His birth (Matthew 2:1-2); when He was crucified the title above His head said, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews (John 19:19); and in Revelation, Christ is described as Lord of lords and King of kings (Revelation 17:14). Together with those who cried out while Christ entered Jerusalem, let us also praise Him saying, Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest (Luke 19:38) Monday, 3/5: Wednesday, 3/7: Thursday, 3/8: Friday, 3/9: Sunday, 3/11: Monday, 3/12: SECOND WEEK OF GREAT LENT Wednesday, 3/14: Friday, 3/16: Sunday, 3/18: Monday, 3/19: Great Compline 7:00 pm Presanctified Liturgy 5:30 pm Presanctified Liturgy 10:30 am 2nd Salutations 7:00 pm St. Gregory Palamas THIRD WEEK OF GREAT LENT Great Compline 7:00 pm Presanctified Liturgy 5:30 pm 3rd Salutations 7:00 pm Veneration of the Holy Cross 3 year memorial for Charles Zrakas FOURTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT Wednesday, 3/21: Friday, 3/23: Saturday, 3/24: Sunday, 3/25: Monday, 3/26: Wednesday, 3/28: Friday, 3/30: Great Compline 7:00 pm Presanctified Liturgy 5:30 pm 4th Salutations 7:00 pm Great Vespers of the Annunciation 5:00 pm (C) Feast of the Annunciation FIFTH WEEK OF GREAT LENT Great Compline 7:00 pm Presanctified Liturgy 5:30 pm Akathist Hymn 7:00 pm
4 WHY FAST? It is so easy in life to fall into routine, often w*ithout ever realizing it! Life can become routine and when it does it can loose the joy which life has to offer. Our relationship with the Lord and the Church can also fall into routine. One can pray, read the Bible, sing hymns week after week and loose sight of the love of God. The business of life can bring you to the point of dullness; a life lived without freshness, enthusiasm and joy. Imagine having the same meal night after night after night. One would soon find the nearest restaurant to go to just for a change in taste buds. The same can be true in our spiritual life! We offer God the same day in and day out! We fail to grow in the Lord. Fasting is a constant means of renewing oneself spiritually. Fasting breaks one out of the everyday routine. True fasting can humble us, reminding us of our dependency on God and bring fullness in our worship of God. Our spiritual roots in Christ can grow deeper in the futile soil of our life. God has a desire to speak to us as He spoke to Abraham. Before God went to judge Sodom and Gomorrah, He stopped by to see Abraham. Abraham went to meet the Lord, bowing and worshipping before Him. He asked the three visitors to stay so he could bring water to wash their feet and prepare a meal. Abraham worshipped God, he spoke with God, he followed God s call to leave everything and follow Him to a land that He would show to him. The Bibles says that after they ate, God shared with Abraham that he and Sarah would have a son in a year. He shared with As a deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, where is your God? Psalm 42:1-3 Abraham His plans for Sodom and Gomorrah. How beautiful it is to see that Abraham was in a very intimae place with God in which he could intercede on behalf of the righteous who might be found in these two wicked cities. If one lives in a casual, disinterested relationship with God, one will never have such an encounter with God is all His glory. Yet when you take steps to go beyond the ordinary and worship God, as God deserves to be worshiped you will begin to see God as you have never knew existed. When you worship God, as God deserves to be worshipped, God is magnified! How is your life.is it the same ol, same ol? Is it dull, is it non-existent? Or does God dwell with you, fellowship with you and share with you thoughts and desires? Whatever you may be facing or going through right now you are able today to magnify the Lord! If you are in a rut or a routine where worship is dull and just not doing it for you, if you have not heard God speak to you in a long time, if your circumstances seem to be an obstacle in your life, stop everything and begin to fast! One day, three days, 7 days, all 40 days, some food, all food the details are not as important as your heart s desire to satisfy God with worship and sacrifice. The discipline of fasting breaks one out of the world s routine. It is a form of worship offering your body to God as a living sacrifice holy and pleasing to God. (Romans 12:1) May you have a blessed lent, Fr. Dean
5 My Life in Christ PRAYER REQUESTS Please remember in prayer the servants of God Mimi, Mary, Helen, Rosaleen, Mari, Peter, Irene, Katherine, Athena, Lee, Costas, Barbara, Alexandra, Jacquelyn, Efrosine, John, Kyriaki, Helen, Catherine, Mary, Angeliki, Despina, Dodi, Joseph, John, George, Richard, Sophia, Melissa, Karl, Antigone, Donna, Tony, Caryn, Philip, Ernest, Olga, Constantine, Shaun, Niko, Calianthe, Paraskevi, Christos, Cindy, Peter THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION Before/After the Service of the Great Compline or you may call Fr. Dean at the church office to make an appointment Great Lent is a season when many Orthodox Christians participate in the Sacrament of Confession. Like the prodigal son, we look at our lives and decide what we must change so that we may live the way God has taught us to live. Like the father in the parable, God runs to greet us when we decide to turn toward Him. All He has to see is our sincere repentance, or change, and our desire to return to Him. His arms are always open and waiting to embrace us. The sacrament of Holy Confession is our opportunity to speak to God courageously, humbly and honestly in the presence of a priest. The priest then guides us and proclaims God s forgiveness. WEDNESDAY STUDIES IN THE FAITH To know God is to study the Word of God Wednesday s During Great Lent Presanctified Liturgy 5:30 pm Followed by Lenten Pot-luck Dinner Video Presentation Walking the Bible A Journey through the Five Books of Moses February 29th: March 7: March14: March21: March 28: April 4: Topics The journey begins, Noah s Ark to Abraham Promised Land Joseph The Israelities Moses Sinai and Canaan Please attend the Presanctified Liturgy and the Presentation. Bring a favorite Lenten dish to share.
6 Archpastoral Reflection By Metropolitan Methodios IMAGINE A few weeks ago we closed our personal Book of 2011 and placed it in the library of eternity. Rather than make resolutions for the New Year - resolutions which more than likely I would not keep - I decided instead to reflect upon the past, observe more carefully the present, and try to envision the future, as these aspects of time bear upon the life of the Church and of her members. I said to myself: Imagine how different the world would be if we lived each day as if it would be our last, as if at any given moment we would face Almighty God to give an accounting. After all, the Scriptures have warned us of the unpredictability of life, "The Master of the servant may come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know" (Mt. 25:50). Imagine how different things would have been last year - how many mistakes we would have avoided - had we cherished every day as a God-given gift to make our world a better place. I bet our priorities would have changed dramatically, thereby altering both the course of our personal life and our role in the life of the Church. I said to myself, "Imagine if in 2012 we would all learn to bridle our egos and "not be desirous of vain glory" (Gal. 5:26). If we would learn from Him who said, "I am meek and lowly in heart" (Mt. 11: 29). Imagine if in the New Year we were to set aside time each day to pray and to read the Holy Bible and the writings of the Church Fathers. Imagine if we lived each day according to the tenets of our Orthodox faith. Imagine if we lived each day by the truth. If we had the courage to drop the masks of hypocrisy to look straight into the mirror of reality to see ourselves as we really are and then muster the courage and strength to change. To become more wholesome and less shallow. To become more self-effacing and less narcissistic. To become what God has willed us to be and be happy with what we achieve by the grace of God. Imagine if we could replicate in our own lives the example of the tenth leper (Lk. 17:12) who returned to the One who healed him to express his gratitude. Imagine if we were able to shun the example of the nine lepers whose ingratitude and thoughtlessness easily turns them into poster children of what has come to be known as "the age of entitlement." I also thought to myself, "Imagine what our Church would be like if we bishops, priests and deacons lived up to the expectations of our high calling." Imagine if we clergy and laity were imbued with a vibrant missionary spirit and worked diligently in response to the command of the Lord to "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Mt. 28:19), starting right here at home in America! Imagine if we clergy were ever-mindful of the fact that the Priesthood is a precious gift, a vocation and not a job. The Priesthood, its dignity and honor, cannot be bought. It cannot be sold for "a plate of lentils" (Gen. 25: 29-34). Imagine for a moment if our liturgical services were as uplifting as those which long ago inspired the words of the Russian emissaries of Prince Vladimir who described their experience of the liturgy in the great cathedral church of St. Sophia in Constantinople in their initial encounter with Orthodoxy: "And the Greeks led us to the edifice where they worship their God, and we knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth. For on earth there is no such splendor or such beauty...we only know that God dwells there among men, and their service is fairer than the ceremonies of other nations. For we cannot forget that beauty." Imagine if everyone who is privileged to serve on the Parish Councils of our communities did so for unselfish reasons and not for self-projection or to satisfy some self-perceived importance and indispensability. Imagine if all Parish Council members were men and women of deep and abiding faith who live the sacramental life of the Church. People who are drawn to and love the beauty of the Lord's house wherein they experience Christ's transforming power and sanctifying presence. People who do not pride themselves in proclaiming that they meditated on God when they walked by the ocean! Imagine how powerful the witness of our Church would be if we would invest more in things eternal and less in things transient. If we would devote as much time to our spiritual edification as we do to our business commitments and social calendars. Imagine if everyone, according to his/her means, was a cheerful giver providing the Church with the necessary financial resources to continue, improve and expand her ministries and services in fulfillment of her saving mission to the world. Imagine if some of us realized that we contribute less to the Church than it costs us daily to enjoy a fancy cup of coffee or to pay for our cable or satellite T.V. service Imagine if the criticisms we sometimes hear or make on aspects of church life were less strident. Constructive and not destructive. Mean-spirited attacks are hurtful and divisive. We have been enjoined by the Lord to notice first the log in our own eye before we see the speck in our brother's eye (Mt. 7:3), and admonished by St. Paul You have no excuses, O Man, whoever you are, when you judge another, for in passing judgment on him, you condemn yourself because you, the judge, are doing the very same things (Rom. 2.1). Indeed, in imitation of God we are instructed to be "slow to anger and abounding in mercy" (Ps. 103:8). Imagine if we parents and grandparents who fault the Church when our children are "not involved" exercised greater discernment, and realized that children learn more by example than by words. That we had to provide a loving environment that nurtures faith and the values of the Gospel. That children emulate the example provided by parents every day of the week, including the seventh. Staying home Sunday after Sunday for chores, recreation or rest is not what parents should do if we really want to inculcate the Orthodox ethos in our children to produce a living faith and a true Greek Orthodox identity. Imagine, finally, if everyone - clergy and laity - worked together in harmony by sharing talents, bearing one another's burdens (Gal. 6:2), exchanging views, seeking advice, forgiving offences and overcoming misunderstandings (Mt. 6: 14-15), inspiring and supporting one another in the love of Christ. If we did, surely we would be successful in building stronger Greek Orthodox homes and vibrant communities of faith. Just IMAGINE!
7 Saturday, 3/3: Sunday, 3/4: Monday, 3/5.: Tuesday, 3/6: MARCH MEETINGS AND ACTIVITES Greek School 9:30 am Robert Krantz event Parish Council meeting 6:00 pm Choir Practice 7:00 pm Thursday, 3/8: Senior Citizens meeting 11:30 pm Friday, 3/9: Saturday, 3/10: Soup Kitchen Outreach 4:00 pm Greek School 9:30 pm Youth Pizza and a Movie 12:00 2:30 pm & 4:00 6:30 pm Parish Life REPOSE Evelyn Gianitsos, beloved wife of Matthew Gianitsos, reposed in the Lord on January 21, and was laid to rest on Friday, January 27, Athena Brachas reposed in the Lord on January 26, and was laid to rest on Monday, January 30, Tamlin Poulos, beloved daughter of Tim and Eleanor, reposed in the Lord on January 30, and was laid to rest on Thursday, February 2, 2012 MAY THEIR MEMORY BE ETERNAL Thursday, 3/15: Saturday, 3/17: Tuesday, 3/20: Saturday, 3/24: Choir practice 5:30 pm Philoptochos Lenten Pot Luck Dinner Meeting 6:00 pm Greek School 9:30 am Choir Practice 7:00 pm Greek School 9:30 am Church Clean-up 10:00 am Youth Cookie Baking 1:30 pm DISCRETIONARY FUND Our Parish has a Discretionary Fund to assist our parishioners in times of need. If you would like to contribute to this Ministry of our Parish please send your contributions to the Church office payable to: St. Sophia Discretionary Fund Tuesday, 3/29: Saturday, 3/31: Choir practice 5:30 pm Greek School 9:30 pm Please Consider Sponsoring the Fellowship Hour What better way to celebrate a special day like a birthday, name day, or anniversary than by hosting the Fellowship Hour after services. The Parish Council will make the coffee and assist the hosts as needed. Sponsors for February: The Family of Maria Metsios, in her memory. The Family of Photine Demos, in her memory. The Philoptochos Society A taste of Chocolate to Benefit the American Heart Association The Family of Georgette Apostoleris, in her memory. The Family of Evelyn Gianitsos, in her memory. Thank you! Available Date: March 11 PARISH OUTREACH We have made a commitment to work at the New London Community Meal Center (Soup Kitchen) on the second Friday of each month. We need 6 to 8 volunteers each month to do prep work, serve, do dishes and clean up. We start at 4:00 pm and finish about 6:30 pm. Please see or call Elene Mosher at or Irene Synodi at , or call the Church Office at to volunteer your time. Upcoming Dates: March 9 & April 13 CEMETERY VIGIL LIGHTS We have the large candle inserts for cemetery candilia. They are $42 per case - 24 candles to a case. Please call the Church Office if you would like to purchase a case.
8 The Divine Liturgy: Ιn Defense of Frequent Holy Communion The Divine Liturgy is a rite during which the all-holy body and blood of Christ itself is consecrated and then given to all of the faithful in Communion, and Communion is the sole purpose of the Divine Liturgy. St. Symeon of Thessaloniki If we look carefully at the Divine Liturgy, we will see that, from the beginning to the end, it has as its goal and reference the Communion of the gathered faithful Christians. For the prayers which the priest reads, and simply, all of the sacred words and rituals of the Divine Liturgy show this. Concerning the second prayer of the faithful it is written: Grant them (the faithful) always to worship you with fear and love, and without guilt or condemnation to partake of the Holy Mysteries. In the prayer recited after the completion of the Mysteries it is written: that to those who shall partake thereof may be unto vigilance of soul, unto forgiveness of sins.: The prayer before Communion says: And vouchsafe, by Thy mighty hand, to give us Thine immaculate body and Thy precious blood, and through us, to all Thy people. The priest, as if the Lord is speaking, cries out to the people, Take, eat; this is My body, and Drink of it, all of you, this is My blood. Holding the sacred chalice containing the life-giving body and blood, the priests exits from the sanctuary and holds the chalice up for all the people to see. He then calls them to divine Communion, shouting aloud: With the fear of God, with faith, and with love, draw near. That is, come forth in order to receive, with the fear of God, with faith and love, the Divine Mysteries. If one considers the Cherubic Hymn which is chanted by the people, he will see that it too is a preparation for Communion. For it says that all of us, who mystically represent the many- eyed Cherubim, and who chant the thrice-holy hymn to the life-giving Trinity, are to cast out from our intellect every concern and care of this life, because we are going to partake of and receive into our soul the King of all, Who is invisibly surrounded by the orders of the heavenly angels. The Lord s prayer also indicates this. For by this prayer Christians ask from God the Father to give them bread, which is primarily Holy Communion. Even the names by which the Divine Liturgy is called, that is, Communion and Synaxis (that is gathering), refer in some way to frequent Communion. For Communion and Synaxis denote that, through the reception of the body and blood of Christ, all the faithful are gathered together in communion and are united with Christ, and they become one body and one spirit with Him. Based on all of these sacred rituals of the Divine Liturgy. I ask you to tell me in the fear of God and in the good conscience of your soul, is it not obvious that Christians who attend the Liturgy are required to commune frequently? Are they not obligated to do this in order to show that it is a communion, a gathering, and a supper, and so that they may not be shown to be transgressors of those very things which they believe and confess during the Liturgy? If, however, they do not receive Communion as they have confessed during the Liturgy, I fear, I truly fear, that they might be found to be transgressors. But also, regarding the priests call to them to come forward, and the other sacred words, acts rituals which take place during the Divine Liturgy I no longer know if they are even in their correct place. By the Righteous Nikodemos the Hagiorite
9 FLOWERS FOR THE CHURCH AND DONATIONS REQUESTED DURING LENT & HOLY WEEK Flowers for the Salutation Services $ 20 Flowers for the Procession of the Holy Cross $ 75 The Icon of the Akathist Hymn $ 75 Palm Sunday Palms $130 Altar Vase Arrangements (2) $100 ea. Palm Sunday Icon $100 Palm Sunday Evening through Holy Wednesday Icon of the Bridegroom $ 90 Holy Wednesday Icon of the Last Supper $ 80 Holy Unction Supplies * $ 50 Holy Thursday & Good Friday Altar Vase Arrangements (2) $130 ea. Wreath of the Cross $150 Base of the Cross $150 Icon of the Crucifixion $125 Tulle and Ribbon for Eggs $ 60 Candelabra arrangements (2) $ 25 ea. Rose Petals $ 25 Bay leaves $ 25 Lilies $ 12 ea. Anastasis Service Altar Vase Arrangements (2) $125 ea. Altar Table Arrangements (2) $ 55 ea. Resurrection Icon * $150 Resurrection Banner * $100 Candelabra Flowers (2) $ 25 ea. Incense $100 Easter Bulletin Covers offering envelopes $ 65 Easter letterhead and envelopes $ 65 Please call the Church Office if you would like to donate any of the above items. Envelopes for Epitafion flower donations will be mailed to your homes with the Holy Week Schedule. * has been donated Parish Life THE YOUNG AT HEART CLUB St. Sophia Seniors The Seniors met on Thursday, February 9, with forty members in attendance. Fr. Dean gave the opening prayer and the members enjoyed a delicious Valentine s Luncheon prepared by Angelo and Teddy Simos. The Seniors presented Angelo with a baby blanket for his first grandchild, a baby girl named Theodora Irini. The blanket was crocheted by member Evrope Papathanasiou. February birthdays were acknowledge with the singing of the birthday song. Those celebrating their birthday in February were Emily Spathakis, John Louziotis and Nancy Bellos. A trip to Boston was suggested and will be discussed at the March meeting. Raffle prizes were won by Evrope Papathanasiou, Effie Sfugaras, Despina Mariakis, Liz Louziotis and Fr. Charles. At the March 8 meeting, the Seniors will be celebrating their anniversary. They will attend the Presanctified Liturgy at 10:30 am and then enjoy a Lenten Luncheon at their meeting. The April meeting will take place Thursday, April 19, due to the fact that the regular meeting date falls during Holy Week. Submitted by Phyllis Pappadopoulas, Secretary MEN S SUPPORT GROUP This support group is free to the public and deals with issues related to marriage, separation and divorce. The group will meet on February 3 and 17, at 7:00 pm. For more information, please contact support group facilitator, David Arpie at (860) or the Church office at
10 My Life in Christ SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY Sunday, March 4 Procession of the Icons Please bring a family icon to Church to hold during the Service of the Holy Icons. DAFFODIL DAYS The American Cancer Society will once again welcome spring to Connecticut with their annual Daffodil Days celebration. St. Sophia is taking part in this celebration - we have purchased daffodils to adorn the altar the we ek of March 19. Parishioners may donate a bunch or two in memory of a loved one or for the continued good health of a family member or friend. The daffodils are $10 a bunch. You may donate daffodils by calling the Church Office. HOSPICE GRIEF SUPPORT Adults Grieving the Loss of a Child Mondays, 5:30 pm 7:00 pm March 5, 12, 19 & 26 Hospice Southeastern CT, Norwich Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Partner Tuesdays, 5:30 pm 7:00 pm March 6, 13, 20 & 27 Hospice Southeastern CT, Norwich Thursdays, March 1, 8, 22 and 29 Atria Crossroads, Waterford Adults Grieving the Loss of a Parent Thursdays, 6:00 pm 7:30 pm March 8, 15, 22 and 29 L & M Hospital Conference Room 3 Seniors (60+) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month 10:00 am 11:00 am Stone Ridge Senior Living, Mystic DRAWING ON OUR MEMORIES A program of creative and expressive arts workshops for all ages. Learning how to put grief into a language without words. For more information or to register, please call PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED ΟΝΟΜΑΤΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΠΟΘΑΝΟΝΤΩΝ We will have a special memorial service on Sunday, March 18, for the following Orthodox Christians who have fallen asleep in the Lord in the month of March. Peter Verenes, March 24, 1942 Persephone Tyropolis, March 19, 1949 Matthew Aligakis, March 1, 1951 William S. Georgian, March 1952 Nicholas Gianacoplos, March 22, 1958 Angelo Margetta, March 26, 1961 Nicholas Sackedes, March 9, 1963 Chris Patterson, March 28, 1962 Fanny Charles, March 16, 1973 Androfili Tzamtzes, March 7, 1964 Harry Nestor, March 9, 1965 Agisilaos Photie, March 20, 1965 Athanasios Millaras, March 10, 1966 Michael Sachlos, March 20, 1967 Stavros Papadopoulos, March 26, 1967 Michael Petrowsky, March 20, 1968 Christ Harris, March 21, 1968 Demetrios Zavoritis, March 1, 1969 John Sugros, March 24, 1969 Spero Margolis, March 27, 1969 Gregory Couremenos, March 4, 1970 Fr. Harry Papadopoulos, March 4,1971 Kathleen Hanniford, March 24, 1973 Constantine Dousis, March 9, 1974 Panagiota Apostolou, March 17, 1974 Evangelos Sklavounos March 17, 1974 Daphne Sklavounos, March 17, 1974 Alexander Chaplinski, March 13, 1974 Constantinos Attan, March 2, 1976 Andrew Douros, March 3, 1976 Stamatios Glikos, March 19, 1976 Nicholas Bogas, March 22, 1976 Const. Karamargin,March 27,1976 Evdozia Kyritsi, March 25, 1977 Stephanos Mandes, March 10, 1978 Theo. Katakozinos, March 29, 1978 Vasilios Dousis, March 7, 1979 Anna Nestor, March 21, 1981 Stella Chakonas, March 29, 1982 Angeliki Colonis, March 12, 1985 Anastasia Tsiggeli, March 28, 1985 Stanley Samul, March 3, 1986 Vasilios Kirkilis, March 9, 1974, Jennie Anthony, March 31, 1991 Penelope Saramtakos, March 6, 1992 James Sigros, March 6, 1993 Mary Christopoulou, March 14, 1994 George Nicholson, March 9, 1995 Lemonia Sfugaras, March 2, 1997 rene Constantine, March 5, 1997 James Woviotis, March 22, 1997 Bessie Sacatos, March 17, 1997 Louis Vasilopoulos, March 6, 1998 Vasiliki Karamargin, March 30, 1999 Chrysafenia McVeay, March 8, 2000 Thoula Mantzaris, March 31, 2000 Nestor Simones, March 4, 2001 Constantine Stratidis, March 21, 2001 Athena Stavropoulos, March 22, 2001 Mary Papyis, March 23, 2002 Joyce Zoe Aretakis, March 14, 2005 Christopher Vallas, March 22, 2005 Victoria Mitchell, March 10, 2006 Olympia Ballassi, March 25, 2006 Charles T. Zrakas, March 21, 2009 Stephen Eaves, March 29, 2009 Irene Valakos, March 31, 2009
11 BOOKSTORE AND LIBRARY NEWS Parish Life Please come in for some wonderful reading materials for the Lenten Season: 1. Great Lent by Alexander Schmemann is a Lenten classic which examines the meaning of the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts, the Prayer of St. Ephraim, and other misunderstood treasures of Lenten worship. 2. God Speaks from the Cross by Anthony Coniaris is an interpretation of the Seven Last Words spoken by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the Cross; words of love and tenderness, words of forgiveness and peace, words of anguish and loneliness, and words of faith and trust - a powerful Lenten selection. 3. Great Week and Pascha in the Greek Orthodox Church comments and reflections on the themes of each day of Holy Week, thus making our participation more meaningful. FOR THE CHILDREN Perfect For Their Easter Basket The Easter Story, The Tale of Three Trees, The Bible for Young People, and many other beautifully illustrated selections for all ages. ICONS, CDs, LENTEN COOKBOOKS, EASTER CARDS, & MUCH MORE.. Many CD s including Thy Resurrection, Greek Byzantine Easter, and Hymns of Holy Week. Dozens of icons such as The Resurrection, The Myrrh Bearers, The Holy Wisdom of God, The Mystical Supper, and many others. A large selection of cookbooks for Fasting and Feasting including The Lenten Collection, A Festive Fast, and Greek Cookery. DECORATED PASCHA CANDLES FOR THE CHILDREN We have beautifully decorated and reasonably priced Pascha candles for the children or for your home. Also many gift items for all special occasions. Communion wine is available in the bookstore for $22.00 a bottle. ST.SOPHIA LENDING LIBRARY Please stop in at our library for some inspiring selections on Orthodox Studies, Iconography, Spirituality, Monasticism and Saints, Memoirs and Novels, Greek Language Books, and dozens of children s beautifully illustrated stories. A selection of CDs, DVDs, and videos are also available for our parishioners use. Anyone wishing to help in the library or bookstore on Sunday morning, please see Penny Maistros THE VOICE OF ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY with Fr. Charles Simones Metrocast Cable Channel 24 Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm Comcast Channel 12 (Groton) Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm Thames Cable Channel 12 Groton) Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm Comcast Channel 14 (Clinton) Monday evenings at 8:00 pm Comcast Channel 14 (Lyme) Monday 4:30 pm Comcast Channel 19 (Norwich) Monday 4:30 pm OUR CHOIR The woods would be silent if only the best birds sang! Please consider joining the church choir! Come up to the choir loft and let your voices be heard. We need you!! Choir Practice Tuesday March 6 & 20 7:00 pm Thursday March 15 & 29 5:30 pm Please join us!
12 Stewardship Our St. Sophia 2012 Stewardship Report as of February 21, 2012 Total pledged: $88, Offerings received: $ # of Pledging Stewards: 95 Highest pledge: $ 5, Average pledge: $ Did you know: It cost an average of $34,008 per month to keep our doors open in Our average income was $24,238 per month. # of Yearly Amount Weekly Amount Pledges Range Range 3 $3,000 + $ $2,000 $2,999 $38.46-$ $1,000 $1,999 $19.23-$ $500 $999 $9.61 $ Less than $500 $9.60 and under Our 2012 Stewardship Goal is $190,000. We are aiming for 100% participation in the Stewardship Program from our parishioners. As of February 23, we have received 95 pledges amounting in $88,195, which is 47% of our goal. Please help us reach our goal by making a Stewardship Commitment today. Thank you to those who have submitting their pledge for Our Life in Christ There s been no snow, wild temperatures, the snow drops are blooming and spring is almost here. How great is our loving God to bless us with all this! How easy to love Him, have faith in Him and shout alleluia for His bounteous mercy when life is so good. Then pain or sickness comes and not much can be done about it. Your bodily functions become dependent upon the Christian love of fellow parishioners, some of whom you know only by sight. They call to see what you can eat; they show up with hot meals; someone sets up a delivery schedule and all of a sudden your fridge and stomach are full, and your heart is overwhelmed by so much loving care. To live a Christ, centered life is our goal. We become blessed with that peace which passes all understanding and which is bolstered by the love, mercy and caring of fellow worshipers, the Body of Christ. - A Parishioner The Stewardship of Life The more generous we are, the more joyous we become The more enthusiastic we are, the more valuable we become. The more interested we are, the more alive we become. The more caring we are, the more radiant we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become. The more outgoing we are, the more helpful we become. The more persistent we are, the more successful we become. The more grateful we are, the more Godly we become. The more forgiving we are, the freer we become. The more prayerful we are, the more blessed we become. The more curious we are, the more creative we become. The more trusting we are, the wiser we become. The more patient we are, the more responsive we become. The more considerate we are, the more peaceful we become. The more cheerful we are, the more attractive we become. The more we give to God, the more we receive back from God.
13 Parish Council FROM PROETHRINA PAPADOULA (President Paula) Dear Parishioners, I d like to thank everyone who helped make the reception in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Father Dean s Ordination a success. It was a beautiful afternoon filled with love and warmth - this is what St. Sophia is all about. Thank you again. Thank you to George Papadopoulos for cooking the delicious chicken and potatoes for our New Year s Eve dance. I neglected to thank him in the last bulletin. A few things to update everyone on. We have put all of our finance record keeping on Quick Books to streamline the process which makes it much less time consuming and efficient. This has enabled us to have all our church accounts on one report making it easier to monitor. There are quite a few challenges for us this year - mainly the church roof and the community center roof. Our facilities committee is in the process of getting estimates for the roof. The Parish Council will be having informational meetings the first Sunday of every month in the GOYA Room following the Divine Liturgy. We have contacted Jerry Minetos, Parish Development Officer based in Chicago to visit St. Sophia during the month of February for assistance in raising money for pay for these two projects. Jerry has been very successful in helping some of our other parishes and I thought we should take advantage of his expertise. Remember, all of us working together will make a difference. Thank you and God Bless each and everyone of you. Paula Individually we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. ST. SOPHIA FINANCIAL REPORT 1/1/12-1/31/12 Income Stewardship $ 29, Candles 2, Trays 1, Donations Christmas donations Bulletin Bookstore Coffee Hour Fund Raisers 4, Total Income $ 39, Expenses Salaries/Benefits $ 17, Archdiocese Commitment 4, Utilities 2, Maintenance Greek School Bookstore Fund Raisers 1, Postage Religious Programs/Choir Office Expense Christmas & Epiphany Auto gas & repair Church Expense General Expense Total Expenses $ 29, Overall Total $ 10, Operating Funds of the Parish as of 1/31/12 Checking Account Balance $ 31, Money Market Balance - $ 68, Restricted Funds/Loan Balances as of 1/31/12 Foundation Fund Assets - $353, St. Sophia F.F. Loan Balance - $ 71, Kavarnos Trust - $230, Development Fund Acct. - $ 2, Chelsea Bank Loan Balance - $326, Maintenance Account - $ 14,936.15
14 Philoptochos News Enosis Philoptochos Society met on Thursday, February 16th for their monthly meeting. Our Passport to the World took us to New Orleans. Thank you to those who brought in foods and desserts native to New Orleans. THANK YOU to all who have already given their 2012 stewardship (minimum $25) and a reminder that stewardship/membership donations are due by April 15 th. Please join today and help us reach our goal of 100% increase in our membership. CONGRATULATIONS to the parishioners of St. Sophia for their enthusiastic response and generous contributions to our GO RED FOR WOMEN A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE event. Thank you to Stephanie Panagos for chairing this event, and to all who brought in the delicious chocolate desserts which everyone enjoyed. The proceeds of the free-will offering totaled $231 and was sent to the American Heart Association. SPRING FUND RAISERS: EASTER AGORA AND TSOUREKI SALE April 1st. We will be taking outside orders for tsourekia as well as orders from our parishioners. Please use the order form below to order your tsourekia. The agora will feature fasting and feasting foods for your shopping convenience and at the same time you will be helping our many philanthropic causes. Thank you to Thelma Hunter and Paulette Sferrazza for chairing the Agora this year. PALM SUNDAY LUNCHEON - April 8 with set up on Saturday, April 7. HELP IS NEEDED! ALL WELCOME!! Please volunteer your help for both fundraisers and Paschal preparations. Set up & pricing for the agora will take place Saturday, March 31 and baking the Easter breads will take place on Saturday, March 24. Help will also be needed for the Palm Sunday Luncheon including set-up, meal prep, servers, and clean-up. Thank you to Penny Maistros for chairing the Palm Sunday Luncheon again this year. HOLY WEEK PREPARATIONS: JoAnn Ballassi is chairing the Palm Crosses Workshop on Saturday, April 7 at 10:30 am following the Divine Liturgy. Sunday School children are invited to help. Egg dyeing and wrapping will take place Thursday, April 12 beginning at 9:30 am and the decorating of the kouvouklion will be on Friday, April 13 at 10:00 am Help is needed for all of these preparations so let s all volunteer and make this the most glorious and meaningful Pascha ever! LENTEN SUPPER MEETING: The Philoptochos Society will meet again on Thursday, March 15 th at 6:00 pm for a Lenten Pot Luck Dinner Meeting. Please contact Yannoula Ballassi, Thelma Hunter or Mary Peteros to let them know what you will bring. I hope to see many new faces along with our faithful members. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: I would like to thanks the members of the Philoptochos for making this event a huge success. All proceeds from this event went to benefit Peter Monemvasitis, who has been battling Multiple Sclerosis for many years. Thank you to all who attended and made donations and to those who donated the pizza, salad, hot dogs and popcorn for the evening. Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time and enjoyed the movie Do You Want to Dance? starring Robert Krantz, who will be here at St. Sophia on March 4. Thank you all for your generosity. ROBERT KRANTZ PRESENTATION: On the heels of our successful movie night benefit, we will all get the chance to meet Robert Krantz here at St. Sophia on Sunday, March 4, following the Divine Liturgy. Robert will give a presentation and sign copies of his books. A light Lenten Lunch will be served. Tickets are $8 for adults, there is no charge for students 17 and under. Submitted by President Jeanne Fakis TSOUREKIA ORDER FORM Name I would like to order Tsourekia at $8 each for a total of $. Please make checks payable to: Enosis Philoptochos Society
15 Support Philoptochos Ministries Agora & Tsoureki Sale Sunday, April 1 Items for fasting and for your Paschal Table Fillo, Olives, Gigantes, Dolmades, Tarama, Halvah, Orzo, Semolina, Cheeses, Olive Oil, etc Tsoureki Sale Let your friends know they can order delicious Greek Easter Bread complete with red egg. Tsourekia will be $8.00 Please use the order form on the previous page or call the church office to place an order Palm Sunday Luncheon Sunday, April 8, 2012 Appetizers - Baked Fish Provencal - Orzo Salad - Homemade Breads - Dessert Wine - Coffee Tea Donation: Adult $20.00 Sunday School Students $15.00 Alternate Children s Menu Pizza - Salad - Dessert Donation: $5.00 Tickets on sale March 18 - April 2 Tickets will not be available at the door Please call Penny Maistros at to make your reservations or use form below. Proceeds to benefit Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, Philoxenia House & other charities =============================================================================== PALM SUNDAY LUNCHEON RESERVATION FORM Name Amt. enclosed $20 = Sunday School $15 = Children s Alternate $5.00 = Please make checks payable to: Enosis Philoptochos Society. Deadline is April 2
16 Youth Events Sunday School Every Sunday following Communion Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 am Fr. Dean speaks with the children following the consecration of the Holy Gifts. Seating for students and families is on the left hand side of the church. ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE PROGAM The Sunday School Department honors students who have perfect attendance for a four week block with a special ceremony where they each receive a St. Sophia chocolate bar and their name is placed in a drawing for a gift card! Greek School Independence Day Program Sunday, March 25 Immediately following the Divine Liturgy. The Fellowship Hour will be sponsored by the Greek School Department. Mission Boxes What to do during Great Lent! Sunday Class Participation in Lenten Services IONIAN VILLAGE 2012 The dates for this year s Ioniαn Village Summer Camping Ministry of the Archdiocese have been released. Sunday of Orthodoxy March 4 Procession of the Icons Grades 8-11 Procession of the Cross March 18 Grades 5-7 This summer two summer camping sessions (for youth 13 18) are being offered: Summer Travel Camp June 29 July 18, 2012 Byzantine Venture July 25 August 13, 2012 Also available are three unique trips for young adults ages 19 28: Spiritual Odyssey: Cyprus & Constantinople May 30 June 9, 2012 Spiritual Odyssey: The Greek Mainland June 10 June 20, 2012 The Mission Coin Boxes are to be returned to Church on Great Friday! Spiritual Odyssey: The Greek Islands July 15 July 25, 2012
17 PIZZA AND MOVIE Youth Events Cookies for the Homebound Saturday, March 10 Ages :00 2:30 pm Ages :00 6:30 pm Saturday, March 24 11:00 am Youth ages 6-11 Sock Collection We are collecting new socks for the New London Hospitality Center during Great Lent Please drop them in the red bucket Come and enjoy a fun time baking and decorating cookies for our parishioners who are homebound. Sunday, March 25 The older youth (12-18) will deliver the cookies to the shut-ins, after Church services and Sunday School classes. GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF BOSTON Summer Camp 2012 Family Camp: July 5 July 8 Session 4: July 23 July 29 Session 2: July 9 July 15 Session 5: July 30 August 5 Session 3: July 16 July 22 Session 6: August 6 August 12 Family Camp is for all ages! Campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All other sessions are open to campers ages 8 18 Online Registration begins March 1st. Visit For more information, contact the Camp Office At or SUGGESTED DONATIONS: Family Camp: $575 for up to 3 campers, additional campers $50 per person Summer Camp: $575 per camper SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH FAMILY AND YOUTH SESSIONS
18 Parish Life Parish Clean Up Saturday, March 24 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Bring your buckets, dust cloths, cleaning supplies, mops, etc. A light lunch will be served. The youth of our parish are urged to help out. Let s all work together to get the church ready for Pascha!!!! COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS High School Seniors continuing their education at a university or college are reminded to apply for the AHEPA Scholarship Award and the Philoptochos Memorial Scholarship. Applications may be obtained from the Church Office after March 20th. Please note that the deadline for applications and transcripts are as follows: AHEPA Scholarship May 15, 2012 Applicants must be children or grandchildren of AHEPANS Applications and transcripts to be mailed to: John Fakis, 1 Tanglewood Drive, East Lyme, CT Philoptochos: Postmarked no later than May 20th Applications and transcripts are to be mailed back to the Church. Only those applying will be considered Maria Monemvasitis would like to thank parishioners and friends for the wonderful outpouring of love and compassion shown at the Family Movie Night held on February 12, to benefit her son Peter, who has been battling Multiple Sclerosis for many years. The Philoptochos would like to thank the following businesses for their donations of pizza and salad for the evening: Ocean Pizza - The Vafidis Family Supreme Pizza - The Matsas Family Pizzarama - The Anastasiou Family Seven Seas Pizza - The Kedioglou Family Mr. G s Restaurant - The Gianakos Family Par 4 Restaurant - The Ganacoplos Family To the members of the Philoptochos for organizing this event and to you, the wonderful parishioners of St. Sophia Church for your donations and your attendance at the benefit. John and Jacquelyn Goodwin would like to thank, from the bottom of their hearts and full tummies, the Philoptochos Good Samaritan Committee and parishioners of St. Sophia for the delicious meals prepared and delivered to them following Jacquelyn s recent surgery. Both John and Jacquelyn were overwhelmed by so much loving care. Episcopal Visit His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios will be celebrating the Divine Liturgy with us on Palm Sunday
19 ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΟΣ MAPΤΙΟΥ 2012 Ακολουθίες διά τές Κυριακές Όρθρος 9:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 10:00 π.μ. Καθημερινές Ακολουθίες Όρθρος/ Θεία Λειτουργία 8:30 π.μ. (Π) στό Παρεκκλήσιον μας Παρασκευή, 2 Μαρτίου Σάββατον, 3 Μαρτίου: Κυριακή, 4 Μαρτίου: Δευτέρα, 5 Μαρτίου: Τετάρτη, 7 Μαρτίου: Πέμπτη, 8 Μαρτίου: Παρασκευή, 9 Μαρτίου: Σάββατον, 10 Μαρτίου: Κυριακή, 11 Μαρτίου: Δευτέρα, 12 Μαρτίου: Τετάρτη, 14 Μαρτίου: Πέμπτη, 15 Μαρτίου: Παρασκευή, 16 Μαρτίου: Σάββατον, 17 Μαρτίου Κυριακή, 18 Μαρτίου Δευτέρα, 19 Μαρτίου Τετάρτη, 21 Μαρτίου Παρασκευή, 23 Μαρτίου Σάββατον, 24 Μαρτίου Κυριακή, 25 Μαρτίου Δευτέρα, 26 Μαρτίου Τετάρτη, 28 Μαρτίου Παρασκευή, 30 Μαρτίου Σάββατον, 31 Μαρτίου Α Στάσις τών Χαιρετισμών 7:00 μ.μ. ΨΥΧΟΣΑΒΒΑΤΟΝ Ελληνικόν Σχολείον 9:30 π.μ. ΚΗΡΙΑΚΗ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑΣ Συμβούλιον 6:00 μ.μ. Μέγα Απόδειπνον 7:00 μ.μ. Προηγιασμένη Λειτουργία 5:30 μ.μ. Προηγιασμένη Λειτουργία 10:30 π.μ. Σύλλογος τών ηλικιωμένων 11:30 π.μ. Β Στάσις τών Χαιρετισμών 7:00 μ.μ. Ελληνικόν Σχολείον 9:30 π.μ. ΑΓ. ΓΡΗΓΟΡΙΟΥ ΠΑΛΑΜΑ Μέγα Απόδειπνον 7:00 μ.μ. Προηγιασμένη Λειτουργία 5:30 μ.μ. Συνεδρίασις Φιλοπτώχου 6:00 μ.μ. Γ Στάσις τών Χαιρετισμών 7:00 μ.μ. Ελληνικόν Σχολείον 9:30 π.μ. ΤΗΣ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΠΡΟΣΚΥΝΗΣΕΩΣ 3 χρόνια μνημμόσυνον - Κωνσταντίνο Ζράκα Μέγα Απόδειπνον 7:00 μ.μ. Συνεδρίασις Αχέπα 7:30 μ.μ. Προηγιασμένη Λειτουργία 5:30 μ.μ. Δ Στάσις τών Χαιρετισμών 7:00 μ.μ. Ελληνικόν Σχολείον 9:30 π.μ. Μέγας Έσπερινός τού Εύαγγελισμού 5:00 μ.μ. (Π) ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΣΜΟΣ Μέγα Απόδειπνον 7:00 μ.μ. Προηγιασμένη Λειτουργία 5:30 μ.μ. Ακάθιστος Ύμνος 7:00 μ.μ. Ελληνικόν Σχολείον 9:30 π.μ.
20 Τό Μυστήριον τής Εξομολογήσεως Πρό καί μετά τήν ακολουθίαν Τού Μεγάλου Αποδείπνου ή νά τηλεφωνήσατε τόν πατέρα Κωνσταντίνον στό γραφείον τής Εκκλησίας ΘΑΝΑΤΟI Έκοιμήθη έν Κυρίω ή άείμνηστος Εβαλήν Γιανίτσος τήν 21ην Ιανουαρίου καί έκηδεύθη τήν Παρασκευή, τήν 27ην Ίανουαρίου, Έκοιμήθη έν Κυρίω ή άείμνηστος Άθήνα Μπράκα τήν 26ην Ίανουαρίου καί έκηδεύθη τήν Δευτέρα, τήν 30 Ίανουαρίου, Έκοιμήθη έν Κυρίω ή άείμνηστος Τάμλην Πούλου, τήν 30ην Ίανουαρίου καί έκηδεύθη τήν Πέμπτη, τήν 2 Φεβρουαρίου, ΑΙΩΝΙΑ Η ΜΝΗΜΗ ΑΥΤΩΝ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΤΗΣ OPΘΟΔΟΞΙΑΣ Παρακαλείσθε νά φέρητε μιά είκόνα άπό τό σπίτι σας διά τήν Κυριακήν τής Όρθοδοξίας τήν 4ην Μαρτίου. «Η ΦΩΝH ΤHΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥ ΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΟΣΥΝΗΣ» μέ τόν πατέρα Κωνσταντίνον Σιμώνην Metrocast Cable Channel 24 Κάθε Τρίτην 7 μ.μ. Comcast Groton Channel 12 Κάθε Πέμπτην 5 μ.μ Thames Cable Groton Channel 12 Κάθε Πέμπτην 5 μ.μ. Comcast Lyme Channel 14 Κάθε Δευτέρα 4:30 μ.μ. Comcast Norwich Channel 14 Κάθε Δευτέρα 4:30 μ.μ. Comcast Clinton Channel 19 Κάθε Δευτέραν 8 μ.μ. ΑΡΧΙΕΡΑΤΙΚΗ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ Κυριακή τόν ΒαΪων 8 Απριλίου Μητροπολίτου Μεθοδίου Όρθρος 9:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 8:00 π.μ. & 10:00 π.μ Προσεύχεσθε ύπέρ ύγείας τών δούλων τού Θεου... Μιμή, Μαρία, Έλένη, Τριανταφιλιά, Μαρή, Πέτρο, Ειρήνη, Νικόλαο, Αίκατερίνη, Άθηνά, Έλευθερία, Τόμ, Βαρβάρα, Άλεξάνδρα, Ίακωβίνα, Εύροσύνη, Ίωάννη, Κυριακή, Έλένη, Αίκατερίνη, Μαρία, Άγγελική, Δέσποινα, Δόδη, Ίωσήφ, Ίωάννη, Γεώργιο, Ρικάρδο, Σοφία, Μελίσσα, Άντιγώνη, Άντώνι, Ντάνα, Κάρην, Καλιάνθη, Χρήστος, Φίλλιπα, Παναγιότη ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ ΤΡΟΠΟΣ ΖΩΗΣ Τό Πρόγραμμα τών Συνδρομητών 2012 Οί συνδρομηταί διά τό 2012 μέχρι τήν 19 Φεβρουαρίου: Kαρτες Υποσχέσειων 95 Υποσχέσεις $ 88,195 Εισπράξεις $ 45,597 Εάν δέν έχητε προσφέρει τήν συνδρομήν σας μέχρι τώρα παρακαλείσθε νά τό κάνετε τό συντομώτερον. Εάν έχητε προσφέρει τήν συνδρομήν σας εύχαριστό. ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΟΝ ΥΠΕΡ ΤΩΝ ΑΠΟΘΑΝΟΝΤΩΝΔΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΜΑΡΤΙΟΝ Τά ονόματα ευρίσκονται στό αγγλικό μέρος τού δελτίου τούτου. ΚΕΡΙΑ ΔΙΑ ΝΕΚΡΟΤΑΦΕΙΑ Ή Εκκλησίας μας έχει προμηθευθή κεριά διά τά κανδήλιά σας στά νεκροταφείας. Ή τιμή διά μιά κάσα είναι $42.
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