St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-07-16
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St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (440) 237-8998
  • Fax:
  • (440) 237-4386
  • Street Address:

  • 4548 Wallings Road

  • North Royalton, OH 44133-3121

Contact Information

Services Schedule


   8:30 AM   Orthros
   9:30 AM   Liturgy



   8:15 AM   Orthros
   9:30 AM   Liturgy

Sunday School begins immediately following Holy Communion September through May

Past Bulletins

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 31.11,1.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous.
Verse: Blessed are they whose transgressions have been forgiven.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15.

TITUS, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Holy Fathers
The Reading is from Matthew 5:14-19

The Lord said to his disciples, "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal First Mode

Tόν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρί καί Πνεύματι, τόν εκ Παρθένου τεχθέντα εις σωτηρίαν ημών, ανημνήσωμεν πιστοί καί προσκυνήσωμεν· ότι ηυδόκησε σαρκί, ανελθείν εν τώ Σταυρώ καί θάνατον υπομείναι, καί εγείραι τούς τεθνεώτας, εν τή ενδόξω Αναστάσει αυτού.
Ton sinanarhon logon Patri ke Pnevmati, ton ek Parthenou tehthenta is sotiria imon, animnisomen pisti ke proskinisomen. Oti ivdokise sarki, anelthin en to Stavro ke thanaton ipomine, ke egire tous tethneotas, en ti endoxo Anastasi aftou.
Eternal with the Father and the Spirit is the Word, Who of a Virgin was begotten for our salvation. As the faithful we both praise and worship Him, for in the flesh did He consent to ascend unto the Cross, and death did He endure and He raised unto life the dead/ through His all glorious resurrection.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the Holy Fathers in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Supremely blessed are You, O Christ our God. You established the holy Fathers upon the earth as beacons, and through them You have guided us all to the true Faith, O greatly merciful One, glory be to You.

Hymn of Church in the First Mode

Ethnon se kirika ke fostira trismegiston, / Athineon didaskalon ekoumenis aglaisma, / efrosinos gereromen / tous agonas timomen ke tas vasanous thia Christon, / to septon sou martirion, / Agie Pavle Apostole, / presveve Christo to Theo, / sothine tas psichas imon.
O preacher to the gentiles and thrice grandest shining star, / the Athenians’ teacher and the universe’s ornament, / we joyously honor you. / We pay homage to the struggles that you had/for the sake of Christ, / and your dignified martyrdom, / Holy and glorious Apostle Paul, / intercede with Christ our God, / entreating Him to save our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

A protection of Christians unshameable, / intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, / reject not / the prayerful cries of those who are in sin. / Instead,/ come to us for you are good; / Your loving help bring unto us / who are crying in faith to you: / Hasten to intercede/ and speed now to supplicate, / as a protection for all time, / Theotokos, for those who honor you.

Saints and Feasts

July 16

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

On the Sunday that falls from the 13th to the 19th of the present month, we chant the Service to the Holy and God-bearing Fathers who came together in the Seven Ecumenical Councils, that is: the First Council, of the 318 Fathers who assembled in Nicaea in 325 to condemn Arius, who denied that the Son of God is consubstantial with the Father; the Fathers of the First Council also ordained that the whole Church should celebrate Pascha according to the same reckoning; the Second Council, of the 150 Fathers who assembled in Constantinople in 381 to condemn Macedonius, Patriarch of Constantinople, who denied the Divinity of the Holy Spirit; the Third Council, of the 200 Fathers who assembled in Ephesus in 431, to condemn Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople, who called Christ a mere man and not God incarnate; the Fourth Council, of the 630 who assembled in Chalcedon in 451, to condemn Eutyches, who taught that there was only one nature, the divine, in Christ after the Incarnation, and Dioscorus, Patriarch of Alexandria, who illegally received Eutyches back into communion and deposed Saint Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople, who had excommunicated Eutyches; the Fifth Council in 553, of the 165 who assembled in Constantinople for the second time to condemn Origen and Theodore of Mopsuestia, the teacher of Nestorius; the Sixth Council in 680, of the 170 who assembled in Constantinople for the third time, to condemn the Monothelite heresy, which taught that there is in Christ but one will, the divine; and the Seventh Council in 787, of the 350 who assembled in Nicaea for the second time to condemn Iconoclasm.

July 16

Athenogenes the Holy Martyr of Heracleopolis

This Saint was from Sebastia of Cappadocia and , according to the Synaxaristes, became Bishop of Pidachthoa. He and ten of his disciples were tortured and beheaded by the Governor of Philomarchus in the times of Diocletian. There is a second Martyr Athenogenes commemorated today, mentioned by Saint Basil in Chapter 29 of his treatise "On the Holy Spirit"; it is said that as this Athenogenes approached the fire, wherein he was to die a martyric death, he chanted the hymn O Joyous Light in praise of the Holy Trinity (see also Mar. 11).

July 16

Julia the Virgin-martyr of Carthage



This Weeks Announcements

  • We extend greetings and a warm welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. Please fill out a“visitor information card” located in the narthex and hand to one of the greeters. Following the Liturgy, please join us in our social hall for the coffee social.

  • Holy Communion in our Church is offered only to Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves through the disciplines of our faith. Speak to Fr. Costas for further details.

We kindly ask everyone to Please silence cell phones and pagers while in Church

  1. Today ~ MNYMOSINO ~ 40 days for Socrates Papadopoulos.
  2. Today ~ Coffee social hosted by the Papadopoulos family and friends.
  3. Today ~ Bakers needed to make karithopita for the Festival.  See Theresa James or Maria Regan to pick up a pan, recipe, and nuts if you can make a tray.
  4. Today – Next Sunday ~ St. Paul Grecian Festival.  There are many ways to support our Festival:
  • Festival set-up begins TODAY at 12:30 p.m. up until the festival starts.  Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
  • Volunteer to work in one of the many areas throughout the Festival ~ sign-up during the coffee social by seeing Nicholas Bodle or through our website:
  • make a monetary donation
  • Actual festival dates: Thursday-Sunday: bring your family and friends to enjoy our delicious foods, great entertainment, and much more.
  • Details are available on our website:
  1. Today ~ Dance practice for all Beginners and Juniors following Liturgy.
  2. Today ~ 3:00 p.m. Dance practice for Senior dancers.
  3. Monday - Tuesday ~ 6:00 p.m. Mandatory cashier training for the Festival.
  4. Monday ~ 6:00 p.m. Dance practice for Juniors; 7:00 p.m. for Seniors.
  5. Tuesday ~ 10:00 a.m. Dance practice for Seniors; 6:00 p.m. for Beginners; 7:00 p.m. for Juniors.
  6. Wednesday ~ 10:00 a.m. Dance practice for Seniors; 6:00 p.m. for Beginners; 7:00 p.m. for Juniors.
  7. Stewardship ~ Thank you to all those who completed and returned their 2017 Stewardship card.
  8. Pave the Way ~ If you have not yet fulfilled your pledge to this important project in our parish, we encourage you to do so by the end of this month. Now that we have the license from the city of North Royalton, the project will commence the beginning of August.

Upcoming Events in Our Parish – Respond Early

  1. Next Sunday ~Epistle Reading, Romans 15:1-7; Gospel, Matthew 9:27-35.
  2. Next Sunday ~ MNYMOSINA:  2 years for Katherine and Camillo Valente; TRISAGIA: for Tony Valente, for Karen Radbourne, for Peter Krumett; for Ralph and Alice Valente; 15 years for Despina Xenikou.
  3. Next Sunday ~ 40 day churching for the son of Shawn and Megan Bishop.
  4. September 30 ~ 8:00 a.m. Philoptochos invites you to Race for Ronald with proceeds to benefit St Paul Ladies Philoptochos and Ronald McDonald House. For more information and to register, go to

Events in the Greater Cleveland Area and Beyond…

  1. July 25 ~ Greek Day at Kennywood.  Discount admission.  For tickets and information, contact Presentation of Christ Church at 412.824.9188 or
  2. August 4 ~ 7:00 p.m. Youth Paraklesis service at Annunciation Akron.
  3. August 16 – 19 ~ OCF Summer Leadership Institute designed specifically for Orthodox college students at St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville WI. Register at
  4. ZOE Women’s Center Medical Committee is looking for volunteers (Receptionist, Nurse, Sonographer, Fund Raiser, Medical Assistant, Physician’s Assistant, etc.) to offer services to women in distress due to unplanned pregnancies. Contact Despina at