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Publish Date: 2019-12-01
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General Information

  • Phone:
  • (248) 477-1677
  • Fax:
  • (248) 477-0231
  • Street Address:

  • 25225 Middlebelt Rd.

  • Farmington Hills, MI 48336


Services Schedule

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DIVINE LITURGY SUNDAYS 10 A.M.

OFFICE HOURS 10 A.M.- 3 P.M.  MONDAY-WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY  (CLOSED THURSDAY)

BONNIE SITARAS: OFFICE COORDINATOR

 


Past Bulletins


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Second Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. 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 any one, for they were afraid.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:14-22.

Brethren, Christ is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.


Gospel Reading

14th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 18:35-43

At that time, as Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." And he cried, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me receive my sight." And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.


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Holy Cross 50th Anniversary News

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If you took pictures at the 50th at the DYC... send copies to hcgoc50th@gmail.com.
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50TH ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK

Need extras or to purchase one for a friend?

Send an email to Mary Lucas and Gina Angelas @ hcgoc50th@gmail.com
Additional Yearbooks = $20.00/each

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Saints and Feasts

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December 04

Barbara the Great Martyr

Saint Barbara was from Heliopolis of Phoenicia and lived during the reign of Maximian.

She was the daughter of a certain idolater named Dioscorus. When Barbara came of age, she was enlightened in her pure heart and secretly believed in the Holy Trinity. About this time Dioscorus began building a bath-house; before it was finished he was required to go away to attend to certain matters, and in his absence Barbara directed the workmen to build a third window in addition to the two her Father had commanded. She also inscribed the sign of the Cross with her finger upon the marble of the bath-house, leaving the saving sign cut as deeply into the marble as if it had been done with an iron tool. (When the Synaxarion of Saint Barbara was written, the marble of the bath-house and the cross inscribed by Saint Barbara were still preserved, and many healings were worked there.) When Dioscorus returned, he asked why the third window had been added; Barbara began to declare to him the mystery of the Trinity. Because she refused to renounce her faith, Dioscorus tortured Barbara inhumanely, and after subjecting her to many sufferings he beheaded her with his own hands, in the year 290.


Savas
December 05

Sabbas the Sanctified

This Saint was born in 439 in Moutalaska, a small village of Cappadocia. He entered the arena of the monastic life from childhood and was under that master trainer of monastics, Euthymius, the Great, the teacher of the desert. He became the spiritual Father of many monks and an instructor for the monasteries in Palestine, and was appointed leader (archimandrite) of the desert-dwellers of Palestine by the Patriarch of Jerusalem. In his old age he went to Constantinople, to the Emperors Anastasius and Saint Justinian the Great, in behalf of the Orthodox Faith and the dogmas of the Council of Chalcedon. Having lived ninety-four years, he reposed in 533. The Typicon for the ecclesiastical services had its beginning in the monastery established by this righteous one.


Nicholas
December 06

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra

This Saint lived during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great, and reposed in 330, As a young man, he desired to espouse the solitary life. He made a pilgrimage to the holy city Jerusalem, where he found a place to withdraw to devote himself to prayer. It was made known to him, however, that this was not the will of God for him, but that he should return to his homeland to be a cause of salvation for many. He returned to Myra, and was ordained bishop. He became known for his abundant mercy, providing for the poor and needy, and delivering those who had been unjustly accused. No less was he known for his zeal for the truth. He was present at the First Ecumenical Council of the 318 Fathers at Nicaea in 325; upon hearing the blasphemies that Arius brazenly uttered against the Son of God, Saint Nicholas struck him on the face. Since the canons of the Church forbid the clergy to strike any man at all, his fellow bishops were in perplexity what disciplinary action was to be taken against this hierarch whom all revered. In the night our Lord Jesus Christ and our Lady Theotokos appeared to certain of the bishops, informing them that no action was to be taken against him, since he had acted not out of passion, but extreme love and piety. The Dismissal Hymn for holy hierarchs, The truth of things hath revealed thee to thy flock ... was written originally for Saint Nicholas. He is the patron of all travellers, and of sea-farers in particular; he is one of the best known and best loved Saints of all time.


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Holy Cross Notices

DECEMBER 4: PARISH COUNCIL MEETING (7:30 P.M.)
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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PROJECT: PHILOPTOCHOS, GOYA, PARISH
FARMINGTON GOODFELLOWS
BOX IS IN FOYER: DELIVERY (EARLY JANUARY)
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2020 CHURCH CALENDARS IN FOYER
"Holy days, Pascha date, Pentecost, Feast days and Fast days"
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December 8: General Assembly (after church)

December 15: Parish Council Elections

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MEMORIALS:

December 1: 1 year- Michael Zervos

December 8: 1 year Genevieve Harabadian

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DECEMBER 15: FOLLOWING CHURCH

"CHRISTMAS PROGRAM"

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Links to eBulletin, Facebook, Metropolis
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50TH ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK

Need extras or to purchase one for a friend?
Send an email to Mary Lucas and Gina Angelas @ hcgoc50th@gmail.com
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Ladies Philoptochos News

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GOODFELLOWS DONATION CAMPAIGN
Please see the attached flyer regarding donations we are accepting throughout the month of December. You support is greatly appreciated.
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CHRISTMAS PARTY INVITATION 

: You are cordially invited to the Philoptochos Annual Christmas Party
: December 9, 2019 at 6pm @ the home of Denise Liberty
: See attached invitation for more details.
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DECEMBER COFFEE HOUR HOSTS
: 12/01: Zervos Family (1 Year Memorial ~ Michael E Zervos)
: 12/08: Tamara Pesaros
: 12/15: Philoptochos Bake Sale / Christmas Program
: 12/22: Helene Garber
: 12/29: Pauline Yiannakis
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Altar Boy List

HOLY CROSS ALTAR BOYS 2019 - 2020            

Captains:  Sam Zervos, Yianni Giannakis, Alex Matthews

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TEAM 1                          TEAM 2

Nicholas Barnaby             

Benjamin Barnaby     Cristo Stilianos

Mateo Pesaros            Pano Stilianos

Stavros Fekaris           Dino Thanos            

Dimitri Sitaras             Niko Thanos                  

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Team 1                          Team 2

December 1,15,29       December 8, 22

January 12, 26            January 5, 19

February 9, 23             February 2, 16

March 8, 22                 March 1, 15, 29

April 5,  Holy Week 12-19    April 26

May 3, 17, 31               May 10, 24

June 14, 28                 June 7, 21

July - August (Open)

September 13, 27        September 6,20

 

On Holy Days, if you come on Time you can serve :

for robes on holy days it’s first come-first serve.

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PLEASE NOTE ALTAR BOYS & PARENTS-

This is a great commitment to the Lord and it is an important RESPONSIBILTY to be on Time for the Divine Liturgy!

Liturgy begins at 10 a.m. SO please be on time !

DO NOT come into the Holy Altar  after 10:05 a.m.

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Events, Announcements and Flyers

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