Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Upcoming Special Services
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Special Oxi Day Service
This Sunday, October 25th the Divine Liturgy will conclude earlier than usual. Following the Divine Liturgy, we will hold a short Service (Great Doxology) and commemoration for the significance of the OXI Day (October 28). All are welcome to stay.
Class exercises for children and youth are now online with a link from the homepage...new classes have been uploaded this week.
Operation Christmas Child News
With a donation of $25.00 or more a needy child,in one of 32 countries, will receive a Shoe Box filled with personal and educational items, as well as toys! When a child is given a Shoe Box they also are offered the opportunity to learn about God and His love for them, through a class called the "Greatest Journey". Checks should be made out to Samaritan's Purse and be sent to the church "Attention Philoptochos". We will be taking donations up to this Sunday October 25th.
Also, please read the letter below from our Metropolis president. And email or send any photos with a few words to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Dear Sisters in Christ,
God willing, the Metropolis of Detroit will be hosting the next Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon. Their Philoptochos Board continues with plans for the 2021 CMFL. As the theme of the Luncheon is -
Gratitude, honoring our First Responders, a "Heroes Video" will be a presentation at the Luncheon.
Our Philoptochos Chapters and Church Communities throughout the country have worked with fervor and continue to help those affected by Covid- 19. We would like to feature first responders from each Metropolis. The committee for the video is requesting 3 or 4 pictures of those who helped provide food for those who were unable to shop, caring for the ill, providing diapers and the list goes on.....
I ask that you send to me some pictures of how your chapter contributed to honoring and sustaining first responders. As the deadline is October 18, I ask that you act quickly so that our Metropolis will be featured in this video. I thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you and sharing our photos with the Metropolis of Detroit. God bless you and keep you and your families well and safe.
Eleni Constantinides, President
Metropolis of New Jersey Philoptochos
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Welcome to All Visitors!
Please join us for fellowship [when COVID-19 restrictions are removed] in the Church Hall immediately following the Divine Liturgy. For those visiting an Orthodox Church for the first time, please be aware that Holy Communion is a sign of unity of faith, which is only offered to Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians. All present are welcomed to come forward and receive the antidoron (or blessed bread) which is distributed at the end of the service. For those interested in learning more about the Orthodox Christian faith, please feel free to speak with Fr. Nick after the service.
Prayers and Offerings
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Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19.
Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.
6th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 8:26-39
At that time, as Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me." For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. When the herdsmen saw what happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying, "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ πανσόφους τοὺς ἁλιεῖς ἀναδείξας, καταπέμψας αὐτοῖς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν τὴν οἰκουμένην σαγηνεύσας, φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι.
Blessed are You, O Christ our God who, by sending down the Holy Spirit upon them, made the fishermen wise and through them, illumined the world, and to You the universe is ever drawn. O Loving God, Glory to You.