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Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2018-12-16
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Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (408) 246-2770
  • Fax:
  • (408) 246-0143
  • Street Address:

  • 1260 Davis Street

  • San Jose, CA 95126
  • Mailing Address:

  • 986 Chapman Street

  • San Jose, CA 95126


Contact Information






Services Schedule

Saturdays:

    5:00 p.m. - Great Vespers.

Sundays: from the first Sunday after Labor Day to mid May

Orthros followed by 1st Divine Liturgy 7:15 a.m.
2nd Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Church School 10:00 a.m.

Sundays: other than above days

Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy 8:00 a.m.

Feast Days: see calendar.

Confessions: Please call office.


Past Bulletins


Schedule of Services

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

 

Saturday, December 15 - St. Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria

8:00am - Orthros + Liturgy

5:00pm - Vespers

 

Sunday, December 16 - 11th Sunday of Luke

8:30am - Orthros + Liturgy (ONE LITURGY)

 

Monday, December 17 - St. Dionysios of Zakynthos

8:00am - Orthros  + Liturgy

5:30pm - Paraklesis

 

Saturday, December 22

5:00pm - Vespers

 

Sunday, December 23 - Sunday Before the Nativity

8:00am - Orthros + Liturgy (ONE LITURGY)

 

 

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News and Events

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YOUNG FAMILIES FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP NIGHT

 

Inviting all families to join in a fun evening of fellowship and Christmas cookie decorating! Join us Friday, December 14th at 6:30pm in Room 3 of the Educational Building. Check the Saint Nicholas Facebook page for potluck sign ups.  If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Panayotopoulos annapanayotopoulos@hotmail.com.

 


ONE LITURGY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH

There will be one liturgy on Sunday, December 16th due to the Christmas Pageant and Lunch.  Orthros and Liturgy will begin at 8:30am.  


MISSIONS MINISTRY

On behalf of the Sts Peter and Paul Missions Ministry we extend a heartfelt thank you to those who supported our “Finish and Furnish” campaign for St. Ignatius School in India.  We have raised $1,750, which will enable The Theotokos Orphanage to becoming self-sustaining and continue being a sanctuary for children at high risk of being enslaved or trafficked.

In the spirit of Christmas, a donation tray will be passed on Sunday for Missions.  Please show your love and support to Sister Nektaria and her amazing children.  Your generosity and compassion is always appreciated.

For more information on our featured charity and other missionary activity, please contact Maria Aji at stspeterpaulmissions@gmail.com and follow our Saints Peter and Paul Missions Ministry Facebook page or the Fili website:  www.fili-inc.com.

 


CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Sunday, December 16th is the St. Nicholas Christmas Pageant sponsored by the Youth Ministries of Greek and Sunday School.  Luncheon and program to follow after the Liturgy in the Community Center.  Please note, we will only have one Liturgy on this special day so all parishioners can enjoy the pageant and lunch gathering.


SPECIAL ICON RAFFLE

A special icon of the Panagia Odegetria, donated by Paul and Koula Pries, will go on raffle.  Tickets are $100 each and all proceeds benefit St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.  You can purchase tickets from the Church Office and also from the table that will be set up in the Small Hall after Liturgy starting on Sunday, November 18th.  Drawing will be on Monday, December 24th after the evening Liturgy.  No need to be present to win.   Call the Church Office at 408-246-2770 for more information.


COFFEE HOUR TEAM

No Sunday Coffee Hour Team:  Coffee and Christmas Pageant Lunch in Community Center

For more information about joining the coffee hour teams, please contact Marcella Fotis at 408-723-4124.  

 


PHILOKALIA BOOKSTORE

Please note that the bookstore will be closed on Sunday, December 23rd and Sunday, December 30th.  


OFFICE CLOSED

The Church Office will be closed Monday-Wednesday, December 24-26th for the Nativity of Christ and Monday-Wednesday, December 31-Jan 2 for the Archdiocesan observance of New Year's Day.


ST. ANNA'S PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS

VASILOPITA SALES:  On the day of Epiphany, Sunday, January 6, 2019, Philoptochos will hold its annual Vasilopita sale.  All proceeds will go to the philanthropic work of Philoptochos.  If you would like to donate a Vasilopita, either cake or bread, please bring your delicious item on the morning of Sunday, January 6th.  For more information, contact Effie Pappas (louie.g.pappas @ ATT.net) or Anna Gikas annagikas@ATT.net.


"ALL YOU CAN EAT" CRETAN CRAB FEED

Friday, January 25, 2019

Tickets available to purchase following both services in small hall on January 6,13, and 20.  

Adults $60 and children 12 and under $30.

For questions contact Kathy Mockler at home 408-867-6495, cell 408-355-3386 or email kmockler50@aol.com


DONATIONS VIA FACEBOOK

We are a registered non-profit on Facebook and you can donate any time (without any fees for the church) by pressing the donate button in this link:

https://www.facebook.com/SaintNicholasOrg/


SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

Christmas Pageant - All Parishioners Invited:

This year, Greek and Sunday School have joined together to present our annual Christmas Program to be held on Sunday, December 16 following the first Liturgy (only one Liturgy this Sunday).  We will host pizza and salad lunch (free) for all in the Community Center to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and to spend cherishable time among all of us.   The pageant will take place in the church following services.   We look forward to seeing you there and yes, our special guest will also be arriving following lunch.

Need Support from Parents and Parishioners

The only requirement is love working with children and you are a perfect match – we will do the rest to ensure your success.  We are in need of additional volunteers (teachers and aides) for Pre-K, 6th grade, 9th grade, and 10th grade. Please stop by the Sunday School office any Sunday or send email to SaintNicholasSundaySchool@gmail.com

Sunday School Calendar Remainder of Year:

Sunday, December 16 – Sunday School, One Liturgy, Christmas Pageant Following Liturgy, lunch for entire parish community

Sunday, December 23 – NO Sunday School

Sunday, December 30 – NO Sunday School

January 2019 Sunday School Calendar

January 6, 2019 – Sunday School, First Sunday Back to Sunday School

January 13, 2019 – Sunday School

January 20, 2019 – Sunday School

January 27, 2019 – Sunday School, Three Hierarchs and Godparents Lunch/Brunch


BASKETBALL PRACTICE

BOYS

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade boys: Tuesdays 6:30pm

6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys: Thursday at 6pm

GIRLS

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls: Wednesdays 6pm

6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls: Wednesdays 6pm

If you have any questions contact Paul Papageorge at paulpapa@mac.com


GOLDEN YEAR NEWS

ST. NICHOLAS GOLDEN YEARS CALENDAR – 2019

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – 11am - Vasilopita
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – 11am - Meeting, Small Hall
  • Sunday, February 3, 2019 – Golden Year’s Valentine's Luncheon, Small Hall
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – 11am - Meeting Small Hall-MOVIE
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11am – field trip to FILOLI GARDENS
  • Wednesday, APRIL 10, 2019 – Presanctified potluck hosted by the Golden Years
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Last meeting – offsite (tba)

 For more information call Mina at: 408 515-8301

 


CHOIR MEMBERS WANTED

Do you find yourself humming along with the hymns each Sunday?  Then please come on up and join our active, music-loving choir.    Requirements:  age 16 and over; be able to carry a tune, reading music is not necessary, knowledge of Greek NOT required, phonetics provided.  Rehearsals every Thursday from 7:30 to 9pm. Sunday liturgy from 10:00am to 11:45am; no rehearsals in July and August.  You will gain many benefits including active participation in the liturgy which enhances the understanding of our religion, gaining knowledge of the Feast Days, being part of a warm, friendly group, and guaranteed the best seat during Holy Week!  If this sounds interesting, drop in at a rehearsal - no invitation necessary.  For questions, call the Choir Director, Dr. Tikey Zes at 408-723-0640 or the Church Office at 408-246-2770.


CONFESSIONS

Confessions with Father Demosthenes are available by appointment.  Call him directly or call the church office at 408-246-2770.

 


BLESSING OF THE WATERS - APTOS/SANTA CRUZ

Rain or shine, everyone is invited to attend the 4th Annual Blessing of the Waters at the Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 am.  We are planning to gather at the beach entrance and have a small procession toward the surf where we will pray, bless the waters, and throw the cross into the ocean.  Luncheon is to follow at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 223 Church Street, Santa Cruz. Please call the office at 831-429-6500 or visit the website www.propheteliassc.org.

 


METROPOLIS YOUNG ADULT WINTER RETREAT - LAKE TAHOE

Join us for this beautiful retreat, located on a private beach on the shore of Lake Tahoe with spectacular views, incredible food, and awesome accommodations with a weekend packed full of fun, faith, and fellowship with Orthodox young adults from all over the West Coast! This retreat will sell out with a max capacity of 60, so make sure to register beginning November 1, 2018!

DATE: January 18-21, 2019
LOCATION: Galilee Episcopal Camp & Retreat Center, South Lake Tahoe
ARRIVAL TIME: Friday beginning at 5:30pm and DEPARTURE TIME: Monday 9:30am
AGES: 18-30's

ONLINE REGISTRATION Opens: November 1, 2018 at www.gosfyouth.org

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1943883609026865/

RETREAT VIDEO from 2016: https://vimeo.com/153430756

COST: $260 includes 3 nights lodging (Fri, Sat, and Sun) and all meals except lunch Saturday & Sunday since we will be out exploring Lake Tahoe both afternoons. Price does not include lift ticket. For questions call  Johanna Duterte, Cell: (408) 712-7658, Email: JDuterte@sanfran.goarch.org, Website: www.gosfyouth.org


GREEK PASTRIES, KOLLYVA & ARTOKLASIA

If you wish to order kollyva, paximadia, koulourakia or other Greek pastries, or artoklasia, please see below.  Payment is arranged with the makers and not the church.  If there is anyone who wants to be added to the makers list, please call the church office.

For kollyva:

Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124

Maria Anagnostou 408-316-6609

For paximadia, koulourakia, and other Greek pastries:

Maria Tsaboukos 408-723-5175

Antonia Komianos 408-472-3888

Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124

For artoklasia:

Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124

Despina Anagnostou 408-316-6609

 


SUNDAY BULLETIN NOTICE

To avoid any confusion on our part as we compose and print the Sunday bulletin, we ask that anyone who wishes to include a notice in the Sunday bulletin submit the notice in writing to the office BY TUESDAY AT 5PM!  Please don't wait until the last minute or send a note into the altar on a Sunday morning while the liturgy is in progress.

In addition, all ongoing (same message) bulletin entries will be in for four weeks, four times a year.  Please review these entries and plan accordingly.

 


SMALL HALL BULLETIN BOARD

Please check with Father Demosthenes in the office before posting anything on the bulletin board in the Small Hall.  Notices, announcements, advertisements, etc. that have not been approved will be removed.  Thank you for your kind cooperation.


BULLETIN SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Please note that all information in the weekly bulletin is subject to change.


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Special Services

MEMORIAL SERVICES 

Please join in prayer for the souls of those who have fallen asleep in the Lord:

CHRIS, ELENI, AND KATERINA CONSTANTIN, (ANNUAL), parents and sister of John and Chris Constantin and Kathy Gundunas

May their memories be eternal.

The family is sponsoring the coffee hour.  

 

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Kontakion of the Fallen Asleep

Remember, O Lord, as good, your servants, and forgive whatever sins in life they committed, for no one is without sin, except you the Mighty One; and grant rest to them who have been removed from among us.

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Seventh Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 20:1-10

Τῇ δὲ μιᾷ τῶν σαββάτων Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἔρχεται πρωῒ σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ βλέπει τὸν λίθον ἠρμένον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου. τρέχει οὖν καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἄλλον μαθητὴν ὃν ἐφίλει ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· ἦραν τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ Πέτρος καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς καὶ ἤρχοντο εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον. ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ· καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς προέδραμε τάχιον τοῦ Πέτρου καὶ ἦλθε πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ παρακύψας βλέπει κείμενα τὰ ὀθόνια, οὐ μέντοι εἰσῆλθεν. ἔρχεται οὖν Σίμων Πέτρος ἀκολουθῶν αὐτῷ, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον καὶ θεωρεῖ τὰ ὀθόνια κείμενα, καὶ τὸ σουδάριον, ὃ ἦν ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, οὐ μετὰ τῶν ὀθονίων κείμενον, ἀλλὰ χωρὶς ἐντετυλιγμένον εἰς ἕνα τόπον. τότε οὖν εἰσῆλθε καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς ὁ ἐλθὼν πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ εἶδε καὶ ἐπίστευσεν· οὐδέπω γὰρ ᾔδεισαν τὴν γραφὴν ὅτι δεῖ αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῆναι. ἀπῆλθον οὖν πάλιν πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς οἱ μαθηταί.

Seventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:1-10

On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.


Epistle Reading

Προκείμενον. 4th Mode. Δανιήλ 3.26-27.
Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Ὅτι δίκαιος εἶ ἐπὶ πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐποίησας ἡμῖν.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κολοσσαεῖς 3:4-11.

Ἀδελφοί, ὅταν ὁ Χριστὸς φανερωθῇ, ἡ ζωὴ ἡμῶν, τότε καὶ ὑμεῖς σὺν αὐτῷ φανερωθήσεσθε ἐν δόξῃ. Νεκρώσατε οὖν τὰ μέλη ὑμῶν τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, πορνείαν, ἀκαθαρσίαν, πάθος, ἐπιθυμίαν κακήν, καὶ τὴν πλεονεξίαν, ἥτις ἐστὶν εἰδωλολατρεία, διʼ ἃ ἔρχεται ἡ ὀργὴ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐπὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς τῆς ἀπειθείας· Ἐν οἷς καὶ ὑμεῖς περιεπατήσατέ ποτε, ὅτε ἐζῆτε ἐν αὐτοῖς. Νυνὶ δὲ ἀπόθεσθε καὶ ὑμεῖς τὰ πάντα, ὀργήν, θυμόν, κακίαν, βλασφημίαν, αἰσχρολογίαν ἐκ τοῦ στόματος ὑμῶν· μὴ ψεύδεσθε εἰς ἀλλήλους, ἀπεκδυσάμενοι τὸν παλαιὸν ἄνθρωπον σὺν ταῖς πράξεσιν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐνδυσάμενοι τὸν νέον, τὸν ἀνακαινούμενον εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν κατʼ εἰκόνα τοῦ κτίσαντος αὐτόν· ὅπου οὐκ ἔνι Ἕλλην καὶ Ἰουδαῖος, περιτομὴ καὶ ἀκροβυστία, βάρβαρος, Σκύθης, δοῦλος, ἐλεύθερος· ἀλλὰ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν Χριστός.

Prokeimenon. 4th Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Colossians 3:4-11.

Brethren, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.


Gospel Reading

11th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 14:16-24

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τήν παραβολὴν ταύτην· Ἄνθρωπός τις ἐποίησε δεῖπνον μέγα καὶ ἐκάλεσε πολλούς· καὶ ἀπέστειλε τὸν δοῦλον αὐτοῦ τῇ ὥρᾳ τοῦ δείπνου εἰπεῖν τοῖς κεκλημένοις· ἔρχεσθε, ὅτι ἤδη ἕτοιμά ἐστι πάντα. καὶ ἤρξαντο ἀπὸ μιᾶς παραιτεῖσθαι πάντες. ὁ πρῶτος εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἀγρὸν ἠγόρασα, καὶ ἔχω ἀνάγκην ἐξελθεῖν καὶ ἰδεῖν αὐτόν· ἐρωτῶ σε, ἔχε με παρῃτημένον. καὶ ἕτερος εἶπε· ζεύγη βοῶν ἠγόρασα πέντε, καὶ πορεύομαι δοκιμάσαι αὐτά· ἐρωτῶ σε, ἔχε με παρῃτημένον. καὶ ἕτερος εἶπε· γυναῖκα ἔγημα, καὶ διὰ τοῦτο οὐ δύναμαι ἐλθεῖν. καὶ παραγενόμενος ὁ δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος ἀπήγγειλε τῷ κυρίῳ αὐτοῦ ταῦτα. τότε ὀργισθεὶς ὁ οἰκοδεσπότης εἶπε τῷ δούλῳ αὐτοῦ· ἔξελθε ταχέως εἰς τὰς πλατείας καὶ ῥύμας τῆς πόλεως, καὶ τοὺς πτωχοὺς καὶ ἀναπήρους καὶ χωλοὺς καὶ τυφλοὺς εἰσάγαγε ὧδε. καὶ εἶπεν ὁ δοῦλος· κύριε, γέγονεν ὡς ἐπέταξας, καὶ ἔτι τόπος ἐστί. καὶ εἶπεν ὁ κύριος πρὸς τὸν δοῦλον· ἔξελθε εἰς τὰς ὁδοὺς καὶ φραγμοὺς καὶ ἀνάγκασον εἰσελθεῖν, ἵνα γεμισθῇ ὁ οἶκος μου. λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι οὐδεὶς τῶν ἀνδρῶν ἐκείνων τῶν κεκλημένων γεύσεταί μου τοῦ δείπνου. Πολλοί γὰρ εἰσιν κλητοί, ὀλίγοι δέ ἐκλεκτοί.

11th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 14:16-24

The Lord said this parable: "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time of the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for all is now ready.' But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.' And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and there is still room.' And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet. For many are called, but few are chosen.'"


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Wisdom of the Fathers

This parable ... proclaims beforehand both the casting out of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles; and it indicates together with this also the strictness of the life required, and how great the punishment appointed for the careless ....
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 69 on Matthew 22, 4th Century

And when were they bidden? By all the prophets; by John again; for unto Christ he would pass all on, saying, "He must increase, I must decrease;" by the Son Himself again, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you;" and again, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 69 on Matthew 22, 4th Century

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 4th Mode

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and had rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world.
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀπορρίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for 11th Sun. of Luke in the 2nd Mode

By faith didst Thou justify the Forefathers, when through them Thou didst betroth Thyself aforetime to the Church from among the nations. The Saints boast in glory that from their seed there is a glorious fruit, even she that bare Thee seedlessly. By their prayers, O Christ God, save our souls.
Ἐν πίστει τοὺς Προπάτορας ἐδικαίωσας, τὴν ἐξ Ἐθνῶν δι' αὐτῶν προμνηστευσάμενος Ἐκκλησίαν. Καυχῶνται ἐν δόξῃ οἱ Ἅγιοι, ὄι ἐκ σπέρματος αὐτῶν, ὑπάρχει καρπός εὐκλεής, ἡ ἀσπόρως τεκοῦσά σε. Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἱκεσίαις, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 3rd Mode

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν Προαιώνιον Λόγον, ἐν Σπηλαίῳ ἔρχεται, ἀποτεκεῖν ἀπορρήτως. Χόρευε ἡ οἰκουμένη ἀκουτισθεῖσα, δόξασον μετὰ Ἀγγέλων καὶ τῶν Ποιμένων, βουληθέντα ἐποφθῆναι, παιδίον νέον, τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων Θεόν.
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Saints and Feasts

Allsaint
December 16

Memnonus, Archbishop of Ephesus


Allsaint
December 16

Modestos, Archbishop of Jerusalem


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