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Sts. Constantine and Helen Church
Publish Date: 2021-05-09
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Sts. Constantine and Helen Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (414) 778-1555
  • Street Address:

  • 2160 N. Wauwatosa Avenue

  • Wauwatosa, WI 53213


Contact Information






Services Schedule

SUNDAY MATINS/DIVINE LITURGY, 8:15 am


Past Bulletins


This Sunday

SUNDAY, May 9th, 2021— Thomas Sunday 

EPISTLE: Acts 5:12-20 

HOLY GOSPEL: John 20:19-31 

 

For more information on an event in the following calendar, please visit:  http://www.stsconstantinehelenwi.org/parish-calendar/

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Saints and Feasts

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May 09

Epimachos the New Martyr of Alexandria


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May 09

Thomas Sunday

Though the doors were shut at the dwelling where the disciples were gathered for fear of the Jews on the evening of the Sunday after the Passover, our Saviour wondrously entered and stood in their midst, and greeted them with His customary words, "Peace be unto you." Then He showed unto them His hands and feet and side; furthermore, in their presence, He took some fish and a honeycomb and ate before them, and thus assured them of His bodily Resurrection. But Thomas, who was not then present with the others, did not believe their testimony concerning Christ's Resurrection, but said in a decisive manner, "Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe." Wherefore after eight days, that is, on this day, when the disciples were again gathered together and Thomas was with them, the Lord Jesus came while the doors were shut, as He did formerly. Standing in their midst, He said, "Peace be unto you"; then He said to Thomas, "Bring hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not unbelieving, but believing."

And Thomas, beholding and examining carefully the hands and side of the Master, cried out with faith, "My Lord and my God." Thus he clearly proclaimed the two natures - human and divine - of the God-man (Luke 24:36-49; John 20:19-29).

This day is called Antipascha (meaning "in the stead of Pascha," not "in opposition to Pascha") because with this day, the first Sunday after Pascha, the Church consecrates every Sunday of the year to the commemoration of Pascha, that is, the Resurrection.


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."

First Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 28:16-20

Οἱ δὲ ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ ἐπορεύθησαν εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν, εἰς τὸ ὄρος οὗ ἐτάξατο αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς. καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτὸν προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ, οἱ δὲ ἐδίστασαν. καὶ προσελθὼν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς λέγων· ἐδόθη μοι πᾶσα ἐξουσία ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς. πορευθέντες μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, βαπτίζοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ ῾Αγίου Πνεύματος, διδάσκοντες αὐτοὺς τηρεῖν πάντα ὅσα ἐνετειλάμην ὑμῖν· καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν εἰμι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας ἕως τῆς συντελείας τοῦ αἰῶνος. ἀμήν.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 146.5;134.3.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 5:12-20.

In those days, many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high honor. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and filled with jealousy they arrested the apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out and said, "Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life."

Προκείμενον. Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 146.5;134.3.
Μέγας ὁ Κύριος ἡμῶν, καὶ μεγάλη ἡ ἰσχὺς ἀὐτοῦ.
Στίχ. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, ὅτι ἀγαθός.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πράξεις Ἀποστόλων 5:12-20.

Ἐν ταῖς ἡμεραῖς ἐκείναις, διὰ δὲ τῶν χειρῶν τῶν ἀποστόλων ἐγίνετοB σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα ἐν τῷ λαῷ πολλά· καὶ ἦσαν ὁμοθυμαδὸν ἅπαντες ἐν τῇ στοᾷ Σολομῶντος. Τῶν δὲ λοιπῶν οὐδεὶς ἐτόλμα κολλᾶσθαι αὐτοῖς, ἀλλʼ ἐμεγάλυνεν αὐτοὺς ὁ λαός· μᾶλλον δὲ προσετίθεντο πιστεύοντες τῷ κυρίῳ, πλήθη ἀνδρῶν τε καὶ γυναικῶν· ὥστε κατὰ τὰς πλατείας ἐκφέρειν τοὺς ἀσθενεῖς, καὶ τιθέναι ἐπὶ κλινῶν καὶ κραββάτων, ἵνα ἐρχομένου Πέτρου κἂν ἡ σκιὰ ἐπισκιάσῃ τινὶ αὐτῶν. Συνήρχετο δὲ καὶ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν πέριξ πόλεων εἰς Ἱερουσαλήμ, φέροντες ἀσθενεῖς καὶ ὀχλουμένους ὑπὸ πνευμάτων ἀκαθάρτων, οἵτινες ἐθεραπεύοντο ἅπαντες. Ἀναστὰς δὲ ὁ ἀρχιερεὺς καὶ πάντες οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ - ἡ οὖσα αἵρεσις τῶν Σαδδουκαίων - ἐπλήσθησαν ζήλου, καὶ ἐπέβαλον τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀποστόλους, καὶ ἔθεντο αὐτοὺς ἐν τηρήσει δημοσίᾳ. Ἄγγελος δὲ κυρίου διὰ τῆς νυκτὸς ἤνοιξεν τὰς θύρας τῆς φυλακῆς, ἐξαγαγών τε αὐτοὺς εἶπεν, Πορεύεσθε, καὶ σταθέντες λαλεῖτε ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ τῷ λαῷ πάντα τὰ ῥήματα τῆς ζωῆς ταύτης.


Gospel Reading

Thomas Sunday
The Reading is from John 20:19-31

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them: "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him: "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them: "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe."

Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said: "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

Thomas Sunday
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 20:19-31

Οὔσης ὀψίας τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ τῇ μιᾷ τῶν σαββάτων, καὶ τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων ὅπου ἦσαν οἱ μαθηταὶ συνηγμένοι διὰ τὸν φόβον τῶν Ἰουδαίων, ἦλθεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς καὶ ἔστη εἰς τὸ μέσον, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν ἔδειξεν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ. Ἐχάρησαν οὖν οἱ μαθηταὶ ἰδόντες τὸν Κύριον. Εἶπεν οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς πάλιν· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Καθὼς ἀπέσταλκέ με ὁ πατήρ, κἀγὼ πέμπω ὑμᾶς. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν ἐνεφύσησε καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Λάβετε Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον· ἄν τινων ἀφῆτε τὰς ἁμαρτίας, ἀφίενται αὐτοῖς, ἄν τινων κρατῆτε, κεκράτηνται.

Θωμᾶς δὲ εἷς ἐκ τῶν δώδεκα, ὁ λεγόμενος Δίδυμος, οὐκ ἦν μετ᾽ αὐτῶν ὅτε ἦλθεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς. Ἔλεγον οὖν αὐτῷ οἱ ἄλλοι μαθηταί· Ἐωράκαμεν τὸν Κύριον. Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἐὰν μὴ ἴδω ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὸν δάκτυλόν μου εἰς τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὴν χεῖρά μου εἰς τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ, οὐ μὴ πιστεύσω. Καὶ μεθ᾽ ἡμέρας ὀκτὼ πάλιν ἦσαν ἔσω οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ Θωμᾶς μετ᾽ αὐτῶν. Ἔρχεται ὁ Ἰησοῦς τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων, καὶ ἔστη εἰς τὸ μέσον καὶ εἶπεν· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Εἶτα λέγει τῷ Θωμᾷ· Φέρε τὸν δάκτυλόν σου ὧδε καὶ ἴδε τὰς χεῖράς μου, καὶ φέρε τὴν χεῖρά σου καὶ βάλε εἰς τὴν πλευράν μου, καὶ μὴ γίνου ἄπιστος, ἀλλὰ πιστός. Καὶ ἀπεκρίθη Θωμᾶς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ὁ Κύριός μου καὶ ὁ Θεός μου. Λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Ὅτι ἑώρακάς με, πεπίστευκας· μακάριοι οἱ μὴ ἰδόντες καὶ πιστεύσαντες. Πολλὰ μὲν οὖν καὶ ἄλλα σημεῖα ἐποίησεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐνώπιον τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ, ἃ οὐκ ἔστι γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τούτῳ· ταῦτα δὲ γέγραπται ἵνα πιστεύσητε ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστιν ὁ Χριστὸς ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ ἵνα πιστεύοντες ζωὴν ἔχητε ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ.


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Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Mode

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.
Χριστός ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καί τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωήν χαρισάμενος.

Apolytikion for Thomas Sun. in the Grave Mode

Whilst the tomb was sealed, Thou, O Life, didst shine forth from the grave, O Christ God; and whilst the doors were shut, Thou didst come unto Thy disciples, O Resurrection of all, renewing through them an upright Spirit in us according to Thy great mercy.
Ἐσφραγισμένου τοῦ μνήματος ἡ ζωὴ ἐκ τάφου ἀνέτειλας Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων, τοῖς Μαθηταῖς ἐπέστης ἡ πάντων ἀνάστασις, πνεῦμα εὐθὲς δι' αὐτῶν ἐγκαινίζων ἡμῖν, κατὰ τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.
Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες ἀθάνατε, ἀλλὰ τοῦ ᾍδου καθεῖλες τὴν δύναμιν, καὶ ἀνέστης ὡς νικητής, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, γυναιξὶ Μυροφόροις φθεγξάμενος. Χαίρετε, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις εἰρήνην δωρούμενος ὁ τοῖς πεσοῦσι παρέχων ἀνάστασιν.
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Notes

Church Phone Clarification

For the last few months and the foreseeable future, all calls to the church during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm) are forwarded to my cell phone, regardless if I'm working in the church office or from home.  Please don't be confused if I'm on the other line and your call is forwarded to my personal voicemail.  Additionally, when working from home, if I call you the caller ID may show "Angelopoulos Dim".

Thank you for your understanding,

Nikki

Live-Streaming of Church Services on YouTube

is now available.  Our church's YouTube is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC24pswSVfIn5NwzJSNq9Zuw just Subscribe to be notified when we go Live.

Our church is on Phase 3

A few things to be aware of when you are attending services during the "Level Three" phase:

  1. First of all, if you feel sick, please stay home (we can reschedule you for a different Sunday);
  2. Please only come on Sundays you have pre-registered for;
  3. All attendees must wear a mask during their time in the church;
  4. The Metropolis has asked that we keep track of those in attendance.  To do this, one of our parish council members will be marking those present.  Please give your name if asked;
  5. Please follow the directions of the parish council members while in the church;
  6. Please maintain a 6-foot distance between those around you;
  7. Holy Communion will be distributed as normal - again, please follow the directions of the parish council as you come forward to receive;
  8. After church has ended, please follow the directions of the parish council in exiting the church - and we ask that you do not linger outside around the church. 

Our church will continue to provide online live streaming of church services through Facebook Live on our Facebook page and on our YouTube page: https://tinyurl.com/StsCnH-YouTube

Plus, now you can "Light a Candle - Say a Prayer".  Just visit https://onrealm.org/StsCnH/-/give/candles to make your donation online and send us an email (father.pgd@gmail.com and church@stsconstantinehelenwi.org) with the number and type of candles along with who/what you would like us to pray for and will do so at our next church service.

Procedure for Church Attendance Signup!

In order to better track attendance and seating availability on a weekly basis, we are making changes to the signing up process for church attendance.

Everyone will have to sign up for each specific Sunday that they would like to attend church services.  Registration events have been setup in Realm for the following few Sundays; you may have received the relevant automatic notifications already.  If you have family members that do not have internet access, you can add them to your registration as guests.  Otherwise, please let them know that they can call me (414.778.1555) during office hours and I will register them. 

Moving forward, since life happens, if you have signed up for a service but cannot attend, please cancel your reservation so that someone else can attend.  If you need help, please contact me.

If you have not joined Realm, our online community, yet, please send me an email requesting an invitation.  In Realm, go to Events, choose the "Sunday Matins/Divine Lit..." for the Sunday you would like to register, and click on the "Register by date" to register.

As always, please contact me if I can be of assistance,

Nikki

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Community

Realm (onrealm.org) & it's app, Connect, is not for one-way communication, from our church leaders to you.  It can (& should) be used for the communiation between the members of each Group.  JOY is the first ministry that has adopted Realm as their communication tool.  Ask them. 

By the way, would anyone like to lead a Group? What if we created  a Group where the members could help each other out during this pandemic?  If someone is immunocompromised, for instance, or has young children, and can't go to the grocery store, they could ask if anyone else is going and if they are willing to pick up whatever they need (or, pick up their prescription, or a 10,000 piece puzzle for the kids...)  and deliver to their house... Email the church (church@stsconstantinehelenwi.org) your ideas but keep in mind, that no Groups can be created/activated until someone steps up to lead them.  (Hint: It's not hard... just accepting requests to join the Group and keeping the conversation going).

Want to test it out?  You can join our Prayer Requests Group (In Groups, search in Community for Prayer Requests).

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Fish Fry Poster

Last day for this season is going to be Friday, May 21st.

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Calendar

  • Church Calendar

    May 9 to May 23, 2021

    Sunday, May 9

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    Monday, May 10

    Deadline: The Vine Announcements

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 1B

    6:00PM Philoptochos Elections and Meeting

    Tuesday, May 11

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 2A

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 1A

    Wednesday, May 12

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 1B

    Thursday, May 13

    Fr. Panteleimon out of office

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 2A

    Friday, May 14

    Fr. Panteleimon out of office

    10:30AM Bible Studies

    4:00PM Fish Fry - Carry-Out ONLY

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 1A

    Saturday, May 15

    Fr. Panteleimon out of office

    Sunday, May 16

    +Memorial: 4-Years Joseph DeFalco

    +Memorial: 3-Years Stavroula Antonopoulos, 38-Years Yianni Antonopoulos, 6-Months Paul Zieske

    Fr. Panteleimon out of office

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    Monday, May 17

    Fr. Panteleimon out of office

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 1B

    Tuesday, May 18

    Fr. Panteleimon out of office

    5:00PM OCWA: Potluck dinner (details TBC)

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 2A

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 1A

    Wednesday, May 19

    Fr. Panteleimon out of office

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 1B

    Thursday, May 20

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 2A

    6:00PM Great Vespers for Sts. Constantine & Helen with Artoklasia

    Friday, May 21

    8:00AM Orthros and Divine Liturgy for Sts. Constantine & Helen & Artoklasia by the PC for the Good of our Church

    10:30AM Bible Studies

    4:00PM Fish Fry - Carry-Out ONLY/Last of the Season

    6:00PM Greek School (Online), Level 1A

    Sunday, May 23

    +Memorial: 6-Months Van Harris

    +Memorial: 3-Years Ioannis Villas

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Church Name Day Luncheon

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Our News and Interests

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We're looking....

Our daycare, Epiphany Learning Academy and Childcare is committed to providing an active, fun-filled learning Christian environment which encourages the love of learning in every child.  Through this, our goal is to help our little ones strengthen and develop the skills necessary to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

We are looking for 2 teachers to join our team!

  • Flexible hours/scheduling
  • Students & College students looking for summer work are welcome to apply
  • We can train

To apply, please email your resume to  EpiphanyLearningAcademy@gmail.com


GOYA What's on Deck

  • Pascha BBQ - May 7th, 2021 @ 6pm (Father's House)
  • End of the Year Party - July 11th @ 2pm (Location TBD)
  • Welcome Back Party - September 12th @ 1:30pm (Konstantakis Home)

Please feel free to email Christo Gorgolis with any questions at: gorgolisc@yahoo.com


Greek Language School

Dear families,

As we are working hard to finalize our plans for next year, we kindly ask you to complete the registration form attached so we can finalize our groups. Please read below for important changes and updates for the next year of Greek School.
 
1. The school year will start the second week of September 2021 and will end the last week of May 2022. This means we are adding a month to our school year.
 
2. In-person instruction twice a week: Tuesday & Thursday evenings. 
 
3. Virtual classes will be offered for those who wish to continue remote learning. They will be held twice a week as well. We will finalize the schedule once we have the exact number of students. 
 
4. Tuition and discounts are available as noted below. 
  • -1 student - Yearly tuition $750 
  • -2 students - Yearly tuition $1,400 ($100 discount)
  • -3 students - Yearly tuition $2,000 ($250 discount)
Registration fees per family and book fees per student applicable.
 
5. Please complete the registration form below. Please fill in the correct form depending on if you are choosing virtual or in-person. If you have more than one student, please fill all of their names in the same form, or you can start a new form for each student. Whatever works for you the best. We will not accept students at the Greek School unless they have completed a registration form. Once your registration is complete you can expect to receive your tuition statement, the details for your student's class, and their schedule for next year by the end of May, so you can plan your next school year accordingly.
6. We are implementing a new program beginning fall 2021 addressed to Middle School and High School students called "Greek for Teens". Please click on the link below for more information. If you know of a family with teens that would be interested in that program, please feel free to forward this info. 
 
7. We are offering the following in-person classes for the summer of 2021. 
  • Conversational Class for students ages 7 -11:June 8 through July 29, 2021, Tuesday and Thursday 5-6 pm. Cost $250  Click here to register 
  • Intro to Greek for students ages 4-6:June 8 through July 29, 2021 Tuesday 5-6 pm.  Cost $125   click here to register
Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education. We will continue to do our best to teach our students the Greek Language and cultivate the love for Hellenism. Please complete the registration form as soon as possible. This will help us plan the year more efficiently. 
 
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.
 
Don't forget to visit our updated website for more info: www.greekschoolwisconsin.com     
 
Σας ευχαριστούμε,
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Ka Anastasia Tsiantou
Greek Language Teacher
Director of Curriculum
Sts Constantine & Helen
Greek School of Wisconsin
Tel: 414.296.8004 (call or text)

2021 Clergy Laity Assembly-Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE! Metropolis of Chicago's 2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly is October 7-10, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Please join us for the Metropolis of Chicago's biennial Clergy-Laity Assembly, where our ordained and lay leaders will come together to discuss and decide important matters affecting the life, growth, and unity of the Church, its ministries, finances, and philanthropic concerns.
Registration will open online beginning in Spring 2021. More details to follow.
Host Parishes
- St. Nicholas | St. Louis, MO
- Saints Constantine and Helen | Swansea, IL

IOCC's Serve X-Treme

IOCC's Serv-X-Treme conferences are a chance for rising high-school seniors to learn and grow, exploring Orthodox ideas of service.
 

Orthodox Service Leadership for Youth

 
Do you know a young adult who’s ready to put their faith into action? 
 
IOCC’s Serv-X-Treme conferences this July are a chance for rising high-school seniors to learn and grow, alongside other service-minded Orthodox young adults from across the US. Participants explore Orthodox ideas of service, learn and worship together, and do hands-on service projects.
 
“This was truly one of the most valuable things I have done in my life spiritually … this has inspired me to do so much; I am truly thankful for this opportunity.” —2020 Serv-X-Treme Alumnus
 
Take it from our Serv-X-Treme alumni: the memories made will last forever. Applications due by May 17, 2021
 
To learn more: http://support.iocc.org/site/R?i=90fvyTnCStz9Uz4YWulv_g

The Assembly of Bishops Launches Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey

The Assembly of Bishops needs your input! The Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey, designed by experts on the Mental Health Task Force, takes only 15 minutes and consists of approximately 30 questions. All information you provide is completely anonymous, and the aggregate data will help the Task Force better understand the mental health needs and experiences of the faithful in order to develop resources and programs for enhanced ministry in your community.  Please take the survey below and encourage others in your community to take it as well.

Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey | Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America (assemblyofbishops.org)


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Bulletin Inserts

    2021 Pledge Card

    2021 Pledge Card

    Did you know that you need to send in a new Pledge Card (or, Pledge in Realm) every year? Yes, even if you have set up automatic recurring Stewardship payments. Call Nikki at the church office if you have questions about your specific situation or to ask if we have received your pledge.


    40th Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople

    40th Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople

    Will take place on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 4:30pm. This program is sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate & the Hellenic Society of Constantinople.


    FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    Applicants must be members of a Greek Orthodox parish and a graduating high school senior enrolling in a 4-year accredited U.S. university this fall. Visit thefaithendowment.org/scholarships to download and begin your application.


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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

03/17/2021

Applications for scholarships administered by the Office of the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2021-2022 academic year. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is May 14, 2021.

Wedding Booklet

04/20/2021

One of the sacraments of the Orthodox Church, the Marriage Service is rich with biblical imagery, prayer, and symbol. Because the ceremony is attended by Orthodox and non-Orthodox who may not be aware of the significance of the actions, this text has been prepared.

Be the Bee # 175 | Our New Life in Christ (Pascha)

04/26/2021

What this Episode is About: Pascha is the start of a new liturgical year in the Church, with new readings from the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel according to John. It also shows us what it means to be made new in Christ: to find new (and true) life in connection with our Lord. The Gospel and Epistle readings present St John the Forerunner and the first Christians as beautiful examples of what this new life looks like.

“How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 3: Creation and Sacraments

05/06/2021

The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Ranging from practical to theological, each three-minute video offers a unique perspective on environmental stewardship through the knowledge and expertise of Orthodox Christians across the United States.

The American School Virtual Gala

05/04/2021

Join us as we celebrate Greece's rich heritage with the American School at their Virtual Gala on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Experience an extraordinary evening of culture, education, and inspiration—from the comfort of your own home! This year, the American School will honor Professor Curtis Runnels for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of post-antique Greece. Watch inspiring stories about the incredible people and work of the American School and help support their essential mission.

Faith Matters Newsletter: April/May

05/04/2021

As we concluded our spiritual journey through Great Lent, inspired by the uplifting days of Holy Week, we are now reinvigorated by a special joy having witnessed Christ’s resurrection. It is with this spirit of renewal that I am glad to share with you the many achievements of the Department during the last few weeks.

Job Posting in The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations

05/04/2021

The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is seeking someone to fill the full-time position of Programs Coordinator & Special Assistant to the Director. The position will not only handle administrative tasks but also manage ongoing communication, creative projects, as well as ecumenical, interfaith, and United Nations portfolios.

Family Matters Podcast: William Christy

05/04/2021

Presvytera Melanie speaks with William Christy about being a young adult with Cerebral Palsy, a PK (priest's kid), his love for English Literature, Wheelchair Basketball, and how the teachings of the Fathers of the Church encourage him and inform his worldview.
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Wisdom of the Fathers

For great is the dignity of the priests. ... And hold them very exceedingly in honor; for you indeed care about your own affairs, and if you order them well, you give no account for others; ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 86, 4th Century

... but the priest even if he rightly order his own life, if he have not an anxious care for yours and that of all those around him, will depart with the wicked into hell; and often when not betrayed by his own conduct, he perishes by yours, if he have not rightly performed all his part.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 86, 4th Century

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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

For the latest news and announcements

Summer Internships Available

 
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is now accepting applications for summer internships in Communications, Administration and Youth & Young Adult Ministries. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend.
 
Applicants must be full-time university students working toward the completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

 


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