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Sts. Constantine and Helen Church
Publish Date: 2023-01-29
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Sts. Constantine and Helen Church

General Information

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

  • 2160 N. Wauwatosa Avenue

  • Wauwatosa, WI 53213


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Services Schedule

SUNDAY MATINS/DIVINE LITURGY, 8:15 am


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This Sunday

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2023— Sunday of the Canaanite 

 

EPISTLE: II Corinthians 6:16-18;7:1 

HOLY GOSPEL: Matthew 15:21-28 

 

Prosfora: Ana Maria Stasinoulias

Hospitality: Memorials

Coffee Hour Hospitality

Starting with the March 2022 schedule anyone (individual, family or friends) can sign up to host the Coffee Hour after church on Sundays. 

Do you have a Feast Day, birthday, anniversary or special day that you would like to host in honor of? 

Please reach out to Presvytera Konstantina to sign up!

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For our most up-to-date schedule of events, please visit our online calendar:  

https://www.stsconstantinehelenwi.org/parish-calendar/

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Saints and Feasts

Healcanaanitedaughter
January 29

Sunday of the Canaanite


Ignatiosgodbearer
January 29

Removal of the Relics of Ignatius the God-bearer

Saint Ignatius was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, and a successor of the Apostles, and he became the second Bishop of Antioch, after Evodus. He wrote many epistles to the faithful, strengthening them in their confession, and preserving for us the teachings of the holy Apostles. Brought to Rome under Trajan, he was surrendered to lions to be eaten, and so finished the course of martyrdom about the year 107. The remnants of his bones were carefully gathered by the faithful and brought to Antioch. He is called God-bearer, as one who bare God within himself and was aflame in heart with love for Him. Therefore, in his Epistle to the Romans (ch. 4), imploring their love not to attempt to deliver him from his longed-for martyrdom, he said, "I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found to be the pure bread of God."

Saint John Chrysostom has a homily in honour of the translation of the Saint's relics (PG 50:587).


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eleventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:14-25

At that time, Jesus revealed himself to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. And he said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." A second time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go." (This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, "Follow me." Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?" When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?" Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!" The saying spread abroad among the brethren that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?" This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

Eleventh Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 21:14-25

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐφανέρωσεν ἑαυτὸν ὁ Ἰησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ, ἐγερθεὶς ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ λέγει τῷ Σίμωνι Πέτρῳ· Σίμων Ἰωνᾶ, ἀγαπᾶς με πλέον τούτων; Λέγει αὐτῷ· Ναὶ Κύριε, σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ σε. Λέγει αὐτῷ· Βόσκε τὰ ἀρνία μου. Λέγει αὐτῷ πάλιν δεύτερον· Σίμων Ἰωνᾶ ἀγαπᾶς με; Λέγει αὐτῷ· Ναί, Κύριε, σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ σε. Λέγει αὐτῷ· Ποίμαινε τὰ πρόβατά μου. Λέγει αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον· Σίμων Ἰωνᾶ, φιλεῖς με; ἐλυπήθη ὁ Πέτρος, ὅτι εἶπεν αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον, φιλεῖς με; Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Κύριε, σὺ πάντα οἶδας, σὺ γινώσκεις ὅτι φιλῶ σε. Λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς. Βόσκε τὰ πρόβατά μου. Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω σοι, ὅτε ἦς νεώτερος, ἐζώννυες σεαυτόν, καὶ περιεπάτεις ὅπου ἤθελες, ὅταν δὲ γηράσῃς, ἐκτενεῖς τὰς χεῖράς σου, καὶ ἄλλος σε ζώσει, καὶ οἴσει ὅπου οὐ θέλεις. Τοῦτο δὲ εἶπε, σημαίνων ποίῳ θανάτῳ δοξάσει τὸν Θεόν. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπών, λέγει αὐτῷ· Ἀκολούθει μοι. Ἐπιστραφεὶς δὲ ὁ Πέτρος βλέπει τὸν μαθητὴν ὃν ἠγάπα ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ἀκολουθοῦντα, ὃς καὶ ἀνέπεσεν ἐν τῷ δείπνῳ ἐπὶ τὸ στῆθος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπε· Κύριε, τίς ἐστιν ὁ παραδιδούς σε; τοῦτον ἰδὼν ὁ Πέτρος λέγει τῷ Ἰησοῦ· Κύριε, οὗτος δὲ τί; λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Ἐὰν αὐτὸν θέλω μένειν ἕως ἔρχομαι, τί πρὸς σέ; σύ μοι ἀκολούθει μοι. Ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ λόγος οὗτος εἰς τοὺς ἀδελφούς. Ὃτι ὁ μαθητὴς ἐκεῖνος οὐκ ἀποθνῄσκει, καὶ οὐκ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ὅτι οὐκ ἀποθνήσκει· ἀλλ' ἐὰν αὐτὸν θέλω μένειν ἕως ἔρχομαι, τί πρὸς σὲ; Οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ μαθητὴς ὁ μαρτυρῶν περὶ τούτων, καὶ γράψας ταῦτα, καὶ οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀληθής ἐστιν ἡ μαρτυρία αὐτοῦ. Ἔστι δὲ καὶ ἄλλα πολλὰ ὅσα ἐποίησεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ἅτινα ἐὰν γράφηται καθ' ἕν, οὐδὲ αὐτὸν οἶμαι τὸν κόσμον χωρῆσαι τὰ γραφόμενα βιβλία. Ἀμήν.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1.

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 75.11,1.
Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Γνωστὸς ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους β' 6:16-18, 7:1.

Ἀδελφοί, ὑμεῖς ἐστε ναὸς Θεοῦ ζῶντος, καθὼς εἶπεν ὁ θεός ὅτι Ἐνοικήσω ἐν αὐτοῖς, καὶ ἐμπεριπατήσω· καὶ ἔσομαι αὐτῶν θεός, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔσονταί μοι λαός. Διὸ, Ἐξέλθετε ἐκ μέσου αὐτῶν καὶ ἀφορίσθητε, λέγει κύριος, καὶ ἀκαθάρτου μὴ ἅπτεσθε· κἀγὼ εἰσδέξομαι ὑμᾶς, καὶ ἔσομαι ὑμῖν εἰς πατέρα, καὶ ὑμεῖς ἔσεσθέ μοι εἰς υἱοὺς καὶ θυγατέρας, λέγει κύριος παντοκράτωρ. Ταύτας οὖν ἔχοντες τὰς ἐπαγγελίας, ἀγαπητοί, καθαρίσωμεν ἑαυτοὺς ἀπὸ παντὸς μολυσμοῦ σαρκὸς καὶ πνεύματος, ἐπιτελοῦντες ἁγιωσύνην ἐν φόβῳ θεοῦ.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Canaanite
The Reading is from Matthew 15:21-28

At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon." But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.

Sunday of the Canaanite
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 15:21-28

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐξελθὼν ἐκεῖθεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἀνεχώρησεν εἰς τὰ μέρη Τύρου καὶ Σιδῶνος. καὶ ἰδοὺ γυνὴ Χαναναία ἀπὸ τῶν ὁρίων ἐκείνων ἐξελθοῦσα ἐκραύγαζεν αὐτῷ λέγουσα· ἐλέησόν με, Κύριε, υἱὲ Δαυΐδ· ἡ θυγάτηρ μου κακῶς δαιμονίζεται. ὁ δὲ οὐκ ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῇ λόγον. καὶ προσελθόντες οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἠρώτων αὐτὸν λέγοντες· ἀπόλυσον αὐτήν, ὅτι κράζει ὄπισθεν ἡμῶν. ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν· οὐκ ἀπεστάλην εἰ μὴ εἰς τὰ πρόβατα τὰ ἀπολωλότα οἴκου ᾿Ισραήλ. ἡ δὲ ἐλθοῦσα προσεκύνησεν αὐτῷ λέγουσα· Κύριε, βοήθει μοι. ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν· οὐκ ἔστι καλὸν λαβεῖν τὸν ἄρτον τῶν τέκνων καὶ βαλεῖν τοῖς κυναρίοις. ἡ δὲ εἶπε· ναί, Κύριε· καὶ γὰρ τὰ κυνάρια ἐσθίει ἀπὸ τῶν ψυχίων τῶν πιπτόντων ἀπὸ τῆς τραπέζης τῶν κυρίων αὐτῶν. τότε ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῇ· ὦ γύναι, μεγάλη σου ἡ πίστις! γενηθήτω σοι ὡς θέλεις. καὶ ἰάθη ἡ θυγάτηρ αὐτῆς ἀπὸ τῆς ὥρας ἐκείνης.


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν καταδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Apolytikion for Relics of Ignatius the Godbearer in the Fourth Mode

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Ignatius. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος, καί θρόνων διάδοχος, τών Αποστόλων γενόμενος, τήν πράξιν εύρες Θεόπνευστε, εις θεωρίας επίβασιν, διά τούτο τόν λόγον τής αληθείας ορθοτομών, καί τή πίστει ενήθλησας μέχρις αίματος, Ιερομάρτυς Ιγνάτιε, πρέσβευε Χριστώ τώ Θεώ, σωθήναι τάς ψυχάς ημών.

Apolytikion for the Church in the Fourth Mode

Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven, and like Paul, having received the call not from men, Your apostle among kings entrusted the commonwealth to Thy hand, O Lord. Keep us always in peace, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, O only Friend of man.

 

Τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου τὸν τύπον ἐν οὐρανῷ θεασάμενος, καὶ ὡς ὁ Παῦλος τὴν κλῆσιν οὐκ ἐξ ἀνθρώπων δεξάμενος, ὁ ἐν βασιλεῦσιν, Ἀπόστολός σου Κύριε, Βασιλεύουσαν πόλιν τῇ χειρὶ σου παρέθετο· ἣν περίσωζε διὰ παντὸς ἐν εἰρήνη, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, μόνε Φιλάνθρωπε.

Seasonal Kontakion in the First Mode

Your birth sanctified a Virgin's womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon. Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.
Ὁ μήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῶ τόκω σου, καὶ χείρας τοῦ Συμεὼν εὐλογήσας ὡς ἔπρεπε, προφθάσας καὶ νὺν ἔσωσας ἡμᾶς Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός. Ἀλλ' εἰρήνευσον ἐν πολέμοις τὸ πολίτευμα, καὶ κραταίωσον Βασιλεῖς οὓς ἠγάπησας, ὁ μόνος φιλάνθρωπος.
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Calendar

  • Calendar

    January 8 to February 12, 2023

    Sunday, January 8

    Book Drive for nextdoor-Books for Kids

    Sunday, January 29

    +Memorial: 40-days Kassandra Kokalis

    +Memorial: 1-Year Christos Koutsios

    +Memorial: 40-days Konstantinos Aristeidis Haramis

    +Memorial: 6-months Cleo Trivizas

    7:30AM Prosfora: Ana Maria Stasinoulias

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    11:15AM Hospitality: Memorials

    12:45PM GOYA: Lunch & Learn (following D. Lit)

    1:00PM JOY Basketball Practice

    Monday, January 30

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    8:00AM Orthos & Divine Liturgy Three Hierarchs

    4:30PM Virtual Greek School: 2A

    5:45PM Virtual Greek School: 1AK

    6:00PM Supplication (Paraklesis) Service to the Virgin Mary

    7:00PM In-Person: Pan-Orthodox Adult Education Series on “The Sacraments”

    7:00PM Virtual: Religious Education - The Sacramental Life of the Church (sponsored by the Milwaukee Orthodox Christian Clergy Association)

    8:00PM Virtual Byzantine Chant Class for Beginners

    8:15PM Virtual Greek School: Adults I Beginners

    Tuesday, January 31

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    5:45PM Virtual Greek School: 1B

    7:00PM Virtual Greek School: 2C

    8:00PM Young Adult B-ball Practice

    8:15PM Virtual Greek School: Adults II Advanced Intermediate

    Wednesday, February 1

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    8:00AM Orthros and Liturgy - St. Tryphon

    4:30PM Virtual Greek School: 2A

    4:30PM GOYA B-ball practice

    5:45PM Virtual Greek School: 1AK

    8:15PM Virtual Greek School: Adults I Beginners

    Thursday, February 2

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    8:00AM Orthros and Liturgy - Presentation of our Lord

    5:45PM Virtual Greek School: 1B

    7:00PM Virtual Greek School: 2C

    8:15PM Virtual Greek School: Adults II Advanced Intermediate

    Friday, February 3

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    10:30AM Bible Studies (Choir Room)

    4:00PM Virtual Greek School: 2B/C

    Saturday, February 4

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, February 5

    +Memorial: 1-Year for Michael Madias

    7:30AM Prosfora: Renee ACRA

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Sunday School

    11:15AM Hospitality: In memory of Chris Koutsios

    Monday, February 6

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    8:00AM Orthros and Divine Liturgy St. Photios

    1:00PM Philoptochos Board Meeting

    4:30PM Virtual Greek School: 2A

    5:45PM Virtual Greek School: 1AK

    6:00PM Supplication (Paraklesis) Service to the Virgin Mary

    7:00PM In-Person: Pan-Orthodox Adult Education Series on “The Sacraments”

    7:00PM Virtual: Religious Education - The Sacramental Life of the Church (sponsored by the Milwaukee Orthodox Christian Clergy Association)

    8:00PM Virtual Byzantine Chant Class for Beginners

    8:15PM Virtual Greek School: Adults I Beginners

    Tuesday, February 7

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    5:45PM Virtual Greek School: 1B

    7:00PM Virtual Greek School: 2C

    8:00PM Young Adult B-ball Practice

    8:15PM Virtual Greek School: Adults II Advanced Intermediate

    Wednesday, February 8

    Coming DEADLINE: The Vine announcements

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    8:00AM Orthros and Divine Liturgy - St. Theodore Commander

    4:30PM Virtual Greek School: 2A

    5:45PM Virtual Greek School: 1AK

    8:15PM Virtual Greek School: Adults I Beginners

    Thursday, February 9

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    10:00AM Milwaukee Pan-Orthodox Clergy Meeting @ Sts. Constantine and Helen

    5:45PM Virtual Greek School: 1B

    7:00PM Virtual Greek School: 2C

    8:15PM Virtual Greek School: Adults II Advanced Intermediate

    Friday, February 10

    Deadline: The Vine Announcements

    6:30AM Hall Used: Epiphany Learning Academy & Childcare

    8:00AM Orthros and Liturgy for St. Haralambos

    10:30AM Bible Studies (Choir Room)

    4:00PM Fish Fry

    4:00PM Virtual Greek School: 2B/C

    5:00PM Young Adult Ministry Movie and Vespers

    Saturday, February 11

    7:00AM Orthros and Liturgy - St. Blaise

    10:00AM Marriage Retreat: Let all you do be done in love

    5:00PM Great Vespers - AT ANNUNCIATION CHURCH

    6:00PM Tailgate Event to benefit IOCC

    Sunday, February 12

    Camping Ministry Sunday

    7:30AM Prosfora: Olga DELIGIANNIS

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Sunday School

    11:15AM Hospitality: Philoptochos

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Our News and Interests

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REALM & iPhone scrolling issue

Some have noticed an issue with scrolling on iPhones when using REALM's Connect app. I'm happy to let you know that we received a message from REALM that this issue has been fixed.

Please feel free to let me (Nikki at the church office) know if you are still having the issue.


Godparent Sunday has moved!

Our Godparent Sunday has been moved from February 12th to April 23rd.


New Phone System & New Welcome Message

We have upgraded our telephone system!

When calling our church, you FIRST hear a welcome message and have a choice to speak directly with Fr. Panteleimon by pressing "1" or, if you would like to reach the church office, you can press "2". 

For the foreseable future, please press 2 since Fr. Pantleleimon's office is out of commission due to the recent lower level flooding.


2023 Byzantine Chanting Class

2023 Byzantine Chant Lessons


MOCCA - Pan Orthodox 5-session seminar

MOCCA - Pan Orthodox 5-session seminar


Our Fish Fry is O-Fish-ally Back!

And we are in need of volunteers! Please contact Niko Marlis as soon as possible!

 

Fish Fry is back


2023.02.11 Let all you do be done in love

2023.02.11 Let all you do be done in love


Join Us @ Annunciation!

2023.02.11 IOCC Tailgate


Fundraiser: Sts Constantine & Helen Ring by Paul's Jewelers

Saints C&H Ring by Paul's Jewelers


Book Drive for "nextdoor - Books for Kids"

Sunday school will be hosting a Book Drive for nextdoor-Book for Kids (www.nextdoormke.org)!

From their website: "Our high-needs books include board books and picture books targeted to children (infants to five years old), multicultural and multilingual books to represent the children we teach, and social emotional books to help children understand their feelings. Click for a printable Wish List.

We also accept books for school-aged children, which will be distributed through our Community Library and Little Free Libraries. We are unable to accept damaged books, discarded library books, reference books, text books, curriculum materials and magazines."

2023 Booki Drive


Fall/Winter Book Study

Fall/Winter Book Study


GOYA Lock In @ Annunciation

2023.03.17 GOYA Lock in Annunciation


Save the Date! Centennial Celebration

You are invited! Please save the date and help spread the word!

Parish volunteers are very busy behind the scenes planning a spectacular celebration to honor 100 years!

Be sure not to miss out on this centennial celebration to remember! God Bless our parish.

Be on the look out and check back frequently on Facebook, Realm and the monthly Vine. More information will trickle in each month!

2022.05.06 save the date


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Bulletin Inserts

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

2023 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Directory Now Available

01/13/2023

may be downloaded as a pdf and used as a digital book on tablets, smart phones and other devices.

SUNDAY SERMON SERIES Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee February 5

01/25/2023

This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading, where we learn about the prayers of the Pharisee and the tax collector in the Temple. In what way are they opposites in the eyes of people? But more importantly, in what way are they opposites in the eyes of God? Also, how come true faith alone can’t save us?

Registration for all programs of Ionian Village 2023 opens this Saturday, January 21st at 12pm EST on ionianvillage.org!!!

01/19/2023

Registration for all programs of Ionian Village 2023 opens this Saturday, January 21st at 12pm EST on ionianvillage.org!!!
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Wisdom of the Fathers

She had a great perfection of faith. She had no uncertainty about His divine majesty. She had no small measure of the virtue of patience. Yet the pitying Physician of the pitiful disdained her petitions. He kept her waiting for answer in order to demonstrate to us the perseverence of this woman that we can always imitate. She had the characteristics of constancy and humility. She willingly embraced the indignity she received, and even confirmed the Lord`s statement. This woman rightly signifies the faith and devotion of the Church gathered from the nations
Saint Bede
Hom. I. 22, In Lent, Homilies on the Gospels, Bk. One, 216, 217.

He kept her waiting for an answer in order to declare that the minds of His disciples should also be merciful. As human beings they were ashamed of the clamor of the woman as she pursued them publicly, but He Himself knew the character of His mercy.
St. Bede
Hom. I. 22, In Lent, Homilies on the Gospels, Bk. One, 216

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