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Publish Date: 2019-11-10
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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


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Conference on Greek Education

11/06/2019

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will convene a national conference on Greek Education with the theme: “The Vision for Greek Education in the United States.”

Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels

11/05/2019

Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, On this blessed feast of the Holy Archangels, we commemorate the servants and messengers of God who dwell in His presence, know and do His divine will, and worship Him around His glorious throne. We offer our veneration to angels for this divine work they do in holiness and service to the Almighty. We also recognize the witness and power of the angelic nature.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits the center of the Orthodox Church in America

11/05/2019

SYOSSET, NY – Archbishop Elpidophoros visited Metropolitan Tikhon, on Monday Nov. 4, 2019, at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). The two hierarchs exchanged formal greetings in the St. Sergius Chapel.
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Notes

Next Sunday!

Make sure that you have turned in your 2019 Pledge Card and are up to date with your stewardship contributions.

2019.11.17 Special General Assembly

Join us!

Nov-Dec Sermon Series

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Reminder FOR EVERYONE!

During the daycare's hours of operation, licensing does not allow anyone, other than the daycare teachers, the children and their parents (for drop-off/pick-up only), in that areaIf you are visiting the church after office hours, you cannot enter through the daycare.  

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Parking Reminders

During the weekend, if you are not able to find parking space in our lot, you may use the parking lots of either

  • the City of Wauwatosa or
  • BMO Harris Bank,

just a block away.

Additonally, if you are able, please consider our elders, or single parents coming to church with their children and leave empty spots in our parking lot for them.  

Respect our neighbors and our own safety! 

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This Sunday

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019—8th Sunday of Luke

EPISTLE:  Galatians 2:16-20 (pg. 98)

HOLY GOSPEL: Luke 10:25-37 (pgs. 106-107)

READER:  George Anagnostopoulos

ALTAR BOYS: Team B: Teddy C. Anagnostopoulos, Angelo Cicatello, Dimitris Dahl, Elias Dalianis, Blaise Dalianis, George L. Liapis, George P. Liapis, Markos Mamalakis, Dimitri Maniotis, Leonidas Melissourgos, Foti Papageorge, Andrew Roche, Vasili Tsiampas, Joseph VanCleve

USHERS: Alex Marlis, Sophia Menendez, Tony Panagopoulos, George Papageorge

PROSPHORON:  Dina Liapis

HOSPITALITY: Sunday School

BOOKSTORE: Janet Christopulos

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER  17, 2019—9th Sunday of Luke—Special General Assembly

EPISTLE:  Galatians 6:11-18 (pg. 100)

HOLY GOSPEL: Luke 12:16-21 (pgs.108-109)

READER:  Christopulos

ALTAR BOYS: Team A: Andre Acra, Theodore G. Anagnostopoulos, Evan Anagnostopoulos, Nikita Athens, Angelo Gorgolis, Christos Konstantakis, Peter Konstantakis, George Kostopoulos, Spiros Limberatos, Makis Limberatos, Sam Patterson, Louis Tsagalis, John Tsagalis, Peter Tsagalis, Aristotelis & Dimitri Ziogas

USHERS: Stelios Georgakas, Helene Mannino, Tony Nestoras, Kiki Skoufis, George Tsiampas

PROSPHORON:  Voula Katravas

HOSPITALITY: Parish Council

BOOKSTORE: Please call the office to volunteer

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

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Calendar

  • Online Calendar

    November 10 to November 25, 2019

    Sunday, November 10

    +Memorial: 1-Year Dimitri Itsines

    GOYA Christmas Card Sale

    +Memorial: 1-Year Soultana Kalpakidis

    +Memorial: 14-Years John Dalamisios

    Deadline: The Vine Announcements

    7:30AM Prosforon: Dina Liapis

    8:15AM Matins

    9:15AM Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Sunday School

    11:15AM Hospitality: Sunday School

    3:00PM +Visitation: Steve Gaveras (Trisagion at 5pm)

    7:30PM BBALL: YAL2 Team

    Monday, November 11

    11:00AM +Visitation: Steve Gaveras

    11:30AM +Funeral: Steve Gaveras

    7:00PM Adult Ed Class: Unpacking the Feast Days of the Orthodox Church

    Tuesday, November 12

    CANCELLED: College Ministry - Dinner in MKE (TBA)

    6:00PM +St. John Chrysostom VESPERS

    Wednesday, November 13

    8:00AM +St. John Chrysostom DIV. LITURGY

    5:00PM +Visitation: Mike Christopulos (+Trisagion @ 7pm)

    Thursday, November 14

    8:00AM +Matins/Div. Liturgy

    11:00AM +Visitation: Mike Christopulos

    12:00PM Hall Used - DOP: Thanksgiving Dinner

    12:00PM +Funeral: Mike Christopulos

    6:00PM Adult Greek Classes

    6:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Friday, November 15

    10:30AM Bible Study (Eng)

    4:00PM Fish Fry

    6:30PM GOYA Lock In

    Saturday, November 16

    9:30AM Greek School Classes

    Sunday, November 17

    +Memorial: 6-months Angelo Antzoulatos

    +Memorial: 40-days Harry Siaggas

    7:30AM Prosforon: Voula Katravas

    8:15AM Matins

    9:15AM Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Sunday School

    11:15AM Hospitality: Parish Council

    11:30AM Special General Assembly

    4:00PM Baptism of Aris Dale and Sophia Schaefer

    7:30PM BBALL: YAL2 Team

    Monday, November 18

    7:00PM Adult Ed Class: Unpacking the Feast Days of the Orthodox Church

    Thursday, November 21

    8:00AM +Matins/Div. Liturgy

    6:00PM Adult Greek Classes

    Friday, November 22

    10:30AM Bible Study (Eng)

    2:00PM Folk Fair

    4:00PM Fish Fry

    Saturday, November 23

    9:00AM Presentation: Orthodox Icons, Aids to our salvation

    9:30AM Greek School Classes

    10:00AM Folk Fair

    Sunday, November 24

    Fr. Panteleimon on Vacation

    7:30AM Prosforon: Renee Acra

    8:15AM Matins

    9:00AM Fr. Panteleimon on Vacation

    9:15AM Divine Liturgy

    10:00AM Folk Fair

    11:00AM Sunday School

    11:15AM Hospitality: JOY

    7:30PM BBALL: YAL2 Team

    Monday, November 25

    Fr. Panteleimon on Vacation

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Our News and Interests

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Realm Connect - It's here!

Have you joined our online community, yet?

 

We have upgraded our database to a new amazing system!  Click on the following video to learn more about what we are in the process of setting up with your help!  

Our church has moved to a new kind of church record keeping solution called Realm®. It primarily serves the administrative needs of our staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our church. Not only will this improve work life for our ministry staff, it will make it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of believers.

So.... if we had your email in our previous database we have already sent you an invitation to join Realm Connect.  After you accept the invitation and create your login, you can download the Connect app (find the link at the end of this post) and come join us in creating our very own connected community!  If you can't find the Realm invitational email, please send me an email at church@stsconstantinehelenwi.org and request a Realm Invite. Ministry leaders should stop by the office to pick up their "Leader Guide" with helpful information.

Let's Connect!
Stay connected to our church wherever you go by downloading the free Connect -­‐ Our Church Community app for iPhone and Android devices. Use it to communicate with your groups, RSVP to events, manage your giving, update profile information, and more. It makes it easier for us to connect throughout the week and know what’s happening

News—Keeps everyone up-­‐to-­‐date with the latest posts, photos, and events for your group and for your church as a whole 
Posts—Post messages to your group and comment on posts by others in your group
Photos—Capture your moments together and share them with your group
Events—See event details (date, time, location, etc), submit your RSVP, and sign up to bring something
Files —Access your group’s shared files 
Messages—Send your entire group, or select individuals, a message that starts a conversation
Participants—See names and basic profile details for the people in your church or group, based on their privacy preferences 
Notification Settings—Manage your preferences for group notifications and emails

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/connect-our-church-community/id1052274581?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acstechnologies.android.realm.engagement

 


GOYA Sponsored Christmas Card

 You can now pay & register your family's name on Realm!  Just follow the link below

2019 GOYA Cmas card


Our Metropolitan's Letter (Nov. 2019)

2019.11 Mets letter


Holiday shopping?

Scrip Info poster

 

For more information, check out: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AlJQVF0OpLuVjD0sQtJrpKfr29Tp


Fall Adult Education Class Schedule

Adult Ed Class


2019.11.23 Orthodox Icons Presentation

Please register as soon as possible: https://tinyurl.com/Nov19-Icons

2019.11.23 Orthodox Icons Presentation


The Vine Announcements

ATTENTION!

Please remember to send your news/announcements/events to the church office (church@stsconstantinehelenwi.org) so they can be posted in The Vine. 

We have so many active Groups/Ministries but their announcements in The Vine have been steadily declining.  Only Bible Studies and Philoptochos make sure to keep us informed about their news every single month.  

Especially for the DECEMBER newsletter deadline was yesterday but we will be accepting your announcements/blurbs/event posters until the end of day Monday, November 11th!

Thank you for everything that you do!


2020 Basketball Tournament - Save the dates!

2020 Western Region BBall


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Bulletin Inserts

    2020 Fanari Camps

    2020 Fanari Camps

    Winter sessions open October 18 at noon


    2019.11.14 DOP Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

    2019.11.14 DOP Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thursday, November 14 @ 6 pm At our church Silent Action - Raffle - Fun & of course, Delicious Food! All are Welcome! $15 Adults & $7 ages 7-17 Please RSVP to Donna Spheeris 414.915.6095


    2019.11.17 Special General Assembly

    2019.11.17 Special General Assembly

    Poster and Letter in English & Greek


    You are a Youth Worker

    You are a Youth Worker

    Informational flyer for the new Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.


    2019-2020 Pan-Hellenic Scholarship

    2019-2020 Pan-Hellenic Scholarship

    Deadline is January 31, 2020


    2020.06 Fanari Camp's Lighthouse

    2020.06 Fanari Camp's Lighthouse

    Registration opens December 2019 - The new Jr. Olympics Philanthropy Competition (Youth Causing Change) seeks to add a new element to the Jr. Olympics. It will allow all children from parishes to engage in competition for the purpose of charity to those in need. The Youth Causing Change will allow children, athletic and non, to come together as a parish to give to those in need. Not only will it allow the youth to cause change for a good cause; it will allow the children of our parishes to cause change and grow in Christ by working together philanthropically.


    Stewardship

    Stewardship

    Did you know?


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Saints and Feasts

Allsaint
November 10

Erastus, Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertios, Apostles of the 70

Of these Saints, Olympas and Rodion became disciples of Peter, the chief Apostle, and came to Rome, where they were beheaded by Nero. The others reposed in peace, having become bishops: Sosipater of Iconium, Quartus of Beirut, and Erastus of Paneas, or Paneias (which was also called Caesarea of Philippi); Saint Erastus had been chamberlain of the city of Corinth (Rom.16:23).


Allsaint
November 10

Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia

Saint Orestes was from Tyana of Cappadocia. During the persecution of Diocletian, this Martyr's ankles were pierced with long nails; being bound to a wild horse and violently dragged by it, he gave up his spirit in the year 289.


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Tenth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:1-14

At that time, being raised from the dead, Jesus revealed himself to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat; but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Tenth Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 21:1-14

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐφανέρωσεν ἑαυτὸν πάλιν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης τῆς Τιβεριάδος· ἐφανέρωσε δὲ οὕτως. ἦσαν ὁμοῦ Σίμων Πέτρος, καὶ Θωμᾶς ὁ λεγόμενος Δίδυμος, καὶ Ναθαναὴλ ὁ ἀπὸ Κανᾶ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, καὶ οἱ τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου, καὶ ἄλλοι ἐκ τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ δύο. λέγει αὐτοῖς Σίμων Πέτρος· ὑπάγω ἁλιεύειν. λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· ἐρχόμεθα καὶ ἡμεῖς σὺν σοί. ἐξῆλθον καὶ ἐνέβησαν εἰς τὸ πλοῖον εὐθύς, καὶ ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ νυκτὶ ἐπίασαν οὐδέν. πρωΐας δὲ ἤδη γενομένης ἔστη ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰς τὸν αἰγιαλόν· οὐ μέντοι ᾔδεισαν οἱ μαθηταὶ ὅτι ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐστι. λέγει οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· παιδία, μή τι προσφάγιον ἔχετε; ἀπεκρίθησαν αὐτῷ· οὔ. ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· βάλετε εἰς τὰ δεξιὰ μέρη τοῦ πλοίου τὸ δίκτυον, καὶ εὑρήσετε. ἔβαλον οὖν, καὶ οὐκέτι αὐτὸ ἑλκύσαι ἴσχυσαν ἀπὸ τοῦ πλήθους τῶν ἰχθύων. λέγει οὖν ὁ μαθητὴς ἐκεῖνος, ὃν ἠγάπα ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, τῷ Πέτρῳ· ὁ Κύριός ἐστι. Σίμων οὖν Πέτρος ἀκούσας ὅτι ὁ Κύριός ἐστι, τὸν ἐπενδύτην διεζώσατο· ἦν γὰρ γυμνός· καὶ ἔβαλεν ἑαυτὸν εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν· οἱ δὲ ἄλλοι μαθηταὶ τῷ πλοιαρίῳ ἦλθον· οὐ γὰρ ἦσαν μακρὰν ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς, ἀλλ᾽ ὡς ἀπὸ πηχῶν διακοσίων, σύροντες τὸ δίκτυον τῶν ἰχθύων. ὡς οὖν ἀπέβησαν εἰς τὴν γῆν, βλέπουσιν ἀνθρακιὰν κειμένην καὶ ὀψάριον ἐπικείμενον καὶ ἄρτον. λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἐνέγκατε ἀπὸ τῶν ὀψαρίων ὧν ἐπιάσατε νῦν. ἀνέβη Σίμων Πέτρος καὶ εἵλκυσε τὸ δίκτυον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, μεστὸν ἰχθύων μεγάλων ἑκατὸν πεντήκοντα τριῶν· καὶ τοσούτων ὄντων οὐκ ἐσχίσθη τὸ δίκτυον. λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· δεῦτε ἀριστήσατε. οὐδεὶς δὲ ἐτόλμα τῶν μαθητῶν ἐξετάσαι αὐτὸν σὺ τίς εἶ, εἰδότες ὅτι ὁ Κύριός ἐστιν. ἔρχεται οὖν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ λαμβάνει τὸν ἄρτον καὶ δίδωσιν αὐτοῖς, καὶ τὸ ὀψάριον ὁμοίως. Τοῦτο ἤδη τρίτον ἐφανερώθη ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ ἐγερθεὶς ἐκ νεκρῶν.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Προκείμενον. Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 103.24,1.
Ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου Κύριε, πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας.
Στίχ. Εὐλόγει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Γαλάτας 2:16-20.

Ἀδελφοί, εἰδότες ὅτι οὐ δικαιοῦται ἄνθρωπος ἐξ ἔργων νόμου, ἐὰν μὴ διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν ἐπιστεύσαμεν, ἵνα δικαιωθῶμεν ἐκ πίστεως Χριστοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων νόμου· διότι οὐ δικαιωθήσεται ἐξ ἔργων νόμου πᾶσα σάρξ. Εἰ δέ, ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ, εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί, ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος; Μὴ γένοιτο. Εἰ γὰρ ἃ κατέλυσα, ταῦτα πάλιν οἰκοδομῶ, παραβάτην ἐμαυτὸν συνίστημι. Ἐγὼ γὰρ διὰ νόμου νόμῳ ἀπέθανον, ἵνα θεῷ ζήσω. Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι· ζῶ δέ, οὐκέτι ἐγώ, ζῇ δὲ ἐν ἐμοὶ Χριστός· ὃ δὲ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, ἐν πίστει ζῶ τῇ τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ, τοῦ ἀγαπήσαντός με καὶ παραδόντος ἑαυτὸν ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ.


Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

8th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 10:25-37

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, νομικός τις ἀνέστη ἐκπειράζων αὐτὸν καὶ λέγων· διδάσκαλε, τί ποιήσας ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω; ὁ δὲ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· ἐν τῷ νόμῳ τί γέγραπται; πῶς ἀναγινώσκεις; ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν· ἀγαπήσεις Κύριον τὸν Θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ψυχῆς σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς διανοίας σου, καὶ τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν· εἶπε δὲ αὐτῷ· ὀρθῶς ἀπεκρίθης· τοῦτο ποίει καὶ ζήσῃ. ὁ δὲ θέλων δικαιοῦν ἑαυτὸν εἶπε πρὸς τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν· καὶ τίς ἐστί μου πλησίον; ὑπολαβὼν δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν· ἄνθρωπός τις κατέβαινεν ἀπὸ ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ εἰς ῾Ιεριχώ, καὶ λῃσταῖς περιέπεσεν· οἳ καὶ ἐκδύσαντες αὐτὸν καὶ πληγὰς ἐπιθέντες ἀπῆλθον ἀφέντες ἡμιθανῆ τυγχάνοντα. κατὰ συγκυρίαν δὲ ἱερεύς τις κατέβαινεν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ ἐκείνῃ, καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὸν ἀντιπαρῆλθεν. ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ Λευΐτης γενόμενος κατὰ τὸν τόπον, ἐλθὼν καὶ ἰδὼν ἀντιπαρῆλθε. Σαμαρείτης δέ τις ὁδεύων ἦλθε κατ᾿ αὐτόν, καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὸν ἐσπλαγχνίσθη, καὶ προσελθὼν κατέδησε τὰ τραύματα αὐτοῦ ἐπιχέων ἔλαιον καὶ οἶνον, ἐπιβιβάσας δὲ αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ ἴδιον κτῆνος ἤγαγεν αὐτὸν εἰς πανδοχεῖον καὶ ἐπεμελήθη αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν αὔριον ἐξελθών, ἐκβαλὼν δύο δηνάρια ἔδωκε τῷ πανδοχεῖ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἐπιμελήθητι αὐτοῦ, καὶ ὅ τι ἂν προσδαπανήσῃς, ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ ἐπανέρχεσθαί με ἀποδώσω σοι. τίς οὖν τούτων τῶν τριῶν πλησίον δοκεῖ σοι γεγονέναι τοῦ ἐμπεσόντος εἰς τοὺς λῃστάς; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· ὁ ποιήσας τὸ ἔλεος μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ. εἶπεν οὖν αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· πορεύου καὶ σὺ ποίει ὁμοίως.


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting 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.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.
Ο καθαρώτατος ναός τού Σωτήρος, η πολυτίμητος παστάς καί Παρθένος, τό Ιερόν θησαύρισμα τής δόξης τού Θεού, σήμερον εισάγεται, εν τώ οίκω Κυρίου, τήν χάριν συνεισάγουσα, τήν εν Πνευματι θείω, ήν ανυμνούσιν Άγγελοι Θεού, Αύτη υπάρχει σκηνή επουράνιος.
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Wisdom of the Fathers

The example of the good Samaritan shows that we must not abandon those in whom even the faintest amount of faith is still alive.
St. Ambrose of Milan
Two Books of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Concerning Repentance, Chapter 11

But you cannot be a neighbour unless you have compassion on him; for no one can be called a neighbour unless he have healed, not killed, another. But if you wish to be called a neighbour, Christ says to you: "Go and do likewise."
St. Ambrose of Milan
Two Books of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Concerning Repentance, Chapter 11

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