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Sts. Constantine and Helen Church
Publish Date: 2018-11-11
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Sts. Constantine and Helen Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (414) 778-1555
  • Fax:
  • (414) 778-1117
  • Street Address:

  • 2160 N. Wauwatosa Avenue

  • Wauwatosa, WI 53213


Contact Information






Services Schedule

SUNDAY MATINS/DIVINE LITURGY, 8:30 am


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Join our Parish Council! Help shape our church’s present & future!

Applications to become a Parish Council Member are now available!  Look for them in the Announcement Board.  You can also find it here: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AlJQVF0OpLuVjDZ23OcQ7pFqghAg

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO LAUNCH A NEW MINISTRY HERE REACHING OUT TO OUR COLLEGE YOUTH

Recent studies have found that as many as 60% of our youth go to college and largely drop-out of church life.  As a parish, we need to do whatever we can to reach out to this group - letting them know that they are on our minds and in our prayers.  With that in mind, we are asking for donations from our parish to help our new college outreach ministry.  The goal for now is to send fall and spring care-packages to our college kids as well as to host a lunch for them - with our parish priest and parish leaders - over winter and summer break.  Any donation is appreciated.  Please mark the donation, "College Ministry" so we know where to apply it.

DINNER GATHERING FOR ALL OF OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS AT STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN

Please get the word out to all of our college students that on Thursday, December 27, at 6 p.m., we'll be having a dinner for our college youth at Pallas Restaurant (1657 S 108th St, Milwaukee, WI 53214).  If you know someone will be attending, please let us know (call the church office at 414-778-1555 or email Flora Copoulos at panagaki@sbcglobal.net).  We hope to see all our college students there!

Did you know?

There are many ways to send your contributions to our church, other than cash or check.  For example, our newest option is to

Give by Text! 

You can now give to our church by using your smartphone via text using debit/credit card or ACH payments.  It will take you about 2 minutes to set up your payment method, which is saved for future text gifts!  Just text our church's keyword, STSCNH to 73256 along with the amount, i.e. text STSCNH 25 to 73256.  Shortly after, you will receive a text with a link to our secure online text giving page where you can choose a specific fund and set up your payment method.  At the moment, the available funds you can give to by text are Stewardship, Candles, Maintenance, Fee (to pay for a church fee) or General Donation (default).

Online!

You know that you can also give online and setup recurring payments by visiting our website (give.stsconstantinehelenwi.org) and clicking on the "Click to Donate Online" button.  But if you download a free QR Code Scanner application and scan the following code, it will take you directly to the secure online donation page.  You can readily find this QR code on the front page of our weekly bulletins and on the back cover of The Vine.

 ACS Online Giving New Roof QR code 

 

Go ahead! Try it! It's so cool!!

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This Sunday

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11,  2018—8th Sunday of Luke—Veteran’s Day

APOLYTIKION: Thou didst abolish death ...                         Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον ...

EPISTLE:  II Corinthians 4:6-15 (pgs. 88)                                                 

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

READER:  Bob Gountis

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: Tony Antonopoulos, Justin Ahlborn, Procopis Liapis, Apollon Limberatos, Niko Marlis

PROSPHORON:  Ana Stasinoulias

HOSPITALITY: Daughters of Penelope

BOOKSTORE: Janet Christopulos

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18,  2018—9th Sunday of Luke

APOLYTIKION: From on high didst Thou descend …  Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος ...

EPISTLE:  Ephesians 4:1-7 (pg. 106)                                         

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

READER:  Philip Losey

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: George Karas, Louie Kostopoulos, James Maholias, Alex Marlis, George Papageorge

PROSPHORON:  Theodora Galanis

HOSPITALITY: GOYA

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

  • This week's events

    November 1 to November 25, 2018

    Thursday, November 1

    Service Project: Food/Clothing Drive

    Sunday, November 11

    Sunday School - Food Drive

    +Memorial: 40-Days Anastos Poulos

    +Memorial: 40-Days George Giannaras

    +Memorial: 6-Months Maria Kalatzi-Kakouri

    7:30AM Prosforon: Ana Stasinoulias

    8:30AM Matins

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Daughters of Penelope: Tiropita/Spanakopita Sale

    11:30AM Hospitality: Daughters of Penelope

    6:00PM Martha & Mary Maternity House - Annual Benefit Dinner

    8:00PM Basketball Practice - YAL

    Monday, November 12

    8:00AM Electrician from Ideal Mechanical coming to work on the heating element

    3:00PM Philoptochos Folk Fair Baking: Baklava

    6:00PM Ionians

    6:00PM St. John Chrysostom Vespers @ the monastery in Kenosha, WI

    6:30PM Philoptochos Meeting

    7:00PM Dorians

    7:00PM Orthodox Adult Education Class - Unpacking our Spiritual Toolbox

    Tuesday, November 13

    8:00AM +Div. Liturgy @ the monastery in Kenosha

    4:00PM +Visitation: Demetrios Itsines

    5:30PM Greek School Classes

    8:00PM Basketball Practice - YAL

    Wednesday, November 14

    8:00AM +Matins/D. Liturgy

    11:00AM +Visitation/FUNERAL: Demetrios Itsines

    Thursday, November 15

    6:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Friday, November 16

    Folk Fair

    8:00AM +Matins/D. Liturgy

    10:30AM Bible Studies (Eng.)

    4:00PM Fish Fry - DOP Frozen Pita (Spinach and Cheese) available for purchase

    5:30PM JOY: Helium Trampoline Park/Discussion with Fr. Panteleimon

    Saturday, November 17

    2:00PM +Wedding: Isidora Kafkas & Kostas Vasilopoulos

    Sunday, November 18

    Sunday School - Food Drive Ends

    +Memorial: 6-Months Stavroula Antonopoulos

    +Memorial: 40-Days George Schlegel

    Deadline for the GOYA-Sponsored Community Christmas Card

    7:30AM Prosforon: Theodora Galanis

    8:30AM Matins

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Hospitality: Parish Council

    8:00PM Basketball Practice - YAL

    Monday, November 19

    Vent the boiler (upstairs mech room)

    6:00PM Ionians

    7:00PM Dorians

    Tuesday, November 20

    5:30PM Greek School Classes

    8:00PM Basketball Practice - YAL

    Wednesday, November 21

    8:00AM +Matins/D. Liturgy

    Thursday, November 22

    Office Closed

    Friday, November 23

    10:30AM NO Bible Studies (Eng.) - Thanksgiving

    4:00PM NO Fish Fry - Thanksgiving

    Saturday, November 24

    GOYA: Chicago Trip

    Sunday, November 25

    Sunday School

    Deadline: PC Member Applications

    7:30AM Prosforon: Voula Katravas

    8:30AM Matins

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Hospitality: JOY

    3:30PM Hall Rented

    8:00PM Basketball Practice - YAL

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Our News and Interests

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November 11th - Stewardship

Testimonial: " A Meditation of Almsgiving"

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2018 Fall Adult Education Seminar: Unpacking Our Orthodox Spiritual Toolbox

2018 Fall Adult Ed Seminar Poster


JOY @ Helium

2018.11.16 JOY at Helium


Holiday Folk Fair

Holiday Folk Fair


GOYA Sponsored Christmas Card

Please note that these cards will be printed on Monday, November 19th, so late orders can not be accepted!

Christmas Card Flyer 2018

 

GOYA Card Order Form


OCF: College Conference Midwest 2018

  • December 27, 2018 - December 30, 2018
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration for College Conference Midwest is now OPEN!

 https://www.facebook.com/events/759214427760050/

Join us as we come together in fellowship and prayer to explore the theme, “Who Do You Say that I Am?” with Keynote Speaker, Fr. Barnabas Powell and an excellent line up of Workshop Speakers.

Cost: $325.00 *scholarships available (see PROMO CODES below)

Scholarship Information and Promo Codes:

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of DETROIT – 30, $275 scholarships being offered. Must be a member of an Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit parish to qualify and receive funding. Enter promo code GOMODCC18 at check out.

Antiochian Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest – 20, $75 scholarships being offered. Must be a member of an Antiochian parish that is located within the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest to qualify and receive funding. Enter promo code ADTAMCC18 at check out.

New scholarships may become available and will be fully confirmed by October 1, 2018.

http://www.ocf.net/events/college-conference-midwest-2018/


Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the United States

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops has published on its website the new map: "Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the United States." The map shows: a) locations, names and jurisdictions of all active Orthodox bishops in the United States and b) the total number of Orthodox parishes in each US county. The map is in PDF format and can be downloaded here.

http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2018/map-bishops-parishes


The Vine Ads

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The 2018/19 PanHellenic Scholarship Application is Now Available!

 

The 2018/19 PanHellenic Scholarship

Application is Now Available!

October 1, 2018

Chicago, IL - The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation has released the 2018/19 scholarship application on today October 1st. The Foundation will accept applications from eligible Greek American college students through January 31, 2019, and will distribute $250,000 in scholarship awards to exceptional undergraduates as follows:

  • Twenty (20) Awards of $10,000 each based on academic merit and financial need
  • Twenty (20) Awards of $2,500 each based solely on academic achievement

Undergraduate students of Hellenic descent from all fifty states are encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted electronically as instructed by January 31, 2019

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be US Citizens or US permanent residents.
  • Be of Hellenic descent.
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited 4-year university in Fall 2018.
  • Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

For any questions or inquiries, please email pkorbakes@panhellenicsf.org or call (312) 357-6432.

As of June 2018, the Foundation has awarded $3 million+ in scholarships to 450+ Greek American students.

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Awards Ceremony & Gala


CrossRoad Applications Available Now!

 
 

Help us spread the word by forwarding this email to any Orthodox Christian juniors or seniors in high school who are yearning to explore their faith

What happens at CrossRoad?

  • Explore your faith like never before
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  • Encounter service in a new way
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Who is Eligible?

  • Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors
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Summer 2019 Dates

  • Session 1: June 15 - June 25, 2019 (Boston)
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2019 Basketball Tournament

2019.02.08.10 BBall tournament


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Bulletin Inserts

    Children's Word

    Children's Word

    OCN's weekly bulletin for children


    Taste of Greece in Chicago, IL

    Taste of Greece in Chicago, IL

    Saints Athanasios the Great & John the Baptist Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th


    2018 November DOP Pita Sale

    2018 November DOP Pita Sale

    Deadline to order October 29, 2018 - They will be on sale during our Fish Fry on November 16th


    Pan-Orthodox Christmas Concert

    Pan-Orthodox Christmas Concert

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at St. John the Baptist, Des Plaines, IL at 3pm


    2017 Scholarship Guide

    2017 Scholarship Guide

    Windy City has compiled this guide of scholarships that are available to Greek Americans. "We’re dedicated to providing resources for our community, and we’re so excited to present Greek American Scholarship Guide 2017. ... Find information here to begin your research and application process. Some deadlines have already passed this year, but later this year, applications for 2018 will be posted. That will give you time to work through this information and determine your own eligibility and what opportunities to pursue. With the ever-increasing cost of college education, we recommend that you apply for as many scholarships as you can – no matter how small. The numbers will add up and every dollar makes a difference. In this guide, find “mini profiles” of scholarship awards of more than $5000. Also find a list of links to other organizations that offer smaller awards. Look for ideas on other places to search for opportunities, as well as tips on applying and winning scholarships. A very special thank you to our sponsors. We’re grateful to The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation and PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation for their continued support. You’ll learn also more about them in this guide. Dive in! Happy Scholarship Hunting!


    PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation's Details

    PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation's Details

    Deadline to apply for their scholarship is July 31st, 2019. Visit: http://www.panhellenicsf.org/apply/ for the application


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Saints and Feasts

Victor
November 11

Victor and Stephanie

Saints Victor and Stephanie contested in Damascus in 160, during the reign of Antoninus Pius. The pagans arrested Saint Victor as a Christian and cut off his fingers, put out his eyes, and beheaded him. As Saint Stephanie, the wife of a certain soldier, and a Christian, saw Victor's nobility in his sufferings, she loudly cried out to call him blessed and to say that she saw two crowns prepared, one for him, and one for herself. She also was taken, and was tied to two palm trees which had been bowed down; when they were released, she was torn asunder.


Allsaint
November 11

Theodore the Studite

Saint Theodore the Studite was born in Constantinople in 759; his pious parents were named Photinus and Theoctiste. He assumed the monastic habit in his youth, at the monastery called Sakkoudion, and became abbot there in 794. About the year 784 he was ordained deacon, and later presbyter by the most holy Patriarch Tarasius. On joining the brotherhood of the Monastery of Studium (which was named after its founder Studius, a Roman consul), the Saint received the surname "Studite." He proved to be a fervent zealot for the traditions of the Fathers and contested even unto death for the sake of his reverence for the holy icons. He endured three exiles because of his pious zeal. During the third one, to which he was condemned by the Iconoclast autocrat, Leo the Armenian, he endured courageously - being beaten and bound and led from one dark dungeon to another - for seven whole years. Finally he was recalled from exile by Michael the Stutterer. Receiving thus a small respite from his labours of long endurance, he reposed in the Lord on November 11, 826, a Sunday, while his disciples, who stood round about him, chanted the 118th Psalm. Some say that after receiving the immaculate Mysteries, he himself began chanting this psalm. And on reaching the verse, ' I will never forget Thy statutes, for in them hast Thou quickened me" (Ps. 118:93), he gave up his spirit, having lived for sixty-seven years. In addition to his other sacred writings, he composed, with the collaboration of his brother Joseph, almost the whole of the compunctionate book of the Triodion (see also July 14).


Menas
November 11

Menas of Egypt

Saint Menas, who had Egypt as his fatherland, contested in Cotyaeion of Phrygia in 296 during the reign of Diocletian and Maximian. A soldier distinguished for his valour in war, he renounced his rank and withdrew to devote himself to ascetical struggles and prayer in the mountains. Filled with zeal and more than human courage, he presented himself in the midst of a pagan festival in Cotyaeion and declared himself to be a Christian. After terrible torments which he endured with astonishing courage, he was beheaded. His martyrium in Egypt became a place of universal pilgrimage; evidence of ancient journeys to his shrine have been found as far away as Ireland. The glory and refuge of the Christians of Egypt, he has been revealed to be a worker of great miracles and a swift defender for all who call on him with faith; besides all else, he is also invoked for help in finding lost objects.


Allsaint
November 11

Holy Martyr Vincent

Saint Vincent is the most illustrious of the Martyrs of Spain. Because of his virtue, he was ordained deacon by Valerius, Bishop of Saragossa, who, because of his advanced age and an impediment in his speech, commissioned Vincent to be preacher of the Gospel. In 303, the impious Emperors Diocletian and Maximian sent Dacian to Spain as governor, with an edict to persecute the clergy. Saint Vincent was brought with Bishop Valerius to Valencia; the bishop was sent into exile, but the holy deacon was tortured on a rack, and after suffering other cruel torments, gave up his soul into the hands of God on January 22 in the year 304.


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Second Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Second Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 16:1-8

Καὶ διαγενομένου τοῦ σαββάτου Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ καὶ Μαρία ἡ τοῦ ᾿Ιακώβου καὶ Σαλώμη ἠγόρασαν ἀρώματα ἵνα ἐλθοῦσαι ἀλείψωσιν αὐτόν. καὶ λίαν πρωῒ τῆς μιᾶς σαββάτων ἔρχονται ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, ἀνατείλαντος τοῦ ἡλίου. καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἑαυτάς· τίς ἀποκυλίσει ἡμῖν τὸν λίθον ἐκ τῆς θύρας τοῦ μνημείου; καὶ ἀναβλέψασαι θεωροῦσιν ὅτι ἀποκεκύλισται ὁ λίθος· ἦν γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα. καὶ εἰσελθοῦσαι εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον εἶδον νεανίσκον καθήμενον ἐν τοῖς δεξιοῖς, περιβεβλημένον στολὴν λευκήν, καὶ ἐξεθαμβήθησαν. ὁ δὲ λέγει αὐταῖς· μὴ ἐκθαμβεῖσθε· ᾿Ιησοῦν ζητεῖτε τὸν Ναζαρηνὸν τὸν ἐσταυρωμένον· ἠγέρθη, οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε· ἴδε ὁ τόπος ὅπου ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. ἀλλ᾿ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ ὅτι προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν· ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε, καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν. καὶ ἐξελθοῦσαι ἔφυγον ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου· εἶχε δὲ αὐτὰς τρόμος καὶ ἔκστασις, καὶ οὐδενὶ οὐδὲν εἶπον· ἐφοβοῦντο γάρ.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 67.35,26.
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15.

Brethren, it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Προκείμενον. Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 67.35,26.
Θαυμαστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἐν τοῖς Ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ.
Στίχ. Ἐν Ἐκκλησίαις εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Θεὸν.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους β' 4:6-15.

Ἀδελφοί, ὁ θεὸς ὁ εἰπὼν ἐκ σκότους φῶς λάμψαι, ὃς ἔλαμψεν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ἡμῶν πρὸς φωτισμὸν τῆς γνώσεως τῆς δόξης τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν προσώπῳ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. Ἔχομεν δὲ τὸν θησαυρὸν τοῦτον ἐν ὀστρακίνοις σκεύεσιν, ἵνα ἡ ὑπερβολὴ τῆς δυνάμεως ᾖ τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ μὴ ἐξ ἡμῶν· ἐν παντὶ θλιβόμενοι, ἀλλʼ οὐ στενοχωρούμενοι· ἀπορούμενοι, ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἐξαπορούμενοι· διωκόμενοι, ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἐγκαταλειπόμενοι· καταβαλλόμενοι, ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἀπολλύμενοι· πάντοτε τὴν νέκρωσιν τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ σώματι περιφέροντες, ἵνα καὶ ἡ ζωὴ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ σώματι ἡμῶν φανερωθῇ. Ἀεὶ γὰρ ἡμεῖς οἱ ζῶντες εἰς θάνατον παραδιδόμεθα διὰ Ἰησοῦν, ἵνα καὶ ἡ ζωὴ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ φανερωθῇ ἐν τῇ θνητῇ σαρκὶ ἡμῶν. Ὥστε ὁ μὲν θάνατος ἐν ἡμῖν ἐνεργεῖται, ἡ δὲ ζωὴ ἐν ὑμῖν. Ἔχοντες δὲ τὸ αὐτὸ πνεῦμα τῆς πίστεως, κατὰ τὸ γεγραμμένον, Ἐπίστευσα, διὸ ἐλάλησα, καὶ ἡμεῖς πιστεύομεν, διὸ καὶ λαλοῦμεν· εἰδότες ὅτι ὁ ἐγείρας τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν καὶ ἡμᾶς διὰ Ἰησοῦ ἐγερεῖ, καὶ παραστήσει σὺν ὑμῖν. Τὰ γὰρ πάντα διʼ ὑμᾶς, ἵνα ἡ χάρις πλεονάσασα διὰ τῶν πλειόνων τὴν εὐχαριστίαν περισσεύσῃ εἰς τὴν δόξαν τοῦ θεοῦ.


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 Grave Mode

Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers' lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον, ἠνέῳξας τῷ Λῃστῇ τὸν Παράδεισον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλες, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις κηρύττειν ἐπέταξας, ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for Martyr Menas in the Fourth Mode

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε, εν τή αθλήσει αυτών, στεφάνους εκομίσαντο τής αφθαρσίας, εκ σού τού Θεού ημών, σχόντες γάρ τήν ισχύν σου, τούς τυράννους καθείλον, έθραυσαν καί δαιμόνων, τά ανίσχυρα θράση. Αυτών ταίς ικεσίαις, Χριστέ ο Θεός, σώσον τάς ψυχάς ημών.

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

For the One Maker fashioned us, the One Creator breathed life into us; we all enjoy the same sky and air, the same days and nights, and, though some be good, others bad, some righteous, others unrighteous, yet GOD is bountiful to all, kind to all.
St. Gregory the Dialogist
Sermon 12, On the Fast, 6th century

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

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