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Sts. Constantine and Helen Church

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

  • 2160 N. Wauwatosa Avenue

  • Wauwatosa, WI 53213


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Services Schedule

SUNDAY MATINS/DIVINE LITURGY, 8:30 am


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This Sunday

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13,  2019—Sunday After Theophany

EPISTLE:  Ephesians 4:7-13 (pgs. 127-128)

HOLY GOSPEL: Matthew 4:12-17 (pg. 128)

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

PROSPHORON:  Voula Panagopoulos

HOSPITALITY: Memorials

BOOKSTORE: Janet Christopulos 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20,  2019—12th Sunday of Luke

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

HOLY GOSPEL: Luke 17:12-19(pgs. 112-113)

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: George Karas, James Maholias, Alex Marlis, Tony Panagopoulos, George Papageorge

PROSPHORON:  Theodora Galanis

HOSPITALITY: Memorial

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

    January 1 to January 27, 2019

    Tuesday, January 1

    Date TBD: Hellenic Letters Celebration in Chicago

    Sunday, January 13

    Sunday School

    Philoptochos - Annual Vasilopita Celebration

    +Memorial: 40-Days Emile Janini

    +Memorial: 40-Days Georgia Georgakas

    7:30AM Prosforon: Voula Panagopoulos

    8:15AM Matins

    9:15AM Divine Liturgy

    11:15AM Hospitality: Memorials

    11:30AM Parish Vasilopita

    1:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL Women's (SPG)

    1:00PM JOY: First Stage Presentation at Todd Wehr Auditorium/Vasilopita Cutting

    3:00PM BBALL Practice: GOYA Boys

    5:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL (W1 JDAHL)

    8:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL Men

    Monday, January 14

    6:00PM No Ionians Dance Tonight

    7:00PM No Dorians Dance Tonight

    Tuesday, January 15

    5:30PM Greek School Classes - 2nd Semester Tuition Due - Vasilopita

    8:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL Men

    Wednesday, January 16

    6:30PM Sunday School Ministry Teacher and Staff Meeting @ Conference Rm Downstairs

    Thursday, January 17

    8:00AM CANCELLED!!! +Matins & Divine Liturgy

    6:00PM BBALL Practice: JOY

    6:00PM Cry Room Used: IOCC meeting

    6:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    7:30PM BBALL Practice: YAL (YianniS)

    Friday, January 18

    8:00AM +Matins & Divine Liturgy

    10:30AM Bible Studies (Eng.)

    4:00PM Fish Fry

    Saturday, January 19

    Vent the boiler (upstairs mech room)

    2:00PM +Baptism: Kalogeropoulos/Christopoulos Baby

    Sunday, January 20

    Sunday School

    +Memorial: 5-Years Efstathios & Paraskevi Demopoulos

    +Memorial: 40-Days Kostas Kolintzas

    +Memorial: 40-Days Theresa Delakis

    7:30AM Prosforon: Theodora Galanis

    8:15AM Matins

    9:15AM Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM +40-Day Blessing: Demetra Koutromanos, Daughter of Lazarus & Katie

    11:15AM Hospitality: Memorial

    1:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL Women's (SPG)

    3:00PM BBALL Practice: GOYA Boys

    4:00PM +Visitation: James Agnos (Trisagion @ 6pm)

    5:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL (W1 JDAHL)

    8:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL Men

    Monday, January 21

    10:00AM +Visitation: James Agnos

    11:00AM +Funeral: James Agnos

    6:00PM Ionians

    7:00PM Dorians

    Tuesday, January 22

    10:00AM Fire Alarm

    5:30PM Greek School Classes

    7:00PM Stewardship meeting

    8:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL Men

    Thursday, January 24

    6:00PM BBALL Practice: JOY

    7:30PM BBALL Practice: YAL (YianniS)

    Friday, January 25

    8:00AM +Matins & Divine Liturgy

    10:30AM Bible Studies (Eng.)

    4:00PM Fish Fry

    7:00PM Family Synaxis Women's Retreat

    7:30PM Parish-Wide Bucks Game

    Saturday, January 26

    1:00PM Baptism of Mason Olsen - son of Josh and Julia Olsen

    Sunday, January 27

    Sunday School

    7:30AM Prosforon: Heather Franceschi

    8:15AM Matins

    9:15AM Divine Liturgy

    11:15AM Hospitality: Philoptochos Loukoumades Sale

    1:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL Women's (SPG)

    3:00PM BBALL Practice: GOYA Boys

    5:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL (W1 JDAHL)

    8:00PM BBALL Practice: YAL Men

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Byzantine Chanting Lessons at Annunciation

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Philoptochos: Loukoumades Sale

Philoptochos Loukoumades Sale


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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2019 Basketball Tournament

2019.02.08.10 BBall tournament

 

2019 Sponsorship Form

 

2019 Merchandise Form


Adult Education Class


Golden Agers - Tsiknopempti Dinner

Golden Agers - Tsiknopempti


Golden Agers - Loukoumades

Golden Agers - Loukoumades


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Bulletin Inserts

    Annual Greek Night at the Bucks

    Annual Greek Night at the Bucks

    On January 25th, 2019 - Deadline to order is January 7th


    2019.01 Women's Retreat

    2019.01 Women's Retreat

    Fri. Jan 25-Sat. Jan 26 To Register visit: www.gocfamilysynaxis.org


    IOCC Tailgate @ Our Church

    IOCC Tailgate @ Our Church

    on February 2nd!


    2019.02.04 OCWA's '2019 Dr. Mary P Hallick Scholarship Application'

    2019.02.04 OCWA's '2019 Dr. Mary P Hallick Scholarship Application'

    Two $500 scholarships will be awarded on February 28th, 2019 at OCWA's Scholarship Dinner.


    AHEPA 43 Scholarship Application and Info

    AHEPA 43 Scholarship Application and Info

    Deadline is March 1st, 2019


    2019 Fr. Ted Scholarship application

    2019 Fr. Ted Scholarship application

    Deadline is March 6th, 2019


    AHEPA 13 Scholarship Info & Application

    AHEPA 13 Scholarship Info & Application

    Deadline is March 15th, 2019


    Heritage Greece Program

    Heritage Greece Program

    Deadline: March 15, 2019


    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


    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!


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Saints and Feasts

Baptism
January 13

Sunday after Epiphany


Allsaint
January 13

The Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus

Saints Hermylus and Stratonicus contested for piety's sake during the reign of Licinius, in the year 314. Saint Hermylus was a deacon, and Stratonicus was his friend. For his confession of Christ, Hermylus was beaten so fiercely that his whole body was covered with wounds. Stratonicus, seeing him endure this and other torments that left him half dead, wept with grief for his friend. From this he was discovered to be a Christian, and when he had openly professed his Faith and had been beaten, he and Hermylus were cast into the Danube River, receiving the crown of martyrdom.


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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 his 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!" So, the word went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die; but Jesus did not say to him that he would not 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, ἐφανερώθη ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ ἐγερθεὶς ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ λέγει τῷ Σίμωνι Πέτρῳ· Σίμων ᾿Ιωνᾶ, ἀγαπᾷς με πλεῖον τούτων; λέγει αὐτῷ· ναί, Κύριε, σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ σε. λέγει αὐτῷ· βόσκε τὰ ἀρνία μου. λέγει αὐτῷ πάλιν δεύτερον· Σίμων ᾿Ιωνᾶ, ἀγαπᾷς με; λέγει αὐτῷ· ναί, Κύριε, σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ σε. λέγει αὐτῷ· ποίμαινε τὰ πρόβατά μου. λέγει αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον· Σίμων ᾿Ιωνᾶ, 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 ᾿Ιησοῦς· βόσκε τὰ πρόβατά μου. ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω σοι, ὅτε ἦς νεώτερος, ἐζώννυες σεαυτὸν 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 εἰπὼν λέγει αὐτῷ· ἀκολούθει μοι. ἐπιστραφεὶς δὲ ὁ Πέτρος βλέπει τὸν μαθητὴν ὃν ἠγάπα ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς 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 ᾿Ιησοῦ· Κύριε, οὗτος δὲ τί; λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἐὰν αὐτὸν θέλω μένειν ἕως ἔρχομαι, τί πρὸς σέ; σὺ ἀκολούθει μοι. ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ λόγος οὗτος εἰς τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς ὅτι ὁ μαθητὴς ἐκεῖνος οὐκ ἀποθνήσκει· καὶ οὐκ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὅτι οὐκ ἀποθνήσκει, ἀλλ᾽ ἐὰν αὐτὸν θέλω μένειν ἕως ἔρχομαι, τί πρὸς σέ; 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 ᾿Ιησοῦς, ἅτινα ἐὰν γράφηται καθ᾽ ἕν, οὐδὲ αὐτὸν οἶμαι τὸν κόσμον χωρῆσαι τὰ γραφόμενα βιβλία. ἀμήν.

 


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Προκείμενον. First Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 32.22,1.
Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς.
Στίχ. Ἀγαλλιᾶσθε δίκαιοι ἐν Κυρίῳ

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Ἐφεσίους 4:7-13.

Ἀδελφοί, ἑνὶ ἑκάστῳ ἡμῶν ἐδόθη ἡ χάρις κατὰ τὸ μέτρον τῆς δωρεᾶς τοῦ Χριστοῦ. Διὸ λέγει, Ἀναβὰς εἰς ὕψος ᾐχμαλώτευσεν αἰχμαλωσίαν, καὶ ἔδωκεν δόματα τοῖς ἀνθρώποις. Τὸ δέ, Ἀνέβη, τί ἐστιν εἰ μὴ ὅτι καὶ κατέβη πρῶτον εἰς τὰ κατώτερα μέρη τῆς γῆς; Ὁ καταβάς, αὐτός ἐστιν καὶ ὁ ἀναβὰς ὑπεράνω πάντων τῶν οὐρανῶν, ἵνα πληρώσῃ τὰ πάντα. Καὶ αὐτὸς ἔδωκεν τοὺς μὲν ἀποστόλους, τοὺς δὲ προφήτας, τοὺς δὲ εὐαγγελιστάς, τοὺς δὲ ποιμένας καὶ διδασκάλους, πρὸς τὸν καταρτισμὸν τῶν ἁγίων, εἰς ἔργον διακονίας, εἰς οἰκοδομὴν τοῦ σώματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ· μέχρι καταντήσωμεν οἱ πάντες εἰς τὴν ἑνότητα τῆς πίστεως καὶ τῆς ἐπιγνώσεως τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ, εἰς ἄνδρα τέλειον, εἰς μέτρον ἡλικίας τοῦ πληρώματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ.


Gospel Reading

Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Sunday after Epiphany
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 4:12-17

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἀκούσας δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὅτι ᾿Ιωάννης παρεδόθη, ἀνεχώρησεν εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν, καὶ καταλιπὼν τὴν Ναζαρὲτ ἐλθὼν κατῴκησεν εἰς Καπερναοὺμ τὴν παραθαλασσίαν ἐν ὁρίοις Ζαβουλὼν καὶ Νεφθαλείμ, ἵνα πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ ῾Ησαΐου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος· γῆ Ζαβουλὼν καὶ γῆ Νεφθαλείμ, ὁδὸν θαλάσσης, πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, Γαλιλαία τῶν ἐθνῶν, ὁ λαὸς ὁ καθήμενος ἐν σκότειεἶδε φῶς μέγα, καὶ τοῖς καθημένοις ἐν χώρᾳ καὶ σκιᾷ θανάτουφῶς ἀνέτειλεν αὐτοῖς. ᾿Απὸ τότε ἤρξατο ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς κηρύσσειν καὶ λέγειν· μετανοεῖτε· ἤγγικε γὰρ ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.


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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 Theophany Afterfeast in the First Mode

When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.
Ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτιζομένου σου Κύριε, ἡ τῆς Τριάδος ἐφανερώθη προσκύνησις, τοῦ γὰρ Γεννήτορος ἡ φωνὴ προσεμαρτύρει σοί, ἀγαπητὸν σὲ Υἱὸν ὀνομάζουσα, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα ἐν εἴδει περιστεράς, ἐβεβαίου τοῦ λόγου τὸ ἀσφαλές. Ὁ ἐπιφανεῖς Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ τὸν κόσμον φωτίσας δόξα σοί.

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 Fourth Mode

You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: "You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light."
Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον τὴ οἰκουμένη, καὶ τὸ φῶς σου Κύριε, ἐσημειώθη ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, ἓν ἐπιγνώσει ὑμνούντάς σε. Ἦλθες ἐφάνης τὸ Φῶς τὸ ἀπρόσιτον.
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Wisdom of the Fathers

For as persons not even knowing where to put a step forward, so they sat, overtaken by the darkness.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians Ch. 13, 2nd century

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