St. Andrew Church
Publish Date: 2022-08-07
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St. Andrew Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (973) 584-0388
  • Fax:
  • (973) 584-3573
  • Street Address:

  • 1447 Sussex Turnpike

  • Randolph, NJ 07869-1830
  • Mailing Address:

  • 1447 Sussex Turnpike

  • Randolph, NJ 07869-1830

Contact Information

Services Schedule

On Sunday we celebrate

Orthros at 8:15 am & Divine Liturgy at 9:30am

Weekday Orthros and Liturgies begin at 8am 



Past Bulletins

Services at St. Andrew


Sunday 8/7 8th Sunday of Matthew +Orthros 8:15am & DL @9:30am


 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  and Friday : 8/8, 8/9, 8/11  &  8/12

@6:30pm + Paraklesis Service

 Paraklesis is a service of supplication specifically for the living. Please fill out the names of those you would like to pray for and submit the names (of the living) to the church office or bring the names with you to church in the evening. Most Holy Theotokos save us!


 Δευτέρα  Τρίτη, Πέμπτη & Παρασκευή 8/8,  9/8, 11/8 & 12/8   

 ώρα 6:30μμ +Ακολουθία Παράκλησις

 Η Παράκλησις  είναι Ακολουθία ειδικά για τους ζωντανούς. Παρακαλώ συμπληρώστε τα ονόματα εκείνων που θα θέλατε να προσευχηθείτε και φέρετε τα στο γραφείο της εκκλησίας ή μαζί σας στην Ακολουθία το βράδυ. ΥπεραγίαΘεοτόκε, σώσονημάς.

   Sunday 8/14  9th Sunday of Matthew +Orthros 8:15am & DL @9:30am

Participation in services is also available via livestream - go to: Home | St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church ( and choose LIVESTREAM on the Menu bar

Prayers/Liturgy can always be found at:

Online Giving System: Website: and choose PayPal / online WeShare




NORTHERN NJ YAL End of Summer KICKOFF BASH - Friday August 19th 7:30-11:30pm at The Waterside Events in North Bergen, NJ  see flyer for more details  

Hellenic Afternoon School Program |Thursday September 8th at 4:30pm
Deadline to enroll your child in the HAS program by August 1, 2022.
It is important we have the number of enrolled students to plan accordingly for the new school year. Please email the office the registration forms with the preferred payment at your earliest convenience
Info & registration is on  -Ministries -Greek School
Parents, please attend Agiasmos in church, followed by Open House (Social Hall)
to meet with the HAS teachers & ED committee about

Coffee Hour Hosts JULY & August Summer Schedule: Summer Coffee Hour:  It is our summer tradition that all coffee hour trays will benefit our Ministries. We all share the responsibility of bringing food. Please bring a cake, cookies, fruit, etc. to church with you from time to time to add to our coffee hour table. Or arrange to host a coffee hour by contacting the church office. If we do not have someone host and/or sponsor the coffee hour, we will not be able have one on that particular Sunday.  Thanking-you in advance for your participation this summer.

2022 MERCEDES-BENZ C300 W4 MSRP $53, 395
We need your help to make this raffle everything our church needs it to be this year!
Sign up for JUST 2 HOURS at our roadside. Sit, read, bring your laptop because we have wireless access out there, or even just relax 
People pull up and buy tickets -- it can't get any easier, you just need to be there. Any day, any time. We need coverage from 8am to 8pm to schedule times  email or call 973-584-0388
It is an easy way to help our church meet our annual budget and unforeseen expenses. We have made over $1,000 in just one day by manning the curbside raffle ticket sales. Please consider helping out in this easy way. Your church needs your support.

Annual Rummage Sale  on Sept 9-11 Saint Andrew Philoptochos is looking for items you no longer want or need. Items must be in gently used condition, working order and as clean as possible. Clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, children’s toys, and costume jewelry are popular items.
You may drop off items at the church starting August 16th.
Volunteers are needed prior to the sales dates and during. Please Irene Laoudis or Mary Michailidis to volunteer or if you have any questions.



save the dates

RUMMAGE SALE September 9-10-11 

GYRO SALE September 24th 

CAR RAFFLE September 25th 

60th Anniversary Gala Sunday November 13th at the Meadow Wood in Randolph NJ see flyer below 




Fr. John's Message

The Lord’s Voice  8/7/22


The great miracle of the multiplication of the five loaves and the two fish is presented today, on the first Sunday of the month of August, and the eighth in the series of passages of the sacred Gospel of the holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew. As we also hear and read during today's gospel reading, after Christ scatters His philanthropy, with His abundant love and compassion, teaching the truth and working miracles to the crowds that had come to be informed, as eyewitnesses and hearing witnesses of His wonders, He then paternally heals their very natural need for satiety from the hunger that had understandably seized them, with the passage of their many hour stay there.

The offered Christ

We know from our experience, that Christ, in many ways, offers His whole self to each one of us who wishes to accept this offer. He came to serve the whole person, to nourish him with His presence, to support and build up His creature spiritually, mentally, and physically, with Himself as the foundation. With the same fervor and love, He calls to repentance, that teaches salvation through His will, that heals the various diseases, precisely thus we see and being moved, we conclude that He cares fatherly for the sustenance and service of people.

 A foreshadowing of the Divine Eucharist

The multiplication of the five breads, resulting in the satisfaction of every need in the service of man, is an essential and blessed foreshadowing of the Divine Eucharist, i.e. of the offering of Christ’s body and blood, according to the handing down by Himself of the sacred mysteries in the upper room of the Mystical Supper. It is a practical sermon and an empirical proof of the truth, that the God-enlightened psalmist preaches in the Old Testament:  “Cast upon the Lord your care of you and he will nourish you" (Ps. 54:23). In other words, leave to Christ the ministry of all your needs, trust Him, and in return you will receive His paternal love, His care, His interest and His intervention in every aspect of life, for your complete hypostasis and being, with a view to your salvation.

God expects us all to understand that heaven is our homeland, and that we are passers-by from this world, awaiting our participation in the joy of the Kingdom. We are not only able to hope for this, but we can also live it daily in the Divine Liturgy, with  our participation in the holy body and precious blood of our Lord. The Divine Liturgy, even when it is performed in the simplest day and in the humblest place, is a window for the bright sun of the eighth day to enter the historical time of our life. This is the great gift that Christ, with His preaching, miracles, the Cross and His Resurrection offers us; this is a permanent invitation of His holy Body, i.e. of the Church, to the sinners of the whole world, "those who labor and are burdened" to come to Him. Especially today, where the world has raised to its first priority, the surrendering to the passions, individualism and its selfishness, the Lord's invitation always remains the proof of His love and goodness.

The Church today, the day after the glorious despotic feast of the Transfiguration of Christ, and one week before the great feast of the Mother of God’s Dormition and the Translation of the Theotokos, with the auspicious occasion of reading the gospel passage of the multiplication of the five loaves and the two fish, and the consequent multi-level satiation of the crowd of people, teaches us throughout time. It makes it clear to us, that life within her, is a constant and permanent multiplication of graces and gifts, and a sweet spiritual satiation. It remains to us who desire the taste of this offering to always remain in the joy of the Church

 Archim. A. A.




Daily Calendar

Sunday’s Coffee Hour August 7th is hosted by St Andrew community   

Bagels are donated by Jimmy Psaras of ALFA BAGELS on Route 10 in Randolph, NJ

Coffee is donated by Aristotle Leontopoulos of Coffee Associates in Edgewater, NJ

Summer schedule please consider hosting a Sunday in July and August contact office to reserve date you would like to schedule (in memory of: in honor of: or for the health of:) Looking for host/sponsor for August 15th Celebration.  or bring something to share

HOSTING Sunday’s Coffee Hour ON: Need Hosts for Aug 14 Melekos , Aug 15 Melekos,  Aug 21 open, Aug 28 need host - sponsored by Kouyialis Family

Sept 4th Philoptochos, Sept. 11TH PTA,  Sep 18TH  at Asbury Park,     Sept 25TH  GOYA



Thursday 8/11@7:45 PM Pre-marriage counseling session 2nd of 2

Sunday 8/14

 9th Sunday of Matthew +Orthros 8:15am & DL of SJC

Monday 8/15

 The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary +Orthros 8am & DL of SJC @9am

 Thursday 8/18

@4PM Kavavrezos-Kadrmas Wedding

Sunday 8/21

10th Sunday of Matthew +Orthros 8:15am & DL of SJC

Saturday 8/27  

       Faith Kitchen – AHEPA & DOP hosting

 Sunday 8/28

 11th Sunday of Matthew +Orthros 8:15am & DL of SJC

 Memorial Service  +Kypros Kouyialis, +Vagios (Van) Paftinos +Alexios Lambos

 @  3pm Baptism

 Monday 8/29

 Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John +Orthros 8am & DL of SJC @9am



News - Flyers - Registrations - Other

    Northern NJ YAL End of Summer Kickoff Bash

    Northern NJ YAL End of Summer Kickoff Bash

    Northern NJ YAL End of Summer Kickoff Bash - Friday Aug. 19th - The Waterside Events North Bergen, NJ - Early Bird Tickets $60 by July 31st - Regular Price $90 see attached flyer for more info...

    60th Anniversary

    60th Anniversary

    Saint Andrew celebration on Sunday Novermber 13th 2022




    Rummage Sale

    Rummage Sale

    ..looking for items you no longer want or need. .. gently used condition, working order and as clean as possible. Clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, children’s toys, and costume jewelry are popular items. bring to church starting August 16th.

    Holy Cross Celebration

    Holy Cross Celebration

    8:30am Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. George in Asbury Park(Ocean) - 12:30pm Asbury Park Beach: Trisagion at the Patriarch Athenagoras Statue, Procession to the Water, the Blessing of the Waters, and the Diving for the Cross by the Youth

    car raffle

    car raffle

    2022 MERCEDES-BENZ | C300 W4 MSRP $53, 395 | TICKETS $25 EACH | DRAWING SEPTEMBER 25, 2022, 1PM

    Farmers Market

    Farmers Market

    Madison Farmers Market- about community, food, and fun!



    Friday October 7 4-8pm at Saint Andrew Church.



    FONI KYRIOU 8-7-22


Prayer List

Prayer for a Sick Person:

Heavenly Father, physician of our souls and bodies, who have sent Your only-begotten Son and our Lord Jesus Christ to heal every sickness and infirmity, visit and heal (me) Your servant from all physical and spiritual ailments through the grace of Your Christ. Grant (me) patience in this sickness, strength of body and spirit, and recovery of health.  Lord, You have taught us through Your word to pray for each other that we may be healed.  I pray that You heal (me) as Your servant and grant (me) the gift of complete health. For You are the source of healing and to You I give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

Please keep these names in your prayers 

Andrew, Stan, Vasiliki,  Marios, Theodore, Gregory, Fr. Konstatnine, Mary, Eftihia, Ioannis, David Andreas, Robert, Antonis, Susan, Alexandros, Gregory, Sophia, Tara, children and families of Ukraine, Ioanna, Landon, Lueda, Evangelia, Christine,  Vasiliki, Anastasia, Aikaterini, Cynthia, Demetrios, Robin,  Paraskevi,  Theodore, Eleni, Athena, Katerina, Sophia, Eleni, Corinne, Maria, Ioannis, Michael, Eleana, Demetra, Kenneth, Eleni, Anastasios,  Gregory, John, Marny,  Chari, NikolaosJanet, Melissa, Marty, Andreas, Fotini, Georgia, Pamela, HaralambosPhoteine, Christina, Michael, Adrianne, George, Anastasia, Nicholas, Michael, Alexandra, Sofia, Joseph, Vasilios,

If you would like us to remember you or your loved one in our prayers, please contact the office. 973-584-0388 or send us an email to   

Names will be kept on this list for approximately 3 months. Please resubmit Names if needed.   Fr. John will pray for the Names above during the Proskomide “Offering of gifts” during the first part of the Divine Liturgy when our priest prepares the mystical gifts of bread and wine. Please keep these names in your prayers as well.






Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eighth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:11-18

At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb, and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus has lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni," which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, "Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and she told them that He had said these things to her.

Eighth Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 20:11-18

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, Μαρία εἱστήκει πρὸς τὸ μνημεῖον κλαίουσα ἔξω· ὡς οὖν ἔκλαιε, παρέκυψεν εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ θεωρεῖ δύο ἀγγέλους ἐν λευκοῖς καθεζομένους, ἕνα πρὸς τῇ κεφαλῇ, καὶ ἕνα πρὸς τοῖς ποσίν, ὅπου ἔκειτο τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Ἰησοῦ, καὶ λέγουσιν αὐτῇ ἐκεῖνοι· Γύναι, τί κλαίεις; λέγει αὐτοῖς· Ὅτι ᾖραν τὸν Κύριόν μου, καὶ οὐκ οἶδα ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν· καὶ ταῦτα εἰποῦσα ἐστράφη εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, καὶ θεωρεῖ τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἑστῶτα, καὶ οὐκ ᾒδει ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστι. Λέγει αὐτῇ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Γύναι, τί κλαίεις; τίνα ζητεῖς; ἐκείνη δοκοῦσα ὅτι ὁ κηπουρὸς ἐστι, λέγει αὐτῷ· Κύριε, εἰ σὺ ἐβάστασας αὐτόν, εἰπέ μοι ποῦ αὐτὸν ἔθηκας, κᾀγὼ αὐτὸν ἀρῶ· λέγει αὐτῇ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Μαρία· στραφεῖσα ἐκείνη λέγει αὐτῷ· Ῥαββουνί· ὃ λέγεται Διδάσκαλε· λέγει αὐτῇ ὁ Ἰησοῦς, Μή μου ἃπτου· οὔπω γὰρ ἀναβέβηκα πρὸς τὸν πατέρα μου, πορεύου δὲ πρὸς τοὺς ἀδελφούς μου, καὶ εἰπὲ αὐτοῖς· Ἀναβαίνω πρὸς τὸν πατέρα μου καὶ πατέρα ὑμῶν, καὶ Θεόν μου καὶ Θεὸν ὑμῶν· ἔρχεται Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἀπαγγέλλουσα τοῖς μαθηταῖς ὅτι ἑώρακε τὸν Κύριον· καὶ ταῦτα εἶπεν αὐτῇ.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Προκείμενον. Grave Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 28.11,1.
Κύριος ἰσχὺν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ δώσει.
Στίχ. Ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ υἱοὶ Θεοῦ, ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ δόξαν καὶ τιμήν.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους α' 1:10-17.

Ἀδελφοί, παρακαλῶ δὲ ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, διὰ τοῦ ὀνόματος τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἵνα τὸ αὐτὸ λέγητε πάντες, καὶ μὴ ᾖ ἐν ὑμῖν σχίσματα, ἦτε δὲ κατηρτισμένοι ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ νοῒ καὶ ἐν τῇ αὐτῇ γνώμῃ. Ἐδηλώθη γάρ μοι περὶ ὑμῶν, ἀδελφοί μου, ὑπὸ τῶν Χλόης, ὅτι ἔριδες ἐν ὑμῖν εἰσιν. Λέγω δὲ τοῦτο, ὅτι ἕκαστος ὑμῶν λέγει, Ἐγὼ μέν εἰμι Παύλου, Ἐγὼ δὲ Ἀπολλώ, Ἐγὼ δὲ Κηφᾶ, Ἐγὼ δὲ Χριστοῦ. Μεμέρισται ὁ Χριστός; Μὴ Παῦλος ἐσταυρώθη ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν, ἢ εἰς τὸ ὄνομα Παύλου ἐβαπτίσθητε; Εὐχαριστῶ τῷ θεῷ ὅτι οὐδένα ὑμῶν ἐβάπτισα, εἰ μὴ Κρίσπον καὶ Γάϊον· ἵνα μή τις εἴπῃ ὅτι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα ἐβάπτισα. Ἐβάπτισα δὲ καὶ τὸν Στεφανᾶ οἶκον· λοιπὸν οὐκ οἶδα εἴ τινα ἄλλον ἐβάπτισα. Οὐ γὰρ ἀπέστειλέν με Χριστὸς βαπτίζειν, ἀλλʼ εὐαγγελίζεσθαι· οὐκ ἐν σοφίᾳ λόγου, ἵνα μὴ κενωθῇ ὁ σταυρὸς τοῦ Χριστοῦ.

Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.

8th Sunday of Matthew
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 14:14-22

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐξελθὼν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶδε πολὺν ὄχλον, καὶ ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ᾿ αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐθεράπευσε τοὺς ἀρρώστους αὐτῶν. ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης προσῆλθον αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ λέγοντες· ἔρημός ἐστιν ὁ τόπος καὶ ἡ ὥρα ἤδη παρῆλθεν· ἀπόλυσον τοὺς ὄχλους, ἵνα ἀπελθόντες εἰς τὰς κώμας ἀγοράσωσιν ἑαυτοῖς βρώματα. ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· οὐ χρείαν ἔχουσιν ἀπελθεῖν· δότε αὐτοῖς ὑμεῖς φαγεῖν. οἱ δὲ λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· οὐκ ἔχομεν ὧδε εἰ μὴ πέντε ἄρτους καὶ δύο ἰχθύας. ὁ δὲ εἶπε· φέρετέ μοι αὐτοὺς ὧδε. καὶ κελεύσας τοὺς ὄχλους ἀνακλιθῆναι ἐπὶ τοὺς χόρτους, λαβὼν τοὺς πέντε ἄρτους καὶ τοὺς δύο ἰχθύας, ἀναβλέψας εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν εὐλόγησε, καὶ κλάσας ἔδωκε τοῖς μαθηταῖς τοὺς ἄρτους, οἱ δὲ μαθηταὶ τοῖς ὄχλοις. καὶ ἔφαγον πάντες καὶ ἐχορτάσθησαν, καὶ ἦραν τὸ περισσεῦον τῶν κλασμάτων δώδεκα κοφίνους πλήρεις. οἱ δὲ ἐσθίοντες ἦσαν ἄνδρες ὡσεὶ πεντακισχίλιοι χωρὶς γυναικῶν καὶ παιδίων. Καὶ εὐθέως ἠνάγκασεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ ἐμβῆναι εἰς τὸ πλοῖον καὶ προάγειν αὐτὸν εἰς τὸ πέραν, ἕως οὗ ἀπολύσῃ τοὺς ὄχλους.


Saints and Feasts

August 07

The Holy Ten Thousand Ascetics of Thebes

August 07

8th Sunday of Matthew

August 07

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

August 13

Maximus the Confessor

The divine Maximus, who was from Constantinople, sprang from an illustrious family. He was a lover of wisdom and an eminent theologian. At first, he was the chief private secretary of the Emperor Heraclius and his grandson Constans. But when the Monothelite heresy became predominant in the royal court, out of hatred for this error the Saint departed for the Monastery at Chrysopolis (Scutari), of which he later became the abbot. When Constans tried to constrain him either to accept the Monothelite teaching, or to stop speaking and writing against it - neither of which the Saint accepted to do - his tongue was uprooted and his right hand was cut off, and he was sent into exile, where he reposed in 662. At the time only he and his few disciples were Orthodox in the East. See also January 21.

August 14

9th Sunday of Matthew

August 14

Forefeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary


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 Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Mode

Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure. Shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending, through the prayers of the Theotokos. Light-bestower, glory be to Thee.
Μετεμορθώθης εν τώ όρει Χριστέ ο Θεός, δείξας τοίς Μαθηταίς σου τήν δόξαν σου, καθώς ήδυναντο, Λάμψον καί ημίν τοίς αμαρτωλοίς, τό φώς σου τό αϊδιον, πρεσβείαις τής Θεοτόκου, φωτοδότα δόξα σοι.

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Mode

Hymn of the Apostle St. Andrew: As first of the Apostles to receive the call, and very brother of the prince of them, intercede O Andrew, with the Master of all of us, peace to all the world to grant, and to our souls His great mercy.

Απολυτίκιο του Αποστόλου Ανδρέου: Ως των Αποσόλων πρωτόκλητος, και του κορυφαίου αυτάδελφος, τον Δεσπότην των όλων Ανδρέα ικέτευε, ειρήνην τη οικουμένη δωρήσασθαι, και ταις ψυχαίς ημών το μέγα έλεος

Seasonal Kontakion in the Grave Mode

You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.
Επί τού όρους μετεμορφώθης, καί ως εχώρουν οι Μαθηταί σου τήν δόξαν σου, Χριστέ ο Θεός εθεάσαντο, ίνα όταν σε ίδωσι σταυρούμενον, τό μέν πάθος νοήσωσιν εκούσιον, τώ δέ κόσμω κηρύξωσιν, ότι σύ υπάρχεις αληθώς, τού Πατρός τό απαύγασμα.

Wisdom of the Fathers

And another thing too we learn, the self-restraint of the disciples which they practised in necessary things, and how little they accounted of food.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 49 on Matthew 14, 4th Century

For being twelve, they had five loaves only and two fishes; so secondary to them were the things of the body: so did they cling to the things spiritual only. And not even that little did they hold fast, but gave up even it when asked.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 49 on Matthew 14, 4th Century