St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-09-25
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St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (607)273-2767
  • Fax:
  • (607)273-6733
  • Street Address:

  • 120 West Seneca Street

  • Ithaca, NY 14850

Services Schedule

Saturdays: Great Vespers 6PM

Sundays and Weekday Services: Orthros (Matins): 8:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Past Bulletins

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Tone

Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Euphrosyne of Alexandria in the Plagal Fourth Tone

In thee the image was preserved with exactness, O Mother; for taking up thy cross, thou didst follow Christ, and by thy deeds thou didst teach us to overlook the flesh, for it passeth away, but to attend to the soul since it is immortal. Wherefore, O righteous Euphrosyne, thy spirit rejoiceth with the Angels.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Tone

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fourth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:1-12

On the first day of the week at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking spices, which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered His words and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the Apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Tone. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

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.

Gospel Reading

1st Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11

At that time, as Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.


Saints and Feasts

September 25

1st Sunday of Luke

September 25

Euphrosyne of Alexandria

Our righteous Mother Euphrosyne, who lived during the reign of Saint Theodosius the Younger (408-450), was the daughter of Paphnutius of Egypt. Forsaking her father and his wealth, she renamed herself Smaragdus, and pretending to be a eunuch of the imperial palace, she dressed herself as a man and entered a monastery of men where her identity remained unknown until her repose thirty-eight years later.

September 25

Paphnoutios the Martyr & his 546 Companions in Egypt


Prayer List

Prayer List


AILING: Anthoula Epthimiatos, Kate Cushing, Heidi Kollias, Athena Kalandros, all victims and those suffering war and violence, especially in Ukraine, natural disasters epidemics and those suffering the Coronavirus pandemic.

REPOSED: Kostantinos Kokoris, Maria Chacona, John Mavros, Dottie Christopher, all victims and those suffering war and violence, especially in Ukraine, natural disasters epidemics and those suffering the Coronavirus pandemic.

IN NEED: Bixler Weiskopf, Martin Thann; Donna Poole; Angela Tompkins; Kaiden Wentworth; Thorsten and Kim Rogall; Cheryl, Rob, Adam and Jacob Troska; Kaethe Pfeiffer, Klaus; John Ligas; Rev. Dn. Tewolde Yohannes, his wife Hirut and their family; Sue Miller; Mary McKelvey; Heinz Neveling; Jerry Hoffman; Barbara Hoskins, and all victims and those suffering war and violence, especially in Ukraine, natural disasters epidemics and those suffering the Coronavirus pandemic.


Week's Event's

Week's Event's


8:45am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
100 year Memorial Service for Asia Minor Victims
Wednesday September 28
7:00pm A Spiritual Enrichment Evening
Thursday September 29
3:00pm Greek School
Saturday October 1
11:00am Choir Practice
6:00pm Great Vespers & Confessions




Sunday School: Children are to go to classes after Holy Communion.  Elementary students will meet in the upper room while junior and senior high students will meet in the meeting room.  If you would like to teach, please see Fr. Stephen.

Adult Ministry: Come all to a new adult ministry, A Spiritual Enrichment Evening, Wednesdays at 7pm in our church.  Join together for one hour of prayer, reflection, Bible study, and discussion led be Fr. Stephen.  See the flyer on the handout table.

 New Fundraising Committee: The parish council would like to announce the formation of a new fundraising committee. This informal group will develop and help implement new fundraising activities for the church.  If you are potentially interested in participating, please contact Paulette Manos (607) 279-6641, or

Choir: We welcome people to join our choir.  Practices are Saturdays at 11:00am.  See our Director, Steve Hoskins, if you are interested.
Greek School: Our Greek School has resumed.  Classes will be on Thursdays at 3:00pm.  See Kleo Stavropoulos for information.

Livestream: Watch our Sunday services livestreamed on our YouTube channel "Saint Catherine GOC Ithaca" if you cannot make it in person.  Past services are also available to watch.  We encourage you to subscribe to our channel.  Our direct link is 

Calendar: The October parish calendar is included in the bulletin.  Keep one and stay informed of parish services and events.

Card Machine: A credit/debit card machine is available in the narthex for making donations if you don't have cash or prefer a card method.  Easy instructions on the screen allow you to conduct your transaction on your own, however you can seek help from a Parish Council member if needed.

Incense: Donations of incense for the altar are welcomed.  Monetary donations of $40 - 50 would cover the cost of ordering.  Please see Fr. Stephen if you wish to donate.

Philoptochos:Philoptochos welcomes  all ladies and gentlemen to our next General meeting, September 25th, following Coffee Hour in our church hall.

We are looking for a Chairperson or Chairpersons to head our Philoptochos Fundraiser Christmas Bake Sale this December. Our Philoptochos donates the proceeds, to the various charities, for poor and needy of Tompkins County. 
*Please contact Sophia Georgiou King at 607-3396107 if you are interested,  and if you are willing to bake your favorite pastry for our Bake Sale.

Coffee Hour: All are welcomed to have refreshments and fellowship in the hall following services.  Please help by signing up on the board in the hall to host a coffee hour.  We thank Philoptochos for organizing our fellowships. 

COVID Precautions: We strongly recommend wearing a mask while in the church facilities out of caution for the coronavirus.  Masks and hand sanitizer are available at the entranceways.

Prayer Lists: Please let us know if there is anyone you would like us to pray for as a community and also update us about those that our currently on our lists.  Please submit any names to Fr. Stephen.