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Sunday, October 17, 2021 Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
SERVICES THIS WEEK
We strongly encourage those who will not be attending church to participate in services through our website at https://www.stcons.org/video-streaming
Wednesday, October 20 - HOLY UNCTION SERVICE, 7:00 pm; Holy Cross Church, Farmington Hills
LIGHT A CANDLE AND SAY A PRAYER: When you are not able to attend church, you can purchase a candle from our church website (home page or video-streaming page), which be lit before the following service or a service that you specify. Please give specific names, living or deceased, that you would like Father to remember in prayer. Father will light candles one hour before each service. For Sunday services, please place candle orders prior to 8:00 am Sunday morning.
Effective September 1, 2021: As we began the Ecclesiastical Year and with the rise in COVID infections due to the Delta variant increasing throughout the Metropolis, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND:
1. Parishioners wear masks indoors
2. All church school students wear masks during church and church-related events when indoors
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Bill, Georgene, Janet, Annette, Ryan, Patricia, Juliana, John, Lou, Paul, Zacharias, Connie, Vanessa (Vasiliki), Jake, Maegan, Irene, Michael, Barbara, Lisa, Pat, Christopher, Jonathan, Alexandra, Tracy, Dianna, Lazarus, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Stella, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, Molly, Maria, Elizabeth, Evans, Katherine, Mike, Mary, Margaret, Angela, Connie, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Jacob, Anastasia, Rima, Kylie, Effie, Nicholas, and Maria.
Names may be added to the prayer list by request. If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, or if someone should be removed from the list, please contact the church office at email@example.com
Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15.
Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.
When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.
All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
Προκείμενον. Fourth Mode. Δανιήλ 3.26-27.
Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Ὅτι δίκαιος εἶ ἐπὶ πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐποίησας ἡμῖν.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Τίτον 3:8-15.
Τέκνον Τίτε, πιστὸς ὁ λόγος, καὶ περὶ τούτων βούλομαί σε διαβεβαιοῦσθαι, ἵνα φροντίζωσιν καλῶν ἔργων προΐστασθαι οἱ πεπιστευκότες θεῷ. ταῦτά ἐστιν καλὰ καὶ ὠφέλιμα τοῖς ἀνθρώποις · μωρὰς δὲ ζητήσεις καὶ γενεαλογίας καὶ ἔριν καὶ μάχας νομικὰς περιΐστασο, εἰσὶν γὰρ ἀνωφελεῖς καὶ μάταιοι. αιῥετικὸν ἄνθρωπον μετὰ μίαν καὶ δευτέραν νουθεσίαν παραιτοῦ, εἰδὼς ὅτι ἐξέστραπται ὁ τοιοῦτος καὶ ἁμαρτάνει, ὢν αὐτοκατάκριτος. Ὅταν πέμψω Ἀρτεμᾶν πρὸς σὲ ἢ Τυχικόν, σπούδασον ἐλθεῖν πρός με εἰς Νικόπολιν, ἐκεῖ γὰρ κέκρικα παραχειμάσαι. Ζηνᾶν τὸν νομικὸν καὶ Ἀπολλῶν σπουδαίως πρόπεμψον, ἵνα μηδὲν αὐτοῖς λείπῃ. μανθανέτωσαν δὲ καὶ οἱ ἡμέτεροι καλῶν ἔργων προΐστασθαι εἰς τὰς ἀναγκαίας χρείας, ἵνα μὴ ὦσιν ἄκαρποι. Ἀσπάζονταί σε οἱ μετ ᾽ἐμοῦ πάντες. Ἄσπασαι τοὺς φιλοῦντας ἡμᾶς ἐν πίστει. ἡ χάρις μετὰ πάντων ὑμῶν.
Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15
The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 8:5-15
Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τήν παραβολὴν ταύτην· Ἐξῆλθεν ὁ σπείρων τοῦ σπεῖραι τὸν σπόρον αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἐν τῷ σπείρειν αὐτὸν ὃ μὲν ἔπεσε παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν, καὶ κατεπατήθη, καὶ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κατέφαγεν αὐτό· καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν, καὶ φυὲν ἐξηράνθη διὰ τὸ μὴ ἔχειν ἰκμάδα· καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἀκανθῶν, καὶ συμφυεῖσαι αἱ ἄκανθαι ἀπέπνιξαν αὐτό. καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν εἰς τὴν γῆν τὴν ἀγαθήν, καὶ φυὲν ἐποίησε καρπὸν κατονταπλασίονα. ταῦτα λέγων ἐφώνει· ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω. ᾿Επηρώτων δὲ αὐτὸν οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ λέγοντες· τίς εἴη ἡ παραβολὴ αὕτη; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· ὑμῖν δέδοται γνῶναι τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ Θεοῦ, τοῖς δὲ λοιποῖς ἐν παραβολαῖς, ἵνα βλέποντες μὴ βλέπωσι καὶ ἀκούοντες μὴ συνιῶσιν. ἔστι δὲ αὕτη ἡ παραβολή· ὁ σπόρος ἐστὶν ὁ λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ· οἱ δὲ παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν εἰσιν οἱ ἀκούσαντες, εἶτα ἔρχεται ὁ διάβολος καὶ αἴρει τὸν λόγον ἀπὸ τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν, ἵνα μὴ πιστεύσαντες σωθῶσιν. οἱ δὲ ἐπὶ τῆς πέτρας οἳ ὅταν ἀκούσωσι, μετὰ χαρᾶς δέχονται τὸν λόγον, καὶ οὗτοι ῥίζαν οὐκ ἔχουσιν, οἳ πρὸς καιρὸν πιστεύουσι καὶ ἐν καιρῷ πειρασμοῦ ἀφίστανται. τὸ δὲ εἰς τὰς ἀκάνθας πεσόν, οὗτοί εἰσιν οἱ ἀκούσαντες, καὶ ὑπὸ μεριμνῶν καὶ πλούτου καὶ ἡδονῶν τοῦ βίου πορευόμενοι συμπνίγονται καὶ οὐ τελεσφοροῦσι. τὸ δὲ ἐν τῇ καλῇ γῇ, οὗτοί εἰσιν οἵτινες ἐν καρδίᾳ καλῇ καὶ ἀγαθῇ ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον κατέχουσι καὶ καρποφοροῦσιν ἐν ὑπομονῇ. ταῦτα λέγων ἐφώνει· ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
BUY YOUR REVERSE RAFFLE TICKETS TODAY!: Our parish’s biggest annual fundraiser, “Putting on the Glitz” will be a virtual event again this year. The live drawing will be held via our parish website on Sunday, November 7th at 6:00 pm. Each raffle ticket is $125, with the top prize of $4,000! Every 10th number drawn receives gift cards and/or cash prizes! Tickets are available on our parish website at: www.stcons.org or from any Parish Council member, from Fr. Teodor, or in the church office.
GOYA COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT – 10/24: Immediately following church services next Sunday, October 24th GOYA members will meet in the Board Room to complete community service activities for homeless and low-income people served by two Detroit organizations, Orthodox Detroit Outreach, and Arts and Scraps. GOYA members will also hold a short meeting to elect officers. All young people ages 12 – 18, please join us!
WHAT’S YOUR COSTUME FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL? Plan ahead - there will be with prizes for the best costumes! We are SO EXCITED for our upcoming family Fall Festival on Friday, October 29th! This indoor event is filled with seasonal activities that are safe and fun for “children” from 2 to 92! We’ll have Pizza, Hot dogs, Kona Ice, Popcorn; Music, Bounce House and other large games; Crafts, Balloon creations and hand-painted tattoos. Tickets are $10/person, or $35 for a family of 4 or more; children 2 and under are free. Tickets are on sale after church and at the door. For more information, or to volunteer to help, contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org; Tracy at TracyM522@gmail.com; or Anastasis at email@example.com
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Our Adult Bible Study will meet on Tuesday October 19th at 7:00 pm on the ZOOM platform. We will begin a new study on the Gospel of Matthew. If you’ve never attended an Adult Bible Study session before, this is a great time to start – all adults are welcome to join, no pre-registration needed. ZOOM LINK is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789
HOPE AND JOY – HONORING OUR VETERANS: Our first HOPE and JOY event of the year will be held on Sunday, November 7th immediately following church. There will be a lunch for our children, ages 4 – 12, and their families, some fun activities, and the children will put together special gifts to be distributed to homeless Vets and those receiving services at the VA Medical Center. RSVP please to Frances Marinos at firstname.lastname@example.org if your family will be joining us for the fun.
NEWS AND NOTICES:
ICONOGRAPHY – WE CAN MEET THE CHALLENGE! Saints Constantine and Helen has received a $25,000 Challenge Match grant from the AHEPA Omega Detroit Chapter 371! All donations the church receives, up to $25,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by AHEPA. These donations provide support for Icon installation, travel, and other associated project fees. Help us meet the AHEPA Iconography challenge with a donation of any amount, today. Please put “Iconography Match” on the memo line of your check.
PAN-HELLENIC SCHOLARSHIPS: The 2021-2022 PanHellenic Scholarship application is now open. In order to qualify, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university/college in Fall of 2021. $250,00 in scholarships will be offered based on academic achievement and economic need. For more information, or to apply: www.panhellenicsf.org/scholarships .
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS:
Funeral: 10/15/21 THOMAS NIMS
May his memory be eternal!
Non-Orthodox Visitors Please Note: Holy Communion is offered to Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared themselves. Visitors are welcome to receive the Antidoron (Blessed Bread), which is distributed at the end of the Divine Liturgy.