Sunday & Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.
APRIL 12, 2020 PALM SUNDAY
SERVICES THIS WEEK:
All services will take place as scheduled. However, in compliance with His Eminence's directive, no one will be permitted into the church except the priest, an altar assistant, the chanter, and any other essential staff. We strongly encourage you to participate through our website, at https://www.stcons.org/video-streaming
You may follow the Lenten worship services from home with Ages Initiatives Digital Chant Stand. They offer all our worship services in both Greek and English. You can access the website from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Links to the text are listed below each service.
Sunday, April 12 – PALM SUNDAY, Orthros 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Sunday, April 12 – IST BRIDEGROOM (NYMPHIOS), 6:30 pm
Holy Monday, April 13 – 2ND BRIDEGROOM, 6:30 pm
Holy Tuesday, April 14 – 3RD BRIDEGROOM (Hymn of Kassiane), 6:30 pm
Holy Wednesday, April 15 – Holy Unction, 5:00 pm
Holy Thursday, April 16 – ST BASIL’S DIVINE LITURGY, 9:30 am
Holy Thursday, April 16 – READING OF THE 12 GOSPELS/PROCESSION OF OURCRUCIFIED LORD 6:30 pm
Good Friday, April 17 – APOKATHELOSIS, 3:30 pm
Good Friday, April 17 - EPITAPHIOS SERVICE, 6:30 pm
Holy Saturday, April 18 – ST. BASIL’S DIVINE LITURGY, 10:00 am
Holy Saturday, April 18 – RESURRECTION SERVICE, 11:00 pm, followed by the Divine Liturgy
Easter Sunday, April 19 – AGAPE SERVICE, 11:00 am
LIGHT A CANDLE AND SAY A PRAYER: We know that at this time it can be difficult to pray from home and not physically be in the church. One of the first things most people do upon entering an Orthodox Church is to light their candle and offer prayers for one’s personal needs or that of a family member or friend, we also light candles to pray for protection and safety so that we may live this life without fear. You can now purchase a candle from our church website (home page or video-streaming page), which Father Teodor will light before the following service, and give specific names, living or deceased, that you would like Father to remember in prayer.
STEWARDSHIP: Please offer continued financial support to our parish during this time, when both the donations received during services and the income from our banquet hall have stopped. You may make contributions online via our website through either credit card or Paypal. There is a donate button on both the Main/Home page, and the video-streaming page. You may also mail your contributions via the US Postal system to the church office at: 36375 Joy Rd., Westland, MI 48185. Fr. Teodor checks our mail regularly at the church.
PLEASE PRAY FOR: Alexandra, Tracy, Dianna, Lazarus, Henry, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Stella, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, Molly, Maria, Elizabeth, Carol, Evans, Katherine, Mike, Connie, Mary, Margaret, Angela, Connie, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Bill, Connie, Jacob, Anastasia, Rima, Kylie, Effie, Camryn, Nicholas, and Maria. (Names may be added by request to the prayer list.)
Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 117.26,1.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9.
BRETHREN, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.
Προκείμενον. Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 117.26,1.
Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.
Στίχ. Στίχ. Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ ὅτι ἀγαθὸς, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Φιλιππησίους 4:4-9.
Ἀδελφοί, χαίρετε ἐν κυρίῳ πάντοτε· πάλιν ἐρῶ, χαίρετε. Τὸ ἐπιεικὲς ὑμῶν γνωσθήτω πᾶσιν ἀνθρώποις. Ὁ κύριος ἐγγύς. Μηδὲν μεριμνᾶτε, ἀλλʼ ἐν παντὶ τῇ προσευχῇ καὶ τῇ δεήσει μετὰ εὐχαριστίας τὰ αἰτήματα ὑμῶν γνωριζέσθω πρὸς τὸν θεόν. Καὶ ἡ εἰρήνη τοῦ θεοῦ ἡ ὑπερέχουσα πάντα νοῦν, φρουρήσει τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν καὶ τὰ νοήματα ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. Τὸ λοιπόν, ἀδελφοί, ὅσα ἐστὶν ἀληθῆ, ὅσα σεμνά, ὅσα δίκαια, ὅσα ἁγνά, ὅσα προσφιλῆ, ὅσα εὔφημα, εἴ τις ἀρετὴ καὶ εἴ τις ἔπαινος, ταῦτα λογίζεσθε. Ἃ καὶ ἐμάθετε καὶ παρελάβετε καὶ ἠκούσατε καὶ εἴδετε ἐν ἐμοί, ταῦτα πράσσετε· καὶ ὁ θεὸς τῆς εἰρήνης ἔσται μεθʼ ὑμῶν.
The Reading is from John 12:1-18
Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazaros was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Lazaros was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."
When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazaros, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazaros also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!" His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazaros out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 12:1-18
Πρὸ ἓξ ἡμερῶν τοῦ πάσχα ἦλθεν Ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰς Βηθανίαν, ὅπου ἦν Λάζαρος ὁ τεθνηκώς, ὃν ἤγειρεν ἐκ νεκρῶν. ἐποίησαν οὖν αὐτῷ δεῖπνον ἐκεῖ, καὶ ἡ Μάρθα διηκόνει· ὁ δὲ Λάζαρος εἷς ἦν τῶν ἀνακειμένων σὺν αὐτῷ. ἡ οὖν Μαρία, λαβοῦσα λίτραν μύρου νάρδου πιστικῆς πολυτίμου, ἤλειψε τοὺς πόδας τοῦ ᾿Ιησοῦ καὶ ἐξέμαξε ταῖς θριξὶν αὐτῆς τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ· ἡ δὲ οἰκία ἐπληρώθη ἐκ τῆς ὀσμῆς τοῦ μύρου. λέγει οὖν εἷς ἐκ τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ, ᾿Ιούδας Σίμωνος ᾿Ισκαριώτης, ὁ μέλλων αὐτὸν παραδιδόναι· διατί τοῦτο τὸ μύρον οὐκ ἐπράθη τριακοσίων δηναρίων καὶ ἐδόθη πτωχοῖς; εἶπε δὲ τοῦτο οὐχ ὅτι περὶ τῶν πτωχῶν ἔμελεν αὐτῷ, ἀλλ᾽ ὅτι κλέπτης ἦν, καὶ τὸ γλωσσόκομον εἶχε καὶ τὰ βαλλόμενα ἐβάσταζεν. εἶπεν οὖν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἄφες αὐτήν, εἰς τὴν ἡμέραν τοῦ ἐνταφιασμοῦ μου τετήρηκεν αὐτό. τοὺς πτωχοὺς γὰρ πάντοτε ἔχετε μεθ᾽ ἑαυτῶν, ἐμὲ δὲ οὐ πάντοτε ἔχετε.
῎Εγνω οὖν ὄχλος πολὺς ἐκ τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων ὅτι ἐκεῖ ἐστι, καὶ ἦλθον οὐ διὰ τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν μόνον, ἀλλ᾽ ἵνα καὶ τὸν Λάζαρον ἴδωσιν ὃν ἤγειρεν ἐκ νεκρῶν. ἐβουλεύσαντο δὲ οἱ ἀρχιερεῖς ἵνα καὶ τὸν Λάζαρον ἀποκτείνωσιν, ὅτι πολλοὶ δι᾽ αὐτὸν ὑπῆγον τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων καὶ ἐπίστευον εἰς τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν.
Τῇ ἐπαύριον ὄχλος πολὺς ὁ ἐλθὼν εἰς τὴν ἑορτήν, ἀκούσαντες ὅτι ἔρχεται ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰς ῾Ιεροσόλυμα, ἔλαβον τὰ βαΐα τῶν φοινίκων καὶ ἐξῆλθον εἰς ὑπάντησιν αὐτῷ, καὶ ἔκραζον· ὡσαννά, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ. εὑρὼν δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὀνάριον ἐκάθισεν ἐπ᾽ αὐτό, καθώς ἐστι γεγραμμένον· μὴ φοβοῦ, θύγατερ Σιών· ἰδοὺ ὁ βασιλεύς σου ἔρχεται καθήμενος ἐπὶ πῶλον ὄνου.
Ταῦτα δὲ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ τὸ πρῶτον, ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε ἐδοξάσθη ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, τότε ἐμνήσθησαν ὅτι ταῦτα ἦν ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ γεγραμμένα, καὶ ταῦτα ἐποίησαν αὐτῷ. ᾿Εμαρτύρει οὖν ὁ ὄχλος ὁ ὢν μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ ὅτε τὸν Λάζαρον ἐφώνησεν ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου καὶ ἤγειρεν αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν. διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ὑπήντησεν αὐτῷ ὁ ὄχλος, ὅτι ἤκουσαν τοῦτο αὐτὸν πεποιηκέναι τὸ σημεῖον.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
No meetings or activities, including Sunday School, Choir, Events at the Hellenic Cultural Center, etc. will be held until further notice.
GOYA ZOOM CHATS: Our GOYA (Middle and High School) will be participating in another “Night with God” chat with GOYAns from area churches this Sunday afternoon 4/12/20 at 4:00 pm. They will also participate in a GOYA Good Friday Retreat, on Friday 4/17/20 at 1:00 pm. Link for both meetings is: https://zoom.us/j/7343328200, Meeting ID: 734 332 8200 If you receive a prompt for a password, please use: 123456. For more information, contact: email@example.com
KIDS’ ZOOM CHATS: During Holy Week, we will have three Kids’ Chat sessions with Father for children ages 4 – 12. Our next ZOOM Kids’ sessions will be held on: Monday, April 13th at 3:00 pm., Wednesday, April 15th at 3:00 pm, and Saturday, April 18th at 3:00 pm. Link for those group meetings is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789 For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS AND NOTICES:
NAMES FOR GOOD FRIDAY MEMORIAL SERVICES: Please complete this online form https://forms.gle/CkadpWveYBPKNw5e7 with names of the deceased that you would like to be remembered in prayer for the Good Friday Memorial service (following the afternoon Apokathelosis service); and the Friday Epitaphio service. You may also submit names for the health and healing of those that are ill, that you would like remembered in prayer during Holy Week.
SUPPORTING OUR FAMILY BUSINESSES: If you own a business that is still serving clientele, please let us know at the office. We would like to post a list of those businesses so that when parishioners need something, they can look to our own people first. We hear all around us to “buy local”, and that starts right here with our own parish. Please send us an email at email@example.com and let us know about your business (name, phone number, website address, and what you are offering) and we will gladly include this in our weekly bulletin for everyone to see and, hopefully, use!
HOW CAN WE HELP? Please let us know if are in need of some help or support during this time of quarantine. We have parishioners who have volunteered to help with shopping, or other needs. And please feel free to send in prayer requests to Father Teodor at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org; and let us know if you would like to have Father light a candle for you at the next service.
CHURCH OFFICE and HELLENIC CULTURAL CENTER: Both the church office and the Hellenic Cultural Center remain closed during the lockdown. Annette has 24/7 access to our office email at email@example.com and will access our answering machine remotely each day and respond to messages. The church office phone number is 734.525.6789. In emergency situations, please call Fr. Teodor directly at 248.330.3177. If you need to discuss future bookings or other issues with the Hellenic Cultural Center staff, please contact Kathy at 313.303.6350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
During this time, if you need to access the church building for some reason, please call the church office or Fr. Teodor for clearance.
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS:
Tuesday, April 14th – 10:30 am YIANNI (JOHN) ANGELOPOULOS
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, fewer than 10 people will be allowed into the church for the service. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE FUNERAL SERVICE UNLESS YOU ARE PERSONALLY INVITED BY THE FAMILY. You are welcome to participate in the service through the live video-stream on our parish website.
4/7/20 - ASPASIA ANGELOPOULOS
May their memory be eternal!