Sunday & Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.
JUNE 21, 2020 – 2ND SUNDAY OF MATTHEW
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
JULIA KOINIS – 40 Days
GEORGE GALATIS – 1 Year
May their memory be eternal!
SERVICES THIS WEEK:
Sts. Constantine and Helen will hold its first open service for parishioners on Sunday, June 21st. Parish guidelines regarding capacity limits and safety restrictions were mailed out to parishioners’ homes this week. That information is also posted on the home page of our church website, https://www.stcons.org
We strongly encourage those who will not be attending church to participate in services through our website, at https://www.stcons.org/video-streaming
Sunday, June 21 – 2ND SUNDAY OF MATTHEW, Orthros 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
If you wish to follow along with the text, please use the link listed below:
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 Father Teodor will light 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.
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. 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 Romans 2:10-16.
Brethren, glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
Προκείμενον. First Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 32.22,1.
Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς.
Στίχ. Ἀγαλλιᾶσθε δίκαιοι ἐν Κυρίῳ
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς ῾Ρωμαίους 2:10-16.
Ἀδελφοί, δόξα δὲ καὶ τιμὴ καὶ εἰρήνη παντὶ τῷ ἐργαζομένῳ τὸ ἀγαθόν, Ἰουδαίῳ τε πρῶτον καὶ Ἕλληνι· οὐ γάρ ἐστιν προσωποληψία παρὰ τῷ θεῷ. Ὅσοι γὰρ ἀνόμως ἥμαρτον, ἀνόμως καὶ ἀπολοῦνται· καὶ ὅσοι ἐν νόμῳ ἥμαρτον, διὰ νόμου κριθήσονται· οὐ γὰρ οἱ ἀκροαταὶ τοῦ νόμου δίκαιοι παρὰ τῷ θεῷ, ἀλλʼ οἱ ποιηταὶ τοῦ νόμου δικαιωθήσονται. Ὅταν γὰρ ἔθνη τὰ μὴ νόμον ἔχοντα φύσει τὰ τοῦ νόμου ποιῇ, οὗτοι, νόμον μὴ ἔχοντες, ἑαυτοῖς εἰσιν νόμος· οἵτινες ἐνδείκνυνται τὸ ἔργον τοῦ νόμου γραπτὸν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν, συμμαρτυρούσης αὐτῶν τῆς συνειδήσεως, καὶ μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων τῶν λογισμῶν κατηγορούντων ἢ καὶ ἀπολογουμένων, ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὅτε κρινεῖ ὁ θεὸς τὰ κρυπτὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, κατὰ τὸ εὐαγγέλιόν μου, διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.
2nd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 4:18-23
At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.
2nd Sunday of Matthew
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 4:18-23
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, περιπατῶν δὲ παρὰ τὴν θάλασσαν τῆς Γαλιλαίας εἶδε δύο ἀδελφούς, Σίμωνα τὸν λεγόμενον Πέτρον καὶ ᾿Ανδρέαν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ, βάλλοντας ἀμφίβληστρον εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν· ἦσαν γὰρ ἁλιεῖς· καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· δεῦτε ὀπίσω μου καὶ ποιήσω ὑμᾶς ἁλιεῖς ἀνθρώπων. οἱ δὲ εὐθέως ἀφέντες τὰ δίκτυα ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ. Καὶ προβὰς ἐκεῖθεν εἶδεν ἄλλους δύο ἀδελφούς, ᾿Ιάκωβον τὸν τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου καὶ ᾿Ιωάννην τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ, ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ μετὰ Ζεβεδαίου τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτῶν καταρτίζοντας τὰ δίκτυα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐκάλεσεν αὐτούς. οἱ δὲ εὐθέως ἀφέντες τὸ πλοῖον καὶ τὸν πατέρα αὐτῶν ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ. Καὶ περιῆγεν ὅλην τὴν Γαλιλαίαν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς διδάσκων ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς αὐτῶν καὶ κηρύσσων τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς βασιλείας καὶ θεραπεύων πᾶσαν νόσον καὶ πᾶσαν μαλακίαν ἐν τῷ λαῷ.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Although the church has reopened for services, no group meetings or activities, including Sunday School, Choir, Events at the Hellenic Cultural Center, etc. will be held until further notice.
KIDS’ STORYTIME ZOOM: There will be a Kids’ Storytime with Father on Monday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm via the Zoom platform for children, ages 4 - 12. Father will read a popular children’s story (one of our favorites!) and have a short discussion with the children. Session will last about ½ hour. Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789 If you have any questions or problems connecting, please contact: email@example.com
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Adult Bible Study group will be held on Tuesday evening, June 22nd at 7:00 pm, via the Zoom platform. Father Teodor will continue the discussion of the Book of Job. Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789 If you have any questions or problems connecting, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOYA “NIGHT WITH GOD”: The next GOYA “Night with God” Zoom for middle and high school students from 4 area churches will be held on Wednesday, June 24th at 7:00 pm. Link for that meeting is: https://zoom.us/j/99003125817, Meeting ID: 990 0312 5817 For more information, contact: email@example.com
NEWS AND NOTICES:
TODAY WE WILL BE HONORING OUR GRADUATES:
ANGELIQUE MANASSEH – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University
STEVEN BILL – Michigan State University, BA Finance
MARIA DEMOS – Eastern Michigan University, BA Communications & Psychology
*High School Graduates
SOPHIE BRYLINSKI – Churchill High School
ELIAS CHRYSTODOULOS – Salem High School
DANIEL COLOVAS – Northville High School
MATTHEW HACKMAN – Brother Rice High School
EVANGELIA KAHREMANIS – Northville High School
MADELYN KALERGIS – Plymouth High School
ALEXIS KIAFOULIS – St. Catherine of Siena Academy
ANASTASIA STERGIADIS – Riverview Community High School
LUCAS WOLSTENCROFT – Novi High School
SUMMER SURVIVAL BOARD: Even during a time of crisis, regular building and property maintenance, utilities, and other expenses continue. That is why, again this year, we are asking for your help by making an additional donation to our “Summer Survival” campaign. You can send a check to the church office, or make a donation via our website at https://my-site-107644-106007.square.site/shop/summer-survival/3?limit=60 Your help will make a big difference!
CHURCH OFFICE and HELLENIC CULTURAL CENTER: The church office is currently staffed a few days each week, although the hours are not yet consistent. Annette has 24/7 access to our office email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on days when she is not in the office will access our answering machine remotely respond to messages. The church office phone number is 734.525.6789. In emergency situations, please call Fr. Teodor directly at 248.330.3177.
The Hellenic Cultural Center is beginning to book events with limited capacity for August and beyond. If you need to discuss future bookings or other issues with the HCC staff, please contact Kathy at 313.303.6350 or email@example.com
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:
6/20/20 – DOROTHY PLAKAS
May her 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.