Sunday & Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.
APRIL 17, 2022 PALM SUNDAY
BLESSED PALM CROSSES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE END OF TODAY’S SERVICE.
PHILOPTOCHOS WILL HOLD A TRAY FOR DONATIONS FOR EPITAPHIO FLOWERS.
NO COFFEE HOUR: There will be no coffee hour today. There are still some tickets available for our Palm Sunday Luncheon in the Hellenic Cultural Center. Please come to the HCC to purchase Taramosalata and Pita, and St. Cons Spirit wear from GOYA; Easter Lambathes from our Mom’s Group; and tickets to the Gus Costantellis Comedy Event after church today.
SERVICES THIS WEEK
COMPLETE HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE WAS SENT TO PARISH HOMES, IS AVAILABLE AT THE PANGARI, AND ONLINE AT WWW.STCONS.ORG
We strongly encourage those who will not be attending church to participate in these Holy Week services through our website at https://www.stcons.org/video-streaming If you wish to follow along with the text, please use the link listed below: https://dcs.goarch.org/
PALM SUNDAY- April 17, 1st Bridegroom (Nymphios) Service 6:30 p.m.
HOLY MONDAY- April 18, 2nd Bridegroom (Nymphios) Service 6:30 p.m.
HOLY TUESDAY- April 19, 3rd Bridegroom (Nymphios) Service 6:30 p.m.
HOLY WEDNESDAY– APRIL 20, First Holy Unction 4:00 p.m.
2nd Holy Unction 7:00 pm
HOLY THURSDAY– APRIL 21, St. Basil's Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
The Reading of the 12 Gospels and the Procession of our Crucified Lord 6:30 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY– APRIL 22, Royal Hours 9:30 a.m.
Apokathelosis 3:30 p.m. (Memorial Service after Apokathelosis)
Epitaphios Service 6:30 p.m.
HOLY SATURDAY– APRIL 23, St. Basil’s Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Resurrection Service 11 p.m. (Followed by the Divine Liturgy.)
EASTER SUNDAY– APRIL 24, Agape Service 11:00 a.m.
ALL SERVICES AT SAINTS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN CHURCH, WESTLAND
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.
PLEASE PRAY FOR: Jim, Panagioti, Gloria, Evans, Phyllis, Christina, Cynthia, Marti, Marty, Janet, Juliana, John, Paul, Zacharias, Vanessa (Vasiliki), Jake, Maegan, Irene, Lisa, Pat, Jonathan, Alexandra, Tracy, Dianna, Lazarus, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, Molly, Maria, Elizabeth, Evans, Katherine, Mary, Margaret, Angela, Connie, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Anastasia, Rima, Kylie, Effie, Nicholas, and Maria.
Names may be added to the prayer list by request. If you would like to add or remove someone to the prayer list, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
PALM SUNDAY LUNCH: There are still some tickets available for sale at the door for our Palm Sunday lunch immediately following today’s Divine Liturgy. The menu includes baked White Fish, Fried Calamari, Shrimp and Rice, Pasta, Roasted Potatoes, Peas, Salad Fries, and Sorbet. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for children. There will be open seating, limit 150 seats will be sold.
ANASTASI SUPPER: After the midnight Anastasi service, and the Divine Liturgy service, there will be a late-night (early morning) Anastasi Supper. Break the fast and of course, break a red egg or two with our parish family - Magiritsa soup and lamb will be served. Donations are appreciated, but not required for the supper.
EGG HUNT: After the beautiful Easter Sunday Agape service at 11:00 am, we will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt in the HCC! There will be lots of activities for the kids, treats, eggs… and of course the Easter Bunny will be there! Coffee and donuts for the grown-ups. Bring your young ones to church to receive the light and stay for the fun!
HOPE AND JOY: Families with children ages 4 – 12, please plan to join us on May 1st following church for our final HOPE and JOY event until the fall. We’ll enjoy lunch together, learn about our Patron Saints Constantine and Helen, enjoy fun craft activities, and join a family “Can you Find the Cross” Scavenger Hunt! Please let us know if you can attend by reaching out to Frances Marinos NO LATER THAN APRIL 25TH at email@example.com, or to the church office at 734.525.6789 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NAME DAY DINNER DANCE: Celebrate old traditions and make new memories at our annual Name Day Dinner Dance, Saturday May 14th! Hosted by our Moms’ Group, this great parish family event will feature a “Greek Feast”, Dancing, Photo Booth, Basket Raffle, and more! Tickets will be available for sale after church from Moms’ Group members, or by contacting Corrin Stamatakos, 312.961.8615.
PITA AND TARAMOSALATA SALE: Today is the final day that our GOYA will be selling taramosalata and pita bread. All proceeds will be used to buy new clothes and shoes to be donated to the Michigan Foster Care Closet for area teens in foster care.
TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB: Our next TLC luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 10th at 12:00 noon. All ages are welcome to join us and celebrate Spring together! RSVP to Caryl Lowes at email@example.com or 734.751.3683.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: On Sunday, May 8th, this special Sunday when we honor our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Godmothers, consider bringing them to enjoy brunch at the Hellenic Cultural Center. They will be offering a full buffet menu of Prime Rib and other meat entrees, sides, along with a full breakfast selection. Reservations are required through the HCC office at 734.525.3550.
GUS CONSTANTELLIS LIVE AT ST CONS! Tickets go on sale today for the Gus Constantellis Comedy Event, to be held on June 18th. You can buy tickets online at www.stcons.org, after services, or from the church office. Early-bird tickets are $35, after June 4th, tickets are $40, and include appetizers and performance. Only full table sales are reserved, all other seats are open admission.
NEWS AND NOTICES
NAMES FOR GOOD FRIDAY MEMORIAL SERVICE:There will be a short Memorial service following the 3:00 pm Good Friday Apokathelosis service. There are sheets available in this bulletin and at the Pangari through Holy Week for names of the deceased that you would like remembered in prayer. We will not be taking any online submission of names.
MYRROPHORES: We are looking for girls to volunteer (K – 6th grade) to act as the myrrh bearers (“myrrophores”) for the Good Friday 6:30 pm Epitaphio service. Girls should wear an all-white dress and shoes. We would like all the girls in this age group to participate. If your young girl would like to participate, send an email to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send further instructions.
EASTER LAMBATHES: Our Mom’s group will be selling beautiful red and white Easter lambathes for children after services beginning April 16th, the Saturday of Lazarus. Lambathes are used for the Anastasi and Agape services, and are decorated with a keepsake ornament – helping us to remember Christ’s resurrection throughout the year. The cost of each lambatha is $20.
MDSC CAMPER REGISTRATION: There are still some open slots for kids, grades 3 – 11, at the Metropolis of Detroit Summer Camp in Rose City, MI for faith, friendship, and fun! Our young people make life-long friends with other young people of our faith and have the opportunity to not only learn, but experience our beautiful Greek Orthodox faith in action. For more information, https://gomdsc.org/
“SENSE-SATIONAL” VCS - SAVE THE DATES! Our Vacation Church School will be held the week of August 8th – 12th. This year we will focus on the 5 Senses – sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell – as we help our kids connect with our unseen, untouchable God through their physical senses. If you have a young person between the ages of 4 and 12, save this week for learning about our faith, making new friends, and big fun! Teens ages 13 – 18 are needed to work as volunteers, teacher’s aids, etc. We also need adult help that week with teaching, crafts, and outside play. If you can help, contact Frances Marinos at email@example.com or the church office.
MEMORIAL SERVICES: Koliva that has been prepared for memorial services can now be distributed to parishioners at the end of service. Requested Coffee Hour sponsorship donation is $150, and the HCC will set up a table with cloth and coffee, etc. for your family. Paximadia and koulourakia may also be distributed at the coffee hour. Please call the church office to schedule memorials and coffee hour sponsorships in a timely manner so we can include the information in the bulletin. On the day of the service, please bring a list of family names you would like Father to remember in prayer.
STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE: If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to submit your 2022 Stewardship Pledge card today. You ae not considered a member in good standing at the parish, unless this card is completed each year. Stewardship Pledge cards are available at the Pangari or the church office. Parishioners can also complete the 2022 Stewardship Pledge Card online from our website, or at this direct link: https://form.jotform.com/220062911610138
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS:
4/14/22 MARIKA NIKOU
4/18/22 ANTONIOS ILIAKIS
Visitation: Sunday, 4/17/22 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Vermeulen Funeral Home, Plymouth
Funeral: Monday, 4/18/22 10:30 am; Saints Constantine and Helen Church, Westland
May their 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.