Sunday & Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.
JULY 10, 2022 – 4TH SUNDAY OF MATTHEW
40 Day Blessing:
NATALIE ELIZABETH MADIAS, Parents: George and Lisa Madias
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 Some people have experienced difficulties in the past few weeks with the video feed. We are working to resolve this issue. If you are unable to connect, please send an email to email@example.com and let us know.
If you wish to follow along with the text, please use this link: https://dcs.goarch.org/
Sunday, July 10TH – FOURTH SUNDAY OF MATTHEW Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
No Additional Services this Week.
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:
Suzanne, Tom, Thomas, Jim, Panagioti, Gloria, Evans, Phyllis, Christina, Cynthia, Marti, Marty, Janet, John, Paul, Zacharias, Vanessa (Vasiliki), Jake, Maegan, Irene, Lisa, Pat, Jonathan, Alexandra, Tracy, Dianna, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, Molly, Maria, Elizabeth, Katherine, Mary, Margaret, Angela, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Anastasia, 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. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 6:18-23.
Brethren, having been set free from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once yielded your members to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for sanctification.
When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But then what return did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Προκείμενον. Third Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 46.6,1.
Ψάλατε τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν, ψάλατε.
Στίχ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη κροτήσατε χεῖρας.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς ῾Ρωμαίους 6:18-23.
Ἀδελφοί, ἐλευθερωθέντες δὲ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας, ἐδουλώθητε τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ. Ἀνθρώπινον λέγω διὰ τὴν ἀσθένειαν τῆς σαρκὸς ὑμῶν· ὥσπερ γὰρ παρεστήσατε τὰ μέλη ὑμῶν δοῦλα τῇ ἀκαθαρσίᾳ καὶ τῇ ἀνομίᾳ εἰς τὴν ἀνομίαν, οὕτως νῦν παραστήσατε τὰ μέλη ὑμῶν δοῦλα τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ εἰς ἁγιασμόν. Ὅτε γὰρ δοῦλοι ἦτε τῆς ἁμαρτίας, ἐλεύθεροι ἦτε τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ. Τίνα οὖν καρπὸν εἴχετε τότε ἐφʼ οἷς νῦν ἐπαισχύνεσθε; Τὸ γὰρ τέλος ἐκείνων θάνατος. Νυνὶ δὲ ἐλευθερωθέντες ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας, δουλωθέντες δὲ τῷ θεῷ, ἔχετε τὸν καρπὸν ὑμῶν εἰς ἁγιασμόν, τὸ δὲ τέλος ζωὴν αἰώνιον. Τὰ γὰρ ὀψώνια τῆς ἁμαρτίας θάνατος, τὸ δὲ χάρισμα τοῦ θεοῦ ζωὴ αἰώνιος ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ τῷ κυρίῳ ἡμῶν.
4th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 8:5-13
At that time, as Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress." And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth." And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment.
4th Sunday of Matthew
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 8:5-13
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, εἰσελθόντι δὲ αὐτῷ εἰς Καπερναοὺμ προσῆλθεν αὐτῷ ἑκατόνταρχος παρακαλῶν αὐτὸν καὶ λέγων· Κύριε, ὁ παῖς μου βέβληται ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ παραλυτικός, δεινῶς βασανιζόμενος. καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἐγὼ ἐλθὼν θεραπεύσω αὐτόν. καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ ἑκατόνταρχος ἔφη· Κύριε, οὐκ εἰμὶ ἱκανὸς ἵνα μου ὑπὸ τὴν στέγην εἰσέλθῃς· ἀλλὰ μόνον εἰπὲ λόγῳ, καὶ ἰαθήσεται ὁ παῖς μου. καὶ γὰρ ἐγὼ ἄνθρωπός εἰμι ὑπὸ ἐξουσίαν, ἔχων ὑπ᾿ ἐμαυτὸν στρατιώτας, καὶ λέγω τούτῳ, πορεύθητι, καὶ πορεύεται, καὶ ἄλλῳ, ἔρχου, καὶ ἔρχεται, καὶ τῷ δούλῳ μου, ποίησον τοῦτο, καὶ ποιεῖ. ἀκούσας δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐθαύμασε καὶ εἶπε τοῖς ἀκολουθοῦσιν· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, οὐδὲ ἐν τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ τοσαύτην πίστιν εὗρον. λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν ὅτι πολλοὶ ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν καὶ δυσμῶν ἥξουσι καὶ ἀνακλιθήσονται μετὰ ᾿Αβραὰμ καὶ ᾿Ισαὰκ καὶ ᾿Ιακὼβ ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν, οἱ δὲ υἱοὶ τῆς βασιλείας ἐκβληθήσονται εἰς τὸ σκότος τὸ ἐξώτερον· ἐκεῖ ἔσται ὁ κλαυθμὸς καὶ ὁ βρυγμὸς τῶν ὀδόντων. καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τῷ ἑκατοντάρχῳ· ὕπαγε, καὶ ὡς ἐπίστευσας γενηθήτω σοι. καὶ ἰάθη ὁ παῖς αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ ὥρᾳ ἐκείνῃ.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
MUDDY ACRES MOMS GROUP EVENT: Our Moms Group will be getting together on Sunday, August 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Muddy Acres Flower Farm, in Plymouth, MI. If you haven't been to Muddy Acres, it's a low-key, local, and naturally gorgeous flower farm experience. You arrive, grab a provided mason jar & clippers, and walk up and down aisles of flowers to make your own bouquet! After we make unique and beautiful bouquets, we'll enjoy a simple bite to eat and loosely chat about our vision for our Saints Constantine & Helen Moms' Group. YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A MOM TO ATTEND! This event is $30 per person and will include your bouquet and vase, munchies, and beverages. Please bring your own camp chair! You can pay by Venmo (@corrinstamo), PayPal (email@example.com), or by credit card in person or over the phone. Looking forward to being together!
“SENSE-SATIONAL” VCS - SAVE THE DATES! Sign your children up today for our Vacation Church School, to be held the week of August 8th – 12th. If you have a young person entering Kindergarten through 6th grade this fall, save this week for learning about our faith, making new friends, and big fun! Along with our lessons, we will have craft, science, music, and outdoor activities. A field trip to the Monastery is also planning. Registration is available online at www.stcons.org/documents or the church office. Parent and Teen volunteers are needed! If you can help, contact Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office.
NEWS AND NOTICES:
GOYA CAN/BOTTLE COLLECTION: To help raise funds for future projects, GOYA is going to be collecting returnable bottles and cans during the summer. The boxes are in the vestibule near the church office. Drop-offs should be clean, intact, and still have the labels on them. They can be brought in any day of the week during church office or on Sundays.
GROUP LEADERS: We are putting together the calendar for the 2022-23 Ecclesiastical year at our parish. Please notify Annette in the church office of any scheduled events, September ‘22 – July ‘23, to be sure that we avoid conflicts. Thanks!
SUMMER SURVIVAL: Our Summer Survival Board is back in the church Narthex. Even though church attendance unfortunately decreases during the summer months, youth and other programs increase their activity, while 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 make a donation online at stcons.org or by cash or check at the church office (or by mail). Your help will make a big difference!
ICONOGRAPHY: As most of our parishioners know, our Iconographers will be at Sts. Constantine and Helen to complete the iconography work in the Altar areas beginning August 1st. If you have sponsored an icon in those areas, we are in need of the inscription that you wish to have on your icon. Any balance is also due on sponsorship commitments for the Altar icons. Please contact the church office or Fr. Teodor is you have any questions.
MEMORIAL SERVICES: Please call the church office to schedule all memorials and coffee hour sponsorships at least two weeks in advance. On the day of the service, please bring a list of family names you would like Father to remember in prayer. Koliva will be distributed at the coffee hour; if you wish to bring in paximadia, koulourakia, or other dry cookie it may also be distributed. Coffee Hour sponsorship is not required, however the church is grateful to those who wish to make a sponsorship donation of $150, and the HCC will set up a table with cloth and coffee, etc. for your family.
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS:
7/9/22 ASHER THOMAS BROWN, Parents: Cote and Natalie Brown,
Godparents: Gus Simshauser and Nikki Rinaldi
7/16/22 LEDA ROSE CIUNGAN, Parents: Costas and Bianca Ciungan
Godmother: Christina Ciungan
Chrismation: 7/16/22 BIANCA CIUNGAN, Sponsor: Kathryn Ciungan
DID YOU KNOW? ARCHDIOCESE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
2022 is the Centennial Celebration of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America!
The highlight of this Centennial year was the Clergy Laity Congress, just completed in New York City July 3-7, featuring the Consecration of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, and a Grand Banquet at The Met! Father Teodor and Sts. Constantine and Helen Parish Council Members (and Archons) John Avdoulos and Lou Kircos were in attendance, representing our parish and our Detroit Metropolis. Metropolitan Nicholas served along with Archbishop Elpidophoros, and Metropolitan Savas as presiding Clergy for the Consecration.
A video series, focusing on the institutions of our Archdiocese (Hellenic College Holy Cross, Saint Basil Academy, the Ladies Philoptochos Society, Leadership 100, the Archons and more.) can be accessed at https://www.goarch.org/centennial
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.