Sunday & Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.
July 17, 2022 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council
Guest Clergy: Fr. Peter Bistolarides
GEORGE TSALLIS – 1 Year (Coffee Hour Sponsor)
May his memory be eternal!
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
Several churches within our Archdiocese (along with St. Cons) have been having difficulty in the past few weeks with their video provider. We have worked with the Archdiocese and have now signed up with a different provider for live video streaming. If you are still having difficulty with the video connection, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
If you wish to follow along with the text, please use this link: https://dcs.goarch.org/
Sunday, July 17th – Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council 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:
Susan, Tom, 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 a name to the prayer list, or if there is a name that should be removed from the prayer list, please contact the church office at email@example.com
Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 31.11,1.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous.
Verse: Blessed are they whose transgressions have been forgiven.
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. Plagal Second Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 31.11,1.
Εὐφράνθητι ἐπὶ Κύριον, καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε δίκαιοι.
Στίχ. Μακάριοι, ὧν ἀφέθησαν αἱ ἀνομίαι.
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 Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Matthew 5:14-19
The Lord said to his disciples, "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 5:14-19
Εἶπεν ὁ Κὐριος τοῖς ἑαυτοῦ μαθηταῖς· ῾Υμεῖς ἐστε τὸ φῶς τοῦ κόσμου. οὐ δύναται πόλις κρυβῆναι ἐπάνω ὄρους κειμένη· οὐδὲ καίουσι λύχνον καὶ τιθέασι αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τὸν μόδιον, ἀλλ᾿ ἐπὶ τὴν λυχνίαν, καὶ λάμπει πᾶσι τοῖς ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ. οὕτω λαμψάτω τὸ φῶς ὑμῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὅπως ἴδωσιν ὑμῶν τὰ καλὰ ἔργα καὶ δοξάσωσι τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν τὸν ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς. Μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον καταλῦσαι τὸν νόμον ἢ τοὺς προφήτας· οὐκ ἦλθον καταλῦσαι, ἀλλὰ πληρῶσαι. ἀμὴν γὰρ λέγω ὑμῖν, ἕως ἂν παρέλθῃ ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ἡ γῆ, ἰῶτα ἓν ἢ μία κεραία οὐ μὴ παρέλθῃ ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου ἕως ἂν πάντα γένηται. ὃς ἐὰν οὖν λύσῃ μίαν τῶν ἐντολῶν τούτων τῶν ἐλαχίστων καὶ διδάξῃ οὕτω τοὺς ἀνθρώπους, ἐλάχιστος κληθήσεται ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν· ὃς δ᾿ ἂν ποιήσῃ καὶ διδάξῃ, οὗτος μέγας κληθήσεται ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
MUDDY ACRES FLOWER FARM 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by credit card in person or over the phone. Looking forward to being together!
GOYA LOCK-IN: Attention GOYAns: On Friday, 8/12 join us for a fantastic time at our first Lock-in! Fun, fellowship, food, games, team challenges, Q&A with Father, dance party, and much more! The fun starts at 5:00 pm Friday evening, and pick up will be from 10-11 Saturday morning. For more information, contact Maria Haviland, 734-417-9650 or email@example.com.
“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.
LIVE VIDEO-STREAM: Several churches within our Archdiocese (along with St. Cons) have been having difficulty over the past few weeks with their video provider. We have worked with the Archdiocese and this week signed up with a different provider for live video streaming. If you are still having difficulty with the video connection, please send an email to email@example.com and let us know so we can resolve the issue.
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!
ANNUAL OCW RETREAT: The Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan will hold their annual Women’s Retreat on Saturday, July 23 at the Holy Dormition Orthodox Monastery in Rives Junction, MI. Presenters will include Fr. Paul Patitsas and Mother Gabriella. For more information, or to register, contact Gia Cherpes at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
7/16/22 LEDA ROSE CIUNGAN, Parents: Costas and Bianca Ciungan, Godmother: Christina Ciungan
7/16/22 BIANCA CIUNGAN, Sponsor: Kathryn Ciungan
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.