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St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-05-08
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St. George Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (661) 325-8694
  • Fax:
  • (661) 325-8694
  • Street Address:

  • 401 Truxtun Avenue

  • Bakersfield, CA 93301-5315


Contact Information






Services Schedule

Sundays:

Orthros - 8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m.

Weekdays:

Evening Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Calendar


Past Bulletins


St. George News and Events

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 Click here to stream our services if you are not able to join us in person.  
 

 ALL new items are ALWAYS on top of the bulletin.

There are several inserts at the end of this bulletin, please scroll to the end when done reading and look at all the inserts.There is more info on those inserts thruout the bulletin.
If you don't YOU will miss out.
In Christ,
editor, Demetris <-- Click here to send your questions via email to editor@ourparish.us

Or See me after church, I'll help you!

General Announcements:


PLEASE NOTE:

 

Sunday regular schedule will be,
Orthros at 8:30am and Divine Liturgy at 9:30am.
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Communion order will be as follows:
Sunday school staff, children and choir will receive communion FIRST.

Then depart to the Sunday school building immediately following receiving communion.
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There will be a memorial for Vasilos Arhaniotis.
May his memory be eternal!

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The Christian Education Ministry and the Office of Youth and
Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco
are excited to announce the 2022 Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

 This program provides a valuable educational opportunity for youth to express their faith, gain important skills in public speaking, and to deepen their knowledge about theology and its application in our world today.

• District Festivals throughout the Metropolis in April
• Metropolis Festival – Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center
See flyer at the end of this bulletin

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Please join us at the next Philoptochos General meeting, Sunday May 15th. in the hall after Devine Liturgy.

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Greek Nights
Get your tickets now (only 40 left) for our Greek Night Under the Stars Dinner/Dance to be held on Saturday, May 21st beginning at 6pm. Adult Tickets are $40, Children 12 & Under $20, and Children 5 & Under are Free. Please make your reservations early and pay before the event. There are a limited number of tickets available. Ticket sales will be every Sunday in the Hellenic Hall after Divine Liturgy (except Palm Sunday and Easter) until May 15th or when we run out of tickets.
 
Music will be provided by DJ Peter Loukatos from Los Angeles and he will play Greek, Arabic and American Music.
Your ticket provides you access to flavorful appetizers, a delicious Greek dinner and desserts, one ticket to our No Host Bar for a glass of wine, beer or a soda (water and coffee will be provided) and all the non-stop dancing you want!
Please plan on joining our church community this evening and help us raise money for our philanthropic causes.
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 Youth group will have to resume in June due to May graduations and school activities.
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Job Opening - Parish Secretary

 
Email your resume to hr@ourparish.us
We currently do not have a secretary.
 
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 Until further notice you will not see a calendar at the end of the bulletin.

We are updating it and will keep you posted.
 

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OUR BOOK STORE, GIFT SHOP & LIBRARY

Open every Sunday following divine litturgy and by appointment, by calling 661.342.2407
Seasonal specials, lenten related items 10% off thru Pascha.
Special orders available.

ALL are welcome, stop by, check out the variety of gifts, books & icons.
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Senior Zoomers
Our 55 and over group, self named The Senior Zoomers, meets Wednesdays at 11:00am on Zoom. 
Join us for good conversation and activity planning during our weekly meetings.  To join us click the follow link, or go to Zoom.us and enter the meeting ID and passcode located below.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 889 9047 4592
Passcode: 078537 
By Phone Dial: (669)900-9128
 
Morning Bible Study
Meet with Fr. Jim Pappas Thursdays at 9:30am on ZOOM for Morning Bible Study.  We look forward to studying God’s word together.
Meeting ID: 814 2559 2675
Passcode: 730910
By Phone Dial: (669)900-9128

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 There is a catechumen meeting every other Sunday starting Feb. 27. immediately after Sunday services.

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Shop on Amazon

 

If you DO, you can help your parish by assigning St. George as your charity and Amazon will donate to St. George with each purchase you make at NO cost to you!

 

Here's how.... (if you don't understand or need help, email (click/tap) --> Demetri

 Support St. George by using the Amazon Smile program when shopping on Amazon.
You still get the same Amazon selection, and the same Amazon prices.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to our parish at ZERO COST TO  YOU.

 Thank you for your support of our parish!
God Bless you and keep you! 

 Here's how to shop AmazonSmile:

 1. Visit smile.amazon.com

 2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

 3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice
     (if you wish to donate to our parish, search "st george bakersfield" exactly like that without the quotes). 

 4. Select your charity

 4. Start shopping!

 5. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
You MUST shop at smile.amazon.com not the amazon.com, same site, but does not give to St. George, the smile.amazon.com has been setup specificaly for donating to your charity, same site, same selection, same prices.

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Prayer app

"Every Christian, without exception, ought to dwell always in prayer." 
                      - St. Gregory Palamas

Prayer is a human need.

We’re all searching to fill the void left by a God-denying culture like the one we live in. And we look in so many different places. But nothing can fill that void like Christ.

And where do we meet Him?

In prayer.
 
The Challenge 
For so many of us, we want to mature in our prayer lives, and we know faith can only be grown if we pray. But we don’t know where to begin.
 
The Solution
The Encounter: The Common Discipline of the Fellowship of St. Philip the Evangelist is a comprehensive initiative that will help you not only grow in your personal daily prayer discipline, but also, will connect you to a fellowship of other Christians that are praying with you daily.

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Participating is easy 


1. Choose how you want to participate in The Encounter.
Are you a digital person? Download our free app to your favorite device. Just type in Faithtree Resources in the Apple or Google App Stores or click one of the buttons below to download The Encounter. Prefer to hold a physical prayer book in your hand? It's coming soon! You'll find them in just a few weeks on our website: Faithtree.org. 

2. Commit to praying the 3 short prayer sessions each day.
Each session is less than ten minutes, many less than five. The impact on your calendar is small, but the benefit of daily prayer is extraordinary. 

3. Explore!
The Encounter app has a variety of other resources to help you grow in prayer. With a growing library of prayers for specific occasions, short articles to help you understand more about prayer, hymns of the Church to help you focus, and opportunities to pray for every Orthodox jurisdiction, our parishes, hierarchs, clergy and more, you will never weary of drawing closer to the living God through prayer!




Without prayer, our spirit shrivels, our hope fades, and our joy diminishes. With prayer, our soul quickens, our vision clarifies, and our Christian life is fulfilled. 

Join the fellowship of believers who use The Encounter to pray the beautiful prayers of the Church every day.

Let us pray to the Lord!

DOWNLOAD HERE: iPhone or other
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  Youth Group Announcements
 
 
Youth group will have to resume in June due to May graduations and school activities.
Please make sure Joyce Cisneros has your contact information for future meetings and outings.

 
*Donations to St. George Youth Group are always welcome!
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Get excited, Summer Camp is Back!!

More info in flyer at the end of this bulletin.

Register here

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Sign up to host a Sunday lunch!  See sign up list in the hall bulletin board.

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Ukraine Relief Fund

 

Click on above image to read more and donate

 

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2022 STEWARDSHIP THEME

OUR CHURCH OUR SPIRITUAL HOME

You may have been brought to the Orthodox Church on your 40th day, or the Orthodox Church may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, the Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are stewards of the Gospel and the stewards of our parish. We see our church, not as it is, but as it could be. We offer our treasure and ourselves sacrificially, so that, as members of the Body of Christ, we may reach our full potential in Him.

We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

 

If you have not yet fulfilled your stewardship commitment you can easily give online using your credit card.  There are two ways to donate; using your PayPal Account or your Debit/Credit Card:

Using a PayPal account:

Note: If you don’t have a PayPal account you’ll need to open one.

How to open a PayPal account 

1.   Click here to create a PayPal account, then come back here when done.
2.   Once you create your PayPal account, come back to this page and click on the "Make donation via PayPal" link below.
3.   Enter your donation amount.

4.   Log into your PayPal account
5.   Confirm your donation amount
6.   Enter the donation purpose (click on “Please indicate purpose (i.e. Pledge)”)
7.   Click on “Donate $xxUSD Now” 

Using a credit card:

1.   Click on the "Make donation via PayPallink below.
2.   Enter your donation amount.
3.   Complete your credit card information.
4.   Click “Review Donation and Continue”
5.   Enter the ddonation purpose (click on “Please indicate purpose (i.e. Pledge)”)
6.   Click on “Donate $xxUSD now”

For both methods you’ll receive an email confirmation after you donate.

See links below.

Make donation via PayPal <-- Use paypal; (CC or PayPal) to make a donation.

Click here, to download the 2022 Commitment Card.

Please fill it out and return to the church office or mail it, address at bottom of buletin.

Or you may fill it out the form online and sumbit it online. ---> ONLINE FORM

You may also download here the flyer to read all about stewardship according to the Bible.

Stewardship@ourparish.us

 

Sunday School

Sunday School classes are going.
For more info or to register contact Stavro at pa@ourparish.us

 BIBLE READING


Please join Irene on Zoom, and let us Read our Orthodox Bible together on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:00 P.M. every week.
We just simply read the Orthodox Bible (available at the church's bookstore) and the comments at the bottom of each page.
It is a Bible reading NOT Bible study.
Click here to Join Zoom Meeting
 
or
Zoom ID: 99602662409
Passcode: 88888Z
 
Orthodox Sudy Bible Book

Congratulations to our 2022 Parish Council members.


Fr. Jim Pappas & Fr. Christian Burkhard (non-voting)

President:           Namaz Habroun-Pimentel

Vice President:    Dr. Emmanuel Strategos

Treasurer:           Osama Dawood

Secretary:          Danny Andrews

Mary Mekhel
Ted Exarchulakos
Nikoli Hackelman
Julie Pierucci
Christopher Keys
Christopher McNaughton
Tom Drulias
Ted Buddy


Next Parish Council meeting is 5/26/22 at  7:00pm at the back office.


Social Media & website


Follow and join us on Facebook

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St George Christian Outreach Facebook Page

St George Greek Orthodox Church of Bakersfield YouTube channel

Legacy

Leave your mark!
Consider naming St. George Church as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy. It's a great legacy gift to your parish and very easy to do...just ask your provider for the change beneficiary form and complete and return to them.  The legal name for the church is Hellenic Community St. George Church Tax ID #95-3575365 God bless you.

Endowment

Click here to read how you can leave a lasting legacy to your parish.
Church Beautification and Capital Improvements. Click here for the 2021 update.

Text Notifications

If you would like to be part of our system, please provide your phone number to the church secreatary at Secretary@ourparish.us.

This service will only be used to notify parishioners of any changes to service times or to provide information on events or occurences that affect the entire parish.  We see this as being used infrequently but feel that we need to an effective way to communicate important information quickly. 

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 Prayers for Thanksgiving-Healing and Help:

Please add to your daily prayers 

Orthodox: Ernie, George, Abram, Vickie, Elaina, Maher, Nabel, Magdy, Daniel, Natalia and family, Nickolas, Irene, Pamela, Virginia, Paraskevi, Michael, Dimitris, Margarita, Jennifer, Nikolas, Pamela
Non-Orthodox: Judith, Nayeli and David, Peggy, Patricia

For the rest of the soul of our departed:

Orthodox: Fr. Daregas, Vasiliki, Vasilli, Fouad, Bert, Nicolas, Louise, George, George, Sooad, George, Leonid, Nikos, Vivian, John, Mary, Louise, Nektarios, Nicholas, Elephtheria, Kyriakos, Candess.


PROSPHORO OFFERING

Elaine: 1/2, 2/6, 3/13, 4/17, 5/22, 6/26, 7/31, 9/4, 10/9, 11/13, 12/18

Joyce:  1/9, 2/13, 3/20, 4/24, 5/29, 7/3, 8/7, 9/11, 10/16, 11/20, 12/25

Mary: 1/16, 2/20, 3/27, 5/1, 6/5, 7/10, 8/14, 9/18, 10/23, 11/27

Basema: 1/23, 2/27, 4/3, 5/8, 6/12, 7/17, 8/21, 9/25, 10/30, 12/4

Olympia: 1/30, 3/6, 4/10, 5/15, 6/19, 7/24, 8/28, 10/2, 11/6, 12/11

 

Thank you!

Father Jim would like the Prosphoro brought to the church Sunday morning between 7:30 AM
and no later than 8:30 AM.

We are looking for more people to make the blessed bread.
Please approach Father if interested.
If you want to learn more about how to make Prosphora, you can visit our Prosphoro site
Thank you.

MAY

ANNIVERSARIES

 

5/4   Luis & Angela Becerra
5/20 Yohannes Mesfin & Fentanesh Birehanu
5/31 Stephen & Nicole Strategos

BIRTHDAYS

5/1 Georgia Drulias
5/2 Eva Lance
5/3 Dimitri Dorlis
5/9 Shea Dean
5/12 Christina Thabit
5/17 Yannis Exarchoulakos
5/18 Brendan West
5/18 Eleni Southerd
5/19 Cody Stevens
5/19 Elpida Chaffee
5/25 Lorece Cisneros
5/26 Elaine Dorlis
5/26 Mattie Dean
5/26 Samuel Mesfin
5/27 Anne Drulias
5/29 Tanya Al-Sheikh

If your Anniversary or Birthday is not listed and would like to be added or if it's incorrect, please contact the editor at editor@ourparish.us

PLEASE NOTE:  All bulletin announcements must be received each week by 6:00 pm Wednesday to be included in the Sunday bulletin for that week.

A note from the publisher:
PLEASE READ CONTENT AFTER THE CALENDAR, THERE IS  MORE, there are inserts of interest!

If you have ANY kind of a challenge reading this bulletin or ANY part of it, like unable to or know how to open various inserts at the end of the bulletin, PLEASE contact me at editor@ourparish.us
I'll be happy to help you! And any suggestions for improvement are welcome!

Please send email with your request or suggestion to editor@ourparish.us

TEMPORARLY THE CALENDAR WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE BULLETIN WHILE WE ARE  UPDATING. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Tone. Psalm 18.4,1.
Their voice has gone out into all the earth.
Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God.

The reading is from St. John's First Universal Letter 1:1-7.

THAT WHICH WAS from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life - the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us - that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing this that our joy may be complete.

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 18.4,1.
Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος αὐτῶν.
Στίχ. Οἱ οὐρανοὶ διηγοῦνται δόξαν Θεοῦ.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Ἰωάννου α' 1:1-7.

 Ὃ ἦν ἀπʼ ἀρχῆς, ὃ ἀκηκόαμεν, ὃ ἑωράκαμεν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν, ὃ ἐθεασάμεθα, καὶ αἱ χεῖρες ἡμῶν ἐψηλάφησαν περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς. Καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἐφανερώθη, καὶ ἑωράκαμεν, καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν, καὶ ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον, ἥτις ἦν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, καὶ ἐφανερώθη ἡμῖν. Ὃ ἑωράκαμεν καὶ ἀκηκόαμεν, ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν, ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς κοινωνίαν ἔχητε μεθʼ ἡμῶν· καὶ ἡ κοινωνία δὲ ἡ ἡμετέρα μετὰ τοῦ πατρὸς καὶ μετὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ· καὶ ταῦτα γράφομεν ὑμῖν, ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ἡμῶν ᾖ πεπληρωμένη. Καὶ ἔστιν αὕτη ἡ ἀγγελία ἣν ἀκηκόαμεν ἀπʼ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀναγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν, ὅτι ὁ θεὸς φῶς ἐστίν, καὶ σκοτία ἐν αὐτῷ οὐκ ἔστιν οὐδεμία. Ἐὰν εἴπωμεν ὅτι κοινωνίαν ἔχομεν μετʼ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐν τῷ σκότει περιπατῶμεν, ψευδόμεθα, καὶ οὐ ποιοῦμεν τὴν ἀλήθειαν· ἐὰν δὲ ἐν τῷ φωτὶ περιπατῶμεν, ὡς αὐτός ἐστιν ἐν τῷ φωτί, κοινωνίαν ἔχομεν μετʼ ἀλλήλων, καὶ τὸ αἷμα Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ καθαρίζει ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης ἁμαρτίας.

البروكيمنون. Plagal Fourth Tone. مزمور 18: 4، 1.
في كل الأرض خرج صوتهم
Verse: السموات تذيع بمجد الله

فصل من رسالة يوحنا الاولى الجامعة 1: 1-7.

اَلَّذِي كَانَ مِنَ الْبَدْءِ، الَّذِي سَمِعْنَاهُ، الَّذِي رَأَيْنَاهُ بِعُيُونِنَا، الَّذِي شَاهَدْنَاهُ، وَلَمَسَتْهُ أَيْدِينَا، مِنْ جِهَةِ كَلِمَةِ الْحَيَاةِ. فَإِنَّ الْحَيَاةَ أُظْهِرَتْ، وَقَدْ رَأَيْنَا وَنَشْهَدُ وَنُخْبِرُكُمْ بِالْحَيَاةِ الأَبَدِيَّةِ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عِنْدَ الآبِ وَأُظْهِرَتْ لَنَا. الَّذِي رَأَيْنَاهُ وَسَمِعْنَاهُ نُخْبِرُكُمْ بِهِ، لِكَيْ يَكُونَ لَكُمْ أَيْضاً شَرِكَةٌ مَعَنَا. وَأَمَّا شَرِكَتُنَا نَحْنُ فَهِيَ مَعَ الآبِ وَمَعَ ابْنِهِ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ. وَنَكْتُبُ إِلَيْكُمْ هَذَا لِكَيْ يَكُونَ فَرَحُكُمْ كَامِلاً. وَهَذَا هُوَ الْخَبَرُ الَّذِي سَمِعْنَاهُ مِنْهُ وَنُخْبِرُكُمْ بِهِ: إِنَّ اللهَ نُورٌ وَلَيْسَ فِيهِ ظُلْمَةٌ الْبَتَّةَ. إِنْ قُلْنَا إِنَّ لَنَا شَرِكَةً مَعَهُ وَسَلَكْنَا فِي الظُّلْمَةِ، نَكْذِبُ وَلَسْنَا نَعْمَلُ الْحَقَّ. وَلَكِنْ إِنْ سَلَكْنَا فِي النُّورِ كَمَا هُوَ فِي النُّورِ، فَلَنَا شَرِكَةٌ بَعْضِنَا مَعَ بَعْضٍ، وَدَمُ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ ابْنِهِ يُطَهِّرُنَا مِنْ كُلِّ خَطِيَّةٍ.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
The Reading is from Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8

At that time, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 15:43-47, 16:1-8

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐλθὼν Ἰωσὴφ ὁ ἀπὸ Ἀριμαθαίας, εὐσχήμων βουλευτής, ὃς καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν προσδεχόμενος τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, τολμήσας εἰσῆλθε πρὸς Πιλᾶτον καὶ ᾐτήσατο τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Ἰησοῦ. Ὁ δὲ Πιλᾶτος ἐθαύμασεν εἰ ἤδη τέθνηκε, καὶ προσκαλεσάμενος τὸν κεντυρίωνα ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτὸν εἰ πάλαι ἀπέθανε· καὶ γνοὺς ἀπὸ τοῦ κεντυρίωνος ἐδωρήσατο τὸ σῶμα τῷ Ἰωσήφ. Καὶ ἀγοράσας σινδόνα καὶ καθελὼν αὐτὸν ἐνείλησε τῇ σινδόνι καὶ κατέθηκεν αὐτὸν ἐν μνημείῳ, ὃ ἦν λελατομημένον ἐκ πέτρας, καὶ προσεκύλισε λίθον ἐπὶ τὴν θύραν τοῦ μνημείου. Ἡ δὲ Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ καὶ Μαρία Ἰωσῆ ἐθεώρουν ποῦ τίθεται. Καὶ διαγενομένου τοῦ σαββάτου Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ καὶ Μαρία ἡ τοῦ Ἰακώβου καὶ Σαλώμη ἠγόρασαν ἀρώματα ἵνα ἐλθοῦσαι ἀλείψωσιν αὐτόν. Καὶ λίαν πρωῒ τῆς μιᾶς σαββάτων ἔρχονται ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, ἀνατείλαντος τοῦ ἡλίου. Καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἑαυτάς· Τίς ἀποκυλίσει ἡμῖν τὸν λίθον ἐκ τῆς θύρας τοῦ μνημείου; Καὶ ἀναβλέψασαι θεωροῦσιν ὅτι ἀποκεκύλισται ὁ λίθος· ἦν γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα. Καὶ εἰσελθοῦσαι εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον εἶδον νεανίσκον καθήμενον ἐν τοῖς δεξιοῖς, περιβεβλημένον στολὴν λευκήν, καὶ ἐξεθαμβήθησαν. Ὁ δὲ λέγει αὐταῖς· μὴ ἐκθαμβεῖσθε· Ἰησοῦν ζητεῖτε τὸν Ναζαρηνὸν τὸν ἐσταυρωμένον· ἠγέρθη, οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε· ἴδε ὁ τόπος ὅπου ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Ἀλλ᾿ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ ὅτι προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν· ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε, καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν. Καὶ ἐξελθοῦσαι ἔφυγον ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου· εἶχε δὲ αὐτὰς τρόμος καὶ ἔκστασις, καὶ οὐδενὶ οὐδὲν εἶπον· ἐφοβοῦντο γάρ.

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
مرقس 15: 43-47، 16: 1-8

في تلك الأيام،43 جَاءَ يُوسُفُ الَّذِي مِنَ الرَّامَةِ مُشِيرٌ شَرِيفٌ وَكَانَ هُوَ أَيْضاً مُنْتَظِراً مَلَكُوتَ اللَّهِ فَتَجَاسَرَ وَدَخَلَ إِلَى بِيلاَطُسَ وَطَلَبَ جَسَدَ يَسُوعَ.44 فَتَعَجَّبَ بِيلاَطُسُ أَنَّهُ مَاتَ كَذَا سَرِيعاً. فَدَعَا قَائِدَ الْمِئَةِ وَسَأَلَهُ: «هَلْ لَهُ زَمَانٌ قَدْ مَاتَ؟»45 وَلَمَّا عَرَفَ مِنْ قَائِدِ الْمِئَةِ وَهَبَ الْجَسَدَ لِيُوسُفَ.46 فَاشْتَرَى كَتَّاناً فَأَنْزَلَهُ وَكَفَّنَهُ بِالْكَتَّانِ وَوَضَعَهُ فِي قَبْرٍ كَانَ مَنْحُوتاً فِي صَخْرَةٍ وَدَحْرَجَ حَجَراً عَلَى بَابِ الْقَبْرِ.47 وَكَانَتْ مَرْيَمُ الْمَجْدَلِيَّةُ وَمَرْيَمُ أُمُّ يُوسِي تَنْظُرَانِ أَيْنَ وُضِعَ.1 وَبَعْدَمَا مَضَى السَّبْتُ اشْتَرَتْ مَرْيَمُ الْمَجْدَلِيَّةُ وَمَرْيَمُ أُمُّ يَعْقُوبَ وَسَالُومَةُ حَنُوطاً لِيَأْتِينَ وَيَدْهَنَّهُ.2 وَبَاكِراً جِدّاً فِي أَوَّلِ الأُسْبُوعِ أَتَيْنَ إِلَى الْقَبْرِ إِذْ طَلَعَتِ الشَّمْسُ. 3 وَكُنَّ يَقُلْنَ فِيمَا بَيْنَهُنَّ: «مَنْ يُدَحْرِجُ لَنَا الْحَجَرَ عَنْ بَابِ الْقَبْرِ؟» 4 فَتَطَلَّعْنَ وَرَأَيْنَ أَنَّ الْحَجَرَ قَدْ دُحْرِجَ! لأَنَّهُ كَانَ عَظِيماً جِدّاً.5 وَلَمَّا دَخَلْنَ الْقَبْرَ رَأَيْنَ شَابّاً جَالِساً عَنِ الْيَمِينِ لاَبِساً حُلَّةً بَيْضَاءَ فَانْدَهَشْنَ.6 فَقَالَ لَهُنَّ: «لاَ تَنْدَهِشْنَ! أَنْتُنَّ تَطْلُبْنَ يَسُوعَ النَّاصِرِيَّ الْمَصْلُوبَ. قَدْ قَامَ! لَيْسَ هُوَ هَهُنَا. هُوَذَا الْمَوْضِعُ الَّذِي وَضَعُوهُ فِيهِ. 7 لَكِنِ اذْهَبْنَ وَقُلْنَ لِتَلاَمِيذِهِ وَلِبُطْرُسَ إِنَّهُ يَسْبِقُكُمْ إِلَى الْجَلِيلِ. هُنَاكَ تَرَوْنَهُ كَمَا قَالَ لَكُمْ».8 فَخَرَجْنَ سَرِيعاً وَهَرَبْنَ مِنَ الْقَبْرِ لأَنَّ الرِّعْدَةَ وَالْحَيْرَةَ أَخَذَتَاهُنَّ. وَلَمْ يَقُلْنَ لأَحَدٍ شَيْئاً لأَنَّهُنَّ كُنَّ خَائِفَاتٍ.

 

 


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Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Tone

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.
Χριστός ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καί τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωήν χαρισάμενος.

المسيح قام من بين الأموات ووطئ الموت بالموت ووهب الحياة للذين في القبور.

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Tone

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον, ἡ Ζωὴ ἡ ἀθάνατος, τότε τὸν ᾅδην ἐνέκρωσας τῇ ἀστραπῇ τῆς Θεότητος, ὅτε δὲ καὶ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἐκ τῶν καταχθονίων ἀνέστησας, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἐκραύγαζον·Ζωοδότα Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

عندما انحدرت إلى الموت ايها الحياة الذي لايموت ، حينئذ أمتّ الجحيم ببرق لاهوتك، وعندما أقمت الاموات من تحت الثرى صرخ نحوك جميع القوات السماويين : ايها المسيح الاله المعطي الحياة المجد لك.

Apolytikion for Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Second Tone

The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the Tree, and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, laid It for burial in a new tomb. But on the third day Thou didst arise, O Lord, granting great mercy to the world.
Ὁ εὐσχήμων Ἰωσήφ, ἀπὸ τοῦ ξύλου καθελὼν τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα, σινδόνι καθαρᾷ, εἱλήσας καὶ ἀρώμασιν, ἐν μνήματι καινῷ κηδεύσας ἀπέθετο, ἀλλὰ τριήμερος ἀνέστης Κύριε, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

إن يوسف المتقي أحدر جسدك الطاهر من العود ولفه بالسباني النقية وحنطه بالطيب وجهزه ووضعه في قبر جديد.

Apolytikion for Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Second Tone

Unto the myrrh-bearing women did the Angel cry out as he stood by the grave: Myrrh oils are meet for the dead, but Christ hath proved to be a stranger to corruption. But cry out: The Lord is risen, granting great mercy to the world.
Ταῖς Μυροφόροις Γυναιξί, παρὰ τὸ μνῆμα ἐπιστάς, ὁ Ἄγγελος ἐβόα. Τὰ μύρα τοῖς θνητοῖς ὑπάρχει ἁρμόδια, Χριστὸς δὲ διαφθορᾶς ἐδείχθη ἀλλότριος, ἀλλὰ κραυγάσατε, Ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

إن الملاك حضر عند القبر قائلاً للنسوة الحاملات الطيب أما الطيب فهو لائق بالأموات وأما المسيح فقد ظهر غريباًمن الفساد. لكن اصرخن الآن قائلات قد قام الرب مانحاً العالم الرحمة العظمى.

Apolytikion for Synaxis of John the Theologian in the Second Tone

O Apostle, beloved of Christ our God, hasten to deliver a defenceless people. He that allowed thee to recline on His breast, receiveth thee bowing in intercession. Implore Him, O Theologian, to dispel the persistent cloud of the heathen, and ask for us His peace and great mercy.
Ἀπόστολε Χριστῷ τῶ Θεῷ ἠγαπηπημένε, ἐπιτάχυνον, ῥύσαι λαὸν ἀναπολόγητον, δέχεταί σε προσπίπτοντα, ὁ ἐπιπεσόντα τῶ στήθει καταδεξάμενος, ὃν ἱκέτευε, Θεολόγε, καὶ ἐπίμονον νέφος ἐθνῶν διασκεδάσαι, αἰτούμενος ἡμῖν εἰρήνην, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

أيها الرسول المتكلم باللاهوت حبيب المسيح الإله أسرع وأنقذ شعباً عادم الحجة لأن الذي تنازل أن تتكئ على صدره يقبلك متوسلاً فإليه ابتهل أن يبدد سحابة الأمم المعاندة طالباً لنا السلامة والرحمة العظمى.

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Tone

As a liberator of prisoners, and as a guardian of the poor, a doctor of the sick, a defender of kings. Trophy bearer, O Great Martyr George. Intercede to Christ our God, and save our souls.


Ως των αιχμαλώτων ελευθερωτής και των πτωχών υπερασπιστής, ασθενούντων ιατρός, βασιλέων υπέρμαχος, τροπαιοφόρε, μεγαλομάρτυς Γεώργιε, πρέσβευε Χριστώ τω Θεώ σωθήναι τα ψυχάς ημών.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Tone

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.
Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες ἀθάνατε, ἀλλὰ τοῦ ᾍδου καθεῖλες τὴν δύναμιν, καὶ ἀνέστης ὡς νικητής, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, γυναιξὶ Μυροφόροις φθεγξάμενος. Χαίρετε, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις εἰρήνην δωρούμενος ὁ τοῖς πεσοῦσι παρέχων ἀνάστασιν.
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