St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2024-03-17
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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


Orthros - 8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m.


Evening Vespers - 6:00 p.m.


Past Bulletins

St. George News and Events



Sunday Service
Orthros 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am



40 day Memorial for Denna Theodore will be March 24th.  Coffee Hour to be hosted by family.


 General Announcements

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Please help a parishioner who is looking for a 2 bedroom apartment/duplex/house here in Bakersfield.
Please call church office (661) 325-8694 or email the secretary at

Lent and Holy Week Needs 2024

The following list contains the needs of the Church for Lent and Holy Week for all the planned services. Some things have already been donated (names listed); there are other items that still are needed. If you would like to donate an item, please call the church office at (661) 325-8694 or email the secretary at All items are to arrive on the date before services begin (or the day before).

5 Fridays of Lent (March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, April 12th, April 19th):

Flowers for the Icon of the Virgin Mary - Angela Becerra and Family

3rd Sunday of Lent – Sunday of the Holy Cross (April 7th):

Flowers for the Service of the Cross – Tom and Elaine Dorlis and Family

Saturday of Lazarus (April 27th):

Palm Leaves for making Crosses for Palm Sunday - ____________

Palm Sunday Evening (April 28th):

Flowers for the Icon of the Bridegroom - The Southerd Family

Holy Wednesday (May 1st):

Cotton Balls, Swabs – The McNaughton Family

Holy Thursday (May 2nd):

Flower Wreath for the Holy Cross – Stephen and Nicole Strategos and Family

Beeswax Candles (15) – The Cisneros Family

Holy Friday (May 3rd):

Linen Sheet -  Demestihas Family

Rose Petals - ____________

Flowers for Epitaphios – Tray passed to congregation on Palm Sunday/Philoptochos

Holy Saturday (May 4th):

Bay Leaves – The Al-Sheikh Family

Flowers for Icon of the Resurrection - ____________

Flowers for Banner of the Resurrection - ____________

100 (approx) red dyed Eggs - ____________

Paschal Candle – Manny and Erin Strategos and Family

Easter Lilies (30) - The Pierucci Family


From Fr. Jim

Children in Church

Our children are blessings from our Lord.  We are entrusted to provide and equip them with the proper tools to one day navigate through life with its joys and challenges.  Church is one environment where we can begin to show children proper behaviors that will benefit them through life.  Scripture tells us to raise them with wisdom and instruction.  Each age has its own challenges.  Each age has the potential for growth.  Teach your children how to behave while in church.  There is a proper prayer attitude.  There is proper respect to be shown to all the people who are here to pray with them. 


For those with infants and toddlers, it's never too early to show them proper posture in prayer.  Yes, prayer can be singing and prayer is also quiet. Prayer is subtle movement in place.  Prayer is not playtime.  Prayer is a time to focus our attention toward God.


For older children, it is time to show them what is written in our Liturgical Books.  Teach them to follow along while we read and singing the services.  As Psalm 46:10 teaches us “Be still and know that I am God”.  Prayer teaches us how to be attuned to our God.  Prayer in church helps us to be disciplined in worship.


House blessings have started
Please contact our church secretary Susan at 325-8694
or via email at
This sign up is NOT for memorials, please contact the secretary at the above number or email her to schedule your memorial.
Coffee Hour Sign Ups
3/3/24 Antonaros and Londquist
3/10/24 Drulias 
3/17/24 Cisneros 
3/24/24 🍇 Theodore
3/31/24 🍇 Patrick Snitchler 
4/7/24 🍇
4/14/24 🍇Becerra 
4/21/24 🍇Greek School
4/28/24 🐟Parish Council
5/5/24 Pascha 
5/19/24 McNaughton 
6/9/24 Ayoub and Asmeron


8/4/24 🍇
8/11/24 🍇

Why Coffee Hour?
-Most of us are hungry, especially children 
-Coffee goes well with a snack 
-Keeps us united as a parish
Coffee Hour Ideas:
Cookies of any kind 
Donuts- regular or mini 
Yogurt cups 
Bagels and cream cheese
Cheese and crackers
Granola bars
Raw Veggies and dip
Chips and salsa
Bottled water is always needed 
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:8-9)
Contact Joyce Cisneros at to be added to the coffee hour schedule. 
St. John the Baptist Lent Retreat
March 29-31, 2024
At the beautiful Pali Retreat Center
Running Springs - San Bernardino Mountains
St. John the Baptist Lent Retreat
Greetings GOYANS and families!
We are VERY excited to announce this year's SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOYA LENTEN RETREAT! 
Friday March 29 - Sunday March 31
This is a wonderful opportunity for our youth to come together in faith, fellowship, nature, and a lot of fun to be had!
The retreat will be held at the BEAUTIFUL Pali Retreat Center in the San Bernardino Mountains near Running Springs.
All Southern California GOYAns are invited to participate in a wonderful retreat and getaway filled with delicious meals, zip lining, archery, hiking, basketball, volleyball, discussions, worship, Divine Liturgy, and plenty of time to play games, hang out, and get to know one another.
Registration includes: 2 Nights lodging, all meals and activities (Zip Line, Archery, etc) beginning Friday evening (meeting at Prophet Elias San Bernardino, to Sunday lunch).
Note: GOYAns who are participating in GOBL basketball WILL be able to be back for the games on Sunday, so no need to stress about any conflict!
Please be sure to sign up as soon as possible!
This is going to be an amazing experience you don't want to miss!
The Philoptochos General Meeting will be held on Sunday March 24th after church in the Hall. Please make every effort to attend.
Your Philoptochos chapter continues its good works with your membership commitment. Your generosity during our membership drive helps those around us and meets our commitments at the National, Metropolis and Local level.
It is that time again where we ask you to commit and give of your heart to help the work of Philoptochos. Your annual commitment should be based on your ability and willingness to give at your particular level of spiritual growth and we prayerfully ask that you remember all our charities in your offering.
Remember, anyone can join: Women AND Men, Orthodox AND Non-Orthodox. The only criteria is that you are at least 18 years of age or older.
Please download the membership form included in this bulletin, you can fill it out and email it to and you can make your contribution click here --> VENMO or speak to a Philoptochos Board Member about your commitment. 
We invite anyone who is interested in joining the choir, or just interested in "why we sing what we sing on Sundays" to our first CHOIR CLINIC to be held on Saturday, April 6th beginning at 9AM. Spend the morning with us learning the church hymns.
Interested in learning Greek?
St George is offering Greek School on Sunday's 11:30am-1:30pm. Please see attached registration form and General Information & Expectations. Some classes have started, but if interested, please call Kathy Exarchoulakos 661-805-4736.
Please see the registration form and general info documents at the end of this bulletin.


February, 2024
Dear Members and Friends of St George, 
We are excited to celebrate the 100th Year Anniversary of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church Community. Over 100 years ago, our ancestors founded this beautiful community in Bakersfield. 
This celebration comes full circle by honoring our community with a special Greek Dinner and Dance on Saturday, June 1st, 2024. In addition, we will have a Commemorative Book available for purchase that will highlight the historical significance of our wonderful community. 
The evening begins with a hosted Champagne and Wine reception in the Hellenic Hall from 6:00-7:00pm. In addition, the church will be open for visitation. At 7:00pm, guests will be escorted to the park for an Authentic Greek Dinner under the stars. The price for the event is $100 per person. A no-host bar will also be available during dinner. 
This event would not be complete without the beautiful sounds of Greek Music in the air provided by the Helios Band. Everyone is welcome to dance. Also, enjoy a special performance by our very own St. George Dance Troupe. 
A Commemorative Book representing the past 100 years of our community includes histories of our founding families and the origin of our church. It will also include various ethnicities that have become a part of our church community today. You can honor your family by purchasing space in the book which will include a family photo(s).
The deadline to submit a photo(s) is March 17th.
Supporters and friends within the Bakersfield community may also show their appreciation by placing an ad in the Event Program that all guests will receive.
The deadline to submit ads is April 15th.
See the forms below for more information and payment options.
For any questions, please contact Susan, St. George Church Secretary, at 661-325-8694 or email:
We look forward to seeing everyone at this very special event on
Saturday, June 1st, 2024.
Thank you for your continued support. 
Dr. Emmanuel Strategos                 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee
Parish Council President 

100 Year Anniversary Celebration

100 Year Anniversary Celebration


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100 Year Anniversary Celebration

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All proceeds benefit St. George Greek Orthodox Church - Bakersfield



Youth Group Announcements

Youth Group


*Donations to St. George Youth Group are always welcome!


Stavros will continue with evening reader services
Thursday through Saturday 6pm


Secretary office hours are 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday.
Please note these hours may need to be adjusted on occasion.


If you want to be included in the email announcements and notices, please send your email to or call church office, 325-8694 and give your info and request to be added.
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This is the fastest way to get updated for services changes and other important church information.

If you are not receiving the bulletin, either send your name & email to or apply from our website here, or directly here or call church office, 325-8694 and give your info and request to be added to the weekly bulletin.



Open every Sunday following Divine Liturgy and by appointment, by calling 661.342.2407
Special orders available.

ALL are welcome, stop by, check out the variety of gifts, books & icons.


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 and enter the meeting ID and passcode located below.Click --> Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 843 4423 5872
Passcode: 510033
By Phone Dial: (669)900-9128 

Morning Bible Study

Meet with Fr. Jim Pappas Wednesday at 9:30am on ZOOM for Morning Bible Study.  We look forward to studying God’s word together.Click --> Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 863 0526 5618

Passcode: 537328
By Phone Dial: (669)900-9128



2024 Stewardship News

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee.
Deuteronomy 16:17
Please see attached informational trifold and the stewardship form at the end of this bulletin.
God bless you and your families.

Donate here via paypal or Credit Card


"Every Christian, without exception, ought to dwell always in prayer."

      - St. Gregory Palamas

Click here to read more and get the app for daily prayer



Congratulations to our 2024 Parish Council members.

You may visit our website for the list of members & officers at Parish Council
Next Parish Council meeting is 3/28/24 at 7:00pm at the back office.


Social Media & website

Follow and join us on Facebook

St George Greek Orthodox Church of Bakersfield

St George Christian Outreach Facebook Page

St George Greek Orthodox Church of Bakersfield YouTube channel


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.


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 secretary at

This service will only be used to notify parishioners of any changes to service times or to provide information on events or occurrences 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. 


Prayers for Thanksgiving-Healing and Help:

Please add to your daily prayers 

Orthodox: Chris Paul, Penny, Kyriakos, Eleni, Spiros, Fred, John, 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: Penny, Fr. Daregas, Vasiliki, Vasilli, Fouad, Bert, Nicolas, Louise, George, George, Sooad, Leonid, Nikos, Vivian, John, Mary, Louise, Nektarios, Nicholas, Elephtheria, Kyriakos, Candess, George Lardakis. 


Elaine:  1/21, 2/18, 3/17,4/14, 1/5,6/2,7/7,8/11, 9/15, 10/27, 11/17, 12/22
Joyce:   1/7, 3/31, 5/19, 6/30, 8/4, 9/8, 11/3, 12/29
Mary:  1/28, 2/25, 3/24, 4/21, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/18, 9/22, 10/20, 11/24, 12/15
Basema:  2/4, 3/3, 6/16, 7/21, 8/25, 9/29, 10/13, 12/1
Olympia:  1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/7, 4/28, 5/26, 6/23, 7/28, 9/1, 10/6, 11/10, 12/8


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 to be put on the 2023 baking schedule for prosphora then let Joyce Cisneros know. Learn More




3/4 Naguib & Mary Mekhel
3/31 Ray & Brittany Southerd


3/2 Demetrius Strategos
3/4 Yohannes Mesfin
3/4 Luna Little
3/8 Demetrios Southerd
3/7 Andrea Strategos
3/9 Nektarios Chaffee
3/9 George Demestihas
3/9 Katerina Copeland
3/11 Mary Jennings
3/12 Kathy Exarchoulakos
3/13 Ray Southerd
3/21 Pam Liascos
3/23 Panayotis Chaffee
3/25 Natalie Becerra
3/25 George Mansour
3/28 Mary Andrews

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Tone. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4.

Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for God is able to make him stand.

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 75.11,1.
Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Γνωστὸς ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς ῾Ρωμαίους 13:11-14, 14:1-4.

Ἀδελφοί, νῦν ἐγγύτερον ἡμῶν ἡ σωτηρία ἢ ὅτε ἐπιστεύσαμεν. Ἡ νὺξ προέκοψεν, ἡ δὲ ἡμέρα ἤγγικεν· ἀποθώμεθα οὖν τὰ ἔργα τοῦ σκότους, καί ἐνδυσώμεθα τὰ ὅπλα τοῦ φωτός. Ὡς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ, εὐσχημόνως περιπατήσωμεν, μὴ κώμοις καὶ μέθαις, μὴ κοίταις καὶ ἀσελγείαις, μὴ ἔριδι καὶ ζήλῳ. Ἀλλʼ ἐνδύσασθε τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, καὶ τῆς σαρκὸς πρόνοιαν μὴ ποιεῖσθε, εἰς ἐπιθυμίας. Τὸν δὲ ἀσθενοῦντα τῇ πίστει προσλαμβάνεσθε, μὴ εἰς διακρίσεις διαλογισμῶν. Ὃς μὲν πιστεύει φαγεῖν πάντα, ὁ δὲ ἀσθενῶν λάχανα ἐσθίει. Ὁ ἐσθίων τὸν μὴ ἐσθίοντα μὴ ἐξουθενείτω, καὶ ὁ μὴ ἐσθίων τὸν ἐσθίοντα μὴ κρινέτω· ὁ θεὸς γὰρ αὐτὸν προσελάβετο. Σὺ τίς εἶ ὁ κρίνων ἀλλότριον οἰκέτην; Τῷ ἰδίῳ κυρίῳ στήκει ἢ πίπτει. Σταθήσεται δέ· δυνατὸς γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θεὸς στῆσαι αὐτόν.

البروكيمنون. Plagal Fourth Tone. مزمور 75: 11، 1.
أنذِروا وأوفُوا للرّبِّ إلهِكُم
Verse: الله معروف في يهوذا واسمه عظيم في إسرائيل

فصل من رسالة القديس بولس الرسول الى اهل رومية 13: 11-14 14: 1-4.

يَُّا إِخْوَة، إِنَّ خَلاَصَنَا الآنَ أَقْرَبُ مِمَّا كَانَ حِينَ آمَنَّا. قَدْ تَنَاهَى اللَّيْلُ وَتَقَارَبَ النَّهَارُ فَلْنَخْلَعْ أَعْمَالَ الظُّلْمَةِ وَنَلْبَسْ أَسْلِحَةَ النُّورِ. لِنَسْلُكْ بِلِيَاقَةٍ كَمَا فِي النَّهَارِ لاَ بِالْبَطَرِ وَالسُّكْرِ لاَ بِالْمَضَاجِعِ وَالْعَهَرِ لاَ بِالْخِصَامِ وَالْحَسَدِ. بَلِ الْبَسُوا الرَّبَّ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحَ وَلاَ تَصْنَعُوا تَدْبِيراً لِلْجَسَدِ لأَجْلِ الشَّهَوَاتِ. وَمَنْ هُوَ ضَعِيفٌ فِي الإِيمَانِ فَاقْبَلُوهُ لاَ لِمُحَاكَمَةِ الأَفْكَارِ. وَاحِدٌ يُؤْمِنُ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وَأَمَّا الضَّعِيفُ فَيَأْكُلُ بُقُولاً. لاَ يَزْدَرِ مَنْ يَأْكُلُ بِمَنْ لاَ يَأْكُلُ وَلاَ يَدِنْ مَنْ لاَ يَأْكُلُ مَنْ يَأْكُلُ، لأَنَّ اللهَ قَبِلَهُ. مَنْ أَنْتَ الَّذِي تَدِينُ عَبْدَ غَيْرِكَ؟ هُوَ لِمَوْلاَهُ يَثْبُتُ أَوْ يَسْقُطُ. وَلَكِنَّهُ سَيُثَبَّتُ لأَنَّ اللهَ قَادِرٌ أَنْ يُثَبِّتَهُ.

Gospel Reading

Forgiveness Sunday
The Reading is from Matthew 6:14-21

The Lord said, "If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

"And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

Forgiveness Sunday
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 6:14-21

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· ᾿Εὰν γὰρ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, ἀφήσει καὶ ὑμῖν ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος· ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, οὐδὲ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ἀφήσει τὰ παραπτώματα ὑμῶν. ῞Οταν δὲ νηστεύητε, μὴ γίνεσθε ὥσπερ οἱ ὑποκριταὶ σκυθρωποί· ἀφανίζουσι γὰρ τὰ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν ὅπως φανῶσι τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύοντες· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἀπέχουσι τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν. σὺ δὲ νηστεύων ἄλειψαί σου τὴν κεφαλὴν καὶ τὸ πρόσωπόν σου νίψαι,ὅπως μὴ φανῇς τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύων, ἀλλὰ τῷ πατρί σου τῷ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ, καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει σοι ἐν τῷ φανερῷ. Μὴ θησαυρίζετε ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ὅπου σὴς καὶ βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται διορύσσουσι καὶ κλέπτουσι· θησαυρίζετε δὲ ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐν οὐρανῷ, ὅπου οὔτε σὴς οὔτε βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται οὐ διορύσσουσιν οὐδὲ κλέπτουσιν· ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρὸς ὑμῶν, ἐκεῖ ἔσται καὶ ἡ καρδία ὑμῶν.

Forgiveness Sunday
متى 6: 14-21

14 قال الرب  إِنْ غَفَرْتُمْ لِلنَّاسِ زَلاتِهِمْ ، يَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ أَيْضاً أَبُوكُمُ السَّمَاوِيُّ. 15وَإِنْ لَمْ تَغْفِرُوا لِلنَّاسِ زَلَّاتِهِمْ ، لاَ يَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ أَبُوكُمْ أَيْضاً زَلَّاتِكُمْ. 16((وَمَتَى صُمْتُمْ فَلاَ تَكُونُوا عَابِسِينَ كَالْمُرَائِينَ ، فَإِنَّهُمْ يُغَيِّرُونَ وُجُوهَهُمْ لِكَيْ يَظْهَرُوا لِلنَّاسِ صَائِمِينَ. اَلْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إِنَّهُمْ قَدِ اسْتَوْفَوْا أَجْرَهُمْ. 17وَأَمَّا أَنْتَ فَمَتَى صُمْتَ فَادْهُنْ رَأْسَكَ وَاغْسِلْ وَجْهَكَ ،18لِكَيْ لاَ تَظْهَرَ لِلنَّاسِ صَائِماً، بَلْ لأَبِيكَ الَّذِي فِي الْخَفَاءِ. فَأَبُوكَ الَّذِي يَرَى فِي الْخَفَاءِ يُجَازِيكَ عَلاَنِيَةً. 19((لاَ تَكْنِزُوا لَكُمْ كُنُوزاً عَلَى الأَرْضِ حَيْثُ يُفْسِدُ السُّوسُ وَالصَّدَأُ ،وَحَيْثُ يَنْقُبُ السَّارِقُونَ وَيَسْرِقُونَ. 20بَلِ اكْنِزُوا لَكُمْ كُنُوزاً فِي السَّمَاءِ ، حَيْثُ لاَ يُفْسِدُ سُوسٌ وَلاَ صَدَأٌ ، وَحَيْثُ لاَ يَنْقُبُ سَارِقُونَ وَلاَ يَسْرِقُونَ ، 21لأَنَّهُ حَيْثُ يَكُونُ كَنْزُكَ هُنَاكَ يَكُونُ قَلْبُكَ أَيْضاً.






Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Tone

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν καταδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

انحدرت من العلوّ ايها المتحنن وقبلت الدفن ذا الثلاثة الايام لكي تعتقنا من الآلام فيا حياتنا وقيامتنا يارب المجد لك.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Tone

O Master, Prudence, Guide of Wisdom, Instruction to the foolish and Defender of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it discernment. Give me words, Word of the Father, for behold, I shall not keep my lips from crying out to You, "O Merciful One, have mercy on me who has fallen."
Τῆς σοφίας ὁδηγέ, φρονήσεως χορηγέ, τῶν ἀφρόνων παιδευτά, καὶ πτωχῶν ὑπερασπιστά, στήριξον, συνέτισον τὴν καρδίαν μου Δέσποτα. Σὺ δίδου μοι λόγον, ὁ τοῦ Πατρός Λόγος· ἰδοὺ γὰρ τὰ χείλη μου, οὐ μὴ κωλύσω ἐν τῷ κράζειν σοι· Ἐλεῆμον, ἐλέησόν με τὸν παραπεσόντα.