St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2020-10-25
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St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (440) 237-8998
  • Street Address:

  • 4548 Wallings Road

  • North Royalton, OH 44133-3121

Contact Information

Services Schedule


   8:30 AM   Orthros
   9:30 AM   Liturgy



   8:15 AM   Orthros
   9:30 AM   Liturgy

Sunday School begins immediately following Holy Communion September through May

Past Bulletins

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

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 Galatians 1:11-19.

Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.

Gospel Reading

6th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 8:26-39

At that time, as Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me." For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. When the herdsmen saw what happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying, "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.


Saints and Feasts

October 25

The Holy Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius the Notaries

These Martyrs were disciples of Saint Paul the Confessor (see Nov. 6). Martyrius was a subdeacon, Marcian a chanter and reader. They were beheaded by the Arians in the year 346. Miracles were wrought at their tomb, and demons were cast out; Saint John Chrysostom began the building of the church in their honour in Constantinople, and it was completed by patriarch Sisinius.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode

Ευραινέσθω τά ουράνια, αγαλλιάσθω τά επίγεια, ότι εποίησε κράτος εν βραχίονι αυτού ο Κύριος· επάτησε τώ θανάτω τόν θάνατον· πρωτότοκος τών νεκρών εγένετο, εκ κοιλίας Άδου ερρύσατο ημάς, καί παρέσχε τώ κόσμω τό μέγα έλεος.
Εfrenestho ta ourania, agaliasto ta epigia, oti epiise kratos, en vrahioni aftou o Kirios, epatise to thanato ton thanaton, prototokos ton nekron egeneto, ek kilias adou erisato imas, ke paresche to kosmo to mega eleos.
Let all the things above in heaven rejoice and let all things below on earth be glad. With all the might and strength of His arm an eternal deed the Lord did perform. Beneath His feet He has trampled down death by death, and first born of the dead has He become. From the womb of Hades has He delivered us, and to all the world has granted His great redeeming mercy.

Apolytikion for Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius in the Fourth Mode

Your Martyrs, O Lord, were worthily awarded by You / the crowns of incorruption, in that they contested for You our immortal God. / Since they possessed Your power, they defeated the tyrants, / dashing the demons’ powerless displays of defiance. / O Christ God, at their fervent entreaties, save our souls.

Hymn of Church in the First Mode

Ethnon se kirika ke fostira trismegiston, / Athineon didaskalon ekoumenis aglaisma, / efrosinos gereromen / tous agonas timomen ke tas vasanous thia Christon, / to septon sou martirion, / Agie Pavle Apostole, / presveve Christo to Theo, / sothine tas psichas imon.
O preacher to the gentiles and thrice grandest shining star, / the Athenians’ teacher and the universe’s ornament, / we joyously honor you. / We pay homage to the struggles that you had/for the sake of Christ, / and your dignified martyrdom, / Holy and glorious Apostle Paul, / intercede with Christ our God, / entreating Him to save our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

A protection of Christians unshameable, / intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, / reject not / the prayerful cries of those who are in sin. / Instead, / come to us for you are good; / Your loving help bring unto us / who are crying in faith to you: / Hasten to intercede/ and speed now to supplicate, / as a protection for all time, / Theotokos, for those who honor you.


This Weeks Announcements

  • We extend greetings and a warm welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. Please fill out a“visitor information card” located in the narthex and hand to one of the greeters. Following the Liturgy, please join us in our social hall for the coffee social.

  • Holy Communion in our Church is offered only to Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves through the disciplines of our faith. Speak to Fr. Costas for further details.


PLEASE NOTE: In light of the COVID-19 Virus, and until further notice, the following precautions will be taken:

We are pleased to announce that we have been given permission by Metropolitan Savas to enter into the  “GREEN Phase”. Please note, ALL services and Divine Liturgies will continue to take place as scheduled but with the following guidelines:

  • Those over 65 years of age CAN now attend church services. Everyone must still wear a mask. We must continue to practice social distancing.
  • The church cannot be filled to more than 50% capacity. The only entrance that will be open is the glass doors by the elevator ~ all other entrances will be locked. Following services, we kindly ask that you return to your vehicle and enjoy the rest of your day. Those with immunocompromised conditions, no matter their age, should not be in church but rather follow the service online at home
  • LIVE services can be viewed on our Parish YouTube Page ~ click here:
  • During these difficult days, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Fr. Costas on his cell at 440-669-1316.
  1. Today ~ MNYMOSINO: 1 year for Alexia Georgopoulos.
  2. Today ~ 4:30 p.m. HOPE / JOY Trunk or Treat in church parking lot. 
  3. Today ~ 11:30 a.m. Sunday School via ZOOM. Contact Toni Mannarino at for further instructions.
  4. Today ~ 11:30 a.m. Adult Catechism via ZOOM with Elaine Poulos. 
  5. Monday~ feast of St. Demetrios. 8:30 am Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Liturgy celebrated in our church.
  6. Monday ~ 5:30 p.m. Greek School begins via ZOOM.
  7. Tuesday ~ 10:00 a.m. Women’s Study Group with Elaine Poulos via ZOOM.
  8. Thursday ~ 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with Father Costas via ZOOM.  
  9. Stewardship ~Thanks to all who completed and returned their 2020 Stewardship Commitment Card. Please continue to mail your stewardship donation to the church office or submit on our website. If there is anything the committee can do for you, call the office, leave a message, and someone will get back to you! God bless you and be safe. 
  10. Light a Candle and Say a Prayer ~ those attending church will have the opportunity to light a candle with the assistance of the ushers.  Those at home can still light a candle online, but must place their request by 3:00 PM on Friday for the candles to be lit on Sunday.  Visit Questions? Call the church office.
  11. New Digital Parish Directory. The NEW DIGITAL DIRECTORY has gone live. You can download the app on your mobile phone or on your laptop. An email was sent to all stewards of our parish with directions. Again, only parishioners will have access to the information. Questions? Email, When you access your account, you will be able to edit your information, include as much or as less information as you wish and add a picture.

Upcoming Events in Our Parish – Respond Early

  1. Next Sunday ~ Epistle Reading Corinthians 12:27-31; 13:1-8, Gospel Luke 16:19-31.
  2. November 1 ~ GOYA meeting immediately following Divine Liturgy in Hellenic Center.
  3. November 7 ~ 6:30 p.m. GOYA Drive-In Movie Night. Social distance in the parking lot. Bring mask, chair, blanket and a canned food item to benefit the North Royalton Hunger Center. RSVP at by November 1st. Concession stand will have food available for purchase.
  4. November 9 ~ feast of St. Nektrarios; 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Liturgy
  5. November 10 ~ 6:30 p.m. Home Committee clean-up project. Need a few strong men to move some items into storage. RSVP to
  6. November 10 ~ 6:30 p.m. Philoptochos ZOOM meeting.
  7. November 11 ~ 7:00 p.m. monthly Parish Council meeting.
  8. November 13 – 14 ~ Metropolis GOYA Fall Virtual Retreat. “The Longest Journey is from Your Head to Your Heart” with Fr. Nicholas Manuel.  FREE to attend. Registration required at

Events in the Greater Cleveland Area and Beyond

  1. EOWG Virtual Fundraiser ~ The Eastern Orthodox Women’s Guild of Greater Cleveland has enjoyed hosting the Annual Pasta Dinner and Social for many years to support its various commitments. This year due to Covid-19, they are doing a virtual event. Donations can be made in any amount. Checks are to be made to EOWG and mailed no later than October 30, 2020 to Helen Beverly, 10200 Ridgewood Dr., #408, Parma Hts., OH 44130.
  2. November 7 ~ St. Nicholas Lorain is offering meals to go.  Pre-Orders and Pre-Pay ONLY. Orders must be placed by November 3rd. Call 440.960.2992 or
  3. November 14 ~ Orthodox Young Adult Fall Retreat via ZOOM “In your Presence, There is Fullness of Joy”. FREE.  Sign up at