St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-05-15
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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 Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42.

In those days, as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, rise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Paralytic
The Reading is from John 5:1-15

At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.

Now that day was the sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Take up your pallet, and walk.' "They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your pallet, and walk'?" Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.


Saints and Feasts

May 15

Sunday of the Paralytic

Close to the Sheep's Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep's Pool. It had round about it five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies, awaiting the moving of the water. The first to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had.

It was there that the paralytic of today's Gospel way lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool." The Lord said unto him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath.

May 15

Achillius the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Larissa

Saint Achillius was one of the 318 God-bearing Fathers who were present at the First Ecumenical Council; after returning to Larissa he cast down many pagan temples, delivered many from the demons, and raised up churches to the glory of God. He reposed about the middle of the fourth century.

May 15

Pachomius the Great

Saint Pachomius was born of pagan parents in the Upper Thebaid of Egypt. He was conscripted into the Roman army at an early age. While quartered with the other soldiers in the prison in Thebes, Pachomius was astonished at the kindness shown them by the local Christians, who relieved their distress by bringing them food and drink. Upon inquiring who they were, he believed in Christ and vowed that once delivered from the army, he would serve Him all the days of his life. Released from military service, about the year 313, he was baptized, and became a disciple of the hermit Palamon, under whose exacting guidance he increased in virtue and grace, and reached such a height of holiness that "because of the purity of his heart," says his biographer, "he was, as it were, seeing the invisible God as in a mirror." His renown spread far, and so many came to him to be his disciples that he founded nine monasteries in all, filled with many thousands of monks, to whom he gave a rule of life, which became the pattern for all communal monasticism after him. While Saint Anthony the Great is the father of hermits, Saint Pachomius is the founder of the cenobitic life in Egypt; because Pachomius had founded a way of monasticism accessible to so many, Anthony said that he "walks the way of the Apostles." Saint Pachomius fell asleep in the Lord before his contemporaries Anthony and Athanasius the Great, in the year 346. His name in Coptic, Pachom, means "eagle."


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Mode

Χριστός Ανέστη εκ νεκρών, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καί τοίς εν τοίς μνήμασι, ζωήν, χαρισάμενος.
Christos anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton patisas, ke tis en tis mnimasi zoin, harisamenos.
Christ is Risen from the dead | by death trampling down upon death | and to those in the tombs He has | granted life.

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode

Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.

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 Plagal Fourth Mode

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.


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.
  • We offer Holy Communion in the Orthodox Church only to Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves through the disciplines of our faith. Speak to Fr. Costas for further details.
  1. Today ~ Father will be out of the office on medical leave. Contact the church office if a pastoral need arises and someone will respond to you ASAP.
  2. Today ~ Please welcome Fr. Nicholas Manuel, who came from Annunciation Akron to serve the liturgy this morning in Fr. Costas’ absence.  
  3. Today ~ MNYMOSINO ~ 40 days for Theodore Diamond | for the Departed Sisters of Daughters of Erinys Chapter #355 | for the Departed Brothers of AHEPA Chapter #480.
  4. Today ~ Adult Catechism with Elaine Poulos.
  5. Today ~ Philoptochos Gyro Sale following Liturgy.
  6. Today ~ Maids of Athena will be selling handmade jewelry during the coffee social to benefit Maids of Athena charities, including Ronald McDonald House and The Smile of A Child.
  7. Today ~ Dance practice following Liturgy for all levels.
  8. Monday - Tuesday ~ 9:00 AM Festival baking continues, as we make kourambiethes and finikia. 
  9. Monday ~ 5:30 PM Greek School.
  10. Wednesday ~ 6:00 PM Stewardship meeting.
  11. Friday ~ 7:00 PM Great Vespers for Sts. Constantine & Helen in Cleveland Hts.
  12. Saturday ~ 10:00 AM feast of Sts Constantine & Helen | Liturgy at Sts Constantine & Helen.
  13. Saturday ~ 6:00 PM Cretan Club of Cleveland presents Makis Diamakis and Nikos Zoidakis with full band from Greece in St Paul Hellenic Center.  General admission $95. VIP $110. Ticket includes family style meze during program.
  14. St Paul Prayer Chain is an extension of the Stewardship Committee. We are asking Individuals who are willing to be a part of this ministry to click and complete the registration form. If you would like to submit a prayer request for anyone send an email to
  15. Please note the KIOSK in the outer Narthex ~ not everyone carries cash with them all the time. The kiosk was added for your convenience. Now you can make memorial donations directly through the kiosk.  See the directions next to the kiosk or ask Parish Council for assistance, if needed.
  16. 2022 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN ~ Thank you to all who filled out and returned their 2022 Stewardship commitment Card. If you have not done so yet, please do so at your earliest convenience.


Upcoming Events in Our Parish and Beyond

  1. Next Sunday ~ Epistle Reading Acts 11:1-30 | Gospel John 4:5-42.
  2. Next Sunday ~ Graduate Sunday for Greek School students.  We will also honor High School and College graduates who complete the Graduate Form [] by May 15th.
  3. May 22 ~ 4:00 PM IOCC 30th Anniversary Banquet at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church on Wallings Road.  Tickets $50. Mail check to PO Box 560185, Macedonia OH 44056 by May 13th.
  4. May 27 - 30 ~ Annunciation Cleveland Grecian Festival.
  5. June 2 ~ 6:00 PM Philoptochos Appreciation Dinner.  Make your reservation today!
  6. June 12 ~ Annual Golf Outing at Pine Hills Golf Club.  Proceeds to benefit Raise the Heat fundraiser to replace boiler.  Golf and dinner $150.00. Details at
  7. June 13 -17 ~ 9:00 AM Vacation Church School “Following the Footsteps of St Paul” for students in K – 6th grades. Register your children at: $30/child. GOYA volunteers needed. Contact Lisa Makroglou or Keli Pontikos Paragios.


    2022 Stewardship

    2022 Stewardship

    For your convenience, you can complete your 2022 Estimate of Giving Card and/or make a donation by clicking the link or scanning QR code on this flyer.

    May 19, 2022

    May 19, 2022

    Agape Ovens

    June 2, 2022

    June 2, 2022

    Philoptochos Appreciation Dinner

    June 12, 2022

    June 12, 2022

    Become a sponsor for our Annual Golf Outing as we RAISE THE HEAT to replace the boiler

    June 12, 2022

    June 12, 2022

    Participate as a golfer or bring a foursome as we RAISE THE HEAT to replace the boiler

    June 13 - 17, 2022

    June 13 - 17, 2022

    Vacation Church School ~ sign up your children early so that we can properly prepare!

    July 15 - 17, 2022

    July 15 - 17, 2022

    NEW dates for Festival | more details to follow... | SAVE THE DATES!