St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2019-01-13
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St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (440) 237-8998
  • Fax:
  • (440) 237-4386
  • 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. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Εξ ύψους κατήλθες ο Εύσπλαχνος, ταφήν κατεδέξω τριήμερον, ίνα ημάς ελευθερώσης τών παθών, η ζωή καί η ανάστασις ημών, Κύριε, δόξα Σοι.
Εx ipsous katilthes o Evsplahnos, tafin katedexo triimeron, ina imas, eleftherosis ton pathon, I zoi ke I anastasis imon, Kyrie, doxa si.
From on high did You descend, O merciful Lord, for us did You endure, three days in the tomb that we may be, released from passions in this world, You who are our resurrection and our life Glory unto You O Lord.

Apolytikion for Theophany Afterfeast in the First Mode

En Iordani baptizomenou Kyrie,/ I tis Triados efanerothi proskinisi,/ tou gar genitoros I foni pros emartirise/ agapiton se Ion onomazousa,/ ke to Pneuma en edi peristeran,/ eveveou tou logo to asfales,/ o epifanis Christe o Theos,/ ke ton kosmo fotisas doxasi.
As You were baptized in the Jordan, O Lord,/ then the worship of the Trinity became manifest,/ for the voice of the Father bore witness to You,/ naming You the Beloved Son;/ and the Spirit, in the form of a dove,/ confirmed the certainty of the word./ O Christ God,/ who appeared and illumined the world,/ glory to You.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

Epefanis simeron, ti ikoumeni,/ ke to fos sou Kyrie,/ esimiothi efimas,/ en epignosi imnounta se./ Ilthes efanis to fos to aprositon.
You appeared to us on earth / today, O Master, / and Your light was signed on us / who cry aloud to You and say / with understanding, O Christ our God: You came and shone forth, O Light unapproachable.

Saints and Feasts

January 13

Sunday after Epiphany

January 13

The Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus

Saints Hermylus and Stratonicus contested for piety's sake during the reign of Licinius, in the year 314. Saint Hermylus was a deacon, and Stratonicus was his friend. For his confession of Christ, Hermylus was beaten so fiercely that his whole body was covered with wounds. Stratonicus, seeing him endure this and other torments that left him half dead, wept with grief for his friend. From this he was discovered to be a Christian, and when he had openly professed his Faith and had been beaten, he and Hermylus were cast into the Danube River, receiving the crown of martyrdom.

January 13

Hilary of Poitiers

The holy Hierarch Hilary was born of pagan parents in Gaul, and was trained in philosophy and rhetoric. At a time when paganism was still strong in Gaul, Saint Hilary understood the falsehood of polytheism, and became a Christian, and a great defender of his new Faith. About the year 350 he was ordained Bishop of Poitiers, when Arles and Milan were in the hands of the Arians and the Arian Constantius was sole Emperor. Like his contemporary Saint Athanasius, Saint Hilary's episcopate was one long struggle against the Arians. As bishop of Poitiers, Saint Hilary foresaw the future greatness of Martin (see Nov. 12), and attached him to himself. In 355, when required to agree to the condemnation of Saint Athanasius passed by the Council of Milan, Hilary wrote an epistle to Constantius convicting the wrongs done by the Arians and requesting, among other things, the restoration of the Orthodox bishops, including Athanasius. For this, Hilary was banished to Asia Minor, where he wrote his greatest work, On the Trinity. Saint Hilary returned to his see in 360, where Saint Martin sought him out again. It was this time that Saint Hilary blessed Martin to found a monastery near Poitiers, where Martin remained until being consecrated Bishop of Tours in 371. In his last years, Saint Hilary, strove for the deposition of Auxentius, the Arian Bishop of Milan, but by affecting an Orthodox confession Auxentius retained his see. Saint Hilary reposed in peace about the year 368. Auxentius died in 374 and was succeeded by Saint Ambrose, who continued Saint Hilary's battle against Arianism.



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.

We kindly ask everyone to Please silence cell phones and pagers while in Church

  1. Today ~ Welcome to all the clergy, the GOYAns, coaches, chaperones and parents who are visiting with us for the Metropolis GOYA Basketball Tournament.
  2. Today, there will be three chalices to approach for Holy Communion. We ask all the St. Paul Sunday School children and staff come up first so that they can go downstairs to begin their class.
  3. Today, due to the tournament and the limited space downstairs, there will not be a coffee hour for our parishioners. A lunch will be offered to all those participating the tournament. 
  4. Monday ~5:30 p.m. Greek School.
  5. Tuesday ~ 6:15 p.m. Five Church meeting hosted by our parish in the Hellenic Center.
  6. Thursday ~ St. Anthony the Great; 8:30 a.m. Orthros; 9:30 a.m. Liturgy.
  7. Thursday ~ 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with Frank Chirakos and Father Costas in the Teen Room.
  8. Hospital visitations ~ if a loved one is hospitalized and you want Fr. Costas to visit and offer prayers, you must inform the office. With the HIPAA laws in affect, the hospitals do not call the church office anymore and we have no other way of knowing.
  9. Thank you to all who completed and returned their 2019 Stewardship commitment card thus far. If you have not done so yet, please complete and return it to the church office at your earliest convenience. With much gratitude, the Stewardship Committee.
  10. As we are enjoying our new parking lot, we would like to thank all who have returned their commitment card for the Final Phase of the PAVE THE WAY. Your names are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway. If you have not made a commitment, please do so and help us retire the outstanding loan. We thank you for your generosity!

Upcoming Events in Our Parish – Respond Early

  1. Next Sunday ~ Epistle Reading, II Corinthians 4:6-15; Gospel, Luke 17:12-19.
  2. Next Sunday ~ MNYMOSINO: 3 years for Maxine Stamas; TRISAGIA: for Maria and Athanasios Kamakari; for Ioanna and Georios Prekete; for Theodora and Gregory Economou; for Patra Nerangoulis; 3 months for Peter Economou; 14 years for Cal Economou; 20 years for Stella Kartson; 11 years for Stefos Karas.
  3. Next Sunday ~ We start up after communion with Adult Catechism with Elaine Poulos and Coffee and Conversation with Jonathan and Kristi Tartara. Dance practice for all dancers following Sunday School.
  4. January 22 ~ 6:00 p.m. Family Ministry meeting.
  5. January 23 ~ 6:00 p.m. Stewardship Committee meeting.
  6. January 30 ~ Three Hierarchs; 8:30 a.m. Orthros; 9:30 a.m. Liturgy.
  7. February 2 ~ Presentation of our Lord; 8:30 a.m. Orthros; 9:30 a.m. Liturgy.
  8. February 3 ~ Dance practice for ALL groups following Sunday School; 12:00 p.m. Greek Corner meets in back classroom.
  9. February 5 ~ 7:00 p.m. Home Committee meeting.
  10. February 10 ~ Godparent Sunday.  Luncheon following Liturgy sponsored by Choir with proceeds to benefit the Final Phase of Pave the Way. Tickets available through our website or during coffee social. Limited number of tickets available.
  11. February 11 ~ 5:30 p.m. Philoptochos baking class.  Learn how to make Greek Pasteli with Joanna Kokkas as our instructor. Participation fee is $15. Register early ~ space is limited.
  12. May 4 – 15 ~ Father Costas leads Pilgrimage to Italy. Contact him for more information. We will visit important sites in Rome, Pompeii, Assisi, Florence, Ravenna & Venice. Final deadline to sign up has been extended to the end of January.

Events in the Greater Cleveland Area and Beyond…

  1. Next Sunday ~ 6:00 p.m. Pray for the Unborn Supplication Service hosted by St. Matthew Antiochian Orthodox Church, currently housed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (8235 Memphis Rd. Brooklyn, OH) with Fr. Andrew Harmon as the speaker.  Sponsored by ZOE for Life.
  2. January 25 – 27 ~ GOYAns participate in Metropolis Basketball Tournament hosted by Annunciation Cleveland.
  3. January 26 ~ 2:00 p.m. matinee of “An Iliad” at Cleveland Playhouse Outcalt Theatre. Special pricing of $15 per person for Hellenic Preservation Society members / $25 for non-members. Contact Linda Glynias for tickets at 216.469.2663 or
  4. January 27 ~ 3:00 p.m. We host North Royalton Community Meal at St. Albert on Wallings Road.


    2019 Stewardship Card

    2019 Stewardship Card

    Take a moment to complete your Stewardship card online...

    February 10, 2019

    February 10, 2019

    Godparent Sunday with Luncheon sponsored by Choir with proceeds to benefit The Final Phase of Pave the Way ~ order your tickets early

    February 11, 2019

    February 11, 2019

    Philoptochos Baking Class ~ learn how to make pasteli