St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-10-02
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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. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10.

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36

The Lord said, "As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."


Saints and Feasts

October 02

The Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian and the Virgin Martyr Justina

Saint Justina who was from Damascus, lived in virginity for the sake of Christ. Saint Cyprian, who was from Antioch, began as an initiate of magic and worshipper of the demons. A certain foolish young man who had been smitten with Justina's beauty hired Cyprian to draw her to love him; when Cyprian had wed every demonic device he knew, and had failed, being repulsed by the power of Christ Whom Justina invoked, he understood the weakness of the demons and came to know the truth. Delivered from demonic delusion, he came to Christ and burned all his books of magic, was baptized, and later ascended the episcopal throne in his country. Later, he and Justina were arrested by the Count of Damascus, and having endured many torments at his hands, they were sent finally to Diocletian in Nicomedia, where they were beheaded about the year 304.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode

Κατέλυσας τώ Σταυρώ σου τόν θάνατον· ηνέωξας τώ ληστή τόν Παράδεισον· τών Μυροφόρων τόν θρήνον μετέβαλες· καί τοίς σοίς Αποστόλοις κηρύττειν επέταξας· ότι ανέστης Χριστέ ο Θεός, παρέχων τώ κόσμω τό μέγα έλεος.
Κatelisas to Stavro sou ton thanaton, ineoxas to listi ton Paradison, ton Miroforon ton thrinon metevales, ke tis sis Apostolis kiritin epetaxas, oti anesti Hriste o Theos, parehon to kosmo to mega eleos.
By Your Cross, O Lord, You shattered death; to the thief You opened Paradise. You transformed the Myrrhbearers’ lamentation, and commanded Your Apostles to proclaim that You arose, Christ our God, granting to the world Your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Martyrs Cyprian and Justina in the Fourth Mode

Becoming a partner with the Apostles in way of life and successor the their thrones, O God-inspired Saint, in the active life you have found an entrance to contemplation. Hence you rightly expounded the word of truth, and you shed your blood in struggling for the faith, O Hieromartyr Cyprian. Intercede with Christ our God, beseeching Him to 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. Following the Liturgy, please join us in our Hellenic Center for the coffee hour.
  • 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 ~ MNYMOSINA: 6 months for Kathy Trakas [for Peter W Trakas, for Vasilios and Eleni Trakas, for Demetrios and Ourania Kacludis, for Kacludis and Trakas families] | for Bill and Lucia Geralis | for George Marakas [for Kay and Nick Marakas, for John and Katie Emanuel] | 18 years for Demetrios Tsakiris.
  2. Today ~ Coffee Social is hosted by the Trakas families; Greek School hosts next week.
  3. Today ~ Adult Catechism with Elaine Poulos following Holy Communion.  Open to all.
  4. Today ~ GOYA meeting immediately following Sunday School in lower section of Hall.
  5. Today ~ 12:00 PM Greek Corner meets in Teen Room.
  6. Today ~ 1:00 PM Greek America Foundation presents the critically acclaimed Greek film “Smyrni Mou Agapimeni (Smyrna My Beloved)” at Capitol Theatre in Cleveland.  Tickets $25/person can be purchased at
  7. Monday ~ 4:00 PM Adult Greek School.
  8. Monday ~ 5:30 PM Greek School.
  9. Tuesday ~ 10:00 AM Women’s Book Study with Elaine Poulos via Microsoft TEAMS. 
  10. Tuesday ~ 7:00 PM Home Committee meeting.
  11. Wednesday ~ 6:00 PM Stewardship Committee meeting.
  12. Thursday ~ 7:00 PM Bible Study with Father Costas via Microsoft TEAMS. Link to be emailed this week.  No need to download any programs.
  13. Friday – Next Sunday ~ Metropolis YAL Conference in Cleveland. For more information or to register, visit:
  14. Saturday ~ Reservations are being accepted for the Philoptochos sponsored event, Men Who Cook. See the ladies at the Philoptochos table during the Coffee Hour for more details. We have 21 chefs who are ready to show off their talents. Price increases day of event so order early.
  15. Orthodox Catechism ~ Father is holding a five-week session for anyone who is interested in becoming an Orthodox Christian or wanting to learn more about our faith.  Date and time will be determined by responses received at
  16.  “Raise the Heat Campaign” ~ through this effort we are fundraising to replace the boiler system in our church. We invite all our parishioners to participate in whatever way they can.
  17. St Paul Prayer Chain ~ If you have a prayer request, email it to:


Upcoming Events in Our Parish and Beyond

  1. Next Sunday ~ Orthros Luke 24:13-35 | Epistle Reading II Corinthians 6:1-10 | Gospel Luke 6:31-36.
  2. Next Sunday ~ MNYMOSINO: 6 months for Theodore Diamond.
  3. Next Sunday ~ Dance Practice for all groups following Sunday School.
  4. October 10 ~ 6:30 PM Finance Committee meeting.
  5. October 11 ~ 6:30 PM Philoptochos meeting in the Teen Room.
  6. October 12 ~ 7:00 PM Family Ministry meeting.
  7. October 13 ~ 12:00 PM Philoptochos Agape Ovens meal pick up for those with special circumstances. Contact Mary Bozikis Olenik or Tessie Lekas for details.
  8. October 16 ~ GOYA Frappe sale during coffee social.
  9. October 18 ~ Philoptochos Nationwide Caregiver Support Group via ZOOM.  Pre-registration required. For information or to preregister, email
  10. October 23 ~ Senior Fellowship honors couples celebrating their 50th anniversary with brunch served following Liturgy. $25 adults | $13 children 13 and under. Make your reservation on church website.
  11. October 24 ~ 6:00 PM IOCC Wine Tasting at St Michael’s Woodside.  Tickets $60.  See Ken Boukis for more information or to purchase tickets.
  12. October 25 ~ 6:00 PM Great Vespers at St Demetrios Rocky River followed by Philoptochos sponsored luncheon.
  13. October 28 – 30 ~ Metropolis YAL Fall Retreat at Camp Nazareth. Register at  
  14. October 29 ~ 10:00 AM Stewardship IOCC Hygiene Kit Assembly. Bring items from list on flyer, purchase items from to be delivered to St Paul or make a monetary donations to cover shipping costs at