St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-09-11
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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. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18.

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from John 3:13-17

The Lord said, "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him."


Saints and Feasts

September 11

Theodora of Alexandria

This saint lived in the fifth century. Out of remorse for the adultery that she committed with another man, she fled from her husband's house, renamed herself Theodore, clothed herself as a man, and pretending to be a eunuch, entered a monastery of men. Her identity as a woman was discovered only after her death.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode

Τό φαιδρόν τής Αναστάσεως κήρυγμα, εκ τού Αγγέλου μαθούσαι αι τού Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καί τήν προγονικήν απόφασιν απορρίψασαι, τοίς Αποστόλοις καυχώμεναι έλεγον· Εσκύλευται ο θάνατος, ηγέρθη Χριστός ο Θεός, δωρούμενος τώ κόσμω τό μέγα έλεος.
Το fethron tis Anastaseos kirigma, ek tou Agelou mathouse e tou Kyriou Mathitrie, ke tin progonikin apofasin aporipsase, tis Apostolis kafhomene elegon. Eskilefte o thanatos, igerthi Christos o Theos, doroumenos to kosmo to mega eleos.
The women disciples of the Lord, having learned from the Angel the joyous news of the Resurrection and having rejected the ancestral decision, then told the Apostles elatedly: Death has been stripped of its power; Christ God has risen, granting to the world His great mercy.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode

Your Nativity, O Theotokos, imparted joy to the entire earth, for out of you has risen the Son of Righteousness, Christ our God. He nullified the curse and instead gave His blessing; and causing death to be neutralized, He granted us eternal life.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

Both Joachim and Anna from their sterility's stigma, | and Adam and Eve from their mortality's ruin have been set free, | O immaculate Maid, by your holy nativity. | For this do your people hold celebration, | redeemed from the guilt of transgression as they cry to you, | "The barren one bears the Theotokos, | the nourisher of our Life."


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:  7 years for Michael Alex | 3 years for Theodore Pallas.
  2. Today ~ Sunday School begins following Holy Communion.  All students and teachers to meet in the Teen Room before going to class. A special prayer will be offered to all teachers.
  3. Today ~ Oath of office will be administered to GOYA officers.
  4. Today ~ 40-day churching for the son of Despina and Brian Yurik.
  5. Today ~ Parish Fair during coffee hour. Visit the many ministries our parish offers to one and all and see what they have planned for the new ecclesiastical year!
  6. Today ~ Philoptochos seeks your assistance to STUFF the BUS with school supplies to benefit the children of John Muir Elementary School in Parma.
  7. Today ~ Greek School Ayiasmo for all students and teachers following the Parish Fair in the Teen Room. Greek School will begin on Monday, September 19th.
  8. Today ~ 3:30 PM GOYA kickoff at the Popadiuk home.  RSVP to
  9. Monday ~ GOYA fundraiser at Handel’s Ice Cream in Broadview Heights.  Portion of sales will benefit GOYA by showing flyer or picture of flyer on your phone.
  10. Monday – October 1 ~ Father is on vacation. Please call the church office for pastoral needs.
  11. Thursday ~ 12:00 PM Agape Ovens meal pickup.
  12. Saturday ~ 2:00 PM HOPE / JOY Kickoff with Mini Golf and Ice Cream at Fore Corners Mini Golf on Sprague Rd. in Parma. Sign up by September 12th at Golfing $6; bring money for ice cream.  All junior golfers 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  13. Saturday ~ 8:30 PM St Nicholas Philoptochos in Lorain presents A Night with Gus Constantellis and Greek Dancing. For details and to purchase tickets, visit:
  14. “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.
  15. St Paul Prayer Chain ~ If you have a prayer request, email it to:


Upcoming Events in Our Parish and Beyond

  1. Next Sunday ~ Orthros Mark 16:9-20 | Epistle Reading Galatians 2:16-20 | Gospel Mark 8:34-38; 9:1.
  2. Next Sunday ~ MNYMOSINA: 40 days for Gail Karagiozis | 15 years for George Karlatiras [for Stavros and Kalliopi Papanikolaou | for Konstantinos and Stavroula Karlatiras].
  3. Next Sunday ~ 3:15 PM Hellenic Dancers perform in the Arts in Strongsville’s “A Day at Chalet” at the Chalet in the Cleveland Metro Park System in Strongsville.
  4. September 19 ~ 5:30 PM Greek School begins.
  5. September 20 ~ 10:00 AM Women’s Book Study with Elaine Poulos continues via ZOOM.  Please register at to receive link.
  6. September 23 ~ 5:30 PM Adult and 8-week Beginner Greek School begins.
  7. September 25 ~ 11:45 PM GOYA car wash in the Church parking lot. Free will donations accepted.
  8. September 25 ~ 2:00 PM Collis Lecture “Reimaging Early Greek Art at the Museum of Fine Arts” at the Cleveland Museum of Art. FREE tickets available:
  9. October 8 ~ 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.
  10. October 23 ~ Senior Fellowship honors couples celebrating their 50th anniversary with brunch served following Liturgy. $25 adults | $15 children 10 and under.