Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2019-01-13
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Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (301) 663-0663
  • Fax:
  • (301) 663-6855
  • Street Address:

  • 920 West 7th Street

  • Frederick, MD 21701


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Welcome

 

Coffee Hour is being hosted by St. Eugenia Ladies Philoptochos.

We welcome our visitors today. Our ushers are also here to welcome you. Please visit Fr. George with any questions you may have.

You are welcome to participate in today’s service, however, the reception of Holy Communion is only given to Orthodox Christians, who have prepared themselves by fasting and periodic confession, and have not separated themselves from the Church.

If you are a visiting Orthodox Christian from another parish, please be sure to identify yourself when approaching the chalice. Everyone should give their baptismal name to the priest, when approaching the chalice.

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Saints and Feasts

Baptism
January 13

Sunday after Epiphany


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν καταδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Apolytikion for Theophany Afterfeast in the First Mode

When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.
Ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτιζομένου σου Κύριε, ἡ τῆς Τριάδος ἐφανερώθη προσκύνησις, τοῦ γὰρ Γεννήτορος ἡ φωνὴ προσεμαρτύρει σοί, ἀγαπητὸν σὲ Υἱὸν ὀνομάζουσα, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα ἐν εἴδει περιστεράς, ἐβεβαίου τοῦ λόγου τὸ ἀσφαλές. Ὁ ἐπιφανεῖς Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ τὸν κόσμον φωτίσας δόξα σοί.

Apolytikion for the Church in the First Mode

First in prominence among the Apostles, and teachers to the Universe, intercede to the Master of all for peace in the world and for our souls great mercy.

Οι τών Αποστόλων πρωτόθρονοι, καί τής Οικουμένης διδάσκαλοι, τώ Δεσπότη τών όλων πρεσβεύσατε, ειρήνην τή οικουμένη δωρήσασθαι, καί ταίς ψυχαίς ημών τό μέγα έλεος.

 

 

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: "You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light."
Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον τὴ οἰκουμένη, καὶ τὸ φῶς σου Κύριε, ἐσημειώθη ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, ἓν ἐπιγνώσει ὑμνούντάς σε. Ἦλθες ἐφάνης τὸ Φῶς τὸ ἀπρόσιτον.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Sunday after Epiphany
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.

Sunday after Epiphany
Πρὸς Ἐφεσίους 4:7-13

Ἀδελφοί, ἑνὶ ἑκάστῳ ἡμῶν ἐδόθη ἡ χάρις κατὰ τὸ μέτρον τῆς δωρεᾶς τοῦ Χριστοῦ. Διὸ λέγει, Ἀναβὰς εἰς ὕψος ᾐχμαλώτευσεν αἰχμαλωσίαν, καὶ ἔδωκεν δόματα τοῖς ἀνθρώποις. Τὸ δέ, Ἀνέβη, τί ἐστιν εἰ μὴ ὅτι καὶ κατέβη πρῶτον εἰς τὰ κατώτερα μέρη τῆς γῆς; Ὁ καταβάς, αὐτός ἐστιν καὶ ὁ ἀναβὰς ὑπεράνω πάντων τῶν οὐρανῶν, ἵνα πληρώσῃ τὰ πάντα. Καὶ αὐτὸς ἔδωκεν τοὺς μὲν ἀποστόλους, τοὺς δὲ προφήτας, τοὺς δὲ εὐαγγελιστάς, τοὺς δὲ ποιμένας καὶ διδασκάλους, πρὸς τὸν καταρτισμὸν τῶν ἁγίων, εἰς ἔργον διακονίας, εἰς οἰκοδομὴν τοῦ σώματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ· μέχρι καταντήσωμεν οἱ πάντες εἰς τὴν ἑνότητα τῆς πίστεως καὶ τῆς ἐπιγνώσεως τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ, εἰς ἄνδρα τέλειον, εἰς μέτρον ἡλικίας τοῦ πληρώματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ.


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."

Sunday after Epiphany
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 4:12-17

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἀκούσας δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὅτι ᾿Ιωάννης παρεδόθη, ἀνεχώρησεν εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν, καὶ καταλιπὼν τὴν Ναζαρὲτ ἐλθὼν κατῴκησεν εἰς Καπερναοὺμ τὴν παραθαλασσίαν ἐν ὁρίοις Ζαβουλὼν καὶ Νεφθαλείμ, ἵνα πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ ῾Ησαΐου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος· γῆ Ζαβουλὼν καὶ γῆ Νεφθαλείμ, ὁδὸν θαλάσσης, πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, Γαλιλαία τῶν ἐθνῶν, ὁ λαὸς ὁ καθήμενος ἐν σκότειεἶδε φῶς μέγα, καὶ τοῖς καθημένοις ἐν χώρᾳ καὶ σκιᾷ θανάτουφῶς ἀνέτειλεν αὐτοῖς. ᾿Απὸ τότε ἤρξατο ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς κηρύσσειν καὶ λέγειν· μετανοεῖτε· ἤγγικε γὰρ ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.


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Parish Calendar

  • Parish Liturgical Services & Activities

    January 13 to January 27, 2019

    Sunday, January 13

    8:30AM Orthros/Divine Liturgy - cancelled due to weather

    10:30AM Sunday School classes cancelled due to weather

    12:00PM Byzantine Choir Practice -cancelled due to weather

    Tuesday, January 15

    7:00PM Bible Study

    Thursday, January 17

    9:00AM Orthros/Divine Liturgy. St. Anthony the Great

    Friday, January 18

    Hellenic Folk Dance Festival- Sts. Constantine and Helen, Annapolis, MD (1/18-19)

    9:00AM Orthros/Divine Liturgy. Sts. Athanasios & Cyril

    6:00PM Greek School Class

    Saturday, January 19

    5:00PM Great Vespers (Cancelled Due to Folk Dance Festival)

    Sunday, January 20

    8:30AM Orthros/Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Affirmation of Office (Swearing in) for the Parish Council

    11:00AM St. Eugenia special tray for St. Basil Academy

    11:30AM Mission of Mercy Bagged Lunch Prep by Sunday School Staff & Students

    11:30AM Cutting of the Vasilopita

    Monday, January 21

    Church Office closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Tuesday, January 22

    7:00PM Bible Study

    Thursday, January 24

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting (Executive Board Elections)

    Friday, January 25

    9:00AM Orthros/Divine Liturgy. St. Gregory the Theologian

    6:00PM Greek School Class

    Saturday, January 26

    4:00PM Parish Ministries Council meeting

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, January 27

    8:30AM Orthros/Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Choir Practice

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Parish Ministries

Greek School:  Dr. George Lountos (Principal). Email: gtlountos@gmail.com or cell: 404-375-3180.

HOPE & JOY Ministry:  Please email Mrs. Christina Summers for details. Email: Mrs.Summers@aol.com

Religious Education:  Mrs. Despina Horst (Interim Principal): horst7213@aol.com. Lessons begin after Holy Communion. We encourage our youth to participate in Sunday School, to learn and live the life of our Holy Orthodox Faith.

Kali Parea: This ministry is for adults 50 years and older. Come and join us! Contact Mrs. Bess Koutras, email: kikikoutras@yahoo.com or cell: 240-409-1431.

St. Eugenia Ladies Philoptochos: – Mrs. Marie Carras, President. All in the Parish are encouraged to be members of the Philoptochos Society. Contact Marie if interested in joining. Cell: 301-524-7246 or email mmcarras@aol.com

Fellowship Ministry: Ms. Sue Manos coordinates Sunday Coffee Hour hosts. Please contact the Church Office if you're interested in hosting a Coffee Hour.

The Three Hierarchs Book Club: The book club meets monthly to discuss the book of the month. Please contact Fr. George if you're interested in joining. frgeorgemastakas@gmail.com

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Announcements

Cutting of the Vasilopita:  Today following the Divine Liturgy we shall celebrate the cutting of the Vasilopita in the Church.  Join us for the traditional cutting of Vasilopita and see if you are the lucky person to find the traditional coin, which will bring you a special blessing in 2019.

The St. Eugenia Ladies Philoptochos will pass a tray today to benefit St. Basil's Academy. 

2019 Membership Drive:  Please consider becoming a Philoptochos Member or an Associate Member and be part of this most important Philanthropic Mission. 

Please return the House Blessing request form to Fr. George or April as soon as possible if you wish to have your home blessed after Theophany.

Parishioners are invited to a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Autocephaly in Ukraine sponsored by the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1pm - 3pm EST. The Town Hall will be conducted via telephone conference call. Participate live and ask questions to the panelists via telephone. https://www.archons.org/townhall

Christmas Poinsettias: If you would like a poinsettia, please take one home today

Church Parking Lot: Please do not leave empty spots in front of your vehicle when parking in the Church parking lot. Parking spots labeled as a handicapped parking spots are reserved for vehicles with handicapped parking permits only.

Having worshiped and prayed together, our Sunday Coffee Hour is a wonderful time for fellowship. We are asking all parishioners to sign up and host a coffee hour. Just one Sunday per family will fill all available slots for the year. As a blessing for you and your family, consider sponsoring a Coffee Hour to coincide with your patron Saint's Feast day or any other momentous occasion you happen to be celebrating. Call the church office for assistance.

PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation: will once again offer $250,000 in scholarships to exceptional undergraduates of Hellenic descent. The scholarship application is currently available on our website. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, January 31, 2019.  Twenty (20) Awards of $10,000 each are offered based on academic achievement and financial need, and two out of the twenty $10,000 awards will be offered exclusively to music and arts majors. Twenty (20) Awards of $2,500 each will be granted based solely on academic achievement. Please visit http://www.panhellenicscholarships.org for more information and to apply.

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