Transfiguration of Our Saviour Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2024-06-16
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Transfiguration of Our Saviour Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (978) 458-4321
  • Street Address:

  • 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way

  • Lowell, MA 01854
  • Mailing Address:

  • 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way

  • Lowell, MA 01854

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sunday Schedule:

Orthros: 8:30 a.m.
Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study:

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Past Bulletins



Today, Fellowship is being sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos in honor of all graduates. We welcome everyone to join us for Fellowship Coffee Hour following Liturgy.


The lower parking will not be available for the next week.  Please use the upper parking lot. 


Community Kitchen will not be held during the months of June, July, and August. Please be sure to let your friends know. 


We have some exciting news to share!  We are kicking off the very first part of the Kitchen/Hall Renovation Project starting in July.  The impact of this will be felt by the community as the kitchen, and surrounding area, will be inaccessible from July through to early fall.  During this time, asbestos abatement work will be done in the area of the 'new' kitchen.  (including the current children's playroom). During this time, coffee hour, VCC and other events will be relocated.  Stay tuned for more!


Fr. Gregory will be away from the parish from June 26th – July 4th.  In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact the parish office at 978-458-4321. In the event the office is closed message will include clergy with an emergency contact number.


July 29th-August 2nd Plugged Into Christ! Register your children by July 21st. If you are interested in volunteering at VCC, please contact Fr. Gregory or Olivia Sintros. You can scan the QR Code or go to to register.


Please note summer office hours for July and August are Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 1 pm. 


Please take note of the new emaiil addresses for the church contacts. The new email addresses are active with the new domain  You can see the updated list at the end of this bulletin.



 Trinity votive candles (To Sponsor a Candle please call the Church Office.)

Vigil Light at the Side Altar (Icon of the Theotokos: In Loving Memory of Arthur Faneros - from his family
Vigil Light at the Icon of Christ: In Loving Memory of Deborah Victoria Skrekas and George Skrekas
†Vigil Light at the Theotokos: In Loving Memory of Ioannis "John" Zaralidis - from his family
†Vigil Light at the Icon of the Forerunner: Available
†Vigil Light at the Foot of the Holy CrossIn Loving Memory of George Tsoukalas - from his family









Weekly Inserts


Weekly Calendar

†Orthros, 8:30 am
†Liturgy, 9:30 am
Father’s Day
Graduate Sunday

Saturday, June 22                                
Saturday of Souls, 9:30 am

Sunday, June 23  HOLY PENTECOST
†Orthros, 8:30 am
†Liturgy, 9:30 am

TODAY’S PARISH COUNCIL: Philip Eliopoulos, Ann Marie Stelman & Olivia Sintros



June 24                               
Monday of the Holy Spirit at Holy Trinity
†Orthros, 8:00 am
†Divine Liturgy, 9:00 am

June 30                                
Synaxis of the Holy Apostles

July 4
Independence Day -  Office Closed

July 5
Office closed

July 7
Second Sunday of Matthew
Monthly Trisagion
40 Day Memorial for Arthur Faneros

July 14                                
Sunday of the Holy Fathers

July 21                                
4th Sunday of Matthew

July 26                                
St. Paraskevi – Liturgy, 9:30 am

July 28                                
5th Sunday of Matthew

July 29 – August 2              
VCC Camp



Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36.

IN THOSE DAYS, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called to him the elders of the church. And when they came to him, he said to them: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'it is more blessed to give than to receive.' " And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

Gospel Reading

Fathers of the 1st Council
The Reading is from John 17:1-13

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

"I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode

The angelic powers appeared at your tomb, the soldiers guarding it became as dead men, and Mary stood at your grave seeking, seeking your most pure body. But you made hell a captive; you were untouched by its might. You came to the virgin and granted life. O Lord, who rose from the dead, glory to you.

Apolytikion for Holy Ascension in the Fourth Mode

You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, having gladdened your disciples by your promise of the Holy Spirit. And your blessing confirmed their belief that you are indeed God's Son, the Redeemer of the world. Unending glory be yours, O Christ our God, for making our holy fathers radiant lights to all the world. Through them you led us to the true faith. Compassionate Savior, glory to you.

Apolytikion for Fathers of the 1st Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode

O Christ our God You are above all praise, * You established our Fathers as lights to all the earth. * You led us to the true faith through them. * O Most Bountiful Lord, glory to You.

Apolytikion of the Church

When You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, You showed Your disciples Your glory as far as they could bear.  So now, for us sinners also, let this same eternal light shine forth through the prayers of the Theotokos.  O Giver of Light, glory to You.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Mode

When you had joined earth to heaven and fulfilled your plan of redemption, you ascended in glory, O Christ our God, while remaining in our midst. For you assured us who love you that no one can prevail against us since you yourself are with us.

Wisdom of the Fathers

For there is One God, and One Mediator between God and Man, the Man Christ Jesus. For He still pleads even now as Man for my salvation; ...
St. Gregory the Theologian
4th Theological Oration, 4th Century


Saints and Feasts

June 16

Tychon the Wonderworker

This Saint was born of pious Christian parents and flourished in the fifth century. Because of his piety and purity of life he was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Amathus, and later was made Bishop of Amathus by the great Epiphanius (see May 12). He worked many signs and wonders and turned many from the worship of idols unto Christ. Once he planted a vine in the ground and it wondrously sprouted and brought forth ripe grapes. After his death, on his annual feast-day on June 16, it being yet early in the season, that vine would be laden with unripe grapes, as is natural; but as the Divine Liturgy began, the grapes would begin to darken, and by the end of it, they would be fully ripened. The third of the Vespers stichera in the Menaion service to Saint Tychon alludes to this yearly miracle.