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Published by Spiro Bobotas, 2018-06-14 12:34:00

june 17, 2018

june 17, 2018

SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL

MIAMI, FLORIDA

Sunday June 17th, 2018

Father’s Day

3rd Sunday of Matthew

The holy Martyr Isaurus, a deacon,
and Basil and Innocent

The holy Martyr Isaurus, a deacon,
and Basil and Innocent were from
Athens. In the reign of Numerian
(283-284), they came to Apollonia
(most likely, the city in Illyricum);
there encountering Felix, Peregri-
nus, and Hermias hidden in a cave,
they strengthened them in their
Faith. Betrayed to Tripontius the
Proconsul, all but Isaurus and
Innocent were beheaded; these last
two Tripontius gave over to his son,
Apollonius, who tormented them,
and then had them beheaded.

Rev. Fr. Spiro D. Bobotas

Telephone 305- 854-2922 * Fax: 305-858-1854
Website: stsophiamiami.org
2401 S.W. 3rd Avenue, 33129

Mailing Address: 244 SW 24th Road Miami, Fl. 33129

Liturgical Guide

Apolytikion for the Resurrection Tone 2

Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον
When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the
lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths,

all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for St. Sophia Tone 3

Χαίρει ἔχουσα ἡ Ἐκκλησία, .
Having you and your three daughters, as a sacred boast the Church rejoices, and with gladness
she praises you, You are to me my pride and joy, as are the most precious relics of your children;
Oh Glorious Martyrs: Sophia, Faith, Hope and Love, intercede to Christ our God to save our

souls.

Kontakion

   
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most con-
stant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come un-
to our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication,

O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee

MIAMI RESCUE MISSION

If you have not come with us to help feed those in
need please consider sacrificing your time to join

us . The experience is a true gift.
We will be meeting in the church office at 2:30 PM

On Wednesday, June 20th. We will be back at
church at approximately 6 PM

Epistle Reading

The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 5:1-10

BRETHREN, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing
the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, be-
cause God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous
man -- though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God shows his love for us in that while
we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall
we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the
death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 6:22-33

The Lord said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be
full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in
you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the
one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve
God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or
what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the
body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into
barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which
of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about
clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even
Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the
field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O
men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we
drink?' or 'What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father
knows you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall
be yours as well."

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 17 3rd Sunday of Matthew Matins 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

June 24 Nativity of John the Baptist Matins 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

WISH LIST

As you may have notice a few months ago the Holy Gospel was replaced in
the Altar. This was a wonderful and needed gift as the Old Gospel’s Gold
plating had completely worn off. The new Gospel is Sterling Silver and will
remain beautiful for many many years. Unfortunately the Gospel is not the
only thing that needs to be replace. The next on the list is the censor which
broke during Pascha if you are interested in donating a new sterling silver
censor such as the one to the right please contact Fr. Spiro. Approx. $1800

Whether you have children, work with DAD
them, teach them, support them, or
God took the strength of a mountain,
simply pray for them, We wish the men The majesty of a tree,
of the parish a Happy Father’s Day and
ask that God continues to strengthen you The warmth of a summer sun,
and guide you in being a positive role The calm of a quiet sea,

model for our children. The generous soul of nature,
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,

The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was com-

plete,
And so, He called it…

Dad


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