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May 5th thomas

May 5th thomas

Saint Sunday of Thomas

Sophia Though the doors were shut at the dwelling where the disciples were gathered
for fear of the Jews on the evening of the Sunday after the Passover, our
Cathedal Saviour wondrously entered and stood in their midst, and greeted them with
His customary words, "Peace be unto you." Then He showed unto them His
Miami, hands and feet and side; furthermore, in their presence, He took some fish and
Florida a honeycomb and ate before them, and thus assured them of His bodily Resur-
rection. But Thomas, who was not then present with the others, did not be-
Sunday of lieve their testimony concerning Christ's Resurrection, but said in a decisive
Thomas manner, "Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my fin-
ger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not be-
Telephone lieve." Wherefore after eight days, that is, on this day, when the disciples were
again gathered together and Thomas was with them, the Lord Jesus came
305- 854-2922 while the doors were shut, as He did formerly. Standing in their midst, He said,
"Peace be unto you"; then He said to Thomas, "Bring hither thy finger, and
* Fax: behold my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be
not unbelieving, but believing." And Thomas, beholding and examining careful-
305-858-1854 ly the hands and side of the Master, cried out with faith, "My Lord and my
God." Thus he clearly
Website: proclaimed the two na-
stsophiami- tures - human and divine
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not "in opposition to
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244 this day, the first Sun-
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Road every Sunday of the
year to the commemora-
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33129, 33129 the Resurrection.

Liturgical Guide


Χριστός ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καί τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωήν

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the
tomb He has granted Life.

Apolotykion of Thomas

Ἐσφραγισμένου τοῦ μνήματος .

Christ our God, You are the Life that dawned from the grave, though the tomb was
sealed. Through closed doors You came to the Apostles. You are the Resurrection

of all. And, You renewed us through them with an upright spirit, according to Your
great mercy.

Kontakion Tone πλ. β'

Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες ἀθάνατε,

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose
the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace

to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.

, Trisagion

u 20 Yrs. Emmanuel Marsellos
Beloved husband of Dimitra,

Father of Bia & Evangelos. Grandfather of Alexa & Christian
Ioannis Kentrianos

Beloved Father of Maria Kalogeropoulos
Grandfather to Olga

Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading:

Acts of the Apostles 5:12-20

IN THOSE DAYS, many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands
of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. None of the rest dared join
them, but the people held them in high honor. And more than ever believers were added to the
Lord, multitudes both of men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the
streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall
on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the
sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. But the high priest rose
up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and filled with jealousy they
arrested the apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord
opened the prison doors and brought them out and said, "Go and stand in the temple and
speak to the people all the words of this Life."

Today’s Gospel

John 20:19-31
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples
were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them: "Peace be
with you." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disci-
ples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the
Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them,
and said to them: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if
you retain the sins of any, they are retained." Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the
Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him: "We have seen
the Lord." But he said to them: "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my


We thank the following individuals who have pledged their Stewardship thus far for

We humbly ask that if you have yet to pledge your Stewardship for 2019
To please prayerfully consider doing so.

1. Ms. Dimitra Alatzas 24. Ms. Catherine Christofis
2. Mrs Nikki Alexiou 25. Ms. Alice Christy
3. Mr. Tim Anagnost 26. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cocotos
4. Mrs. Mary Andersen 27. Mr. George Cozonis
5. Mr. Georgios Andreadis 28. Mrs. Virginia Demery
6. Mr. & Mrs. Arjona 29. Mr. & Mrs. Spiros Dimitropoulos
7. Mr. Panagiotis Arvanitis 30. Ms. Carolyn Eissa
8. Ms. Sarah Arvanitis 31. Mr. & Mrs. Allen Donelan
9. Ms. Jane Baloras 32. Mr. & Mrs. Gus Efthimiou
10. Fr. & Presvytera Bobotas 33. Mr., Nicholas Efthimiou
11. Stephanie & Chris Demos- Brown 34. Mr. & Mrs. Jose Godur
12. Ms. Sheila Callesis 35. Mr. & Mrs. David Gonzalez
13. Mr. Nicholas Callesis 36. Dr. Dame Evangeline Gouletas
14. Mr. Thomas Carlos 37. Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Hados
15. Dr. Panagiota Caralis 38. Dr. John & Fran Hadjilogiou
16. Mrs. Charles Cavalaris 39. Mr. & Mrs. Steven Hadjilogiou
17. Mr. & Mrs. George Cavaliris 40. Mr. Nick Hados
18. Ms. Mary Cavaliris 41. Ms. Adis Haralambides
19. Ms. Marilyn Charles 42. Mr. Alan Harbach
20. Mr. & Mrs. George Charnota 43. Mr. George Heropoulos
21. Mr. & Mrs. Chris Charouhis 44. Mrs. Fotini Hatzichristofis
22. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Chirdaris 45. Dr. Marinos Hionis
23. Ms. Lynn Christ 46. Mr. & Mrs. Dean Hofmeister

47. Mr. & Mrs. Bret Jenkins 76. Mr. Stephen Macricostas
48. Mr. & Mrs. W. Steven Joachim 77. Ms. Vange Makris
49. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Kakouris 78. Ms. Angela Makriyannakis
50. Mrs. Matilda Kalaveshi 79. Ms. Bia Marsellos
51. Mr. & Mrs. Vasillaq Kalaveshi 80. Mrs. Dimitra Marsellos
52. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Kallergis 81. Mr. Evangelos Marsellos
53. Ms. Olga Kalogeropoulos 82. Mrs. Maroula Marsellos
54. Ms. Maria Kalogeropoulos 83. Mrs. Nancy Martini
55. Mr. John Kandara 84. Mr. & Mrs. Lazzaros Mavrides
56. Mr. & Mrs. George Kanistras 85. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mekras
57. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Karakhanian 86. Mrs. Satira Mekras
58. Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Karantsales 87. Dr. & Mrs. John A. Mekras
59. Mr. & Mrs. James Karnegis 88. Mr. & Mrs. John G Mekras
60. Mr. & Mrs. Charalambos Kasselakis 89. Mr. Apostolos Nares
61. Mr. & Mrs. Stamatios Kasselakis 90. Mr. & Mrs. Themis Michalakos
62. Ms. Fani Katsoufis 91. Ms. Eleni Monas
63. Mr. & Mrs. John Katsoulis 92. Mr. & Mrs. Jospeh Nieves
64. Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kays 93. Mrs. Maria Nelersa
65. Mr. John Kiskinis 94. Ms. Marianna Page
66. Mr. & Mrs. Nick Kos 95. Ms. Barbara Panagakos
67. Mr. & Mrs. Andrey Kotov 96. Mr. Savas Pantelides
68. Ms. Stella Kounelis 97. Mr. Aris Papadopoulos
69. Mr. Pierre Koussiafes 98. Ms. Triana Papasake
70. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Lailas 99. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Pasquier
71. Mr. & Mrs. Dimitrios Lallas 100.Dr. Athena Pefkarou
72. Mrs. Betty Lantz 101.Mr. & Mrs. Bill Petros
73. Mr. & Mrs. Perry Lantz 102.Mr. Nicholas Pisaris
74. Ms. Irene Lirakas 103.Mr. & Mrs. George Potter
75. Ms. Virginia Lopez-Rey 104.Mr. & Mrs. Nick Poulos


105.Mr, & Mrs. John Poulos 116.Mrs. Mihaela Stancu
106.Ms. Emmanuela Prevolis 117.Mrs. Stephany Stathopoulos
107.Mr. & Mrs. John Priovolos 118.Mrs.. Vanessa Stathopoulos
108.Mr. & Mrs. Brian Rader 119.Ms. Thalia Sotus
109.Mr. & Mrs. Juan Renta 120.Mrs. Anastasia Tsiplis
110.Mr. & Mrs. James Sanders III 121.Drs. Andreas Tzakis
111.Dr. & Mrs. Theodore Sarafoglu 122.Mr. & Mrs. Geogios Vogiatzis
112.Mr. & Mrs. John Scurtis 123.Mr. Stratos Vranas
113.Mr. & Mrs. Aristides Simopoulos 124.Mr. & Mrs. Peyton Watson
114.Mr. & Mrs. David Schneider 125.Mr. & Mrs. Craig Wensley
115.MR. & Mrs. George Stamos 126.Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Zervas


finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe." Eight days later,
His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but
Jesus came and stood among them, and said: "Peace be with you." Then He said to Thomas,
"Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not
be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered Him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to
Him: "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and
yet believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not
written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.


Saint Irene was the daughter of a princelet called Licinius; named
Penelope by her parents, through a divine revelation she was
brought to faith in Christ and at Baptism was renamed Irene. In her
zeal for piety she broke in pieces all the idols of her father, who
commanded that she be trampled underfoot by horses. But while
she remained unharmed, one of the horses rose up and cast down
her father, killing him. By her prayer she raised him to life again,
and he believed and was baptized. Afterwards, in many journey-
ings, Saint Irene suffered torments and punishments for her faith,
but was preserved by the power of God, while working dread mira-
cles and converting many thousands of souls. At last she came to Ephesus, where she fell
asleep in peace, in the first half of the fourth century. Two days after her death, her gravestone
was found lifted off, and her grave empty. At least two churches were dedicated to Saint Irene
in Constantinople, and she is also the patroness of the Aegean island of Thera, which is com-
monly called Santorin (or Santorini), a corruption of "Saint Irene."


What a beautiful expression of love for Jesus Christ as we experienced the Holy
Week Services and the Anastasi!
Christos Anesti!

The voices rang loud and clear in praising our Lord Jesus Christ during the Great Lent, Salutations to
the Virgin Mary, Holy Week and during the Agape Service with the Holy Gospel read in 10 languages
with Father Spiro reading Greek. Thank you for sharing your time and effort in bringing the Passion of

Christ into our midst. Thank you to:
Fotini Andy, Tyler Avila, Chris Poulos, Margaret Sara-
foglu, John Poulos, Lindsey Kiskinis, Caroline Kiskinis,
Giuliana Cabrera, Giulissa Cabrera, Zachary Emmanouil,
Mary Andersen, Victoria Khalil, Helen Cocotas, Elaine
Lailas, Bia Marsellos, Nicholas Pisaris, Nick Poulos,
George Farazoulis, Stephanie Demos-Brown, Andrew

Petros, Soraya Daid-Sboukis,
Nancy Poulos, Wendy Kallergis, Eleni Monas, Anthony
Rodoulakis,, Farzad Safi, Luisa Mekras, Georgios Papado-
poulos, Antonio Tsialas, Athena Tsialas, Stratos Vranas,

George Tsiris,
Matilda Kalaveshi-Peletier, Parker Wensley, and one more

— 35 readers! Thank you


May 5th Sunday of Thomas Matins 9:00 AM
Easter Egg Hunt following Sunday School Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

May 12th Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers Matins 9:00 AM
Mother’s Day Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

Philoptochos Scholarship

The James and Mary Pechelys
Philoptochos Scholarship for $1000.00 can be accessed on our website .

The Scholarship form must be completed and in the office by June 2nd.

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

May 5th, 2019

Thomas Sunday - following Divine Liturgy

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