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Published by Spiro Bobotas, 2018-04-13 16:31:53

Sunday of Thomas 2018

Sunday of Thomas 2018



Sunday, April 15th 2018

Sunday of Thomas


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 disciples 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

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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


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.

, Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

Today we will listen to our teenagers offer there oratorical presentation.
The Festival was introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Fes-
u tival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write and talk
about their faith. The Oratorical Festival Program begins at the parish level
The top speakers in the Junior and Senior Divisions advance to the district
level. Which will be held at Saint Sophia on the 21 of this month. Two final-
ists in each district division represent the district at the Metropolis Oratorical Festival. The top
speaker in each metropolis division is then selected to participate in the Archdiocese Finals, which
is hosted by a different metropolis each year.

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 Je-
rusalem, 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."

Gospel Reading continued

to them: "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my 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.


We thank the following parishioners for their stewardship commitment to the
Cathedral of St. Sophia.

Please prayerfully consider your gift and or your pledge in order to help us to
Maintain our financial responsibilities and grow our ministries.
(Alphabetical order) as of 4/12/2018

Mr. & Mrs Louis Alexiou Mr. & Mrs. Spiros Dimitropoulos
Mr. Tim Anagnost Mr. Constantin Dimitropoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Allen Donelan
Mrs. Mary Andersen Mr. Nicholas Efthimiou
Mr. Georgios Andreadis Mr. Giorgios Farazoulis
Mr & Mrs. Ramon Guillen
Mr. & Mrs. Gus Andy Dr. Dame Evangeline Gouletas
Ms. Argie Anthony Mr. & Mrs. Jose Godur
Mr. & Mrs. Arjona Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Hados
Mr. Nick Hados
Mr. Panagiotis Arvanitis Ms. Adis Haralambides
Ms. Sarah Arvantis
Ms. Jane Baloras Mr. & Mrs. Konstantinos Hatzichristofis
Mrs. Mary Benitez Mr. Christos Heletis
Mr. Raciel Henry
Fr. & Presvytera Bobotas
Ms. Sheila Callesis Mr. & Mrs. Bret Jenkins
Mr. Nicholas Callesis Mr. & Mrs. W. Steven Joachim
Mr. Thomas Carlos
Mrs. Matilda Kalaveshi
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cavalaris Mr. & Mrs. Nick Kallergis
Mr. & Mrs. George Cavaliris Ms. Olga Kalogeropoulos
Ms. Maria Kalogeropoulos
Ms. Mary Cavaliris
Ms. Marilyn Charles Mr. John Kandara
Mrs. Lucille Kanelidis
Ms. Lynn Christ Mr. & Mrs. George Kanistras
Ms. Alice Christy Mr. & Mrs. James Karnegis
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cocotos Mr. & Mrs. Charalambos Kasselakis
Mr. George Cozonis
Mr. & Mrs. Albert De Nicola
Mrs. Virginia Demery

Ms. Fani Katsoufi Mr. & Mrs. Jim Petkas & Marina Angelton
Mr. & Mrs. Anastasia Kekakos Mr. & Mrs. Bill Petros
Mr. Nicholas Pisaris
Mr. John Kiskinis
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Kos Mr. & Mrs. George Potter
Mr. & Mrs. Andrey Kotov Mr. & Mrs. Nick Poulos
Ms. Stella Kounelis Ms. Emmanuela Prevolis
Mr. Pierre Koussiafes
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Lailas Ms. Cindy Redmond
Ms. Maria Ritsi
Mrs. Betty Lantz
Mr. & Mrs. Perry Lantz Mr. & Mrs. James Sanders
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore Sarafoglu
Ms. Irene Lirakis
Mr. Evangelos Marsellos Mr. & Mrs. John Scurtis
Mrs. Maroula Marsellos Drs. George Sfakianakis
Mr. & Mrs. Aristides Simopoulos
Mrs. Satira Mekras
Mr. & Mrs. John G Mekras Ms. Thalia Sotus
Mrs. Georgia Thisss
Mr. Christos Meletis Mrs. Anastasia Tsiplis
Mr. & Mrs. Themis Michalakos Drs. Andreas Tzakis

Ms. Eleni Monas Ms. Daisy Vagias
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Nieves Ms. Mary Venable
Mrs. Demetra Orphanos Ms. Elena Vertlib
Mr. Stratos Vranas
Ms. Marianna Page Mr. & Mrs. Peyton Watson
Ms. Barbara Panagakos Mr. & Mrs. Craig Wensley
Mr. Lukas Zapsas
Mr. Savas Pantelides Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Zervas
Mr. Aris Papadopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Pasquier

Newly Married and Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
Pre-Marital Seminar
April 15, 2018
The Clergy of the South
East District with the (Thomas Sunday - following
Divine Liturgy)
blessings of His Eminence
Metropolitan Alexios have

implemented a marriage
Seminar designed for the
newly married and soon to be


If you are planning to marry in
the Church in the near future

it is essential that you take
this course.

This is a prerequisite to
marriage in the Metropolis.

For those recently married Miami Rescue Mission
this is a wonderful seminar to
Show your love of God by participating in our next outing to
gain further insight into help those less fortunate.
We have been called by God to feed, visit, cloth and to min-
The next Seminars will be ister to our brothers and sis-
Held in Miami on ters, what better way to do that
May 5th than by coming with us on
April 18th starting at 2:30 PM
and returning to the Office at
6:00 PM. If you are interested
please call the office to let us
know that you will be joining

Office, 305-854-2922


April 15th Sunday of Thomas Matins 9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Divine Liturgy
9:00 AM
April 18th Miami Rescue Mission Feed the Less fortunate. Call the office 10:00 AM

April 22nd Sunday of the Myrrhbearers Matins

Divine Liturgy


The voices rang loud and clear in praising our Lord Jesus Christ during the
Great Lent, Holy Week and during the Agape Service with 10 languages be-
ing read. Thank you for sharing your time and effort in bringing the Pas-

sion of Christ into our midst. Thank you to:
Margaret Sarafoglu, John Poulos, Nicholas Callesis, Lindsey Kiskinis, Giuliana , Giulissa
Cabrera, Zachary Emmanuel, Mary Andersen, Nick Hados, Helen Cocotas, Elaine Lailas,
Nicholas Pisaris, George Farazoulis, Stephanie Demos-Brown, Nick Poulos, Nancy Poulos,
Deyanna Valchinova, Emmanuela Prevolis, Wendy Kallergis, Eleni Monas, Ted Sarafoglu,

Stratos Vranas, Alexander Kamilaris, Kevin Kitsos, Nadia Tantilova Aguilar,
Matilda Kalaveshi-Peletier, Tiana Vujosevic, and —27 readers!

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