SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL
Sunday, October 28th. 2018
The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and
who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros,
full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover
the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels
to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in
torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom.
And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have
mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the
end of his finger in water and cool my tongue;
for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham
said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime
received your good things, and Lazaros in like
manner evil things; but now he is comforted
here, and you are in anguish. And besides all
this, between us and you a great chasm has
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Apolytikion for the Resurrection– Tone PL 1
Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι
Eternal with the Father and the Spirit is the Word, Who of a Virgin was begotten
for our salvation. As the faithful we both praise and worship Him, for in the flesh did
He consent to ascend unto the Cross, and death did He endure and He raised un-
to life the dead through His all glorious resurrection.
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 pre-
cious relics of your children; Oh Glorious Martyrs: Sophia, Faith, Hope and Love,
intercede to Christ our God to save our souls.
Kontakion in Tone 4
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε,
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator
most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O
good one, to come unto 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.
The Artoclasia is in honor of Saint Gerasimos. It is presented by
Stasi Prevolis and Erietti Venturas
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians 1
Brethren, you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed
in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then
healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all
prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak
with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still
more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a
noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries
and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am noth-
ing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain noth-
ing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love
does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong but re-
joices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none
may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my fa-
ther's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this
place of torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear
them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they
will repent.' He said to them, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they
be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"
Wisdom of the Fathers
He puts an end to the woman's fear ... He sets her right, in respect of her thinking to be hid ...
He exhibits her faith to all, so as to provoke the rest also to emulation ...
Saint John Chrysosotom
Holy Protection of the Theotokos
The Feast of the Protection
commemorates the appearance
of the most holy Theotokos in
the Church of Blachernae in
Constantinople in the tenth
century, as recorded in the life
of Saint Andrew the Fool for
Christ's sake. While the multi-
tudes of the faithful were gath-
ered in church, Epiphanius, the
friend of Saint Andrew, through the Saint's prayers, beheld the Virgin Mary above
the faithful and spreading out her veil over them, signifying her unceasing protection of
all Christians. Because of this we keep a yearly feast of gratitude, imploring our Lady
never to cease sheltering us in her mighty prayers.
In the Greek tradition, this feast is celebrated on October 28, while in the Slavic tra-
dition, this feast is celebrated on October 1.
78 years ago the free world watched as one by one countries
across Europe surrendered to Hitler’s Axis forces. At 3:00 a.m.
on October 28, 1940, a representative of the Axis forces
arrived at the Greek prime minister’s residence and demanded
Greece’s surrender. The prime minister replied with one single
word – Oxi – No. A few hours later, the Axis forces descended on Greece, expecting that it
would quickly fall, but the Greek resistance forced Hitler to change his plans. News of
Greece’s victory flooded the radio airwaves and covered the front pages of newspapers around
the globe. A grateful world celebrated – no one expected such a small nation to derail the
seemingly unstoppable Axis forces.
Christmas Under the Stars
This year’s event will be held on December 1st at the Lennar Foundation
Medical Center at the University of Miami. This is a breathtaking venue over-
looking all of Miami. This year will once again feature an
Open Bar, Cheese Station and incredible food. The
Donation is $125 for the
benefit of Saint Sophia. Tickets
are available every Sunday
after Liturgy or at the Office.
Don’t Delay! Secure your spot
at this Festive event as we
bring in the Holiday Season.
October 28th Sunday of Luke - Matins: 9:00 AM
- Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Our Christmas Pageant rehearsals are under way:
please speak to Tonya Jenkins or Nancy Poulos with questions.
October 30th Tuesday, Theology, Cheese & Chat 7:00 PM
November 4th 8th Sunday of Luke - Matins: 9:00 AM
- Liturgy: 10:00 AM
A Reminder that The Fall
will take place on November 4th
immediately following the Divine Liturgy .
We would like to remind you, if you desire to participate in the discussion and voting at this Assem-
bly, you must be a parishioner in good standing.
Members in “good standing” are defined as follows:
Whether single or married, each individual member in “good standing” may vote. According to our parish by-
laws and the Uniform Parish Regulations (UPR) of the Archdiocese, to which we are bound, only members in
“good standing” will be allowed to vote.
Please keep in mind that:
New members must have pledged and paid 3 months prior to the vote.
Other stewards must have:
Previously paid their prior year (2017) stewardship pledge.
For 2018, stewards must have completed a 2018 pledge-card and paid 10/12’s (or 83.33%) or
more of their 2016 pledge on or before the date of the vote.
IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE CRITERIA, YOU WILL NOT BE QUALIFIED OR
ALLOWED TO VOTE
PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS AND EVENTS
National Philoptochos appointees by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios; Margaret Sarafoglu,
Member-Betty Lantz, Honorary Member -Evangeline Mekras Scurtis, 2nd Vice President
Philotochos will be collecting can food to benefit Miami Children’s Foundation- Please bring non-
perishable food items on the following Sundays October 28th, November 4th and 11th