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Published by Spiro Bobotas, 2021-05-07 12:17:41

May 9 2021

May 9 2021

Sunday of Thomas

Saint Though the doors were shut at the dwelling where the disciples
Sophia were gathered for fear of the Jews on the evening of the Sunday
after the Passover, our Saviour wondrously entered and stood in
Cathedral their midst, and greeted them with His customary words, "Peace
be unto you." Then He showed unto them His hands and feet
Miami,
Florida Continue on page 7

May 9th
2021

Telephone:
305- 854-2922

Fax:
305-858-1854

Website:
stsophiamiami.org

Address:
2401 S.W.
3rd Avenue

Mailing :
244

SW 24th Road
Miami, Fl. 33129

Liturgical Guide

Apolytikion

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

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.

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 disci-
ples 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,

1. Ms. Dimitra Alatzas 29. Mrs. Lydia Fokas
2. Dr. & Mrs. Plato Alexander 30. Dr. Christopher Economides
3. Dr. George & Aphordite Alexandrakis 31. Mr. Nicholas Efthimiou
4. Mr. & Mrs Louis Alexiou 32. Mr. Gus Efthimou
5. Mrs. Cleo Andres 33. Mr. & Mrs. Jose Godur
6. Mr. & Mrs. Gus Andy 34. Dr. Dame Evangeline Gouletas
7. Ms. Marina Angleton 35. Mr. & Mrs. Ramon Guillen
8. Mr. Panagiotis Arvanitis 36. Dr.& Mrs. John Hadjilogiou
9. Ms. Jane Baloras 37. Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Hados
10. Fr. & Presvytera Bobotas 38. Ms. Adis Haralambides
11. Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Bouchillon 39. Mr. & Mrs. Aleco Haralambides
12. Mr. Christopher Brown & Mrs. Stephanie 40. Mr. & Mrs. Konstantinos Hatzichristofis
41. Mr. & Mrs. Dean Hofmeister
Demos 42. Mr. & Mrs. James Hodroulis
13. Ms. Sheila Callesis 43. Mr. & Mrs. George Kakouris
14. Mr. Nicholas Callesis 44. Dr. & Mrs. Jesse Kalaveshi
15. Mr. Lous Cardenas 45. Ms. Olga Kalogeropoulos
16. Mr. Thomas Carlos 46. Ms. Maria Kalogeropoulos
17. Mr. & Mrs. George Cavalaris 47. Mr. & Mrs. George Kanistras
18. Ms. Mary Cavalaris 48. Mr. Leon Karahalis
19. Mr. & Mrs George Charnota 49. Mr. & Mrs. Alex Karakhanian
20. Mrs Pauline Charouhis 50. Ms. Esther Karamanlakis
21. Ms. Lynn Christ 51. Mr. & Mrs. James Karnegis
22. Ms. Alice Christy 52. Mr. & Mrs. Charalambos Kasselakis
23. Ms. Catherin Christofis 53. Mr. & Mrs. Stamatios Kasselakis
24. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Copulos 54. Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kays
25. Ms. Vasiliki Couyvtas 55. Mr. & Mrs. Anastasia Kekakos
26. Mr. George Cozonis 56. Mr. John Kiskinis
27. Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Demos 57. Mr. & Mrs. Andrey Kotov
28. Mr. & Mrs. Allen Donelan

58. Ms. Stella Kounelis+ 87. Mr. & Mrs. John Priovolos
59. Mr. Pierre Koussiafes 88. Dr. & Mrs.Emmanuel Roussakis
60. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Lailas 89. Mr. & Mrs. Dimitiros Salvaris
61. Mr. & Mrs. Betty Lantz 90. Mr. & Mrs. James Sanders
62. Mr. & Mrs. Perry Lantz 91. Dr. & Mrs. Theodore Sarafoglu
63. Ms. Irene Lirakis 92. Mr. & Mrs. Christos Sarantopoulos
64. Mr Stephen Macricosta 93. Ms. Cindy Sboukis
65. Ms. Evangeline Makris 94. Mr. & Mrs. John Scurtis
66. Ms. Bia Marsellos 95. Drs. George & Eleni Sfakianakis
67. Mrs. Dimitra Marsellos 96. Mr. Nicholas Sobredo Palantasus
68. Mrs. Maroula Marsellos 97. Mr. Isos Stamelos-Monroe
69. Ms. Nancy Martini 98. Mrs. ?Vanessa Stathopulou
70. Dr. & Mrs. John A Mekras 99. Mrs. Lea Soupeta
71. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mekras 100.Mrs. Olga Tsaganis
72. Mr. & Mrs. John G. Mekras 101.Mrs. Anastasia Tsipilas
73. Mrs. Satira Mekras 102.Drs. Andreas & Patricia Tzakis
74. Mrs. Stavroula Mihalakea 103.Mr. Anthony Tzamtzis
75. Mr. & Mrs. James Mitchell 104.Mrs. Erietti Ventura
76. Ms. Eleni Monas 105.Mr. & Mrs Georgios Vogiatzis
77. Ms. Melanie Ann Monchan 106.Mr. & Mrs. Peyton Watson
78. Mrs. Kyriaki Nares 107.Ms. Valentina Weaver
79. Ms.Maria Nelersa 108.Mrs. Patrick Zervas
80. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Nieves
81. Mrs. Barbara Panagakos STEWARDSHIP
82. Mr. Aris Papadopoulos
83. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Pasquier We thank the families who have pledged their
84. Mr. & Dr. . George Potter Stewardship
85. Mr. & Mrs. Nick Poulos
86. Mrs. Anastasia Pervolis thus far for 2021
If you have yet to fill out a Stewardship Card, now is

the time to do so.

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and side; furthermore, in their presence, He took some fish and a honeycomb and ate before
them, and thus assured them of His bodily Resurrection. But Thomas, who was not then present
with the others, did not believe their testimony concerning Christ's Resurrection, but said in a
decisive manner, "Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the
print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe." 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 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 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 carefully the hands and side of the Master, cried out with
faith, "My Lord and my God." Thus he clearly proclaimed the two natures - human and divine - of
the God-man (Luke 24:36-49; John 20:19-29). This day is called Antipascha (meaning "in the
stead of Pascha," not "in opposition to Pascha") because with this day, the first Sunday after
Pascha, the Church consecrates every Sunday of the year to the commemoration of Pascha,
that is, the Resurrection.

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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 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 an-
swered 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.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

May 9th Sunday of Thomas Matins 9:00 AM
Divine Litugy 10:00 AM

Mother’s Day 9:00 AM
10:00 AM
May 18th Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women Matins
Divine Litugy

I would like to thank the Parish Council members who are
always willing to assist me and the parish and who help co-
ordinated the various movements of Holy Week and all that
it takes to welcome the faithful. A big thank you goes to all
who gave of their time to read during Holy Week, your read-
ing was a true gift of the heart and it is appreciated. We
thank the ushers and greeters who worked diligently to keep
us safe , the audio-visual team that broadcasted and streamed
both on the internet and the back patio and our chanter for
his beautiful chanting. The flowers were exceptionally beau-
tiful and I thank the Philoptochos and the floral Team for
their time and talent.

Join us this Wednesday Night as we
begin another semester of Bible Study

Wednesday @7 PM
Via Zoom

Please heck the email for zoom info.


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