SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL
Sunday before the Holy Cross
Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Synaxis of Sts. Joachim & Anna
Today, the day following the Nativity of
the most holy Theotokos, we celebrate
the synaxis of Saints Joachim and An-
na, honouring them as her parents.
Saint Severian the Martyr
Saint Severian, a senator from Sebastia, was
both an illustrious man of wealth and a fearless
Christian. Because he encouraged the holy Forty
Martyrs of Sebastia to stand fast in their confes-
sion, he was given over to terrible torments, and
received his own crown during the reign of Licinius
and Lysius the Duke, about the year 315.
Rev. Fr. Spiro D. Bobotas
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Apolytikion for the Resurrection– Tone PL 2
Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου
When the angelic powers appeared at your tomb and those who guarded You be-
came as though dead, and standing by Your sepulchre was Mary seeking Your pure
and sacred body. For You did vanquish Hades and uncorrupted by its touch You
came unto the virgin woman, bestowing the gift of life O You who rose from the dead.
Lord we give glory to You.
Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos in the
Η γέννησίς σου Θεοτόκε
Thy Nativity, O Theotokos, hath procliamed joy to the whole world; for from thee
hath dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, annulling the curse and
bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.
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
Ιωακείμ καί Άννα όνειδισμού ατεκνίας,
In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of
childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free
of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: "The barren one gives birth to the
Theotokos, who nourishes our life."
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to to the Galatians 6:11-18
BRETHREN, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is
those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circum-
cised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For
even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to
have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory ex-
cept in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me,
and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a
new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.
Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
The Reading is from the Gospel of John 3:13-17
The Lord said, "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven,
the Son of man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son
of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. "For God so loved
the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but
have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but
that the world might be saved through him."
40 Day Blessing
Christos Demitrios Salvaris
is presented by his parents Beatriz & Demitrios
Salvaris for the Traditional 40 Day Blessing
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 chil-
dren; Oh Glorious Martyrs: Sophia, Faith, Hope and Love,
intercede to Christ our God to save our souls.
Apolytikion of St. Sophia
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is my prayer that you will be able to celebrate Great Vespers with us on
Sunday, September 16th and also to be with us Monday Morning for the
Divine Liturgy. I look forward to celebrating the Feast Day of St. Sophia and
her three daughters Faith, Love and Hope with my fellow priests and with
you my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Vespers will begin at 5:00 PM. We also invite you to join us immediately af-
ter the service for refreshments in our community center. Monday morning
services will begin with Matins at 8:00 AM and the Divine Liturgy celebrated
at 9:00 AM.
Please join us to make this a family celebration.
In His Service,
Fr. Spiro D. Bobotas
BEACH REACH ST. SOPHIA
2018 FAMILY BEACH
Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference
Hilton Clearwater Beach, FL
Friday, October, 12 • 7:00 pm to Saturday, October 13 • 6:00 pm
Join us for the second national gathering of Orthodox Christian attorneys. This event is a
chance for fellow Orthodox attorneys to build relationships across jurisdictions and learn
how to serve our Lord together through our profession.
Participants are welcome to attend the Orthodox event only or the entire Christian Legal
Society conference. Discount available to attend both.
For information about the first Orthodox Attorney Conference in 2017
and to add your name to the OCAN email list, see:
Conference Theme: Stewardship of Our Hearts and Minds in the Legal Profession
· Bringing sacrament to the billable hour · Pro-bono work as a service to God
· Law as a healing and service profession · Financial/professional ethics in serving
Questions? Contact: Ken Liu, Christian Legal Society [email protected]
Keynote Speaker:Judge Stephanos Bibas
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
September 9th, Sunday -Sunday before the Holy Cross - Matins: 9:00 AM
- Liturgy: 10:00 AM
September 14th, Friday -Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Matins: 8:00 AM
September 15th - Liturgy: 9:00 AM
Saturday Ministry Barbecue
September 16th, Sunday after the Holy Cross - Matins: 9:00 AM
- Liturgy: 10:00AM
GOYA MEETING FOR ELECTIONS
-Vespers for Saint Sophia - 5:00 PM
Light refreshments immediately afterwards
September 17th, Monday -Feast Day of St. Sophia, - Matins: 8:00 AM
- Liturgy: 9:00 AM
& CHURCH FAMILY DAY
Saturday September 15th
1PM to 4PM
Sponsored by the Ministries of Saint Sophia
Please bring a Pot-Luck Item for the table
We will have Hambugers and Hotdogs &
Cold drinks, games activities and fun!
Join us on Tuesday, September 18th for a
glass of wine,, soda, cheese and a lot of
Theological Chatting .7:00 PM in the