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Published by Spiro Bobotas, 2019-01-18 09:10:30

January 20, 2019

January 20, 2019



Sunday, January 20th, 2019
The Righteous Euthemius

This Saint, who was from Melitene in Armenia, was the son of pious parents named Paul and Diony-
sia. He was born about 377. Since his mother had been barren, he was named Euthymius-which means
"good cheer" or "joy"-for this is what his parents experienced at his birth. He studied under Eutroius,
the Bishop of Melitene, by whom he was ordained and entrusted with the care of the monasteries of
Melitene. Then, after he had come to Palestine about the year 406, he became the leader of a multi-
tude of monks. Through him, a great tribe of Arabs was turned to piety, when he healed the ailing son
of their leader Aspebetos. Aspebetos was baptized with all his people; he took the Christian name of
Peter, and was later consecrated Bishop for his tribe, being called "Bishop of the Tents." Saint Eu-
thymius also fought against the Nestorians, Eutychians, and Manichaeans. When Eudocia, the widow
of Saint Theodosius the Younger, had made her dwelling in Palestine, and had fallen into the heresy
of the Monophysites which was championed in Palestine by a certain
Theodosius, she sent envoys to Saint Symeon the Stylite in Syria
(see Sept. 1), asking him his opinion of Eutyches and the Council of
Chalcedon which had condemned him; Saint Symeon, praising the
holiness and Orthodoxy of Saint Euthymius near whom she dwelt,
sent her to him to be delivered from her error (the holy Empress Eu-
docia is commemorated Aug. 13). He became the divine oracle of the
Church, or rather, "the vessel of divine utterance," as a certain histori-
an writes. He was the instructor and elder of Saint Sabbas the Sanc-
tified. Having lived for ninety-six years, he reposed in 473, on January

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Liturgical Guide

Resurrectional Apolytikion - Tone 1
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων,

The stone had been secured with a seal by the Judeans, * and a guard of soldiers was watch-
ing Your immaculate body. * You rose on the third day, O Lord * and Savior, granting life

unto the world. * For this reason were the powers of heaven crying out to You, O Life-giver: *
Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ; * glory to Your eternal rule; * glory to Your dispensa-

tion, only One who loves mankind.

Apolytikion for Euthymius the Great in the Fourth Mode
Εὐφραίνου ἔρημος ἡ οὐ τίκτουσα

Be glad, O barren one, that hast not given birth; be of good cheer, thou that hast not trav-
ailed; for a man of desires hath multiplied thy children of the Spirit, having planted them in pie-

ty and reared them in continence to the perfection of the virtues. By his prayers, O Christ
our God, make our life peaceful.

Apolytikion for St. Sophia Tone 3
Χαίρει ἔχουσα ἡ Ἐκκλησία, σὲ καὶ τέκνα σου καύχημα θεῖον,

Having you and your three daughters as a sacred boast, the Church rejoices and with glad-
ness she praises you, You are to me my pride and joy, as are the most precious relics of your

children; Oh Glorious Martyrs: Sophia, Faith, Hope and Love, intercede to Christ our
God to save our souls.

Ὁ μήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῶ τόκω σου,


Your birth sanctified a Virgin's womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon. Having
u now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled

times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.


40 days –George Katsoulis

Remembered by his wife Anastasia, daughter Joanne and son John

Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading:

St. Paul's First Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15.

Brethren, it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in
our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power
belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; per-
plexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not
destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus
may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to
death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he
had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, knowing
that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you
into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more
people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Gospel Reading:

The Reading is from Luke 17:12-19

Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the
road begging. And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. So they
told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he cried out, saying, “Jesus,
Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then those who went before warned him that he
should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” So
Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come
near, He asked him, saying, “What do you want Me to do for you?” He said, “Lord,
that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith
has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorify-
ing God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Souper Bowl of Caring

Each Year the Goya helps the
I.O.C.C. International Ortho-

dox Christian Charities by
collecting canned goods and
passing a tray. Please give
generously for those who are

in need.

Souper Bowl of Caring is youth across the nation working to fight hunger and poverty
in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game.
In the weeks leading up to or on Super Bowl Sunday, young people take up a collection
(many use a soup pot), asking for one dollar or one item of food for people in need.
They give 100% of their donation directly to the local hunger-relief charity of their
In 2018, more than 10,000 groups collected more than $9.8 million in dollars and food
for local hunger-relief charities. That's a total of more than $90 million collected since
the movement began in 1990! Help us grow this movement and tackle hunger in


JOY ministers to 3rd through 6th grade children
of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The Junior Orthodox Youth, or JOY, is a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdio-
cese and hopefully a new ministry for The Cathedral of Saint Sophia. The mission of
JOY is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ. The program works to educate and edify young members of the
Church, encouraging them to become active sacramental participants in the life of the
Body of Christ. This ministry offers them the opportunity to experience the Faith, ulti-
mately leading them to Salvation . If you are interested in having your child join the
Joy Program please call .

3rd to 6th Graders


Sunday, January 27th 15th Sunday of Luke Matins 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

Greek Independence Day

We will recognize Greek Independence Day immediately follow-
ing church service on Sunday, March 24. If you would like your
child to recite a poem please contact Vicki Haralambides
at [email protected]

Community Festival Meeting
January 29th , 2019 @7 PM in the Karnegis Hall

It’s time to put your aprons on and get ready to bake for the 2019

We need your help whether you are an experienced baker or
would just like to learn and have fun.
Please join us on these following
Saturdays @ 10 AM
January 26th,
February 2nd ,9th, And16th


We will begin our second semester of Theology Cheese
and Chat! Join us for a bit of Scripture, Theological dis-

cussion and commerarderie

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