SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL
15th Sunday of Luke
January 21, 2018
The divine Maximus, who was from Constantinople, sprang from an illustrious family.
He was a lover of wisdom and an eminent theologian. At first, he was the chief pri-
vate secretary of the Emperor Heraclius and his grandson Constans. When the
Monothelite heresy became predominant in the royal court, out of hatred for this er-
ror the Saint departed for the Monastery at Chrysopolis (Scutari), of which he lat-
er became the abbot. When Constans tried to constrain him either to accept the
Monothelite teaching, or to stop speaking and writing against it - neither of which the
Saint accepted to
do - his tongue was
uprooted and his
right hand was cut
off, and he was
sent into exile
where he reposed
in 662. At the time
only he and his few
disciples were Or-
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Resurrectional Apolytikion –Tone pl 4
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος
You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for
three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O
Lord, glory be to You. u.
Apolytikion for Maximus the Confessor in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ορθοδοξίας Οδηγέ, ευσεβίας διδάσκαλε καί σεμνότητος
Guide of Orthodoxy, teacher of piety and holiness, luminary of the world, God-inspired
adornment of monastics, O wise Maximos, by thy teachings thou hast enlightened all, O
harp of the Spirit. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved
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
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.
Remembered by her four children & spouses Maria, George
(Liz), Nikki (Hugo) Candy (Ron), 10 grandchildren, two great
-grandchildren and friends
St. Paul's First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15.
TIMOTHY, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this
end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the
Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things.
Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and con-
duct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to
preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by pro-
phetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these
duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.
The Reading is from Luke 19:1-10
At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man
named Zacchaios; he was a chief collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Je-
sus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So
he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass
that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him,
"Zacchaios, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today." So he
made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all
murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." And Zacchaios
stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor;
and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold." And Jesus said to
him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For
the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."
39 DAYS & COUNTING
We need your help! Volunteer forms are in the Narthex.
We are currently into the third week of
our Stewardship Campaign and there is
no time like the present to fill out your
2018 Stewardship Card and submit it to
Your early commitment and your pledged
gift to God and His Church allows the
Cathedral to continue its mission of bring
the Hope, Joy and Love of Christ to those
who seek it in Miami.
Please prayerfully consider filling your
card out. This is simply to make your
pledge your commitment can be paid
throughout the year.
On February 4th, 2018 we will welcome
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios,
Geron of America
to Miami along with members of
Please join us
for a beautiful
The Goya will be holding their Annual Super
bowl for Caring next weekend. This includes
a canned food drive, the passing of a tray
and a Can Art Competition. This is to benefit
those less fortunate.
Far Right: Saint
Sophia’s Can Art
Project which one
them 1st Place last
of Canned food
will go along way.
We congratulate our own
Ashley Redmond as she
retrieved the Cross at
this Year’s Epiphany
Time to make the Koulourakia!
We need your help!
Join us on
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 17th
As we prepare for our 40th annual Greek Festival
Baking starts at 10AM
40 DAY BLESSING
Alexander & Helen Gonzalex-Kakouris present their son
for the Traditional 40 Day Blessing
It’s time once again to come
together for Fun at the Festival
We need your Help
Please see Lynn Christ to let us know where you
would like to help with this years festivities.
Fill out a form after Church.
Only with your help can we make 2018 a
We congratulate our Dance Troup
who, in their first every Dance Compe-
tition brought home the Bronze Medal
from this Year’s Hellenic Dance