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Published by Spiro Bobotas, 2018-01-19 10:43:05

January 21, 2018

January 21, 2018

SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL

MIAMI, FLORIDA

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-

Rev. Fr. Spiro D. Bobotas

Telephone 305- 854-2922 * Fax: 305-858-1854
Website: stsophiamiami.org

2401 S.W. 3rd Avenue, 33129
Mailing Address: 244 SW 24th Road Miami, Fl. 33129

Liturgical Guide

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.

Kontakion Tone1
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.

MEMORIAL
Doris Kakouris

Remembered by her four children & spouses Maria, George
(Liz), Nikki (Hugo) Candy (Ron), 10 grandchildren, two great

-grandchildren and friends

Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading:

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.

Gospel Reading:

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.



Stewardship Campaign

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

the Cathedral.
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
Leadership
100..
Please join us
for a beautiful
Hierarchical
Liturgy.

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

Year
Your contribution

of Canned food
will go along way.

EPIPHANY
CELEBRATION

AND CROSS
DIVE 2018
WEST PALM

BEACH

We congratulate our own
Ashley Redmond as she
retrieved the Cross at

this Year’s Epiphany
Event

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

Nicholas Michael

for the Traditional 40 Day Blessing

FESTIVAL 2017

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
success

CONGRATULATIONS!

We congratulate our Dance Troup
who, in their first every Dance Compe-
tition brought home the Bronze Medal

from this Year’s Hellenic Dance
Festival.


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