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Published by Spiro Bobotas, 2019-01-10 15:33:53

January 13, 2019

January 13, 2019


Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Sunday after Theophany

Saints Hermylus
and Stratonicus
contested for pie-
ty's sake during the
reign of Licinius, in
the year 314. Saint
Hermylus was a dea-
con, and Stratonicus
was his friend. For
his confession of
Christ, Hermylus
was beaten so fierce-
ly that his whole body was covered with wounds. Stratonicus, seeing him endure this
and other torments that left him half dead, wept with grief for his friend. From this he
was discovered to be a Christian, and when he had openly professed his Faith and
had been beaten, he and Hermylus were cast into the Danube River, receiving the
crown of martyrdom.

Rev. Fr. Spiro D. Bobotas

Telephone 305- 854-2922 * Fax: 305-858-1854
2401 S.W. 3rd Avenue, 33129

Mailing Address: 244 SW 24th Road Miami, Fl. 33129

Liturgical Guide

Apolytikion for the Resurrection– Pl. 4th tone

Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος

You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be bur-
ied for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and res-

urrection, O Lord, glory be to You.

Apolytikion of the Afterfeast

Ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτιζομένου σου Κύριε, ἡ τῆς Τριάδος ἐφανερώθη προσκύνησις,

When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was
made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His
beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the
word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, glory

be to Thee.

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

gladness 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, inter-

cede to Christ our God to save our souls.

, Kontakion



You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us.
With fuller understanding we sing to You: "You came, You were made manifest, the

unapproachable light."

Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading:

St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of
Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of

captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it
mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who
descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill

all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets,
some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work
of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of
the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the

measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, Jesus heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into
Galilee; and leaving Nazareth He went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in
the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet

Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, to-
ward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in
darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shad-
ow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying,

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

A note from our Volunteer Coordinator and Festival Co-Chair

Dear Parishioner,
It is truly a labor of love for the parishioners and friends of St. Sophia whom sacrifice
a great deal of their time and energy to make our festival a success and a memorable
experience for the thousands of guests we host each year. For that, we are very thank-
ful for your commitment and all that you do for the Cathedral of St. Sophia.
As we continue preparations for our 41st annual festival, please take the time to think

about when you can help during the days of the festival, in-
cluding the ever so important setup and breakdown.

On the previous page you will find the 2019 Volunteer form for your completion.

Should you have any questions regarding scheduling or would like to discuss areas
for placement, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We thank you in advance for your support and we promise that you'll have a fun time
with the many volunteers who work alongside you during the festival!
Kind regards,

Lynn M. Christ It’s time to put your aprons on and
786.202.1192 get ready to bake for
the 2019 Festival!

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


January 26th,
February 2nd ,9th



On January 18-21st 2019, The Olympus Hellenic Dance troupe of St. Sophia will be
traveling to Atlanta to participate in the annual Hellenic Dance Festival. This will be
their 2nd time attending and we are very excited to open an invitation for you to join
them for a dress rehearsal luncheon after the Divine Liturgy in the Hall of St. Sophia!
Lunch will be provided by the dance troupe during their HDF performance. We are per-
forming dances from the Thracian village Bana as well as the Dodecanese island of Sy-
mi. The troupe encourages everyone to attend this luncheon in an effort for our youth to
showcase their knowledge of our Hellenic heritage through dance.
The Olympus Hellenic Dance Troupe is asking for donations in return for the lunch
provided during their performance. All donations will go towards registration fees, cos-
tume fees, and allows the youth to take part in educational seminars regarding specific
Hellenic regions and the demonstration of region spe-
cific dances. We look forward to seeing everyone after
church for our Hellenic Dance Festival Performance.
If you would like to make a larger contribution, or be
involved with the Hellenic Dance Troupe, please con-
tact Nick Callesis (305-588-0869) or Emmanuela
Prevolis (305-498-1399)


Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His

praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are

destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your

faith. St. Ignatius of Antioch


Sunday, January 13th Sunday after Theophany Matins 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

Sunday, January 20th Matins 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM


Just a reminder that our 2019 Festival Book
is now being assembled.

Please consider your ad for this year’s album, whether it
is to show off your business, honor a family member or in

memory of a loved one, taking an ad out is a wonderful
way to support and remember.

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