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Published by Spiro Bobotas, 2018-06-28 12:15:35

July 1st, 2018

July 1st, 2018

SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL

MIAMI, FLORIDA

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

5th Sunday of Matthew

These Saints, who are
different from those
that are celebrated on
the 1st of November,
were from Rome. They
were physicians, freely
bestowing healing upon
beasts and men, asking
nothing from the healed
other than that they
confess and believe in
Christ. They ended
their life in martyrdom in
the year 284, under the
Emperors Carinus and
Numerian.

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 4

Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα,

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message
of the Resurrection and had rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the

Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His
great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in the Plagal Fourth

Άγιοι Ανάργυροι καί θαυματουργοί

O Holy Unmercenaries and wonderworkers, visit our infirmities; freely ye received,
freely give to us.

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 precious relics

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

Kontakion

   

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator
most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O
good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and
speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them

that honor thee

Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading:
St. Paul's firstLetter to the Corinthians 12:27-31; 13:1-8.

Brethren, you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has ap-
pointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of

miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues. Are
all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess
gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the
higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of
men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I
have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all
faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have,
and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient
and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist
on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in
the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends.

Gospel Reading:
The Reading is from Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1

At that time, when Jesus came to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, two
demoniacs met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one would pass that way.
And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you
come here to torment us before the time?" Now a herd of many swine was feeding at
some distance from them. And the demons begged him, "If you cast us out, send us away
into the herd of swine." And he said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the
swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and



with a July 15th Deadline .

Please contact Jane Baloras or Margaret Sarafoglou

The 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

will take place July 1 to 5, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the Holy Metropo-
lis of Boston and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.
Concurrently, the National Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society will hold its bi-
ennial convention. The venue for the 44th Clergy-Laity and the Philoptochos Convention
will be the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.
The theme of the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress will be All Things Are Possible
to the One Who Believes in Christ (Mark 9:23). His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios,
Geron of America, announced the theme in his recent Encyclical and explained that, As
Orthodox Christians we affirm our faith in Christ, a faith that makes the impossible possi-
ble, the unreachable reachable, the non achievable achievable. We know that our faith
in Him leads us in our worship and ministry. We are also led by the example of our
Lord in seeing the limitless possibilities of our faith. His life and ministry show us that
belief in Him leads to healing, renewal and hope. Belief in Christ defeats the power of
sin and death, transfigures our lives, and leads us on the path of salvation.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 8th 6th Sunday of Matthew Matins 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
Cont. pg. 1
perished in the waters. The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they
told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. And be-
hold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they
begged him to leave their neighborhood. And getting into a boat he
crossed over and came to his own city.

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS ON OUR RADAR SCREEN!

St. Sophia Weekend Barbecue

Wishing you a Very Join us in the fellowship hall! as
Happy 4th of July we celebrate all June and July
Weekend with Health
and Happiness! Birthdays with Cake.

God Bless
America!


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