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NEPSIS
Sai nt
So ph ia’s
Spiritual watchfulness and alertness. “Watch, therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is
coming” (Matthew 24:42)
Gr ee k
Ort hod o x
Chu rc h
3 2 5 W ar i n g Ro a d
S yr a c u se, N e w Yo r k 1 3 2 2 4
P ho ne
Fa x
( 3 1 5 ) 4 4 6 -5 2 2 2
( 3 1 5 ) 2 5 1 -1 6 5 4
A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING
After the Liturgy for St. Mary of Egypt, the fifth Sunday of Lent each year, we have a
General Assembly meeting at St. Sophia’s. This gives us a chance to reflect on the needs
of our parish and plan for the months ahead, through Pascha and the festival, camp and
the beginning of the school year, until we have another General Assembly in the fall.
The only people who are able to speak or vote at a general assembly meeting are members in good standing. There are technical definitions of ―member in good standing,‖ and
recently someone called to ask me what they are. This person had heard me make a comment that being a member in good standing meant more than simply fulfilling a stewardship pledge. ―What does it mean, then?‖ he asked me. As a priest, I think this is a complex question.
Imagine a married couple who have been married for twenty years. Something happens,
and the man moves out of the house. Perhaps he goes to live in another city, or perhaps
he stays in the same city, but either way, he doesn’t consider the place where his wife
lives his home anymore. He sends her money – not very much, but a little. He never
calls or visits or checks to see what’s going on with the kids.
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PARISH
WEBSITE
stsophias.org
Can you say these people are still married? In the eyes of the law – yes. Technically.
But is marriage primarily a legal arrangement? Is it primarily a relationship dictated by
technicalities? I would not want to be married to you if you thought so!
It’s the same with your membership in the Church. Sure, you can technically be a member, but what good is that? Does our parish exist to fulfill certain legal obligations between the institution and its individual members? I cringe to even write those words.
No. The church is a body, the body of Christ. It exists to nurture relationships: between
human beings and God, and among those who are a part of the body.
Years ago, someone contacted me from a distant city. She wanted a letter of good standing so that she could be a godparent at a baptism. She had lived in that city for four
years, and had no intention of moving back to Syracuse. ―Why don’t you get a letter
from the church you attend now?‖ I asked her. She kept saying, ―St. Sophia’s is my
church.‖
This was around the time when we had the miraculous icon from Hawaii visit our parish.
Everyone was talking about it. I asked the young woman on the phone what she thought
about the visit of the miraculous icon. She had no idea what I was talking about. In what
way, then, was she a member of this parish? Sure, she was technically a member. Historically, she was a member. But when the miraculous was happening right here in this
building, she was … not a part. Without a clue.
What a beautiful time of the year we are coming to right now: Pascha. The celebration of
the Resurrection of our Lord. I pray that, as His perfect body rose from the tomb, we all
might rise from the attitude of ―technically a member in good standing‖ to become ―a
chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you
may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous
light‖ (I Peter 2:9).
Your affectionate servant,
Father David
2014
Parish Council
Andrew Boucounis
President
Dean Assimon
Vice President
Peter Lemoniades
Secretary
Katherine Bristol
Treasurer
Petros Anastasiou
Thomas Anthis, Jr.
Constantine Kosmas
James Kozanitis
Michael Labatos
Chris Meskos
John Potamianos
Christos Tzetzis
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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Dear Parishoners,
As we are in this most holy time of Great Lent and getting ready for Easter we
should all give thanks and reflect on our many blessings but also help those in need
with prayer and possible food donations. Keep in mind our General Assembly
Meeting which all should attend. Festival plans continue as it will be here before we
know it so please volunteer before, during and after.
Yours In Christ,
Andrew Boucounis
Parish Council President
Please Join Us!
PAN-ORTHODOX LENTEN VESPERS
Schedule of Services
6:00 PM on Sundays followed by a Fasting Meal
April 6, 2014 ~ Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
St. Luke’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
FOLLOWING CHURCH IN THE GYMNASIUM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
2014 GREEK FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 5th ~ Friday, June 6th ~ Saturday, June 7th ~ Sunday, June 8th
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NEPSIS
St. Sophia’s
Greek Orthodox Church
Syracuse, New York
Centennial
Celebration
In 2017 the Parish of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church will celebrate the 100th
year since our Charter as a Greek Orthodox Church. There will be a glorious Centennial Celebration, a three day event that will be a historic celebration in the life of
our Parish.
All donations to support the Centennial at the levels below will be recognized at
the celebration.
Donations will be used for the improvement of the building as well as for deposits, etc. related to the actual event.
Suggested levels of donation—which may be made over a four year period:
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Blue Level
$1,000
($250 x 4 Years)
Bronze Level
$2,000
($500 x 4 Years)
Silver Level
$4,000
($1,000 x 4 Years)
Gold Level
$10,000
($2,500 x 4 Years)
Diamond Level
$20,000 and up
($5,000 x 4 Years)
Donations from Parishioners of Professional Time and Talents
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Name:
___________________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
Telephone: (_____) _____- __________
Email: ______________________
Signature: ____________________________________
Date: _____________
Donation $ Amount Pledged: ___________________________________________
Donation Pledged of Professional Time and Talents:
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
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APRIL 2014
Program Schedule For Cable Television
All Programs Air on Cable Chanel 98
on both the City & Suburban Cable
Sunday Programs at 7:00 PM
Monday Programs at 7:00 PM
April 6
The Sunday of
St. Mary of Egypt
The new Greek Orthodox series
―Discovering Orthodox Christianity‖
continues this month
April 13
The Entrance of
Our Lord into Jerusalem
April 7, 2014
The House of God: Iconography
April 20
The Paschal Homily
of St. John Chrysostom
April 27
Holy Transfiguration Monastery
April 14
The House of God:
Architecture, Vestments & Religious Articles
April 21
Music in the Orthodox Church
April 28
The Early Church
Family Classic TV ~ Sponsored by St. Sophia’s
Sundays at 6:00 PM ~ William Tell with Conrad Philips
Sundays at 6:30 PM ~ The Adventures of Robin Hood with Richard Greene
Thursdays at 8:30 PM ~ Sherlock Holmes with Ronald Howard
HELPFUL BOOKS
TO READ FOR LENT
The Ladder of Divine Ascent
by St. John Climacus
The Illness and Cure of the Soul in the Orthodox Church
by Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos)
Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain
by the Priestmonk Christodoulos
An Extraordinary Peace
by Archimandrite Lazarus Moore
Men’s Study Group
The Men’s Study Group is scheduled for
Tuesday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30
PM at the Church. All men of the parish,
young and old, are invited and encouraged to
attend.
Adult Education
Tuesday 10:00 AM Bible Study
Thursday Bible Study
begins after 6:00 PM Paraklisis
CHOIR WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 30th
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
with Zachary Martin
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BASKETBALL TEAM & TOURNAMENT
The Rochester and Buffalo Churches have challenged us to a Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27 for boys high
school teams. Practices are every Wednesday at 6:00 PM for all those interested. We are seeking donations for uniforms. For more information
contact John Anthis at (315) 263 -5588 or [email protected]
AHEPA

AHEPA MEETING—Mark your calendars for our next AHEPA Meeting on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00 PM at the
Church. We welcome new members to our organization—stop by, check us out!

AHEPA CAFENION—Let’s all get together and have some fun at St. Sophia’s CAFENION every Saturday! Join
us to have a good time, meet with your friends, old and new, and any age is welcome! ALL IS FREE! We will
have all the ―Greek Pastimes‖ every Saturday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM! Coffee, Tea, Mezethes (Snacks), Greek &
American Television (a 50 Inch Screen), Tavli (Backgammon), Cards, and Much More! We extend an open invitation to the entire Parish Community. A Special Invitation to the ladies, especially those that knit and crochet.
Come and share your talents, learn and teach with others, bring your yarns, needles and threads! We hope to see
you at the St. Sophia CAFENION! Sponsored by AHEPA Chapter 37.
George Sakellariou
President, AHEPA
Sunday School News
Reminder to turn in the Myrrh-Bearer sign up forms by April 6th. Girls in the 3-7th grade have the opportunity to
participate as Myrrh Bearers for the Good Friday Lamentation Service. Further instruction will be provided. Forms can
be found across the office on the table stand or see below. On April 12th we will hold our Lazarus Saturday Communion Breakfast after Liturgy. We will be folding the palms for Palm Sunday and spending time with Father David. On
April 18th , join us for the Good Friday Retreat. The Retreat begins at 10am and goes to 3pm. During that time we
will have a run through with the girls who have signed up to be Myrrh Bearer women. April 20th- Easter Sunday, there
will be an Easter Egg Hunt after the Agape Service. On April 27 th the top two Junior and Senior Division finalist will
be participating in the District level Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical event at Holy Spirit in Rochester.
Yours in Christ,
Elizabeth Steinberg, Sunday School Director
Attention Parents of 3rd Grade to7th Grade Girls –Myrrh-Bearers
Good Friday ~ 7:00 PM Epitafios Service
If you would like your daughter to participate please return this form to your daughter’s Sunday
School Teacher, Liz Steinberg Sunday School Director or drop the form in the office no later than April
6th. Please note that the girls should be dressed in white and we will have a practice at the Good Friday
(April 18) youth retreat. More details to be furnished.
Yes, we want our daughter(s) to participate:
Name of Daughter(s):______________________________________________
Parent Contact:___________________________________________________
Phone #:_______________________Email Address _____________________
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January 2014 Registry
Wedding
 James Anthis & Margaret Pusey
Sponsor—Maria Turenne
Funeral
 James Paul
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February 2014 Registry
Baptisms
 Levi, Son of Lauren Haddad
Sponsor— Jean Haddad
 Ioannis, Son of Jordan & Diane Weismore
Sponsors—Peter Cappers & Dafni Kiritsis
Funerals
 Maria Christopulos
 Ann Vasiliades
 Magdalini Morena
 Chris Bravos
2014
GREEK FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 5th ~ Friday, June 6th
Saturday, June 7th ~ Sunday, June 8th
Mark your calendars and save the dates!
The 2014 Greek Festival will be here before
you know it. The dancers are practicing and
the pita ladies are making dough. Look for
the baking schedule—soon to be posted!
Please support this fundraiser with your volunteer efforts. Again, mark your calendars for
June 5th to 8th.
Peter Lemoniades
Festival Chairman
April 2014
Memorials & Trisagions
Eternal Be Their Memory
April 6, 2014
 Memorial Service for Helen Pollastro (40 Days)
 Memorial Service for Athanasios Tsionas (6 Months)
 Memorial Service for Ralph Steinberg (1 Year)
 Trisagion Prayers for Varvara Labatos (5 Years)
 Trisagion Prayers for Socrates Martys (19 Years)
 Trisagion Prayers for Panagiota Stamatakos (27 Years)
April 2014 Coffee Hour
April 6, 2014
 In Memory of Ralph Steinberg & Socrates Martys,
given by their family
April 2014
Ladies Volunteering
To Serve Coffee Hour
A special thank you to the following ladies of
our community who have volunteered
to donate their time to serve coffee:
April 6, 2014
Joy Anthis, Niki Anthis,
Geri Archambeault, Mary Assimon
April 13, 2014
Ann Arvan, Katina Baikos,
Katherine Bristol, Corinne Cannellos
April 20, 2014
Helen Copanas, Katherine Dusckas,
Alexandria Felahi, Pam Ganotis
April 27 2014
Roslyn Georgakopoulos, Artemis Gilbert,
Anne Giopulos, Christine Granato
Philoptochos EASTER LILY SALE
Philoptochos is now accepting donations for EASTER LILIES to beautify the Church
for Pascha and to honor the memory of the Departed. Interested parties should stop by the
Philoptochos table in the foyer after Sunday services each week until Palm Sunday. There
are a total of twenty four Easter Lilies available and the price is $20.00 each.
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PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS

Philoptochos would like to welcome our many new members, we look forward to your ideas
and enthusiasm.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the coffee hour for Sunday of Orthodoxy a success.

April is a busy month for us. Our bake sale is April 11 and April 12. Please support us by
baking and buying the many delicious items for sale. We need your help to have a positive
outcome.

The Easter Lily Sale continues until all plants are sold. If you would like to honor the memory of your loved ones by purchasing a plant do not wait.

We wish everyone a blessed Pascha.
In Christ,
Maria Allis
Recording Secretary, Philoptochos
ELIGIBLE SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATES
With this season of ―endless winter‖, it probably is hard to accept that April is here, and with it, spring vacation,
Easter, college acceptance letters and, oh yes, for you seniors, that May 1 st, 5:00 pm deadline is also looming. Candidates for the Philoptochos and St. Sophia Scholarships should be sure to pick up their application form from the
church office and make sure they are first and foremost: 1) eligible and 2) able to have all of their required items,
including letters of recommendation, (one from Father David, the other from a teacher or counselor- and both letters
sealed), transcript sent sealed from your high school, the application itself, complete and legible, and finally, your
personal essay- everything into the church office by Thursday, May 1st, 5:00 pm. The Scholarship Committee is very
eager to review all eligible applications!
Philoptochos
Easter Bake Sale
Friday, April 11, 2014 ~ 11 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2014 ~ 11 AM to 4 PM
FEATURING A LARGE ASSORTMENT
OF DELICIOUS GREEK & AMERICAN
PASTRIES & TSOUREKI (EASTER BREAD)
Parishioners please drop off your donated Pastries
Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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YOUTH NEWS
Thank You
Greek Dancers Practices
―Dancers In Training‖
Sundays at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy in the gym
Pink group – Tuesday 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm in the gym
Blue group – Tuesday 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm in the gym
White group – Sunday 6:00 pm – 7:00pm in the gym
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Youth Committee Meeting
9:00am – 10:00am Saturday, April 5 in the gym
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Greek School
Saturday April 5—10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday April 12—Folding Palms
Saturdays April 19 and 26— NO GREEK SCHOOL
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Youth Basketball
Wednesdays 6:00 pm ~ For information contact John Anthis
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Play Group
Meets Friday, April 4 at 11:00 am in the gym
The St. Sophia’s Youth
Committee would like to thank
the community for the support of
Greek Independence/
A n n u nc i a t i o n C el e br a t i o n .
AHEPA Syracuse Chapter #37
and Tina Lemon, we thank you
for being our sponsors.
A thank you to Theone
Kalkinis and her team for surpassing their goal in raising the funds
necessary to purchase costumes
for the ―Dancers in Training‖.
A special thanks to the Parish Council, Father David and all
who helped to make the Greek
Independence Day Celebration a
successful event. Thank you to
our amazing Youth Groups,
you made this happen and we
are proud of you.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mike Labatos ~ Chairperson of Youth Committee
(315) 427-7628 or [email protected]
DANCERS IN TRAINING BAKE SALE
SPECIAL THANK YOU!!
We could not have done it without you!
Thank you to all for the commitment to volunteer, bake, donate, consume and support the
success for Bake Sale Fundraising Event on March 16th to raise funds for the Dancers in Training Costumes. The bake sale raised a total of $785.00! These funds will be used to purchase 15 boys and 15 girls Greek Dancing Outfits just in time for the 2014 Greek Festival!
A Special Thank You to Fr. David, Mike Labatos, ALL the bakers, support volunteers and
members of Parish Council who supported the efforts of the fundraiser. An extended Thank
You to the following donors—Blue & White Carnations donated by Nick Panarites, Assorted
Toys donated by Jean Koveos, Dafni Kiritsis donated items the Coffee & Chocolate Escape
Basket, Kostas Katsiroumbas for the notable monetary donation towards the Basket Raffle.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The Dancers In Training Team ~ Theone, Joy, & Heppi
2014
HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA
   
“Therefore, because of the totally positive reason for the creation of this world by God and because God is not the cause of the evil in it, man’s salvation is not accomplished by a Platonic escape of
the soul from the world and matter. On the contrary, it consists in the destruction of the devil, an event
in the world and in time, through the resurrection and renewal of all things.”
Fr. John Romanides
‘’Επομένφς, λόγφ ηης ενηελώς θεηικής αιηίας για ηη δημιοσργία ασηού ηοσ κόζμοσ από ηο Θεό και επειδή
ο Θεός δεν είναι η αιηία ηοσ κακού ζ’ασηό, η ζφηηρία ηοσ ανθρώποσ δεν επιησγτάνεηαι με μια απόδραζη
πλαηφνική ηης υστής από ηον κόζμο και ηην ύλη. Ανηίθεηα, ζσνίζηαηαι ζηην καηαζηροθή ηοσ διαβόλοσ, μια
εκδήλφζη ζηον κόζμο και ζηο τρόνο, μέζα από ηην ανάζηαζη και ηην ανανέφζη όλφν ηφν πραγμάηφν’’.
Παηήρ Ιφάννης Ρφμανίδης
It is indeed the time for all Christians to celebrate and enjoy the event of the Resurrection of
Christ, which is our own resurrection and the renewal of all creation. This schedule is meant to help you
commit yourself to attending preparing for the celebration of the Resurrection throughout Holy Week, so
that when Pascha arrives your soul is prepared to receive the Risen Christ!
Fr. David Smith and the Parish Council of Saint Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church
Είναι ππάγμαηι η ώπα για όλοςρ ηοςρ Χπιζηιανούρ να γιοπηάζοςμε και να απολαύζοςμε ηο γεγονόρ ηηρ
Αναζηάζευρ ηος Χπιζηού, πος είναι η δική μαρ Ανάζηαζη και η ανανέυζη όληρ ηηρ δημιοςπγίαρ. Αςηό
ηο ππόγπαμμα έσει υρ ζηόσο να ζαρ βοηθήζει να δεζμεςηείηε να παπακολοςθήζεηε ηην πποεηοιμαζία
για ηον εοπηαζμό ηηρ Αναζηάζευρ όλη ηην εβδομάδα, έηζι ώζηε όηαν θηάζει ηο Πάζσα η τςσή ζαρ να
είναι έηοιμη να λάβει ηον Αναζηημένο Χπιζηό!
Πάηεπ David Smith και ηο ενοπιακό ζςμβούλιο ηηρ Οπθόδοξηρ Ελληνικήρ Εκκληζίαρ ηηρ Αγίαρ Σοθίαρ.
2014
2014
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE & EVENTS
ΑΚΟΛΟΤΘΗΔ΢ ΣΖ΢ ΜΔΓΑΛΖ΢ ΔΒΓΟΜΑΓΑ΢
The Saturday of Lazarus—April 12
Orthros 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
Communion Breakfast and
folding of Palms for Palm Sunday
Great Vespers 5:00 PM
΢ΑΒΒΑΣΟ ΣΟΤ ΛΑΕΑΡΟΤ - 12 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Palm Sunday—April 13
Orthros 9:00 AM
Blessing of Palms 9:45 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
Nymphios Orthros 7:00 PM
ΚΤΡΗΑΚΖ ΣΩΝ ΒΑΪΩΝ - 13 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Holy Monday—April 14
Presanctified Liturgy 9:30 AM
Nymphios Orthros 7:00 PM
ΜΔΓΑΛΖ ΓΔΤΣΔΡΑ - 14 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Holy Tuesday—April 15
Presanctified Liturgy 9:30 AM
Nymphios Orthros 7:00 PM (Hymn of Kassiane)
ΜΔΓΑΛΖ ΣΡΗΣΖ - 15 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Holy Wednesday—April 16
Presanctified Liturgy 9:30 AM
Holy Unction 3:00 PM
Holy Unction 7:00 PM
Holy Thursday—April 17
Vesperal Liturgy 5:45 AM in Chapel
Vesperal Liturgy 9:00 AM in Church
Egg Dyeing
Orthros of the Twelve Gospels 7:00 PM
Good Friday—April 18
Royal Hours 10:00 AM
Youth Retreat 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Vespers (Removal of Christ from Cross) 3:00 PM
Epitafios 7:00 PM
Holy and Great Saturday—April 19
9:00 AM Vesperal Liturgy
10:00 PM Sermon of St Epiphanios
11:00 PM Resurrection Service
Pascha—Easter Sunday—April 20
12:00 PM (Noon) Agape Vespers
12:45 PM Egg Hunt for the Children
Οξζξνο 9:00 π.κ.
Θεία Λεηηνπξγία 10;00 π.κ.
Πξωηλό θαη εηνηκαζία ηωλ Βαϊωλ.
Μεγάινο Εζπεξηλόο 5:00 κ.κ.
Όξζξνο 9:00 π.κ.
Αγηαζκόο Βαϊωλ 9:45 π.κ.
Θεία Λεηηνπξγία 10:00 π.κ.
Αθνινπζία ηνπ Νπκθίνπ 7:00 κ.κ.
Ώξεο θαη Πξνεγηαζκέλε Λεηηνπξγία 9:30 π.κ.
Αθνινπζία ηνπ Νπκθίνπ 7;00 κ.κ.
Ώξεο θαη Πξνεγηαζκέλε Λεηηνπξγία 9:30 π.κ.
Αθνινπζία ηνπ Νπκθίνπ (ηξνπάξην ηεο Καζζηαλήο) 7:00 κ.κ.
ΜΔΓΑΛΖ ΣΔΣΑΡΣΖ - 16 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Ώξεο θαη Πξνεγηαζκέλε Λεηηνπξγία 9:30 π.κ.
Ιεξόλ Επρέιαηνλ 3:00 κ.κ.
Όξζξνο θαη Ιεξόλ Επρέιαηνλ 7:00 κ.κ.
ΜΔΓΑΛΖ ΠΔΜΠΣΖ - 17 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Θεία Λεηηνπξγία 5:45 π.κ. ζην παξεθθιήζη
Θεία Λεηηνπξγία 9:00 π.κ. ζηελ εθθιεζία
Βαθή απγώλ
Αθνινπζία ηωλ αρξάληωλ Παζώλ ηνπ Κπξίνπ
ηα 12 επαγγέιηα 7:00 κ.κ.
ΜΔΓΑΛΖ ΠΑΡΑ΢ΚΔΤΖ - 18 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Οη Μεγάιεο Ώξεο 10:00 π.κ.
Σπγθέληξωζε λενιέαο 10:00 π.κ κέρξη 3:00 κ.κ.
Εζπεπινόρ Απνθαζήιωζηο 3:00 κ.κ.
Επηηάθηνο 7:00 κ.κ.
ΜΔΓΑΛΟ ΢ΑΒΒΑΣΟ - 19 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Θεία Λεηηνπξγία, Πξώηε Αλάζηαζε 9:00 π.κ.
10:00 MM Κήπςγμα ηος Αγίος Επιθανίος
11:00 ΜΜ Λειηοςπγία ηηρ Αναζηάζευρ
ΚΤΡΗΑΚΖ ΣΟΤ ΠΑ΢ΥΑ - 20 ΑΠΡΗΛΗΟΤ
Εζπεξηλόο ηεο Αγάπεο 12:00 κ.κ.
Κπλήγη απγώλ γηα παηδηά 12:45 κ.κ.
Donations for the Church
Used during Holy Week and through the Year
The following donations are for use of the purchase of items used in the Altar throughout the year.
Pure beeswax candles and 100% olive oil are preferred since they have no impurities and have no animal products in them.
Large Altar Candles, 100% Beeswax $25.00 per two (needed through
Small Altar Candles, 100% Beeswax $20.00 per two (needed through
Incense $50.00 per pound and needed throughout the year
Altar Wine $100.00 per case (needed throughout the year)
Ecclesiastical Books
year, changed every 2–3 weeks)
year, changed every 2-3 weeks)
ΓΩΡΔΔ΢ ΢ΣΖΝ ΔΚΚΛΖ΢ΗΑ
( ΓΗΑ ΣΖΝ Μ. ΔΒΓΟΜΑΓΑ ΚΑΗ ΓΗΑ ΟΛΟ ΣΟ ΥΡΟΝΟ )
Οη παξαθάηω δωξέεο πξννξίδνληαη γηα ηελ αγνξά πξνηόληωλ πνπ ζα ρξεζηκνπνηεζνύλ ζην Ιεξό γηα όιν ην ρξόλν.
Πξνηηκάκε γλήζηνλ θεξί κέιηζζαο θαη αγλό ειαηόιαδν επεηδή δελ έρνπλ θακία άιιε ρεκηθή ή δωηθή πξνζζήθε.
- Μεγάια θερηά 100% γλήζηο θερί γηα ηο Ιερό $25.00 γηα δύο (ηα τρεζηκοποηούκε όιο ηο
ρξόλν θαη ηα αιιάδνπκε θάζε 2-3 εβδνκάδεο).
- Μηθρά θερηά 100% γλήζηο θερί γηα ηο Ιερό $20.00 γηα δύο (ηα τρεζηκοποηούκε όιο ηο τρόλο θαη ηα αιιάδοσκε θάζε
2-3 εβδνκάδεο).
- Ληβάλη $50.00 ηο πάοσλη (ηο τρεζηκοποηούκε όιο ηο τρόλο).
- Κραζί γηα ηο Ιερό $100.00 ε θάζα (ηο τρεζηκοποηούκε όιο ηο τρόλο).
- Εθθιεζηαζηηθά βηβιία.
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Flowers for Holy Week and Pascha
Please give any Amount
Palms used on Palm Sunday
Flowers for the Ιcon of the Nymphios and the Resurrection.
Lilies and cut flowers for vases.
Flowers to decorate the Kouvouklion (Epitafios) for Good Friday.
ΛΟΤΛΟΤΓΗΑ ΓΗΑ ΣΖ Μ. ΔΒΓΟΜΑΓΑ ΚΑΗ ΠΑ΢ΥΑ
( ότι θέλετε προσυέρετε )
- Βαϊα θαη θοίληθες γηα ηελ Κσρηαθή ηωλ Βαϊωλ.
- Λοσιούδηα γηα ηελ εηθόλα ηοσ Νσκθίοσ θαη ηες Αλαζηάζεως
- Κρίλοη (Λίιεης) θαη ιοσιούδηα γηα ηα βάδα
- Λοσιούδηα γηα δηαθόζκεζε ηοσ Κοσβοσθιίοσ ηελ Μ. Παραζθεσή
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Pascha Offering Envelopes
Please pick up your special Pascha Offering Envelope at the candle stand in the Narthex. Please
return this to the Church office by mail or simply drop it in the offering tray. May God bless you for
your generosity and support of our Church!
ΠΑ΢ΥΑΛΗΝΟ ΦΑΚΔΛΑΚΗ
Παπακαλούμε, παπαλάβαιηε ηο ιδιαίηεπο θακελάκι για ηην Παζσαλινή πποζθοπά ζαρ από ηον πάγκο ηυν
κεπιών, όπος είναι ζηον Νάπθηκα. Σαο παξαθαινύκε ηαρπδξνκείζηε ην ζην γξαθείν ηεο εθθιεζίαο ή αθήζηε ην
ζην δίζθν. Ο Θεόο λα ζαο επινγεί γηα ηελ γελλαηνδωξία ζαο θαη ηελ ππνζηήξημή ζαο ζηελ εθθιεζία.
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NEPSIS
FLOWERS FOR
GREAT & HOLY FRIDAY
Come and help decorate the Epitafios
with flowers on Good Friday
Please telephone Father David
if you are interested in helping
Training will be provided
EASTER EGG HUNT
We are looking for some people to help with The Easter Egg Hunt on the morning of Pascha, April 20th at the Church. This is a wonderful traditional event. The Easter Egg Hunt starts
after the Noon Agape Vespers Service on Pascha. Please contact Katina at the Church office if
you are able to help. We are looking for helpers to primarily stuff the eggs with goodies, scatter
the hundreds of eggs around the Church, ensure the parking lot is safe, pass out bags, collect the
eggs, and help organize the children. Thanks so much!!!!
FLOWERS
FOR GREAT LENT,
HOLY WEEK & PASCHA
Please contact the church office
if you would like to donate
the flowers, or towards the flowers,
for great lent, holy week and pascha
The cost of the flowers has increased
considerably over the past several years
Please take that into account for this year
any donation for Flowers
will be appreciated!
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
325 Waring Road
Syracuse, New York 13224
315-446-5222
www.stsophias.org
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Fr. David R. Smith, Proistamenos
April 1, 2014
Dear Patrons,
Preparations are underway for the 41th Annual Greek Cultural Festival of St. Sophia’s Greek
Orthodox Church. An average of 10,000 visitors will attend this year’s festival from Thursday,
June 5th through Sunday, June 8th with many guests coming from towns and cities in the upstate
region. We are anticipating another memorable event this year!
Our festival publication features ads from local businesses, whose ad income enables us to contribute generously to Town of Dewitt programs, Dewitt Day Camp Scholarships, the Syracuse
City School computer program and our own church community programs. The many visitors
to our festival read this publication, increasing awareness of the many local businesses and enterprises, which support our work.
We invite you to become a sponsor in our quest to present the very best products and services
at our festival. If you have advertised in the past, a copy of your last advertisement is enclosed.
Please revise your ad, we would be happy to make the changes. An order form is enclosed for
your consideration. Submission deadline, to St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church c/o Cultural
Festival by May 19,2014.
Please feel free to submit your file directly to Diane with cc to G. Miledonis:
[email protected]
In these formats:
PDF – JPG - Photoshop – PageMaker
Please visit our Parish web site at www.stsophias.org
Should you have any questions or are in need of assistance, contact me at 487-1126,
[email protected] or the church office (315) 446-5222. We thank you for your interest
and support and hope to see your ad in the festival publication. See you at the Greek Cultural
Festival!
Sincerely,
Gregory Miledonis
St Sophia’s Cultural Festival Committee
ST. SOPHIA GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
41 ANNUAL GREEK CULTURAL FESTIVAL, JUNE 5-8, 2014
Annual Journal Order Form
th
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Contribution Rates (Please check all that apply)
[ ] 1.Centerfold Double Page
**
(5 ¼ x 8 ½ 2- pages ) ............................. $500.00
[ ] 2. Back Cover Full Page
**
(5 ¼ x 8 ½ ) …….Taken ........................ $400.00
[ ] 3. Front Inside Full Page
**
(5 ¼ x 8 ½ ) ...….Taken ........................ $300.00
[ ] 4. Back Inside Full Page
**
(5 ¼ x 8 ½ )……….Taken ..................... $300.00
[ ] 5. Full Page
(5 ¼ x 8 ½ ) ...................................................... $250.00
[ ] 6. One - Half (1/2) Page
(5 ¼ x 4 ¼ ) horizontal ) ........................... $150.00
[ ] 7. One - Quarter(1/4) Page/Business Card (5 ¼ x 2 ¼ ) horizontal )................ $100.00
[ ] 8. Single Line Sponsor Name ................................................................................... $20.00
Pictures may be added, for an additional charge if required by printer. ...............................
**FULL PAGE SPONSORS WILL RECEIVE 2- COMPLIMENTARY FULL MEAL TICKETS
For items 1-4 please contact Greg Miledonis to confirm availability.
Deadline for submission of order form is May 19, 2014. Please make checks payable by May 26,2014
To St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Cultural Festival Committee. Mail to Greg Miledonis c/o St. Sophia
Greek Orthodox Church, 325 Waring Road, Syracuse, NY 13224; drop off at the Church Office.
Date __________________________
Name _____________________________________________________ Phone _____________________
Address _______________________________________________________________________________
Please visit our Parish web site at www.stsophias.org
Please send your ad email to: [email protected]
Prefer Format: PDF –JPG – Photoshop – PageMaker
For questions, please call Greg Miledonis at 487-1126 or [email protected]
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