December 16, 2012 - Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church

Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
Sunday, December 16, 2012
11th Sunday of Luke
The Holy Forefathers
Των Αγίων Προπατόρων
Haggai the Prophet – Αγγαίου Προφήτου
Theofano the Queen – Θεοφανούς Βασιλίσσης
Modestos Archbishop of Jerusalem
Μοδέστου Αρχιεπισκόπου Ιεροσολύμων
Apolytikion of the Day (3rd Tone)
Ευφραινέσθω τα ουράνια, αγαλλιάσθω τα επίγεια, ότι εποίησε κράτος, εν βραχίονι αυτού, ο
Κύριος. Επάτησε τω θανάτω τον θάνατον. Πρωτότοκος των νεκρών εγένετο. Εκ κοιλίας
Άδου ερρύσατο ημάς, και παρέσχε τω κόσμω το μέγα έλεος.
Let the heavens sing for joy, and let everything on earth be glad. For with His Arm the Lord
has worked power. He trampled death under foot by means of death; and He became the
firstborn from the dead. From the maw of Hades He delivered us; and He granted the world His
great mercy.
Apolytikion of Saint Katherine the Great Martyr (1st Plagios Tone)
Την πανεύφημον νύμφην Χριστού υμνήσωμεν, Αικατερίναν την θείαν και πολιούχον Σινά, την
βοήθειαν ημών και αντιληψιν, ότι εφίμωσε λαμπρώς, τους κομψούς των ασεβών, του
Πνεύματος τη δυνάμει. Και ως μάρτυς του Κυρίου στεφθείσα, αιτείται πάσι, το μέγα έλεος.
The all-blessed bride of Christ let us extol in song, Katherine the divine and protectress of Sinai,
the assistance and helper of all of us; for she muzzled brilliantly, the ungodly clever men, by the
power of the Spirit. And now crowned as Martyr, she pleads great mercy for all of us.
Kontakion of the Day (4th Tone)
Η Παρθένος σήμερον, τον προαιώνιον Λόγον, εν Σπηλαίω έρχεται, αποτεκείν απορρήτως.
Χόρευε, η οικουμένη ακουτισθείσα. Δόξασον, μετά Αγγέλων και των Ποιμένων, βουληθέντα
εποφθήναι, παιδίον νέον, τον προ αιώνων Θεόν.
Today the Virgin comes, unto a Cave, to give birth ineffably to the Word pre-eternal. Hearing
this, be of good cheer, all earth and its people; glorify Him, with the Angels and the Shepherds,
whose will was to be made, manifest as a young child, the pre-eternal God.
Rev. Fr. Constantinos A. Pavlakos
Cell: 571-213-1109
[email protected] Jim Stoucker
Parish Council
Home: 703-690-1050
[email protected]
Anna Vassilopoulos
Asst. Financial Officer
Sophia Tsangali
[email protected]
[email protected]
Roberto Medina
Epistle Reading
Blessed are you, O Lord,
the God of our Fathers.
For you are just in all you have done.
The reading is from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Colossians.
Colossians 3:4-11 – Brethren, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear
with him in glory.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you; immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire,
and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these
you once walked when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice,
slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off
the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in
knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and
uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all
Gospel Reading
Luke 14:16-24, Matthew 22:1-4 – The Lord said this parable: “A man once gave a great
banquet, and invited many; and at the time of the banquet he sent his servant to say to those
who had been invited, ‘Come; for all is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses.
The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I go out and see it; I pray you, have me
excused.’ And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; I pray
you, have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’
So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his
servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed
and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and there
is still room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and
compel people to come in, that my house be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were
invited shall taste my banquet. For many are called, but few are chosen.’”
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------GOYA – A Second Tray will be passed this morning by the GOYAns and proceeds will be
used to purchase McDonald’s gift cards as part of GOYA’s “Feed the Homeless on Christmas
GOYA is serving church duty this morning during the second Liturgy.
JOY/HOPE Holiday Ice Skating – At Reston Skate Quest (1800 Michael Faraday Court,
Reston Virginia 20190). Sunday December 30, 1:50 – 3:00 p.m. Questions? Please contact
Tina Papamichael at and Elena Ziu at [email protected]
Junior Choir – Saint Katherine is in the process of starting up a Junior Choir around the
beginning of 2013. If anyone is interested in enrolling their children in the Junior Choir, please
contact John Doulis at [email protected] Please see next edition of the DOXA for more
A gold baptismal cross with chain was lost – Any information, please contact the Church
Announcements Memorial Services are offered this morning for Metropolitan Silas; for Avrilios Yuvannidis,
husband of Mrs. Irene Yuvannidis and father of George and Areti; for Josephine Despina
Fanos, sister of Mrs. Mary Gillespi; for Fayeena Estrina, grandmother of Vitali Kopylov; for
Dimitrios Koukis, father of John Koukis; for Agorasti Fotelargias, mother of Fani Dretakis
and Antonis Fotelargias; for James Evangelos Poulos, godfather of Christina Deckert; for
Ioannis Stefanopoulos, husband of Mrs. Lydie Stefanopoulos and father of Helen Castleman
and Yannis Stefanopoulos; and for Ekaterini Spanou, grandmother of Katerina Vorvolakos.
May their memory be eternal!
Coffee Hour is sponsored this morning by the Yuvannidis, Gillespi, Koukis, Dretakis,
Fotelargias and Deckert families in memory of their loved ones.
Parish Council Elections – Congratulations to Kelly Alexis, Andrea Ballard, Peter
Karounos, Costas Mavromatakis, Mallamo Mavromatakis, Bill Polizos, Bill Porter, Maria
Vargas and Maria Wills who are elected last Sunday to serve in the Parish Council for two
years, 2013-2014. May God bless you!
Orthodoxy 101 – Six sessions covering the fundamental teaching of the Orthodox Church.
These classes provide a friendly and open forum for your questions and concerns on Sundays,
November 4 - December 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in our community center.
Saint Katherine’s Philoptochos Christmas Bake Sale – This morning following the Divine
Liturgies. Vasilopita orders will be ready for pick up on December 30. Please call Elvira
Garnett at 425-3675 or Andrea Ballard at (703) 250-5419.
AHEPA Christmas Ornaments – The Peter N. Derzis AHEPA Chapter #438 is
proud to announce the arrival of our Fifth Annual Community Christmas Ornament.
This stunning three-dimensional ornament is entitled “Snowflakes from Mt. Athos”
and depicts the Byzantine Eagle among 25 sparkling snowflakes as it soars over Mt.
Athos. They make excellent gifts – an ideal stocking stuffer. Ornaments are available
for sale after Liturgies. Supplies are limited...start your Christmas shopping early! Contact
[email protected] or call (703) 929-6110.
Best advertising rates around! Please consider advertising your business and/or profession on
the new online Saint Katherine Business and Professional Directory. So many of us would
prefer to do business with someone we know. Let the rest of the community know what you do
for a living! The directory is already up and running. Check it out on the church website. The
Application form is included in this bulletin and online. Contact Daphne Vaccarello,
[email protected] with any questions.
Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team in 2013. Mission Teams serve our
Holy Orthodox Church’s unending mission effort that all people may come to know the saving
love of our Lord. Be a living witness as a family on a Family Outreach Team in Albania, take
part in stewardship training in Uganda, or offer your talents on other OCMC Teams in 2013.
Team applications and details are available online at or call the OCMC at 1877-463-6787, ext. 142 for more information.
Church Services
Sunday, December 23
Sunday before the Nativity
Κυριακή προ της Γεννήσεως του Ιησού Χριστού
Orhros 9:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m.
Monday, December 24
Eve of the Nativity/Christmas Eve
Παραμονή των Χριστουγέννων
Orthros and Great Hours 9:30 a.m.
Vesperal Liturgy 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25
The Holy Nativity – Christmas Day
Η κατά σάρκα Γέννησις του Ιησού Χριστού – Χριστούγεννα
Orthros 9:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 30
Sunday after the Nativity
Κυριακή μετά την Γέννησιν του Ιησού Χριστού
Orthros 9:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m.
Offertory Prayer – O God, as you welcomed the gifts of Abel, the sacrifices of Noah and Abraham, the incense of
Aaron and Zachariah, do welcome also, from the hands of us sinners, these offerings, so that in clear conscience we
may always offer to you gifts and the resources of our labor, for your glorification, for the alleviation of sufferings
and hunger, for the ministry to your people, by the grace, mercy and philanthropy of your only begotten Son with
whom You are blessed from ages to ages. Amen.
Προσευχή Προσφοράς – Ω Θεέ, όπως δέχθηκες τα δώρα του Άβελ, τις θυσίες του Νώε και του Αβραάμ, το θυμίαμα
του Ααρών και του Ζαχαρία, ας δεχθείς από τα αμαρτωλά μας χέρια και τις προσφορές αυτές έτσι, ώστε πάντοτε να
μπορούμε να σου προσφέρουμε δώρα και τους κόπους της εργασίας μας γιά την δόξα Σου, προς ελάφρυνση των
δοκιμασιών και της πείνας, προς διακονία του λαού Σου, προς συγχώρηση των αμαρτιών και εξιλασμό του λαού
σου, με την χάρη, το έλεος και την φιλανθρωπία του μονογενούς Σου Υιού. Ευλογημένο να είναι το όνομά Σου εις
τον αιώνα. Αμήν.
Church Organizations
Acolyte Captains – A. Galatis, N. Issa and D. McKinney
Protos-Psalter – James Loizou (703) 356-8220
Choir Director – John Doulis (703) 670-4386
Catechetical School – Christian Demeter (703) 534-5669
Greek School – Sophia Tsangali (703) 671-5820
Paideia Preschool – Pantelis Psoras (301) 762-1478
3149 Glen Carlyn Road
Falls Church, Virginia 22041
Philoptochos – Eleni Kanakos (703) 938-8360
YAL President – TBD
GOYA President – Tiffani Wills (703) 948-7950
JOY – Tina Papamichael (703) 536-4711
HOPE – Toula Christou (703) 533-0055
Phone 703-671-1515
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Fax 703-671-1385