THE SOURCE May 2014 Issue # 5-14 HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL CAMP HILL, PA LOVELY MAY TIME Dearly beloved, The month of May is a great time of year! First and foremost, it is a time when the faithful live in the lingering atmosphere of Pascha & Pentecost. That is to say, it is pivotal season in which we celebrate of the Resurrection of our Lord from the death and his transformative new life in us. It is also the time of springtime expectation, a reality which can be both physical and spiritual. May, is also the joyful yet intense time of our community Greek Festival, a time when so many of our members exhaust themselves in order to share our love and our life of faith (as well as our cultural talents!) with those in our surrounding area. And there is also another special event that takes place, one that itself embraces something of all of these themes and more. In it the faithful are called to contemplate the true meaning of love, creativity, and hope. I am referring to the celebration of Motherhood! May 11th is Mother’s Day, a day in which we should all contemplate the God-given meaning of His divine plan of motherhood! The most important way to do this is to begin the day in Church. There, as a community, we enter into the meaning of Motherhood in the light of Christ’s design and His sacrifice. This can usher to the understanding that true love is profound, beyond limits. And along with this important and serious note, I will leave you with a Mother’s “Job Description”. I imagine you will find this to be quite enjoyable and humorously touching. I also imagine that in it you will consider the lovely reality of a true ‘mother’s sacrifice’; indeed, something to be celebrated as a community! In Christ, +Fr. Kosta THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 2 POSITION: Mother, Mom, Mama, Mommy, Momma, Ma JOB DESCRIPTION: Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which, will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required. RESPONSIBILITIES: The rest of your life: must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack-mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assemblyand-product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility. POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION: Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a Continually exhausting basis. WAGES AND COMPENSATION: Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more. BENEFITS: While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 3 (A Parish under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh) The Source is a monthly publication issued 11 times annually (June/July is a combined issue) SUNDAY MORNING LITURGIES ORTHROS 8:45 a.m. DIVINE LITURGY 10:00 a.m. WEEKDAY MORNING SERVICES WHEN SCHEDULED ORTHROS 8:30 a.m. DIVINE LITURGY 9:30 a.m. Church Office Main Office: 717-763-7441 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday Dana Fleisher-Silen, Church Secretary email: [email protected] Fax: (717) 763-7458 Priests Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge, Cathedral Dean Cell: 717-919-0840 email: [email protected] Fr. Mark Lichtenstein, Assistant Priest Cell: 717-919-3382 email: [email protected] A priest is generally present at the church for unscheduled appointments Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. For scheduled appointments you may contact the priests at the Church office or by calling them directly on their cell phones. The priests offer frequent studies and community-gatherings. This includes a weekly PanOrthodox bible study that meets in Harrisburg, each Wednesday morning 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. Current place of meeting is: 33 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (Harbilas & Association, Accounting Office). Please see monthly Source for additional community opportunities. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 4 OTHER STAFF Mary Wallenmeyer Tom Paparoidamis Tim Leland Meade “Buff” Buffington, Jr. Financial Assistant to the Treasurer Protopsalti (Cantor) Maintenance Custodian (717) 763-7441 (717) 737-5647 (717) 763-7441 (717) 763-7441 PARISH MINISTRIES & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS Parish Council John Harbilas, President Philoptochos Sunday School Constance Dina Keriazes Thana Ward Despina Aftosmes Michael Ward George Peslis Sunday School PTO YAL GOYA President Vice President HOPE & JOY Greek School PTO Olympic Flame Dancers Olympic Flame Dancers Greek School Choir Director Choir Assistant Sts. Joachim & Anna Ahepa Blood Bank Home (717) 763-1295 Cell (717) 512-3310 (717) 632-5179 (717) 249-8892 (717) 838-7293 (717) 243-6204 (717) 774-7246 Yianni Mallios Saki Papoutsis Thana Ward Mantha Hershey Anne Parke, Co-Director Mantha Demopoulos, Co-Director Dimitra Curley, Director Kathy Doulgeris Robert Moeller Christ Zervanos Dimitri Zozos Christ Megoulas Dean Kokos Neohoriton Society William Kotsalos Hellenic Heritage Assoc. Alexander Vgontzas Evrytanian Assoc. Velouchi, Jim Lloyd Chapter 18- Agios Taxiarhis Basketball Director George Spanos (717) 571-8611 (717) 249-8892 (717) 566-7603 (717) 541-0401 (717) 832-1367 (717) 975-5172 (717) 243-3750 (717) 657-0897 (717) 652-5665 (717) 648-6720 (717) 838-3132 (717) 486-0045 (717) 566-6148 (717) 533-1768 (717) 737-0952 [email protected] THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 5 PARISH COUNCIL Dear Parishioners, Christ is Risen! Please keep in mind that the festival is May 16,17 and 18 and we need you to volunteer. The article below was written by Bill Kotsalos about the Saint Photios Award Banquet that was on April 26. On behalf of the Parish Council, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. John Harbilas Parish Council President H Mητροπολις μας κατοπιν αποφασεως του Θεοφιλοστατου Μητροπολιτη μας κ.κ. Σαββα την 26η Απριλιου 2014 ημερα Σαββατο και ωρα 6:00 μ.μ. θα παραθεσει δειπνο εις την πολυτελη αιθουσα του Western Convention Center Hotel at Pittsburgh PA, το οποιο οναμασε Αγιου Φωτιου τιμητικον δειπνον κατα την διαρκεια του οποιου θα τιμησει ενα η δυο μελη απο καθε κοινοτητα αναλογα με τον αριθμο των μελων των μπορουν να συμμετασχουν και οι 52 κοινοτητες της Επισκοπης μας. Την υπευθυνοτητα για την επιλογη των τιμωμενων μελων εχει ο ιερατικος προισταμενος της καθε κοινοτητας, δυσκολη η επιλογη διοτι παντα σε καθε κοινοτητα υπαρχουν περισσοτερα μελη με πλουσια και συνεχη προσφορα που μπορουν και πρεπει να τιμηθουν, απο την κοινοτητα μας ο Πατερ Κωστας επροτεινε και το Διοικητικο Συμβουλιο ενεκρινε τις κυριες Κα Μαιρη Τουλουμη και Κα Τζεην Αφτοσμη. Συγχαρητηρια στις ως ανω κυριες με την ευχη και την ελπιδα να συνεχισει καθε χρονο η εκδηλωση αυτη για να διδεται η ευκαιρια στην εκκλησια να ευχαριστει και να τιμα αξια μελη των κοινοτητων με πλουσια προσφορα για το καλο των κοινοτητων και της Ορθοδοξιας μας. Ο Αγιος Φωτιος γεννηθηκε το 810 μ.Χ. στην Κωνσταντινουπολη. Ο πατερας του ηταν ο Αγιος Σεργιος και η μητερα του η ευσεβης Ειρηνη, ο Αγιος Φωτιος διεπρευε πρωτα στα ανωτατα πολιτικα αξιωματα διακρινοταν για την αγιοτητα του βιου του και την τεραστια μορφωση του,το ετος 858 την ημερα των Χριστουγεννων εγινε η χειροτονια του εις Επισκοπον διεξηγαγε μεγαλους και επιτυχεις αγωνες υπερ της Ορθοδοξιας και εναντιον των εικονομαχων και αλλων αιρετικων. Τονιζε παντα οτι η αληθινη Χριστιανικη ζωη ειναι η γεφυρα που συνδεει τον ουρανο με τη γη. Ο Αγιος Φωτιος διετελεσε Πατριαρχης Κων/πολεως απο το 858 εως το 867 και απο το 877 εως το 886. Θεωρειται ως μια απο τις σημαντικοτερες μορφες της εν γενει ιστοριας του Βυζαντιου καθως καθως και του Πατριαρχειου Κων/πολεως ,ηταν ενας απο τους πιο σπουδαιους λογιους του μεσαιωνικου Ελληνισμου. Ο Αγιος Φωτιος κοιμηθηκε το ετος 891 μ.Χ. εξοριστος στην Ιερα Μονη των Αρμενιανων στα Κομαμα του Ποντου, το Ιερο και παντιμο σκηνωμα του εναποτεθηκε στην λεγομενη Μονη της Ερημιας που ηταν κοντα στην Χαλκηδονα. Ανακηρυχτηκε αγιος της Ανατολικης Ορθοδοξης Εκκλησιας και η μνημη του τιμαται στις 6 Φεβρουαριου. MAY COFFEE HOUR Maggie Conrad, Zoe McCleaf, Ettie Papoutsis, Mona Papoutsis, Cece Masney MAY EARLY USHERS 4 11 18 25 Georgia Lucas & George Keriazes Paul Kokos & Kostas Pappas George Mallios & Nick C. Mallios Bill Kotsalos & Gus Giannaris THE SOURCE MAY MAY EPISTLE READERS 4 Sunday of the Myrrh Bearers Acts 6:1-7 Reader: Ed Ward 11 Sunday of the Paralytic Acts 9:32-42 Reader: Dean Kokos 2014 Altar Flowers and Coffee Hour Eftychia “Effie” Vlahos – May 4 – 40-day Memorial, Altar Flowers, and Coffee Hour Spero Diamond – May 25 – 40-day Memorial and Coffee Hour Steve Kaldes – May 25 – 2-yr Memorial, Altar Flowers, and Coffee Hour • • • BIRTHS 18 Sunday of the Samaritan Woman Acts 11:19-30 Reader: Ann Ariano • 25 Sunday of the Blind Man 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 Reader: Robert Moeller • A baby girl was born to Dennis & Maria Theodoratos on April 6, 2014. The proud grandparents are Dimitrios & Voula Tsitsiris and Mrs. Zoe Theodoratos. MEMORY ETERNAL • • JUNE EPISTLE READERS 1 Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council Acts 20:16-18, 28-36 Reader: Peter E. Aftosmes Page 6 • We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Spero Diamond who passed away on March 29, 2014. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Eftychia “Effie” Vlahos who passed away on March 31, 2014. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Evangelia Manikas who passed away on April 16, 2014. 8 Holy Pentecost Acts 2:1-11 Reader: George Spanos 15 All Saints Hebrews 11:33 – 12:2 Reader: Dimitri Zozos 2nd 22 Sunday of Matthew Romans 2:10-16 Reader: Chrisoula Jennings 29 Holy Apostles Peter and Paul 2 Corinthians 11:21-12:9 Reader: Dorothy Braun MEMORIALS/TRISAGIA ALTAR FLOWERS COFFEE HOUR • • Stylianos Rallis – May 4 – 6-mo Memorial, Altar Flowers and Coffee Hour Dorothea Papoutsis– May 4 –Memorial, YOUTH MINISTRIES HOPE & JOY and Sunday School Youth Christ Anesti! Christ is Risen! This year was one of our largest turnouts for the Good Friday Retreat in quite a few years. We were so glad to see so many faces! Please keep in mind that we will be doing this again next year for Good Friday. I realize that the Eastern Church and Western church do not celebrate Easter at the same time in 2015 but we have religious excuse forms for ALL children to be excused from school to attend this service. It is a religious excused absence. Looking forward to seeing all of you next year - and we will plan for another large group to attend!! THE SOURCE MAY Hope & Joy and Sunday School parents – please note that the children will be bringing home a form with information about an “end of the year” event. We are interested if any parent(s) can help with this. Your input is very important! Even though Easter is over and Summer is close at hand, your attendance at church and Sunday School is important. We hope to see you on Sundays. Thank you! Thana Ward GREEK SCHOOL PTO On March 30th the Greek school celebrated the Independence of Greek people from the Ottoman yoke. The Greek school staff would like to thank all those who attended and supported our school on this day. A special thank you is extended to our speaker Colonel Ioannis Tzanetakis, of the Infantry of the Hellenic army. We also thank and appreciate the Balafoutas and the Giannaris families for the wonderful meal that prepared for us, as well as the PTO and their support. Last but not least, we would like to thank all the students for their presentation. On another note, please remember to attend the 2013-2014 end of year graduation on Monday June 2nd at 5:00. Thank you Dimitra Curley PARISH MINISTRIES ST. CATHERINE PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY Christ is Risen! May finds us very busy getting ready for the festival. We thank all of our ladies who have given so much of themselves helping us get ready for the festival. We still have some very busy days left. We will be baking baklava on May 6 and 7, (Tuesday and Wednesday). Monday, May 12 we will be doing the Karidopita and cupping baklava. Tuesday, 2014 Page 7 May 13 the Kataifi Crema and cupping and boxing, Wednesday, May 14 Kataifi Crema and cupping and boxing. May 15th is setup. May 16, 17 and 18 FESTIVAL….We look forward to a successful event and need the continued support of all of you to carry that through. We appreciate and thank all of you for your support. Our Philoptochos would like to congratulate Jane Aftosmes and Mary Touloumes in recognition of their Metropolis, St. Photios award. Jane received recognition of her many years of service in the establishment and operation of our successful Book Store. Mary received her recognition for her contribution to The Saints Joachim and Anna Senior Citizen Society and hospitality talents in charge of coffee hour running smoothly, every Sunday, always available to assist any way she can. Both ladies are members of our Philoptochos and of the Choir. We thank them for their service. Constance Dina Keriazes STS. JOACHIM AND ANNA SOCIETY The Saints Joachim and Anna Society met at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 2, in the Philoptochos Room, with about 40 people in attendance. Following a business meeting, a luncheon was hosted by Helen Diamond, Georgia Kokos, Cookie Triantos, Callie Touloumes, and Mary Touloumes. . The guest speakers were parishioners James Lloyd and John Papoutsis, who presented an informative update on developments regarding Holy Trinity parish's various endowment funds. . A meeting of the Society is scheduled to take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 8, in the Social Hall. In place of a regular meeting in June, the Saints Joachim and Society will join the Philoptochos Society in holding a picnic in the Social Hall on Tuesday, June 3, at 5:30 pm. Membership in the Saints Joachim and Anna Society is open to all parishioners age 55 and over. For more information about membership, contact Mary Touloumes at 763-7896 or Christ Zervanos at 652-5665. THE SOURCE MAY ST. ELIZABETH’S WOMAN’S STUDY GROUP The St. Elizabeth Women’s Study Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wed. of every month at 5:30pm in the Church Library. Meetings will resume in September, 2014. New members are always welcome, please contact Ann Ariano at 564-6955 or [email protected] for more information. CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY The church library contains information about Orthodoxy and Greece for you and your children. If you would like to borrow a book, sign the blue notebook, fill in name, date and name of book and when you return it, be sure to list the date you are returning it by your original sign in. Also, some of the books haven't been returned to our library; please check your books and return Holy Trinity's books for the use of your fellow parishioners. Thank you. PARISH NEWS SUMMER CHURCH HOURS Effective Sunday, May 18th (the Sunday of our Festival), we will begin our Summer Hours: Sunday Orthros will begin at 8:15, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. These hours will continue until the season of new Ecclesiastical year in September. 2014 Page 8 KOLIVA Just a reminder that Koliva can be prepared for a cost of $120.00 by either: • • Sofia Kaldes (717) 766-4031 Peggy Orosz (717) 258-3498 Both ladies are always ready to assist. Please don’t hesitate to call them or the church office to request koliva for a memorial service. WALKWAY OF THE FAITHFUL If you want to include your family and loved ones in our unique WALKWAY of the FAITHFUL, you may purchase a brick in memory or in honor of a loved one. Simply obtain and complete a form in the office. Please contact Dimitri Zozos with any questions. (717) 648-6720. REMEMBER THE SICK, THE SUFFERING, THE AFFLICTED “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective” (James 5.16) If you know of someone in a hospital who would like a visit, please call the clergy, the secretary, or Georgia Lucas. Also, we hope to post names in the future of persons who have been particularly sick or who struggle with something or another so that the community can keep them in prayer. If you know of persons you are certain would like to have their names posted, then please forward their names to the Church secretary. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 9 PARISH ETIQUETTE Standing in Church: It is the custom of some Orthodox Christians to stand throughout the Divine Liturgy, as well as during other services. If you choose to stand in a church that has pews, please do so near the back or sides so that the view of the altar is not blocked for those who are seated. If you are accustomed to sitting during the Divine Liturgy, remember to stand at these times: when the Liturgy begins and the priest gives the blessing; during the Little and Great Entrances; when the priest is censing the icons and congregation; during the Gospel reading; at the Anaphora; for Holy Communion; and at the final Blessing. Whenever a hierarch is visiting the parish, out of respect follow his example and stand and sit when he does. GRADUATION SUNDAY - June 1, 2014 Holy Trinity youth graduation from high school or college in May/June 2014 will be recognized at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Anyone graduating from high school or college should submit the form below to the church office so that our youth may be recognized for having achieved this important milestone in their life. Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ Parents Names: ________________________________________________________________________ School’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________ If graduation from college, degree obtained: _____________________________________________________________________________________ 2014 FESTIVAL BAKING SCHEDULE PASTRY PREPARATION SCHEDULE (the ladies usually work 9:00 a.m.+/- until early afternoon to finish) MAY 6th & 7th – Tuesday/Wednesday – Baklava 12th – Monday – Karidopita – cupping baklava 13th – Tuesday – Kataifi Crema - cupping and boxing 14th – Wednesday – Kataifi Crema – cupping and boxing 15th – Setup – 16th – 17th – 18th – FESTIVAL THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 10 2014 MOUSSAKA PREPARATIONS Mark your calendars! Sunday, Sunday, May 4 will be the preparation day for Moussaka. Please come and help!! Any questions, please contact Nick Mallios, Dimitri Zozos and John Harbilas. SOUVLAKI PREPARATIONS Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 14, 2014! At 9:00 a.m. will be the cutting of the meat, and at 6:00 p.m. will be the Souvlaki preparation for the Festival. YIAYIA'S ATTIC at the FESTIVAL Yiayia's Attic will be open during the Greek Festival on May 16, 17, and 18 Check your home for gently used jewelry, handbags and shoes, household items and decorations no longer used, and drop them off at the church office. All proceeds from the sale will go to help Philoptochos outreach programs. AHEPA VETERANS MEMORIAL TRISAGION SERVICE On Monday, May 26 – a Trisagion Service will be chanted for all departed military veterans, in front of the AHEPA Veterans’ Memorial in the Court Yard following the distribution of the Antidoro. All parishioners are invited to attend. Coffee hour, sponsored by the Order of AHPEA Chapter 64, will follow the Trisagion Service. MEMORIAL DAY CEMETERY VISITATION SCHEDULE Friday May 23th 11:00 Rolling Green Saturday May 24th 2:00 Carlisle Monday May 26th 9:00am Paxtang 10:30am Harrisburg East To arrange for clergy visits to other areas, including Hanover, please call Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 11 GOYA BASKETBALL Our GOYA Boys A Basketball team won the Lancaster Basketball tournament on February 22nd and they took 2nd place at the St. Nicholas Basketball Tournament in Baltimore on March 1st , 2014. The one photo has our graduating senior boys from left to right (Alex Spanos, Yiannis Mallios, Nick Papatsounis, Mike Papatsounis, and Billy Mallios). THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 12 HOLY TRINITY BOOKS & GIFTS Hours: Sunday, following the Divine Liturgy Tuesday, 11-1 Wednesday, 4-6 The bookstore is adding new items every month. We continue to purchase new books, icons, religious items and gifts. Come in and browse around. It doesn’t cost anything to look around. You might find something you like for yourself or as a gift for family or friends. If you don’t find something you need, we will order it. For more information, contact Jim and Angeliki Lloyd ( email: [email protected] or call 717-7370952. The following books are our featured titles for the next month: ADULT BOOKS Father Arseny 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father $20.00 It is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty, a certain few not only survive but emerge as beacons of light and life. Father Arseny, former scholar of church art, became Prisoner No. 18376 in the brutal “special sector” of the Soviet prison camp system. In the darkness of systematic degradation of body and soul, he shone with the light of Christ’s peace and compassion. His sights set on God and his life grounded in the Church, Father Arseny lived by the injunction to “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2). This narrative, compiled from accounts of Father Arseny’s spiritual children and others whom he brought to God, gives stirring glimpses of his life in prison camp and after his release. It also tells the stories of people whose lives, often during times of almost unimaginable crisis, were touched and transfigured through their connection with Father Arseny. Emerging from the context of the particular tragedies of Soviet Russia, this book carries a universal impact certain to be felt by readers in the West today. Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith $16.00 After a long and difficult journey, 2000 weary evangelical Protestants finally found their way home. This is the story f a handful of courageous men and their congregations who risked stable occupations, security, and the approval of lifelong friends to be obedient to God’s call. It is also the story of every believer who is searching for the Church. Where Christ is Lord. Where holiness, human responsibility, and the Sovereignty of God are preached. Where fellowship is more than a covered-dish supper in the church basement. And where fads and fashion take a back seat to apostolic worship and doctrine. This is a book for Christians looking for ways to bring new life to their own churches. It’s also a book for those completely dissatisfied—those on the own search. An it’s a book for Orthodox Christians looking for renewal. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 13 Common Ground: An Introduction To Eastern Christianity For The American Christian $21.00 This is a book about understanding our common Christian heritage—the Bible, the history of the Church, and, most importantly, the truth of the Gospel. The author make not attempt to persuade the reader that a proper understanding of each of these is essential. He assumes you already believe this. (If you do not believe this, you would not be getting this book.) But before many can penetrate to the core of the Christian faith, they will have to hurdle the tall and wide obstacle that presses in on them at every step: the basis of their own culture. Young Adult Book 365 Meditations for Young Adults $15.00 As young adults, it’s so easy for them to get caught up in striving to become educated, employed, financially secure, physically fit, outstanding in the field, well-liked—the list goes on and on. But, as the writer of Ecclesiastes says, all of these things “are meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (1:14 NIV). There’s really only one pursuit worthy of our full attention, our complete focus, and that’s to become all that God wants us to be. This book is intended to help you do just that. As you make your way through the year (whether you start in January or June), encountering a difference writer or writing team each month, you will find practical and spiritual insights, encouragement, and a sense of camaraderie for the challenge of walking with God day by Day. Though the writers have diverse backgrounds and personalities, there is a common theme among them. God is with us. In all the changes and the challenges, in both the mundane and the mysterious, in every moment of every day, God is with us. No matter where we’ve been, where we are, or when we may be headed, God never deserts us. Though we may try to hide from God or “go it alone,” we can’t escape God’s love. God loves us from the cradle to the grave. And when we accept this love, we discover life abundant! Children’s Book The One Year Book Of Devotions for Kids $13.00 Get ready to meet God! With devotions for kids to read alone—or together as a family—The One Year Book of Devotions for Kids gives you what you need for a great time with God! These stories—some funny, some serious, all inspiring—are taken from Keys for Kids, the bimonthly magazine from Children’s Bible Hour Ministries, which has been reading families by radio for many year. In addition to the 365 readings, you’ll find indexes for Scripture readings, memory verses, as well as selected topics such as appearance, contentment, faith, God’s care, kindness, salvation, worry, and many more. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 14 MAY LITURGICAL LIFE & REFLECTIONS NEWLYWED COUPLES & ENGAGED COUPLES (& those thinking of engagement!) MAY MARRIAGE SEMINAR Please rsvp BY MAY 23RD: to Fr. Kosta For place & Other details [email protected] or 717-919-0840 Sunday 4th Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women) Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. 8:45am Monday 5th 5:30 Men’s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Saturday 10th Chambersburg Divine Liturgy Chambersburg & Shippensburg Cemetery Visits. 9:00am; followed by Sunday 11th Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Paralytic & Mother’s Day) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Wednesday 14th Mid-Pentecost: Join Fr. Kosta & Fr. Mark for a Pan-Orthodox Liturgy at Christ the Savior, 9:30 Liturgy. 5501 Locust Lane Harrisburg, PA 17109 Effective Sunday, May 18th (the Sunday of our Festival), we will begin our Summer Hours: Sunday Orthros will begin at 8:15, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. These hours will continue until the season of new Ecclesiastical year in September. Sunday 18th Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Samaritan Woman) 8:15am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy. Monday 19th 5:30PM Men’s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 15 Tuesday 20th 10:00AM-11:00 Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta: Open Questions & Discussion, Bring Your Own Coffee! Wednesday 21st Sts. Constantine & Helen, Equal-to-the Apostles 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy Sunday 25th Divine Liturgy (Sunday of the Blind Man) 8:15am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy. Monday 26th 5:30PM Men’s Fellowship with Fr. Kosta Tuesday 27th 10:00AM-11:00 Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta Wednesday 28th 6:00PM Vesperal Liturgy of Ascension. *This is a service in which the faithful are provided a way to celebrate Liturgy in the evening. The service begins with Great Vespers and at a certain point merges with our familiar Divine Liturgy, and is thus known as “Vesperal Liturgy”. *Holy Communion is offered, and just as with Sunday morning, the chalice is reserved only for practicing Orthodox Christians in good standing with the Church. It is also essential that the faithful prepare themselves for this service by means of fasting. The same guideline is given here as with the Lenten evening “Presanctified Liturgy”: *The service….. presupposes the faithful arrive at church having fasted for the day. If one needs to eat something: try to keep your meal simple, and if possible, abstain from food and drink at least 6 hours before the service. *Parents, please note that when this is coupled with anticipation of receiving Holy Communion it is a very beneficial and important Tradition for children to participate in as well. *Note also: in a larger parish such as ours where second priest celebrates liturgy the next morning, the faithful attend one or the other service (but do NOT receive Holy Communion in both services). Thursday 29th Great Feast of Ascension 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 16 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly,” Luke 10.10 Abundant Life Bible Study Tuesday Mornings 10:00-11:00AM Except we do NOT meet on the 6th or 13th in May With Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge, Dean of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1000 Yverdon Drive; Camp Hill, PA 17011 With Holy Scripture as our anchor, we will often employ a variety of supplementary resources to discuss serious real-life themes such as anxiety, depression, suffering, death, grief, addictions, guilt, & denial. Thus, this forum is suitable only for adults who understand this. Men’s Fellowship We meet Mondays 5:30 PM (Except we do NOT meet on the 12th in May) *Ernie Winberg: 717-586-0810 *Tim Anneski: 717-691-5942 *Fr. Kosta: 717-919-0840 Contact: THE SOURCE MAY 2014 NEWLYWED COUPLES & ENGAGED COUPLES (& those thinking of engagement!) MAY MARRIAGE SEMINAR With Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge Please rsvp BY MAY 23RD: to Fr. Kosta For place & Other details [email protected] or 717-919-0840 Page 17 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 BLOOD DRIVE AHEPA CHAPTER #64 Thanks to the following individuals who donated the “Gift of Life’ on Sunday, April 13. Timothy Anneski John Batzer Jr Maria Chroneos Brett Ernst David Graham Maria Hall Charles Hall John Harbilas Janet Kolokithas Sam Kolokithas Shannon Koutsokostas Robert Moeller Thomas Ntzanis Albert D. Orosz Mary Wallenmeyer Otto Wallenmeyer William Wallenmeyer Malcolm Ward Page 18 THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 19 FESTIVAL COMMITTEES and CHAIRPERSONS: Ad Sales & Placemats – Vicki Kauffman Advertising – Dimitri Zozos A la Carte Stand – Clara Theofanis & Fotini Paparoidamis Book Store – Jim & Kiki Lloyd Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Helen & Pete Matangos Decorations – George Mallios Finance – Bob Moeller Food and Supplies – Nick Mallios Frozen Foods, etc. – George Mallios & Nick Spanos Gourmet Greek Grocery – Hao & Vasiliki Truong Greek Coffee – Helen Tzanis & Anthoula Sakelaris Gyro Stand – Chris Pandelaras & Ernie Sparages Ice Cream – George Mallios Kitchen Preparations – George Mallios & Ted Kalathas Kitchen – John Harbilas & Nick Mallios Loukoumades – Evdokia Mallios Marketplace Vendors – Penny Matangos Olympic Flame Dancers – Ann Parke & Mantha Demopolous Parking & Signage – Nick Theofanis & Basil Papoutsis Pastries – Christina Stamos, Vasiliki Kalathas, Betsie Boutselis Refreshments – Col. George Varellas Saganaki Stand – George Spanos Salads – Koula Kokos Souvlaki Preparation – Al Alex Souvlaki Stand – Arthur Kouvelis & Tim Panagos Tent Setup (tables, grills, generators & propane) – George Mallios Tickets – Paul Kokos Welcome Stand – Peter Capataides Please commit to helping out both before, during & after our festival. May 16, 17, 18 We need your help! CALL 763 - 7441 PREPARATIONS: (We begin at 9:00am and hope to finish by early afternoon) Food and pastry preparations have been started and the turnout has been outstanding. The Pastitsio, Moussaka, Dolmathes and Galaktobouriko, Tsourekia, Koulourakia, Kourambiedes and Finikia are all done. Prep in May will be as follows: Baklava – Tuesday, May 6th & Wednesday, May 7th Karidopita & Baklava - Cupping – Monday, May 12th Kataifi Crema - Cupping/Boxing – Tuesday, May 13th & Wednesday, May 14th Souvlakia – Wednesday, May 14th Festival Setup – Wednesday, May 14th & Thursday, May 15th Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to come help both now, during and after the festival. REMIND YOUR FRIENDS: Pick up menus and flyers at Church to hand out and post at all appropriate places. Remind everyone that the festival menu, the map directory, the schedule of events and other relevant information can be found at: www.PAGreekFest.com or www.facebook.com/PA.Greek.Fest FESTIVAL HELP: Festival 2014 is quickly approaching. We are looking forward to a successful festival with the help and input of the entire community. Please call the church office or contact the appropriate committee chairperson to offer your time. Please set some of your valuable time aside to come and help. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Annual Festival is not only a tradition, but also a way we can give something back to the community. Each and every visitor experiences our food, culture, customs and most importantly, our beliefs. We look forward to your help in achieving our goal – A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL. Thank You for all of your help. The 2014 Festival Committee THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 20 MAY GREEK FESTIVAL – HELP – May 16-17-18, 2014 As all of you know our Annual Greek Festival is the largest fundraising activity for our Church and requires a lot of work from a lot of parishioners. Presently, over 30% of our Church’s annual budget income comes from the Festival. The need is clear, everyone must get involved and share the burden in order for this annual undertaking of our community succeeds. To ensure we have enough help, we would like to have firm commitments (6 to 8 hours) from as many parishioners as possible for the assignment of various work tasks during the 3 festival days. If you would like to financially support the cost of the festival, please write a check to: Holy Trinity Cathedral and under memo include festival expenses. Please check the stands (work tasks) and the times you would like to help during the festival days, include your name/telephone/ email and someone will contact you. Please email your information to [email protected] or drop off this form to the Church office. INSIDE STANDS: OUTSIDE STANDS: ____ A la Carte Stand ____ Saganaki Stand ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ Bookstore Clean Tables/Empty Trash Frozen Foods/Rice Pudding Greek Coffee Strawberry Stand Greek Grocery or Deli Pastries Soft Drinks Ice Cream/Baklava Sundaes Souvlaki Stand Loukoumades Gyro Stand Calamari Pastry Express KITCHEN LOGISTICS/SUPPORT: _____ Kitchen/prep/cooking ____ Welcoming/Greeters ____ Kitchen/Food Line ____ Greek Salad ____ ____ ____ ____ Soft Drinks Parking Clean up after Festival Finance/Cash Name: Phone: Email: Circle the time(s) you are available to work: Friday (5/16/14): 10 – 3pm or 3 – 8 pm Saturday (5/17/14): 10 – 3pm or 3 – 8 pm Sunday (5/18/14): 11 – 5pm THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 21 SCHOLARSHIPS! ATTENTION PARENTS AND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! The scholarships listed below are available to our parishioners as they apply. If you are interested, contact the individuals mentioned below for an application. BE SURE TO CALL TODAY!!! THREE HIERARCHS SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS The Three Hierarchs Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 by Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales to recognize and stimulate interest in superior academic achievement among our young parishioners. The Drs. Kales have provided substantial funding to the Three Hierarchs Scholarship Award Program providing for several scholarships each year to high school graduates of our parish who have had meritorious academic achievement. The addition of the Costas and Ekaterina Costopoulos Family Fund within the overall Three Hierarchs Scholarship Award Program provides for an additional scholarship. Each year, at the beginning of May, all graduating high school seniors who are members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral community are eligible to submit their high school transcript and information of superior academic achievement and scholastic standing to be considered for this award. The Three Hierarchs Scholarship Committee consisting of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales and Dr. Alexandros Vgontzas evaluate a student’s academic performance in relation to the following criteria: (1) Class Ranking in the top 10%; (2) Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above; (3) a combined SAT score for critical reading and math of 1280 or greater; and (4) membership in the National Honor Society. Those graduating seniors who wish to be considered for an award may request an application packet from the Church Office or may contact Mr. James Papoutsis at (717) 263-1109 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm or by e-mail: [email protected] The application with all required information as outlined in the application must be submitted by Sunday, May 4, 2014 to be eligible for consideration. Selected candidates will be notified and invited to attend Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 1st to receive the award at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy. NEOHORITON SYLLOGOS SCHOLARSHIP Each year, graduating high school seniors who are of Neohoriton heritage are eligible to submit their high school transcript and information of superior academic achievement and scholastic standing to be considered for a Neohoriton Syllogos Scholarship award. The scholarship award was established to recognize superior academic achievement among our Neohoriti youth. Selection for this scholarship award will be based on a student’s academic performance in relation to the following criteria: (1) Class Ranking; (2) Grade Point Average; and (3) SAT scores. Selected candidates will be notified and invited to the Annual Neohoriton Picnic to be held during the latter part of July to receive the scholarship award. Those graduating seniors who wish to be considered for an award may request an application packet from Holy Trinity Cathedral Office or may contact Mrs. Panagiota Asimakakis-Rouvalis at (717) 776-3001, or e-mail address: [email protected] The application with all required information as outlined in the application must be submitted by Saturday June 22, 2014 to be eligible for consideration. PHILOPTOCHOS The St. Catherine Philoptochos Society is offering the annual Eleftheria Zozos Memorial Scholarship to any female parishioner graduating from high school. The scholarship is not based on scholastic ability; rather, it is based strictly on service and involvement with our Cathedral, the High School, and the Civic Community. For an application, write or contact the church office c/o St. Catherine Philoptochos - Eleftheria Zozos Scholarship. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 22 SCHOLARSHIPS continued… AHEPA The John L. & Alfreda Prokop / Order of AHEPA Scholarship is being offered to all interested students. Once again it’s time for the Harrisburg Chapter # 64 Order of AHEPA Scholarship to be awarded to qualified candidates, and why not consider yourself, if you qualify? Both the Merit Scholarships and the General Scholarships will be awarded to qualified recipients. One merit recipient will receive a minimum of $1,500.00 and up to ten General Scholarship recipients will receive a minimum of $500. Requirements are: 1.) That you, your parents, or your grandparents are either a steward or stewards of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camp Hill, Pa; or you are a child of an Ahepan Brother who is listed in good standing of the AHEPA Chapter #64. 2.) That you are a high school senior about to graduate and apply for acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning; a student continuing his or her education in an institution of higher learning; or an applicant who is applying to a trade school/vocational school or continuing in such an institution. 3.) That you complete and submit the AHEPA Scholarship application. 4.) That you submit an official transcript from your high school or institution of higher education with a GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Merit scholars must have a 3.25 GPA. Application Deadline is Tuesday May 13th, 2014. Submit completed applications to: The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1000 Yverdon Drive Camp Hill, PA 17011 Atten: Nick Stamos – Scholarship Chairman If in need of further assistance, you may contact: E-Mail - [email protected] Phone – (717) 458-8042 AGIOS TAXIARHIS EVRYTANIAN ASSOCIATION “VELOUCHI” CHAPTER 18 is proud to announce their annual academic scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving high school seniors whose parents are members of the local Evrytanian Association chapter. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please contact Sam Kolokithas, Jim Lloyd or John Peslis. The Evrytanian Association, “Velouchi”, is a philanthropic organization founded in 1944 in Charlotte, NC. The initial purpose of the Association was to galvanize Evrytanians into helping their countrymen reconstruct lives after WWII. In time, the Association’s mission was broadened to include the preservation of heritage by strengthening ties among its members. The association’s efforts fulfill philanthropic, educational, patriotic, social and cultural goals, by expanding established activities and projects, by increasing its membership and chapters, and by supporting Evrytanian youth with scholarships both here and abroad. The local chapter, Agios Taxiarhis, was established a few years ago and is one of 18 national chapters. Membership to the Association is available to all persons whose family is from the province of Evrytania, Greece and all other persons who share in the philanthropic, educational, patriotic, social and cultural goals of the Association. If you are not a member and want to find out more information, contact Jim Lloyd, (717) 7370952. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 23 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival The Parish Level Festival took place on Sunday March 16th. This year we had 7 participants in the Elementary, Junior and Senior Divisions. The participants were: Nicoletta Ariano, Anika Borodianski, (elementary division), Zoi Aftosmes, Peter Ariano, Rhea Chroneos (Junior Division) and Evan Aftosmes, Maria Chroneos (Senior Division). Thank you to the Parish Council, Sunday School PTO, Greek School PTO, Ladies Philoptochos and Jim and Kiki Lloyd (Holy Trinity Bookstore) for their generous donations which allowed us to provide awards to each participant. Thank you also to the parents of the participants who guided their children through the Oratorical process and provided the many tasty luncheon dishes. The finalists eligible to advance to the District Festival were Peter Ariano and Rhea Chroneos (Junior Division) and Evan Aftosmes and Maria Chroneos (Senior Division). Congratulations to all of our participants. Ann Ariano and Peter Pavlis, Parish Festival Co-Chairs ********************************** Maria Chroneos, Senior Division An Orthodox Response to Discrimination Introduction: Reverend Father(s), esteemed judges, honored guests, and fellow competitors and parishioners, good afternoon. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Since these words were penned in 1776, they have entreated us to rid ourselves of the hypocrisies that we upheld when they were first proclaimed. Indeed, we have come a long way. According to law, schools are now integrated, bi-racial marriages permitted, people with disabilities employed, and women can vote. Yet, we’ve still a long way to go. We’ve achieved legal egalitarianism in many respects, yet in our thoughts, and our hearts we haven’t quite liberated ourselves of discrimination. It is our job to combat this for the equal treatment of all people. Though I’m only 17, I’ve encountered discrimination throughout my life. I’ve watched as people asked my foreign parents “why they had come here?” in accusatory tones. I used to attend ballet across the street from a Bed and Breakfast that refused to serve African Americans. My freshman year, the senior “pranks” stepped far beyond good fun THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 24 when some white senior boys dyed squirrels black, hung them to a tree, and then forced an African American student to hang the Confederate flag. Having worked with and befriended people with disabilities since the fifth grade, I’ve seen how people shun, insult, and ignore them. Just last week a kid at my school tweeted “I hate black people.” And every day I hear discriminatory slurs nonchalantly dropped from the mouths of my peers. Perhaps the last two cases are those that we have the most ability to resist. Recently, I did something I never thought I would – made a Twitter account. My sisters claimed jokingly that I had joined “the dark side” of social media. Yikes. And when asked why I had made that decision after being set against the site for so many years, I couldn’t really explain why it had felt right. But then I realized that if Twitter and other social media are such a powerful tool of hate and cruelty, then I could use it to spread something even more potent – love and acceptance. In fact, we all can and should. As for our language, I think that most of us are guilty of dropping a discriminatory slur at some point in our lives. I hear these terms used carelessly and sometimes, even as a joke. But even as a joke, the speaker has still subtly enforced the societal idea that some group by race, lifestyle, or ability is lesser than themselves. The speaker has raised themselves while dehumanizing another. This is wrong because Galatians 3:28 reads “ye are all one in Christ Jesus” – there is not one of us that has been Made greater than another. Thus, we should make an effort to erase derogatory terms from our usage and our languages. But we, as Orthodox Christians, have another duty to halt the discrimination in our society – to love. For is it not love that God teaches us most constantly? Is it not love from God, for God, and for each other that has driven humankind for millennia? If so, then why is loving others other so difficult at times? I think the reason culminates in one phrase that I’ve heard spoken many times: “Love as Jesus loved.” Loved? In the past tense. As if God became man, loved us for a little while, died and was resurrected and then said “Shucks, I’m done.” But He didn’t. In fact, all of us today have been found worthy of His Love – but when we put that Love in the past, we forget sometimes that we are still loved. And if we forget that we are loved, how can we hope to ever love those we do not understand? Once we remind ourselves that God’s love still exists for all people today including ourselves, it becomes much easier. Furthermore, if God loves our black, Latino, and Asian neighbors, our Muslim, Jewish, and atheist neighbors, our gay neighbors, our troubled and our clearminded neighbors, then, my friends, who are we to judge and do any less? Once we start actively displaying that love the road to a world with no vestige of discrimination will no longer be the “road not taken,” but the only road taken. My friends, there are far too many people in the world today whose lives are being wounded or lost at the hands of inexplicable hatred and at the expense of love. It is shameful, how many. How many lives are being wounded and lost even as I speak to you in perfect safety, imploring you to spread the love and yet, feeling such love from you now as almost brings me to tears. Every person in this world deserves to feel this much love at every moment, so let’s show it to them. Σaς aγaπω. ********************************** Zoi Aftosmes, Junior Division Father Kosta, Father Mark, Distinguished Judges, Parishioners, Good Afternoon. What does being an Orthodox Christian in the 21st Century mean to you? To me it means many things but the biggest opportunity is using technology to stay in touch with our faith. We have almost unlimited access to books & online sources about Orthodoxy. All you have to do is search anything online, and you have millions of resources instantly. Technology also allows us to directly connect with friends, family, and the needy. The modern world has not only made it easier to connect with our faith, but some people say it has also made it harder with all our “activities” and how busy we are. Some people argue how hard it is to come to church, fast, and keep up with the faith. In reality it is only easier and our attitude towards sacrificing the time to go to church is what makes it harder. Technology is a big part of being a Christian in the 21St Century. With technology we have many different ways we can connect with other Orthodox Christians and learn about our faith. Technology provides access to the Bible instantaneously, wherever we may be through our smart phones, iPods, iPads, and various Bible apps. Also we can use technology to give us access to other things such as where to find Bibles and religious items. We can use search engines like Google maps to find maps to locate churches. We can connect with people through the internet with Orthodox forums and chat sites. I know on Facebook we can follow the Bishop and other Church leaders, as well as using social network sites to connect with other Orthodox Christians who may live near & far. With a social network site such as Instagram, I follow many people from our church that I typically only get to see once a week. These social network sites have allowed the youth of our Church to connect with one another on a more regular basis and maintain relationships outside of church. These social sites can also help communicate messages and resources, such as food drives, or other community or service projects that need help. In our GOYA we give help to people in need and social sites can help communicate information to group members and the general public about different events. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 25 In conclusion being an Orthodox Christian in the 21st Century means that our connection to other Orthodox Christians in the local community, and further away, can be enhanced. In the 21st century it is easier to get around and see different places. Before all this technology it was rare that Orthodox Christians could connect with one another in their local communities, and may have to travel far distances to attend an Orthodox Church. The technology gives us an easier way to remain connected to one another, and has provided infinite resources available on all our tech devices that we chose to use. The argument that it is too hard or we don’t have enough time to go to church or fast is completely not valid. In reality modern convinces such as cars and grocery stores make it is easier to fast and go to church. Being an orthodox Christian in the 21st century means to me, that we use technology and our resources to continue practicing and learning about our faith. ********************************** Evan Aftosmes, Senior Division Father Kosta, Father Mark, Distinguished Judges, Parishioners, Good Afternoon. We as humans may be able to survive solely off bread and water but would we truly be living? In Mathew 4:4 Jesus said one does not live by bread alone but every word that comes from the mouth of God. Even though this phrase was spoken over 2000 years ago it still carries a great significance today. Many of us in our daily lives are starting to focus more on material things than spiritual knowledge. Isaiah 2, 20-21 For in that day, man will cast away his abominations of silver and gold, which they made to worship worthless things and bats, so as to enter into the holes of solid rocks and clefts of the rugged rocks, from fear of the lord and the glory of His might when He arises to strike the earth. Jesus’ fasting before his confrontation with the devil is a way of motivation. When he comes to the moment of temptation the fact that he was strong enough to go 40 days without food and had come so far proved that he couldn’t be deterred from his path so easily. Lent is our training to resist the devil’s temptations. As we progress though these 40 days without breaking our fast, we begin to develop a type of spiritual armor against all trials in life. Sometimes people can lose sight of the challenge ahead and waste their chance to prepare for what is to come. In our busy lives we are many times focused on what is happening in the moment or what will be happening in the near future. We tend to put the tasks that will be coming in the distant future, to the side so we can focus on more pressing matters. In relation to our religion some of us are putting aside our preparation for the final judgment to do things that we find more relevant to the current time. There once was a man living in Italy that worked as a merchant. Throughout his life he was obsessed in his pursuit of one day trading his goods to purchase a large vineyard. He dedicated his whole life to traveling the lands and trading for better and better goods. The only time this man had ever talked to or had been kind to anyone was if he wanted to trade for one of their possessions. The only time this man had gained happiness was when he received a more valuable item. Now this story may or may not have been made up by me but it carries an important message. This man spent his whole life focusing on the materials that would help him reach his goal. Never once in his life did he think to ask any of the people during his travels did he ask anyone if they had a vineyard available for a cheaper price, or for tips on how to become a better negotiator. This can be related to our lives as well. Sometimes in the pursuit of our goals we develop a type of tunnel vision. We become so focused on reaching our goals that we forget our opportunities to gain knowledge on how to more easily reach our goals. In our pursuit of haven that we forget the opportunity to prepare and gain tips on how to more fully realize our goal. In Proverbs 3 13-15 it says “Blessed is a man who finds wisdom, and a mortal who sees discernments. For the profits gained from wisdom are better than the treasures of gold and silver. And wisdom is more valuable than precious stones, and nothing evil will with stand her. The word of God can be related to cooking knowledge. While we would be surviving off of food and water, we would not be living or enjoying life without the knowledge to make the food taste better. The words of God are like a recipe to a tasteful life. They show you how to change from just existing into a presence that can serve a purpose and make a difference in the lives of others. Through the progression of our lives we should take care to focus more on the knowledge God provides us than the material objects we have access to. If we can take just a few minutes out of our day to read the bible we will have a more fulfilled life than others that just focus on the “bread” that our world has to offer. In closing I would like to offer you a prayer: Grant us, O God, perseverance in proclaiming the truth as it is in Christ, that through Him the world may be saved. Help us, guide, and strengthen us, that we too may become an “icon” of Your truth, Your way, Your life, as we live our daily lives. Amen. ********************************** THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 26 Peter Ariano, Junior Division I am an Orthodox Christian living in the 21st century Fr. Kosta, Fr. Mark, distinguished judges, ladies and gentleman, I would like to tell you a story about 2 teenagers, a young girl and a young boy. They are both 13 and in both middle school. They are both Orthodox Christians and attend church regularly with their families. They participate in church activities such as Sunday school, Goya, Greek school, and they regularly participate in church sacraments. They also are active in their respective schools. Both sometimes disagree with their parents, and both deal with typical teenage issues and peer pressure. Although they may not always agree with them, they love their parents, and learn much about their Orthodox faith from them. They sound pretty much like your average teenager of today don’t they? In reality the young girl was thirteen, 33 years ago in the 20th century. She did not have a cell phone, tablet or even a personal computer. Tweets came from birds, and the inventor of Facebook had not been born yet. In contrast the young boy in 2014, has a tablet and computer with access to email and yes, he knows how to tweet. Although they have many differences, the common thread that binds them together is the timelessness of their Orthodox faith. Our faith is founded upon the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This basic tenet of our faith has always stayed the same. In his series of pamphlets, The Treasures of Orthodoxy, Rev. Father Thomas Fitzgerald states “The Lord and Savior, who was known, loved, and followed by the first disciples in Galilee nearly two thousand years ago, is the same Lord and Savior who is known, loved, and followed through his church.” “His church continues to reveal the Holy Trinity and to praise God in her worship,” says Rev Fitzgerald. Although what we worship has not changed the way we express our faith has evolved over time. We now live in an age of instant information. Technological advances in the 21st century allow Orthodox Church leaders to spread the teachings of Christ to a broad and diverse audience. Social media sites are particularly helpful in accomplishing the latter. Our own Metropolitan Savas uses Facebook to communicate to Orthodox Christian’s about the teachings of Christ and the upcoming religious holidays. This use of technology has greatly increased my own knowledge of my faith. Other technologies such as email and websites also help increase ones faith. For example, you can visit sites such as goarch.org to research saints or religious holidays. The girl in my story is now my mom, and if you haven’t guessed the boy in 2014, is me. The story shows us that, although we cannot predict what the future will bring; we can rest assured that the teachings of Christ will never change. Thank you. ********************************** Rea Chroneos, Junior Division Reverend Fathers, esteemed judges, fellow competitors and parishioners; welcome and good afternoon. St. Paul writes, “God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your strength” (I Corinthians 10:13 NRSV). What are some times in your life in which you have experienced the truthfulness of St. Paul’s statements? St. Paul Apostle writes, “God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your strength (I Corinthians 10:13 NRSV).” We as people have all come to moments in life where the truthfulness of this statement appears in both our actions and words. First, I shall explain how St. Paul’s statement is shown through our actions. As individuals we often run into St. Paul’s wise statement. People are born into this world already full of potential that never stops revealing itself. When we happen to stumble upon a new gift, we immediately have the will and want to perfect and succeed in it. For example, I am involved in many activities such as taekwondo, chess, violin, piano, Greek School, Greek dance, Sunday school, my middle school’s community group, and yearbook club. All these activities may seem like a lot, but because I know how to balance my schedule, it doesn’t overwhelm me. If I am approached by another possible activity, I already know that there’s a limit to what I can and can’t do. So, I am not tempted to start the new activity unless I know I can fit it into my schedule while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping up with schoolwork. This shows how God shows himself in me, because I know He will not let me be tempted further than I can go. I demonstrate St. Paul’s teaching daily through my patient use of words. Because human beings are imperfect, there are always times when we get mad or upset with other people. In these moments, God has shown us how to control our use of language to make sure we do not speak in a hurtful manner to the people who anger us. Even though we have the ability to use hurtful words in the heat of anger St. Paul is teaching us to resist the temptation to lose our tempers and harm others through our use of language. For example, those of you who have siblings probably understand that they tend to annoy you from time to time. I have three wonderful sisters, but just as in any family, we have our disagreements. Whenever I feel the need to express my frustration in a rather undermining manner, I take a couple of deep breaths and recall the peaceful teachings of our church to remain as calm as possible. Overall, this shows how the truthfulness of St. Paul’s statement appears in all of us through our words and actions. Thank you for listening, and have a great day. THE SOURCE MAY 2014 Page 27 H ΠΗΓΗ ΜΑΙΟΣ 2014 ΚΑΦΕΣ Μαγγυ Κανρεντ, Ζωη Μακκλιφ, Εττυ Παπουτση, Μονα Παουτση Και Σεσιλια Μενση ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΟΙ ΜΑΙΟΥ 4η 11η 18η 25η Γεωργια Λουκα & Γιωργος Κυριαζης Αποστολος Κοκος & Κωστας Παππας Γιωργος Μαλλιος & Νικος Μαλλιος Βασιλειος Κοτσαλος & Κωστας Γιανναρης ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΟΛΩΝ ΜΑΙΟΥ 4 Κυριακη των Μυροφορων Εντ Γουορντ 11 Κυριακη του Παραλυτικου Ντην Κοκος 18 Κυριακη της Σαμαρειτιδας Αννα Αριανο 25 Κυριακη του Τυφλου Ρομπερτ Μολλερ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΟΛΩΝ ΙΟΥΝΙΟΥ Κυριακη των Πατερων της 1ης Οικουμενικης Συνοδου Πητερ Ε.Αφτοσμης 8 Πεντηκοστη Γιωργος Σπανος 15 Των Αγιων Παντων Δημητρης Ζοζος 22 2η Κυριακη του Ματθαιου Χρυσουλα τζεννινς 29 Των Αγιων Αποστολων Πετρου και Παυλου Ντοροθυ Μπραμ 1 ΜΝΗΜΟΣΥΝΑ/ ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΑ ΛΟΥΛΟΥΔΙΑ ΙΕΡΟΥ/ΚΑΦΕΣ 4 Μαιου – Μνημοσυνο 6 μηνων, λουλουδια Ιερου και καφε εις μνημην Στυλιανου Ραλλη. 4 Μαιου – Μνημοσυνο, λουλουδια Ιερου και καφε εις μνημην Δωροθεας Παπουτση. 4 Μαιου – Μνημοσυνο 40 ημερων , λουλουδια Ιερου και καφε εις μνημην Ευτυχιας Βλαχου. 11 Μαιου – Μνημοσυνο 40 ημερων και καφε εις μνημην Σπυρου Νταιμοντ. 25 Μαιου – Μνημοσυνο 2 ετων, λουλουδια Ιερου και καφε εις μνημην Στεφανου Καλδη. ΓΕΝΝΗΣΕΙΣ Ο Διονυσιος και η Μαρια Θεοδωρατου απεκτησαν κοριτσακι στις 6 Απριλιου. Παππους και γιαγια ο Δημητριος & Βουλα Τσιτσιρη και η Κα Ζωη Θεοδωρατου. ΣΥΛΛΥΠΗΤΗΡΙΑ Εκφραζουμε τα θερμα μας συλλυπητηρια στην οικογενεια του Σπυρου Νταιμοντ που απεβιωσε στις 29 Μαρτιου. Εκφραζουμε τα θερμα μας συλλυπητηρια στην οικογενεια της Ευτυχιας Βλαχου που απεβιωσε στις 31 Μαρτιου. ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΑ ΝΕΟΛΑΙΑΣ ΧΟΠ & ΤΖΟΙ ΚΑΤΗΧΗΤΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ Χριστος Ανεστη! Αληθως Ανεστη! Φετος στο Ρητρητ της Μεγαλης Παρασκευης ειχαμε πολυ μεγαλη συμμετοχη και ευχομαι να συνεχιστει και του χρονου αν και το Πασχα του 2015 δεν θα ειναι την ιδια μερα εχουμε αιτησεις δικαιολογιτικης απουσιας των παιδιων απο το σχολειο.Τα παιδια το Χοπ & Τζοι και του Κατηχητικου σχολειου θα φερουν στο σπιτι πληροφοριες για το προγραμμα της ληξης του σχολικου ετους. Αν και το Πασχα περασε και πλησιαζει το Καλοκαιρι η συμμετοχη σας στην εκκλησια και το κατηχητικο σχολειο ειναι απαραιτητη. Σας ευχαριστω! Θενα Γοορντ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ Την Κυριακη 30 Μαρτιου το Ελληνικο Σχολειο γιορτασε την επετειο της Εθνικης μας Ανεξαρτησιας 25η Μαρτιου 1821. Ευχαριστουμε ολους που μας τιμησαν με την παρουσια τους και την συμπαρασταση τους για το THE SOURCE MAY ελληνικο Σχολειο. Ευχαριστουμε τον ομιλητη του προγραμματος Κο Ιωαννη Τζανετακη Αντισυνταγματαρχης του ελληνικου στρατου. Ευχαριστουμε τις οικογενεις Μπαλαφουτα και Γιανναρη για την προετοιμασια του γευματος. Τα παιδια για το ωραιο προγραμμα που παρουσιασαν. Η εορτη της ληξης των μαθηματων θα γινει την Δευτερα 2 Ιουνιου στις 5:00 μ.μ. ΚΟΙΝΟΤΙΚΗ ΖΩΗ ΦΙΛΟΠΤΩΧΟΣ Ευχαριστουμε ολες τις γυναικες για την προετοιμασια φαγητων και γλυκισματων για το φεστιβαλ. Την Τριτη και Τεταρτη 6,7 Μαιου θα φτιαξουμε τον μπακλαβα. Την Δευτερα 12 Μαιου την καρυδοπιτα, την Τριτη 13 και Τεταρτη 14 Μαιου την κρεμα για το καταιφι, Πεμπτη ετοιμασια της αιθουσας. Η Φιλοπτωχος συγχαιρει την Μαιρη Τουλουμη και Τζεην Αφτοσμη για την αναγνωριση τους με το βραβειο του Αγιου Φωτιου απο την Μητροπολη για την πολυχρονη προσφορα τους στην κοινοτητα μας, η Τζεην στο Βιβλιοπωλαιο κι η Μαιρη για την προσφορα της στο συλλογο των ηλικιωμενω και τον σερβιρισμα του καφε καθε Κυριακη. ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΙΩΑΚΕΙΜ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΝΑ Στην συγκεντρωση του συλλογου που εγινε την Τεταρτη 2 Απριλιου παραβρεθηκαν 40 μελη. Το γευμα προσφεραν Η Ελενη Νταιμοντ, Γεωργια Κοκου, Κουκυ Τριαντου, Καλλυ Τουλουμη και Μαιρη Τουλουμη. Η επομενη συγκεντρωση θα γινει την Πεμπτη 8 Μαιου. Αντι για συγκεντρωση τον Ιουνιο η Φιλοπτωχος και ο συλλογος θα εχουν το ετησιο πικ - νικ την Τριτη 3 Ιουνιου στις 5:30 μ.μ. Ολοι οι ενοριτες ηλικιας 55 ετων και ανω μπορουν να γινουν μελη του συλλογου επικοινωνειστε με την Μαιρη Τουλουμη 763 -7896 η τον Χρηστο Ζερβανο 652 – 5665. 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Καρλαιλ Δευτερα 26 Μαιου 9:00 π.μ. Παξταν 10:30 π.μ. Χαρρισμπουργκ ΘΕΙΕΣ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΕΣ ΜΑΙΟΥ Κυριακη 4 Μαιου Ορθρος : 8 :45 π.μ. Θεια Λειτουργια : 10:00 π.μ. Δευτερα 5 Μαιου 5:30 μ.μ. Συγκεντρωση ανδρων με τον Πατερα Κωστα Σαββατο 10 Μαιου 9:00 π.μ. Λειτουργια στο Τσεμπερσμπουργκ και επισκεψη στα νεκροταφεια Κυριακη 11 Μαιου Ορθρος : 8 :45 π.μ. Θεια Λειτουργια : 10:00 π.μ. Κυριακη 18 Μαιου Ορθρος : 8:15 π.μ. Θεια Λειτουργια: 9:30 π.μ. Δευτερα 19 Μαιου MAY 2014 Page 29 5:30 μ.μ. Συγκεντρωση ανδρων με τον Πατερα Κωστα Τριτη 20 Μαιου – 10:00 π.μ. – 11:00 π.μ. Αφθονη Ζωη της Βιβλου με τον Πατερα Κωστα Τεταρτη 21 Μαιου – Των Αγιων Κωνσταντινου και Ελενης Ορθρος : 8 :30 π.μ. Θεια Λειτουργια : 9:30 π.μ Κυριακη 25 Μαιου Ορθρος : 8:15 π.μ. Θεια Λειτουργια: 9:30 π.μ. Δευτερα 26 Μαιου 5:30 μ.μ. Συγκεντρωση ανδρων με τον Πατερα Κωστα Τριτη 27 Μαιου – 10:00 π.μ. – 11:00 π.μ. Αφθονη Ζωη της Βιβλου με τον Πατερα Κωστα Τεταρτη 28 Μαιου 6:00 μ.μ. 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