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Bulletin for Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Elias the Prophet

Elias of great fame was from Thisbe or Thesbe, a town of Galaad (Gilead), beyond the Jordan. He was of priestly lineage, a man of a solitary and ascetical character, clothed in a mantle of sheep skin, and girded about his loins with a leathern belt. His name is interpreted as "Yah is my God." His zeal for the glory of God was compared to fire, and his speech for teaching and rebuke was likened unto a burning lamp. From this too he received the name Zealot. Therefore, set aflame with such zeal, he sternly reproved the impiety and lawlessness of Ahab and his wife Jezebel. He shut up heaven by means of prayer, and it did not rain for three years and six months. Ravens brought him food for his need when, at God's command, he was hiding by the torrent of Horrath. He multiplied the little flour and oil of the poor widow of Sarephtha of Sidon, who had given him hospitality in her home, and when her son died, he raised him up. He brought down fire from Heaven upon Mount Carmel, and it burned up the sacrifice offered to God before all the people of Israel, that they might know the truth. At the torrent of Kisson, he slew 450 false prophets and priests who worshipped idols and led the people astray. He received food wondrously at the hand of an Angel, and being strengthened by this food he walked for forty days and forty nights. He beheld God on Mount Horeb, as far as this is possible for human nature. He foretold the destruction of the house of Ahab, and the death of his son Ohozias; and as for the two captains of fifty that were sent by the king, he burned them for their punishment, bringing fire down from Heaven. He divided the flow of the Jordan, and he and his disciple Elisseus passed through as it were on dry land; and finally, while speaking with him, Elias was suddenly snatched away by a fiery chariot in the year 895 B.C., and he ascended as though into heaven, whither God most certainly translated him alive, as He did Enoch (Gen. 5:24; IV Kings 2: 11). But from thence also, after seven years, by means of an epistle he reproached Joram, the son of Josaphat, as it is written: "And there came a message in writing to him from Elias the Prophet, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the way," and so forth (II Chron. 21:12). According to the opinion of the majority of the interpreters, this came to pass either through his disciple Elisseus, or through another Prophet when Elias appeared to them, even as he appeared on Mount Tabor to the disciples of Christ (see Aug. 6).

Apolytikion of Prophet Elias

Fourth Tone

The incarnate Angel, the Cornerstone of the Prophets, the second Forerunner of the Coming of Christ, the glorious Elias (Elijah), who from above, sent down to Elisha the grace to dispel sickness and cleanse lepers, abounds therefore in healing for those who honor him.

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion. Mode3.

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.

For the Fathers. Mode pl. 4.

Supremely blessed are You, O Christ our God. You established the holy Fathers upon the earth as beacons, and through them You have guided us all to the true Faith, O greatly merciful One, glory be to You.

Apolytikion for the Church, St. John Chrysostom, Mode pl. 4

The grace that from your mouth shone forth like a torch illumined the universe. It deposited in the world the treasures of the absence of avarice. It showed us the height that is attained by humility. Now you instruct us by your words, Father John Chrysostom. Intercede with Christ God, the Word Himself, entreating Him to save our souls

Kontakion. Mode 2.

O Protection of Christians that never falls, intercession with the Creator that never fails, we sinners beg you, do not ignore the voices of our prayers. O good Lady, we implore you, quickly come unto our aid, when we cry out to you with faith. Hurry to intercession, and hasten to supplication, O Theotokos who protect now and ever those who honor you. 

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Epistle Reading

The reading is from Paul's Letter to Titus. 

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned. When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful. All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.


Gospel Reading

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

The Lord said to his disciples, "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." 

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This is a list that is “accurate”, to the best of our knowledge,

As of the end of June 2021.

Some may have filled out a pledge form and listed an amount,

but have not made a payment on the pledge. If you do not see your name on the list or have any questions, please contact Father Andrew or Peter Nakos, the Treasurer.


 Alexandrou, Anna and Lazarus

 Bakas, Perikles and Panagiota

 Bourlas, Manuel

 Chachakis, Steve & Helen

 Chrissiadis, Dr. Mary & Marc Teplitz

 Cates, Cathy

 Coury, Katherine

 Dakis, Voula

 Dionisopoulos, Nicholas

 Doukas, John & Mersini

 Fitzer, Pamela & Peter

 Hanna, Donna

 Ioannides, Linda Marie

 Ioannides, Nina Marie

 Kokenos, Nicholas

 Kokenos, Pericles

 Koltis, John & Mary

 Kouklamanis, Peter & Anastasia

 Koumas, Chrysanthe

 Laskaris, John and Joanna

 Lefco, Michael and Evelyn

 Lena, Joanna

 Lichas, Mary

 Loizos, Helen

 Malliaroudakis, George and Doria

 Mahalares, Father Andrew

 Mangarides, Lora (Ioanna)

 Manitsoudi, Phyllis

 Manos, George

 Menexis, Mike and Doris

 Mihaltse, William and Diana

 Monsma, Joel and Connie

 Mougdis, Dmitrios & Ileana

 Nakos, Peter and Anastasia

 Neamonitis, Nicholas and Thomae

 Nickas, Aristides and Barbara

 Pantazopoulos, Anthony & Katherine

 Pappaconstantinou, Cynthia

 Pappadopoulos, Demetrios and Vie

 Pappas, Steve and Rose (Posie)

 Parasco, Odessefs and Mary

 Petrides, Pat

 Shenas, Stephen & Kelly

 Siggelakis, Nikitas & Leona

 Siggelakis, TJ

 Sofikitis, Konstantinos

 Soupios, Val & Barbara

 Tambakis, John and Joann

 Theodorakis, Marika

 Tosi, Lawrence (Larry)

 Tsaftarides, Christos & Saadia

 Tsouchlis, Yanni and Maggie (Smaragtha)

 Vovou, Evanggelia

 Wilshire, Mary & Alfred

 Zafiropoulos, Despina

 Zafiropoulos, John and Maria

 Zaimes, George & Dena


THANK YOU to everyone who has pledged/paid on Stewardship. If you don’t see your name on this list, please contact Father Andrew or Peter Nakos.


There are 57 Stewards on this list. 


Income for the month of June was $8,686.

Expenses for June were           $8,438.


The net for the month of June was $ 247. 


Please include the following names of our brothers and sisters in our parish and families, along with others who are in need of our prayers. If you have or know of someone who needs to be included in our regular prayers, please let us know. 

Linda, Calliope, Salena, Lora, Roger, and Gina.



July 18th

Of the Holy Fathers, Orthros/Liturgy, 9-11:15AM


July 25th

5th of Matthew, Orthros/Liturgy, 9-11AM

APPRECIATION luncheon for Ted Parasco for the 10 years he re-filled the glass 7 day candles we have been using in church. He has now “retired” from that position. Christos has picked up the baton and is now doing it. We are, however, looking at purchasing them in the very near future instead of refilling them.