HOLY SACRAMENTS Dormition of the Virgin Mary

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The Hellenic Community of Ottawa Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church Protopresbyter Fr. Alex Michalopulos Church office: 613-225-8016 ext. 222 Father Alex’s personal line: ext. 230 Life threatening emergency answering service: 239-4736 Community office: 613-225-8016 ext. 221 Website: www.helleniccommunity.com Ελληνική Κοινότητα Οττάβας Ορθόδοξος Ιερός Ναός Κοιμήσεως της Θεοτόκου Πρωτοπρεσβύτερος Πατήρ Αλέξανδρος Μιχαλόπουλος Γραφείο Ιερού Ναού: 613-225-8016 εσωτ. 222 Προσωπική γραμμή π. Αλέξανδρου: εσωτ. 230 Επείγοντα περιστατικά: 613-239-4736 Γραφείο Κοινότητας: 613-225-8016 εσωτ. 221 Ιστοσελίδα: www.helleniccommunity.com Sunday, June 26, 2016 Κυριακή, 26 Ιουνίου, 2016 SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS ΤΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ ΠΑΝΤΩΝ ************************************************************************* Memorial Service ~ Μνημόσυνα Prayers for the repose of the souls of the departed servants of God: Catherine Kyriacopoulos and John Sartzetakis Nine Day Trisagion Service for the repose of the souls of the departed servants of God: Hariklia Helis, Eleni Latsis, and Pavlinka Georgieva. A reception is offered by the families of the late John Sartzetakis and Pavlinka Georgieva in the Church Hall following the service. Μνημόσυνο υπέρ αναπαύσεως των ψυχών των δούλων του Θεού: Aικατερίνης Κυριακοπούλου και Ιωάννη Σαρτζετάκη. Ενιαήμερο Τρισάγιο υπέρ αναπαύσεως των ψυχών των δούλων του Θεού: Χαρίκλειας Χέλη, Ελένης Λάτση και Παυλίνκα Γεωργιεύα. H οικογένειες των αεμνήστων Ιωάννη Σαρτζετάκη και Παυλίνκα Γεωργιεύα θα προσφέρουν μακαρία, μετά την Θεία Λειτουργία, στο χωλ του Ιερού Ναού. Church Calendar ~Εκκλησιαστικό Ημερολόγιο Wednesday June 29th Sts. PETER and PAUL and SYNAXIS of the HOLY TWELVE APOSTLES Vespers Liturgy at 6:00 p.m. Τετάρτη, 29 Ιουνίου Αγ. ΠΕΤΡΟΥ και Αγ. ΠΑΥΛΟΥ και ΣΥΝΑΞΙΣ ΤΩΝ ΔΩΔΕΚΑ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΝ Βραδινή Θεία Λειτουργία (6.00 μ.μ.) ************************************************************************** Prepared under Ecclesiastical Supervision HOLY SACRAMENTS (May & June 2016) It is with joy that we congratulate the following people: Raya and Natalie Mukherjee for the Baptism of their daughter Anika Eve on May 14, 2016. Godparents: Michael Mouratidis and Nikoleta Mouratidis. Anthony and Amalia Furano for the Baptism of their son Joseph Georgio on May 14, 2016. Godparent: Constantina Pavlou. Nicholas Zouroudis and Helen Kontogiannis for the Baptism of their son Konstantinos Nikolaos on May 21, 2016. Godparents: Dikea Merziotis and Maria Merziotis. Yuri Krupin and Irina Shepeliov for the Baptism of their son Alexander Yuri on May 22, 2016. Godparents: Andrey Tytchino and Aleksandra Bozheva. Travis Russell and Rodanthi Dimas for the Baptism of their daughter Avery Marie on May 28, 2016. Godparents: Chris Dimas and Vaia Dimas. Angelo and Amanda Giannakos for the Baptism of their daughter Aliya on June 4, 2016. Godparents: Louis Giannakos, Fedele and Mena Stella. Gerasimos Yannakis and Kristal Champagne on the occasion of their marriage on June 4, 2016. Witnesses: Ioannis Yannakis and Danielle Dionne. Michael and Tara Bautista for the Baptism of their son Andreas Dionysios on June 11, 2016. Godparents: Amanda Pantazopoulou-Hammond, Barbara Bautista, and Jody Seerup.
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Greek Orthodox Church
Father Alex’s personal line: ext. 230
Life threatening emergency answering service: 239-4736
Community office: 613-225-8016 ext. 221
Website: www.helleniccommunity.com
Επεγοντα περιστατικ: 613-239-4736
Ιστοσελδα: www.helleniccommunity.com
SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS ΤΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ ΠΑΝΤΩΝ *************************************************************************
Memorial Service ~ Μνημσυνα
Prayers for the repose of the souls of the departed servants of God:
Catherine Kyriacopoulos and John Sartzetakis
Nine Day Trisagion Service for the repose of the souls of the departed servants of God:
Hariklia Helis, Eleni Latsis, and Pavlinka Georgieva.
A reception is offered by the families of the late John Sartzetakis and Pavlinka Georgieva in the
Church Hall following the service.
Μνημσυνο υπρ αναπασεως των ψυχν των δολων του Θεο:
Aικατερνης Κυριακοπολου και Ιωννη Σαρτζετκη.
Ενιαμερο Τρισγιο υπρ αναπασεως των ψυχν των δολων του Θεο:
Χαρκλειας Χλη, Ελνης Λτση και Παυλνκα Γεωργιεα.
H οικογνειες των αεμνστων Ιωννη Σαρτζετκη και Παυλνκα Γεωργιεα θα προσφρουν μακαρα,
μετ την Θεα Λειτουργα, στο χωλ του Ιερο Ναο.
Church Calendar ~Εκκλησιαστικ Ημερολγιο
Wednesday June 29th
Sts. PETER and PAUL and SYNAXIS of the HOLY TWELVE APOSTLES
Vespers Liturgy at 6:00 p.m.
Τετρτη, 29 Ιουνου
Αγ. ΠΕΤΡΟΥ και Αγ. ΠΑΥΛΟΥ και ΣΥΝΑΞΙΣ ΤΩΝ ΔΩΔΕΚΑ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΝ
Βραδιν Θεα Λειτουργα (6.00 μ.μ.)
**************************************************************************
It is with joy that we congratulate the following people:
Raya and Natalie Mukherjee for the Baptism of their daughter Anika Eve on May 14, 2016. Godparents: Michael Mouratidis and Nikoleta Mouratidis.
Anthony and Amalia Furano for the Baptism of their son Joseph Georgio on May 14, 2016. Godparent: Constantina Pavlou.
Nicholas Zouroudis and Helen Kontogiannis for the Baptism of their son Konstantinos Nikolaos on May 21, 2016. Godparents: Dikea Merziotis and Maria Merziotis.
Yuri Krupin and Irina Shepeliov for the Baptism of their son Alexander Yuri on May 22, 2016. Godparents: Andrey Tytchino and Aleksandra Bozheva.
Travis Russell and Rodanthi Dimas for the Baptism of their daughter Avery Marie on May 28, 2016. Godparents: Chris Dimas and Vaia Dimas.
Angelo and Amanda Giannakos for the Baptism of their daughter Aliya on June 4, 2016. Godparents: Louis Giannakos, Fedele and Mena Stella.
Gerasimos Yannakis and Kristal Champagne on the occasion of their marriage on June 4, 2016. Witnesses: Ioannis Yannakis and Danielle Dionne.
Michael and Tara Bautista for the Baptism of their son Andreas Dionysios on June 11, 2016. Godparents: Amanda Pantazopoulou-Hammond, Barbara Bautista, and Jody Seerup.
Πρς βραους 11:33-40, 12:1-2 Θαυμαστς Θες ν τος γοις ατο.
Στχ. ν κκλησαις ελογετε τν Θεν.
δελφο, ο γιοι πντες δι πστεως κατηγωνσαντο βασιλεας, εργσαντο δικαιοσνην,
πτυχον παγγελιν, φραξαν στματα λεντων, σβεσαν δναμιν πυρς, φυγον
στματα μαχαρας, νεδυναμθησαν π σθενεας, γενθησαν σχυρο ν πολμ,
παρεμβολς κλιναν λλοτρων. λαβον γυνακες ξ ναστσεως τος νεκρος ατν·
λλοι δ τυμπανσθησαν, ο προσδεξμενοι τν πολτρωσιν, να κρεττονος
ναστσεως τχωσιν· τεροι δ μπαιγμν κα μαστγων περαν λαβον, τι δ δεσμν κα
φυλακς· λιθσθησαν, πρσθησαν, πειρσθησαν, ν φν μαχαρας πθανον·
περιλθον ν μηλωτας, ν αγεοις δρμασιν, στερομενοι, θλιβμενοι, κακουχομενοι -
ν οκ ν ξιος κσμος - ν ρημαις πλανμενοι κα ρεσιν κα σπηλαοις κα τας
πας τς γς. Κα οτοι πντες, μαρτυρηθντες δι τς πστεως, οκ κομσαντο τν
παγγελαν, το θεο περ μν κρεττν τι προβλεψαμνου, να μ χωρς μν
τελειωθσιν. Τοιγαρον κα μες, τοσοτον χοντες περικεμενον μν νφος μαρτρων,
γκον ποθμενοι πντα κα τν επερστατον μαρταν, δι πομονς τρχωμεν τν
προκεμενον μν γνα, φορντες ες τν τς πστεως ρχηγν κα τελειωτν ησον.
Ευαγγλιο: Κατ Ματθαον 10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30
Επεν Κριος τος αυτο μαθητας Πς ον στις μολογσει ν μο μπροσθεν τν
νθρπων, μολογσω κγ ν ατ μπροσθεν το πατρς μου το ν ορανος. στις δ
ν ρνσητα με μπροσθεν τν νθρπων, ρνσομαι ατν κγ μπροσθεν το πατρς
μου το ν ορανος. Ο φιλν πατρα μητρα πρ μ οκ στι μου ξιος κα φιλν
υν θυγατρα πρ μ οκ στι μου ξιος κα ς ο λαμβνει τν σταυρν ατο κα
κολουθε πσω μου, οκ στι μου ξιος. Ττε ποκριθες Πτρος επεν ατ δο
μες φκαμεν πντα κα κολουθσαμν σοι τ ρα σται μν; δ Ιησος επεν
ατος μν λγω μν τι μες ο κολουθσαντς μοι, ν τ παλιγγενεσ, ταν καθσ
υς το νθρπου π θρνου δξης ατο, καθσεσθε κα μες π δδεκα θρνους
κρνοντες τς δδεκα φυλς το Ισραλ. κα πς ς φκεν οκας δελφος δελφς
πατρα μητρα γυνακα τκνα γρος νεκεν το νματς μου,
κατονταπλασονα λψεται κα ζων ανιον κληρονομσει. Πολλο δ σονται πρτοι
σχατοι κα σχατοι πρτοι.
SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS
Honouring the friends of God with much reverence, the Prophet -King David says,
"But to me, exceedingly honourable are Thy friends, O Lord" (Ps. 138:16). And the
divine Apostle, recounting the achievements of the Saints, and setting forth their
memorial as an example that we might turn away from earthly things and from sin, and
emulate their patience and courage in the struggles for virtue, says, "Wherefore seeing
we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every
burden, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us" (Heb. 12:1).
This commemoration began as the Sunday (Synaxis) of All Martyrs; to them were
added all the ranks of Saints who bore witness (the meaning of "Martyr" in Greek) to
Christ in manifold ways, even if occasion did not require the shedding of their blood.
Therefore, guided by the teaching of the Divine Scriptures and Apostolic
Tradition, we the pious honour all the Saints, the friends of God, for they are keepers of
God's commandments, shining examples of virtue, and benefactors of mankind. Of
course, we honour the known Saints especially on their own day of the year, as is
evident in the Menologion. But since many Saints are unknown, and their number has
increased with time, and will continue to increase until the end of time, the Church has
appointed that once a year a common commemoration be made of all the Saints. This is
the feast that we celebrate today. It is the harvest of the coming of the Holy Spirit into
the world; it is the "much fruit" brought forth by that "Grain of wheat that fell into the
earth and died" (John 12:24); it is the glorification of the Saints as "the foundation of the
Church, the perfection of the Gospel, they who fulfilled in deed the sayings of the
Saviour" (Sunday of All Saints, Doxasticon of Vespers).
In this celebration, then, we reverently honour and call blessed all the Righteous,
the Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Shepherds, Teachers, and Holy Monastics,
both men and women alike, known and unknown, who have been added to the choirs of
the Saints and shall be added, from the time of Adam until the end of the world, who
have been perfected in piety and have glorified God by their holy lives. All these, as
well as the orders of the Angels, and especially our most holy Lady and Queen, the Ever
-virgin Theotokos Mary, do we honour today, setting their life before us as an example
of virtue, and entreating them to intercede in our behalf with God, Whose grace and
boundless mercy be with us all. Amen
Announcements
Picnic – TODAY
The Senior Citizens Association together with the Arcadian Association and the
Samian, Aegean & Ionian Islands Society are having their annual picnic at Andrew
Haydon Park TODAY. The food will be served at 12 noon; all members are asked to
bring their chairs and a table. For more information please contact Kostas
Ikonomopoulos at 613-446-1736, Jim Sioris at 613-825-0222, Xenofon Christinidis at
613-224-3347 or Nick Florakas at 613-727-7420.
W i n d o w s t o H e a v e n
Donations are being accepted now, for the Windows to Heaven project! This special project involves
the much-needed replacement of the windows in our Church, followed by a phased approach of adding
beautiful stained glass icons over time. To offer your donation or ask questions, please email our team
of dedicated volunteers at [email protected]
Congratulations to Andrea Tsarouhas for competing in the Provincial Gymnastics
Championships in Belleville and coming in 1st place. Andrea is the daughter of Jim and
Kathy Tsarouhas. Andrea, we are so proud of you!
Ανακοινσεις
Ημερσια εκδρομ (πικ-νικ) – ΣΗΜΕΡΑ
Ο Σλλογος Ηλικιωμνων, ο Σλλογος Αρκδων και ο Σλλογος Σαμων & Νσων
Αιγαου & Ιονου Πελγους, διοργαννουν την ετσια εκδρομ τους στο πρκο
Andrew Haydon, σμερα, με γεμα στις 12 το μεσημρι. Παρακαλεσθε να φρετε
καρκλες και απ να τραπζι. Για περιστερες πληροφορες μπορετε να να
επικοινωνσετε με ναν απ τους κυρους: Κστα Οικονομπουλο, (613-446-
1736), Δημτριο Σιρη (613-825-0222), Ξενοφντα Χριστινδη (613-224-3347)
Νικλαο Φλρακα (613-727-7420).
Παρθυρα που ατενζουν τον ουραν Δεχμαστε δωρες για το ργο «Παρθυρα που ατενζουν τον ουραν». Αυτ το ργο αποσκοπε
στην τσο αναγκαα αντικατσταση των παραθρων του ναο μας και, στη συνχεια, στη
σταδιακ τοποθτηση υαλογραφιν. Για ερωτσεις για να δσετε τη δωρε σας παρακαλομε
επικοινωνστε με τους εθελοντς μας στο [email protected]
Συγχαρητρια στην ντρεα Τσαροχα που ρθε πρτη στο Επαρχιακ Πρωτθλημα
Ενργανης Γυμνασιτκς που διεξχθη στο Μπλβιλ, Οντριο. Η ντρεα εναι κρη του Τζιμ
και της Κατερνας Τσαροχα. Μπρβο ντρεα!
Epistle St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11: 33-40; 12: 1-2
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.
BRETHREN, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice,
received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of
the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to
flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept
release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging,
and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were
tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats,
destitute, afflicted, ill-treated - of whom the world was not worthy - wandering over de-
serts and mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested
by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something
better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are
surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin
which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.
The Gospel Reading: Matthew 10: 32-33, 37-38; 19: 27-30
The Lord said to his disciples, "Every one who acknowledges me before men, I
also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before
men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven. He who loves father or
mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than
me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy
of me." Then Peter said in reply, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What
then shall we have?" Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the
Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on
twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or
brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will
receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the
last first."
Μοναξι ναντι ερημις
Νομζω τι ταν ο Paul Tillich (χριστιανς φιλσοφος και θεολγος) που επε «η
Γλσσα δημιοργησε τη λξη ερημι για να εκφρσει τον πνο το να εσαι μνος
και τη λξη μοναξι για να εκφρσει τη δξα το να εσαι μνος με τον Θε».
Nα πς ο Χριστιανς μετατρπει την ερημι του σε μοναξι.
Kθε πρω, τα πρτα σου λγια θα πρπει να εναι: «Ο Ιησος εναι μαζ μου». Λγο
αργτερα, σταμτα που κι αν βρσκεσαι κι ,τι κι αν κνεις, κλεσε τα μτια για
μια στιγμ και πες «Ο Ιησος εναι μαζ μου. Νιθω την παρουσα Του». Το
μεσημρι να επαναλβεις αυτ τα λγια και, κποιες φορς και το απγευμα, ταν
νιθεις πως η ενργει σου εξαντλεται. Τλος, το τελευταο πργμα που πρπει να
κνεις πριν κοιμηθες εναι να ατενσεις ψηλ μσα στο σκοτδι και να ξαναπες τα
λγια αυτ. Εξασκσου στην ασθηση της παρουσας το Θεο με το να θτεις τον
εαυτ σου καθημεριν, μπροστ Του, με το να λες την Κυριακ Προσευχ πολλς
φορς, με το να βρσκεσαι σε εγργορση, με το να δεχνεις απλυτη προσοχ σε
κθε λξη της προσευχς και με το να κλενεις την πρτα στις αισθσεις σου τσι
στε να μνεις μνος σου με το Θε. Γιατ με το να εξασκεσαι στο να νιθεις την
παρουσα του Θεο, η παρουσα Του γνεται πραγματικτητα.
νας επιτυχημνος επιχειρηματας αναφερμενος στο μυστικ του για την πρληψη
των εντσεων στην επιχερησ του λεγε τι, τουλχιστον, δυο φορς τη μρα
νιθει την ανγκη να αναζωογονηθε γι’ αυτ και χει μικρς περιδους προσευχς
κατ τις οποες δεν σκφτεται τα προβλματ του, αλλ αφοσινεται στη δναμη
και την ειρνη που του δνει η συνασθηση της παρουσας το Θεο. Θτει τον
εαυτ του απναντι απ το Θε. Νιθει την πνευματικ δναμη του Χριστο να ρει
μσα του και αισθνεται πως τα λγα αυτ λεπτ της ημρας που νιθει τον Χριστ
μσα του, ανανενουν πλρως την ενργει του και τη διαγεια του νου του.
Πατρ Αντνιος Κονιρης – «Καθημερινς Βιταμνες για Πνευματικ Ανπτυξη» – Τμος 1ος Σελδα 321
Loneliness vs Solitude
I think it was Paul Tillich (Christian philosopher and theologian) who said
“Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone – and the
word solitude to express the glory of being alone with God.”
Here is how one Christian turns loneliness into solitude.
Each morning let the first words you say be, “Jesus is with me. I claim His
Presence.” In the middle of the morning, stop wherever you are and whatever you are
doing, close your eyes for a moment and say, “Jesus is with me. I claim His Presence.”
At noon repeat it and sometime during the afternoon when your energies are depleted,
repeat it again. Finally, the last thing you do before falling asleep, look up to the
darkness and say, “Jesus is with me. I claim His presence.”
Practice the presence of God by placing yourself deliberately before God every
day in your prayers, by praying the Jesus Prayer many times during the day, by
wakefulness and inner attention to each word you pray, and by shutting the door of the
senses to be alone with God for a few minutes each day. For it is by practicing the
presence that the presence becomes real.
A successful businessman shared his secret for preventing tensions. He needed
to be renewed at least twice a day, he said, so he had a short period of meditation at
10 o’clock and 3 o’clock. This did not take the usual form of prayer for he did not think
about his problems but dwelt upon God’s power and peace. He placed himself
deliberately in God’s presence: he thought of the spiritual strength of Christ flowing
into him. He reported that those few minutes a day spent in God’s presence resulted in
complete renewal of energy and clarity of mind.