ai. kaqw.j qe,lete i[na poiw/sin u`mi/n oi` a;nqrwpoi poiei/te auvtoi/j o`moi,wjÅ 32 kai. eiv
avgapa/te tou.j avgapw/ntaj u`ma/j( poi,a u`mi/n ca,rij evsti,nÈ kai. ga.r oi` a`martwloi. tou.j
avgapw/ntaj auvtou.j avgapw/sinÅ 33 kai. Îga.rÐ eva.n avgaqopoih/te tou.j avgaqopoiou/ntaj
u`ma/j( poi,a u`mi/n ca,rij evsti,nÈ kai. oi` a`martwloi. to. auvto. poiou/sinÅ 34 kai. eva.n dani,shte
parV w-n evlpi,zete labei/n( poi,a u`mi/n ca,rij Îevsti,nÐÈ kai. a`martwloi. a`martwloi/j dani,zousin
i[na avpola,bwsin ta. i;saÅ 35 plh.n avgapa/te tou.j evcqrou.j u`mw/n kai. avgaqopoiei/te kai.
dani,zete mhde.n avpelpi,zontej\ kai. e;stai o` misqo.j u`mw/n polu,j( kai. e;sesqe ui`oi. u`yi,stou(
o[ti auvto.j crhsto,j evstin evpi. tou.j avcari,stouj kai. ponhrou,jÅ 36 Gi,nesqe oivkti,rmonej
kaqw.j Îkai.Ð o` path.r u`mw/n oivkti,rmwn evsti,nÅ
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Vol. XXXI, No.41 http://w w w October 3, 2010
2nd Sunday of Luke
Dionysios the Areopagite, John the Chozebite
ÁÐÏÓÔÏËÏÓ -EPISTLE READING - II Cor. 11:31-33; 12:1-9
` qeo.j kai. path.r tou/ kuri,o u VIhsou/ oi=d en( o` w'n euvl oghto.j eivj tou.j aivw /n aj( o[t i ouv yeu,d omaiÅ
Damaskw/| o` evq na,r chj ~Are,t a tou/ basile,w j evf rou,r ei th.n po,l in Damaskhnw/n pia,s ai me( 33 kai. dia.
quri,d oj evn sarga,n h| evc ala,s qhn dia. tou/ tei,c ouj kai. evx e,f ugon ta.j cei/r aj auvt ou/Å`m a/j Å Kauca/s qai dei/(
ouv sumfe,r on me,n ( evl eu,s omai de. eivj ovp tasi,a j kai. avp okalu,y eij kuri,o uÅ 2 oi=d a a;n qrwpon evn Cristw/| pro. evt w/n
dekatessa,r wn( ei;t e evn sw,m ati ouvk oi=d a( ei;t e evk to.j tou/ sw,m atoj ouvk oi=d a( o` qeo.j oi=d en( a`r page,n ta to.n
toiou/t on e[w j tri,t ou ouvr anou/Å 3 kai. oi=d a to.n toiou/t on a;n qrwpon( ei;t e evn sw,m ati ei;t e cwri.j tou/ sw,m atoj
ouvk oi=d a( o` qeo.j oi=d en( 4 o[t i h`r pa,g h eivj to.n para,d eison kai. h;k ousen a;r rhta r`h ,m ata a] ouvk evx o.n avn qrw,p w|
lalh/s aiÅ 5 u`p e.r tou/ toiou,t ou kauch,s omai( u`p e.r de. evm autou/ ouv kauch,s omai eiv mh. evn tai/j avs qenei,a ijÅ 6 VEa.n
ga.r qelh,s w kauch,s asqai( ouvk e;s omai a;f rwn( avl h,q eian ga.r evr w/\ fei,d omai de,( mh, tij eivj evm e. logi,s htai u`p e.r
o] ble,p ei me h' avk ou,e i ÎtiÐ evx evm ou/ 7 kai. th/| u`p erbolh/| tw/n avp okalu,y ewnÅ dio. i[n a mh. u`p erai,r wmai( evd o,q h moi
sko,l oy th/| sarki,( a;g geloj satana/( i[n a me kolafi,z h|( i[n a mh. u`p erai,r wmaiÅ 8 u`p e.r tou,t ou tri.j to.n ku,r ion
pareka,l esa i[n a avp osth/| avp V evm ou/Å 9 kai. ei;r hke,n moi\ avr kei/ soi h` ca,r ij mou( h` ga.r du,n amij evn avs qenei,a |
telei/t aiÅ h[d ista ou=n ma/l lon kauch,s omai evn tai/j avs qenei,a ij mou( i[n a evp iskhnw,s h| evp V evm e. h` du,n amij tou/
he God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. 32 At
Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, 33 but
I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands. I must boast; there
is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ
who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven -- whether in the body or out of the body I do not
know, God knows. 3 And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise -- whether in the body or out of
the body I do not know, God knows -- 4 and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.
On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. 6
Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that
no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. 7 And to keep me from being too elated
by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to
keep me from being too elated. 8 Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; 9 but he
said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." I will all the more
gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
nd as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. 32 "If you love those who
love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33
And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For
even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what
credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your
enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great,
and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. 36 Be
merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
We welcome all visitors to St. John’s. If you are non-Orthodox and are interested in learning who
we are and what our beliefs and practices are, we invite you to any of our Bible Study classes and
of course the Class on the Orthodox Faith. On the other hand if you are an Orthodox Christian and
are not member in another Orthodox Church we invite you (and your family) to join our parish.
(Note: While all may receive the Andidoron, the bread which is given at the conclusion of
services which of course is not consecrated, only Orthodox Christians in good standing with their
church can receive Holy Communion and other Sacraments.)
PLEASE NOTE: that the Divine Liturgy, on the first Sunday of every month, is conducted
in English. This is done so that those persons with a limited understanding of the Greek
language can understand, and participate in the worship service. The Greek language
alternates with the English language for the remainder of the month.
This Sunday, October 3rd, our Archdiocese commemorates, NATIONAL CHURCH
MUSIC SUNDAY. Congratulations to all choir singers, organist, chanter, youth
choir leader, church school music teachers and choir director.
Sun., October 3, 2010
2nd Sunday of Luke,
Orthros & Liturgy, 9am
-GOYA Meeting
Tues., October 5, 2010
-Bible Study, 11:30am
-Greek School, 4pm
Parish Council Meeting, 7pm
Weds., October 6, 2010
-Orthodox Faith Class, 7pm
-Philoptochos Meeting, 7pm
Thurs., October 7, 2010
-Choir Practice, 7pm
^ CREED IN ENGLISH ^ (pg.18)
St. John the Baptist Greek
Orthodox Church would
like to acknowledge and
give sincere thanks and
appreciation to Dr.
Nicholas Thanos and his family. Dr.
Thanos graciously donated two new
computer systems, color
printer and another Microsoft
Office software package to our
church office. The systems are
now up and running and they have added
to the efficiency of our office operations.
Sun. Oct. 03 Mrs. Maria Mendonis
Sun. Oct. 10 Mrs. Katherine Glavas
Sun. Oct. 17 Mrs. Anastasia Mandas
Sun. Oct. 24 Mrs. Dimitra Klentos
Team 1 October 3, 2010
George Dalis, Nicholas Foutris, Kosta
Dalis, Gregory Roumpos, Nicholas
Pieratos, Alexios Angeletakis
Team 2 October 10, 2010
Dimitri Pappas, Bradley Jung, Kyriakos
Alyousef, Michael Bangos, Kyriakos
Psaras, Stephen Stylianides
Also, congratulations to Gabriela Kolias, the recipient of the GEORGE N.
GEORGE AWARD. The primary intent of this award is to reward the many
deserving church musicians within the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco
Church Music Federation for their past and present dedication and support.
Thank You,
One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get
ready for church, to which he replied, “I’m not going.” “Why not?” She asked. “I’ll give
you two good reasons,” he said. “(1), they don’t like me, and (2), I don’t like them.” His
mother replied, “I’ll give YOU two good reasons why YOU SHOULD go to church.
(1) You’re 59 years old and (2) you’re the pastor!”
The next Philanthro Pizza fund raiser will be
held on Sunday, October 17th
Congratulations to Nick Christ and Cindy
Kezos on their “Spirit of Stewardship”
awards last night at St. Nicholas in
Northridge. In honor of his nameday,
every year Metropolitan Gerasimos pays
tribute to two stewards from each parish
in our metropolis. This year our very own
Nick and Cindy were chosen. We are very
proud of the recognition of their devotion
to our parish. Bravo!
Make your
reservations today!
Stop by the Reservation
Table in the Cultural hall
during the Coffee Hour.
As in previous years, GOYA will conduct its monthly business meeting on the first
Sunday of the month following the Divine Liturgy in the boardroom.
A Thank You from GREEK STREET 2010
A GOYA activity will be held on the third Friday of month, unless otherwise noted.
Congratulations to the following individuals for being elected to the following offices
at the first GOYA meeting of the New Ecclesiastical year.
Co-Presidents: Paul Stephens and Sophia Begakis
Vice President: Tina Foutris
Treasurer: Toni Bangos
Corresponding Secretary: Thea Chryssogelos
Recording Secretary: Sophia Koutzoukis
Historian: Eleni Kapogianis
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th AND 10th - Retreat for young women
at St. Paul’s in Irvine. (See Flyer)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4th - Pan Orthodox Bible Bowl at St. Mary’s Romanian
Orthodox Church in Anaheim.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 - An acolyte training session will be held in the church
following the Divine Liturgy. This class is required for all new acolytes. More
experienced acolytes are strongly urged to attend, in order to review procedures.
GREEK STREET is once again in the record books, and the
2010 edition was the best yet for St Johns. We could not have
done it without your help!!! We also want to take this
opportunity to thank those parish members for their generous
financial support. That
additional financial support goes a long way to help us defray
the costs of GREEK STREET and ultimately fund the important
ministries of our beloved Parish.
At GREEK STREET, a few things are certain. The hours are
long, the days are hot, the parking is terrible, and our feet hurt
at the end of each day. But working together, we can all see
past the negatives to make GREEK STREET and ultimately the
community of St. John the Baptist a success. “We are all in
this thing together.” Before you know it, GREEK STREET 2011
will be here. With your help, the parish and "family" of St.
John's can look to a bigger, better, and even more successful
Larry Halfhill, Michael Gallanes, John Ohanian