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  • Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

    Gods people, serving Gods people

    Sunday, 16th of December 2012 Eleventh Sunday of Luke

    1324 South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, 90006

    Office: 323.737.2424 Fax: 323.737.7029

    Very Reverend Father John S. Bakas, Dean

    Reverend Father Allan Boyd, Assistant Priest

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    FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES Executive Officers Andrew Evangelatos, President; Dr. James A. Demetriou, Vice President &

    C.F.O.; George Preonas, Vice President; Constantine M. Boukidis, Secretary;

    Tina Callas, Treasurer

    Members V. Rev. Fr. John S. Bakas; Nicholas Bissias; Timi Loomos Freshman; Alek Haidos;

    Steve Hanna; Michael Huffington; Gig Kyriacou; Loula Moschonas;

    John T. Pappas; Jim Zaferis

    Presidential Appointments Anthony A. Demetriou, Presidential Assistant; John G. Marakas III, Sr. V.P. of

    Wells Fargo, Advisor to the Board

    PARISH COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Officers Loula Moschonas, President; Ted Pastras, Vice President; Stephanie Caiopoulos

    Lubian, Recording Secretary; Brent Noyes, Corresponding Secretary;

    Michael Kraios, Treasurer & C.F.O.

    Members Dina Demetrius; Eleni Constanine Manolelis; Jeanine Hanna; Karen Sarames;

    Tom Martin; Alex Oxyzolou; Sebastian Opffer; Peter Pallas; Dean Peratsakis;

    Zafiris (Zaf) Tsimahides

    Associates Irene Frankos, Stewardship Chairperson; Bertha Angels

    CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK Sunday, December 16th Orthros ...........8:15am

    Studies in the Faith ........9:15am

    Memorials ......9:45am

    Divine Liturgy ....................10:00am

    Monday, December 17th

    Catechism with Father Allan ....7:30pm

    Tuesday, December 18th

    Womens Bible Study with Fr. John....CANCELLED

    Mens Bible Study with Fr. John ..CANCELLED Thursday, December 20th

    Old Testament Bible Study with Father Allan.......7:30pm

    Saturday, December 22nd

    Hellenic Academy (PreK 6) ... CANCELLED

    Hellenic Academy (Adults).... CANCELLED

    Coffee Hour in the Maniatakos Fellowship Hall

    Sponsored in Loving Memory of Basile and Mary

    Aronis, Gus and Margaret Constance, Melina Aronis

    Sponsored in Loving Memory of Katherine Dalis Angel

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    Resurrection Apolytikion - Tone 3

    Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord

    has done a mighty deed with His arm; by death He has

    trampled on death. The first born of the dead He has

    become. From Hades depths He has delivered us; and

    granted to the world His great mercy.

    Apolytikion of the Forefathers - Tone 2

    You justified the forefathers in faith, and through them

    betrothed yourself, aforetime, to the Church taken from out

    of the Gentiles. The saints boast in glory. For from their seed,

    there exists a noble crop, who is she who without seed has

    given You birth. By their intercessions, O Christ our God,

    save our souls.

    Apolytikion - Tone 4

    Preferring heavenly things unto the earthly, thou while on

    earth didst live the life of the Angels, raised up on godly

    longing, O Theophania. Wherefore, thou hast been

    vouchsafed Heaven's graces and visions, standing with the

    Angels' hosts and the Saints' fair assemblies before the King

    of all, Whom thou didst love; pray Him to grant us His mercy

    and blessedness.

    Troparion of Saint Sophia (Holy Wisdom) Tone 8

    Blessed are You O Christ our God, Who as all wise the

    fishermen You showed forth; By sending your Holy Spirit down

    upon them and through them the universe You drew unto

    your net. O lover of mankind Glory to You.

    Kontakion of the Nativity- Tone 3

    On this day the Virgin comes to a cave to give birth to God

    the Word ineffable, Who was before all the ages. Dance for

    joy O earth, on hearing the gladsome tidings; with the

    Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him Who is willing to

    be gazed on as a young Child Who before the ages is God.

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    Barbara Berk (40 days), Katherine Dalis Angel (40 days), Mary and

    Basile Aronis; Gus and Margaret Constance, Melina Aronis,

    Georgia (30 years) and Panagotis Korbakis, Eleni Phinos, Chris and

    Virginia Daly, James Spears, Bill and Katina Anast, George, Angela,

    and Aristidis Daskaleros, Spiros Daskalieros, Lea Sackas, Stavros

    Daskalopoulos, Ernest N. Anast, John and Nekoletta Tsioutsias,

    George Williams, Cristina Kappas, Anna, Christos, Sam and George

    Masouras, Penny Kostarellos, John Garvey, Despina and James

    Hadzopoulos, Mary and Nicholas Gianopulos, Mary and Peter

    Anargeros, Katerina and James Gianopulos, William and Vasiliki

    Michel, Foti and Zina Fotiades, Procobe and Marie Costas,

    Nicholas and Aphrodite Fordes, Alfred, George and Helen Michel,

    Eleni and Dimitris Panayi, Mary, Despina, Christos, James, Michael,

    Bertha, and Mary Semon, Sophia Pappapanu

    May their memory be eternal ALTAR CANDLES

    Both sides offered in loving memory of Georgia and Panagotis

    Korbakis, Eleni Phinos by Dr. and Mrs. John Korbakis and family


    Both sides offered in loving memory of Chris and Virginia Daly,

    James Spears by their children Theodore and Cynthia Spears and

    grandchildren Jimmy, Christopher and Olivia Spears


    Both sides offered in loving memory of Nekoletta and John

    Tsioutsias, Bill and Katina Anast by the Beers, Anast and Stephanou



    Offered in loving memory of Anna, Christos, Sam and George

    Masouras, Penny Kostarellos and John Garvey by Cathy Masouras

    Offered in loving memory of Christina Kappas by her daughters

    Amelia Soteras, Alex Markos, and Kathy Skoutaris Pentogenis and

    their families

    Offered in loving memory of Mary and Nicholas Gianopulos by

    their family


    Offered in loving memory of Basile and Mary Aronis, Gus and

    Margaret Constance, Melina Aronis by the Aronis family


    Offered in loving memory of Katherine Dalis Angel by Mr. and Mrs.

    Laszlo Klima and their children Aristotle and Antonia

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    Priest: Let Us Attend

    Reader: Verse: O Lord, how manifold are your works. You

    have made all things in wisdomBless the Lord, O my


    Priest: Wisdom

    Reader: The Reading is from St. Paul's 2nd Letter to the

    Corinthians 6:1-10

    Priest: Let us be Attentive...

    Reader: We then, as workers together with Him also plead

    with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He

    says:In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the

    day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the

    accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We give

    no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed.

    But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God:

    in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in

    stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness,

    in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by

    kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of

    truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on

    the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by

    evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as

    unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live;

    as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always

    rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing,

    and yet possessing all things.

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    The Reading is from The Gospel of Luke 14:16-24;

    Matthew 22:14

    The Lord said this parable: "A man once gave a great

    banquet, and invited many; and at the time of the

    banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had

    been invited, 'Come; for all is now ready.' But they all

    alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have

    bought a field, and I go out and see it; I pray you, have

    me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke

    of oxen, and I must go to examine them; I pray you,

    have me excused.' And another said, 'I have married a

    wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So the servant came

    and reported this to his master. Then the householder in

    anger said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets

    and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed

    and blind and lame.' And the servant said, 'Sir, what you

    commanded has been done, and there is still room.' And

    the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways

    and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my

    house may be filled. For I tell yo