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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1973 E. Maryland Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85016--Office: 602.264.7863 Office Hours Monday 9:00 am­4:00 pm Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am--3:00 pm St. Nectarios Bookstore Hours After Liturgy until 12:00 pm Hellenic Historical Museum Hours Open the first Sunday of each month. Besse Hotis 602-953-1913 The Voice Deadline (September Issue) Wednesday August 15, 2012 Weekly Events Flyer Deadline Wednesdays, 12 noon Holy Trinity Cathedral Email Fr. James T. Paris: [email protected] Victoria Keegan: [email protected] Cynthia Godfrey: [email protected] Holy Trinity Academy Email: Kristen Vasilarakos: [email protected] Holy Trinity Cathedral Website Metropolis of San Francisco Website Archdiocese Website Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Website IOCC Website Orthodox Christian Mission Center Holy Trinity Academy Lives of Saints Daily Bible Reading readings



Rev. James T. Paris, Proistamenos Rev. Deacon John Thrasher

Christ is in our midst; He was, is, and forever shall be.


A Prayer before Holy Communion

O only Pure and Immaculate Lord, who, out of the ineffable pity of Your Love towards man, assumed our whole nature from the pure and virginal blood of her who supernaturally conceived You by the coming of the Divine Spirit and by the Good Will of the Eternal Father, Christ Jesus, Wisdom of God, and Peace and Power: You Who, in that nature taken upon Yourself, did accept Your Life-giving and saving Passion, the Cross, the nails, the spear, the death; You mortify the soul-destroying passions of my body. O You Who by Your Burial despoiled the Kingdom of Hades, bury with good thought my evil devices and scatter away the spirits of evil. O You Who, by Your Life-bringing Resurrection, raised up the fallen forefather on the third day, raise me, who has slipped down into sin, and show me the ways of repentance. O You Who, by Your glorious Ascension deified the flesh assumed by You, and did honor it by Your Enthronement at the Right Hand of the Father, make me worthy, by partaking of Your Holy Mysteries, of a place at Your Right Hand with the Assembly of the Saved Ones. O You Who by the Coming of the Comforter, the Spirit, made Your Sacred Disciples Precious Vessels, show me also to be a Receptacle of His Coming. O You Who are to come again to judge the world in justice, grant, O My Maker and Creator, that I may come to meet You, in the clouds, with all Your Saints: and so, I may, unendingly, glorify, and praise You, with your Father Who is without beginning, and, with Your all-holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now, and forever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen --Saint Symeon Metaphrastes Saint Symeon was a writer and high official at the end of the tenth century who died ca. 1000 A.D. In the latter stages of his life, he became a monk. His major achievement was a voluminous collection of the Saints' Lives (Synaxarion), systematized in the style of Byzantine (10th Century) Encyclopaedism, which has been characterized as "a revolution in the field of hagiography." He organized the material according to the feasts of the ecclesiastical calendar. The texts of his Menologion, which includes the lives of 146 Saints and is usually arranged in editions of ten volumes each, became standard reading in monastic circles from the 11th Century onward. In addition to the Synaxaria and Menologia, he wrote a universal chronicle. His feastday is November 9th. Among many others things, we are indebted to him for this powerful, theological prayer in preparation for Holy Communion. Too often, so many great Saints and contributors to Orthodox Christianity--and indeed to civilization--are, through ignorance and neglect, forgotten. As you prepare for Holy Communion, and listen to the Communion Hymns (Koinonika) remember him as one of the many Saints in our Faith who have labored for our salvation and are now a member of the "Choir of the Saints." To him, and so many, we are greatly indebted. May their memories be eternal. How blessed we are to have such a rich, profound Tradition in our Orthodox Christian Faith. Yours in Christ, Father James Paris







TH E LOR D' S DA Y DA Y, TH E DAY OF RE SUR R 8 TH OF Ju ly, 20 12 A.D.


"This is the Day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24.


Sunday, July 8 PROKOPIOS THE GREAT MARTYR AND HIS MOTHER THEODOSIA THE MARTYR 8:00 am Orthros (Matins) 9:30 am Divine Liturgy Sunday, July 15 SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS, JULITTA AND KYRIKOS THE MARTYRS 8:00 am Orthros (Matins) 9:30 am Divine Liturgy Friday, July 20 ELIAS THE PROPHET 9:00 am Divine Liturgy/Chapel Sunday, July 22 MARY MAGDALENE, MYRRH BEARER AND EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES 8:00 am Orthros (Matins) 9:30 am Divine Liturgy MEMORIAL: 40-Day for Krisanthi Qiro TRISAGIONS: Anna & John Agniades, Lia Womack, John Rabbitt, Margie Jones, Harry Ladas, Sophia Mastorakos Papageorge, William Papageorge, and Homer Mastorakos



Sunday - Summer Divine Liturgy Schedule For all Sunday Divine Liturgies, falling between June 1st and September 1st - Orthros (Matins) at 8:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

Remember the Church in your Will


Theophanes and Anastasios, Neomartyrs

Fifth Eothinon (Morning Gospel) at Orthros (Matins) Luke 24:13-35

Fourth Tone

The Reading is from Saint Paul's Letter to the Romans 10: 1-10

BRETHREN, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified. Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law shall live by it. But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down) or "Who will descend into the abyss?" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.

The Reading is according to the Gospel of Saint Matthew 8: 28-34: 9: 1.

AT THAT TIME, when Jesus came to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, two demoniacs met Him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one would pass that way. And behold, they cried out, "What have You to do with us, O Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?" Now a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them. And the demons begged Him, "If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine." And He said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters. The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they begged Him to leave their neighborhood. And getting into a boat He crossed over and came to His own city.

"Thy Gifts, of what is Thine, we offer to Thee, in behalf of all and for all."


Byzantine Orthodox Hymns for the Fifth Sunday of the Matthew

Resurrectional Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn), Fourth Tone

Having heard the joyous Resurrection message, from the lips of the Angel, the Lord's Women Disciples, and with the ancestral sentence removed from them, to the Apostles with pride they related: Death has been despoiled now, Christ our God has risen indeed, granting to all the world His great mercy! To fedron tis Anastaseos kirigma, ek tou Angelou mathouse e tou Kyriou Mathitrie, ke tin progonikin apofasin aporripsase, tis Apostolis kafhomene elegon: Eskilefte O Thanatos, igerthi Hristos O Theos, Doroumenos to kosmo to mega eleos!

Prosforo is graciously offered by: Diana Harris. "I will sing unto the Lord, as long as I have being." Cathedral Choir: Director: Gary Nicolaou ~ Assistant Director: Terri Alexon. Organist: Natasha Schwimmer. Our Chanters: George Chondropoulos, Bette Maniatis, Sharon Daniolos, Maria Maniatis, and Gary Nicolaou.

Festal Apolytkion for Saint Prokopios, Fourth Tone

Your loyal martyrs, Lord, while contending for You, the crown of incorruption they earned for themselves, from You the God of all of us; for armed with Your Might, they defeated the tyrants, and crushed all the demons and their powerless presumption. Through their intercessions, O Christ our God, we pray to You to save our souls. O Martis Sou Kyrie, en ti athlisi afton, to stefos ekomisanto tis aftharsias, ek Sou tou Theou imon; ehontes tin Iskhin sou, tous tirannous kathilon; ethrafsan ke demonon ta aniskhira thrasi; afton tes ikesies Hriste, O Theos, Soson tas psihas imon.

Readers/Lectors: Paul Katsenes and David Haag. On Duty Today--Altar Boys (Acolytes)

"...grant that with our entrance there may be an entrance of Holy Angels serving with us and glorifying Thy goodness..."

Cathedral: Open to all Acolytes. Your Parish Council

"Let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people and praise Him in the council of the elders." Psalm 107:32.

Our Church Hymn, Eighth Tone

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.

Andrea Katsenes, Peter Kokalis, Costa Tzavaras, Koko Tzavaras, George Venetis, Dan Bichekas, Barbara Cope, Jim Manelis, Steve Mastorakos, Chris Pritsos, Tiffani Bichekas, Charles DeMoss, and Kathryn Petsas. Circle of Angels "...I was sick and you looked after me ..." Matthew 25:36. If someone is in the hospital, bereaved, or homebound, please call the Church Office at: 602.264.7863

Evloyitos i Christe o Theos imon, o pansofous, tous aliis anadixas katapempsas aftis to Pnevma to agion, ke di afton, tin ikoumenin sayinefsas, Filanthrope, doxa si.

Kontakion, Second Tone

O protection of the Christians unashamable, mediation to the Creator immovable, despise not, the pleading voices of those in sin, but hasten O good one, to the help of all of us, who in faith cry out to you: Speed up your intercession, and press on your supplication, O Theotokos who always protects, all those who honor you! Prostasia ton Christianon akateschinte, mesitia pros ton Piitin ametathete, mi paridis, amartolon deiseon fonas, alla profthason os agathi, is tin voithian imon, ton pistos kravgazonton si: Tahinon is presvian, ke spefson is ikesian, I prostatevousa ai, Theotoke, ton timonton se!

Fellowship Hour

"We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us." 1 John 1: 3

Please join us for Coffee Hour today, at the James A. Speros Community Center.

Koinonikon, Plagal First Tone

Praise Praise The Lord, from the heavens. Praise Him, praise Him, in the highest the highest. Alleluia.

Enite ton Kirion ek ton uranon enite Afton en tis ipsistis. Alliluia.


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