Weekly Announcements

 

 

THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, June 9th, 2024
Sunday of the Blind Man

Sunday, June 9th
Sunday of the Blind Man
8:15am Orthros
9:30am Divine Liturgy
Scholarship Sunday 
 
Monday, June 10th
5:00pm  Greek School Parents/Teachers Meeting
5:30pm – 8pm Vacation Church School
 
Tuesday, June 11th
5:30pm – 8pm Vacation Church School
 
Wednesday, June 12th
Closing of Pascha
8:15am  Orthros
9:30am  Divine Liturgy
5:30pm – 8pm Vacation Church School
 
Thursday, June 13th
Holy Ascension
8:15am  Orthros
9am   Divine Liturgy
5:30pm Community Baseball
 
Saturday, June 15th
6 pm  Vespers
 
6-Year Memorial for Hristos Tsarouhis with Flowers and Coffee Hour
on behalf of his wife Spiridoula Tsarouhis and family.
May his memory be eternal.
 
During this Holy Resurrection Season
and till Pentecost there is

 no kneeling during the Divine Liturgy.

The Master Iconographer Kostas Theodorou is with us and has finished his work for now. He added the symbols of the four Evangelists and the Icons of the Virgin Mary and St. John Baptist in the ring of our Dome. It looks fantastic!!! Thank you Kosta. Thank you to Nick Dodge and Nick Theofanis for the hard work of building up the scaffolding. Thank you to Nick Dodge, John Harbilas, Michael and Luke Vovakis, Bobby Arahovas and his sons George and Manuel for tearing down the scaffolding.

Since the Stewardship Budget for 2024 Stewardship year is 4.5% more than 2023 Stewardship year, we are hoping you consider those factors and add your generosity in consideration accordingly. In fact, we are looking for the average pledge to be around $1,300 for the year. At this time for 5/29/24 we have 341 parish families that have pledged and contributed a total of $329,951 in Stewardship pledges. Also, the Parish Council discussed and decided for the Leadership Stewards to have recognized contributions starting from $2,200.00 and up. To go online for your stewardship please use this link.    https://tinyurl.com/Htgocsship   

Please fill out a stewardship card that is located in the Narthex and bring it to the office if you don’t go online. May the blessings of the Lord always be with all of you and with our families keeping us all safe, healthy, and spiritually strong. Thank you for generously supporting the Cathedral.

Bookstore news:   The Bookstore is open on Sundays after Church. There are many inspirational books, holy icons, and other items that you may wish to buy for your home or give as gifts. NEW ITEMS in the bookstore like “Ascetics in the World” vol. 1 & vol. 2. waiting for you to come and see!! Also, lots of wonderful children’s books on display and books for Adults. They will also be selling the Philoptochos Aprons if you wish to buy one.    Please come by and check it out
 

Dates & Events to Remember:

Scholarship Sunday will be held today, Sunday, June 9th, 2024. All High School Graduates, College Graduates, please be present.  
 
Evrytanian Picnic will be held today, Sunday, June 9th, 2024 at the Creekview North Park, 4630 Creekview Road in Mechanicsburg at 1pm after Church.  Please email Maria Peslis if you are coming and what favorite side dish or dessert that you would like to bring at mpeslis@comcast.net.
 
Our VCS (Vacation Church School) will be held on Monday, June 10th to Wednesday June 12th from 5:45pm to 8pm for children ages 4 years to 12 years old (6th grade).  Our theme will be “Miracles of Christ”.  We will have worship, lesson, crafts, music, dinner and games. View the list on Amazon if you wish to purchase something for the VCS.
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/33C8H1JI8A205?ref=cm_sw_sm_r_un_un_wp8n7GCzOY9EE   

On Thursday, June 13th we will go to the Harrisburg Senators baseball game on City Island. This is a community event and everyone is welcome. The gates open at 5:30pm and the game starts at 6:30pm.  They also will have a two hour all you can eat buffet included in the price of your ticket! Please see the attached flyer and purchase your ticket if you wish to go
 
37th Annual UCP Central PA – Sports Memorabilia Auction to be held on Saturday, June 15th at the Carousel Pavilion on City Island.  Doors will open at 9am and Live Auction at 10am with Celebrity Auctioneer, Dennis Owens, of ABC 27.   All proceeds benefit the United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA.  Rain or shine.

Feastday Vespers Service for our Cathedral will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at 6pm.  We will have area Orthodox clergy and their parishioners visiting with us.  Afterwards, Philoptochos will have a Fellowship Hour for all with pastries.  We ask that our Philoptochos ladies please make a dessert for this event.

Nameday Feastday Celebration will be held on Sunday, June 23rd. Our Honorees this year will be: Olympia & Arthur Giannakopoulos, Vasiliki & Vasili Kalathas, and Christina & Bill Stamos.  Please save the date!!  Please plan to attend this special event at the West Shore Country Club.  The invitation has been delivered to your homes.  Please fill out the reservation card with your payment and mail it back to the Church Office. Also, you may sign in, after Church Services on Sunday, at the table with Helen Tzanis and her Committee in the Social Hall.  The deadline is NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, JUNE 11 as we must give a count to the country club.

MUSICAL ARTS FESTIVAL GOMOP-ALOOZA on Saturday, August 17th at St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. NE, Warren, Ohio.  Our Metropolitan Savas invites you to this First Annual Event. Fun for all the family!  They will have 2 music stages, Karaoke singing, and Arts & Crafts Exhibits. They are look for Adults and Children to participate.  All the proceeds to benefit the GOMoP Youth & Young Adult Ministries.   The coordinator from our Community is Connie Kokos. If interested in going, please contact her at cgkokos1495@comcast.net.

Philoptochos is collecting supplies for the Crestview School located in Carlisle over the summer months.  Supplies needed are dry erasers, pencils, individually wrapped snacks, and girls and boys underwear size 6-8.   Girls tights are needed as well.   Gift cards are welcome.  Any cash donations will be used for purchasing Walmart or Office Supplies gift cards.  There is a table set up in the hall for donations.   Thank you.

 

Mini-Course on Orthodox Christianity and the 21st Century

Dr. Schadler will offer a short course on Sundays from June 30th-July 21st. The four-course lecture series will begin promptly at 11:30 am and end promptly at 12:30, with lunch provided in advance. The cost for the series will be $20, or an agreement to make lunch for the group on one of the four Sundays. (We expect at most 10 people to participate.) Checks can be made out to the Church. Middle-school children and up are welcome to attend but speak to Dr. Schadler about the possibility of mature content being discussed.

The Topics will be: 

1.  'Orthodoxy for the non-Orthodox: What the Church's ancient teachings speak to 21st-century humans?' What did the Church teach, before anybody else? This class will consider some of the ancient wisdom of the Church that resonates with 21st-century citizens.

2.  'The Church and the Neuro-biology of religious belief' This class will focus on recent discoveries made in neuroscience around why humans are inescapably religious, and how the Church has used this fact to communicate Christ to her flock and the world.

3.  'Why the Truth is more important than the Facts' This lecture will speak to the issue of why what the Church teaches is more important than what the 'world' says & 'really happened.' We will consider some of the latest scientific research on how stories impact humans, and support brain function, as well as how stories in the Bible and the Lives of the Saints convey their Truths beyond the mere repetition of data.

4.  'Why do we...?' This class will begin with a half-hour lecture attempting to answer a number of questions about why we do what we do as Christians trying to live a life in Christ in the Orthodox Church. After this, we will answer questions from the class, submitted either in advance or, if time allows, during class.

 

THIS WEEK'S ATTACHMENTS
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Lord's Voice
Foni Kyriou
Metropolis Newsletter - June 2024
Harrisburg Senators Game Flyer
Vacation Church School Flyer