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THE ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Sunday of all Saints/ Abbot Kevin of Glendalough Sunday, June 3, 2018 Rev. Fr. Joseph Gingrich, Parish Priest A...
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Hebrews 11:33-40, 12:1-2 Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

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TODAY’S DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS AND SCRIPTURE READINGS: RESURRECTIONAL APOLYTIKION IN THE PLAGAL FOURTH MODE From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee. Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν καταδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι. APOLYTIKION FOR ALL SAINTS IN THE FOURTH MODE Adorned in the blood of Thy Martyrs throughout all the world as in purple and fine linen, Thy Church, though them, doth cry unto Thee, O Christ God: Send down Thy compassions upon Thy people; grant peace to Thy commonwealth, and great mercy to our souls. Τῶν ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ Μαρτύρων σου, ὡς πορφύραν καὶ βύσσον τὰ αἵματα, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σου στολισαμένη, δι' αὐτῶν βοᾷ σοι· Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, τῷ λαῷ σου τοὺς οἰκτιρμούς σου κατάπεμψον, εἰρήνην τῇ πολιτείᾳ σου δώρησαι, καὶ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος. DISMISSAL HYMN FOR THE ANNUNCIATION IN THE FOURTH MODE On this day when our salvation is crowned for eternity, and the revelation of the mystery of the ages, with Divine Grace the Son of God becomes the Virgin’s Son, and Gabriel’s good tidings proclaim the news, for this we rejoice in song unto the Holy Theotokos, Hail to You who are filled with Grace, the Lord is with You. Σήμερον της σωτηρίας ημών το κεφάλαιον και του απ’ αιώνας μυστηρίου η φανέρωσις, Ο Υιός του Θεού, Υιός της Παρθένου γίνεται, και Γαβριήλ την χάριν ευαγγελίζεται. Διό και ημείς συν αυτώ τη Θεοτόκω βοήσωμεν. Χαιρε, κεχαριτωμένη, ο Κύριος μετά σου. SEASONAL KONTAKION IN THE PLAGAL FOURTH MODE As the first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off'ring unto Thee, O Lord. Through their earnest entreaties, keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquillity, through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful. Ὡς ἀπαρχὰς τῆς φύσεως, τῷ φυτουργῷ τῆς κτίσεως, ἡ οἰκουμένη προσφέρει σοι Κύριε, τοὺς θεοφόρους Μάρτυρας, ταῖς αὐτῶν ἱκεσίαις, ἐν εἰρήνῃ βαθείᾳ, τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν σου, διὰ τῆς Θεοτόκου συντήρησον, πολυέλεε. EPISTLE READING PRIEST: Let us attend.

READER: God is wonderful among his saints. Bless God in the congregations. PRIEST: Wisdom READER: The reading is from Hebrews 11:33-40, 12:1-2 PRIEST: Let us attend. READER: 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 deserts 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.

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."

SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 MATINS AND DIVINE LITURGY

8:15 AM

MEMORIALS: +Nicholas A. Kirbabas 40 days The Memorial Service is found on page 164 of the Burgundy Divine Liturgy books

Altar Flowers are given in loving memory of +Nicholas A. Kirbabas by the Kirbabas family. Fellowship Coffee Hour is provided by the Kirbabas family in loving memory of +Nicholas A. Kirbabas and is being hosted by Maids of Athena.

MEETING AND EVENT SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 4TH Mon. Wed.

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4 Community Sandwich Making th 6 Marian Prayer Choir Practice Ellas Dance Practice

6:30 pm 3:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm

Community Center Church Church Community Center

EXTEND, O LORD, YOUR MERCY AND PROTECTION UPON YOUR SERVANTS

Please pray for the health and salvation of your brothers and sisters in Christ during today’s Divine Liturgy and throughout the week: Konstantinos Haritos, Mary Saloom, Mike Mokas, Katherine Xidas, Magdeline Tisinger, Peter Mihalislis, Elli Bambakidis, Stephanie Michaelson, Mary Leakas, Maria Polychronis, Alex Gounaris, Athie Zavakos, Stephen Fricioni, John Wagner, Marilyn Lusa and Cynthia Yonts

June 1, 2018 Dear Parishioners, Over the past several weeks, many of you have noticed the Dayton Police Officers inside the Narthex and in the Community Center. We want to reassure you that there are no active threats to our church. Their presence is part of an overall safety plan being developed for our parish. In March of this year, a Church Safety Committee was convened at the request of Father Joseph and the Parish Council to review the safety needs of our church and to make recommendations. The committee includes parish council members and several members from our parish with law enforcement backgrounds. One of the recommendations, strongly supported by the law enforcement officers, was to have police presence. A trained officer is prepared to respond quickly and effectively to a variety of situations, and the mere presence of an officer can prevent certain situations from ever happening. The Safety Committee recommended having one Dayton Police Officer in the Church every Sunday and one officer in the Community Center during the Catechism school year. Other security measures are being implemented, such as keeping the side-doors of the church locked from the outside during services, upgrading the outdoor lighting around our buildings and parking lot, and installing security cameras around the church property. CPR/AED training classes were held for ushers, teachers and staff, and in the months ahead we hope to schedule ALICE active-shooter response training . The Safety Committee is hard at work developing a complete safety plan for our parish. This is part of an unfortunate but necessary trend in churches across the nation to improve security and emergency preparedness. We ask for your support. Please let us know if you have any questions. We will continue to keep you informed as additional safety and security measures are implemented.

In Christ,

Father Joseph Gingrich

Maria Abboud, Parish Council President

FROM FR. JOSEPH -Member in Good Standing. In order to serve as a sponsor or koumbaro/koumbara at a Sacrament of the Church one must be a pledged member of our parish for 2018 according to the Uniform Parish Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Section 18 of the UPR states: “At a minimum, a parishioner in good standing must: be current in his or her stewardship and other financial obligations to the Parish, abide by all the regulations herein stated and the Parish Bylaws; and cooperate in every way for the welfare and well being of the Parish.” -Morality Classes. The Morality Seminar for Juniors and Seniors is being moved to October 20th, 2018 and May 11, 2019. -Vacation Church School. Vacation Church School will take place at St. Paul’s Orthodox Church Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29 from 9:00 AM to 12:40 PM. Ages are 5 to 11. Registrations and information are on the glass kiosk as you enter the community center. Please turn your child’s registration into my exterior mailbox by June 8.

For additional information call Heather Weiss at (937) 397-5026. This will be a lot of fun and I will be active in it if our children sign up. -Apostle’s Fast. The Apostle’s Fast takes place from June 4 to June 29. For anyone wishing to keep the traditional fast no meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, or alcohol are to be consumed on June 6,13, 15, 20, 22, and 27. Fish and alcohol are permissible on all other days of the Apostle’s Fast while meat, eggs, and dairy products continue to not be consumed according to the fulness of our fasting tradition. Our rule of fasting, to be sure, is not intended to be a "straight-jacket" for Orthodox Christians, nor a source of pharisaical pride for anyone who keeps the fulness of the Church’s fasting discipline. It is rather the rule, the standard, against which each is to measure his own practice, and towards which we individually must always strive, according to our strength and circumstances. Whenever, for sickness or any other reason, one falls short of the rule, he applies to himself the spiritual medicine of self-reproach and strives to enter more fully into the spirit and discipline of fasting, which is indeed of great spiritual benefit to those who sincerely strive to follow it.

ANNOUNCEMENTS THE DEDICATION OF THE JOY COURTYARD AND MEMORIAL GARDEN IS TODAY! Please plan to stay for light refreshments and the blessing of our newly renovated garden following the Divine Liturgy. If you are interested in purchasing a brick or paver for the next phase please have your form and payment to the church office no later than June 8th. There are still a few larger naming features available for purchase. Contact Deb Pulos if you have any questions. 937-478-2367 COMMUNITY SANDWICH MAKING th The next community sandwich making day will be on Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Center everyone is welcome to participate. MEFGOX CHOIR CONVENTION MEFGOX Choir Convention, July 19 - 22 — Our parish has the honor of hosting the 71st Convention of the MidEastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Christian Church Musicians. Parishioners — and non-parishioners —are invited to help support this event by posting ads in the Convention Album. The deadline for submissions is May 30. Ad forms will be available in the Community Center. A table will be setup. Mary Haritos, Convention liaison — [email protected] GREEK NIGHT DINNER DANCE! SATURDAY, JUNE 9, HILTON GARDEN INN, BEAVERCREEK You are cordially invited to join us in kicking off the summer, with a fantastic, fun-filled evening of great food, music, and Greek dancing! Featuring special musical guests from Detroit, Kostas Grias(vocals) and George Armatas(clarinet) along with George Karras & band. Sponsored by the Dayton Annunciation Members of the Alea Society, celebrating their 75th anniversary. Tickets on sale after church. For information and to RSVP: George Karras 937-554-4100 Buffet Dinner Dance $50 Dance Only $20 JUNE – COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRY - PROJECT BELIEVE SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE Help make Magic happen for kids going back to school! A bin will be in the Community Center lobby for collection of school supplies for children in foster care or who are homeless. Please check the School Supply Wish List: Backpacks, Pens, Glue sticks, Colored pencils (no erasers) Crayons, Markers, Folders (no metal fasteners please) Notebooks (no metal spirals please) Pencil pouches or boxes, Calculators, Highlighters, Rulers (no metal edges) – Chairpersons: Cynthia Barron and Libby Stamas YOUTH PLANNING BUS RIDE TO MDSC – RSVP If your child is planning on riding the bus to or from MDSC please e-mail Tina Day at [email protected] th to receive the necessary paperwork and RSVP to hold a spot on the bus. Please RSVP by June 16 . ANNUAL RECOGNITION SUNDAY LUNCHEON – RSVP NO LATER THAN JUNE 8, 2018 On Sunday, June 17, 2018 we will recognize our parish’s High School and College Graduates at the annual Recognition Luncheon following the Divine Liturgy. Additionally, we will announce the 2018 AIF Scholarship recipients, the AHEPA District #11 – Buckeye Scholarship Foundation recipients and acknowledge our parish St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival participants. If you would like to attend this no cost luncheon, please contact Carol at the church office by phone (937.224.0601) or by email([email protected]

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