Sunday, 5/7

  • + Του Παραλύτου. Sunday of the Paralytic
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday school
  • GOYA Basketball Finals here at Assumption
  • Kids ‘n’ Cancer (Newport Beach)

Tuesday, 5/9

  • Greek Dance Practice/Seminar 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, 5/10

  • Greek School 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
  • + Της Σαμαρείτιδος. Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday School Graduation & Mother’s Day Brunch
  • Graduate Recognition

Saints and Feasts

Sunday of the Paralytic – Close to the Sheep’s Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep’s Pool. It had round about it five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies, awaiting the moving of the water. The first to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had.

It was there that the paralytic of today’s Gospel way lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, “Wilt thou be made whole?” And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, “Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool.” The Lord said unto him, “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath.

Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D. – On this day in the year 351, not long after Cyril had succeeded Maximus as Archbishop of Jerusalem, during the reign of Constantius, the son of Saint Constantine the Great, on the day of Pentecost, the sign of the Cross appeared over Jerusalem. Saint Cyril, in his letter to the Emperor Constantius, says, “At about the third hour of the day, an enormous Cross, formed of light, appeared in the heaven above holy Golgotha and reaching to the holy Mount of Olives, being seen not by one or two only, but manifest with perfect clarity to the whole multitude of the city; not, as one might suppose, rushing swiftly past in fancy, but seen openly above the earth many hours in plain sight, and overcoming the beams of the sun with its dazzling rays” (PG 33:1 16q).

Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem

Announcements

Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God Evangeline (Angie) Zambos (40 days) and Efstathia (Effie) Sverkos (6 years). May their memory be eternal.

Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής των κεκοιμημένων δούλων του Θεού Ευαγγελίας Ζάμπου (40 ημέρες) και Ευσταθίας Σβέρκου (6 χρόνια). Αιωνία σας η μνήμη αξιομακάριστες και αείμνηστες αδελφές ημών.

Social Hour – Sponsored by the Zambos and Sverkos families.

Philoptochos – Kids ‘n’ Cancer reception this year, will be held today Sunday, May 7th at 2 pm at Newport Beach Country Club.

Graduation Recognition will be on Sunday, May 14 along with the Sunday school graduation. We would like to know if you are graduating from High School or College this year. Please give your name to the church secretary Voula.

Mother’s Day & Sunday School Graduation – Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day and Sunday School Graduation on Sunday, May 14. You are all welcome to stay and enjoy a delicious brunch. Flyer is posted on the last page of Sunday’s bulletin.

May’s Prosforo – Prosforo for the month of May is donated by Peggy Dogris and family. Thank you.

Upcoming Memorial Services – May 21 – AHEPA

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