SAINT SPYRIDON

Hellenic Orthodox Church



Saint Kyriake

Sunday, July 7

There was a devout Christian couple named Dorotheos and Eusebia, who were wealthy and philanthropic, yet had neither son nor daughter, which was a cause of grief for them. After supplicating God to grant them offspring, Eusebia conceived and gave birth to a daughter on a Sunday, which is the Lord's day, hence her given name at Holy Baptism was Kyriaki (Gr. Lord's day).


From a young age Kyriaki was modest and mature beyond her age, neither participating in the disorderly games of her peers or participating in their gossip, but she greatly revered her parents and attended to them. The more she aged, the more she grew in wisdom, knowledge and beauty, both physically and spiritually. She was not interested in costly clothes, secular music or dancing, preferring to live an ecclesiastical life and listen to the lives of the saints. Though she was attractive, she did not parade her beauty or adorn herself in any way to enhance it. Rather, she arrayed her soul with fasting, discipline, silence, prayer, guarding her eyes and restraining her tongue. 


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EPISTLE & GOSPEL READING

EPISTLE READING


The reading is from Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5



Brethren, before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe. But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.


GOSPEL READING

Matthew 4: 18-23

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.


Worship Service Schedule

Sunday, July 7th—Saint Kyriake

Orthros & Divine Liturgy—8:00 a.m.—11:15 a.m.


Friday, July 12th—Saint Paisios the Athonite

1st Hour & Divine Liturgy—8:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m.


Sunday, July 14th—

Orthros & Divine Liturgy—8:00 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

*** St. Spyridon Greek Food Festival after Divine Services


 

Parish Family,

 

Our St. Spyridon Greek Festival is a few weeks away! Of course, our upcoming festival can only be successful with the help of volunteers who offer their time and talent. We are counting on you!

 

On Wednesday, July 10 between 2 pm and 7:30 pm,  we ask that all hands are on deck to help us prepare chairs, tables and other miscellaneous jobs for the fest.

 

From July 10 throughout the weekend, there are opportunities to volunteer. Also, don't forget that we also need lots of help Monday, July 15, after our Food Festival to clean up! If you would like to volunteer for any of these dates, please e-mail Vicky Argyropoulos at vasi1207@yahoo.com., or scan the Volunteer QR Code on the flyer below. Please let us know when you are available to help.

 

By working together, we can make this one of the best and most enjoyable festivals yet! We look forward to seeing you within the next few weeks!


In Christ,



Fr. George & Dean Eliacostas (Fest Chairman)

 

"From Him the whole body joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." - Ephesians 4:16

 

2024 FESTIVAL BAKING SCHEDULE

ST. SPYRIDON FESTIVAL

SAT., JULY 13 & SUN., JULY 14

Please note: Dates are subject to change


Saturday, July 6th - DIPLES - 8 a.m.


Monday, July 8th - BAKLAVA – 9 a.m.


Tuesday, July 9th - Honey-dipping of Melomakarona &

Diples - 9 a.m.


Wednesday, July 10th - Assemble Combo Plates, Bag

Koulouria & Paximadia


 Thursday, July 11th - Set up Pastry Area, Box Kourabiedes & Melomakarona & Diples

Friday, July 12th - Pricing & continue set up

GALAKTOBOURIKO, KATAIFI – to be made by bakers from home

SUMMER CAMPS AT ST SPYRIDON

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METROPOLIS YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

PHILOPTOCHOS / OUTREACH / PHILANTHROPY

ARCHANGEL ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

Click HERE for 2024-25 Enrollment Application

PLUTARCHOS ACADEMY GREEK SCHOOL

Enroll your children in “Πλούταρχος» Academy Greek School, and watch them flourish in the beauty of Greece's heritage! Classes are offered Mondays and Fridays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more information please call 708-385-2311 or email us at office@saint-spyridon.net


Ellinomatheia: 6th grade Greek School graduates can take this Greek Language Seminar to prepare for the Ellinomatheia exam. The Ellinomatheia certificate can be used to receive a seal of Biliteracy. For more information, please see the flyer below.

REGISTER FOR THE 2024-25 SHOOL YEAR

STEWARDSHIP

Consider the Following Info...

The volunteer hours that are needed to run our parish total about 21,500 hours annually. Split evenly, this would be about 62 hours annually per family unit (about 1.2 hours per week per family unit). What talent has God blessed you with that you can offer the church 1.2 hours per week? Are you a teacher? Do you enjoy working with youth? Are you handy? Do you enjoy outreach? Please indicate your interest, talent or skill you would like to offer on our stewardship card. The volunteer hours that are needed to run our parish total about 21,500 hours annually. Split evenly, this would be about 62 hours annually per family unit (about 1.2 hours per week per family unit). What talent has God blessed you with that you can offer the church 1.2 hours per week? Are you a teacher? Do you enjoy working with youth? Are you handy? Do you enjoy outreach? Please indicate your interest, talent or skill you would like to offer on our stewardship card.



 


Consider offering one hour of service to the church every week or every two weeks (not including worship).


We wish to thank the 252 Stewards who have made a stewardship commitment for 2024. 


Stewardship materials for 2024 are available at the church office and on our website.

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Saint Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church

12307 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463

708.385.2311

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