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“Αγαπατε Αλληλους” “Love one another”

Brotherhood of Saint George Denver, Colorado

Paschal Calendar 2012-13


“Motherhood”

“In this beautiful world there is nothing more cherished, no duty more honorable, no responsibility more sacred, no task more difficult, than that of Motherhood” -Dedication Aghia Anna Retreat, Dumont, Colorado


The Greatness of Orthodoxy Here in the United States in ci�es and places where the other Orthodox jurisdic�ons (An�ochian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, etc.) do not have parishes or priests of their own, our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese desires and strives to embrace the spiritual needs of all. So well-pleasing and very beau�ful are our shared and common feelings every �me and whenever all of us, as one Orthodox family, a�end the liturgy! And when we commune together from the same holy spoon and sacred Paten/Chalice, making the sign of the cross in the same way, and kissing the holy icons also in the same reverent manner, our assurance of God‘s presence in our lives is confirmed. A�er Divine Liturgy at all our parishes, we all sit together at the same table of love and we savor, a�er receiving our spiritual food, our physical nourishment: the foods, sweets and fruits that our good Chris�an women bring and those things which are prepared by the parish council members. At each of these gatherings we confirm that we are truly one family, even if we belong to different na�onali�es, we are the family of God - the Church, Orthodox Chris�ans all.


At our table of love then, we converse together about God-pleasing things. And, one desiring to help and encourage the other, we seek solu�ons to our various problems through our common faith and hope in the true Triune God, and with trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and in our Panaghia and in our holy saints. As Orthodox Chris�ans we experience the same feelings and joy when we go to each others homes, whether Greek or not. And whether for a visit or a home blessing or to hear a confession, we priests feel the same wherever we go. We also behold there in the homes the same Orthodox icons, the same Orthodox habits of welcome and “philoxenia” (hospitality). We realize that actually nothing separates us, not even language, because we all speak the same language of Chris�an, brotherly love. Others have the same experience as we do, whatever na�on (of this temporary world) our Orthodox brothers come from; they see the Greek Bishop as their own Bishop, the Serbian, Lebanese or Romanian priest as their own priest. A truly wonderful work of the Holy Spirit was begun in Chambesy, Switzerland (2007) under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; the Pre-Conciliar, PanOrthodox Conference for the Pan-Orthodox Episcopal Assemblies. This Assembly of Bishops now periodically gathers in different parts of the Globe. Following the


first providen�al beginning, other beau�ful things have been done so that slowly but surely all our ethnic sensi�vi�es are being a�ended to and prejudices are being calmed and put aside. In every area of the world there should exist one Orthodox Bishop, with his simple or rather “combined” flock, who, as the true spiritual father and shepherd will labor to tend to the needs and sensi�vi�es of his flock demonstra�ng reverence and understanding with regard to the par�cular customs, language and tradi�ons etc. of all, United Orthodoxy has always been - and will con�nue to be our triumph! The hope for the world today is Orthodoxy; the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. And all of us in the Church need to understand this, pu�ng aside every minor diversity, responding in unity to the will of the Christ our true God, Who - “desires that all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of truth” (1 Tim. 2:4).


Lord, the sins of my youth and my ignorances remember not. - Psalm 24

Κύριε, ἁμαρτίας νεότητός μου καὶ ἀγνοίας μου μὴ μνησθῇς·

Holy

Euphe mia


Μεγαλη Εβδοµαδα Αγιο Πασ− χηα

Sts Raphael, Nicholas & Irene

Holy Pascha

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Holy Week

Ζωοδοχος Πηγη Life-Giving Spring

St.. George Celebra�on

O my Savior, protect my children, according to Thy great mercy and not according to my deeds...

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How shall a young man correct his way? By keeping Your words. - Psalm 118

᾿Εν τίνι κατορθώσει νεώτερος τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτοῦ; ἐν τῷ φυλάξασθαι τοὺς λόγους σου.


Αποσ Ιωαν Apost John

Κων/Ελενη Sts Const/Helen

Prophet Isaiah St. Christopher

Holy Ascension

St. John the Russian

O Lord grant health and salva�on...

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Above my elders have I received understanding for I have sought your commandments. - Psalm 118

Yπὲρ πρεσβυτέρους συνῆκα, ὅτι τὰς ἐντολάς σου ἐξεζήτησα


Πεντηκοστη Pentecost

St.. Kalliope the Martyr Holy Bartholomew & Barnabas

Na�vity of John Bap�st

O Lord, grant our children health and salvation... ________________________ ________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

Sts Peter & Paul Holy Apostles

Aghia Anna Retreat


I am young and accounted as nothing, yet Your statutes I have not forgo�en. -Psalm 118

Nεώτερος ἐγώ εἰμι καὶ ἐξουδενωμένος τὰ δικαιώματά σου οὐκ ἐπελαθόμην.


St. Andrew of Crete

Sts Kosmas and Damianos

Αγ. Μαρινα St. Marina

Αγ. Μαρκελλα St. Markella

Αγ. Μακρινα St. Makrina

Αγ. Αννα Aghia Anna

Πρ. Ηλιας Prophet Elias

Αγ. Παρασκευης Αγ. Παντελεηµον

St. Paraskevi

St. Palaleimon

Αγ. Αννα St. Anna Celebra�on

St. Irene Chrysovolantou

Div Liturgy 9:30 AM & all Day Picnic

Raise my children, O Lady, to be made worthy of the kingdom of heaven and make them heirs of eternal blessings... ______________________________ ______________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Aghia Anna Retreat


Here am I, and the children God has given me. -Isaiah 8:18

ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ καὶ τὰ παιδία, ἅ μοι ἔδωκεν ὁ Θεός


Most Holy Theotokos save us

Υπεραγια Θεοτοκε σωσον ηµας Κοιµ. Θεοοκου Dorm. Theotokos

Beheading of St. John

Troparion August 15 In giving birth thou didst keep thy virginity, and in thy assump�on thou didst not forsake the world, O Mother of God. Thou didst pass on to life, since thou art the Mother of Life, and by thy intercessions thou redeems our souls from death. O Lord, through the intercessions of Your All Holy Mother we beseech, O Mother of God, have mercy on the suffering sick children...

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How sweet to my pallet are Your sayings! Even more sweet than honey is to my mouth. - Psalm 118

ὡς γλυκέα τῷ λάρυγγί μου τὰ λόγιά σου, ὑπὲρ μέλι τῷ στόματί μου


40 Women Martyrs

Birth of Theotokos

Τιµιου Σταυρου Holy Cross

St. Efsthathios the Great

SS, Faith Hope and Love

St. Thekla Equal-to -the-Apostles

St.. John Theologos

Raise my children, O Lady, to be made worthy of the kingdom of heaven and make them heirs of eternal blessings...

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Unto genera�on and genera�on is Your truth.-Psalm 148

Eἰς γενεαn καὶ γενεα ἢ alhueia soy Saint Nicholas Chapel at Brotherhood


Thomas the Apostle

St. Dionysios the Aeropagite

St. Luke the Apostle and Evangelist

The Righteous Christodoulos

St. Iakovos (James)

OXI Day Holy Protec�on

NOTES:

O Sovereign Lady, thou inexhaustible Cup that quenches our spiritual thirst, heal those suffering from addictions... ______________________________ ______________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________

Αγ. ∆ηµητριου St.. Demetrios


Young men and virgins, elders with the younger, let them praise the Name of the Lord. -Psalm 148

Nεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου


Αρχ Μιχαηλ Arch. Michael

St.. Minas

St. John the Merciful

St. John Chrysostom

Αγ. Νεκταριου St.. Nektarios

Ma�hew the Evangelist

Εισοδια Entrance

St. Katherine

St. Stylianos

Αγ. Ανδρεας St. Andrew the First-called Apostle

O Lord grant health and salvation ______________________________ ______________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Layout and Icons by Master Iconographer E l i a s D a m i a n a k i s , Archon Maestor www.ort hod ox ic ongraphy.com The First-Called Apostle St. Andrew


How Great art Your works, O Lord, in wisdom You have mader them all. -Psalm 103

ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου, Κύριε· πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας, ἐπληρώθη ἡ γῆ τῆς κτίσεώς σου.


St. Barbara

Aghia Anna

St. Savas the Sanc�fied

Αγ. Νικολαος St.. Nicholas

Αγ. Σπυριδονα St. Spyridon

(Concep�on of the Virgin Mary)

St. Ele�herios

Αγ Ιγνατιος St.. Igna�os

St. Dionysios of Zakynthos

Χριτουγεννα Christmas

Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ἐλέησόν με Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me

St. Stephanos


“Fatherhood”

Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. -Proverbs 13:24

Οποιος λυπαται το ραβδι του, το γιο του δεν το αγαπαει, µα κεινος που τον αγαπαει ζηταει να τον διοπθωσει


Μεγ. Βασ. Basil the Great The Lords Circumcision

Holy Theophany

Αγ. Σεροφ Saint Seraphim

St. John the Forerunner

Anthony the Great

Makarios of Egyot

Αγ Γρηγοριος St. Greogory

Maximos the Confessior

Αγ Ιω Χριστ. John Chrisostom

Athanasios the Great

Των Τριων Ιεραρχων Τhe Three Hierarchs

Kontakion - Tone 4 Today You have shown forth to the world, O Lord, and the light of Your countenance has been marked on us. Knowing You, we sing Your praises. You have come and revealed Yourself, O unapproachable Light.

O Lord grant health and salvation... ____________________________________ ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

Bap�sm of Christ


Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. -Proverbs 17:6 Τα εγγονια ειναι καµαρι για τους γεροντες, και οι πετεραδεσ τους Καυχηµα για τα παιδια


Υπαπαντη Presenta�on

St. Pho�os

St. Haralambos

Αγ Μελετιος St. Mele�os

St. Ploycarpos

Come and rest at the Brotherhood of Saint George


Maybe some future priests...?

Let the children come to me , for to such as these belongs the kingdom of God. -Luke 18:16

Ἄφετε τὰ παιδία ἔρχεσθαι πρός με καὶ μὴ κωλύετε αὐτά· τῶν γὰρ τοιούτων ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ


40 Martyrs

St. Gerasimos

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

1st Sunday Triumph of Orthodoxy

Ευαγγελισµος Annuncia�on Greek Independance Day

Akathist Hymn

2nd Sunday Gregory Palamas

NOTES:

O Lord grant health of body, mind, soul, and our Salvation! ______________________________ ______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ _____________________________

Saint Nicholas Chapel at Saint George’s


Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. -Mathew 18:3

ἐὰν μὴ στραφῆτε καὶ γένησθε ὡς τὰ παιδία, οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθητε εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν

Saint George Chapel


Akathist Hymn

3rd Sunday Σταβρο− προσκυνησεως

Akathist Hymn

4th Sunday John of the Ladder

Akathist Hymn

5th Sunday Mary of Egypt

Των Βαιων Palm Sunday

St. Saturday of Lazarus

Μεγαλη Εβδοµαδα -

Holy Week

NOTES:

PASCHA May 5, 2013 Sunday May 5, St. George Vespers Bright Week 2013

Monday May 6, St. George Panigyri TuesdayMay 7th, Sts Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Friday May 10th, The Life-Giving Spring Sunday May 12th, Of Thomas Sunday May 19th, The Myrh Bearing Women Sunday May 26th, The Paraly�c

Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene the Neomartyrs of My�lene


O Victorious Lady ~ Τῆ Ὺπερμάχῳ As Orthodox mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and caregivers we are comba�ng encroaching worldly ideas which bombard our families every nano second with messages which never men�on God or our rela�onship to Him. It is our role as a Gate Keeper and custodian not to despair and to press onward and stand our ground by upholding the Orthodox mind-set or phronima of the Orthodox family the microcosm of the Great Church. -Angela Damianakis, MSW, Orthodox Lecturer

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Eis Polla, Eti Despota!


The Epistle of Love (1 Corinthians 13)

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gi� of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is pa�ent, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be s�lled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflec�on as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.“


Beloved Chris�ans, XPICTOC ANECTH! CHRIST IS RISEN! Children, our JOY! This beau�ful, full-color and inspiring Paschal Calendar is offered with “agape” from the Brotherhood of Saint George as a gi� of encouragement to one and all. At the crucifixion of our Risen Savior, the thief was the first to enter into paradise. Indeed, repentance is arguably God’s most wonderful gi�! It is the gi� God gives in order to help us grow in His love! Saint Dorotheos of Gaza tells us that “the ship upon which we traverse the sea of life is called ‘Repentance.’” Courage! then, Take Heart! (Grk: Tharros!) In the Gospel according to John the Theologian (16:33) our Risen Savior, Who knows the sufferings we endure, in myriad ways (supplied by His Church) wants to encourage us to stay the course of r e p e n t a n c e . Christ has given us the epitrachileion (stole) of the priest - beneath which, bowing in repentance, we are liberated of our sins. Of course, self-awareness and mature humility are the prerequisites for thorough repentance. As good parents reprove their children to make them stronger (o�en �mes everybody must suffer the consequences of the guilty one; eg: “nobody’s going to have ice-cream tonight!” just so, God desires that all men grow through repentance. Let’s listen to what Saint Niphon (a contemporary of Basil the Great) says about our off-spring: “In that the transgressions of parents have mul�plied, their children are reproved - so that they (the parents) might feel their sins and repent.” Επειδή πληθυνθηκαν οι ανομίες των γονέων, παιδεύονται τα παιδιά τους, γία να συναίσθανθούν έτσι τις αμαρτίες τους και να μετανοήσουν -Aγίου Νήφωνα For joy! then, let us run to the safe harbor of Christ’s love and forgiveness; the Mystery (sacrament) of Holy Reconcilia�on/ Repentance/Confession. Trust Panaghia to con�nue embracing all our children, +Archimandrite Christodoulos


Archangel Michael LeCanto, FL

The Church; the only true refuge for our children Brotherhood of Saint George Greek Orthodox Hesychasteirion (Hermitage) 361 Forest Street, Denver, CO 80220 http://www.brotherhoodofstgeorge.org/ c_papadeas@yahoo.com 303 316 7407 Aghia Anna Retreat (I-70W, Exit 235) 1463 Mill Creek Road Dumont, CO 80436

We are deeply grateful to Metropolitan Isaiah of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver. By His Eminence’s paternal love and insigh�ul concern to preserve Orthodoxy, the humble “Hesychasteirion” (Hermitage) of the Brotherhood of Saint George con�nues to be a place of peace and prayer for all people.

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Iconographer Maria -wife of Vasili- and their children


St George Brotherhood 2012-13 Calendar