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15 Union Park Street,
Boston, MA 02118

8.00 a.m. Orthros
9.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy


Our parish is under the spiritual
and ecclesiastical shepherding of

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston
Met of Bos
of the Greek Orthodox
Metropolis of Boston
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of the
Archdiocese of America
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under the jurisdiction of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate
of Constantinople
Patriarchate

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LETTER FROM THE PRIEST
November 2014


Dear Brothers, Members and Friends of the Parish of St. John,

Blessings and Mercy from our Lord!

The month of November is the center of the Fall. This too is embroidered with many and great Feasts. Already on the 1st of November we celebrate the holy Anargyroi St. Cosmas and St. Damian. The greatest Feast of this month is the ENTRY OF THE THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE, which is celebrated on the 21st. We have two Apostles, St. Philip and St. Andrew the Protoclete, who are celebrated on the 14th and 30th respectively. On the 8th we celebrate the Mighty Taxiarchs Michael and Gabriel, the Archangels. On the 9th, St. Nektarios of Pentapolis, the Miracle-worker, and the 13th, St. John Chrysostom. On the 25th St. Caterina the Great Martyr.

These Feasts invite us to come closer to the mystery of the Church and to consider our place and perspective inside Her. This is a matter that concerns our salvation, since the Church is the Ark of Salvation. The Saints are light-bearers of the true and saving life, which springs out of our Creator and Redeemer, the Lord of Glory, Christ the Savior. Everyday commemorates saints of the Church who remind us of the approaching Consummation of the world and the final judgment of the history of the world, which will take place with the Parousia of Christ and the Church. I wish and pray that all of us will respond affirmatively to the invitation of the saints and to be firmly settled on the road of our salvation, which is none other than our true union with the Church, the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In this issue we continue the catechism on the basic elements of Orthodoxy which are offered in the COMPANION TO ORTHODOXY of the ever-memorable father Antonios Alevizopoulos. The chapters we present in the current issue refer to the importance that our attending the Synaxis of the Church and our participation in the life of the Parish have for our own salvation.

Please continue your support for our Parish by attending our General Assembly meeting on November 23 and the traditional Agape Luncheon on the 7th of December. As ever yours, with love in the Lord,


FR. GEORGE DION. DRAGAS


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ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙΩΝ

Ν Ο Ε Μ Β Ρ Ι Ο Σ

2 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ: 5η ΤΟΥ ΛΟΥΚΑ - Των Άγίων Μαρτύρων Ακινδύνου, Πηγασίου, Αφθονίου Ελπιδοφόρου και Ανεμποδίστου
8:30 π.μ.: Όρθρος, 10.00 π.μ.: Θεία Λειτουργία

8 ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ: Μ. ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ ΑΓ. ΝΕΚΤΑΡΙΟΥ
και ΠΑΡΑΚΛΗΣΗ 7 μμ.

9 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ: 7η ΤΟΥ ΛΟΥΚΑ – ΤΟΥ
ΑΓΙΟΥ ΝΕΚΤΑΡΙΟΥ ΠΕΝΤΑΠΟΛΕΩΣ του Θαυματουργού, Των Αγίων Μαρτύρων Ονησιφόρου και Πορφυρίου, της Οσίας Μητρός ημών Θεοκτίστης της Λεσβίας, της Οσίας Μητρός ημών Ματρώνης
8:30 π.μ.: Όρθρος, 10.00 π.μ.: Θεία Λειτουργία

13 ΠΕΜΠΤΗ: Του εν Αγίοις Πατρός ημών
ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΟΜΟΥ, Αρχιεπισκόπου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως του και της Μητρός αυτού Αγίας Ανθούσης
6.30 π.μ.: Όρθρος, 7.30 π.μ.: Θεία Λειτουργία
Παρεκκλήσι Τιμίου Σταυρού, Brookline

15 ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟΝ – ΑΠΟ ΣΗΜΕΡΟΝ ΑΡΧΕΤΑΙ Η ΝΗΣΤΕΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΩΝ

16 KYRIAKH: του
ΑΓΙΟΥ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΣΤΟΥ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ
8:30 π.μ.: Όρθρος, 10.00 π.μ.: Θεία Λειτουργία
Φιλόπτωχος πρωινό

20 ΠΕΜΠΤΗ ΕΣΠΕΡΑΣ:
ΑΓΡΥΠΝΙΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΟΡΤΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΙΣΟΔΙΩΝ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΝΑΩ ΤΗΣ ΥΠΕΡΑΓΙΑΣ ΔΕΣΠΟΙΝΗΣ ΗΜΩΝ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΥ
(21 Νοεμβρίου)
7:00 μ.μ.- 11:30 μ.μ.

23 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ: 9η ΤΟΥ ΛΟΥΚΑ – του εν Αγίοις Πατρός ημών
ΑΜΦΙΛΟΧΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟΥ ΙΚΟΝΙΟΥ, και Γρηγορίου Επισκόπου Ακραγαντίνων, και του εν Αγίοις Πατρός ημών Κυρίλλου Πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως
8:30 π.μ.: Όρθρος, 10.00 π.μ.: Θεία Λειτουργία

30 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ: του
ΑΓΙΟΥ ΑΝΔΡΕΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΠΡΩΤΟΚΛΗΤΟΥ, και AΓΙΟΥ ΦΡΟΥΜΕΝΤΙΟΥ ΦΩΤΙΣΤΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΑΙΘΙΟΠΙΑΣ
8:30 π.μ.: Όρθρος, 10.00 π.μ.: Θεία Λειτουργία


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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

N O V E M B E R

2 SUNDAY: 5th OF LUKE - Of the Holy Martyrs Akindynos, Pegasios, Aphthonios, Elpidophoros and Anempodistos,
8:30 a.m.: Orthros, 10:00 a.m.: Divine Liturgy

8 SATURDAY: GREAT VESPERS OF ST NEKTARIOS with PARAKLESIS 7 pm

9 SUNDAY: 7th OF LUKE – OF
SΑΙΝT NEKTARIOS OF PENTAPOLIS, THE WONDERWORKER, and of the holy Martyrs Onesiphoros, and Porphyrios, of of our holy Mother Theoktiste of Lesvos, and our holy Mother Matrona
8:30 a.m.: Orthros, 10:00 a.m.: Divine Liturgy

13 THURSDAY: of our Father among the Saints
JOHN CHRYSOSTOM Archbishop of Constantinople and of his holy Mother
St. Anthousa
6.30 am Orthros, 7.30 am Divine Liturgy
at the Chapel of Holy Cross in Brookline

15 SATURDAY – FROM TODAY THE CHRISTMAS FASTING BEGINS

16 SUNDAY : OF
THE HOLY APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST MATTHEW
8:30 a.m. Orthros, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Philoptochos Breakfast

20 THURSDAY EVENING:
VIGIL SERVICE FOR THE FEAST OF THE ENTRANCE OF OUR ALL-HOLY LADY THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE (21 November)
7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

23 SUNDAY: 9th OF LUKE - of Our Father among the Saints
AMPHILOCHIOS BISHOP OF ICONIUM and Gregory Bishop of Acragantinoi, and of our holy Father among the Saints Cyril of Constantinople
8:30 a.m.: Orthros, 10:00 a.m.: Divine Liturgy

30 SUNDAY: of
SAINT ANDREW ΤΗΕ FIRST-CALLED APOSTLE and SAINT PHROUMENTIOS THE ILLUMINATOR OF ETHIOPIA
8:30 a.m.: Orthros, 10:00 a.m.: Divine Liturgy