St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, West Palm Beach, FL PUBLISH DATE: November 4, 2007

Epistle Reading
St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10

BRETHREN, God who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead ...Read Full Text >

Gospel Reading
Luke 16:19-31
5th Sunday of Luke

The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted ...Read Full Text >

5th Sunday of Luke
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Ioannikos the Great
November 4 ...Read Full Text >

Nikandros, Bishop of Myra
November 4 ...Read Full Text >

Galaktion & his wife Episteme, the Martyrs of Emesa
November 5 ...Read Full Text >

Paul the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople
November 6 ...Read Full Text >

33 Martyrs of Melitene
November 7 ...Read Full Text >

Lazarus the Wonderworker
November 7 ...Read Full Text >

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael & the other Bodiless Powers: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salaphiel, Jegudiel, & Barachiel
November 8 ...Read Full Text >

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Pentapolis
November 9 ...Read Full Text >

Onesiphoros and Porphyrios of Ephesus
November 9 ...Read Full Text >

Matrona, Abbess of Constantinople
November 9 ...Read Full Text >

Erastos, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipatros, Quartus, Tertios, Apostles of the 70
November 10 ...Read Full Text >

Holy Father Arsenius of Cappadocia
November 10 ...Read Full Text >

Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia
November 10 ...Read Full Text >

Resurrectional Apolytikion
When the angelic powers appeared at your tomb and those who guarded You became as though dead, and standing by Your sepulchre was Mary seeking Your pure and sacred body. For You did vanquish Hades and uncorrupted by its touch You came unto the virgin woman, bestowing the gift of life O You who rose from the dead. Lord we give glory to You. - Translation from Green Hymnal

Αγγελικαί Δυνάμεις επί τό μνήμά σου, καί οι φυλάσσοντες απενεκρώθησαν, καλί ίστατο οι Μαρία εν τώ τάφω, ζητούσα τό άχραντόν σου σώμα. Εσκύλευσας τόν Άδην, μή πειρασθείς υπ' αυτού, υπήντησας τη Παρθένω, δωρούμενος τήν ζωήν, ο αναστάς εκ των νεκρών, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Apolytikion of our Righteous Father Ioannikios.
Tone Plagal 4.
With the streams of thy tears, you did cultivate the barrenness of the desert; and by your sighings from the depths, you did bear fruit a hundredfold in labours; and you became a luminary, shining with miracles upon the world, O Ioannikios our righteous Father. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

Apolytikion of the Church
Let us praise in hymns the all-lauded bride of Christ,* Catherine, the guardian of Sinai,* who is our help and our support;* for by the power of the Spirit she silenced brilliantly* the nobility of liars.* And now that she has been crowned as a Martyr,* she seeks for all Great Mercy.

A protection of Christians unshamable,* Intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering,* reject not* The prayerful cries of those who are in sin.* Instead, come to us, for you are good;* Your loving help bring unto us,* Who are crying in faith to you:* Hasten to intercede* And speed now to supplicate,* As a protection for all time,* Theotokos, for those who honor you.
-Translation from "The Service of Paraklesis" by Holy Cross Orthodox Press

By these words it is surely shown that in his [the rich man] daily feasting he had frequently sinned by his  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory the Dialogist, The Book of Pastoral Rule, Chapter XIX, 6th century

The man who has once chosen pleasure in this life, and has not cured his inconsiderateness by repentance, places  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory of Nyssa

For if any one becomes wholly and thoroughly carnal in thought, such as one with every motion and energy of the  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory of Nyssa

A modern monk heard it said, and taught his brothers, that money is like manure. Unless it is quickly spread  ...Read Full Text >
- Evergetinos

Seest thou how by the place, by the things that waste there, He draws men off from this desire that is here, and  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 74 on Matthew 23; Homily 78 on Matthew 6, 20, 25, 4th Century

And together with what we have said, He brings forward an example also to teach thee moderation. And like as the  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 74 on Matthew 23; Homily 78 on Matthew 6, 20, 25, 4th Century

How then is it possible for the rich man to be saved. By possessing his goods in common with them that are in  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 74 on Matthew 23; Homily 78 on Matthew 6, 20, 25, 4th Century

But what now do we learn from hence? That no man can protect us there, if we are betrayed by our works, not  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 74 on Matthew 23; Homily 78 on Matthew 6, 20, 25, 4th Century

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Bible Study
"Discussions on Orthodoxy" is our 2007 Noontime Thursday group. Bring your lunch at 12 Noon and join us for our weekly discussion from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.

Parish Information
St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church
110 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Phone: (561) 833-6387
Fax: (561) 833-6391

Proistamenos: Rev. Fr. Andrew Maginas


We celebrate the feastday of Saint Catherine
Fr. Andrew Maginas, November 2007 Lamplighter Message
November 25th is the feastday of our parish’s patron saint, Saint Catherine. This year our parish’s feastday falls on a Sunday. We invite all our faithful to be with us for our annual celebration.

The Great Vespers will be on Saturday evening, November 24th, at 6:30 p.m. with His Eminence Metropolitan
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November 1, 2007
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Holy Unmercenaries, Sts. Cosmas and Damian
Protocol 132/07

November 1, 2007
The Feast of the Holy Unmercenaries
Sts. Cosmas and Damian

To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the
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At Saint Catherine's This Week:

Today, Sunday, November 4th, The Fifth Sunday in the series of Gospel Readings from Saint Luke's Gospel.
--- Orthros 9:00 a.m.
--- Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

--- Come Receive the Light Radio Program, 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. on WLVJ, 1040 on the AM Dial.

--- Philoptochos Artoklasia in
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Archbishop Demetrios Meets with The Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of Armenia, Karekin II

October 31, 2007
On October 30th, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios met with the Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of the Armenian Church, Karekin II, at the St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in Manhattan. The Catholicos is the highest ranking prelate of the Armenian Church (bio, ...Read Full Text >

$100,000 Donation From Newman's Own Foundation to Greek Fire Relief Fund

October 31, 2007
The Board of Directors of Newman’s Own Foundation recently voted to make a $100,000 contribution to the Greek Fire Relief Fund of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Foundation, which was established by Paul Newman, has its headquarters in Westport, Connecticut, and since 1982 has given over $200,000,000 to thousands of charities worldwide.  ...Read Full Text >

Philoptochos Hosts Children's Medical Fund Luncheon to Benefit Area Hospitals and Children's Programs

October 31, 2007
Under the High Patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and with the spiritual blessings of Metropolitan Gerasimos, the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos will host the Eleventh National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon, “Let Us Rejoice and Embrace The Children,” on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California. ...Read Full Text >

Office of Education Holds Annual Staff Development Seminar November 6

October 30, 2007
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese District Office of Education will hold its Annual Staff-Development Seminar for teachers serving in the community day and afternoon schools of the District on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at St. Demetrios High School, Astoria, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...Read Full Text >

Athenagoras Human Rights Award to Archbishop Demetrios of America

October 29, 2007
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Today, Sunday, November 4th, The Fifth Sunday in the series of Gospel Readings from Saint Luke`s Gospel.
--- Orthros 9:00 a.m.
--- Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

--- Come Receive the Light Radio Program, 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. on WLVJ, 1040 on the AM Dial.

Wednesday, Nov. 7th
--- 6:30pm- Paraklesis

Thursday Nov. 8th
Feastday of the Synaxis of the Archangels.
--- Orthros 9:00 a.m.
--- Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

--- 12:30-2pm- Discussions on Orthodoxy
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