St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, San Jose, CA PUBLISH DATE: September 22, 2013

Epistle Reading
St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 16:13-24

BRETHREN, be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. ...Read Full Text >

Gospel Reading
Luke 5:1-11
1st Sunday of Luke

At that time, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And he saw two boats by the lake; ...Read Full Text >

1st Sunday of Luke
September 22 ...Read Full Text >

Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope
September 22 ...Read Full Text >

The Conception of St. John the Baptist
September 23 ...Read Full Text >

Thecla the Protomartyr & Equal to the Apostles
September 24 ...Read Full Text >

St. Silouan of Athos
September 24 ...Read Full Text >

Juvenaly & Peter the Aleut, New Martyrs of Alaska
September 24 ...Read Full Text >

Our Righteous Father Sergius of Radonezh
September 25 ...Read Full Text >

The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian
September 26 ...Read Full Text >

Chariton the Confessor
September 28 ...Read Full Text >

Baruch the Prophet
September 28 ...Read Full Text >

Resurrectional Apolytikion Fourth Tone
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀπορρίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and had rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος, καί θρόνων διάδοχος, τών Αποστόλων γενόμενος, τήν πράξιν εύρες Θεόπνευστε, εις θεωρίας επίβασιν, διά τούτο τόν λόγον τής αληθείας ορθοτομών, καί τή πίστει ενήθλησας μέχρις αίματος, Ιερομάρτυς Phocas, πρέσβευε Χριστώ τώ Θεώ, σωθήναι τάς ψυχάς ημών.

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Phocas. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Apolytikion of the Church
Κανόνα πίστεως καί εικόνα πραότητος, εγκρατείας Διδάσκαλον, ανέδειξέ σε τή ποίμνη σου, η τών πραγμάτων αλήθεια, διά τούτο εκτήσω τή ταπεινώσει τά υψηλά, τή πτωχεία τά πλούσια, Πάτερ Ιεράρχα Νικόλαε, πρέσβευε Χριστώ τώ Θεώ, σωθήναι τάς ψυχάς ημών. An example of the faith and a life of humility, as a teacher of self-control you did inspire and lead your flock, and through the truthfulness of your deeds, were exalted by greatness through your humility, uplifting all, and by poverty gaining strength. Father and hierarch Saint Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, that our souls may be saved.

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

For now they were well instructed beforehand...But mark both their faith and their obedience. For though they were  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

Because such is the obedience which Christ seeks of us, as that we delay not even a moment of time, though  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

Eve of the feasts during the week: 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 5 p.m.

Feasts during the week: 8:30 a.m.
Sundays: 7:15 a.m.

Feasts during the week: 9:30 a.m.
Sundays: 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Parish Information
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
1260 Davis Street
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: (408) 246-2770
Fax: (408) 246-0143

Proistamenos: Father Dimosthenis Paraskevaidis

Assistant: Father Ion Coman

Assistant: Father Deacon Demetrios Diakos


The small chapel Dormition of the Theotokos at the St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center cemetery will be consecrated September 20-21. Supper will be served at 6pm on Friday, followed by Vespers and a Vigil, ending at 11:30pm. Saturday Liturgy will take place at 10am with His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos ...Read Full Text >

Metropolitan Nikitas will be the guest speaker at the "Flavors from Around the World" Afternoon Tea at St. Basil Church. His Eminence will talk about True Christian Philanthropy.

Time: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 2:00pm.

Location: St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 6430 Bose
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CONFESSION SCHEDULE changed for this Saturday
There will be no confessions Saturday September 21. Otherwise, Father Dimosthenis will be hearing confessions on Saturday evenings. Father will begin immediately following Vespers which begin at 5:00pm, only if there are parishioners waiting for confession. Please plan to be there on time.

Metropolitan Nikitas to Offer Class
Beginning Wednesday, September 25, His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas will be offering a class on the Divine Liturgy. The class will be held from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings in Room 11.
The book assigned for the class will be available in the Philokalia Bookstore for those who may wish to
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The Walk for Missions is happening next Saturday, September 28, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Pledge sheets will be available for everyone at the Missions Ministry information table in front of church. We are collecting NEVER USED or LIKE NEW items for Yiayia's Treasures, books for all ages, and kids' toys and ...Read Full Text >

Church School classes have begun for the new school year. However, if you are new to our St. Nicholas Parish, you may still register your sons and daughters Sunday morning when students are dismissed for their classes, following Holy Communion. Registration is in Room 6.

HOPE + JOY night
Friday, October 4 from 6 p.m. - For children K-5th grade, all invited. Dinner, discussions, soccer. Bring your flashlight!

Celebrate St. Gerasimos for the benefit of Holy Cross/ Hellenic College
United by the Cross
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco invites you to an inspirational weekend benefitting Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary.

The weekend will begin with Great Vespers for the Feast of Saint
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The opening of the Hellenic School for the 2013-2014 year began on Saturday, with the Agiasmo Blessing. The schedule for all classes is listed below, and registrations are still being accepted.

Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9:30am - All families are invited to attend the Agiasmo
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Missions Thought
Christ alone can save the world, but Christ will not save the world alone. He works through us. He calls us to help evangelize the world.

St. Anna Philoptochos will be hosting their annual Welcome Back Autumn Tea on Saturday, October 12, at 1:00pm at the home of Elias and Maureen Psycharis, 3753 Woodbark Court, San Jose, CA 95117. Please note: This is the new date and new location for the tea.

Celebrating 81 Years of Arcadians in San Francisco
Saturday, October 5, 2013, a dinner and program featuring musicians directly from Valtetsiniko, Tripolis will be held at Patio Espanol Club Hall, 2850 Alemany Boulevard, San Francisco. 5:30pm Social Hour, 7:00pm Dinner. $75 adults, $25 children 12 and under. For reservations: call Joan M. Peponis-Rinde (650) ...Read Full Text >

Care giver needed
An elderly parishioner is looking for an evening care giver. The person, woman preferred, should be available Monday through Friday; arrive in mid-afternoon and leave the following morning. Parishioner is in Cupertino, very close to De Anza College. If interested, please call 925-823-6624 or 925-858-1425.

Saturday, September 21
     6:00pm Vespers
Sunday, September 22
     7:15am Orthros + Liturgy 1
     10:00am Liturgy 2
Wednesday, September 25
     5:30pm Vespers
Thursday, September 26 - Falling Asleep of Saint John the Theologian
     8:30am Orthros + Liturgy
Saturday, September 28
     7:00pm Vespers
Sunday, September 29
     7:15am Orthros + Liturgy 1
     10:00am Liturgy 2
Tuesday, October 1
     8:30am Blessing of the Water/ Agiasmo
Wednesday, October 2
     5:30pm Paraklesis
Saturday, October 5
     5:00pm Vespers
Sunday, October 6- St. Thomas the Apostle
     7:15am Orthros + Liturgy 1
     10:00am Liturgy 2
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