Weekly Bulletin

Sunday, August 12th, 2018
11th Sunday of Matthew
Κυριακή ΙΑ΄του Ματθαίου

V. Rev. Archimandrite George Nikas, Cathedral Dean
Cell: 732-232-1036 Email: gnikas@mail.com

Rev. Protopresbyter Mario Giannopoulos, Parish Priest
Cell: 801-245-9237 Email: frmtg@yahoo.com

Rev. Protopresbyter George Politis (retired)

Sunday Services at both churches

Orthros 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Holy Trinity Cathedral: 279 S. 300 W. SLC, UT 84101, 801- 328-9681
Prophet Elias Church: 5335 Highland Dr. Holladay, UT 84117, 801-277-2693

Epistle Reading
St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 9:2-12

Brethren, you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have the right to our food and drink? Do we not have the right to be accompanied by a sister as wife, as the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? Do I say this on human authority? Does not the law say the same? For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? Does he not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of a share in the crop. If we have sown spiritual good among you, is it too much if we reap your material benefits? If others share this rightful claim upon you, do not we still more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.

Πρὸς Α’ Κορινθίους 9:2-12

Ἀδελφοί, ἡ σφραγὶς τῆς ἐμῆς ἀποστολῆς ὑμεῖς ἐστε ἐν κυρίῳ. Ἡ ἐμὴ ἀπολογία τοῖς ἐμὲ ἀνακρίνουσιν αὕτη ἐστίν. Μὴ οὐκ ἔχομεν ἐξουσίαν φαγεῖν καὶ πιεῖν; Μὴ οὐκ ἔχομεν ἐξουσίαν ἀδελφὴν γυναῖκα περιάγειν, ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ ἀπόστολοι, καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ τοῦ κυρίου, καὶ Κηφᾶς; Ἢ μόνος ἐγὼ καὶ Βαρνάβας οὐκ ἔχομεν ἐξουσίαν τοῦ μὴ ἐργάζεσθαι; Τίς στρατεύεται ἰδίοις ὀψωνίοις ποτέ; Τίς φυτεύει ἀμπελῶνα, καὶ ἐκ τοῦ καρποῦ αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐσθίει; Ἢ τίς ποιμαίνει ποίμνην, καὶ ἐκ τοῦ γάλακτος τῆς ποίμνης οὐκ ἐσθίει; Μὴ κατὰ ἄνθρωπον ταῦτα λαλῶ; Ἢ οὐχὶ καὶ ὁ νόμος ταῦτα λέγει; Ἐν γὰρ τῷ Μωϋσέως νόμῳ γέγραπται, Οὐ φιμώσεις βοῦν ἀλοῶντα. Μὴ τῶν βοῶν μέλει τῷ θεῷ; Ἢ διʼ ἡμᾶς πάντως λέγει; Διʼ ἡμᾶς γὰρ ἐγράφη, ὅτι ἐπʼ ἐλπίδι ὀφείλει ὁ ἀροτριῶν ἀροτριᾷν, καὶ ὁ ἀλοῶν τῆς ἐλπίδος αὐτοῦ μετέχειν ἐπʼ ἐλπίδι. Εἰ ἡμεῖς ὑμῖν τὰ πνευματικὰ ἐσπείραμεν, μέγα εἰ ἡμεῖς ὑμῶν τὰ σαρκικὰ θερίσομεν; Εἰ ἄλλοι τῆς ἐξουσίας ὑμῶν μετέχουσιν, οὐ μᾶλλον ἡμεῖς; Ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἐχρησάμεθα τῇ ἐξουσίᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀλλὰ πάντα στέγομεν, ἵνα μὴ ἐγκοπήν τινα δῶμεν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ τοῦ Χριστοῦ.

Gospel Reading
The Gospel According to Matthew 18:23-35

The Lord said this parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord delivered him to the torturers, till he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Ἐκ τοῦ Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 18:23-35 Εὐαγγελίου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τήν παραβολὴν ταύτην· Ὡμοιώθη ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ, ὃς ἠθέλησε συνᾶραι λόγον μετὰ τῶν δούλων αὐτοῦ. ἀρξαμένου δὲ αὐτοῦ συναίρειν προσηνέχθη αὐτῷ εἷς ὀφειλέτης μυρίων ταλάντων. μὴ ἔχοντος δὲ αὐτοῦ ἀποδοῦναι ἐκέλευσεν αὐτὸν ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ πραθῆναι καὶ τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ τέκνα καὶ πάντα ὅσα εἶχε, καὶ ἀποδοθῆναι. πεσὼν οὖν ὁ δοῦλος προσεκύνει αὐτῷ λέγων· κύριε, μακροθύμησον ἐπ᾿ ἐμοὶ καὶ πάντα σοι ἀποδώσω. σπλαγχνισθεὶς δὲ ὁ κύριος τοῦ δούλου ἐκείνου ἀπέλυσεν αὐτὸν καὶ τὸ δάνειον ἀφῆκεν αὐτῷ. ἐξελθὼν δὲ ὁ δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος εὗρεν ἕνα τῶν συνδούλων αὐτοῦ, ὃς ὤφειλεν αὐτῷ ἑκατὸν δηνάρια, καὶ κρατήσας αὐτὸν ἔπνιγε λέγων· ἀπόδος μοι εἴ τι ὀφείλεις. πεσὼν οὖν ὁ σύνδουλος αὐτοῦ εἰς τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν λέγων· μακροθύμησον ἐπ᾿ ἐμοὶ καὶ ἀποδώσω σοι. ὁ δὲ οὐκ ἤθελεν, ἀλλὰ ἀπελθὼν ἔβαλεν αὐτὸν εἰς φυλακὴν ἕως οὗ ἀποδῷ τὸ ὀφειλόμενον. ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ σύνδουλοι αὐτοῦ τὰ γενόμενα ἐλυπήθησαν σφόδρα, καὶ ἐλθόντες διεσάφησαν τῷ κυρίῳ ἑαυτῶν πάντα τὰ γενόμενα. τότε προσκαλεσάμενος αὐτὸν ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ λέγει αὐτῷ· δοῦλε πονηρέ, πᾶσαν τὴν ὀφειλὴν ἐκείνην ἀφῆκά σοι, ἐπεὶ παρεκάλεσάς με. οὐκ ἔδει καὶ σὲ ἐλεῆσαι τὸν σύνδουλόν σου, ὡς καὶ ἐγώ σε ἠλέησα; καὶ ὀργισθεὶς ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ παρέδωκεν αὐτὸν τοῖς βασανισταῖς ἕως οὗ ἀποδῷ πᾶν τὸ ὀφειλόμενον αὐτῷ. Οὕτω καὶ ὁ πατήρ μου ὁ ἐπουράνιος ποιήσει ὑμῖν, ἐὰν μὴ ἀφῆτε ἕκαστος τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τῶν καρδιῶν ὑμῶν τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν.

Sunday Services at both churches

Orthros 9:00 am Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Scheduling Memorials

Please contact the church office to schedule a memorial
801-328-9681 or orthodoxy3@gmail.com
Include the baptismal names for the memorials


August 12th, 2018

Sophia Katsohirakis
Joseph Sifantonakis
Vasiliki (Bess) Papanikolas

40 days
40 days
40 days

Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity

The Sifantonakis Family will be hosting coffee hour

August 19th, 2018

Anna (Ann) Liacopoulos

6 months

Prophet Elias

The Liacopoulos Family will be hosting coffee hour

Weekly Services

Paraclesis to the Theotokos at 7:00pm
At Prophet Elias: August 13

August 14th & 15th

Tuesday, August 14th

Wednesday, August 15th

KIMISIS TIS THEOTOKOU-Dormition of the Theotokos
Great Vespers/Artoclasia/Encomia 7:00pm at Holy Trinity
Orthros/Liturgy/Artoclasia at 9:00am at Holy Trinity

Prayer List

Tatiana, Irina, Dimitri, Paraskeva, Vera, Mike, George, Rob, Peter, Dimitra, James, Baby, Cherish, Debbie, Bryon, Bronson, Christian, Trey, Basil, Agnes, Irene, William, Mike, Konstantina, Don, Carrell, Bill, Esther, Theodore, Tim, Annette, Russell, Jeanine and Constantina


Prep Schedule
Holy Trinity Warehouse
Dates are subject to change

We ask that you please come and help during the following prep dates.
The more the hands the happier we all are!

Keftedes Yannis Armaou & Dimitri Tsagaris August 12
Tyropites Stephanie Pappas August 17-18
Macaroons Christina Athas August 31
Karithopita Zeta Tsagaris September 3

Chair People Needed
We are in need of Chairpeople for the Salads, Kalamari and the Keftethes. If you are interested and would love to volunteer, please call Yanni Armaou at 801-232-9164 or Connie Yengich at 801-793-9393.
We look forward to your call!


The Pastry Booth is looking for volunteers for Greek Festival 2018.

Please schedule time to volunteer, as many hands make light work.
Men and Children over 12 are Welcome!

Shift schedules are as follows:
Friday & Saturday: 11am to 3pm; 3pm to 7pm, and 7pm to close.
Sunday: 11am to 2pm; 2pm to 5pm, 5pm to 8pm

Please contact Andrea Orton, Alicia Mares or Jolene Vasilias to sign up for a shift.
Andrea Orton: 801-557-4137
Alicia Mares: 801-673-3340
Jolene Vasilias: 801-652-9594

Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

Ogden, Utah
Sunday, August 5th, 2018
6:00 pm Great Vespers

Pot Luck dinner to follow, please bring a dish to share.

Please save the date and join us as we Celebrate the Name Day of our Sister Parish in Ogden.
We will be organizing a carpool to Ogden.
If you are planning to drive and have room to take additional passengers, or if you are in need of a ride, we ask that you please call the church office at 801-328-9681, and let us know.
Thank you!


Please join us after Liturgy today at Prophet Elias for a farewell reception honoring the Very Rev. Makarios Mannos who is leaving to return to the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai.

Fr. Makarios has not only faithfully served throughout the Metropolis in the years since his return but has also been an invaluable asset to our parish. Come wish Fr Makarios well as he embarks on this next chapter of his service to the Church.


It’s time for our annual LAGOON DAY!

Sunday, August 12th

Discount passes are now available in the narthex at both churches and the church of-fice. The Cedar Terrace has also been reserved for our use. If you have further questions, please call the church office at 801-328-9681.

Lambs, Hope &
Joy Ice Cream Social

When: 6:30 pm, Thursday, August 16, 2018
Where: Prophet Elias Pavilion
For: Children PK-4 through 5th grade and their parents

Join us for ice cream fun and to see what is planned for the 2018-2019!
RSVP by August 14th to Arge Feotis:
Email: agrefeotis@gmail.com or
Text/Call 801-750-3240


The Annual BBQ sponsored by SLC AHEPA is scheduled for Sunday, August 19, at the Prophet Elias Pavilion. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. The menu will include Lamb on the spit, Chicken, as well as Pilafi, Corn on the Cob, Salata, and Watermelon.

Cost $20 for Adults & $10 for Children (12 and under).
Proceeds go towards AHEPA Scholarships.

This year’s recipients of the four $1000 scholarships offered by the SLC AHEPA chapter will be announced.

Social Hour starts at 5:00 and we will serve food by 6:00 pm.


The University of Utah is starting a new Modern Greek Language class this fall.
Registration is in process.
Classes meet four times per week at 8:35 a.m. and begin on Monday, August 20th, 2018.

Panagia’s Luncheon has been canceled at this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
We hope to see you at our next luncheon on October 11th, and the
September Wendover Trip.


The Young at Heart will be going to Wendover on Saturday, September 15th. Leave Prophet Elias at 8:30 a.m. and Memorial Hall at 9:00 am leave Wendover 5:00 p.m. Cost $17,00 per person receive $7.00 in play also a free BUFFET. RSVP, Bill Kandas 272-1906 or Bill Rekouniotis 673-0424.


Presents its Annual Family Barbecue
For members, their guests, and prospective members
Sunday, August 26th
5:00 p.m.
Prophet Elias Pavilion

Menu: NY Strip Steak-Certified Angus Beef, patates, corn, salata, roll, fruit, soft drinks & coffee **Pitas, pastries, desserts and other personal favorites are welcomed! **

Adults $15.00
Children Under 12 $10.00


Please remember to have your information for the weekly Bulletin into the office each Tuesday, before noon. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

The Metropolis of Denver is proud to host our Second Annual YAL Conference
“Finding A Community in Christ”

The Metropolis of Denver YAL Conference is a young adult led, clergy supported event intended to connect Orthodox Christians from across the country for a unique weekend of faith and fellowship.

We want this conference to be an opportunity for young adults to come together to discuss our struggles and remember we are not alone in them. Through a series of speakers and social events, our aim is to create an atmosphere of safety and support while emphasizing our shared experiences in our walk with Christ. We will focus conversations on everyday issues that are faced by typical people and how those issues impact our Faith.

This is an annual event meant to compliment a year-round calendar of ministry within the Metropolis of Denver- curated by young adults for young adults. Our hope is to build a strong community across the Metropolis and the country that continues to come together to experience life in the Church.

Registration is open to all young adults no longer in high school aged 18-32

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
When: August 31st- September 3rd, 2018

Dear Parishioners,

You should have received by now your Truth in Taxation Notice from the County Treasurer’s Office notifying you of your proposed valuation for ad valorem tax purposes (annual real property taxes due on or before No-vember 30, 2018).

Please remember to check with your County Treasurer’s Office to see if you qualify for any benefits or tax relief under the “Circuit Breaker” tax provisions or any other such laws or regulations. The County Treasurer’s Office and its tax administration have all the necessary forms to fill out requesting the relief you may qualify for regarding your property taxes.

If you qualify for any benefits, it is extremely important that you act as soon as possible and within the designated filing deadlines.
Thank you,
The Parish Council

Downtown Campus Renovation Town Hall

Saturday, August 11th
Holy Trinity Memorial Hall

We need your help! Please come and help us formulate a plan for the down-town campus. We need to prioritize design and implementation based on com-munity input. Have a say in what our future campus will look like!


Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We all have learned of the devastating fires in Attica, Greece that have claimed the lives of dozens of people, injured many others, and destroyed countless homes and properties. We are filled with agony and pain as we watch the hor-rifying images and hear the tragic stories coming from Greece. As Orthodox Christians we must offer hope and support. Therefore, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, we ask all of the parishes of our Holy Archdiocese to offer a special Me-morial Service for those who have lost their lives to this tragedy. Additionally, we ask that our parishes take a special collection on this Sunday, August 5, dedicated to an effort to bring comfort, aid, and hope to those whose homes and communities have been destroyed. Our prayers and our gifts of love will assist those in need and will also be a witness of the strong bonds of Faith and heritage that we share with the people of Greece, especially in this time of

Archbishop of America

For those of you who will not be in Church on August 5, please send a check payable to Holy Trinity G.O. Cathedral and we will send one check to the Arch-diocese. Please mark in the Memo part of the check: Attica Fires Relief Fund

Thank you for your support during this time of need!!


Donated by Greek Festival (Total value not to exceed $3,500)

Donated by Crown Pawn

Donated by Zions Bank (specific event to be named at a later date)

Donated by Bill & Julie Paulos


DONATION $5.00 – Payable to Greek Festival
4 Grand Prizes drawn Sunday at 9 p.m.
Hellenic Memorial Cultural Center
279 South 300 West Salt Lake City, Utah
(winner need not be present to win)

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets are currently available for pick up at the narthex at both churches and at the church office, as they will not be mailed out this year.
We appreciate your efforts in making this year’s Raffle a success!

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