3 THE SHEPHERD • SEPTEMBER 2020 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6: 13th Sunday of St. Matthew Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : I Corinthians 16:13-24 ✟ Gospel : Matthew 21:33-42 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: Nativity of the e eotokos Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Philippians 2:5-11 ✟ Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: Sunday before e Holy Cross Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Galatians 6:11-18 ✟ Gospel : John 3:13-17 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: Sunday a er e Holy Cross Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Galatians 2:16-20 ✟ Gospel : Mark 8:34-38; 9:1 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: 1st Sunday of St. Luke Orthros : 8:30 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : II Corinthians 6:1-10 ✟ Gospel : Luke 5:1-11 one. 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Finally,a effort tokeepourstorage room rying tonot leavepersonalstuff η ανακαίνηση της αποθήκης υ δούλεψε σκληρά ελπίζει να την τάξη, λειτουργικότητα, και , που όντως εξυπηρετεί όλους DIVINE SERVICES DEATHS JUL 29: Sophia Kanakaris MEMORIALS LIBRARY & BOOKSTORE Creator of the universe, setting times and seasons by Your sole authority, bless the cycle of the year of Your grace, O Lord, guarding our rulers and Your nation in peace, at the interces- sion of the eotokos, and save us. – Apolytikion of Beginning of the Indiction e Church has always celebrated the beginning of the New Year on September 1st. e bookstore would like to send warm greetings to all our parishioners for the beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year (Beginning of the Indiction). is pious tradition the Church holds because this was the day that Jesus of Nazareth began preaching the good news of His mission. He entered the Synagogue and read from the book of the Prophet Isaiah: “ e spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has annointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” If anyone would like to begin the New Ecclesiastical Year o with their own hard copy of e Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom (Maroon book), please let me know via call or text or email. It is wonderful to have your own hand-held copy to follow along with Father Andrew during the lives- tream Sunday liturgy. e cost per book is $25.00 plus tax. Arrangements for payment and book pick up or delivery can be made with me. e bookstore sta truly misses our church family during this time of pandemic. God bless you all! And please reach out if you would like a copy of the Divine Liturgy book. Blessings, Stephanie Mastorakos Mourafetis 619-203-3533 smastorakos@aol.com AUG 16: Christina Tzathas 40 days AUG 30: James Vlachopoulos 40 days SEP 6: Sophia Kanakaris 40 days Bill Kanakaris 6 months STEWARDSHIP As another summer season is end- ing, during which our society refers to as “these uncertain times,” as most assuredly they are, we, the Steward- ship Committee, are reminded once again what an honor it is to serve you, the faithful members of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church here in San Diego. We, the Stewardship Committee, would once again like to say “thank you” for your thoughtful and steady support of our stewardship ministry, especially during this trying time. It is not an understatement to say once again that your unwavering support of your beloved parish, through what is most certainly an historic and unique period of Amer- ican history allows the Parish Coun- cil and its many and varied minis- tries to support you, both as individ- uals and families. us, we respectively ask you to help nancially support your church par- ish as we navigate together through this unprecedented and challenging time. On behalf of the Parish Council, the Stewardship Committee once again sends a heartfelt “thank you” in ad- vance for your positive response. Sincerely, John Kalas, Chairperson Fr. Andrew Scordalakis Ben De La Riva, Jim Gilpin, Bill Navrides, Stephen iros, Spero Tzathas Congratulations to Rear Admiral Peter Stamatopoulos on his recent promotion! On June 19, 2020 Peter took command of the Naval Supply Systems Command and is now the 49th chief of the Navy’s Supply Corps. Based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the supply command oversees a worldwide workforce of more than 22,000 personnel providing supplies, services and quality-of-life support to the US Navy. Your greetings help make the pub- lishing of this newsletter possible. Send your congratulatory and per- sonal greetings and announcements for any occasion such as Name Days, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engage- ments, etc., but also messages for sad circumstances and wishing well. Visit theshepherdnews.com to sub- mit your greeting online, or email info@theshepherdnews.com. Thank you for your support! Personal Greetings!