3 THE SHEPHERD • SEPTEMBER 2021 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: 11th Sunday of St. Matthew Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : I Corinthians 9:2-12 ✟ Gospel : Matthew 18:23-35 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: Nativity of the eotokos Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Philippians 2:5-11 ✟ Gospel : Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: Sunday before Holy Cross Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Galatians 6:11-18 ✟ Gospel : John 3:13-17 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Sunday a er Holy Cross Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Galatians 2:16-20 ✟ Gospel : Mark 8:34-38; 9:1 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: Falling Asleep of St. John the eologian Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : I John 4:12-19 ✟ Gospel : John 19:25-27; 21:24-25 one. The team worked a to renovate the storage area ation started with demolition he supply roomwalls.Post that, as lined-up, creating a bigger, graded andmore economical helving and s/s tables.We still atwe plan to complete in the k to the following (yes,we took ks: Spero Tzathas,Mike Platis, d AnthonyKyriakidis. 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 Greetings Church Family! Happy Ecclesiastical New Year! We pray that each and every one of you is healthy and doing well. As you are aware, the choir is start- ing to prepare to return to the lo . We are logistically trying to gure out the safest way to bring our choir members back as well as keep our parishioners safe. We are all eager to return and sing as we know that you are just as eager to have the choir return. With God’s help, we will be with you again very soon. We wish everyone a safe September. In His Service, Katherine Loukatos Meck Choir Master NEWS LOFT FROM THE BAPTISMS AUG 7: Luke Basil Mourafetis Godmother: Christine Mourafetis DEATHS JUL 27: Katherine (Kay) Navrides 89 years old AUG 6: Harry John Georges (Aristidis Ioannis Georgousopoulos) 99 years old MEMORIALS SEP 19: Christiana Harrison 1 year Mary Gikas 1 year CHRISMATIONS AUG 29: Christine Lambros Sponsor: Jennie Huber Creator of the universe, setting times and seasons by Your sole authori- ty, bless the cycle of the year of Your grace, O Lord, guarding our rulers and Your nation in peace, at the inter- cession 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 (Be- ginning of the Indiction). is pi- ous tradition the Church holds be- cause 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 anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recov- ering 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 inking Ortho- dox: Understanding and Acquir- ing the Orthodox Christian Mind, please let Stephanie know via call or text at (619)203-3533. is book was reviewed by Kay Harkins last month, and as she stated: for anyone seeking to wed his or her mind and heart to Christ in His Church, this volume is an invaluable resource. Cost is $27.00 (includes tax). e bookstore sta truly misses our church family; we look forward to reopening once we have clearance from the Parish Council. We have made some nice improvements to the bookstore during the pandemic. God bless you all! Stephanie Mourafetis, Mary Mas- torakos, Pat Tsopanoglou, Collette Pepelis, and Francesca Captain BOOKSTORE 619.405.4958 margueriteapostolasteam.com • DRE # 01381771 IT’S ALL ABOUT GOOD TIMING TEAM Marguerite Apostolas TEAM Multiple offers, bidding wars, and historically low days on the market have been the norm over the past year resulting in a rapid increase in property values. We expect that the rise in property values will hold steady; however, they will not continue to climb as they have. Homebuyers are reaching their maximum loan amounts. Low interest rates are inching slightly higher and recent inflation has offset salary increases, capping the amount buyers can afford to pay. If you are considering selling in the next two years, now maybe thebest time to secure themaximumsales price for your home.