AUGUST 2019
 
Aug 15 THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS.
Orthros & D. Liturgy..9.00-11:00 a.m
 
Aug 18  NINTH SUNDAY of MATTHEW.
Orthros …. 8:45 a.m. D. Liturgy……10:00 a.m.
 
Aug 25 TENTH SUNDAY OF MATTHEW
Orthros …..8:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy …. 10:00 a.m.
The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary           

Concerning the Dormition of the Theotokos, this is what the Church has received from ancient times from the tradition of the Fathers. When the time drew nigh that our Savior was well-pleased to take His Mother to Himself, He declared unto her through an Angel that three days hence, He would translate her from this temporal life to eternity and bliss. On hearing this, she went up with haste to the Mount of Olives, where she prayed continuously. Giving thanks to God, she returned to her house and prepared whatever was necessary for her burial. While these things were taking place, clouds caught up the Apostles from the ends of the earth, where each one happened to be preaching, and brought them at once to the house of the Mother of God, who informed them of the cause of their sudden gathering. As a mother, she consoled them in their affliction as was meet, and then raised her hands to Heaven and prayed for the peace of the world. She blessed the Apostles, and, reclining upon her bed with seemliness, gave up her all-holy spirit into the hands of her Son and God.

With reverence and many lights, and chanting burial hymns, the Apostles took up that God-receiving body and brought it to the sepulchre, while the Angels from Heaven chanted with them, and sent forth her who is higher than the Cherubim. But one Jew, moved by malice, audaciously stretched forth his hand upon the bed and immediately received from divine judgment the wages of his audacity. Those daring hands were severed by an invisible blow. But when he repented and asked forgiveness, his hands were restored. When they had reached the place called Gethsemane, they buried there with honor the all-immaculate body of the Theotokos, which was the source of Life. But on the third day after the burial, when they were eating together, and raised up the artos (bread) in Jesus' Name, as was their custom, the Theotokos appeared in the air, saying "Rejoice" to them. From this they learned concerning the bodily translation of the Theotokos into the Heavens.

These things has the Church received from the traditions of the Fathers, who have composed many hymns out of reverence, to the glory of the Mother of our God (see Oct. 3 and 4).

Apolytikion of Dormition of the TheotokosFirst Tone

In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our souls from death by your intercessions.

Kontakion of Dormition of the TheotokosSecond Tone

Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother of life, He who dwelt in the ever-virginal womb transposed her to life.

 

Welcome to Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church! We are happy you are here. Please feel free to explore our wonderful programs and activities as well as the rich resources we have made available to familiarize you with the Christian Orthodox Faith.Our hope for you is to come to know Christ and His Church. Our mission is to help you on this path to enrich your knowledge, discover the Hellenic tradition as well as the rich treasures of the Christian Orthodox faith. We welcome you with open arms into our warm and family-friendly parish.Prophet Elias Church is included among the Parishes of the Direct Archdiocesan District, under the direct authority, supervision and pastoral care of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.Founded in 1940, Prophet Elias Church, centrally located just north of New York City in Westchester County, is the only Greek Orthodox Church in the City of Yonkers. Our Parish serves the Orthodox faithful in the western part of the county, along the Hudson River, starting from the upper Bronx and extending as far north as Ossining and surrounding areas.We hope you will find the programs and activities we offer helpful and rewarding.


Services Schedule

Winter Services : Orthros 9:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy 10:15 A.M.

Summer Services : Orthros 9:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy 10:00 A.M.

Week Day Services : Orthros & Divine Liturgy 9:00 -10:45 A.M.

 

Words to remember and live by

Fr. Nicholas

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, Rejoice  ( Philippians 4:4)

 


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