Apolytikion of Great Martyr
Panteleimon, saintly champion and healer, intercede with our merciful God to grant our souls remission of sins.
Αθλοφόρε άγιε, καί ιαματικέ Παντελεήμον, πρέσβευε τώ ελεήμονι Θεώ, ίνα πταισμάτων άφεσιν, παράσχη ταίς ψυχαίς ημών.
This Saint, who had Nicomedia as his homeland, was the son of Eustorgius and Eubula. His father was an idolater, but his mother was a Christian from her ancestors. It was through her that he was instructed in piety, and still later, he was catechized in the Faith of Christ by Saint Hermolaus (see July 26) and baptized by him. Being proficient in the physician's vocation, he practiced it in a philanthropic manner, healing every illness more by the grace of Christ than by medicines. Thus, although his parents had named him Pantoleon ("in all things a lion"), because of the compassion he showed for the souls and bodies of all, he was worthily renamed Panteleimon, meaning "all-merciful." On one occasion, when he restored the sight of a certain blind man by calling on the Divine Name, he enlightened also the eyes of this man's soul to the knowledge of the truth. This also became the cause for the martyrdom of him who had been blind, since when he was asked by whom and in what manner his eyes had been opened, in imitation of that blind man of the Gospel he confessed with boldness both who the physician was and the manner of his healing. For this he was put to death immediately. Panteleimon was arrested also, and having endured many wounds, he was finally beheaded in the year 305, during the reign of Maximian. Saint Panteleimon is one of the Holy Unmercenaries, and is held in special honor among them, even as Saint George is among the Martyrs.
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ALL SUNDAY SERVICE 9– 11:15 AM
JULY & AUGUST (1st-15th) SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
July 26th, Sunday, Saint Paraskevi, Orthros & Divine Liturgy, 9-11:15AM
July 27th, Monday, Saint Panteleimon, Divine Liturgy, 10AM
Aug. 2nd, Sunday, Orthros and Divine Liturgy, 9-11:15AM
Aug. 3rd, Monday, Paraklisis to VIrgin Mary for health of the living, 6PM (submit names of living)
Aug. 5th, Wednes., Vespers for Transfiguration of our Savior (Metamorphosis), 6pm
Tradition of the Blessing of Grapes will take place.
Aug. 6th, Thurs., Orthros & Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration of our Savior, 9-11:15AM (This is the 48th Anniversay of Father Andrew's Ordination to the priesthood which took place at theTransfiguration Church in Lowell, Massachusetts.)
Aug. 9th, Sunday, Orthros & Divine Liturgy, 9-11:15AM
Aug. 10th, Monday, Paraklisis, 6PM
Aug. 13th, Thurs. Parish Council Meeting, 4PM
Aug. 14th, Friday, Great Vespers for the Falling Asleep of the VIrgin Mary, 6PM
Aug. 15th, Sat., Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Falling Asleep of the Virgin Mary, 9-11:30AM