The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, February 11th, 2024

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Sunday, February 11th, 2024

16th Sunday of Matthew

 

          Blaise the Hieromartyr of Sebastia

 

Saint Blaise was Bishop of Sebastia.  Divine grace, through which he healed the diseases of men and beasts, and especially of infants, made his name famous.  He contested for the Faith under Licinius in the year 316.  Saint Blaise is invoked for the healing of throat ailments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


Liturgical Guide

 

 

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια…
Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death.  The first-born of the dead hath He become.  From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Hieromartyr Blaise in the Fourth Mode
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος, καί θρόνων διάδοχος…
As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Blaise. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.You are champion of the world.A victor who could turn the nations back.You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant:  O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication,  O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Epistle Reading

 

 

Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

 

Gospel Reading

 

 

Matthew 25:14-30

The Lord said this parable: “A man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more. So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.” As he said these things he cried out: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

 

 


 

Trisagion Prayer

 

Efstratios Planakis (5 years) survived by his children Andreas, Clare, Chris & Beth, his grandchildren Chloe, Lucas, Nikos and Alexandra, and his sisters Koula and Efstratia.

Baby Blessing

 

Maria Kokalias and Charlie Ragsdale present Emilia for her 40 day blessing.

 

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Announcements

 

 

Coffee Hour
In memory of her father Efstratios Planakis, Clare Winkel has sponsored Sunday’s coffee hour.

Prosfora Baking
We invite anyone who knows how to make prosforo to please do so. Thank you for your offering.

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
St. Demetrios will be hosting the Oratorical Festival on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Details forthcoming. Participants may visit https://www.goarch.org/oratorical for details. Judges are needed. If you are interested in serving as a judge, please text or call Danielle Smith at 954-478-3860.

Agape Luncheon
You are cordially invited to the Agape Luncheon to be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday 2/20/24. Chef Nick Manos and his able crew will prepare a delectable meal. Entrance $10.00.

 

Frappe Fundraiser         

 

Bingo  
BINGO, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, AT 6PM.   Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  The Festival is over so join us for a relaxing evening of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 BINGO cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida and Covenant House.  Invite your neighbors and friends.  Sponsored by Philoptochos.
See you on Friday evening, February 16th, at 5:30pm.

Hellenic Cultural Society News

  • The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago and the Hellenic Cultural Society will collaborate on the Society’s South Florida Oral History Project. The goal of the project is to record and preserve the stories of Greek American immigrants (or their descendants). The recordings will be preserved at the National Hellenic Museum’s Collections and Archives Center.

For more info please contact Stavroula Christodoulou isapaul@aol.com or Malvina Currie malvina@hcssfl.org.

 

 


The “Looted Parthenon Sculptures” Presentation

 


 

 


 

 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!  FEBRUARY 1,2,3 & 4

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Year 2024

 

Please fill out a year 2024 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Sunday               2/11     
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
GOYA Souper Bowl of Caring
After Communion              Sunday School
After Liturgy                       Frappe Fundraiser

Monday              2/12
4:15pm-6:00pm                 Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’
& Adult Beginner
7:00pm                              Intermediate Greek -Google Meet

Tuesday              2/13       
7:00pm                              Advanced Greek-zoom

Thursday             2/15
10:30am                            Philoptochos meeting
7:00pm                              Advanced Greek-zoom

Friday                  2/16
6:00pm                                Bingo

Saturday             2/17
9:30am                                DOP meeting
7:00pm                                Parthenon Sculptures presentation

Sunday               2/18      
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion              Sunday School

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, February 4th, 2024

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Sunday, February 4th, 2024

15th Sunday of Matthew

 

                                     

Isidore of Pelusium

 

This Saint was from Alexandria and was a disciple of Saint John Chrysostom.  He struggled in asceticism in a monastery at Mount Pelusium, and became abbot of the monks struggling in that monastery.  He wrote a great many epistles replete with divine grace, wisdom, and much profit.  Over 2,000 of them are preserved in Volume 78 of Migne’s  (PG 78:177-1646); according to some, he wrote over 3,000 epistles, according to others, 10,000.  He reposed on February 4, 440. 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


Liturgical Guide

 

 

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον…
When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity.  And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out:  O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Presentation in the First Mode
Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη Θεοτόκε Παρθένε…
Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos, for from thee hath risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, enlightening those in darkness.  Rejoice, thou also, O righteous Elder, as thou receivest in thine arms the Redeemer of our souls, Who also granteth unto us the Resurrection.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.You are champion of the world.A victor who could turn the nations back.You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the First Mode
Ὁ μήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῶ τόκω σου
Your birth sanctified a Virgin’s womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon.  Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

Epistle Reading

 

 

Prokeimenon. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.
The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Brethren, it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.  We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.  For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.  So death is at work in us, but life in you.Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.  For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

 

Gospel Reading

 

Matthew 22:35-46

At that time, a lawyer came up to Jesus and asked Him a question, to test Him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.” Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is He?” They said to Him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David, inspired by the Spirit, calls Him Lord, saying, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I put your enemies under your feet’? If David thus calls him Lord, how is He his son?” And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Mary Lagonikos (40 days) survived by her daughters.

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Announcements

 

 

Prosfora Baking
We invite anyone who knows how to make prosforo to please do so. Thank you for your offering.

Where are your Festival lawn signs and posters?
Do you have a festival lawn sign or a festival poster displayed? If so, we would love to see it!  Snap a photo and text it to Arlene Touris at 754-900-0000.  We will share all photos that we collect and add them to social media!  Thank you.

Bingo  
BINGO, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, AT 6PM.   Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  The Festival is over so join us for a relaxing evening of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 BINGO cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida and Covenant House.  Invite your neighbors and friends.  Sponsored by Philoptochos.
See you on Friday evening, February 16th, at 5:30pm.

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
St. Demetrios will be hosting the Oratorical Festival on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Details forthcoming. Participants may visit https://www.goarch.org/oratorical for details. Judges are needed. If you are interested in serving as a judge, please text or call Danielle Smith at 954-478-3860.

Hellenic Cultural Society News

  • The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago and the Hellenic Cultural Society will collaborate on the Society’s South Florida Oral History Project. The goal of the project is to record and preserve the stories of Greek American immigrants (or their descendants). The recordings will be preserved at the National Hellenic Museum’s Collections and Archives Center.

For more info please contact Stavroula Christodoulou isapaul@aol.com or Malvina Currie malvina@hcssfl.org.

 

 


 


 

 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!  FEBRUARY 1,2,3 & 4

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Year 2024

 

Please fill out a year 2024 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Thursday             2/1
5:00pm-10:00pm               Festival

Friday                  2/2
noon-11:00pm                   Festival

Saturday             2/3
noon-11:00pm                   Festival

Sunday               2/4      
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
noon-7:00pm                     Festival

 
Tuesday              2/6       

7:00pm                               AHEPA meeting
Sunday               2/11     
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
GOYA Souper Bowl of Caring
After Communion              Sunday School

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 21st, 2024

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Sunday

January 21st, 2024

 

                                                         

 

Maximus the Confessor

The divine Maximus, who was from Constantinople, sprang from an illustrious family.  He was a lover of wisdom and an eminent theologian.  At first, he was the chief private secretary of the Emperor Heraclius and his grandson Constans.  When the Monothelite heresy became predominant in the royal court, out of hatred for this error the Saint departed for the Monastery at Chrysopolis (Scutari), of which he later became the abbot.  When Constans tried to constrain him either to accept the Monothelite teaching, or to stop speaking and writing against it – neither of which the Saint accepted to do – his tongue was uprooted and his right hand was cut off, and he was sent into exile where he reposed in 662.  At the time only he and his few disciples were Orthodox in the East (See also August 13).

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος…
From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions.  O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
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Apolytikion for Maximus the Confessor in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ορθοδοξίας Οδηγέ, ευσεβίας διδάσκαλε καί σεμνότητος…
Guide of Orthodoxy, teacher of piety and holiness, luminary of the world, God-inspired adornment of monastics, O wise Maximos, by thy teachings thou hast enlightened all, O harp of the Spirit. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
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Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.You are champion of the world.A victor who could turn the nations back.You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the First Mode
Ὁ μήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῶ τόκω σου…
Your birth sanctified a Virgin’s womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon.  Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

Epistle Reading

 

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 3:4-11

Brethren, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

 

Gospel Reading

 

Luke 17:12-19

At that time, as Jesus entered a village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said:  “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”  When He saw them He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’s feet, giving Him thanks.  Now he was a Samaritan.  Then said Jesus: “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him: “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Panagiotis Legatos (1 year) survived by his wife Eleni and his family Andreas Legatos, Roula (Tony) Galasso, Christina, Andreas, Stelios, and Anastasios.

Georgia Retsinas (5 years) survived by her children Matheo and Thalia, and by Johnny Kountouridis.

 

 

Trisagion Prayer

 

Stelios, Soula, Roula family of Roula Galasso.

Dimitri Barakakos (12 years) survived by his sister Efi.

Antonios Bourlotos (26 years) survived by his wife Matina, daughter Christina (Michael), Maria (Alex), and grandchildren John, Antonios and Christina.

Christos Hatziyannakis (30 years) survived by his wife Despina and family.

 

 

 


Announcements

 

GOYA BAKE SALE TODAY!
Enjoy some delicious treats while supporting our Goyans. We thank you!

Loving Stitches
Tuesday, January 23 at 11:00am

Pap Corps Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, January 24 at 3:00PM

Souvlaki Prep
A call for help on Saturday, January 27.  We need as many people as we can to make souvlaki for the festival.  Lunch will be served. Please arrive at 8:30am.

Bingo  
SAVE THE DATE:  BINGO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH.   Doors open @ 5:30pm. Kandaras Hall. Sponsored by Philoptochos.

Hellenic Cultural Society News

  • The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago and the Hellenic Cultural Society will collaborate on the Society’s South Florida Oral History Project. The goal of the project is to record and preserve the stories of Greek American immigrants (or their descendants). The recordings will be preserved at the National Hellenic Museum’s Collections and Archives Center.

For more info please contact Stavroula Christodoulou isapaul@aol.com or Malvina Currie malvina@hcssfl.org.

 

 


 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!  FEBRUARY 1,2,3 & 4

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Year 2024

 

Please fill out a year 2024 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Sunday               1/21      
8:30am/9:30am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion             Sunday School followed by dance
GOYA meeting
After Liturgy                     Parish Council oath to office
GOYA bake sale

Monday               1/22
4:15pm-6:00pm                 Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’
& Adult Beginner
7:00pm                              Intermediate Greek -Google Meet
 
Tuesday              1/23       

11:00am                             Loving Stitches
7:00pm                              Advanced Greek-zoom

Wednesday         1/24
3:00pm                            Pap Corps Chapter meeting

Thursday            1/25
7:00pm                              Advanced Greek-zoom

Saturday 1/27
8:30am                              Festival prep-souvlaki

Sunday                1/28      
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion             Sunday School  followed by dance

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 14th, 2024

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.

 

 


 


 

Sunday

January 14th, 2024

 

                                                         

Leavetaking of the Theophany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον…
Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers’ lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Apodosis of Epiphany in the First Mode
Ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτιζομένου σου Κύριε…
When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son.  And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the word.  O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.You are champion of the world.A victor who could turn the nations back.You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode
Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον τὴ οἰκουμένη…
You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: “You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light.”
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

Epistle Reading

 

Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” (in saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

 

Gospel Reading

 

Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth He went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”  From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

 

 

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Ioannis Tsantanis (40 days) survived by his wife Soteria and family.

 

Trisagion Prayer

 

Irini Eleftheria Bacaloudi (6 months) survived by her children Ahmed and Dahlia Lotfi and the rest of her family scattered on four continents.  Her final resting place is in the cemetery of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. George in Cairo, Egypt.

Petroula Papastavrou (6 months) survived by her children Demetrios, Linda, and Sandy, two grandchildren, and her sisters Angeliki Stringos and Ioanna Andriotakis Lambiris.

Andonis Economou (2 years) survived by his wife Demetra, daughter Anna, grandsons Zachary and Alexander.

Betty Galanis (2 years) survived by her children and grandchildren.

Dionysios Tetenes (2 years) survived by his wife Angeliki.

Joakim Joanides (3 years) survived by his wife Marigo, daughter Joanna, and grandson Constantinos.

George Stringos (5 years) survived by his wife Angeliki, sons Emmanuel and George (Tracey), and grandson George.

Athina Sclavounos (6 years) and Spiros Sclavounos (22 years) survived by daughters Vicky Vittoratos and Angeliki Tetenes and family.

Kostas Giannomoros (13 years) survived by his wife Penny and his son Panayiotis.

Demetrios Kapakos (35 years) survived by his children and grandchildren.

 

 


Announcements

 

Announcements

 

Coffee Hour
In loving memory of her husband Ioannis, Soteria Tsantanis has sponsored this Sunday’s coffee hour.

Agape Luncheon
The Agape Fellowship will meet for its monthly luncheon at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Chef Nick Manos and his able crew (Andrew, Bessie, Cindy, Eva and Sue/Sophia) will prepare a delectable meal of shrimp with all the trimmings. Ice cream and dessert will follow. President Cleo Georgakakis will welcome you, Maestra Maria Jordan will play the piano and Alexandra Nichols will be the MC. Fee is $10.00 per person. Happy New Year to All. Peace…

Bingo  
SAVE THE DATE:  BINGO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH.   Doors open @ 5:30pm. Kandaras Hall. Sponsored by Philoptochos.

Hellenic Cultural Society News

 

  • The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago and the Hellenic Cultural Society will collaborate on the Society’s South Florida Oral History Project. The goal of the project is to record and preserve the stories of Greek American immigrants (or their descendants). The recordings will be preserved at the National Hellenic Museum’s Collections and Archives Center.

On Friday January 12th, Dr. Katherine Kelaidis, the NHM Director of Research and Content and J. Bucher, the Collections and Archives Manager, will lead a 1hour virtual training for interested parties (time to be announced). All are welcome.

For more info please contact Stavroula Christodoulou isapaul@aol.com or Malvina Currie malvina@hcssfl.org.

 

  • The Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Tampa and the Festival of the Arts in Boca Raton present “Socrates Now”  by Yannis Simonides at 5:30 PM on January 18, 2024 at FAU Theater 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. The event is free and open to the public, however, seat reservations are required: https://fauevenuts.uiversitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=6019

“Socrates Now” is an eighty minute solo performance-discourse which captures the essence of the socratic ethic in an accessible and engaging manner. You are invited to take a seat at the People’s  Court in the Agora of Ancient Athens as Socrates goes on trial for his life being judged by a jury of 500 male citizens in 399 B.C. Hear the philosopher face his accusers with his trademark wit, incisive logic and the courage of his ideals. Consider his arguments on virtue, justice, politics, corruption, civic duty, love, life and hope in the face of death and draw your own judgement. Enjoy the post-performance opportunity to discuss with the actor the ramifications of your verdict. The actor YANNIS SIMONIDES was born in Constantinople and was raised in Athens. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale School of Drama. He has served as professor and chair of the undergraduate Drama Department at the New York University [NYU] Tisch School of the Arts and is a founding director of the Greek Theatre of New York. Simonides has been awarded an Emmy  by the American Academy of Televisioin Arts and Sciences and has been named Ambassador of Hellenism by the City of Athens for his lifelong service to Greek Arts and Letters worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!  FEBRUARY 1,2,3 & 4

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Form

Please fill out a year 2023 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Sunday               1/14      
8:30am/9:30am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion             Sunday School  

Monday               1/15
4:15pm-6:00pm                 Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’
& Adult Beginner
7:00pm                              Intermediate Greek -Google Meet
 
Tuesday               1/16       

11:30am                            Agape
7:00pm                              Advanced Greek-zoom

Thursday            1/18
7:00pm                              Advanced Greek-zoom

Sunday                1/21      
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion             Sunday School  followed by dance

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 7th, 2024

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.

 

 


 

 

EPIPHANY CELEBRATION
Saturday, January 6, 2024

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

 

Location: Beach Pavilion at Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Florida 33308

9:00am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of the Water.

Doves will be released and then the divers will dive for the Cross.

Immediately following service, refreshments  will be served on the pier at Anglins beach Cafe.

Please sign waiver prior or at location if you would like to dive for the Cross.  All ages are welcome to dive for the Cross.

 

 

 


 

Sunday

January 7th, 2024

 

                                                         

Synaxis of John the Holy Glorious Prophet, Baptist, & Forerunner

 

Today we celebrate the Synaxis in honour of the most sacred Forerunner, since he ministered at the Mystery of the Divine Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου…
Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead.  And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body.  Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Theophany in the First Mode
Ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτιζομένου σου Κύριε…
When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son.  And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the word.  O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Synaxis of John the Forerunner in the Second Mode
Μνήμη δικαίου μέτ’ ἐγκωμίων…
The memory of the just is celebrated with hymns of praise, but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient for thee, O Forerunner; for thou hast proved to be truly even more venerable than the Prophets, since thou was granted to baptize in the running waters Him Whom they proclaimed.  Wherefore, having contested for the truth, thou didst rejoice to announce the good tidings even to those in Hades:  that God hath appeared in the flesh, taking away the sin of the world and granting us great mercy.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.You are champion of the world.A victor who could turn the nations back.You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios,
intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode
Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον τὴ οἰκουμένη…
You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: “You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light.”
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

Epistle Reading

 

 

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1.
The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord.
Verse: Oh God, hear my cry.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 19:1-8

In those days, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.” And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve of them in all. And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, arguing and pleading about the kingdom of God.

 

Gospel Reading

 

 

John 1:29-34

At that time, John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, for He was before me.’ I myself did not know Him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that He might be revealed to Israel.” And John bore witness, “I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven, and it remained on Him. I myself did not know Him; but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

 

 

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Evgenia Griva, Presvytera (40 days) survived by her daughter Fotini (Nick) and by his grandson Ioannis.

Vasilios Papadimitriou (1 year) survived by his wife Alexandra, his children Amalia (Chris), Vasiliki (Alberto), and Dimitrios and by his grandchildren Alexandra, Christian, and Marco.

Evridiki Gialis (1 year) survived by her parents, her brother, and her fiance Panagiotis Golfinopoulos.

Markos Hatzikostantis (4 years) survived by his children, grandchildren, and siblings.

Konstantina Lymberis (22 years) survived by her children, her sister, nephews and nieces.

 

Trisagion Prayer

 

Loukis Petrides (1 year) and Ioulia Petrides (15 years) survived by their daughter Stella Lycouris.

Mitchell James Thermis (3 years) brother of Sophia Thermis, husband of Loretta, uncle and great uncle of 4 generations.

Ariadna Palacios (7 years) survived by her daughter Theodora.

 

 

 


Announcements

 

Coffee Hour
In memory of Presvytera Evgenia Griva, her daughter Fotini is sponsoring this Sunday’s coffee hour.

HDF
Practice Saturday 1/6/24 3-7pm.

Wanted
Ladies who have missed baking for our Festival.
Philoptochos will be baking for the first time in several years!  If you  have missed shaping our cookies and hearing how wonderful they are,get ready. You are invited to come on Wednesday January 10th any time after 9:30am.  Join us for a morning of fun, socializing,and conversation.  We will only be making Koulourakia this year. Our goal is 3,000 cookies!  Please come and join us   to meet our goal.

Also, remember to sign up early if you want to work at the Bakery during the festival. It is important to sign up ahead of time so we can properly cover the days.  Thank you for your dedication to these projects.

Agape Luncheon
The Agape Fellowship will meet for its monthly luncheon at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Chef Nick Manos and his able crew (Andrew, Bessie, Cindy, Eva and Sue/Sophia) will prepare a delectable meal of shrimp with all the trimmings. Ice cream and dessert will follow. President Cleo Georgakakis will welcome you, Maestra Maria Jordan will play the piano and Alexandra Nichols will be the MC. Fee is $10.00 per person. Happy New Year to All. Peace…

Hellenic Cultural Society News

  • The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago and the Hellenic Cultural Society will collaborate on the Society’s South Florida Oral History Project. The goal of the project is to record and preserve the stories of Greek American immigrants (or their descendants). The recordings will be preserved at the National Hellenic Museum’s Collections and Archives Center.

On Friday January 12th, Dr. Katherine Kelaidis, the NHM Director of Research and Content and J. Bucher, the Collections and Archives Manager, will lead a 1hour virtual training for interested parties (time to be announced). All are welcome.

For more info please contact Stavroula Christodoulou isapaul@aol.com or Malvina Currie malvina@hcssfl.org.

 

  • The Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Tampa and the Festival of the Arts in Boca Raton present “Socrates Now”  by Yannis Simonides at 5:30 PM on January 18, 2024 at FAU Theater 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. The event is free and open to the public, however, seat reservations are required: https://fauevenuts.uiversitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=6019

“Socrates Now” is an eighty minute solo performance-discourse which captures the essence of the socratic ethic in an accessible and engaging manner. You are invited to take a seat at the People’s  Court in the Agora of Ancient Athens as Socrates goes on trial for his life being judged by a jury of 500 male citizens in 399 B.C. Hear the philosopher face his accusers with his trademark wit, incisive logic and the courage of his ideals. Consider his arguments on virtue, justice, politics, corruption, civic duty, love, life and hope in the face of death and draw your own judgement. Enjoy the post-performance opportunity to discuss with the actor the ramifications of your verdict. The actor YANNIS SIMONIDES was born in Constantinople and was raised in Athens. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale School of Drama. He has served as professor and chair of the undergraduate Drama Department at the New York University [NYU] Tisch School of the Arts and is a founding director of the Greek Theatre of New York. Simonides has been awarded an Emmy  by the American Academy of Televisioin Arts and Sciences and has been named Ambassador of Hellenism by the City of Athens for his lifelong service to Greek Arts and Letters worldwide.

 

 

 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!  FEBRUARY 1,2,3 & 4

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Form

Please fill out a year 2023 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Saturday               1/6        Holy Theophany
8:30am/9:30am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy at Lauderdale by the Sea Pier
3:00pm-7:00pm                  HDF practice

Sunday                  1/7    
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Parish Vasilopita
After Communion              Sunday School followed by dance
12:00noon                         GOYA Meeting

Monday                1/8
4:15pm-6:00pm                 Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’
& Adult Beginner
7:00pm                              Intermediate Greek -Google Meet
 
Tuesday               1/9       

7:00pm                              Advanced Greek-zoom

Wednesday        1/10
9:30am                              Philoptochos baking
6:30pm                              DOP meeting

Thursday            1/11
6:30pm                              Philoptochos meeting
7:00pm                              Advanced Greek-zoom

Sunday               1/14      
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
 After Communion             Sunday School  

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, December 31th, 2023

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.

 

 


 

 

 

We wish everyone health and happiness in the coming New Year!

 

 


 

December 31th, 2023

 

Sunday before Epiphany

 

 

                                                         

Melania the Younger, Nun of Rome

 

Saint Melania the Younger, who was born in 388, was the grand-daughter of Saint Melania the Elder (see June 8). Her father Publicola was an Eparch of Rome. She was joined in wedlock to a husband and became the mother of two children, both of which she lost shortly thereafter. Thus, having agreed with her husband to pass the rest of their lives in abstinence and chastity, and taking her mother Albina with her, she went off to Africa. They ransomed 8,000 captives; furthermore, they built two monasteries – one for men and one for women – in the city of Tagaste, which was in the district of Tunis. After seven years they moved to Jerusalem. Thereafter Melania shut herself up in a small and narrow hermitage by the Mount of Olives, and wearing away her body with fasting and vigil, she reposed in 434.

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal First Mode
Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι…
Let us worship the Word, O ye faithful, praising Him that with the Father and the Spirit is co-beginningless God, Who was born of a pure Virgin that we all be saved; for He was pleased to mount the Cross in the flesh that He assumed, accepting thus to endure death.  And by His glorious rising, He also willed to resurrect the dead.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Nativity in the Fourth Mode
Ἡ γέννησίς σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν…Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath shined the light of knowledge upon the world; for thereby they that worshipped the stars were instructed by a star to worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high.  O Lord, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Sunday after Nativity in the Second Mode
Εὐαγγελίζου Ἰωσήφ…
O Joseph, proclaim the wonders to David, the ancestor of God.  Thou hast seen a Virgin great with child; thou hast given glory with the shepherds; thou hast worshipped with the Magi; and thou hast been instructed through an Angel.  Entreat Christ God to save our souls.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.You are champion of the world.A victor who could turn the nations back.You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν ὑπερούσιον τίκτει…
On this day the Virgin beareth the Transcendent in essence; * to the Unapproachable, * the earth doth offer a small cave; * Angels join in choir with shepherds * in giving glory; * with a star the Magi travel upon their journey; * for our sakes is born a young Child, * He that existed * before the ages as God.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Epistle Reading

 

 

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 4:5-8

TIMOTHY, my son, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

 

Gospel Reading

 

Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophets, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’ John was baptizing in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

 

 

 


 

 

Memorial Prayer

 

Eyfimia Tsatsaelopoulou (40 days) aunt of Nina (Tom) McGuirk and family.

Mary Owen (1 year) survived by her nephew Jim (Mary), her godson Jim (Mary), and all those who knew and loved her.
Trisagion Prayer

Evangelos Maounis (1 year) survived by his wife Kathleen and by his sons Sean and Mark.

Florendia Dribakou (2 years) survived by her sister Maria Vlamis.

 

 


Announcements

 

Holiday Blues to Holiday Cheer
It is the season to celebrate the birth of Christ and to bring in the New Year.
Yet we all have loved ones we miss and old acquaintances never to forget.
All are invited to a special workshop dedicated to supporting one another in grief
and in gratitude.
We will meet just after coffee hour on Sunday, December 31st here at the
church (hall).
Isabella Christodoulou, LCSW will facilitate this gathering in the hope and faith
that it will be a healing experience for everyone who chooses to attend and bring
our community even closer.

Stewardship
As year 2023 comes to a close, please take a moment to check if you have fulfilled your pledge of treasure to St. Demetrios Church for Stewardship 2023.
Also, we encourage everyone to fill out their stewardship form for year 2024.
Thank You!

Hellenic Cultural Society News
The Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Tampa and the Festival of the Arts in Boca Raton present “Socrates Now”  by Yannis Simonides at 5:30 PM on January 18, 2024 at FAU Theater 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. The event is free and open to the public, however, seat reservations are required: https://fauevenuts.uiversitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=6019

“Socrates Now” is an eighty minute solo performance-discourse which captures the essence of the socratic ethic in an accessible and engaging manner. You are invited to take a seat at the People’s  Court in the Agora of Ancient Athens as Socrates goes on trial for his life being judged by a jury of 500 male citizens in 399 B.C. Hear the philosopher face his accusers with his trademark wit, incisive logic and the courage of his ideals. Consider his arguments on virtue, justice, politics, corruption, civic duty, love, life and hope in the face of death and draw your own judgement. Enjoy the post-performance opportunity to discuss with the actor the ramifications of your verdict. The actor YANNIS SIMONIDES was born in Constantinople and was raised in Athens. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale School of Drama. He has served as professor and chair of the undergraduate Drama Department at the New York University [NYU] Tisch School of the Arts and is a founding director of the Greek Theatre of New York. Simonides has been awarded an Emmy  by the American Academy of Televisioin Arts and Sciences and has been named Ambassador of Hellenism by the City of Athens for his lifelong service to Greek Arts and Letters worldwide.

 

 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Form

Please fill out a year 2023 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Sunday                12/31       
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Divine Liturgy           Grief Workshop in the church hall                                                 1:15pm                              Bible Study

Monday                1/1        St. Basil the Great
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy    

Tuesday 1/2
7:00pm                              AHEPA Meeting

Saturday               1/6        Holy Theophany
8:30am/9:30am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy at Lauderdale by the Sea Pier

Sunday                  1/7    
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Parish Vasilopita
After Communion              Sunday School followed by dance
12:00noon                         GOYA Meeting

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, December 24th, 2023

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.

 

 


 

 

 

The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!

Merry Christmas!  Kαlά Χριστoύγεννa! 

 


 

December 24th, 2023

 

Sunday before the Nativity

 

 

                                                         

Sunday before the Nativity

 

                            

On the Sunday that occurs on or immediately after the eighteenth of this month, we celebrate all those who from ages past have been well-pleasing to God, beginning from Adam even unto Joseph the Betrothed of the Most Holy Theotokos, according to genealogy, as the Evangelist Luke hath recorded historically (Luke 3:23-38); we also commemorate the Prophets and Prophetesses, and especially the Prophet Daniel and the Holy Three Children.

 

The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

 

The incomprehensible and inexplicable Nativity of Christ came to pass when Herod the Great was reigning in Judea; the latter was an Ascalonite on his fathers’s side and an Idumean on his mother’s. He was in every way foreign to the royal line of David; rather, he had received his authority from the Roman emperors, and had ruled tyrannically over the Jewish people for some thirty-three years. The tribe of Judah, which had reigned of old, was deprived of its rights and stripped of all rule and authority. Such was the condition of the Jews when the awaited Messiah was born, and truly thus was fulfilled the prophecy which the Patriarch Jacob had spoken 1,807 years before: “A ruler shall not fail from Judah, nor a prince from his loins, until there come the things stored up for him; and he is the expectation of the nations” (Gen.49:10).
Thus, our Saviour was born in Bethlehem, a city of Judea, whither Joseph had come from Nazareth of Galilee, taking Mary his betrothed, who was great with child, that, according to the decree issued in those days by the Emperor Augustus, they might be registered in the census of those subject to Rome. Therefore, when the time came for the Virgin to give birth, and since because of the great multitude there was no place in the inn, the Virgin’s circumstance constrained them to enter a cave which was near Bethlehem. Having as shelter a stable of irrational beasts, she gave birth there, and swaddled the Infant and laid Him in the manger (Luke 2:1-7). From this, the tradition has come down to us that when Christ was born He lay between two animals, an ox and an ass, that the words of the Prophets might be fulfilled: “Between two living creatures shalt Thou be known” (Abbacum 3:2), and “The ox knoweth his owner and the ass his master’s crib” (Esaias 1: 3).
But while the earth gave the new-born Saviour such a humble reception, Heaven on high celebrated majestically His world-saving coming. A wondrous star, shining with uncommon brightness and following a strange course, led Magi from the East to Bethlehem to worship the new-born King. Certain shepherds who were in the area of Bethlehem, who kept watch while tending their sheep, were suddenly surrounded by an extraordinary light, and they saw before them an Angel who proclaimed to them the good tidings of the Lord’s joyous Nativity. And straightway, together with this Angel, they beheld and heard a whole host of the Heavenly Powers praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men” (Luke 2:8-14).

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


 

Liturgical Guide
Sunday morning Service

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα,…
Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly:  Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Eve of Nativity in the Fourth Mode
Ἀπεγράφετο ποτέ, σὺν τῶ πρεσβύτη Ἰωσήφ
As the fruit of David’s seed, Mary was registered of old with the Elder Joseph in the little town of Bethlehem, when she conceived with a seedless and pure conception. Behold, the time was come that she should bear her Child, but no place was found within the inn for them; yet the cave proved a delightful palace for the pure Lady and Queen of all. For Christ is born now to raise the image that had fallen aforetime.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Sunday before the Nativity in the Second Mode
Μεγάλα τὰ τῆς πίστεως κατορθώματα…
Great are the achievements of faith!  In the fountain of flame, as by the water of rest, the Three Holy Children rejoiced.  And the Prophet Daniel proved a shepherd of lions as of sheep.  By their prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον…
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Epistle Reading

 

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:9-10; 32-40
BRETHREN, by faith Abraham sojourned in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.  For he looked forward to the city which has foundation, whose builder and maker is God.And what more shall I say?  For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets – who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.  Women received their dead by resurrection.  Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life.  Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.  They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated – of whom the world was not worthy – wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

 

Gospel Reading

 

Matthew 1:1-25
The book of the Genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David the king.And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa, and Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amon, and Amon the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel” (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife, but knew her not until she had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus.

 

 


Liturgical Guide
4:30pm Service

Apolytikion for Holy Nativity in the Fourth Mode
Ἡ γέννησίς σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἀνέτειλε τῷ κόσμῳ, τὸ φῶς τὸ τῆς γνώσεως· ἐν αὐτῇ γὰρ οἱ τοῖς ἄστροις λατρεύοντες, ὑπὸ ἀστέρος ἐδιδάσκοντο· σὲ προσκυνεῖν, τὸν Ἥλιον τῆς δικαιοσύνης, καὶ σὲ γινώσκειν ἐξ ὕψους ἀνατολήν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.
Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath shined the light of knowledge upon the world; for thereby they that worshipped the stars were instructed by a star to worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high.  O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν ὑπερούσιον τίκτει, καὶ ἡ γῆ τὸ Σπήλαιον, τῷ ἀπροσίτῳ προσάγει. Ἄγγελοι μετὰ Ποιμένων δοξολογοῦσι. Μάγοι δὲ μετὰ ἀστέρος ὁδοιποροῦσι· δι’ ἡμᾶς γὰρ ἐγεννήθη, Παιδίον νέον, ὁ πρὸ αἰώνων Θεός
Today, the Virgin bears Him who is transcendent, and the earth presents the cave to Him who is beyond reach. Angels, along with shepherds glorify Him. The Magi make their way to Him by a star. For a new child has been born for us, the God before all ages.

 

Epistle Reading

 

St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 4:4-7

Brethren, when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then also an heir of God through Christ.

 

Gospel Reading

 

Matthew 2:1-12

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: ‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.'”Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

 


Announcements

 

Celebrating the Nativity
Church Services on Sunday, December 24th
8:30am Orthros
9:30am Divine Liturgy:
4:30pm Orthros and Divine Liturgy of the Nativity
Please note, there will not be church service on Monday, December 25th as the Divine Liturgy of the Nativity will be chanted on Christmas Eve.

Philoptochos Baked Goods Preorders
Vasilopitas that were Preordered will be available for pick up on Sundays, December 17th and December 24th (after morning Liturgy ONLY) after church in the Kandaras Hall.  Others will be sold on the 17th and 24th  (after morning Liturgy ONLY) or until the supply is exhausted.

Holiday Blues to Holiday Cheer
It is the season to celebrate the birth of Christ and to bring in the New Year.
Yet we all have loved ones we miss and old acquaintances never to forget.
All are invited to a special workshop dedicated to supporting one another in grief
and in gratitude.
We will meet just after coffee hour on Sunday, December 31st here at the
church (hall).
Isabella Christodoulou, LCSW will facilitate this gathering in the hope and faith
that it will be a healing experience for everyone who chooses to attend and bring
our community even closer.

Stewardship
As year 2023 comes to a close, please take a moment to check if you have fulfilled your pledge of treasure to St. Demetrios Church for Stewardship 2023.
Also, we encourage everyone to fill out their stewardship form for year 2024.
Thank You!

Hellenic Cultural Society News
The Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Tampa and the Festival of the Arts in Boca Raton present “Socrates Now”  by Yannis Simonides at 5:30 PM on January 18, 2024 at FAU Theater 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. The event is free and open to the public, however, seat reservations are required: https://fauevenuts.uiversitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=6019

“Socrates Now” is an eighty minute solo performance-discourse which captures the essence of the socratic ethic in an accessible and engaging manner. You are invited to take a seat at the People’s  Court in the Agora of Ancient Athens as Socrates goes on trial for his life being judged by a jury of 500 male citizens in 399 B.C. Hear the philosopher face his accusers with his trademark wit, incisive logic and the courage of his ideals. Consider his arguments on virtue, justice, politics, corruption, civic duty, love, life and hope in the face of death and draw your own judgement. Enjoy the post-performance opportunity to discuss with the actor the ramifications of your verdict. The actor YANNIS SIMONIDES was born in Constantinople and was raised in Athens. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale School of Drama. He has served as professor and chair of the undergraduate Drama Department at the New York University [NYU] Tisch School of the Arts and is a founding director of the Greek Theatre of New York. Simonides has been awarded an Emmy  by the American Academy of Televisioin Arts and Sciences and has been named Ambassador of Hellenism by the City of Athens for his lifelong service to Greek Arts and Letters worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Form

Please fill out a year 2023 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Sunday               12/24      
8:30am/9:30am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday               12/24      Christmas Eve
4:30pm                               Orthros and Divine Liturgy of the Nativity of Jesus Christ

Monday               12/25      Christmas Day   
Merry Christmas

Sunday                12/31       
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Divine Liturgy            Grief Workshop
1:15pm                               Bible Study

Monday                1/1        St. Basil the Great
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy    

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, December 10th, 2023

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.

 

 


 

 

 

December 10th, 2023

 

10th Sunday of Luke

 

 

                                                            Menas, Hermogenes, & Eugraphos, Martyrs of Alexandria

                            

Saint Menas, according to the Synaxaristes, had Athens as his homeland. He was a military officer, an educated man and skilled in speech, wherefore he was surnamed Kallikelados (“most eloquent”); Eugraphus was his scribe. Both had Christian parents. The Emperor Maximinus (he was the successor of Alexander Severus, and reigned from 235 to 238) sent Saint Menas to Alexandria to employ his eloquence to end a certain strife among the citizens. Saint Menas, having accomplished this, also employed his eloquence to strengthen the Christians in their faith, which when Maximinus heard, he sent Hermogenes, who was an eparch born to unbelievers to turn Menas away from Christ. But Hermogenes rather came to the Faith of Christ because of the miracles wrought by Saint Menas. Saints Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes received the crown of martyrdom in the year 235.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον…
When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity.  And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out:  O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Δι ἐγκρατείας, τῶν παθῶν τὰς πυριφλέκτους…
Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles the fiery ragings and fierce motions of the passions, the staunch Martyrs of Christ God laid hold on the graces to drive off the pains and illnesses of the sick and work wonders both while living and after death.  Strange indeed is the miracle!  That these bare bones should pour forth such overflowing streams of cures.  Glory be to our only God.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον…
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Epistle Reading

 

Prokeimenon. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6:10-17

Brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand, therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Gospel Reading

 

Luke 13:10-17

At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, He called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.” Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” As He said this, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by Him.

 


Baby Blessings

Alexis and Jared Donato present Gia for the 40 day blessing.

Alexander and Dianez Lycouris present Eliana for the 40 day blessing.

 


Shopping for Jesus: Nothing Wrong with Re-gifting!

While many ‘celebrate’ Christmas, is Christ Himself at the forefront of the festivities? Is His coming into the world—with all of its magnificent consequences—pondered, bringing joy into the hearts of those who confess Him as Lord? The period can easily devolve into an annual excuse for lavish get-togethers and opulent gift exchanges—basically, celebrations of hollow excess.  When we confess, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life,” (John 3:16) we understand that any gift-giving during the season should be in the spirit of God’s never-ending philanthropy. Anything we ‘give’ was first given to us from God. Therefore, we are simply re-gifting the blessings we’ve received! Like the Magi, we are also to offer gifts to the Savior in ways particular to our capabilities—remembering the family member, the friend, the stranger, and—especially—the least of our brethren through loving gestures of prayer, goodwill, and material generosity. Christ tells us, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” (Acts 20:35) and in reflecting His love at Christmas, we give back to His Church, His people, and His creation, offering ourselves as loyal subjects of Him—the newborn King! At the Vesperal Hymns of Christmas, we hear:

What shall we offer you, O Christ?
Who for our sake appeared on earth as a human?
Every creature made by you offers you thanksgiving,
The angels offer you a hymn,
The heavens, a star,
The magi, gifts,
The shepherds, their wonder,
The earth, its cave,
The wilderness, a manger,
And we offer to you a Virgin Mother.

Together, make a list of all the things that God has blessed your family with. Consider how you can use these gifts to give back to Him this Christmas season. This can involve using your time, talents, and treasures as loving, humble offerings on behalf of Christ the Lord. So what will you give?

From https://www.goarch.org/-/celebrating-the-nativity-as-a-family

 

 


Announcements

Candle Prices
As of Sunday, December 3rd, the cost of the 7-day glass candle increased to $10.  The cost of the 15″ tall beeswax candle increased to $5.00.

Feast Day of  St. Spyridon the Wonderworker
Tuesday, December 12. Orthros 9:am; Divine Liturgy 10:00am.

Philoptochos Baked Goods Preorders
Vasilopitas that were Preordered will be available for pick up on Sundays, December 10th and 17th after church in the Kandaras Hall.  Others will be sold on the 10th and 17th  or until the supply is exhausted.

 

 

 


St. Demetrios Christmas Pageant and Party
Saturday, December 9th.

 

 

 


 

 


Holiday Orders

As the holidays are fast approaching now is the time to put in your order for Vasilopita and Finikia/Melomakarona.  Order your Holiday Goodies today.

 

 

 


GOYA Fundraiser

 

 

 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint  Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Form

Please fill out a year 2023 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Saturday            12/9
6:30pm                              Christmas Pageant and Party

Sunday              12/10       
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Holy Communion      Sunday School followed by Dance
1:15pm                               Bible Study    

Monday              12/11
4:15pm-6:00pm                 Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
7:00pm                              Intermediate Modern Greek over Google Meet

Tuesday             12/12      Feast Day of St. Spyridon the Wonderworker
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
7:00pm                              Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           12/14       
10:30am                            Philoptochos meeting
7:00pm                              Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Sunday               12/17       
8:30am/9:30am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Holy Communion      Sunday School followed by Dance
After Liturgy                       Parish Council election
1:15pm                               Bible Study      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.

 

 


 

 

 

December 3rd, 2023

 

14th Sunday of Luke

 

 

                                                                                          

The Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonias) was a contemporary of the Prophet Jeremiah and the Prophetess Oldama. He was from the tribe of Simeon, and was the ninth of the Twelve Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. The prophet lived at the royal court, where he preached repentance and helped King Josiah eliminate idol-worship.

He prophesied about the calamities that were to come for the people of Judea and the surrounding regions: Gaza, Ascalon, Crete, and against the Moabites, the Ammonites and the Ninevites.

 

                                                                                                                                                                 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων…
Although the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers guarded Your most pure body, You arose on the third day, O Savior, giving life to the world. For this reason, the heavenly powers cried out to you, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, only Lover of Mankind!
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …
Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον…
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Epistle Reading

 

Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 5:8-19

Brethren, walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do in secret; but when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.” Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart.

Gospel Reading

 

Luke 18:35-43

At that time, as Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to Him; and when he came near, He asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

 


Memorial Prayer

 

Perry Stamm (40 days) survived by his children Andrew, Ashley and Amanda, his grandson Leo, his mother Pauline, and his siblings Anthony and Pamela.

Trisagion Prayer

 

Malama “Molly” Clidas (8 years) and John Clidas (20 years) survived by their children John, Michael, and Mary and  by 4 grandchildren.

Baby Blessing

Parents Amelia and Michael Yianilos and big sister Sophia Beatrice present Marina Thalia for the 40 day blessing.

 


Announcements

Coffee Hour
In loving memory of Perry Stamm, the Stamm family has sponsored the coffee hour.

Candle Prices
As of Sunday, December 3rd, the cost of the 7-day glass candle will increase to $10.  The cost of the 15″ tall beeswax candle will increase to $5.00.

General Assembly
The Parish Council invites you to participate in the decision making process of our church community by taking part in the discussion, on Sunday, December 3rd, during the General Assembly.
According to the By-Laws of the Archdiocese, in order to participate you must be in good standing.
Definition of Good Standing:  A parishioner in good standing practices all the religious and moral duties of the Orthodox Faith is eighteen years of age or over and is current in his or her stewardship and other financial obligations to the Parish. New parishioners may participate if they have been parishioners in good standing for at least three months.

Vespers for the Feast of St. Nicholas
Join Fr. Peter at Hierarchal Vespers on Tuesday, January 5th at 6:00pm at:
St. Nicholas Church
2525 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.
Bishop Sebastianos will preside
Philoptochos News
THANK YOU!
Philoptochos would like to sincerely thank all those who, in one way or another, supported the Thanksgiving bake sale.
We would also like to acknowledge the generous donations from Greek Pastries & Deli, Lester’s Diner and Peter Pan Diner.
With everyone’s help we had a record breaking sale making over twice as much as last year.
Thank you again and may God bless you and your loved ones with an abundance of health, happiness and success in all your endeavors.

 

 

 

 


 


 


St. Demetrios Christmas Pageant and Party
Saturday, December 9th.

 

 


 

 


Holiday Orders

As the holidays are fast approaching now is the time to put in your order for Vasilopita and Finikia/Melomakarona.  Order your Holiday Goodies today.

 

 

 


GOYA Fundraiser

 

 

 


Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

 

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint  Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.

 

 


FESTIVAL Volunteers 2024…WELCOME BACK to one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISER!

Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!

 

 


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 


 

St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

For information, contact:
aleka@insiderstours.com

Book here https://bookme.name/InsidersToursInc/lite/st-demetrios-2024-walking-saints-pilgrimage-deposit

 


 

 

Stewardship Form

Please fill out a year 2023 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 


 


 

Calendar

 

 

Sunday              12/3       
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Holy Communion      Sunday School followed by Dance
After Liturgy                       General Assembly
PapCorps Cancer Fighting Sunday
1:15pm                               Bible Study    

Monday              12/4
4:15pm-6:00pm                 Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
7:00pm                              Intermediate Modern Greek over Google Meet

Tuesday             12/5
6:00pm                              Hierarchal Vespers at St. Nicholas, Ft. Pierce
7:00pm                              Advanced Modern Greek-zoom
7:00pm                              AHEPA meeting

Wednesday       12/6        
6:30pm                              DOP meeting

Thursday           12/7       
7:00pm                              Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday            12/9
6:30pm                              Christmas Pageant and Party

Sunday               12/10       
8:30am/9:30am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Holy Communion      Sunday School followed by Dance
1:15pm                               Bible Study