The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, August 14, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

August  14, 2022

9th Sunday of Matthew

 

Micah the Prophet

 

 

This Prophet (whose name means “who is like God?”), was a Morasthite from the land of Judah. He prophesied more than fifty years in the days of Joatham, Ahaz, and Hezekias, Kings of Judah. These kings reigned in the eighth century before Christ. From this it is clear that this Michaias is not the one who was the son of Iembla (or Imlah-III Kings 22:8), who censured Ahab and was murdered by Ahab’s son Joram, as the Synaxaristes says; for this Joram reigned the ninth century before Christ. Yet Michaias was still prophesying, as mentioned above, in the days of Hezekias, who was a contemporary of Hosea and Esaias, and of Hoshea, the last King of the ten tribes of Israel, when that kingdom was destroyed by Salmanasar (Shalmaneser), King of the Assyrians (IV Kings 17: 1 – 16; 18: 1). This Michaias is sixth in rank among the minor Prophets. His book of prophecy is divided into seven chapters; he prophesied that the Christ would be born in Bethlehem (Michaias 5: 2). In the reign of Saint Theodosius the Great, the holy relics of the Prophets Michaias and Abbacum were found through a divine revelation to Zebennus, Bishop of Eleutheropolis (Sozomen, Eccl. Hist., Book VII, 29).

 

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
ξ ψους κατλθες εσπλαγχνος…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Forfeast of the Dormition in the Fourth Mode
Λαοί προσκιρτήσατε…
In faith, O ye people, leap for joy while clapping your hands; and gather in gladness on this day with longing and shout in radiant jubilance.  For the Theotokos cometh nigh to departing from the earth unto the heights; and we glorify her with glory as the Mother of God in our unceasing hymns.
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
Τή ενδόξω μνήμη σου η οικουμένη…
In the Immaterial Spirit, the whole world hath been mystically adorned upon the glorious memory; and it doth cry to thee joyously:  Rejoice, O Virgin, thou boast of the Christian race.
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 First Letter to the Corinthians 3:9-17

Brethren, we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw – each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 14:22-34

At that time, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.”  And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they entered the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

Memorial Prayer

Nicholas Christos (1 year) remembered by his loving wife Helen, sons Peter and Thomas, daughters Catherine and Eleni, grandchildren Nicholas and Sophia.

Chrysostomos Katsamakidis (1 year) remembered by his daughter Anastasia Katsimakidou and her husband Kiriakos  Mihalopoulos.

Stamatina (Stella) Manikas Copulos (19 years) and Aristides Copulos (6 years) remembered by their daughter Stella Stringer (Scott), Dr. Thomas Copulos (Georgia) and Presbytera Mary Christy (Fr. Paul Christy) and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Stella Manikas Copulos is the sister-in-law to Nicholas Christos.  May their memory be eternal.

Theodore Tetonis (32 years) remembered by his daughter Irene Tetonis, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren.

Trisagion Prayer

Joseph Hinkley Sr. (36 days) remembered by the Hinkley  and Tetonis families.


Announcements

 

Blessing of the School Children
The blessing of our school children will take place this Sunday, August 14, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

 


Coffee Hour
In loving memory of Nicholas Christos, Stella Manikas Copulos and Aristides Copulos, the Christos and Stringer families have sponsored Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


Celebrating Youth
St. Demetrios is celebrating youth in August and September. Our own youth programs, Sunday School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE, JOY and Greek School, will begin, and our students head back to their academic schools. Please support all Youth in the following ways:

1) Help Philoptochos and Daughters of Penelope support Bennett Elementary, a Title 1 school just 1 mile away and run by Principal Danielle Smith, who is also St. Demetrios Sunday School Principal. Donate the following items to the box in the narthex Composition books, Primary composition books, Tissues, Headphones ,Ziploc bags, Expo markers. Or, make checks payable to either organization, or donate at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

2) Donate generously to the Fanouropita on August 28, which benefits Metropolis youth programs like St. Stephen’s Camp, and St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

3) Make sure your college students are present this Sunday, August 7, for a special blessing by Father Peter

 


Programs Registration
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance will take place on Sunday, August 14 and Sunday August 21 in the hall after Divine Liturgy.  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 

Dance Advisory Committee (DAC)
The DAC board is seeking several new parents or grandparents for this very low-stress (90% of the year) position. The main time we need assistance is helping with attendance and occasionally sitting in on practices to make sure everything is running smoothly and with the festival. For the festival, we need help selling the t-shirts (which can easily be done before the festival), collecting money from the dance floor and counting it. PLEASE consider running for the DAC Board as it is impossible for this program to be successful without parent support. Elections will be held on September 11, 2022.

 


BINGO
BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 20, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.   Doors open at 11:30 am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.
See you on August 20th at 11:30am.

 


Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

 

 


 

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

 

Friday                8/12     Paraklesis Service
6:30pm

Saturday            8/13
11:00am                            GOYA meet & greet swim party @ Seasons, Boca Raton

Sunday               8/14
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Blessing of the School Children
Programs Registration
Monday               8/15   The Feast of the Dormitionof the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm                         Luncheon

Saturday             8/20
12:00noon                      BINGO.  Doors open @ 11:30am

Sunday                8/21      

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Programs Registration

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, August 7, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

August  7, 2022

8th Sunday of Matthew

 

The Holy Righteous Martyr Dometius

 

 

This Martyr, who lived during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great, was a Persian by race and an idolater by religion. He was catechized by a certain Christian named Abarus. He went to Nisibis, a city of Mesopotamia, where he was baptized and donned the monastic habit in a certain monastery. He afterwards ascended a mountain and there endured in extreme ascetical struggles, working miracles for those that came to him, and converting many unbelievers. Julian the Apostate learned of these things as he was marching against the Persians in 363, and at his command the Saint and his two disciples were stoned to death, as they were chanting the Sixth Hour.

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode
Κατλυσας τ Σταυρ σου τν θνατον…
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 Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Mode
Μετεμορθώθης εν τώ όρει Χριστέ ο Θεός…
Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure.  Shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending, through the prayers of the Theotokos.  Light-bestower, 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 Grave Mode
Επί τού όρους μετεμορφώθης…
You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse:  Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.

Trisagion Prayer

Thelma Landes Hess (3 years) and Ralph K. Landes (32 years) parents of Joanna Oudin amd greatgrandparents of Benjamin Martin along with Clotilde Oudin (25 years).

Athena Pappajion, Alexandra Pappajion, Elias Chrisovechiotis beloved friends of Joanna Oudin.

 

 


Announcements

 

College Student Blessing
The college student blessing will take place this Sunday, August 7, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

 


Celebrating Youth
St. Demetrios is celebrating youth in August and September. Our own youth programs, Sunday School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE, JOY and Greek School, will begin, and our students head back to their academic schools. Please support all Youth in the following ways:

1) Help Philoptochos and Daughters of Penelope support Bennett Elementary, a Title 1 school just 1 mile away and run by Principal Danielle Smith, who is also St. Demetrios Sunday School Principal. Donate the following items to the box in the narthex Composition books, Primary composition books, Tissues, Headphones ,Ziploc bags, Expo markers. Or, make checks payable to either organization, or donate at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

2) Donate generously to the Fanouropita on August 28, which benefits Metropolis youth programs like St. Stephen’s Camp, and St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

3) Make sure your college students are present this Sunday, August 7, for a special blessing by Father Peter

 


Programs Registration
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance will take place on Sunday, August 14 and Sunday August 21 in the hall after Divine Liturgy.  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 

Dance Advisory Committee (DAC)
The DAC board is seeking several new parents or grandparents for this very low-stress (90% of the year) position. The main time we need assistance is helping with attendance and occasionally sitting in on practices to make sure everything is running smoothly and with the festival. For the festival, we need help selling the t-shirts (which can easily be done before the festival), collecting money from the dance floor and counting it. PLEASE consider running for the DAC Board as it is impossible for this program to be successful without parent support. Elections will be held on September 11, 2022.

 


BINGO
BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 20, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.   Doors open at 11:30 am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.
See you on August 20th at 11:30am.

 


 

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

 

Friday                   8/5       Eve of the Feast Day of the Transfiguration
6:30pm                              Vespers

Saturday              8/6        The Feast of the Transfiguration
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday                8/7      

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
College Student Blessing

Wednesday        8/10
6:15pm                              DOP Meeting
6:30pm                              Paraklesis Service

Friday                 8/12
6:30pm                             Paraklesis Service

Saturday            8/13
11:00am                            GOYA meet & greet swim party @ Seasons, Boca Raton

Sunday               8/14
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Blessing of the School Children
Programs Registration
Monday               8/15   The Feast of the Dormitionof the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm                         Luncheon

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, July 31, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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July  31, 2022

7th Sunday of Matthew 

 

Eudocimus the Righteous of Cappadocia

 

 

Saint Eudocimus was from Cappadocia, the son of pious and most illustrious parents, patricians in rank. He especially cultivated chastity and mercy, the one by never meeting the gaze of a woman, the other by cheerfully providing the needs of the poor. When he was made military commander of Cappadocia, he continued in his righteous ways, showing mercy and uprightness in all his dealings. Having so lived in piety, quietly and without ostentation, he was called from this life at the age of thirty-three, about the year 840, during the reign of the Iconoclast Theophilus. Not long after his burial, his grave became a fountain of unending miracles, as God revealed the virtue that Eudocimus had striven to hide; when his grave was later opened, his body was found incorrupt. His holy relics were translated to Constantinople.

 

 

Joseph the Righteous of Arimathea

 

Saint Joseph of Arimathea was a prominent Jewish leader during the time of Jesus Christ. He is mentioned in the Gospels as being a rich man from Armiathea who was a secret disciple of Christ due to his status in the Sanhedrin. After the crucifixion and death of our Lord, Joseph approached Pontius Pilate out of piety and asked for the body of Jesus so that he might bury it honorably. He, together with Saint Nicodemus, removed the body of Christ from the cross in the presence of the Theotokos and the Myrrh-Bearing Women, wrapped it in a linen shroud, anointed it with spices, and laid it in a new tomb that he owned. This disciple later traveled the world proclaiming the Gospel until he reposed in peace in England. The Church commemorates him individually on July 31st  and along with the Myrrh-Bearing Women and Nicodemus on the 3rd  Sunday of Pascha (the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers).

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
γγελικα Δυνμεις π τ μνμ 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 Eudocimus of Cappadocia  in the Fourth Mode
Εκ γής ο καλέσας σε, πρός αιωνίους μονάς …
The One that hath called thee from the earth to Heaven to dwell * preserveth thy body uncorrupted after thy death, O saintly Eudocimus; * for in living modestly and chastely, O blest one, * thou didst keep thy flesh free of all stain and defilement; * with boldness, therefore, pray unto Christ that we may all 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 Grave Mode
Επί τού όρους μετεμορφώθης…
You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.
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 Letter to the Romans 15:1-7

Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 9:27-35

At that time, as Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, “See that no one knows it.” But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.”And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

Trisagion Prayer

Vladislav Nikolaev (28 days)

Athanasios Matthews (40 days) survived by his wife Peggy, his family, and his sister in law Despina Atsidakos.

Nondas Atsidakos (2 years) survived by his wife Despina, his family, and his sister in law Peggy Matthews.

 


Announcements

 

Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida Lecture and Lunch

 

 


 


Dance Advisory Committee (DAC) The DAC board is seeking several new parents or grandparents for this very low-stress (90% of the year) position. The main time we need assistance is helping with attendance and occasionally sitting in on practices to make sure everything is running smoothly and with the festival. For the festival, we need help selling the t-shirts (which can easily be done before the festival), collecting money from the dance floor and counting it. PLEASE consider running for the DAC Board as it is impossible for this program to be successful without parent support. Elections will be held on September 11, 2022.

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

 

Saturday           7/30
12:30pm                           HCS Lecture and lunch

Sunday             7/31       

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Wednesday        8/3
6:30pm                              Paraklesis Service

Friday                 8/5
6:30pm                             Paraklesis Service

Saturday            8/6         Feast of the Holy Transfiguration
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday               8/7
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, July 17, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

July  17, 2022

 

 

Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council

 

On the Sunday that falls from the 13th to the 19th of the present month, we chant the Service to the 630 Holy and God-bearing Fathers who came together for the 4th Ecumenical Council who assembled in Chalcedon in 451, to condemn Eutyches, who taught that there was only one nature, the divine, in Christ after the Incarnation, and Dioscorus, Patriarch of Alexandria, who illegally received Eutyches back into communion and deposed Saint Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople, who had excommunicated Eutyches.

 

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

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 Sunday of the Holy Fathers in the Plagal Fourth Mode
περδεδοξασμνος ε, Χριστ Θες μν…
Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith.  O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Marina in the Fourth Mode
Η αμνάς σου Ιησού, τυθείσάν σοι…
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice:  O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried.  I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee:  accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice.  Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in 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 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. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 31.11,1.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous.
Verse:  Blessed are they whose transgressions have been forgiven.

 

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 3:8-15

Titus, my son, the saying is sure.  I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men.  But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile.  As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.  Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing.  And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 5:14-19

The Lord said to his disciples, “You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hid.  Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.  Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them.  For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.  Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

Memorial and Trisagion Prayer

Dina Hatzikostantis (40 days) survived by her children, grandchildren, and nephew.

Betty Galanis (6 months) survived by Penny Giannomoros, Christina (Spiro) Angelos, Nick (Denise) Galanis, Spiro (Dawn) Galanis, and 10 grandchildren.

Anna Vitsaras (8 years) aunt and godmother of Peggy Zapantis.

Christos Christodoulou (13 years) survived by his wife Stavroula, daughter Isabel, son Paul (Olga), grandchildren Eddie, Janice and Andrew, brother Nicolas, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

 



Memorial Prayer

Dina Hatzikostantis (40 days) survived by her children, grandchildren, and nephew.

Betty Galanis (6 months) survived by Penny Giannomoros, Christina (Spiro) Angelos, Nick (Denise) Galanis, Spiro (Dawn) Galanis, and 10 grandchildren.

Anna Vitsaras (8 years) aunt and godmother of Peggy Zapantis.

Christos Christodoulou (13 years) survived by his wife Stavroula, daughter Isabel, son Paul (Olga), grandchildren Eddie, Janice and Andrew, brother Nicolas, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

 

 


 

Announcements

 

Coffee Hour In loving memory of Dina Hatzikostantis, the Hatzikostantis and Psaras families are sponsoring this Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 16, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open at 11:30am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments. It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.
See you on July 16th at 11:30am!!


 

AGAPE The Agape meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 starting at 11:00 AM. A delectable lunch of chicken and potatoes, salad and dessert will be offered for $8.00. It is a time of camaraderie and mutual support for the elders of our Community. Please come and bring a friend or two.

 


Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida Lecture and Lunch

 


New in the Bookstore For the Life of the World:Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church. Do you ever wonder what Orthodoxy says about climate change, wealth and poverty, human rights? This document grew out of the Holy and Great Council in Crete and is endorsed by Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Elpidophoros.  Clear, challenging and timely reading for any Christian.

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday           7/16
11:30am                            Bingo

7:00pm                             Movie Night

Sunday             7/17       

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Tuesday            7/19
11:00am                            Agape luncheon

Sunday              7/24
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, July 10, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

July  10, 2022

4th Sunday of Matthew

 

Righteous Father Anthony of the Kiev Caves

 

Saint Anthony, who was born in the province of Chernigov, was tonsured in the Monastery of Esphigmenou on the Holy Mountain, Athos, from whence he was sent by his abbot to Kiev to plant the monastic life in 1013, two years before the death of Saint Vladimir, Great Prince of Kiev. Dwelling at first as a hermit, the Saint gradually drew to himself others wishing to emulate his way of life. When the number of the brethren grew, a wooden church in honour of the Dormition of the Theotokos was built, thus laying the foundation of what was to become the renowned Kiev Caves Lavra. Refusing the abbotship, Saint Anthony entrusted this to his disciples, first to the blessed Barlaam, then to Saint Theodosius, and his whole life struggled as a cave-dwelling hermit. He reposed in peace in 1073 at the age of ninety.

 

                                                                        


 

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 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
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 Romans 6:18-23

Brethren, having been set free from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once yielded your members to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for sanctification.When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But then what return did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 8:5-13

At that time, as Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion answered him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.” And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; be it done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.



Memorial Prayer

George Geane (40 days) a long time member of the St. Demetrios family and AHEPAN, will be remembered by family and friends.

Kay Hampares (2 years) survived by longtime friend Dr. Nelly Santos and son Alex Peterson.

Theodore Nicholas (2 years) Survived by his loving wife Anna, brother Hon. William T. Nicholas (Catherine), daughter Annemarie (Jim), daughter in law Ellen, granddaughters, nieces and their families.

Mother and Baby Blessing

Mr. and Mrs. Vasilis and Konstantina Argeros present Ioanna Kalliopi Argeros for the 40 day blessing.

 


St. Demetrios Ladies Philoptochos Society St. Elpis Chapter 5003 ~ News

Thanks to the loving and generous support of our community, the Saint Demetrios Ladies Philoptochos won the Agape Award for service for the Metropolis of Atlanta at the Clergy Laity Agape luncheon. One chapter in each Metropolis is honored.

 

St. Demetrios Ladies Philoptochos Society St. Elpis Chapter 5003  Mission Statement: 
To help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to assist anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts.
To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars, and other educational resources.
To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs.
To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy, and kindness.

 


 

Announcements

 

Coffee Hour In loving memory of her husband Theodore Nicholas, Anna Nicholas has sponsored Sunday’s coffee hour.


BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 16, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open at 11:30am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments. It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.
See you on July 16th at 11:30am!!


 

AGAPE The Agape meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 starting at 11:00 AM. A delectable lunch of chicken and potatoes, salad and dessert will be offered for $8.00. It is a time of camaraderie and mutual support for the elders of our Community. Please come and bring a friend or two.

 


New in the Bookstore For the Life of the World:Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church. Do you ever wonder what Orthodoxy says about climate change, wealth and poverty, human rights? This document grew out of the Holy and Great Council in Crete and is endorsed by Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Elpidophoros.  Clear, challenging and timely reading for any Christian.

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Sunday             7/10       

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Saturday           7/16
11:30am                            Bingo

7:00pm                             Movie Night

Sunday              7/17
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, July 3, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


Ukraine Relief Fund

https://www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine

 


Happy Independence Day!

 

 

My country, ’tis of Thee,
Sweet Land of Liberty
Of thee I sing…
My Country ‘tis of Thee
Samuel F. Smith, 1832

 


 

July  3, 2022

3rd Sunday of Matthew

 

Hyacinth the Martyr of Caesarea 
Commemorated on July 3

 

The Martyr Hyacinth, who was from Caesarea of Cappadocia, was the chamberlain of the Emperor Trajan. On being constrained by the Emperor to partake of the sacrifices offered to idols and not wishing to do so, he was shut up in prison without food, where he gave up his spirit to God in the year 108.

 

 

Andrew of Crete Author of the Great Canon
Commemorated on July 4

 

Saint Andrew was from Damascus; his parents’ names were George and Gregoria. He became a cleric and secretary of Theodore and Patriarch of Jerusalem; from this, he is called “the Jerusalemite.” He was present at the Sixth Ecumenical Council in Constantinople, which was convoked in 680 during the reign of Emperor Constantine IV (668-685). He became deacon of the Great church in Constantinople, that is, the Church of the Holy Wisdom of God, then Archbishop of Crete. He reposed in 720 or 723. Beside his other sacred writings, he also composed various hymns, among which is the famous Great Canon, which is chanted during Great Lent (see the Thursday of the Fifth Week of the Fast).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

                                                                                    


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First ModeΤοῦ 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 ModeΜέγαν 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 ModeΠροστασία 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. 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 Romans 2:10-16

Brethren, glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.  For God shows no partiality.  All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.  For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.  When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 4:18-23

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

 



Announcements

 

BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 16, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open at 11:30am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments. It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.
See you on July 16th at 11:30am!!

 


New in the Bookstore For the Life of the World:Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church. Do you ever wonder what Orthodoxy says about climate change, wealth and poverty, human rights? This document grew out of the Holy and Great Council in Crete and is endorsed by Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Elpidophoros.  Clear, challenging and timely reading for any Christian.

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Sunday             7/3       

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday              7/10
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, June 26, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


Ukraine Relief Fund

https://www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine

 


 

June 26, 2022

2nd Sunday of Matthew

 

Appearance of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos of Tikhvin

 

According to one tradition, this icon was painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist. It was formerly situated in the famous Church of Blachernae in Constantinople. In 1383, it appeared upon the waters of Lake Ladoga, whence it traveled miraculously through the air to the city of Tikhvin; there, it remained by the River Tikhvinka, and a monastery was built to shelter the icon. In 1613-14 this monastery miraculously withstood the many attacks of the Swedish invaders. In the early twentieth century it was brought to America and was returned to Russia in 2004.  The holy icon is renowned for a great many miracles wrought through it by the all-holy Mother of God, especially for the healing of children.

 

 

Thaddeus (Jude) the Apostle & Brother of Our Lord

 

Saint David, who was from Thessaloniki, lived a most holy and ascetical life. For some years, he took up his dwelling in the branches of an almond tree, exposed to all the elements and extremes of the weather. He reposed in peace during the reign of Saint Justinian the Great, in the sixth century.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                                                                    


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First ModeΤοῦ 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 ModeΜέγαν 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 ModeΠροστασία 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. 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 Romans 2:10-16

Brethren, glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.  For God shows no partiality.  All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.  For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.  When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 4:18-23

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

 



Announcements

 

Loving Stitches The Loving Stitches group will be meeting on Tuesday, June 28 at 11:00am.  All crafters are welcome to come craft, chat, and have lunch.

 


New in the Bookstore For the Life of the World:Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church. Do you ever wonder what Orthodoxy says about climate change, wealth and poverty, human rights? This document grew out of the Holy and Great Council in Crete and is endorsed by Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Elpidophoros.  Clear, challenging and timely reading for any Christian.

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday          6/18
11:30am                             BINGO
7:00pm                              Movie Night

Sunday             6/19

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Tuesday            621
11:30am                            Agape Seniors luncheon

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, June 19, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


Ukraine Relief Fund

https://www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine

 



Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2022

 

 

Honouring the friends of God with much reverence, the Prophet-King David says, “But to me, exceedingly honourable are Thy friends, O Lord” (Ps. 138:16). And the divine Apostle, recounting the achievements of the Saints, and setting forth their memorial as an example that we might turn away from earthly things and from sin, and emulate their patience and courage in the struggles for virtue, says, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every burden, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1).
This commemoration began as the Sunday (Synaxis) of All Martyrs; to them were added all the ranks of Saints who bore witness (the meaning of “Martyr” in Greek) to Christ in manifold ways, even if occasion did not require the shedding of their blood.
Therefore, guided by the teaching of the Divine Scriptures and Apostolic Tradition, we the pious honour all the Saints, the friends of God, for they are keepers of God’s commandments, shining examples of virtue, and benefactors of mankind. Of course, we honour the known Saints especially on their own day of the year, as is evident in the Menologion. But since many Saints are unknown, and their number has increased with time, and will continue to increase until the end of time, the Church has appointed that once a year a common commemoration be made of all the Saints. This is the feast that we celebrate today. It is the harvest of the coming of the Holy Spirit into the world; it is the “much fruit” brought forth by that “Grain of wheat that fell into the earth and died” (John 12:24); it is the glorification of the Saints as “the foundation of the Church, the perfection of the Gospel, they who fulfilled in deed the sayings of the Saviour” (Sunday of All Saints, Doxasticon of Vespers).
In this celebration, then, we reverently honour and call blessed all the Righteous, the Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Shepherds, Teachers, and Holy Monastics, both men and women alike, known and unknown, who have been added to the choirs of the Saints and shall be added, from the time of Adam until the end of the world, who have been perfected in piety and have glorified God by their holy lives. All these, as well as the orders of the Angels, and especially our most holy Lady and Queen, the Ever-virgin Theotokos Mary, do we honour today, setting their life before us as an example of virtue, and entreating them to intercede in our behalf with God, Whose grace and boundless mercy be with us all. Amen.

 

 

Thaddeus (Jude) the Apostle & Brother of Our Lord

 

The Apostle Jude was of the choir of the Twelve, and by Luke was called Jude, the brother of James the Brother of God (Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13), and therefore also a kinsman of the Lord according to His humanity. But by Matthew (10:3), he is called Lebbaeus, surnamed Thaddeus  (he is not the Thaddeus  who healed the suffering of Abgar, as Eusebius says in his Eccl. Hist., 1:13; see Aug. 21). Saint Jude preached in Mesopotamia, Arabia, Idumea, and Syria, and, it is said, completed the path of his divine apostleship by martyrdom in Beirut in the year 80. Written after the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, his is the last of the Catholic (General) Epistles to the believing Jews in the Diaspora. His name (a variant of Judah) means “Praise.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                    


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
ξ ψους κατλθες εσπλαγχνος…
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.

Apolytikion for All Saints in the Fourth Mode
Τῶν ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ Μαρτύρων σου..
Adorned in the blood of Thy Martyrs throughout all the world as in purple and fine linen, Thy Church, though them, doth cry unto Thee, O Christ God:  Send down Thy compassions upon Thy people; grant peace to Thy commonwealth, and great mercy to 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 Plagal Fourth Mode
ς παρχς τς φσεως, τ φυτουργ τς κτσεως,…
As the first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord.  Through their earnest entreaties, keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquillity, through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 67.35,26
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse:  Bless God in the congregations.

 

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2

Brethren, all the saints 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. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

The Lord said to his disciples, “Every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven.  He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”  Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed you.  What then shall we have?”  Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.  But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”

Memorial Prayer

 

Chrissy Demetriou (3 years) survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Trisagion Prayer

Martha Angelopoulos (40 days) survived by her son, grandchildren, and siblings.

George C. Makris (12 years) Survived by daughters Katina and Barbara and grandson Jacob C. Hollander.

 



Announcements


FOR FATHERS’ DAY, TREAT DAD TO SATURDAY AFTERNOON BINGO!
 JUNE 18, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open @ 11:30am.   Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors!  See you on June 18th at 11:30am.

 


Agape Seniors Our next luncheon will be on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:30am.  Come join us for a few hours of camaraderie.

 


New in the Bookstore For the Life of the World:Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church. Do you ever wonder what Orthodoxy says about climate change, wealth and poverty, human rights? This document grew out of the Holy and Great Council in Crete and is endorsed by Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Elpidophoros.  Clear, challenging and timely reading for any Christian.

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday          6/18
11:30am                             BINGO
7:00pm                              Movie Night

Sunday             6/19       

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Tuesday            621
11:30am                            Agape Seniors luncheon

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, June 12, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


Ukraine Relief Fund

https://www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine

 


June 12, 2022

Holy Pentecost

 

 

Today’s feast: the coming of the All-holy Spirit into the world, the completion of the Lord Jesus Christ’s promise, and the fulfillment of the hope of the sacred disciples, which we celebrate today. This is the final feast of the great mystery and dispensation of God’s incarnation. On this last, and great, and saving day of Pentecost, the Apostles of the Savior, who were unlearned fishermen, made wise now of a sudden by the Holy Spirit, clearly and with divine authority spoke the heavenly doctrines. They became heralds of the truth and teachers of the whole world. On this day they were ordained and began their apostleship, of which the salvation of those three thousand souls in one day was the comely and marvelous first fruit.

Some erroneously hold that Pentecost is the “birthday of the Church.” But this is not true, for the teaching of the holy Fathers is that the Church existed before all other things.

That which came to pass at Pentecost, then, was the ordination of the Apostles, the commencement of the apostolic preaching to the nations, and the inauguration of the priesthood of the new Israel. Saint Cyril of Alexandria says that “Our Lord Jesus Christ herein ordained the instructors and teachers of the world and the stewards of His divine Mysteries … showing together with the dignity of Apostleship, the incomparable glory of the authority given them … Revealing them to be splendid with the great dignity of the Apostleship and showing them forth as both stewards and priests of the divine altars . . . they became fit to initiate others through the enlightening guidance of the Holy Spirit” (PG 74, 708-712). Saint Gregory Palamas says, “Now, therefore … the Holy Spirit descended … showing the Disciples to be supernal luminaries … and the distributed grace of the Divine Spirit came through the ordination of the Apostles upon their successors” (Homily 24, 10). And Saint Sophronius, Bishop of Jerusalem, writes, “After the visitation of the Comforter, the Apostles became high priests” (PG 87, 3981B). Therefore, together with the baptism of the Holy Spirit which came upon them who were present in the upper chamber, which the Lord had foretold as recorded in the Acts, “ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days hence” (Acts 1:5), the Apostles were also appointed and raised to the high priestly rank, according to Saint John Chrysostom (PG 60, 21). On this day commenced the celebration of the Holy Eucharist by which we become “partakers of the Divine Nature” (II Peter 1:4). For before Pentecost, it is said of the Apostles and disciples only that they abode in “prayer and supplication” (Acts 1:14); it is only after the coming of the Holy Spirit that they persevered in the “breaking of bread,”that is, the communion of the Holy Mysteries-“and in prayer” (Acts 2:42).

The feast of holy Pentecost, therefore, determined the beginning of the priesthood of grace, not the beginning of the Church. Henceforth, the Apostles proclaimed the good tidings “in country and town,” preaching and baptizing and appointing shepherds, imparting the priesthood to them whom they judged were worthy to minister, as Saint Clement writes in his first Epistle to the Corinthians (I Cor. 42)

                                                                                    


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Apolytikion for Pentecost in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Εύλογητός εἶ Χριστὲ Θεος ἡμῶν..
Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast shown forth the fishermen as supremely wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them didst draw the world into Thy net.  O Befriender of man, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Mode
τε καταβς τς γλώσσας συνχεε…
Once, when He descended and confounded the tongues, the Most High divided the nations;  and when He divided the tongues of fire, He called all men into unity; and with one accord we glorify the All-holy Spirit.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 18.4,1
Their voice has gone out into all the earth.
Verse:  The heavens declare the glory of God.

 

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11

WHEN THE DAY of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontos and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from John 7:37-52; 8:12

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'” Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This is really the prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” So there was a division among the people over him. Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!” The Pharisees answered them, “Are you led astray, you also? Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, who do not know the law, are accursed.” Nikodemos, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee.” Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

 



Announcements

 

FOR FATHERS’ DAY, TREAT DAD TO SATURDAY AFTERNOON BINGO!  JUNE 18, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open @ 11:30am.   Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors!  See you on June 18th at 11:30am.

 


Agape Seniors Our next luncheon will be on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:30am.  Come join us for a few hours of camaraderie.

 


New in the Bookstore For the Life of the World:Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church. Do you ever wonder what Orthodoxy says about climate change, wealth and poverty, human rights? This document grew out of the Holy and Great Council in Crete and is endorsed by Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Elpidophoros.  Clear, challenging and timely reading for any Christian.

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday          6/11    Saturday of the Souls
NO Church Service at St. Demetrios (Fr. Peter with GOYA for  End of Year Trip)
Please attend Church Service at St. George Hollywood or St. Mark Boca Raton

Sunday            6/12         
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Saturday         6/18
11:30am                             BINGO
7:00pm                              Movie Night

Sunday             6/19       

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy