GOYA Saturday of Lazarus Retreat

1:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday April 4th, 2015

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And
whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe?” – John 11:25-26
This years GOYA Saturday of Lazarus Retreat will be one of the most interactive! We will be playing
a life-size version of the Game of Life, or rather the Orthodox Game of Life. As we know: We are
born. We live. We die. But within our lives, we have important decisions to make. Do we just want to
live to die? Or do we want to live to never die? That decision is up to us!

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
815 NE 15th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Call Sampson Kasapakis for Details (954)-467-1515

 

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Pan-Orthodox Vespers Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Fr. Mark Leondis, 561-961-9147, or

Fr. Christopher Metropulos, 561-251-0067

 

South Florida Christians celebrate Sunday of Orthodoxy on March 1

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Faithful Christians and parish priests from all the Orthodox Christian parishes across South Florida will gather at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1, to pray for suffering and persecuted Christians throughout the world. This prayer gathering marking the Sunday of Orthodoxy is being organized by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of South Florida.

“We are truly blessed to be able to come together in prayer this weekend to offer our Christian witness to the world that we stand with our persecuted and suffering brothers and sisters,” said Fr. Mark Leondis, the organization’s president and parish priest at St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Boca Raton. “We invite all Christians to come pray with us this Sunday night during our Pan Orthodox Vesper Service.”

The homily will be offered by Fr. Kirrill Gvosdev, with responses chanted by George Theodoridis, master chanter at the St. Sophia Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Light Lenten refreshments will be served after the service in St. Demetrios’ Community Center. The services will also be broadcast live on the Internet at www.myocn.net.

For more information, contact Fr. Leondis at 561-961-9147, or Fr. Christopher Metropulos, host parish priest and executive director of Orthodox Christian Network, at 561-251-0067. St. Demetrios is located at 815 NE 15th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33304. The parish’s phone number is 954-467-1515.

Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers

SUNDAY  OF

ORTHODOXY

Pan-Orthodox Vespers

March 1, 2015

Saint Demetrios   Greek Orthodox  Church 815 NE  15th Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

www.stdemetrios.org

6pm Vespers  |  7pm Reception

Homily Offered by – The Very Reverend Father Kirrill Gvosdev Chanting by – George Theodoridis, Master Chanter (St. Sophia, Washington DC)

Gathering together to remember and pray for Christians who are suffering and being persecuted throughout the world

Sunday of Orthodoxy Poster

Congratulations to the Grand Raffle Winners!

Medon Michaelides—The Mercedes

Joel Gold– MSC Divina Cruise

Shannon Smith– Ft. Lauderdale Hilton

And a BIG thank you to John George, Sophia Drakoulias and Marion Koliniatis and to those who supported the raffle.

Festival Thank You!

On behalf of the Parish Council of St. Demetrios, we wish to thank all the volunteers who offered their time and talents to making this years festival the most successful yet!

Truly, as it says in Scriptures, we have moved forward, with “one heart and one mind”, to fulfill our goal of glorifying our Lord by offering hearts and minds to His Church and saint, St. Demetrios.

Epiphany Celebration 2015

You are invited to the Pan Orthodox Celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany

 

Who: Hosted by the Orthodox Christian Parishes of all Jurisdictions From Miami to Fort Pierce and Florida’s South West Coast
What: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Blessing of the Waters, and Diving for the Cross
Where: St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, West Palm Beach, FL
When: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2013

Procession, Blessing of the Waters and Diving for the Cross will Take place at 12:00 Noon Followed by a Luncheon

Adults: $25.00
Children (12 and under): $10.00

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Pope Francis will visit Ecumenical Patriarchate and meet with His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Contact: PRESS OFFICE
Stavros Papagermanos
pressoffice@goarch.org

Date: Nov. 20, 2014

POPE FRANCIS WILL VISIT ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE AND MEET
WITH HIS-ALL HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW

NEW YORK— His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople on November 29 and 30, 2014.  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew extended the invitation to the Pope during His Holiness’ inaugural Mass in March 2013.

Pope Francis is scheduled to attend a Doxology at 4:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT + 2 hours) on November 29, on the eve of the Feast of St. Andrew, after which he will meet privately with the Ecumenical Patriarch. The following morning, Nov. 30 at   9:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT + 2 hours) Pope Francis will attend the Divine Liturgy in honor of the Feast day of St. Andrew. Following the Divine Liturgy, the two spiritual leaders will sign a Common Declaration.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios has been invited to attend this historic occasion. He will be accompanied by a large number of Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, distinguished faithful from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir.

This visit follows a tradition established by Pope Francis’ predecessors, Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, to visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew, the first-called of the Apostles and founder of the Church of Constantinople.

Both church services will be broadcast by the Vatican’s live broadcast services and through the official Vatican website at  http://en.radiovaticana.va/live-rv.  Fr. John Chryssavgis will oversee the Press Office for the Ecumenical Patriarchate while Fr. Chris Metropulos will serve as one of six language commentators to analyze the live worldwide broadcast from the Vatican.

For more information on the visit please log onto www.patriarchate.org.

White Dream

Who:  All are invited

What:  White Dream Gala

Where:  THE WESTIN BEACH RESORT & SPA. 321 N. FT. LAUDERDALE BEACH BLVD. (ROUTE A1A) FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33304 • 954-467-1111

When: 6:30-10:30pm; 12.12.14

 

A FESTIVE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION BENEFITING ST DEMETRIOS MINISTRIES
CO-CHAIRS HELEN CARTIER + ANDREAS IOANNOU + ELENI VARVOUTIS
FOR TICKETS CALL ELENI: 954.895.5076
$75 per guest

 

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Metropolitan Alexios Visit

Beloved Faithful,

We are pleased to inform you that His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta will visit our Parish for our Feastday Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 26.

The Archieratical Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:00am, preceded by Orthros at 8:45.  His Eminence will also be our guest at the brunch following the Divine Liturgy.  Please join us as we welcome his Eminence who will honor us with his presence and service.

We wish everyone a happy and blessed celebration of the our Feast Day, St. Demetrios the Myrrh Bearer.

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