The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, March 13th, 2022

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March 13, 2022

 

Sunday of Orthodoxy

 

 

For more than one hundred years the Church of Christ was troubled by the persecution of the Iconoclasts of evil belief, beginning in the reign of Leo the Isaurian (717-741) and ending in the reign of Theophilus (829-842).  After Theophilus’s death, his widow the Empress Theodora (celebrated Feb. 11), together with the Patriarch Methodius (June 14), established Orthodoxy anew.  This ever-memorable Queen venerated the icon of the Mother of God in the presence of the Patriarch Methodius and the other confessors and righteous men, and openly cried out these holy words:  “If anyone does not offer relative worship to the holy icons, not adoring them as though they were gods, but venerating them out of love as images of the archetype, let him be anathema.”  Then with common prayer and fasting during the whole first week of the Forty-day Fast, she asked God’s forgiveness for her husband.  After this, on the first Sunday of the Fast, she and her son, Michael the Emperor, made a procession with all the clergy and people and restored the holy icons, and again adorned the Church of Christ with them.  This is the holy deed that all we the Orthodox commemorate today, and we call this radiant and venerable day the Sunday of Orthodoxy, that is, the triumph of true doctrine over heresy.                                                                           

 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

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

 

Apolytikion for Sunday of Orthodoxy in the Second Mode
Τὴν ἄχραντον Εἰκόνα σου προσκυνοῦμεν Ἀγαθέ…
We worship Thine immaculate icon, O Good One, asking the forgiveness of our failings, O Christ our God; for of Thine own will Thou wast well-pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh, that Thou mightest deliver from slavery to the enemy those whom Thou hadst fashioned.  Wherefore, we cry to Thee thankfully:  Thou didst fill all things with joy, O our Saviour, when Thou camest to save 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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Τὴ ὑπερμάχω στρατηγῶ τὰ νικητήρια …
To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: “Hail, unwedded bride!”
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

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

 

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40

Brethren, by faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.And what more shall I say?  For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets — who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign enemies 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 killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated — of whom the world was not worthy — wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

 

Gospel Reading

 

 

The reading is from John 1:43-51

At that time, Jesus decided to go to Galilee.  And he found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  Philip found Nathanael, and he said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”  Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”  Philip said to him, “Come and see.”  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!”  Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”  Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”  Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God!  You are the King of Israel!”  Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe?  You shall see greater things than these.”  And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”

 

Memorial Prayer

 

Kiriaki Giannopoulos (2 years) survived by her daughter Elefteria (Platon) Bakatselos, grandsons Dimitrios (Tara) and Aristotle (Melissa) Bakatselos, and great grandchildren Christina, Eleni, Alexandra,  Demitria, Christian, and Sophia.

 

Trisagion Prayer

Constantine Lycouris survived by his son Stephen and by his grandsons Constantine and Alexander.

 


Announcements

 

Luncheon
Today’s luncheon is sponsored by Elefteria Bakatselos in loving memory of her mother Kiriaki Giannopoulos.

 


­Bookstore News 

 

New in the Bookstore:

Pilgrimage and Pascha:  A Devotional for Great Lent

Tending the Gardens of Our Hearts: Lenten Devotionals for Families

Season of Repentance:  Lenten Homilies of Saint John of Kronstadt

 


Agape Seniors
The Agape Seniors will start meeting again!  The first luncheon will be this Tuesday, March 15 at 11:30am.  We look forward to seeing you!

 


Scholarship News

Applications for the Dr. Helene Tzitsikas Scholarship  for students enrolled in higher education as well as applications for St. Stephen’s Summer Camp are open.  More information about the Dr. Tzitsikas Scholarship can be found on the St. Demetrios website www.stdemetrios.org.  Information about St. Stephen’s Camp can be found on their website St. Stephen’s Summer Camp – Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA (atlmetropolis.org)

Scholarship applications are available on line at the St. Demetrios website or call the Church Office 954-467-1515 Monday – Thursday.  Deadlines for all applications are May 15, 2022.


Ukraine Relief Fund

March 3, 2022

To the Reverend Clergy, the Ladies Philoptochos Societies and all the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta:

My beloved Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

I greet you with love in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As we prepare to greet the beginning of the Springtime Fast, I am mindful of the terrible conflict that has befallen the citizens of Ukraine, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, because of the Russian invasion.

Even as we enter a period of repentance, and shall pray more fervently for peace and goodwill to be restored, I am proud to write to you that our Archdiocese has established the GOARCH Ukraine Relief Fund. This Fund (which shall receive beneficial advice from International Orthodox Christian Charities) “…aims to raise $1 million for both immediate and long-term support of the Ukrainian people”. I am also pleased to announce that yesterday afternoon His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America donated $100,000 to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, on behalf of our Archdiocese, to support the efforts of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

This easy to use page available by clicking here https://www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine  allows for an individual to select their donation amount, and then to specify their Metropolis and their home parish. In this way we all–individual persons, families & parish communities–can do our part to uplift the Ukranian nation through prayer and monetary assistance.

To quote His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros’ coming encyclical, “We join our spirit to the spirit of His All-Holiness and exhort all our Faithful: offer prayers and tangible support for all the Ukrainian People, those of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and those of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate, those of the Ukrainian Catholic and Jewish communities, and all who find themselves in the dire circumstances of war.”

Standing with the people of Ukraine, and praying for a quick and peaceful resolution, I remain,

Paternally yours with love and blessings,

+ A L E X I O S
Metropolitan of Atlanta

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

 


Memorial Luminary Lighting Ceremony

4/22/22 (Great Friday) – Honor your passed loved one by purchasing a luminary that will be lit on Holy Friday around our church. Luminaries are $10.00/each, and please only one luminary per loved one who has passed. Daughters of Penelope, Narcissus Chapter #289 will be selling luminaries in the church hall each Sunday, beginning February 27th. You may also purchase by contacting Effie Kirkiles @ 727-534-7474 or egp07@msn.com, or by contacting Diane Paxinos @ 954-304-5913 or dgpaxinos@gmail.com.

 

 


Philoptochos News

2022 Memberships
Annual dues are payable now.  Become a new member or renew your membership @$50 for 2022, as you support the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  Please make checks payable to Philoptochos or use credit cards via Square.  https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

Lenten Outreach
Again this year our Lenten Outreach is for the Ft. Lauderdale Covenant House.  We are collecting gift cards that they can use for clothes and toiletries, rides to work and school, and dinner between work and school.  Please put cards or cash in the box in the narthex or donate online at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/
Covenant House serves homeless teen-agers by giving them a safe place to live while they continue at their home schools and jobs.  They provide job training, education, mental health counseling, and assist with jobs and housing after their clients graduate from high school, so they can develop as independent adults.

 

 


 Pascha Bake Sale

 




 

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!

 




 


 

 

Calander

 

Saturday       3/12          Saturday of Souls
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
1:00pm                            Man of God Movie showing
7:00pm                            Man of God Movie showing

Sunday          3/13         Sunday of Orthodoxy
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

5:00pm              Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers @ Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church 6232 Fillmore Street,                                 Hollywood

Monday         3/14           
4:15pm-6:00pm              Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner @ church

6:30pm-7:30pm              Intermediate Modern Greek -Zoom

Tuesday        3/15
11:30am                         Agape Luncheon

7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Wednesday   3/16
7:00pm                           Presanctified Liturgy

Thursday       3/17          
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Friday            3/18
7:00pm                           Salutations Service
  

Sunday           3/20        Sunday of the Holy Cross
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

1:00pm                           Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Liturgy – 03/06/2022

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The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Please note:  Saturday of the Souls
On Saturday March 5, the Orthros will begin at 8:00am followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.


March 6, 2022

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Celebrated by His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela

 

Forgiveness Sunday

 

 

The Holy Fathers have appointed the commemoration of Adam’s exile from the Paradise of delight here, on the eve of the holy Forty-day Fast, demonstrating to us not by simple words, but by actual deeds, how beneficial fasting is for man, and how harmful and destructive are insatiety and the transgressing of the divine commandments.  For the first commandment that God gave to man was that of fasting, which the first-fashioned received but did not keep; and not only did they not become gods, as they had imagined, but they lost even that blessed life which they had, and they fell into corruption and death, and transmitted these and innumerable other evils to all of mankind.  The God-bearing Fathers set these things before us today, that by bringing to mind what we have fallen from, and what we have suffered because of the insatiety and disobedience of the first-fashioned, we might be diligent to return again to that ancient bliss and glory by means of fasting and obedience to all the divine commands.  Taking occasion from today’s Gospel (Matt. 6:14-21) to begin the Fast unencumbered by enmity, we also ask forgiveness this day, first from God, then from one another and all creation.

 


 

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 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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Mode
Τῆς σοφίας ὁδηγέ…
O Master, Prudence, Guide of Wisdom, Instruction to the foolish and Defender of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it discernment.  Give me words, Word of the Father, for behold, I shall not keep my lips from crying out to You, “O Merciful One, have mercy on me who has fallen.”
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 Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4

Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand.  Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions.  One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables.  Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him.  Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another?  It is before his own master that he stands or falls.  And he will be upheld, for God is able to make him stand.

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 6:14-21

The Lord said, “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men.  Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Memorial Prayer

Kyriakos Kyriakidis (1 year) survived by his wife Vera, two daughters, and his friends.

Trisagion Prayer

Ludmila Petrovna Lukina (1 year) survived by her daughters Olga (Paul) Christodoulou, Anastasia (Sergei) Kuruc, Yekaterina Lukina and her grandchildren Eddie, Janice, Andrew, Lev and Eva.

Theodore Servenes (1 year) of Baltimore, MD.  Family friend of Sophia Thermis.

 

 


Announcements

 

Flowers
In loving memory of her husband Kyriakos Kyriakidis,  Vera Kyriakidis has offered the Altar flowers.

 


 

­­Bookstore News 
Strengthen your Lenten journey with these selections from the Bookstore:

Daily Lenten Meditations by Emily Harakas
Fasting as a Family  by Melissa Naasko
The Lenten Spring by Thomas Hopko
Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann

 


Agape Seniors
The Agape Seniors will start meeting again!  The first luncheon will be on Tuesday, March 15 at 11:30am.  We look forward to seeing you!


Ukraine Relief Fund

March 3, 2022

To the Reverend Clergy, the Ladies Philoptochos Societies and all the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta:

My beloved Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

I greet you with love in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As we prepare to greet the beginning of the Springtime Fast, I am mindful of the terrible conflict that has befallen the citizens of Ukraine, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, because of the Russian invasion.

Even as we enter a period of repentance, and shall pray more fervently for peace and goodwill to be restored, I am proud to write to you that our Archdiocese has established the GOARCH Ukraine Relief Fund. This Fund (which shall receive beneficial advice from International Orthodox Christian Charities) “…aims to raise $1 million for both immediate and long-term support of the Ukrainian people”. I am also pleased to announce that yesterday afternoon His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America donated $100,000 to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, on behalf of our Archdiocese, to support the efforts of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

This easy to use page available by clicking here https://www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine  allows for an individual to select their donation amount, and then to specify their Metropolis and their home parish. In this way we all–individual persons, families & parish communities–can do our part to uplift the Ukranian nation through prayer and monetary assistance.

To quote His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros’ coming encyclical, “We join our spirit to the spirit of His All-Holiness and exhort all our Faithful: offer prayers and tangible support for all the Ukrainian People, those of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and those of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate, those of the Ukrainian Catholic and Jewish communities, and all who find themselves in the dire circumstances of war.”

Standing with the people of Ukraine, and praying for a quick and peaceful resolution, I remain,

Paternally yours with love and blessings,

+ A L E X I O S
Metropolitan of Atlanta

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

 


Memorial Luminary Lighting Ceremony

4/22/22 (Great Friday) – Honor your passed loved one by purchasing a luminary that will be lit on Holy Friday around our church. Luminaries are $10.00/each, and please only one luminary per loved one who has passed. Daughters of Penelope, Narcissus Chapter #289 will be selling luminaries in the church hall each Sunday, beginning February 27th. You may also purchase by contacting Effie Kirkiles @ 727-534-7474 or egp07@msn.com, or by contacting Diane Paxinos @ 954-304-5913 or dgpaxinos@gmail.com.

 

 


2022 Memberships
Annual dues are payable now.  Become a new member or renew your membership @$50 for 2022, as you support the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  Please make checks payable to Philoptochos or use credit cards via Square.  https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/
Bingo
BINGO, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 4, 2022 AT 6:00PM.   Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an evening of fun, food, family & friends!   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Bring your neighbor!  See you on March 4th at 5:30pm!!

Lenten Outreach
Again this year our Lenten Outreach is for the Ft. Lauderdale Covenant House.  We are collecting gift cards that they can use for clothes and toiletries, rides to work and school, and dinner between work and school.  Please put cards or cash in the box in the narthex or donate online at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/
Covenant House serves homeless teen-agers by giving them a safe place to live while they continue at their home schools and jobs.  They provide job training, education, mental health counseling, and assist with jobs and housing after their clients graduate from high school, so they can develop as independent adults.

 


 Pascha Bake Sale

 




 

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!

 




 


 

 

Calander

 

Friday           3/4
6:00pm                          BINGO supporting Feeding South Florida

Saturday       3/5          Saturday of Souls
8:00am/9:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday          3/6 
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

12:00pm                         Celebration of Learning

Monday         3/7            Clean Monday
4:15pm-6:00pm              Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner @ church

6:30pm-7:30pm              Intermediate Modern Greek -Zoom

7:00pm                           Service of Forgiveness followed by a simple lentil soup supper

Tuesday        3/8
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Wednesday   3/9
9:00am                           Presanctified Liturgy

Thursday       3/10           
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Friday            3/11
7:00pm                           Salutations Service

Saturday        3/12         Saturday of Souls
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday           3/13
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

1:00pm                           Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, February 27th, 2022

 


February 27, 2022
Judgment Sunday

 

Saints and Feasts Commemorated 

 

 

The foregoing two parables — especially that of the Prodigal Son — have presented to us God’s extreme goodness and love for man.  But lest certain persons, putting their confidence in this alone, live carelessly, squandering upon sin the time given them to work out their salvation, and death suddenly snatch them away, the most divine Fathers have appointed this day’s feast commemorating Christ’s impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the most righteous Judge, Who recompenses to each according to his deeds.
It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren.  Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we commemorate Adam’s exile from the Paradise of delight — which exile is the beginning of life as we know it now — it is clear that today’s is reckoned the last of all feasts, because on the last day of judgment, truly, everything of this world will come to an end.

To learn more about this Sunday and this Icon visit  https://www.goarch.org/meatfare-learn

 

Saints and Feasts Commemorated 

 

Procopius the Confessor of Decapolis

Saints Procopius and Basil, fellow ascetics, lived about the middle of the eighth century, during the reign of Leo the Isaurian (717-741), from whom they suffered many things for the sake of the veneration of the holy icons.  They ended their lives in the ascetical discipline.

 


 

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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Seasonal Kontakion in the First Mode
Ὅταν ἔλθῃς ὁ Θεός, ἐπὶ γῆς μετὰ δόξης…
O God, when You come upon the earth in glory, the whole world will tremble.  A river of fire will bring all before Your Judgment Seat and the books will be opened, and everything in secret will become public.  At that time, deliver me from the fire which never dies, and enable me to stand by Your right hand, O Judge most just.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 146.5;134.3
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

 

The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2

Brethren, food will not commend us to God.  We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.  Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.  For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol’s temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?  And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.  Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.  Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother’s falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.Am I not free?  Am I not an apostle?  Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?  Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?  If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 25:31-46

The Lord said, “When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.  Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left.  Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’  Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’  Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’  Then he will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’  And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Memorial Prayer

 

Katherine Mermigas ( 1 year) survived by her godson and nephew Dr. Michael Mermigas, a sister in-law Mary Mermigas, niece Marian Chitester, and nephews John, George, Gregory, and James Mermigas.

Athanasios Litsas (1 year) survived by his wife, his children, and his grandchildren.

Luis Salas (2 years) husband of Sandra Louis Salas, father of Kee Ann Salas Devora, nephew of Sophia Thermis, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and cousin of several generations.

Peter James (3 years) brother of Sophia Thermis, uncle, and great uncle of several generations.

Trisagion Prayer

 

Betty “Vasiliki” Galanis (40 days) beloved wife of the late James S. Galanis, is survived by her children Spiro (Dawn) Galanis, Penny (late Kostas) Giannomoros, Christina (Spiro) Angelos, and Nick (Denise) Galanis, and ten grandchildren.

 

 


 

Announcements

 

Saturday of the Souls
The first Saturday of the Souls is February 26, followed by March 5 and March 12.  The Orthros is at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am.  To have the names of your departed loved ones memorialized, fill out a form at church or reply to this email with your list.

 


 

­Bookstore News 
Strengthen your Lenten journey with these selections from the Bookstore:

Daily Lenten Meditations by Emily Harakas
Fasting as a Family  by Melissa Naasko
The Lenten Spring by Thomas Hopko
Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann

 


Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida Movie Night 
Join us on February 26th at 7:30pm  to watch a Greek film (with English subtitles).
For more information contact Malvina @ 954-993-7456, Stavroula @ (954) 899-8455 or email us at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 

 


Celebration of Learning Luncheon

Celebration of Learning luncheon planned for January 23, 2022 has been rescheduled to March 6, 2022. You can purchase tickets in the hall during the coffee hour or download this form.

 

 

 

 


Memorial Luminary Lighting Ceremony

4/22/22 (Great Friday) – Honor your passed loved one by purchasing a luminary that will be lit on Holy Friday around our church. Luminaries are $10.00/each, and please only one luminary per loved one who has passed. Daughters of Penelope, Narcissus Chapter #289 will be selling luminaries in the church hall each Sunday, beginning February 27th. You may also purchase by contacting Effie Kirkiles @ 727-534-7474 or egp07@msn.com, or by contacting Diane Paxinos @ 954-304-5913 or dgpaxinos@gmail.com.

 

 


Philoptochos 2022 Memberships
Annual dues are payable now.  Become a new member or renew your membership @$50 for 2022, as you support the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  Please make checks payable to Philoptochos or use credit cards via Square.  https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

 


Bingo
BINGO, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 4, 2022 AT 6:00PM.   Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an evening of fun, food, family & friends!   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Bring your neighbor!  See you on March 4th at 5:30pm!!

 


 Philoptochos Pascha Bake Sale

 




 

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!

 




 


 

 

Calander

 

Saturday       2/26
7:30pm                           Hellenic Cultural Society Movie Night

Sunday          2/27 
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

1:00pm-2:00pm              Bible Study

Monday         2/28
4:15pm-6:00pm              Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner @ church

6:30pm-7:30pm              Intermediate Modern Greek -Zoom

7:00pm                           AHEPA Meeting

Tuesday        3/1
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Thursday       3/3           
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Friday            3/4
6:00pm                           BINGO

Saturday        3/5           Saturday of Souls
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday           3/6
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

12:00pm                         Celebration of Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Liturgy – 02/20/2022

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The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, February 20th, 2022

 


February 20, 2022
Sunday of the Prodigal Son

 

Saints and Feasts Commemorated 

 

 

Through the parable of today’s Gospel, our Saviour has set forth three things for us: the condition of the sinner, the rule of repentance, and the greatness of God’s compassion.  The divine Fathers have put this reading the week after the parable of the Publican and Pharisee so that, seeing in the person of the Prodigal Son our own wretched condition — inasmuch as we are sunken in sin, far from God and His Mysteries — we might at last come to our senses and make haste to return to Him by repentance during these holy days of the Fast.
Furthermore, those who have wrought many great iniquities, and have persisted in them for a long time, oftentimes fall into despair, thinking that there can no longer be any forgiveness for them; and so being without hope, they fall every day into the same and even worse iniquities.  Therefore, the divine Fathers, that they might root out the passion of despair from the hearts of such people, and rouse them to the deeds of virtue, have set the present parable at the forecourts of the Fast, to show them the surpassing goodness of God’s compassion, and to teach them that there is no sin — no matter how great it may be — that can overcome at any time His love for man..

 

Saints and Feasts Commemorated 

 

Leo, Bishop of Catania



This Saint, who was from Ravenna in Italy, lived during the reign of Leo the Wise and his son Constantine Porphyrogenitus (end of the ninth and beginning of the tenth centuries).  He struggled especially against the paganism and sorcery still prevalent in those regions.

 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

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

 

Apolytikion 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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Τῆς πατρῴας, δόξης σου …
O Father, foolishly I ran away from Your glory, and in sin, squandered the riches You gave me.  Wherefore, I cry out to You with the voice of the Prodigal, “I have sinned before You Compassionate Father.  Receive me in repentance and take me as one of Your hired servants.”
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

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

 

The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 6:12-20

Brethren, “all things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful.  “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.  “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food” — and God will destroy both one and the other.  The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.  And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?  Shall I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute?  Never!  Do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her?  For, as it is written, “The two shall become one flesh.”  But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.  Shun immorality.  Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body.  Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?  You are not your own; you were bought with a price.  So glorify God in your body and in your spirit which belong to God.

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Luke 15:11-32

The Lord said this parable: “There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that falls to me.’  And he divided his living between them.  Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living.  And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want.  So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine.  And he would gladly have filled his belly with the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything.  But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger!  I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.’  And he arose and came to his father.  But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.  And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’  But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’  And they began to make merry.  Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.  And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant.  And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.’  But he was angry and refused to go in.  His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends.  But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!’  And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.  It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'”

Memorial Prayer

Pantelis Sfikas (7 years) and Vassilia Sfikas (7 years) survived by children Chrisanthe, Stamatis, and Anna, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Antonis Economou (40 days) survived by his wife Demetra, his daughter Anna, and two grandsons.

Trisagion Prayer

Michael Homatas (3 years) survived by his wife Anastasia (Stacy) Homatas, and family.

Helen Kappas (3 months) survived by her son Tom (Joanne) Kappas and family.

 

 


 

Announcements

 

Coffee Hour
In memory of her husband Michael Homatas, Anastasia (Stacy) Homatas has sponsored today’s Coffee Hour.


Saturday of the Souls
The first Saturday of the Souls is February 26, followed by March 5 and March 12.  The Orthros is at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am.  To have the names of your departed loved ones memorialized, fill out a form at church or reply to this email with your list.

 


Souper Bowl for Caring
On behalf of GOYA, we would like to thank everyone that was able to donate food and/or funds. We collected a good amount of food which was donated to a local Feeding South Florida food bank in our community.  We also collected $802.14 for IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities)

 

 

 


Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida Movie Night 
Join us on February 26th at 7:30pm  to watch a Greek film (with English subtitles).
For more information contact Malvina @ 954-993-7456, Stavroula @ (954) 899-8455 or email us at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


Philoptochos 2022 Memberships
Annual dues are payable now.  Become a new member or renew your membership @$50 for 2022, as you support the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  Please make checks payable to Philoptochos or use credit cards via Square.  https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

 


Bingo
BINGO, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 4, 2022 AT 6:00PM.   Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an evening of fun, food, family & friends!   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Bring your neighbor!  See you on March 4th at 5:30pm!!

 


Celebration of Learning Luncheon

Celebration of Learning luncheon planned for January 23, 2022 has been rescheduled to March 6, 2022. You can purchase tickets in the hall during the coffee hour or download this form.

 

 

 

 

 



 

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!

 




 


 

 

Calander

 

Sunday          2/20 
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

1:00pm-2:00pm              Bible Study

Monday         2/21
4:15pm-6:00pm              Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner @ church

6:30pm-7:30pm              Intermediate Modern Greek -Zoom

Tuesday        2/22
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Wednesday   2/23
6:30pm                           DOP Board Meeting

Thursday       2/24          
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Saturday        2/26         Saturday of Souls
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday           2/27
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

1:00pm-2:00pm              Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Liturgy – 02/13/2022

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Part 2:

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, February 13th, 2022

 


February 13, 2022
Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

 

Saints and Feasts Commemorated 

 

 

The Pharisees were an ancient and outstanding sect among the Jews known for their diligent observance of the outward matters of the Law.  Although, according to the word of our Lord, they “did all their works to be seen of men” (Matt. 23:5), and were hypocrites (ibid. 23: 13, 14, 15, etc.), because of the apparent holiness of their lives they were thought by all to be righteous, and separate from others, which is what the name Pharisee means.  On the other hand, Publicans, collectors of the royal taxes, committed many injustices and extortions for filthy lucre’s sake, and all held them to be sinners and unjust.  It was therefore according to common opinion that the Lord Jesus in His parable signified a virtuous person by a Pharisee, and a sinner by a Publican, to teach His disciples the harm of pride and the profit of humble-mindedness.
Since the chief weapon for virtue is humility, and the greatest hindrance to it is pride, the divine Fathers have set these three weeks before the Forty-day Fast as a preparation for the spiritual struggles of virtue.  This present week they have called Harbinger, since it declares that the Fast is approaching; and they set humility as the foundation for all our spiritual labors by appointing that the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee be read today, even before the Fast begins, to teach, through the vaunting of the Pharisee, that the foul smoke of self-esteem and the stench of boasting drives away the grace of the Spirit, strips man of all his virtue, and casts him into the pits of Hades; and, through the repentance and contrite prayer of the Publican, that humility confers upon the sinner forgiveness of all his wicked deeds and raises him up to the greatest heights.

 

Saints and Feasts Commemorated 

 

Saint Symeon (in the world, the ruler Stephen Nemanja), after capably governing Serbia in piety, wisdom, and justice for many years during the second half of the twelfth century, renounced all rule and earthly glory to become a monk, to struggle in fasting and prayer.  Thereafter he went to the Holy Mountain Athos where, together with his son Saint Sabbas (see Jan. 14), he founded the Monastery of Hilandar.  After his death, a fragrant and healing myrrh came forth from his holy relics.  When Stephen Nemanja put on the monastic habit with the name of Symeon, his wife Anna followed his example, receiving the monastic name of Anastasia; she is commemorated as a Saint on June 21.

 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

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

 

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις…
Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode
Φαρισαίου φύγωμεν ὑψηγορίαν…
Let us flee from the boasting of the Pharisee and learn through our own sighs of sorrow the humility of the Publican.  Let us cry out to the Savior, “Have mercy on us, for through You alone are we reconciled.”
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

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

 

The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15

TIMOTHY, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at lconion, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Luke 18:10-14

The Lord said this parable, “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.  I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.’  But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Memorial Prayer

Dionisios Tetenes (40 days) survived by his wife Angeliki, his daughters Evelyn, Athena and Irene and their families.

Angela Manolatos (2 years) survived by son Emanuel (Kathy) Bacolas, Katie Bacolas, Michael Bacolas, and Zitis/Velisarios families.

Neophytos Demetriou (2 years) survived by his children Andreas Demetriou, Mary (Costas) Pieri, Georgia (Tony) Maiorana and Victor Demetriou, 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Trisagion Prayer

Athena Sclavounos (5 years) and Spiridon Sclavounos (20 years) survived by their daughters Angeliki Tetenes and Victoria Vittoratos and their families.

Gerasimos, Joan, Aglaia, John, Spero, Anastasios, Engolpia survived by the Emanual Bacolas family.

 

 


 

Announcements

 

Super Bowl Party
Join us to watch the game on the big screen in the large hall.
Doors open at 5:30pm
Bring your own food.  Bar will supply soda and water.  Beer available for purchase.

Pap Corps
The Paps Corps Chapter meeting will be Wednesday, February 16th at 3:00pm.

Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida Movie Night 
Join us on February 26th at 7:30pm  to watch a Greek film (with English subtitles).
For more information contact Malvina @ 954-993-7456, Stavroula @ (954) 899-8455 or email us at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

Dance Groups
Attention Dance Families: With the cancellation of the annual Greek Festival, we are working on scheduling practices for the upcoming Church Celebration/Glendi after Pascha. Please continue to check the bulletin and your email for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Philoptochos 2022 Memberships
Annual dues are payable now.  Become a new member or renew your membership @$50 for 2022, as you support the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  Please make checks payable to Philoptochos or use credit cards via Square.  https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

 

 




Celebration of Learning Luncheon

Celebration of Learning luncheon planned for January 23, 2022 has been rescheduled to March 6, 2022. You can purchase tickets in the hall during the coffee hour or download this form.

 

 

 

 

 



 

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!

 




 


 

 

Calander

 

Sunday          2/13 
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

1:00pm-2:00pm              Bible Study

5:30pm                           Super Bowl Watch Party

Monday         2/14
4:15pm-6:00pm              Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner @ church

6:30pm-7:30pm              Intermediate Modern Greek -Zoom

Tuesday        2/15
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Wednesday   2/16 
3:00pm                           Pap Corps Chapter Meeting

Thursday       2/17           
7:00pm                           Adv. Modern Greek-Zoom

Sunday           2/20
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy

After Communion           Sunday School

1:00pm-2:00pm              Bible Study