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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St. Demetrios Dinner Dance

Evening At the Plaka

Who:  All are welcomed

What:  St. Demetrios Feast Day Dance

Where:  St. Demetrios Hall

When:  Saturday, October 25, 2014; Doors open @7:00pm, Dinner @7:30pm

Why:  It is your church!

 

Please join us by celebrating the feast day of our parish, St. Demetrios. There will be a signature cocktail & Hors d’oeuvres, amazing dinner menu, butler-style serving stations & sumptuous dessert bar, live entertainment by Demetri and the Islanders, dancing all night, door prizes, and a fabulous raffle.

 

Pre-sales thrue October 19, 2014

Adults:  $45.00

Children 12& up / Students:  $30.00

After October 20th

Adults:  $50.00

Children 12& up / Students:  $35.00

 

For additional information and reservations please contact Marion Koliniatis PH: 305-632-1415 E: marionk2@bellsouth.net.  Katherine Ziegler PH: 954-564-3379 E: katherineziegler@msn.com.

 

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Altar Boy Retreat

On October 11th, 2014 from 2-5PM there will be an Altar Boy Retreat. We ask that any young gentleman who will be an Acolyte/Altar Boy for the 2014-15 year to attend.  Please spread the word to families who might want their son to become an acolyte here at St. Demetrios.

At our retreat, we will have what is called a Teaching Liturgy.  We will actually celebrate the Liturgy all together and we will learn about the Liturgy as well as all the essentials of being an Acolyte from the robes that we wear, to the processions and movements of Liturgy done by the Acolytes and the Priests. It will be a wonderful opportunity for prayer, love,  fun and fellowship together.  More information and details will be announced at later date!  If there are any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to email me or call Sampson 954-467-1515.

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IV On the GO Retreat

Come “Be Yourself” with IV on the Go and St. Demetrios!!!

Participants will experience a fun, exciting retreat run by former and current members of the Ionian Village Staff. Just like at Ionian Village Camp, participants will encounter our Orthodox faith in an up close and personal and unforgettable way. Ionian Village has always been a program that you travel to and while they can’t possibly transport the entire country of Greece, they realize that they can travel with their enthusiasm and energy to bring the Ionian Village experience to as many young people in our hometown!

This year’s retreat theme is “Be Yourself.” You are your true self the most when you are around the Faith, the Church, and friends from Church. You can carry the faith with you always so that you do not follow in the wrong footsteps, but better yet, create your own and follow your true self!

Details:

DATE:  OCTOBER 18, 2014-October 19th, 2014 (We invite everyone to attend Liturgy all together on Sunday)

TIME:  8:30am (Check-in and Breakfast)-8pm

LOCATION:  ST. DEMETRIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH – 815 NE 15 TH AVENUE – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  33304

COST:  Registration Fee will include 3 meals catered by Culinary Republic

 

***For accommodations for out of town guests or those who wish to stay:

“GOYA Room Block” at the Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale East

Address: 5001 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone: (954)-771-8100

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Ministry Orientation Day!

Who:  All Families

What:  Ministry Orientation Day

Where:  St. Demetrios Hall

When:  August 24th

 Orient yourselves towards Christ!Ministry_registratoin_Image

The time is upon us again this year to begin our ministry programs.  As you know in an effort to encourage and answer all your questions we have an Orientation Day.  This years date is August 24th immediately following Divine Liturgy in the hall.

Please bring your family to register for our ministries as well as interact with the leaders of each organization.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise Celebration

Join us for an unforgettable voyage on the beautiful MSC Divina, sailing from Miami on December 27, 2014 and returning to Miami on January 3, 105. Not only will you enjoy ushering in the New Year at sea, but you will also have the opportunity to visit with other Orthodox cruisers, listen to featured speakers, and support St. Demetrios and OCN simply by taking this exciting journey.

Click the link below to learn more about the cruise and how you can reserve your cabin now. Cabins are selling quickly, so please reserve yours as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to attend.