The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 29, 2023

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January 29, 2023

Sunday of the Canaanite

 

                                                                                          

Removal of the Relics of Ignatius  the God-bearer

 

 

Saint Ignatius was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, and a successor of the Apostles, and he became the second Bishop of Antioch, after Evodus. He wrote many epistles to the faithful, strengthening them in their confession, and preserving for us the teachings of the holy Apostles. Brought to Rome under Trajan, he was surrendered to lions to be eaten, and so finished the course of martyrdom about the year 107. The remnants of his bones were carefully gathered by the faithful and brought to Antioch. He is called God-bearer, as one who bare God within himself and was aflame in heart with love for Him. Therefore, in his Epistle to the Romans (ch. 4), imploring their love not to attempt to deliver him from his longed-for martyrdom, he said, “I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found to be the pure bread of God.”                                                                                                                                                                             

 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος..
From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions.  O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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

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

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

Epistle Reading

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

The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Matthew 15:21-28

At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying,  “Send her away, for she is crying after us.” He answered,  “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying,  “Lord, help me.” And he answered,  “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said,  “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus answered her,  “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

 

 

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

 

Evangelos Maounis (40 days) survived by his wife Kathleen, children Sean and Mark and their families, twin brother Konstantinos, and niece Zoi DeTuro.

Trisagion Prayer

 

Joakim Joanides (3 yrs) predeceased by his son Jordan, survived by his wife Marigo, his daughter Joanna, and his grandson Constantinos.

Angela Manolatos (3 year) survived by son Emanuel (Kathy) Bacolas, Katie Bacolas, Michael Bacolas, and Zitis/Velisarios families.

Victor G. Vogis (22 years) survived by his mother Margo, father Victor, sisters Katya (Omar) and Esther (Tony), and niece Margo Marie.

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

 

 

 


Announcements

Coffee Hour 
In memory of. her husband Evangelos, Kathleen Maounis is sponsoring Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


Important
Families with children in Dance, GOYA, Greek School and Hope and Joy are reminded to complete their 2022 stewardship obligation.  Families must have fulfilled their stewardship obligation for 2022 and must have registered for each program in order to have their children participate in dance at the festival next month. If you have questions, please email kiki@stdemetrios.org

 


Bookstore
2023 wall calendars, featuring the early Saints, are available in the bookstore.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!

 


FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

 

Festival preparations are well on their way.

Sign up for volunteers is available in the South Narthex _ we still need volunteers 

Golf cart drivers
Saganaki/Greek Grill
Greek Coffee
Kitchen
Bakery
Greek Grocery
Guest Services & Volunteer Support
Office Staff Cash counters/runners
Admissions

Clipboards have a page for each day of the festival for every area and for every shift.

There’s even a sign up sheet for those of you available to help anywhere!

Once you’ve signed up, 
Check your emails daily for volunteer updates and scheduled pre festival events

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Note these dates for Festival Preparations and events:

    • Saturday, Jan 28   9am  Preparing Grounds for Festival Set up
      • Lunch will be served to volunteers
      • We need help unloading & cleaning items, inventory, and more

 

    • Sunday, Jan 29 Training for all cashiers – POS system and PrePaid Card loading

 

    • Tuesday, Jan 31:
      • Receiving rental equipment
      • Booth set up after 5pm
    • Wednesday, Feb 1   10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
      • Finalize booth set up
  • Volunteer Orientation – Meet your team, have dinner together, get your t-shirt or apron and learn about the new festival features for 2023
    • Wednesday, February 1 at 7PM
    • POS training for cashiers will follow the orientation

Many thanks to each of you from our festival  team of 30 plus leaders coordinating every detail of this event! 

 


 

Book Club
Meeting on Saturday, February 11 at 12 PM

 

 


BINGO

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE…..the next BINGO is Friday evening, February 17 at 6:00pm.

Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your family, friends, & neighbors.  See you on February 17th at 5:30pm.

 

 


Movie Showing   
Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida invites you to the screening of the comedy “My friend Lefterakis” (Ο φίλος μου ο Λεφτεράκης) and the celebration of Finos Film 80th anniversary! The movie is digitalized with English subtitles. Starring Ntinos Iliopoulos, Maro Kontou, Kostas Voutsas. Movie time 91 min.

On Saturday Febraury 18, 2023 at 3:10pm join us at Savor Cinema in Downtown Ft Lauderdale. The Greek Food Truck will join the festivities too! Tickets can be purchased at the Hall.

 

 

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday            1/28
9:00am.                            Preparing grounds for Festival Set Up
Lunch will be served

Sunday               1/29    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Three Hierarchs Celebration
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
After Liturgy                 Training for all Festival cashiers-POS system & PrePaid Card loading
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:00pm                               GOYA meeting
1:15pm                               Bible Study
          

Monday              1/30
4:15pm-6:00pm               No Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             1/31
10:00am                          Philoptochos packing festival baked goods
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday        2/1
7:00pm                           Volunteer orientation
Meet your team, have dinner, get your t-shirt or apron
POS training for cashiers

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

Friday                  2/3
12:00pm-11:00pm          Festival

Saturday             2/4
12:00pm-11:00pm          Festival

Sunday               2/5    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm-7:00pm                Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 22, 2023

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January 22, 2023

 

                                                                                          

Timothy the Apostle of the 70

 

 

The Apostle Timothy, who was from Lystra of Lycaonia, was born of a Greek (that is, pagan) father and a Jewish mother.  His mother’s name was Eunice, and his grandmother’s name was Lois (II Tim. 1:5).  He became the disciple of the Apostle Paul when the latter first preached there, and he followed St. Paul during the whole period of the Apostle’s preaching.  Afterwards, Timothy was consecrated by him as first Bishop of the church in Ephesus.  Under the supervision of John the Evangelist, who governed all the churches in Asia, he completed his life as a martyr in the year 97.  He was stoned to death by the heathens, because, as some surmise, he opposed the festival held in honor of Artemis (Diana).  The Apostle Paul’s First and Second Epistles to Timothy were written to him.  He is commemorated on January 22.

 

Righteous Euthymius the Great

 

This Saint, who was from Melitene in Armenia, was the son of pious parents named Paul and Dionysia. He was born about 377. Since his mother had been barren, he was named Euthymius-which means “good cheer” or “joy”-for this is what his parents experienced at his birth. He studied under Eutroius, the Bishop of Melitene, by whom he was ordained and entrusted with the care of the monasteries of Melitene. Then, after he had come to Palestine about the year 406, he became the leader of a multitude of monks. Through him, a great tribe of Arabs was turned to piety, when he healed the ailing son of their leader Aspebetos. Aspebetos was baptized with all his people; he took the Christian name of Peter, and was later consecrated Bishop for his tribe, being called “Bishop of the Tents.” Saint Euthymius also fought against the Nestorians, Eutychians, and Manichaeans. When Eudocia, the widow of Saint Theodosius the Younger, had made her dwelling in Palestine, and had fallen into the heresy of the Monophysites which was championed in Palestine by a certain Theodosius, she sent envoys to Saint Symeon the Stylite in Syria (see Sept. 1), asking him his opinion of Eutyches and the Council of Chalcedon which had condemned him; Saint Symeon, praising the holiness and Orthodoxy of Saint Euthymius near whom she dwelt, sent her to him to be delivered from her error (the holy Empress Eudocia is commemorated Aug. 13). He became the divine oracle of the Church, or rather, “the vessel of divine utterance,” as a certain historian writes. He was the instructor and elder of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified. Having lived for ninety-six years, he reposed in 473, on January 20.  He is commemorated on January 20.      

 

 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

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

Apolytikion for Timothy of the 70 in the Fourth Mode
Χρηστότητα ἐκδιδαχθείς…
Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness thoroughly and wast vigilant in all things, thou wast clothed with a good conscience as befitteth one holy.  Thou didst draw from the Chosen Vessel ineffable mysteries; and having kept the Faith, thou didst finish a like course, O Hieromartyr and Apostle Timothy.  Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Martyr Anastasius the Persian in the Fourth Mode
Ο Μάρτυς σου Κύριε…
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received the prize of the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God.  For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption.  O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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

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

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 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 First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and suffer reproach, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 19:1-10

At that time, Jesus was passing through Jericho. And there was a man named Zacchaios; he was a chief collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaios, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaios stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”

 

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Gerasimos Jouas (40 days) survived by his parents and his siblings.

Georgia Retsinas (4 yrs) survived by her children Matheo and Thalia and by her husband Johnny Kountouridou.

Trisagion Prayer

Helen Fourtounes (6 days) of Canada, survived by her nephews and nieces in Florida.

Mary Owen (22 days) long time parishioner and choir member of St. Demetrios Church.  Remembered by her fellow choir members.

Dimitrios Bakatselos (6 mos) survived by his wife Tara, children Christina (John), Eleni, and Alexandra, parents Elefteria and Platon, brother Aristotle (Melissa), nieces Demi and Sophia and nephew Christian.

George Stringos (4 yrs) survived by his wife Angeliki, son Emmanuel, son George (Tracey) and grandson George.

Efharis Dawson (20 yrs) mother of Sandra Salas and Antoinete Graucke, grandmother and great great grandmother of many, sister of Sophia Thermis.

Antonios Bourlotos (25 yrs) survived by his wife Stamatiki, daughters Maria (Alex) and Christina (Michael) and grandchildren Christina, John and Antonios.

Demetrios Kapakos (34 yrs) survived by his 4 children and their spouses and by his 2 grandchildren.

 

 


Announcements

Important
Families with children in Dance, GOYA, Greek School and Hope and Joy are reminded to complete their 2022 stewardship obligation.  Families must have fulfilled their stewardship obligation for 2022 and must have registered for each program in order to have their children participate in dance at the festival next month. If you have questions, please email  kiki@stdemetrios.org

 


Loving Stitches
Join the Loving Stitches on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30AM to work on your craft projects and to enjoy lunch.

 


Pap Corp Chapter 
Jan 25th – 3PM Pap Corps Chapter Meeting

 


Bookstore
Daily Bible reading guides for 2023 have arrived.  They’re free, so pick yours up today and start the year with the Bible.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!

 


Book Club
Meeting on Saturday, February 11 at 12 PM

 

 


BINGO

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE…..the next BINGO is Friday evening, February 17 at 6:00pm.

Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your family, friends, & neighbors.  See you on February 17th at 5:30pm.

 


Movie Showing   
Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida invites you to the screening of the comedy “My friend Lefterakis” (Ο φίλος μου ο Λεφτεράκης) and the celebration of Finos Film 80th anniversary! The movie is digitalized with English subtitles. Starring Ntinos Iliopoulos, Maro Kontou, Kostas Voutsas. Movie time 91 min.

On Saturday Febraury 18, 2023 at 3:10pm join us at Savor Cinema in Downtown Ft Lauderdale. The Greek Food Truck will join the festivities too! Tickets can be purchased at the Hall.

 

 


FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

 

Yes! We’re having a festival!

This is one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS!

YOU make it a SUCCESS!

VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the company of friends!  Make new friends!  Welcome people & share our faith and beautiful culture!

SIGN UP TODAY & VOLUNTEER. Here are some of the areas:

Food Prep with Stacy, Emmy & our new Chef Jimmy

Set up festival grounds with Jared, Bill & Apostoli

Cashiers & Volunteer Table with Anna, Elaine, Faith

Bakery with Eva, Athena

Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

Greek Grill with Basil, Ted & Andy * Food Line with Victor & Christina

Admissions with Stefani * Parking with LTC Ken… and so much more at the narthex!

Let’s add your name to these areas too! SIGN UP TODAY!

 


AHEPA invites you to a live concert
For information, contact Chris Kapakos at ckapakos@comcast.net or (954) 709-9651.

 


 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday            1/21
8:00pm                             Echoes of Greece Concert

Sunday               1/22    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:15pm                               Bible Study
          

Monday              1/23
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             1/24
11:30am                          Loving Stitches
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday       1/25
3:00pm                           Pap Corps Chapter meeting

Thursday           1/26
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Sunday               1/29    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Three Hierarchs Celebration
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:00pm                               GOYA meeting
1:15pm                               Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 15, 2023

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January 15, 2023

 

                                                                                          

John the Hut-Dweller

 

Saint John, who was from Constantinople, was the son of illustrious parents — Eutropius the Senator and Theodora.  At twelve years of age he departed secretly from his home and went to the Monastery of the Unsleeping (see Dec. 29).  Aflame with longing for his parents, he returned after six years to his father’s home in the guise of a pauper and beggar.  Living in a small hut at the gates of his parents’ house (wherefrom he is called “hut-dweller”), he remained unknown therein for many years, and suffered mockery at the hands of those who had been his own servants.  Foreknowing his death, he revealed himself to his parents, and within a few moments reposed, about the year 450.

 

                             


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

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

Apolytikion for John the Hut-Dweller in the Fourth Mode
Ἐκ βρέφους τὸν Κύριον…
Since thou hadst with fervour longed after the Lord from thy youth, * thou leftest the world with its delights and nobly didst strive in valiant ascetic deeds. * Thou didst pitch thy hut before the gates of thy parents; * thou didst break the demons’ snares, O all-blessed Father. * And therefore, as is meet, hath Christ God glorified thee, O John.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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

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

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 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 Colossians 3:4-11

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

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 17:12-19

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

 

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Anthony Economou (1 yr) survived by his wife Demetra, daughter Anna, son in law Michael, grandsons Zachary and Alexander.

Dionisios Tetenes (1 yr) survived by his wife Angie, 3 children, 7 grandchildren.

 

Trisagion Prayer

Sofia Glantzis (4 yrs) survived by her husband Philipp, son Nikolaos, daughter in law Tania, granddaughter Stefania.

Athina Sclavounos (6 yrs) survived by her two daughters and their families.

Helen Liakos Harris (7 yrs) mother of Dawne Richards.

Spiros Sclavounos (21 yrs) survived by his two daughters and their families.

 

 


Announcements

Important
Families with children in Dance, GOYA, Greek School and Hope and Joy are reminded to complete their 2022 stewardship obligation.  Families must have fulfilled their stewardship obligation for 2022 and must have registered for each program in order to have their children participate in dance at the festival next month. If you have questions, please email kiki@stdemetrios.org

 

 


Bookstore
Daily Bible reading guides for 2023 have arrived.  They’re free, so pick yours up today and start the year with the Bible.

 


 

Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!

 


Agape
“Happy New Year” from the elders of our St. Demetrios Community.

Please join us on Tuesday 1/17/23 for a tasty lunch to be graciously prepared by Chef Manos and his crew. Dessert and ice cream will follow. It is a time of camaraderie, laughter and song and mutual support. President Ms. Gloria Linda Stokes will welcome All. Entrance $8.00. The fun begins at 11:30 AM. Please come!!!

 


BINGO

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE…..the next BINGO is Friday evening, February 17 at 6:00pm.

Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your family, friends, & neighbors.  See you on February 17th at 5:30pm.

 

 


FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

 

Yes! We’re having a festival!

This is one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS!

YOU make it a SUCCESS!

VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the company of friends!  Make new friends!  Welcome people & share our faith and beautiful culture!

SIGN UP TODAY & VOLUNTEER. Here are some of the areas:

Food Prep with Stacy, Emmy & our new Chef Jimmy

Set up festival grounds with Jared, Bill & Apostoli

Cashiers & Volunteer Table with Anna, Elaine, Faith

Bakery with Eva, Athena

Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

Greek Grill with Basil, Ted & Andy * Food Line with Victor & Christina

Admissions with Stefani * Parking with LTC Ken… and so much more at the narthex!

Let’s add your name to these areas too! SIGN UP TODAY!

 


AHEPA invites you to a live concert
For information, contact Chris Kapakos at ckapakos@comcast.net or (954) 709-9651.

 



 

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

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Sunday               1/15     
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
1:15pm                               Bible Study
          

Monday              1/16
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             1/17
11:30am                          Agape Luncheon
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           1/19
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday            1/21
8:00pm                             Echoes of Greece Concert

Sunday               1/22    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:00pm                               GOYA meeting
1:15pm                               Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 8, 2023

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


Friday January 6

Matins at 9:00am Divine Liturgy at 10:00am at the Pavillion, Lauderdale by the Sea
Followed by the Blessing of the water and cross dive

 

 


Saturday, January 7

 

 


 

 

January 8, 2023

 

                                                                                          

George of Hozeva

 

Saint George lived about the beginning of the ninth century in Palestine, in a certain monastery called Hozeva, which lies in a great ravine between Jerusalem and Jericho.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                             


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

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

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

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

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

Epistle Reading

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

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

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

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Matthew 4:12-17

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

 

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Betty Galanis (1 yr) survived by her children Penny Giannomoros, Christina (Spiro) Angelos, Nick (Denise) Galanis, Spiro (Dawn) Galanis, and ten grandchildren.

Markos Hatzikostantis (3 yrs) survived by the Hatzikostantis family.

Kostas Giannomoros (12 yrs) survived by his wife Penny Giannomoros and his son Panayiotis Giannomoros.

Trisagion Prayer

Orlando Haralambos Perez (9 yrs) survived by his family and by his children Nicole and Michael.

 

 


Announcements

Bookstore
Daily Bible reading guides for 2023 have arrived.  They’re free, so pick yours up today and start the year with the Bible.

 

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!

 


 

Philoptochos
Vasilopita is still available to purchase on Sunday, Jnuary 8, during coffee hour.

 

 


FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

 

Yes! We’re having a festival!

This is one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS!

YOU make it a SUCCESS!

VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the company of friends!  Make new friends!  Welcome people & share our faith and beautiful culture!

SIGN UP TODAY & VOLUNTEER. Here are some of the areas:

Food Prep with Stacy, Emmy & our new Chef Jimmy

Set up festival grounds with Jared, Bill & Apostoli

Cashiers & Volunteer Table with Anna, Elaine, Faith

Bakery with Eva, Athena

Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

Greek Grill with Basil, Ted & Andy * Food Line with Victor & Christina

Admissions with Stefani * Parking with LTC Ken… and so much more at the narthex!

Let’s add your name to these areas too! SIGN UP TODAY!

 


AHEPA invites you to a live concert
For information, contact Chris Kapakos at ckapakos@comcast.net or (954) 709-9651.

 



 

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

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Friday                1/6      Epiphany
9:00am/10:00am           Orthros/Divine Liturgy at Beach Pavillion Lauderdale by the Sea
Cross dive, refreshments

Saturday           1/7
9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/Divine Liturgy at St. Catherine Church WPB
Cross dive, luncheon

Sunday               1/8     
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:00pm                               GOYA meeting
1:15pm                               Bible Study
          

Monday              1/9
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             1/10
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday            1/12
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom
7:00pm                           Philoptochos wine tasting and general meeting at The Best Cellar
(tickited event)

Sunday               1/15     
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
1:15pm                               Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 1, 2023

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


We wish all of you a healthy and happy New Year!

 

January 1, 2023

 

                                                                                          

Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

 

Since the Mosaic Law commands that if a woman give birth to a male child, he should be circumcised in the foreskin of his flesh on the eighth day (Lev. 12:2-3), on this, the eighth day from His Nativity, our Saviour accepted the circumcision commanded by the Law. According to the command of the Angel, He received the Name which is above every name: JESUS, which means “Saviour” (Matt. 1:21; Luke 1:31 and 2:21).

 

 

Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia

 

Saint Basil the Great was born about the end of the year 329 in Caesarea of Cappadocia, to a family renowned for their learning and holiness. His parents’ names were Basil and Emily. His mother Emily (commemorated July 19) and his grandmother Macrina (Jan. 14) are Saints of the Church, together with all his brothers and sisters: Macrina, his elder sister (July 19), Gregory of Nyssa (Jan. 10), Peter of Sebastia (Jan. 9), and Naucratius. Basil studied in Constantnople under the sophist Libanius, then in Athens, where also he formed a friendship with the young Gregory, a fellow Cappadocian, later called “the Theologian.” Through the good influence of his sister Macrina (see July 19), he chose to embrace the ascetical life, abandoning his worldly career. He visited the monks in Egypt, in Palestine, in Syria, and in Mesopotamia, and upon returning to Caesarea, he departed to a hermitage on the Iris River in Pontus, not far from Annesi, where his mother and his sister Macrina were already treading the path of the ascetical life; here he also wrote his ascetical homilies.
About the year 370, when the bishop of his country reposed, he was elected to succeed to his throne and was entrusted with the Church of Christ, which he tended for eight years, living in voluntary poverty and strict asceticism, having no other care than to defend holy Orthodoxy as a worthy successor of the Apostles. The Emperor Valens, and Modestus, the Eparch of the East, who were of one mind with the Arians, tried with threats of exile and of torments to bend the Saint to their own confession, because he was the bastion of Orthodoxy in all Cappadocia, and preserved it from heresy when Arianism was at its strongest. But he set all their malice at nought, and in his willingness to give himself up to every suffering for the sake of the Faith, showed himself to be a martyr by volition. Modestus, amazed at Basil’s fearlessness in his presence, said that no one had ever so spoken to him. “Perhaps,” answered the Saint, “you have never met a bishop before.” The Emperor Valens himself was almost won over by Basil’s dignity and wisdom. When Valens’ son fell gravely sick, he asked Saint Basil to pray for him. The Saint promised that his son would be restated if Valens agreed to have him baptized by the Orthodox; Valens agreed, Basil prayed, and the son was restored. But afterwards the Emperor had him baptized by Arians, and the child died soon after. Later, Valens, persuaded by his counsellors, decided to send the Saint into exile because he would not accept the Arians into communion; but his pen broke when he was signing the edict of banishment. He tried a second time and a third, but the same thing happened, so that the Emperor was filled with dread, and tore up the document, and Basil was not banished. The truly great Basil, spent with extreme ascetical practices and continual labours, at the helm of the church, departed to the Lord on the 1st of January, in 379. at the age of forty-nine.
His writings are replete with wisdom and erudition, and rich are these gifts he set forth the doctrines concerning the mysteries both of the creation (see his Hexaemeron) and of the Holy Trinity (see On the Holy Spirit). Because of the majesty and keenness of his eloquence, he is honoured as  “the revealer of heavenly things” and “the Great.”
Saint Basil is also celebrated on January 30th with Saint Gregory the Theologian and Saint John Chrysostom.

                             


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

Apolytikion for Circumcision of Jesus Christ in the First Mode
Μορφήν αναλλοιώτως ανθρωπίνην προσέλαβες…
Our human form hast Thou taken on Thyself without change, O greatly-compassionate Master, though being God by nature; fulfilling the Law, Thou willingly receivest circumcision in the flesh, that Thou mightest end the shadow and roll away the veil of our sinful passions.  Glory be to Thy goodness unto us.  Glory be to Thy compassion.  Glory, O Word, to Thine inexpressible condescension.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Basil the Great in the First Mode
Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γὴν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος σου…
Thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth, which hath received thy word.  Thereby thou hast divinely taught the Faith; thou hast made manifest the nature of all things that be; thou hast adorned the ways of man.  O namesake of the royal priesthood, our righteous Father Basil, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the  Third Mode
Ο τών όλων Κύριος, πειριτομήν υπομένει…
Now the Lord of all that is doth undergo circumcision, in His goodness cutting off the sins and failings of mortals.  He this day doth give salvation unto the whole world; and the hierarch and bright daystar of the Creator now rejoiceth in the highest, Basil the wise and divine initiate of Christ.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 48.3,1.
My mouth shall speak wisdom and the meditation of my heart shall bring forth understanding.
Verse: Hear this all you nations.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 2:8-12

BRETHREN, see to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fulness of life in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of flesh in the circumcision of Christ; and you were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 2:20-21, 40-52

At that time, the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the company they went a day’s journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. After three days, they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.

 

 


Announcements

 

Bookstore
Daily Bible reading guides for 2023 have arrived.  They’re free, so pick yours up today and start the year with the Bible.

Remember to include some gifts with spiritual inspiration for the little ones.  We have beautifully illustrated books about the Nativity and titles like Eleni Looks at Jealousy  and Peter Clashes with Anger.  

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!

 


Epiphany Celebration

 

 

 

 


 

Save the Date

 


FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

 

Yes! We’re having a festival!

This is one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS!

YOU make it a SUCCESS!

VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the company of friends!  Make new friends!  Welcome people & share our faith and beautiful culture!

SIGN UP TODAY & VOLUNTEER. Here are some of the areas:

Food Prep with Stacy, Emmy & our new Chef Jimmy

Set up festival grounds with Jared, Bill & Apostoli

Cashiers & Volunteer Table with Anna, Elaine, Faith

Bakery with Eva, Athena

Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

Greek Grill with Basil, Ted & Andy * Food Line with Victor & Christina

Admissions with Stefani * Parking with LTC Ken… and so much more at the narthex!

Let’s add your name to these areas too! SIGN UP TODAY!

 


AHEPA invites you to a live concert
For information, contact Chris Kapakos at ckapakos@comcast.net or (954) 709-9651.

 



 

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

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday            1/1    St. Basil the Great
9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Cutting of the Vasilopita
          

Tuesday             1/3
7:00pm                           AHEPA meeting

Friday                1/6      Epiphany
9:00am/10:00am           Orthros/Divine Liturgy at Beach Pavillion Lauderdale by the Sea
Cross dive, refreshments

Saturday           1/7
9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/Divine Liturgy at St. Catherine Church WPB
Cross dive, luncheon

Sunday               1/8     
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:15pm                               Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, December 25, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!

Merry Christmas!  

 

December 25, 2022

 

The Church Service will be chanted on Christmas Eve, December 24
Orthros at 4:00pm followed by Divine Liturgy at 5:00pm

 

 

                                                                                          

The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

 

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

 

                             


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

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

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

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 65.4,1.
Let all the earth worship you, and sing praises to you.
Verse: Shout with joy to God, all the earth.

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

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

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Matthew 2:1-12

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

 

 


Announcements

Bookstore
Daily Bible reading guides for 2023 have arrived.  They’re free, so pick yours up today and start the year with the Bible.

Remember to include some gifts with spiritual inspiration for the little ones.  We have beautifully illustrated books about the Nativity and titles like Eleni Looks at Jealousy  and Peter Clashes with Anger.  

 

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!

 

 


 

Vasilopita 

We still have some vasilopita available for sale. You may stop by before church from 4-5 on Christmas Eve, or on New Year’s Day after church, or order online at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

 

 


Epiphany

The service for Epiphany, January 6 will be held at the Lauderdale by the Sea Pier.
Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am
Followed by Releasing of the doves and Cross dive
Refreshments will be served.

More details to follow.

 


 

Save the Date

 


F

FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

Yes! We’re having a festival!

This is one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS!

YOU make it a SUCCESS!

VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the company of friends!  Make new friends!  Welcome people & share our faith and beautiful culture!

SIGN UP TODAY & VOLUNTEER. Here are some of the areas:

Food Prep with Stacy, Emmy & our new Chef Jimmy

Set up festival grounds with Jared, Bill & Apostoli

Cashiers & Volunteer Table with Anna, Elaine, Faith

Bakery with Eva, Athena

Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

Greek Grill with Basil, Ted & Andy * Food Line with Victor & Christina

Admissions with Stefani * Parking with LTC Ken… and so much more at the narthex!

Let’s add your name to these areas too! SIGN UP TODAY!
 


AHEPA invites you to a live concert
For information, contact Chris Kapakos at ckapakos@comcast.net or (954) 709-9651.

 



 

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

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday            12/24    Christmas Eve
4:00pm/5:00pm                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Christmas Caroling

Tuesday             12/27
7:00pm                             Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           12/29
7:00pm                             Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Sunday               01/01     St. Basil the Great
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, December 18, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


December 18, 2022

 

 

                                       

                                                            

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

 

                             


 

Liturgical Guide

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Epistle Reading

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

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:9-10; 32-40

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

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Matthew 1:1-25

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

 

 


Trisagion Prayer

Florendia Karan (6 months) survived by her sons Gregory and Andy Karen and their families, and grandchildren Nikonas, Toni and Nicole.

Gene Rivero (4 yrs) husband of Dawne Richards.

 


40 day Blessing

 

Natalie Koulouvaris and Jesse Shaw present Selene Shaw for the 40 day mother and baby blessing.

 


 

Announcements

 

Bookstore
Daily Bible reading guides for 2023 have arrived.  They’re free, so pick yours up today and start the year with the Bible.

Remember to include some gifts with spiritual inspiration for the little ones.  We have beautifully illustrated books about the Nativity and titles like Eleni Looks at Jealousy  and Peter Clashes with Anger.  

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!

 


Vasilopita 
Philoptochos is taking orders for Vasilopita and melomakarona/finikia.  Carry on these beautiful traditions in your home this Christmas and New Year’s.  Order yours now in Kandaras Hall.

 


 

Annual Christmas Pageant and Party
Our Annual Christmas Party featuring the Sunday School Christmas Pageant,  a complimentary dinner, a visit by St. Nick, and the GOYA raffle is on Saturday, December 17 at 6:00pm in our hall.  Don’t miss it! Save the Date!

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

Save the Date

 


FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

Yes! We’re having a festival!

This is one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS!

YOU make it a SUCCESS!

VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the company of friends!  Make new friends!  Welcome people & share our faith and beautiful culture!

SIGN UP TODAY & VOLUNTEER. Here are some of the areas:

Food Prep with Stacy, Emmy & our new Chef Jimmy

Set up festival grounds with Jared, Bill & Apostoli

Cashiers & Volunteer Table with Anna, Elaine, Faith

Bakery with Eva, Athena

Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

Greek Grill with Basil, Ted & Andy * Food Line with Victor & Christina

Admissions with Stefani * Parking with LTC Ken… and so much more at the narthex!

Let’s add your name to these areas too! SIGN UP TODAY!

 

 


AHEPA invites you to a live concert
For information, contact Chris Kapakos at ckapakos@comcast.net or (954) 709-9651.

 



 

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

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday             12/17
6:00pm                            Christmas Pageant and Party

Sunday               12/18  
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School & Little Lambs
After Liturgy                     Parish Council election
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              12/19    
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             12/20
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           12/22
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday            12/24   Christmas Eve
4:00pm/5:00pm              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Christmas Caroling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, December 11, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


December 11, 2022

11th Sunday of Luke

 

                                       

 

                                                           

On the Sunday that occurs on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we commemorate Christ’s forefathers according to the flesh, both those that came before the Law, and those that lived after the giving of the Law.
Special commemoration is made of the Patriarch Abraham, to whom the promise was first given, when God said to him, “In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed” (Gen. 22:18).  This promise was given some two thousand years before Christ, when Abraham was seventy-five years of age.  God called him and commanded him to forsake his country, parents, and kinsmen, and to depart to the land of the Canaanites.  When he arrived there, God told him, “I will give this land to thy seed” (Gen. 12:7); for this cause, that land was called the “Promised Land,” which later became the country of the Hebrew people, and which is also called Palestine by the historians.  There, after the passage of twenty-four years, Abraham received God’s law concerning circumcision.  In the one hundredth year of his life, when Sarah was in her ninetieth year, they became the parents of Isaac.  Having lived 175 years altogether, he reposed in peace, a venerable elder full of days.

 

 

Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople

 

This Saint was from the village of Marutha in the region of Samosata in Mesopotamia. He became a monk at the age of twelve. After visiting Saint Symeon the Stylite (see Sept. 1) and receiving his blessing, he was moved with zeal to follow his marvellous way of life. At the age of forty-two, guided by providence, he came to Anaplus in the environs of Constantinople, in the days of the holy Patriarch Anatolius (see July 3), who was also healed by Saint Daniel of very grave malady and sought to have him live near him. Upon coming to Anaplus, Saint Daniel first lived in the church of the Archangel Michael, but after some nine years, Saint Symeon the Stylite appeared to him in a vision, commanding him to imitate his own ascetical struggle upon a pillar. The remaining thirty-three years of his life he stood for varying periods on three pillars, one after another. He stood immovable in all weather, and once his disciples found him covered with ice after a winter storm. He was a counsellor of emperors; the pious emperor Leo the Great fervently loved him and brought his royal guests to meet him. It was at Saint Daniel’s word that the holy relics of Saint Symeon the Stylite were brought to Constantinople from Antioch, and it was in his days that the Emperor Leo had the relics of the Three Holy Children brought from Babylon. Saint Daniel also defended the Church against the error of the Eutychians. Having lived through the reigns of the Emperors Leo, Zeno, and Basiliscus, he reposed in 490, at the age of eighty-four.

                             


 

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 for 11th Sun. of Luke in the Second Mode
ν πίστει τος Προπάτορας δικαίωσας…
By faith didst Thou justify the Forefathers, when through them Thou didst betroth Thyself aforetime to the Church from among the nations.  The Saints boast in glory that from their seed there is a glorious fruit, even she that bare Thee seedlessly.  By their prayers, O Christ God, save our souls.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

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

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

 

Epistle Reading

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

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

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

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 14:16-24
The Lord said this parable: “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time of the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for all is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and there is still room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet. For many are called, but few are chosen.'”

 


 

Trisagion Prayer

Dimitra Bakas (6 months) survived by daughter Irene (Petros) Tsingelis and granddaughters Athena and Dimitra.

Kathryn Solos (10 years) survived by her son Stephen Solos and by her daughter Emily Solos.

Athena Owen (12 years) aunt of Stephen and Emily Solos.

Helen Lulias (17 years) aunt of Stephen and Emily Solos.

Ruth C. Pappas (16 years) and Charles A. Pappas (26 years) survived by son Dimitrios “Jim” Pappas (Judie) and grandchildren Deanna and James.

Louise Thermis (23 years) sister of Sophia Thermis, aunt of 5 generations.


 

Announcements

 

Dance Parents Meeting
Meeting for ALL dance parent this Sunday 12/11 at 1pm in the hall.

 


Philoptochos
Thank you to all who came to the Christmas party and brought gifts. Because of your generosity, on St. Nicholas day we delivered a carload of gifts and $600 of gift cards to SOS Children’s Village.

 


Agape Seniors
Greetings from the elders of our St. Demetrios Community.
Please join us on Tuesday 12/13/22 for a delectable lunch of pastitsio, salad, dessert and ice cream to be graciously prepared by Chef Manos. It is a time of camaraderie, mutual support, laughter and song. President Ms. Gloria Linda Stokes will welcome you. Entrance $8.00. The fun begins at 11:30 AM.

 


Bookstore
2023 calendars are available. This year’s theme is the saints and martyrs of the early church.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!

 


Vasilopita 
Philoptochos is taking orders for Vasilopita and melomakarona/finikia.  Carry on these beautiful traditions in your home this Christmas and New Year’s.  Order yours now in Kandaras Hall

 

 


 

Annual Christmas Pageant and Party
Our Annual Christmas Party featuring the Sunday School Christmas Pageant,  a complimentary dinner, a visit by St. Nick, and the GOYA raffle is on Saturday, December 17 at 6:00pm in our hall.  Don’t miss it! Save the Date!

 

 

 


 


 


 

FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

Yes! We’re having a festival!

This is one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS!

YOU make it a SUCCESS!

VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the company of friends!  Make new friends!  Welcome people & share our faith and beautiful culture!

SIGN UP TODAY & VOLUNTEER. Here are some of the areas:

Food Prep with Stacy, Emmy & our new Chef Jimmy

Set up festival grounds with Jared, Bill & Apostoli

Cashiers & Volunteer Table with Anna, Elaine, Faith

Bakery with Eva, Athena

Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

Greek Grill with Basil, Ted & Andy * Food Line with Victor & Christina

Admissions with Stefani * Parking with LTC Ken… and so much more at the narthex!

Let’s add your name to these areas too! SIGN UP TODAY!

 

 


AHEPA invites you to a live concert
For information, contact Chris Kapakos at ckapakos@comcast.net or (954) 709-9651.

 



 

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

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday            12/10
9:30am                            DOP meeting
1:00pm                            HDF practice

Sunday               12/11     

9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion           Sunday School & Little Lambs
12:30pm                          Dance
1:00pm                            GOYA meeting
1:00pm                            Meeting of all dance parents
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              12/12    
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             12/13
11:30am                          Agape luncheon
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           12/15
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday           12/17
6:00pm                            Christmas Pageant and Party

Sunday               12/18  
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School & Little Lambs
After Liturgy                     Parish Council election
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, December 4, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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

 


December 4, 2022

10th Sunday of Luke

 

                                       

John the Righteous of Damascus

 

 

                                                           

Saint John was born in Damascus about the year 675, the son of wealthy and pious parents, of the family of Mansur. He was reared together with Saint Cosmas (see Oct. 14), who had been adopted by John’s father Sergius, a man of high rank in the service of the Caliph of Damascus. Both of these young men were instructed by a certain monk, also named Cosmas, who had been taken captive in Italy by the Arabs and later ransomed by John’s Father. Saint John became a great philosopher and enlightener of the age in which he lived, and was honoured by the Caliph with the dignity of counsellor.

When Emperor Leo the Isaurian (reigned 717-741) began his war on the holy icons, John wrote epistles defending their veneration. Since the Saint, being under the Caliph of Damascus, was beyond Leo’s power, the Iconoclast Emperor had a letter forged in John’s handwriting which invited Leo to attack Damascus, saying the city guard was then weak; Leo then sent this letter to the Caliph, who in his fury punished John’s supposed treason with the severing of his right hand. The Saint obtained the Caliph’s Permission to have his severed hand again, and that night prayed fervently to the most holy Theotokos before her icon. She appeared to him in a dream and healed his hand, which, when he awoke, he found to be healed in truth. This Miracle convinced the Caliph of his innocence, and he restored John to his office as counsellor. The Saint, however, with many pleadings obtained his permission to withdraw from the world to become a monk. He assumed the monastic habit in the Monastery of Saint Sabbas. Then he had as elder a very simple and austere monk who commanded him neither to write to anyone, nor to speak of the worldly knowledge he had acquired, and John faithfully obeyed. A monk grieving over his brother’s death, however, after insisting vehemently, prevailed upon John to write a funeral hymn to console him for his brother’s death. When John’s elder learned of his transgression of the rule he had given him, he cast him out of his cell, and would only accept him back after John had humbly, with much self-condemnation and without murmuring consented to clean all the latrines in the lavra. After his elder had received him back, our Lady appeared to the elder and sternly charged him not to hinder John any longer from his writings and composition of hymns.

In his writings he fought courageously against the Iconoclasts Leo the Isaurian and his son Constantine Copronymus. He was also the first to write a refutation of Islam. The time he had spent as a counsellor in the courts of the Moslems of Damascus had given him opportunity to learn their teachings at first hand, and he wrote against their errors with a sound understanding of their essence. Saint John was surnamed Chrysorroas (“Golden-stream”) because of the eloquence of his rhetorical style and the great abundance of his writings; this name – Chrysorroas was also the name of the river that flows by Damascus. In his writings he set forth the Orthodox Faith with exactness and order. In his old age, after his foster-brother Cosmas had been made Bishop of Maiuma, John also was ordained presbyter by the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Having lived eighty-four years, he reposed in peace in 760. In addition to his theological writings, he adorned the Church of Christ with metrical and prose hymns and composed many of the prosomia used as the models for the melodies of the Church’s liturgical chant; he also composed many of the sacred hymns for the feasts of the Lord Saviour and the Theotokos. The life of Saint John of Damascus was written by John, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

 

Barbara the Great Martyr

 

Saint Barbara was from Heliopolis of Phoenicia and lived during the reign of Maximian.
She was the daughter of a certain idolater named Dioscorus. When Barbara came of age, she was enlightened in her pure heart and secretly believed in the Holy Trinity. About this time Dioscorus began building a bath-house; before it was finished he was required to go away to attend to certain matters, and in his absence Barbara directed the workmen to build a third window in addition to the two her Father had commanded. She also inscribed the sign of the Cross with her finger upon the marble of the bath-house, leaving the saving sign cut as deeply into the marble as if it had been done with an iron tool. (When the Synaxarion of Saint Barbara was written, the marble of the bath-house and the cross inscribed by Saint Barbara were still preserved, and many healings were worked there.) When Dioscorus returned, he asked why the third window had been added; Barbara began to declare to him the mystery of the Trinity. Because she refused to renounce her faith, Dioscorus tortured Barbara inhumanely, and after subjecting her to many sufferings he beheaded her with his own hands, in the year 290.

                             


 

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 Great Martyr Barbara in the Fourth Mode
Βαρβάραν τν γαν τιμσωμεν
Let us honour Saint Barbara, for she hath broken the snares of the enemy; and like a sparrow, she, the all-modest maiden, was delivered out of them by the help and weapon of the Cross.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Apolytikion for John of Damascus in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ορθοδοξίας Οδηγέ…
Guide of Orthodoxy, teacher of piety and holiness, luminary of the world, God-inspired adornment of monastics, O wise John, by thy teachings thou hast enlightened all, O harp of the Spirit. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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

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

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. 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 Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5

Brethren, before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe. But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 13:10-17

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


 

Baby Blessing

We welcome Faith Viezner and Josef Viezner as they present Adriana for the 40 day blessing.

 

 


 

Announcements

 

General Assembly
Our General Assembly Fall/Winter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 4.  Remember that in order to participate you must be a steward in good standing.

 


Thank You!
We thank the children of Hope, Joy and GOYA for decorating the sanctuary and the social hall for the Christmas season. They did a beautiful job!

 


Agape Seniors
Greetings from the elders of our St. Demetrios Community.
Please join us on Tuesday 12/13/22 for a delectable lunch of pastitsio, salad, dessert and ice cream to be graciously prepared by Chef Manos. It is a time of camaraderie, mutual support, laughter and song. President Ms. Gloria Linda Stokes will welcome you. Entrance $8.00. The fun begins at 11:30 AM.

 


Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir returned to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

 


Vasilopita 
Philoptochos is taking orders for Vasilopita and melomakarona/finikia.  Carry on these beautiful traditions in your home this Christmas and New Year’s.  Order yours now in Kandaras Hall.

 


 

 

 


 

Annual Christmas Pageant and Party
Our Annual Christmas Party featuring the Sunday School Christmas Pageant,  a complimentary dinner, a visit by St. Nick, and the GOYA raffle is on Saturday, December 17 at 6:00pm in our hall.  Don’t miss it! Save the Date!

 

 

 


 


 

FESTIVAL February 2 – 5, 2023!  WHERE TRADITION & CELEBRATION LIVE! 

Yes! We’re having a festival!

This is one of ST DEMETRIOS’ BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES & FUNDRAISERS!

YOU make it a SUCCESS!

VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the company of friends!  Make new friends!  Welcome people & share our faith and beautiful culture!

SIGN UP TODAY & VOLUNTEER. Here are some of the areas:

Food Prep with Stacy, Emmy & our new Chef Jimmy

Set up festival grounds with Jared, Bill & Apostoli

Cashiers & Volunteer Table with Anna, Elaine, Faith

Bakery with Eva, Athena

Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

Greek Grill with Basil, Ted & Andy * Food Line with Victor & Christina

Admissions with Stefani * Parking with LTC Ken… and so much more at the narthex!

Let’s add your name to these areas too! SIGN UP TODAY!


 

 

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

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Friday                 12/02
7:00pm                            Party at Tropical Acres

Sunday               12/04     

9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion           Sunday School & Little Lambs
After Liturgy                    Pap Corps Christmas Boutique
After Liturgy                    General Assembly
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              12/05    
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             12/06   St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom
7:00pm                            AHEPA meeting

Thursday           12/08
6:00pm                            Philoptochos meeting
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday            12/10
9:30am                            DOP meeting
1:00pm                            HDF practice

Sunday               12/11  
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School & Little Lambs
12:30pm                          Dance
1:00pm                            GOYA meeting
1:15pm                            Bible Study