Weekly Sunday Bulletin – July 14th, 2019

Support our sister parish of St. George in Hollywood.  Join them this Saturday, July 13, for their second movie in the Summer Dinner and a Movie series, featuring the movie “Little England“! Doors open at 7:30 pm and ticket prices are only $10 a person (free for kids 12 and under).  They’ll be serving fish and chips!  Prior to the movie. join them for vespers at 7:00 pm.

 


Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council – July 14, 2019

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

 

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

Harry Tangalakis,  Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια …

Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Sunday of the Holy Fathers in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ὑπερδεδοξασμένος εἶ …

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

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

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

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Matthew 5:14-19

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

 


Memorial Prayers

Dimitrios Mouskos (2 years) survived by his mother Artemisia Mouskos.

Petros Mouskos (4 years) survived by his wife Artemisia Mouskos.

Maria Mouskos Lisandratos (11 years) survived by her mother Artemisia Mouskos.

 

Trisagion Prayers

 

Sofia Glantzis (6 months) survived by her husband Philipp, son Nikolaos, daughter in law Tania, and granddaughter Stefania.

Christos Christodoulou (10 years) survived by his wife Stavroula, his children Isabel and Paul (Olga) his grandchildren Janice Stella and Eddie, his brother Nicholas and his cousins, nephews and nieces.

 


 

Stewardship

If you have yet to pledge for the year, please fill out a form; stewardship is not automatically renewed.   If you have pledged, please check to see if you are current in your donations towards your gift of treasure.  If you have questions, please call the office, (954) 467-1515, or email, office@stdemetrios.org.  Thank you!

To date:

Number of stewards:  264                Amount pledged: $252,322.50               Amount received:  $178,259.40

 



Announcements

 

Donations:  Thank you for your generous donations.  In the memo line of your check, please note the intent of your gift; i.e.  Pledge 2019, tray, memorial, candle, etc.

Summertime Fun: 6-10pm. New time*** Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  finger food  / G-K bring snacks /  L-P bring dessert / Q-U bring appetizers /  V-Z bring drinks

Location Addresses: For accuracy, ride sharing purposes and emergencies, the correct addresses for the various sections of our campus are:

St. Demetrios Church (sanctuary)               St. Demetrios Hall (large hall)
820 NE 14th Avenue                                      801 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304                           Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

St. Demetrios Church
Kandaras Hall (small hall)
811 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                    7/14                         
9:00am/10:00am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Tuesday                   7/16
11:00am                                   Agape Luncheon for seniors

Friday                        7/19
6:00pm                                    Summertime Fun

Sunday                     7/21
9:00am/10:00am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – July 7th, 2019

Kyriaki the Great Martyr – July 7, 2019

Saint Kyriaki was the daughter of Christian parents, Dorotheus and Eusebia. She was given her name because she was born on Sunday, the day of the Lord (in Greek, Kyriaki). She contested in Nicomedia during the reign of Diocletian, in the year 300. After many bitter torments she was condemned to suffer beheading, but being granted time to pray first, she made her prayer and gave up her holy soul in peace.

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατο…
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.

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Kyriaki in the Fourth Mode
Η αμνάς σου Ιησού…
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Epistle Reading ~ 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 Matthew 6:22-33

The Lord said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”

 


 

Trisagion Prayers

Nicholas Georgoulakis (31 years) survived by his children Pauline and George.

Helen and Kalliope loving mothers and grandmothers of the Loupasakis families.


 

Stewardship

If you have yet to pledge for the year, please fill out a form; stewardship is not automatically renewed.   If you have pledged, please check to see if you are current in your donations towards your gift of treasure.  If you have questions, please call the office, (954) 467-1515, or email, office@stdemetrios.org.  Thank you!

 

To date:

Number of stewards:  263                Amount pledged: $242,322.50               Amount received:  $176,834.40

 



Announcements

 

Donations:  Thank you for your generous donations.  In the memo line of your check, please note the intent of your gift; i.e.  Pledge 2019, tray, memorial, candle, etc.

Summertime Fun: 6-10pm. New time*** Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  bring drinks    G-K bring dessert              L-P bring Finger food
Q-U bring snacks               V-Z bring appetizers

Location Addresses: For accuracy, ride sharing purposes and emergencies, the correct addresses for the various sections of our campus are:

St. Demetrios Church (sanctuary)               St. Demetrios Hall (large hall)
820 NE 14th Avenue                                      801 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304                           Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

St. Demetrios Church
Kandaras Hall (small hall)
811 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

Friday                        7/12
6:00pm                                      Summertime Fun

Sunday                     7/14
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – June 30th, 2019

Summertime Fun  6-10pm. Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  bring drinks, G-K bring dessert, L-P bring Finger food, Q-U bring snacks, V-Z bring appetizers.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles – June 30, 2019

The names of the Twelve Apostles are these: Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew, the First-called; James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John, who was also the Evangelist and Theologian; Philip, and Bartholomew (see also June 11); Thomas, and Matthew the publican, who was also called Levi and was an Evangelist; James the son of Alphaeus, and Jude (also called Lebbaeus, and surnamed Thaddaeus), the brother of James, the Brother of God; Simon the Cananite (“the Zealot”), and Matthias, who was elected to fill the place of Judas the traitor.


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

Harry Tangalakis,  Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων…
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews and the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life unto the world. Wherefore, the powers of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Lifegiver: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Thy Kingdom. Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Friend of man.

Apolytikion for Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles in the Third Mode
Απόστολοι Άγιοι…
O Holy Apostles, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offenses.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16.

Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Matthew 9:36, 10:1-8

At that time, when Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaios, and Thaddaios; Simon the Cananaean. and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And preach as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.”

 


 

Memorial

Helene Cheakalos Angelos (40 days) long time parishioner and Philoptochos member, survived by her children Georgette Pettijohn, Maryann Angelos, Joanna Erickson, Dr. William Angelos, Peter Angelos, and Sophia Tidwell, 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Preceded by her sons Thomas George Angelos and Nicholas George Angelos.

George Jimokas (40 days) survived by his wife Judith, sister Anna (George) Velonis, niece and nephews, great nephews, and great great nephews and niece.

Trisagion

Mary Sefferly (2 years) survived by her sons Byron and Loren Fraute.


 

Stewardship

We are half way through year 2019!
If you have yet to pledge for the year, please fill out a form; stewardship is not automatically renewed.   If you have pledged, please check to see if you are current in your donations towards your gift of treasure.  If you have questions, please call the office, (954) 467-1515, or email, office@stdemetrios.org.  Thank you!

To date:
Number of stewards:                260
Amount pledged:                       $237,572.50
Average pledge per steward:   $910
Amount received:                      $164,016.58
Year 2019 Stewardship goal:   $295,000.00



Announcements

 

Flowers:  The flowers on the altar are offered by Judith Jimokas in loving memory of her husband George.

Fellowship Hour: In his memory, the coffee hour is sponsored by the family of George Jimokas.

Donations:  Thank you for your generous donations.  In the memo line of your check, please note the intent of your gift; i.e.  Pledge 2019, tray, memorial, candle, etc.

Summertime Fun: 6-10pm. New time*** Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  bring drinks    G-K bring dessert              L-P bring Finger food
Q-U bring snacks               V-Z bring appetizers

Location Addresses: For accuracy, ride sharing purposes and emergencies, the correct addresses for the various sections of our campus are:

St. Demetrios Church (sanctuary)               St. Demetrios Hall (large hall)
820 NE 14th Avenue                                   801 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304                          Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

St. Demetrios Church
Kandaras Hall (small hall)
811 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                    6/30                         
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Thursday                   7/4        Independence Day.  Happy 4th of July!
Church office closed
Friday                        7/5
6:00pm                                        Summertime Fun

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

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – June 23rd, 2019

Summertime Fun  6-10pm. Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  bring drinks, G-K bring dessert, L-P bring Finger food, Q-U bring snacks, V-Z bring appetizers.

Sunday of All Saints – June 23, 2019

Honoring the friends of God with much reverence, the Prophet-King David says, “But to me, exceedingly honorable are Thy friends, O Lord” (Ps. 138:16). And the divine Apostle, recounting the achievements of the Saints, and setting forth their memorial as an example that we might turn away from earthly things and from sin, and emulate their patience and courage in the struggles for virtue, says, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every burden, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1).
This commemoration began as the Sunday (Synaxis) of All Martyrs; to them were added all the ranks of Saints who bore witness (the meaning of “Martyr” in Greek) to Christ in manifold ways, even if occasion did not require the shedding of their blood.

Therefore, guided by the teaching of the Divine Scriptures and Apostolic Tradition, we the pious honor all the Saints, the friends of God, for they are keepers of God’s commandments, shining examples of virtue, and benefactors of mankind. Of course, we honour the known Saints especially on their own day of the year, as is evident in the Menologion. But since many Saints are unknown, and their number has increased with time, and will continue to increase until the end of time, the Church has appointed that once a year a common commemoration be made of all the Saints. This is the feast that we celebrate today. It is the harvest of the coming of the Holy Spirit into the world; it is the “much fruit” brought forth by that “Grain of wheat that fell into the earth and died” (John 12:24); it is the glorification of the Saints as “the foundation of the Church, the perfection of the Gospel, they who fulfilled in deed the sayings of the Savior” (Sunday of All Saints, Doxasticon of Vespers).

In this celebration, then, we reverently honor and call blessed all the Righteous, the Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Shepherds, Teachers, and Holy Monastics, both men and women alike, known and unknown, who have been added to the choirs of the Saints and shall be added, from the time of Adam until the end of the world, who have been perfected in piety and have glorified God by their holy lives. All these, as well as the orders of the Angels, and especially our most holy Lady and Queen, the Ever-virgin Theotokos Mary, do we honour today, setting their life before us as an example of virtue, and entreating them to intercede in our behalf with God, Whose grace and boundless mercy be with us all. Amen.

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 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.

Apolytikion for All Saints in the Fourth Mode
Τῶν ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ Μαρτύρων σου …  

Adorned in the blood of Thy Martyrs throughout all the world as in purple and fine linen, Thy Church, though them, doth cry unto Thee, O Christ God: Send down Thy compassions upon Thy people; grant peace to Thy commonwealth, and great mercy to our souls.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ὡς ἀπαρχὰς τῆς φύσεως …

As the first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord. Through their earnest entreaties, keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquillity, through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.
Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2.

Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated – of whom the world was not worthy – wandering over deserts and mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

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

 


 

Memorial

Presvytera Georgia Metropulos (40 days) survived by her mother Presvytera Evelyn Mitsos, her husband Father Christopher Metropulos, her children Eleni, Constantine, Constance, Lucas, Lana, and Nicholas, her brother Nicholas Mitsos and family, sons in law, daughters in law, and grandchildren.

Trisagion

Father Contantine Mitsos survived by his wife Presvytera Evelyn Mitsos, son Nicholas Mitsos and family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dionysios Papadopoulos (3 months) survived by the Sergiou, Coppla, and Papadopoulos families.

George C. Makris (9 years) father of Barbara G. Makris and Katina I. Makris, brother of Evangelin Makris.

 



Announcements

 

Fellowship Hour: The coffee hour is sponsored by the Metropulos family in memory of Presvytera Georgia Metropulos.

Summertime Fun: 6-10pm. New time*** Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  bring drinks    G-K bring dessert              L-P bring Finger food
Q-U bring snacks               V-Z bring appetizers

Location Addresses: For accuracy, ride sharing purposes and emergencies, the correct addresses for the various sections of our campus are:

St. Demetrios Church (sanctuary)               St. Demetrios Hall (large hall)
820 NE 14th Avenue                                   801 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304                          Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

St. Demetrios Church
Kandaras Hall (small hall)
811 NE 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                    6/23                         
9:00am/10:00am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Tuesday                   6/25 
11:50am                                   Loving Stitches

Friday                        6/28
5:00pm                                     Summertime Fun (see details below)

Sunday                     6/30
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – June 16th, 2019

Summertime Fun  6-10pm. New time*** Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  bring drinks, G-K bring dessert, L-P bring Finger food, Q-U bring snacks, V-Z bring appetizers.

Saturday of Souls Divine Liturgy this Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 am

 

Holy Pentecost – June 16, 2019

After the Savior’s Ascension into the Heavens, the 11 Apostles and the rest of His disciples, the God-loving women who followed after Him from the beginning, His Mother, the most holy Virgin Mary, and His brethren returned from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem. Entering into the house where they gathered, they went into the upper room, and there they persevered in prayer and supplication, awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit, as their Divine Teacher had promised them. In the meanwhile, they chose Matthias, who was elected to take the place of Judas among the Apostles. Thus, on this day, the 7th Sunday of Pascha, the 10th day after the Ascension and the 50th day after Pascha, at the third hour of the day from the rising of the sun, there suddenly came a sound from Heaven, as when a mighty wind blows, and it filled the whole house where the Apostles and the rest with them were gathered. Immediately after the sound, there appeared tongues of fire that divided and rested upon the head of each one. Filled with the Spirit, all those present began speaking not in their native tongue, but in other tongues and dialects, as the Holy Spirit instructed them. The multitudes that had come together from various places for the feast, most of whom were Jews by race and religion, were called Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and so forth, according to the places where they dwelt. Though they spoke many different tongues, they were present in Jerusalem by divine dispensation. When they heard that sound that came down from Heaven to the place where the disciples of Christ were gathered, all ran together to learn what had taken place. But they were confounded when they came and heard the Apostles speaking in their own tongues. Marveling at this, they said one to another, “Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?” But others, because of their foolishness and excess of evil, mocked the wonder and said that the Apostles were drunken. Then Peter stood up with the eleven, and raising his voice, spoke to all the people, proving that that which had taken place was not drunkenness, but the fulfilment of God’s promise that had been spoken by the Prophet Joel: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that I shall pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy” (Joel 2:28), and he preached Jesus of Nazareth unto them, proving in many ways that He is Christ the Lord, Whom the Jews crucified but God raised from the dead. On hearing Peter’s teaching, many were smitten with compunction and received the word. Thus, they were baptized, and on that day about three thousand souls were added to the Faith of Christ. Such, therefore, are the reasons for today’s feast: the coming of the All-holy Spirit into the world, the completion of the Lord Jesus Christ’s promise, and the fulfilment of the hope of the sacred disciples, which we celebrate today. This is the final feast of the great mystery and dispensation of God’s incarnation. On this last, and great, and saving day of Pentecost, the Apostles of the Savior, who were unlearned fishermen, made wise now of a sudden by the Holy Spirit, clearly and with divine authority spoke the heavenly doctrines. They became heralds of the truth and teachers of the whole world. On this day they were ordained and began their apostleship, of which the salvation of those three thousand souls in one day was the comely and marvelous first fruit. Some erroneously hold that Pentecost is the “birthday of the Church.” But this is not true, for the teaching of the holy Fathers is that the Church existed before all other things. In the second vision of The Shepherd of Hermas we read: “Now brethren, a revelation was made unto me in my sleep by a youth of exceeding fair form, who said to me, ‘Whom thinkest thou the aged woman, from whom thou receivedst the book, to be?’ I say, ‘The Sibyl.’ ‘Thou art wrong,’ saith he, ‘she is not.’ ‘Who then is she?’ I say. ‘The Church,’ saith he. I said unto him, ‘Wherefore then is she aged?’ ‘Because,’ saith he, ‘she was created before all things; therefore is she aged, and for her sake the world was framed.”‘ St. Gregory the Theologian also speaks of “the Church of Christ … both before Christ and after Christ” (PG 35:1108-9). St. Epiphanius of Cyprus writes, “The Catholic Church, which exists from the ages, is revealed most clearly in the incarnate advent of Christ” (PG 42:640). St. John Damascene observes, “The Holy Catholic Church of God, therefore, is the assembly of the holy Fathers, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Evangelists, and Martyrs who have been from the very beginning, to whom were added all the nations who believed with one accord” (PG 96, 1357c). According to St. Gregory the Theologian, “The Prophets established the Church, the Apostles conjoined it, and the Evangelists set it in order” (PG 35, 589 A). The Church existed from the creation of the Angels, for the Angels came into existence before the creation of the world, and they have always been members of the Church. St. Clement, Bishop of Rome, says in his second epistle to the Corinthians, the Church “was created before the sun and moon”; and a little further on, “The Church existeth not now for the first time, but hath been from the beginning” (II Cor. 14). That which came to pass at Pentecost, then, was the ordination of the Apostles, the commencement of the apostolic preaching to the nations, and the inauguration of the priesthood of the new Israel. St. Cyril of Alexandria says that “Our Lord Jesus Christ herein ordained the instructors and teachers of the world and the stewards of His divine Mysteries … showing together with the dignity of Apostleship, the incomparable glory of the authority given them … Revealing them to be splendid with the great dignity of the Apostleship and showing them forth as both stewards and priests of the divine altars . . . they became fit to initiate others through the enlightening guidance of the Holy Spirit” (PG 74, 708-712). St. Gregory Palamas says, “Now, therefore … the Holy Spirit descended … showing the Disciples to be supernal luminaries … and the distributed grace of the Divine Spirit came through the ordination of the Apostles upon their successors” (Homily 24, 10). And St. Sophronius, Bishop of Jerusalem, writes, “After the visitation of the Comforter, the Apostles became high priests” (PG 87, 3981B). Therefore, together with the baptism of the Holy Spirit which came upon them who were present in the upper chamber, which the Lord had foretold as recorded in the Acts, “ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days hence” (Acts 1:5), the Apostles were also appointed and raised to the high priestly rank, according to St. John Chrysostom (PG 60, 21). On this day commenced the celebration of the Holy Eucharist by which we become “partakers of the Divine Nature” (II Peter 1:4). For before Pentecost, it is said of the Apostles and disciples only that they abode in “prayer and supplication” (Acts 1:14); it is only after the coming of the Holy Spirit that they persevered in the “breaking of bread, “that is, the communion of the Holy Mysteries-“and in prayer” (Acts 2:42). The feast of holy Pentecost, therefore, determined the beginning of the priesthood of grace, not the beginning of the Church. Henceforth, the Apostles proclaimed the good tidings “in country and town,” preaching and baptizing and appointing shepherds, imparting the priesthood to them whom they judged were worthy to minister, as St. Clement writes in his first Epistle to the Corinthians (I Cor. 42).

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

Harry Tangalakis,  Marion Koliniatis,  Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Apolytikion for Pentecost in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Εύλογητός εἶ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεος ἡμῶν…  

Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast shown forth the fishermen as supremely wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them didst draw the world into Thy net. O Befriender of man, glory be to Thee.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ὅτε καταβὰς τὰς γλώσσας συνέχεε …

Once, when He descended and confounded the tongues, the Most High divided the nations; and when He divided the tongues of fire, He called all men into unity; and with one accord we glorify the All-holy Spirit.

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11.

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

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from John 7:37-52; 8:12

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

 



Announcements

 

2019 Three Hierarchs Scholarship (THS) Award  Application forms for the THS awards of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales are available in the Church office.  These scholarships are awarded strictly on the basis of meritorious academic achievement for college bound seniors.  The academic guidelines for consideration include:  Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above; membership in the National Honor Society; a combined SAT Verbal and Math score of 1320 or greater (the combined scores must be from the same SAT exam i.e., scores cannot be combined from two separate SAT exams).  ACT substitution for the SAT examination is not allowed.  Additionally, the SAT exam can be taken only a maximum of two times.  Deadline for submission of application is June 15.

Summertime Fun: 6-10pm. New time*** Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  bring drinks    G-K bring dessert              L-P bring Finger food
Q-U bring snacks               V-Z bring appetizers

Prosforo Making and Baking Workshop:  The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30am.  We hope to see you here!

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                    6/16       Holy Pentecost / Father’s Day
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Tuesday                   6/18 
11:00am                                 Agape luncheon for seniors. All are welcome

Wednesday              6/19
10:30am                                 Prosforo making and baking workshop

Friday                        6/21
5:00pm                                   Summertime Fun (see details below)

Sunday                     6/23
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – June 9th, 2019

Summertime Fun Starting, Friday, June 7, 5-10pm,  join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a classic Hollywood movie in the hall) At 5pm meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert @ Holiday Park. Please follow food guide based on last name initial: A-F  appetizers; G-K beverages; L-P desserts Q-U finger food; V-Z snacks.

 

Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council – June 9, 2019

The heresiarch Arius was a Libyan by race and a protopresbyter of the Church of Alexandria. In 315, he began to blaspheme against the Son and Word of God, saying that He is not true God, consubstantial with the Father, but is rather a work and creation, alien to the essence and glory of the Father, and that there was a time when He was not. This frightful blasphemy shook the faithful of Alexandria. Alexander, his Archbishop, after trying in vain to correct him through admonitions, cut him off from communion and finally in a local council deposed him in the year 321. Yet neither did the blasphemer wish to be corrected, nor did he cease sowing the deadly tares of his heretical teachings; but writing to the bishops of other cities, Arius and his followers requested that his doctrine be examined, and if it were unsound, that the correct teaching be declared to him. By this means, his heresy became universally known and won many supporters, so that the whole Church was soon in an uproar.

Therefore, moved by divine zeal, the first Christian Sovereign, Saint Constantine the Great, the equal to the Apostles, summoned the renowned First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, a city of Bithynia. It was there that the shepherds and teachers of the Church of Christ gathered from all regions in the year 325. All of them, with one mouth and one voice,declared that the Son and Word of God is one in essence with the Father, true God of true God, and they composed the holy Symbol of Faith up to the seventh article (since the remainder, beginning with “And in the Holy Spirit,” was completed by the Second Ecumenical Council). Thus they anathematized the impious Arius of evil belief and those of like mind with him, and cut them off as rotten members from the whole body of the faithful. Therefore, recognizing the divine Fathers as heralds of the Faith after the divine Apostles, the Church of Christ has appointed this present Sunday for their annual commemoration, in thanksgiving and unto the glory of God, unto their praise and honour, and unto the strengthening of the true Faith.

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 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.

Apolytikion for Holy Ascension in the Fourth Mode
Ἀνελήφθης ἐν δόξῃ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὀς ἡμῶν…

Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, and gladdened Thy disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit; and they were assured by the blessing that Thou art the Son of God and Redeemer of the world.

Apolytikion for Fathers of the 1st Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ὑπερδεδοξασμένος εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς…

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Mode
Τὴν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν πληρώσας οἰκονομίαν…

O Christ our God, upon fulfilling Your dispensation for our sake, You ascended in Glory, uniting the earthly with the heavenly. You were never separate but remained inseparable, and cried out to those who love You, “I am with you and no one is against you.”
Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36

IN THOSE DAYS, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called to him the elders of the church. And when they came to him, he said to them: “Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

Gospel Reading ~ The reading is from John 17:1-13

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.
“I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.”

 


 

Memorial

Eleftheria Tsiantar (1 year)  survived by her daughter Dody (Mihalis Ignatiou) Tsiantar, grandson Andreas Ignatiou, brother William Zophres, sister Sotiria Penso, and nieces and nephews – Helen and Christine Penso, Van Anastasiou, Joan Hudson, Theo and Mary Zophres.

 


 

Announcements

 

2019 Three Hierarchs Scholarship (THS) Award  Application forms for the THS awards of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales are available in the Church office.  These scholarships are awarded strictly on the basis of meritorious academic achievement for college bound seniors.  The academic guidelines for consideration include:  Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above; membership in the National Honor Society; a combined SAT Verbal and Math score of 1320 or greater (the combined scores must be from the same SAT exam i.e., scores cannot be combined from two separate SAT exams).  ACT substitution for the SAT examination is not allowed.  Additionally, the SAT exam can be taken only a maximum of two times.  Deadline for submission of application is June 15.

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

Friday                 6/14
5:00pm                                Summertime Fun (see details in the announcements)

Saturday             6/15     Saturday of Souls
10:00am                              Divine Liturgy                   

Sunday               6/16     Holy Pentecost
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy

The Feast of the Holy Ascension

 

Please note that The Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Holy Ascension (June 6) will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00pm.

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – June 2nd, 2019

Sunday of the Blind Man – June 2, 2019

The Lord Jesus was coming from the Temple on the Sabbath when He saw the blind man mentioned in today’s Gospel. This man had been born thus from his mother’s womb. When the disciples saw this, they asked their Teacher, “Who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” They asked this because when the Lord had healed the paralytic at the Sheep’s Pool, He had told him, “Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” (John 5:14); so they wondered, if sickness was caused by sin, what sin could have been the cause of his being born without eyes. But the Lord answered that this was for the glory of God. Then the God-man spat on the ground and made clay with the spittle. He anointed the eyes of the blind man and said to him, “Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam.” Siloam (which means “sent”) was a well-known spring in Jerusalem used by the inhabitants for its waters, which flowed to the eastern side of the city and collected in a large pool called “the Pool of Siloam.” Therefore, the Saviour sent the blind man to this pool that he might wash his eyes, which had been anointed with the clay-not that the pool’s water had such power, but that the faith and obedience of the one sent might be made manifest, and that the miracle might become more remarkable and known to all, and leave no room for doubt. Thus, the blind man believed in Jesus’ words, obeyed His command, went and washed himself, and returned, no longer blind, but having eyes and seeing. This was the greatest miracle that our Lord had yet worked; as the man healed of his blindness himself testified, “Since time began, never was it heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind,” although the Lord had already healed the blind eyes of many. Because he now had eyes, some even doubted that he was the same person (John 9:8-9); and it was still lively in their remembrance when Christ came to the tomb of Lazarus, for they said, “Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused that even this man should not have died?” Saint John Chrysostom gives a thorough and brilliant exposition of our Lord’s meeting with the woman of Samaria, the healing of the paralytic, and the miracle of the blind man in his commentaries on the Gospel of Saint John.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

Harry Tangalakis,  Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Mode
Χριστός ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καί τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωήν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

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.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες ἀθάνατε …

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades’ power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, “Hail!” and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 16:16-34.
In those days, as we apostles were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by soothsaying. She followed Paul and us, crying, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” And this she did for many days. But Paul was annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour. But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the rulers; and when they had brought them to the magistrates they said, “These men are Jews and they are disturbing our city. They advocate customs which it is not lawful for us Romans to accept or practice.” The crowd joined in attacking them; and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely. Having received this charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and every one’s fetters were unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out and said, “Men, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, with all his family. Then he brought them up into his house, and set food before them; and he rejoiced with all his household that he had believed in God.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from John 9:1-38
At that time, as Jesus passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night comes, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” As he said this, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and anointed the man’s eyes with the clay, saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, “Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is he”; others said, “No, but he is like him.” He said, “I am the man.” They said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” He answered, “The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash’; so I went and washed and received my sight.” They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.” They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. The Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put clay on my eyes and I washed, and I see.” Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” There was a division among them. So they again said to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight, and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.” His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess him to be Christ he was to be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age, ask him.” So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “Whether he is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know, that though I was blind, now I see.” They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I have told you already and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you too want to become his disciples?” And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” The man answered, “Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of man?” He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who speaks to you.” He said, “Lord, I believe”; and he worshiped him.

 


 

Trisagion

 

Sophia Papadopoulos (40 days) survived by her children Spyros, Maria (Costas), Sophia (Panagiotes)
and grandchildren Sophia, Demetrios and Emmanuel.

Harry Demiris Sr (3 yrs) husband of Ann, father of Chris, Nicholas & Harry Jr., daughters in law Caroline & Eileen, grandchildren Angelice, Theodore, Eleni, Harry III & Angelo.

Theodore Demiris (33 yrs) wife Hilda, godson Nicholas, nephews Chris & Harry Jr., sister in law Kally Hanlon.

Catherine Lycouris survived by her son Steve and her grandsons Alexander & Constantine.

 


 

Announcements

 

Scholarship News This year the St. Demetrios Scholarship Committee is happy to award the Dr. Helene Tzitsikas Endowed Scholarship to Athena Tsingelis.   The Dr. Helene Tzitsikas Endowed Scholarship is granted to college (or college bound) students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement, personal excellence, and regular participation in the life of St. Demetrios Church. Athena  has demonstrated high academic excellence and has served in leadership roles in school and community activities.   She begins her first year at the University of Florida.  Additionally, as a result of your donations to the Scholarship Committee at the Three Hierarchs Luncheon last January, we are able to recognize two other distinguished students from our community with an “Award of Excellence”. These awards are bestowed to Emily Stringer who is beginning her first year at Florida Gulf Coast University and Elias Selimos who is pursuing his law degree at the University of Colorado. We wish all of our scholarship and award recipients  every success in their studies and future endeavors. Along with these awards, the Scholarship Committee and the Mary Kandaras Scholarship are able to fund five deserving students who will attend St. Stephens’ Camp this summer. Thank you to everyone who has supported the St. Demetrios scholarship initiative.

2019 Three Hierarchs Scholarship (THS) Award  Application forms for the THS awards of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales are available in the Church office.  These scholarships are awarded strictly on the basis of meritorious academic achievement for college bound seniors.  The academic guidelines for consideration include:  Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above; membership in the National Honor Society; a combined SAT Verbal and Math score of 1320 or greater (the combined scores must be from the same SAT exam i.e., scores cannot be combined from two separate SAT exams).  ACT substitution for the SAT examination is not allowed.  Additionally, the SAT exam can be taken only a maximum of two times.  Deadline for submission of application is June 15.

Summertime Fun: Starting, Friday, June 7, 5-10pm,  join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a classic Hollywood movie in the hall) At 5pm meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert @ Holiday Park. Please follow food guide based on last name initial: A-F  appetizers; G-K beverages; L-P desserts Q-U finger food; V-Z snacks.

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday               6/2            
9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Friday                 6/7
5:00pm                          Summertime Fun (see details in the announcements)

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – May 26th, 2019

 

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman – May 26, 2019

One of the most ancient cities of the Promised Land was Shechem. Near to this town, Jacob, who had come from Mesopotamia in the 19th century before Christ, bought a piece of land where there was a well. This well, preserved even until the time of Christ, was known as Jacob’s Well. Before he died, he left that piece of land to his son Joseph (Gen. 49:22). This town, before it was taken into possession by Samaria, was also the leading city of the kingdom of the ten tribes. In the time of the Romans it was called Neapolis, and at present Nablus. It was the first city in Canaan visited by the Patriarch Abraham. Here also, Joshua addressed the tribes of Israel for the last time. Almost 300 years later, all Israel assembled there to make Roboam (Rehoboam) king. When our Lord Jesus Christ, then, came at midday to this city (John 4:5), He was wearied from the journey and the heat, and He sat down at this well. After a little while the Samaritan woman mentioned in today’s Gospel passage came to draw water. As she conversed at some length with the Lord and heard from Him secret things concerning herself, she believed in Him; through her many other Samaritans also believed. Concerning the Samaritans we know the following: In the year 721 before Christ, Salmanasar King of the Assyrians, took the ten tribes of the kingdom of Israel into captivity, and relocated all these people to Babylon and the land of the Medes. From there he gathered various nations and sent them to Samaria. These nations had been idolaters. Although they were later instructed in the Jewish faith and believed in the one God, they worshipped the idols also. Furthermore, they accepted only the Pentateuch of Moses, and rejected the other books of Holy Scripture. Nonetheless, they thought themselves to be descendants of Abraham and Jacob. Therefore, the pious Jews named these Judaizing and idolatrous peoples Samaritans, since they lived in Samaria, the former leading city of the Israelites, as well as in the other towns thereabout. The Jews rejected them as heathen and foreigners, and had no communion with them at all, as the Samaritan woman observed, “the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans” (John 4:9). Therefore, the name Samaritan is used derisively many times in the Gospel narrations. After the Ascension of the Lord, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the woman of Samaria was baptized by the holy Apostles and became a great preacher and Martyr of Christ; she was called Photine, and her feast is kept on February 26.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Mode
Χριστός ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καί τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωήν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα ..
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Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Mid-Pentecost in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Μεσούσης τῆς ἑορτῆς, διψῶσάν μου τὴν ψυχήν…

At Mid-feast give Thou my thirsty soul to drink of the waters of piety; for Thou, O Saviour, didst cry out to all: Whosoever is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Wherefore, O Well-spring of life, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες ἀθάνατε …

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades’ power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, “Hail!” and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 11:19-30

In those days, those apostles who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none except Jews. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number that believed turned to the Lord. News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad; and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose; for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a large company was added to the Lord. So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul; and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church, and taught a large company of people; and in Antioch the disciples were for the first time called Christians. Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabos stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world; and this took place in the days of Claudius. And the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brethren who lived in Judea, and they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Gospel Reading ~ The reading is from John 4:5-42

At that time, Jesus came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband; this you said truly.” The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and you say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that the Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ); when he comes, he will show us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” Just then his disciples came. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but none said, “What do you wish?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” So the woman left her water jar, and went away into the city and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the city and were coming to him. Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying “Rabbi, eat.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him food?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest. He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.” Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony. “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of your words that we believe, for we have heard ourselves, and we know that this is indeed Christ the Savior of the world.”

 


 

Announcements

 

Thank you  Prebytera Evelyn Mitsos appreciates the many calls, visits and cards during this difficult time.  May the memory of her daughter, Presbytera Georgia Metropulos, be eternal.

Loving Stitches If you like to crochet or knit, this is the group for you!! We meet at 11:30 AM on the 4th Tuesday of every month!!  We supply the yarn & needles. We can also teach you!! We make blankets & hats for Holy Cross, Broward General, & Joe DiMaggio hospitals. If interested, call 954-467-1515.

2019 Three Hierarchs Scholarship (THS) Award  Application forms for the THS awards of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales are available in the Church office.  These scholarships are awarded strictly on the basis of meritorious academic achievement for college bound seniors.  The academic guidelines for consideration include:  Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above; membership in the National Honor Society; a combined SAT Verbal and Math score of 1320 or greater (the combined scores must be from the same SAT exam i.e., scores cannot be combined from two separate SAT exams).  ACT substitution for the SAT examination is not allowed.  Additionally, the SAT exam can be taken only a maximum of two times.  Deadline for submission of application is June 15.

 


 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                    5/26
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Monday                    5/27      Memorial Day
Office Closed

Tuesday                  5/28
11:30am                                     Loving Stitches

Sunday                    6/02
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy