The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, October 2, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

September 2, 2022

2nd Sunday of Luke

 

The Martyrs Cyprian and Justina
Commemorated October 2

  

Saint Justina who was from Damascus, lived in virginity for the sake of Christ. Saint Cyprian, who was from Antioch, began as an initiate of magic and worshipper of the demons. A certain foolish young man who had been smitten with Justina’s beauty hired Cyprian to draw her to love him; when Cyprian had wed every demonic device he knew, and had failed, being repulsed by the power of Christ Whom Justina invoked, he understood the weakness of the demons and came to know the truth. Delivered from demonic delusion, he came to Christ and burned all his books of magic, was baptized, and later ascended the episcopal throne in his country. Later, he and Justina were arrested by the Count of Damascus, and having endured many torments at his hands, they were sent finally to Diocletian in Nicomedia, where they were beheaded about the year 304.

 

 

Dionysios the Areopagite
Commemorated October 3

 

This Saint was from Athens, a learned man, and a member of the famous judicial court of Mars Hill (in Greek Aeros Pagos, hence the name Areopagite (see Acts 17:19-34). When Saint Paul preached in Athens, he was one of the first there to believe in Christ, and, according to some, became the first bishop of that city. Others say — and this may be more probable–that he was the second Bishop of Athens, after Saint Hierotheus, whom Dionysios calls his friend and teacher “after Paul” (On the Divine Names, 3:2). With Saint Hierotheus he was also present at the Dormition of the most holy Theotokos; the Doxasticon of the Aposticha for the service of the Dormition is partly taken from a passage in Chapter III of On the Divine Names. According to ancient tradition, he received a martyr’s end (according to some, in Athens itself) about the year 96.

                                                                        


 

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 Martyrs Cyprian and Justina in the Fourth Mode
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος..
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 Cyprian. 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  Second Mode
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

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 Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 6:31-36

The Lord said, “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

 

 

Trisagion Prayer

in memory of

Hariklia Amentas (40 days) survived by her daughters and her grandchildren.

Ioannis Amentas (6 years)

Maria Amentas (7 years)

Dobri Petrov Penev (11 years) father of Aneta Zlateva

Thomas Glenos (27 years) survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

 


 

 


Announcements

 

 


 


BiPhiloptochos
Thank you for buying loukoumades last week. You got us halfway to our goal of sending College Care boxes to each St.Demetrios college student.  You may donate at the table in the hall or online at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

 


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.

 


Pap Corps 
Pap Corps Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, October 5 at 3PM, Kandaras Hall.

 


Bookstore

Father Peter, in his sermon last week, urged us to read the Bible daily.  Pick up your free copy of the 2022 Scripture Readings for the Greek Orthodox church. Or go here https://www.goarch.org/-/daily-reading-app to learn about the Daily Readings app for your phone or computer.

Also, If you enjoyed the film Smyrna, My Beloved, you may want to read Ships of Mercy: the True Story of the Rescue of the Greeks, Smyrna, September, 1922 by Christos Papoutsy, available in the bookstore.

 


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


Visiting Angels
Help us reach out to homebound parishioners to let them know their church remembers them and prays for them. If you know of someone who would like a call, card or visit, let us know at philoptochos@stdemetrios.org, or by calling Paula Kirifides 954-240-2896 or Mary Taschioglou 954-424-1762.


Programs Registration 
Program Registration for Sunday School, Little Lambs, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance is still open. To register, pick up a form by the candle stand .  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment. Click here  https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ to submit your year 2022 stewardship form.

 


Caregiver Support Group
Philoptochos: Are you caring for a loved one?• Do you wish you could talk to others who are facing the same caregiving challenges? • Would it be helpful to share your concerns, and questions about caregiving with those who understand our faith, and culture? • Are you so overwhelmed you’re not even sure what to ask or who could help?

National Philoptochos is offering an online caregiver support group.  The 6 sessions begin October 18.  Pre Registration is required at  supportgroup@philoptochos.org.  Space is limited.

 

 


Family Movie Night

 

 

 


Daughters of Penelope

 

 

 


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

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              10/2     

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

Monday              10/3
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             10/4
7:00pm                           Ahepa Meeting

7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday       10/5
3:00pm                           Pap Corps Meeting

Thursday           10/6
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday            10/8
9:30am                           DOP Meeting
12:30pm                         Hellenic Book Club
5:00pm                           Movie Night

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

September 25, 2022

1st Sunday of Luke

 

Euphrosyne of Alexandria

  

Our venerable Mother Euphrosynē was born at the beginning of the fifth century in the city of Alexandria. She was the only child of illustrious and wealthy parents. When she was twelve years old, her mother reposed, and so the girl was raised by her Father, Paphnutios, who was a very devout Christian. He was in the habit of visiting a certain monastery, where the Igoumen was his Spiritual Father.

When Euphrosynē turned eighteen, her father wanted her to marry. He went to the monastery to obtain the Igoumen’s blessing for his daughter’s wedding. The Igoumen talked with her and gave her his blessing, but Saint Euphrosynē longed for the monastic life. One day, she gave away her possessions to the poor, and then she snuck out of the house.

The Saint had decided to enter a monastery in order to spend her life in solitude and prayer, but she was afraid that her father was apt to find find her in a women’s monastery. Therefore, she disguised herself as a man and entered the same men’s monastery which she had visited with her father from her childhood, calling herself Smaragdos. The monks did not recognize Euphrosynē dressed in men’s clothes, and so they received her into the monastery. The monks were impressed by her spiritual struggles and by her willingness to serve everyone.

There in a solitary cell, Saint Euphrosynē spent 38 years in spiritual endeavors, fasting and prayer, thereby attaining a high level of spiritual accomplishment.

Paphnutios was deeply saddened by the loss of his beloved daughter; more than once, on the advice of his Spiritual Father, he spoke to the “monk” Smaragdos, disclosing his grief and receiving spiritual comfort. Before her death, Saint Euphrosynē revealed her secret to her grieving parent and insisted that no one but he should prepare her body for burial. After he buried his daughter, Paphnutios distributed all his wealth to the poor and to the monastery, and then he was tonsured. For ten years, until the time of his own repose, he labored in his daughter’s cell.

By her life, Saint Euphrosynē reminds us that we must renounce “worldly passions and live soberly, uprightly, and devoutly” (Titus 2:12). That is, after rejecting the desires of this vain and sinful world, we ought to live abstemiously, with justice toward our fellow human beings, and with piety toward God.

Saint Paphnutios and his daughter Saint Euphrosynē are both commemorated today, and once again on February 15.

 

Our Righteous Father Sergius of Radonezh

 

Our righteous Father Sergius was born in Rostov, north of Moscow, about the year 1314. Named Bartholomew in Baptism, he was brought up in Radonezh, and at the death of his parents he withdrew to the wilderness to become a monk. It is notable that without having been trained in a monastery, he was of such a spiritual stature as to be able to take up the perilous eremitical life from the beginning, without falling into delusion or despondency. When he had endured with courage the deprivations of the solitary life, other monks began to come to him, for whom he was made abbot against his will. On the counsel of Philotheus, Patriarch of Constantinople, he organized his monks according to the cenobitic life, appointing duties to each. While Anthony and Theodosius of Kiev, and the other righteous Fathers before Sergius, had established their monasteries near to cities, Sergius was the leader and light of those who went far into the wilderness, and after his example the untrodden forests of northern Russia were settled with monks. When Grand Duke Demetrius Donskoy was about to go to battle against the invading Tartars, he first sought the blessing of Saint Sergius, through whose prayers he was triumphant. Saint Sergius was adorned with the highest virtues of Christ-like humility and burning love for God and neighbour, and received the gift of working wonders, of casting out demons, and of discretion for leading souls to salvation. When he served the Divine Liturgy, an Angel served with him visibly; he was also vouchsafed the visitation of the most holy Theotokos with the Apostles Peter and John. He was gathered to his Fathers on September 25, 1392. At the recovery of his holy relics on July 5, 1422, his body and garments were found fragrant and incorrupt. His life was written by the monks of Epiphanius, who knew him.

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
γγελικα Δυνμεις π τ μνμ 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

Euphrosyne of Alexandria in the Plagal Fourth Mode
ν σο Μτερ κριβς διεσθη τ κατ’ εκνα..
In thee the image was preserved with exactness, O Mother; for taking up thy cross, thou didst follow Christ, and by thy deeds thou didst teach us to overlook the flesh, for it passeth away, but to attend to the soul since it is immortal. Wherefore, O righteous Euphrosyne, thy spirit rejoiceth with the Angels.
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  Second Mode
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε…
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.
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 Corinthians 4:6-15

Brethren, it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.  We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.  For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.  So death is at work in us, but life in you.Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.  For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 5:1-11

At that time, as Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.

 


Memorial Prayer

Chris Maounis ( 1 year) survived by his daughter Zoi (Vito) DeTuro and by his grandson Michael.

Trisagion Prayer

The victims of the Asia Minor Catastrophe (100 years)

 


 


Announcements

 

Philoptochos: Loukoumades today!  Buy delicious, hot loukoumades in the hall today and help us send Care Boxes to every St. Demetrios college student. Or, if you like, you can sponsor a student for $40.  Stop by the table after church or visit https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/  Show them we love them and pray for them.

 


 


Bible Study
Bible Study resumes this Sunday at 1:15pm.  The focus will be the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Bookstore
Visit your St. Demetrios bookstore for timely spiritual reading and for a nice selection of icons.  We even have St. Mammas, the patron of animals, who was celebrated this month.

 


Loving Stitches
Bring your handiwork-knitting, crochet, needlework- and join us for camaraderie and lunch on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:30am in Kandaras Hall.

 


PapCorps
Pap Corps Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, September 28th 3PM, Kandaras Hall.

 


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


Philoptochos
It’s not too late to donate items or money to help the students at Bennett Elementary get off to a good start.  They especially need Expo dry erase markers for practicing skills on their individual white boards, earbuds so they can practice skills on tablets, and bound composition books.  You can leave items in the box in the hall, donate online at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/ or have items mailed directly to the school: Bennett Elementary School, 1755 NE 14th St. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304, attention: Danielle Smith, principal.


Visiting Angels
Help us reach out to homebound parishioners to let them know their church remembers them and prays for them. If you know of someone who would like a call, card or visit, let us know at philoptochos@stdemetrios.org, or by calling Paula Kirifides 954-240-2896 or Mary Taschioglou 954-424-1762.


Programs Registration 
Program Registration for Sunday School, Little Lambs, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance is still open. To register, pick up a form by the candle stand .  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment. Click here  https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ to submit your year 2022 stewardship form.

 


Caregiver Support Group
Philoptochos: Are you caring for a loved one?• Do you wish you could talk to others who are facing the same caregiving challenges? • Would it be helpful to share your concerns, and questions about caregiving with those who understand our faith, and culture? • Are you so overwhelmed you’re not even sure what to ask or who could help?

National Philoptochos is offering an online caregiver support group.  The 6 sessions begin October 18.  Pre Registration is required at  supportgroup@philoptochos.org.  Space is limited.  

 


Family Movie Night

 


Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

 


Daughters of Penelope

 

 

 


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

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            9/24
3:20pm                           “Smyrna my Beloved” –  Showing @ Savor Cinema

Sunday               9/25      

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
After Liturgy.                    Loukoumades sale – to benefit College Care Boxes Fundraiser
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              9/26
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             9/27
11:30am                          Loving Stitches

7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday       9/28
3:00pm                           Pap Corps Meeting

Thursday           9/29
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Sunday              10/02
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:00pm                          GOYA meeting
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

September 18, 2022

Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross

 

Eumenius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gortynia

 

 

This Saint took up the monastic life from his youth, and later became Bishop of Gortynia in Crete.  He travelled to Rome, and to Thebes in Upper Egypt, where through his prayers he ended a drought; there also, after working many miracles, he reposed in deep old age.  His holy relics were returned to Gortynia and buried at the place called Raxos.

                                                                        


 

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 Holy Cross in the First Mode
Σώσον Κύριε τόν λαόν σου καί ευλόγησον τήν κληρονομίαν σου…
Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries.  And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.
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
Ο υψωθείς εν τώ Σταυρώ εκουσίως...
Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”

 

 


Memorial Prayer

 

Athena Papas (40 days) remembered by Perry Monoudis, a friend of the family.

Trisagion Prayer

 

Elias (40 days)

 

 


Announcements

 

BINGO
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 17th AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open at 11:30am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  Join us for an afternoon of fun, family, friends, and food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.  See you on the 17th, at 11:30am!!

 


Bookstore
Visit your St. Demetrios bookstore for timely spiritual reading and for a nice selection of icons.  We even have St. Mammas, the patron of animals, who was celebrated this month.

 


AGAPE Seniors
Greetings from the elders of our St. Demetrios Community!!!

Please join us on Tuesday 9/20/22 for a delectable lunch of stuffed tomatoes and peppers to be graciously prepared by Chef Manos (Mr. Nicholas Manos). Dessert and ice cream will follow. It is a time of camaraderie, mutual support, song and laughter. President Ms. Gloria Linda Stokes will welcome you. Entrance $8,00. The fun begins at 11:30 AM.

 


Philoptochos
It’s not too late to donate items or money to help the students at Bennett Elementary get off to a good start.  They especially need Expo dry erase markers for practicing skills on their individual white boards, earbuds so they can practice skills on tablets, and bound composition books.  You can leave items in the box in the hall, donate online at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/ or have items mailed directly to the school: Bennett Elementary School, 1755 NE 14th St. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304, attention: Danielle Smith, principal.

 


Visiting Angels
Help us reach out to homebound parishioners to let them know their church remembers them and prays for them. If you know of someone who would like a call, card or visit, let us know at philoptochos@stdemetrios.org, or by calling Paula Kirifides 954-240-2896 or Mary Taschioglou 954-424-1762.

 


Programs Registration 
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance is still open. To register, pick up a form by the candle stand .  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment. Click here  https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ to submit your year 2022 stewardship form.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


Little Lambs 
For ages 2-4.  For details, see the flyer. To sign up, fill out a registration form found by the candle stands.

 


Backgammon Tournament
Ahepa 394 invites everyone in our community to attend this event; no admission fee.
Learn to play Backgammon class for Kids and Adults also no fee.
So come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of competition & fellowship and cheer on your favorite participant to win the tournament.

 

 


HOPE/JOY Beach Clean Up
Saturday,September 17 from 7:00am-11:30am at Pompano Beach.  See the flyer for details.


 

Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

 

 

 


Daughters of Penelope

 

 


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

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           9/17
7:30am-11:30am             JOY/HOPE Beach Cleanup and Fun in the Sun
11:30am                           BINGO

Sunday               9/18      

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance

Monday             9/19
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday            9/20
11:30am                          AGAPE Seniors – Luncheon

7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           9/22
7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday           9/24
3:20pm                           “Smyrna my Beloved” –  Showing @ Savor Cinema

Sunday              9/25
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
After Liturgy.                    Loukoumades sale – to benefit College Care Boxes Fundraiser
12:30pm                          Dance                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

September 11, 2022

Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross

 

Euphrosynos the Cook

 

 

Euphrosynos was a very, very uneducated man, quite rustic, a very common man. He found his way eventually into a monastery where many of the brethren didn’t think too much of him. Conversation with him perhaps was just not that enlightening. It was obvious that he didn’t know a lot. So he was assigned to kitchen and garden duties. That’s where he spent most of his time. But even with that, the Lord, who chose fishermen, after all, and made them most wise, was also able to glorify Euphrosynos in his own way.

There was a priest in that monastery, a very devout and pious priest, who was always seeking the good things of God, and one night before the matins service began, he fell asleep in his cell and was trying to contemplate the good things of God. In fact, he was asking the Lord to show him the things that would await those who attained righteousness in the kingdom of heaven. So he fell into an ecstasy, and when he did this he beheld a beautiful, just gorgeous, radiant garden, someplace very, very pleasant, very peaceful, a wonderful place to be. And in it he saw the cook! So he asked the cook, “What are you doing here? What are you doing in this garden?”

Euphrosynos answered him, “I am here beholding the good things of God, because the Lord has allowed me to be here.” The priest continued to question him about various aspects of life there, and Euphrosynos answered him as best he could, always referring back to the glorious things that God has given and the wonderful things that await all of us who get to the kingdom of heaven.

The priest finally, upon hearing all of this, heard the semantron that was being struck for matins, and he awoke suddenly. Then he realized that, in his dream, Euphrosynos had given him a gift; he had given him some apples from the garden. The priest was very grateful for this, and he was thinking about this as he woke up, but then as he stood up, what did he notice, but sitting in the folds of his cassock were the very apples that he had dreamt about, and they smelled just wonderful, an intoxicating smell. So he got up and he went to the matins service, and he beheld Euphrosynos there.

After the service was ended, he grabbed him and said, “What is going on here? Tell me what is happening. Did I not just behold you in a dream? Where were you?” And he said, “Well, I’ve been nowhere until I came for matins just like you.” The priest wouldn’t give up. He kept asking him again and again, “Tell me more. There’s something different going on here.” And finally Euphrosynos, out of humility, admitted that he indeed was the one that had appeared to the priest in the dream, and the priest said, “You gave me a gift. What was it?” And St. Euphrosynos said, “The apples that you discovered in your cassock which are back in your cell.”

The priest, upon hearing this, told all the members of the monastery about what had happened, and they all came to admire and respect the holy cook, yet the holy cook could not endure such praise after living a life that had been spent, well, definitely in the shadows. So he left the monastery that night, after all the talking had been done and all of the accolades had been heaped on him, and he was never seen again. We do not know the date of his repose or where he went to, but we do know one thing: that these wonderful apples that he had given to the priest in the dream and which became a reality healed many and cured many, of diseases and illnesses, who were able to partake of them afterward.

St. Euphrosynos is an example to all of us who find ourselves engaged in many what we would call perhaps mundane or usual activities, the activities of providing for a family, of keeping a home clean, all of these sorts of things that we tend to think of as not very exalted, certainly not very religiously oriented. But we could not be more wrong, for as he has shown us, even these seemingly lowly and insignificant things all have great worth in the eyes of God when they are done with an eye towards the Lord who created all. Next time we go into a kitchen, let’s certainly keep that in mind.

 

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα…
Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly:  Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode
Η γέννησίς σου Θεοτόκε…
Thy Nativity, O Theotokos, hath procliamed joy to the whole world; for from thee hath dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, annulling the curse and bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.
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
Ιωακείμ καί Άννα όνειδισμού ατεκνίας...
In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: “The barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who nourishes our life.”
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 Galatians 6:11-18

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from John 3:13-17

The Lord said, “No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”

 


Memorial Prayer

 

Elizabeth Athanasakos (40 days) survived by her sister Antonia Hyland and by her brother Van Athanasakos, nieces Rena Shahan, Elizabeth Hyland, Lesa Ramage, nephew Nicholas Atahanasakos, grand niece Katherine Shahan and grand nephews Dr. Brian Shahan and Dr. Andrew Shahan.

Trisagion Prayer

 

Linda Taxis Hemphill (40 days) of Alexandria, Virginia survived by her sister Barbara Yatrousis (Steve)

Adamos Ioannou (90 days) survived by his wife Aphrodite, his children Andreas and Alexandra, his grandchildren and great granddaughter.

All victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (21 years)

 

 

 


Announcements

 

Weekday Services
Join us on Wednesday, September 14 to celebrate the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  Orthros will be at 9:00am followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10:00am

 


Basil
On Wednesday September 14, we celebrate the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  It is tradition to adorn the cross with basil.  We ask parishioners to bring in basil on Sunday, September 11, so that we can use it during the Liturgy on the 14th.  Thank you!

 


AGAPE Seniors
Greetings from the elders of our St. Demetrios Community!!!

Please join us on Tuesday 9/20/22 for a delectable lunch of stuffed tomatoes and peppers to be graciously prepared by Chef Manos (Mr. Nicholas Manos). Dessert and ice cream will follow. It is a time of camaraderie, mutual support, song and laughter. President Ms. Gloria Linda Stokes will welcome you. Entrance $8,00. The fun begins at 11:30 AM.

 


Celebrating Youth
St. Demetrios is celebrating youth in August and September. Our own youth programs, Sunday School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE, JOY and Greek School, will begin, and our students head back to their academic schools.

Help Philoptochos and Daughters of Penelope support Bennett Elementary, a Title 1 school just 1 mile away and run by Principal Danielle Smith, who is also St. Demetrios Sunday School Principal. Donate the following items to the box in the narthex Composition books, Primary composition books, Tissues, Headphones ,Ziploc bags, Expo markers. Or, make checks payable to either organization, or donate at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

 


Programs Registration 
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance is still open. To register, pick up a form by the candle stand .  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment. Click here  https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ to submit your year 2022 stewardship form.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 

Dance Advisory Committee (DAC)As per DAC By-Laws, the election of new DAC Members will take place on Sunday, September 18th immediately following the church service. If any parents or grandparents are interested in joining the DAC Board, please contact Erin Ryan at eryan75@gmail.com by Friday September 9th to have your name added to the ballot.
Elections will take place no later than the third (3rd) Sunday of October of each year and shall be supervised by the Education Youth and Culture Committee. The electorate shall consist of all parents or guardians, and/or grandparents of children presently registered in the Dance Program. There shall be one (1) vote per family in good standing of the St. Demetrios Parish

 


Little Lambs 
For ages 2-4.  For details, see the flyer. To sign up, fill out a registration form found by the candle stands.

 


BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 17th AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open at 11:30am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  Join us for an afternoon of fun, family, friends, and food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.  See you on the 17th, at 11:30am!!

 


Backgammon Tournament
Ahepa 394 invites everyone in our community to attend this event; no admission fee.
Learn to play Backgammon class for Kids and Adults also no fee.
So come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of competition & fellowship and cheer on your favorite participant to win the tournament.

 

 


HOPE/JOY Beach Clean Up
Saturday,September 17 from 7:00am-11:30am at Pompano Beach.  See the flyer for details.


Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

 

 

 


Daughters of Penelope

 

 


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

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            9/10
4:00pm                             Backgammon class
5:00pm                             Backgammon Tournament

Sunday               9/11      

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
After Liturgy                     Pastitsio Luncheon
12:30pm                          Dance
1:00pm                            GOYA meeting

Monday             9/12
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Wednesday        9/14      Elevation of the Holy Cross
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
6:15pm                             DOP Meeting

Saturday           9/17
7:30am-11:30am             JOY/HOPE Beach Cleanup and Fun in the Sun
11:30am                           BINGO

Sunday               9/18
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

September 4, 2022

12th Sunday of Matthew

 

Babylas the Holy Martyr

 

 

 Saint Babylas was the twelfth Bishop of Antioch, being the successor of Zebinus (or Zebinas); he was beheaded during the reign of Decius, in the year 250, and at his own request was buried in the chains with which he was bound.  The Emperor Gallus (reigned 351-354) built a church in his honour at Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, to put an end to the demonic oracles at the nearby temple of Apollo.  When Julian the Apostate came in 362 to consult the oracle about his campaign against the Persians, the oracle (that is, the demon within it) remained dumb until at last, answering Julian’s many sacrifices and supplications, it told him, “The dead prevent me from speaking.”  It told Julian to dig up the bones and move them.  Julian, then, in the words of Saint John Chrysostom, “leaving all the other dead, moved only that Martyr.”  He commanded the Christians to take away Saint Babylas’ bones, which they did with great solemnity and triumph.  When this had been done, a thunderbolt fell from heaven destroying with fire the shrine of Apollo, which Julian did not dare rebuild.  Saint John Chrysostom preached a sermon on this within a generation after.

 

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια…
Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death.  The first-born of the dead hath He become.  From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Hieromartyr Babylas in the Fourth Mode
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος…
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 Babylas. 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  Fourth Mode
Ιωακείμ καί Άννα όνειδισμού ατεκνίας...
In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: “The barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who nourishes our life.”
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

 

Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

 

The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 15:1-11

Brethren, I would remind you in what terms I preached to you the gospel, which you received, in which you stand, by which you are saved, if you hold it fast — unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God which is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

 

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 19:16-26

At that time, a young man came up to Jesus, kneeling and saying, “Good Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you call me good?  One there is who is good.  If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”  He said to him, “Which?”  And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  The young man said to him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?”  Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”  When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.  Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”  But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

 

 

Memorial Prayer

Andreas Evangelos Triantafilis (1 year) survived by his children Anastasia and Evangelos.

 

Trisagion Prayer

Maria Kirilova Peneva (5 years) survived by her daughter Aneta Zlateva.

 


Mother and Baby Blessing

 

Theodora Kanouta and Carlos Showing and their daughter, big sister Valentina, present Lukas for the 40 day blessing.

 

 


Announcements

 

Weekday Services
Join us on Thursday, September 8 to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos and Wednesday, September 14 to celebrate the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  On each day, Orthros will be at 9:00am followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10:00am

 


Basil
On Wednesday September 14, we celebrate the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  It is tradition to adorn the cross with basil.  We ask parishioners to bring in basil next Sunday, September 11, so that we can use it during the Liturgy on the 14th.  Thank you!

 


Celebrating Youth
St. Demetrios is celebrating youth in August and September. Our own youth programs, Sunday School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE, JOY and Greek School, will begin, and our students head back to their academic schools.

Help Philoptochos and Daughters of Penelope support Bennett Elementary, a Title 1 school just 1 mile away and run by Principal Danielle Smith, who is also St. Demetrios Sunday School Principal. Donate the following items to the box in the narthex Composition books, Primary composition books, Tissues, Headphones ,Ziploc bags, Expo markers. Or, make checks payable to either organization, or donate at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

 

 


Programs Registration 
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance is still open. You can pick up a form by the candle stand or click here https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/program-registration/program-registration-  form/#gf_2  to register.  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment. Click here  https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ to submit your year 2022 stewardship form.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 

Dance Advisory Committee (DAC)As per DAC By-Laws, the election of new DAC Members will take place on Sunday, September 18th immediately following the church service. If any parents or grandparents are interested in joining the DAC Board, please contact Erin Ryan at eryan75@gmail.com by Friday September 9th to have your name added to the ballot.
Elections will take place no later than the third (3rd) Sunday of October of each year and shall be supervised by the Education Youth and Culture Committee. The electorate shall consist of all parents or guardians, and/or grandparents of children presently registered in the Dance Program. There shall be one (1) vote per family in good standing of the St. Demetrios Parish

 


Little Lambs 
For ages 2-4.  For details, see the flyer.

 


BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 17th AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open at 11:30am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  Join us for an afternoon of fun, family, friends, and food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.  See you on the 17th, at 11:30am!!

 


Backgammon Tournament
Ahepa 394 invites everyone in our community to attend this event; no admission fee.
Learn to play Backgammon class for Kids and Adults also no fee.
So come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of competition & fellowship and cheer on your favorite participant to win the tournament.

 

 


HOPE/JOY Beach Clean Up
Saturday,September 17 from 7:00am-11:30am at Pompano Beach.  See the flyer for details.


Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

 

 


South Florida District Wide Glendi

 


Daughters of Penelope

 

 


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

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               9/4
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Tuesday             9/6                  
7:00pm                             AHEPA meeting

Thursday           9/8         Nativity of the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
6:00pm                             Philoptochos meeting

 

Saturday           9/10
4:00pm                             Backgammon class
5:00pm                             Backgammon Tournament

Sunday               9/11      

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
After Liturgy                     Pastitsio Luncheon
12:30pm                          Dance
1:00pm                            GOYA meeting

Monday             9/12
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, August 28, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

August  28, 2022

11th Sunday of Matthew

 

Job of Pochaev

 

 

Saint Job of Pochaev was born about 1551 in southwest Galicia of a pious Orthodox family. In his tenth year the Saint departed for the Ugornitsky Monastery of our Saviour in the Carpathian Mountains. Tonsured after two years, he was ordained hieromonk about 1580. Renowned for his meekness and humility, Job was invited by the great zealot for Holy Orthodoxy in the Carpatho-Russia, Prince Constantine Ostrozhky, to be Abbot of the Monastery of the Cross in Dubno. In his zeal for the preservation and propagation of the Orthodox Faith, and to counteract the propaganda of the Uniates, he printed and widely disseminated Orthodox spiritual and liturgical books.  About 1600 he removed to the Mountain of Pochaev where at insistence of the brethren, he became Abbot of the Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos, which he enlarged and made to flourish. Through his labours, a large printing works was founded at Pochaev and greatly assisted in the nurture of the Orthodox faithful in that region. His monastery became the center of the Orthodox Church in western Ukraine. The Saint reposed, having taken the schema with the name of John, in 1651, at the advanced age of one hundred.

 

                                                                        


 

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 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
Ιωακείμ καί Άννα όνειδισμού ατεκνίας...
In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: “The barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who nourishes our life.”
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

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

The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 9:2-12

Brethren, you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have the right to our food and drink? Do we not have the right to be accompanied by a wife, as the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? Do I say this on human authority? Does not the law say the same? For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? Does he not speak entirely for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of a share in the crop. If we have sown spiritual good among you, is it too much if we reap your material benefits? If others share this rightful claim upon you, do not we still more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 18:23-35

The Lord said this parable:  “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.  When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.  So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’  And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.  But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’  He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt.  When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place.  Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’  And in anger his lord delivered him to the torturers, till he should pay all his debt.  So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

 

Memorial Prayer

Dimitrios (Jim) Bakatselos (40 days)  Dimitrios is survived by his wife Tara, his children Christina (John), Eleni, and Alexandra; his parents Platon and Rita; his brother Aristotelis (Melissa); nieces Demi and Sophia; nephew Christian.

 

Mary Pascal (1 year) Mary had been a longtime active member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church since 1965.  She is survived by her four sons Dean, Manuel, John and George; her daughters-in-law Barbara, Lois, Lori, and Teresa; her grandson Michael; her granddaughters Amanda, Rebecca, Jaclyn, Katherine, Mallorey, and Courtney; 5 great grandchildren; and her Goddaughters Maria and Donna Marie. Mary also leaves many wonderful and loving nieces and nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Trisagion Prayer

Helen Kappas (9 months) Helen is survived by her son Tom (Joanne) and family.

 

 


Announcements

 

Coffee Hour
In loving memory of Mary Pascal, the Pascal Family is sponsoring Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


Coffee Hour
In loving memory of Nicholas Christos, Stella Manikas Copulos and Aristides Copulos, the Christos and Stringer families have sponsored Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


Celebrating Youth
St. Demetrios is celebrating youth in August and September. Our own youth programs, Sunday School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE, JOY and Greek School, will begin, and our students head back to their academic schools. Please support all Youth in the following ways:

1) Help Philoptochos and Daughters of Penelope support Bennett Elementary, a Title 1 school just 1 mile away and run by Principal Danielle Smith, who is also St. Demetrios Sunday School Principal. Donate the following items to the box in the narthex Composition books, Primary composition books, Tissues, Headphones ,Ziploc bags, Expo markers. Or, make checks payable to either organization, or donate at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

2) Donate generously to the Fanouropita on August 28, which benefits Metropolis youth programs like St. Stephen’s Camp, and St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

 

 

 


Programs Registration 
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance is still open. You can pick up a form by the candle stand or click here https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/program-registration/program-registration-  form/#gf_2  to register.  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment. Click here  https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ to submit your year 2022 stewardship form.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 

Dance Advisory Committee (DAC)
The DAC board is seeking several new parents or grandparents for this very low-stress (90% of the year) position. The main time we need assistance is helping with attendance and occasionally sitting in on practices to make sure everything is running smoothly and with the festival. For the festival, we need help selling the t-shirts (which can easily be done before the festival), collecting money from the dance floor and counting it. PLEASE consider running for the DAC Board as it is impossible for this program to be successful without parent support. Elections will be held on September 11, 2022.

 


Backgammon Tournament
Ahepa 394 invites everyone in our community to attend this event; no admission fee.
Learn to play Backgammon class for Kids and Adults also no fee.
So come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of competition & fellowship and cheer on your favorite participant to win the tournament.

 

 


Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

 

 


South Florida District Wide Glendi

 


Daughters of Penelope

 

 


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

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Sunday               8/28
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Philoptochos Fanouropita supporting Metropolis of Atlanta Youth                                             Programs

Monday               8/29     Beheading of John the Baptist   
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

Sunday               9/04      

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

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, August 21, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

August  21, 2022

10th Sunday of Matthew

 

The Holy Apostle Thaddaeus

 

 

The Apostle Thaddaeus was from Edessa, a Jew by race. When he came to Jerusalem, he became a disciple of Christ, and after His Ascension he returned to Edessa. There he catechized and baptized Abgar (see Aug. 16). Having preached in Mesopotamia, he ended his life in martyrdom. Though some call him one of the Twelve, whom Matthew calls “Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus” (Matt. 10:3), Eusebius says that he is one of the Seventy: “After [Christ’s] Resurrection from the dead, and His ascent into Heaven, Thomas, one of the twelve Apostles, inspired by God, sent Thaddaeus, one of the seventy disciples of Christ, to Edessa as a preacher and evangelist of Christ’s teaching” (Eccl. Hist. 1: 13).

 

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Το λθου σφραγισθντος π τν ουδαων…
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 Afterfeast of the Dormition in the First Mode
Εν τή Γεννήσει τήν παρθενίαν εφύλαξας…
In giving birth, thou didst preserve thy virginity; in thy dormition, thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos.  Thou wast translated unto life, since thou art the Mother of Life; and by thine intercessions dost thou redeem our souls from death.
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  Second Mode
Τήν εν πρεσβείαις ακοίμητον Θεοτόκον...
Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother of life, He who dwelt in the ever-virginal womb transposed her to life.
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 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 17:14-23

At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before him said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.  And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.”  And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you?  How long am I to bear with you?  Bring him here to me.”  And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly.  Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”  He said to them, “Because of your little faith.  For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move hence to yonder place,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.  But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting.”  As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them,  “The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.”

Memorial Prayer

Helen Gatsonis (6 months) survived by her daughter Elizabeth.

Maria Papastamatis (2 years) survived by her husband George, sons Michael and Alex (Maria), and granddaughter Christina.

Trisagion Prayer

Demetrios Hamilothoris ( 1 year) survived by his wife Eleni and his children Maria and John.

 


Announcements

 

Luncheon
In loving memory of his wife Maria, Mr. George Papastamatis has sponsored this Sunday’s luncheon.

 


Coffee Hour
In loving memory of Nicholas Christos, Stella Manikas Copulos and Aristides Copulos, the Christos and Stringer families have sponsored Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


Celebrating Youth
St. Demetrios is celebrating youth in August and September. Our own youth programs, Sunday School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE, JOY and Greek School, will begin, and our students head back to their academic schools. Please support all Youth in the following ways:

1) Help Philoptochos and Daughters of Penelope support Bennett Elementary, a Title 1 school just 1 mile away and run by Principal Danielle Smith, who is also St. Demetrios Sunday School Principal. Donate the following items to the box in the narthex Composition books, Primary composition books, Tissues, Headphones ,Ziploc bags, Expo markers. Or, make checks payable to either organization, or donate at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

2) Donate generously to the Fanouropita on August 28, which benefits Metropolis youth programs like St. Stephen’s Camp, and St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

 

 


Programs Registration
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance will take place on Sunday, August 14 and Sunday August 21 in the hall after Divine Liturgy.  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 

 


 

Dance Advisory Committee (DAC)
The DAC board is seeking several new parents or grandparents for this very low-stress (90% of the year) position. The main time we need assistance is helping with attendance and occasionally sitting in on practices to make sure everything is running smoothly and with the festival. For the festival, we need help selling the t-shirts (which can easily be done before the festival), collecting money from the dance floor and counting it. PLEASE consider running for the DAC Board as it is impossible for this program to be successful without parent support. Elections will be held on September 11, 2022.

 


BINGO
BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 20, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.   Doors open at 11:30 am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.
See you on August 20th at 11:30am.

 


Backgammon Tournament
Ahepa 394 invites everyone in our community to attend this event; no admission fee.
Learn to play Backgammon class for Kids and Adults also no fee.
So come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of competition & fellowship and cheer on your favorite participant to win the tournament.

 

 


Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

 

 


 

 


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

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday             8/20
12:00noon                        BINGO.  Doors open @ 11:30am

Sunday               8/21
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Programs Registration
Tuesday              8/23
11:00am                           Loving Stitches

Wednesday        8/24
3:00pm                            PapCorps meeting
Sunday               8/28      

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

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, August 14, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

August  14, 2022

9th Sunday of Matthew

 

Micah the Prophet

 

 

This Prophet (whose name means “who is like God?”), was a Morasthite from the land of Judah. He prophesied more than fifty years in the days of Joatham, Ahaz, and Hezekias, Kings of Judah. These kings reigned in the eighth century before Christ. From this it is clear that this Michaias is not the one who was the son of Iembla (or Imlah-III Kings 22:8), who censured Ahab and was murdered by Ahab’s son Joram, as the Synaxaristes says; for this Joram reigned the ninth century before Christ. Yet Michaias was still prophesying, as mentioned above, in the days of Hezekias, who was a contemporary of Hosea and Esaias, and of Hoshea, the last King of the ten tribes of Israel, when that kingdom was destroyed by Salmanasar (Shalmaneser), King of the Assyrians (IV Kings 17: 1 – 16; 18: 1). This Michaias is sixth in rank among the minor Prophets. His book of prophecy is divided into seven chapters; he prophesied that the Christ would be born in Bethlehem (Michaias 5: 2). In the reign of Saint Theodosius the Great, the holy relics of the Prophets Michaias and Abbacum were found through a divine revelation to Zebennus, Bishop of Eleutheropolis (Sozomen, Eccl. Hist., Book VII, 29).

 

                                                                        


 

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 Forfeast of the Dormition in the Fourth Mode
Λαοί προσκιρτήσατε…
In faith, O ye people, leap for joy while clapping your hands; and gather in gladness on this day with longing and shout in radiant jubilance.  For the Theotokos cometh nigh to departing from the earth unto the heights; and we glorify her with glory as the Mother of God in our unceasing hymns.
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
Τή ενδόξω μνήμη σου η οικουμένη…
In the Immaterial Spirit, the whole world hath been mystically adorned upon the glorious memory; and it doth cry to thee joyously:  Rejoice, O Virgin, thou boast of the Christian race.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

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

The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 3:9-17

Brethren, we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw – each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 14:22-34

At that time, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.”  And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they entered the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

Memorial Prayer

Nicholas Christos (1 year) remembered by his loving wife Helen, sons Peter and Thomas, daughters Catherine and Eleni, grandchildren Nicholas and Sophia.

Chrysostomos Katsamakidis (1 year) remembered by his daughter Anastasia Katsimakidou and her husband Kiriakos  Mihalopoulos.

Stamatina (Stella) Manikas Copulos (19 years) and Aristides Copulos (6 years) remembered by their daughter Stella Stringer (Scott), Dr. Thomas Copulos (Georgia) and Presbytera Mary Christy (Fr. Paul Christy) and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Stella Manikas Copulos is the sister-in-law to Nicholas Christos.  May their memory be eternal.

Theodore Tetonis (32 years) remembered by his daughter Irene Tetonis, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren.

Trisagion Prayer

Joseph Hinkley Sr. (36 days) remembered by the Hinkley  and Tetonis families.


Announcements

 

Blessing of the School Children
The blessing of our school children will take place this Sunday, August 14, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

 


Coffee Hour
In loving memory of Nicholas Christos, Stella Manikas Copulos and Aristides Copulos, the Christos and Stringer families have sponsored Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


Celebrating Youth
St. Demetrios is celebrating youth in August and September. Our own youth programs, Sunday School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE, JOY and Greek School, will begin, and our students head back to their academic schools. Please support all Youth in the following ways:

1) Help Philoptochos and Daughters of Penelope support Bennett Elementary, a Title 1 school just 1 mile away and run by Principal Danielle Smith, who is also St. Demetrios Sunday School Principal. Donate the following items to the box in the narthex Composition books, Primary composition books, Tissues, Headphones ,Ziploc bags, Expo markers. Or, make checks payable to either organization, or donate at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

2) Donate generously to the Fanouropita on August 28, which benefits Metropolis youth programs like St. Stephen’s Camp, and St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

3) Make sure your college students are present this Sunday, August 7, for a special blessing by Father Peter

 


Programs Registration
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance will take place on Sunday, August 14 and Sunday August 21 in the hall after Divine Liturgy.  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 

Dance Advisory Committee (DAC)
The DAC board is seeking several new parents or grandparents for this very low-stress (90% of the year) position. The main time we need assistance is helping with attendance and occasionally sitting in on practices to make sure everything is running smoothly and with the festival. For the festival, we need help selling the t-shirts (which can easily be done before the festival), collecting money from the dance floor and counting it. PLEASE consider running for the DAC Board as it is impossible for this program to be successful without parent support. Elections will be held on September 11, 2022.

 


BINGO
BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 20, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.   Doors open at 11:30 am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.
See you on August 20th at 11:30am.

 


Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

 

 


 

 


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

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

 

Friday                8/12     Paraklesis Service
6:30pm

Saturday            8/13
11:00am                            GOYA meet & greet swim party @ Seasons, Boca Raton

Sunday               8/14
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Blessing of the School Children
Programs Registration
Monday               8/15   The Feast of the Dormitionof the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm                         Luncheon

Saturday             8/20
12:00noon                      BINGO.  Doors open @ 11:30am

Sunday                8/21      

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Programs Registration

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, August 7, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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


 

August  7, 2022

8th Sunday of Matthew

 

The Holy Righteous Martyr Dometius

 

 

This Martyr, who lived during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great, was a Persian by race and an idolater by religion. He was catechized by a certain Christian named Abarus. He went to Nisibis, a city of Mesopotamia, where he was baptized and donned the monastic habit in a certain monastery. He afterwards ascended a mountain and there endured in extreme ascetical struggles, working miracles for those that came to him, and converting many unbelievers. Julian the Apostate learned of these things as he was marching against the Persians in 363, and at his command the Saint and his two disciples were stoned to death, as they were chanting the Sixth Hour.

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode
Κατλυσας τ Σταυρ σου τν θνατον…
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 Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Mode
Μετεμορθώθης εν τώ όρει Χριστέ ο Θεός…
Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure.  Shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending, through the prayers of the Theotokos.  Light-bestower, 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 Grave Mode
Επί τού όρους μετεμορφώθης…
You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.
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 Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

 

Gospel Reading

 

The reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.

Trisagion Prayer

Thelma Landes Hess (3 years) and Ralph K. Landes (32 years) parents of Joanna Oudin amd greatgrandparents of Benjamin Martin along with Clotilde Oudin (25 years).

Athena Pappajion, Alexandra Pappajion, Elias Chrisovechiotis beloved friends of Joanna Oudin.

 

 


Announcements

 

College Student Blessing
The college student blessing will take place this Sunday, August 7, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

 


Celebrating Youth
St. Demetrios is celebrating youth in August and September. Our own youth programs, Sunday School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE, JOY and Greek School, will begin, and our students head back to their academic schools. Please support all Youth in the following ways:

1) Help Philoptochos and Daughters of Penelope support Bennett Elementary, a Title 1 school just 1 mile away and run by Principal Danielle Smith, who is also St. Demetrios Sunday School Principal. Donate the following items to the box in the narthex Composition books, Primary composition books, Tissues, Headphones ,Ziploc bags, Expo markers. Or, make checks payable to either organization, or donate at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

2) Donate generously to the Fanouropita on August 28, which benefits Metropolis youth programs like St. Stephen’s Camp, and St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

3) Make sure your college students are present this Sunday, August 7, for a special blessing by Father Peter

 


Programs Registration
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance will take place on Sunday, August 14 and Sunday August 21 in the hall after Divine Liturgy.  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment.

 


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.

https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 

Dance Advisory Committee (DAC)
The DAC board is seeking several new parents or grandparents for this very low-stress (90% of the year) position. The main time we need assistance is helping with attendance and occasionally sitting in on practices to make sure everything is running smoothly and with the festival. For the festival, we need help selling the t-shirts (which can easily be done before the festival), collecting money from the dance floor and counting it. PLEASE consider running for the DAC Board as it is impossible for this program to be successful without parent support. Elections will be held on September 11, 2022.

 


BINGO
BINGO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 20, 2022 AT 12:00 NOON.   Doors open at 11:30 am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  It’s an afternoon of fun, family, friends, & food.   Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.
See you on August 20th at 11:30am.

 


 

 


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

 



We are launching our Summertime Angels Campaign.  Please consider participating!

 


 

Stewardship
Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home.  Our Family

 

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings.

Thank you very much for your 2021 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.  Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form. Fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

 

Friday                   8/5       Eve of the Feast Day of the Transfiguration
6:30pm                              Vespers

Saturday              8/6        The Feast of the Transfiguration
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday                8/7      

9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
College Student Blessing

Wednesday        8/10
6:15pm                              DOP Meeting
6:30pm                              Paraklesis Service

Friday                 8/12
6:30pm                             Paraklesis Service

Saturday            8/13
11:00am                            GOYA meet & greet swim party @ Seasons, Boca Raton

Sunday               8/14
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Blessing of the School Children
Programs Registration
Monday               8/15   The Feast of the Dormitionof the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm                         Luncheon