Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 10th, 2019

 

8th Sunday of Luke – November 10, 2019

Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia

Saint Orestes was from Tyana of Cappadocia. During the persecution of Diocletian, this Martyr’s ankles were pierced with long nails; being bound to a wild horse and violently dragged by it, he gave up his spirit in the year 289.

 

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 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.

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 καθαρώτατος ναός τού Σωτήρος…

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.
Epistle Reading ~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 Luke 10:25-37

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

Trisagion Prayer

 

Eleftherios Papatzanakis (7 mos) survived by his wife Julia, sons Yiannis and Alex and families, also survived by the Gerosideris and the Vasil families.

The Veterans who served our country.

 


 

Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Samantha and Andonios Kotsonas as they present Nikoletta for the traditional 40 day blessing.

 


 

Stewardship Year 2019

Number of pledges: 308             Amount pledged: $273,438.50
Amount received: $240,970.28

 

Please take a look at your stewardship commitment for year 2019.  Won’t you consider completing your balance before the end of December?  It makes for better accounting and accurate year end tax statements.  Always remember to note on the memo line the intention of your gift.  Thank you.

 

Stewardship Year 2020

Watch your mail for stewardship materials for year 2020.
Save the Date:   Join us Sunday, November 17 for Stewardship Sunday and a complimentary steward appreciation luncheon

 


 

Announcements

 

TODAY IS PITA SUNDAY!!  Please join us for lunch in the church hall.  Tiropita, Spanakopita, Salad, Coffee, Water all for $10.  Sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society.

Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival.  Someone who can cook very basic things and is available to work from Monday, February 3 through Sunday evening, February 10. We don’t need a chef since we make almost all of our food, ourselves, in advance.  If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.

Brown Bag Food Drive The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving.  Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall.  We will be collecting until November 10th.  Please donate non perishable items.  Thank you!

Kali Parea November Dinner on Thursday Nov 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm at RUSTIC INN Crab House 4331Anglers Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 584-1637 .  If you have questions contact Barb Makris. Text/Cell 954-319-2268 Email:  Barb.makris@yahoo.com Please send RSVP by 11/19 Join us for food and fellowship.

You Can’t Win…If You Don’t Play! The St. Demetrios GOYA is excited to announce their first Louis Vuitton raffle.  There are two new beautiful bags to choose from with a retail value of $2,000 each.  (Artsy or the Clapton PM)  Tickets are $50 and only 100 tickets will be sold.  All proceeds will benefit the St. Demetrios GOYA.  The winner will be announced on 12/13 at the annual Christmas Pageant.  Please ask any GOYAN or GOYAN advisor for ticket information.  Everyone has a chance to win big!  Good luck!!!

Attention all Young Adults you are invited to the first young adult ministry event. It will be held at the Hilton Resort on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, FL 33304. The event will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday Nov 26th. Join us as young adults from South Florida get together for fellowship and fun. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar to accompany the beautiful setting at the Hilton for everyone to gather with fellow Orthodox Christians and local clergy. Please RSVP with your local priest.  See you there!

Applications for Cross Road Hellenic College Holy Cross Program are open:

Cross Road is an engaging 10-day program for Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors 16 – 18 years of age. It takes place every summer on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross in Boston, MA (2 sessions) and at North Park University in Chicago, IL (one session). Participants from all over the country come together to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition. They experience daily worship, take theology classes from some of the best professors in the country, visit local parishes, serve their neighbor as well as make new friends and discover a new city.

Applications for CrossRoad 2020 are open as of Nov.8, 2019 and will close on Feb 1, 2020. For more complete information about this program go to the Cross Road website: www.crossroadinstitute.org or call (617) 850-1310. On the website you will find information about the program, the application process and financial assistance. The St. Demetrios Scholarship Committee may be able to assist with partial assistance toward the tuition once the student’s application has been accepted.

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday            11/10
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                             Sunday School
12:00pm                            Philoptochos Pita Sunday
12:00pm                            DAC Election
12:30pm                            Dance
12:30pm                            EYCC meeting

Monday           11/11
4:15pm-6:00pm                Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ & Adult Beginner  Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm               Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm               Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday          11/12
7:00pm                             Vespers on the eve of the feast of St. John Chrysostom @ St. John Church, 10605 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound 33455

Wednesday    11/13
6:30pm                            Thanksgiving party-all organizations

Friday            11/15      Greek Festival @ St. Andrew Church 7901 N. Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156.  Through Sun 11/17

Saturday       11/16
7:00pm                            Veterans’ Day Dinner Dance hosted by Ahepa

Sunday         11/17      Stewardship Sunday
9:00am/10:00am         Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                          Sunday School
12:30pm                         Dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 3rd, 2019

 

5th Sunday of Luke – November 3, 2019

Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter, & Aeithalas the Deacon Martyrs of Persia

Saint Acepsimas, a bishop, Saint Joseph, a presbyter, and Saint Aeithalas, a deacon, suffered exceedingly cruel torments and martyrdom during the reign of Sapor II, King of Persia (325-379).

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια …

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

Apolytikion for Martyrs Ascepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas in the Fourth Mode
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε, εν τή αθλήσει αυτών…

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19
Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother.

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31

The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to them, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'”

Memorial Prayer

 

Christos D. Kirkiles (40 days) Survived by his wife Emily Kirkiles; son Demetrios (Effie) Kirkiles; daughters Martha (Louis) Marchelos, and Penelope Kirkiles; sisters, Loula Frantzas and Georgia Stratigakos.

Galina Stepaniuk (40 days) survived by her daughter Julia and her son in law Evangelos.

Trisagion Prayer

 

Christopher McGuirk (20 years) son of Tom and Nina McGuirk, brother of Erin (Kevin) Ryan, Tom Jr., and Stacey (Victor) Rodriguez.

Stephen Beluris (6 years) brother of Nina (Tom) McGuirk.

Anthony Beluris (64 years) and Panny Beluris (13 years) parents of Nina (Tom) McGuirk.

 


 

Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Diana and Panteli Dogagis and big brother Elias Arsenios Dogagis  as they present Gabriel Loukas Dogagis for the traditional 40 day blessing.

 


 

Announcements

 

Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival.  Someone who can cook very basic things and is available to work from Monday, February 3 through Sunday evening, February 10. We don’t need a chef since we make almost all of our food, ourselves, in advance.  If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.

The Daughters of Penelope  meeting and Initiations will be on the first Wednesday this month on November 6th at 6:30 pm in the church hall.

Care Packages
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to kiki@stdemetrios.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!

Brown Bag Food Drive
The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving.  Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall.  We will be collecting until November 10th.  Please donate non perishable items.  Thank you!

Kali Parea November Dinner on Thursday Nov 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm at RUSTIC INN Crab House 4331 Anglers Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 584-1637 .  If you have questions contact Barb Makris Text/Cell 954-319-2268 Email:  Barb.makris@yahoo.com Please send RSVP by 11/19 Join us for      food and fellowship.

The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!

New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

Upcoming Lectures
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida.  On January 18th, 2020 talks  on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida

 


 

Photos

Photos of last weekend’s St. Demetrios Feast Day Dinner Dance. Thank you to all who contributed to make it a success.

 


 

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              11/3   

9:00am/10:00am                              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
12:00pm                                              GOYA meeting
12:30pm                                               Dance

Monday              11/4   
11:00am                                               Philoptochos Board meeting
4:15pm-6:00pm                                 Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                                 Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                                 Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday            11/5
7:30pm                                                 AHEPA meeting

Wednesday      11/6
6:30pm                                                 DOP meeting and Initiations

Sunday            11/10
9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                              Sunday School
12:00pm                                             Philoptochos Pita Sunday
12:00pm                                             DAC Election
12:30pm                                             Dance
12:30pm                                             EYCC meeting

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 27th, 2019

 

7th Sunday of Luke – October 27, 2019

Nestor the Martyr of Thessaloniki

The holy Martyr Nestor was very young in age, handsome in appearance, and he was known to the holy Great Martyr Demetrios (October 26), for he had instructed Nestor in the faith. The Emperor was visiting Thessaloniki, and he built a high platform in the midst of the city so that a gigantic barbarian named Lyaios could wrestle there and be seen by everyone. Beneath the platform many spears and other sharp weapons were placed pointing upward. When Lyaios defeated his opponents, he threw them down onto the spears and they died. Many Christians were forced to fight Lyaios, and were killed. When Nestor saw how Emperor Maximian rejoiced over the victories of his champion, he disdained his pride. Seeing the miracles of Saint Demetrios, however, he took courage and went to the prison where the holy Martyr was confined, and fell at his feet. “Pray for me, O Servant of God Demetrios,” he said, “that by your prayers, God may help me to beat Lyaios, and put an end to him who brings  reproach upon the Christians.” The Saint, after sealing Nestor with the Sign of the Cross, told him that he would prevail over Lyaios, and then suffer for Christ. Nestor mounted the platform without fear and exclaimed: “Help me, O God of Demetrios.” After he defeated Lyaios, he hurled him down onto the spears, where he gave up his wretched soul.
Maximian became enraged and ordered that both Nestor and Demetrios should be put to death. Saint Demetrios was stabbed with spears, and Saint Nestor was beheaded. Thus, by his example Saint Nestor teaches us that in every human challenge we must say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.” (Psalm 117/118:6, Hebrews 13:6).

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον …

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9

Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands. I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise –whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows — and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 8:41-56

At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As he went, the people pressed round him. And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, “Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!” But Jesus said, “Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.” And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.


Trisagion Prayer

Sophia Papadopoulos (6 mos) survived by her children Spyros, Maria (Costas), Sophia (Panagiotes) and grandchildren Sophia, Demetrios and Emmanuel.

 


 

Announcements

 

Thank you
To Larry Kirifides, Paula Kirifides and Juanita Antley for polishing all of the silver items in the Altar.

Care Packages
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to kiki@stdemetrios.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!

Brown Bag Food Drive
The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving.  Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall.  We will be collecting until November 10th.  Please donate non perishable items.  Thank you!

The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!

New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

Upcoming Lectures
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida.  On January 18th, 2020 talks  on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida.

 



 

 


 

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/27

9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
11:30am                                               OXI Day celebration presentation by the Greek School
12:30pm                                             Dance

Monday             10/28
4:15pm-6:00pm                                Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                               Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                               Greek School Advanced Class

Sunday             11/3
9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                              Sunday School
12:00pm                                             GOYA meeting
12:30pm                                             Dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 20th, 2019

This Friday evening, BINGO Party Night.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Over 50 gift prizes awarded at this previous event.  Bring your family & friends for a fun evening!  Benefiting Feeding South Florida.  See you on October 18th!!!

 


6th Sunday of Luke – October 20, 2019

Gerasimus of Kephalonia

Saint Gerasimus was from the Peloponnesus, the son of Demetrius and Kale, of the family of Notaras. He was reared in piety by them and studied the Sacred writings. He left his country and went throughout various lands, and finally came to Kephalonia, where he restored a certain old church and built a convent around it, where it stands to this day at the place called Omala. He finished the course of his life there in asceticism in the year 1570. His sacred relics, which remain incorrupt, are kept there for the sanctification of the faithful.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων …

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

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Artemius in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ο Μάρτυς σου Κύριε …

Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received the prize of the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11

Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 8:26-39

At that time, as Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me.” For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. When the herdsmen saw what happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

 

 Memorial Prayers

 

Diamantina (Diane) Zitis (5 yrs) survived by her children Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.

Kostandinos (Gus) Zitis (25 yrs) survived by his children Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.

 

Trisagion Prayer

John Haskopoulos (5 days)

Georgia Retsinas (9 mos) survived by her husband John Kountouridis, her children Matheo and Thalia, her mother, and her siblings.

Victoria Shelton survived by Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.

Dimitrios Vlamis (6 yrs) survived by the Vlamis family.

Dimitrios Drivakos survived by the Vlamis family.


 

Announcements

 

Coffee hour
The coffee hour is being sponsored by the Zitis/Velisarios family in loving memory of our parents Gus and Diane Zitis.

Care Packages
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to kiki@stdemetrios.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!

Feeding South Florida· All parishioners are invited on Sat. Nov. 2 from 1:30pm-4:30pm to Feeding South Florida at 2501 SW 32 Terrace | Pembroke Park, FL 33023, to help Philoptochos pack and sort food donations. Students can earn service hours. Sign up by Sun., Oct. 20. Feeding South Florida does not allow last minute walk-ins, so you must be registered in advance. See or email Paula Kirifides, paula.kirifides@gmail.com, with your name, phone # and email address.  There is also a sign-up sheet at the Information Center by the Bookstore. Serving 300 non-profits, Feeding South Florida is the largest distributer of food serving Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. With your help, we can help the hungry in our own community.

Brown Bag Food Drive
The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving.  Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall.  We will be collecting until November 10th.  Please donate non perishable items.  Thank you!

The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!

New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

Upcoming Lectures
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida.  On January 18th, 2020 talks  on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida . Plans are also being finalized for an Archon presentation to be held at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox church in Fort Lauderdale.

 


 


 

 


 

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/20

9:00am/10:00am                              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
12:30pm                                              Dance

Monday              10/14
4:15pm-6:00pm                                Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                               Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                               Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday             10/22
11:30am                                             Loving Stitches

Thursday           10/24
6:00pm                                               Pap Corps Chapter meeting

Friday                10/25                   Eve of the Feast Day of St. Demetrios
7:00pm                                               Hierarchical Vespers with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta
8:00pm                                               Reception

Saturday           10/26                 Feast Day of St. Demetrios
9:00am/10:00am                            Orthros/ Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta
7:00pm                                               Dinner Dance

Sunday             10/27
9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
11:30am                                               OXI Day celebration presentation by the Greek School
12:30pm                                              Dance

Feather Party & Bingo – October 18th, 2019

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 13th, 2019

 


Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council – October 13, 2019

On the Sunday that falls on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we chant the Service to the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which gathered in Nicaea in 787 under the holy Patriarch Tarasius and during the reign of the Empress Irene and her son, Constantine Porphyrogenitus, to refute the Iconoclast heresy, which had received imperial support beginning with the Edict issued in 726 by Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Many of the holy Fathers who condemned Iconoclasm at this holy Council later died as Confessors and Martyrs for the holy Icons during the second assult of Iconoclasm in the ninth century, especially during the reigns of Leo the Armenian and Theophilus.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος …

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ὑπερδεδοξασμένος εἶ…

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

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 3:8-15

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” As he said these things, he cried out “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Trisagion Prayer

Sofia Glantzis (9 months) survived by her husband Philipp, son Nikolaos, daughter in law Tania and granddaughter Stefania.


 

Stewardship

 

Number of pledges:  304
Amount pledged:      $271,758.50
Amount received:     $224,219.26

We are almost in the last quarter of year 2019.  If you have yet to pledge, visit this link
https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ or pick up a form at church.

If you have pledged, please review your financial commitment and your payments towards it.

Always write the intention of your donation on the memo line of your check.

Thank you!


 

A Message from Fr. Peter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a wonderful start to our Youth Programs. It is a blessing to see so many of children and families attending Divine Liturgy, Sunday School, Dance, and GOYA each week.

After further reflection, as well as discussions with other priests in our area, we have collectively agreed to the following policy:

Effective immediately, all dancers will dance in their current school grade level. There will be no exceptions. 

Additionally, if any businesses would like to have performances with our dance groups, there is an application that can be found on our website. This must be completed, and submitted to the Dance Advisory Council and Parish Council for approval prior to agreeing to any performances.

-Fr. Peter

 


 

Announcements

 

Care Packages
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to kiki@stdemetrios.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!

Feeding South Florida All parishioners are invited to help Philoptochos pack and sort food donations for Feeding South Florida 2501 SW 32 Terrace | Pembroke Park, FL 33023.  Students can earn service hours. Sign up by Sun., Oct. 22. Feeding South Florida does not allow last minute walk-ins, so you must be registered in advance. See or email Paula Kirifides, paula.kirifides@gmail.com, with your name, phone # and email address.  There is also a sign-up sheet at the Information Center by the Bookstore. Serving 300 non-profits, Feeding South Florida is the largest distributer of food serving Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. With your help, we can help the hungry in our own community.

Kali Parea October Dinner  Thurs. Oct 17, 7-9 pm Celebrate Oktoberfest at OLD HEIDELBERG 900 Marina Mile State Rd 84 SW 24th St Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315  ph#954-463-6747. If you have questions and to RSVP contact: Barb Makris 954-319-2268. Email: Barb.makris@yahoo.com  RSVP BY 10/15

DON’T MISS…and plan to attend the BINGO/Feather Party on FRI., OCT. 18th, in the Hall.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets @$7/person include 2 BINGO cards.  Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.  Great prizes & refreshments!   Ticket proceeds benefit Feeding South Florida.  BE SURE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!! Sponsored by Ladies Philoptochos Society.

The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!

New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

Upcoming Lectures
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida.  On January 18th, 2020 talks  on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida . Plans are also being finalized for an Archon presentation to be held at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox church in Fort Lauderdale.


 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/13   

9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
12:30pm                                              Dance

Monday              10/14   
4:15pm-6:00pm                                 Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                                 Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                                 Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday             10/15
10:30am                                               Visiting Angels meeting
11:00am                                               Agape Luncheon for Seniors

Friday                 10/18
7:00pm                                                 BINGO Party Night (doors open @ 6:30pm)

Sunday              10/20
9:00am/10:00am                              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
12:30pm                                               Dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 6th, 2019

 


3rd Sunday of Luke- October 6, 2019

The Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas

The name Thomas means, “twin.” He was one of the Twelve, a Galilean by birth. Sophroneus (not the famous Patriarch of Jerusalem [7th Century, celebrated March 11], but a friend of Jerome’s), quoted also by Jerome, says that Saint Thomas preached to the Parthians, Pesians, Medes, Hyrcanians, Bactrians, and neighbouring nations. According to Heracleon, the Apostle died a natural death; according to other accounts, he was martyred at Meliapur His tomb was known by Saint John Chrysostom to be at Edessa in Syria, to which city his holy relics may have been translated from India in the fourth century.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 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.

Apolytikion for Apostle Thomas in the Third Mode
Απόστολε Άγιε Θωμά…

O Holy Apostle Thomas, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s 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 7:11-16

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”
Memorial Prayers

Lucille Telegades (1 year) survived by daughter Theodosia Lane, son Thomas Telegades (Donna), grandchildren Peter, Shannon and Nicky Panagos, and great grandchild Parker Panagos.

 


 

Stewardship

 

Number of pledges:  304
Amount pledged:      $271,738.50
Amount received:     $221,245.94

We are almost in the last quarter of year 2019.  If you have yet to pledge, visit this link
https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ or pick up a form at church.

If you have pledged, please review your financial commitment and your payments towards it.

Always write the intention of your donation on the memo line of your check.

Thank you!


 

A Message from Fr. Peter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a wonderful start to our Youth Programs. It is a blessing to see so many of children and families attending Divine Liturgy, Sunday School, Dance, and GOYA each week.

After further reflection, as well as discussions with other priests in our area, we have collectively agreed to the following policy:

Effective immediately, all dancers will dance in their current school grade level. There will be no exceptions. 

Additionally, if any businesses would like to have performances with our dance groups, there is an application that can be found on our website. This must be completed, and submitted to the Dance Advisory Council and Parish Council for approval prior to agreeing to any performances.

-Fr. Peter

 


 

Announcements

 

  • Philoptochos meetings this week: Board meeting, Monday, October 7, 10:30 am; General meeting, Thursday, October 10, 6:00 pm, before the Medicare speaker.
  • Medicare and Risk-Free Retirement  Planning Workshop.

    Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.  (Doors open at 6:45 PM.). If you’re 64 yrs. old, you will be signing up for Medicare soon and this workshop is a must!   Also, for those on Medicare, manual open enrollment is coming up where you can make changes to your coverage from 10/15 to 12/7/2019.  Changes to your drug plan can be made at this time.   Also learn about risk-free retirement planning .  See Athena Loucas for more info.  Please call 941-237-0059 by October 8th, to RSVP.  Presented by Ladies Philoptochos Society. PLEASE NOTE:  The Philoptochos General Meeting will begin promptly at 6 PM prior to the workshop.

  • Feeding South Florida All parishioners are invited to help Philoptochos pack and sort food donations for Feeding South Florida 2501 SW 32 Terrace | Pembroke Park, FL 33023.  Students can earn service hours. Sign up by Sun., Oct. 22. Feeding South Florida does not allow last minute walk-ins, so you must be registered in advance. See or email Paula Kirifides, paula.kirifides@gmail.com, with your name, phone # and email address.  There is also a sign-up sheet at the Information Center by the Bookstore. Serving 300 non-profits, Feeding South Florida is the largest distributer of food serving Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. With your help, we can help the hungry in our own community.
  • Daughters of Penelope The next meeting of Daughters of Penelope is Saturday Oct. 12th at 11 am. This will be a Brunch with Initiations.
  • Kali Parea October Dinner  Thurs. Oct 17, 7-9 pm Celebrate Oktoberfest at OLD HEIDELBERG 900 Marina Mile State Rd 84 SW 24th St Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315  ph#954-463-6747. If you have questions and to RSVP contact: Barb Makris 954-319-2268. Email: Barb.makris@yahoo.com  RSVP BY 10/15
  • DON’T MISS…and plan to attend the BINGO/Feather Party on FRI., OCT. 18th, in the Hall.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets @$7/person include 2 BINGO cards.  Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.  Great prizes & refreshments!   Ticket proceeds benefit Feeding South Florida.  BE SURE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!  Sponsored by Ladies Philoptochos Society.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  The St. Demetrios Feast Day Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, October 26. Details and tickets available in the Hall.
  • The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!
  • New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.
  • Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

 


 




 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/6 
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                 Sunday School
12:00pm                                 GOYA meeting
12:30pm                                 Dance

Monday             10/7 
10:30am                                Philoptochos Board meeting
4:15pm-6:00pm                     Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                     Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                     Greek School Advanced Class

Thursday        10/10
6:00pm                                  Philoptochos general meeting
7:00pm                                  Guest speaker

Sunday           10/13 
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                Sunday School
12:30pm                                Dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 29th, 2019

 


12nd Sunday of Luke- September 29, 2019

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine

This Saint was born in Corinth in 448. He went to Palestine to the Lavra of Euthymios the Great, but because of his youth was sent by Saint Euthymios to Saint Gerasimos; after the death of Saint Gerasimos he returned to the Lavra of Saint Euthymios. Later he took on a more rigorous life of asceticism in the wilderness of Natoufa, where there was nothing to eat except the exceedingly bitter wild herb called squills, which, however, through his prayers, God made sweet for him and his disciple. He lived 107 years and reposed in the year 555.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου…

Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Kyriakos the Anchorite in the First Mode
Τής ερήμου πολίτης, καί εν σώματι Άγγελος…

Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Kyriakos, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him that hath given thee strength. Glory to Him that hath crowned thee. Glory to Him that worketh healings for all through thee.

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second 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 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 Prayers

Dobri Petrov Penev (8 years) survived by his daughter Aneta Zlateva.

Thomas Glenos (24 years) survived by his children and grandchildren.

 


 

Stewardship

 

Number of pledges:  301
Amount pledged:      $270,238.50
Amount received:     $213,498.24

We are almost in the last quarter of year 2019.  If you have yet to pledge, visit this link
https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ or pick up a form at church.

If you have pledged, please review your financial commitment and your payments towards it.

Always write the intention of your donation on the memo line of your check.

Thank you!

 



Announcements

 

  • Workshop Bring your family and friends to a workshop on Medicare and Risk-Free Retirement Planning.  Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.  (Doors open at 6:45 PM.).  Imagine that thick Medicare manual reduced to one page of information. Learn about Medicare parts A, B, C, D, deductibles, limits, and supplements… along with retirement planning.  Please call 941-237-0059 by October 8th, to RSVP. Presented by Ladies Philoptochos Society. PLEASE NOTE:  The Philoptochos General Meeting will begin promptly at 6 PM prior to the workshop.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 18th @ 7:00pm (doors open @ 6:30pm). BINGO/Feather Party to benefit Feeding South Florida is back by popular demand.  Mark your calendar now!!
  • The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!
  • New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

 




 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              9/29 
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                 Sunday School
12:30pm                                Dance

Monday            9/30 
4:15pm-6:00pm                     Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                     Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                     Greek School Advanced Class

Sunday           10/6 
9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                           Sunday School
12:00pm                          GOYA meeting
12:30pm                          Dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 22nd, 2019

 


1st Sunday of Luke- September 22, 2019

Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope

This saint was known for the many miracles he worked and for his apostolic zeal in shepherding the flock of Sinope. He contested for the Faith during the reign of the Emperor Trajan, in the year 102, when he was burned to death in a bath-house. A homily in his honour was composed by Saint John Chrysostom. The translation of his holy relics is celebrated on July 23.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 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.

Apolytikion for Hieromartyr Phocas in the Fourth Mode
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος, καί θρόνων διάδοχος…

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Phocas. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 1:21-24; 2:1-4.

Brethren, it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; he has put his seal upon us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. But I call God to witness against me – it was to spare you that I refrained from coming to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith; we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith. For I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit. For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. For I wrote you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

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.

 


 

Stewardship

 

Number of pledges:  298
Amount pledged:      $269,188.50
Amount received:     $211,703.24

We are almost in the last quarter of year 2019.  If you have yet to pledge, visit this link
https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ or pick up a form at church.

If you have pledged, please review your financial commitment and your payments towards it.

Always write the intention of your donation on the memo line of your check.

Thank you!

 



Announcements

 

  • Choir Anyone wishing to sing is welcome to attend rehearsals on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the radio room upstairs.
  • Workshop Bring your family and friends to a workshop on Medicare and Risk-Free Retirement Planning.  Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.  (Doors open at 6:45 PM.).  Imagine that thick Medicare manual reduced to one page of information. Learn about Medicare parts A, B, C, D, deductibles, limits, and supplements… along with retirement planning.  Please call 941-237-0059 by October 8th, to RSVP. Presented by Ladies Philoptochos Society. PLEASE NOTE:  The Philoptochos General Meeting will begin promptly at 6 PM prior to the workshop.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 18th @ 7:00pm (doors open @ 6:30pm). BINGO/Feather Party to benefit Feeding South Florida is back by popular demand.  Mark your calendar now!!
  • The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!
  • New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.
  • At St. Sophia Church Miami On Saturday, September 28; Dance Workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm $65 pp.  Glendi 7:30 pm-12:30 am  $45 pp ($15 kids under 10).  For information, call or text Nick Callesis @ (305) 588-0869.

 



 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              9/22 
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                 Sunday School
12:00 pm                               GOYA meeting/election
12:30pm                                 Dance

Monday            9/23 
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm              Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday          9/24
11:30am                          Loving Stitches

Thursday        9/26
6:00 pm                         Pap Corps meeting –St. Demetrios Hall

Sunday           9/29
9:00am/10:00am        Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                          Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance