Weekly Sunday Bulletin – August 18th, 2019

 


9th Sunday of Matthew – August 18, 2019

Floros & Lauros the Monk-martyrs of Illyria

These Martyrs were twin brothers, and stonemasons. After the martyrdom of their teachers Proclus and Maximus, they left Byzantium and came to the city of Ulpiana in Illyricum, where a certain Licinius hired them to build a temple for the idols. The wages he gave them, they distributed to the poor, and when the temple was built, Floros and Lauros gathered the paupers, and with their help put ropes about the necks of the idols, pulled them to the ground, and furnished the temple as a church. When Licinius learned of this, he had the paupers burned alive in a furnace. Floros and Lauros were tormented, then cast into a deep well, where they gave up their souls to the Lord. When their holy relics were recovered years later, they poured forth myrrh and worked many miracles; they were enshrined in Constantinople.

 

 

 


 

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

 



Baby Blessing

 

Today we welcome Christina and Jordi Iturrizaga as they present Aria Jade for the traditional 40 day blessing.

 


 

Stewardship

 

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

 

To date:

Number of stewards:  273               Amount pledged: $260,722.50               Amount received:  $190,512.22

 



Announcements

 

Family Circle Family Circle is the yearly calendar planning meeting.  All organization heads are invited to attend this meeting which will take place today at 1:00pm.

Church Office The office will be closed on Monday, August 19.

Educational Programs Sunday School and Dance will begin Sunday, September 8.  Greek School will begin Monday, September 9.  Registration will be available shortly.

Archangel Michael Celebration St. Demetrios Church will once again be honoring past and present Archangel Michael honorees on Sunday, September 8.  We hope all honorees will be able to attend.

Application for Youth Workers:  Thank you to those of you who have completed the St. Demetrios Volunteer Form. If you plan on working with our children (Sunday School, GOYA, Dance, Greek School, etc.), please complete the Volunteer Application at your earliest convenience. This application is required before you are able to assist with any of our Youth Programs.  Also, in accordance with the guidelines of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, all Youth Workers at St. Demetrios abide by the Policies for the Safety of Youth and Children, which include training and a background check.  You may pick up a form found at the Visitors desk or visit:  https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday           8/18     
9:00am/10:00am           Orthros/Divine Liturgy
1:00pm                          Family Circle meeting

Tuesday         8/20  
10:30am                        Visiting Angels meeting
11:00am                         Agape luncheon for seniors-all are welcome

Sunday          8/25
9:00am/10:00am           Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – August 11th, 2019

 


8th Sunday of Matthew – August 11, 2019

Euplus the Holy Martyr & Archdeacon of Cantania

This Martyr was from Catania in Sicily and contested during the reign of Diocletian. He presented himself of his own accord to Calvisianus the Governor, who put him to exceedingly harsh torments. As Euplus was on the rack, Calvisianus commanded him to worship Mars, Apollo, and Aesculapius; he answered he worshipped the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He was beheaded in the year 304.

 

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

Harry Tangalkakis, 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 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.

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.

The Reading is from St. Paul’s First 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.

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.

 


 

Memorial

 

Irene Soulotis (40 days) mother of Katie (Ted) Mellides and Merle and family, grandmother of Michael Mellides and the predeceased James Mellides, great grandmother of Danny.

Panayiotis Dogagis (1 year)

Trisagion

 

Georgia Micklas (2 years) survived by her children Robert Micklas and Mary (Kenneth) Oxios, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
 
Aristides Copulos (3 years)
survived by daughter Stella Copulos Stringer (Scott) and granddaughter Emily Stella Stringer.
 
Stella Manikas Copulos (16 years)
survived by daughter Stella Copulos Stringer (Scott) and granddaughter Emily Stella Stringer.

 



Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Renee and Peter Drivas as they present  George Peter Drivas for the traditional 40 day blessing.


 

Stewardship

 

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

 

To date:

Number of stewards:  273               Amount pledged: $260,722.50               Amount received:  $189,372.22

 



Announcements

 

The Three Hierarchs Scholarship (THS) Award  The THS awards of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales are  scholarships earned strictly on the basis of meritorious academic achievement. This year the scholarships have been awarded to: Alyssa Demetriou, Anastasia Gibson, Sophia Gibson, Emily Stringer, Athena Tsingelis. Congratulations!

Church Office The office will be closed on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12

Family Circle Family Circle is the yearly calendar planning meeting.  All organization heads are invited to attend this meeting which will take place on Sunday, August 18 at 1:00pm.

Application for Youth Workers:  Thank you to those of you who have completed the St. Demetrios Volunteer Form. If you plan on working with our children (Sunday School, GOYA, Dance, Greek School, etc.), please complete the Volunteer Application at your earliest convenience. This application is required before you are able to assist with any of our Youth Programs.  Also, in accordance with the guidelines of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, all Youth Workers at St. Demetrios abide by the Policies for the Safety of Youth and Children, which include training and a background check.  You may pick up a form found at the Visitors desk or visit:  https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday            8/11
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Blessing of college and graduate students
               
Wednesday     8/14     Forefeast of the Dormition

7:00pm                              Great Vespers & Artoklasia & Lenten reception
At St. Mary Orthodox Church
1317 Florida Mango Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Thursday         8/15      Dormition of the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Light lunch reception to follow
               
Sunday           8/18     

9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
1:00pm                               Family Circle meeting

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – August 4th, 2019

Summertime Fun and the Starlight Music Series continue. Friday, August 2.  See details within the bulletin.

 


7th Sunday of Matthew – August 4, 2019

Eusignius the Martyr of Antioch

This Martyr was from Antioch, and had been a soldier from the time of the reign of Constantius Chlorus (the father of Saint Constantine the Great) to that of Julian the Apostate. He censured Julian’s ungodliness and reminded him that he was the nephew of Saint Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor. He reminded him further, that from his tender youth he had been nourished on the milk of piety and instructed in the Faith of Christ, had been a fellow student of Basil the Great and Gregory the Theologian, had been a reader of the Church of Nicomedia, and that he had set all these things at nought and become a transgressor of the promises made in his divine Baptism, and had offered to the idols the adoration that is due to God alone. Reminding the Apostate of all these things and reproving him, he was beheaded in the year 361, having lived altogether 110 years, and been a soldier for more than sixty.

 

 

 


 

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 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.

Epistle Reading ~ The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 15:1-7

Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Matthew 9:27-35

At that time, as Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, “See that no one knows it.” But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.  As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.”And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

 


 

Trisagion

 

Thelma Hess (40 days) mother of Joanna Oudin, grandmother of Caroline Martin, great grandmother of Benjamin Martin.

Ralph Landes (19 years) father of Joanna Oudin, grandfather of Caroline Martin, great grandfather of Benjamin Martin.

 


 

Stewardship

 

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

 

To date:

Number of stewards:  267                Amount pledged: $255,922.50               Amount received:  $185,797.22

 



Announcements

 

Application for Youth Workers:  Thank you to those of you who have completed the St. Demetrios Volunteer Form. If you plan on working with our children (Sunday School, GOYA, Dance, Greek School, etc.), please complete the Volunteer Application at your earliest convenience. This application is required before you are able to assist with any of our Youth Programs.  Also, in accordance with the guidelines of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, all Youth Workers at St. Demetrios abide by the Policies for the Safety of Youth and Children, which include training and a background check.  You may pick up a form found at the Visitors desk or visit:  https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

Summertime Fun: 6-10pm. Join us Friday night, August 2, for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.
Food guide: A-F  finger food / G-K bring snacks / L-P bring dessert / Q-U bring appetizers / V-Z bring drinks

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

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

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

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday            8/4
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Monday            8/5
11:00am                              Philoptochos meeting

Tuesday           8/6         Feast of the Holy Transfiguration
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Wednesday      8/7
7:00pm                              Paraklesis Service

Friday              8/9
7:00pm                              Paraklesis Service

Sunday           8/11    
9:00am/10:00am           Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – July 28th, 2019

Summertime Fun and the Starlight Music Series continue.  Friday, July 26, Friday, August 2 and Friday, August 9.  See details within the bulletin.

 


6th Sunday of Matthew – July 28, 2019

Saint Irene, who was from Cappadocia, flourished in the ninth century. Because of her great beauty and virtue, she was brought to Constantinople as a prospective bride for the young Emperor Michael (842-867); however, as Saint Joannicius the Great foretold, it was God’s will that she assume the monastic habit instead. She shone forth in great ascetical labours, and suffered many attacks from the demons; while yet a novice, she attained to the practice of Saint Arsenius the Great, of praying the whole night long with arms stretched out towards Heaven (see May 8). God showed forth great signs and wonders in her, and she became the Abbess of the Convent of Chrysovalantou. She was granted the gift of clairvoyance and knew the thoughts of all that came to her. She appeared in a vision to the king and rebuked him for unjustly imprisoning a nobleman who had been falsely accused. Through a sailor from Patmos to whom he had appeared, Saint John the Evangelist sent her fragrant and wondrous apples from Paradise. She reposed at the age of 103, still retaining the youthful beauty of her countenance. After her repose, marvelous healings beyond number have been wrought by her to the present day.

 


 

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 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.

Epistle Reading ~ The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 12:6-14

Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

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

At that time, getting into a boat Jesus crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say ‘Rise and walk?’ But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins” he then said to the paralytic — “Rise, take up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

 


Memorials

 

Chrisi Demetriou (40 days) survived by her husband Neophytos and her children Andreas, Mary, Georgia and Victor, and their families.

Aikaterini Parisi (5 years) survived by her sister Maria (George) Papastamatis, her nephews Michael and Alexander (Maria) Papastamatis, and her great niece Christina.

 


 

Stewardship

 

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

 

To date:

Number of stewards:  266                Amount pledged: $255,422.50               Amount received:  $180,694.40

 



Announcements

 

Flowers:  In loving memory of her sister, Aikaterini Parisi, Maria Papastamatis has donated the Altar flowers.

Fellowship Hour:  The coffee hour is sponsored by Victor Demetriou and family in loving memory of his mother Chrisi Demetriou.

Application for Youth Workers:  Thank you to those of you who have completed the St. Demetrios Volunteer Form. If you plan on working with our children (Sunday School, GOYA, Dance, Greek School, etc.), please complete the Volunteer Application at your earliest convenience. This application is required before you are able to assist with any of our Youth Programs.  Also, in accordance with the guidelines of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, all Youth Workers at St. Demetrios abide by the Policies for the Safety of Youth and Children, which include training and a background check.  You may pick up a form found at the Visitors desk or visit:  https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/

Summertime Fun: 6-10pm. New time*** Join us every Friday night for the Starlight music series at Holiday Park. Bring snacks, finger food, small bites, blankets, drinks,  lawn chairs, etc. (if it rains we will watch a movie in the hall).  At 6:00 pm, meet up @ small hall parking lot. 7-10pm Concert across street from church @ Holiday Park.

Food guide: A-F  finger food / G-K bring snacks / L-P bring dessert / Q-U bring appetizers / V-Z bring drinks

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

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

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

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                    7/28                         
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Friday                        8/2 
6:00pm                                    Summertime Fun

Sunday                      8/4
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – July 14th, 2019

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

 


Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council – July 14, 2019

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

 

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Memorial Prayers

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

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

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

 

Trisagion Prayers

 

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

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

 


 

Stewardship

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

To date:

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

 



Announcements

 

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

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

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

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

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

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

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

Friday                        7/19
6:00pm                                    Summertime Fun

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

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – July 7th, 2019

Kyriaki the Great Martyr – July 7, 2019

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

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

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

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

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

Epistle Reading ~ The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5

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

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Matthew 6:22-33

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

 


 

Trisagion Prayers

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

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


 

Stewardship

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

 

To date:

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

 



Announcements

 

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

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

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

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

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

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

Friday                        7/12
6:00pm                                      Summertime Fun

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

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – June 30th, 2019

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

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles – June 30, 2019

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


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

Memorial

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

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

Trisagion

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


 

Stewardship

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

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



Announcements

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

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

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

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – June 23rd, 2019

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

Sunday of All Saints – June 23, 2019

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

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

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

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

Memorial

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

Trisagion

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

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

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

 



Announcements

 

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

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

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

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

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

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

Tuesday                   6/25 
11:50am                                   Loving Stitches

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

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

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – June 16th, 2019

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

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

 

Holy Pentecost – June 16, 2019

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

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 



Announcements

 

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

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

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

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

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

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

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

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