Weekly Sunday Bulletin – December 30th 2018

Sunday after the Nativity – December 30, 2018

Saint of the Day

Anysia the Virgin-martyr of Thessaloniki

This Saint, who was from Thessalonica, was the daughter of pious and wealthy parents, After their death, she passed her life serving God by means of good deeds. One day, as she was on her way to church, a pagan soldier approached her and asked her to accompany him to the temple of the idols, but she refused. When he began to drag her with him, she spit in his face and confessed Christ. Filled with anger, he thrust his sword into her side and slew her, in the year 299, during the reign of Maximian.

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

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

 


 

 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 Afterfeast of the Nativity in the Fourth Mode

Ἡ γέννησίς σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν…
Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath shined the light of knowledge upon the world; for thereby they that worshipped the stars were instructed by a star to worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high. O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for the Sunday after the Nativity in the Second Mode

Εὐαγγελίζου Ἰωσήφ…
O Joseph, proclaim the wonders to David, the ancestor of God. Thou hast seen a Virgin great with child; thou hast given glory with the shepherds; thou hast worshipped with the Magi; and thou hast been instructed through an Angel. Entreat Christ God to save 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 Third Mode

Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον…
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s 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 Matthew 2:13-23

When the wise men departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt have I called my son.”

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.” But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaos reigned over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. And he went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

 



Trisagion


Theodore Vasil (20 yrs)
loving son of Philip and Happy Vasil.  Survived by his parents Philip and Happy, his wife Effie, his son Nicholas Vasil, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Stella Vlahos (19 yrs) survived by her daughter Mantha Mehallis, grandson Spero (Rocio) Mehallis and great grandson Lazaro.


 

Baby Blessing

We welcome Christine & Ryan Sarrell, Brayden, Blake and Adrianna as they present Evangelia for the traditional 40 day blessing

 


 

Announcements

 

Philoptochos St. Basil/Gift Swap/Membership Party  Please join Philoptochos for their annual Holiday  Gift Swap/Membership Party on January 4, 2019 at the home of Kathy Ziegler, starting at 6:00pm.  Bring a $10 gift for “swapping”, your favorite appetizer for sharing, and a potential new member to this popular event.  Details:  Kathy Ziegler or Marion Koliniatis.

 


 

Vasilopita Sale Get ready for the holidays!  Buy your Vasilopita (New Year Bread with good luck coin) @ $10 each, Dec. 16, 23, and 30 in the Kandaras Hall.  Sponsored by Philoptochos.



Save the Date
  Back by popular demand, Philoptochos will again sponsor a FEATHER PARTY on Friday, January 11, 2019, in the Kandaras Hall.  Doors open at 6:30pm; game time is 7pm. Tickets @ $7/person include 2 game cards.  Additional cards are available for $1 each.  Ticket proceeds go to FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA!  Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, fellowship, food, and great prizes.   For more information, call Marion Koliniatis @ 305-632-1415.



Bookstore News
Now available at the bookstore, 2019 wall calendars featuring angels and angelic visitations. Also come and see the newest books in stock.



Scholarship News

Cross Road Application deadline is Feb 1, 2019. Cross Road is a ten-day academic summer institute that prepares high school juniors and seniors to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition. Participants from all over the country come together to experience daily worship, take theology classes from some of the best professors in the country, visit local parishes, serve their neighbor and tour the city. Two sessions (6/15–25 & 7/2–12) are offered at Hellenic College Holy Cross, Boston, MA and one (7/23-8/2) at North Park University, Chicago, IL. The priority application deadline is February 1, 2019. Applications for financial aid and scholarships are available after the student has been accepted to the program. Consider this excellent program for your 16 -18 year old. Complete information about the program and the application process is available on the Cross Road website (www.crossroadinstitute.org)

We hope you join us on January 27, 2019 for our 3rd “Celebration of Learning” event. Look for flyers in the South Narthex and at the coffee hour for more information about the event. Your continued support and commitment allows us to maintain and grow scholarships for a variety of educational and spiritual programs.



Festival Volunteers 2019
this is the best fellowship ministry & fundraiser and you make this all possible.  Sign up now:  Admissions, Bakery, Baklava Ice Cream, Bar tenders, Cashiers, Church Narthex & Candles, Decorating, Food Line Servers, Greek Coffee, Gyro, Pre-Festival Food Prep, Loukoumades, Festival Set Up & Take down, Saganaki and more!  Come see us in the narthex!


 


Philoptochos member drive
  Consider joining Philoptochos.



Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  12/30   
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Monday                   12/31
Office closed

Tuesday                 01/01      Feast of St. Basil
Office closed
10:00am                                     Divine Liturgy

Thursday                 01/03
1:00pm                                       Philoptochos meeting

Friday                      01/04
6:00pm                                       Philoptochos party at Ziegler home

Saturday                 01/05    Eve of Theophany
10:00am                                     Divine Liturgy and Aghiasmos

Sunday                    01/06    Theophany
9:00am/10:00am                     Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:30am                                      Prayer;Aghiasmos;Commemoration of St. John the Baptist
12:00pm                                     Loukoumades Sunday-all proceeds benefit St. Demetrios

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – December 23rd 2018

Sunday before the Nativity – December 23, 2018

Saint of the Day

Ten Martyrs of Crete

These Saints, who were all from Crete, contested for piety’s sake during the reign of Decius, in the year 250. Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, and Eunician were from Gortynia, the capital; Zoticus was from Knossos; Agathopus, from the port city of Panormus; Basilides, from Cydonia; Evarestus and Pompey, from Heraklion. Haled before the Governor as Christians, they were subjected to torments for thirty days, being scourged, racked, dragged upon the ground through dung heaps, stoned, spit upon. They were questioned again, but their costancy roused the Governor to greater fury. After subjecting them to torments more bitter still, he had them beheaded.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, John Clidas

 


 

 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 Forefeast of the Nativity in the Fourth Mode

Ετοιμάζου Βηθλεέμ …
Be thou ready, Bethlehem, Eden hath opened unto all. Ephratha, prepare thyself, for now, behold, the Tree of life hath blossomed forth in the cave from the Holy Virgin. Her womb hath proved a true spiritual Paradise, wherein the divine and saving Tree is found, and as we eat thereof we shall all live, and shall not die as did Adam. For Christ is born now to raise the image that had fallen aforetime.

Apolytikion for the Sunday before the Nativity in the Third Mode

Μεγάλα τὰ τῆς πίστεως κατορθώματα!
Great are the achievements of faith! In the fountain of flame, as by the water of rest, the Three Holy Children rejoiced. And the Prophet Daniel proved a shepherd of lions as of sheep. By their prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode

Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον…
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

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

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

And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us,that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Matthew 1:1-25

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

 



Memorial

 

Kostas Kokkoris (40 days) survived by his children Georgios, Alexandros and Christophoros.

Maria Planakis (40 days) survived by her husband Efstratios, children Andreas and Chariklia, and grandchildren.


Trisagion

 

Zacharias Haralambis (13 yrs) survived by his wife Clara, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

A. James Hampares (10 yrs) survived by his beloved sister Kay Hampares.

Chrysanthi, Demetrios, Panayiotis, Maria, Fotini, Eleni family of Kay Hampares.

 


 

Baby Blessing

We welcome Christine & Ryan Sarrell, Brayden, Blake and Adrianna as they present Evangelia for the traditional 40 day blessing

 



Stewardship

 

Thank you to all who have pledged their time, talent, and treasure to Saint Demetrios Church.

At this, the end of the year, please check to see if you have fulfilled your financial commitment.

If you have questions,  call Kiki at (954) 467-1515 or email kiki@stdemetrios.org

As always, thank you for your generosity!  And, don’t forget to write in the memo of your check the intention of your gift; i.e. Pledge 2018, Pledge 2019, etc.

 

 


 

 

 



Announcements

 

Flowers In loving memory of  A. James Hampares His sister, Dr. Kay Hampares, and longtime family friends, Dr. Nelly Santos and son, have donated the Altar and Solea flowers.

 


 

Thank you  Jim & Judie Pappas, John Faturos, Marion Koliniatis, Linda Stokes, Philoptochos for your donations of poinsettias.

 


 

Thank you To our major sponsor, all other donors, the cooks, bakers and decorators for making the parish family Christmas party possible.  We thank the Sunday school instructors and the children for an inspiring Christmas pageant.

 


 

 Doctors Without Borders  We thank everyone who donated to this worthy charity.  Our community raised $1,265.

 


 

Vasilopita Sale Get ready for the holidays!  Buy your Vasilopita (New Year Bread with good luck coin) @ $10 each, Dec. 16, 23, and 30 in the Kandaras Hall.  Sponsored by Philoptochos.

 


 

Support the Hellenic Dance Festival Team visit their table in the hall where you will find St. Demetrios Church Christmas ornaments for $10 and “Tsarouhi” Christmas stockings for $20.

 


 

Save the Date  Back by popular demand, Philoptochos will again sponsor a FEATHER PARTY on Friday, January 11, 2019, in the Kandaras Hall.  Doors open at 6:30pm; game time is 7pm. Tickets @ $7/person include 2 game cards.  Additional cards are available for $1 each.  Ticket proceeds go to FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA!  Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, fellowship, food, and great prizes.   For more information, call Marion Koliniatis @ 305-632-1415.

 


 

Bookstore News Now available at the bookstore, 2019 wall calendars featuring angels and angelic visitations. Also come and see the newest books in stock.

 


 

Home Care If anyone is looking for a bilingual home health aid, please call Father Andrew.

 


 

Scholarship News

Cross Road Application deadline is Feb 1, 2019Cross Road is a ten-day academic summer institute that prepares high school juniors and seniors to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition. Participants from all over the country come together to experience daily worship, take theology classes from some of the best professors in the country, visit local parishes, serve their neighbor and tour the city. Two sessions (6/15–25 & 7/2–12) are offered at Hellenic College Holy Cross, Boston, MA and one (7/23-8/2) at North Park University, Chicago, IL. The priority application deadline is February 1, 2019. Applications for financial aid and scholarships are available after the student has been accepted to the program. Consider this excellent program for your 16 -18 year old. Complete information about the program and the application process is available on the Cross Road website (www.crossroadinstitute.org)

We hope you join us on January 27, 2019 for our 3rd “Celebration of Learning” event. Look for flyers in the South Narthex and at the coffee hour for more information about the event. Your continued support and commitment allows us to maintain and grow scholarships for a variety of educational and spiritual programs.

 


 

Festival Volunteers 2019 this is the best fellowship ministry & fundraiser and you make this all possible.  Sign up now:  Admissions, Bakery, Baklava Ice Cream, Bar tenders, Cashiers, Church Narthex & Candles, Decorating, Food Line Servers, Greek Coffee, Gyro, Pre-Festival Food Prep, Loukoumades, Festival Set Up & Take down, Saganaki and more!  Come see us in the narthex!

 



Philoptochos member drive
  Consider joining Philoptochos.

 



Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  12/23 
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Monday                   12/24     Eve of the Nativity of Christ
Office closed
6:00pm-7:30pm                        Vesperal Divine Liturgy

Tuesday                 12/25       Nativity of Jesus Christ
Office closed
9:00am/10:00am                     Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Thursday                 12/27
10:00am-1:00pm                     HDF practice in the hall

Friday                     12/28
10:00am-1:00pm                      HDF practice in the hall

Saturday                 12/29
10:00am-1:00pm                      HDF practice in the hall

Sunday                    12/30
9:00am/10:00am                     Orthros/Divine Liturgy

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – December 16th 2018

11th Sunday of Luke – December 9, 2018

Saint of the Day

The Holy Forefathers

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

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

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

 


 

 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 for 11th Sunday of Luke in the Second Mode
Ἐν πίστει τοὺς Προπάτορας ἐδικαίωσας …

By faith didst Thou justify the Forefathers, when through them Thou didst betroth Thyself aforetime to the Church from among the nations. The Saints boast in glory that from their seed there is a glorious fruit, even she that bare Thee seedlessly. By their prayers, O Christ God, save our souls.

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον…
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

Epistle Reading ~ The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 3:4-11
Brethren, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

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

 



Memorial

 

Vasilios Samaras (40 days) survived by his wife Parthena, daughters Eleni (Argirios) and Roza (John), grandson Vasilios, two brothers, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Peter Mouskos (3 yrs) husband of Artemisia Mouskos.


Trisagion

 

Dimitri Mouskos (2 yrs) son of Artemisia Mouskos.

Maria Mouskos Alisandratos (11 yrs) daughter of Artemisia Mouskos.
 
Nicholas Sofianos (2 yrs)
survived by his wife Krystalli, his children Panayotis and Joanna, and his grandchildren Nicholas, Demetri, Jonathon, Christina, Alexander, Krystianna and Aristotle.

Penelope Pappas (15 yrs) survived by her son Andrew Pappas and her daughter Betty.

Peter, Dorothy, George, Gus, Sophie Aunts and Uncles of Andrew Pappas
 
Bill, Norma, Arthur, Norman
Relatives of Andrew Pappas

 


 

Stewardship

 

Thank you to all who have pledged their time, talent, and treasure to Saint Demetrios Church.

At this, the end of the year, please check to see if you have fulfilled your financial commitment.

If you have questions,  call Kiki at (954) 467-1515 or email kiki@stdemetrios.org

As always, thank you for your generosity!  And, don’t forget to write in the memo of your check the intention of your gift; i.e. Pledge 2018, Pledge 2019, etc.

 

 


 

Father Andrew’s FYI

 

FROM RESENTMENT TO GRATITUDE
(An Excerpt from Henri Nouwen’s book “Spiritual Formation”)

Gratitude is more than an occasional “thanks be to God.” Gratitude is the heart of celebration.

How can we break through the chains of resentment and regret, and free ourselves from the passion that paralyzes us? Resentment has very deep roots in our human condition and is not easily cleared away. But once we confess our resentments within a safe and supportive faith community, we create space for forgiveness and freedom. When this happens, God’s liberating grace is able to make all things new.  We learn how to sing a new song and develop a new spirit of thanksgiving in which all of life can be received as a gift.

Spiritual formation is the way by which resentment can slowly be transformed into gratitude. Through the spiritual practice of letting go of jealousy and bitterness and forgiving and affirming others, we can make rivals into friends and competitors into companions on the way to true greatness. Servanthood might sound like a pious idea, but it really asks for the humble recognition that out life is not our own to be defended, but a gift to be shared.  All we have has been given to us. Our part is to be grateful and to give thanks…

The movement to gratitude involved the discovery that God is the God of history and that things are quietly and slowly unfolding as they should. My spiritual task is to learn to listen to all that is going on and trust that God’s hand is guiding me. Then, life is no longer a series of interruptions to my schedule and plans, but rather the patient and purposeful way by which God forms and leads me day by day. Gratitude makes the interruption into an invitation, and the occasion of complaint into a moment for contemplation.

To be healed of resentment and move into gratitude requires me to dance – to believe again, even amid my pain, that God will orchestrate and guide my life.  The mystery of the dance is that its movements are discovered in taking the steps one by one: some slow, some quick; some smoother, some not. If all steps on the journey are movements of grace, we can be grateful for every moment we have lived, knowing that all is grace.

Gratitude at its deepest level embraces all of life with thanksgiving: the good and the bad, the joyful and the painful, the holy and the not so holy.  Jesus calls us to recognize that gladness and sadness are never separate, and that mourning and dancing are part of the same movement.  That is why Jesus calls us to be grateful for every moment that we have lived and to claim our unique journey as God’s way to mold our hearts to greater conformity with God’s own.

Gratitude isn’t a simple emotion or an obvious attitude. It is a difficult discipline in which I constantly reclaim my whole past as the concrete way God has led me to this moment and is sending me into the future.  It is hard precisely because it challenges me to face my painful moments – experiences of rejection and abandonment, feelings of loss and failure – and gradually to discover in them the pruning hands of God, purifying my heart for deeper love, strong hope, and broader faith.

I am gradually learning that the call to gratitude asks us to say, “Everything is grace.” Whether there is suffering or joy, I can say, “Yes, I want to live this, and I want to discover in this more fully the gift of life.” When our gratitude for the past is only partial, our hope for a new future can never be full.  As long as we remain resentful about things that we wish had turned out differently, about mistakes we wish we had not made, part of our heart remains isolated, unable to bear fruit in the new life ahead of us,. In a converted heart, all our past can be gathered up in gratitude, be remembered with joy, and become the source of energy that moves us toward the future.

Let’s not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now, receive it with gratitude, and see it in the light of a loving God who guides us day by day.

 



Announcements

 

Thank you The Daughters of Penelope would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for everyone’s generous support of their Toys for Tots collection.

 



Agape Christmas Party and Luncheon Tuesday, December 18 @ 11:00am fun and fellowship at only  $8.00 per person.

 



Vasilopita Sale
Get ready for the holidays!  Buy your Vasilopita (New Year Bread with good luck coin) @ $10 each, Dec. 16, 23, and 30 in the Kandaras Hall.  Sponsored by Philoptochos.

 



Support the Hellenic Dance Festival Team 
visit their table in the hall where you will find St. Demetrios Church Christmas ornaments for $10 and “Tsarouhi” Christmas stockings for $20.

 


 

Save the Date  Back by popular demand, Philoptochos will again sponsor a FEATHER PARTY on Friday, January 11, 2019, in the Kandaras Hall.  Doors open at 6:30pm; game time is 7pm. Tickets @ $7/person include 2 game cards.  Additional cards are available for $1 each.  Ticket proceeds go to FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA!  Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, fellowship, food, and great prizes.   For more information, call Marion Koliniatis @ 305-632-1415.

 


 

Bookstore News Now available at the bookstore, 2019 wall calendars featuring angels and angelic visitations. Also come and see the newest books in stock.

 



Home Care
If anyone is looking for a bilingual home health aid, please call Father Andrew.

 



Philoptochos member drive
  Consider joining Philoptochos.

 



Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  12/16
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                  Sunday School
12:30pm                                 Greek dance

Monday                12/17
4:15pm-6:00pm                    Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                   Advanced Greek class

Tuesday           12/18      
11:00am                                  Agape Seniors Christmas Party & Luncheon

Sunday                   12/16
9:00am/10:00am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – December 9th 2018

10th Sunday of Luke – December 9, 2018

Saint of the Day

The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos

According to the ancient tradition of the Church, since Saint Anna, the Ancestor of God, was barren, she and her husband Joachim remained without children until old age. Therefore, sorrowing over their childlessness, they besought God with a promise that, if He were to grant them the fruit of the womb, they would offer their offspring to Him as a gift. And God, hearkening to their supplication, informed them through an Angel concerning the birth of the Virgin. And thus, through God’s promise, Anna conceived according to the laws of nature, and was deemed worthy to become the mother of the Mother of our Lord.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, John Clidas

 


 

 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 Conception of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode
Σήμερον τής ατεκνίας δεσμά διαλύονται…

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed; for God hearkened to Joachim and Anna. And though it was beyond hope, He clearly promised them that they should bear a divine child, from whom was born the Uncircumscribable One Himself Who became a mortal, and through an Angel commanded them to cry unto her: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with 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 Fourth Mode
Εορτάζει σήμερον…
Today the world rejoices in the conception of Anna, wrought by God. For she bore the One who beyond comprehension conceived the Logos.

Epistle Reading ~ The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 4:22-27.
Brethren, Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of the free woman through promise. Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in travail; for the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her that is married.”

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 13:10-17
At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.” Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.

 



Memorial

 

Dimitrios Pappas (40 days) survived by his wife Maria, his daughter Anna Maria and his son

Anastasios.
Kalliope Politis (40 days) survived by her husband Chris, brothers Theophilus Economos (Connie) and Andrew Economos (Judith), children James Politis (Tina), Maria Dragon (Scott), grandchildren Marco Zeno (Lacey), Christopher Zeno (Maria), Nicholas Zeno and Taylor Politis, great grandchildren Noah, Jade, Nico and Theo.


Trisagion

 

Dr. Helene Tzitsikas (6 years) survived by friends Lola, Delia, Betty and many more.
 
Kathryn Solos (6 years)
Mother to Stephen and Emily Solos, grandmother to Nicole (Marino) and great grandmother to Elias.

Athena Owens (8 years) Sister to Kathryn Solos.  Mother and grandmother.

 


 

Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Christopher and Katerina Jones as they present Dylan Mark for the traditional 40 day blessing.

 

 


 

Parish Council President’s Message 

 

The Winter 2018 General Assembly was held this past Sunday, December 2nd, and many important updates regarding our community were discussed.

Saint Demetrios continues to improve and grow stronger.  The most obvious example of this success is our newly renovated hall.  However, the renovations are not stopping here.  In the next few weeks we will see the replacement of the south narthex doors and the renovation of the south narthex itself.  This $17,000 project will be entirely paid for with donated funds.  Up next for renovation will be the Sunday School classrooms.  Built in 1977, they have fallen into a state of disrepair and are in urgent need of attention.  A presentation was made at the General Assembly regarding the potential scope of this project.  A preliminary estimate of the cost of this comprehensive renovation has been placed at $130,000.  To that end, a parishioner has already made a donation of $20,000.  However, before we can get to this, we have another more pressing problem.  One of our two main air conditioners in the church has completely failed and the other is in need of serious repair.  The replacement cost of our 2002 York unit will be approximately $48,000.  We are still waiting to receive 2-3 additional bids before moving forward with this.  We have approximately $35,000 in a reserve fund for this specific project but will likely need additional funds to fully pay for the replacement.  Furthermore, the 2008 Trane unit needs to have one of its two compressors replaced with an estimated repair bill of $6,500.  These repairs must be completed before the arrival of summer.

We are grateful to announce that the combined estates of Jerome and Euphrosyne Hager have bequeathed $250,000 to our community.  This money will be distributed to our parish upon the passing of the current living beneficiary of this estate.

A 2019 balanced budget was ratified by the General Assembly.  This budget reflects many weeks of painstaking analysis by our Treasurer Garry Paxinos and Assistant Treasurer Bill Ypsilantis as well Lea Planakis and our Parish Council.  It represents an honest and realistic appraisal of our community’s finances.   Copies of the budget are available upon request.

The 2019 budget is predicated on a stewardship target of $295,000.  This is a very reasonable goal as our community collected $294,000 in 2017 and is on target to come close to this again this year with almost $285,000 pledged.  However, it must be pointed out that the number of stewards in 2017 was 346 and is currently only 304.  The generosity of our parishioners who have increased their average stewardship pledge has helped make up the difference.  However, we must continue to encourage our family and friends to become active stewards in our community.
Lastly, our annual festival is rapidly approaching.  It is scheduled for February 7, 8, 9, and 10th.  Please make every possible effort to volunteer in some meaningful capacity at the festival.  Our community very much depends on a successful festival every year and this can only happen with everyone’s strong participation.

In spite of many challenges, Saint Demetrios remains a very vibrant community.  Countless volunteers in our parish work very hard on a daily basis to make certain that our church remains a bastion of faith, hope and love.  It is because of you and your love for Saint Demetrios that we continue to have the programs and services that touch so many people’s lives.

Thank you and Merry Christmas,

George Georgakakis, MD
St. Demetrios Parish Council President

 



Announcements

 

Fellowship Hour The coffee hour, in memory of Kalliope Politis, is sponsored by her three long time friends Mary Carratt, Tonie Hyland and Betty Athanasakos.

 



Thank you
The Pap Corps Chapter would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for everyone’s generous support during out recent fundraisers, Cancer Fighting Sunday and the November Garage Sale.  Your generous donations will support important research for cancer at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  We want to wish you and your families a wonderful Holiday Season!

 



Christmas Poinsettias
Donations towards the purchase of poinsettias would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

 



Bookstore News
Now available at the bookstore, 2019 wall calendars featuring angels and angelic visitations. Also come and see the newest books in stock.

 



Home Care
If anyone is looking for a bilingual home health aid, please call Father Andrew.

 



St. Demetrios Parish Family Christmas Celebration

 



Philoptochos member drive
  Consider joining Philoptochos.

 



Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  12/09
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                      Sunday School
12:30pm                                    Greek dance

Monday                 12/10
4:15pm-6:00pm                       Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                      Advanced Greek class

Wednesday           12/12      
7:00pm                                      Daughters of Penelope meeting

Friday                     12/14
7:00pm                                      Parish Family Christmas Celebration and Pageant

Sunday                   12/16
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                      Sunday School
12:30pm                                    Greek dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – December 2nd, 2018

14th Sunday of Luke – December 2, 2018

Saint of the Day

Habakkuk the Prophet

This Prophet, whose name means “loving embrace,” is eighth in order of the minor Prophets. His homeland and tribe are not recorded in the Divine Scriptures; according to some, he was of the tribe of Symeon. He prophesied in the years of Joachim, who is also called Jechonias, before the Babylonian captivity of the Jewish People, which took place 599 years before Christ. When Nabuchodonosor came to take the Israelites captive, Habakkuk fled to Ostrakine, and after Jerusalem was destroyed and the Chaldeans departed, Habakkuk returned and cultivated his field. Once he made some pottage and was about to take it to the reapers in the field. An Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and carried him with the pottage to Babylon to feed Daniel in the lions’ den, then brought him back to Judea (Bel and the Dragon, 33-39): His book of prophecy is divided into three chapters; the third chapter is also used as the Fourth Ode of the Psalter. His holy relics were found in Palestine during the reign of Emperor Theodosius the Great, through a revelation to Zebennus, Bishop of Eleutheropolis (Sozomen, Eccl. Hist., Book VII, 29).

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

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

 


 

 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 Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον …
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6:10-17.
Brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand, therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 18:35-43
At that time, as Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

 



Memorial

Helen Georgoulakis (20 yrs) survived by her children Pauline and George and the Loupasakis and Chalvadakis families.


Trisagion

Nicholas Georgoulakis (30 yrs) and Michael Loupasakis (18 yrs) fathers of John and Pauline Loupasakis

 


 

Father Andrew’s FYI     

 

I’d like to briefly discuss the Sacrament of Confession.  AND what I will discuss may be contrary to what some other priests may tell you about the Sacrament of Confession or confession. But the bottom line is this, each pastor handles this sacrament as he understands it and feels is appropriate to those who are under his spiritual care.

Sin is that which separates us from God and our fellow Christians. Confession is the means by which we can acknowledge that our actions have caused this separation.

In our religious tradition, each of us has two ways to confess: in our private prayers and through the Sacrament of Confession. The Sacrament of Confession is admitting to God, in the presence of the priest, that we have done things that have caused this separation.

“Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I confess to You all the hidden and open sins of my heart and mind, which I have committed to this day.” It is also during this sincere exchange that we ask God for forgiveness and grace to NOT repeat the things that caused us to sin. “Therefore, I beg of You the merciful and righteous Judge, forgiveness and grace to sin no more.”

Then the priest announces God’s forgiveness.  “May God forgive you in this world and the world to come and set you uncondemned before his awesome Judgement Seat.  And now having no further care for what you have said, go in peace” and sin no more.

Whether you confess to God in your private prayers or in the presence of the priest, your sincere repentance is very important.  You must make a “change of thinking” so as not to repeat your transgressions.

Although some priests may say differently, the Sacrament of Confession is not a prerequisite to approach the chalice for Holy Communion.

On Sunday we can discuss this a little more in detail and respond to any questions you may have.



Announcements

 

General Assembly· Today, Sunday, December 2, in the Hall, directly after the Divine Liturgy.



The Cancer Chapter 
invites you to join us in the war against cancer by participating in today’s fundraising event “Cancer Fighting Sunday”. The event includes a bake sale with delicious homemade items, a Christmas Boutique where you can purchase lovely holiday items and a raffle for a beautiful gift basket. Please joins us for any or all of these events.  This year your contributions will go toward funding important research for melanoma at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine.

 



Christmas Poinsettias
Donations towards the purchase of poinsettias would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.



Last Chance
Sunday, December 2 is the last day for you to reserve tickets for the combined Philoptochos, Pap Corps, & Daughters of Penelope Christmas Party at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club.  See Judie Pappas in the hall after Divine Liturgy to purchase your ticket.  Everyone is invited!  Don’t forget to bring to the party an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.



Bookstore News
Now available at the bookstore, 2019 wall calendars featuring angels and angelic visitations. Also come and see the newest books in stock.



Home Care
If anyone is looking for a bilingual home health aid, please call Father Andrew.



St. Demetrios Parish Family Christmas Celebration



Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  12/02
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                  Sunday School
12:00pm                                Pap Corps bake sale and boutique
12:30pm                                General Assembly
12:30pm                                Greek dance

Monday                 12/03
4:15pm-6:00pm                     Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                    Advanced Greek class

Thursday              12/06       The Feast Day of St. Nicholas
10:00am                                      Divine Liturgy
1:00pm                                        Philoptochos meeting

Sunday                  12/09
9:00am/10:00am                     Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                        Sunday School
12:30pm                                      Greek dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 25th, 2018

13th Sunday of Luke – November 25, 2018

Saint of the Day

Katherine the Great Martyr of Alexandria

Saint Katherine, who was from Alexandria, was the daughter of Constas (or Cestus). She was an exceedingly beautiful maiden, most chaste, and illustrious in wealth, lineage, and learning. By her steadfast understanding, she utterly vanquished the passionate and unbridled soul of Maximinus, the tyrant of Alexandria; and by her eloquence, she stopped the mouths of the so-called philosophers who had been gathered to dispute with her. She was crowned with the crown of martyrdom in the year 305. Her holy relics were taken by Angels to the holy mountain of Sinai, where they were discovered many years later; the famous monastery of Saint Katherine was originally dedicated to the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord and the Burning Bush, but later was dedicated to Saint Katherine. According to the ancient usage, Saints Katherine and Mercurius were celebrated on the 24th of this month, whereas the holy Hieromartyrs Clement of Rome and Peter of Alexandria were celebrated on the 25th. The dates of the feasts of these Saints were interchanged at the request of the Church and Monastery of Mount Sinai, so that the festival of Saint Katherine, their patron, might be celebrated more festively together with the Apodosis of the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos. The Slavic Churches, however, commemorate these Saints on their original dates.

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, John Clidas

 


 

 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 Apodosis of the Entry in the Fourth Mode
Σήμερον τής ευδοκίας Θεού τό προοίμιον…
Today is the prelude of God’s good will and the heralding of the salvation of mankind. In the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, and she proclaimeth Christ unto all. To her, then, with a great voice let us cry aloud: Rejoice, O thou fulfilment of the Creator’s dispensation.

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Catherine in the Plagal First Mode
Τήν πανεύφημον νύμφην Χριστού υμνήσωμεν…

Let us praise the all-lauded and noble bride of Christ, the godly Catherine, the guardian of Sinai and its defence, who is also our support and succour and our help; for with the Holy Spirit’s sword she hath silenced brilliantly the clever among the godless; and being crowned as a Martyr, she now doth ask great mercy for us all.

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 3:23-29; 4:1-5.
Brethren, before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe. But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 18:18-27
At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’ ” And he said, “All these I have observed from my youth.” And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” But he said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

 



Memorial

Nicholas John Bazos (1 yr) survived by his children Amy, Michael, Peter, Nicky and John Bazos.

Panayiotis Pappas (1 yr) dear friend of the Atsidakos and Matthews families.


Trisagion

Maria (6 days) remembered by her friends.

 


 

 

Father Andrew’s FYI     

 

Recently, I found myself reading, with great interest, from the PHILOKALIA, a truly spiritual book.

As I contemplated its content, I realized that as we grow spiritually, we don’t change our thinking about our relationships with God and our fellow human beings. What happens is that we evolve spiritually in our relationship with God and as a result we EVOLVE spiritually in our relationships with our fellow human beings.
Father Anthony Coniaris, a prolific author and a priest of the Greek Archdiocese at Saint Mary’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota for many years and the founder of Light and Life Publishing wrote in his book Confronting and Controlling Thoughts According to the Fathers of the Philokalia:

 “Being completely present to people may be the greatest kind of love we can give them.  For in a strange way, we are giving them our whole attention.  Perhaps this is the most real way to value a person as a human being—to really be with him/her and take him/her seriously as he/she is. A single such contact may change the whole direction of a life. So, descend with the mind into the heart to be completely present not only to God but also to people.  It is a great act of love.”



Announcements

Thank you!  A big thank you to our guest choir director and organist, Judy Jimokas.



General Assembly
Mark your calendars. Sunday, December 2, 2018, in the Hall, directly after the Divine Liturgy.



Christmas Poinsettias
Donations towards the purchase of poinsettias would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.



Philoptochos Thanksgiving Bake Sale
·· Last week’s bake sale was a success.  Thank you to all who supported the many ministries of Philoptochos by baking or buying or both!



St. Demetrios Parish Family Christmas Celebration



Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  11/25
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                     No Sunday School
12:30pm                                   No Greek dance
1:00pm-4:00pm                     HDF practice in the Hall

Monday                 11/26
4:15pm-6:00pm                      Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                     Advanced Greek class

Tuesday                 11/27      
11:30am                                     Loving Stitches

Friday                     11/30     Feast Day of St. Andrew the First Called
10:00am                                    Divine Liturgy

Sunday                  12/02
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                     Sunday School
12:00pm                                   Pap Corps bake sale & boutique
12:30pm                                   General Assembly
12:30pm                                   Greek dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 18th, 2018

9th Sunday of Luke – November 18, 2018

Saint of the Day

Plato the Great Martyr of Ancyra

Saint Plato contested in martyrdom in 266, when Agrippinus was proconsul. He was from the city of Ancyra in the province of Galatia.

 

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

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

 


 

 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 Great Martyr Plato in the Fourth Mode
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε…
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 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 Ephesians 4:1-7.
Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 12:16-21
The Lord said this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” As he said these things, he cried out: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

 


 

Trisagion

 

Ed O’Brien (6 months) survived by his wife Maria Glaros.

 


 

Artoklasia

For the good health of the Philoptochos members and their families.

 


 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

We thank you, Christ our God, for you have satisfied us with earthly gifts. Do not deprive us of your heavenly kingdom, but as you, O   Savior, came among your disciples and gave them peace, come among us also and save us.

Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. It did not become a federal holiday until 1941. Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God.

The First Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the pilgrims survive the brutal winter. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three whole days providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Indians. The traditional Thanksgiving menu often features turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. Americans may eat these foods on modern day Thanksgiving, but the first feast did not consist of these items. On the first feast turkey was any type of fowl that the pilgrims hunted. Pumpkin pie wasn’t on the menu because there were no ovens for baking, but they did have boiled pumpkin. Cranberries weren’t introduced at this time. Due to the diminishing supply of flour there was no bread of any kind. The foods included in the first feast included duck, geese, venison, fish, lobster, clams, swan, berries, dried fruit, pumpkin, squash, and many more  vegetables.

 


 

Announcements

Daughters of Penelope Food Drive · Thank you all for your generosity.  The folks at Christ Community Church Soup Kitchen were very appreciative.

 


 

Daughters of Penelope Christmas party tickets on sale today.  Everyone is invited.

 


 

Lost and Found A wedding band was found and turned in to the office.  Please call (954) 467-1515.

 


 

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

 


Philoptochos Thanksgiving Bake Sale – Today! November 18th. Support the many ministries of Philoptochos.

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  11/18  
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                Sunday School
12:00pm                              Philoptochos Pita Sunday & Bake Sale
12:30pm                              Greek dance

Monday                 11/19
4:15pm-6:00pm                Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm               Advanced Greek class

Tuesday                 11/20       CANCELED Agape Luncheon for Seniors

Wednesday          11/21       Entrance of the Theotokos
9:00pm/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Thursday              11/22       Thanksgiving Day – office closed

Saturday               11/24
10:00am-1:00pm                     HDF practice in the hall

Sunday                 11/25
9:00am/10:00am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                     No Sunday School
12:30pm                                    No Greek dance
1:00pm-4:00pm                      HDF practice in the hall

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 11th, 2018

 

8th Sunday of Luke – November 11, 2018 / Stewardship Sunday

Saint of the Day

Menas of Egypt

Saint Menas, who had Egypt as his fatherland, contested in Cotyaeion of Phrygia in 296 during the reign of Diocletian and Maximian. A soldier distinguished for his valour in war, he renounced his rank and withdrew to devote himself to ascetical struggles and prayer in the mountains. Filled with zeal and more than human courage, he presented himself in the midst of a pagan festival in Cotyaeion and declared himself to be a Christian. After terrible torments which he endured with astonishing courage, he was beheaded. His martyrium in Egypt became a place of universal pilgrimage; evidence of ancient journeys to his shrine have been found as far away as Ireland. The glory and refuge of the Christians of Egypt, he has been revealed to be a worker of great miracles and a swift defender for all who call on him with faith; besides all else, he is also invoked for help in finding lost objects.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, John Clidas

 


 

 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 Martyr Menas in the Fourth Mode
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε…
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 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 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 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

 

For the Founding members and all members of the Daughters of Penelope who have fallen asleep in the Lord.

 


 

Artoklasia

For the good health of the Daughters of Penelope members and their families.

 


 

Today is Stewardship Sunday!

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart…” (Colossians 3:23)

 

Stewardship is about giving of our time, talent and treasure.   We thank all of our year 2018 stewards and invite these stewards and all of our parishioners to support Saint Demetrios Church in year 2019 by the pledging of time, talent and treasure.

The Year 2019 stewardship financial goal is $ 295,000. We ask you to consider  a 3% increase.   THANK YOU!

We appreciate the support of our Stewardship Committee: Larry Kirifides, Mark Zaden, Katina Soy, Stella Stringer and George Georgakakis. A special Thank you to our speakers:
Bill Ypsilantis, Mona Monezis, Victor Demetriou and Harry Tangalakis.

Join us next door for the Steward Appreciation Luncheon.

 


 

Announcements

Daughters of Penelope Food Drive Today is the last day of the food drive.  All donations will be taken to Christ Community Church in Pompano.

 


 

Lost and Found A wedding band was found and turned in to the office.  Please call (954) 467-1515.

 


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


Philoptochos Thanksgiving Bake Sale


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  11/11       Stewardship Sunday
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                      Sunday School
12:00pm                                    Steward Appreciation Luncheon
12:30pm                                    Greek dance

Monday                 11/12      Veterans Day observed – Office closed
4:15pm-6:00pm                      Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                     Advanced Greek class

Wednesday          11/14  
7:00pm                                    Thanksgiving celebration in the hall
Daughters of Penelope, Philoptochos, AHEPA, Pap Corp

Thursday              11/15    
6:00pm                                    Pap Corps meeting

Sunday                 11/18
9:00am/10:00am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                    Sunday School
12:00pm                                  Philoptochos Pita Sunday & Bake Sale
12:30pm                                   Greek dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 4th, 2018

5th Sunday of Luke – November 4, 2018

Saint of the Day

Ioannikios the Great

Saint Ioannikios was born in Bithynia about the year 740. His father was named Myritrikes and his mother Anastaso When he had reached maturity, he excelled in soldiery and was counted worthy of royal honours for his bravery. He had been brought up an iconoclast, but while yet a soldier, he was converted to Orthodoxy by a certain holy elder. He later forsook all things and departed for Mount Olympus, where he spent the remainder of his life in asceticism. Becoming great in virtue, he reposed in the Lord in the year 834, having lived some ninety-four years. To this Saint is ascribed the brief prayer, “My hope is the Father . . . ”

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
γγελικα Δυνμεις π τ μνμ σου…
Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Ioannikos the Great in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ταίς τών δακρύων σου ροαίς…
With the streams of thy tears, thou didst cultivate the barrenness of the desert; and by thy sighings from the depths,thou didst bear fruit a hundredfold in labours; and thou becamest a luminary, shining with miracles upon the world, O Ioannikis our righteous Father. Intercede with Christ 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
Προστασί
α τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10.
Brethren, God who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God: not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

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

 

Lucille Telegades (40 days) Survived by her son Tom (Donna) Telegades, her daughter Theodosia Lane,  granddaughter Nicole Panagos and grandson Peter (Shannon) Panagos.

 

Trisagion

 

Chloe Lambert Brokow (1 year) cousin of Stephanie Pavlakis, mother of Bradford and Barry (deceased) Brokow.

 


 

Fr. Andrew’s FYI

 

Last Sunday, October 28th, I tried to clarify who could and who could not receive Holy Communion.  I don’t usually do this, but with so many new faces, and some who were clearly not Orthodox Christians, I felt compelled to make the announcement.  Unfortunately, it created some confusion.  So, let me try to explain more clearly.

WHO MAY RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION Baptized and/or Chrismated Orthodox Christians who are in good standing with the Church. Good standing means that if you are married, you must have been married in the Orthodox Church. If you were married in the Orthodox Church and divorced civilly, you  must also have an Ecclesiastical Divorce.  (Ask Father Andrew for details.) This Ecclesiastical Divorce requires petitioning the Metropolitan. You may receive Holy Communion even if you are married in the church but only divorced civilly as long as you are not living with someone and have an intimate relationship.

WHO MAY NOT RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION IF YOU HAVE CONTRACTED ANOTHER MARRIAGE CIVILLY.  YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION IF YOU ARE LIVING WITH SOMEONE AS MARRIED, BUT ARE NOT. Also, if you are under a penance from a priest or spiritual father not to receive, you many not receive Holy Communion.

The restrictions also include participating as a sponsor at a baptism.  You may not if you are not in good standing with the Church. If you have a questions about this matter that I may not have covered or if what I have said still isn’t clear to you, please feel free to ask me about further clarification.

 


 

Announcements

 

Fellowship Hour In loving memory of Lucille Telegades, her family is sponsoring the coffee hour.

 


 

Thank you Last Sunday, October 28, Judy Jimokas was our guest organist and choir director.  We thank her!

 


 

DOP Food Drive  · Please pick up a paper bag, fill it with non-perishable food items and return it to the church by Nov 11.  The donations will be taken to   Christ Community Church in Pompano.

 


 

Cancer Chapter   It’s time for our Garage Sale fundraiser on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, 2018.  The event will be held in the main hall between 9AM-3PM on both days.  All proceeds support cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. We are accepting donations of gently used household items, interesting collectibles, costume jewelry, vintage items and artifacts. Used clothing will not be sold.  If you are interested in donating articles to the sale please see any member of the Cancer Chapter after church during the coffee hour. Items will be accepted in the small hall on Thursday, November 8th from 10am to 3pm.

 


 

Stewardship · Watch your mail for the Stewardship materials for year 2019.  We ask that each parishioner fills out a form yearly.  Bring your completed form to church on Sunday, November 11 and join us for the Steward Appreciation Luncheon.  Also, please check to see that you are current in your year 2018 monetary pledge. Thank you!

 


 

Elections Nov 4:  Support your dance program! The Dance Advisory Committee (DAC) Elections are SUNDAY Nov 4 in the hall following the Divine Liturgy.  To vote you must be stewards in good standing and your child/children or  grandchildren are active in dance.  Only ONE member of each family may vote on behalf of the family.

 



Philoptochos Thanksgiving Bake Sale
· Sunday, November 18th.  Support the many ministries of Philoptochos by baking or buying or both.  Please deliver baked goods to the hall on Sunday, November 18th before 11am .

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  11/04  
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                      Sunday School
12:00pm                                    DAC Election
12:30pm                                    Greek dance

Monday                 11/05
4:15pm-6:00pm                       Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                      Advanced Greek class

Thursday               11/08      Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel
10:00am                                      Divine Liturgy

Friday                    11/09       Pap Corps Garage Sale @ St. Demetrios
9:00am-3:00pm

Saturday               11/10         Pap Corps Garage Sale @ St. Demetrios
9:00am-3:00pm

Sunday                 11/11        Stewardship Sunday
9:00am/10:00am                   Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                      Sunday School
12:00pm                                    Steward Appreciation Luncheon
12:30pm                                    Greek dance