Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 20th, 2019

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

 


6th Sunday of Luke – October 20, 2019

Gerasimus of Kephalonia

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

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

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

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

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

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

 

 Memorial Prayers

 

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

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

 

Trisagion Prayer

John Haskopoulos (5 days)

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

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

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

Dimitrios Drivakos survived by the Vlamis family.


 

Announcements

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 


 

 


 

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/20

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

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

Tuesday             10/22
11:30am                                             Loving Stitches

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

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

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

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

Feather Party & Bingo – October 18th, 2019

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 13th, 2019

 


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

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

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trisagion Prayer

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


 

Stewardship

 

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

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

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

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

Thank you!


 

A Message from Fr. Peter

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

-Fr. Peter

 


 

Announcements

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/13   

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 6th, 2019

 


3rd Sunday of Luke- October 6, 2019

The Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas

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

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον…

Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers’ lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.

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

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

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10

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

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 7:11-16

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

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

 


 

Stewardship

 

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

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

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

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

Thank you!


 

A Message from Fr. Peter

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

-Fr. Peter

 


 

Announcements

 

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

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

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

 


 




 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

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

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

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 29th, 2019

 


12nd Sunday of Luke- September 29, 2019

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine

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

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15
Brethren, it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36

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

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

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

 


 

Stewardship

 

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

 



Announcements

 

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

 




 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

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

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 22nd, 2019

 


1st Sunday of Luke- September 22, 2019

Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope

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

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal First Mode
Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι…

Let us worship the Word, O ye faithful, praising Him that with the Father and the Spirit is co-beginningless God, Who was born of a pure Virgin that we all be saved; for He was pleased to mount the Cross in the flesh that He assumed, accepting thus to endure death. And by His glorious rising, He also willed to resurrect the dead.

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

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

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

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

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

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11

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

 


 

Stewardship

 

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

 



Announcements

 

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

 



 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

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

Tuesday          9/24
11:30am                          Loving Stitches

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

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

 


Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 14th, 2019

 


Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – September 14, 2019

Nikitas the Great Martyr

This Saint was of high birth among the Goths beyond the Danube River. He was taken by Athanaric, pagan ruler of the Goths, and after being tortured, was burned to death for his confession of Christ. According to some, this took place during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great; according to others, under the Emperor Gratian.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα…

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the First Mode
Σώσον Κύριε τόν λαόν σου καί ευλόγησον τήν κληρονομίαν σου…

Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode
Ο υψωθείς εν τώ Σταυρώ εκουσίως…

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

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

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

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

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

Thomas Nicholas Stagios (40 days)  survived by family in Massachusetts and in Florida.

Chrisi Demetriou (3 months) survived by her husband Neophytos, her children Andreas, Mary, Georgia and Victor, and their families.
Trisagion Prayers

Nicholas George Davros (1 year) survived by his two sons Sincere and Nazir, his daughter Christna, Ericka, Niki Moudriza, George Davros, Georgia Davros and Mark, grandmother Irini Moundriza, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Zaharenia Dikegoros Kutsukos (5 years) survived by her husband Harry Kutsukos, son John, daughter in law Lori and grandchildren John and Christina.

Anastasia Kutsukos Carras (7 years) survived by her father Harry Kutsukos, her husband Nick and her children John and Peter.

Today’s Fanouropita

Every September, as we begin the ecclesiastical and school year, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios asks the Philoptochos of the Metropolis to offer a Fanouropita and to donate the proceeds to the Metropolis Youth Programs.  These programs include the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, St. Stephen’s Summer Camp, the Winter Youth Rally, the Hellenic Dance Festival, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, GOYA retreats, and Special Needs Family Camp.

As the mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and grandparents of our youth, we know what a positive impact these programs have on our children, and what a priority it is to keep our youth close to our Church. With your generosity, the Metropolis can expand these programs and make them available to all young people.

Saint Fanourios was martyred as a youth. His icon was discovered in the 1500’s in an ancient church in Rhodes amidst a pile of decayed icons.  His, however, appeared to be freshly painted.

Around the saint’s face were twelve distinct drawings which showed that Fanourios endured cruel torture.

Tradition says that Saint Fanourios’ mother was a sinner whom he could not convert in her lifetime.  As he was being tortured, he prayed, not for his own soul, but for hers as he said, “For the sake of these my sufferings, Lord, help all those who will pray to Thee for the salvation of Fanourios’ sinful mother.”

Therefore, today we pray, “O Lord, save Fanourios’ mother and help me, a sinner.”

Whether because his icon was lost, then found, or because he prayed that the soul of his mother would not be lost, Saint Fanourios has become the saint of things lost and found.  It is custom to pray for his help and then to bake and bring a Fanouropita to church to be blessed by the priest and to share with others.

 



Announcements

 

Agape Luncheon for Seniors Tuesday, September 17 at 11:00am.

Choir Anyone wishing to sing is welcome to attend rehearsals on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the radio room upstairs .

SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, October 10th @ 7:00pm.  Workshop on “Medicare and Risk-Free Retirement Planning”.  Presented by Ladies Philoptochos Society.

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


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              9/15   
9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/Divine Liturgy/Philoptochos Fanouropit
11:00am                            Sunday School
12:30pm                           Dance

Monday            9/16
4:15pm-6:00pm            Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm           Greek School Advanced Class
7:00pm                            Vespers @ St. Sophia, 2401 SW 3rd Ave., Miami 33129

Tuesday         9/17      Feast Day of St. Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope
and Love

9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/ Liturgy @ St. Sophia, 2401 SW 3rd Ave., Miami
10:30am                          Visiting Angels meeting
11:00am                          Agape-Luncheon for Seniors

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

 


 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 8th, 2019

 


Nativity of the Theotokos – September 8, 2019

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

According to the ancient tradition of the Church, the Theotokos was born of barren and aged parents, Joachim and Anna, about the year 16 or 17 before the birth of Christ. Joachim was descended from the royal line of David, of the tribe of Judah. Anna was of the priestly tribe of Levi, a daughter of the priest Matthan and Mary, his wife.

 

 


 

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 Nativity of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode
Η γέννησίς σου Θεοτόκε…

Thy Nativity, O Theotokos, hath procliamed joy to the whole world; for from thee hath dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, annulling the curse and bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode
Ιωακείμ καί Άννα όνειδισμού ατεκνίας …

In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: “The barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who nourishes our life.”

Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18.
Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from John 3:13-17
The Lord said, “No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”

Trisagion Prayers

Panayiotis Karavasilis (11 years) survived by his wife Roula and his children.

Artoklasia

The Artoklasia is offered for the health of past and present Archangel Michael honorees.

 


 

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:  281  |  Amount pledged: $264,048.50
Amount received:  $203,882.92

 


 

Hurricane Relief

Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,

Greetings In The Lord!

Thankfully, the Lord has once again blessed us and we made it through the storm unscathed. As I’m sure you have all seen, our dear brothers and sisters in the islands of the Bahamas were not as fortunate.  The islands have been devastated and need our assistance.

If you have excess supplies please donate them.  Here at St. Demetrios we are accepting all donations to bring over to the Bahamas.  Please drop off water, hurricane supplies, canned goods, nonperishable foods, first aid kits, etc.  PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF CLOTHING-THEY ARE AT CAPACITY.

These supplies will be brought over to the Residence Inn in Coconut Creek (State Road 7/Sawgrass).  You can even bring supplies directly to the Residence Inn if it is easier for you.

Anything brought to the church will be taken over to the Residence Inn by Fr. Panagiotis Zougras, Presbytera Alexa Zougras, Maria Papastamatis & Helen Aoun.

Yours In Christ,
Fr. Panagiotis Zougras

 



Announcements

 

Archangel Michael Celebration St. Demetrios Church is once again honoring past and present Archangel Michael honorees.

Pastitsio Luncheon In honor of past and present Archangel Michael honorees and in celebration of the new Ecclesiastical and educational year, our Parish Council is offering the luncheon.

Registration Day and the first day of Youth Programs.  Parents may register children for Sunday School, Little Angels, HOPE, JOY, GOYA, Dance, HDF, Greek School and Junior Choir.  Fees  are as follows: Sunday school, Little Angels, HOPE, JOY and Junior Choir are free and all children must register for Sunday school.  GOYA, Dance and HDF request $30 per child.  Greek School is $200 per child for stewards and $300 for non-stewards.  Adults may also register for Greek School.

Choir Anyone wishing to sing is welcome to attend rehearsals on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the radio room upstairs .

Philoptochos The first General Meeting of Philoptochos will be Thursday, September 12 at 11:00am  in Kandaras Hall.  All women are invited to attend.

Kali Parea: A night @ The Mai Kai. Thurs. Sept 12 6:00-9:30 PM Dinner: 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Show: 8 pm Buy Dinner only tickets $26 for 2. Additional charge for Show:   $15 for adults, $10 children (2-12) purchase show tickets at the restaurant. RSVP by 9/10  Mai kai for reservations. 3599 N Federal highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 ph#954-567-3272 questions contact: Barb Makris
Cell#954-319-2268. Email: Barb.makris@yahoo.com

SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, October 10th @ 7:00pm.  Workshop on “Medicare and Risk-Free Retirement Planning”.  Presented by Ladies Philoptochos Society.

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

Room for rent One room for rent with accessibility to the whole house.  If interested, call Penny at (954) 646-6763.

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              9/8        Archangel Michael Honorees Celebration
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy/Artoklasia
11:00am                               Sunday School
12:00pm                              Pastitsio Luncheon
12:30pm                              Dance
1:00pm                                GOYA parents meeting

2:00pm                              Dance meeting

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

Wednesday    9/11
6:30pm                             Daughters of Penelope meeting

Thursday       9/12
11:00 am                         Philoptochos meeting
6:00pm                            Kali Parea at the MaiKai

Saturday        9/14      Exaltation of the Holy Cross
9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday          9/15
9:00am/10:00am         Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Philoptochos Fanouropita
12:00pm                         GOYA elections

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 1st, 2019

 


Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year – September 1, 2019

Symeon the Stylite

Father Symeon was born about the year 390 in Sis, in the mountains of Cilicia and Syria. Having first been a shepherd, he entered the monastic discipline at a young age. After trying various kinds of ascetical practices, he began standing on pillars of progressively greater height, and persevered in this for more than  40 years; the greater part he spent standing. He did not adopt this strange way of life out of vainglory, a charge that some of his contemporaries made against him: because he was already famous for his asceticism and holiness before ascending his first pillar (in Greek, “style” hence “Stylite”), many pious people came to him wishing to touch his garments, either for healing or for a blessing; to escape the vexation they caused, he made a pillar about 10 feet high, and then higher and higher, until the 4th and last was about 50 feet high. The Church historian Theodoret of Cyrrhus, an eyewitness of his exploits who wrote of him while Symeon was yet alive, called him “the great wonder of the world.” God gave him the grace to persevere in such an astonishing form of asceticism that multitudes came to see him from Persia, Armenia, South Arabia, Georgia, Thrace, Spain, Italy, Gaul, and the British Isles. Theodoret says that he became so famous in Rome that the Nomadic Arabs by the thousands believed in Christ and were baptized because of him; the King of Persia sent envoys to inquire into his way of life, and the Queen asked to be sent oil that he had blessed. He also was a great defender of sound doctrine, and confirmed the Orthodoxy of the Holy Council of Chalcedon for many who had been beguiled by the teachings of the Monophysites. After a life of unheard-of achievements and struggles, he reposed in peace at the age of sixty-nine.

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

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

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

Apolytikion for Beginning of the Indiction in the Second Mode
Ὁ πάσης δημιουργὸς τῆς κτίσεως…

O Maker of all Creation, Who hast established the times and the seasons in Thine own power: Bless the crown of this year with Thy goodness, O Lord, and keep our rulers and Thy flock in peace, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, and save us.

Apolytikion for Righteous Symeon the Stylite in the First Mode
Υπομονής στύλος γέγονας…

Thou becamest a pillar of patience and didst emulate the Forefathers, O righteous one: Job in his sufferings, Joseph in temptations, and the life of the bodiless while in the body, O Symeon, 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 Fourth Mode
Ὁ τῶν αἰώνων Ποιητὴς καὶ Δεσπότης…

O God of all, Thou Who hast made all the ages, * O Sovereign Lord, truly transcendent in essence, * bestow Thy grace and blessing on the year to come; * and, O Most Compassionate, * in Thine infinite mercy * save all them that worship Thee, * Who alone art our Master, * and that with fear, O Saviour, cry to Thee: * Grant unto all men a fruitful and godly year.

The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 2:1-7
Timothy, my son, first of all, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

The Reading is from Luke 4:16-22
At that time, Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read; and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.

Trisagion Prayers

Maria Kirilova Peneva (2 years) survived by her daughter Aneta Zlateva.

Juliette Zophres (8 years) survived by her husband Bill, children Theocharis and Areti Mary and three grandchildren.

 


 

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:  275  |  Amount pledged: $260,938.50               Amount received:  $197,747.22

 


 

Educational Programs ~ Registration Day

 

Registration Day and the first day of Youth Programs is September 8.  Parents may register children for Sunday School, Little Angels, HOPE, JOY, GOYA, Dance, HDF, Greek School and Junior Choir.  Fees  are as follows: Sunday school, Little Angels, HOPE, JOY and Junior Choir are free and all children must register for Sunday school.  GOYA, Dance and HDF request $30 per child.  Greek School is $200 per child for stewards and $300 for non-stewards.  Adults may also register for Greek School on September 8.

 



Announcements

 

District GOYA welcome back pool party, Saturday, September the 7th , 1pm-4 pm, at Seasons of  Boca Raton Club House, 6540 NW 30th Avenue, Boca Raton, 33696.  RSVP         DistrictGOYA@gmail.com

Choir The choir will be starting up again on Sunday, September the 8th.  Anyone wishing to sing is welcome to attend rehearsals on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the radio room upstairs .

Wanted A volunteer to teach the 5th and 6th grade Sunday School class.

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/  

Archangel Michael Celebration St. Demetrios Church will once again be honoring past and present Archangel Michael honorees on Sunday, September the 8th.

Philoptochos The first General Meeting of Philoptochos will be Thursday, September 12 at 11:00am  in Kandaras Hall.  All women are invited to attend.

Kali Parea: A night @ The Mai Kai. Thurs. Sept 12 6:00-9:30 PM Dinner: 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Show: 8 pm Buy Dinner only tickets $26 for 2. Additional charge for Show:   $15 for adults, $10 children (2-12) purchase show tickets at the restaurant. RSVP by 9/10  Mai kai for reservations. 3599 N Federal highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 ph#954-567-3272 questions contact: Barb Makris Cell#954-319-2268. Email: Barb.makris@yahoo.com

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

Room for rent One room for rent with accessibility to the whole house.  If interested, call Penny at (954) 646-6763.

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 


Sunday            9/1                                                 

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

Monday           9/2       Labor Day
Office closed

Saturday         9/7                  
1:00pm-4:00pm           District GOYA welcome back @Seasons Club House

Sunday           9/8        Archangel Michael Honorees Celebration
9:00am/10:00am        Orthros/Divine Liturgy/Artoklasia
11:00am                       Sunday School
12:00pm                       Pastitsio Luncheon
12:30pm                       Dance
1:00pm                         GOYA parents meeting
2:00pm                         Dance meeting