Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 28th, 2018


The Feast of St. Demetrios Celebration

Thursday, October 25:  Vespers at 7:00pm followed by Grand Opening of the Large Hall & a Dessert Reception
Friday, October 26:  Orthros at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
Saturday, October 27:  Feast Day Dinner Dance Dreams Come True at 7:00pm in the newly renovated hall.

 


 

 

7th Sunday of Luke – October 28, 2018

Saint of the Day

The Holy Protection of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Protection commemorates the appearance of the most holy Theotokos in the Church of Blachernae in Constantinople in the tenth century, as recorded in the life of Saint Andrew the Fool for Christ’s sake. While the multitudes of the faithful were gathered in church, Epiphanius, the friend of Saint Andrew, through the Saint’s prayers, beheld the Virgin Mary above the faithful and spreading out her veil over them, signifying her unceasing protection of all Christians. Because of this we keep a yearly feast of gratitude, imploring our Lady never to cease sheltering us in her mighty prayers.

 

 

 


Parish Council on Duty:   

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

 


 Liturgical Guide

 

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

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

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

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

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

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 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 Luke 8:41-56
At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As he went, the people pressed round him. And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, “Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!” But Jesus said, “Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.” And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.


Memorial

Nicolas Davros (40 days) son of Nicoleta Moundriza & George Davros, brother of Georgia Davros & Mark Passino, father of Nasir Niko Davros, Sincere George Davros, Christina Akins & Erica Salas.

Alexandra Shikar (1 yr) survived by her sons John (Nancy) and Dennis (Connie) Shikar, niece Galatia Psonis, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Trisagion

Olga Dalkouras (23 yrs) survived by daughter Helen Gatsonis and granddaughter Elizabeth Gatsonis.

Stergios Dalkouras (65 yrs) survived by daughter Helen Gatsonis and granddaughter Elizabeth
Gatsonis.


Announcements

DOP Food Drive  Please pick up a paper bag, fill it with non-perishable food items and return it to the church.  Let’s help those less fortunate.

 



Cancer Chapter
  Garage Sale November 9th & 10 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 on/or after November 4th. Coordinate drop off times and locations with a Cancer Chapter member, or contact Stephanie Pavlakis at 954-590-8763.


IMPORTANT:  Have you ever added another medication to your daily regimen to make you feel better?  Guess again!!  What are the side effects?   How will it interact with the pills you are already taking?  Find out from Dr. Alan Kuczinski, guest speaker, at the next general meeting of Philoptochos on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 7:00pm in the Kandaras Hall.  Invite your family and friends for this interesting presentation.

 


Elections Nov 4:  How does it feel when you see our youth carrying on the rich tradition of the Greek culture and Orthodox faith as it is expressed through folk songs and dances?  Be a part of the team that makes this possible.  Fill out a DAC nomination form today.   Thanks to the efforts of our students, teachers, along with the leadership of the Dance Advisory Committee (DAC) and the Education Youth Culture Committee (EYCC), our dance program is thriving. Forms are available in the narthex.

 


                                                                                     

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  10/28  
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                 No Sunday School
12:00pm                               OXI Day Celebration
12:30pm                               Greek dance

Monday                 10/29
4:15pm-6:00pm                  Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                 Advanced Greek class

Tuesday                10/30
1:00pm                                    Scholarship Committee meeting

Thursday               11/01  
7:00pm                                    Philoptochos meeting and guest speaker

Friday                    11/02    Pan Orthodox GOYA Lock In @ St. Demetrios

Saturday               11/03     Pan Orthodox GOYA Lock In @ St. Demetrios

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 14th, 2018

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council – October 14, 2018

Saint of the Day

 

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 assault of Iconoclasm in the ninth century, especially during the reigns of Leo the Armenian and Theophilus.

 


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 Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical  Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ὑπερδεδοξασμένος εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν…

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 ~  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 ~ 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 chokedeant, 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 it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” And when his disciples asked him what this parable mwho, 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.”


Memorial

Parents, Siblings, Relatives and Friends of the Bakas, Hitsos, Legakis, Lembessis, Papas, Papastamatis, Pilavakis, and Vlamis families.

Trisagion

Fontaine Alexander (40 days) survived by her son Richard.


Fr. Andrew’s FYI

October 26th is an important day for our parish community.  It is the Feastday of Saint Demetrios.
However, just three days before that (October 23rd), is the Feastday of Saint Iakovos (James), “the brother of our Lord”.  So exactly how was this relationship possible?
Well, some say he was Joseph’s son by a previous marriage. Then there are those who say he was a nephew of Joseph, and the son of his brother Cleopas, who was called Alphaeus and Mary his wife, who was a first cousin to the Theotokos.  But he was stilled called the Lord’s brother because of their kinship (familial relationship).
Some of the Evangelists called him the Less to distinguish him from Iakovos (James the Great), the son of Zebedee and brother of John (not the Baptist). He was the first Bishop of Jerusalem. He was also called, according to Eusebius the historian, Obliah, which means the Just because of his holiness and righteousness.  This righteous conviction is what led him to martyrdom when he ascended the crest of the Temple on the Passover and gave witness to his belief in Jesus as God’s son.  There we some in the crowd who were very excited and enthused by his pronouncements.  But the Scribes and Pharisees announced that even this “just one” was led astray. Then, at the command of Ananias, the high priest, the Apostle was thrown down the hill headfirst and then stoned. While he prayed for those who were beating him, his head was crushed by a wooden club carried by a scribe.  He is the author of the first of the General Epistles written to the Jews in the Diaspora who believed in Christ.
He was the first shepherd Christian teacher of Jerusalem and a faithful steward of the spiritual mysteries.  AND he was a wondrous example of faith through his martyrdom.
FOR NEXT WEEK: The Sacraments of our Church…how many and are they all mandatory….compulsory?


Announcements


Dance
There will be a mandatory meeting for the parents of all St. Demetrios dancers immediately following the Divine Liturgy today, October 14th, in the church. Please make every effort to attend, as the EYCC and Dance Advisory Council will be addressing several topics pertaining to our dance program.



Thank you
to Dr. Hionis for his donation of the 2006 Cadillac DTS  and to George Stratoudakis for performing $1200 in free repairs, for keeping the car on his property, for giving multiple test drives and for selling it!

Thank you to John “The Greek” Painting for painting, at no cost, the wall going around the church.


DOP Food Drive The Daughters of Penelope Food Drive begins today.  Please pick up a paper bag, fill it with non-perishable food items and return it to the church.  Let’s help those less fortunate.



Cancer Chapter
  Garage Sale November 9th & 10 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, 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 on/or after November 4th. Coordinate drop off times and locations with a Cancer Chapter member, or contact Stephanie Pavlakis at 954-590-8763.


The Feast of St. Demetrios Celebration

  • Thursday, October 25:  Vespers followed by Grand Opening of the Large Hall & a Dessert Reception

We ask all bakers to put on their chefs hats and whip up their special dessert to bring to the church for the St Demetrios Vesper Reception on October 25.  Delivery acceptance will be Wednesday, October 24 between 3:00 – 5:00 pm or Thursday October 25 between 5:00 And 6:00 pm. We expect around 200 people.

  • Friday, October 26:  Orthros at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
  • Saturday, October 27:  Feast Day Dinner Dance Dreams Come True at 7:00pm in the newly renovated hall.  Tickets $45 per adult; $10 per child.  Available for purchase every Sunday or by calling Marion Koliniatis    @ (305) 632-1415.

 


Support our sister parish St. Nicholas Church, Fort Pierce Fall Gala at Gator Trace Golf and Country Club (772) 464-7442.  Saturday, October 20 @ 6pm


Large Hall Renovation · The carpet has been installed.

 


                                                                                     

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  10/14  
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                 Sunday School
12:00pm                               Dance Parents meeting
12:30pm                               Greek dance

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

Tuesday                10/16
11:00am                                  Agape Seniors Luncheon-No member dues required to attend

Thursday              10/18        Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist
10:00am                                      Divine Liturgy

Sunday                 10/21
9:00am/10:00am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                   Sunday School
12:30pm                                 Greek dance

 

The Feast of St. Demetrios Celebration

The Feast of St. Demetrios Celebration

Thursday, October 25:  Vespers followed by Grand Opening of the Large Hall & a Dessert Reception

Friday, October 26:  Orthros at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am

Saturday, October 27:  Feast Day Dinner Dance Dreams Come True at 7:00pm in the newly renovated hall.

Tickets $45 per adult; $10 per child.

 

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 7th, 2018

3rd Sunday of Luke – October 7, 2018

Saint of the Day

Sergius & Bacchus the Great Martyrs of Syria

These holy Martyrs were Romans of high rank in the service of the Emperor Maximian, to whom it was reported that they did not take part in the festivals of the idols. When he called them into his presence, they confessed their Faith in the one God. He had them arrayed in women’s clothes and paraded through the streets in mockery. They were afterwards scourged, from which Saint Bacchus died. This was about the year 296. Saint Sergius was then taken to Resapha in Syria, where he was tortured and beheaded. His tomb in Resapha became a very famous shrine, to which pilgrims came from as far away as Western Europe; Resapha was later renamed Sergiopolis in his honour.

 

 


 

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 for Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus 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 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 ~ St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9
Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands.

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

Gospel Reading ~ 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!”

 


 

Fr. Andrew’s FYI

Just recently, within the last month or so, our Ecumenical Patriarchate (it’s Synod of Bishops) made a rather progressive decision that has been a long time coming. It was a decision that many clergy, including numerous bishops, thought was very important to the health of the Church and church. I will discuss this at the end of this article and expand upon it, albeit briefly, in church on Sunday.

We need to return to the year 692. It was the year that Justinian II, Emperor of Byzantium, decided there needed to be another “ecumenical” council to iron out some controversy in the Church and reinforce decisions made at the 5th and 6th Ecumenical Councils. They were in 553 and 681: both were in Constantinople.
This Council met in Constantinople also, but it was not considered the 7th because the whole Church did not accept it as binding on them. It was called the Quinisext or Penthekti or Trullan Council.

It did ratify all the preceding Ecumenical Councils and the Apostolic Canons, the canons of local synods and the most important of the canons of the Fathers of the Church, thus empowering all of them with Ecumenical authority. (Dictionary of Greek Orthodoxy by Fr. Nicon Patrinakos)
However, many of the “disciplinary” canons of Quinisext were not accepted by the Pope, and even though most of them were not completely observed by the East, they contributed appreciably to the widening of differences between East and West.

Many of the canons formulated related to the marital status of the clergy and others regarding the age of ordination for deacons, priests and bishops. Others had to do with obstacles to marriage and the practice in the East by which marriage could not be entered into once you had been ordained to one of the three ranks of priesthood: deacon, priest and bishop. Rome’s practices were different and they didn’t want to change their practices based on the decisions of Quinisext.

There has been much discussion, controversy and change regarding the issue of ordination and marriage in the life of the Church from as early as 306 in the West. And some Popes vacillated. Most, since that time, were in agreement that clergy should be celibate (unmarried). There was a Pope in the 400’s that didn’t think that clergy should have to “dispose” of their wives to remain in the priesthood. But the final and current position of the Roman Church was enacted in 1917 forbade the ordination of a married man. Of course, that doesn’t hold true for married clergymen from other denominations who become Roman Catholic. (Another story for another day).

In the Eastern Church, marriage for clergy was limited to before ordination for deacons and priest. Bishops have, for a long time, been chosen only from the single (celibate or widowed) clergy. Also, married clergy (deacons and priests) could not, and have not been able, until most recently, to remarry, even if their wives had died or left them.

This policy had put many deacons and priests in a very difficult position, and created an unnecessary burden, especially if their spouse died young or if their spouse “flew the coup” and abandoned them. Many have been left with younger children to raise alone. A difficult task for a couple. An almost impossible task for a now single priest. This policy has forced many young men to leave the priesthood and pursue another career in order to raise their children. Please keep in mind that these men chose to be married clergy and were now forced to remain single and celibate to continue in the priesthood.

This is not to say that in other jurisdictions, Antiochian for example, the hierarchs may have allowed the remarriage of widowed or divorced clergy. They did, albeit rarely.

NOW to the piece de resistance.

Our Ecumenical Patriarchate has recently decided that widowed clergy and abandoned clergy may petition, through their local bishop (who in turns submits the request to the Patriarchate), to remarry. (Sure it kinda makes them jump thru hoops, but it IS a beginning.)

Interesting to note: Not everyone who is widowed or abandoned is interested in remarrying. Also, for those who are, they may not have met someone, at this point, whom they wish to marry. But to know that it is possible provides great solace and encouragement to those clergy who find themselves in this very difficult position.

POINT of INFORMATION

One primary concern by bishops was generated by the laypeople being scandalized at the thought that the priest might be dating. I, personally, think it’s time “y’all” get over that thinking.
“Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.” (1st Corinthians 7:20)

 


Announcements

Church Music Sunday Today is the day parishes across our Archdiocese honor the gifts and stewardship of the church musicians of our parish-our clergy, the choir, our chanters, and those who teach the hymns of our Church to our youth. Their contributions enhance our worship and assure that the glorious treasury of our hymnography continues to edify us and future generations.
Thank you!


Thank you The St. Demetrios Sunday School, GOYA, Dance Groups, and Hellenic Dance Festival Competition Team would like to thank Lazarus Kirifides and the
St. Demetrios Book Store for the generous donations to our Youth Ministries. This kind gesture is greatly appreciated, and will benefit all of the children at St. Demetrios!


Dance There will be a mandatory meeting for the parents of all St. Demetrios dancers immediately following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 14th, in the church. Please make every effort to attend, as the EYCC and Dance Advisory Council will be addressing several topics pertaining to our dance program.


St. Demetrios Church Feast Day Dinner Dance Saturday, October 27th in the newly renovated hall. Tickets $45 per adult; $10 per child. Available for purchase every Sunday or by calling Marion Koliniatis @ (305) 632-1415.


DON’T MISS…. and plan to the attend the FEATHER PARTY on Saturday, October 13th, in the Kandaras Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets @ $7/person include 2 cards. Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, food, & fellowship. Great prizes & refreshments. Proceeds benefit Feeding South Florida! BE SURE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!

 


Support our sister parish St. Nicholas Church, Fort Pierce Fall Gala at Gator Trace Golf and Country Club (772) 464-7442. Saturday, October 20 @ 6pm


Large Hall Renovation · The ceiling tiles have been installed, the dance floor installation is in process and the concrete slabs for the bathrooms have been poured.


Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday 10/07
9:00am/10:00am      Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                         Sunday School
12:30pm                       Greek dance

Monday 10/08
4:15pm-6:00pm         Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm        Advanced Greek class

Wednesday 10/10
7:00pm                         Daughters of Penelope meeting

Saturday 10/13
6:30pm                         Feather Party-proceeds benefit Feeding South Florida

Sunday 10/14
9:00am/10:00am      Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                         Sunday School
12:30pm                       Greek dance


 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 30th, 2018

2nd Sunday of Luke – September 30, 2018

Saint of the Day

Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of Armenia
This Saint, a Parthian by race, was the son of Anak. He was born about the year 240 and was taught the Faith of Christ in Caesarea of Cappadocia. He entered the service of Tiridates, King of Armenia, but when discovered to be a Christian, he was subjected to many horrible torments at the King’s hands, then was cast into a pit of mire with poisonous serpents and left to die. By the power of God, however, he abode there unharmed for fourteen years, his needs provided by a certain widow, until he was made known by revelation and set free. He converted to piety innumerable multitudes of Armenians, including Tiridates himself, and was consecrated bishop by Leontius, Archbishop of Caesarea, to shepherd the vast flock he had gained for Christ. He spent the last part of his life in retirement in the ascetical discipline, and reposed in peace about the year 325. Saint Gregory is honoured as the Illuminator of Armenia.

 

 


 

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 Gregory the Illuminator 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 Gregory. 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 ~  St. Paul’s Second 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 ~ 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

Thomas Glenos (23 years) survived by his 4 children, 5 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren.

 


Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Tina and Shane Grabski as they present Shane Jr. for the traditional 40 day blessing.

 


 

Announcements

Stewardship  We are in the last quarter of 2018.  If you have not yet pledged, please do so.  If you have pledged, make sure your commitment is up to date.  Please make sure that in the memo line of your check you indicate the intention of your donation.  Thank you!  We thank all of our parishioners for their gifts of time, talent and treasure!

Greek School  The Greek School at St. Demetrios will offer six classes during the academic year 2018-19. Classes A’, B’, Γ’, Δ´ and Adult Beginner are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:00 PM. The Advanced Modern Greek class will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. For more information, please call the St. Demetrios office at 954-467-1515 Monday through Thursday. Welcome to all who wish to explore the Modern Greek language and its 3,000+ year history. Σας προσκαλούμε στη μελέτη της ωραίας ελληνικής γλώσσας που έχει βαθειές ρίζες στην αρχαιότητα.

FYI  Dance Participation Requirements  Based on Metropolis policy, we would like to share our EYCC Dance Attendance Policy All youth are required to attend Divine Liturgy and Sunday School each Sunday in order to attend  Dance or HDF Practices for that particular Sunday. Festival Practice: All Dancers must have a minimum of 65% attendance in practices to dance at our annual festival. (Other area Greek Orthodox Churches maintain this requirement, too.) HDF Competition: Dancers may have no more than a maximum of 3 absences in order to take part on the HDF Team. Circumstances may arise, such as illness or crisis, which make it difficult for a participant to meet minimum participation goals. Anyone having such difficulty is asked to speak directly with an EYCC Advisor, or Father Andrew. Youth who attend another church with a parent may see an EYCC member for a documentation form.    Fr. Andrew

St. Demetrios Church Feast Day Dinner Dance Saturday, October 27th in the newly renovated hall. Tickets $45 per adult; $10 per child.  Available for purchase every Sunday or by calling Marion Koliniatis    @ (305) 632-1415.

SAVE THE DATE!  Back by popular demand, Philoptochos will again sponsor a FEATHER PARTY on Saturday, October 13th, in the Kandaras Hall.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Tickets @ $7/person include 2 cards. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA!  Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun & fellowship.  Great prizes & refreshments. For more information, call Marion Koliniatis @ 305-632-1415.

 


Large Hall Renovation The walls have been painted and the chandeliers have been installed.


 

Car Donation Dr. Hionis has generously agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of his 2006 Cadillac DTS with 66,000 miles to St. Demetrios.  It has new tires and is in excellent condition.  The asking price is $4,000.  Please contact the church office or one of the Parish Council members if you are interested in purchasing this car while simultaneously helping St. Demetrios.

                                                                                     


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

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

Monday                 10/01
4:15pm-6:00pm                  Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                 Advanced Greek class

Thursday               10/04
1:30pm                                  Philoptochos meeting

Sunday                  10/07
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                  Sunday School
12:30pm                                Greek dance

 


 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 23rd, 2018

1st Sunday of Luke – September 23, 2018

Saint of the Day

Xanthippe & Polyxene the Righteous

The Monastic Women Xanthippe and Polyxene were sisters by birth and they lived in Spain in the time of the holy Apostles. They were among the first to hear the divine teaching of Christ the Savior from the holy Apostle Paul, when he preached in their land.
Saint Xanthippe and her husband Probus accepted Christianity, but Saint Polyxene was still a pagan when a certain man became entranced with her extraordinary beauty and forcibly carried her off to Greece on a ship. The Lord preserved her unharmed. On the voyage, the saint heard the preaching of the holy Apostle Peter and believed in Christ.

When she arrived in Greece, Saint Polyxene turned to the Christians for protection and defense and they hid her in the city of Patra in Achaia, where she formally accepted Christianity and was baptized by the holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called himself.

 

She became a witness to his miracles, and how he patiently and humbly endured his sufferings and death. She stood at the cross upon which they crucified the holy Apostle Andrew. After his martyric death, Saint Polyxene returned to Spain, where she and her older sister Xanthippe converted many pagans to Christ. Saint Polyxene toiled for about forty years preaching the Gospel in Spain. Saint Xanthippe shared in her sister’s work and preached in the populous city of Toledo. Saint Polyxene reposed in about the year 109.

 


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 Conception of the Forerunner in the Fourth Mode
Η πρώην ού τίκτουσα, στείρα ευφράνθητι…

Rejoice, O thou barren one who hadst not borne until now; for lo, in all truth thou hast conceived the lamp of the Sun, and he shall send forth his light over all the earth, which is afflicted with blindness. Dance, O Zacharias, and cry out with great boldness: The one to be born is the blest Prophet of God Most High.

 

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 ~  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 ~ 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.

 


 

Trisagion

Kondelia Boudros (3 yrs) survived by her husband George, daughters Mary Opila and Athena Boudros, grandson Ryan Opila, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Demetra Papadopoulos (3 yrs)  survived by her husband, daughters and granddaughter.

Themis Kourakis (4 yrs) and Emanuel Michael Kourakis (10 yrs) loving grandparents of Emanuel, Constantine and Themi Linardakis.

Evangelos Athanasakos (100 yrs) uncle of Elizabeth Athanasakos and Antonia Hyland.

 


Announcements

Philoptochos The Philoptochos Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, September 26th, at 1:00 pm.  Please plan to attend this very important meeting.  If you cannot attend, please call President Marion Koliniatis @ (305) 632-1415.

St. Demetrios Church Feast Day Dinner Dance Saturday, October 27th in the newly renovated hall. Tickets $45 per adult; $10 per child.  Available for purchase every Sunday or by calling Marion Koliniatis    @ (305) 632-1415.

SAVE THE DATE!   Back by popular demand, Philoptochos will again sponsor a FEATHER PARTY on Saturday, October 13th.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Call President Marion Koliniatis @ 305-632-1415 for more info.

 


 

Large Hall Renovation Painting is in process, the DJ booth window and door are installed, the storage closet door is installed.

 

 

Car Donation Dr. Hionis has generously agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of his 2006 Cadillac DTS with 66,000 miles to St. Demetrios.  It has new tires and is in excellent condition.  The asking price is $4,000.  Please contact the church office or one of the Parish Council members if you are interested in purchasing this car while simultaneously helping St. Demetrios.

 


 

Educational Ministries ~ Youth and Adults

 

Program Registration Registration forms are available on the table in the south narthex and at the pangari.

Junior Choir  Do you know what Katy Perry, John Legend, Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake have in common?  They all started in the church choir! We are calling all future stars, young and old, to join the new Junior Choir.  If you are interested, call Mona at (954) 240-3271.

Greek School  The Greek School at St. Demetrios will offer six classes during the academic year 2018-19. Classes A’, B’, Γ’, Δ´ and Adult Beginner are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:00 PM. The Advanced Modern Greek class will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Registration details will be announced as soon as the website is updated. For more information, please call the St. Demetrios office at 954-467-1515 Monday through Thursday. Welcome to all who wish to explore the Modern Greek language and its 3,000+ year history.
Σας προσκαλούμε στη μελέτη της ωραίας ελληνικής γλώσσας που έχει βαθειές ρίζες στην αρχαιότητα.

 

Youth Programs Volunteers  Our community is blessed with a holistic youth program that includes Sunday School, Greek School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE/JOY and a Youth Library.  All these programs need volunteers to share in the fulfilling work of educating our youngsters.  All volunteers must fill out an application each year.  Please pick up an application from the table in the south narthex and turn it in to the office or to the appropriate youth adviser.

 


Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                  9/23  
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                 Sunday School
12:30pm                               Greek dance

Monday                 9/24
4:15pm-6:00pm                      Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                      Advanced Greek class

Tuesday                 9/25
11:30am                                 Loving Stitches

Wednesday           9/26
1:00pm                                  Philoptochos Board of directors meeting

Thursday               9/27
6:00pm                                  Pap Corp. cancer chapter meeting

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

 


 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 16th, 2018

Sunday after Holy Cross – September 16, 2018

Saint of the Day

Euphemia the Great Martyr

Saint Euphemia, “well-spoken [of]”, known as the All-praised, was martyred for her faith in 303 AD. According to Christian tradition, this occurred at Chalcedon where she was arrested for refusing to offer sacrifices to Ares. Her sacred relics are preserved in the Patriarchate in Constantinople.

 

 

 


Parish Council on Duty:   

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Michael Haralambis, 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 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 for Great Martyr Euphemia in the Third Mode
Λίαν εύφρανας τούς ορθοδόξους…

O Euphemia, Christ’s comely virgin, thou didst fill the Orthodox with gladness and didst cover with shame all the heretics; for at the holy Fourth Council in Chalcedon, thou didst confirm what the Fathers decreed aright. O all-glorious Great Martyr, do thou entreat Christ God that His great mercy may be granted unto us.

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 ~ 

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 ~
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

 

Dr. John G. Ziegler (12 yrs) survived by his loving wife Katherine, 4 children, 5 grandchildren, 1 sister and 1 brother.

Trisagion

Zaharenia Dikegoros Kutsukos (4 yrs) survived by her husband Harry, son John (Lori) & grandchildren John, Kristina, Peter and Jack.

Panny Baluris (12 yrs) survived by her daughter Nina McGuirk (Tom) & granddaughter Erin Ryan (Kevin).

James Michel (7 yrs) survived by sister Kalliope Xenakis & nephews Demetrios Xenakis &
Anthony Michel

Georgia Michel (20 yrs) survived by her daughter Kalliope Xenakis, her sons James & Peter, grandsons Demetrios Xenakis & Anthony Michel & 2 great grandchildren.


Fr. Andrew’s FYI

FYI

“UNTIL YOU HAVE ERADICATED THE EVILS IN YOUR HEART, DO NOT OBEY IT, BECAUSE THE HEART SEEKS TO INCREASE WHAT IT HAS STORED INSIDE.”
(St. Mark the Ascetic – On the Spiritual Law)


 

Educational Ministries ~ Youth and Adults

Program Registration Registration forms are available on the table in the south narthex and at the pangari.

Junior Choir  Do you know what Katy Perry, John Legend, Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake have in common?  They all started in the church choir! We are calling all future stars, young and old, to join the new Junior Choir.  If you are interested, call Mona at (954) 240-3271.

Greek School  The Greek School at St. Demetrios will offer six classes during the academic year 2018-19. Classes A’, B’, Γ’, Δ´ and Adult Beginner are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:00 PM. The Advanced Modern Greek class will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Registration details will be announced as soon as the website is updated. For more information, please call the St. Demetrios office at 954-467-1515 Monday through Thursday. Welcome to all who wish to explore the Modern Greek language and its 3,000+ year history.
Σας προσκαλούμε στη μελέτη της ωραίας ελληνικής γλώσσας που έχει βαθειές ρίζες στην αρχαιότητα.

Youth Programs Volunteers  Our community is blessed with a holistic youth program that includes Sunday School, Greek School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE/JOY and a Youth Library.  All these programs need volunteers to share in the fulfilling work of educating our youngsters.  All volunteers must fill out an application each year.  Please pick up an application from the table in the south narthex and turn it in to the office or to the appropriate youth adviser.

 


 


Announcements

 

Fellowship Hour In loving memory of her husband Dr. John G. Ziegler, Katherine Ziegler is sponsoring today’s coffee hour.

Service Project  Please join us for our SOUP KITCHEN SERVICE PROJECT!
Where: Christ Community Church, 901 East McNab Road, Pompano Beach
When: Saturday, September 22 Time: 7:45am-11:00am.
We will set up, serve food, distribute clothing, make bagged lunches and clean up.
Please bring ANY clothing donations you may have. They are especially in need of men’s
clothing.
We welcome and look forward to having parishioners of all ages join us!
RSVP to Alexandra Zaden (678-596-6776)

Large Hall Renovation Renovation   The walls have been primed and ready for paint!

Support our sister Parish

Car Donation Dr. Hionis has generously agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of his 2006 Cadillac DTS with 66,000 miles to St. Demetrios.  It has new tires and is in excellent condition.  The asking price is $4,000.  Please contact the church office or one of the Parish Council members if you are interested in purchasing this car while simultaneously helping St. Demetrios.

 

                                                                                      

 


   

Calendar of Events for the Week

Sunday                  9/16  
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                  Sunday School
12:30pm                                Greek dance
5:00pm                                  St. Sophia Vespers AT ST. SOPHIA, MIAMI

Monday                  9/17
4:15pm-6:00pm                   Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                  Advanced Greek class

Tuesday                 9/18
11:00am                                 Agape Luncheon for seniors (membership not required)

Saturday                9/22
7:45am-11:00am                  Service Project at Christ Community Church, Pompano

Sunday                  9/23
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                 Sunday School
12:30pm                               Greek dance

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 9th, 2018

Sunday before Holy Cross – September 9, 2018

Saint of the Day

The Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna

St. Joachim was of the tribe of Judah, and was a descendant of King David, to whom God had revealed that the Savior of the world would be born from his seed. They lived in Nazareth. They were childless into their old age and all their life they grieved over this.

They had to endure derision and scorn, since at that time childlessness was considered a disgrace. They never grumbled, but prayed to God, humbly trusting in Him.

Once, during a feast, the gifts which Joachim took to Jerusalem as an offering to God were not accepted by the priest, who considered that a childless man was not worthy to offer sacrifice to God. This pained the old man very much, and he, regarding himself the most sinful of people, decided not to return home, but to settle in solitude in a desolate place.

When St. Anna learned what humiliation her husband had endured, she entreated God with prayer and fasting to grant her a child. In his solitude the righteous

Joachim also asked God for this. The prayer of the couple was heard. An angel told them that a daughter would be born to them, who would be blessed above all other women. He also told them that She would remain a virgin, would be dedicated to the Lord and live in the Temple, and would give birth to the Savior. Obeying the instructions of the heavenly messenger, Sts. Joachim and Anna met at the Golden Gate in Jerusalem. Then, as God promised, a daughter was born to them and they named her Mary.

St. Joachim died a few years later at the age of 80, after his daughter went to live in the Temple. St. Anna died at the age of 70, two years after her husband.

Saints Joachim and Anna are often invoked by couples trying to have children.


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 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.

Apolytikion for Synaxis of the Holy Ancestors of God in the Second Mode
Τών δικαίων Θεοπατόρων σου Κύριε…
As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous ancestors, O Lord, through them we beseech Thee 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 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 ~
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 ~
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.”


Artoklasia

 

  • Dimitra Bakas & Maria Papastamatis offer an Artoklasia for the health of the Bakas, Papastamatis and Tsingelis families as well as for the health of the students of the St. Demetrios Youth programs and their families, at, this, the start of the new educational year.
  •  Klio Georgakakis offers an Artoklasia for the health of our Archangel Michael honorees.

 


Fr. Andrew’s FYI 

THE CROSS

There are two Sunday during the year reserved for the Cross on which Christ was crucified.  The first is September 14th and is explained on this page.  The second is during Great Lent and is on a Sunday.

The Elevation of the Cross

The Elevation of the Holy Cross is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrated on September 14. This feast is also referred to as the Exaltation of the Cross. This is also a popular name day for Stavroula/Stavros (from “stavros” meaning cross).

This feast commemorates two events:

The finding of the Cross by the Empress Helen (the mother of St. Constantine the Great) on Golgotha in 326 AD, the place where Christ was crucified.

On the spot where the Cross was discovered, St. Helen had found a hitherto unknown flower of rare beauty and fragrance, which has been named “Vasiliko,” or Basil, meaning the flower of royalty. Note that the word “Vasiliko” means “of the King,” since the word “Basileus” in Greek means “King”; so, the plant Vasiliko, Basil, is tied to the Precious Cross of the King of Glory, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Underneath the Basil, the Cross of Christ was found, but with it were the other two crosses, those used to crucify the two thieves on either side of Christ. The sign with the inscription, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews”, also lay among the three crosses. In order to determine which one was the true cross, a sick woman was told to kiss each of the three crosses. The woman kissed the first cross with no result. She kissed the second cross and again nothing happened. However, when the ailing woman kissed the True Cross, she was immediately made well. It so happened that a funeral procession was passing that way, and so the body of the dead man was placed on each of the crosses, and when it was placed on the True Cross, the dead man came to life — thus the name the “Life-Giving” Cross, which gives life not only to that man, but to each person who believes in the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross and His all-glorious three day Resurrection.

When the true Cross was identified, it was lifted on high for all the people to see, who then continually sang Kyrie eleison, a practice which is still enacted at current celebrations of this feast.

The recovery of the Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified from the Persians. The Persians had captured the True Cross as a prize of war when they sacked Jerusalem in 614 AD. It was recovered by the forces of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire) in 627 AD, when Emperor Heraclius decisively defeated the Sassanid Persians at The Battle of Nineveh, surrounding their capital Ctesiphon, recovering the True Cross, and breaking the power of the Sassanid dynasty. The Elevation took place on March 21, 630 AD, when Emperor Heraclius entered Jerusalem amidst great rejoicing, and together with Patriarch Zacharios (609-632), transferred the Cross of Christ with great solemnity into the temple of the Resurrection, joyously held up for veneration by the Christian faithful.

(Regardless which day the feast falls, it is a strict fast day in the life of the Church.)

 


 

Educational Ministries ~ Youth and Adults

Junior Choir  Do you know what Katy Perry, John Legend, Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake have in common?  They all started in the church choir! We are calling all future stars, young and old, to join the new Junior Choir.  If you are interested, call Mona at (954) 240-3271.

Greek School  The Greek School at St. Demetrios will offer six classes during the academic year 2018-19. Classes A’, B’, Γ’, Δ´ and Adult Beginner are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:00 PM. The Advanced Modern Greek class will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Registration details will be announced as soon as the website is updated. For more information, please call the St. Demetrios office at 954-467-1515 Monday through Thursday. Welcome to all who wish to explore the Modern Greek language and its 3,000+ year history.
Σας προσκαλούμε στη μελέτη της ωραίας ελληνικής γλώσσας που έχει βαθειές ρίζες στην αρχαιότητα.

Youth Programs Volunteers  Our community is blessed with a holistic youth program that includes Sunday School, Greek School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE/JOY and a Youth Library.  All these programs need volunteers to share in the fulfilling work of educating our youngsters.  All volunteers must fill out an application each year.  Please pick up an application from the table in the south narthex and turn it in to the office or to the appropriate youth adviser.

 



Stewardship

 

THE TOTAL STEWARD

“All things come from you, and your own have we given you.” (1 Chronicles 29:14)

These words sound so familiar to us Orthodox Christians who hear at the anaphora of every Liturgy: “Your own gifts, form Your own, we offer to You with all our being and for all our blessings.”

So often we Christians reflect the values of society. If materialism is in, driving the finest car, living in the swankiest house, sending your children to the priciest school, then we embrace materialism. If living together before marriage is generally acceptable in society, then we live together before marriage. If moral relativism is the ethic of the time, then we live accordingly. We too easily reflect the values of the society around us. The total Steward begins not with society’s values but with Jesus Christ. Out of that relationship he lives and acts toward God, self, and others. What is a total Steward? David’s words, in I Chronicles, are a guide to some answers. “All things come from you, and your own have we given you.”
In the first place, a total Steward affirms that God owns all things. Psalm 24 reflects this great truth: “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.” God doesn’t have to be helped, supported, or subsidized. He made and owns all things, and that includes your life and mine. A Christian Steward simply acknowledges what is already true.

A total Steward acknowledges his accountability to God. In Psalm 8 and in other places we are told that God gives us dominion over the earth. However, we are managers, not owners. A Steward is entrusted to manage what belongs, to the owner. With that trust comes accountability. Many parables of Jesus deal with trust and accountability. The parable of the talents reminds us that however little or however much we have, we are accountable for its use, all of it. We must give a final answer to God. Our auditing day is coming and the report must be filed. Reckoning is on the books. The faithful Steward will not view this encounter with God with dread but with joy and peace as he thinks on the reward. We are accountable not just for physical and financial resources; we are accountable for life itself and the experiences that come with it. We are responsible to God for what we let sorrow and suffering, happiness and joy, do to us and through us. The total Steward realizes and acts on his accountability because it matters in this life and in the life to come.

Finally, the total Steward accepts the challenge of responsibility in managing God’s gifts. The total Steward will use his spiritual gifts for the sake of others. Each of us has differing gifts, but as Stewards we will seek to use our gifts for God’s glory and the service of humanity. The good Steward will also share the gospel, remembering that Jesus said, “You shall be my witnesses.” By word of mouth and the life he leads, the good Steward will say to others, “Jesus Christ is the most important priority in my life, and I want you to know him and love him as I do.”

Equally as important, the good Steward will give his financial resources with compas­sion. He will give, invest and spend for the glory of God and out of gratitude. Brothers and sisters in Christ you are either controlled by God’s desire for total Stewardship or by the world’s materialistic selfish outlook. Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones says, “If a materialistic outlook is really, controlling us, we are godless, whatever we may say. Our Lord tells us that even worse than atheistic materialism is a materialism that thinks it is godly. ‘If the light that is in you be darkness, how great is the darkness’ … The man who thinks he is godly because he talks about God and says he believes in God and goes to a place of worship occasionally, but is really living for certain earthly things–how great is that man’s darkness.”

What do you really live for? Where does Jesus Christ, His Church and service for him fit into your concerns? Does he have your heart, your pocketbook? Don’t trifle away your life and opportunity; give yourself and all of life completely to Him, and take the high road of faithful and total Stewardship.

“Your own gifts, from Your own, we offer to You with all our being and for all our blessings.”

 


Announcements

 

Elevation of the Holy Cross Please remember to bring in basil for the September 14th Liturgy.

Large Hall Renovation Renovation 
Breaking the concrete floor in the bathrooms.  When done, they will be ADA compliant.
Caulking prior to painting!

Support our sister Parish

Car Donation Dr. Hionis has generously agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of his 2006 Cadillac DTS with 66,000 miles to St. Demetrios.  It has new tires and is in excellent condition.  The asking price is $4,000.  Please contact the church office or one of the Parish Council members if you are interested in purchasing this car while simultaneously helping St. Demetrios.


                                                                                                            
Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              9/09            Start of educational programs
Archangel Michael Honorees Celebration

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

Monday            9/10
4:15pm-6:00pm                     Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                    Advanced Greek class

Wednesday     9/12
6:30pm                                     Elevation of the Holy Cross
10:00am                                   Divine Liturgy

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 2nd, 2018

14th Sunday of Matthew – September 2, 2018

 

Saint of the Day – Mammas the Martyr

Saint Mammas was from Gangra of Paphlagonia. He was born in prison, where his parents were suffering for Christ’s sake and ended their lives. He was named Mammas because, after he had long remained without speaking, he addressed his foster mother Ammia as “mamma.” He contested for Christ about the year 275.

 

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

  

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Michael Haralambis, 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 Martyrs Mammas in the 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 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 ~
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 ~
Matthew 22:2-14

The Lord said this parable, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast; but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.’ But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.

But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment; and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”


 

Memorial

George Bacatselos (40 days) survived by his son Costas and by his brother Platon (Rita) Bakatselos and family.

 

Trisagion

Gus Stavrakis (40 days) survived by his wife Helen.

Maria Kirilova Peneva (1 yr) survived by her daughter Aneta Zlateva.

 


 

Fr. Andrew’s FYI 

FYI   today is adapted from a an article shared with me via a link by Paula Kirifides. It is by Susan Wright, an Orthodox Christian who has a program on ANCIENT FAITH RADIO-Orthodox Womanhood-helping women live out the ancient faith in the modern world. Well worth the read

Ways to Start the Church New Year Off Right
Are you ready for the new year? I don’t mean 2019–I mean the new Church year!
In the Orthodox Church, our liturgical new year begins on September 1st. At the beginning of a new year, we pray for God’s blessing, give thanks for all things, and enter into the year with a renewed zeal for the things of the Lord.
Practically speaking, however, how do we do this? How can we begin the new year with a focus on Christ and his Church? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Create Spiritual Goals
One nice way to begin the new year is by creating some spiritual goals for yourself and your family. This should always be done under the guidance of your priest or spiritual father, who knows you and your family situation intimately.
There are often four areas that Orthodox Christians focus on: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and study.
You may decide to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God Nurturer of Children each week. Or, maybe you want to create a binder with fasting recipes. Perhaps you’ll decide to volunteer as a family at a local charity. Or, you might choose to read one spiritual book each month. Whatever your goal may be, this can be a powerful way to begin the new year.

2. Clean Out the House
One place to begin when making a fresh start is with the physical home. Think of it as “spring cleaning” for the fall.
You can focus especially on the tasks of your home that support your spiritual life, if you’d like, such as:
-tidying up your icon corner
-organizing bookshelves with spiritual books
-taking inventory of items you need (more incense, a new children’s Bible that is age appropriate for your kids, a family prayer book, etc.)
This could also be a good time to collect unused or outgrown items and donate them to a charity. Make it a family project by having each child look through their collection of toys or books and selecting items to give away. Start the new year off with less clutter!

3. Establish Routines
Another way to create a fresh start with the new liturgical year is by establishing spiritual routines in your home. I would encourage you to start small and focus on getting one routine in place before beginning another. You could start with a personal and/or family prayer routine.
It can be easy, especially for new converts, to try to implement several new spiritual routines in the family life at once. This can often lead to burnout, frustration, and even resentment. Routines to focus on could include: praying evening prayers, reading a children’s Bible together each night, reading or listening to the story of the saint of the day, attending Vespers, or attending feast day liturgies.

4. Add Feast Days to the Family Calendar
One simple yet profound way to tie together the liturgical life of the Church and the day-to-day life of the family is to include Feast Days on the family calendar.
Go through all of the paper calendars in the house and write in the Feast Days. If the Fourth of July is on the calendar, shouldn’t the Feast of the Transfiguration be also?
If your family uses digital calendars, you can add Feast Days and fasting periods on those as well. In addition, if older children have planners for school, they can include the Church calendar on those too.

These simple activities can profoundly, and positively, impact the way that your family begins the new Church year.

 


 

Educational Ministries ~ Youth and Adults

 

St. Demetrios GOYA The first GOYA meeting will be today after the Divine Liturgy.

District GOYA Welcome Back Pool Party
Saturday, September 8 – 1-4pm ~Seasons of Boca Raton Clubhouse ~ 6540 NW 30th Ave Boca Raton FL 33496
$20 Per GOYAN, $7 per adult

What to Bring: Modest and Church event appropriate swimsuit (1 piece for girls, board shorts for boys), Towel, Dry Change of Clothes, Athletic Clothing (in order to play basketball/volleyball), Closed-toed Shoes REQUIRED for Basketball

Lunch Potluck: The event will begin with lunch in the clubhouse. We agreed at our District GOYA meeting to treat this like a “potluck” where each parish brings something for the lunch. Sides (Salad, Baked Beans to serve 130 people) – Saint Demetrios. Please email districtgoya@gmail.com or call Fr. Steven Klund at
(561) 994-4822 if you have any questions or issues.

Junior Choir  Do you know what Katy Perry, John Legend, Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake have in common?  They all started in the church choir! We are calling all future stars, young and old, to join the new Junior Choir.  If you are interested, call Mona at (954) 240-3271.

Greek School  The Greek School at St. Demetrios will offer six classes during the academic year 2018-19. Classes A’, B’, Γ’, Δ´ and Adult Beginner are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:00 PM. The Advanced Modern Greek class will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Registration details will be announced as soon as the website is updated. For more information, please call the St. Demetrios office at 954-467-1515 Monday through Thursday. Welcome to all who wish to explore the Modern Greek language and its 3,000+ year history.
Σας προσκαλούμε στη μελέτη της ωραίας ελληνικής γλώσσας που έχει βαθειές ρίζες στην αρχαιότητα.

Youth Programs Volunteers  Our community is blessed with a holistic youth program that includes Sunday School, Greek School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE/JOY and a Youth Library.  All these programs need volunteers to share in the fulfilling work of educating our youngsters.  All volunteers must fill out an application each year.  Please pick up an application from the table in the south narthex and turn it in to the office or to the appropriate youth adviser.

 



 

Stewardship

 

What opportunities are there for Stewardship ?

  •  Enjoy a vibrant and faith-filled life at St. Demetrios·
  •  Be a good steward of the relationships God has given to you.
  •  Demonstrate good Stewardship in the workplace
  •  Plant a tree, turn out a light, clean up trash on a hiking trail
  •  Volunteer at St. Demetrios or at a local nonprofit
  •  Donate to St. Demetrios Church by participating in the Stewardship program.

Your financial stewardship provides the basic resources needed to operate and serve those within our  parish.

 

Please support your church in year 2018 with your time, talent and treasure.
279 of your fellow parishioners/families have done so.
Don’t delay, pledge today!

Call the office for more information or fill out a pledge card.

Thank you!

 

 


 

Announcements

 

Guest Organist Thank you to Judy Jimokas; today’s guest organist.

Visiting Angels These caring parishioners visit the sick and the homebound.  If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, call the church office. Please refer to the bulletin for upcoming meetings.

Philoptochos Philoptochos will be launching a new member drive.  More details about their upcoming events next week.

Save the Date  Sunday, September 9 is the start of youth and adult educational programs.  There will be an Artoklasia, a welcome back Pastitsio luncheon and an honoring of our Archangel Michael nominees and honorees.

Large Hall Renovation Renovation  The door to the DJ booth has been installed.  Molding has been installed around the stage and throughout the room.

 

Car Donation Dr. Hionis has generously agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of his 2006 Cadillac DTS with 66,000 miles to St. Demetrios.  It has new tires and is in excellent condition.  The asking price is $4,000.  Please contact the church office or one of the Parish Council members if you are interested in purchasing this car while simultaneously helping St. Demetrios.

 

 

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

Sunday                 9/02  
9:00am/10:00am                       Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm                                       GOYA meeting

Monday                9/03           Labor Day
Office closed
Thursday              9/06
1:00pm Philoptochos meeting

Saturday               9/08         Nativity of the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday                 9/09          Start of educational programs
Archangel Michael Honorees Celebration
9:00am/10:00am                     Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                       Sunday School
12:00pm                                     Pastitsio Luncheon
12:30pm                                     Greek dance