This could be you!!!

$18,525.00 have been raised as of January 24th!!

We have sold 741 tickets out of the goal of 5000. Support your community get out and sell those tickets!!! You can purchase tickets online at our website.

Look for the large raffle banners in our hall during our Fellowship hour and ask any Parish Council member for further information.

Reminder to those who have sold tickets…

Please bring in the tickets you have sold thus far.

Annual Cretan Dance!!

“Θα’θελα να’μουν αετός,ψηλά για να πετουσά. Νa’ρχόμουνα στο σπίτι σας,και να σας προσκαλούσα.’’
“Νa’ρθείτε να γλεντίσουμε, να φάμε και να πιούμε. Μέχρι τα ξημερώματα, να γλυκοτραγουδούμε.’’

Please join the Cretan American Association of Miami for our

Annual Cretan Dinner Dance

Featuring Live Lyra by Andreas Lilikakis
DJ Jimmy

Saturday February 16th, 2013

Adults: $45.00 | Doors Open: 6:30PM
Students 10to 18: $25.00 | Cocktails: 7:00 PM
Children 9 & Under: $ 5.00 | Dinner: 8:00 PM

For Tickets Contact:
G. Georgakakis (954)599-7212 | G. Stefanakis (954) 290-1552 | A. Tomadakis (561)981-8283

2013 Cretan Dance Flyer

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 12th Sunday of Luke

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The Ten Lepers

Apolytikion in the First Tone

The pastoral flute of your theology conquered the trumpets of orators. For it called upon the depths of the Spirit and you were enriched with the beauty of words. Intercede to Christ our God, O Father Gregory, that our souls may be saved.
(St. Gregory the Theologian  January 25th)

Parish Council on Duty:

Peter Angelakos, John Argiropoulos, Anna Merkel, Medon Michaelides, Chris Nichols, Peter Synoyannis, Eleni Varvoutis

Here is the study guide for this weeks adult class taught by Fr. John

Liturgical – 12th Sunday of Luke

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Apolytikion Ήχος Πλ. Δ – 8th

Εξ ύψους κατήλθες…
From on high did You descend O merciful Lord. For us did You endure three days in the tomb. That we may be, released from passions in this world. You who are our resurrection and our life, glory unto you O Lord!

Apolytkion for Saint Euthymios

Εὐφραίνου ἔρημος ἡ οὐ τίκτουσα…
Be glad, O barren one, that hast not given birth; be of good cheer, thou that hast not travailed; for a man of desires hath multiplied thy children of the Spirit, having planted them in piety and reared them in continence to the perfection of the virtues. By his prayers, O Christ our God, make our life peaceful.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios

Μέγαν εύρατο έν τοίς κινδύνοις…
The world found in you a great champion in dangers a victor who could turn the nations back! As you restrained Levi in the arena, you also inspired Nestor to courage! Therefore, holy, great martyr, Demetrios, entreat Christ God to grant us great mercy!


Ό μήτραν παρθενικήν…
Your birth sanctified a Virgin’s womb and fittingly blessed the hands of Symeon. You have now come and saved us O Christ, our God. In troubled times, as the only loving One, give peace to Your commonwealth and strength to those in civil authority, whom You love.



Kathryn Solos (40days) survived by her children Stephen and Emily, granddaughter Nicole, brothers Andrew and Thomas Lulias

George Alexander (1yr) survived by his wife Fotini, his son Richard and grandchildren George and Richard

Eleni Daphnides (1 yr) survived by her husband Christos, and daughters Melina, Martha and Anna and family

Fane Nichols (2yrs) survived by her husband Nick, her daughters Christina and Mahi , 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren


Peter Anthony Michel (2yrs) survived by his son Anthony and grandsons, his sister Kallie Xenakis and nephew Demetrios Xenakis

Dr. Alexander Xenakis (13yrs) survived by his wife Kallie Xenakis and son Demetrios

Antonios Bourlotos (15yrs) survived by his wife Matina, and daughters Christina (Michael) and Maria (Alex) and grandchildren John, Tony and Christina

Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading

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 believed, 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

Luke 17:12-19
12th Sunday of Luke

At that time, as Jesus entered a village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said: “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When He saw them He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’s feet, giving Him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus: “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him: “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.

Announcements – 12th Sunday of Luke

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Ministry Heads and all Volunteers meeting, Sunday, January 20

12:45pm – 1:15pm – Sunday School
1:30pm – 2pm – GOYA
2:15pm – 2:45pm – Language and Culture

Bakers Kneaded!

We are baking for the festival 9am until 3pm. An extra pair of hands, for even 2 hours, would be much appreciated. For dates and times take a look at our calendar.

Loving Stitches

Join us every 4th Tuesday of the month at 11:30am. Start from scratch or master your skills at knitting and crocheting. A nice afternoon of fellowship.

GOYA Gyro Sunday– January 27

Our Goyans are having a luncheon on Sunday, January 27th and will be serving Gyro sandwiches. Please join us in the community center.


AHEPA 12th Annual Danny Joanides Memorial Golf Tournament. For more information visit st.

The Family and the Church – The Cup of Community

Fr. John Codis
January 20, 2013

Book Reference
Can you Drink the Cup?
By Henri J. M. Nouwen

Opening thoughts and basis for discussion

We all have a cup that we must lift up that carries within itself our pains, sorrows, frustrations, happiness, and joy. Whether our glass is half full or half empty we all have a cup that we must live with and lift up.

When we lift our cup together we encourage and create community. “Community is a fellowship of people who do not hide their joys and sorrows but make them visible to all in a gesture of hope.” Pg.63 Community is a fellowship of little people who together make God visible in the world.

The Eucharist is the sacred mystery that creates all things new again. It transforms our whole life into one with Christ and one another.

Do not “Do it Yourself!” Do whatever you are planning to do with someone else.

Lifting Our Life Together with All

Life is full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows – but we do not need to live them alone. On the contrary we should be living them together! We want to lift our cups together and celebrate the truth that the wounds of our individual lives become sources of healing when we live them as part of a fellowship of love.

Lifting up the cup is an invitation to affirm and celebrate life together. We are not created to be separate from one another, we are individual parts of the one body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.”

When we are fully able to embrace our own lives, we discover that what we claim we also to want to proclaim. We are too often inclined to keep out lives hidden. How can we be part of the one body of Christ if we do not completely embrace our lives and embrace the lives of those around us and together lift our cups which in essence forms the community, the one body of Christ.

The Cup of Blessings

We too often look around us to see and become fearful of the immense suffering of humanity. Why don’t we look around and see that this suffering has been created by the fall of humanity and completely turned around and saved by Christ on the cross.
Humanity has experienced the ultimate joy, that is the incarnation of the Word, God manifested in the flesh, born as none other than a baby. The nativity impacts us when we allow that joy of the birth of Christ to enter into ourselves and make it manifest in our daily lives.
The Eucharist is that sacred mystery through which what we lived as a curse we no live as a blessing.


Do not “Do it Yourself!” Do whatever you are planning to do with someone else.

We need community! A community in which confession and celebration are always together and constantly in our hearts. We must constantly remind ourselves that there is UNITY in community. We are all part of the one mosaic of the body. The body of which Christ is the head. We are the individual parts of the body that are held together by our willingness to lift our cups, with all their imperfections, so that one community may be formed as the image of Christ on earth.

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – After Holy Theophany

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Fr. Chris and Fr. John are now blessing homes. If would like them to come to your home, please call the church office, or fill out the “Bring Christ into your Home” form.
(Found in the south narthex)

Parish Council on Duty:
Manny Daskos, George Georgakakis, Michael Haralambis, John Ioannou Jr., Delcho Ogorelkoff, Demetrios Rapanos, Kevin Ryan, Kathy Ziegler


Here is the study guide for this weeks adult class taught by Fr. Chris.

Liturgical – After Holy Theophany

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Apolytikion Ήχος Βαρίς

Κατέλυσας τώ Σταυρώ σου…
O Lord by Your sacred Cross You abolished death, and granted unto the thief blessed paradise. The Myrrh bearers ceased lamenting and turned to joy. The apostles did preach the Good News at Your command, that You had risen from the dead O Christ Our God, bestowing Your mercy upon the world evermore.

Apolytikion of Theophany

Έν Ίορδανη…
Lord, when You were baptized in the Jordan, the veneration of the Trinity was revealed. For the voice of the Father gave witness to You, calling You Beloved, and the Spirit, in the guise of a dove, confirmed the certainty of His words. Glory to You, Christ our God, who appeared and enlightened the world.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios

Μέγαν εύρατο έν τοίς κινδύνοις…
The world found in you a great champion in dangers a victor who could turn the nations back! As you restrained Levi in the arena, you also inspired Nestor to courage! Therefore, holy, great martyr, Demetrios, entreat Christ God to grant us great mercy!


Έπεφάνης σήμερον…
Today You appeared to the world, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us as in fuller understanding we sing to You: “You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light.”



Harry Columbus (40 days) survived by his wife Faye, daughter Sandy, sister-in-law Betty Peters, godson Dean Peters, brother-in-law Peter and Isabel Kitsos, family and cousins
Dimitrios Giannopoulos (40 days) survived by his wife Kiriaki , his daughter Rita Bakatselos, son-in-law Platon, grandchildren and great grandchildren
Dr. Helene Tzitsikas (40 days) survived by cousins, friends, students, colleagues Delia and Lola


Dimitri Grigorakos (9 days) brother-in-law of the late Fr. Constantine
Rose Prakas (40 days) beloved friend of the late Fr.Constantine and Presv. Evelyn
Fotini Grigorakos (3 mths) sister of the late Fr. Constantine
Fr. Constantine Mitsos (6 mths) beloved husband of Presv. Evelyn and father of Presv. Georgia
Konstantinos Giannomoros (2 yrs) survived by his wife Panayiota and son Panayiotis and his mother Kyriaki Giannomoros, brother and 2 sisters
Stavros Christou (7 yrs) survived by his wife Eleni , his son Dionysis, daughter Effie and families
Constantine (Gus) Anastasiou (9 yrs) survived by his wife Toni, sons Fr. Savvas and Jason and grandchildren Fotini and Antonios
Demetrios Kapakos (24 yrs) survived bys his wife Betty, 4 children and 2 grandchildren
Gus Ducas (27 yrs) survived by sisters, nieces and nephews


Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading

St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” (in saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel Reading

Matthew 4:12-17
Sunday after Epiphany

At that time, Jesus heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth He went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Announcements – After Holy Theophany

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Please join us on January 23, 24, 26 and Jan. 30. We are baking for the festival from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. An extra pair of hands, for even 2 hours, would be much appreciated.


Flowers on the solea were donated by the Christou family in loving memory of Stavros Christou.

Coffee Hour

Coffee hour is sponsored by the Bakatselos family in loving memory of Dimitrios Giannopoulos.

Thank you!

Thank you from Anthula Silver to those who helped her celebrate her 100th birthday at a reception held in her honor. Thank you for all the best wishes, flowers and gifts.

Festival Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to be part of our Festival Team. Sign up Sheets are available in the south narthex. Please see Anna Merkel or James Carras.

Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities

St. Demetrios Church offers a number of ministries, programs and events to its parish and local community. This year we are offering marketing and sponsorship opportunities for events that will support these activities. Please pick up the forms in the south narthex.

Grand Raffle

Tickets have been mailed to our parishioners. If you need more tickets, a table is set up every Sunday from now until the festival. Please submit your ticket stubs and pick up more tickets to sell. Ticket price is $25.00 and our goal is to sell 5000 to win a new 2013 Mercedes Benz C-250Sport.