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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 7th Sunday of Luke

Synaxis of the ArchangelsNovember 8, 2015

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael & the other Bodiless Powers: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salaphiel, Jegudiel, & Barachiel

All the Angels, according to the Apostle Paul, are ministering spirits, – sent forth to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation – (Heb. 1:14). God set them as overseers of every nation and people, and guides to that which is profitable (Deut. 32:8); and while one Angel is appointed to oversee each nation as a whole, one is also appointed to protect each Christian individually. He commands them to guard them that hope on Him, that nothing should harm them, neither should any evil draw nigh to their dwelling (Ps. 90:10-12). In the Heavens they always behold the face of God, sending up to Him the thrice-holy hymn and interceding with Him in our behalf, seeing they rejoice over one sinner that repents (Esaias 6:2-3; Matt. 18:10; Luke 15:7). In a word, they have served God in so many ways for our benefit, that the pages of Holy Scripture are filled with the histories thereof. It is for these reasons that the Orthodox Catholic Church, wisely honouring these divine ministers, our protectors and guardians, celebrates today the present Synaxis that is, our coming together in assembly for their common feast to chant their praises, especially for the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, who are mentioned in the Scriptures by name. The name Michael means “Who is like God?” and Gabriel means “God is mighty.” The number of Angels is not defined in the divine Scriptures, where Daniel says that thousands of thousands ministered before Him, and ten thousands of ten thousands attended upon Him -(Dan. 7:10). But all of them are divided into nine orders which are called Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, Dominions, Powers, Authorities, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.

Parish Council on duty:

Manny Daskos, Basil Economou, Michael Fossler, George Georgakakis, Eleni Varvoutis, Marion Koliniatis, Karyl Zitis

Announcements – Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare)

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Family Night – Language and Culture March 25th presentation

Please join us on Friday, March 22nd following the Salutations to the Theotokos. Join us in the community center  for a Lenten meal followed by a presentation from the Language and culture classes and a special guest, our “Ierokyrix”, V. Rev. Fr. Christodoulos Papadeas from the Metropolis of Atlanta.

Choir

We are looking for faithful members to give their time, talent and voices to join our choir, under the leadership of Patricia Zeiler, to give praise and honor in song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to have a perfect voice—All you need is a love for Christ and a desire to honor Him with all you heart, mind and voice. Choir rehearsal, Sat. Mar. 23 at 11am. Please contact the church office at 954-467-1515.

Annual Lenten Retreat

Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Miami Lakes on Saturday, March 16th and 23rd from 10:30am-3:30pm. The Lenten retreat will be led by two speakers, Klaus Kenneth and his fascinating journey to the Orthodox church and Dr. Christopher Veniamin on the life and teachings of Elder Sophrony. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Please call 305-822-0437 for more info.

Holy Confession

Fr. Chris will be hearing Holy Confession on Clean Monday, March 18 from  12pm-6pm. Please call the church office to schedule an appointment.

Save the Date

Nia Vardalos is coming to  St. Demetrios for an exclusive book signing. For more information visit our website.

Daughters of Penelope Scholarships

Two scholarships are being offered by the Daughters of Penelope from District #2 and the Nationals. Please contact Mary Carratt for more details at 954-491-0821. The deadline for the District is May 1st.

AHEPA National Scholarship Application – MARCH 31 Deadline

Scholarship Application

AHEPA District #2 Scholarship Application

Announcements – Judgement Sunday (Meatfare)

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Calling All Pictures!!

We will be launching a new and improved website. If you have any pictures you would like to submit please email them to office@stdemetrios.org. Do we have any from the St. Demetrios Christmas Gala or New Year’s Eve dance or our Festival?

Choir

We are looking for faithful members to give their time, talent and voices to join our choir, under the leadership of Patricia Zeiler, to give praise and honor in song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to have a perfect voice—All you need is a love for Christ and a desire to honor Him with all you heart, mind and voice. Please contact the church office at 954-467-1515. The Choir will be having rehersals Saturday 9th, 16th, & 23rd.

Save the Date April 7, 2013

Nia vardalos will be coming to St. Demetrios. For more information visit st.demetrios.org

Clergy Education Fund (Papouli)

The Philoptochos is starting to collect money to help the education of our future priests. It is suggested that we give $10 per person or $20 per family.

St. Demetrios Oratorical Festival

St. Demetrios will be holding its Oratorical Festival on March 17th. For more information please visit our website.

AHEPA National Scholarship Application – MARCH 31 Deadline

Scholarship Application

AHEPA District #2 Scholarship Application

Announcements – 17th Sunday of Luke

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Missionaries from OCMC

Stephanos and Alexandria will be giving a presentation about their future mission work in the country of Albania. Stephanos and Alexandria will share stories about the rebirth of the Orthodox Faith in the country of Albania. They also will share the future works that they will be doing. These works will include: helping to reestablish the religious life of the Orthodox Church; preparation and education of students at the University of Tirana; education at the Protagonist Elementary School and bringing more of the Albanian people into the Orthodox Church.

Calling All Pictures!!

We will be launching a new and improved website. If you have any pictures you would like to submit please email them to office@stdemetrios.org. Do we have any from the St. Demetrios Christmas Gala or New Year’s Eve dance or our Festival?

Choir

We are looking for faithful members to give their time, talent and voices to join our choir, under the leadership of Patricia Zeiler, to give praise and honor in song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to have a perfect voice—All you need is a love for Christ and a desire to honor Him with all you heart, mind and voice. Please contact the church office at 954-467-1515.  The Choir will be having rehersals Saturday 9th, 16th, & 23rd.

Save the Date April 7, 2013

Nia vardalos will be coming to St. Demetrios. For more information visit st.demetrios.org

Clergy Education Fund (Papouli)

The Philoptochos is starting to collect money to help the education of our future priests. It is suggested that we give $10 per person or $20 per family.

St. Demetrios Oratorical Festival

St. Demetrios will be holding its Oratorical Festival on March 17th. For more information please visit our website.

Join us on Facebook

We are pleased to announce that St. Demetrios is on Facebook. Please like our page!

St. Stephen’s Summer Camp 2013 is approaching!

Applications are now being accepted online for our five week summer camp program. Returning and new counselors must complete online application. Registration for campers will be opening March 1st.

Announcements – 16th Sunday of Luke

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Save the Date: March 2, 2013

Saturday, March 2,11:30am at The Lighthouse Point Yacht Club. Please come and support our fashion show. Please call Tonie Hyland at 954-427-5453 or Kallie Xenakis at 954-421-6161 for tickets. Tickets are $50.00

Calling All Pictures!!

We will be launching a new and improved website. If you have any pictures you would like to submit please email them to office@stdemetrios.org. Do we have any from the St. Demetrios Christmas Gala or New Year’s Eve dance or our Festival?

FORE!!

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

Choir

We are looking for faithful members to give their time, talent and voices to join our choir, under the leadership of Patricia Zeiler, to give praise and honor in song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to have a perfect voice—All you need is a love for Christ and a desire to honor Him with all you heart, mind and voice. Please contact the church office at 954-467-1515.

Save the Date April 7, 2013

Nia vardalos will be coming to St. Demetrios. For more information visit st.demetrios.org

Clergy Education Fund (Papouli)

The Philoptochos is starting to collect money to help the education of our future priests. It is suggested that we give $10 per person or $20 per family.

St. Demetrios Oratorical Festival

St. Demetrios will be holding its Oratorical Festival on March 17th. For more information please visit our website.

Join us on Facebook

We are pleased to announce that St. Demetrios is on Facebook. Please like our page!

Announcements – Holy Theophany

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Theophany

Please bring in your Basil plant for the present feast is called “Theophany,” that is, the divine manifestation, God’s appearance among men. On this venerable day the sacred mystery of Christian baptism was inaugurated; henceforth also began the saving preaching of the Kingdom of the Heavens.

OCN Volunteer Opportunity

Share the Light Sunday is January 20th, and before that date OCN is trying to reach the nearly 2000 Orthodox parishes across the United States. Phone calls need to be made during weekday business hours. If you are available to make phone calls please contact the Coordinator of Radio Outreach, Joseph Olas, at 954-522-5567 or joseph.olas@gmail.com.

To all Choir Members

Judy Jimokas is the director for the Pan Orthodox Choir at the Feast of Epiphany on January 12, 2013. She invites all choir members to join in one harmonious voice for this event. Please call Judy for more info at 954-629-5697 or pick up a flier in the south narthex.

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. You may turn in your tickets 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.

Festival News

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.

A Journey of Faith May 22-May 31, 2013

A Pilgrimage to Turkey, Constantinople and Cappadocia -Smyrni with Fr. Chris. For more information please contact Fr.Chris or visit the MyOCN Website.

OCN Cruise– February 16-23, 2013

Come along for inspiration, fun and sun with OCN and St. Demetrios on a Caribbean Cruise. Please contact Stephen Solos at 954-290-0549 for more information or visit myocn.net.

Announcements – Sunday Before the Nativity

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40 Day Blessing

Katerina Tsakiri and Antonios Marcellos are proud to present their son Elias for the traditional baby blessing.

Philoptochos

The Philoptochos will be selling Vasilopita on Sunday, Dec. 16. Dec, 23 and Dec. 30. Please support the Philoptochos and purchase one for $10.00.

2013 Grand Raffle

Last Minute shoppers– the perfect stocking stuffer!!Purchase a raffle ticket for $25.00 for a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz!! Ticket price is $25.00 and our goal is to sell 5000 to win a new 2013 Mercedes Benz C-250 Sport.

To All Choir Members

Judy Jimokas is the director for the Pan Orthodox Choir at the Feast of Epiphany on January 12, 2013. She invites all choir members to join in one harmonious voice for this event. Please call Judy for more info at 954-629-5697 or pick up a flier in the south narthex.

Volunteer Photographers

In an attempt to better document our parish’s active life on our website, we are seeking photographers to volunteer their services to take digital pictures and video clips of upcoming events, activities and liturgical services. This is an important ministry as YOU will be the “eyes” of our parish to the world! For further instructions, please contact Fr. John at 954-467-1515 or Email frjohn@stdemetrios.org.

Choir

We are looking for faithful members to give their time, talent and voices to join our choir, under the leadership of Patricia Zeiler, to give praise and honor in song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to have a perfect voice—All you need is a love for Christ and a desire to honor Him with all you heart, mind and voice. Please contact the church office at 954-467-1515.

Festival News

We are looking for volunteers to be part of our Festival Leadership Team: We need volunteers to act as hosts/hostesses at the Taverna. If you like to welcome guests and make them feel at home and know Greek food, please see Jim Carras or Anna Merkel.

O C N Cruise– February 16-23, 2013

Come along for inspiration, fun and sun with OCN and St. Demetrios on a Caribbean Cruise. Please contact Stephen Solos at 954-290-0549 for more information.

Iconography Project

Donations are coming in daily for our upcoming project. Fr. Chris will soon be updating everyone of our progress. If you would like to be part of this historic endeavor please call and speak to Fr. Chris. Thank you for all those who have come forth.

A Journey of Faith May 22-May 31, 2013

A Pilgrimage to Turkey, Constantinople and Cappadocia -Smyrni with Fr. Chris. For more information please contact Fr.Chris.

Poinsettias

Poinsettias on the Solea are donated by Dr. Kay Hampares and Dr. Nelly Santos and son in memory of A James Hampares and by Mantha Mehalis and son Spero and wife Rocio in memory of Mantha’s mother Stella Vlahos. Flowers on the altar table are donated by Katherine Kourakos in loving memory of her husband, son and grandson.