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White Dream

Who:  All are invited

What:  White Dream Gala


When: 6:30-10:30pm; 12.12.14


$75 per guest


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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 14th Sunday of Luke

St. Andrew

As first of the Apostles to be called, O Andrew, brother of him (Peter) who was foremost, beseech the Master of all to grant the world peace and our souls great mercy.

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

Andrew the First– Called Apostle


Parish Council on duty:

John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, James Carras, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Peter Synoyannis, Kathy Ziegler

Christmas Wonderland Gala 2013

You’re invited to join us for our Christmas Wonderland Gala.

Who: Hosted by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
What: Christmas Wonderland Gala 2013
Where: Coral Ridge Country Club, 3801 Bayview Drive Fort Lauderdale
When: 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2012

Tickets prior to December 4, 2013
$75.00/ person

Tickets after December 4, 2013
$85.00/ person

The Evening event includes:

Live Musical performance of Ellada

Choose from two main dishes:

  • Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Breast of Chicken Lemon Butter Sauce
    Served with Baby Vegetables, Sautéed Spinach, Herb Mashed Potatoes

  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon Over Mashed Potatoes and Wilted Spinach
    In a White Wine Butter Sauce with Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes,Basil and Kalamata Olives

Here are some highlighted Silent Auction items including two fabulous vacation excursions:


Join us to see the many more items that will be auctioned

2 bedroom home on the beach, A one-week stay at a villa on the most popular and beautiful Ionian Island of Kefalonia, Greece

3 Night Stay at the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin

 VIP Club Red Seats Hockey tickets Panthers vs. Tampa Bay – December 23rd, 2013 includes: VIP Parking, superior cuisine, drinks…

 HILTON Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort: Host an unforgettable private dinner for 8 prepared by the Executive Chef with picturesque Penthouse views of the ocean and city. One night stay included in penthouse for host and a guest

 Full day at In Sync Hair & Body Works –oh my! 90 min Signature Facial + Precision Cut & Blow Dry Signature Mani & Pedi + Makeup Application

 Crystal Bay Caterers: Celebrate your special occasion with a private dinner party for 10 prepared by exclusive chef Sam LoPiccolo and his team

 Experience Greece in your own Private Villa in Kefalonia- Enjoy breathtaking views while having your morning coffee… 2 night stay

Christmas Gala 2013 Flyer

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 13th Sunday of Luke

St. Katherine

O friends of martyrs, now divinely raise up a renewed chorus, praising the all-wise Katherine. For, she proclaimed Christ in the arena, trampled on the serpent, and spat upon the knowledge of the orators.

Kontakion in the Second Tone
St. Katherine– November 25

Parish Council on Duty

George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos, Medon Michaelides, Delcho Ogorelkoff, Eleni Varvoutis

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 9th Sunday of Luke

Entrance of the Theotokos

According to the tradition of the Church, the Theotokos was brought to the Temple at three years of age, where she was consecrated to God and spent her days until she was fourteen or fifteen years old; and then, as a mature maiden, by the common counsel of the priests (since her parents had reposed some three years before), she was  betrothed to Joseph.

Entrance of the Theotokos – November 21

Parish Council on duty:

John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, James Carras, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Peter Synoyannis, Kathy Ziegler

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 8th Sunday of Luke

St. John Chrysostom

The grace of your words illuminated the universe like a shining beacon. It amassed treasures of munificence in the world. It demonstrated the greatness of humility, teaching us by your own words; therefore, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede to Christ the Logos for the salvation of our souls.

Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

St. John Chrysostom – November 13

Parish Council on Duty:

George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos,  Medon Michaelides, Delcho Ogorelkoff, Eleni Varvoutis

St. Demetrios Christmas Wonderland Gala- Auction letter


October 28th, 2013

Dear Friends:
We are excited to announce that St. Demetrios will host a Christmas Wonderland Gala on Saturday, December 7th at the Coral Ridge Country Club.  Our guests will enjoy a wonderful reception, live band, and a fun-filled silent auction, at this wonderful Florida Christmas Wonderland.

We would like you to consider donating auction items or monetary gifts to sponsor the event as an end of the year gift. The Christmas Gala will be advertised throughout the Greek Orthodox Parishes in South Florida – and we are expecting to host over 200 guests from the community and beyond that evening. Your business or family will be recognized for its contribution in our event program. All proceeds from the event will benefit the parish ministries.

For more details, please contact the church office or one of the event committee members listed below. We ask that you please print the attached donation form and return it with your donation. St. Demetrios church will return a copy for your records. All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be provided All donations must be submitted by Sunday, November 24th to be included in the program.

Eleni Cartier – Co-Chair 954.254.0014

Efie Hamilton – Co-Chair 954.292.3395

Eleni Varvoutis – Co-Chair 954.895.5076

Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to adding you to our list of donors, and hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful event!

In His Service,

Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Christmas Auction 2013 – Saturday, December 7th

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The following is a wish list for auction donations. If you are able to donate any of the following, please fill out this form, and turn it in to the committee. The items can be dropped off to the church office or you can call 954-467-1515 for someone to pick them up. (No need to wrap anything.)  If you wish to put together a basket with a friend let us know if you need suggestions! Deadline is November 24th.
Sports (hockey, basketball, baseball) | Concerts | Plays | Lectures/Seminars
Restaurants | Spa & Beauty Services | Golf or Tennis | Retail Stores | Movie Tickets
Airline tickets | Hotel Stays | Theme Parks | Cruises | Limousine Rides
Toys | Birthday parties |  Furniture | Dress Up Outfits | Summer Camps | Piano Lessons
Television | DVD player | Portable stereo/iPod | iPad | Cell Phone
Fishing Trip | Condo rental for a long weekend or week | Catering a Small Dinner Party | Wine Tastings
Autographed Jerseys | Balls | Hats
Paintings | Sculptures | Mirrors | Vases
Feel free to be creative. Try to think of something that would make a great Christmas gift! All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be provided.

Thank you for supporting our parish!


Gourmet Food/Kitchen, Crafts or Scrapbooking, Coffee or Tea, Dentist – Whitening teeth, Orthodontist Services, Tennis Lessons, Movies or Books, Music or Games, Favorite Food – Greek, Italian, BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Beach or Picnic, Barbie Toy Basket, Thomas the Train Basket, Birthday Party, Baby Boy or Girl, Sports – Fitness, Tennis, Golf, Soccer,Baseball, Football, Treats – Chocolate, Candy,Snacks (A-Z), Christmas

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?


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


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 – 15th Sunday of Matthew

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Grand Raffle

Continue to support your parish by selling your tickets for the Mercedes Benz C250 Sport. For more information visit the raffle update.

Festival Volunteers

Signup sheets are in the Narthex every Sunday from now until February 3 ready to welcome you to one of the grandest fund raiser and fellowship events of the year…our annual Greek Festival! Pick your spots now and join any one of the many talented teams working the festival. We have a spot for everyone: Parking Managers, Loukoumades, Grocery Store, Cashiers, Entrance Ticket Sales, Greeters, Kitchen Prep/Serve, Food Line Servers, Greek Coffee Booth, Gyro Booth, Taverna, Food Runners, Servers, Waiters, Car Raffle Sales, Bar tenders, Saganaki Booth, Volunteer-Information Booth, Dining Room Managers and more! Don’t Miss Out! Come see us today or call the office to sign up!

40 Day Blessing

George and Mercedes Mavrookas are proud to present Leonidas for the traditional 40 day blessing.

Chris and Amy Nickolopoulos are proud to present Morgan Grace for a blessing.

Save the Date: March 2, 2013

Daughter’s of Penelope annual Fashion show. More information to follow.

Calling All Golfers!

AHEPA 12th Annual Danny Joanides Memorial Golf Tournament. For more information visit St. Demetrios.org

Any Pictures Taken?

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?

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.