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Weekly Sunday Bulletin-December 27-Sunday after the Nativity

Stephen_Archdeacon and First MartyrDecember 27- Stephen the Archdeacon & First Martyr

Saint Stephen was a Jew, and, as some say, a disciple of Gamaliel, the teacher of the Law mentioned in Acts 5:34 and 22:3. He was the first of the seven deacons whom the Apostles established in Jerusalem to care for the poor, and to distribute alms to them. Being a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, he performed great signs and wonders. While disputing with the Jews concerning Jesus, and refuting their every contradiction, he was slandered as a blasphemer and was dragged off to the Sanhedrin of the elders. There with boldness he proved from the divine Scriptures the coming of the Just One (Jesus), of Whom they had become the betrayers and murderers, and he reproved their faithless and hardheartedness. And finally, gazing into Heaven and beholding the divine glory, he said: “Lo, I see the Heavens opened and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.” But when they heard this, they stopped up their ears, and with anger cast him out of the city and stoned him, while he was calling out and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then, imitating the long-suffering of the Master, he bent his knees and prayed in a loud voice for them that were stoning him, and he said, “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge,” And saying this, he fell asleep (Acts 6, 7), thus becoming the first among the Martyrs of the Church of Christ.

Parish Council on duty:

 John Argiropoulos, John Ioannou, Jr., Tony Maiorana, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Mark Zaden, Kathy Ziegler

Congratulations to the Grand Raffle Winners!

Medon Michaelides—The Mercedes

Joel Gold– MSC Divina Cruise

Shannon Smith– Ft. Lauderdale Hilton

And a BIG thank you to John George, Sophia Drakoulias and Marion Koliniatis and to those who supported the raffle.

Festival Thank You!

On behalf of the Parish Council of St. Demetrios, we wish to thank all the volunteers who offered their time and talents to making this years festival the most successful yet!

Truly, as it says in Scriptures, we have moved forward, with “one heart and one mind”, to fulfill our goal of glorifying our Lord by offering hearts and minds to His Church and saint, St. Demetrios.

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday before Nativity

Holy NativityDecember 21, 2014

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and

A Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year!!!

Καλά Χριστούγεννα κάι Έυτυχισμένο tό Νέο Έτός 2015!

Parish Council on Duty:

George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos, Eleni Varvoutis, Michael Haralambis, Michael Fossler, Juanita Antley

Weekly Sunday Bulletin 11th Sunday of Luke

St. EleftheriosDecember 14, 2014

O venerable One, we all praise and entreat you, Eleftherios, Priest-Martyr, comeliness of Priests and exaltation of champions. Deliver from   diverse dangers those fervently honoring your memory, interceding unceasingly for us all.

Kontakion in the Second Tone
St. Eleftherios– December 15

Parish Council on duty:
John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, Andreas Ioannou, Marion Koliniatis, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Kathy Ziegler