Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Apostle Andrew

Apostle AndrewNovember 30, 2014

Let us praise the namesake of bravery, the divinely eloquent and first to be called of the Disciples of Christ, the kinsman of Peter. As he called out to him in days of old, so now he calls to us, “Come, we have found Him for whom we yearned.”

Kontakion of Apostle Andrew the 1st Called in the Second Tone

Parish Council on duty:

John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, Andreas Ioannou, Marion Koliniatis, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Kathy Ziegler

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Apostle Matthew

Apostle MatthewNovember 16, 2014

When thou didst cast away the publican’s balance and wast united to the yoke of uprightness, then didst thou prove a merchant of great excellence, one that gathered in the wealth of the wisdom of Heaven; for this cause, the word of truth thou didst herald, O Matthew, and didst arouse the souls of sluggish men by signifying the dread day of reckoning.

Kontakion of Apostle and Evangelist Matthew in the Fourth Tone

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

IV On the GO Retreat

Come “Be Yourself” with IV on the Go and St. Demetrios!!!

Participants will experience a fun, exciting retreat run by former and current members of the Ionian Village Staff. Just like at Ionian Village Camp, participants will encounter our Orthodox faith in an up close and personal and unforgettable way. Ionian Village has always been a program that you travel to and while they can’t possibly transport the entire country of Greece, they realize that they can travel with their enthusiasm and energy to bring the Ionian Village experience to as many young people in our hometown!

This year’s retreat theme is “Be Yourself.” You are your true self the most when you are around the Faith, the Church, and friends from Church. You can carry the faith with you always so that you do not follow in the wrong footsteps, but better yet, create your own and follow your true self!


DATE:  OCTOBER 18, 2014-October 19th, 2014 (We invite everyone to attend Liturgy all together on Sunday)

TIME:  8:30am (Check-in and Breakfast)-8pm


COST:  Registration Fee will include 3 meals catered by Culinary Republic


***For accommodations for out of town guests or those who wish to stay:

“GOYA Room Block” at the Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale East

Address: 5001 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone: (954)-771-8100

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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday after the Holy Cross

Exaltation of Holy CrossSeptember 21, 2014

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.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Tone

Parish Council on duty:

John Ioannou, Jr. , John Argiropoulos, Andreas  Ioannou, Marion Koliniatis, Anna Merkel, Demetri  Rapanos, Peter Synoyannis, Kathy Ziegler

Weekly Sunday Bulletin- Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of EgyptApril 6, 2014 – 5th Sunday of Lent

O Christ, the power of your Cross has worked  wonders for  Mary of Egypt; she had been a harlot and has now become an example and ideal of ascetic life. Casting off the weakness of nature, she has bravely fought Satan. Now, as a saint in heaven, she has obtained the prize of victory and intercedes for our souls. Amen.

Parish Council on duty:

John Ioannou, Jr., John Argiropoulos, Andreas Ioannou, Marion Koliniatis, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Peter Synoyannis, Kathy Ziegler

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Sunday of St. John Climacus

Sunday of St. John ClimacusMarch 30, 2014 – 4th Sunday of Lent

O John our father, saint of God, you were revealed as a citizen of the desert, as an angel in a body and a worker of miracles. Through fasting, prayer and vigils you have received heavenly gifts of grace, and have healed the sick and the souls of those who turn to you with faith. Glory be to Him who gave you strength; glory to Him who crowned you; glory be to Him who through you grants to all men healing.

Parish Council on Duty

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

Goya in January


  • District GOYA “Burning Bush” overnight retreat:  Located in Boca on Nov. 23 & 24. Total Goyans at this event was 93 and of those, 13 was from our community. Overall, great turnout….  I attach some pictures for the newsletter.
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Raffle: On Sunday, November 24th GOYA raffled 5 Turkeys that weighed an average of 20-22lbs each. This was a great fundraiser. Publix had donated a $200 gift card in order for us to purchase the turkeys. Please make a nice story in the Newsletter and make sure “Publix” is mentioned, I would like to forward a copy to the individual an Publix.


  • Christmas Caroling: There were three days which the Goyans went caroling, one of which was last Wednesday, we collected $450 that evening. Our next two dates is this Wednesday the 11th and this Friday the 13th. On Wednesday we caroled at the Philoptochos Party.
  • GOYA BAKING/SOCIAL: Saturday, December 14th we gathered to bake Greek cookies and a few chocolate chip of course for our Bake Sale that was scheduled Sunday the 15th.

To view pictures of these events visit our photo gallery.

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 10th Sunday of Luke

St. Spyridon

O Father, God-bearer, Spyridon, you were proven a champion and Wonder Worker of the First Ecumenical Council. You spoke to the girl in the grave and turned the serpent to gold. And, when chanting your prayers, most sacred One, angels ministered with you. Glory to Him who glorified you; glory to Him who crowned you; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all

Apolytikion in the First Tone

St. Spyridon – December 12

Parish Council on Duty

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

GOYA Christmas Caroling

The St. Demetrios GOYA Carolers will be in your neighborhood to bring in the Christmas Cheer.

Dec. 4 – South Broward 6:00pm-8:30pm
Dec. 11 – North Broward 6:00pm-8:30pm
Dec. 19 – East Broward 6:00pm-8:30pm

If you would like them to sing for you and your family, please sign up at our GOYA table in the community center this Sunday.