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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – Beginning of the New Ecclesiastical Year

It should be noted that to the present day, the Church has always celebrated the beginning of the New Year on September 1. This was the custom in Constantinople until its fall in 1453 and in Russia until the reign of Peter I. September 1 is still festively celebrated as the New Year at the Patriarchate of Constantinople; among the Jews also the New Year, although reckoned according to a moveable calendar, usually falls in September. The service of the Menaion for January 1 is for our Lord’s Circumcision and for the memorial of Saint Basil the Great, without any mention of its being the beginning of a new year.

Parish Council on Duty

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

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 9th Sunday of Matthew

The memory of the just is celebrated with hymns of praise, but the Lord’s testimony is sufficient for thee, O Forerunner; for thou hast proved to be truly even more venerable than the Prophets, since thou was granted to baptize in the running waters Him Whom they proclaimed. Wherefore, having contested for the truth, thou didst rejoice to announce the good tidings even to those in Hades: that God hath appeared in the flesh, taking away the sin of the world and granting us great mercy.

Apolytikion in the Second Tone – Beheading of St. John the Baptist – August 29

Parish Council on duty

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

Announcements – 6th Sunday of Matthew

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Flowers for the Panagia

The Icon of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos is adorned with flowers for the Paraklesis Services. If anyone wishes to make a donation for the health of their loved ones, please call the church office at 954-467-1515. The flowers cost $35.00 and the garland is $175.

Paraklesis services will be held Friday, Aug. 2, Wednesday Aug. 7, Friday, Aug. 9, and Monday Aug. 12 at 6:30pm and Divine Liturgy on August 15th at 9:00am.

Have you pledged for year 2013?

If not you can easily pledge electronically by clicking  this link.

Save the Date: Saturday September 7th

A welcome back celebration sponsored by the Parish Council. Join us as we bring in the new church calendar year with the many exciting events happening in our parish.

Marlins vs. PAREA

PAREA will be attending a Marlins game on September 6th. Join us by signing up in the hall after Sunday services or emailing parea@stdemetrios.org

Coming Soon…

Online registration for all our Youth programs and for stewardship will be made available to all in the next week. Please be attentive to the news in the weekly phone call.

Executive Assistant

OCN is currently seeking an experienced part-time assistant for the Executive Director. The successful applicant will have excellent telephone manners, the ability to meet deadlines with a minimum of supervision, and solid organizational skills. Tasks will include, but not be limited to, assisting with correspondence, interacting with the OCN Board of Directors, making telephone calls, compiling mailings, and completing administrative projects of various types. The Assistant will work three mornings per week at the Network’s offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing pertinent work experience to frchris@myocn.net.

Donor Relations Team Assistant

OCN is currently seeking a confident self-starter with excellent telephone manners to assist in the area of Donor Relations. The Assistant will work three mornings per week at the Network’s offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The primary function of this position is to make 20-30  telephone calls per working day, keep detailed records on the results of each call, and perform  follow-up as directed. To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing pertinent work experience to frchris@myocn.net.

Lavery Property

We would like thank those who have given towards the Land Purchase.  A letter and donation card are included in the Bulletin. Please, help us reach our goal of $260,000.00 by giving today.

Anonymous Michaelides, Medon & Paula
Antley, Juanita Metropulos, Fr. Christopher & Presv. Georgia & Family
Argiropoulos, John & Monica Molho, Chris
Boghosian, Bessie Nichols, George & Alexandra
Carras, James & Alicia Ogorelkoff, Delcho & Helen
Christos, Nick & Helen & Family Owen, Mary
Clidas, Malama Paxinos, Garry & Diane
Cockrell, Timothy & Valerie Peters, Bette
Codis, Fr. John & Presv. Abigail Pieri, Costas & Mary
Columbus, Faye Politis, Chris & Cally
Daskos, Manny Politis, George & Reha
Demetriou, Victor Rapanos, Demetrios & Chrissoulla
Drakoulias, Dean & Sophi Rizopoulos, Catherine
Faturos, John Sotirhos, Michael & Estelle
Georgakakis, Dr. George Santavicca, David & Theckla
Gerakas, Ethel Sefferly, Mary
Gerakas, Evans Sotirhos, Michael & Estelle
Grisafi, Charles & Mary Synoyannis, Peter
Hampares, Kay Tangalakis, Xenia
Haralambis, Michael & Irene Tsitsovich, Virginia
Ioannou, Jr., John Tsevdos, James
Jimokas, George & Judy Tzikas. Lorraine
Karachalias, Dimitra Varvoutis, Ernest & Eleni
Maheras, Constantine & Evangeline Vezos, Anne & Family
Malanos, In Ja Yatrousis, Steve & Barbara
Mehallis, Stephen & Martha Ziegler, Katherine
Merkel, Ken & Anna Zikakis, Salome & Parady, Bill

Bobby Gianos: $26,000 First Matching Challenge gift in honor and memory of his parents, Theodore & Fotini.

The Ioannou Family: $26,000 Second Matching Challenge gift.