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Pan-Orthodox Vespers Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Fr. Mark Leondis, 561-961-9147, or

Fr. Christopher Metropulos, 561-251-0067

 

South Florida Christians celebrate Sunday of Orthodoxy on March 1

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Faithful Christians and parish priests from all the Orthodox Christian parishes across South Florida will gather at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1, to pray for suffering and persecuted Christians throughout the world. This prayer gathering marking the Sunday of Orthodoxy is being organized by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of South Florida.

“We are truly blessed to be able to come together in prayer this weekend to offer our Christian witness to the world that we stand with our persecuted and suffering brothers and sisters,” said Fr. Mark Leondis, the organization’s president and parish priest at St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Boca Raton. “We invite all Christians to come pray with us this Sunday night during our Pan Orthodox Vesper Service.”

The homily will be offered by Fr. Kirrill Gvosdev, with responses chanted by George Theodoridis, master chanter at the St. Sophia Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Light Lenten refreshments will be served after the service in St. Demetrios’ Community Center. The services will also be broadcast live on the Internet at www.myocn.net.

For more information, contact Fr. Leondis at 561-961-9147, or Fr. Christopher Metropulos, host parish priest and executive director of Orthodox Christian Network, at 561-251-0067. St. Demetrios is located at 815 NE 15th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33304. The parish’s phone number is 954-467-1515.

Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers

SUNDAY  OF

ORTHODOXY

Pan-Orthodox Vespers

March 1, 2015

Saint Demetrios   Greek Orthodox  Church 815 NE  15th Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

www.stdemetrios.org

6pm Vespers  |  7pm Reception

Homily Offered by – The Very Reverend Father Kirrill Gvosdev Chanting by – George Theodoridis, Master Chanter (St. Sophia, Washington DC)

Gathering together to remember and pray for Christians who are suffering and being persecuted throughout the world

Sunday of Orthodoxy Poster

Epiphany Celebration 2015

You are invited to the Pan Orthodox Celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany

 

Who: Hosted by the Orthodox Christian Parishes of all Jurisdictions From Miami to Fort Pierce and Florida’s South West Coast
What: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Blessing of the Waters, and Diving for the Cross
Where: St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, West Palm Beach, FL
When: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2013

Procession, Blessing of the Waters and Diving for the Cross will Take place at 12:00 Noon Followed by a Luncheon

Adults: $25.00
Children (12 and under): $10.00

2015 Epiphany Flyer

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – All Saints Sunday

All Saints SundayJune 15, 2014

When God brings His hidden saints to light, it is in   order that some may emulate them and others be without excuse. Those who wish to remain amid distractions as well as those who live a worthy life in communities, in mountains and in caverns (Heb.11:38) are saved, and God bestows on them great blessings solely because they have faith in Him.

St. Symeon the New Theologian. The Discourse, XX11

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 before Theophany

Theophany

O Christ our Master, how shall we Your servants give You worthy honor? For You have renewed us all in the waters. You, O our Saviour, were baptized in Jordan and have sanctified the waters: accepting a servant’s hand upon Your head; You heal the  passions of the world. Great is the mystery of Your dispensation: O Lord who love   mankind, glory to You. The true Light has appeared and bestows enlightenment on all. Christ  who is above all purity is baptized with us; He brings sanctification to the water and it becomes a cleansing for our souls. That which is outward and visible is earthly,  that which inwardly understood is higher than the heaven. Salvation comes through  washing, and through water the Spirit: by descending  into the water we ascend to God.   Wonderful are Your works, O Lord,: glory to You.

St. Germanis. Katavasia for Theophany Matins. B313,pp.354-355

Parish Council on Duty

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