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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.

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 15th Sunday of Luke

St. Gregory the TheologianJanuary 25, 2015

O Glorious One, you dispelled the complexities of orators with the words of your theology. You have adorned the Church with the vesture of Orthodoxy woven from on high. Clothed in this, the Church now cries out to your children, with us, “Hail Father, the consummate theological mind.”

Kontakion of Gregory the Theologian in the Third Tone
Parish Council on duty:

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

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 – 7th Sunday of Luke

St. NektariosNovember 9, 2014

O faithful, let us honor Nektarios, divine servant of Christ, offspring of Silivria and guardian of Aegina, who in these latter years was manifested as the true friend of virtue. All manner of healing wells forth for those who in piety cry out, “Glory to Christ who glorified you; glory to Him who, through you, wrought wonders; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all.”

Apolytikion in the First Tone– St. Nektarios– November 9

Parish Council on Duty:
George Georgakakis, Manny Daskos, James Carras, Eleni Varvoutis, Michael Haralambis, Michael Fossler, Juanita Antley

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 2, 2014

Synaxis of the ArchangelsNovember 2, 2014

O Commanders of the Heavenly Host, we the unworthy beseech you, that through your entreaties you will fortify us, guarding us in the shelter of the wings of your ethereal glory, even as we fervently bow before you crying: “Deliver us from all danger, as Commanders of the Powers on high! ”

Synaxis of the Archangels– November 8
Parish Council on duty:
John Ioannou, Jr. , John Argiropoulos, Andreas Ioannou, Marion Koliniatis, Anna Merkel, Demetri Rapanos, Peter Synoyannis, Kathy Ziegler

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.

GOYA in November

Hello everyone. As all our programs started at Church we are at full swing. Last month in September we held our elections and attended our first District GOYA retreat down in Kendall. We had a blast and thank you to all that hosted the event. We all had fun!!!!

The first weekend of October, we decided to have a GOYA social night at one of our advisor’s home. They set up back to back play counsels, on one side, we had the PlayStation 3 and the other side XBOX 360. We had pizza and all the deserts you could think of along with a  fireplace to make smores. It was a great event and we are committed to having a social at least every other week.

GOYA will be having a Turkey Raffle.  Please support the GOYANs by purchasing a ticket.  The drawing will be Sunday, November 17th. 

As part of our Southeast District GOYA event schedule, all South Florida youth groups are invited to attend our Advent Retreat hosted by Saint Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Boca Raton. Registration is due by November 1, 2013, complete with a check made out to Saint Mark Church for $75. Registration fees will cover all food, activities and lodging at the Deerfield Beach Embassy Suites.

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday November 10th, GOYA Meeting
  • Turkey Raffle Drawing Sunday, November 17th
  • Saturday and Sunday November 23rd & 24th, District GOYA Overnight Advent Retreat In Boca

4 Days Until the Drawing!!!

John George and His Secret

I want to thank you for your support in this years grand raffle for the brand new 2013 Mercedes. I don’t know about you but I am excited to know that very soon one of those who purchased tickets for this event will be awarded a brand new Mercedes- Benz and our church and its ministries will benefit from all of the hard work and success of this event.

It is time to step out of our comfort zone just like our family members have done before us, so that we may build upon this solid foundation we stand on today, to ensure it stays strong for our children, grandchildren and generations of families that will settle here in our community in the years to come. We are St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. We are one community bound in faith and tradition and we all work together as one family to ensure we continue to grow for all generations. Supporting this fund raising endeavor is a big step in the right directions!

So here is what I want you to do! If you have sold your grand raffle tickets bring the stubs and money to the church If you haven’t sold your tickets..what are you waiting for!!!…it is soo easy…. All you have to do is go online and buy your ticket and tell your friends to do as well. Why not forward them this video?? If you’ve bought a ticket as a gift for someone and not one for yourself do so today! It is a win win win. A person will win the car, the person who sells the winning ticket will win, the ones who sell the most tickets will win as well….

Remember come to this years festival February 8th, 9th, 10th to have a great time, support your church and help us have our most successful grand raffle ever.


Our ticket sales have never been better!!  Thank you to all those who have sold tickets for this years Mercedes Grand Raffle.

Grand Raffle Update!!

$23,350.00 has been raised as of January 31th!!

We have sold 934 tickets out of the goal of 5000.  Support your community by selling your tickets.   You can purchase tickets online at our website.
Look for the large raffle banners in our hall during our Fellowship hour and ask any Parish Council member for further information. 

Reminder to those who have sold tickets…
Please bring in the tickets you have sold thus far.