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GOYA Saturday of Lazarus Retreat

1:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday April 4th, 2015

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And
whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe?” – John 11:25-26
This years GOYA Saturday of Lazarus Retreat will be one of the most interactive! We will be playing
a life-size version of the Game of Life, or rather the Orthodox Game of Life. As we know: We are
born. We live. We die. But within our lives, we have important decisions to make. Do we just want to
live to die? Or do we want to live to never die? That decision is up to us!

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
815 NE 15th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Call Sampson Kasapakis for Details (954)-467-1515



Altar Boy Retreat

On October 11th, 2014 from 2-5PM there will be an Altar Boy Retreat. We ask that any young gentleman who will be an Acolyte/Altar Boy for the 2014-15 year to attend.  Please spread the word to families who might want their son to become an acolyte here at St. Demetrios.

At our retreat, we will have what is called a Teaching Liturgy.  We will actually celebrate the Liturgy all together and we will learn about the Liturgy as well as all the essentials of being an Acolyte from the robes that we wear, to the processions and movements of Liturgy done by the Acolytes and the Priests. It will be a wonderful opportunity for prayer, love,  fun and fellowship together.  More information and details will be announced at later date!  If there are any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to email me or call Sampson 954-467-1515.

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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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Announcements – St. Mary of Egypt

[WSB Cover:http://stdemetrios.org/weekly-sunday-bulletin-st-mary-of-egypt, Liturgical:http://stdemetrios.org/liturgical-st-mary-of-egypt, Announcements:http://stdemetrios.org/announcements-st-mary-of-egypt]

Palm Sunday Luncheon

Please join us on Palm Sunday for a delicious fish luncheon in our community center. Lunch is hosted by the Goyans. $10. for adults. Join us for lunch and fellowship.

If you have placed an order for Easter Tsourekia, Eggs and Koulourakia. Please pick them up after church on Palm Sunday.

Youth Ministries Appreciation Day

The event will take place at the end of the church service this Sunday in the church.  All Youth Ministry Directors, teachers, advisers, and helpers will be honored. (There is no Sunday School this Sunday).

Youth Survey for 2013-2014

If you are a parent and have not received in an email the Youth Survey for 2013-2014, please pick up a copy in the south narthex.

Saturday of Lazarus Orthodox Jeopardy

Please join us on April 27at 9:30 am for Saturday of Lazarus liturgy followed by a light breakfast . Stay for fellowship and palm folding and a Lenten Retreat hosted by the Ladies of Philoptochos as we get ready for Palm Sunday. For more information visit our new website.

Holy Confession

The sacrament of Holy Confession will be offered after 6pm on the evenings of Sunday , April 28, Holy Monday, April 29 and Holy Tuesday, April 30. If you will like to make an appt. with Fr. Chris please call the church office.

Holy Thursday – Egg Dyeing

Philoptochos will be dyeing eggs in the church hall, on Holy Thursday, May 2 from 9am to 3pm. All parishioners are welcome to help. Please contact Dee Hopwood or Stavroula Christodoulou.

Good Friday – Myrofores

If your daughter is in grades 1-4 and is interested in being a myrofora (flower girl) for Good Friday, please call Effie Vasil at 954-773-5455 after 5pm.

Decorating of the Kouvouklion

All are welcome to help decorate on Holy Friday following the service of the Royal Hours.

Agape Vespers Gospel Readers

If you would like to read the Holy Gospel in any different language i.e. Spanish, French, Latin, German etc. please call the church office.

Orthodox Jeopardy

This year we bring back one of the beloved events of our parish, Orthdox Christian Jeopardy.

Who: The Ladies Philoptochos Society

What: Satruday of Lazarus Lenten Retreat

Where: Community Center

When: Saturday, April 27th

This Lenten Retreat provides our community the task of folding palms in fellowship and love as well as educate those who attend about their faith. Come and participate in the game which had brought many joy in past years and by popular demand, Orthodox Christian Jeopardy.

Lunch with be provided

Saturday of Lazarus Lenten Retreat 2013 Flyer

Announcements – Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare)

[WSB Cover:http://stdemetrios.org/weekly-sunday-bulletin-forgiveness-sunday-cheesefare/, Liturgical:http://stdemetrios.org/liturgical-forgiveness-sunday-cheesefare/, Announcements:http://stdemetrios.org/announcements-forgiveness-sunday-cheesefare/]

Family Night – Language and Culture March 25th presentation

Please join us on Friday, March 22nd following the Salutations to the Theotokos. Join us in the community center  for a Lenten meal followed by a presentation from the Language and culture classes and a special guest, our “Ierokyrix”, V. Rev. Fr. Christodoulos Papadeas from the Metropolis of Atlanta.


We are looking for faithful members to give their time, talent and voices to join our choir, under the leadership of Patricia Zeiler, to give praise and honor in song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You do not have to have a perfect voice—All you need is a love for Christ and a desire to honor Him with all you heart, mind and voice. Choir rehearsal, Sat. Mar. 23 at 11am. Please contact the church office at 954-467-1515.

Annual Lenten Retreat

Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Miami Lakes on Saturday, March 16th and 23rd from 10:30am-3:30pm. The Lenten retreat will be led by two speakers, Klaus Kenneth and his fascinating journey to the Orthodox church and Dr. Christopher Veniamin on the life and teachings of Elder Sophrony. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Please call 305-822-0437 for more info.

Holy Confession

Fr. Chris will be hearing Holy Confession on Clean Monday, March 18 from  12pm-6pm. Please call the church office to schedule an appointment.

Save the Date

Nia Vardalos is coming to  St. Demetrios for an exclusive book signing. For more information visit our website.

Daughters of Penelope Scholarships

Two scholarships are being offered by the Daughters of Penelope from District #2 and the Nationals. Please contact Mary Carratt for more details at 954-491-0821. The deadline for the District is May 1st.

AHEPA National Scholarship Application – MARCH 31 Deadline

Scholarship Application

AHEPA District #2 Scholarship Application

Headed in the Right Direction?

Stay on track…and meet us at the Diakonia Retreat Center as we take the high road leading us up to Holy Week! With the blessings of His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios You are invited to come join us for a

Lenten Retreat

When:  March 22-24th or March 29th-31st 2013

Where:  455 Quail Ridge Road Salem, SC 29676

Cost:  $105.00 per person

Together we will travel through the Triodion weeks encountering our Theotokos and those who lived to guard our beautiful Orthodox faith.

Curriculum by: Maria Angelides

Grades 6-12


Registration is now open!

Adults click here to Register                 Youth click here to register

Please call or Email with any questions Stephanie ReidYouth Coordinator
404-634-9345 (x19) youth@atlmetropolis.org