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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 16th Sunday of Matthew

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The Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-Receiver and the Holy Prophetess Anna– Feb. 3

Yesterday we celebrated the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple; today we honor the righteous Elder Symeon and Prophetess Anna, who prophesied concerning Him by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and were the first in Jerusalem to receive Him as the Messiah.

Parish Council on duty:
Peter Angelakos, John Argiropoulos, Anna Merkel, Medon Michaelides, Chris Nichols, Peter Synoyannis, Eleni Varvoutis

Liturgical – 15th Sunday of Matthew

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Apolytikion Ήχος Β

Οτε κατήλθες…
When You descended to the realm of death You as life immortal rendered to Hades a mortal blow by Your all radiant divinity, And when You from infernal depths and the darkness below did raise the dead all the hosts of heaven’s powers did proclaim and cry out O life giving Christ and our God we give glory.

Apolytikion for the Post-Presentation

Χάρε κεχαριτωμένη Θεοτόκε Παρθένε…
Hail Virgin Theotokos full of Grace, for Christ our God, the Sun of Righteousness, has dawned from you, granting light to those in darkness. And you, O Righteous Elder, rejoice, taking in your arms, the Deliverance of our souls, who grants us Resurrection.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios

Μέγαν εύρατο έν τοίς κινδύνοις…
The world found in you a great champion in dangers a victor who could turn the nations back! As you restrained Levi in the arena, you also inspired Nestor to courage! Therefore, holy, great martyr, Demetrios, entreat Christ God to grant us great mercy!

Kontakion

Ό μήτραν παρθενικήν…
Your birth sanctified a Virgin’s womb and fittingly blessed the hands of Symeon. You have now come and saved us O Christ, our God. In troubled times, as the only loving One, give peace to Your commonwealth and strength to those in civil authority, whom You love.

 

Trisagion

Maria Konstantinidis (9mths) survived by her husband Dimitrios, 3 children and 8 grand children.
Richard Kondel (2yrs) survived by his brother George, sister Helen and brother-in-law Leander and niece Katherine.
Josephine Padapales (8yrs) survived by son Basil and grandson
Vasiliki (10yrs) and Vasilios Kalaitzidis (16yrs) survived by their children Savas Kalaitzidis and Alexandra Papadimitriou, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren
Irene Athanasakos (14yrs) survived by daughters Antonia Hyland, Elizabeth Athanasakos, son Van (Carol) Athanasakos, 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren
Rose (Zoe) Patounis (23yrs) survived by his son Paul (Candace) and granddaughter Nicole
Alexander Paraskis survived by the Nichols family

 

Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading

St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Brethren, it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.
Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believed, and so we speak, knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Gospel Reading

Matthew 22:35-46
15th Sunday of Matthew

At that time, a lawyer asked him a question, to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying “What do you think of Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David, inspired by the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I put your enemies under your feet’? If David thus calls him Lord, how is he his son?” And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Announcements – 15th Sunday of Matthew

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Grand Raffle

Continue to support your parish by selling your tickets for the Mercedes Benz C250 Sport. For more information visit the raffle update.

Festival Volunteers

Signup sheets are in the Narthex every Sunday from now until February 3 ready to welcome you to one of the grandest fund raiser and fellowship events of the year…our annual Greek Festival! Pick your spots now and join any one of the many talented teams working the festival. We have a spot for everyone: Parking Managers, Loukoumades, Grocery Store, Cashiers, Entrance Ticket Sales, Greeters, Kitchen Prep/Serve, Food Line Servers, Greek Coffee Booth, Gyro Booth, Taverna, Food Runners, Servers, Waiters, Car Raffle Sales, Bar tenders, Saganaki Booth, Volunteer-Information Booth, Dining Room Managers and more! Don’t Miss Out! Come see us today or call the office to sign up!

40 Day Blessing

George and Mercedes Mavrookas are proud to present Leonidas for the traditional 40 day blessing.

Chris and Amy Nickolopoulos are proud to present Morgan Grace for a blessing.

Save the Date: March 2, 2013

Daughter’s of Penelope annual Fashion show. More information to follow.

Calling All Golfers!

AHEPA 12th Annual Danny Joanides Memorial Golf Tournament. For more information visit St. Demetrios.org

Any Pictures Taken?

We will be launching a new and improved website. If you have any pictures you would like to submit please email them to office@stdemetrios.org. Do we have any from the St. Demetrios, Christmas Gala or New Year’s Eve dance?

O C N Cruise– February 16-23, 2013

Come along for inspiration, fun and sun with OCN and St. Demetrios on a Caribbean Cruise. Please contact Stephen Solos at 954-290-0549 for more information.