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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 15th Sunday of Luke

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The three most great luminaries of the Three-Sun Divinity have illumined all of the world with the rays of doctrines divine and true; they are the sweetly-flowing rivers of wisdom, who with godly knowledge have watered all creation in clear and mighty streams: The great and sacred Basil, and the Theologian, wise Gregory, together with the renowned John, the famed Chrysostom of golden speech. Let us all who love their divinely-wise words come together, honoring them with hymns; for ceaselessly they offer entreaty for us to the Trinity. Three Hierarchs—January 30.

Parish Council on Duty
Manny Daskos, George Georgakakis, Michael Haralambis, John Ioannou Jr., Delcho Ogorelkoff, Demetrios Rapanos, Kevin Ryan, Kathy Ziegler

 

Here is the study guide for this weeks adult class taught by Fr. Chris.

Liturgical – 15th Sunday of Luke

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Apolytikion Ήχος A

Τού λίθου σφραγισθέντος…
The stone that had been sealed before Your tomb by the Jews and the soldiers guarding did watch o’er Your pure and sacred body O Savior the third day You arose, and unto all the world did You give life whereby all the heavenly powers did proclaim that You are the giver of life Glory unto our resurrected Christ. Glory unto Your Kingdom, Glory to Your dispensation. O You alone who loves all.

Apolytikion for the Transposition of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom

Ή τού στόματός σου
The grace of your words illuminated the universe like a shining beacon. It amassed treasures of munificence in the world. It demonstrated the greatness of humility, teaching us by your own words; therefore, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede to Christ the Logos for the salvation of our souls.

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.

 

Memorial

Victor G. Vogis (12yrs) survived by his parents Margo and Victor and family
Markos (29yrs) and Andriana Palios (2yrs) survived by children Harriet & Nick Zannikos, Lambros Palios, Leonidas & Dorsy Palios, Despina and Isidro Escobedo, Michael & Aspasia Palios, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Trisagion

John Maltezakis (3mts) survived by his sister Cleopatra Iliakis
Constantina (9yrs) and Milton (2yrs) Karas survived by Tracy & Vincent Hogan, Elizabeth & Fred Koch, Vincent and Melyssa Hogan, Caitlin, Angela and Michaela, Andrew, Niko and Ellie
Efharis Dawson (10yrs) survived by his sister Sophia Thermis, nieces and nephews.
Spiros Sclavounos (11yrs) survived by his wife Athina and daughters Angie and Vickyand families

 

Scripture Readings

Epistle Reading

St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 7:26-28; 8:1-2

Brethren, it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did this once for all when he offered up himself. Indeed, the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect for ever. Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent which is set up not by man but by the Lord.

Gospel Reading

Luke 19:1-10
15th Sunday of Luke

At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaios; he was a chief collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaios, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaios stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Announcements – 15th Sunday of Luke

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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!

Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities

St. Demetrios Church offers a number of ministries, programs and events to its parish and local community. This year we are offering marketing and sponsorship opportunities for events that will support these activities. Please pick up the forms in the south narthex.

GOYA Gyro Sunday– January 27

Our Goyans are having a luncheon on Sunday, January 27th and will be serving Gyro sandwiches. Please join us in the community center.

Bakers Kneaded!

We are still in need of bakers to help with our festival pastries. Visit our calendar for times and dates.

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 dance, Christmas Gala or New Year’s Eve dance?

Festival Meeting

We will be having out festival meeting on Thursday. Visit our calendar for more information.

Save the Date: March 2, 2013

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

AHEPA 12th Annual Danny Joanides Memorial Golf Tournament

Non-Golfers are welcome for Dinner, Raffle & Silent Auction. For more information contact Peter Angelakos 954-752-3179.

Iconography Project

Donations are coming in daily for our upcoming project. Fr. Chris will soon be updating everyone of our progress. If you would like to be part of this historic endeavor please call and speak to Fr. Chris. Thank you for all those who have come forth.