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Weekly Sunday Bulletin – December 8th, 2019

10th Sunday of Luke – December 8, 2019

Patapius the Righteous of Thebes

This Saint was from the Thebaid of Egypt and struggled many years in the wilderness. He departed for Constantinople, and having performed many miracles and healings, he reposed in peace in a mountain cave on the Gulf of Corinth, where his holy relics are found incorrupt to the present day.

 

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος …

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν Προαιώνιον Λόγον…

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:1-7

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Gospel Reading ~The reading is from Luke 13:10-17

At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.” Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Nicholas Synoyannis (24 yrs) and Evdokia Synoyannis (22 yrs)
Survived by their children Soteria, Katerina, Eleni, Christina, Peter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and family.

Stelianos Tsantanis (26 yrs) and Xanthi Tsantanis (13 yrs)
survived by their children Ioannis, Katerina, Despina, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and family.

Thomas Angelos (10 yrs) survived by his children and family.

 


 

General Assembly

The Fall General Assembly is today.  Parish and Archdiocesan by laws require that you are a steward of the current year, and in good standing, in order to participate and to vote.

Stewardship

Year 2019 is coming to a close.  Please review your Pledge 2019 commitment and submit your donations as soon as possible.  As always, please note in the memo the intention of your gift. Thank you!

Pledge 2019

314 stewards Amount pledged:  $278,238.50 Amount received:  $257,486.30

 

Cancer Fighting Sunday

Today is “Cancer Fighting Sunday”.  Please join us during the coffee hour where you can purchase lovely holiday items, a delicious pizza & salad lunch and chocolate desserts. Your contributions will go toward funding important research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. This fundraising event is sponsored by our local Pap Corps chapter.

 


 

Announcements

 

FESTIVAL Volunteers 2020…THIS IS THE BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY & FUNDRAISER and YOU make this all possible.  Volunteers are needed to drive the golf carts for parking, a chef for the kitchen, Food Prep Setting up the festival grounds, cashiers and so much more…Come see us in the narthex and SIGN UP TODAY!

Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival to cook basic things and is available to work from Mon., February 3 through Sun. evening, February 10. If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation will offer $250,000 in awards to 40 exceptional Greek American undergraduates. The application is available at  https://www.panhellenicsf.org/apply/ and the deadline is January 31, 2020. The scholarship awards are available to undergraduate students of Hellenic descent.  They are offered to recognize students of high scholastic achievement for their accomplishments, and to provide support to those in financial need. $200,000 are awarded to 20 students based on financial need and academic achievement. $50,000 are awarded to 20 students based solely on academic achievement.  $20,000 are specifically awarded to music and arts majors.  The Foundation promotes education which, combined with the values of our Faith and Heritage, encourages and guides our scholarship recipients to become significant achievers and contribute meaningfully to society.

Applications for Cross Road Hellenic College Holy Cross Program Cross Road, a 10-day program for Orthodox Christian high school juniors & seniors 16 -18 years of age, takes place on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross, Boston, MA & at North Park University, Chicago, IL. Participants connect with the Orthodox Christian theological & spiritual tradition, experience daily worship, take theology classes, visit local parishes, serve their neighbor as well as make new friends & discover a new city. Applications for are open & will close on Feb 1, 2020. For more information go to the website: www.crossroadinstitute.org or call (617) 850-1310. On the website you will find information about the program, the application process & financial assistance. The St. Demetrios Scholarship Committee may be able to assist with partial assistance toward the tuition once the student’s application has been accepted.

Only 12 spaces remaining!  Buy your tickets TODAY! Tuesday, December 10th is the date for the Annual Christmas Dinner at 6:30pm for the various ministries of St. Demetrios Church at Tropical Acres in Hollywood.  Benefiting Toys for Tots, bring an unwrapped gift for ages tots to teens.  Door prizes, entertainment, and a surprise visit!!!  Tickets @$45/person are on sale today.  See Athena Loucas, Kate Arniotis, or Marion Koliniatis.

Vasilopita Sale…Get ready for the holidays!  Buy your Vasilopita (New Year Bread with good luck coin) @$10 each, Dec. 15, 22, and 29 in the Kandaras Hall.  Cash, check, or credit card accepted.  Sponsored by Philoptochos.

Philoptochos 2020 Memberships  Become a new member or renew your membership @$50 for 2020 as you support the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  See Paula Kirifides or Denise Filosofos today.

You Can’t Win…If You Don’t Play! The St. Demetrios GOYA is excited to announce their first Louis Vuitton raffle.  There are two new beautiful bags to choose from with a retail value of $2,000 each.  (Artsy or the Clapton PM)  Tickets are $50 and only 100 tickets will be sold.  All proceeds will benefit the St. Demetrios GOYA.  The winner will be announced on 12/13 at the annual Christmas Pageant.  Please ask any GOYAN or GOYAN advisor for ticket information.  Everyone has a chance to win big!  Good luck!!!

 





 

Visit https://thediakoniaretreatcenter.com/   for information on everything the Diakonia Center has to offer

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                12/8 
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                Sunday School
12:00pm                                Cancer Fighting Sunday
12:00pm                                GOYA meeting
12:30pm                                General Assembly
12:30pm                                Dance
1:30pm-3:30pm                 Christmas Pageant Practice

Monday              12/9
4:15pm-6:00pm                    Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ & Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-8:00pm                   Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                   Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday           12/10
6:30pm                                  Christmas dinner at Tropical Acres

Friday              12/13
7:00pm                                  Nativity Pageant and Church family Christmas party

Sunday            12/15
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                Sunday School
12:00pm                               Vasilopita sale
12:30pm                              Dance

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – December 1st, 2019

14th Sunday of Luke – December 1, 2019

Philaret the Merciful of Amnia

Saint Philaret a native of Paphlagonia in Asia Minor, was a virtuous Christian layman who lived in lawful wedlock and raised a family. He was most renowned for his generosity to all in need. With the permission of God, in a short space of time he lost the greater part of his possessions to theft and other misfortunes and was left with nothing but his family, his home, and a little livestock. Yet he continued to give generously to the poor despite the faint-heartedness of his family, who reproached him for giving alms when they were in need themselves; and God, seeing his faith, restored his prosperity to him many times over. He foresaw the day of his death, and reposed in an odour of sanctity in Constantinople in 789.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

Harry Tangalakis,  Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον …

Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers’ lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν Προαιώνιον Λόγον…

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2:14-22.

Brethren, Christ is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Gospel Reading ~The reading is from Luke 18:35-43

At that time, as Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Eleni Mandalozis(40 days) survived by her husband Basil and her daughter Maria Mandalozis.

 

Trisagion Prayer

 

Margaret Malanos Vellis (10 yrs) mother of Katherine Vellis.

Helen Georgoulakis (21 yrs) survived by her children Pauline and George.

 


 

Baby Blessing

 

We welcome Theodora Kanouta and Carlos Showing as they present Valentina for the traditional 40 day blessing.

 


 

Stewardship Year 2019

 

Stewardship Year 2019
Number of pledges: 311                 Amount pledged: $274,688.50    Amount received: $253,137.32

Stewardship Year 2020  If you didn’t receive a pledge form for year 2020, please fill out the form found in the narthex by the candle area.

 


 

Announcements

 

Christmas Party, Dinner and Nativity Pageant Circle Friday, December 13 on your calendars for a heartwarming pageant and a Christmas party featuring a delicious dinner. No admission charge.

Thank you A huge thank you to all who baked, bought and helped to sell the delicious sweets.  You made it the most successful Philoptochos bake sale in recent memory.  Και του χρονου!

Poinsettias Any donations toward the purchase of poinsettias would be greatly appreciated!

Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival.  Someone who can cook basic things and is available to work from Mon., February 3 through Sun. evening, February 10. We don’t need a chef since we make almost all of our food, ourselves, in advance.  If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.

Cancer Fighting Sunday December 8th is “Cancer Fighting Sunday”.  Please join us during the coffee hour where you can purchase lovely holiday items, a delicious pizza & salad lunch and chocolate desserts. Your contributions will go toward funding important research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. This fundraising event is sponsored by our local Pap Corps chapter.

Applications for Cross Road Hellenic College Holy Cross Program are open For more information about this program go to the website: www.crossroadinstitute.org or call (617) 850-1310.

Reserve your space and buy your tickets today!  Tuesday, December 10th is the date for the Annual Christmas Dinner at 6:30pm for the various ministries of St. Demetrios Church at Tropical Acres in Hollywood.  Benefiting Toys for Tots, bring an unwrapped gift for ages tots to teens.  Door prizes, entertainment, and a surprise visit!!!  Tickets @$45/person are on sale today.  See Athena Loucas, Kate Arniotis, or Marion Koliniatis.

Philoptochos 2020 Memberships  Become a new member or renew your membership @$50 for 2020 as you support the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  See Paula Kirifides or Denise Filosofos today.

You Can’t Win…If You Don’t Play! The St. Demetrios GOYA is excited to announce their first Louis Vuitton raffle.  There are two new beautiful bags to choose from with a retail value of $2,000 each.  (Artsy or the Clapton PM)  Tickets are $50 and only 100 tickets will be sold.  All proceeds will benefit the St. Demetrios GOYA.  The winner will be announced on 12/13 at the annual Christmas Pageant.  Please ask any GOYAN or GOYAN advisor for ticket information.  Everyone has a chance to win big!  Good luck!!!

Ride Request  A parishioner couple from Margate would love to be able to attend church services and events that are held in the evening.  They are unable to drive at night and kindly ask if anyone would be willing to provide rides.  If you can help, please call or email the office.  Thank you!

 




 

Visit https://thediakoniaretreatcenter.com/   for information on everything the Diakonia Center has to offer.

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                12/1
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                 Sunday School
12:00pm                                Loukoumathes for the Cure hosted by the Pap Corps
12:30pm                                Dance

Monday              12/2  
10:30am                                Philoptochos Board of Directors meeting
4:15pm-6:00pm                  Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ & Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-8:00pm                 Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                 Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday            12/3
11:30am                               Loving Stitches

Wednesday       12/4
7:00pm                                Parish Council training seminar @ St. Demetrios

Thursday          12/5
6:00pm                                Vespers of St. Nicholas @ St. Nicholas Church
2525 South 25th St., Ft. Pierce, FL 34981

Sunday             12/8
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                              Sunday School
12:00pm                             Cancer Fighting Sunday
12:00pm                             GOYA meeting
12:30pm                             General Assembly
12:30pm                             Dance

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 24th, 2019

13th Sunday of Luke – November 24, 2019

Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria

Saint Peter illustriously occupied the throne of Alexandria for twelve years, and, as Eusebius says, “was a divine example of a bishop on account of the excellence of his life and his study of the sacred Scriptures”. He excommunicated Arius for his sympathy with the Meletian schism. When Arius learned that Saint Peter had been imprisoned, he sent many priests and deacons to him, asking that he receive him back into the communion of the Church before his martyrdom. When the ambassadors of Arius, who had not, like Saint Peter, perceived the ruin he would engender, were astonished at the vehemence with which Saint Peter refused to receive Arius again, he revealed to them a dread vision he had seen, in which the Master Christ had appeared to him as a child wearing a garment torn from head to foot. When Saint Peter asked the Lord who rent His garment, the Lord answered that it was Arius, and that he must not be received back into communion. The holy hieromartyr Peter was beheaded during the reign of Maximinus in the year 312; he is called the “Seal of the Martyrs,” because he was the last Bishop of Alexandria to suffer martyrdom under the pagan Emperors. His successors to the throne of Alexandria, Saints Alexander and Athanasius the Great, brought to final victory the battle against Arius’ heresy which Saint Peter had begun.

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides, Katherine Ziegler,
Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου …

Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode
Σήμερον τής ευδοκίας Θεού τό προοίμιον …

Today is the prelude of God’s good will and the heralding of the salvation of mankind. In the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, and she proclaimeth Christ unto all. To her, then, with a great voice let us cry aloud: Rejoice, O thou fulfilment of the Creator’s dispensation.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode
Ο καθαρώτατος ναός τού Σωτήρος…

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.
Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10 .

Brethren, God who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God: not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 18:18-27

At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’ ” And he said, “All these I have observed from my youth.” And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” But he said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

 


 

Memorial Prayer

 

Kaliope Xenakis (40 days) survived by her son Demetrios and her nephew Anthony Michel.

 

Trisagion Prayer

 

George Jimokas (6 mos) survived by his wife Judy, his sister Anna (George) Velonis, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

 


 

 

Stewardship Year 2019

 

Stewardship Year 2020  If you didn’t receive a pledge form for year 2020, please fill out the form found in the narthex by the candle area.
Number of pledges: 58                 Amount pledged: $57,434.00

Stewardship Year 2019
Number of pledges: 310               Amount pledged: $274,288.50    Amount received: $245,745.28

 


 

Announcements

 

Thank You The Daughters of Penelope would like to thank all of our Parishioners who donated to our Brown Bag Food Drive!! We collected 50 bags to help feed the needy!  All the food has been delivered to the Food Pantry at Christ Church United Methodist in Pompano Beach.

Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival.  Someone who can cook basic things and is available to work from Mon., February 3 through Sun. evening, February 10. We don’t need a chef since we make almost all of our food, ourselves, in advance.  If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.

Attention all Young Adults you are invited to a young adult ministry event at the Hilton Resort on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33304.  The event will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday Nov 26th. Join us as young adults from South Florida get together for fellowship and fun. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar to accompany the beautiful setting at the Hilton for everyone to gather with fellow Orthodox Christians and local clergy. Please RSVP office@stdemetrios.org. See you there!

Calling all GOYANS-Please join us in decorating the church and hall for Christmas on Saturday, November 30th from 9 am to 1 pm. Lunch will be served and double service hours will be offered so please bring your volunteer worksheets. Remember, many hands make light work.

Poinsettias Any donations toward the purchase of poinsettias would be greatly appreciated!

Loukoumathes for the Cure on Sunday, December 1.  Hosted by the Paps Corps.

Save the date:  Tuesday, December 10th @ 6:30 pm.  Annual Christmas Dinner for Philoptochos, Daughters of Penelope, Pap Corps, Agapi, and AHEPA members at Tropical Acres in Hollywood.  Benefiting Toys for Tots, bring an unwrapped gift for ages tots to teens.  Door prizes, entertainment, and a surprise visit!!! Tickets @$45/person are on sale today.  See Athena Loucas or Kate Arniotis.

Philoptochos 2020 Memberships Your annual membership of $50 supports the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  Be as active as your time, family and work commitments allow.  Become a new member or renew your membership for 2020.  See Paula Kirifides or Denise Filosofos today.

You Can’t Win…If You Don’t Play! The St. Demetrios GOYA is excited to announce their first Louis Vuitton raffle.  There are two new beautiful bags to choose from with a retail value of $2,000 each.  (Artsy or the Clapton PM)  Tickets are $50 and only 100 tickets will be sold.  All proceeds will benefit the St. Demetrios GOYA.  The winner will be announced on 12/13 at the annual Christmas Pageant.  Please ask any GOYAN or GOYAN advisor for ticket information.  Everyone has a chance to win big!  Good luck!!!

Ride Request  A parishioner couple from Margate would love to be able to attend church services and events that are held in the evening.  They are unable to drive at night and kindly ask if anyone would be willing to provide rides.  If you can help, please call or email the office.  Thank you!

 


 

Visit https://thediakoniaretreatcenter.com/   for information on everything the Diakonia Center has to offer

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday                11/24
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturg
11:00am                                 Sunday School
12:00pm                                 Philoptochos Bake Sale
12:30pm                                 Dance
7:00pm                                  Vespers on the eve of the feast of St. Catherine @St. Catherine Church, 110 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach 33405

Monday                11/25
4:15pm-6:00pm                   Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ & Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-8:00pm                  Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                  Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday               11/26
7:00pm                               Young Adult Event @ Hilton Resort Ft. Lauderdale Beach

Thursday             11/28     Thanksgiving Day

Friday                  11/29
7:00pm                               Vespers on the eve of the Feast of St. Andrew @
St. Andrew Church 7901 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, FL 33156
Saturday              11/30
10:00am                             Liturgy for the Feast of St. Andrew @ St. Andrew Church

Sunday                12/1
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                            Sunday School
12:00pm                            Loukoumathes for the Cure
12:30pm                            Dance

 

 

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 10th, 2019

 

8th Sunday of Luke – November 10, 2019

Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia

Saint Orestes was from Tyana of Cappadocia. During the persecution of Diocletian, this Martyr’s ankles were pierced with long nails; being bound to a wild horse and violently dragged by it, he gave up his spirit in the year 289.

 

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis,Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides,Katherine Ziegler,
Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα …

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode
Ο καθαρώτατος ναός τού Σωτήρος…

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

Trisagion Prayer

 

Eleftherios Papatzanakis (7 mos) survived by his wife Julia, sons Yiannis and Alex and families, also survived by the Gerosideris and the Vasil families.

The Veterans who served our country.

 


 

Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Samantha and Andonios Kotsonas as they present Nikoletta for the traditional 40 day blessing.

 


 

Stewardship Year 2019

Number of pledges: 308             Amount pledged: $273,438.50
Amount received: $240,970.28

 

Please take a look at your stewardship commitment for year 2019.  Won’t you consider completing your balance before the end of December?  It makes for better accounting and accurate year end tax statements.  Always remember to note on the memo line the intention of your gift.  Thank you.

 

Stewardship Year 2020

Watch your mail for stewardship materials for year 2020.
Save the Date:   Join us Sunday, November 17 for Stewardship Sunday and a complimentary steward appreciation luncheon

 


 

Announcements

 

TODAY IS PITA SUNDAY!!  Please join us for lunch in the church hall.  Tiropita, Spanakopita, Salad, Coffee, Water all for $10.  Sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society.

Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival.  Someone who can cook very basic things and is available to work from Monday, February 3 through Sunday evening, February 10. We don’t need a chef since we make almost all of our food, ourselves, in advance.  If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.

Brown Bag Food Drive The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving.  Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall.  We will be collecting until November 10th.  Please donate non perishable items.  Thank you!

Kali Parea November Dinner on Thursday Nov 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm at RUSTIC INN Crab House 4331Anglers Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 584-1637 .  If you have questions contact Barb Makris. Text/Cell 954-319-2268 Email:  Barb.makris@yahoo.com Please send RSVP by 11/19 Join us for food and fellowship.

You Can’t Win…If You Don’t Play! The St. Demetrios GOYA is excited to announce their first Louis Vuitton raffle.  There are two new beautiful bags to choose from with a retail value of $2,000 each.  (Artsy or the Clapton PM)  Tickets are $50 and only 100 tickets will be sold.  All proceeds will benefit the St. Demetrios GOYA.  The winner will be announced on 12/13 at the annual Christmas Pageant.  Please ask any GOYAN or GOYAN advisor for ticket information.  Everyone has a chance to win big!  Good luck!!!

Attention all Young Adults you are invited to the first young adult ministry event. It will be held at the Hilton Resort on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, FL 33304. The event will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday Nov 26th. Join us as young adults from South Florida get together for fellowship and fun. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar to accompany the beautiful setting at the Hilton for everyone to gather with fellow Orthodox Christians and local clergy. Please RSVP with your local priest.  See you there!

Applications for Cross Road Hellenic College Holy Cross Program are open:

Cross Road is an engaging 10-day program for Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors 16 – 18 years of age. It takes place every summer on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross in Boston, MA (2 sessions) and at North Park University in Chicago, IL (one session). Participants from all over the country come together to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition. They experience daily worship, take theology classes from some of the best professors in the country, visit local parishes, serve their neighbor as well as make new friends and discover a new city.

Applications for CrossRoad 2020 are open as of Nov.8, 2019 and will close on Feb 1, 2020. For more complete information about this program go to the Cross Road website: www.crossroadinstitute.org or call (617) 850-1310. On the website you will find information about the program, the application process and financial assistance. The St. Demetrios Scholarship Committee may be able to assist with partial assistance toward the tuition once the student’s application has been accepted.

 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday            11/10
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                             Sunday School
12:00pm                            Philoptochos Pita Sunday
12:00pm                            DAC Election
12:30pm                            Dance
12:30pm                            EYCC meeting

Monday           11/11
4:15pm-6:00pm                Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ & Adult Beginner  Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm               Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm               Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday          11/12
7:00pm                             Vespers on the eve of the feast of St. John Chrysostom @ St. John Church, 10605 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound 33455

Wednesday    11/13
6:30pm                            Thanksgiving party-all organizations

Friday            11/15      Greek Festival @ St. Andrew Church 7901 N. Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156.  Through Sun 11/17

Saturday       11/16
7:00pm                            Veterans’ Day Dinner Dance hosted by Ahepa

Sunday         11/17      Stewardship Sunday
9:00am/10:00am         Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                          Sunday School
12:30pm                         Dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 3rd, 2019

 

5th Sunday of Luke – November 3, 2019

Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter, & Aeithalas the Deacon Martyrs of Persia

Saint Acepsimas, a bishop, Saint Joseph, a presbyter, and Saint Aeithalas, a deacon, suffered exceedingly cruel torments and martyrdom during the reign of Sapor II, King of Persia (325-379).

 

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

Harry Tangalakis,  Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια …

Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Martyrs Ascepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas in the Fourth Mode
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε, εν τή αθλήσει αυτών…

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19
Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother.

Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31

The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to them, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'”

Memorial Prayer

 

Christos D. Kirkiles (40 days) Survived by his wife Emily Kirkiles; son Demetrios (Effie) Kirkiles; daughters Martha (Louis) Marchelos, and Penelope Kirkiles; sisters, Loula Frantzas and Georgia Stratigakos.

Galina Stepaniuk (40 days) survived by her daughter Julia and her son in law Evangelos.

Trisagion Prayer

 

Christopher McGuirk (20 years) son of Tom and Nina McGuirk, brother of Erin (Kevin) Ryan, Tom Jr., and Stacey (Victor) Rodriguez.

Stephen Beluris (6 years) brother of Nina (Tom) McGuirk.

Anthony Beluris (64 years) and Panny Beluris (13 years) parents of Nina (Tom) McGuirk.

 


 

Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Diana and Panteli Dogagis and big brother Elias Arsenios Dogagis  as they present Gabriel Loukas Dogagis for the traditional 40 day blessing.

 


 

Announcements

 

Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival.  Someone who can cook very basic things and is available to work from Monday, February 3 through Sunday evening, February 10. We don’t need a chef since we make almost all of our food, ourselves, in advance.  If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.

The Daughters of Penelope  meeting and Initiations will be on the first Wednesday this month on November 6th at 6:30 pm in the church hall.

Care Packages
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to kiki@stdemetrios.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!

Brown Bag Food Drive
The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving.  Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall.  We will be collecting until November 10th.  Please donate non perishable items.  Thank you!

Kali Parea November Dinner on Thursday Nov 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm at RUSTIC INN Crab House 4331 Anglers Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 584-1637 .  If you have questions contact Barb Makris Text/Cell 954-319-2268 Email:  Barb.makris@yahoo.com Please send RSVP by 11/19 Join us for      food and fellowship.

The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!

New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

Upcoming Lectures
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida.  On January 18th, 2020 talks  on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida

 


 

Photos

Photos of last weekend’s St. Demetrios Feast Day Dinner Dance. Thank you to all who contributed to make it a success.

 


 

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              11/3   

9:00am/10:00am                              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
12:00pm                                              GOYA meeting
12:30pm                                               Dance

Monday              11/4   
11:00am                                               Philoptochos Board meeting
4:15pm-6:00pm                                 Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                                 Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                                 Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday            11/5
7:30pm                                                 AHEPA meeting

Wednesday      11/6
6:30pm                                                 DOP meeting and Initiations

Sunday            11/10
9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                              Sunday School
12:00pm                                             Philoptochos Pita Sunday
12:00pm                                             DAC Election
12:30pm                                             Dance
12:30pm                                             EYCC meeting

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 27th, 2019

 

7th Sunday of Luke – October 27, 2019

Nestor the Martyr of Thessaloniki

The holy Martyr Nestor was very young in age, handsome in appearance, and he was known to the holy Great Martyr Demetrios (October 26), for he had instructed Nestor in the faith. The Emperor was visiting Thessaloniki, and he built a high platform in the midst of the city so that a gigantic barbarian named Lyaios could wrestle there and be seen by everyone. Beneath the platform many spears and other sharp weapons were placed pointing upward. When Lyaios defeated his opponents, he threw them down onto the spears and they died. Many Christians were forced to fight Lyaios, and were killed. When Nestor saw how Emperor Maximian rejoiced over the victories of his champion, he disdained his pride. Seeing the miracles of Saint Demetrios, however, he took courage and went to the prison where the holy Martyr was confined, and fell at his feet. “Pray for me, O Servant of God Demetrios,” he said, “that by your prayers, God may help me to beat Lyaios, and put an end to him who brings  reproach upon the Christians.” The Saint, after sealing Nestor with the Sign of the Cross, told him that he would prevail over Lyaios, and then suffer for Christ. Nestor mounted the platform without fear and exclaimed: “Help me, O God of Demetrios.” After he defeated Lyaios, he hurled him down onto the spears, where he gave up his wretched soul.
Maximian became enraged and ordered that both Nestor and Demetrios should be put to death. Saint Demetrios was stabbed with spears, and Saint Nestor was beheaded. Thus, by his example Saint Nestor teaches us that in every human challenge we must say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.” (Psalm 117/118:6, Hebrews 13:6).

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον …

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9

Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands. I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise –whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows — and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 8:41-56

At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As he went, the people pressed round him. And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, “Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!” But Jesus said, “Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.” And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.


Trisagion Prayer

Sophia Papadopoulos (6 mos) survived by her children Spyros, Maria (Costas), Sophia (Panagiotes) and grandchildren Sophia, Demetrios and Emmanuel.

 


 

Announcements

 

Thank you
To Larry Kirifides, Paula Kirifides and Juanita Antley for polishing all of the silver items in the Altar.

Care Packages
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to kiki@stdemetrios.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!

Brown Bag Food Drive
The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving.  Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall.  We will be collecting until November 10th.  Please donate non perishable items.  Thank you!

The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!

New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

Upcoming Lectures
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida.  On January 18th, 2020 talks  on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida.

 



 

 


 

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/27

9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
11:30am                                               OXI Day celebration presentation by the Greek School
12:30pm                                             Dance

Monday             10/28
4:15pm-6:00pm                                Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                               Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                               Greek School Advanced Class

Sunday             11/3
9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                              Sunday School
12:00pm                                             GOYA meeting
12:30pm                                             Dance

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 20th, 2019

This Friday evening, BINGO Party Night.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Over 50 gift prizes awarded at this previous event.  Bring your family & friends for a fun evening!  Benefiting Feeding South Florida.  See you on October 18th!!!

 


6th Sunday of Luke – October 20, 2019

Gerasimus of Kephalonia

Saint Gerasimus was from the Peloponnesus, the son of Demetrius and Kale, of the family of Notaras. He was reared in piety by them and studied the Sacred writings. He left his country and went throughout various lands, and finally came to Kephalonia, where he restored a certain old church and built a convent around it, where it stands to this day at the place called Omala. He finished the course of his life there in asceticism in the year 1570. His sacred relics, which remain incorrupt, are kept there for the sanctification of the faithful.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

Harry Tangalakis,  Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων …

When the stone had been sealed by the Jews and the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life unto the world. Wherefore, the powers of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Lifegiver: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Thy Kingdom. Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Friend of man.

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Artemius in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ο Μάρτυς σου Κύριε …

Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received the prize of the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11

Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 8:26-39

At that time, as Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me.” For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. When the herdsmen saw what happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

 

 Memorial Prayers

 

Diamantina (Diane) Zitis (5 yrs) survived by her children Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.

Kostandinos (Gus) Zitis (25 yrs) survived by his children Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.

 

Trisagion Prayer

John Haskopoulos (5 days)

Georgia Retsinas (9 mos) survived by her husband John Kountouridis, her children Matheo and Thalia, her mother, and her siblings.

Victoria Shelton survived by Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.

Dimitrios Vlamis (6 yrs) survived by the Vlamis family.

Dimitrios Drivakos survived by the Vlamis family.


 

Announcements

 

Coffee hour
The coffee hour is being sponsored by the Zitis/Velisarios family in loving memory of our parents Gus and Diane Zitis.

Care Packages
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to kiki@stdemetrios.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!

Feeding South Florida· All parishioners are invited on Sat. Nov. 2 from 1:30pm-4:30pm to Feeding South Florida at 2501 SW 32 Terrace | Pembroke Park, FL 33023, to help Philoptochos pack and sort food donations. Students can earn service hours. Sign up by Sun., Oct. 20. Feeding South Florida does not allow last minute walk-ins, so you must be registered in advance. See or email Paula Kirifides, paula.kirifides@gmail.com, with your name, phone # and email address.  There is also a sign-up sheet at the Information Center by the Bookstore. Serving 300 non-profits, Feeding South Florida is the largest distributer of food serving Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. With your help, we can help the hungry in our own community.

Brown Bag Food Drive
The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving.  Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall.  We will be collecting until November 10th.  Please donate non perishable items.  Thank you!

The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!

New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

Upcoming Lectures
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida.  On January 18th, 2020 talks  on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida . Plans are also being finalized for an Archon presentation to be held at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox church in Fort Lauderdale.

 


 


 

 


 

 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/20

9:00am/10:00am                              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
12:30pm                                              Dance

Monday              10/14
4:15pm-6:00pm                                Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                               Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                               Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday             10/22
11:30am                                             Loving Stitches

Thursday           10/24
6:00pm                                               Pap Corps Chapter meeting

Friday                10/25                   Eve of the Feast Day of St. Demetrios
7:00pm                                               Hierarchical Vespers with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta
8:00pm                                               Reception

Saturday           10/26                 Feast Day of St. Demetrios
9:00am/10:00am                            Orthros/ Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta
7:00pm                                               Dinner Dance

Sunday             10/27
9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
11:30am                                               OXI Day celebration presentation by the Greek School
12:30pm                                              Dance

Feather Party & Bingo – October 18th, 2019

Weekly Sunday Bulletin – October 13th, 2019

 


Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council – October 13, 2019

On the Sunday that falls on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we chant the Service to the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which gathered in Nicaea in 787 under the holy Patriarch Tarasius and during the reign of the Empress Irene and her son, Constantine Porphyrogenitus, to refute the Iconoclast heresy, which had received imperial support beginning with the Edict issued in 726 by Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Many of the holy Fathers who condemned Iconoclasm at this holy Council later died as Confessors and Martyrs for the holy Icons during the second assult of Iconoclasm in the ninth century, especially during the reigns of Leo the Armenian and Theophilus.

 

 


 

Parish Council on Duty:

 

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias

 


 

 Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος …

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ὑπερδεδοξασμένος εἶ…

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of St. Demetrios in the Third Mode
Μέγαν εύρατο εv τοίς κιvδύvοις …

Greatness has been found in danger.  You are champion of the world.  A victor who could turn the nations back.  You boldly encouraged Nestor to defeat Lyaeus in the arena.  Therefore, holy great martyr Demetrios, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 3:8-15

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” As he said these things, he cried out “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Trisagion Prayer

Sofia Glantzis (9 months) survived by her husband Philipp, son Nikolaos, daughter in law Tania and granddaughter Stefania.


 

Stewardship

 

Number of pledges:  304
Amount pledged:      $271,758.50
Amount received:     $224,219.26

We are almost in the last quarter of year 2019.  If you have yet to pledge, visit this link
https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ or pick up a form at church.

If you have pledged, please review your financial commitment and your payments towards it.

Always write the intention of your donation on the memo line of your check.

Thank you!


 

A Message from Fr. Peter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a wonderful start to our Youth Programs. It is a blessing to see so many of children and families attending Divine Liturgy, Sunday School, Dance, and GOYA each week.

After further reflection, as well as discussions with other priests in our area, we have collectively agreed to the following policy:

Effective immediately, all dancers will dance in their current school grade level. There will be no exceptions. 

Additionally, if any businesses would like to have performances with our dance groups, there is an application that can be found on our website. This must be completed, and submitted to the Dance Advisory Council and Parish Council for approval prior to agreeing to any performances.

-Fr. Peter

 


 

Announcements

 

Care Packages
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to kiki@stdemetrios.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!

Feeding South Florida All parishioners are invited to help Philoptochos pack and sort food donations for Feeding South Florida 2501 SW 32 Terrace | Pembroke Park, FL 33023.  Students can earn service hours. Sign up by Sun., Oct. 22. Feeding South Florida does not allow last minute walk-ins, so you must be registered in advance. See or email Paula Kirifides, paula.kirifides@gmail.com, with your name, phone # and email address.  There is also a sign-up sheet at the Information Center by the Bookstore. Serving 300 non-profits, Feeding South Florida is the largest distributer of food serving Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. With your help, we can help the hungry in our own community.

Kali Parea October Dinner  Thurs. Oct 17, 7-9 pm Celebrate Oktoberfest at OLD HEIDELBERG 900 Marina Mile State Rd 84 SW 24th St Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315  ph#954-463-6747. If you have questions and to RSVP contact: Barb Makris 954-319-2268. Email: Barb.makris@yahoo.com  RSVP BY 10/15

DON’T MISS…and plan to attend the BINGO/Feather Party on FRI., OCT. 18th, in the Hall.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets @$7/person include 2 BINGO cards.  Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.  Great prizes & refreshments!   Ticket proceeds benefit Feeding South Florida.  BE SURE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!! Sponsored by Ladies Philoptochos Society.

The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children.  We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!

New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center.  Where?  In the hall next to the bookstore.  What?  All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.

Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.

Upcoming Lectures
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida.  On January 18th, 2020 talks  on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida . Plans are also being finalized for an Archon presentation to be held at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox church in Fort Lauderdale.


 


 


 

Calendar of Events for the Week

 

Sunday              10/13   

9:00am/10:00am                             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
12:30pm                                              Dance

Monday              10/14   
4:15pm-6:00pm                                 Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm                                 Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                                 Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday             10/15
10:30am                                               Visiting Angels meeting
11:00am                                               Agape Luncheon for Seniors

Friday                 10/18
7:00pm                                                 BINGO Party Night (doors open @ 6:30pm)

Sunday              10/20
9:00am/10:00am                              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                               Sunday School
12:30pm                                               Dance