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The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 27, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.


 

  Happy Thanksgiving!

 


November 27, 2022

13th Sunday of Luke

 

                                       

James the Great Martyr of Persia

 

 

                                                           

This Saint was from the city of Bythlaba and was of noble birth; he was the closest and most honoured friend of Isdiger (or Yazdegerd) I, King of Persia (reigned 399-420). Though a Christian from his youth, James renounced Christ because he was allured by the King’s friendship and flatteries. When his mother and his wife learned of this, they declared to him by letter that they would have nothing more to do with him, since he had preferred a glory that is temporal to the love of Christ. Wounded in soul by these words and coming to himself, the Saint wept over his error, and repudiated the worship of the idols. Therefore, becoming exceedingly wroth, the King – this was Bahram (or Varahran) V (reigned 421-438), Isdiger’s son and successor – condemned him to a most bitter death in the year 421: that is, his body was dismembered at every joint and then he was finally beheaded.

 

                             


 

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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Martyr James the Persian in the First Mode
Τὰς ἀλγηδόνας τῶν Ἁγίων…
Be Thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy Saints which they endured for Thee, O Lord, and do Thou heal all our pains, we pray, O Friend of man.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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
Παρθνος σμερον…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

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 18:18-27

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

 

Steve Darios (6 months) survived by his wife Maria, his children Anastasia Gaballah, Peter Darios, and Billy Darios and by 5 grandchildren.

Helen Kappas (1 year) survived by her son Tom (Joanne) Kappas, 3 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and by niece Stacy Homatas.

Georgia Aspras Mastrogianis (1 year) survived by her son Chris Nikolopoulos, daughter Alicia Quinones, brother Emmanuel Aspras, sister Dr. Ana Aspras Steele, and mother Alice Aspras.

Mary Chryssos (3 years) survived by her son Peter Chryssos and by 4 grandchildren.

 

 

 


 

Announcements

 

General Assembly
Our General Assembly Fall/Winter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 4.  Remember that in order to participate you must be a steward in good standing.

 


Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir returned to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

 


Vasilopita 
Philoptochos is taking orders for Vasilopita and melomakarona/finikia.  Carry on these beautiful traditions in your home this Christmas and New Year’s.  Order yours now in Kandaras Hall.

 


Annual Christmas Pageant and Party
Our Annual Christmas Party featuring the Sunday School Christmas Pageant,  a complimentary dinner, a visit by St. Nick, and the GOYA raffle is on Saturday, December 17 at 6:00pm in our hall.  Don’t miss it! Save the Date!

 


 

Annual Christmas Pageant and Party
Our Annual Christmas Party featuring the Sunday School Christmas Pageant,  a complimentary dinner, a visit by St. Nick, and the GOYA raffle is on Saturday, December 17 at 6:00pm in our hall.  Don’t miss it! Save the Date!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 


 

 

Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Sunday               11/27  
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Liturgy                    GOYA decorating the church
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              11/28    
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             11/29
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Friday                12/02
7:00pm                            Party at Tropical Acres

Sunday               12/04     

9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion           Sunday School & Little Lambs
After Liturgy                    Pap Corps Christmas Boutique
After Liturgy                    General Assembly
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 20, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

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November 20, 2022

9th Sunday of Luke

 

                                       

Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople

 

                                                                 

Saint Proclus lived during the reign of Saint Theodosius the Younger. A disciple and scribe of Saint John Chrysostom, he was ordained Bishop of Cyzicus about the year 426, but because the people there unlawfully elected another bishop before his arrival, he remained in Constantinople. In 429, Nestorius, who had been Archbishop of Constantinople for about a year, and had already begun his blasphemous teaching that it is wrong to call the holy Virgin “Theotokos,” invited Bishop Proclus to give a sermon on one of the feasts of our Lady, which he did, openly defending in Nestorius’ presence the name “Theotokos,” that is, “Mother of God.” Saint Proclus was elevated to the throne of Archbishop of Constantinople in 434. It was he who persuaded Emperor Theodosius the Younger and his holy sister Pulcheria to have the most sacred relics of his godly teacher Saint John Chrysostom brought back from Comana, and triumphantly received them upon their return to the imperial city (see Jan. 27 and Nov. 13). He reposed in peace in 447.

 

                             


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
γγελικα Δυνμεις π τ μνμ 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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode
Χαράν προμνηστεύεται…
By blossoming forth the only Ever-virgin as fruit, today holy Anna doth betroth us all unto joy, instead of our former grief; on this day she doth fulfil her vows to the Most High, leading her with joy into the Lord’s holy temple, who truly is the temple and pure Mother of God the Word.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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
Ευφροσύνης σήμερον…
The whole world is filled today with joy and gladness on the Theotokos’s auspicious and resplendent feast, whereon with great voice it crieth out:  The heavenly tabernacle is she in truth.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

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 12:16-21

The Lord said this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’  So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” As he said these things, he cried out: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

 

 


Memorial Prayer

Catherine Kourakos (1 year) survived by daughters Stella Androutsopoulos and Venetia Kourakos, a granddaughter and great grandchildren.

Parthena Papadopoulou (3 years) survived by her children and her grandchildren.

Philoptochos members of blessed memory

Trisagion Prayer

Maria Planakis (4 years) survived by her children Clare, Chris, Andreas, and Beth and her grandchildren Lucas, Chloe, Nikos and Alexandra.

Georgia Micklas (5 years) survived by her children Robert Micklas and Mary (Kenneth) Oxios, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Artoklasia

For the health of our Philoptochos members, an Artoklasia will be celebrated.

 

 


 

Announcements

 

Philoptochos Sunday

Celebrating 90 years!

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America designated last Sunday, the Sunday of the Good Samaritan, as Philoptochos Sunday.  At St. Demetrios, we will celebrate today with a Memorial for our members of blessed memory and an Artoclasia for our living members.

“We celebrate National Philoptochos Sunday on the day that we remember the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan,’ when mercy and unconditional compassion are manifest as the highest Christian virtues…Let us give thanks to the Lord that these ‘Good Samaritans’ are in our midst — making our Church even more loving and merciful every day — and offer to them our support, our resources and our cooperation.”

                                                                                             – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

 

 

 


Loving Stitches
We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 22 at 11:30am.  Come join in the fun!

 


Thank you
Thank you to Kostoula Kontogiannis.  In loving memory of her mother Christina Batistas, she donated two sets of silk, embellished altar tablecloths and coverings; one white, one green.

 


General Assembly
Our General Assembly Fall/Winter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 4.  Remember that in order to participate you must be a steward in good standing.

 


Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir returned to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

 


Vasilopita 
Philoptochos is taking orders for Vasilopita and melomakarona/finikia.  Carry on these beautiful traditions in your home this Christmas and New Year’s.  Order yours now in Kandaras Hall.

 


Annual Christmas Pageant and Party
Our Annual Christmas Party featuring the Sunday School Christmas Pageant,  a complimentary dinner, a visit by St. Nick, and the GOYA raffle is on Saturday, December 17 at 6:00pm in our hall.  Don’t miss it! Save the Date!

 


Philoptochos

Thanksgiving Bake Sale: Stock up on home baked sweets at the Philoptochos Annual Bake Sale. All our best of Greek and American treats. November 20 in Kandaras Hall.

 

 

 

 


Buy Tickets in the Hall

Join Philoptochos, Daughters of Penelope, PAP Corps, AHEPA, and Agape at their annual Christmas Party, Friday, December 2 at Tropical Acres, $55.

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BINGO, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 2022 @ 6:00pm. 

Doors open at 5:30pm.  Special gift prizes have been privately donated for this pre-holiday Bingo.  Don’t miss this exciting evening!  There’s also a  50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.   It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your family, neighbors & friends.
See you on November 18th, at 5:30PM.


Hellenic Cultural Society of S. Florida

November 19th @ 7:00pm

“Lost Ηomelands, newfound Ηopes-Χαμενες Πατριδες, νεες Ελπιδες”

1922 marked the end of the 3000 year continuous presence of Greeks in Ionia/Asia Minor. Petros Tsingelis will guide us through the Asia Minor catastrophe events, a turning point in 20th century’s Modern Greek History. Join us for a lecture, a lively Q&A and a taste of Ionia! RSVP recommended. (754) 702-7323 or SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com  RSVP/INFO

It promises to be a fascinating lecture with lots of pictures as Petros will walk us through the Ioanian landscape.

 

 

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Friday                11/18
6:00pm                            BINGO

Saturday            11/19
7:00pm                            HCS of South Florida presentation & reception

Sunday               11/20     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School & Little Lambs
After Liturgy                    Thanksgiving Bake sale
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              11/21    Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             11/22
11:30am                          Loving Stitches
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           11/24    Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday               11/27  
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Liturgy                    GOYA decorating the church
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 13, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.

 


November 13, 2022

8th Sunday of Luke

 

                                       

Anthousa, the Mother of John Chrysostom

 

                                                                 

On November 13, the Orthodox Church commemorates one of its most preeminent theologians and saints, John Chrysostom. There is no appropriate superlative to describe St John’s extraordinary contribution to the Christian faith. On that same day, we also commemorate St Anthousa, the mother of John Chrysostom.

St Anthousa was born in the city of Antioch in approximately 347 AD. She was an intelligent woman who married Secundus, an officer in the army. Together the couple bore a son, whom they named John. At the age of twenty, Anthousa became a widow and was left to raise her son by herself. Anthousa chose not to remarry, deciding that her duty to God and her child was of greater importance than pursuing a new marriage.

Anthousa raised John diligently, immersing him in the faith while also having him educated by the most accomplished professors of the age. Anthousa possessed a very real and intimate love for Christ which she shared with her son. The profound influence of her maternal guidance is highlighted by John who, at the age of eighteen, chose not to pursue worldly philosophy but rather to dedicate his life to struggling towards Christ. St Anthousa would repose in the Lord around the year 407 AD, having lived a life dedicated to serving God and raising her child in the faith.

While there are no extensive writings on her life, St Anthousa stands as an inspiration and example to all Christians. As a mother, St Anthousa did all that was within her power to ensure the best possible life for her son, a life that was rooted not in worldly comforts or pleasures but in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Perhaps the focus of November 13 primarily being on the feast day of St John Chrysostom is quaintly representative of St Anthousa’s constant willingness to put her son ahead of herself. However, her influence cannot be underestimated. St Anthousa is a shining example to all Christians, and not just mothers. Through her life she has provided us all with an example of love, sacrifice, and faith in the Kingdom to come.

                             


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal First Mode
Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι..
Let us worship the Word, O ye faithful, praising Him that with the Father and the Spirit is co-beginningless God, Who was born of a pure Virgin that we all be saved; for He was pleased to mount the Cross in the flesh that He assumed, accepting thus to endure death.  And by His glorious rising, He also willed to resurrect the dead.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople in the Plagal Fourth Mode
το στματς σου καθπερ πυρσς κλμψασα χρις…
Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon hath illumined the universe, and disclosed to the world treasures of uncovetousness, and shown us the heights of humility; but while instructing us by thy words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 48.3,1.
My mouth shall speak wisdom and the meditation of my heart shall bring forth understanding.
Verse: Hear this all you nations.

The reading is from 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

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.”

 


Memorial Prayer

Dionysios Grouzis (40 days) survived by his sons Nick and Chris.

Trisagion Prayer

Thomas Nicholas (1 year) of Bowie, MD.  Son of the late Theodore “Ted” Nicholas.  Thomas is survived by his wife Ellen, sister Annemarie (Jim), and many other relatives and friends.

Ioannis Manolakos (21 years) survived by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 


 

Announcements

 

Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir returned to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

 


Agape
Agape Luncheon for Seniors Tuesday, November 15 at 11:00am.  Join us for camaraderie and a delicious lunch.

 


Pap Corps
Wednesday, November 16th 3PM — Pap Corps Chapter meeting

 


GOYA
GOYA is collecting fast food gift cards in $5 and $10 increments, as well as monetary donations to purchase the gift cards, for Covenant House teen residents. You can make your donation during coffee hour through November 13. We are grateful for your help!

 


Vasilopita 
Philoptochos is taking orders for Vasilopita and melomakarona/finikia.  Carry on these beautiful traditions in your home this Christmas and New Year’s.  Order yours now in Kandaras Hall.

 


Hope/Joy Operation Christmas Child
This Sunday, November 13th at 2 PM, Hope/Joy is planning to meet at Target off federal and Oakland to pick out items for Operation Christmas Child. This is supposed to be a fun and interactive opportunity for the children to think of others during the holidays. After we purchase items, we are going back to the church hall where we will fill the boxes with items purchased and watch a holiday movie to get into the spirit! Presv. Alexa will be turning in all boxes on the 20th at the drop off station. So if you are not planning to come just have your box ready this Sunday. You can use a shoebox that you already have or pick up a box from Hobby Lobby.
Learn more https://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ

 


Stewardship Sunday is this Sunday-November 13!

Dear Parishioner,

The Holy Eucharist is called Holy Communion because it unites us to one another as the Body of Christ. The word Eucharist comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving. This is what we do when we celebrate the Divine Liturgy – we are giving thanks. The Eucharist – the sacrament of Holy Communion – is the focus of our parish life. As Eucharistic Orthodox Christians, we see the world as God’s gift. We offer the world back to God in thanksgiving with the words, “Thine own of Thine own we offer to Thee….”

Our Youth and Adult ministries are up and running with the addition of a Sunday School class, Little Lambs, for infants through pre-K4 and two fellowship groups HOPE, for young people in grades K – 2nd and JOY, for those in grades 3rd – 6th. We recently celebrated our feast day with our customary dinner dance and enjoyed our first annual Harvest Fest. We look forward to once again showcasing our faith and culture during our annual Greek Festival in February.

We ask you to support the worship, service and activities of our vibrant community. Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace, His generosity and His many blessings. The question is not, “What are the dues?” but “How can I thank God for my many blessings?” We are stewards of the Gospel and stewards of our parish. We see our church, not as it is, but as it could be. We offer our treasure and ourselves sacrificially, so that, as members of the Body of Christ, we may reach our full potential in Him.

Thank you very much for your 2022 stewardship pledge.  Your gift truly makes a difference by enabling us to serve those who come to seek Jesus Christ in His Church. Please consider increasing your pledge for 2023. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.

Before completing your year 2023 pledge form, please give prayerful consideration to the commitment you are making. A check mailed to the church is most meaningful when accompanied by your presence, by your willingness to serve, by your prayers, and by your commitment. Giving is not a substitute for commitment – it is an expression of your commitment and an expression of thanks for the many blessings in your life.

Please bring the form with you to the Divine Liturgy on Stewardship Sunday November 13th, 2023. At the end of the service, we will pray the Offering Prayer together and place our forms in the offering basket. After Liturgy, please be our guest at the Steward Appreciation Lunch. We sincerely look forward to serving you and your family a complimentary lunch to thank you for your support. If you are not able to join us that day, you may return you form by mail in the enclosed envelope.

Thank you again for your faithfulness and generosity!  May God’s abundant blessings be with you and your family.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Peter Zougras                                  Dr. George Georgakakis
Proistamenos                                        Parish Council President

 

 


Thanksgiving Potluck



Due to weather the Thanksgiving Potluck was postponed until Wednesday, November 16.

If you had offered to share something, but are unable to attend on the 16th, please let me know so I can plan accordingly.

Many thanks,

Erin Ryan
President
Daughters of Penelope
Narcissus #289

 


BINGO, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 2022 @ 6:00pm. 

Doors open at 5:30pm.  Special gift prizes have been privately donated for this pre-holiday Bingo.  Don’t miss this exciting evening!  There’s also a  50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.   It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your family, neighbors & friends.
See you on November 18th, at 5:30PM.


Hellenic Cultural Society of S. Florida

November 19th @ 7:00pm

“Lost Ηomelands, newfound Ηopes-Χαμενες Πατριδες, νεες Ελπιδες”

1922 marked the end of the 3000 year continuous presence of Greeks in Ionia/Asia Minor. Petros Tsingelis will guide us through the Asia Minor catastrophe events, a turning point in 20th century’s Modern Greek History. Join us for a lecture, a lively Q&A and a taste of Ionia! RSVP recommended. (754) 702-7323 or SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com  RSVP/INFO

It promises to be a fascinating lecture with lots of pictures as Petros will walk us through the Ioanian landscape.

 


Philoptochos

Thanksgiving Bake Sale: Stock up on home baked sweets at the Philoptochos Annual Bake Sale. All our best of Greek and American treats. November 20 in Kandaras Hall.

 

 

 


Buy Tickets in the Hall

Join Philoptochos, Daughters of Penelope, PAP Corps, AHEPA, and Agape at their annual Christmas Party, Friday, December 2 at Tropical Acres, $55.

*********************************************************************


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Sunday               11/13   Stewardship Sunday  

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School & Little Lambs
After Liturgy                    Luncheon & Archangel Michael Awards presentation
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              11/14
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             11/15

11:00am                           Agape Luncheon
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday       11/16
3:00pm                           Pap Corps meeting
6:00pm                           Thanksgiving Potluck

Thursday           11/17
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Friday                11/18
6:00pm                            BINGO

Saturday           11/19
7:00pm                            HCS of South Florida presentation & reception

Sunday               11/20  
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School and Little Lambs
After Liturgy                    Thanksgiving Bake sale
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 6, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.


Dear St. Demetrios Community,

This past week at St. Demetrios has been extremely fulfilling.  Our Parish Council, our entire community and I continue to have so much to be thankful.

I was extremely blessed to, once again, preside over Vespers Services on October 25 to honor St. Demetrios, and I remain especially humbled that all of our fellow priests from the Southeast Florida Orthodox Church Conference blessed us in serving at our parish.

This past week, we were honored to have His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela join us and give generously of his time through-out the weekend at events in celebration of St. Demetrios.  The event was a tremendous success with over 45 young people partaking of fun at our bounce house and activities including face painting, pumpkin carving, and story-telling by Presbytera Alexa.  Please join me in thanking Peggy Zapantis, Anna Minadakis, Presbytera Alexa Zougras and Anna Visvardis for organizing and hosting this wonderful event.

This past Sunday, we celebrated a beautiful hierarchical Divine Liturgy with His Grace Bishop Sevastianos.  I hope you enjoyed His Grace’s wonderful sermon on the reading from Luke 16:19-31 on the rich man and a poor man named Lazaros.  His message of truly seeing those in need and giving of one’s time in recognition of Christ within all of us, is truly profound and worthy for all to implement in our daily actions.  This week I have often thought about his reflections of seeing those in need on the streets of New York City.

Church was followed by a wonderful presentation by our Greek School students in celebration of OXI Day.  Thank you to our participants and to all who helped organize this event.

I thought you might enjoy these pictures of His Grace with our children at our Joy and Hope fall festival and during the Divine Liturgy.

 

 

 

Please join us in spreading the word of our upcoming events:

  • Ladies Philoptochos Hats Galore Event:  Saturday, November 5, 2 p.m.
    • Ladies, wear your fanciest hat and join us for an afternoon of tea, refreshments and fun.  This event is complimentary for all women of St. Demetrios.
  • GOYA Retreat to Holy Monastery of Panagia Vlahernon: Saturday, November 5
    • We look forward to taking our wonderful GOYANS to the Holy Monastery for an enlightening and renewing retreat
  • Little Lambs:  every Sunday, after communion
    • Thanks in advance to all parents bringing their kids.  All infants to pre-K4 are welcome to attend.

 

As always, your questions and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.  Thank you for being a blessing to each other and to me.

In Christ,

Father Peter

 


November 6, 2022

7th Sunday of Luke

 

                                       

Paul the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople

                                                                 

Saint Paul was from Thessalonica. He became the secretary of Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople (see Aug. 30), a deacon, and then the successor of Saint Alexander in about 337. Because of his virtue, his eloquence in teaching, and his zeal for Orthodoxy, the Arians hated and feared him. When the Arian Emperor Constantius, who was in Antioch, learned of Paul’s election, he exiled Paul and proclaimed the Arian Eusebius Patriarch. Saint Paul went to Rome, where he found Saint Athanasius the Great also in exile. Provided with letters by Pope Julius, Paul returned to Constantinople, and after the death of Eusebius in 342, ascended again his rightful throne; the Arians meanwhile elected Macedonius, because he rejected the Son’s con-substantiality with the Father (and the divinity of the Holy Spirit besides). When Constantius, yet at Antioch, learned of Paul’s return, he sent troops to Constantinople to drive Paul out. The Saint returned to Rome, where Saint Athanasius also was again in exile. Constans, Emperor of the West, Constantius’ brother, but Orthodox, wrote to Constantius that if Athanasius and Paul were not allowed to return to their sees, he would come with troops to restore them him-self. So Paul again returned to his throne. After the death of Constans, however, Constantius had Paul deposed. Because of the love of the people for Saint Paul, Philip the Prefect, who was sent for him, was compelled to arrest him secretly to avoid a sedition. Paul was banished to Cucusus, on the borders of Cilicia and Armenia; a town through which his most illustrious successor, Saint John Chrysostom would also pass on his way to Comana in his last exile. In Cucusus, about the year 350, as Saint Paul was celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the little house where he was a prisoner, the Arians strangled him with his own omophorion, so much did they fear him even in exile. His holy relics were brought back to Constantinople with honour by the Emperor Theodosius the Great.

                             


 

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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Paul the Confessor in the Third Mode
Θείας πίστεως ομολογία…
Thy confession of the one divine Faith showed thee to the Church to be a new Paul and a zealot among priests, O holy one. The righteous blood both of Abel and Zachary with thee doth cry out together unto the Lord. Righteous Father, intercede with Christ God in our behalf that His great mercy may be granted unto us.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

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 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

Connie Sedares (6 months) mother of Maria (Alex) Georgiou and Christine (Larry Oswald) Sedares, grandmother of 2, great grandmother of 1, sister of Martha (Ed) Pechous, and Elaine (Phil) Rissky.

Stephen Belouris (9 years) husband of Terese Mosher Belouris, brother of Nina (Tom) McGuirk, uncle of Erin (Kevin) Ryan, Tom McGuirk, Jr., and Stacey (Victor) Rodriguez.

George Vezos (15 years) husband of Ann Vezos, father of Stacy Vezos, Kathe Milner, and Georgia (Bill) Callum, grandfather of 5, great grandfather of 3.

Christopher McGuirk (23 years) son of Nina and Tom McGuirk, brother of Erin (Kevin) Ryan, Tom McGuirk, Jr., and Stacey (Victor) Rodriguez, uncle to 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

 

 


 

Baby Blessing

Athena and Kyle (Kyriakos) Soukup present “Leonidas” for the 40 day baby blessing.

 


Announcements

 

 

Coffee Hour
In loving memory of George Vezos, his family will sponsor Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


Dance
There will be no dance practice on Sunday, November 6.  All dance classes are cancelled on November 6.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir returned to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

 


Bookstore
We have wall calendars for 2023, featuring the saints and martyrs of the early church

 


GOYA
GOYA is collecting fast food gift cards in $5 and $10 increments, as well as monetary donations to purchase the gift cards, for Covenant House teen residents. You can make your donation during coffee hour through November 13. We are grateful for your help!

 


Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


BINGO, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 2022 @6:00pm
Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.   It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your family, neighbors & friends.
See you on November 18th, at 5:30PM.

 


Philoptochos

Hats Galore! Ladies, wear your fanciest hat and join us for an afternoon of tea, refreshments and fun.  Complimentary, for all women of St. Demetrios.  Saturday, November 5, 2 pm. RSVP today in the hall.


Thanksgiving Potluck

 


Save the Date!


Hellenic Cultural Society of S. Florida

November 19th @ 7:00pm

“Lost Ηomelands, newfound Ηopes-Χαμενες Πατριδες, νεες Ελπιδες”

1922 marked the end of the 3000 year continuous presence of Greeks in Ionia/Asia Minor. Petros Tsingelis will guide us through the Asia Minor catastrophe events, a turning point in 20th century’s Modern Greek History. Join us for a lecture, a lively Q&A and a taste of Ionia! RSVP recommended. (754) 702-7323 or SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com  RSVP/INFO

It promises to be a fascinating lecture with lots of pictures as Petros will walk us through the Ioanian landscape.

 


Buy Tickets in the Hall

Join Philoptochos, Daughters of Penelope, PAP Corps, AHEPA, and Agape at their annual Christmas Party, Friday, December 2 at Tropical Acres, $55.

*********************************************************************

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Friday                 11/04
7:00pm-10:00pm            HDF practice

Saturday            11/05
2:00pm                            Hats Galore!

Sunday               11/06     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School & Little Lambs
1:15pm                            Bible Study
Dance practice canceled-all levels.

Monday              11/07
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             11/08

7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday       11/09
6:00pm                           Thanksgiving Potluck

Thursday           11/10
6:00pm                            Philoptochos meeting
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Sunday               11/13   Stewardship Sunday 
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School and Little Lambs
After Liturgy                    Luncheon & Archangel Michael Awards presentation
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, October 30, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.


 

October 30, 2022

5th Sunday of Luke

 

                                          Cleopas and Artemas of the 70 Apostles                                                                 

  

The Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles, celebrated on January 4, was established by the Orthodox Church to indicate the equal honor of each of the Seventy. They were sent two by two by the Lord Jesus Christ to go before Him into the cities He would visit (Luke 10:1).

With the Descent of the Holy Spirit the Seventy Apostles preached in various lands. Some accompanied the Twelve Apostles, like the holy Evangelists Mark and Luke, or Saint Paul’s companion Timothy, or Prochorus, the disciple of the holy Evangelist John the Theologian, and others. Many of them were thrown into prison for Christ, and many received the crown of martyrdom.

Besides the celebration of the Synaxis of the Holy Disciples, the Church celebrates the memory of each of them during the course of the year.  Cleopas and Artemas are commemorated on October 30.                                             


 

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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Cleopas & Artemas of the 70 in the Third Mode
Απόστολοι Άγιοι…
O Holy Apostles, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offenses.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20

Yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law. But if, in our effort to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have been found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again the very things that I once tore down, then I demonstrate that I am a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is 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 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

Yiannis Panageotou (6 months) survived by his wife Maria and by his sons Georgios, Panayiotis, and Christos.

 


 

Trisagion Prayer

Sophia Drakoulias (6 months) survived by her husband Dean, her children and grandchildren.

 


Announcements

 

 

Loukoumades
The DOP is having a Don’t say OXI to Loukoumades during Coffee Hour this Sunday!

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir returned to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

 


Bookstore
New in the bookstore: A Child’s Guide to Confession, Prayer and Divine Liturgy, 101 Orthodox Saints, Memory Eternal.  

 


GOYA
GOYA is collecting fast food gift cards in $5 and $10 increments, as well as monetary donations to purchase the gift cards, for Covenant House teen residents. You can make your donation during coffee hour through November 13. We are grateful for your help!

 


Important Date Change 
Bingo Friday Evening, October 28, 2022 at 6:00PM. Doors open at 5:30pm.Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.Feeding South Florida.Sponsored by Philoptochos!Invite your family, friends & neighbors.you on October 28th at 5:30pm.

 


Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


First Annual Harvest Festival
Happening THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th.  We have lots of activities and a very exciting surprise planned for the children! Church appropriate costumes welcomed.  Please see invitation attached and please spread the word to other children from other local Orthodox Parishes. It is going to be a great event and we are encouraging all to come!

Thank you so much and let’s continue to grow this incredible youth program and parish together at St. Demetios Greek Orthodox Church!

 

 


Philoptochos

Hats Galore! Ladies, wear your fanciest hat and join us for an afternoon of tea, refreshments and fun.  Complimentary, for all women of St. Demetrios.  Saturday, November 5, 2 pm. RSVP today in the hall.

 


Save the Date!


 

Save the Date!
Join Philoptochos, Daughters of Penelope, PAP Corps, AHEPA, and Agape at their annual Christmas Party, Friday, December 2 at Tropical Acres, $55.

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Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Friday                10/28
5:30pm                            BINGO

Saturday           10/29
10:00am                         Hope & Joy Fall Festival

Sunday              10/30     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
After Divine Liturgy          Presentation by students of the Greek School
After Divine Liturgy          Loukoumades
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              10/31
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             11/01

7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom
7:00pm                            AHEPA Meeting

Thursday           11/03
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday            11/05
2:00pm                            Hats Galore!

Sunday               11/06
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, October 23, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.


 

October 23, 2022

6th Sunday of Luke

 

                                          James (Iakovos) the Apostle, brother of Our Lord                                    

  

According to some, this Saint was a son of Joseph the Betrothed, born of the wife that the latter had before he was betrothed to the Ever-virgin. Hence he was the brother of the Lord, Who was also thought to be the son of Joseph (Matt. 13: 55). But some say that he was a nephew of Joseph, and the son of his brother Cleopas, who was also called Alphaeus and Mary his wife, who was the first cousin of the Theotokos. But even according to this genealogy, he was still called, according to the idiom of the Scriptures, the Lord’s brother because of their kinship.
This Iakovos is called the Less (Mark 15:40) by the Evangelists to distinguish him from Iakovos, the son of Zebedee, who was called the Great. He became the first Bishop of Jerusalem, elevated to this episcopal rank by the Apostles, according to Eusebius (Eccl. Hist., Book II: 23), and was called Obliah, that is, the Just, because of his great holiness and righteousness. Having ascended the crest of the Temple on the day of the Passover at the prompting of all, he bore testimony from there concerning his belief in Jesus, and he proclaimed with a great voice that Jesus sits at the right hand of the great power of God and shall come again upon the clouds of heaven. On hearing this testimony, many of those present cried, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” But the Scribes and Pharisees cried, “So, even the just one hath been led astray,” and at the command of Ananias the high priest, the Apostle was cast down headlong from thence, then was stoned, and while he prayed for his slayers, his head was crushed by the wooden club wielded by a certain scribe. The first of the Catholic (General) Epistles written to the Jews in the Diaspora who believed in Christ was written by this Iakovos.

 

 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode
τε κατλθες πρς τν θνατον
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for James (Iakovos), the Brother of the Lord in the  Fourth Mode
Ως τού Κυρίου μαθητής…
As a disciple of the Lord, O righteous one, thou hast received the Gospel.  As a Martyr thou art never turned away.  As the brother of God thou hast boldness.  As a hierarch thou canst intercede.  Do thou intercede with Christ God that He save our souls.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 18.4,1.
Their voice has gone out into all the earth.
Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God.

The reading is from St. Paul’s 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 


Trisagion Prayer

 

Diamantina (Diane) Zitis (8 years) survived by her children Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.

Kostandinos (Gus) Zitis (28 years) survived by his children Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.

Ioanna Fragostefanakis (25 years) 

 

 

 


Announcements

 

 

Saint Demetrios Feast Day Liturgical Services
Vespers ~Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30pm
Orthros and Divine Liturgy ~Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00am/10:00am

 


Loving Stitches
Loving Stitches will be meeting Tuesday, October 25th at 11:30AM – Kandaras Hall.

 


Pap Corps
Pap Corps chapter meeting Thursday October 27th at 3PM – Kandaras Hall.

 


Bookstore
New in the bookstore: A Child’s Guide to Confession, Prayer and Divine Liturgy, 101 Orthodox Saints, Memory Eternal.  

 


GOYA
GOYA is collecting fast food gift cards in $5 and $10 increments, as well as monetary donations to purchase the gift cards, for Covenant House teen residents. You can make your donation during coffee hour through November 13. We are grateful for your help!

 


Important Date Change 
Bingo Friday Evening, October 28, 2022 at 6:00PM. 
Doors open at 5:30pm.Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.Feeding South Florida.Sponsored by Philoptochos!Invite your family, friends & neighbors.you on October 28th at 5:30pm.

 


Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir will be returning to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

 


 


 


Philoptochos

Hats Galore! Ladies, wear your fanciest hat and join us for an afternoon of tea, refreshments and fun.  Complimentary, for all women of St. Demetrios.  Saturday, November 5, 2 pm. RSVP today in the hall.

 


Annual Christmas Party
Save the Date! Annual Christmas Party. Friday, December 2, at Tropical Acres. $55. All are invited.

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Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 




 


 

Calendar

 

Saturday           10/22
6:00pm                           Feast Day Dinner Dance

Sunday              10/23     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              10/24
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             10/25

11:30am                          Loving Stitches
6:30pm                            Vespers
Reception to follow

Wednesday       10/26    Feast of St. Demetrios
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Thursday           10/27
3:00pm                            Pap Corps Meeting
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Friday                10/28
5:30pm                            BINGO

Saturday            10/29
10:00am.                         Hope/Joy Fall Festival

Sunday               10/30
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
After Divine Liturgy          Presentation by students of the Greek School
After Divine Liturgy          Loukoumades
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, October 16, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.


 

October 16, 2022

 

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

  

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.

 

Longinus the Centurion

 


This Martyr was in the service of Pontius Pilate at the time of Christ our Saviour’s Passion. While standing guard at the Cross and beholding the earthquake and all that came to pass, he cried out with fear, “Truly this was the Son of God” (Matt. 27:54). After the Resurrection, he forsook the military and departed for Cappadocia, his homeland, where he preached Christ. By the agency of Pontius Pilate, Tiberius Caesar had him arrested and beheaded.      

 


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων…
Although the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers guarded Your most pure body, You arose on the third day, O Savior, giving life to the world. For this reason, the heavenly powers cried out to you, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, only Lover of Mankind!
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Apolytikion for Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode
περδεδοξασμνος ε, Χριστ Θες μν…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

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.”

 

 

 

 


Memorial Prayer

Sotiria Penso (40 days) survived by her daughters Helen and Christine Penso.

 

Trisagion Prayer

 

Nicholas Demiris (2 years) survived by his mother Kalliopi Hanlon, brothers Chris (Caroline) and Harry (Eileen), nephews Teddy, Harry and Angelo, nieces Angelica and Eleni.

Zoe Grabova (11 years) survived by his wife Penelope and his daughters Karen, Sharon, Doreen and Eileen.

Antonia Valdez Thermis (72 years) matriarch of five generations of grand children and great grandchildren.  Loved and missed by her daughter Sophia Thermis.

 

 


Announcements

 

 

 


 


Philoptochos

Hats Galore! Ladies, wear your fanciest hat and join us for an afternoon of tea, refreshments and fun.  Complimentary, for all women of St. Demetrios.  Saturday, November 5, 2 pm. RSVP today in the hall.

 



Coffee Hour
In loving memory of her son Nicholas Demiris, Kalliopi Hanlon is sponsoring this Sunday’s coffee hour.

 


GOYA
GOYA is collecting fast food gift cards in $5 and $10 increments, as well as monetary donations to purchase the gift cards, for Covenant House teen residents. You can make your donation during coffee hour through November 13. We are grateful for your help!

 


Agape
Greetings from the elders of our St. Demetrios Community.
Please join us on Tuesday 10/18/22 for a delectable lunch to be graciously prepared by Chef Manos (Mr. Nicholas Manos) and his ablecrew. Dessert and ice cream will follow. It is a time of camaraderie, mutual support, laughter and song. President Ms. Gloria Linda Stokes will welcome you. Entrance $8.00. The fun begins at 11:30 AM.


Flowers
The feast of St. Demetrios is fast approaching.  The cost of adorning the icon with flowers is $150.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated.


Saint Demetrios Feast Day Liturgical Services
Vespers ~Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30pm
Orthros and Divine Liturgy ~Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00am/10:00am

 


Important Date Change 
Bingo Friday Evening, October 28, 2022 at 6:00PM. 
Doors open at 5:30pm.Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.Feeding South Florida.Sponsored by Philoptochos!Invite your family, friends & neighbors.you on October 28th at 5:30pm.


Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Bookstore
Come see our new assortment of monastery soap, incense, and prayer ropes.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir will be returning to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

 


Visiting Angels
Help us reach out to homebound parishioners to let them know their church remembers them and prays for them. If you know of someone who would like a call, card or visit, let us know at philoptochos@stdemetrios.org, or by calling Paula Kirifides 954-240-2896 or Mary Taschioglou 954-424-1762.

 


Caregiver Support Group
Philoptochos: Are you caring for a loved one?• Do you wish you could talk to others who are facing the same caregiving challenges? • Would it be helpful to share your concerns, and questions about caregiving with those who understand our faith, and culture? • Are you so overwhelmed you’re not even sure what to ask or who could help?

National Philoptochos is offering an online caregiver support group.  The 6 sessions begin October 18.  Pre Registration is required at  supportgroup@philoptochos.org.  Space is limited.

 

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 




 


 

Calendar

Saturday           10/15
11:00am                          DOP Fashion Show & Luncheon at Home 2 Suites

Sunday              10/16     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              10/17
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             10/18

11:30am                          Agape Luncheon
7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           10/20
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday             10/22
6:00pm                           Feast Day Dinner Dance

Sunday               10/23
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, October 9, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.


 

October 9, 2022

3rd Sunday of Luke

 

James the Apostle, son of Alphaeus

  

James, son of Alphaeus (Ἰάκωβος, Iakōbos in Greek) was one of the Twelve Apostles.  He preached Christ to many nations, and finally suffered death by crucifixion.

 

 

                                                                        


 

Liturgical Guide

 

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
ξ ψους κατλθες εσπλαγχνος…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus in the Third Mode
Απόστολε Άγιε Ιάκωβε…
O Holy Apostle James, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.
The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 7:11-16

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”

 

 

 


Memorial Prayer

 

Evangelia Leontsinis (40 days) survived by daughters Nicole and Stavroula, son Andreas, daughter in law Patti, and granddaughters Athena and Cassie.

 

Trisagion Prayer

Constantine Lycouris survived by son Stephen and grandsons Alexander and Constantine.

 


Announcements

 

Family Movie Night

 

 


Daughters of Penelope
This Sunday is the last day to purchase tickets for the Daughters of Penelope Fashion Show.
You may purchase your tickets in the hall after church.


 

 

 



Philoptochos
Thank you for your generosity! You sent $1,080 to the Metropolis Hurricane Relief fund to help our brothers and sisters who suffered during Hurricane Ian. 

 


Philoptochos
Hats Galore! Ladies, wear your fanciest hat and join us for an afternoon of tea, refreshments and fun.  Complimentary, for all women of St. Demetrios.  Saturday, November 5, 2 pm. RSVP today in the hall.

 



Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Bookstore
Come see our new assortment of monastery soap, incense, and prayer ropes.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir will be returning to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.


Visiting Angels
Help us reach out to homebound parishioners to let them know their church remembers them and prays for them. If you know of someone who would like a call, card or visit, let us know at philoptochos@stdemetrios.org, or by calling Paula Kirifides 954-240-2896 or Mary Taschioglou 954-424-1762.


Flowers
The feast of St. Demetrios is fast approaching.  The cost of adorning the icon with flowers is $150.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

 


Caregiver Support Group
Philoptochos: Are you caring for a loved one?• Do you wish you could talk to others who are facing the same caregiving challenges? • Would it be helpful to share your concerns, and questions about caregiving with those who understand our faith, and culture? • Are you so overwhelmed you’re not even sure what to ask or who could help?

National Philoptochos is offering an online caregiver support group.  The 6 sessions begin October 18.  Pre Registration is required at  supportgroup@philoptochos.org.  Space is limited.

 

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 




 


 

Calendar

Saturday            10/8
9:30am                           DOP Meeting
12:30pm                         Hellenic Book Club
5:00pm                           Movie Night

Sunday              10/9     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance
1:00pm                            GOYA Meeting
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              10/10
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             10/11

7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           10/13
10:30am                          Philoptochos meeting and lunch, Kandaras Hall
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday           10/15
11:00am                          DOP Fashion Show & Luncheon at Home 2 Suites

Sunday              10/16
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, October 2, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit https://stdemetrios.org/ where a link to the broadcast can be found.


 

September 2, 2022

2nd Sunday of Luke

 

The Martyrs Cyprian and Justina
Commemorated October 2

  

Saint Justina who was from Damascus, lived in virginity for the sake of Christ. Saint Cyprian, who was from Antioch, began as an initiate of magic and worshipper of the demons. A certain foolish young man who had been smitten with Justina’s beauty hired Cyprian to draw her to love him; when Cyprian had wed every demonic device he knew, and had failed, being repulsed by the power of Christ Whom Justina invoked, he understood the weakness of the demons and came to know the truth. Delivered from demonic delusion, he came to Christ and burned all his books of magic, was baptized, and later ascended the episcopal throne in his country. Later, he and Justina were arrested by the Count of Damascus, and having endured many torments at his hands, they were sent finally to Diocletian in Nicomedia, where they were beheaded about the year 304.

 

 

Dionysios the Areopagite
Commemorated October 3

 

This Saint was from Athens, a learned man, and a member of the famous judicial court of Mars Hill (in Greek Aeros Pagos, hence the name Areopagite (see Acts 17:19-34). When Saint Paul preached in Athens, he was one of the first there to believe in Christ, and, according to some, became the first bishop of that city. Others say — and this may be more probable–that he was the second Bishop of Athens, after Saint Hierotheus, whom Dionysios calls his friend and teacher “after Paul” (On the Divine Names, 3:2). With Saint Hierotheus he was also present at the Dormition of the most holy Theotokos; the Doxasticon of the Aposticha for the service of the Dormition is partly taken from a passage in Chapter III of On the Divine Names. According to ancient tradition, he received a martyr’s end (according to some, in Athens itself) about the year 96.

                                                                        


 

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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Martyrs Cyprian and Justina in the Fourth Mode
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος..
As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Cyprian. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε…
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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

 

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

 

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 6:31-36

The Lord said, “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

 

 

Trisagion Prayer

in memory of

Hariklia Amentas (40 days) survived by her daughters and her grandchildren.

Ioannis Amentas (6 years)

Maria Amentas (7 years)

Dobri Petrov Penev (11 years) father of Aneta Zlateva

Thomas Glenos (27 years) survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

 


 

 


Announcements

 

 


 


BiPhiloptochos
Thank you for buying loukoumades last week. You got us halfway to our goal of sending College Care boxes to each St.Demetrios college student.  You may donate at the table in the hall or online at https://ladies-philoptochos-of-st-demetrios.square.site/

 


Bible Study
Bible Study is on Sundays at 1:15pm.  The focus is the Old Testament books Ezekiel and Judges.  We will meet upstairs next to the choir loft.

 


Pap Corps 
Pap Corps Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, October 5 at 3PM, Kandaras Hall.

 


Bookstore

Father Peter, in his sermon last week, urged us to read the Bible daily.  Pick up your free copy of the 2022 Scripture Readings for the Greek Orthodox church. Or go here https://www.goarch.org/-/daily-reading-app to learn about the Daily Readings app for your phone or computer.

Also, If you enjoyed the film Smyrna, My Beloved, you may want to read Ships of Mercy: the True Story of the Rescue of the Greeks, Smyrna, September, 1922 by Christos Papoutsy, available in the bookstore.

 


Choir
JOIN US IF YOU CAN SING 🎶
The St. Demetrios choir will be returning to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.


Visiting Angels
Help us reach out to homebound parishioners to let them know their church remembers them and prays for them. If you know of someone who would like a call, card or visit, let us know at philoptochos@stdemetrios.org, or by calling Paula Kirifides 954-240-2896 or Mary Taschioglou 954-424-1762.


Programs Registration 
Program Registration for Sunday School, Little Lambs, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance is still open. To register, pick up a form by the candle stand .  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment. Click here  https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/ to submit your year 2022 stewardship form.

 


Caregiver Support Group
Philoptochos: Are you caring for a loved one?• Do you wish you could talk to others who are facing the same caregiving challenges? • Would it be helpful to share your concerns, and questions about caregiving with those who understand our faith, and culture? • Are you so overwhelmed you’re not even sure what to ask or who could help?

National Philoptochos is offering an online caregiver support group.  The 6 sessions begin October 18.  Pre Registration is required at  supportgroup@philoptochos.org.  Space is limited.

 

 


Family Movie Night

 

 

 


Daughters of Penelope

 

 

 


Oral History Project

The Hellenic Cultural Society (HCS) of South Florida is undertaking an Oral History Project which aims at creating an archive of the emigration and immigration experience of Greek Americans.

> All humans in the Americas, including Native Americans, immigrated from other continents. Greeks have been emigrating from their ancestral villages, hamlets and cities since the ancient times. As a result, they established what became the cities of Alexandria, Nice, Napoli, Messina, Odessa and Byzantium, to name but a few. In more recent times, Greeks immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them are our ancestors. The experience of these ancestors is an integral part of American History and must be recorded.

> The HCS invites you to include in the proposed archive the emigration and immigration history of your family. This may be accomplished through a live interview or by submitting written answers to a set of questions. All this primary data will be uploaded on a website and will become available to scholars embarking on a variety of topics regarding Greek Americans. In addition to the narrative you may wish to include copies of photographs and documents such as certificates of birth, baptism, marriage, divorce and death, passports etc.

> For more information please contact Malvina Protogerou Currie at malvinacurrie@gmail.com or Stavroula Christodoulou at isapaul@aol.com or at SimplyGreekSF@gmail.com

 

 


 

Stewardship

Please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here https://stdemetrios.org/our-parish/stewardship/stewardship-form/  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!

 

 




 


 

Calendar

Sunday              10/2     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              10/3
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             10/4
7:00pm                           Ahepa Meeting

7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday       10/5
3:00pm                           Pap Corps Meeting

Thursday           10/6
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday            10/8
9:30am                           DOP Meeting
12:30pm                         Hellenic Book Club
5:00pm                           Movie Night

Sunday               10/9
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:00pm                          GOYA meeting
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study