The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 22, 2023

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January 22, 2023



Timothy the Apostle of the 70



The Apostle Timothy, who was from Lystra of Lycaonia, was born of a Greek (that is, pagan) father and a Jewish mother.  His mother’s name was Eunice, and his grandmother’s name was Lois (II Tim. 1:5).  He became the disciple of the Apostle Paul when the latter first preached there, and he followed St. Paul during the whole period of the Apostle’s preaching.  Afterwards, Timothy was consecrated by him as first Bishop of the church in Ephesus.  Under the supervision of John the Evangelist, who governed all the churches in Asia, he completed his life as a martyr in the year 97.  He was stoned to death by the heathens, because, as some surmise, he opposed the festival held in honor of Artemis (Diana).  The Apostle Paul’s First and Second Epistles to Timothy were written to him.  He is commemorated on January 22.


Righteous Euthymius the Great


This Saint, who was from Melitene in Armenia, was the son of pious parents named Paul and Dionysia. He was born about 377. Since his mother had been barren, he was named Euthymius-which means “good cheer” or “joy”-for this is what his parents experienced at his birth. He studied under Eutroius, the Bishop of Melitene, by whom he was ordained and entrusted with the care of the monasteries of Melitene. Then, after he had come to Palestine about the year 406, he became the leader of a multitude of monks. Through him, a great tribe of Arabs was turned to piety, when he healed the ailing son of their leader Aspebetos. Aspebetos was baptized with all his people; he took the Christian name of Peter, and was later consecrated Bishop for his tribe, being called “Bishop of the Tents.” Saint Euthymius also fought against the Nestorians, Eutychians, and Manichaeans. When Eudocia, the widow of Saint Theodosius the Younger, had made her dwelling in Palestine, and had fallen into the heresy of the Monophysites which was championed in Palestine by a certain Theodosius, she sent envoys to Saint Symeon the Stylite in Syria (see Sept. 1), asking him his opinion of Eutyches and the Council of Chalcedon which had condemned him; Saint Symeon, praising the holiness and Orthodoxy of Saint Euthymius near whom she dwelt, sent her to him to be delivered from her error (the holy Empress Eudocia is commemorated Aug. 13). He became the divine oracle of the Church, or rather, “the vessel of divine utterance,” as a certain historian writes. He was the instructor and elder of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified. Having lived for ninety-six years, he reposed in 473, on January 20.  He is commemorated on January 20.      




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 Timothy of the 70 in the Fourth Mode
Χρηστότητα ἐκδιδαχθείς…
Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness thoroughly and wast vigilant in all things, thou wast clothed with a good conscience as befitteth one holy.  Thou didst draw from the Chosen Vessel ineffable mysteries; and having kept the Faith, thou didst finish a like course, O Hieromartyr and Apostle Timothy.  Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Martyr Anastasius the Persian in the Fourth Mode
Ο Μάρτυς σου Κύριε…
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received the prize of the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God.  For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption.  O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
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 First Mode
Ὁ μήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῶ τόκω σου
Your birth sanctified a Virgin’s womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon.  Having now come and saved us O Christ our God, give peace to Your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom You love, as only the loving One.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press

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 First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15

Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and suffer reproach, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.


Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 19:1-10

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




Memorial Prayer


Gerasimos Jouas (40 days) survived by his parents and his siblings.

Georgia Retsinas (4 yrs) survived by her children Matheo and Thalia and by her husband Johnny Kountouridou.

Trisagion Prayer

Helen Fourtounes (6 days) of Canada, survived by her nephews and nieces in Florida.

Mary Owen (22 days) long time parishioner and choir member of St. Demetrios Church.  Remembered by her fellow choir members.

Dimitrios Bakatselos (6 mos) survived by his wife Tara, children Christina (John), Eleni, and Alexandra, parents Elefteria and Platon, brother Aristotle (Melissa), nieces Demi and Sophia and nephew Christian.

George Stringos (4 yrs) survived by his wife Angeliki, son Emmanuel, son George (Tracey) and grandson George.

Efharis Dawson (20 yrs) mother of Sandra Salas and Antoinete Graucke, grandmother and great great grandmother of many, sister of Sophia Thermis.

Antonios Bourlotos (25 yrs) survived by his wife Stamatiki, daughters Maria (Alex) and Christina (Michael) and grandchildren Christina, John and Antonios.

Demetrios Kapakos (34 yrs) survived by his 4 children and their spouses and by his 2 grandchildren.




Families with children in Dance, GOYA, Greek School and Hope and Joy are reminded to complete their 2022 stewardship obligation.  Families must have fulfilled their stewardship obligation for 2022 and must have registered for each program in order to have their children participate in dance at the festival next month. If you have questions, please email


Loving Stitches
Join the Loving Stitches on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30AM to work on your craft projects and to enjoy lunch.


Pap Corp Chapter 
Jan 25th – 3PM Pap Corps Chapter Meeting


Daily Bible reading guides for 2023 have arrived.  They’re free, so pick yours up today and start the year with the Bible.


We are looking for new members in the St. Demetrios Choir.  We’d love to have you join us!  Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.  Thank you!


Book Club
Meeting on Saturday, February 11 at 12 PM




IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE…..the next BINGO is Friday evening, February 17 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.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your family, friends, & neighbors.  See you on February 17th at 5:30pm.


Movie Showing   
Hellenic Cultural Society of South Florida invites you to the screening of the comedy “My friend Lefterakis” (Ο φίλος μου ο Λεφτεράκης) and the celebration of Finos Film 80th anniversary! The movie is digitalized with English subtitles. Starring Ntinos Iliopoulos, Maro Kontou, Kostas Voutsas. Movie time 91 min.

On Saturday Febraury 18, 2023 at 3:10pm join us at Savor Cinema in Downtown Ft Lauderdale. The Greek Food Truck will join the festivities too! Tickets can be purchased at the Hall.





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Gyro with George,  Greek Market with Mona

Loukoumades & Greek Cafe & Frappes with Karyl & the famous Loukou Queens

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AHEPA invites you to a live concert
For information, contact Chris Kapakos at or (954) 709-9651.





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Saturday            1/21
8:00pm                             Echoes of Greece Concert

Sunday               1/22    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:15pm                               Bible Study

Monday              1/23
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             1/24
11:30am                          Loving Stitches
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday       1/25
3:00pm                           Pap Corps Chapter meeting

Thursday           1/26
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Sunday               1/29    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Three Hierarchs Celebration
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:00pm                               GOYA meeting
1:15pm                               Bible Study