The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, January 29, 2023

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January 29, 2023

Sunday of the Canaanite



Removal of the Relics of Ignatius  the God-bearer



Saint Ignatius was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, and a successor of the Apostles, and he became the second Bishop of Antioch, after Evodus. He wrote many epistles to the faithful, strengthening them in their confession, and preserving for us the teachings of the holy Apostles. Brought to Rome under Trajan, he was surrendered to lions to be eaten, and so finished the course of martyrdom about the year 107. The remnants of his bones were carefully gathered by the faithful and brought to Antioch. He is called God-bearer, as one who bare God within himself and was aflame in heart with love for Him. Therefore, in his Epistle to the Romans (ch. 4), imploring their love not to attempt to deliver him from his longed-for martyrdom, he said, “I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found to be the pure bread of God.”                                                                                                                                                                             



Liturgical Guide



Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος..
From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions.  O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Relics of Ignatius the Godbearer in the Fourth Mode
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος, καί θρόνων διάδοχος..
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 Ignatius. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.
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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.
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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 Matthew 15:21-28

At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying,  “Send her away, for she is crying after us.” He answered,  “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying,  “Lord, help me.” And he answered,  “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said,  “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus answered her,  “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.





Memorial Prayer



Evangelos Maounis (40 days) survived by his wife Kathleen, children Sean and Mark and their families, twin brother Konstantinos, and niece Zoi DeTuro.

Trisagion Prayer


Joakim Joanides (3 yrs) predeceased by his son Jordan, survived by his wife Marigo, his daughter Joanna, and his grandson Constantinos.

Angela Manolatos (3 year) survived by son Emanuel (Kathy) Bacolas, Katie Bacolas, Michael Bacolas, and Zitis/Velisarios families.

Victor G. Vogis (22 years) survived by his mother Margo, father Victor, sisters Katya (Omar) and Esther (Tony), and niece Margo Marie.

Gerasimos, Joan, Aglaia, John, Spero, Anastasios, Engolpia survived by the Emanuel Bacolas family.





Coffee Hour 
In memory of. her husband Evangelos, Kathleen Maounis is sponsoring Sunday’s coffee hour.


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


2023 wall calendars, featuring the early Saints, are available in the bookstore.


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!




Festival preparations are well on their way.

Sign up for volunteers is available in the South Narthex _ we still need volunteers 

Golf cart drivers
Saganaki/Greek Grill
Greek Coffee
Greek Grocery
Guest Services & Volunteer Support
Office Staff Cash counters/runners

Clipboards have a page for each day of the festival for every area and for every shift.

There’s even a sign up sheet for those of you available to help anywhere!

Once you’ve signed up, 
Check your emails daily for volunteer updates and scheduled pre festival events

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Note these dates for Festival Preparations and events:

    • Saturday, Jan 28   9am  Preparing Grounds for Festival Set up
      • Lunch will be served to volunteers
      • We need help unloading & cleaning items, inventory, and more


    • Sunday, Jan 29 Training for all cashiers – POS system and PrePaid Card loading


    • Tuesday, Jan 31:
      • Receiving rental equipment
      • Booth set up after 5pm
    • Wednesday, Feb 1   10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
      • Finalize booth set up
  • Volunteer Orientation – Meet your team, have dinner together, get your t-shirt or apron and learn about the new festival features for 2023
    • Wednesday, February 1 at 7PM
    • POS training for cashiers will follow the orientation

Many thanks to each of you from our festival  team of 30 plus leaders coordinating every detail of this event! 



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.







if you have not already done so, please fill out a year 2022 pledge form by clicking here  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!






Saturday            1/28
9:00am.                            Preparing grounds for Festival Set Up
Lunch will be served

Sunday               1/29    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Three Hierarchs Celebration
After Communion               Sunday School and Little Lambs
After Liturgy                 Training for all Festival cashiers-POS system & PrePaid Card loading
12:30pm                             Dance practice
1:00pm                               GOYA meeting
1:15pm                               Bible Study

Monday              1/30
4:15pm-6:00pm               No Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             1/31
10:00am                          Philoptochos packing festival baked goods
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday        2/1
7:00pm                           Volunteer orientation
Meet your team, have dinner, get your t-shirt or apron
POS training for cashiers

Thursday             2/2
5:00pm-10:00pm            Festival

Friday                  2/3
12:00pm-11:00pm          Festival

Saturday             2/4
12:00pm-11:00pm          Festival

Sunday               2/5    
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm-7:00pm                Festival