The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, March 10th, 2024

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Sunday, March 10th, 2024

Judgement Sunday 


Judgment Sunday 



The foregoing two parables — especially that of the Prodigal Son — have presented to us God’s extreme goodness and love for man.  But lest certain persons, putting their confidence in this alone, live carelessly, squandering upon sin the time given them to work out their salvation, and death suddenly snatch them away, the most divine Fathers have appointed this day’s feast commemorating Christ’s impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the most righteous Judge, Who recompenses to each according to his deeds.
It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren.  Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we commemorate Adam’s exile from the Paradise of delight — which exile is the beginning of life as we know it now — it is clear that today’s is reckoned the last of all feasts, because on the last day of judgment, truly, everything of this world will come to an end.


“Christian love is the ‘possible impossibility’ to see Christ in another man, whoever he is…”
Alexander Schmemann
Great Lent, 20th Century                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    



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 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
Ὅταν ἔλθῃς ὁ Θεός, ἐπὶ γῆς μετὰ δόξης…
O God, when You come upon the earth in glory, the whole world will tremble.  A river of fire will bring all before Your Judgment Seat and the books will be opened, and everything in secret will become public.  At that time, deliver me from the fire which never dies, and enable me to stand by Your right hand, O Judge most just.
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Epistle Reading



Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 146.5;134.3.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2

Brethren, food will not commend us to God.  We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.  Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.  For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol’s temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?  And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.  Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.  Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother’s falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.Am I not free?  Am I not an apostle?  Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?  Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?  If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.


Gospel Reading



Matthew 25:31-46

The Lord said, “When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.  Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left.  Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’  Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’  Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’  Then he will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’  And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”




Trisagion Prayer

Kyriakos Kyriakidis (3 years) survived by his wife Vera.

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






Saturday of Souls
The Saturday of Souls Liturgy scheduled for Saturday, March 9 is cancelled.

A Saturday of Souls Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16.  Orthros at 9:00am. Divine Liturgy at 10:00am.



Office Hours
The office will be closed on Thursday, March 7 and Monday, March 11.


Scholarship News

The St. Demetrios Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in last Sunday’s “Celebration of Learning”.  Your donations will assist children in our community to attend St. Stephen’s Summer Camp as well as some of our older students with the ever-increasing costs associated with acquiring a college degree.

Applications for the Dr. Helene Tzitsikas Scholarship for students enrolled in higher education as well as applications for St. Stephen’s Summer Camp are open.  More information about the Dr. Tzitsikas Scholarship can be found on the St. Demetrios website  Information about St. Stephen’s Camp can be found on their website St. Stephen’s Summer Camp – Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA (

It’s important to note that applications for St. Stephen’s Camp open on March 28th. 

Scholarship applications are available online at the St. Demetrios website under the heading of “Ministries” or call the Church Office 954-467-1515 Monday – Thursday.  Deadlines for all applications are May 15, 2024.


Sunday of Orthodoxy Service
You’re invited to sing with the St. Demetrios Choir on Sunday, March 24 for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Service. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, March 17 immediately following liturgy and also on Wednesday, March 20 at 11 AM in the choir loft.
Please join us! For more information contact  Athena Loucas at 203-962-2992.ay, March 11.


Agape Luncheon
You are cordially invited to the Agape luncheon on March 19, 2024. Doors will open at 11:30 AM. Entrance $10.00. Snacks, wine, soda and water will start the event. Chef Nick Manos, sous chef Bessie Manos and their able crew will prepare a sumptuous Lenten repast of fish, baked potatoes à la grec, etc. Dessert and ice-cream will follow.  Please come and bring a friend.

Prosfora Baking
We invite anyone who knows how to make prosforo to please do so. Thank you for your offering.



Today the festival spotlight is on Basil Economou, John Simitses and on the team of volunteers at Greek Grill and all of the festival bars. This entertaining group lit up the event in more ways than one!

Basil, the driving force behind the Greek Grill, orchestrated not only the culinary delights but also ensured seamless logistics, arranging the golf carts that ferried our guests and took the lead in various aspects in the months leading up to the festival. John, on the other hand, managed the dynamic team of volunteer bartenders and oversaw everything from setup to ordering and pricing for all the bars on-site, ensuring that every guest’s thirst was quenched and the atmosphere remained vibrant.

Basil, along with the illustrious Saganaki Kings and Master Grillers, tantalized our senses with the aroma of flaming cheese, savory loukaniko, and an array of grilled bites. Let’s shine a spotlight on the incredible individuals who contributed to this gastronomic extravaganza: Ted Korbos, Andy Pappas, Michael Hatzikostantis, Alex Velasquez, Jared Becker, Tam & Xander Economou, Nick Manos, Stylainos Gelis, Chandler & Athena Sergiou Griffin, John Kapoukakis, Adam Bousa, Bill Moskos, Georgios Papagiannakis, Vasilis Angelis, Pantelis Katopodis, Andrew Pinney, Anna Krekoukis, Marianne Kritikos, Stella Stringer, Vanessa Villaester, Judith Jack, Connie Fountas, and Dimitri Vlamis. This team worked tirelessly to ensure every guest felt welcomed and valued.

Meanwhile, John’s bar team ensured that the libations flowed freely, keeping the crowd smiling and entertained with their swift service and jovial demeanor. Inside the hall, Bob Manze, proudly known as “Manzopoulos,” alongside Michael Papastamits and Dennis Matson, ensured that drinks kept pouring for guests exploring the intriguing nearby vendors. Outside, the infectious smiles and shouts of “Yamas” and “Opa” of Chris Georgakopoulos, Nicholas Mafredas, Justin Phass, John Zaravinos, Will & Lyndsey Walters, Michael & Angela Valverde, Constantine Fiacos, Val Dragutinovic, Pam Stamm, Phil Taschioglou, Michael Karavolos, Thomas Manos, Maibel & Brad Gellman, Neal Victor, Shane Grabski, Nick Stratoudakis and Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos, guaranteed that the festival’s lively atmosphere was complemented by refreshing drinks and warm hospitality.

Together, Basil, John, and their dedicated teams of volunteers impacted the festival with their hard work, and commitment to creating a memorable experience for all.   When you see them, let them know how much you appreciate their part in our success.  I certainly do!


Hellenic Cultural Society News

  • The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago and the Hellenic Cultural Society will collaborate on the Society’s South Florida Oral History Project. The goal of the project is to record and preserve the stories of Greek American immigrants (or their descendants). The recordings will be preserved at the National Hellenic Museum’s Collections and Archives Center.

For more info please contact Stavroula Christodoulou or Malvina Currie




Educational Seminar
The whole community is invited to attend.








Stewardship Year 2024


Please fill out a year 2024 pledge form by clicking here  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!








Thursday               3/7     Office closed

Saturday                3/9
9:00am                             Pap Corps walkathon

Sunday                  3/10      
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion              Sunday School

Monday                 3/11
4:15pm-6:00pm                 Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’
& Adult Beginner
7:00pm                              Intermediate Greek -Google Meet

Wednesday           3/13       
6:30pm                             DOP meeting

Thursday              3/14      
6:00pm                              Philoptochos meeting
7:00pm  – 9:00pm             Advanced Greek-zoom

Saturday              3/16     Saturday of Souls
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy

Sunday               3/17   
8:30am/9:30am                 Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion              Sunday School