The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 12th, 2023

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November 12th, 2023


Sunday of Luke




Saint John was born in 555 on the island of Cyprus in the city of Amathus; his father, Epiphanius, was a ruler of Cyprus. The Saint was consecrated Archbishop of Alexandria in 608. A man of exemplary uprightness, in his zeal for Orthodoxy he strove mightily to fight the many heresies among the Christians in Egypt; but above all, he was famous for his singular generosity, humility, and sympathy towards all, especially the poor. His mercy was so great that the report of it reached the Persian invaders of Jerusalem, who desired to see him because of it. Saint John reposed in 619, at the age of sixty-four.



Liturgical Guide



Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου…
Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead.  And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body.  Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby.  Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.
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Apolytikion for John the Merciful in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Εν τή υπομονή σου εκτήσω τόν μισθόν σου Πάτερ, Όσιε…
In thy patience thou hast won thy reward, O righteous Father.  Thou didst persevere unceasingly in prayer; thou didst love the poor, and didst provide for them in all things.  Wherefore, intercede with Christ our God, O blessed John the Almsgiver, 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 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.
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Epistle Reading


Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 115.5,3 (116.15,12).
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Verse: What shall I render to the Lord for all that he has given me?

The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11

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

Gospel Reading


Luke 10:25-37

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



Trisagion Prayer


Ioannis Manolakos (22 years) survived by his family.








Stewardship Sunday
Stewardship Sunday is Sunday, November 12th. At the end of the service, we will pray the Offering Prayer together and place our 2024 forms in the offering basket.Liturgy, please be our guest at the Appreciation Lunch.sincerely look forward to serving you and your family a complimentary lunch to thank you for your support.

Archangel Michael Awards
Archangel Michael Awards Sunday is Sunday, November 12th.  Join us after Liturgy as we honor our year 2023 recipients.

Agape Luncheon
The Agape luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday 11/14/23 in the Great Hall. Chef Manos and his able crew will prepare a delectable meal and several ladies will graciously provide great desserts. $8.00 per person. All are welcome.
Pap Corps Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, November 15th 3PM



Saint Demetrios Fence Project- Fall 2023

The time has finally come to fence in our property.

Our plan at this time is to close off our property with a 6-foot-high steel fence.  There will be four entry gates some or all of which will ultimately be motorized for ease of use.

As part of this project, we will have to redo the festival outdoor electrical system.  The motorized fence will have to tap into this system for power.  The current electrical infrastructure is approximately 20 years old and has critical salt corrosion problems.  Our concern is that it may experience a critical failure during a festival that could lead to a complete festival loss.

The price tag for all this will be $350,000.  Our community has already collected $227,000 for the fence.  These funds have primarily come from the William and Bridget Eaton Partalis Charitable Remainder Unitrust and The Dina Hatzikostantis Estate. The Parish Council also intends to use the 2023 Partalis Family Lead Trust gift of approximately $27,000 for the fence project.

This leaves our community responsible for raising the remaining $100,000.

Please help us as we continue our endeavor to rebuild our parish.  Your gift will help Saint                  Demetrios  continue its mission of offering liturgical services, sacraments and programs that cultivate spiritual growth, strengthen families, and transform lives.



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AHEPA and Hellenic Cultural Society News





Philoptochos News

Save the Date
Sunday, November 19, 2023.  Philoptochos Annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale

Please support the many ministries of Philoptochos by baking and/or buying from a widw assortment of delicious sweets.  They will make a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving Day table as well as a thoughtful gift to a neighbor, teacher, co-worker, or an elderly person who can no longer bake.  Thank you for your continued support of Philoptochos.  Please bring in all goods to the small hall on November 19, 2023 before 11:00am.





BINGO DATE CANCELLED for November 25.  Also, due to holidays and festival planning, there is no BINGO during the months of December and January.  The next scheduled BINGO date is Friday evening, February 16, at 6:00pm; also, March 30, April 20, & May 11…all Saturdays at 12 noon.  For questions, see Athena or Juanita.


Holiday Orders
As the holidays are fast approaching now is the time to put in your order for Vasilopita and Finikia/Melomakarona.  Orders will be taken in the Kandaras Hall on November 5,12,19 and 26.  Order your Holiday Goodies today.



GOYA Fundraiser


Annual Christmas Party




Volunteer Today in the South Narthex…Food Prep *  Setting up & Decorating  * Cashiers * Bakery * Greek Coffee
Volunteer Table * Parking & Golf Carts Drivers * Food Line Server * GYRO * Loukoumades * Greek Grocery * Admissions
Bar * Greek Grill Saganaki Loukaniko * Kitchen Team *

There’s Great Joy getting to know your church family during festival time!


Festival 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities



St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage


For information, contact: 




Stewardship Form

Please fill out a year 2023 pledge form by clicking here  Or download this form, fill out both sides completely and return it to the office.  Thank you!







Sunday               11/12      Stewardship Sunday and Archangel Michael Awards      
8:30am/9:30am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Holy Communion       Sunday School followed by Dance
After Liturgy                        Complimentary Luncheon
Frappe Fundraiser
1:15pm                               Bible Study  

Monday              11/13
4:15pm-6:00pm                 Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
7:00pm                              Intermediate Modern Greek over Google Meet

Tuesday             11/14
11:30am                            Agape Luncheon
7:00pm                              Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Wednesday        11/15
3:000pm                              Pap Corps Meeting

Thursday           11/16             
7:00pm                               Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday           11/18
7:00am                               AHEPA/HCSSF Movie & Presentation

Sunday              11/19        
8:30am/9:30am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Philoptochos Oath to Office
After Holy Communion       Sunday School followed by Dance
After Liturgy                        Philoptochos Bake Sale
1:15pm                               Bible Study