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

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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.





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.


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 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 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!


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.
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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
Daughters of Penelope
Narcissus #289



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  RSVP/INFO

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



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 or Stavroula Christodoulou at or at





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!







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