The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 14th, 2021



November 14, 2021
8th Sunday of Luke

Saints and Feasts Commemorated


Philip the Apostle


This Apostle, one of the Twelve, was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and was a compatriot of Andrew and Peter. He was instructed in the teachings of the Law, and devoted himself to the study of the prophetic books. Therefore, when the Lord Jesus called him to the dignity of apostleship, he immediately sought out and found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of Whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph” (John 1.45). Having preached Jesus the God-man throughout many parts of Asia Minor, and having suffered many things for His Name’s sake, he was finally crucified upside down in Hierapolis of Phrygia.




Liturgical Guide

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα..
Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly:  Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Apostle Philip in the Third Mode
Απόστολε Άγιε Φίλιππε…
O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
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. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 18.4,1.
Their voice has gone out into all the earth.
Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God.


The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16

Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

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.”

Sunday, November 14 is Stewardship Sunday


Orthodox Christian Stewardship 2022
Our Church ~ Our Spiritual Home ~ Our Family

Our St. Demetrios Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. You may have been brought here on your 40th day, or it may have been the destination of your spiritual journey. For both, St. Demetrios Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return. We are brothers and sisters in Christ – a family.

This year has been challenging and in response our community continues to express its love. Our community outreach continues; helping a local elementary school, helping the Feeding South Florida agency, and helping parishioners in need.  Our Youth and Adult ministries are up and running and are all the more enjoyable in the newly opened Partalis and Kales Families Learning Center.  Joyfully, we recently celebrated our feast day with our customary dinner dance and look forward to once again showcasing our faith and culture during our annual Greek Festival in February.

In the coming year we expect to continue our ministries regardless of any challenges.

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.

Thank you very much for your 2021 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 2022. Even a small increase will help us do that much more to strengthen and advance our parish.

Below is a 2022 pledge form. Please fill out both sides completely so that we can update our database. Bring it with you to the Divine Liturgy on Stewardship Sunday November 14th, 2021. At the end of the service, we will pray the Offering Prayer together and place our 2022 pledge cards 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 as a way to thank you for your support.

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






Broward County Schools Mask Policy Update

As the guidelines have changed for vaccinations for children under age 12, there will be changes to the mandate by our local government and St. Demetrios’ Sunday School and Greek Dance Programs will adhere to the local rules of our government which are as follows:
The Broward County Public schools announced that as of Saturday, November 20, 2021 the use of face coverings are optional but strongly encouraged for students and staff.



Dance Troupe News

Come out to North Miami Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church to see our St. Demetrios HDF Dance Troupe perform at 6PM and 8PM on Saturday, November 13th. Free Admission 12250 NW 2nd Avenue, North Miami, FL 33168.  The Annunciation Church Festival runs Fri, Nov 12-Sun, Nov 14 from 12PM – 9PM


GOYA Service Project

GOYA is having their Thanksgiving service project this week. They are donating goods to all 45 youth currently being served at the Covenant House shelter in Ft Lauderdale. Covenant House Florida serves runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth under 21 in Fort Lauderdale, including teen parents and their babies.

Covenant House provides emergency shelter and crisis counseling for youth experiencing homelessness. Covenant House’s network of youth shelters provides refuge for homeless, abused, and trafficked kids – and the long-term support they need to heal.

The kids have collected some school supplies, personal hygiene items and other necessities so far but are still in need of more. For a list of suggested items, please contact a GOYA Advisor or email

This Sunday, November 14th, they are collecting ALL donated items or monetary donations and packing 45 bags after Sunday school. These will be taken to them on November 18th on National Sleepout Day to show support to homeless youth.


Philoptochos News

  • BINGO – FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 AT 6:00PM.   Doors open at 5:30pm.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.   Bring your family & friends for a fun evening.  Get 2 cards for $7.00 at the door.  Benefitting Feeding South Florida.  See you on November 19th!”
  • IT’S BACK!!!!!  The Philoptochos annual Thanksgiving Day Bake Sale is back! After a long wait we all look forward once again to your delicious homemade sweets. What a wonderful addition these will make to your Thanksgiving day meal as well as a very thoughtful gift for someone else to enjoy. Please bring your goodies to the Kandaras Hall on Sunday, November 21st, 2021. Without your generosity Philoptochos would not be able to minister to our community. May God bless you all and keep you well.



Join AHEPA for this worthy cause.


Hellenic Cultural Society Book Club Series 2021

Do you like reading?

Join the discussion of the book “Zorba the Greek” by Nikos Kazantzakis.
Saturday November 20, 2021, 12:00 pm -3:00 pm at St Demetrios Hall.  Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

Reservations by phone: Stavroula Christodoulou 954-899-8455.
By email:

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957), nominated twice for a Nobel Prize in Literature, was a novelist, dramatist, translator, poet, travel writer, and the president of the Hellenic Literary Society. “Zorba the Greek” became an international bestseller and inspiration for the Oscar-winning film “Zorba”. The book can be purchased at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.


Daughters of Penelope News

The Daughters of Penelope Narcissus Chapter #289 cordially invites everyone to join us on Tuesday, December 7th at the beautiful Oceanic Restaurant at the Pompano Pier.  Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a delicious dinner with an open-air beach view!  It’s going to be a lovely night celebrating our Christmas spirit amongst family and friends!  Tickets are $65 per person and Cash Bar.  Valet parking $10 and Garage parking is available.  We are supporting Kids in Distress for our philanthropy this year.  We are collecting backpacks, toiletries, blankets, pajamas, stuffed animals to cuddle, and new clothes.  All ages Birth – Teenagers. You may pay in the church hall or via our website https:/daughters-of-penelope-narcissus-289.squaresite.  For more information please contact Stephanie Balasakas at (954) 415-0488 or email Faith Makris Becker at




If you would like to help GOYA, please support their fundraiser.





Saturday, November 13

AHEPA Dance                                                                     7:00PM

Sunday, November 14                                              Stewardship Sunday

Orthros/Divine Liturgy                                                     9:00AM/10:00AM

Sunday School                                                                    After Holy Communion

Stewardship Luncheon                                                     After Divine Liturgy

Bible Study                                                                          1:00PM -2:00PM

Jr. Palazakia K-2nd grade                                                12:45PM-1:30PM Upstairs classrooms

Palazakia 3rd-5th grade                                                    12:45PM-1:45PM Upstairs classrooms

Sr. Palazakia 6th-8th grade                                              1:00PM – 2:00PM @ ArtServe

Kamaria 9th-12th grade                                                    1:00PM-2:00PM @ ArtServe

HDF                                                                                      2:30PM – 3:30PM in the church hall

Monday, November 15

Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner @ church            4:15PM-6:00PM

Intermediate Modern Greek -Zoom                                            6:30PM-7:30PM

Tuesday, November 16 

Advanced Modern Greek-Zoom                                                  7:00PM

Wednesday, November 17

Paps Corp Meeting                                                                       3:00PM

Thursday, November 18

Advanced Modern Greek-Zoom                                                 7:00PM

Friday, November 19

Bingo                                                                                                6:00PM

Saturday, November 20

Book Club                                                                                      12:00PM-3:00PM

Sunday, November 21

Orthros/Divine Liturgy                                                                9:00AM/10:00AM

Sunday School                                                                               After Holy Communion

Thanksgiving Bake Sale                                                              After Divine Liturgy

Bible Study                                                                                    1:00PM – 2:00PM

Jr. Palazakia K-2nd grade                                                           12:45PM-1:30PM Upstairs classrooms

Palazakia 3rd-5th grade                                                              12:45PM-1:45PM Upstairs classrooms

Sr. Palazakia 6th-8th grade                                                        1:00PM – 2:00PM @ ArtServe

Kamaria 9th-12th grade                                                            1:00PM-2:00PM @ ArtServe
HDF                                                                                               2:30PM – 3:30PM in the church hall