The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 21st, 2021



November 21, 2021
Entrance of the Theotokos

Saints and Feasts Commemorated



The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple


According to the tradition of the Church, the Theotokos was brought to the Temple at three years of age, where she was consecrated to God and spent her days until she was fourteen or fifteen years old; and then, as a mature maiden, by the common counsel of the priests (since her parents had reposed some three years before), she was betrothed to Joseph.




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 Entry of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode
Σήμερον τής ευδοκίας Θεού τό προοίμιον…
Today is the prelude of God’s good will and the heralding of the salvation of mankind.  In the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, and she proclaimeth Christ unto all.  To her, then, with a great voice let us cry aloud:  Rejoice, O thou fulfilment of the Creator’s dispensation.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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. Third Mode. Luke 1: 46-48.
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Verse: For he has regarded the humility of his servant.


The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 9:1-7

BRETHREN, the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. For a tent was prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence; it is called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain stood a tent called the Holy of Holies, having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, which contained a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail. These preparations having thus been made, the priests go continually into the outer tent, performing their ritual duties; but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood which he offers for himself and for the errors of the people.

Gospel Reading

Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28

At that time, Jesus entered a village; and a woman called Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve you alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.” As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”



Mary Planakis (3 years) Survived by her children: Andreas, Clare, Chris, Beth, her grandchildren: Lucas, Chloe, Nikos, Alexandra and her siblings: Tony, Helen, Nick, Magda and Peter.

Ioannis Manolakos (22 years) Survived by children and grandchildren.



Today’s Artoklasia is for the health of the members of the Daughters of Penelope.


Baby Blessings


Amelia and Michael Yianilos present “Sophia Beatrice” for the traditional 40 day mother and baby blessing.

Tatiana Nikolaidis and Robby Illanes present “Elenora” for the traditional 40 day mother and baby blessing.



With Christmas almost upon us, we at are truly thankful for you and your family here in our Church.  You are a vital part of our Church Community.

Please take a few minutes to review your 2021 Stewardship Commitment in support of our Parish Ministries.  If your financial commitment has not been fulfilled, please do so as soon as you are able and ensure the success of the programs undertaken for the spiritual needs of the families entrusted to our care. Remember that your Stewardship provides the foundation for our Parish Ministries and our efforts in meeting the challenge of spreading Christ’s Word and our Orthodox Faith.

Stewardship is an opportunity to examine our priorities and values, to express our thankfulness, to give of ourselves and to grow in grace. It allows us to participate in the work of God. Giving is not a substitute for commitment – it is an expression of our commitment.

May the grace of our Lord bless you and your loved ones to experience the joy of Christ’s Birth through the joy of giving.


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








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.


GOYA Service Project

GOYA would like to thank everyone that donated and helped with their service project for the youth at Covenant House. The kids packed 45 large bags filled with school supplies, snacks, hygiene items, gift cards and much more!



Loving Stitches

Loving Stitches reminder! Our November meeting is on Tuesday, Nov 23 at 11:30!
Remember it is a Potluck!! Please bring your favorite dish! See you then!


Calling all Young Adults!!
(ages 18 – 30)

Join us for an evening of fun on Thursday, December 2 at 6:30pm, where we will launch our evening at the popular Tin Roof on Atlantic Ave. in Delray for food and drinks.

We will then walk our way to the Silverball Pinball Museum around 8pm where we can enjoy retro games and great times.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Faith Becker at

Looking forward to a fantastic night together!


General Assembly

The Fall General Assembly will take place on Sunday, December 5 after the Divine Liturgy.  Please save the date and plan to attend.


Decorating for Christmas

GOYANS and their families will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, November 27th at 10am. Please join us. All parishioners are welcome! The more the merrier.

Yearly Christmas Pageant  and Church Family Event

The Sunday School Christmas Pageant Rehearsal will take place Saturday, December 11th from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. The The pageant family event is Friday, December 17th at 7:00pm.


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.



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 this 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.


Pap Corps News



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


District Epiphany Celebration

GOYA Fundraiser

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





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

No Dance


Monday, November 22

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

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

Tuesday, November 23 

Loving Stitches                                                                              11:30AM

Advanced Modern Greek-Zoom                                                  7:00PM

Thursday, November 25                                                       Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 27

Decorating the Church for Christmas                                         9:00AM-1:00PM
everyone is welcome

Sunday, November 28

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

Bible Study                                                                                    1:00PM – 2:00PM

No Sunday School

No Dance