The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 5th, 2023

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November 5th, 2023


5th Sunday of Luke




Our righteous Father Lazarus was born in 967 in Magnesia of Asia Minor, and passed through various regions of the East, visiting monasteries. He was tonsured a monk, and then ordained priest, at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas in Palestine. In 1005 he returned to his homeland, and beginning in the year 1012, he built the monasteries that are on Mount Galesion. He raised up a pillar, on which he lived as a stylite for many years, enduring unspeakable hardships for the love of Christ, and reposed in the Lord in deep old age in the year 1053, during the reign of Constantine Monomachus (1042-1055).
Commemorated on November 7



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.
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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 Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant:  O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication,  O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
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Epistle Reading


Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Gospel Reading


Luke 16:19-31

The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to them, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'”



Memorial Prayer


Sophocles Fiacos (40 days) survived by his wife Vivian, daughter Dominique, son Constantin (Stefanie) and grandchildren Devon, Nicholas, Zoe, and Niko.

George Pilavakis (6 months) survived by his family.

George Courakos (6 months) survived by his family.







Coffee Hour

In loving memory of her husband George Pilavakis and her brother in law George Courakos, Maria Pilavakis has sponsored this Sunday’s coffee hour.

Stewardship Sunday
Stewardship Sunday is next 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 theAppreciation 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 next Sunday, November 12th.  Join us after Liturgy as we honor our year 2023 recipients.





Visit the link below to support our youth group.



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.




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.

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.

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.



St. Demetrios 2024 Walking Saints Pilgrimage

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Daughters of Penelope Fashion Show







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!







Saturday            11/4
11:30am                            DOP Fashion show at DoubleTree By Hilton Deerfield Beach

Sunday              11/5 
8:30am/9:30am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Holy Communion       Sunday School followed by Dance
12:30pm                             GOYA meeting
1:15pm                               Bible Study

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

Tuesday             11/7
7:00pm                              Advanced Modern Greek-zoom
7:00pm                              AHEPA Meeting

Wednesday        11/8
6:30pm                              DOP Meeting

Thursday           11/9             
6:00pm                               Thanksgiving Pot Luck
7:00pm                               Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

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

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                        Luncheon
1:15pm                               Bible Study