The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, November 7th, 2021



November 7, 2021
7th Sunday of Luke

Saints and Feasts Commemorated


Lazarus the Wonderworker

Commemorated November 7

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).



Liturgical Guide


Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια..
Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death.  The first-born of the dead hath He become.  From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for 33 Martyrs of Militene in the Fourth Mode
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε…
Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God.  For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption.  O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
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 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.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon.  Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.


The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19

Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother.

Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 8:41-56

At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As he went, the people pressed round him. And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, “Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!” But Jesus said, “Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.” And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.



Memorial Prayer


Helen Vezos Anton (40 days) survived by her sons Dr. James Anton (Frances) and Chris Anton, grandsons John and Peter, nieces Stacy Vezos, Kathe Milner and Georgia Callum, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.






Our Church.  Our Spiritual Home. Our Family

“…in the Church we live eternal life starting from now. We do not simply await the life to come, but we experience and enjoy it from the present. The Kingdom of God, according to the Fathers, is not life beyond the grave but communion with God….” –Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

We are kicking off the Year 2022 Stewardship Campaign. Be in church on Sundays, October 17 , October 24, and November 7 to hear parishioner testimonials.  Sunday, November 14 is Stewardship Sunday when we will all submit our pledge forms for year 2022 and enjoy a luncheon after the Divine Liturgy.

Have you pledged your time, talent treasure for year 2021?  If yes, thank you!  If no, won’t you do so today? Fill out a form at  You can make donations towards your financial pledge here by choosing “Stewardship” from the dropdown menu.



St. Demetrios Feast Day Dinner Dance

A fun time was had by all!



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


Philoptochos News

COLLEGE BOXES Thank you for helping us send Care Boxes to 24 St. Demetrios young people who are away at college.  The boxes were filled with snacks, homemade koulourakia, masks, sanitizer, school supplies and a prayer book.  We have already received replies from students expressing their gratitude and pleasure at knowing that you think of them.


SAVE THE DATE:  BINGO—Friday, November 19th!!!  Doors open at 5:30pm and games begin at 6:00pm.  An evening of fun, food, family & friends!  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  More details to come!

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.



Thanksgiving Celebration





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.


Ionian Village Summer  2022 Program Dates


The Office of Ionian Village announces the dates for its Summer 2022 programs. Ionian Village is the international camping ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with campgrounds located in Peloponnesus, Greece. The mission of Ionian Village is to enrich the lives of its participants by bringing campers and staff into close contact with their Orthodox faith and Hellenic heritage by providing the opportunity for young people of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to foster a life-long appreciation and love of Greece, Orthodoxy, and Hellenism.

IV Next

Dozens of colleges and universities offer study abroad programs in Greece, and many programs of our own diaspora offer similar opportunities for young adults to travel to Greece and see the sights. However, IV Next is the only travel-based program for young adults that has our Greek Orthodox faith as a core tenet of the program. Only IV Next combines professional development, international travel, and the Orthodox Faith into one all-inclusive program.

  • IV Next is for participants ages 19-24 and will run from May 30-June 10, 2022

Summer Camp

The picturesque Ionian Village campgrounds sit along the shores of the pristine Ionian Sea and are equipped with a private beach, a renovated Olympic-sized pool, and various athletic courts and fields. Campers actively explore their Orthodox faith and heritage, both through the daily at-camp program and through excursions to culturally and religiously significant sites throughout Greece. Excursions include Ancient Olympia, Patras, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Kalavrita, Aegina, and Athens. Each 20-day session is open to young people who will have completed grades 9 through 12.

  • Session One: June 19 – July 8, 2022
  • Session Two: July 18 – August 6, 2022


Ionian Village Summer 2022 Staff Applications

Ionian Village depends upon its highly motivated and energetic Staff Members, each of whom is selected through a careful application process. Applicants must be Greek Orthodox and at least 21 years old by August 20, 2022. Staff commitment is June 10-August 10, 2022.  Applications to be a part of the 2022 Summer Staff will be available on the Ionian Village website on December 26, 2021.

For more information regarding any of our 2022 Summer programs, to apply to be a Staff, Medical, or Clergy Member, or to register for our Alumni Project, please visit the Ionian Village website at


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




Saturday, November 6

GOYA Social                                                                       1:00PM-3:00PM

Sunday, November 7        

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

Sunday School                                                                    After Holy Communion

GOYA Meeting                                                                  12:30PM

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 8

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

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

Tuesday, November 9 

Scholarship Committee Meeting                                                10:30AM

Advanced Modern Greek-Zoom                                                  7:00PM

Wednesday, November 10

Choir Practice                                                                                  12:00PM

Thursday, November 11

Potluck Thanksgiving                                                                  6:00PM

Advanced Modern Greek-Zoom                                                 7:00PM

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