The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, October 30, 2022

We are live streaming our services.

Visit where a link to the broadcast can be found.


October 30, 2022

5th Sunday of Luke


                                          Cleopas and Artemas of the 70 Apostles                                                                 


The Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles, celebrated on January 4, was established by the Orthodox Church to indicate the equal honor of each of the Seventy. They were sent two by two by the Lord Jesus Christ to go before Him into the cities He would visit (Luke 10:1).

With the Descent of the Holy Spirit the Seventy Apostles preached in various lands. Some accompanied the Twelve Apostles, like the holy Evangelists Mark and Luke, or Saint Paul’s companion Timothy, or Prochorus, the disciple of the holy Evangelist John the Theologian, and others. Many of them were thrown into prison for Christ, and many received the crown of martyrdom.

Besides the celebration of the Synaxis of the Holy Disciples, the Church celebrates the memory of each of them during the course of the year.  Cleopas and Artemas are commemorated on October 30.                                             


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 Cleopas & Artemas of the 70 in the Third Mode
Απόστολοι Άγιοι…
O Holy Apostles, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offenses.
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
Προστασα τν Χριστιανν κατασχυντε…
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 Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20

Yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law. But if, in our effort to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have been found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again the very things that I once tore down, then I demonstrate that I am a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


Gospel Reading

The reading is from 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

Yiannis Panageotou (6 months) survived by his wife Maria and by his sons Georgios, Panayiotis, and Christos.



Trisagion Prayer

Sophia Drakoulias (6 months) survived by her husband Dean, her children and grandchildren.





The DOP is having a Don’t say OXI to Loukoumades during Coffee Hour this Sunday!


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.


New in the bookstore: A Child’s Guide to Confession, Prayer and Divine Liturgy, 101 Orthodox Saints, Memory Eternal.  


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!


Important Date Change 
Bingo Friday Evening, October 28, 2022 at 6:00PM. Doors open at 5:30pm.Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.It’s an evening of fun, family, friends, & food.Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.Feeding South Florida.Sponsored by Philoptochos!Invite your family, friends & on October 28th at 5:30pm.


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.


First Annual Harvest Festival
Happening THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th.  We have lots of activities and a very exciting surprise planned for the children! Church appropriate costumes welcomed.  Please see invitation attached and please spread the word to other children from other local Orthodox Parishes. It is going to be a great event and we are encouraging all to come!

Thank you so much and let’s continue to grow this incredible youth program and parish together at St. Demetios Greek Orthodox Church!




Hats Galore! Ladies, wear your fanciest hat and join us for an afternoon of tea, refreshments and fun.  Complimentary, for all women of St. Demetrios.  Saturday, November 5, 2 pm. RSVP today in the hall.


Save the Date!


Save the Date!
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!







Friday                10/28
5:30pm                            BINGO

Saturday           10/29
10:00am                         Hope & Joy Fall Festival

Sunday              10/30     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
After Divine Liturgy          Presentation by students of the Greek School
After Divine Liturgy          Loukoumades
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study

Monday              10/31
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday             11/01

7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom
7:00pm                            AHEPA Meeting

Thursday           11/03
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday            11/05
2:00pm                            Hats Galore!

Sunday               11/06
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School and Little Lambs
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study