The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, October 9, 2022

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October 9, 2022

3rd Sunday of Luke


James the Apostle, son of Alphaeus


James, son of Alphaeus (Ἰάκωβος, Iakōbos in Greek) was one of the Twelve Apostles.  He preached Christ to many nations, and finally suffered death by crucifixion.





Liturgical Guide


Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
ξ ψους κατλθες εσπλαγχνος…
From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions.  O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Apolytikion for Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus in the Third Mode
Απόστολε Άγιε Ιάκωβε…
O Holy Apostle James, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
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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
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.
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Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.
The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.


Gospel Reading

The reading is from Luke 7:11-16

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”




Memorial Prayer


Evangelia Leontsinis (40 days) survived by daughters Nicole and Stavroula, son Andreas, daughter in law Patti, and granddaughters Athena and Cassie.


Trisagion Prayer

Constantine Lycouris survived by son Stephen and grandsons Alexander and Constantine.




Family Movie Night



Daughters of Penelope
This Sunday is the last day to purchase tickets for the Daughters of Penelope Fashion Show.
You may purchase your tickets in the hall after church.




Thank you for your generosity! You sent $1,080 to the Metropolis Hurricane Relief fund to help our brothers and sisters who suffered during Hurricane Ian. 


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.


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.


Come see our new assortment of monastery soap, incense, and prayer ropes.


The St. Demetrios choir will be returning to the choir loft on October 16, and we are looking for new members.
Please see Chanters Alex or Athena for more information.

Visiting Angels
Help us reach out to homebound parishioners to let them know their church remembers them and prays for them. If you know of someone who would like a call, card or visit, let us know at, or by calling Paula Kirifides 954-240-2896 or Mary Taschioglou 954-424-1762.

The feast of St. Demetrios is fast approaching.  The cost of adorning the icon with flowers is $150.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated.


Caregiver Support Group
Philoptochos: Are you caring for a loved one?• Do you wish you could talk to others who are facing the same caregiving challenges? • Would it be helpful to share your concerns, and questions about caregiving with those who understand our faith, and culture? • Are you so overwhelmed you’re not even sure what to ask or who could help?

National Philoptochos is offering an online caregiver support group.  The 6 sessions begin October 18.  Pre Registration is required at  Space is limited.



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





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Saturday            10/8
9:30am                           DOP Meeting
12:30pm                         Hellenic Book Club
5:00pm                           Movie Night

Sunday              10/9     

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance
1:00pm                            GOYA Meeting
1:15pm                            Bible Study

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

Tuesday             10/11

7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           10/13
10:30am                          Philoptochos meeting and lunch, Kandaras Hall
7:00pm                            Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday           10/15
11:00am                          DOP Fashion Show & Luncheon at Home 2 Suites

Sunday              10/16
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance
1:15pm                            Bible Study