The Liturgical Guide and Bulletin for Sunday, September 18, 2022

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September 18, 2022

Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross


Eumenius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gortynia



This Saint took up the monastic life from his youth, and later became Bishop of Gortynia in Crete.  He travelled to Rome, and to Thebes in Upper Egypt, where through his prayers he ended a drought; there also, after working many miracles, he reposed in deep old age.  His holy relics were returned to Gortynia and buried at the place called Raxos.



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 Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the First Mode
Σώσον Κύριε τόν λαόν σου καί ευλόγησον τήν κληρονομίαν σου…
Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries.  And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.
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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  Fourth Mode
Ο υψωθείς εν τώ Σταυρώ εκουσίως...
Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.
Reading is under copyright and is used with permission, all rights reserved by: Narthex Press


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 2:16-20

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but 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 Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”



Memorial Prayer


Athena Papas (40 days) remembered by Perry Monoudis, a friend of the family.

Trisagion Prayer


Elias (40 days)





SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 17th AT 12:00 NOON.  Doors open at 11:30am.  Many gift prizes, 50/50 raffle, plus refreshments.  Join us for an afternoon of fun, family, friends, and food.  Get 2 Bingo cards for $7.00 at the door.  Supporting Feeding South Florida.  Sponsored by Philoptochos!  Invite your neighbors and friends.  See you on the 17th, at 11:30am!!


Visit your St. Demetrios bookstore for timely spiritual reading and for a nice selection of icons.  We even have St. Mammas, the patron of animals, who was celebrated this month.


AGAPE Seniors
Greetings from the elders of our St. Demetrios Community!!!

Please join us on Tuesday 9/20/22 for a delectable lunch of stuffed tomatoes and peppers to be graciously prepared by Chef Manos (Mr. Nicholas Manos). Dessert and ice cream will follow. It is a time of camaraderie, mutual support, song and laughter. President Ms. Gloria Linda Stokes will welcome you. Entrance $8,00. The fun begins at 11:30 AM.


It’s not too late to donate items or money to help the students at Bennett Elementary get off to a good start.  They especially need Expo dry erase markers for practicing skills on their individual white boards, earbuds so they can practice skills on tablets, and bound composition books.  You can leave items in the box in the hall, donate online at or have items mailed directly to the school: Bennett Elementary School, 1755 NE 14th St. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304, attention: Danielle Smith, principal.


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.


Programs Registration 
Program Registration for Sunday School, Hope, Joy, GOYA, Greek School, and Greek Dance is still open. To register, pick up a form by the candle stand .  Remember that you must be a Steward of St. Demetrios and current in your year 2022 financial commitment. Click here to submit your year 2022 stewardship form.


Youth Programs Volunteers
If you would like to join in the work done by our wonderful youth program volunteers, fill out the application found at the link below or pick up a form found in the narthex by the candles.


Little Lambs 
For ages 2-4.  For details, see the flyer. To sign up, fill out a registration form found by the candle stands.


Backgammon Tournament
Ahepa 394 invites everyone in our community to attend this event; no admission fee.
Learn to play Backgammon class for Kids and Adults also no fee.
So come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of competition & fellowship and cheer on your favorite participant to win the tournament.



HOPE/JOY Beach Clean Up
Saturday,September 17 from 7:00am-11:30am at Pompano Beach.  See the flyer for details.


Hellenic Cultural Society to present “Smyrna, my beloved”. 

To commemorate the 100 years from the destruction of Smyrna, the Hellenic Cultural Society is presenting one South Florida screening of the acclaimed historical drama “SMYRNA, MY BELOVED” “ΣΜΥΡΝΗ ΜΟΥ, ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ”. The film will be shown on Saturday, September 24, @ 3:20pm at Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th street in Ft Lauderdale. Reception immediately after the screening at the Cinema’s outdoors garden.

“This moving historical saga follows a prominent Greek family forced to endure the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations”. Veteran actress Mimi Denissi is the creative force behind SMYRNA, MY BELOVED.  The film is based on her play, which ran in Athens for an unprecedented three seasons and was seen by more than one million viewers. The film, the largest ever Greek movie production was a major Greek box office and international film festivals success. The film was directed by Grigoris Karantinakis.  It  has earned a total of 12 Hellenic Film Academy award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie is in Greek and English with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall. Not suitable for young audiences.

“The burning of Smyrna was a seminal event in modern Greek history, seared into the consciousness of Greeks, many of whom emigrated to the US as a result of that atrocity”. Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society USA.




Daughters of Penelope



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!






Saturday           9/17
7:30am-11:30am             JOY/HOPE Beach Cleanup and Fun in the Sun
11:30am                           BINGO

Sunday               9/18      

9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance

Monday             9/19
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek Classes A’,B’, Γ’, Δ’ & Adult Beginner in person
6:30pm-7:30pm               Intermediate Modern Greek – Google Meet

Tuesday            9/20
11:30am                          AGAPE Seniors – Luncheon

7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Thursday           9/22
7:00pm                           Advanced Modern Greek-zoom

Saturday           9/24
3:20pm                           “Smyrna my Beloved” –  Showing @ Savor Cinema

Sunday              9/25
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
After Communion            Sunday School
After Liturgy.                    Loukoumades sale – to benefit College Care Boxes Fundraiser
12:30pm                          Dance