Friday April 12th will be the final Akathyst Service of the year. Service will begin at 6:30pm. 8:00pm we will have a Lenten Dinner served in the Social Hall and we will hear an amazing Lenten lecture from Dr. Dean Vafiades, Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Saturday April 13th at 6:30pm doors will open for the comedian Basile who will start his show at 7pm. Call Chris Kapakos at (954) 709-9651 if you are interested in attending the show. You can purchase your ticket at the door.
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt – April 14, 2019
The memory of this Saint is celebrated on April 1, where her life is recorded. Since the end of the holy Forty Days is drawing nigh, it has been appointed for this day also, so that if we think it hard to practice a little abstinence forty days, we might be roused by the heroism of her who fasted in the wilderness forty-seven years; and also that the great loving-kindness of God, and His readiness to receive the repentant, might be demonstrated in very deed.
Parish Council on Duty:
George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias
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.
Apolytikion for Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐν σοὶ Μῆτερ ἀκριβῶς διεσώθη τὸ κατ’ εἰκόνα …
In thee the image was preserved with exactness, O Mother; for taking up thy cross, thou didst follow Christ, and by thy deeds thou didst teach us to overlook the flesh, for it passeth away, but to attend to the soul since it is immortal. Wherefore, O righteous Mary, thy spirit rejoiceth with the Angels.
Apolytikion for 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.
Epistle Reading ~
The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14.
BRETHREN, when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
Gospel Reading ~
The Reading is from Mark 10:32-45
At that time, Jesus took his twelve disciples, and he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles; and they will mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise.” And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him, and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant of James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Sofia Glantzis (3 months) survived by her husband Philipp, son Nikolaos, daughter in law Tania and granddaughter Stefania.
George Stringos (3 months) survived by his wife Angeliki, sons Emmanuel and George (Tracey) and grandson George.
Holy Friday Myrofores If your daughter is in second through seventh grade and would like to participate as a myrofora during the Lamentations Service, please call Effie Vasil at (954) 773-5455 or Irene Tsingelis at (954) 632-1402.
Remaining giving opportunities for Holy Week & Pascha 2 vases of red roses for Palm Sunday $150; 2 vases of red roses for Holy Thursday $150; Lilies $15 each. Thank you for your generosity.
Thank You! The teachers, students and parents of the Greek School at St. Demetrios are most grateful to Drs. Joyce and Anthony Kales for their donation of $1,000.00. We are humbled by the kindness and generosity of these two great supporters of the Greek Letters. Πολλά τα Έτη τους!
Philoptochos News Philoptochos will be accepting Pascha Orders for Tsourekia, Koulourakia and Easter Eggs on April 7, 14, and 21. Tsourekia: round w/red egg, braided w/red egg, and braided no egg @ $10/loaf. Koulourakia: one dozen @ $10/bag. Dyed red eggs: one dozen @ $8/doz. (Dyed eggs must be picked up on Thursday, April 25th between 1:00-3:00pm.) Please be prepared to place your orders with payment on those days. Checks payable to: Philoptochos Ladies Society. See Athena Loucas or Marion Koliniatis.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR TODAY!! BINGO/Feather Party (sponsored by Philoptochos) is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th in the Church Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and games start at 7:00 pm. Over 50 gift prizes were awarded at the previous event. Bring your family and friends to this fun and relaxing evening. More info will follow!
Scholarships Available Students, parents and grandparents: Scholarships are available for St. Stephen’s Summer Camp. Attendance at the camp is not only fun and educational but provides our young Orthodox Christians with an environment to develop their spiritual growth. Complete information about St. Stephen’s Sumer Camp can be found on the Metropolis of Atlanta website: atlmetropolis.org/st-stephens-summer-camp Applications are also open for the Dr. Helene Tzitsikas Scholarship Fund which will be awarded to a college student from our parish. Details about the requirements for this scholarship can be found on the St. Demetrios website. The deadline for all scholarship applications is May 1st. Applications for all scholarships can be found on the table in the narthex near the office. Scholarship applications should be returned to the church office by the May 1st deadline.
2019 Three Hierarchs Scholarship (THS) Award Application forms for the THS awards of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales are available in the Church office. These scholarships are awarded strictly on the basis of meritorious academic achievement for college bound seniors. The academic guidelines for consideration include: Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above; membership in the National Honor Society; a combined SAT Verbal and Math score of 1320 or greater (the combined scores must be from the same SAT exam i.e., scores cannot be combined from two separate SAT exams). ACT substitution for the SAT examination is not allowed. Additionally, the SAT exam can be taken only a maximum of two times. Deadline for submission of application is June 15.
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am Sunday School
4:15pm-6:00pm Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm Advanced Greek class
11:00am Agape luncheon for seniors-all are welcome
6:30pm DOP meeting
6:00pm Cancer Chapter meeting
Saturday 4/20 Lazarus Saturday
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:30am Palm folding & light Lenten meal
Sunday 4/21 Palm Sunday
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
7:00pm Bridegroom Service