Weekly Sunday Bulletin – August 11th, 2019


8th Sunday of Matthew – August 11, 2019

Euplus the Holy Martyr & Archdeacon of Cantania

This Martyr was from Catania in Sicily and contested during the reign of Diocletian. He presented himself of his own accord to Calvisianus the Governor, who put him to exceedingly harsh torments. As Euplus was on the rack, Calvisianus commanded him to worship Mars, Apollo, and Aesculapius; he answered he worshipped the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He was beheaded in the year 304.






Parish Council on Duty:


Harry Tangalkakis, Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos



 Liturgical Guide


Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον…
Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers’ lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Mode
Μετεμορθώθης εν τώ όρει Χριστέ ο Θεός…
Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Thy disciples Thy glory as each one could endure. Shine forth Thou on us, who are sinners all, Thy light ever-unending, through the prayers of the Theotokos. Light-bestower, glory be to Thee.

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 Grave Mode
Επί τού όρους μετεμορφώθης…
You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.

The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.





Irene Soulotis (40 days) mother of Katie (Ted) Mellides and Merle and family, grandmother of Michael Mellides and the predeceased James Mellides, great grandmother of Danny.

Panayiotis Dogagis (1 year)



Georgia Micklas (2 years) survived by her children Robert Micklas and Mary (Kenneth) Oxios, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
Aristides Copulos (3 years)
survived by daughter Stella Copulos Stringer (Scott) and granddaughter Emily Stella Stringer.
Stella Manikas Copulos (16 years)
survived by daughter Stella Copulos Stringer (Scott) and granddaughter Emily Stella Stringer.


Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Renee and Peter Drivas as they present  George Peter Drivas for the traditional 40 day blessing.




If you have yet to pledge for the year, please fill out a form; stewardship is not automatically renewed.   If you have pledged, please check to see if you are current in your donations towards your gift of treasure.  If you have questions, please call the office, (954) 467-1515, or email, office@stdemetrios.org.  Thank you!


To date:

Number of stewards:  273               Amount pledged: $260,722.50               Amount received:  $189,372.22




The Three Hierarchs Scholarship (THS) Award  The THS awards of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales are  scholarships earned strictly on the basis of meritorious academic achievement. This year the scholarships have been awarded to: Alyssa Demetriou, Anastasia Gibson, Sophia Gibson, Emily Stringer, Athena Tsingelis. Congratulations!

Church Office The office will be closed on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12

Family Circle Family Circle is the yearly calendar planning meeting.  All organization heads are invited to attend this meeting which will take place on Sunday, August 18 at 1:00pm.

Application for Youth Workers:  Thank you to those of you who have completed the St. Demetrios Volunteer Form. If you plan on working with our children (Sunday School, GOYA, Dance, Greek School, etc.), please complete the Volunteer Application at your earliest convenience. This application is required before you are able to assist with any of our Youth Programs.  Also, in accordance with the guidelines of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, all Youth Workers at St. Demetrios abide by the Policies for the Safety of Youth and Children, which include training and a background check.  You may pick up a form found at the Visitors desk or visit:  https://stdemetrios.org/ministries/eycc-volunteer-application/




Calendar of Events for the Week


Sunday            8/11
9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Blessing of college and graduate students
Wednesday     8/14     Forefeast of the Dormition

7:00pm                              Great Vespers & Artoklasia & Lenten reception
At St. Mary Orthodox Church
1317 Florida Mango Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Thursday         8/15      Dormition of the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am             Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Light lunch reception to follow
Sunday           8/18     

9:00am/10:00am            Orthros/Divine Liturgy
1:00pm                               Family Circle meeting