10th Sunday of Matthew – August 25, 2019
Titus the Apostle of the 70
Saint Titus was a Greek by race, and an idolater. But having believed in Christ through the Apostle Paul, he became Paul’s disciple and follower and labored with him greatly in the preaching of the Gospel. When Paul ordained him Bishop of Crete, he later wrote to him the Epistle which bears his name. Having shepherded in an apostolic manner the flock that had been entrusted to him, and being full of days, he reposed in peace, some ninety-four years of age.
Parish Council on Duty:
Harry Tangalakis, Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων…
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews and the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life unto the world. Wherefore, the powers of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Lifegiver: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Thy Kingdom. Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Friend of man.
Apolytikion for Apostle Bartholomew in the Third Mode
O Holy Apostles, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offenses.
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
Ιωακείμ καί Άννα όνειδισμού ατεκνίας…
In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: “The barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who nourishes our life.”
The reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16.
Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.
The Reading is from Matthew 17:14-23
At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before him said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move hence to yonder place,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting.” As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.”
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Number of stewards: 274 Amount pledged: $260,722.50 Amount received: $195,872.22
Educational Programs ~ Registration Day
Registration Day and the first day of Youth Programs is September 8. Parents may register children for Sunday School, Little Angels, HOPE, JOY, GOYA, Dance, HDF, Greek School and Junior Choir. Fees are as follows: Sunday school, Little Angels, HOPE, JOY and Junior Choir are free and all children must register for Sunday school. GOYA, Dance and HDF request $30 per child. Greek School is $200 per child for stewards and $300 for non-stewards. Adults may also register for Greek School on September 8.
Choir The choir will be starting up again on Sunday, September 1st. Anyone wishing to sing is welcome to attend rehearsals on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the radio room upstairs .
Wanted A volunteer to teach the 5th and 6th grade Sunday School class.
Archangel Michael Celebration St. Demetrios Church will once again be honoring past and present Archangel Michael honorees on Sunday, September 8. We hope all honorees will be able to attend.
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/
New at St. Demetrios The St. Demetrios Information Center. Where? In the hall next to the bookstore. What? All the programs that St. Demetrios has to offer.
Thank you for your generous donations. For deposit to the correct fund, please note the intention of your donation on the memo line of your check. For example, Pledge 2019, Candles, etc.
Room for rent One room for rent with accessibility to the whole house. If interested, call Penny at (954) 646-6763.
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
10:30am Loving Stitches
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy