Weekly Sunday Bulletin – December 8th, 2019

10th Sunday of Luke – December 8, 2019

Patapius the Righteous of Thebes

This Saint was from the Thebaid of Egypt and struggled many years in the wilderness. He departed for Constantinople, and having performed many miracles and healings, he reposed in peace in a mountain cave on the Gulf of Corinth, where his holy relics are found incorrupt to the present day.






Parish Council on Duty:


George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias



 Liturgical Guide


Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος …

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.

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 Third Mode
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν Προαιώνιον Λόγον…

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
Epistle Reading ~ The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:1-7

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Gospel Reading ~The reading is from Luke 13:10-17

At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.” Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.



Memorial Prayer


Nicholas Synoyannis (24 yrs) and Evdokia Synoyannis (22 yrs)
Survived by their children Soteria, Katerina, Eleni, Christina, Peter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and family.

Stelianos Tsantanis (26 yrs) and Xanthi Tsantanis (13 yrs)
survived by their children Ioannis, Katerina, Despina, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and family.

Thomas Angelos (10 yrs) survived by his children and family.



General Assembly

The Fall General Assembly is today.  Parish and Archdiocesan by laws require that you are a steward of the current year, and in good standing, in order to participate and to vote.


Year 2019 is coming to a close.  Please review your Pledge 2019 commitment and submit your donations as soon as possible.  As always, please note in the memo the intention of your gift. Thank you!

Pledge 2019

314 stewards Amount pledged:  $278,238.50 Amount received:  $257,486.30


Cancer Fighting Sunday

Today is “Cancer Fighting Sunday”.  Please join us during the coffee hour where you can purchase lovely holiday items, a delicious pizza & salad lunch and chocolate desserts. Your contributions will go toward funding important research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. This fundraising event is sponsored by our local Pap Corps chapter.





FESTIVAL Volunteers 2020…THIS IS THE BEST FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY & FUNDRAISER and YOU make this all possible.  Volunteers are needed to drive the golf carts for parking, a chef for the kitchen, Food Prep Setting up the festival grounds, cashiers and so much more…Come see us in the narthex and SIGN UP TODAY!

Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival to cook basic things and is available to work from Mon., February 3 through Sun. evening, February 10. If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation will offer $250,000 in awards to 40 exceptional Greek American undergraduates. The application is available at  https://www.panhellenicsf.org/apply/ and the deadline is January 31, 2020. The scholarship awards are available to undergraduate students of Hellenic descent.  They are offered to recognize students of high scholastic achievement for their accomplishments, and to provide support to those in financial need. $200,000 are awarded to 20 students based on financial need and academic achievement. $50,000 are awarded to 20 students based solely on academic achievement.  $20,000 are specifically awarded to music and arts majors.  The Foundation promotes education which, combined with the values of our Faith and Heritage, encourages and guides our scholarship recipients to become significant achievers and contribute meaningfully to society.

Applications for Cross Road Hellenic College Holy Cross Program Cross Road, a 10-day program for Orthodox Christian high school juniors & seniors 16 -18 years of age, takes place on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross, Boston, MA & at North Park University, Chicago, IL. Participants connect with the Orthodox Christian theological & spiritual tradition, experience daily worship, take theology classes, visit local parishes, serve their neighbor as well as make new friends & discover a new city. Applications for are open & will close on Feb 1, 2020. For more information go to the website: www.crossroadinstitute.org or call (617) 850-1310. On the website you will find information about the program, the application process & financial assistance. The St. Demetrios Scholarship Committee may be able to assist with partial assistance toward the tuition once the student’s application has been accepted.

Only 12 spaces remaining!  Buy your tickets TODAY! Tuesday, December 10th is the date for the Annual Christmas Dinner at 6:30pm for the various ministries of St. Demetrios Church at Tropical Acres in Hollywood.  Benefiting Toys for Tots, bring an unwrapped gift for ages tots to teens.  Door prizes, entertainment, and a surprise visit!!!  Tickets @$45/person are on sale today.  See Athena Loucas, Kate Arniotis, or Marion Koliniatis.

Vasilopita Sale…Get ready for the holidays!  Buy your Vasilopita (New Year Bread with good luck coin) @$10 each, Dec. 15, 22, and 29 in the Kandaras Hall.  Cash, check, or credit card accepted.  Sponsored by Philoptochos.

Philoptochos 2020 Memberships  Become a new member or renew your membership @$50 for 2020 as you support the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.  See Paula Kirifides or Denise Filosofos today.

You Can’t Win…If You Don’t Play! The St. Demetrios GOYA is excited to announce their first Louis Vuitton raffle.  There are two new beautiful bags to choose from with a retail value of $2,000 each.  (Artsy or the Clapton PM)  Tickets are $50 and only 100 tickets will be sold.  All proceeds will benefit the St. Demetrios GOYA.  The winner will be announced on 12/13 at the annual Christmas Pageant.  Please ask any GOYAN or GOYAN advisor for ticket information.  Everyone has a chance to win big!  Good luck!!!



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Calendar of Events for the Week


Sunday                12/8 
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                Sunday School
12:00pm                                Cancer Fighting Sunday
12:00pm                                GOYA meeting
12:30pm                                General Assembly
12:30pm                                Dance
1:30pm-3:30pm                 Christmas Pageant Practice

Monday              12/9
4:15pm-6:00pm                    Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ & Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-8:00pm                   Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm                   Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday           12/10
6:30pm                                  Christmas dinner at Tropical Acres

Friday              12/13
7:00pm                                  Nativity Pageant and Church family Christmas party

Sunday            12/15
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                Sunday School
12:00pm                               Vasilopita sale
12:30pm                              Dance