Weekly Sunday Bulletin – January 12th, 2020


Sunday after Theophany – January 12, 2020

Tatiana the Martyr of Rome

Saint Tatiana was the daughter of a most distinguished consul of Rome. She became a deaconess of the Church, and for her confession of the Faith of Christ, she endured many torments. As she was suffering, angels punished her tormentors with the same torments they inflicted on her, until they cried out that they could no longer endure the scourges invisibly brought upon them. She was beheaded during the reign of Alexander Severus (111-135).






Parish Council on Duty:


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



 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.

Apolytikion for Theophany Afterfeast in the First Mode
Ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτιζομένου σου Κύριε …

When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, 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 Fourth Mode
Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον τὴ οἰκουμένη …

You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: “You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light.”

Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13

BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” (in saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”





Christina Frangos (1 yr) survived by her daughters Betty Tzoumas (Steve) and Vicky Georgoulis, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and by her sister Eleni Daoutis.

Sofia Glantzis (1 yr) survived by her husband Philipp, son Nikolaos, daughter in law Tania, and granddaughter Stefania.

George Stringos (1 yr) survived by his wife Angeliki, sons George Jr. (Tracey) and Emanuel, and grandson George.

Nicholas Shikar Jr. (30 yrs) survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Christine Shikar Bennet, grandson Nicholas and granddaughter Jules, brothers Dennis (Connie) and John (Nancy) Shikar.





Georgia Retsinas (1 yr) survived by her husband John Kountouridis, her children Mattheo and Thalia, her mother and her siblings.

Athina Sclavounos (3 yrs) and Spiro Sclavounos (18 yrs) survived by their daughters Angie Tetenes and Vicky Vittoratos, and their families.

Costa Anastasiou (16 yrs) survived by his wife Toni, sons Jason and Fr. Savvas, grandchildren Fotini, Antonios and Isabella.

Emanuel and Kyriakoula, Antonios and Anna parents and parents in law of Angeliki Stringos.



Baby Blessing


We welcome Samantha Lingeman and Richard Jaimes as they present Liam Miguel for the traditional 40 day blessing.




Pledge 2019
317 stewards                           Amount pledged:  $283,838.50                            Amount received:  $274,374.30

It’s not too late to complete your year 2019 pledge.

Pledge 2020
76 stewards                             Amount pledged:  $73,344.00                              Amount received:  $45,110.00

Always note in the memo line of your check the intention of your gift; i.e. Pledge 2019, Pledge 2020, candles, tray, etc.  Thank you!





St. Demetrios Church Mailing address The correct mailing address is:   820 NE 14th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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, contact the church.

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.

Save the dates The Festival is coming, and we have baking to do.  Thursday, January 16 we will bake koulourakia and Thursday, January 23, we will bake kouroumbiedes.  We need lots of help and all skill levels.  Men, too! We start at 9.  Come when you can and stay as long as you can.

Bingo/Feather Party time is almost here!  Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun, fellowship, food, and great prizes on Friday, January 17th in the church hall.  Ticket proceeds go to Feeding South Florida!  Doors open at 6:30pm; game time is 7:00pm; and tickets @ $7/person include 2 game cards.  Additional cards are available for $1 each.  NEW…50/50 raffle will be offered this time. Sponsored by Philoptochos.   Buy your tickets today!!!

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.



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Calendar of Events for the Week


Sunday                 1/12   
9:00am/10:00am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                   Sunday School
12:00pm                                  GOYA meeting
12:30pm                                   Dance

Monday                1/13
11:00am                                   Philoptochos Board meeting
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

Thursday             1/16
9:00am                                    Koulourakia baking

Friday                  1/17
6:30pm                                    Bingo/Feather Party