Saint of the Day – The Holy Martyr Callinicus
Saint Callinicus was from Cilicia. Because he preached Christ and turned many pagans away from the idols, he was seized by Sacerdon the Governor, who subjected him to many tortures, then had him shod with shoes in which nails had been fixed upright, and compelled him to run to the city of Gangra, where he was burned alive in a furnace.
Parish Council on duty:
Harry Tangalakis, Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos, Larry Kirifides
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 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 3:9-17.
Brethren, we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw – each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are.
The Reading is from Matthew 14:22-34
At that time, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they entered the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
For the victims who lost their lives during the devastating fires in Attica, Greece.
Additional Liturgical Services
Wednesday, August 1
Friday, August 3
Monday, August 6
Feast of the Transfiguration
9am/10am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, August 8
Friday, August 10
Monday, August 13
Wednesday, August 15
Dormition of the Theotokos
9am/10am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Fr. Andrew’s Wish List ~ (a beginning)
1) At least four (4) people, male or female, to lead reciting the creed at Sunday Liturgy.
2) At least four (4) to six (6) people, male or female, to read the Epistle (Apostolos) in English on Sundays.
3) A few people to assist singing the responses during Divine Liturgy during August (our chanters will be away and our choir is on summer hiatus).
4) One or two young adult males, who served in the Altar in the past, to volunteer to assist in training new Altar boys and assisting in directing them during worship.
5) A donor for an Oriental “style” rug (3ft x 5ft) for placement in front of the Altar table. I haven’t found one yet so I don’t know the cost.
The essence of Stewardship is that we first give ourselves to God and then seek to do His will as his servants. Unless our hearts are in Christ, then we will find it difficult to do His will. We can only become His servants, by accepting His lordship over our lives.
We can give our “time” to the Lord by our daily devotion, reading his Word, by attending Church services and by assisting others in need. We can use our “talents’ in response to God’s love by serving God as a Sunday School teacher, a Choir, Parish Council, or a Philoptochos member, by cooking, cleaning and responding to the call of service to others.
We use our “treasures”, our income, God’s gift to us to glorify his name. A percentage of our income, according to the Bible, is to be used for the work of God on earth. By sharing our “treasures” with the Lord, we become co-workers with Him in His work of salvation.
Please support your church in year 2018 with your time, talent and treasure. These 265 fellow parishioners/families have done so (* indicates the individual has fallen asleep in the Lord). Don’t delay, pledge today! Call the office for more information or fill out a pledge card.
Flowers The Icon of the Theotokos is adorned with flowers for the Paraklisis services. If anyone wishes to make a donation please call the office.
Attica Fires Relief Fund After Liturgy, a tray will be left by the narthex for parishioners who wish to leave a donation to help the people devastated by the Attica fires.
Junior Choir Do you know what Katy Perry, John Legend, Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake have in common? They all started in the church choir! We are calling all future stars, young and old, to join the new Junior Choir. If you are interested, call Mona at (954) 240-3271.
Car Donation Dr. Hionis has generously agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of his 2006 Cadillac DTS with 66,000 miles to St. Demetrios. It has new tires and is in excellent condition. The asking price is $4,000. Please contact the church office or one of the Parish Council members if you are interested in purchasing this car while simultaneously helping St. Demetrios.
Large Hall Renovation The electrical panels for the hall are completed.
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
7:00pm Paraklisis to the Theotokos
11:00am Paraklisis to the Theotokos
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy