Weekly Sunday Bulletin – May 12th, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Christos Anesti.

It is with sadness that I am writing to inform you that Presvytera Georgia Metropulos fell asleep in the Lord.

The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00AM at St. Demetrios Church followed by the funeral at 11:00AM.  Burial will be at Forest Lawn North.

May our most compassionate Lord comfort and strengthen Georgia’s  family and friends in their loss, and may He grant Georgia forgiveness of sins and rest in a place of light, green pasture, refreshment, from where pain, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.

May Her memory be eternal.

Fr. Peter Zougras


Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women – May 12, 2019

About the beginning of His thirty-second year, when the Lord Jesus was going throughout Galilee, preaching and working miracles, many women who had received of His beneficence left their own homeland and from then on followed after Him. They ministered unto Him out of their own possessions, even until His crucifixion and entombment; and afterwards, neither losing faith in Him after His death, nor fearing the wrath of the Jewish rulers, they came to the sepulchre, bearing the myrrh-oils they had prepared to annoint His body. It is because of the myrrh-oils, that these God-loving women brought to the tomb of Jesus that they are called the Myrrh-bearers. Of those whose names are known are the following: first of all, the most holy Virgin Mary, who in Matthew 27:56 and Mark 15:40 is called “the mother of James and Joses” (these are the sons of Joseph by a previous marriage, and she was therefore their step-mother); Mary Magdalene (celebrated July 22); Mary, the wife of Clopas; Joanna, wife of Chouza, a steward of Herod Antipas; Salome, the mother of the sons of Zebedee, Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus; and Susanna. As for the names of the rest of them, the evangelists have kept silence (Matt 27:55-56; 28:1-10. Mark 15:40-41. Luke 8:1-3; 23:55-24:11, 22-24. John 19:25; 20:11-18. Acts 1:14).
Together with them we celebrate also the secret disciples of the Saviour, Joseph and Nicodemus. Of these, Nicodemus was probably a Jerusalemite, a prominent leader among the Jews and of the order of the Pharisees, learned in the Law and instructed in the Holy Scriptures. He had believed in Christ when, at the beginning of our Saviour’s preaching of salvation, he came to Him by night. Furthermore, he brought some one hundred pounds of myrrh-oils and an aromatic mixture of aloes and spices out of reverence and love for the divine Teacher (John 19:39). Joseph, who was from the city of Arimathea, was a wealthy and noble man, and one of the counsellors who were in Jerusalem. He went boldly unto Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, and together with Nicodemus he gave Him burial. Since time did not permit the preparation of another tomb, he placed the Lord’s body in his own tomb which was hewn out of rock, as the Evangelist says (Matt. 27:60).




Parish Council on Duty:


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



 Liturgical Guide


Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Mode
Χριστός ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καί τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωήν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

Apolytikion for Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Second Mode
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον…
When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Second Mode
Ὁ εὐσχήμων Ἰωσήφ…

The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the Tree, and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, laid It for burial in a new tomb. But on the third day Thou didst arise, O Lord, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Second Mode
Ταῖς Μυροφόροις Γυναιξί…

Unto the myrrh-bearing women did the Angel cry out as he stood by the grave: Myrrh oils are meet for the dead, but Christ hath proved to be a stranger to corruption. But cry out: The Lord is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for 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 Plagal Fourth Mode
Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες ἀθάνατε …

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades’ power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, “Hail!” and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.


Epistle Reading ~ 

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7.

In those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, “it is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.


Gospel Reading ~

The Reading is from Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8

At that time, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.




Eleftherios Papatzanakis (40 days) survived by his wife Julia, sons John (Beatrice) & Alexander (Melissa), 5 grandchildren, uncles and aunts, sisters in law & brothers in law.

George Simitses (3 yrs) survived by his wife Nena, children John, William (Vicki) & Alexandra (Mark) grandchildren Michael, Christina, George, Alex, Matthew, Luke, Athena, Marian, Joseph, sister Marina (Gus) Paras, nieces & nephews.



Betty Kapakos (2 yrs) survived by her children and their spouses and her grandchildren.

Stephen Barakakos (2 yrs) survived by his daughter Efi.

Maria Konstantinidis (7 yrs) survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, sister, & extended family.

Katina Maounis (9 yrs) survived by her husband Chris, daughter Zoi (Vito) DeTuro & grandson Michael.

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

Dimitris Haronitis (20 yrs) survived by his wife Efi and his brother Niko.





Today’s flowers In loving memory of her mother Katina Maounis, Zoi DeTuro  has donated the Altar flowers. In loving memory of her mother Maria Konstantinidis, Susan Selimos has donated the solea flowers.


General Assembly The Spring General Assembly will be held on Sunday, May 19, directly following the Divine Liturgy.  In order to participate and to vote, you must be a pledging member for year 2019.


End of 2018-2019 school year Youth Celebration On Sunday, May 12.The EYCC will recognize our youth’s achievements. Sunday School, Greek School, Altar, Choir, Dance, Oratorical Festival, GOYA will participate.

Sunday School

Kalliopi Georgakakis-Vlamis

Greek School

Stavroula Christodoulou


Gary Paxinos


Athena Loucas


Erin Ryan

Oratorical Festival

Jame W. Carras


Tim Cockrell


Thank you to all of the youth and families who have participated in these programs this year.


End of Year Dinner The Philoptochos, Paps Corps and Daughters of Penelope end of year dinner is on Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:30pm @ the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club.  All parishioners are welcome.  The cost is $55 per person.  For more information, contact Stella Androutsopoulos @
(516) 587-4129.


Bingo/Feather Party Buy Your Tickets Today for the BINGO/Feather Party (sponsored by Philoptochos) on Saturday, May 18th.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets @ $7/person include two game cards.  Over 50 gift prizes were awarded at the previous event. Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, fellowship, and food!  Ticket proceeds benefit Feeding South Florida.  Support this worthy cause!


2019 Three Hierarchs Scholarship (THS) Award  Application forms for the THS awards of Drs. Anthony and Joyce Kales are available in the Church office.  These scholarships are awarded strictly on the basis of meritorious academic achievement for college bound seniors.  The academic guidelines for consideration include:  Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above; membership in the National Honor Society; a combined SAT Verbal and Math score of 1320 or greater (the combined scores must be from the same SAT exam i.e., scores cannot be combined from two separate SAT exams).  ACT substitution for the SAT examination is not allowed.  Additionally, the SAT exam can be taken only a maximum of two times.  Deadline for submission of application is June 15.



Calendar of Events for the Week


Sunday                    5/12       Happy Mother’s Day!     
9:00am/10:00am                    Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm                                    End of year Youth Celebration

Monday                   5/13 
4:15pm-6:00pm                       Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                      Advanced Greek class

Tuesday                  5/14
10:00am/11:00am                   Viewing/Funeral for Presvytera Georgia Metropulos

Wednesday             5/15
6:30pm                                      Combined end of year dinner @ LHPYC

Saturday                 5/18
6:30pm                                     Feather Party

Sunday                   5/19
9:00am/10:00am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
12:00pm                                  Spring General Assembly