5th Sunday of Luke – November 3, 2019
Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter, & Aeithalas the Deacon Martyrs of Persia
Saint Acepsimas, a bishop, Saint Joseph, a presbyter, and Saint Aeithalas, a deacon, suffered exceedingly cruel torments and martyrdom during the reign of Sapor II, King of Persia (325-379).
Parish Council on Duty:
Harry Tangalakis, Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια …
Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.
Apolytikion for Martyrs Ascepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas in the Fourth Mode
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε, εν τή αθλήσει αυτών…
Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
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 Second Mode
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε…
O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19
Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother.
Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31
The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to them, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'”
Christos D. Kirkiles (40 days) Survived by his wife Emily Kirkiles; son Demetrios (Effie) Kirkiles; daughters Martha (Louis) Marchelos, and Penelope Kirkiles; sisters, Loula Frantzas and Georgia Stratigakos.
Galina Stepaniuk (40 days) survived by her daughter Julia and her son in law Evangelos.
Christopher McGuirk (20 years) son of Tom and Nina McGuirk, brother of Erin (Kevin) Ryan, Tom Jr., and Stacey (Victor) Rodriguez.
Stephen Beluris (6 years) brother of Nina (Tom) McGuirk.
Anthony Beluris (64 years) and Panny Beluris (13 years) parents of Nina (Tom) McGuirk.
Today we welcome Diana and Panteli Dogagis and big brother Elias Arsenios Dogagis as they present Gabriel Loukas Dogagis for the traditional 40 day blessing.
Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival. Someone who can cook very basic things and is available to work from Monday, February 3 through Sunday evening, February 10. We don’t need a chef since we make almost all of our food, ourselves, in advance. If anyone has a lead, please contact the church.
The Daughters of Penelope meeting and Initiations will be on the first Wednesday this month on November 6th at 6:30 pm in the church hall.
Our parish is preparing to mail care packages to all of our college students. Please help us in reaching as many of our young people as possible. If you know of any college students that are connected to our parish, please send us their names, their address, email and name of their College. You may email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
May God bless them and all of our young people!
Brown Bag Food Drive
The Daughters of Penelope are collecting for the Brown Bag Food Drive to feed Needy Families for Thanksgiving. Bags are available in the Narthex or in the Church Hall. We will be collecting until November 10th. Please donate non perishable items. Thank you!
Kali Parea November Dinner on Thursday Nov 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm at RUSTIC INN Crab House 4331 Anglers Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 584-1637 . If you have questions contact Barb Makris Text/Cell 954-319-2268 Email: Barb.email@example.com Please send RSVP by 11/19 Join us for food and fellowship.
The Daughters of Penelope are collecting pop tops off of cans to send to the Shriners Hospital, the hospital sells them and the proceeds help pay for the custom built wheelchairs for the children. We will have a collection jar in the church hall. Thank you!
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.
Bookstore 2020 wall calendars featuring various icons of Christ, plus some new titles have arrived.
On November 6th, a lecture on “Existential Threats Confronting the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Why Americans Should Care” will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Clearwater Florida. On January 18th, 2020 talks on “Prospects for a United Orthodoxy in America” and “Understanding this “Present Evil Age” in the Persecution of Christians” will be held at Saint Katherine Church in Naples sponsored by the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute as well as the Archons of “all ‘ Florida
Photos of last weekend’s St. Demetrios Feast Day Dinner Dance. Thank you to all who contributed to make it a success.
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School
12:00pm GOYA meeting
11:00am Philoptochos Board meeting
4:15pm-6:00pm Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm Greek School Advanced Class
7:30pm AHEPA meeting
6:30pm DOP meeting and Initiations
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School
12:00pm Philoptochos Pita Sunday
12:00pm DAC Election
12:30pm EYCC meeting