5th Sunday of Luke – November 4, 2018
Saint of the Day
Ioannikios the Great
Saint Ioannikios was born in Bithynia about the year 740. His father was named Myritrikes and his mother Anastaso When he had reached maturity, he excelled in soldiery and was counted worthy of royal honours for his bravery. He had been brought up an iconoclast, but while yet a soldier, he was converted to Orthodoxy by a certain holy elder. He later forsook all things and departed for Mount Olympus, where he spent the remainder of his life in asceticism. Becoming great in virtue, he reposed in the Lord in the year 834, having lived some ninety-four years. To this Saint is ascribed the brief prayer, “My hope is the Father . . . ”
Parish Council on Duty:
Harry Tangalakis, Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos, Larry Kirifides
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου…
Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Apolytikion for Ioannikos the Great in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ταίς τών δακρύων σου ροαίς…
With the streams of thy tears, thou didst cultivate the barrenness of the desert; and by thy sighings from the depths,thou didst bear fruit a hundredfold in labours; and thou becamest a luminary, shining with miracles upon the world, O Ioannikis our righteous Father. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
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 Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10.
Brethren, God who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God: not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
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.'”
Lucille Telegades (40 days) Survived by her son Tom (Donna) Telegades, her daughter Theodosia Lane, granddaughter Nicole Panagos and grandson Peter (Shannon) Panagos.
Chloe Lambert Brokow (1 year) cousin of Stephanie Pavlakis, mother of Bradford and Barry (deceased) Brokow.
Fr. Andrew’s FYI
Last Sunday, October 28th, I tried to clarify who could and who could not receive Holy Communion. I don’t usually do this, but with so many new faces, and some who were clearly not Orthodox Christians, I felt compelled to make the announcement. Unfortunately, it created some confusion. So, let me try to explain more clearly.
WHO MAY RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION Baptized and/or Chrismated Orthodox Christians who are in good standing with the Church. Good standing means that if you are married, you must have been married in the Orthodox Church. If you were married in the Orthodox Church and divorced civilly, you must also have an Ecclesiastical Divorce. (Ask Father Andrew for details.) This Ecclesiastical Divorce requires petitioning the Metropolitan. You may receive Holy Communion even if you are married in the church but only divorced civilly as long as you are not living with someone and have an intimate relationship.
WHO MAY NOT RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION IF YOU HAVE CONTRACTED ANOTHER MARRIAGE CIVILLY. YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION IF YOU ARE LIVING WITH SOMEONE AS MARRIED, BUT ARE NOT. Also, if you are under a penance from a priest or spiritual father not to receive, you many not receive Holy Communion.
The restrictions also include participating as a sponsor at a baptism. You may not if you are not in good standing with the Church. If you have a questions about this matter that I may not have covered or if what I have said still isn’t clear to you, please feel free to ask me about further clarification.
Fellowship Hour In loving memory of Lucille Telegades, her family is sponsoring the coffee hour.
Thank you Last Sunday, October 28, Judy Jimokas was our guest organist and choir director. We thank her!
DOP Food Drive · Please pick up a paper bag, fill it with non-perishable food items and return it to the church by Nov 11. The donations will be taken to Christ Community Church in Pompano.
Cancer Chapter It’s time for our Garage Sale fundraiser on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, 2018. The event will be held in the main hall between 9AM-3PM on both days. All proceeds support cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. We are accepting donations of gently used household items, interesting collectibles, costume jewelry, vintage items and artifacts. Used clothing will not be sold. If you are interested in donating articles to the sale please see any member of the Cancer Chapter after church during the coffee hour. Items will be accepted in the small hall on Thursday, November 8th from 10am to 3pm.
Stewardship · Watch your mail for the Stewardship materials for year 2019. We ask that each parishioner fills out a form yearly. Bring your completed form to church on Sunday, November 11 and join us for the Steward Appreciation Luncheon. Also, please check to see that you are current in your year 2018 monetary pledge. Thank you!
Elections Nov 4: Support your dance program! The Dance Advisory Committee (DAC) Elections are SUNDAY Nov 4 in the hall following the Divine Liturgy. To vote you must be stewards in good standing and your child/children or grandchildren are active in dance. Only ONE member of each family may vote on behalf of the family.
Philoptochos Thanksgiving Bake Sale· Sunday, November 18th. Support the many ministries of Philoptochos by baking or buying or both. Please deliver baked goods to the hall on Sunday, November 18th before 11am .
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am Sunday School
12:00pm DAC Election
12:30pm Greek dance
4:15pm-6:00pm Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm Advanced Greek class
Thursday 11/08 Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Friday 11/09 Pap Corps Garage Sale @ St. Demetrios
Saturday 11/10 Pap Corps Garage Sale @ St. Demetrios
Sunday 11/11 Stewardship Sunday
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am Sunday School
12:00pm Steward Appreciation Luncheon
12:30pm Greek dance