8th Sunday of Luke – November 10, 2019
Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia
Saint Orestes was from Tyana of Cappadocia. During the persecution of Diocletian, this Martyr’s ankles were pierced with long nails; being bound to a wild horse and violently dragged by it, he gave up his spirit in the year 289.
Parish Council on Duty:
George Georgakakis,Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides,Katherine Ziegler,
Basil Economou, Philip Vias
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα …
Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.
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
Ο καθαρώτατος ναός τού Σωτήρος…
Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.
Epistle Reading ~The reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.
Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Gospel Reading ~The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37
At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Eleftherios Papatzanakis (7 mos) survived by his wife Julia, sons Yiannis and Alex and families, also survived by the Gerosideris and the Vasil families.
The Veterans who served our country.
Today we welcome Samantha and Andonios Kotsonas as they present Nikoletta for the traditional 40 day blessing.
Stewardship Year 2019
Number of pledges: 308 Amount pledged: $273,438.50
Amount received: $240,970.28
Please take a look at your stewardship commitment for year 2019. Won’t you consider completing your balance before the end of December? It makes for better accounting and accurate year end tax statements. Always remember to note on the memo line the intention of your gift. Thank you.
Stewardship Year 2020
Watch your mail for stewardship materials for year 2020.
Save the Date: Join us Sunday, November 17 for Stewardship Sunday and a complimentary steward appreciation luncheon
TODAY IS PITA SUNDAY!! Please join us for lunch in the church hall. Tiropita, Spanakopita, Salad, Coffee, Water all for $10. Sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society.
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.
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 4331Anglers 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.
You Can’t Win…If You Don’t Play! The St. Demetrios GOYA is excited to announce their first Louis Vuitton raffle. There are two new beautiful bags to choose from with a retail value of $2,000 each. (Artsy or the Clapton PM) Tickets are $50 and only 100 tickets will be sold. All proceeds will benefit the St. Demetrios GOYA. The winner will be announced on 12/13 at the annual Christmas Pageant. Please ask any GOYAN or GOYAN advisor for ticket information. Everyone has a chance to win big! Good luck!!!
Attention all Young Adults you are invited to the first young adult ministry event. It will be held at the Hilton Resort on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, FL 33304. The event will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday Nov 26th. Join us as young adults from South Florida get together for fellowship and fun. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar to accompany the beautiful setting at the Hilton for everyone to gather with fellow Orthodox Christians and local clergy. Please RSVP with your local priest. See you there!
Applications for Cross Road Hellenic College Holy Cross Program are open:
Cross Road is an engaging 10-day program for Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors 16 – 18 years of age. It takes place every summer on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross in Boston, MA (2 sessions) and at North Park University in Chicago, IL (one session). Participants from all over the country come together to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition. They experience daily worship, take theology classes from some of the best professors in the country, visit local parishes, serve their neighbor as well as make new friends and discover a new city.
Applications for CrossRoad 2020 are open as of Nov.8, 2019 and will close on Feb 1, 2020. For more complete information about this program go to the Cross Road website: www.crossroadinstitute.org or call (617) 850-1310. On the website you will find information about the program, the application process and financial assistance. The St. Demetrios Scholarship Committee may be able to assist with partial assistance toward the tuition once the student’s application has been accepted.
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School
12:00pm Philoptochos Pita Sunday
12:00pm DAC Election
12:30pm EYCC meeting
4:15pm-6:00pm Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ & Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-7:00pm Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm Greek School Advanced Class
7:00pm Vespers on the eve of the feast of St. John Chrysostom @ St. John Church, 10605 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound 33455
6:30pm Thanksgiving party-all organizations
Friday 11/15 Greek Festival @ St. Andrew Church 7901 N. Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156. Through Sun 11/17
7:00pm Veterans’ Day Dinner Dance hosted by Ahepa
Sunday 11/17 Stewardship Sunday
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School