Weekly Sunday Bulletin – November 11th, 2018


8th Sunday of Luke – November 11, 2018 / Stewardship Sunday

Saint of the Day

Menas of Egypt

Saint Menas, who had Egypt as his fatherland, contested in Cotyaeion of Phrygia in 296 during the reign of Diocletian and Maximian. A soldier distinguished for his valour in war, he renounced his rank and withdrew to devote himself to ascetical struggles and prayer in the mountains. Filled with zeal and more than human courage, he presented himself in the midst of a pagan festival in Cotyaeion and declared himself to be a Christian. After terrible torments which he endured with astonishing courage, he was beheaded. His martyrium in Egypt became a place of universal pilgrimage; evidence of ancient journeys to his shrine have been found as far away as Ireland. The glory and refuge of the Christians of Egypt, he has been revealed to be a worker of great miracles and a swift defender for all who call on him with faith; besides all else, he is also invoked for help in finding lost objects.




Parish Council on Duty:

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, John Clidas



 Liturgical Guide


Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον…
Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers’ lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Martyr Menas in the Fourth Mode
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε…
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 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 Corinthians 4:6-15
Brethren, it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

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.”





For the Founding members and all members of the Daughters of Penelope who have fallen asleep in the Lord.




For the good health of the Daughters of Penelope members and their families.



Today is Stewardship Sunday!

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart…” (Colossians 3:23)


Stewardship is about giving of our time, talent and treasure.   We thank all of our year 2018 stewards and invite these stewards and all of our parishioners to support Saint Demetrios Church in year 2019 by the pledging of time, talent and treasure.

The Year 2019 stewardship financial goal is $ 295,000. We ask you to consider  a 3% increase.   THANK YOU!

We appreciate the support of our Stewardship Committee: Larry Kirifides, Mark Zaden, Katina Soy, Stella Stringer and George Georgakakis. A special Thank you to our speakers:
Bill Ypsilantis, Mona Monezis, Victor Demetriou and Harry Tangalakis.

Join us next door for the Steward Appreciation Luncheon.




Daughters of Penelope Food Drive Today is the last day of the food drive.  All donations will be taken to Christ Community Church in Pompano.



Lost and Found A wedding band was found and turned in to the office.  Please call (954) 467-1515.


Loving Stitches If you like to crochet or knit, this is the place to come!! We meet at 11:30am on the 4th Tuesday of every month!!  We supply the yarn & needles. We can also teach you!! We make blankets & hats for Holy Cross, Broward General, & Joe DiMaggio hospitals. If you are interested please call 954-467-1515.

Philoptochos Thanksgiving Bake Sale


Calendar of Events for the Week


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

Monday                 11/12      Veterans Day observed – Office closed
4:15pm-6:00pm                      Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                     Advanced Greek class

Wednesday          11/14  
7:00pm                                    Thanksgiving celebration in the hall
Daughters of Penelope, Philoptochos, AHEPA, Pap Corp

Thursday              11/15    
6:00pm                                    Pap Corps meeting

Sunday                 11/18
9:00am/10:00am                  Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                    Sunday School
12:00pm                                  Philoptochos Pita Sunday & Bake Sale
12:30pm                                   Greek dance