13th Sunday of Luke – November 24, 2019
Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria
Saint Peter illustriously occupied the throne of Alexandria for twelve years, and, as Eusebius says, “was a divine example of a bishop on account of the excellence of his life and his study of the sacred Scriptures”. He excommunicated Arius for his sympathy with the Meletian schism. When Arius learned that Saint Peter had been imprisoned, he sent many priests and deacons to him, asking that he receive him back into the communion of the Church before his martyrdom. When the ambassadors of Arius, who had not, like Saint Peter, perceived the ruin he would engender, were astonished at the vehemence with which Saint Peter refused to receive Arius again, he revealed to them a dread vision he had seen, in which the Master Christ had appeared to him as a child wearing a garment torn from head to foot. When Saint Peter asked the Lord who rent His garment, the Lord answered that it was Arius, and that he must not be received back into communion. The holy hieromartyr Peter was beheaded during the reign of Maximinus in the year 312; he is called the “Seal of the Martyrs,” because he was the last Bishop of Alexandria to suffer martyrdom under the pagan Emperors. His successors to the throne of Alexandria, Saints Alexander and Athanasius the Great, brought to final victory the battle against Arius’ heresy which Saint Peter had begun.
Parish Council on Duty:
George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides, Katherine Ziegler,
Basil Economou, Philip Vias
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 Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos in the Fourth Mode
Σήμερον τής ευδοκίας Θεού τό προοίμιον …
Today is the prelude of God’s good will and the heralding of the salvation of mankind. In the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, and she proclaimeth Christ unto all. To her, then, with a great voice let us cry aloud: Rejoice, O thou fulfilment of the Creator’s dispensation.
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 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 18:18-27
At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’ ” And he said, “All these I have observed from my youth.” And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” But he said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
Kaliope Xenakis (40 days) survived by her son Demetrios and her nephew Anthony Michel.
George Jimokas (6 mos) survived by his wife Judy, his sister Anna (George) Velonis, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Stewardship Year 2019
Stewardship Year 2020 If you didn’t receive a pledge form for year 2020, please fill out the form found in the narthex by the candle area.
Number of pledges: 58 Amount pledged: $57,434.00
Stewardship Year 2019
Number of pledges: 310 Amount pledged: $274,288.50 Amount received: $245,745.28
Thank You The Daughters of Penelope would like to thank all of our Parishioners who donated to our Brown Bag Food Drive!! We collected 50 bags to help feed the needy! All the food has been delivered to the Food Pantry at Christ Church United Methodist in Pompano Beach.
Cook Needed We need a cook for the festival. Someone who can cook basic things and is available to work from Mon., February 3 through Sun. 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.
Attention all Young Adults you are invited to a young adult ministry event at the Hilton Resort on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach, Ft. Lauderdale 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Calling all GOYANS-Please join us in decorating the church and hall for Christmas on Saturday, November 30th from 9 am to 1 pm. Lunch will be served and double service hours will be offered so please bring your volunteer worksheets. Remember, many hands make light work.
Poinsettias Any donations toward the purchase of poinsettias would be greatly appreciated!
Loukoumathes for the Cure on Sunday, December 1. Hosted by the Paps Corps.
Save the date: Tuesday, December 10th @ 6:30 pm. Annual Christmas Dinner for Philoptochos, Daughters of Penelope, Pap Corps, Agapi, and AHEPA members at Tropical Acres in Hollywood. Benefiting Toys for Tots, bring an unwrapped gift for ages tots to teens. Door prizes, entertainment, and a surprise visit!!! Tickets @$45/person are on sale today. See Athena Loucas or Kate Arniotis.
Philoptochos 2020 Memberships Your annual membership of $50 supports the national, metropolis and local organizations of the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America. Be as active as your time, family and work commitments allow. Become a new member or renew your membership for 2020. See Paula Kirifides or Denise Filosofos today.
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!!!
Ride Request A parishioner couple from Margate would love to be able to attend church services and events that are held in the evening. They are unable to drive at night and kindly ask if anyone would be willing to provide rides. If you can help, please call or email the office. Thank you!
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Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturg
11:00am Sunday School
12:00pm Philoptochos Bake Sale
7:00pm Vespers on the eve of the feast of St. Catherine @St. Catherine Church, 110 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach 33405
4:15pm-6:00pm Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ & Adult Beginner Section 1
6:00pm-8:00pm Greek School Adult Beginner Section 2
6:00pm-8:00pm Greek School Advanced Class
7:00pm Young Adult Event @ Hilton Resort Ft. Lauderdale Beach
Thursday 11/28 Thanksgiving Day
7:00pm Vespers on the eve of the Feast of St. Andrew @
St. Andrew Church 7901 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, FL 33156
10:00am Liturgy for the Feast of St. Andrew @ St. Andrew Church
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School
12:00pm Loukoumathes for the Cure