This Friday evening, BINGO Party Night. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Over 50 gift prizes awarded at this previous event. Bring your family & friends for a fun evening! Benefiting Feeding South Florida. See you on October 18th!!!
6th Sunday of Luke – October 20, 2019
Gerasimus of Kephalonia
Saint Gerasimus was from the Peloponnesus, the son of Demetrius and Kale, of the family of Notaras. He was reared in piety by them and studied the Sacred writings. He left his country and went throughout various lands, and finally came to Kephalonia, where he restored a certain old church and built a convent around it, where it stands to this day at the place called Omala. He finished the course of his life there in asceticism in the year 1570. His sacred relics, which remain incorrupt, are kept there for the sanctification of the faithful.
Parish Council on Duty:
Harry Tangalakis, Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων …
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews and the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life unto the world. Wherefore, the powers of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Lifegiver: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Thy Kingdom. Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Friend of man.
Apolytikion for Great Martyr Artemius in the Plagal Fourth Mode
Ο Μάρτυς σου Κύριε …
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee received the prize of the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by his 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 Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11
Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 8:26-39
At that time, as Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me.” For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. When the herdsmen saw what happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
Diamantina (Diane) Zitis (5 yrs) survived by her children Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.
Kostandinos (Gus) Zitis (25 yrs) survived by his children Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.
John Haskopoulos (5 days)
Georgia Retsinas (9 mos) survived by her husband John Kountouridis, her children Matheo and Thalia, her mother, and her siblings.
Victoria Shelton survived by Charlotte, Andrea, Paul, Cynthia, and Karyl.
Dimitrios Vlamis (6 yrs) survived by the Vlamis family.
Dimitrios Drivakos survived by the Vlamis family.
The coffee hour is being sponsored by the Zitis/Velisarios family in loving memory of our parents Gus and Diane Zitis.
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!
Feeding South Florida· All parishioners are invited on Sat. Nov. 2 from 1:30pm-4:30pm to Feeding South Florida at 2501 SW 32 Terrace | Pembroke Park, FL 33023, to help Philoptochos pack and sort food donations. Students can earn service hours. Sign up by Sun., Oct. 20. Feeding South Florida does not allow last minute walk-ins, so you must be registered in advance. See or email Paula Kirifides, email@example.com, with your name, phone # and email address. There is also a sign-up sheet at the Information Center by the Bookstore. Serving 300 non-profits, Feeding South Florida is the largest distributer of food serving Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. With your help, we can help the hungry in our own community.
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!
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 . Plans are also being finalized for an Archon presentation to be held at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox church in Fort Lauderdale.
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School
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
11:30am Loving Stitches
6:00pm Pap Corps Chapter meeting
Friday 10/25 Eve of the Feast Day of St. Demetrios
7:00pm Hierarchical Vespers with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta
Saturday 10/26 Feast Day of St. Demetrios
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/ Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta
7:00pm Dinner Dance
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School
11:30am OXI Day celebration presentation by the Greek School