The Feast of St. Demetrios Celebration
Thursday, October 25: Vespers at 7:00pm followed by Grand Opening of the Large Hall & a Dessert Reception
Friday, October 26: Orthros at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
Saturday, October 27: Feast Day Dinner Dance Dreams Come True at 7:00pm in the newly renovated hall.
7th Sunday of Luke – October 28, 2018
Saint of the Day
The Holy Protection of the Theotokos
The Feast of the Protection commemorates the appearance of the most holy Theotokos in the Church of Blachernae in Constantinople in the tenth century, as recorded in the life of Saint Andrew the Fool for Christ’s sake. While the multitudes of the faithful were gathered in church, Epiphanius, the friend of Saint Andrew, through the Saint’s prayers, beheld the Virgin Mary above the faithful and spreading out her veil over them, signifying her unceasing protection of all Christians. Because of this we keep a yearly feast of gratitude, imploring our Lady never to cease sheltering us in her mighty prayers.
Parish Council on Duty:
George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, John Clidas
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι…
Let us worship the Word, O ye faithful, praising Him that with the Father and the Spirit is co-beginningless God, Who was born of a pure Virgin that we all be saved; for He was pleased to mount the Cross in the flesh that He assumed, accepting thus to endure death. And by His glorious rising, He also willed to resurrect the dead.
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 Galatians 6:11-18.
Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
Gospel Reading ~ The reading is from Luke 8:41-56
At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As he went, the people pressed round him. And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter and those who were with him said, “Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!” But Jesus said, “Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.” And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.
Nicolas Davros (40 days) son of Nicoleta Moundriza & George Davros, brother of Georgia Davros & Mark Passino, father of Nasir Niko Davros, Sincere George Davros, Christina Akins & Erica Salas.
Alexandra Shikar (1 yr) survived by her sons John (Nancy) and Dennis (Connie) Shikar, niece Galatia Psonis, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Olga Dalkouras (23 yrs) survived by daughter Helen Gatsonis and granddaughter Elizabeth Gatsonis.
Stergios Dalkouras (65 yrs) survived by daughter Helen Gatsonis and granddaughter Elizabeth
DOP Food Drive Please pick up a paper bag, fill it with non-perishable food items and return it to the church. Let’s help those less fortunate.
Cancer Chapter Garage Sale November 9th & 10 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 on/or after November 4th. Coordinate drop off times and locations with a Cancer Chapter member, or contact Stephanie Pavlakis at 954-590-8763.
IMPORTANT: Have you ever added another medication to your daily regimen to make you feel better? Guess again!! What are the side effects? How will it interact with the pills you are already taking? Find out from Dr. Alan Kuczinski, guest speaker, at the next general meeting of Philoptochos on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 7:00pm in the Kandaras Hall. Invite your family and friends for this interesting presentation.
Elections Nov 4: How does it feel when you see our youth carrying on the rich tradition of the Greek culture and Orthodox faith as it is expressed through folk songs and dances? Be a part of the team that makes this possible. Fill out a DAC nomination form today. Thanks to the efforts of our students, teachers, along with the leadership of the Dance Advisory Committee (DAC) and the Education Youth Culture Committee (EYCC), our dance program is thriving. Forms are available in the narthex.
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am No Sunday School
12:00pm OXI Day Celebration
12:30pm Greek dance
4:15pm-6:00pm Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm Advanced Greek class
1:00pm Scholarship Committee meeting
7:00pm Philoptochos meeting and guest speaker
Friday 11/02 Pan Orthodox GOYA Lock In @ St. Demetrios
Saturday 11/03 Pan Orthodox GOYA Lock In @ St. Demetrios
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am Sunday School
12:00pm DAC Election
12:30pm Greek dance