3rd Sunday of Luke- October 6, 2019
The Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas
The name Thomas means, “twin.” He was one of the Twelve, a Galilean by birth. Sophroneus (not the famous Patriarch of Jerusalem [7th Century, celebrated March 11], but a friend of Jerome’s), quoted also by Jerome, says that Saint Thomas preached to the Parthians, Pesians, Medes, Hyrcanians, Bactrians, and neighbouring nations. According to Heracleon, the Apostle died a natural death; according to other accounts, he was martyred at Meliapur His tomb was known by Saint John Chrysostom to be at Edessa in Syria, to which city his holy relics may have been translated from India in the fourth century.
Parish Council on Duty:
Harry Tangalakis, Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos
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 Apostle Thomas in the Third Mode
Απόστολε Άγιε Θωμά…
O Holy Apostle Thomas, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
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 Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10
Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 7:11-16
At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”
Lucille Telegades (1 year) survived by daughter Theodosia Lane, son Thomas Telegades (Donna), grandchildren Peter, Shannon and Nicky Panagos, and great grandchild Parker Panagos.
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A Message from Fr. Peter
Thank you for a wonderful start to our Youth Programs. It is a blessing to see so many of children and families attending Divine Liturgy, Sunday School, Dance, and GOYA each week.
After further reflection, as well as discussions with other priests in our area, we have collectively agreed to the following policy:
Effective immediately, all dancers will dance in their current school grade level. There will be no exceptions.
Additionally, if any businesses would like to have performances with our dance groups, there is an application that can be found on our website. This must be completed, and submitted to the Dance Advisory Council and Parish Council for approval prior to agreeing to any performances.
- Philoptochos meetings this week: Board meeting, Monday, October 7, 10:30 am; General meeting, Thursday, October 10, 6:00 pm, before the Medicare speaker.
- Medicare and Risk-Free Retirement Planning Workshop.
Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 PM. (Doors open at 6:45 PM.). If you’re 64 yrs. old, you will be signing up for Medicare soon and this workshop is a must! Also, for those on Medicare, manual open enrollment is coming up where you can make changes to your coverage from 10/15 to 12/7/2019. Changes to your drug plan can be made at this time. Also learn about risk-free retirement planning . See Athena Loucas for more info. Please call 941-237-0059 by October 8th, to RSVP. Presented by Ladies Philoptochos Society. PLEASE NOTE: The Philoptochos General Meeting will begin promptly at 6 PM prior to the workshop.
- Feeding South Florida All parishioners are invited to help Philoptochos pack and sort food donations for Feeding South Florida 2501 SW 32 Terrace | Pembroke Park, FL 33023. Students can earn service hours. Sign up by Sun., Oct. 22. 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.
- Daughters of Penelope The next meeting of Daughters of Penelope is Saturday Oct. 12th at 11 am. This will be a Brunch with Initiations.
- Kali Parea October Dinner Thurs. Oct 17, 7-9 pm Celebrate Oktoberfest at OLD HEIDELBERG 900 Marina Mile State Rd 84 SW 24th St Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 ph#954-463-6747. If you have questions and to RSVP contact: Barb Makris 954-319-2268. Email: Barb.firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP BY 10/15
- DON’T MISS…and plan to attend the BINGO/Feather Party on FRI., OCT. 18th, in the Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets @$7/person include 2 BINGO cards. Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. Great prizes & refreshments! Ticket proceeds benefit Feeding South Florida. BE SURE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!! Sponsored by Ladies Philoptochos Society.
- SAVE THE DATE: The St. Demetrios Feast Day Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, October 26. Details and tickets available in the Hall.
- 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.
Calendar of Events for the Week
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School
12:00pm GOYA meeting
10:30am Philoptochos Board meeting
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
6:00pm Philoptochos general meeting
7:00pm Guest speaker
9:00am/10:00am Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am Sunday School