Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 16th, 2018

Sunday after Holy Cross – September 16, 2018

Saint of the Day

Euphemia the Great Martyr

Saint Euphemia, “well-spoken [of]”, known as the All-praised, was martyred for her faith in 303 AD. According to Christian tradition, this occurred at Chalcedon where she was arrested for refusing to offer sacrifices to Ares. Her sacred relics are preserved in the Patriarchate in Constantinople.




Parish Council on Duty:   

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Michael Haralambis, 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 Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the First Mode
Σώσον Κύριε τόν λαόν σου καί ευλόγησον τήν κληρονομίαν σου…

Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Euphemia in the Third Mode
Λίαν εύφρανας τούς ορθοδόξους…

O Euphemia, Christ’s comely virgin, thou didst fill the Orthodox with gladness and didst cover with shame all the heretics; for at the holy Fourth Council in Chalcedon, thou didst confirm what the Fathers decreed aright. O all-glorious Great Martyr, do thou entreat Christ God that His great mercy may be granted unto us.

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 υψωθείς εν τώ Σταυρώ εκουσίως…

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

Epistle Reading ~ 

St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.
Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gospel Reading ~
Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”



Dr. John G. Ziegler (12 yrs) survived by his loving wife Katherine, 4 children, 5 grandchildren, 1 sister and 1 brother.


Zaharenia Dikegoros Kutsukos (4 yrs) survived by her husband Harry, son John (Lori) & grandchildren John, Kristina, Peter and Jack.

Panny Baluris (12 yrs) survived by her daughter Nina McGuirk (Tom) & granddaughter Erin Ryan (Kevin).

James Michel (7 yrs) survived by sister Kalliope Xenakis & nephews Demetrios Xenakis &
Anthony Michel

Georgia Michel (20 yrs) survived by her daughter Kalliope Xenakis, her sons James & Peter, grandsons Demetrios Xenakis & Anthony Michel & 2 great grandchildren.

Fr. Andrew’s FYI


(St. Mark the Ascetic – On the Spiritual Law)


Educational Ministries ~ Youth and Adults

Program Registration Registration forms are available on the table in the south narthex and at the pangari.

Junior Choir  Do you know what Katy Perry, John Legend, Kevin Costner, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake have in common?  They all started in the church choir! We are calling all future stars, young and old, to join the new Junior Choir.  If you are interested, call Mona at (954) 240-3271.

Greek School  The Greek School at St. Demetrios will offer six classes during the academic year 2018-19. Classes A’, B’, Γ’, Δ´ and Adult Beginner are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:00 PM. The Advanced Modern Greek class will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Registration details will be announced as soon as the website is updated. For more information, please call the St. Demetrios office at 954-467-1515 Monday through Thursday. Welcome to all who wish to explore the Modern Greek language and its 3,000+ year history.
Σας προσκαλούμε στη μελέτη της ωραίας ελληνικής γλώσσας που έχει βαθειές ρίζες στην αρχαιότητα.

Youth Programs Volunteers  Our community is blessed with a holistic youth program that includes Sunday School, Greek School, Dance, GOYA, HOPE/JOY and a Youth Library.  All these programs need volunteers to share in the fulfilling work of educating our youngsters.  All volunteers must fill out an application each year.  Please pick up an application from the table in the south narthex and turn it in to the office or to the appropriate youth adviser.





Fellowship Hour In loving memory of her husband Dr. John G. Ziegler, Katherine Ziegler is sponsoring today’s coffee hour.

Service Project  Please join us for our SOUP KITCHEN SERVICE PROJECT!
Where: Christ Community Church, 901 East McNab Road, Pompano Beach
When: Saturday, September 22 Time: 7:45am-11:00am.
We will set up, serve food, distribute clothing, make bagged lunches and clean up.
Please bring ANY clothing donations you may have. They are especially in need of men’s
We welcome and look forward to having parishioners of all ages join us!
RSVP to Alexandra Zaden (678-596-6776)

Large Hall Renovation Renovation   The walls have been primed and ready for paint!

Support our sister Parish

Car Donation Dr. Hionis has generously agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of his 2006 Cadillac DTS with 66,000 miles to St. Demetrios.  It has new tires and is in excellent condition.  The asking price is $4,000.  Please contact the church office or one of the Parish Council members if you are interested in purchasing this car while simultaneously helping St. Demetrios.





Calendar of Events for the Week

Sunday                  9/16  
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                  Sunday School
12:30pm                                Greek dance
5:00pm                                  St. Sophia Vespers AT ST. SOPHIA, MIAMI

Monday                  9/17
4:15pm-6:00pm                   Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                  Advanced Greek class

Tuesday                 9/18
11:00am                                 Agape Luncheon for seniors (membership not required)

Saturday                9/22
7:45am-11:00am                  Service Project at Christ Community Church, Pompano

Sunday                  9/23
9:00am/10:00am              Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                 Sunday School
12:30pm                               Greek dance