Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 22nd, 2019


1st Sunday of Luke- September 22, 2019

Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope

This saint was known for the many miracles he worked and for his apostolic zeal in shepherding the flock of Sinope. He contested for the Faith during the reign of the Emperor Trajan, in the year 102, when he was burned to death in a bath-house. A homily in his honour was composed by Saint John Chrysostom. The translation of his holy relics is celebrated on July 23.




Parish Council on Duty:


Harry Tangalakis,  Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos



 Liturgical Guide


Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 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 for Hieromartyr Phocas in the Fourth Mode
Καί τρόπων μέτοχος, καί θρόνων διάδοχος…

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Phocas. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

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 1:21-24; 2:1-4.

Brethren, it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; he has put his seal upon us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. But I call God to witness against me – it was to spare you that I refrained from coming to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith; we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith. For I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit. For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. For I wrote you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11

At that time, as Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.





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  • Choir Anyone wishing to sing is welcome to attend rehearsals on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the radio room upstairs.
  • Workshop Bring your family and friends to a workshop on Medicare and Risk-Free Retirement Planning.  Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.  (Doors open at 6:45 PM.).  Imagine that thick Medicare manual reduced to one page of information. Learn about Medicare parts A, B, C, D, deductibles, limits, and supplements… along with retirement planning.  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.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 18th @ 7:00pm (doors open @ 6:30pm). BINGO/Feather Party to benefit Feeding South Florida is back by popular demand.  Mark your calendar now!!
  • 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.
  • At St. Sophia Church Miami On Saturday, September 28; Dance Workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm $65 pp.  Glendi 7:30 pm-12:30 am  $45 pp ($15 kids under 10).  For information, call or text Nick Callesis @ (305) 588-0869.




Calendar of Events for the Week


Sunday              9/22 
9:00am/10:00am                Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                                 Sunday School
12:00 pm                               GOYA meeting/election
12:30pm                                 Dance

Monday            9/23 
4:15pm-6:00pm               Greek School Classes Α, Β, Γ and Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm              Greek School Advanced Class

Tuesday          9/24
11:30am                          Loving Stitches

Thursday        9/26
6:00 pm                         Pap Corps meeting –St. Demetrios Hall

Sunday           9/29
9:00am/10:00am        Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                          Sunday School
12:30pm                          Dance