Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 29th, 2019


12nd Sunday of Luke- September 29, 2019

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine

This Saint was born in Corinth in 448. He went to Palestine to the Lavra of Euthymios the Great, but because of his youth was sent by Saint Euthymios to Saint Gerasimos; after the death of Saint Gerasimos he returned to the Lavra of Saint Euthymios. Later he took on a more rigorous life of asceticism in the wilderness of Natoufa, where there was nothing to eat except the exceedingly bitter wild herb called squills, which, however, through his prayers, God made sweet for him and his disciple. He lived 107 years and reposed in the year 555.




Parish Council on Duty:


George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Lazarus Kirifides, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias



 Liturgical Guide


Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode
Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου…

Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Kyriakos the Anchorite in the First Mode
Τής ερήμου πολίτης, καί εν σώματι Άγγελος…

Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Kyriakos, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him that hath given thee strength. Glory to Him that hath crowned thee. Glory to Him that worketh healings for all through thee.

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 4:6-15
Brethren, it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Gospel Reading ~ The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36

The Lord said, “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”
Trisagion Prayers

Dobri Petrov Penev (8 years) survived by his daughter Aneta Zlateva.

Thomas Glenos (24 years) survived by his children and grandchildren.





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  • 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.



Calendar of Events for the Week


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

Monday            9/30 
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

Sunday           10/6 
9:00am/10:00am          Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:00am                           Sunday School
12:00pm                          GOYA meeting
12:30pm                          Dance