Weekly Sunday Bulletin – September 30th, 2018

2nd Sunday of Luke – September 30, 2018

Saint of the Day

Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of Armenia
This Saint, a Parthian by race, was the son of Anak. He was born about the year 240 and was taught the Faith of Christ in Caesarea of Cappadocia. He entered the service of Tiridates, King of Armenia, but when discovered to be a Christian, he was subjected to many horrible torments at the King’s hands, then was cast into a pit of mire with poisonous serpents and left to die. By the power of God, however, he abode there unharmed for fourteen years, his needs provided by a certain widow, until he was made known by revelation and set free. He converted to piety innumerable multitudes of Armenians, including Tiridates himself, and was consecrated bishop by Leontius, Archbishop of Caesarea, to shepherd the vast flock he had gained for Christ. He spent the last part of his life in retirement in the ascetical discipline, and reposed in peace about the year 325. Saint Gregory is honoured as the Illuminator of Armenia.




Parish Council on Duty:   

George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, John Clidas


 Liturgical Guide


Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων…

When the stone had been sealed by the Jews and the soldiers were guarding Thine immaculate Body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life unto the world. Wherefore, the powers of the Heavens cried out to Thee, O Lifegiver: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ. Glory to Thy Kingdom. Glory to Thy dispensation, O only Friend of man.

Apolytikion for Gregory the Illuminator 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 Gregory. 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 ~  St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11
Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Gospel Reading ~ 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.”




Thomas Glenos (23 years) survived by his 4 children, 5 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren.


Baby Blessing

Today we welcome Tina and Shane Grabski as they present Shane Jr. for the traditional 40 day blessing.




Stewardship  We are in the last quarter of 2018.  If you have not yet pledged, please do so.  If you have pledged, make sure your commitment is up to date.  Please make sure that in the memo line of your check you indicate the intention of your donation.  Thank you!  We thank all of our parishioners for their gifts of time, talent and treasure!

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. 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.

FYI  Dance Participation Requirements  Based on Metropolis policy, we would like to share our EYCC Dance Attendance Policy All youth are required to attend Divine Liturgy and Sunday School each Sunday in order to attend  Dance or HDF Practices for that particular Sunday. Festival Practice: All Dancers must have a minimum of 65% attendance in practices to dance at our annual festival. (Other area Greek Orthodox Churches maintain this requirement, too.) HDF Competition: Dancers may have no more than a maximum of 3 absences in order to take part on the HDF Team. Circumstances may arise, such as illness or crisis, which make it difficult for a participant to meet minimum participation goals. Anyone having such difficulty is asked to speak directly with an EYCC Advisor, or Father Andrew. Youth who attend another church with a parent may see an EYCC member for a documentation form.    Fr. Andrew

St. Demetrios Church Feast Day Dinner Dance Saturday, October 27th in the newly renovated hall. Tickets $45 per adult; $10 per child.  Available for purchase every Sunday or by calling Marion Koliniatis    @ (305) 632-1415.

SAVE THE DATE!  Back by popular demand, Philoptochos will again sponsor a FEATHER PARTY on Saturday, October 13th, in the Kandaras Hall.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Tickets @ $7/person include 2 cards. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA!  Bring your family & friends for an evening of fun & fellowship.  Great prizes & refreshments. For more information, call Marion Koliniatis @ 305-632-1415.


Large Hall Renovation The walls have been painted and the chandeliers have been installed.


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

Monday                 10/01
4:15pm-6:00pm                  Greek Classes A’, B’, G’, D’ & Adult Beginner
6:00pm-8:00pm                 Advanced Greek class

Thursday               10/04
1:30pm                                  Philoptochos meeting

Sunday                  10/07
9:00am/10:00am               Orthros/Divine Liturgy
11:15am                                  Sunday School
12:30pm                                Greek dance