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St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-06-26
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St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (817)626-5578
  • Fax:
  • (817)626-5073
  • Street Address:

  • 2020 NW 21st St.

  • Fort Worth, TX 76164-7708


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Services Schedule

Saturday

Vespers: 5:00pm

Sunday

Orthros: 8:00am

Divine Liturgy: 9:00am

Weekday/Feast Days

Orthros: 9:00am

Divine Liturgy: 10:00am

Evening Services as Scheduled: 7:00pm


Past Bulletins


Welcome to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

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It is a blessing to have You join us today. We hope that as you enter into the house of our Lord, you will be transformed during the Divine Liturgy through the humble prayers of the people, their expressions of faith, the all-praising hymns and the love of Jesus Christ. 

The Mission of St. Demetrios 

to proclaim the Good News of Salvation 
through the Orthodox Christian Faith 
for the glory of our Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We are a loving community of believers who journey 
towards our Lord Jesus Christ and one another through our 
WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, EDUCATION/SPIRITUAL GROWTH, 
WITNESS, and SERVICE.  

We invite all people to join us on this journey towards the Kingdom of Heaven.

Join us online www.facebook.com/sdgocfw

HOLY COMMUNION NOTICE:

While everyone is welcome to worship with us, Holy Communion is reserved for those who have been Baptized and/or Confirmed in the Eastern Orthodox Faith and have prepared through prayer, fasting and recent confession.

 

All Guest and Newcomers are welcome to come forward at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy to receive the Antidoron, which is bread that has been blessed.

 

STEWARDSHIP, OFFERINGS AND ATTENDANCE 

Bringing our stewardship offerings to the house of God is part of our worship of God. Our stewardship also supports our efforts to proclaim the fullness of the Gospel of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas through our ministries and outreach. Checks should be made out to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, designated in the memo for Stewardship (use your stewardship envelope), and placed in the basket. Offerings for the poor and those in need (alms) should be designated in the memo for Altar Fund. (Altar Fund is the clergy discretionary fund to help those in need.) 

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Our regular attendance

Attendance to Sunday and Weekday Divine Liturgies and other Divine Services are important for our spiritual growth and relationship with Christ as Orthodox Christians. 

Parents

The worship experience is enhanced by having your children participate. Please help them learn proper behavior and reverence while in the Church. Teach them to cross themselves, venerate the Icons, & respond prayerfully “Lord have mercy.” If they become too loud, please take them to the Narthex/Quiet Room for a brief stay and return as soon as they have calmed. More Church etiquette.

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At St. Demetrios

Please pray for us!

PASTORAL CARE: If you or someone you know is sick, elderly or scheduled for surgery please call the office to let us know so Fr. Nicholas can make a pastoral visit, please email him at frnicholas@stdemetrios.net.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK/RECOVERING AND ARE OUR SHUT-INS

Shut-in

Jeannie Payblas

Maria Markos

Peter Vlahachos

Sophie Harbert

Sannie Haratsis

Fannie Maulsby

Connie Nixon

Ann Tsumpis

Dianne Thodos

Jay Ermis

Maria Sofos

Cari Douvry

 

 

 

 

Sick/Recovering

Tina Theophilos Stokes

George Johnson

Bill Moon

Ash Azer

Christina Sirotinski and Baby Konstantine

 

 

 


Today

06/26/2022

 

Epistle Readers for June 26th: Jim Nickolas (English), Efstathios Michaelides (Greek)


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode

Although the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers guarded Your most pure body, You arose on the third day, O Savior, giving life to the world. For this reason, the heavenly powers cried out to you, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, only Lover of Mankind!
Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, καὶ στρατιωτῶν φυλασσόντων τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶμα, ἀνέστης τριήμερος Σωτήρ, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὴν ζωήν. Διὰ τοῦτο αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν ἐβόων σοι Ζωοδότα· Δόξα τῇ ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, δόξα τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ οἰκονομίᾳ σου, μόνε Φιλάνθρωπε.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

The protection of Christians unshameable, intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, do not turn from the prayerful cries of those who are in sin; instead, come to us, for you are good; your loving help bring unto us, who are crying in faith to you: Hasten to intercession and speed now to supplication as a protection for all time, Theotokos, for those who honor you.
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε, μεσιτεία πρὸς τὸν Ποιητὴν ἀμετάθετε. Μὴ παρίδῃς ἁμαρτωλῶν δεήσεων φωνάς, ἀλλὰ πρόφθασον, ὡς ἀγαθή, εἰς τὴν βοήθειαν ἡμῶν, τῶν πιστῶς κραυγαζόντων σοι· Τάχυνον εἰς πρεσβείαν, καὶ σπεῦσον εἰς ἱκεσίαν, ἡ προστατεύουσα ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τῶν τιμώντων σε.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 2:10-16.

Brethren, glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Προκείμενον. First Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 32.22,1.
Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς.
Στίχ. Ἀγαλλιᾶσθε δίκαιοι ἐν Κυρίῳ

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς ῾Ρωμαίους 2:10-16.

Ἀδελφοί, δόξα δὲ καὶ τιμὴ καὶ εἰρήνη παντὶ τῷ ἐργαζομένῳ τὸ ἀγαθόν, Ἰουδαίῳ τε πρῶτον καὶ Ἕλληνι· οὐ γάρ ἐστιν προσωποληψία παρὰ τῷ θεῷ. Ὅσοι γὰρ ἀνόμως ἥμαρτον, ἀνόμως καὶ ἀπολοῦνται· καὶ ὅσοι ἐν νόμῳ ἥμαρτον, διὰ νόμου κριθήσονται· οὐ γὰρ οἱ ἀκροαταὶ τοῦ νόμου δίκαιοι παρὰ τῷ θεῷ, ἀλλʼ οἱ ποιηταὶ τοῦ νόμου δικαιωθήσονται. Ὅταν γὰρ ἔθνη τὰ μὴ νόμον ἔχοντα φύσει τὰ τοῦ νόμου ποιῇ, οὗτοι, νόμον μὴ ἔχοντες, ἑαυτοῖς εἰσιν νόμος· οἵτινες ἐνδείκνυνται τὸ ἔργον τοῦ νόμου γραπτὸν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν, συμμαρτυρούσης αὐτῶν τῆς συνειδήσεως, καὶ μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων τῶν λογισμῶν κατηγορούντων ἢ καὶ ἀπολογουμένων, ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὅτε κρινεῖ ὁ θεὸς τὰ κρυπτὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, κατὰ τὸ εὐαγγέλιόν μου, διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.


Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 4:18-23

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

2nd Sunday of Matthew
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 4:18-23

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, περιπατῶν δὲ παρὰ τὴν θάλασσαν τῆς Γαλιλαίας εἶδε δύο ἀδελφούς, Σίμωνα τὸν λεγόμενον Πέτρον καὶ ᾿Ανδρέαν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ, βάλλοντας ἀμφίβληστρον εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν· ἦσαν γὰρ ἁλιεῖς· καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· δεῦτε ὀπίσω μου καὶ ποιήσω ὑμᾶς ἁλιεῖς ἀνθρώπων. οἱ δὲ εὐθέως ἀφέντες τὰ δίκτυα ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ. Καὶ προβὰς ἐκεῖθεν εἶδεν ἄλλους δύο ἀδελφούς, ᾿Ιάκωβον τὸν τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου καὶ ᾿Ιωάννην τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ, ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ μετὰ Ζεβεδαίου τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτῶν καταρτίζοντας τὰ δίκτυα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐκάλεσεν αὐτούς. οἱ δὲ εὐθέως ἀφέντες τὸ πλοῖον καὶ τὸν πατέρα αὐτῶν ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ. Καὶ περιῆγεν ὅλην τὴν Γαλιλαίαν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς διδάσκων ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς αὐτῶν καὶ κηρύσσων τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς βασιλείας καὶ θεραπεύων πᾶσαν νόσον καὶ πᾶσαν μαλακίαν ἐν τῷ λαῷ.


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Wisdom of the Fathers

But mark both their faith, and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work (and you know how greedy a thing fishing is), when they heard His command, they delayed not, ... but "they forsook all and followed," ... Because such is the obedience which Christ seeks of us, as that we delay not even a moment of time.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

Prayer, fasting, vigil and all other Christian practices, however good they may be in themselves, do not constitute the aim of our Christian life, although they serve as the indispensable means of reaching this end. The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God.
St. Seraphim of Sarov
The Acquisition of the Holy Spirit: Chapter 3, The Little Russian Philokalia Vol. 1; Saint Herman of Alaska Brotherhood pg. 79, 19th century

Within the visible world, man is as it were a second world; and the same is true of thought within the intelligible world. For man is the herald of heaven and earth, and of all that is in them; while thought interprets the intellect and sense perception, and all that pertains to them. Without man and thought both the sensible and the intelligible worlds would be inarticulate.
Ilias the Presbyter
Gnomic Anthology IV no. 112, Philokalia Vol. 3 edited by Palmer, Sherrard and Ware; Faber and Faber pg. 61

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Saints and Feasts

Tikhvin
June 26

Appearance of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos of Tikhvin

According to one tradition, this icon was painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist. It was formerly situated in the famous Church of Blachernae in Constantinople. In 1383, it appeared upon the waters of Lake Ladoga, whence it travelled miraculously through the air to the city of Tikhvin; there, it remained by the River Tikhvinka, and a monastery was built to shelter the icon. In 1613-14 this monastery miraculously withstood the many attacks of the Swedish invaders. In the early twentieth century it was brought to America and was returned to Russia in 2004. The holy icon is renowned for a great many miracles wrought through it by the all-holy Mother of God, especially for the healing of children.


Allsaint
June 27

Samson the Hospitable

Saint Samson was from Rome and flourished during the reign of Saint Justinian the Great. Being a physician, he came to Constantinople, where he so distinguished himself for his virtue and his love for the sick and the poor that Patriarch Menas ordained him priest. The Emperor Justinian was healed by him, and out of gratitude built him a large hospital, which was afterwards known as "The Hospice of Samson." Saint Samson is one of the Holy Unmercenaries.


Unmercenaries
June 28

Finding of the Relics of Cyrus and John the Unmercenaries

These Saints lived during the years of Diocletian. Saint Cyrus was from Alexandria, and Saint John was from Edessa of Mesopotamia. Because of the persecution of that time, Cyrus fled to the Gulf of Arabia, where there was a small community of monks. John, who was a soldier, heard of Cyrus' fame and came to join him. Henceforth, they passed their life working every virtue, and healing every illness and disease freely by the grace of Christ; hence their title of "Unmercenaries." They heard that a certain woman, named Athanasia, had been apprehended together with her three daughters, Theodora, Theoctiste, and Eudoxia, and taken to the tribunal for their confession of the Faith. Fearing lest the tender young maidens be terrified by the torments and renounce Christ, they went to strengthen them in their contest in martyrdom; therefore they too were seized. After Cyrus and John and those sacred women had been greatly tormented, all were beheaded in the year 292. Their tomb became a renowned shrine in Egypt, and a place of universal pilgrimage. It was found in the area of the modern day resort near Alexandria named Abu Kyr.


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June 29

Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles

The divinely-blessed Peter was from Bethsaida of Galilee. He was the son of Jonas and the brother of Andrew the First-called. He was a fisherman by trade, unlearned and poor, and was called Simon; later he was renamed Peter by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, Who looked at him and said, "Thou art Simon the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter)" (John 1:42). On being raised by the Lord to the dignity of an Apostle and becoming inseparable from Him as His zealous disciple, he followed Him from the beginning of His preaching of salvation up until the very Passion, when, in the court of Caiaphas the high priest, he denied Him thrice because of his fear of the Jews and of the danger at hand. But again, after many bitter tears, he received complete forgiveness of his transgression. After the Resurrection of Christ and the descent of the Holy Spirit, he preached in Judea, Antioch, and certain parts of Asia, and finally came to Rome, where he was crucified upside down by Nero, and thus he ascended to the eternal habitations about the year 66 or 68, leaving two Catholic (General) Epistles to the Church of Christ.

Paul, the chosen vessel of Christ, the glory of the Church, the Apostle of the Nations and teacher of the whole world, was a Jew by race, of the tribe of Benjamin, having Tarsus as his homeland. He was a Roman citizen, fluent in the Greek language, an expert in knowledge of the Law, a Pharisee, born of a Pharisee, and a disciple of Gamaliel, a Pharisee and notable teacher of the Law in Jerusalem. For this cause, from the beginning, Paul was a most fervent zealot for the traditions of the Jews and a great persecutor of the Church of Christ; at that time, his name was Saul (Acts 22:3-4). In his great passion of rage and fury against the disciples of the Lord, he went to Damascus bearing letters of introduction from the high priest. His intention was to bring the disciples of Christ back to Jerusalem in bonds. As he was approaching Damascus, about midday there suddenly shone upon him a light from Heaven. Falling on the earth, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?" And he asked, "Who art Thou, Lord?" And the Lord said, "I am Jesus Whom thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks." And that heavenly voice and brilliance made him tremble, and he was blinded for a time. He was led by the hand into the city, and on account of a divine revelation to the Apostle Ananias (see Oct. 1), he was baptized by him, and both his bodily and spiritual eyes were opened to the knowledge of the Sun of Righteousness. And straightway- O wondrous transformation! - beyond all expectation, he spoke with boldness in the synagogues, proclaiming that "Christ is the Son of God" (Acts 9:1-21). As for his zeal in preaching the Gospel after these things had come to pass, as for his unabating labors and afflictions of diverse kinds, the wounds, the prisons, the bonds, the beatings, the stonings, the shipwrecks, the journeys, the perils on land, on sea, in cities, in wildernesses, the continual vigils, the daily fasting, the hunger, the thirst, the nakedness, and all those other things that he endured for the Name of Christ, and which he underwent before nations and kings and the Israelites, and above all, his care for all the churches, his fiery longing for the salvation of all, whereby he became all things to all men, that he might save them all if possible, and because of which, with his heart aflame, he continuously traveled throughout all parts, visiting them all, and like a bird of heaven flying from Asia and Europe, the West and East, neither staying nor abiding in any one place - all these things are related incident by incident in the Book of the Acts, and as he himself tells them in his Epistles. His Epistles, being fourteen in number, are explained in 250 homilies by the divine Chrysostom and make manifest the loftiness of his thoughts, the abundance of the revelations made to him, the wisdom given to him from God, wherewith he brings together in a wondrous manner the Old with the New Testaments, and expounds the mysteries thereof which had been concealed under types; he confirms the doctrines of the Faith, expounds the ethical teaching of the Gospel, and demonstrates with exactness the duties incumbent upon every rank, age, and order of man. In all these things his teaching proved to be a spiritual trumpet, and his speech was seen to be more radiant than the sun, and by these means he clearly sounded forth the word of truth and illumined the ends of the world. Having completed the work of his ministry, he likewise ended his life in martyrdom when he was beheaded in Rome during the reign of Nero, at the same time, some say, when Peter was crucified.


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June 30

Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

The names of the Twelve Apostles are these: Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew, the First-called; James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John, who was also the Evangelist and Theologian; Philip, and Bartholomew (see also June 11); Thomas, and Matthew the publican, who was also called Levi and was an Evangelist; James the son of Alphaeus, and Jude (also called Lebbaeus, and surnamed Thaddaeus), the brother of James, the Brother of God; Simon the Cananite ("the Zealot"), and Matthias, who was elected to fill the place of Judas the traitor (see Aug. 9).


Kosmdami
July 01

Cosmas & Damian the Holy Unmercenaries

These Saints, who are different from those that are celebrated on the 1st of November, were from Rome. They were physicians, freely bestowing healing upon beasts and men, asking nothing from the healed other than that they confess and believe in Christ. They ended their life in martyrdom in the year 284, under the Emperors Carinus and Numerian.


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July 02

Deposition of the Precious Robe of the Theotokos in Blachernae

During the reign of Leo the Great (457-474) two patricians and brethren on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land lodged with an old widow, a Christian of Jewish descent. Seeing the many miracles wrought at a small shrine in her house, they pressed her until she revealed to them that she had raiment of the most holy Theotokos kept in a small coffer. Our Lady had had two virgins in her lifetime who attended upon her; before her holy dormition, she gave each of them one of her divine garments as a blessing. This old widow was of the family of one of those two virgins, and it had come through the generations into her hands. With the permission of God, that this holy relic might be had for the profit of many, the two men took the garment by stealth and brought it to Blachernae near Constantinople, and building a church in honor of the Apostles Peter and Mark, they secretly enshrined the garment therein. But here again, because of the multitude of miracles that were worked, it became known to the Emperor Leo, and a magnificent church was built, as some say, by that same Leo, but according to others, by his predecessors Marcian and Pulcheria, and enlarged by Leo when the holy raiment was found. The Emperor Justin the Younger completed the church, which the Emperor Romanus IV Diogenes raised up immediately again after it had burned in 1070. It burned again in 1434, and from that time it remained a small house of prayer together with the renowned holy spring. After the seventh century, the name Blachernae was given to other churches and monasteries by their pious founders out of reverence for this famous church in Constantinople. In this church John Catacuzene was crowned in 1345; also, the Council against Acindynus, the follower of Barlaam, was convoked here (see the Second Sunday of the Great Fast).


Allsaint
July 03

Hyacinth the Martyr of Caesarea & Theodotos and Theodota the Martyrs

The Martyr Hyacinth, who was from Caesarea of Cappadocia, was the chamberlain of the Emperor Trajan. On being constrained by the Emperor to partake of the sacrifices offered to idols and not wishing to do so, he was shut up in prison without food, where he gave up his spirit to God in the year 108.


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Ministry News

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Vacation Church School

Lets get connected!

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Join us Tuesday Evening, May 17 at 6:30-8:00pm for a training on REALM.

Learn how to use the new community app, on your phone or computer: view the calendar, use the directory, learn about upcoming community events, volunteer opportunities and how to sort the messages, so you only receive notifications for the things that interest you. Additionally, you may complete your pledge online, make online payments, check on your giving records.

ADDITIONALLY:

Are you leading a ministry, Sunday School, AHEPA, Philoptochos, Youth Ministries, Outreach join us to learn how to coordinate volunteers, track participation, contact those who have expressed intertest, promote your events etc. 

May 17 @ 6:30pm- Fellowship Hall and Multipurpose room


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Join us streaming online if you are unable to join us in person. 
 

2022 Stewardship Pledge

Making your stewardship Pledge is easier than ever:

Church

We are stewards of the Gospel and stewards of our parish. We see our church, not as it is, but as it could be. We offer our treasure and our­selves  sacrificially so that as members of the body of Christ, we may reach our full potential.

OUR CHURCH OUR SPIRITUAL HOME, click here to learn more about stewardship:

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to make your pledge

 


AHEPA

 

To promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

AHEPA members meet regularly on the Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm (with physical distancing and masks) in the Church Community Center. If you wish to participate and become a member, please contact one of the following members: Stathis Michaelides, Chris Xydas, George Vardakis, Ken George

 


Philoptochos

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Our Mission: To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach; to preserve the sanctity of life and family; and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions.

 

 

Happy Birthday

04/29/2022

JUNE BIRTHDAYS!

     
Paul Hauge 6 26
Gilbert Pacheco Jr 6 26
Pres. Shyla Hadzellis 6 29

JULY BIRTHDAYS

Michael Adamopoulos 7 2
Michele Pappas 7 2
Stephanie Pearlman 7 4
Joseph Wakileh 7 6
Kathryn Drury 7 7
Abner Waktola 7 7
Zoe DeRobertis 7 8
Samuel DeRobertis 7 8
India Lee 7 8
Noah Debas 7 8
Angelo Avramidis 7 9
Madeline Haratsis 7 10
Michael Copeland 7 10
Christine Avramidis 7 10
Glen Grimes 7 13
Steven Kopanakis 7 13
Emma Young 7 14
Cindy Kypreos 7 15
Nora Palmer 7 15
Alexander Mouzakis 7 17
Meredith Connor 7 18
Doran Greene 7 19
Heather Haratsis 7 20
Elefterios Mantes 7 21
Konstantino Angelides 7 22
Yannis Hadjikiriakos 7 22
Gerasimos Pagoulatos 7 22
Phil Hieger 7 24
Adriano Hernandez 7 24
Elias Shiber 7 25
Brian Chapin 7 27
Konstantine Goudey 7 28
Timothy Strong 7 28
Anthe Anagnostis 7 29
Estelle Souleles 7 30

FELLOWSHIP HOUR

Thanks to Bill Coltrin, Tom Thumb Grocery Store has agreed to donate Baked Goods for our fellowship hour, as a means of giving back to the community and as an offering of Hospitality.  

If you would like to Host Fellowship Hour, please contact Bill at 817-808-1922 to coordinate. 

All left over foods may be donated to a local shelter. 


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Diakonia- Leadership Opportunities

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Stewardship Ministry

Importance of Stewardship

According to scripture, God created Earth for mankind and we are now stewards of His creation. This means it is our responsibility to look after and take care of this world. We should accept this responsibility and appreciate God's gift of creation for being our home. Our stewardship of creation involves the caretaking of the environment and animals as well as our families and communities. Being a good steward in this world is one way of expressing our love for God and our gratitude to Him.

Stewardship Ministry Team:

Responsible for working with Father Nicholas to:

  • Manage Stewardship Campaigns

  • Create Stewardship Reports

  • Utilize Archdiocian Stewardship Resources 

  • Maintain Confidentiality

  • Promote Good Stewardship

  • Maintain Stewardship Database onRealm  


Safety Ministry

The Safety Ministry mission is to promote the safety of the St. Demetrios parish, guests, and campus.

Safety Events:The Safety Ministry is the on-site first responder team. In an emergency please contact a Safety Team Member (identified by the Safety badges or uniform) and follow Safety Team Member’s instructions.

If you have a passion for Health and Safety, speak with a Safety Team member about how you can volunteer.


Meals on Wheels

Because serving the Lord, by serving our neighbors is what we do!

St. Demetrios is the Northside Meals on Wheels Distribution Center, delivering over 100 meals a day, 5 days a week.
It takes 30 minutes to sort the 100 meals into 13 routes between 9:00am and 11:30am for Meals on Wheels' Drivers.

Join a team that's served over 25,000,000 meals...

That's an impressive record!


Sign up on Realm or Contact Fr. Nicholas to be a part of this Awesome Team committed to feeding the Northside!

 

 


Presbyterian Night Shelter

 
 Outreach Ministry to feed the poor.
 
The Presbyterian Night Shelter is located at
2320 Poplar St. Fort Worth, TX 76113, 817-632-7408, website: http://www.journeyhome.org/
 
The team will meet at the shelter at 5:10 p.m.
 
We volunteer the First Saturday of the Month at 5:30pm         
to park (use gated parking lot on N. Kentucky Ave—one street over) and get signed in.
We should be ready to serve families by 5:20 p.m.
Please contact Magda Dvorak at mag2868@gmail.com and complete the online sign-up form at the link https://forms.gle/Kk22dfmGKFzDxtQj8
 
So, are you ready to volunteer?  We are ready! 

Please contact Magda Dvorak Mag2868@gmail.com for more details


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Church Calendar

  • Church Calendar

    June 26 to July 11, 2022

    Sunday, June 26

    2nd Sunday of Matthew

    Prosphoro- Dimitra Bakintas

    8:00AM Orthros

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    10:45AM Fellowship Hour- Open

    11:00AM Vacation Church School meeting

    Monday, June 27

    Samson the Hospitable

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Nektarios Key

    Tuesday, June 28

    Finding of the Relics of Cyrus and John the Unmercenaries

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels- Open

    Wednesday, June 29

    Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles

    9:00AM Festal Orthros and Divine Liturgy

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Brian Barker

    Thursday, June 30

    Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Open

    Friday, July 1

    Cosmas & Damian the Holy Unmercenaries

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Sonya Kallinikos

    Saturday, July 2

    Deposition of the Precious Robe of the Theotokos in Blachernae

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    5:20PM Presbyterian Night Shelter

    Sunday, July 3

    Prosphoro- Irene Avrimidis

    3rd Sunday of Matthew

    8:00AM Orthros

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    10:30AM 40 day memorial for Emilia Irimia

    10:45AM Fellowship Hour- Open

    Monday, July 4

    Andrew of Crete Author of the Great Canon

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Nektarios Key

    Tuesday, July 5

    Athanasius of Mount Athos

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels- Open

    Wednesday, July 6

    Sisoes the Great

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Nick Kypreos

    Thursday, July 7

    Kyriake the Great Martyr

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Alex Rhodes

    Friday, July 8

    The Holy Great Martyr Procopius

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels- Melissa Adamopoulos

    Saturday, July 9

    The Holy Hieromartyr Pancratius, Bishop of Tauromenium in Sicily

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, July 10

    Prosfora: Marina Beasley

    4th Sunday of Matthew

    8:00AM Orthros

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    10:45AM Fellowship Hour- Open

    Monday, July 11

    Euphemia the Great Martyr

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Fliers

    Vacation Church School

    Vacation Church School

    VCS July 18-22 9:00am-12:30pm Registration link in the flier


    Meals on Wheels

    Meals on Wheels

    Different ways to help with Meals on Wheels


    NICA

    NICA

    How you can help in our community


    REALM CONNECT

    REALM CONNECT

    More Details about Realm Connect for our parish


    Proskomidia List

    Proskomidia List

    Proskomidia is the service of preparation of the Bread and Wine for Holy Communion. The Faithful will submit the Orthodox Names of the living and those in repose, for health and forgiveness of sins, and for repose and resurrection. Names submitted on Sunday will be commemorated in the following Divine Liturgy.


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