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St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2019-03-24
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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


Contact Information






Services Schedule

Sunday

Orthros: 8:00am

Divine Liturgy: 9:00am

Weekday/Feast Days

Orthros: 8:00am

Divine Liturgy: 9:00am

Evening Services as Scheduled: 6:00pm


Past Bulletins


Welcome to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Christ is in our Midst!

He is and ever shall be!

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. 

Please join us for Fellowship Hour immediately following the Divine Liturgy for some coffee and treats as well as to meet fellow parishioners. If you would like to learn more about our community and Church, you may take some brochures and take a moment to fill out a family information sheet located in the Narthex and Father Nicholas will contact you. Thank you for joining us.

 

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.

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.) 

You can also support St. Demetrios while shoping on smile.amazon.com and selecting Saint Demetrios as your charity of preference. 

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. 

 

Stewardship Donations Online: 

You can now add St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church to your online bill-pay with your bank in order to make your Stewardship Contribution Online. Simply: 1. go to your bank's website billpay 2. Add St. Demetrios as a Payee and 3. Include your envelope number in the memo/account field. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3. No more writing checks, no more envelopes! Keep your commitment, even when you are unable to attend on Sunday. You may also visit us online at www.stdemetrios.net and click Donate

 

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 may be found at http://www.stdemetrios.net/our-parish/church-etiquette 

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At St. Demetrios

PARISH COUNCIL USHERS

Jenna Copeland & Rick Garabedian


Second Tray

Please help us the Second Sunday of Lent to support Orthodox Christian Prison Ministries (OCPM)


TODAY AT ST. DEMETRIOS

Sunday Church School

Pan Orthodox Vespers @ St. Peters Orthodox Church (FW) 


Fellowship Hour

Annunciation Luncheon

Generous Freewill Donation!


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

Estelle Hieger

Maria Markos

Elpis Peters

Sophie Harbert

Katina Buster

Fannie Maulsby

Mary Nation

Ann Tsumpis

Sannie Haratsis

Peter Vlahachos

 

Katherine Pattres

   

Sick/Recovering

Tina Theophilos Stokes

 Patrick Cooney

Nick Phiripes

 Peter Angeletos

Cassandra Anstadt

 

 

 


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode

When you descended to the realm of death You as life immortal rendered to Hades a mortal blow by Your all radiant divinity. And when You from infernal depths and the darkness below did raise the dead. All the hosts of heaven's powers did proclaim and cry out, O life giving Christ and our God we give glory.
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον, ἡ Ζωὴ ἡ ἀθάνατος, τότε τὸν ᾅδην ἐνέκρωσας τῇ ἀστραπῇ τῆς Θεότητος, ὅτε δὲ καὶ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἐκ τῶν καταχθονίων ἀνέστησας, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἐκραύγαζον·Ζωοδότα Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

Apolytikion of Forefeast of the Annunciation in the Fourth Tone

Today is the prelude of the joy of the universe, and it incites us to sing the forefestal hymns. For behold, Gabriel is coming, and he will say to the Virgin: Rejoice, Maiden full of grace; the Lord is with you.

Apolytikion for Sun. of St. Gregory Palamas in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Beacon of Orthodox belief, the strong support of the Church and her teacher inspired by God, you are the ornament of monks, the unassailable champion of theologians, O Gregory the Wonder-worker and the boast of Thessalonica, the messenger of grace. Forever earnestly entreat for the salvation of our souls.

Apolytikion for St. Demetrios the Great Martyr in the First Mode

All the world has found in you a victor, a mighty champion in times of danger, a contender in war who turned the nations back. The boastful pride of Lyaios you put to shame, and you inspired Nestor's courage in the stadium. Therefore, great and holy martyr Demetrios, we pray that you implore Christ, our God, and ask that his great mercy may be granted us.

Μέγαν εὕρατο ἐv τοῖς κιvδύvοις, σὲ ὑπέρμαχοv, ἡ οἰκουμένη, Ἀθλοφόρε τὰ ἔθνη τροπούμενον. Ὡς οὖν Λυαίου καθεῖλες τὴν ἔπαρσιν, ἐν τῷ σταδίῳ θαῤῥύvας τὸν Νέστορα, οὕτως Ἅγιε, Μεγαλομάρτυς Δημήτριε, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἱκέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

At the great Archangel's voice, O Theotokos, the All-holy Spirit came upon thee and thou didst conceive Him that is one in essence and throne with God the Father, O Adam's recovery.
Ἐπελεύσει Πνεύματος τοῦ Παναγίου, τοῦ Πατρὸς τὸν σύνθρονον, καὶ ὁμοούσιον φωνή, τοῦ Ἀρχαγγέλου συνέλαβες, Θεοκυῆτορ, Ἀδὰμ ἡ ἀνάκλησις.

Kontakion of Forefeast of the Annunciation in the Fourth Tone

At the great Archangel's voice, O Theotokos, the All-holy Spirit came upon thee and thou didst conceive Him that is one in essence and throne with God the Father, O Adam's recovery.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3.

"IN THE BEGINNING, Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands; they will perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old like a garment, like a mantle thou wilt roll them up, and they will be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years will never end." But to what angel has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet?" Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?

Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him.

Προκείμενον. Second Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 117.14,18.
Ἰσχύς μου καὶ ὕμνησίς μου ὁ Κύριος.
Στίχ. Παιδεύων ἐπαίδευσέ με ὁ Κύριος.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Ἑβραίους 1:10-14, 2:1-3.

Κατʼ ἀρχάς, Κύριε, τὴν γῆν ἐθεμελίωσας, καὶ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σού εἰσιν οἱ οὐρανοί· αὐτοὶ ἀπολοῦνται, σὺ δὲ διαμένεις· καὶ πάντες ὡς ἱμάτιον παλαιωθήσονται, καὶ ὡσεὶ περιβόλαιον ἑλίξεις αὐτοὺς, καὶ ἀλλαγήσονται· σὺ δὲ ὁ αὐτὸς εἶ, καὶ τὰ ἔτη σου οὐκ ἐκλείψουσιν. Πρὸς τίνα δὲ τῶν ἀγγέλων εἴρηκέν ποτε, Κάθου ἐκ δεξιῶν μου, ἕως ἂν θῶ τοὺς ἐχθρούς σου ὑποπόδιον τῶν ποδῶν σου; Οὐχὶ πάντες εἰσὶν λειτουργικὰ πνεύματα, εἰς διακονίαν ἀποστελλόμενα διὰ τοὺς μέλλοντας κληρονομεῖν σωτηρίαν; Διὰ τοῦτο δεῖ περισσοτέρως ἡμᾶς προσέχειν τοῖς ἀκουσθεῖσιν, μήποτε παραρρυῶμεν. Εἰ γὰρ ὁ διʼ ἀγγέλων λαληθεὶς λόγος ἐγένετο βέβαιος, καὶ πᾶσα παράβασις καὶ παρακοὴ ἔλαβεν ἔνδικον μισθαποδοσίαν, πῶς ἡμεῖς ἐκφευξόμεθα τηλικαύτης ἀμελήσαντες σωτηρίας; Ἥτις, ἀρχὴν λαβοῦσα λαλεῖσθαι διὰ τοῦ κυρίου, ὑπὸ τῶν ἀκουσάντων εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐβεβαιώθη.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
The Reading is from Mark 2:1-12

At that time, Jesus entered Capernaum and it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, "Why does this man speak thus? It is a blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you question thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, take up your pallet and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins"-he said to the paralytic-"I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home." And he rose, and immediately took up the pallet and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 2:1-12

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, εἰσῆλθεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς εἰς Καπερναοὺμ δι᾿ ἡμερῶν καὶ ἠκούσθη ὅτι εἰς οἶκόν ἐστι. καὶ εὐθέως συνήχθησαν πολλοί, ὥστε μηκέτι χωρεῖν μηδὲ τὰ πρὸς τὴν θύραν· καὶ ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς τὸν λόγον. καὶ ἔρχονται πρὸς αὐτὸν παραλυτικὸν φέροντες, αἰρόμενον ὑπὸ τεσσάρων· καὶ μὴ δυνάμενοι προσεγγίσαι αὐτῷ διὰ τὸν ὄχλον, ἀπεστέγασαν τὴν στέγην ὅπου ἦν, καὶ ἐξορύξαντες χαλῶσι τὸν κράβαττον, ἐφ᾿ ᾧ ὁ παραλυτικὸς κατέκειτο. ἰδὼν δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τὴν πίστιν αὐτῶν λέγει τῷ παραλυτικῷ· τέκνον, ἀφέωνταί σοι αἱ ἁμαρτίαι σου. ἦσαν δέ τινες τῶν γραμματέων ἐκεῖ καθήμενοι καὶ διαλογιζόμενοι ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν· τί οὗτος οὕτω λαλεῖ βλασφημίας; τίς δύναται ἀφιέναι ἁμαρτίας εἰ μὴ εἷς ὁ Θεός; καὶ εὐθέως ἐπιγνοὺς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τῷ πνεύματι αὐτοῦ ὅτι οὕτως αὐτοὶ διαλογίζονται ἐν ἑαυτοῖς, εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· τί ταῦτα διαλογίζεσθε ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν; τί ἐστιν εὐκοπώτερον, εἰπεῖν τῷ παραλυτικῷ, ἀφέωνταί σου αἱ ἁμαρτίαι, ἢ εἰπεῖν, ἔγειρε καὶ ἆρον τὸν κράβαττόν σου καὶ περιπάτει; ἵνα δὲ εἰδῆτε ὅτι ἐξουσίαν ἔχει ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἀφιέναι ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἁμαρτίας - λέγει τῷ παραλυτικῷ· σοὶ λέγω, ἔγειρε καὶ ἆρον τὸν κράβαττόν σου καὶ ὕπαγε εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου. καὶ ἠγέρθη εὐθέως, καὶ ἄρας τὸν κράβαττον ἐξῆλθεν ἐναντίον πάντων, ὥστε ἐξίστασθαι πάντας καὶ δοξάζειν τὸν Θεὸν λέγοντας ὅτι οὐδέποτε οὕτως εἴδομεν.


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Wisdom of the Fathers

Now Matthew indeed saith, that "they brought him," but the others, that they also broke up the roof, and let him down. And they put the sick man before Christ, saying nothing, but committing the whole to Him.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century

For though in the beginning He Himself went about, and did not require so much faith of them that came unto Him; yet in this case they both approached Him, and had faith required on their part. For, "Seeing," it is said, "their faith;" that is, the faith of them that had let the man down.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century

Take up your bed. Carry the very mat that once carried you. Change places, so that what was the proof of your sickness may now give testimony to your soundness. Your bed of pain becomes the sign of healing, its very weight the measure of the strength that has been restored to you.
St. Peter Chrysologus
Homily 50.6. Taken from: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Vol. 2: Mark. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2005, p. 27.

Forasmuch then as they had evinced so great faith, He also evinces His own power ... He healed first that which is invisible, the soul, by forgiving his sins; ... He, in fact, in His abundance of counsel, made use of their envy for the manifestation of the miracle.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century

For He doth not on all occasions require faith on the part of the sick only: as for instance, when they are insane, or in any other way, through their disease, are out of their own control. Or rather, in this case the sick man too had part in the faith; for he would not have suffered himself to be let down, unless he had believed.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 29 on Matthew 9, 1. B#54, pp. 195, 196, 4th Century

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Saints and Feasts

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March 24

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

This divine Father, who was from Asia Minor, was from childhood reared in the royal court of Constantinople, where he was instructed in both religious and secular wisdom. Later, while still a youth, he left the imperial court and struggled in asceticism on Mount Athos, and in the Skete at Beroea. He spent some time in Thessalonica being treated for an illness that came from his harsh manner of life. He was present in Constantinople at the Council that was convened in 1341 against Barlaam of Calabria, and at the Council of 1347 against Acindynus, who was of like mind with Barlaam; Barlaam and Acindynus claimed that the grace of God is created. At both these Councils, the Saint contended courageously for the true dogmas of the Church of Christ, teaching in particular that divine grace is not created, but is the uncreated energies of God which are poured forth throughout creation: otherwise it would be impossible, if grace were created, for man to have genuine communion with the uncreated God. In 1347 he was appointed Metropolitan of Thessalonica. He tended his flock in an apostolic manner for some twelve years, and wrote many books and treatises on the most exalted doctrines of our Faith; and having lived for a total of sixty-three years, he reposed in the Lord in 1359.

His holy relics are kept in the Cathedral of Thessalonica. A full service was composed for his feast day by the Patriarch Philotheus in 1368, when it was established that his feast be celebrated on this day. Since works without right faith avail nothing, we set Orthodoxy of faith as the foundation of all that we accomplish during the Fast, by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy the Sunday before, and the great defender of the teachings of the holy Fathers today.


Annuncia
March 25

Annunciation of the Theotokos

Six months after John the Forerunner's conception, the Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to Nazareth, a town of Galilee, unto Mary the Virgin, who had come forth from the Temple a mature maiden (see Nov. 21). According to the tradition handed down by the Fathers, she had been betrothed to Joseph four months. On coming to Joseph's house, the Archangel declared: "Rejoice, thou Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." After some consideration, and turmoil of soul, and fear because of this greeting, the Virgin, when she had finally obtained full assurance concerning God's unsearchable condescension and the ineffable dispensation that was to take place through her, and believing that all things are possible to the Most High, answered in humility: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word." And at this, the Holy Spirit came upon her, and the power of the Most High overshadowed her all-blameless womb, and the Son and Word of God, Who existed before the ages, was conceived past speech and understanding, and became flesh in her immaculate body (Luke 1:26-38).

Bearing in her womb the Uncontainable One, the blessed Virgin went with haste from Nazareth to the hill country of Judea, where Zacharias had his dwelling; for she desired to find Elizabeth her kinswoman and rejoice together with her, because, as she had learned from the Archangel, Elizabeth had conceived in her old age. Furthermore, she wished to tell her of the great things that the Mighty One had been well-pleased to bring to pass in her, and she greeted Elizabeth and drew nigh to her. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, she felt her six-month-old babe, Saint John the Baptist, prophesied of the dawning of the spiritual Sun. Immediately, the aged Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and recognized her as the Mother of her Lord, and with a great voice blessed her and the Fruit that she held within herself. The Virgin also, moved by a supernatural rejoicing in the spirit, glorified her God and Savior, saying: "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour," and the rest, as the divine Luke hath recorded (1:39-55)


Allsaint
March 28

Hilarion the New

Saint Hilarion took up the monastic life from his youth and lived in seclusion. Later, as Abbot of the Monastery of Pelecete in Asia Minor (believed to be in Bithynia, not far from Triglia), he suffered much from the Iconoclasts, and reposed in the year 754.


Allsaint
March 29

Martyr Cyril the Deacon and Those with him

Saint Cyril was a deacon from Heliopolis in Phoenicia. During the reign of the Emperor Constantius, son of Saint Constantine, he had also broken the idols in pieces. When Julian came to power, Saint Cyril was seized by the idolaters and his belly was ripped open. The other holy Martyrs celebrated today, martyred in Gaza and Ascalon during the reign of Julian, were men of priestly rank and consecrated virgins; they were disemboweled, filled with barley, and set before swine to be eaten. The account of all the above Saints is given in Book III, ch. 3, of Theodoret of Cyrrhus' "Ecclesiastical History."


Allsaint
March 29

Martyr Cyril the Deacon and Those with him

Saint Cyril was a deacon from Heliopolis in Phoenicia. During the reign of the Emperor Constantius, son of Saint Constantine, he had also broken the idols in pieces. When Julian came to power, Saint Cyril was seized by the idolaters and his belly was ripped open. The other holy Martyrs celebrated today, martyred in Gaza and Ascalon during the reign of Julian, were men of priestly rank and consecrated virgins; they were disemboweled, filled with barley, and set before swine to be eaten. The account of all the above Saints is given in Book III, ch. 3, of Theodoret of Cyrrhus' "Ecclesiastical History."


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Ministry News

Fellowship Hour

Accepting the task of hospitality, the patriarch [Abraham] used to sit at the entrance to his tent (cf. Gen. 18:1), inviting all who passed by, and his table was laden for all comers including the impious and barbarians, without distinction. Hence he was found worthy of that wonderful banquet when he received angels and the Master of all as guests. We too, then, should actively and eagerly cultivate hospitality, so that we may receive not only angels, but also God Himself. "For inasmuch," says the Lord, "as you have done it to one of the least of these My brethren, you have done it unto Me" (Matt. 25:40). It is good to be generous to all, especially to those who cannot repay you. St. Theodoros, the Great Ascetic

Please sign up to Host Fellowship Hour to offer hospitality to our brothers and sisters in Christ!

 


Making Contributions

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Pan Orthodox Lenten Vespers

Lenten Pan-Orthodox Vespers: Hosted at a new location each Sunday of lent to include a special Speaker for the evening and Lenten Dinner. Please join us!

March 24 – St. Peter AOC (Fort Worth)

March 31 - St. John the Baptist GOC (Euless)

April 7 - Sts. Constantine & Helen AOC (Carrolton)

April 14 - St. Seraphim OCA (Dallas)


Daily Bread

Next Meeting March 31.  We'll use one of the two classrooms by the Hall.
 
In our last meeting, we agreed that I would do a little research on other soup kitchens in the DFW area where we could serve in addition to Presbyterian Night Shelter, to maybe better accommodate members work schedules.  I'll try to provide some more options.
 
We should also talk about where you would like to see this Ministry expand in its service to the outside community.  Please come with any ideas you have.

Philoptochos

A while back in my former parish, I taught Church School to 3rd and 4th graders.  Every year at the start of Lent, I would make each student a little book and called it their Lenten Log.  Each Sunday I would pass out their logs to them and asked them to write what kind of Lenten gestures they performed that week, whether it be fasting from a certain food, attending a church service, skipping their favorite TV show, forgiving someone who they were at odds with or simply performing a good deed. The kids loved this and could not wait to write in their logs every Sunday.  This exercise gave them incentive to do these good works and made Lent less of a “chore.”

 

For many people Lent can be daunting.  Strict fasting can take it’s toll.  However, Lent is not just fasting from foods, it’s about forgiving others, purifying our thoughts and helping the suffering and the needy.  When we cultivate these Lenten disciplines, we become recipients of many spiritual blessings This year the Philoptochos will be conducting a Lenten service project in which we will be assembling  tote bags full of essentials and extra goodies for the women at Presbyterian Night Shelter.  We will be doing this project on Friday, March 22, starting at 6:30 p.m. by attending a Salutations service together, followed by a light Lenten dinner before assembling the bags.  Please join us in this Lenten labor of love.

 

Wishing you all many blessing this Lenten season as we journey towards Christ’s glorious resurrection.

 

 His Love and Service,

Georgia Sparto

Philoptochos President


Saturday of Lazaros Retreat

Join us for our Annual Saturday of Lazaros Retreat April 20th. We will:

-Decorate the Church for Palm Sunday

-Fold Palm Crosses

-Bake Lazarakia Bread

-Play games, and

-Have crafts

Lunch will be provided, all begining after the Divine Liturgy! 


Lenten FLowers

We use many flowers to decorate the various Icons of lent. Please consider making a Lenten Gift to sponsor one of the Following:

Feast of the Holy Cross: Donated 

Feast of Annunciation: $250

Palm Sunday: Donated

Tomb of the Christ (Koumvouklion)-$600

Icon of the Last Super

Icon of the Brode groom: Donated 

Wreath of the Cross: Donated


Second Tray Sunday

As we journey through Lent, we are encouraged to pray more, fast more and be more charitable. During the Sundays of Lent we will pass a second to support some of our Orthodox Local Ministries March 17: Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)/GOYA March 24: Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) March 31: Holy Cross School of Theology (HCHC) April 7: Ages Initiatives (Music Ministry) April 14: Zoe for Life April 21: Northside Inter-Community Agency (NICA)

Second Tray Sunday

As we journey through Lent, we are encouraged to pray more, fast more and be more charitable. During the Sundays of Lent we will pass a second to support some of our Orthodox Local Ministries March 17: Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)/GOYA March 24: Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) March 31: Holy Cross School of Theology (HCHC) April 7: Ages Initiatives (Music Ministry) April 14: Zoe for Life April 21: Northside Inter-Community Agency (NICA)

General Assembly

Notice: Spring General Assembly is scheduled for April 14, 2019 following the Divine Liturgy.

All Current Members are encouarged to participate in the General Assembly to learn the State of the Church.

Per St. Demetrios By-Laws: ARTICLE 5 Voting Rights of Members: 

1.  Current Members: Those who have fulfilled their stewardship commitments for the immediate preceding year and are in the process of fulfilling their stewardship commitment for the current year.  Current members may vote at any Parish Assembly or Parish Council election.

Please submit your Stewardship Pledge for 2019 today!

 

 2019 Spring General Assembly Agenda

 

š Opening prayer

 š Nomination of Assembly Chair

 š Minutes - Fall General Assembly Meeting- Secretary

 š Priest’s report

 š Financial report- Treasurer

 š Committee Report

 š Stewardship

 š Ministry Report

š Philoptochos Update- Georgia Sparto

 š Daily Bread- John Sempeles

 š Nominating/Election Committee

 š Old business

 š New business

 š Closing prayer

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Master Calendar

  • Master Calendar

    March 24 to April 8, 2019

    Sunday, March 24

    Narthex Duty :Jenna Copeland And Rick Garabedian

    Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

    Prosphoro- Dimitra Bakintas

    8:00AM Orthros

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    10:30AM Sunday Church School

    11:15AM Annunciation luncheon

    6:00PM Pan Orthodox Vespers

    Monday, March 25

    Annunciation of the Theotokos

    8:00AM Orthros

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Ron and Elaine Kirk

    6:30PM Great Compline

    Tuesday, March 26

    Synaxis in honor of the Archangel Gabriel

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels- Dr. Cliff Beasley

    Wednesday, March 27

    The Holy Matrona of Thessalonica

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Biji Johnnides & Anna Panagopoulos

    5:20PM Daily Bread: Presbyterian Night Shelter

    6:30PM Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts

    Thursday, March 28

    Hilarion the New

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Chris & Cathy Xydas

    Friday, March 29

    Mark, Bishop of Arethusa

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Kaity Sempeles

    6:30PM Akathist Service to the Theotokos

    Saturday, March 30

    John Climacus the Righteous, author of The Divine Ladder of Ascent

    9:30AM The Judge on Trial

    Sunday, March 31

    Narthex Duty: Chris Kime & Timothy Strong

    Narthex Duty: Jenna Copeland & Constantine Pappas

    Sunday of the Holy Cross

    8:00AM Orthros

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    10:30AM Sunday Church School

    11:30AM Long term planning- Church Beautification

    6:00PM Pan Orthodox Vespers

    Monday, April 1

    Mary of Egypt

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels-Open

    6:30PM Great Compline

    Tuesday, April 2

    Titus the Wonderworker

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels- Marrlen Kime

    6:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Wednesday, April 3

    Nicetas, Abbot of the Monastery of Medicium

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Nick Kypreos

    5:20PM Daily Bread: Presbyterian Night Shelter

    6:30PM Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts

    Thursday, April 4

    George the Righteous of Maleon

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels: Terry Kouris

    Friday, April 5

    St. Barbara Pysanki Festival

    Monk-Martyrs Claudius, Diodore, Victor, Victorinus, and those with them

    9:00AM Meals on Wheels-Terry Kouris

    6:30PM Akathist Service to the Theotokos

    Saturday, April 6

    Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople

    Sunday, April 7

    Narthex Duty: Tigist Yemenu & Brenda Kime

    Prosphoro- Marina Beasley

    Sunday of St. John Climacus

    7:00AM Ushers : Tigist & Brenda

    8:00AM Orthros

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    10:30AM Sunday Church School

    11:00AM 7 year memorial Ehab Shiber, 1 year Victoria Whakileh

    11:00AM Shiber, Whakileh, Galanis fellowship hour

    11:30AM Philoptochos Meeting

    6:00PM Pan Orthodox Vespers

    Monday, April 8

    The Holy Apostles of the Seventy Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, and Hermes

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