St. Demetrios Church, Weston, MA PUBLISH DATE: January 6, 2008

Epistle Reading
St. Paul's Letter to Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7

TITUS, my son, the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion ...Read Full Text >

Gospel Reading
Matthew 3:13-17
The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

At that time, Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would ...Read Full Text >

The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
January 6 ...Read Full Text >

Theophan the Recluse
January 6 ...Read Full Text >

Synaxis of John the Holy Glorious Prophet, Baptist, & Forerunner
January 7 ...Read Full Text >

Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
January 7 ...Read Full Text >

George the Chozebite
January 8 ...Read Full Text >

Domnica the Righteous of Constantinople
January 8 ...Read Full Text >

Atticus and Cyrus, Holy Patriarchs of Constantinople
January 8 ...Read Full Text >

Emilianos the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzikos
January 8 ...Read Full Text >

Gregory of the Kiev Caves
January 8 ...Read Full Text >

Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
January 8 ...Read Full Text >

Polyeuctos the Martyr of Meletine in Armenia
January 9 ...Read Full Text >

Eustratios the Wonderworker
January 9 ...Read Full Text >

Peter, Bishop of Sebaste, brother of Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa
January 9 ...Read Full Text >

Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
January 9 ...Read Full Text >

Gregory of Nyssa
January 10 ...Read Full Text >

Dometian, Bishop of Melitene
January 10 ...Read Full Text >

Theosebia the Deaconess, sister of Basil the Great & Gregory of Nyssa
January 10 ...Read Full Text >

Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
January 10 ...Read Full Text >

Righteous Theodosios the Cenobiarch
January 11 ...Read Full Text >

Vitalis of Gaza
January 11 ...Read Full Text >

Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
January 11 ...Read Full Text >

Tatiana the Martyr of Rome
January 12 ...Read Full Text >

Martyr Mertios
January 12 ...Read Full Text >

Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
January 12 ...Read Full Text >

Apolytikion for The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτιζομένου σου Κύριε, ἡ τῆς Τριάδος ἐφανερώθη προσκύνησις, τοῦ γὰρ Γεννήτορος ἡ φωνὴ προσεμαρτύρει σοί, ἀγαπητὸν σὲ Υἱὸν ὀνομάζουσα, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα ἐν εἴδει περιστεράς, ἐβεβαίου τοῦ λόγου τὸ ἀσφαλές. Ὁ ἐπιφανεῖς Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ τὸν κόσμον φωτίσας δόξα σοί.

Lord, when You were baptized in the Jordan, the veneration of the Trinity was revealed. For the voice of the Father gave witness to You, calling You Beloved, and the Spirit, in the guise of a dove, confirmed the certainty of His words. Glory to You, Christ our God, who appeared and enlightened the world. -Translation by Narthex Press


Kontakion
You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: "You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light." - Translation by Narthex Press

Christ is illumined, let us shine forth with Him. Christ is baptized, let us descend with Him that we may also  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory the Theologian, Oration on the Holy Lights, Epiphany 381, 10-16., 4th Century


But why in the fashion of a dove? Gentle is that creature, and pure. Forasmuch then as the Spirit too is "a Spirit  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 12 on Matthew 3, 4th Century


Why were the heavens opened? To inform you that at your baptism also this is done, God calling thee to your  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 12 on Matthew 3, 4th Century


Matins
Sunday - 8:30 a.m.
Weekdays - 9:00 a.m.

Liturgy
Sunday - 9:30 a.m.
Weekdays - 9:30 a.m.

Parish Information
St. Demetrios Church
57 Brown Street
PO Box 463
Weston, MA 02493

Phone: (781) 237-5561
Fax: (781) 237-8612
Website: www.stdemetriosweston.org/

Proistamenos: Rev. Fr. Nicholas Krommydas
Email: frnick@stdemetriosweston.org

Assistant: Fr. Athanasios Haros
Email: frathanasiosharos@mail.goarch.org

 

January 20, 2008
Encyclical of SCOBA for Share the Light Sunday
Share the Light Sunday

20 January 2008

To the Most Reverend Clergy, Venerable Monastics and
The Devout Faithful of the Holy Orthodox Churches in the Americas

Dearly Beloved in the Lord,

We, the Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the
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Sunday, January 6
HOLY THEOPHANY/BLESSING OF THE WATERS
-Orthros 8:30 a.m.
-Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
-Youth Choir in Church before Communion.
-Greek Dancing, 11:45-12:45 in the middle-school classrooms.
-Girls GOYA Basketball, 2:30 p.m., Weston vs. Boston


Monday, January 7
SYNAXIS OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
-Orthros 9:00 a.m.
-Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m.


Tuesday, January 8
-Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry, 1-3 p.m.
-Greek School, 4-6 p.m.


Wednesday, January 9
-Parish Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
-Philoptochos Board Meeting, 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 10
-Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 11
-JOY Basketball practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 12
-JOY Basketball, 8:00 p.m. Weston vs. Boston A

Sunday, January 13
SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY
VASILOPITA CUTTING
-followed by Philoptochos reception.
-Orthros 8:30 a.m.
-Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m.-Girls GOYA Basketball, Weston vs. Watertown, 2:30 p.m.


SAVE THE DATE
JANUARY 27,2008
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING


HOLY THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
“Epiphany” means appearance.
“Theophany” means the appearance of God.
After Pascha and Pentecost, Theophany is considered the third greatest feast of the Orthodox Church, greater than Christmas.
It commemorates Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan River by St. John the Baptist. St. Cyril states
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HOLY COMMUNION AND VISITS
SHUT-INS
HOLY COMMUNION AND VISITS
During this time of the year, our thoughts are especially with those who are unable to worship with us.
If there are family members who wish to receive Holy Communion, but cannot come to Church, we would be glad to visit them at home.
Please call Fr. Nick or
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GREEK DANCING!
Greek dancing resumes today, January 6th.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone in the middle school classrooms from 11:45-12:45 p.m.
The winter dates are Jan 6, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, March 2 and March 16.
The March 25th performance will be on Sunday, March 23rd immediately after
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JOY/GOYA BASKETBALL
Girls GOYA Basketball today, January 6, Weston vs. Boston, 2:30 p.m.
JOY Basketball: January 12 at 8:00 p.m.,Weston vs. Boston A.


PRAYER SHAWL KNITTING MINISTRY
Since January is a 5-Tuesday month, the Knitters will be meeting on January 8th and 22nd.
Meetings will resume on the first and third Tuesday for the months of February and March.
Please consider joining the knitters to learn more about the Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry.
We have the yarn,
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Philoptochos Vasilopita Reception
BAKERS NEEDED
Vasilopita Reception, Sunday, January 13, please contact Philippa Condakes at 781-235-0759 if you would like to bake a Vasilopita.


BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Two performances of The Greek Byzantine Choir directed by Lycourgos Angelopoulos:
Friday, January 18 at 8 p.m. at St. George Cathedral, Manchester, NH Tickets: $25 General Admission
Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m.Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, Boston, MA
Tickets: $64, $49, $38 or $25
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THE FIFTY SOMETHING CLUB
SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008
At Mohegan Sun Arena, THE FIFTY SOMETHING CLUB TRAVELS TO SEE A RUSSIAN FOLK FAIR
Price: $65 per person includes show, casino package and transportation.
Reservation deadline: January 22, 2008; all checks must be in by February 1, 2008.
This next
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BALL & AUCTION PICTURES ONLINE!
To view pictures from the Golden Harvest Ball and Auction, please visit http://www.georgespictures.com.
The page will state “under development page” however, scroll down the page and click on link to wedding prints/event listing.


TODAY’S WELCOMER: Toni Toyias and Linda Toyias.

TODAY’S USHERS: Jim Rempis, Captain; Stavroula Margaritis, Jim Mavrikos, Adam Mavrikos, Andrew Mavrikos, Arthur Loridas, Lex Padis, Nick Padis, Greg Vasil and Jim Zafferes.

TODAY’S COFFEE HOUR: is hosted by Philoptochos.

Today’s Epistle Reading is found on page 154 in your Red Liturgy Books.
Today’s Gospel Reading is found on page 155 in your Red Liturgy Books.
Previous St. Demetrios Church Bulletins
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Publish Date:November 25, 2007
Publish Date:November 18, 2007
Publish Date:November 11, 2007
 
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