SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY, March 4
- Orthros, 8:30 am
- Divine Liturgy, 9:30 am
- Altar Servers: St. Lawrence- Greek Dancing
- Vespers @Annunciation Church, Brockton, 5 pm
MONDAY, March 5
- Basketball, 6 pm
TUESDAY, March 6
- Prayer Shawl, 1 - 3 pm
- Greek School, 4 - 6 pm
- Philoptochos General Assembly, 7 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 7
- PreSanctified Liturgy @St. Nicholas, Lexington, 6 pm
THURSDAY, March 8
- Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 pm
FRIDAY, March 9
- 2nd Salutations, 7 pm
SUNDAY OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS, March 11
- Orthros, 8:30 am
- Divine Liturgy, 9:30 am
- Altar Servers: St. Stephen
- Brown Bag Blitz
- Greek Dancing
KONTAKION FROM SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY VESPERS
The uncircumscribed Word of the Father became circumscribed, taking flesh from thee, O Theotokos, and He has restored the sullied image to its ancient glory, filling it with the divine beauty. This our salvation we confess in deed and word, and we depict it in the holy ikons.” (from The Lenten Triodion/tonight’s Vespers service in Brockton)
We will be participating with our sister Churches for several of these Lenten services. Please join us as often as possible.
—March 7, St. Nicholas, Lexington, 6 pm
—March 14, St Demetrios, 6 pm
—March 21, Taxiarchae, Watertown, 6 pm
—March 28, St. Demetrios, 10 am
—April 4, St. Demetrios, 6 pm
SENIOR GUILD RESUMES MARCH 28
Our meeting on the 28th will take place following Pre-Sanctified Liturgy. We will be serving a Lenten meal. Mark your calendars for this big event, and please wear a funny hat, and dress in blue and white.
General Assembly, March 6
All women are invited to hear Lisa Mancuso, a fellow
parishioner and nurse of 29 years, discuss “Heart Disease in Women.” Light refreshments will be served.
Palm Sunday Lamb Raffle & Bake Sale, April 8
Lamb Raffle tickets will be mailed to parishioners, as well as available during Fellowship Hour. Tickets: $2/1 or $10/6. Contact Pam or Jenn Brody: 781.891.8269. Those willing to offer baked goods for the Bake Sale should contact Jane Kourtis: 781.453.0759. All proceeds will benefit
Philoptochos charities—we appreciate your support!
2012 GOLF TOURNAMENT, MAY 21
We are pleased to announce that the 2012 St.
Demetrios Golf Tournament will be held at the Woodland Golf Club in Newton. This will be our church's 20th annual tournament, and we are holding this year's event in memory of our beloved parishioner Peter James Condakes, who was a great supporter of all our previous tournaments. Sponsors are welcome, and raffle and auction items are needed if you would like to help out. Save the date and register today online: www.stdemetriosweston.org/golf/.
BOOKSTORE: LENTEN READING
Lent is a good time to read a book on developing our spiritual lives. Whether we want to read about the saints, how to deepen our prayer discipline, being more effective Christians in the world, or about our Orthodox worship and faith, there are many wonderful books available. Why not stop by the bookstore and commit to reading at least one book that will build upon our relationship with Christ and His Church during this Lenten season? Visit us today!
JOIN THE ST. DEMETRIOS CHOIR
Do you enjoy singing? Why not join the St. Demetrios Choir? Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30 pm. We are now practicing hymns for Lent and Holy Week. For more information, contact Chris Tzellas (617.851.7297) or Athena Marken (781.718.5264; email@example.com).
GOYA Readers at March 14 Liturgy
If your child would like to read a Psalm during this beautiful service (begins @ 6 pm on the 14th) please contact Alexey Petrides by March 9: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LENTEN RESOURCES FOR ALL
***Archdiocesan 2012 Lenten Guide:
***Orthodox Christian Network (featured podcast: “Preparing for Great Lent” with Metropolitan Kalistos Ware): www.myocn.net/
***Journey Through Great Lent:
Each week, our "Journey" handouts are available in the Narthex, highlighting the Sundays of Lent and various Lenten topics. This week’s offering: “The Sunday of Orthodoxy” and the “Liturgies of the PreSanctified Gifts.”
BROWN BAG BLITZ MARCH 11: BENEFITTING ST. BRIDGET’S SOUP KITCHEN
This Lent (March/April) we will turn our energy toward St. Bridget’s, a ministry of Holy Resurrection Church in Allston. Please fill your bag (we’ve been asked to focus on canned proteins: e.g., peanut butter and beef stew) with any and all canned/non-perishable goods and return it to the
drop-off bin in the coatroom. Please make Brown Bag Sunday part of your Lenten journey!
BUILDING ON OUR FAITH
GOAL: $7.3 million
PLEDGED: $4.6 million
NEED: $2.7 million
Have you made your pledge?
AGRIS SCHOLARSHIPS MARKING 20TH YEAR
Six $5,000 scholarships are given annually in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder of The Hellenic Chronicle and a longstanding parishioner. Candidates may download an application at www.alphaomegacouncil.com or may write to: The Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760.
Applications, transcripts, any published works and the required essay must be returned by email to
email@example.com, or by mail to the above address, no later than March 1, 2012.
75TH AT THE POPS BENEFIT
In honor of Holy Cross Seminary’s 75th anniversary, a wonderful benefit concert is planned for Saturday, May 12. The venue is Symphony Hall in Boston; the program will feature the music of George Gershwin. Reservations: Mrs. Arthur Dukakis (508.545.2471); Program Book: Mrs. Dorothy Sophocles (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for your support on the 12th.
Please note that St. Demetrios no longer has a PO Box. Our only mailing address is 57 Brown St., Weston, MA 02493. Thank you for your help with this issue.
IONIAN VILLAGE 2012
The following dates have been announced:
June 29 – July 18, Summer Travel Camp
July 25 – August 13, Byzantine Venture
Early registration discounts available (through early January). An informational seminar at St. Demetrios is planned for Sunday, Feb. 12, featuring testimonials from IV alumnae. Visit IV online: www.ionianvillage.org/