HOLY MYRRHBEARERS SUNDAY, April 29
- Orthos, 8:30 am
- Divine Liturgy, 9:30 am
- Altar Servers: St. Lawrence
- Greek Dancing
- Dance Committee Meeting
TUESDAY, May 1
- Greek School, 4 - 6 pm
THURSDAY, May 3
- Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 pm
SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC, May 6
- Orthros, 8:30 am
- Divine Liturgy, 9:30 am
- Altar Servers: St. Stephen
- Walk for Hunger
Who are Myrrhbearers?
Those who sing in church are myrrhbearers.
Those who clean the church are myrrhbearers.
Those who prepare the flowers for the services are myrrhbearers.
Those who look after the garden are myrrhbearers.
Those who bake prosphora are myrrhbearers.
Even those who simply come and pray for the salvation of all are myrrhbearers.
A PASCHAL MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS
“The obstacles and the huge stones that at times stand in our way throughout our life will be removed by Christ as we approach Him in faith and in service. We fret, as the myrrh bearing women did, as to how the task of moving the stone will occur. We learn from the Resurrection narrative that the huge stones we face in our life will never prevent us from approaching the merciful Christ because He will have already moved them even before we encounter them. We must offer exactly what the holy women offered: faith and the will to serve Him.”
— President Aphrodite Skeadas, Orthodox Observer, April 2012
Do not hold aloof from the Church, for
nothing is stronger than the Church. The Church is your hope, your salvation, your refuge. It is higher than the heavens, it is wider than the earth. It never waxes old, but is
always in full vigor.
— St. John Chrysostom
General Assembly, May 16, 7 pm
Join us at the Morrison House (Regis College, 235 Wellesley St, Weston). A quorum of members is needed to review and accept the charitable disbursements for the year. This is a very important meeting—please attend.
2012 Membership Drive
Existing members who recruit a new member will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate (Moodz Spa in Wayland). A second drawing will be specifically for new members! Contact Membership Chair Gina Spencer (email@example.com) or visit our table at Fellowship Hour to join or learn more.
SENIOR GUILD: UPCOMING EVENTS
Save These Dates:
May 21: Divine Liturgy and luncheon
June 21: Trip to the St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center. This is a change in venue from earlier plans. Details to follow.
To make your reservation for the trip to NH, please contact Artemis Martakis: 508.785.0045.
ST. DEMETRIOS DINNER/DANCE, OCT 27
A brief planning meeting for this annual event is scheduled for next Sunday, April 29, after Divine Liturgy. All are welcome. For more information please contact Gina Spencer:
FELLOWSHIP HOUR VOLUNTEERS
Fellowship Hour hosts needed for May 27 and June 3. All supplies are provided. Please contact Mary Ellen Paravalos at 781.349.8077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK FOR HUNGER NEXT SUNDAY
Our GOYAns, OCF students and all parishioners are
encouraged to join our Metropolis Team for the “Walk” on May 6. The day will begin with Divine Liturgy at the
Metropolis Chapel at 6 am (162 Goddard Ave., Brookline).
Following the service, we will take the “T” to the starting line. To join the team and learn how you can sponsor our efforts through a donation, please contact Eleni Kalioras:
email@example.com. No donation is too small!
Permission slips for our youth are available in the Narthex and should be turned in to Fr. Alex by Friday, May 4.
Please join us for this meaningful outreach event.
Oratorical Festival Winners
The Junior/Senior Oratorical Festival was held on Sunday, April 1. Thank you to the Oratorical Chairperson, Nikki
Stournaras, for organizing the event. Congratulations to Athanasia Kourtis (Senior Division) and Thomas Gatzunis (Junior Division) who were first place finalists. Both Thomas and Susan competed in the Boston District Festival held at St. Nicholas Church in Lexington.
It has been a wonderful year of learning and growth. Join us as we reflect on the achievements of our youth next month:
June 10: Church School Graduation
June 17: Scholarship Sunday (High School/College)
GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
Our 2012 tournament is slated for Monday, May 21 at the Woodland Golf Club in Newton. Response has been
terrific, and it is shaping up to be a very successful—and enjoyable—day for our church community. Players, sponsors and auction donors more than welcome! Register today online: www.stdemetriosweston.org/golf.
BUILDING ON OUR FAITH
GOAL: $7.3 million
PLEDGED: $5.1 million
NEED: $2.2 million
Have you made your pledge?
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.