Ventura County Greek Festival 2016

Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Dodgers Stadium Greek Heritage Day

27:AUG

Dodgers Stadium Greek Heritage Day


Asking all Greek Dodger Fans to fill the Right Field Pavilion!
Come celebrate Greek Heritage Day at Dodgers Stadium on August 27th as the Dodgers take on the Chicago Cubs.
Wear your Greek - Dodger Blue and enjoy the game by sitting in the All-You-Can Eat Pavilion, which includes unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and soft drinks.
This event will SELL OUT so purchase your tickets before it's too late!
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1:MAY

Annual Agape Picnic


Χριστός ἀνέστη! - Christos Anesti (Christ is Risen!)
Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! - Alithos Anesti (Truly He is Risen!)


There will be plenty of whole roasted Lamb & Chicken from the rotisserie, leg of Lamb from the BBQ, Rice, Beans, Green Beans, Potatoes, Salad, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sodas, Jumpers and an Egg Hunt for the kids. (Beer & Wine will be available for purchase)

Through Sunday, April 24th the cost is a donation of any amount you choose (our cost to put on the event is $25 per person). After 4/24, the entry fee will be $35 per adult. To RSVP complete & return the form below, use Pushpay Online or call the office at 805-482-1273 For more information or to offer help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 805-404-3873

Our picnic has been growing over the years and following are a few needs to ensure we have a successful event. If you're interested in helping in any capacity, email or call the church office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 805-404-3873).

  • Volunteers to help for two hour shifts on Easter day (serving, cooking, bar, drinks, checking in, music, cleaning, etc.).
  • Volunteers to help in the evening of Good Thursday in preparing the meats.
  • Donations needed for any of the menu items and/or products that will be used for the Agape Picnic.
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12:Sep

St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 22nd Annual Golf Classic

Swing



Early Registration (Prior to 8/15/16) $150 / Player

Registration (After 8/15/16) $175 / Player
BBQ Lunch
Great Tee Prize Pkg.
Buffet Dinner
Silent Auction
Raffle


EVENT SCHEDULE
11:00 Registration
& Putting Contest
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Shotgun Start

Format Texas Scramble

Download Registration Flyer

Thank You For Participating

St. Demetrios has acquired a beautiful four-acre Parcel of land in the Mission Oaks section of Camarillo, where we are building our new Church and Cultural Center. Proceeds from this Classic will be donated to our building fund.

St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 22nd Annual Golf Classic

Project Mexico & Saint Innocent Orphanage Pantry Partners

It would be a blessing for us to further aid our neighbors to the south at Project Mexico & St Innocent Orphanage. As I am sure you can imagine when caring for 22 boys, there are many mouths to feed, clothes to wash, and bathrooms to clean to say the least! St. Demetrios will be collecting specific basic needs items like toiletries and cleaning supplies (See List Below).

"We all sing the praises of the loving parishes who make these donations possible and directly impact the lives of our boys!"

Project Mexico & St Innocent Orphanage

Please help ensure more than just the survival of these boys and young men. Thank you all for your generosity and all you do in building hope for these youngsters without families.

As another Parish recently beat us to the punch and was able to graciously pack 80 boxes of food we have pledged to gather cleaning supplies and some other odds and ends.

Please contact Tim McGuire at 818-522-8290 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

A donation box will be located in the church to collect items on an ongoing basis beginning February 21st.

Please help support the boys by donating any of the items below or financially to this worthy cause!

Donation Items Needed:
Laundry Supplies:

Detergent/Bleach

Cleaning Supplies:

Dish Soap, Pine Sol/Lysol, Fabuloso, Cleaning Gloves, Easy-Off, Ajax

Automotive:

10W-40 Motor Oil, Wiper Fluid

Dry Food:

Flour (White & Wheat), Granola Bars,Canola Oil, Hot Chocolate, Cereal (low sugar), Oatmeal (plain), Cake/Cookies/Brownie Mixes

Chapel:

Votives (2 inch), Charcoal

School/Office:

Copy Paper (White 8.5x11)

Disposable Goods:

Trash Bags (45 & 55 gal), Plastic Forks & Spoons, Plastic/Paper Cups, Paper Napkins, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper

Toiletries for Men:

Toothbrushes (Adult), Body Loofah/Scrubber, Hand Soap, Nail Clippers, Razors

Project Mexico & St Innocent Orphanage Website

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Map It

Preparing for a fishing expedition, I handed a copy of a map of the lake to each of my boys. It was a copy of an original and an old one at that. You could see the residue that accumulated on the copy print after print after print. We gathered our supplies, some tackle, snacks, drinks and a variety of activities to help us with our patience.

After approving the snacks and activities one of the boys asked an important question. While pointing to the map he asked, “Where are we going to fish?” “Right there,” I said touching the map and pointing to a corner of the lake. He responded, “How do we get there?” “Well,” I said, “you follow this road and turn left up over here.” “And how do you know that? Have you been there before?” “No,” I said, “never been there. We’ll follow the map.” “Who drew the map, Dad?” “Someone who knows the lake.”

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Constant communication with God is imperative as believers.
I ask that we pray the following prayer.

O Lord, our God, please bless the Irene Chapter of the Ladies of Philoptochos with a sacred desire to serve with gladness and dedicated hearts. Assign a Guardian Angel to walk before them so that they grow in faith and discernment. Multiply their efforts, sanctify their work and bless all of their endeavors. Grant them well-being and health. Grant them understanding, peace and happiness in this life to help them fulfill Your will. AMEN

Fr Gary Kyriacou

Tuesday's Epistle Reading

Saints Feasts and Readings

Acts of the Apostles 12:25; 13:1-12

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode.

Psalm 63.11,1

The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord.

Verse: Oh God, hear my cry.

IN THOSE DAYS, Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, bringing with them John whose other name was Mark. Now in the Church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet, named Bar-Jesus. He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith. But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

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Tuesday's Gospel Reading

Saints Feasts and Readings

5th Tuesday after Pascha

The Gospel according to John 8:51-59

The Lord said to the Jews who came to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death." The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and you say, 'If any one keeps my word, he will never taste death.' Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?" Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God. But you have not known him; I know him. If I said, I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I do know him and I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was to see my day; and he saw it and was glad." The Jews then said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?" Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

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