Please contact the Church Office to get further information about any of our Ministries.

Philoptochos Web Site:
The Greek Orthodox National Philoptochos Society has launched a new web site.  Please visit www.philoptochos.org.  For more information, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The mission of Philoptochos is "To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach, to preserve the sanctity of life and family, and to perpetuate and to promote our Orthodox faith and traditions."  Please support our local chapter here at St. Demetrios. Meetings are scheduled as needed and are announced in the weekly bulletin.
Boy Scouts:
St. Demetrios is a proud supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.  To learn more about getting involved, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make moral and ethical choices over their lifetime. This group works to instill into them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. This group meets on Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm

Learn More About the St Demetrios Boy Scout Troop

Mount Athos on 60 Minutes:
60 Minutes recently ran a two-part segment on Mount Athos, a mountain and peninsula that is home to 20 Orthodox monasteries. The 60 Minutes news crew is the first of its kind to be allowed on the mountain in twenty years. Learn about the fascinating history of this historic place, meet the dedicated monks who come from across the globe to be closer to God, and experience the heart of Orthodoxy. Click here
Stewardship:
Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life, acknowledging accountability, reverence and responsibility before God. An Orthodox Christian steward is an active participant in the life of the church. A steward is willing to make a commitment of Time, Talent and Treasure to support the parish and their ministries. St. Demetrios wants to take the hassle out of giving so we offer PushPay which is convenient & easy! Please visit the following site and create your giving profile today at https://pushpay.com/pay/saintdem/ This site offers a quick tutorial (make sure your speakers are turned up) to help tailor a personal account and learn more.
Youth Choir:
Our goal is to train the youth of our parish to sing liturgical and traditional folk songs. September through February focuses on preparing for the choral competition and Folk Dance Festival. From February on the choir prepares for Lent and Holy Week. This group meets on Monday evenings at 6:00-6:45pm for a quick dinner followed by a short rehearsal.
Adult Choir:
It is said that singing is prayer on steroids! Our group uses our collective voice in song to enhance the Divine Liturgy experience for ourselves and others.  The music we sing is comforting and uplifting to the soul and helps to increase the faith of the parish. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday, May through August, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Hymn of Kassiani

Performed on Holy Tuesday 4/26/2016

Cub Scouts:
Our cub scouts join for adventure, fun and friendship.  Scouting also builds character, fosters good citizenship and develops fitness disciplines. This group meets on Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm. Learn More About the St Demetrios Cub Scout Troop
Daughters of Penelope:
Our general purpose is to cultivate and preserve the principles known as the Hellenic Trinity; namely Truth, Goodness and Beauty. This group meets most months on Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30pm and also the 1st Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30pm email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details and specific meeting times.
Parea:
This dance group is for people from 18 to 90 that want to learn Greek dance or brush up on their knowledge. If you are looking for a very fun group to help stay fit, have lots of fun and fellowship then come join us! This group meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Continue Reading About Parea
Coffee Hour:
Morning Coffee Hours are a joyful part of life and fellowship at St. Demetrios.  We “take a break" before going out into the world after the Divine Liturgy where we break bread with one another to further create community and build the body of Christ. Coffee Hour is every Sunday after the Divine Liturgy. Read More
Sunday School:
Sunday school provides Religious Education in the Greek Orthodox tradition to our youth in a way that promotes fun and fellowship.  All youth (ages 4 to 18) are welcome to attend our program. This instruction is given on Sunday after Communion. Sunday School Highlights
AHEPA:
American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association is an organization that promotes Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic responsibility and individual excellence for Greek Orthodox brothers in Christ. This group meets every 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm
Youth Greek Dance:
The purpose of our youth Greek dance groups is to bring the youth of our church together. We provide opportunities for our youth to experience Christian fellowship, lasting friendships plus learn our faith and culture. Our dance groups (Agape, Thavmatakia and Nea Epochi) for ages 5-17. Youth Greek Dance groups meet Monday evenings at 7pm.

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

God’s Holy Word


A great benefit of spending time at summer camp is the opportunity to disconnect from technology. Not having a phone or internet connection gets you excited to receive mail. A great joy is receiving a (good old fashioned) letter from home. The delight in holding an envelope with the familiar handwriting of a loved one is a highlight for all the staff, counselors and campers. Everyone gets electrified when they get mail (real, handwritten, stamped envelope mail).

One afternoon at St. Sophia Camp, the Director handed me a small envelope sent to me from Christie. I took it, looked at it and put it in my pocket. “You gonna read it?” He asked. I nodded, smiled and walked to the chapel to prepare for evening vespers. I placed it on the altar and put my vestments on for the service.

Vespers ended and the kids were excited to go up the hill to mail call, anticipating their own letters and packages. Prior to their leaving the chapel I shared with them the unopened envelope from my wife. I asked, “What if I just set this letter from my wife on my night stand and never opened or read it?” The responses were touching and hilarious.

One little guy said, “I think you should read it, it will make you happy!” Another jokingly said, “You might end up sleeping on the couch if you don’t.” An older teen girl said, “That’s just coldhearted, what if...

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