Saint Demetrios Greek Festival
Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Dance Lessons

If you've come to our Festival, you may have seen the Parea (Greek for friends), our adult dance group. The group gets together at the church on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7pm to practice. All are welcome. If you always wanted to try Greek dance, or you're just looking to experience something new, please join us. No reservations are necessary, and there's no charge. Call Martha Poulos at 805-558-2633 more information about Parea.

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

The Cure for Disappointment

We have all experienced disappointment in life. Disappointment is bred from a variety of matters, from the most trivial to the most crucial. We have been disappointed by a friend or family member. The outcome of our favorite sports team in the World Series can add disappointment to our lives. We may disappoint ourselves by not properly preparing for a test at school or a project at work. We encounter disappointment, for the most part, because things just don’t go the way we want or expect them to. There is a cure for disappointment.

There are three important realizations to make about disappointments and understanding their influence in our lives. First, disappointment is inevitable. Everything and everyone, in every situation, at some point or another, will eventually provide us with a good dose of disappointment. A close friend, a loving family member, and even your parish priest will disappoint you some way, somehow sometimes. When our expectations are not met we feel disappointment. Second, realizing...

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