Stewardship

"Come and see"

from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 1:39

Located in beautiful Camarillo, St. Demetrios has served Ventura County, California for over 45 years. St. Demetrios was founded in 1970 as the Greek Orthodox Church of Ventura County.

The parish became the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in 1977 by purchasing the Oxnard Air Force base chapel at the Camarillo Airport. In 2004, in response to our growing community, the Parish purchased land to build a new church, meeting hall, and chapel on a 4-acre parcel near Santa Rosa and Woodcreek Road in the Mission Oaks area of Camarillo. Work on the new property began in the fall of 2013. The first phase of construction was completed and the Thyranoixia Celebration was held on Saturday May 30th 2015 with the first Divine Liturgy the following day (Sunday).

Today the parish aptly reflects the American experience and comprises approximately 200 families representing at least 12 different nationalities, all witnessing to the Good News of Jesus Christ, striving to reflect His love, and living according to the ancient Christian principles and disciplines of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church.

All are welcome at St. Demetrios. The church hosts weekly meetings for Bible study sessions, baking groups, Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops, a women’s group, potlucks and barbecues, and Family Integrated Religious Education…all to create a welcoming family atmosphere.

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Happy New Year


The holiday season is a time of new beginnings. Each Advent we prepare our hearts for the arrival of the Christ Child and joyfully celebrate his birth at the Feast of the Nativity. Like the angels and the wise men we recognize the symbolic light of a new star appearing in our universe and shining on in our hearts. As Christians, we hope the glow of that new light illuminates the entire New Year, brining the peace of God into our lives.

As 2021 dawns and we take stock of the mess that has passed us by, that is 2020, it is customary to set goals for ourselves. Maybe this will be the year we lose weight, become more punctual, read more (scripture), or watch less television. Some of our goals are small and practical; while others seek to...


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