"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. Constantine

Fr. Constantine

Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη!
Truly He is Risen! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

I greet you with the joy of the Resurrection of Christ! This is the Feast of Feasts! This is the Festival of Festivals! Pascha is the reason for all our efforts, all our labors, and all our hardships in life. With the Resurrection as our sure bedrock and foundation of faith, we can then march through life enduring and overcoming any and all hardships. Conversely, without the Resurrection of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ, then we labor in vain. St. Paul posed this argument to parishioners in the church in Corinth, saying:

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