Goals of the Parish

  1. To share the Truth of Orthodoxy, bringing others towards Christ- we are biblically directed to share the Good News which encourages us to mature in our own faith.
    • "Come and See" to our extended community
    • Sharing the fullness of Orthodox Christianity.
  2. Increase Liturgical participation and encourage Personal relationships with Christ by increasing Sacramental awareness. This is accomplished through each of constantly assessing where we stand in relationship to our God. Realizing the growth needed in each of us, clergy and laity, we should commit ourselves to regular participation in the weekly cycle of services, i.e. Orthros and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday's as well as on respective Feasts of the Church and those services unique to seasons of our Liturgical year. Furthermore, as individuals and as families, we should find time for increased prayer in the home, making our dwellings extensions of our St. Demetrios Church.
  3. Ministering to the sick: visiting Shut-ins, visitations to hospitals, nursing homes, etc.
    • Although ministering to those in need is a primary task of the clergy, it is incumbent on each of us to pray for one another and to extend Christian love to those who are unable to participate actively in the life of our Church as we are all members of one body, that Body being Christ.
    • Prayer list
  4. Attending to the Youth: providing programs that develop knowledge of the Faith (Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition).
    • The primary task of educating youth belongs to the family, that is, the parents of our children, their godparents, extended families and parish family.
    • As such, we must labor to create more of a parish family ministry to support our parents in their divine task. We should also place emphasis at the Church on studying Scripture and sharing our Holy Tradition with our youth in formal settings.
  5. Establish a healthy community of Brothers and Sisters, working hand in hand, serving each other, imitating Christ’s selflessness displayed during His Passion and practicing His command to Love and Forgive. "Establish a loving, hospitable, community that gives sacrificially and offers the first fruits of their stewardship to God and to One Another." The Biblical model of stewardship is not simply giving a financial gift to the Church but sharing one's self through a thoughtful offering of time, talent, and treasury to God and one another. In so doing we not only function selflessly, in harmony, and with hospitality, we share in the love of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  6. To maintain a focus for growth and development for our future expansion. As any family responsibly plans for growth, we should do likewise. The Church and her auxiliary buildings belong to God, serve our needs and allow us to experience "God with us." As we mature in faith, we will continue realize our physical needs of a new Sanctuary, fellowship hall, offices, classroom, etc to further our ministry and to share God's love with others. Such expansion projects will be actualized through each of us sacrificially giving to the glory of God in the unique manner to which we are able, based upon His gifts to us.
  7. To present a good Christian example of Servant Leadership. Each of us, priest and layperson, shares in an aspect of the Royal Priesthood of Christ. Our task is to realize this stewardship as His servants, in a manner befitting His example to His disciples, His people and His Creation. With a humbled spirit, each of us should take up our Cross and assist those to stumble, like Simon of Syrene.

 

Weekday Service Schedule at St. Demetrios, Camarillo, CA        
Every Wednesday Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 7:00pm    
Every Friday  Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos 7:00pm    
         
Holy Week Schedule at St. Demetrios, Camarillo, Ca        
Saturday, April 12 Divine Liturgy: Saturday of Lazarus.

Pancake Breakfast and making of Palm Crosses following service.  Please join us.

Orthros

9:00am

Liturgy

10:00am

 
Sunday, April 13  Divine Liturgy: Palm Sunday

Orthros

9:00am

Liturgy

10:00am

 
Monday, April 14 Bridegroom Service   7:00pm    
Tuesday, April 15  Bridegroom Service 7:00pm    
Wednesday, April 16  Sac. of Holy Unction 6:00pm    
Thursday, April 17

Liturgy of St. Basil

Passion of Jesus Christ

  10:30am

6:30pm

   
Friday, April 18

Descent from Cross

The Lamentations 

  3:00pm

7:00pm

   
Saturday, April 19

Liturgy of St. Basil

Resurrection Service

 

10:30am

11:00pm

   

   
PASCHA, April 20   Agape Vesper   12:00pm    
   

Easter Agape Picnic following the service.

     

Agape Picnic following service at 3100 Ponderosa Drive (church) for information and RSVP form.

We want everyone to attend! Through Sunday, April 13th

cost is a donation of any amount you choose

(cost to put on event is @ $23 per person). After 4/13, the entry fee will be $30 per adult.

Complete & return info below, or call Pam in the office at 805/482-1273 to purchase tickets.

For  information or to offer help, contact

Tim Harmantzis at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 805/404-3873.

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