12:DEC

Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party

Join us for our Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party to benefit the St. Demetrios dance program. Dancing, dinner, red carpet photos, and more! Buy your tickets from Oliva at 805-377-8916!


Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party:
YOU’RE INVITED

St. Demetrios
Saturday, December 12.
6:00 pm

Dancing, Dinner, Raffle, Auction, Red Carpet Photos, and lots of fun!


Proceeds will benefit the Dance Groups of our Parish.
Tickets are $25 Adults/$15 Kids 10 and under.
Beer and wine $5


Please contact Oliva 805-377-8916
To buy your tickets or for more information.

27:Dec

Pan-Orthodox Winter Camp

For 5th through 12th Grade Orthodox Youth

December 27—December 30, 2015

CAMP WRIGHTWOOD—Wrightwood, CA

Sunday, December 27—5:00 p.m. Arrival and Ice-Breaker Games

Monday, December 28—Full day of Camp Activities

Tuesday, December 29—Full day of Camp Activities with liturgy

Wednesday, December 30—11:00 a.m. Farewell and pick-up

With the Blessing of the Orthodox Bishops on the West Coast

Organized by Orthodox Youth Workers and Priests of the West Coast

To register: Fill out the registration form and mail with check by Dec. 14 to:

Pan-Orthodox Winter Camp 2015 1621 West Garvey Avenue—Alhambra, CA 91803

Cost: $99 per camper Checks payable to: Cal-Pac Camps


Registration Form

1:NOV

Student Dress up Day

THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, Student Dress up Day- It is my desire that all the kids of our parish come to Church dressed in a costume showing their creativity!

The challenge is for them to dress up as a person from the Bible: Old or New Testament, or their very own Patron Saint.


12:NOV

VIP's Wine Food and Fellowship


VIP's Wine, Food and Fellowship, at Sunstone Vineyards and Winery in Santa Ynez on Thursday, November 12th at Noon. Cost is only $10 per person for all food and drinks. VIP’s from Saint Demetrios and Saint Barbara’s will meet at this Winery for a relaxing wine tasting and followed by a luncheon with some Greek dancing! This event is hosted by John and Martha Poulos. Depending on number of sign ups, we hope to get a van or small bus to travel together. To sign up for the luncheon, call Martha at 805-558-2466. Even if you’re not a VIP you can still enjoy it as we could use some assistance with cooking and serving. To assist with the luncheon, call John at 805-558-2633.

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Touched by Christ


I experienced an amazing awakening during our pilgrimage. Several things touched my heart, and you know me, I will spill these details, little by little, within my Sunday Liturgy sermons. Standing on the grounds where Christ walked and being at the sites where our Savior performed His miracles was most profound.


We entered the city of Nain. Our tour guide, Fr. Leondios (an Archimandrite of Greek descent), stumped me when he asked, “Who knows what happened here in Nain?” because he pronounced it “Nah-een.” When I realized where we were, I was provoked by the notion that this was where Christ raised the son of the widow from the dead. As He led His crowd into the city, He encountered the funeral procession and said to the grieving widow, “Don’t cry.” Two large groups, with two very different functions, collide at the city gates.


There is a lot to learn as we look at this collision. The first is a procession of death. It is the funeral of a young man that is the only son of his widowed mother. The second is comprised of Chris’s disciples and followers. One a procession of life and the other a procession of death.


The procession of death is exasperated by...


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