Vacation Bible School

This summer, the Youth Ministry Leaders Saint Demetrios in Camarillo, CA will be hosting a virtual Vacation Bible School!

The program will explore the Twelve Great Feast Days of the Orthodox Christian Church through meaningful and engaging activities.

The scheduled dates for Vacation Bible School are from June 29th through July 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All youth in grades Pre-K through 6th are welcome to join us as participants in Vacation Bible School, and youth in grades 7th through post-high school are invited to sign up as volunteers for the program.

Interested participants, please fill out the following:

Vacation Bible School Participant Interest Form

Interested volunteers, please fill out the

Vacation Bible School Volunteer Form

Vacation Bible School will be hosted via Zoom at no cost! The materials required for the program, as well as follow-up information, will be emailed to interested participants at a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Tangalos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you and we hope to see everyone there!

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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