Church to Reopen, but NOT TOMORROW

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Dear St Demetrios Parish Family,

Christ is Risen!

We hope and pray that this message finds you well during this critical time.

It brought great joy to hear our President fervently declare churches "essential" this past week. While we are all excited to see our Church reopen, we must follow the guidelines, recommendations and procedures set forth, by not only our State and County, but of the Metropolis of San Francisco. Our Metropolis has made their opening expectations very clear. They have provided a "Readiness Checklist" and have asked each Parish to create a committee to administer all procedures to receive approval for reopening.

ST. DEMETRIOS WILL NOT BE OPEN TOMORROW, Sunday, May 24, 2020. As of right now, we are not permitted to re-open the church for services. This is for the protection of the health and welfare of all parishioners, including and especially our elderly or immunocompromised brethren.

We will, of course, keep you informed as circumstances change, and hope to gather soon. But, as of now, St. Demetrios remains closed. The Church will continue to operate as we have been for the last several weeks. Please continue to pray with us and view the services online by visiting our website,

When time finally does come to re-open, we will be asking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 30 (without care-giving responsibilities or compromised health) to volunteer and assist in the process. If you have an interest in helping, please contact the church or Mike Metropoulos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stay safe and healthy and may God continue to Bless you and all of us at St. Demetrios.

With God’s Love,
Fr. Gary Kyriacou, Priest
Joanne Knauss, Parish Council President