President’s Message: Chris Mallakis


May begins with the great, pious and very moving services of Holy Week. We finish Lent with the glorious Resurrection Service beginning at 11 pm on Holy Saturday and ending very early Sunday morning. We gather again for Agape Vespers at noon and, as always, the traditional Agape Picnic afterward. Many thanks go to Nick Mirras for organizing the picnic. Although Nick and his family recently moved to Texas, he still organized the picnic from afar with the help of a great ground crew including Joanne Mirras-Knauss, Tim Harmantzis and Ari Qutami.

We have Nick, Joanne, Tim and Ari and their families and helpers to thank for making this wonderful tradition possible again this year. Last month the capital campaign had a fund raising event with a well-known magician to benefit the building fund. Thanks to Sandra Arline for taking charge of that event. The Agape Building Fund headed by George Joannou has done well, but we still face a big challenge ahead in building our Agape center. Any donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated. On May 19th we have our Spring General Assembly. I would like to see full participation so everyone is informed about what is going on in the present and future at St. Demetrios read more ...

Greetings, I pray that all are well and safe. The fires have not threatened the Church or the Church property in any away. A few parishioners in Newbury Park and Camarillo Springs got a good scars, had to evacuate and prepare to evacuate. All in all things are ok. The FIRE STAGING AREA is across the street from the Skyway property. Fire Officials have asked that we not USE EUBANKS. There are big rigs coming through! Please use Airport Way and come up Skyway from the front side. Also, you may want to come early to secure parking. Service this afternoon begins at 3:00PM Lamentations, tonight begin at 7:00PM God Bless, +FG

Lenten Holy Week Services for 2014


 Holy Week Schedule for St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Camarillo, CA



Saturday of Lazarus                               April 12                  Orthros and Divine Liturgy              9/9:30 am

Followed by Breakfast, Palm Crosses and cleaning and decorating of the church

Palm Sunday                             April 13                  Orthros and Divine Liturgy              9/10 am

Followed by annual Palm Sunday Tea sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society

                                                      April 13                  Bridegroom Service                                           7:00 pm

Holy Monday                             April 14                  Bridegroom Service                                           7:00 pm

Holy Tuesday                             April 15                  Bridegroom Service                                           7:00 pm               

Holy Wednesday                      April 16                  Sacrament of Holy Unction                             6:00 pm

                                                                                      (Note: ONE service at 6PM)

Holy Thursday                           April 17                  Liturgy of St. Basil             (communion)         10:30 am

                                                                                      Passion of Jesus Christ                                     6:30 pm

Holy Friday                                 April 18                  Youth Retreat                                                     10 am

                                                                                      Royal Hours Service                                          10:30 am

                                                                                      Descent from Cross Service                            3:00 pm

                                                                                      The Lamentations                                              7:00 pm

Holy Saturday                           April 19                  Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (communion)        10:30 am

                                                                                      Resurrection Service (communion)                 11:00 pm

                                       Div Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom             12:00 midnight

Easter Sunday                           April 20                 Agape Vespers at Church                                                12:00 noon

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.