Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
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Memorial Services

In our Orthodox Tradition, Memorial Services are prayed to comfort the living, to remind us, who still live, of our own mortality, and the brevity of this earthly life. For this reason, memorial services have an air of penitence about them.

At St. Demetrios we desire to help each other honor our departed loved ones. We ask that in order to properly do so that the following guidelines be followed:

In order to create Koliva for a parishioner, arrangements must be confirmed and paid by Tuesday prior to the desired Sunday date or the request will be moved to the next available Sunday. Cost is $100 and is payable by cash, check or credit card to cover the labor & time involved. These guidelines will help us prepare the special remembrance in a timely and respectful manner.

“May their memory be eternal.”


15:NOV

Fall Parish Assembly Sunday, November 15th, 2015

The Fall Parish Assembly will be held on Sunday, November 15th, 2015. The Parish Assembly will begin after Divine Liturgy (roughly 12 pm). Your participation is requested and important for our future. A question and answer period is provided in the agenda to ask questions regarding presentations and/or written reports.

As stated in our by-laws, participation in the Parish Assembly requires that one be a member in good ecclesiastical and financial standing at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Camarillo, CA. This means that one must be baptized and/or chrismated in the Orthodox Church, and where applicable, married or divorced in the Orthodox Church and live according to the Faith and canons of the Church. Simply, there must exist no spiritual impediments to complete participation in the life of the Church.

Please see the attached PDF form for additional details.

Agenda

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

The Cure for Disappointment


We have all experienced disappointment in life. Disappointment is bred from a variety of matters, from the most trivial to the most crucial. We have been disappointed by a friend or family member. The outcome of our favorite sports team in the World Series can add disappointment to our lives. We may disappoint ourselves by not properly preparing for a test at school or a project at work. We encounter disappointment, for the most part, because things just don’t go the way we want or expect them to. There is a cure for disappointment.


There are three important realizations to make about disappointments and understanding their influence in our lives. First, disappointment is inevitable. Everything and everyone, in every situation, at some point or another, will eventually provide us with a good dose of disappointment. A close friend, a loving family member, and even your parish priest will disappoint you some way, somehow sometimes. When our expectations are not met we feel disappointment. Second, realizing...


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