Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
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Lenten Prayer Project Can you believe that in just a few weeks Great Lent will be here? To help us continue to love one another & draw closer to God, we will be having our annual Lenten Prayer Project. The Lenten Prayer Project is like a prayer exchange. You simply write down your name or the name of a loved one who you would like to be prayed for during the 40 days of Lent inside the prayer card. Once we receive cards from all those participating, you will pick someone else's card and pray for that person throughout Lent.. On Pascha, let the person know that you have been praying for him or her all 40 days of Lent (phone numbers will be inside so you can call the person). To participate, please visit our table before and after church services on Sunday. You can also contact Amanda Jacobs at (626) 222-6224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. • Sunday, February 8th, or 15th fill out card • Sunday, February 22nd receive a card • Sunday, April 12th Pascha; reveal yourself to the person you’ve been praying for!

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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