Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
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The Sacrament of Holy Baptism:

BAPTISM is a Sacrament in the Greek Orthodox Church through which an individual is cleansed of his sins and engrafted to the Body of Christ.

A Greek Orthodox Christian takes seriously the words of our Lord which say, “Unless a man be born anew … be born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3-5).

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Christian Church 7 Goals:

1.) To share the Truth of Orthodoxy and bringing others towards Christ. 

2.) Increase Liturgical participation (Corporate Prayer), while helping each individual on his or her own Personal journey in the Faith (Personal Prayer).

3.) Ministering to the sick: visiting Shut-ins, visitations to hospitals, nursing homes, etc.

4.) Attending to the needs of our Youth: providing programs that develop knowledge of the Faith (Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition).

5.) Establish a healthy community of Brothers and Sisters, working hand in hand, serving each other, imitating Christ’s selflessness displayed during His Passion and practicing His command to Love and Forgive.

6.) To maintain a focus for growth and development for our future expansion.

7.) To present a good Christian example of Servant Leadership

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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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