St. Demetios 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).

The Purpose of the Orthodox Christian Parish 

 

      What is the purpose of the Church, and of the parish within her? The answer is given in the word of God. The Apostle Paul writes: “To the Church of God…to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours…God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord…” (1 Cor. 1:2-10).

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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