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Independence Day Celebration

27:Mar

Independence Day Celebration


St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, 27 March 2016
After Divine Liturgy (around 11:30)
5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Fish Luncheon $15 a person
Children 5 and under are free but still need to RSVP
Featuring Performances by the St Demetrios Greek School Students and Agape Dancers

For Tickets Call
Niki David 805-444-2827 or
Olivia Pandelides 805-377-896?
For Credit Card Reservations Call
Kim at the church office 805-482-1273
PushPay Please use the comment box to list attendees
Seating will be assigned on a first come first paid basis
Seating is limited

All Proceeds benefit the St Demetrios Building Fund

St Demetrios Building Fund

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Encounter Christ


Many Evangelical Christians can name the date in which they were “Born Again.” The day in which they made Christ a priority in their life. Many of us, as Orthodox Christians, make that commitment on the day of our Baptism and Christmation, as infants. Are we transformed by the love of Christ? Do we allow ourselves to be transformed by Christ? There is a common theme in the Sunday Gospel readings following Pascha (Easter). Each of these five Sunday Gospels after Pascha distinguish a person (or persons) transformed by Christ.

The Sunday following Pascha we hear of “Doubting” Thomas. Thomas is skeptical about the encounter his brother disciples have with the risen Lord and make a bold proclamation, “Unless I see and touch!” The Lord reveals himself to Thomas and Thomas is immediately transformed. Without having to touch, he exclaims, “My Lord and my God!” Thomas encounter’s Christ and his faith is renewed.

The second Sunday after Pascha, we learn of the Myrrh-Bearing Women. These brave women approach the tomb of Christ and find it empty. Having encountered Christ, they return and share the good news with the disciples. Then on the third Sunday after our Lord’s Resurrection the Church shares the story of the paralytic. Although this happens before the Lord’s crucifixion, it holds fast to the theme of “Encountering Christ.” The man has suffered with an infirmity for 38 years...

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