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FDF • Faith • Dance • Fellowship • 2016

FDF Faith Dance Fellowship

FDF • Faith • Dance • Fellowship • 2016



We would like to wish our youth the best of luck at FDF, 2016 as they partake in folk dance and choral competitions in Anaheim. We are all very proud of you and honored to have you represent St. Demetrios!

Fr. Gary Kyriacou and the entire Parish Council


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World Famous Agape Dancers

The Saint Demetrios Agape group earned a 4th place at 2016 FDF. Congratulations to the group and the directors Stella Kalivas, Christina Jay Ioannou and Kerri Legg Brode!

Themio Harmantzis


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Blessings to all those who participated in FDF this month.


May God bless you all abundantly!
For more information please visit the FDF website and give em a like on Facebook!

FDF Website

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

VIP's Wine Food and Fellowship


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VIP's Wine Food and Fellowship


VIP's Wine, Food and Fellowship, at Sunstone Vineyards and Winery in Santa Ynez on Thursday, November 12th at Noon. Cost is only $10 per person for all food and drinks. VIP’s from Saint Demetrios and Saint Barbara’s will meet at this Winery for a relaxing wine tasting and followed by a luncheon with some Greek dancing! This event is hosted by John and Martha Poulos. Depending on number of sign ups, we hope to get a van or small bus to travel together. To sign up for the luncheon, call Martha at 805-558-2466. Even if you’re not a VIP you can still enjoy it as we could use some assistance with cooking and serving. To assist with the luncheon, call John at 805-558-2633.

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Four in Three


Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books of the Bible. We find classic lines like, “To everything there is a season,” or “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!” Taken as a whole, the Book of Ecclesiastes is full of wonderful wisdom. During my time at the seminary, a beloved priest professor would encourage us to read the entire book from beginning to end whenever we felt overwhelmed with the pressures of life. This tool served me well as a student, and has become a valuable tool in my ministry to Christ’s Church. A Priest witnesses all the emotions of life. You rejoice at the birth of a child and you mourn with the passing of a loved one. Ecclesiastes verbalizes this sentiment well.


In the past three weeks, I have participated in four funerals. Four beloved individuals left this world in the hope of the resurrection. Two funerals were for 30 something year old’s and two funerals were for 80 something year old’s, yet their loved ones shed the equal number of tears at each of the funerals. All four individuals left behind the same thing, a lasting memory of the relationships developed. Their grieving loved ones mourn their physical losses.


In late February, we lost Kevin, a 33 year old loving husband, father of two, son and good friend. Kevin battled stage 4 oral cancer for 16 months before leaving this life. During his last days, as he prepared to die, he taught those around him how to live! His love for baseball inspired a road trip, with his father, to San Francisco to see his beloved Giants play, and the holidays gave him the opportunity to express his love for his family and friends as they showered him with their loving sentiments. I stood, in rapt amazement, watching his beautiful young wife, with her their two year old child in her arms, sharing cherished memories. She made us laugh and she made us cry, but she reminded us that our hope as Christians is in our Lord’s Resurrection.

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