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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


12:NOV

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

Christ-Centered Parish


I learn a lot of interesting things at committee meetings. At one meeting, when discussing the newsletter of our parish, The Myrrh-Bearer, someone frankly said, “Nobody reads that.” That person is either right or wrong depending on how much further you go into this message. At our most recent Parish Council meeting, a parish council member, politely, combined the conversation about healthy church finances with the status of our relationship with Christ.

It wasn’t me, I wasn’t preaching, it was one of YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS, that was sharing this thought. I was mesmerized by his conviction; I looked around at the other members and they were too! The Holy Spirit was present. His inspiration moved us to take the conversation about Parish financial health to a new level.

“Every year we consider ways to raise money. What fundraisers can we hold? How will we meet our obligation to the Metropolis and Archdiocese? How can we motivate better giving? Instead,” he went on, “How can we serve Christ? How can we instill a deep love for Jesus, in every member, young and old, so that our Parish becomes financially healthy and shows greater concern for how Christ-Centered we are as a group?”

It was refreshing to hear a leader of our community express these thoughts. I have offered them in the past, but it is cliché for the priest to say it, because I’m supposed to. A group begins to reexamine the metric for success when a respected member of the Parish Council looks intently at his peers and says, “Are you concerned for your salvation?” If we look at our challenges through the lens of salvation, that is, how what we do will enhance our relationship with Christ, a new perspective is born.

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