Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Great Lent and Holy Week Agape Picnic

Lenten Holy Week Services for 2014


 Holy Week Schedule for St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Camarillo, CA



Saturday of Lazarus  April 12 Orthros and Divine Liturgy  9/9:30 am

Followed by Breakfast, Palm Crosses and cleaning and decorating of the church

Palm Sunday     April 13   Orthros and Divine Liturgy    9/10 am

Followed by annual Palm Sunday Tea sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society

April 13     Bridegroom Service                 7:00 pm

Holy Monday     April 14     Bridegroom Service              7:00 pm

Holy Tuesday    April 15      Bridegroom Service             7:00 pm               

Holy Wednesday   April 16    Sacrament of Holy Unction  6:00 pm (Note: ONE service at 6PM)

Holy Thursday  April 17  Liturgy of St. Basil  (communion)  10:30 am

Passion of Jesus Christ                                     6:30 pm

Holy Friday   April 18    Youth Retreat            10 am

Royal Hours Service                                         10:30 am

Descent from Cross Service                            3:00 pm

The Lamentations                                              7:00 pm

Holy Saturday April 19 Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (communion) 10:30 am

Resurrection Service (communion)                 11:00 pm

Div Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom             12:00 midnight

Easter Sunday  April 20 Agape Vespers at Church 12:00 noon

Agape Picnic following service at 3100 Ponderosa Drive (church) for information and RSVP form.

We want everyone to attend! Through Sunday, April 13th

cost is a donation of any amount you choose

(cost to put on event is @ $23 per person). After 4/13, the entry fee will be $30 per adult.

Complete & return info below, or call Pam in the office at 805/482-1273 to purchase tickets.

For  information or to offer help, contact

Tim Harmantzis at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 805/404-3873.

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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