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

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

Come join for the fellowship and to learn about our Orthodox faith.

We hope you can make it!


Objective:
To study the book of Revelation by St. John

Purpose:
To gain a better grasp of the Word of God by shared conversation and thought on a weekly basis.

STUDY NOTES

Tuesday Night Schedule:
01/12/2016 Revelation 1 & 2
01/19/2016 Revelation 3 & 4
01/26/2016 Revelation 5 & 6
02/02/2016 Revelation 7 & 8
02/09/2016 NO BIBLE STUDY
02/16/2016 Revelation 9 & 10
02/23/2016 Revelation 11 & 12
03/01/2016 NO BIBLE STUDY
03/08/2016 Revelation 13 & 14

During Great Lent: Wednesday Nights
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 6:30 - 7:30pm
Bible Study 7:45 - 9:00pm
03/16/2016 Revelation 15 & 16
03/23/2016 Revelation 17 & 18
03/30/2016 Revelation 19 & 20
04/06/2016 Revelation 21 & 22
04/13/2016 Holy Week Intro
04/20/2016 NO BIBLE STUDY

Holy Week Begins Saturday April 23rd
04/27/2016 NO BIBLE STUDY
05/03/2016 NO BIBLE STUDY

Back to Tuesday Nights:
05/10/2016 Open Discussion, "What it Means to Be Orthodox"
05/17/2016 Open Discussion, "What it Means to Be Orthodox"





10:Jan

Epiphany Celebration

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ST DEMETRIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
ANNUAL EPIPHANY CELEBRATION
SUNDAY, 10 JANUARY 2016
Rain or Shine
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am @ Agape Center
5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Then proceed to the Ventura Harbor
for
Blessing of Harbor waters & dive for the Cross
12 NOON


Youth Divers needed (male and female) 12 to 18 yrs old
(must be 12 as of January 1, 2016)

Youth Consent Form


Buffet Luncheon immediately follows event celebration at the
THE GREEK Mediterranean Steak & Seafood
1583 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 101
Ventura Harbor, California 93001

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Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

God’s Holy Word


A great benefit of spending time at summer camp is the opportunity to disconnect from technology. Not having a phone or internet connection gets you excited to receive mail. A great joy is receiving a (good old fashioned) letter from home. The delight in holding an envelope with the familiar handwriting of a loved one is a highlight for all the staff, counselors and campers. Everyone gets electrified when they get mail (real, handwritten, stamped envelope mail).

One afternoon at St. Sophia Camp, the Director handed me a small envelope sent to me from Christie. I took it, looked at it and put it in my pocket. “You gonna read it?” He asked. I nodded, smiled and walked to the chapel to prepare for evening vespers. I placed it on the altar and put my vestments on for the service.

Vespers ended and the kids were excited to go up the hill to mail call, anticipating their own letters and packages. Prior to their leaving the chapel I shared with them the unopened envelope from my wife. I asked, “What if I just set this letter from my wife on my night stand and never opened or read it?” The responses were touching and hilarious.

One little guy said, “I think you should read it, it will make you happy!” Another jokingly said, “You might end up sleeping on the couch if you don’t.” An older teen girl said, “That’s just coldhearted, what if...

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