Ventura County Greek Festival Promotion


To help spread the word about the Festival we are asking all Facebook users to Invite, Share and RSVP for the Festival.


Facebook SharingTo invite people to the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Click Invite in the top right, below the event photo
3. Click on Choose Friends & then Search for and select friends to invite and then click Send Invites


To Share the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Clicking Invite as you did above, then click on Share Event


To RSVP for the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Click Interested or Going in the top right, below the event photo. When you choose Interested, you'll get updates on the event and have the option to change your RSVP later.


To “Like” the Ventura County Greek Festival Facebook Page:
1. Go to the Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/vcgreekfestival/)
2. Click Like on the cover photo

1:MAY

Annual Agape Picnic


Χριστός ἀνέστη! - Christos Anesti (Christ is Risen!)
Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! - Alithos Anesti (Truly He is Risen!)


There will be plenty of whole roasted Lamb & Chicken from the rotisserie, leg of Lamb from the BBQ, Rice, Beans, Green Beans, Potatoes, Salad, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sodas, Jumpers and an Egg Hunt for the kids. (Beer & Wine will be available for purchase)

Through Sunday, April 24th the cost is a donation of any amount you choose (our cost to put on the event is $25 per person). After 4/24, the entry fee will be $35 per adult. To RSVP complete & return the form below, use Pushpay Online or call the office at 805-482-1273 For more information or to offer help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 805-404-3873

Our picnic has been growing over the years and following are a few needs to ensure we have a successful event. If you're interested in helping in any capacity, email or call the church office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 805-404-3873).

  • Volunteers to help for two hour shifts on Easter day (serving, cooking, bar, drinks, checking in, music, cleaning, etc.).
  • Volunteers to help in the evening of Good Thursday in preparing the meats.
  • Donations needed for any of the menu items and/or products that will be used for the Agape Picnic.
RSVP Form

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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!

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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

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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