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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3:DEC

DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE

DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE: Will hold a monthly potluck luncheon meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 pm upstairs. All interested ladies are welcome. Please contact Evonne Dabkovich to RSVP (805-218-5693 or 805-987-3504) and let her know what type dish you will bring. Daughters of Penelope will be holding a Sees Holiday candy sale from November 15 through December 25. Sees boxed candy, novelties, and gift certificates will be available to take, or for preorder. Proceeds help to fund national projects such as The Penelope House, domestic violence family center and the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center plus local charities such as providing Christmas gifts to a needy family through the Rain project.

15:DEC

Youth Mental Illness Education

Ending The Silence: is a 50 minute program designed for jr. high & high school audiences. This transformational program is devoted to giving students an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative PowerPoint, short videos, and personal testimony. Through the presentation, students learn symptoms and indicators of mental illness, and are given ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may be in need of support. St. Demetrios will host a meeting here on Tuesday, December 15 at 7pm upstairs in the Assembly Hall. Call the church office 805-482-1273 for more details.

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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