5:NOV

AHEPA Movie Night

Thursday, November 5th - St. Demetrios will be featuring the award winning documentary “AGORA—The Greek Financial Crisis” upstairs in the Assembly Hall at 7 pm. A love offering will be taken and will be donated to the Elpis hospital in Greece. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please contact Frank Gankas at 805-985-263 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

Watch the Trailer below

AGORA - From Democracy to the Market [Trailer] from Small Planet Productions on Vimeo.

12:DEC

Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party

Join us for our Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party to benefit the St. Demetrios dance program. Dancing, dinner, red carpet photos, and more! Buy your tickets from Oliva at 805-377-8916!


Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party:
YOU’RE INVITED

St. Demetrios
Saturday, December 12.
6:00 pm

Dancing, Dinner, Raffle, Auction, Red Carpet Photos, and lots of fun!


Proceeds will benefit the Dance Groups of our Parish.
Tickets are $25 Adults/$15 Kids 10 and under.
Beer and wine $5


Please contact Oliva 805-377-8916
To buy your tickets or for more information.

27:Dec

Pan-Orthodox Winter Camp

For 5th through 12th Grade Orthodox Youth

December 27—December 30, 2015

CAMP WRIGHTWOOD—Wrightwood, CA

Sunday, December 27—5:00 p.m. Arrival and Ice-Breaker Games

Monday, December 28—Full day of Camp Activities

Tuesday, December 29—Full day of Camp Activities with liturgy

Wednesday, December 30—11:00 a.m. Farewell and pick-up

With the Blessing of the Orthodox Bishops on the West Coast

Organized by Orthodox Youth Workers and Priests of the West Coast

To register: Fill out the registration form and mail with check by Dec. 14 to:

Pan-Orthodox Winter Camp 2015 1621 West Garvey Avenue—Alhambra, CA 91803

Cost: $99 per camper Checks payable to: Cal-Pac Camps


Registration Form

1:NOV

Student Dress up Day

THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, Student Dress up Day- It is my desire that all the kids of our parish come to Church dressed in a costume showing their creativity!

The challenge is for them to dress up as a person from the Bible: Old or New Testament, or their very own Patron Saint.

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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