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

Four in Three


Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books of the Bible. We find classic lines like, “To everything there is a season,” or “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!” Taken as a whole, the Book of Ecclesiastes is full of wonderful wisdom. During my time at the seminary, a beloved priest professor would encourage us to read the entire book from beginning to end whenever we felt overwhelmed with the pressures of life. This tool served me well as a student, and has become a valuable tool in my ministry to Christ’s Church. A Priest witnesses all the emotions of life. You rejoice at the birth of a child and you mourn with the passing of a loved one. Ecclesiastes verbalizes this sentiment well.


In the past three weeks, I have participated in four funerals. Four beloved individuals left this world in the hope of the resurrection. Two funerals were for 30 something year old’s and two funerals were for 80 something year old’s, yet their loved ones shed the equal number of tears at each of the funerals. All four individuals left behind the same thing, a lasting memory of the relationships developed. Their grieving loved ones mourn their physical losses.


In late February, we lost Kevin, a 33 year old loving husband, father of two, son and good friend. Kevin battled stage 4 oral cancer for 16 months before leaving this life. During his last days, as he prepared to die, he taught those around him how to live! His love for baseball inspired a road trip, with his father, to San Francisco to see his beloved Giants play, and the holidays gave him the opportunity to express his love for his family and friends as they showered him with their loving sentiments. I stood, in rapt amazement, watching his beautiful young wife, with her their two year old child in her arms, sharing cherished memories. She made us laugh and she made us cry, but she reminded us that our hope as Christians is in our Lord’s Resurrection.

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