Religious Education


Sunday School Kick Off Party! A Sunday School Kick Off party will be held on Sunday, September 20th at 5pm in the Chapel. Our activity will be Dinner and watching Despicable Me 2. Contact Mandee via phone 805-484-7756 or email man- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. Kids are welcome to bring blankets, pillows or sleeping bags if they want to watch the movie from the floor. Please see the extra form located inside the bulletin for further details. Greek School Begins September 27: Know what it means to be Greek! Cost is $100 per student. Classes times are as follows: Kids 12-12:30 pm and Adults 12:30-1:30 pm in the upstairs Library. Contact Niki Rozou for more infor- mation by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 805-444- 2827.

Greek Heritage

Event THE GREEK HERITAGE SOCIETY OF SO CAL is cele- brating its 30th anniversary with two events: Saturday, Octo- ber 3rd at 10 am – 3 pm will be a Greek Historical Bus Tour beginning at St. Sophia Cathedral and ends at Elysian Park with a box lunch. Sunday, October 11th at 4:00 p.m. Re- betiko Retrospect Concert at the Barnsdall Gallery Thea- ter. For more information email greekheritagesocie- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 310-528-8214. Bulletin Announcements: All bulletin announcements should be submitted by 12pm the prior Monday for the next Sunday Bulletin. Please contact Kim at 805-482-1273 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.



5575 Santa Rosa Road

Camarillo, Ca 93012


P.O. BOX 1970

Camarillo, CA  93011


JUNE 2015 Sunday Services In discussing my desire to occupy the building for Sunday services with the Ventura County fire marshal, his office indicated that we (I) should be a bit more patient to ensure the proper measures are taken to have the building permitted. Patience is a virtue, so I am working on it . . . Please understand that we received a temporary permit to occupy the building for the THYRANOIXIA (Door Opening). There are still a few finishing touches that need to be made to clear every last hurdle. With that in mind, please know that we will celebrate DIVINE LITURGY at our temporary location for Sundays June 14, 21 and 28. Rather than focus on getting us into the building, I think that we (again I) should engage ourselves in the success of our upcoming Greek Festival. Our Chairman, Ted Sidiropoulos, and his entire committee and booth chairs, are working hard to make this one of the best festivals ever. Let's all consider rolling up our sleeves and offer as much help as possible. So, again, please make a note that services will be at our temporary location, the Old Camarillo Library, for the rest of the month of June. That is: Sunday's June 14, 21, and 28.



His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos

Presiding Hierarch of the Metropolis of San Francisco

Rev. Father Gary Kyriacou

and the Parish Family of

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Camarillo, California

Wish to invite you to participate in the

Thyranoixia Celebration

Opening of the Doors of our New Agape Building

5575 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo, California 93012

Please join us for a weekend of fellowship

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.

Great Vespers

To be followed immediately by a

Gala Dinner with His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos

At the Serra Center of the Blessed Junipero Serra Catholic Church

5205 Upland Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012

Sunday, May 31, 2015


The First Divine Liturgy

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Gerasimos

Orthros 9:00 A.M • Liturgy 10:00 A.M.

To be followed immediately by a

Luncheon with His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos

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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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