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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

More than a Fan

I know you won’t believe me, but I really didn’t want to go to the Dodger game. When I was up visiting my brother in Seattle he had tickets to the Seattle Mariners vs. the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Peter bought the tickets at the beginning of the season and was not anticipating his illness when he made the purchase. As he was working through his physical therapy he looked at me and said, “you gotta go. It’s meant to be. Take Fr. Photios and have fun.” How could I have fun I thought? I was troubled by his ailment. Finally, after lots of persuading from my mom, and then confirmation by my dad, I considered leaving the hospital for the game. In a call with Christie she agreed that it would provide a good distraction for what we were all experiencing. Fr. Photios picked me up and we went to the game.

I was amazed as we approached the ballpark. It was a festive atmosphere and felt as if we were part of a parade. Hordes of people marching toward the stadium for what was the city’s major event that evening. Vendors selling peanuts and hot dogs in the streets. Kids walking with balloons and cotton candy in hand. There was even a guy dressed as Mr. Incredible giving people rides in a carriage he pulled with his bicycle. There was something very odd about this crowd though. Most of the people sauntering this parade were Dodger fans.

Dodger blue reigned. They were waving Dodger flags, chanting, “Let’s Go Dodgers,” and wearing jerseys of their favorite players. Fr. Photios, wearing a Seattle Mariners jersey, accidentally bumped into massive guy wearing Dodger gear. As Father apologized the guy said...

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