TEEN EVENT: Coffee & Couches

For youth from 15 to 19 years of age Sunday, April 29th at 6 pm in Camarillo Hosted The Coler Family

Join Fr. Gary at the Coler Home for coffee and informal talk with your peers. RSVP to Fr. Gary at 443-3376  read more..



A LIMITED NUMBER OF DRAWING TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $50 EACH

We will be having the drawing we started at last year’s October Dinner Dance. Only 25 more tickets are available for $50 each, winners to receive cash prizes of up to $1,000 All drawing proceeds benefit the Building Fund; all tickets previously bought will be included Contact Pam in the office, Fr. Gary, or Keith Valle to purchase your tickets!  read more..



ATTEND OUR ANNUAL AGAPE PICNIC

Directly following Agape Vespers (12 pm) on Easter Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at 1pm

We are trying something new this year, and asking people to pay according to their ability. We want everyone to attend! The actual cost of the picnic is about $20 per person, some can afford more, some less, and we want you to pay what you can. You can make a payment of any amount at any time, but PLEASE RSVP ASAP with the number of people attending so we know how much food to provide!

You can make a donation at the door, but we really need to know how many people to expect. Call or email Pam at the office:(805) 482-1273 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in touch with Nick Mirras, contact information below. 

See Nick Mirras on Sunday for tickets, more information, or to offer help. Contact him at (818) 913-1568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  read more..

YOUTH EPIPHANY CELEBRATION: SUNDAY, JANUARY 8th, 2012

EPIPHANY SERVICE AT ST. DEMETRIOS BEGINS AT 9:30 AM THEN PROCEEDS TO VENTURA HARBOR CROSS PROCESSION & DIVE FOR THE CROSS BEGINS AT NOON LUNCHEON IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE GREEK AT THE HARBOR 1583SPINNAKERDR-VENTURA HARBOR-VENTURA,CA93001 (805) 650-5350 FOR DIRECTIONS ONLY or WWW.GREEKVENTURAHARBOR.COM $45 ADULTS — $35/PERSON IF PAID BY WED, DECEMBER 15TH $17 YOUNG ADULTS 12 – 17 YEARS OF AGE $10CHILDREN 6 TO 11 YEARS OF AGE SPAGHETTI LUNCH CHILDREN 5 AND YOUNGER ARE FREE read more..

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Hurricane Harvey


With all the tragic events happening in our world today: hurricanes earthquakes and shootings, it is comforting to know that our Orthodox Christian Church plays an active role in the recovery efforts. As a frontliner for the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) I can be deployed for any number of catastrophes to offer emotional and spiritual care (ESC). Following our deployment we are to submit a report to identify some of the work we encountered. The following is part of my incident report. The names have been changed to protect identities.

Some of the most touching visits I had with those that had lost everything were:

● Wheelchair bound woman, approximately 55 years old. Lives in 9 story building across the street. As soon as she realized that the Brown Convention Center was opened to those displaced she came over to lend a hand. Working off very little sleep. Was very emotional and shared many, many stories and encounters. The most telling was:

She took guardianship of a (total) stranger’s children (3 kids ages 7 and younger), while this stranger went into labor to deliver her fourth child.

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