Please contact the Church Office to get further information about any of our Ministries.

Philoptochos Web Site:
The Greek Orthodox National Philoptochos Society has launched a new web site.  Please visit www.philoptochos.org.  For more information, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The mission of Philoptochos is "To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach, to preserve the sanctity of life and family, and to perpetuate and to promote our Orthodox faith and traditions."  Please support our local chapter here at St. Demetrios. Meetings are scheduled as needed and are announced in the weekly bulletin.
Boy Scouts:
St. Demetrios is a proud supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.  To learn more about getting involved, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make moral and ethical choices over their lifetime. This group works to instill into them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. This group meets on Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm

Learn More About the St Demetrios Boy Scout Troop

Mount Athos on 60 Minutes:
60 Minutes recently ran a two-part segment on Mount Athos, a mountain and peninsula that is home to 20 Orthodox monasteries. The 60 Minutes news crew is the first of its kind to be allowed on the mountain in twenty years. Learn about the fascinating history of this historic place, meet the dedicated monks who come from across the globe to be closer to God, and experience the heart of Orthodoxy. Click here
Stewardship:
Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life, acknowledging accountability, reverence and responsibility before God. An Orthodox Christian steward is an active participant in the life of the church. A steward is willing to make a commitment of Time, Talent and Treasure to support the parish and their ministries. St. Demetrios wants to take the hassle out of giving so we offer PushPay which is convenient & easy! Please visit the following site and create your giving profile today at https://pushpay.com/pay/saintdem/ This site offers a quick tutorial (make sure your speakers are turned up) to help tailor a personal account and learn more.
Youth Choir:
Our goal is to train the youth of our parish to sing liturgical and traditional folk songs. September through February focuses on preparing for the choral competition and Folk Dance Festival. From February on the choir prepares for Lent and Holy Week. This group meets on Monday evenings at 6:00-6:45pm for a quick dinner followed by a short rehearsal.
Adult Choir:
It is said that singing is prayer on steroids! Our group uses our collective voice in song to enhance the Divine Liturgy experience for ourselves and others.  The music we sing is comforting and uplifting to the soul and helps to increase the faith of the parish. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday, May through August, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Hymn of Kassiani

Performed on Holy Tuesday 4/26/2016

Cub Scouts:
Our cub scouts join for adventure, fun and friendship.  Scouting also builds character, fosters good citizenship and develops fitness disciplines. This group meets on Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm. Learn More About the St Demetrios Cub Scout Troop
Daughters of Penelope:
Our general purpose is to cultivate and preserve the principles known as the Hellenic Trinity; namely Truth, Goodness and Beauty. This group meets most months on Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30pm and also the 1st Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30pm email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details and specific meeting times.
Parea:
This dance group is for people from 18 to 90 that want to learn Greek dance or brush up on their knowledge. If you are looking for a very fun group to help stay fit, have lots of fun and fellowship then come join us! This group meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Continue Reading About Parea
Coffee Hour:
Morning Coffee Hours are a joyful part of life and fellowship at St. Demetrios.  We “take a break" before going out into the world after the Divine Liturgy where we break bread with one another to further create community and build the body of Christ. Coffee Hour is every Sunday after the Divine Liturgy. Read More
Sunday School:
Sunday school provides Religious Education in the Greek Orthodox tradition to our youth in a way that promotes fun and fellowship.  All youth (ages 4 to 18) are welcome to attend our program. This instruction is given on Sunday after Communion. Sunday School Highlights
AHEPA:
American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association is an organization that promotes Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic responsibility and individual excellence for Greek Orthodox brothers in Christ. This group meets every 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm
Youth Greek Dance:
The purpose of our youth Greek dance groups is to bring the youth of our church together. We provide opportunities for our youth to experience Christian fellowship, lasting friendships plus learn our faith and culture. Our dance groups (Agape, Thavmatakia and Nea Epochi) for ages 5-17. Youth Greek Dance groups meet Monday evenings at 7pm.

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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