Lenten Holy Week Services for 2014

 

 Holy Week Schedule for St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Camarillo, CA

 

 

Saturday of Lazarus                               April 12                  Orthros and Divine Liturgy              9/9:30 am

Followed by Breakfast, Palm Crosses and cleaning and decorating of the church

Palm Sunday                             April 13                  Orthros and Divine Liturgy              9/10 am

Followed by annual Palm Sunday Tea sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society

                                                      April 13                  Bridegroom Service                                           7:00 pm

Holy Monday                             April 14                  Bridegroom Service                                           7:00 pm

Holy Tuesday                             April 15                  Bridegroom Service                                           7:00 pm               

Holy Wednesday                      April 16                  Sacrament of Holy Unction                             6:00 pm

                                                                                      (Note: ONE service at 6PM)

Holy Thursday                           April 17                  Liturgy of St. Basil             (communion)         10:30 am

                                                                                      Passion of Jesus Christ                                     6:30 pm

Holy Friday                                 April 18                  Youth Retreat                                                     10 am

                                                                                      Royal Hours Service                                          10:30 am

                                                                                      Descent from Cross Service                            3:00 pm

                                                                                      The Lamentations                                              7:00 pm

Holy Saturday                           April 19                  Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (communion)        10:30 am

                                                                                      Resurrection Service (communion)                 11:00 pm

                                       Div Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom             12:00 midnight

Easter Sunday                           April 20                 Agape Vespers at Church                                                12:00 noon

Agape Picnic following service at 3100 Ponderosa Drive (church) for information and RSVP form.

We want everyone to attend! Through Sunday, April 13th

cost is a donation of any amount you choose

(cost to put on event is @ $23 per person). After 4/13, the entry fee will be $30 per adult.

Complete & return info below, or call Pam in the office at 805/482-1273 to purchase tickets.

For  information or to offer help, contact

Tim Harmantzis at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 805/404-3873.


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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