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

God’s Holy Word


A great benefit of spending time at summer camp is the opportunity to disconnect from technology. Not having a phone or internet connection gets you excited to receive mail. A great joy is receiving a (good old fashioned) letter from home. The delight in holding an envelope with the familiar handwriting of a loved one is a highlight for all the staff, counselors and campers. Everyone gets electrified when they get mail (real, handwritten, stamped envelope mail).

One afternoon at St. Sophia Camp, the Director handed me a small envelope sent to me from Christie. I took it, looked at it and put it in my pocket. “You gonna read it?” He asked. I nodded, smiled and walked to the chapel to prepare for evening vespers. I placed it on the altar and put my vestments on for the service.

Vespers ended and the kids were excited to go up the hill to mail call, anticipating their own letters and packages. Prior to their leaving the chapel I shared with them the unopened envelope from my wife. I asked, “What if I just set this letter from my wife on my night stand and never opened or read it?” The responses were touching and hilarious.

One little guy said, “I think you should read it, it will make you happy!” Another jokingly said, “You might end up sleeping on the couch if you don’t.” An older teen girl said, “That’s just coldhearted, what if...

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