Greetings, I pray you are well. It seems that many have not been receiving some of the messages I have sent. Please check your "junk" folder every now and then . . . Following is a list of events and activities happening at our loving Parish over the next few days. Please make every effort to participate in as many Lenten services as possible. Hope to see you. Tuesday, March 25: Liturgy, Annunciation- Orthros at 9AM and Liturgy at 9:30AM Wednesday, March 26:Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 6:30PM Potluck 7:30 Orthodox Study until 8:30 We are studying THE WAY OF A PILGRIM Friday, March 28: Fourth Stantza of the Akathist Hymn 6:30PM Please come! Also, please be sure to use my NEW email address when corresponding: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. With Christ’s Love, +Fr. Gary In Christ, +FG Father Gary Kyriacou St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 1970 Camarillo, CA 93011 CHAPEL ADDRESS (Physical meeting site): 3100 Ponderosa Camarillo, CA 93010 805-482-1273 cell: 805-443-3376

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INSTANT MOM book tour by Nia Vardalos

Hi Father Gary! I hope this note finds you well! I'm in Los Angeles on a pit stop for my INSTANT MOM book tour and am wondering if you want to email your parish about my LA appearance? MEET N GREET and INSTANT MOM Book Signing: SATURDAY May 11, starts at 2 pm, Chevaliers Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd LA 90004 INSTANT MOM makes a great Mother's Day gift, is a New York Times bestseller and the profits are being shared among adoption groups. I write about being Greek (of course), how I broke into the film industry and how I became a mom. More info below, thank you! - Nia REVIEWS: CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER: "The deft title captures the sudden burst of love Vardalos and her husband feel as they adopt their daughter.... This instant phenomenon comes only at the end of a very long journey. Grade: A KIRKUS: "...laugh-out-loud and painful-in-the-shins moments of raising a scared 3-year-old child. The author holds nothing back as shechronicles the years leading up to the adoption, and she recounts the minute details of the first year of life as a mother, as her daughter began to learn how to love and trust her new surroundings." BOOKLIST: "Readers can feel the tension between desire to share her joy and good fortune and wish to maintain her child’s privacy. Vardalos offers candor,humor, and poignancy in her account of adoption and parenthood as she pokes fun at parenting memoirs but delivers on emotional impact." Click here for the BOOK COVER

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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