Good Morning to You,
The Family & Friends of
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios
Elmhurst, IL
May 2, 2021
PASCHA!!!

CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!
ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! ΑΛΗΘΩΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ!

BLESSED NEW MONTH TO ALL!

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Feast of Great & Holy Pascha from 
Archbishop Elpidophoros
Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople
The Paschal Sermon
Epistle Reading (5/2/2021): Acts 1:1-8
Gospel Reading (5/2/2021): John 1:1-17
St. Demetrios Parish Information


 This Week at St. Demetrios
As a courtesy reminder, it is necessary to sign up on our website. 
Live-streaming is being offered for all Sunday services.

Sunday, May 2nd
HOLY PASCHA - ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΣΧΑ
AGAPE VESPERS SERVICE, 11a.m.
ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΑΓΑΠΗΣ, 11π.μ.
(Main Church and Gym)

Monday, May 3rd
MONDAY OF BRIGHT WEEK - ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΚΑΙΝΗΣΙΜΟΥ
St. George the Great Martyr -Γεώργιος Μεγαλομάρτυρυς
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:00π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:00a.m.
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, May 4th
TUESDAY OF BRIGHT WEEK - ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΚΑΙΝΗΣΙΜΟΥ
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.

Wednesday, May 5th
WEDNESDAY OF BRIGHT WEEK - ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΚΑΙΝΗΣΙΜΟΥ
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.
Pythagoras Greek School (PGS), 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. (Remote Classes)
School Board Meeting, 7p.m.

Thursday, May 6th
THURSDAY OF BRIGHT WEEK - ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΚΑΙΝΗΣΙΜΟΥ
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.

Friday, May 7th
FRIDAY OF BRIGHT WEEK - ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΚΑΙΝΗΣΙΜΟΥ
LIFE-GIVING FONT OF THE THEOTOKOS / ΖΩΟΔΟΧΟΥ ΠΗΓΗΣ
Orthros, 8a.m. & Divine Liturgy, 9:00a.m.
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. & Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:00π.μ.
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.

Saturday, May 8th
SATURDAY OF BRIGHT WEEK - ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΚΑΙΝΗΣΙΜΟΥ
Pythagoras Greek School (PSGS), 9a.m.-12p.m.

Sunday, May 9th
2ND SUNDAY OF PASCHA- SUNDAY OF THOMAS
ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ Β΄ΤΟΥ ΘΩΜΑ
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m. (Live)
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:30π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:30a.m.

Live-streaming is being offered for all Sunday services.
Links may be found at saintdemetrioselmhurst.org/live or below.
1. Church You-Tube Channel
2. Church Facebook Page



Online Sign Up
for
Church Services
*Just a note: We will be returning to one Divine Liturgy beginning with the 1st Sunday of Pascha: The Sunday of St. Thomas, May 9th. Orthros, 8a.m. & Divine Liturgy, 9:30a.m.
Sacrament This Week
 
Wedding
We congratulate the following who will join their lives together, and
we pray that God grant them many years of Christian happiness and love!
 
Saturday, May 8th
Bride - Tara Smid
Groom - Alexandros Liosatos
Sponsors - Michael & Toula Maharas


Church Office Hours

Monday- Office Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 9a.m.-5p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Email for Fr. Dionysios:

paterdionysio@gmail.com
Youth Ministry, Religious Ed. & Athletics Update
This Week...
  • Bright Thursday BBQ, May 6th - Jr./Sr. GOYA Gathering
6:15pm to 8pm
NEW YOUTH MINISTRY CALENDAR
Please check out our complete youth ministry calendar for the remainder of this school year. In addition, if you have not registered, please do so!! THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Religious Education/Sunday School

Zoom Gatherings will resume on Sunday, May 16th

We invite all 3rd-12th graders to join us every Sunday evening for a half hour zoom meeting. Grades 3-5 @ 6:30pm, Grades 6-8 @ 7pm and Grades 9-12 @ 7:30pm.

You may also contact our director, Mrs. Lia Papadopoulos, to be added or with any questions at religiousedteacher@gmail.com.
2021 Stewardship of
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios

Stewardship as of Friday, April 30th 291 Stewards
Philoptochos Palm Sunday Lamb Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to:
Mr. James Broches
Yorky's in Elmhurst
Mr. George N. Broches
Thank you to those who donated the lambs for the raffle!
Please click on the button below to obtain the flyer and the noted links!
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios’
13th Annual Grocery Bag Parish Food Drive

Saint Demetrios Parish Bookstore

Filling your Pascha Baskets?
Don't forget your Parish Bookstore! 
Mrs. Theresa Kekatos will be available by appointment for "In-the-Church-Office Pick-Up" on Fridays, 3:30pm to 5p.m.
Many of you know what items you may need or perhaps you want to pick up a book or icon. 

Please contact Mrs. Kekatos at tkekatos@hotmail.com or 708.373.5614 for inquiries, to place your order and/or arrange a time for pick up on Friday. Exact cash, check or credit card is required for payment. Thank you!
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios
ONLINE GIVING
Have you visited our Online Giving page
found on our parish website?
Here you can contribute towards
"Light a Vigil Candle" and more.
Your Church Office of The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios
Elmhurst, IL
630.834.7010
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios - Elmhurst, IL