St. Demetrios

Greek Orthodox Church

Happy New Year,

Family & Friends of

St. Demetrios

The Greek Orthodox Church of

Elmhurst, IL

January 1st 2023


Epistle Reading (1/1/2023): Colossians 2:8-12

Colossians 2:8-12

Gospel Reading (1/1/2023):Luke 2:20-21,40-52

Luke 2:20-21, 40-52

St. Demetrios Parish Information

 This Week at St. Demetrios

Sunday, January 1st

Κυριακη 1η του Μηνος Ιανουαριου και Νεου Ετους 2023!


Όρθρος, 8π.μ. & Θεία Λειτουργία του Μεγ. Βασιλείου, 9:30π.μ.


Orthros, 8a.m. & Divine Liturgy of Basil the Great, 9:30a.m.

Monday, January 2nd

No School

Office closed

Tuesday, January 3rd

No School

Wednesday, January 4th

Nikiphoros the Leper

Όρθρος, 8:00π.μ., Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:00π.μ.

Περιφορά Λειψάνων Αγίου Νικηφόρου

Orthros, 8:00a.m., Divine Liturgy, 9:00a.m.

No School

Thursday, January 5th

Προεόρτια των Φώτων, Eve of the Theophany of our Lord

Εσπερινή & Θεία Λειτουργία του Μεγ. Βασιλείου & Μέγας Αγιασμός, 8.00π.μ.

Blessing of the waters

Vespers & Divine Liturgy of Basil the Great with Agiasmos, 8:30a.m.

No School

Friday, January 6th


Όρθρος, 8π.μ., Θεία Λειτουργία, 9π.μ.

Orthros, 8a.m. & Divine Liturgy & Agiasmos, 9a.m.

No School

Saturday, January 7th

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Σύναξις Ιωάννου του Προδρόμου

Όρθρος, 8π.μ., Θεία Λειτουργία, 9π.μ.

Orthros, 8a.m. & Divine Liturgy, 9a.m.

No School

Sunday, January 8th

Sunday After Epiphany

Όρθρος, 8π.μ, Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:30π.μ.

Orthros, 8a.m. & Divine Liturgy, 9:30a.m.

Sunday School Christmas Pageant

Email for Fr. Dionysios:

Email for Fr. Theofanis: 

Church Office Hours

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

You can contact us at
phone #630-834-7010

or via email at

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Athletic Season

1st/2nd grades coed basketball has started.  

Practice on Tuesday's 5:00pm - 6:00pm 

Coach Angelo Georgacopoulos.  

Please click on the link below to register.

Practice schedule

Mon 1/2 6:45 - 8:15 (5th/6th grades Boys)

Tue  1/3 5:00 - 6:00 (1st/2nd grades coed)

        6:00 - 7:30 (3rd/4th grades Boys)

        7:30 - 9:00 (High School Boys)

Wed 1/4 6:45 - 8:00 (3rd-6th grades Girls)

Thur 1/5 6:30 - 8:00 (7th/8th grades Boys)


Upcoming games.

Saturday 1/7 at Sts. Peter and Paul vs Sts. Peter and Paul

1:30 3rd/4th grade

2:15 3rd-6th grade girls

3:00 5th/6th grade

4:00 7th/8th grade

5:00 High School

Sunday 1/8 at HOME vs St. Demetrios of Chicago

1:30 3rd/4th grade

2:15 3rd-6th grade girls

3:00 5th/6th grade

4:00 7th/8th grade

5:00 High School




Dear PCA Families and Friends,

We are now accepting donations for the Pythagoras Children’s Academy Hollywood Gala Silent Auction and Raffle!

Can you, or someone you know, donate any of the following items?

Sports tickets

Sports memorabilia

Restaurant gift cards

Theatre/opera tickets

Photography services

Hotel stay gift certificates

Spa and salon services

Golf outing or lessons


Stays at vacation homes or time shares

Lunch or dinner with local celebrity or dignitary

Kids activities (swimming, arts & crafts, golfing, etc.)

Gym or Personal Training services


To donate, please contact

or call 630-815-1605


Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!

The Gala Planning Committee

On behalf of the Team Belong Ministry, we would like to thank all who supported our Team Belong Sunday last month, where we came together to create awareness for those with disabilities and a true sense of belonging for all in our church community. 

We look forward to our plans for future Team Belong Ministry sessions and the continued growth of this ministry with all of your love and support.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

2022 Stewardship of

The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios

Stewardship as of Friday December 30th, 2022

460 Stewards


Stewardship is our grateful and loving response to God’s love, grace and gifts to us. It is our personal commitment to God and His Church to ensure its vitality and continuous growth by joyfully and sacrificially offering of our talents, time and treasures that we have received from Him. Stewardship puts our faith in action and demonstrates our trust in God.

Η διαχείριση της Εκκλησίας μας είναι η ευγνώμων και στοργική απάντησή μας στην αγάπη, τη χάρη και τα δώρα του Θεού σε εμάς. Είναι η προσωπική μας δέσμευση προς τον Θεό και την Εκκλησία Του για να εξασφαλίσουμε τη ζωτικότητα και τη συνεχή ανάπτυξή της, προσφέροντας με χαρά και με μικρή θυσία τα ταλέντα, τον χρόνο και τους θησαυρούς μας που έχουμε λάβει από Αυτόν. Η διαχείριση της Εκκλησίας από εμάς τους ίδιους και όχι με ξένα χρήματα, θέτει την πίστη μας σε δράση και δείχνει την εμπιστοσύνη μας στον Θεό.

You can Click Here to Print the ACH FORM for 2022
Printable ACH FORM
"A little girl noticed that after the collection was taken in a certain church, the ushers brought it up to the altar. She whispered to her mother, “Mommy, how do they get the money up to heaven?” The mother replied, “The church doesn’t send the money to heaven, but uses it to bring heaven down to us.” That mother could not have given a better answer. For the purpose of the Church is to get God’s heaven into each one of us. Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is within you.” 
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios
Have you visited our Online Giving page
found on our parish website?
Here you can contribute towards
"Light a Vigil Candle" and more.
To Learn More
The Compassionate Friends Outreach Ministry of Saint Demetrios would like to thank Philoptochos and all those parishioners who donated to our annual baby bottle drive. This year we raised over $600 to help support the Martha and Mary Maternity Ministry. Under the guidance of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, this ministry is a group of Orthodox Christians dedicated to helping pregnant women in need of support. The organization provides housing referrals, material needs and personalized assistance to any pregnant woman who is seeking help. Thank you all for your generous donations.

This summer our parish family has been able to donate more than 80 bags of non-perishable items to food pantries across the Chicagoland area. This would not have been possible without your support!

As everyone continues to struggle with inflation and rising food prices, our food pantries have seen a shocking increase in demand. Please continue to support Project HOPE by donating any amount of the items listed below or preferably bag(s) full of one of each of the items. 

No time to shop?  Contact Fannie Theodore at or 708.899.8007 or Dimitri Katsamberis at to find out how you can donate or sponsor a bag.

For more information about Project HOPE, visit:

Saint Demetrios Parish Bookstore

Thinking about graduation,
wedding or baby gifts?
Don't forget your Parish Bookstore! 

We have many beautiful items in our bookstore for you to chose from, including books and icons, and religious favors for weddings or baptisms.

Please contact Mrs. Kekatos at or 708.373.5614 for inquiries, to place your order and/or arrange a time for pick up.  Exact cash, check or credit card is required for payment. Thank you!
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