Saint Demetrios

Greek Orthodox Church


Family & Friends of

The Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of

Elmhurst, IL

March 19th 2023

Sunday of The Holy Cross

Epistle Reading (3/19/2023): Hebrews 4:14-16;5:1-6

Hebrews 11:24-26,32-40

Gospel Reading (3/19/2023):Mark 8:34-38;9:1

John 1:43-51

Saint Demetrios Parish Information

 This Week at Saint Demetrios

Sunday,March 19th


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

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

Sunday School immediately after Communion 

Monday, March 20th

Απόδειπνο, 6:30μ.μ. / Great Compline, 6:30pm

Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm

Pythagoras Greek School (PGS), 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. 

Tuesday, March 21st

Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.

Wednesday, March 22nd

Presanctified Liturgy, 8:30a.m.

Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.

Pythagoras Greek School (PGS), Greek Independence Day program, 5:30p.m. 

Thursday, March 23rd

Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-12noon

Greek Independence Day Program, 5:30p.m.

Friday, March 24th

Δ' Χαιρετισμοι / 4th Heretismoi

4th Salutations, 6:30pm

No School, Teacher Institute Day

Saturday, March 25th

Pythagoras Greek School (PSGS), Independence Day Program, 12noon

Sunday,March 26th


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

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

His Grace Bishop Timothy of Hexamilion presiding

Sunday School immediately after Communion 

Beloved Families of Saint Demetrios,

As a reminder, Fr. Dionysios and Fr. Theofanis are available to come bless your homes and businesses as we begin this New Year and celebrate the feast of the Theophany.

If you would like to schedule a house blessing, please contact the Church Office (630-834-7010, with your name, address, number, and some dates/times that work for you.

Our office manager, Lina, will help you schedule a time for one of our priests to come and bless your home/business.

God bless you all!

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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Visit our Stewardship Web page

2023 Stewardship as of Friday, March 17th

We are grateful to the 203 Stewards, for their committed amount of $96,469.51


Your generosity brings us closer to our goal of $350,000.

 PS It takes more than $60,000 per month to run our church and its ministries!

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.

In times of trouble or worry, especially over our career, we call upon God to strengthen us, to provide opportunity and to bring us success. When we achieve some measure of worldly success, it is easy to say to ourselves as we read in the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy (8:17), “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But the next verse quickly reminds us, “Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”


As Christian Stewards we are called to give back to God from the “first fruits” of our labor. We support our parish and her ministries in an intentional way and not with only what it left after everything else has been taken care of.

ATTENTION: Please return your 2023 Stewardship Commitment Card to the Church Office ASAP.

You can also complete it online at



Athletic Season

Pythagoras Children’s Academy Summer Camp 2023

For all students entering Pre-K through 5th grade in the upcoming school year

Your children will enjoy many fun and engaging activities, experiments, and sports. They will enjoy playing while having fun in a healthy and safe environment.

July 5th until August 1st Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

9:00 a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Cost per child: $500 ($475 for currently enrolled PCA, PGS, & PSGS students for the 2023-2024 school year) Prorated rates are available

For more information please contact Pam Kostopoulos at

Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church


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.

What does spring cleaning have to do with Project HOPE?

We started off the year strong and have already donated bags of non-perishable items and baby formula. As you are doing your spring cleaning, look for any items (from the list below) in your cabinets that you may not use before they expire and consider donating them to our Project HOPE mission. Also, if you have any baby formula that you no longer need, please consider donating as this is in high demand right now.  Feel free to drop these items in the bin next to the multi-purpose room in our fellowship hall. 

There are also bags hanging from the bins that include a list of items (see below) that you can use for your next shopping trip. 

More importantly, if you know of a family in need or you are in need, please help yourself to items in the bins. 

As a reminder, if you have 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:

Mission: The mission of Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement (HOPE) is to partner with parishes in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago (“Metropolis”) and with local networks to help provide food security and stable housing to those in need.

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!
New Parish Advancement Initiative

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