Saint Demetrios

Greek Orthodox Church


Family & Friends of

The Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of

Elmhurst, IL

May 21st 2023

Sunday of the Blind Man

Constantine & Helen

Epistle Reading (5/21/2023): Acts 26:1,12-20

Acts 11:19-30

Gospel Reading (5/21/2023):John 9:1-38

John 9:1-38

Saint Demetrios Parish Information

 This Week at Saint Demetrios

Sunday, May 21st

Sunday of the Blind Man

Saints Constantine & Helen

Orthros, 8:00 a.m./ Divine Liturgy 9:30 am

Στο πέρας της Θείας Λειτουργίας θα πραγματοποιηθεί λιτάνευσης των Ιερών Λειψάνων των Αγίων.

General Assembly after Liturgy

Monday, May 22nd

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

Pythagoras Greek School PGS- 4:30-6:30

Tuesday, May 23rd

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

Wednesday, May 24th

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

Pythagoras Greek School PGS- 4:30-6:30

Thursday, May 25th

Holy Ascension

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

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

Friday, May 26th

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

Saturday, May 27th

Memorial Weekend

No School

Sunday, May 28th

Fathers of the 1st Council

Orthros, 8:00 a.m./ Divine Liturgy 9:30 am



With the Saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Your servant where there is no pain,

nor sorrow, nor suffering; but life everlasting.

 Μετά των Αγίων ανάπαυσον, Χριστέ, τας ψυχάς των δούλων σου,

ένθα ουκ έστι πόνος, ου λύπη, ου στεναγμός, αλλά ζωή ατελεύτητος.

Konstantios Brotsis +2 Years

Sacraments this Week


"All who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. Alleluia"

We welcome into the Greek Orthodox Faith

Saturday, May 20th

Christopher Angelo & Alexander Themistoklis

Sons of Trevor Antonio & Mirna Paskon

Sponsors: Andrew Cardaras &Vasiliki Giannos

2023 Stewardship as of Friday, May 19th

We are grateful to the 279 Stewards, for their committed amount of $140.473,50


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.

A rich man is not one who has much, but one who gives much. For what he gives away remains his forever. -St John Chrysostom 

Money becomes a sacrament when it is offered to God. It becomes a visible expression of our commitment, faith and love for Jesus. Once given to God, our gifts are consecrated by the Holy Spirit, who translates them into works of mercy that bring glory to God. 

Give as you would if an angel awaited your gift at the door. Give as you would if tomorrow found you where the giving was over. Give as you would to the Master if you met His loving look. Give as you would of your substance as if His hand your offering took. 


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

2023 Spring General Assembly



Dear Stewards,


The 2023 Spring Parish Assembly will take place on Sunday, May 21st, following the Divine Liturgy, in the Fellowship Hall. According to Article III Section 2 of our Parish By-Laws, "In the Regular Parish Assembly of May, voting members are those in good standing for the prior year (2022)”…


Spring 2023 Parish Assembly Agenda

I.       Prayer, Election of Chairperson, & Appointment of Secretary by Chairperson & Parliamentarian

II.     Approval of 2022 Fall Parish Assembly Minutes

III.   Priest & Parish Council President comments

IV.    Financial Report of Parish – 2022 Full Year Review

V.     Stewardship Report – D. Katsamberis

VI.    All Ministries with Financial Reports – 2022 Full Year Review

VII.   Maintenance – Leonidas Harisiadis

VIII.  Youth Director Report Fr. Theofanis Rauch

IX.     School Board

a. Pythagoras Children's Academy Director-Report

b. Director of Greek Education-Report

c. School Board President

X.        Old Business

-  Saint John the Baptist Chapel Arlington Cemetery

-  Cemetery Lots

XI.      New Business

a. Church Festival June 16-18

b. 501(c)(3) Status

XII.     Set Fall 2023 General Assembly Date.

XIII.   Meeting Adjournment & Closing Prayer




                                                       TUESDAY MAY 23, 2023



Metropolis of Chicago

42nd Annual Junior Olympics

May 27th-28th 2023


Junior Olympics Opening Ceremonies Saturday, May 27th at 8am


The two Special Olympics events (the first 50-Meter "Run-Walk-Roll" and the Softball Throw) will take place immediately after the opening ceremonies. Please join us in cheering on our TEAM-Belong athletes! Your support means so much! 


Track tryouts and practice schedule. 



7-9 Mon (5/15 & 5/22) 6:45-7:00 Church lawn

10-12 Thur (5/18 & 5/25) 6:30-8:00 Berens Park in Elmhurst

13-15 Thur (5/18 & 5/25) 6:30-8:00 Berens Park in Elmhurst

16-18 Mon (5/15 & 5/22) 6:30-8:00 Berens Park in Elmhurst


8-10 Wed (5/17 & 5/24) 6:45-8:00 Church gym

11-13 Mon (5/15 & 5/22) 6:45-8:00 Church gym

VOLLEYBALL 13-18 Girls team & Boys team

Tue (5/16 & 5/23) 7:00-9:00 Church gym

SOFTBALL 13-18 Co-Ed

Wed (5/17) 5:00-6:30 Centennial Park in Addison

Sun (5/21) 2:00-3:30 Centennial Park in Addison

Coaches will be contacting their respective teams with any changes.

Good luck to all our athletes and coaches.


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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

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

Please visit our website

For all information regarding our parish

Visit our Stewardship Web page
Email for Fr. Dionysios:

Email for Fr. Theofanis: 

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

Your Church Office of The Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

of Elmhurst, IL


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