November 21, 2021

Entrance of The Theotokos

Epistle Reading (11/21/2021): Hebrews 9:1-7
Gospel Reading (11/21/2021): Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

According to the tradition of the Church, the Theotokos was brought to the Temple at three years of age, where she was consecrated to God and spent her days until she was fourteen or fifteen years old; and then, as a mature maiden, by the common counsel of the priests (since her parents had reposed some three years before), she was betrothed to Joseph.

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

St. Demetrios Parish Information

 This Week at St. Demetrios

Sunday, November 21st
Entrance Of The Theotokos
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:30π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:30a.m.
Sunday School immediately following Holy Communion

Monday, November 22nd
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.
Pythagoras Greek School PGS 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday November 23rd
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.

Wednesday, November 24th
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 12:00
Parent - Teacher conferences PCA
No school-PGS

Thursday, November 25th
Thanksgiving Day - St. Katherine the Great Martyr
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:15π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:15a.m.

Friday, November 26th
No school-PCA

Saturday, November 27th
No school-PGS

Sunday, November 28th
13th Sunday of Luke
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:30π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:30a.m.
Family worship - No Sunday school classes
Email for Fr. Dionysios:

Email for Fr. Theofanis: 
Sacraments this Week

"All who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. Alleluia"
We welcome into the Greek Orthodox Faith

"Join them together in oneness of mind; crown them with wedlock into one flesh; grant to them the fruit of the womb, and the gain of well favored children."

Saturday, November 27th

Michael Cosmos and Gia Kehoe
Sponsor: Thomas Papadakos

Church Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9a.m.-3p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Due to staffing shortage in the office,
please call first before visiting.

Please consider emailing the office at
if you need to request an action.

2021 Stewardship of
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios

Stewardship as of Friday, November 19

507 Stewards
Dear Stewards, Parishioners & Friends,

In our commitment to the financial transparency of our beloved Parish, The Parish Council, Fr. Dionysios and Fr. Theofanis welcome you to review our October 2021 financial results. 

Thank you,

Dominick Vassos
PC Treasurer
Athletic Season

Thank you to all that have registered and we are looking forward to an enjoyable and successful season. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

As we start our new year, we are excited to announce that our parish will participate in Project HOPE (Humanitarian Outreach & Philanthropic Engagement). Project HOPE is a Metropolis initiative to support children, families, and individuals by partnering with parishes and local networks to help achieve food security and stable housing ( This is a continuous year round effort. The goal for each parish is to help this effort by providing 20 bags of food each month. We are confident that our generous parish will be able to meet and exceed this goal.

Each bag must contain only the non-perishable items shown below. During your weekly grocery shopping, please remember our brothers and sisters in need and purchase a few items from the list for them.

When you have collected all of the items, bring your bag to church with you on Sundays, or arrange a drop-off day/time during the week with the church office. Once a month, we will bring all the bags we have collected to the Hellenic Museum in Chicago for distribution. Extra bags will be distributed to our local food pantry.  

You can also support Project HOPE by making a monetary donation. The cost for All the items in the bag is less than $20. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. 

If you have any questions please contact Fannie Theodore ( or Dimitri Katsamberis (

"for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me" Matthew 25:35-36
Καθώς ξεκινάμε την νέα μας χρονιά, είμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσουμε ότι η ενορία μας θα συμμετάσχει στο Project HOPE (Humanitarian Outreach & Philanthropic Engagement). Το Project HOPE είναι μια πρωτοβουλία της Μητροπόλεως του Σικάγου για την υποστήριξη παιδιών, οικογενειών και ατόμων σε συνεργασία με ενορίες και τοπικά δίκτυα, για την επίτευξη μιας ασφάλειας φαγητού και σταθερής στέγασης ( Είναι μια συνεχής προσπάθεια όλο το χρόνο. Ο στόχος για κάθε ενορία είναι να βοηθήσει αυτή την προσπάθεια παρέχοντας 20 σακούλες φαγητού κάθε μήνα. Είμαστε βέβαιοι ότι η γενναιόδωρη ενορία μας όχι μόνο θα πετύχει αλλά και θα ξεπεράσει αυτόν τον στόχο.

Κάθε σακούλα πρέπει να περιέχει μόνο τα μη αλλοιωμένα τρόφιμα της λίστας. Όταν πηγαίνετε στο super market για τα δικά σας τρόφιμα, να θυμάστε τους αδελφούς και τις αδελφές μας που έχουν ανάγκη και αγοράστε μερικά τρόφιμα από τη λίστα γι 'αυτούς.

Όταν έχετε μαζέψει όλα τα τρόφιμα, φέρτε την σακούλα στην εκκλησία μαζί σας τις Κυριακές, ή κανονίστε μια μέρα/ώρα κατά τη διάρκεια της εβδομάδας με το γραφείο της εκκλησίας για να την φέρετε. Μια φορά το μήνα, θα πηγαίνουμε όλες τις σακούλες με τα τρόφιμα που έχουμε μαζέψει στο Ελληνικό Μουσείο στο Σικάγο για διανομή. Επιπλέον τρόφιμα θα διανέμονται σε οργανισμούς και άτομα της περιοχής μας.

Μπορείτε επίσης να υποστηρίξετε το Project HOPE με χρηματικές δωρεές. Το κόστος για Όλα τα τρόφιμα στην σακούλα είναι λιγότερο από $20. Οποιοδήποτε ποσό θα εκτιμηθεί πολύ.

Εάν έχετε οποιαδήποτε ερώτηση, επικοινωνήστε με την Fannie Theodore ( ή τον Dimitri Katsamberis (

«γιατί πείνασα και μου δώσατε να φάω, δίψασα και μου δώσατε να πιω, ήμουν ξένος και με περιμαζέψατε, γυμνός και με ντύσατε, άρρωστος και με επισκεφθήκατε, φυλακισμένος κι ήρθατε να με δείτε» Ματθαίον 25: 35-36

Job Opening for Office Manager
at St. Demetrios

The Office Manager is responsible for an efficient operation of the church office, including the coordination of all clerical activities and facility operations.
Key responsibilities include:

1. Handle church correspondence
2. Preparation of weekly e-bulletin
3. Secretarial support to pastoral staff and Parish Council
4. Maintenance of office files
5. Oversee and manage distribution of keys to personnel
6. Distribute and handle incoming mail
7. Receive visitors to office and respond to their needs
8. Handle incoming calls and respond to messages

Please contact Mr. Anthony Louras ( or Fr. Dionysios ( for more information.
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!
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.
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Elmhurst, IL
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