September 12, 2021

Sunday before Holy Cross

Epistle Reading (9/12/2021): St. Paul's 1st Letter to the Galatians
Gospel Reading (9/12/2021): John 3:13-17
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, September 12th
Sunday Before Holy Cross
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:30π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:30a.m.

Monday, September 13th
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.
Pythagoras Greek School PGS 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, September 14th
Exaltation of The Holy Cross
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:00π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:00a.m.
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.

Wednesday, September 15th
Nikitas the Great Martyr
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.
Pythagoras Greek School PGS 4:30-6:30pm

Thursday, September 16th
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.

Friday, September 17th
St. Sophia & Daughters Faith, Hope, & Love
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:00π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:00a.m.
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.

Saturday, September 18th
Pythagoras Saturday Greek School PSGS 9-12:30pm

Sunday, September 19th
Sunday After Holy Cross
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:30π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:30a.m.
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


Son of Joseph and Tammy Digioia
Sponsor: Vicky Bakouros

"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."

Dear Stewards and Friends of St. Demetrios Elmhurst,

On September 17, 18 & 19
our parish of St. Demetrios Elmhurst
will host its 2nd
"Taste of Greece" Curb-Side Appeal Event!

This event is a food-fest for pick-up only and no seating is available. We will prepare our delicious Greek Food and have it hot and ready for you to take back to your home or even to your place of work.
It will be a great weekend!

There are 4 easy ways to place your order:
1. Modern Touch ONLINE at
2. Ring Ring it by PHONE at 630.834.7010
3. Throw It Back FAX at 630.834.7256
4. Cruisin' Allowed DRIVE UP & PICK UP at 893 N. Church Rd., Elmhurst
(If SUB-TOTAL is over $100, please deduct 10%)
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Purchase a "Taste of Greece" Grand Raffle 2021 Ticket for $100 and enter for a chance to win the
GRAND PRIZE of $10,000 CASH.
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Please see attached order form and promotional flyer for additional details.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us share the news
of our festivities with family, friends, and co-workers!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at our
"Taste of Greece" Curb-Side Appeal! 
Please join us, Drive Thru, and Curb your Grecian Appetite, while supporting St. Demetrios!!!

We thank you in advance for all your support.
"Taste of Greece" Curb-Side Appeal Chairperson

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, September 11

454 Stewards

Dear Parishioners,

As we start our new ecclesiastical 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.

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.
We are Hiring!

Pythagoras Children's Academy is hiring
for the 2021-22 school year!

or contact Staci Tagaris Ward at

Pythagoras Greek School is hiring for
the 2021-22 school year!

We are looking for a qualified experienced teacher to instruct
the Ellinomatheia program on Saturdays.
In addition we are in need of a teacher's assistant
for the PGS & PSGS program.

Please send your resumes to:
or call the Director, Ms. Demetra Neofotistos at 630-853-6973.

Pythagoras Greek School enrollment for FALL 2021--22 classes has officially begun.
We will be offering both Monday/Wednesday and Saturday programs on-site this fall. 
Classes offered are Kindergarten, 1st - 6th grade and Ellinomatheia (Saturday only).

Our first day of classes: PGS September 8th and PSGS September 11th. 

If you are a new family or enrolling a new younger sibling to our school
follow the link below to register.

If you are a returning family, be on the lookout for an email from Pythagoras through TADS. If you have any questions about this process please do not hesitate to contact us at

For any additional questions about this program please contact the Director,
Ms. Demetra Malamis-Neofotistos at 630-853-6973.

Thank you and have a nice summer!! 
We look forward to seeing you in the fall!!
Athletics Update
Athletic Season
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.
Your Church Office of The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios
Elmhurst, IL
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