Greek Orthodox Church
St. Demetrios
The Family & Friends of
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios
Elmhurst, IL

September 18th 2022

Sunday After Holy Cross

Epistle Reading (9/18/2022): Galatians 2:16-20

Galatians 2:16-20

Gospel Reading (9/18/2022): Mark 8:34-35;9:1

Mark 8:34-35;9:1

St. Demetrios Parish Information

 This Week at St. Demetrios

Sunday, September 18th

Sunday after Holy Cross

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

Sunday School immediately after Communion

Monday, September 19th

PCA: Classes, 8:30a.m. - 3:15p.m.

PGS: Curriculum night, Classes, 4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

Tuesday, September 20th

PCA: Classes, 8:30a.m. - 3:15p.m.

Wednesday, September 21th

PCA:  Classes, 8:30a.m. - 3:15p.m.

PGS: Classes, 4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

Thursday, September 22nd

PCA: Classes,8:30am - 3:15pm

Friday, September 23rd

PCA: Classes, 8:30a.m. - 3:15p.m.

Saturday, September 24th

PSGS: Curriculum Day, 9a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Ellinomatheia: 10:00a.m. - 12:30a.m.

Sunday, September 25th

1st Sunday of Luke

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

Sunday School immediately after Communion 

Sacraments this Week


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

We welcome into the Greek Orthodox Faith

Sunday, September 18th


Son of Justin Franzese & Katerina Spyratos

Sponsors: Gerasimos & Arxontoula Maheras

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

Thank you all for a wonderful and successful year.
We are looking forward to the 22-23 season.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer. 

If you have any questions please email us at

As always, thank you for your continued support.

SDE Athletics
Hello friends and families of Pythagoras Greek School, 

Hope you are enjoying your summer thus far! I know some of you are in Greece and can see from social media you are all enjoying the beauty that Greece has to offer! Thankfully for the internet we can continue to work from even the most beautiful islands in Greece!! 

With that said, take a moment and reenroll your children for Pythagoras Greek School for fall 22-23! 
Follow the link from TADS or for new enrollees, click here:

Do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions!! Please continue to have a safe and restful July!!

Thank you to those who have enrolled already. 

Πληροφορούμε το Χριστεπώνυμο πλήρωμα της Ιεράς κοινότητος του Αγίου Δημητρίου Elmhurst, ότι μετά το πέρας της Θείας Λειτουργίας, την Κυριακή, 16η Οκτωβρίου 2022, το Ελληνικό Προξενείο Σικάγου θα έχει ανοιχτή ακρόαση των ενδιαφερομένων Ελλήνων πολιτών για ό,τι ερωτήσεις υπάρχουν σε σχέση με τις διάφορες διαδικασίες που θα πρέπει να γνωρίζουν με τους νόμους της Ελλάδας.

Ο Γενικός Πρόξενος της Ελλάδος στο Σικάγο, κ. Εμμανουήλ Κουμπαράκης., θα είναι στην αίθουσα της εκκλησίας μας για να απαντήσει στα ερωτήματα των ενδιαφερομένων. 

2022 Stewardship of

The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios

Stewardship as of Friday September 16th, 2022

408 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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