September 19, 2021

Sunday After Holy Cross

Epistle Reading (9/19/2021): St. Paul's 1st Letter to the Galatians
Gospel Reading (9/19/2021): Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
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 19th
Sunday After Holy Cross
Όρθρος, 8π.μ. / Orthros, 8a.m.
Θεία Λειτουργία, 9:30π.μ. / Divine Liturgy, 9:30a.m.

Monday, September 20th
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.
Pythagoras Greek School PGS 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, September 21th
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.
Philoptochos meeting 7:00 pm.

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

Thursday, September 23rd
Conception of John the Baptist
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.

Friday, September 24th
St. Thekla the Equal to the Apostles
Pythagoras Children's Academy 8:30 - 3:15pm.

Saturday, September 25th
Pythagoras Saturday Greek School PSGS 9-12:30pm
Town Hall with Metropolitan Nathaniel 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 26th
Falling asleep of St. John The Theologian
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

Sunday, September 19


Daughter of Peter and Tina Verros
Sponsors: George and Bess Tsonis
Steve and Stacie Mikuzis

Saturday, September 25


Daughter of Kyle John and Ioanna Rodis
Sponsor: Athanasios Andriopoulos

"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."

Sunday, September 19

Michael Sporleder and Christina Paleothodoros
Sponsors Greg and Christina Graber

Saturday, September 25

George Foutris and Kyriakoula Kostopoulos
Sponsor: Theofanis and Kyranna Burikas

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

460 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.
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Elmhurst, IL
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