Good Afternoon, Family & Friends of
The Greek Orthodox Church of
St. Demetrios


Blessed Feast Day of our Patron Saint!
St. Demetrios

Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of heart surpassing that of his elders.

Epistle Reading (10/25/2020): Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel Reading (10/25/2020): Luke 8:26-39
The Byzantine Dimitria: When Thessaloniki
Celebrated With the Entire Western World
The Dimitria, or the festival of St. Demetrios, the patron saint of Thessaloniki, was an exceptional feast for the whole of the Western world. The satirical dialogue known as the Timarion, which was written in the 12th century, declares that the city attracted at this time "not only locals or those of one race, but people from all over Greece and of every ethnicity-Greeks from all over, various tribes of Bulgars from among those who lived between the Danube and Southern Russia, Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese and Celts who live beyond the Alps."

St. Demetrios Parish Information



 This Week at St. Demetrios
As a courtesy reminder, it is necessary to call the Church Office to register for an upcoming service. Live-streaming is offered on Sundays
(Orthros & 1st Divine Liturgy) & as needed on major feast days.

Sunday, October 25th
Kυριακή ΣΤ΄Λουκά / 6th Sunday of Luke
Όρθρος, 7π.μ. / Orthros, 7a.m. (Live)
ΠΡΩΤΗ Θεία Λειτουργία, 8:30π.μ. / FIRST Divine Liturgy, 8:30a.m. (Live)
ΔΕΥΤΕΡΗ Θεία Λειτουργία, 11:00π.μ. / SECOND Divine Liturgy, 11:00a.m.
Demetrios the Myrrhbearer
Μεγαλομάρτυρος Δημητρίου του Μυροβλήτου
Great Vespers, 7p.m./Μέγας Εσπερινός, 7μ.μ.

Monday, October 26th
Μεγαλομάρτυρος Δημητρίου του Μυροβλήτου
Demetrios the Myrrhbearer
Orthros, 7a.m./‘Ορθρος, 7π.μ.
FIRST Divine Liturgy, 8:30a.m./ΠΡΩΤΗ Θεία Λειτουργία, 8:30 π.μ.
SECOND Divine Liturgy, 11:00a.m./ΔΕΥΤΕΡΗ Θεία Λειτουργία, 11:00 π.μ.
ΟΧΙ Day Doxology/Δοξολογία για την Επέτειο του “ΟΧΙ”
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.
Pythagoras Greek School (PGS), 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. (Remote Classes)

Tuesday, October 27th
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.

Wednesday, October 28th
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.
Pythagoras Greek School (PGS), 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. (Remote Classes)

Thursday, October 29th
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.

Friday, October 30th
Pythagoras Children's Academy, 8:30p.m.-3:15p.m.
Taste of Greece "Curb-Side" Appeal, 11a.m.-8p.m.

Saturday, October 31st
Pythagoras Greek School (PSGS), 9a.m.-12p.m.
Taste of Greece "Curb-Side" Appeal, 11a.m.-8p.m.
Κοσμάς και Δαμιανός, Αγ. Aνάργυροι
Cosmas and Damianos, The Holy Unmercenaries
Great Vespers, 7p.m./Μέγας Εσπερινός, 7μ.μ.

Sunday, November 1st
Kυριακή Ε΄Λουκά / 5th Sunday of Luke
Κοσμάς και Δαμιανός, Αγ. Aνάργυροι
Cosmas and Damianos, The Holy Unmercenaries
Όρθρος, 7π.μ. / Orthros, 7a.m. (Live)
ΠΡΩΤΗ Θεία Λειτουργία, 8:30π.μ. / FIRST Divine Liturgy, 8:30a.m. (Live)
ΔΕΥΤΕΡΗ Θεία Λειτουργία, 11:00π.μ. / SECOND Divine Liturgy, 11:00a.m.
Taste of Greece "Curb-Side" Appeal, 11a.m.-8p.m.
Religious Education/Sunday School Zoom Sessions
6:30p.m.: 3rd-5th grades
7p.m.: 6th-8th grades
7:30p.m.: 9th-12th grades

Live-streaming is offered on Sundays (Orthros & 1st Divine Liturgy)
and as needed on major feast days.
Links may be found at saintdemetrioselmhurst.org/live or below.
1. Church You-Tube Channel
2. Church Facebook Page
Need Something From the Bookstore?

Saint Demetrios Parish Bookstore
Need something from our Bookstore? 
Beginning this Friday, October 30th,
Mrs. Theresa Kekatos will be available by appointment for "In-the-Church-Office Pick-Up" on Fridays, 3:30pm to 5pm. Many of you know what items you may need or perhaps you want to pick up a book or icon. 

Please contact Mrs. Kekatos at tkekatos@hotmail.com or 708.373.5614 for inquiries, to place your order and/or arrange a time for pick up on Friday. Exact cash, check or credit card is required for payment. Thank you!

Round #2
"Taste of Greece" Curb-Side Appeal!
October 30, October 31 & November 1st

On behalf of ΠαπΑνδρέας, Peter Barkoulies, PC President, "Curb-Side" Chairpersons: Lena Angelos, Peter Karonis, Chris Kontos, Hristos Stavrou and Dominick Vassos & The Parish Council, We thank our Stewards, Friends, Family Members, Donors, Volunteers, Visitors, Employees, and Purveyors for a successful “Taste of Greece” Curb-Side weekend. 
Additional gratitude to our GOYANs that really stepped up throughout the weekend.

Now, they are getting for Round #2!
See you there!

St. Demetrios
"Taste of Greece" Grand Raffle 2020
This Sunday, October 25th
Drawing will take place following the 2nd Divine Liturgy

Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sunday, November 1st

The clocks roll back one hour at 2 a.m. The annual change comes in the middle of the night, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.

Sunday School/
Religious Education Update!

This week's At-Home Lessons were e-mailed this past Thursday. Please take some time to look over them, as there are a lot of great resources about our patron saint and other saints as well. 

A REMINDER...there will be no Sunday School Zoom classes this Sunday, but we invite you to join us via our LIVE-STREAM for our Feast Day Great Vespers at 7pm. 

If you do not receive information via our Sunday School Weekly E-Mail, please contact our Sunday School directors (religiousedteacher@gmail.com) to be added to the list and also give them pertinent information about your children (name, grade, etc...). Although we will be online and virtual for the time-being, we still want to maintain our Sunday School database for the future. 
Click the button below to check out the Fall Sunday School Calendar and be added to our mailing list.  
CALLING ALL
6TH-12TH GRADERS!

We pray that our young people are doing well! Our next Jr./Sr.GOYA event will be bowling at Stardust Bowl in Addison on Monday, November 2nd. Details will be sent out via our Youth E-Mail list. 
Currently, we are combining our Junior and Senior GOYA's and invite all 6th-12th graders to join us for our meetings/events. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the Goya E-Mail list, please contact PapAndreas at papandreasgeorganas@gmail.com. You can also see our calendar with the link below. We hope to see you!

Church Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Saturday: 9a.m. - 1p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Parish Registry as of Sunday, November 1st:
Baptisms 32   Chrismations 2
Weddings 1   Funerals 27
Shut-Ins 20   
Hospital & Home Visitations 500
2020 Stewardship of
The Greek Orthodox Church 
of St. Demetrios
Stewardship as of Friday, October 23rd - 585

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