"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church is dedicated to imitating the love and faithfulness of Jesus Christ by sharing the Gospel in word and deed. We worship the Holy Trinity according to the Faith and Tradition of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Our witnessing to the Faith is accomplished through the sacramental life, our values, traditions; stewardship, fellowship, service, and Christian education.


Parish News


WORSHIP SERVICES SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY

FRIDAY FISH FRY POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

 
 
FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Parish Council for the coming year. If you are interested in assisting any of them in their area of responsibility, please do not hesitate to ask. They would love the help. We pray God's blessings on them for good governance of our parish and for their service to the Church. They are...

President: Tom Coghill, re-elected to second term

Vice-President: Nicholas Sarantakos

Treasurer: Maria Reed

Secretary: Daniel Monahan

 

ORTHODOX STUDY GROUP

Wednesday evening Orthodox Study group resumes after Pascha.  

 

STEWARDSHIP

Giving our time, talent, and treasure to the Church is an opportunity – an opportunity to examine our priorities and values. It is an opportunity to express our thankfulness, to give of ourselves and to grow in grace. It is an opportunity to participate in the work of God by

  • Worshiping together in a beautiful sanctuary
  • Teaching our children our faith
  • Learning the Greek language and celebrating our culture and traditions
  • Better understanding the Word of God in weekly Bible Study
  • Practicing our faith through supporting community charities
  • Celebrating life events
  • Comforting and being comforted

We are called to apply our gifts, training, abilities, education and skills to the tasks that God places before us. If we do this humbly and prayerfully, the body of Christ will function to its full potential.

St. Demetrios is a stewardship parish. There is no minimum commitment required for anyone to be considered a member of the parish. We do ask that you prayerfully consider your annual commitment and be generous with your time, talents, and treasure. We are a small community that is deeply thankful for your donations and grateful for your willingness to volunteer.

More information is available from the stewardship page on our web site. Click here for the web site and commitment card. Commitment cards are also available in the Narthex. We ask that each family complete a commitment card each year so we can keep our membership rolls current and better plan our budget.

 

BOOKSTORE HELP WANTED

As you may have noticed, we have a simple bookstore between the sanctuary and the hall. We would like to improve our inventory and offer a variety of selections for sale. What we need most right now is someone to take charge of the bookstore operation.  We also need a few volunteers who could open the bookstore on Sundays after Divine Liturgy. If you are interested in this stewardship ministry, please contact Fr. Gianulis.

 

ORTHODOX CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP (OCF)

Fr. Gianulis is serving as spriritual advisor to the William & Mary OCF.

 

PHILIP LUDWELL III AND EARLY AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

www.Ludwell.org offers fresh perspectives on the history of early America through the prism of the life, community, and worldview of Colonel Philip Ludwell III of Green Spring (Williamsburg), Virginia. Philip Ludwell III is the first known convert to Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the Americas. He was a prominent figure in pre-revolutionary Virginia and a relative by blood or marriage of many great early figures in American history from George Washington to Robert E. Lee. Over two hundred years later, his life and inspiring story of faith is becoming known and reshaping our view of the diversity of early America and its connections with the rest of the world. This site is regularly updated with research, breaking news, information about scholarly and religious events, archaeological findings, as well as details of ongoing projects. We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to stay informed about our activities.

 

 

 

Worship Schedule


Live streaming the Orthros at 9 a.m. and Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. every Sunday on our Youtube Channel. Also, Holy Week services will also be live streamed on this channel. Please click the Icon below:

St Demeteios YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

IN PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED DURING THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA AND THE METROPOLIS OF NEW JERSEY.

Please visit this page for updates as they are available.

Holy Great Martyr Demetrios, intercede for our nation, our state, our community, and the whole world during this pandemic.

HOLY WEEK & PASCHA SCHEDULE ON YouTube:

April 13, Holy Monday

Orthros of the Bridegroom, 6 p.m.

April 14, Holy Tuesday

Orthros of the Bridegroom, 6 p.m.

April 15, Holy Wednesday

     The Sacrament of Holy Unction, 4 p.m.

April 16, Holy Thursday

Orthros of the Passion (12 Gospels), 6 p.m.

April 17, Good Friday

Great Vespers—the Descent from the Cross, 3 p.m.

Lamentation Service, 6 p.m.

April 18, Holy Saturday

Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, 10 a.m.

April 18,  "Midnight" Resurrection Service

     Paschal Proclamation, 8 p.m. followed by Orthros and the Divine Liturgy.  

(Please note, this service will be available on YouTube at midnight if you wish to stay up and watch at the traditional hour.)

 

Announcements


OFFERINGS TO THE CHURCH

A Church is always in need of certain essential items, such as oil, wine and bread. No need to ask, but feel free at anytime to bring olive oil for the eternal light that burns behind the altar; sweet red wine, like Camandaria or Mavrodaphne, for the holy communion; and the altar bread, prosforo, that is used for holy communion and antidoron.

 

YOUR PRIEST IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR TELEPHONE

...but he is not a mind reader. If you are sick and hospitalized, or have any other pastoral or sacramental need, do not hesitate to call him. Fr. Gianulis can always be reached by calling the church phone number, 220-0994. If he is not in, leave a message and it will be delivered to his cell phone.

 

FISH DONATIONS

FISH, Inc. of Williamsburg, Virginia, is an all-volunteer not-for-profit agency providing help to residents of the greater Williamsburg area. FISH depends entirely upon a caring community for food, clothing, volunteers and financial donations, in order to serve our neighbors in need. Individuals within our community and our Church School have supported FISH. FISH is based on the Greek word, which was also an early Christian symbol: ΙΧΘΥΣ. Donations are at the low point in the year during the summer months, when the need is often the greatest. They accept non-perishable food items and clothing. You may donate directly to FISH located at the Messmer Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Road; or bring your contributions to Church and add to the collection boxes in hallway next to our new book store.

 

 

 

 

Online Chapel

Stewardship & Memorials  

Light A Candle  Light A Candle

 

Memorial Donations

   Memorial

 Burn the mortgage

           

 

2020 Commitment Card

Youth Registration Form

                      

Parish Calendar

Apr 5

9 am Orthros

10 am Divine Liturgy (live stream)

Apr 11

LAZARUS SATURDAY

9 am Orthros

10 am Divine Liturgy

Apr 12

PALM SUNDAY

9 am Orthros

Apr 13

6 pm Orthros of the Bridegroom

Apr 14

6 pm Orthros of the Bridegroom

Apr 15

3 pm Holy Unction

Apr 16

HOLY THURSDAY

6 pm Orthros of the Passion

Apr 17

HOLY FRIDAY

3 pm Vespers of the Cross

6 pm Lamentations

Apr 18

HOLY SATURDAY

10 am Liturgy of St. Basil

8 pm Resurrection Service

Apr 19

PASCHA

Apr 26

9 am Orthros

10 am Divine Liturgy (live stream)

Apr 28

8:30 am Dr. Parisi