"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

Fish Fry is Back!

Friday Fish Fry -- Second and Fourth Fridays. 4:30 - 7 p.m. 

Volunteers are always needed. Bring your friends and neighbors, and come lend a hand.


Orthodox Study Group  

We will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 6th to discuss the Epistle reading for Sunday Nov. 10th. We meet from 7 - 8 p.m.  All are welcome!


Have you fulfilled your commitment for 2019? Please remember the Church even while on travel by submitting your weekly contributions. 

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.


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.


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


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


Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 8:45 AM

               Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Κυριακή:   Ορθρος 8:45 πμ.  Θ. Λειτουργία 10 πμ.



Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 a.m. The teachings and "Orthopraxia" of the Church, counsel that preparation to receive Holy Communion requires participation in the entirety of the service; at least from before the readings of scripture. Arriving on time also insures hearing the sermon.  Please plan accordingly. 


Upcoming Divine Services and Holy Days


At the direction of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos, all parishes shall begin the Fast of the Nativity with the Sacrament of Healing, Holy Unction. On November 15th, Holy Unction services will be celebrated regionally, with the area clergy participating. We have two options for the faithful:

On Thursday, November 14th, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral in Richmond at 6:00 p.m.

On Friday, November 15th, at Annunciation Cathedral in Norfolk at 6:30 p.m.



For the past five years, the parishes of the Hampton Roads area have been gathering together on or around Veterans Day to honor those who are or have served in our military, those gone before and those living now. This is not a service just for the veterans, but for all of us to thank them. Please, come honor those who sacrifice so much for our freedom and security. This year, the Memorial Service and Artoklasia will be held at Sts. Constantine and Helen in Newport News on Monday, Nov. 11th beginning at 6:30 p.m. The sermon will be offered by Fr. David Hostetler, LT, CHC, USN.


Thursday, November 21st

Orthros, 8:45 a.m.

Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m.


We are moving our small choir to the left side of the sanctuary to make room for others who wish to sing along. At this point in time, we will continue to use the Green Hymnal from the Archdiocese Department of Religious Education. No experience necessary--just a willingness to sing along.


Our prosphora supply is running low. If you are willing and able to bake prosfora, we would like to share the responsibility and thus have a fresh loaf each week. A sign up sheet is available in the Narthex, or you can call Fr. Gianulis @ 220-0994.



Young men over age 10 are encouraged to serve in the altar. No experience necessary. Altar boys are asked to arrive by 10:00 a.m.




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.



...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, 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

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 11/16/2019

Matthew the Apostle & Evangelist
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

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Parish Calendar

Nov 17

9 am Orthros

10 am Divine Liturgy

11:30 am Church School

Nov 20

7 pm Orthodox Study Group

Nov 21

Entry of the Theotokos

8:30 am Orthros

9:30 am Divine Liturgy

7 pm OCF

Nov 22

4:30 pm Friday Fish Fry

Nov 24

9 am Orthros

10 am Divine Liturgy

11:30 am Church School

Nov 25

7 pm HART Thanksgiving Service

Dec 1

9 am Orthros

10 am Divine Liturgy

11:30 am Church School

Dec 4

7 pm Orthodox Study Group

Dec 5

7 pm OCF

Dec 6

4:30 pm Friday Fish Fry

Dec 8

9 am Orthros

10 am Divine Liturgy

11:30 am Church School

Dec 11

7 pm Orthodox Study Group

Dec 12

6 pm Parish Council

Dec 13

4:30 pm Friday Fish Fry