Schedule of Divine Services

Alter Area St. Demetrios

O Come, let us Worship and bow down before our King and God.
O Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ, our King and God.
O Come, let us worship and bow down to Christ Himself, our King and God.

This invitation marks the beginning of each day for the Orthodox Church. It comes from the office of Vespers, and it expresses the attitude which is at the heart of Orthodoxy. The Worship of God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, - is fundamental to the life and spirit of the Orthodox Church. 


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Please join us Sunday. We all should feel comfortable and safe attending worship services if you are among those who have received your vaccination for the Coronavirus. If you do not feel quite secure or if you have not been vaccinated, you are welcome to wear a mask. Masks will still be available in the narthex.


The Orthodox believe in the actual presence of the Body and Blood of Christ. In the Divine Liturgy, we believe that the bread and wine are consecrated and are truly changed into the Body and Blood of Christ.  A communicant must prepare to receive through prayer and fasting. Only baptized and confirmed Orthodox Christians should receive Holy Communion, and only when properly prepared.

Currently, at St. Demetrios, Holy Communion is distributed using separate spoons, one per person. What is critical is not the means of receiving Christ's gift, but what we receive: His Body and Blood. This is not only consistent with the wisdom of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, but it underscores what His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros has affirmed since the beginning of the crisis: "It is not the way we receive; it is the Communion itself that saves us and gives us eternal life.”



Thursday September 14

Orthros, 8:45 a.m.

Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.

Procession of the Holy Cross, 10:30 a.m.

Please, basil is needed for the decoration of the tray. If you have basil, please bring it to church on Sunday, Sept. 10th or Wednesday, Sept. 13th. Thank you.

Note also, the procession will ONLY take place on the Feastday, i.e., on Thursday. There will not be a procession of the Sunday after the Holy Cross.





Fr. Gianulis will be on vacation from Tuesday, June 20, through Saturday, July 8. During this time, there will be no weekday Divine Liturgies. We will have Sunday Orthros and Divine Liturgies, 9 and 10 a.m. respectively, with guest priests. On Sunday, June 26, Fr. John Diamantis will be our celebrant and on Sunday, July 2, Fr. Bill Bartz (CAPT, CHC, USN, Ret.) will be our celebrant.

Fast of the Dormition, August 1 - 14.

Paraklesis Services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, Aug. 3; and on Monday, Aug. 7, Wed. Aug. 9, and Friday, Aug. 11.

The Feast of the Dormition of Our Lady the Theotokos

Great Vespers of the Dormition on Monday, Aug. 14. 6:00 p.m.

Orthros at 8:45 and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 on Tuesday, Aug. 15.