Welcome to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

The mission of our web site is to provide an instant and accessible forum of information about our parish, its families, our culture and our faith, Orthodox Christianity. It is intended to be educational, informative and spiritual, with the ultimate goal being the spreading of His Word.

We welcome all resident and non-resident Orthodox and non-Orthodox faithful to our church and invite you to join us for altar services, educational programs and events.

St. Demetrios Mission Statement

"To proclaim the Gospel of Christ in the Orthodox Christian Tradition while creating a vibrant, loving, compassionate and supportive community."  

Moms Dads & Tots at the Pumpkin Patch
Thank you to all who joined us at the pumpkin patch.  We had a great time meeting new moms and kiddos.  Come to our next event on November 13th. The theme will be about Thanksgiving and saints of our church. Find us on Facebook or on Instagram @stdmomandtots for updates and upcoming events.
Fr. John Blesses our Sunday School Classrooms
Fr. John blessed our Sunday School classrooms and students this past Sunday_ pictured above is Fr. John with our Pre-K and Kindergarten students
Papouthes Group News
Join us Thursday, October 11 at Takis Mad Greek
 
Our next Papouthes group luncheon will be Thursday,  October 11, at Takis Mad Greeklocated at 1471 NW 85th st Seattle , WA 98117 at 12:00 noon. Those that wish to carpool may meet at St. Demetrios at 11:00 am. Please RSVP so we can let the restaurant know how many seats to reserve. Thanks! 
 
For reservations or questions, please contact Manuel Tramountanas at 206-783-4466 or agapemom@hotmail.com
PLEASE NOTE:  The correct date for this event in October 11th.  We accidentally printed October 20th as the date in our monthly newsletter.  We are sorry for the error.
Cappella Romana Concert at St. Demetrios
Friday, October 12 
 
Cappella Romana presents the world premiere of Heaven and Earth: A Song of Creation. Concert on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. 
 
Inspired by the discovery of the Higgs boson, six Orthodox composers came together to create this unique setting of the Vespers Psalm. FREE pre-concert talk with the composers at 7:00 p.m. 
 
Tickets and information at (503) 236-8202 or cappellaromana.org. St. Demetrios parishioners get 25% off tickets in Sections A and B with discount code DEMETRIOS. 
Sunday School News
Classes have Begun!
   
Announcement for Sunday School Students and Parents
We have been asked to be extra quiet and respectful as we line up for Holy Communion.   
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Sunday School registration:  Please note that a child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2018 to register this year.

  CLICK HERE for our Sunday School 2018/2019 Registration forms. 

Annual Christmas Play:  All Sunday School Students are invited to participate in "Just a Little Christmas", our Sunday School Christmas Play on Sunday, December 23rd after church.  Children are needed as Narrators, Actors, Singers and Musicians.  Please return this form to your Sunday School Office by October 28th or SIGN UP ONLINE!
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Greek Dance News
Dance Practice is Underway!
We invite everyone in our parish from four years old (must be four by September 1, 2018) to young adults (college age and older) to join the Greek Dance Ministry at St. Demetrios.
After completing the registration form online, please use this 
If you have any questions, please contact Maria Barbas at 206-794-5659 or email marbarbas@comcast.net or Demetra Biros at stdsdancepres@gmail.com.
Bookstore News
Children's Books Galore

Last week, one of our parishioners marveled at the vast selection of children's books available at St. D's Bookstore--well worth coming in to see. Icons of Noah's Ark and of Guardian Angel with girl or boy also are special for the young ones, for baptisms, birthdays, or just because you want to share your love with them. Same holds true for icons of Christ, the Theotokos, or icons of women and men saints. A new supply of filakta (protection pins) (several with icons on them) have arrived. "Let the little children come to me" (Matthew 19:14)
 
Orders are being taken for the  two-volume set of The Prologue of Ohrid, which Fr.Photios recommends wholeheartedly for daily spiritual enrichment. "Let us pray unto the Lord." (Divine Liturgy Petition)
   
Icon-decorated ceramic containers and medallions from Greece in the glass display cabinet make beautiful gifts. Icon buttons of Christ, the Theotokos, St. Demetrios, St. George, and others can be worn on one's clothing. Ask about 14K and Sterling Silver crosses---great for baptisms and all occasions. Sterling silver chains are available too. "Let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us." (Psalm 89:17)
St. Demetrios Bookstore 
Greeks in Washington
Internship Opportunity
with Greeks in Washington

The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State (Greeks in Washington) www.greeksinwashington.org, is a "virtual museum" that has been in operation since 2009.  During that time an archive of over 700 items has been established which contains photographs, documents, artifacts, costumes and more. The archive is located at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
 
This project will seek to accomplish the following tasks under the title of "Promoting the Archive" and can serve as a thesis or "capstone" project.
 
The person selected for this project will perform one or more of the following tasks and may develop additional tasks related to the mission of Greeks in Washington.

An initial stipend is available for this project and additional funds will be obtained as the project develops. 

CONTACT:  John Nicon, 206-325-8554  or info@greeksinwashington.org 
Young Adult Fall Retreat at St. Nicholas Ranch
Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14
 
DATE: Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
LOCATION: St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center, Dunlap, CA

COST:
$140 for a Dorm Room (cabins with multiple bunk beds)
$180 for Double Occupancy Lodge Room (hotel style room with two queen beds)
$250 for Single Occupancy Lodge Room (hotel style room)

ONLINE REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: http://gosfyouth.org/young-adult-fall-retreat

AGES: College Students & Young Adults, ages 18-30's

ARRIVAL TIME: Arrivals begin at 4:00pm on Friday and continue throughout the evening. 
DEPARTURE TIME: 12:00pm on Sunday
Out of the Darkness Seattle Walk
Walk to help Suicide Prevention: Sunday, October 14

A message from Linda Kyrimis: 

On Sunday, October 14th, I will be participating in the "Out of the Darkness Seattle Walk".  This walk is held annually to raise awareness and funds to support research, create educational programs, etc. for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  I personally have lost two beautiful loved ones to suicide and will be walking in their honor.  

If you would like to walk with me, please text/call:  Linda Kyrimis - 206.818.6860

For more information: afsp.donordrive.com
Sanity through Prayer and Fellowship
Moms, Dads and Tots monthly gathering: Tuesday, October 16

This will be a time where moms or dads can come and gather through prayer and fellowship with their fellow parent-friends and their kids. Please join us in Saint Demetrios's small hall from 12:30 -2:30 pm, on Tuesday, October 16. 

Please bring your own lunch :) Next meeting date is Tuesday, November 27th
Orthodoxy on Tap
Tuesday, October 23 at the U-Village Ram

Orthodoxy on Tap if for all college students and young adults. This ministry is a chance for us to meet and talk about our faith in a social environment. Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the each month.  
Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 23rd at 6 pm at the RAM in the U-Village.
Please RSVP if you can attend, contact Lefteris Sitaras at 206-660-2779
Celebrate the Feast of St. Demetrios
Friday, October 26

Please join us for Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am with Orthros beginning at 8:30 am.  Join us for our Parish Council sponsored luncheon.  
Festival Raffle Winners will be drawn.  We will also celebrate our Parishioners of the Year at the lunch. Nominations are open. 
 
Please contact Karen S Evans with your nomination by October 19th.
GOYA Harvest Festival Set-Up
Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 am

All GOYAns are needed to help set up ofr the Family Harvest Festival.  We will decorate the small hall, prepare snacks, set up games and build teh GOYA Maze of Mystery!

Contact Lefteris Sitaras at 206-631-2504.
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Family Fun Night:  Annual Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 27

All families with children 18 and younger are invited to an evening of Fun, Faith and Fellowship at our annual Harvest Festival in the St. Demetrios small hall from 6 to 8 pm.
Please join us for Vespers at 5 pm followed by dinner and activities.
  
Activities include the GOYA Maze of Mystery, Mummy Wrap, Costume Contest and more.  Dinner includes Worms, Eyeball Juice and Salad.
Cost is $8 per person.  Please RSVP to Lefteris Sitaras at 206-631-2504.  
Husky Parking is NOT Available for the rest of the Season
Parking lot is closed due to events at the parish

Unfortunately, Parking is NOT Available for 
Saturday, October 20, 
Saturday, November 3, 
Saturday, November 17
GOYA Luncheon
Sunday, November 4 in the Fr. Homer Library
   
All GOYAns (youth in grades 7 - 12) are invited to our 1st meeting of the year on Sunday, October 7 after Divine Liturgy in the Fr. Homer Library.
Yiayias & Friends Luncheon
Thursday, November 8 at Takis Mad Greek
   
The next Yiayias & Friends luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 8 at Takis Mad Greek.  The restaurant is located at 1471 NW 85th Street in Ballard. Time is 11:30 a.m.  
For reservations or questions, please contact Mary Damascus, preferably by email at mndamascus@comcast.net or 509-951-2975.
 
Everyone is welcome--you don't have to be a Yiayia to join us!!!
Potluck after Liturgy on Tuesday, November 13

The Moms, Dads, and Tots are for families of all ages, but most specifically geared to children up to age 5. This group allows parents to bring their children to church and learn about their faith as well as meet fellow Orthodox Christian parents and children. 
 
Come and meet us in the St. Demetrios Small Hall on Tuesday, November 13th after Divine Liturgy.  Activities to include:  Coloring pages, Arts and Crafts and storytelling about Thanksgiving, the Entrance of the Theotokos and St. John Chrysostom.

If you know of anyone who would like to join, please direct them to our Facebook page under St. Demetrios Mommy & Me or have them email us:
Arianna Dumont: anjdumont@gmail.com Eirene Bekris: Eirene_georgiou@hotmail.com 

Stay tuned for our evening and weekend events!
Family Retreat 
at All Saints Camp
Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18
 
AGES: All Families with children 12 and younger

LOCATION: All Saints Camp

COST:  $25 per person

ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://goo.gl/forms/jfsGumXkGIO5Pyi12

ARRIVAL TIME: Arrival at All Saints at 9 am on Saturday. 

DEPARTURE TIME: 3:00pm on Sunday
St. Photios Greek Orthodox Shrine
Annual Essay Contest
with Greeks in Washington

The St. Photios Foundation, Inc. invites all 13-19 year olds to submit a 1,000 word essay to the St Photios Essay Committee for the annual Essay Contest. 

Essay writers may choose between the following two topics: There are many historic and sacred sites throughout the world. What makes St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine a historic and significant site for Orthodox Christians? 
OR 
Virtually every American born in the United States can trace their history to an ancestor who was first to arrive in America. Compare and contrast your family's Immigrant history with the immigrant history of the Greeks who came to the New World under the British Indentured Servitude Act in 1768. 

For more information visit www.stphotios.org.  Submissions accepted through January 7, 2019.  Results posted February 1, 2019.
2018 Church Directory
Digital Version Available
 
digital version of the 2018 Church Directory is available for all stewards. For more information, visit http://www.saintdemetrios.com/stewardship/directory
 
Complete your 2018 Stewardship Commitment ONLINE.

H e l p  u s  C o m p o s t  a t  S t .  D e m e t r io s

Reminder:
ALL compostable coffee cups (see picture) need to be thrown away in the Compost Bins at our Church.   

Every Sunday the trash bin is filled with paper cups that can be composted.  It saves the Church loads of money to switch from garbage to compost.

Compost bins are GREEN.  Please throw paper towels, paper cups, paper plates and food leftovers in the compost bins.   If it isn't Plastic or Metal or Glass...we must compost it.