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."  

A Simple Prayer from Fr. Zacharies

"Oh Lord my God, I am so ungrateful, yet I am thankful that You are merciful to me!"

 

Congratulations Graduatesgraduation
Alexa Bayouk graduated from University of Oregon with a Master's of Science in Performing Arts Management. 
Yianni Contoravdis graduated from Stadium High School and will attend University of Washington, Tacoma. 
Caroline Dudunakis graduated from Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and will attend American University.
Nicholas Economou graduated from Washington State University earning his Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree in Psychology and minor in Human Development. 
Luke Evans  graduated from Shorewood High School and will attend University of Washington. Luke has been admitted to the "redshirt" program for incoming freshmen at the University of Washington Engineering school. 
Antonia Hillman graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology. 
Theodore Kaltsounis graduated from Bothell High School and will attend the University of Washington Bothell Campus
Sophia Konugres graduated from Ballard High School and will attend the University of Montana. 
Anastasia Kotsakis graduated from Washington High School and will attend University of Arizona. 
Teresa Moroseos graduated with a Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Washington. 
Anastasia Pagones graduated from Bellevue High School and will attend the University of Denver. 
 
Levio Alexander Poletti graduated from Santa Clara University with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Political Science and will be going to law school.
 
Nick Skouras graduated from Cal Poly with a Master's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Spyridon (Sam) Webb graduated from Edmonds Heights High School and will attend Washington State University to study Engineering. Sam is the latest generation in a long family line attending WSU dating back to 1932.

 
Visit St. John's Monastery in Goldendale
Sunday, June 24

Plans are in the making for a trip to St John's Monastery in Goldendale, WA on Sunday, June 24th and everyone is invited to join us!
 
 
The bus would leave church at 6:00am and return late in the afternoon. If enough people sign up we hope to get the cost around $40/person. The trip will only take place ONLY IF we get enough participants. 
 
If you would like to go please contact Vicki Pallis at 206-948-2922 or Vicki@pallis.net
 
For more information about St. John's visit https://stjohnmonastery.org/

Festival Meeting, Everyone's invited
Monday, June 25
What:                 Saint Demetrios Festival Committee Kickoff Meeting
When:                Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:30pm
Where:               Saint Demetrios Small Hall
Why:                  Offer volunteer opportunities and organize tasks
Who:                  All are welcome. 
Take note of the date and time and please plan to attend the Greek Festival Committee meeting.  Join Jim Kost and Mike Gikas to find out the best spot for you to volunteer for the upcoming Greek Festival.  Our bakers are already preparing wonderful items, the This and That shop is sorting and pricing items, and the September 14, 15 and 16 Festival is fast approaching.

The Festival committee needs each of us to attend the meeting and pitch in with willing hearts and hands.  There are opportunities for every single person who is able to volunteer.  Even if you will not be able to attend the Festival, there are jobs that can be done prior to the event.

All are welcome, we expect established Committee Chairpersons as well as new volunteers.

Bookstore News
Want to read but short on time?

As a child and young adult, I read dozens of books over summer break.  As I've gotten older I still love to read but have less time available for my beloved hobby.  Sound familiar?  The bookstore has a solution...Ancient Faith's booklets.  These booklets are 24-36 pages long, affordable and perfect for reading before bed.  They are also small enough to fit in a pocket or purse for reading on the go.  The titles cover many topics and help answer commonly asked questions such as:
St. Demetrios Bookstore 

Papouthes Group News
Join us Thursday, July 12
 
Our next Papouthes group luncheon will be Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Olympia pizza located at 6414 Roosevelt Way NE 98115 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

The Boutique needs Handmade Items
 
Attention all Crafters, Jewelry Makers, Knitters, Painters, Paper Crafters, Etc...
Its time to start thinking about the church festival.  The Boutique is low on handmade items and needs your help.
 
Contact Julie Legeros, Boutique Chair, at 206-790-0439 to help.

This & That Shop News
 
Preparations for Festival 2018 have begun!  Sunday School has wrapped up for the year, and  a big "Thank You" goes out to Paula Macris for arranging to have the chairs moved out of the back classrooms for us.

I would like to ask the different  groups that use room 110 to please store or remove items so they are out of the way and safely stored while we prep.

Having chaired the "This and That" Shop, for a few years now,  I have a delicate request to make.  I realize that our items come from a number of sources; when children were little, downsizing our homes,  and some from the estates of our parishioners and friends.  I recognize that many of these items represent fond memories.  I respectfully ask that if items are chipped, soiled, broken etc., please give those items a good thought, a kiss or even shed a tear, but then please dispose of them at your home.  I know it's easier to put items in a box and bring them to church, but please, the ladies spend so much time doing extra work already  and when the church dumpster sees me coming, it turns green!
 
 I wish you all good health, good humor and Kala Erga!
 
Contact Mary, This & That Chair, at msmaryxmac@aol.com to help.

Yiayias & Friends Luncheon
Next Luncheon Announced Soon
   
The next Yiayias & Friends luncheon will be announced soon
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!!!

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.

Greek Dance News
Practice starts August 27 for returning dancers
   
All returning dancers will start practice on Monday, August 27th, in preparation for the st. Demetrios Festival.  There will only be 2 practices before the festival and returning dancers will dance with last years group.  If you are planning on dancing at the festival, its important that you attend both practices.  
New Dancers will start after the festival on Monday, September 24th.

Sunday School News
Registration opens September 9, Classes begin September 23
   
Sunday School 2018/2019 Registration forms will be available soon. 

Volunteers are needed to serve as Sunday School teachers for the 2018-2019 year.  This is a wonderful opportunity to work with the youth of our parish.  No experience is necessary!  For more information, please contact Paula Macris at pcharuhas@hotmail.com.

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.