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."

Success at FDF
AKRITES won the Founder's Special Achievement Award in the Advanced Senior category.

SOULIOTES won the Costume Award, Choral Award and 2nd Place in the Advanced Intermediate Category
SPARTIATES won Fourth Place in the Junior Category
To see all of our groups performances please visit FDF Live on YouTube.
 

 
 
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Register by March 15th and save $50.  Click HERE
 

Papouthes Group News
POSTPONED to Thursday, February 21 at Varlamos Pizzeria
 
Our next Papouthes group luncheon will be on Thursday, February 21 at Varlamos Pizzeria at 3617 NE 45th St. in Seattle at 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.
 
For reservations or questions, please contact Manuel Tramountanas at 206-783-4466 or agapemom@hotmail.com


Bible Study 
7 pm, Thursday, February 21 at Fr. Photios' Home
 
Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on every Thursday for a bible study on the Gospel of Matthew.  The Dumont home is located at 14323 1st Ave NW in North Seattle.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Sunday School News
Godparent Sunday photos can be picked up in the Sunday School office
 
Also, Please bring your egg cartons (1 dozen capacity)  for an upcoming Sunday School project during Lent.  Please save all egg cartons and bring to the Sunday School office through the end of March.  We need 100 cartons!  Thank you for your support!

For Reservations Contact
Antigoni Tsircou at 206-795-6208
 

Reactivation of the Maids of Athena- Alethea Chapter #2
Join Us
 
Are you between the ages of 14 and 28 with an interest in Hellenism, education, philanthropy and friendship?  Check out the many opportunities the MAIDS of ATHENA have in store for you.
 
WHO WE ARE:  The MAIDS of ATHENA is an international philanthropic and fraternal organization and junior auxiliary to the DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE. Founded in 1930 in TACOMA, WA., our sisterhood quickly grew among young Greek women and today claims chapters across the U.S., Canada, and Greece. 
 
For more information contact: Holly Poulias-- hpoulias@hotmail.com or Helen McClure District 22 MOA advisor at helenzmc@aol.com

Online Registration is now open:
 
 

Yiayias & Friends Luncheon
Postponed to Thursday, March 7 at 14 Carrot Cafe
   
Our next Yiayia & Friends Lunch will be on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 14 Carrot Cafe, located at 2305 Eastlake Avenue East.  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!!!

Greek America Foundation Announces Summer Volunteer Program in Greece
Apply today, Deadline is March 7

Young adults are wanted for a month-long experience volunteering with refugee children in a structured environment and in partnership with a respected Greek non-profit organization. Our goal in 2019 is to support refugee children on the island of Chios through recreational and educational activities during the month of July. 
 
16 scholarships will be offered to young people to participate in this program; scholarships cover lodging, program expenses including excursions, transportation within Chios and partial meals. Click Here for the full program details.
 
Apply Online.  Deadline is March 7, 2019

REGISTER BY MARCH 15
 
This year's GOYA Lent Retreat welcomes our teenagers to come to All Saints Camp and see what impact each of us makes to those around us and our community at large.
 
WHO: Teens in Grades 7 - 12
 
WHAT: An Amazing Retreat at All Saints Camp! Discussions with our Clergy! Fun with Friends, New and Old! Confession and More!
 
WHERE: All Saints Camp and Retreat Center. 205 Camp Road. Gig Harbor, WA 98335
 
WHEN:   March 30 - 31, 2019
            
             Bus leaves from Holy Trinity to All Saints Camp on Saturday, March 30 at 6 am.
             Returns to Holy Trinity on Sunday, March 31th around 2:00 to 3:00 pm
 
             Bus leaves St. Demetrios to All Saints Camp on Saturday, March 30h at 8 am.
             Returns to St. Demetrios on Sunday, March 31th around 2:00 to 3:00 pm
 
Cost:     $125 per person.
 To pay with a credit card, contact Lefteris Sitaras at 206-631-2504.
Limited Scholarships available for those in need.
           Checks made out to "St. Demetrios Youth" and mailed to:
                       St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church  Attn: Lefteris Sitaras
                               2100 Boyer Ave East. Seattle, WA 98112
 
We invite youth from all of our Orthodox Parishes to attend. All teens will be housed in cabins at All Saints Camp.
 
Packing List:  Sleeping bag/pillow, Warm clothing for outdoor weather, Church clothes for Liturgy and Toiletries.
 
Note: Please tell your teens to leave their cell phones at home.
 
Please fill out separate registrations forms for EACH child attending. Thank you!
 REGISTRATION CLOSES ON Friday, March 15, 2019Register Here
Please submit payment and copy of medical insurance card as soon as possible.

 
The Heritage Greece Program is an unforgettable journey to Greece tailored to connect students with their Greek identity and roots through a cultural immersion experience! The Program was developed by the National Hellenic Society and is hosted by The American College of Greece (ACG).

The Heritage Greece Program is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Greek heritage, culture. The Program is a gift from the NHS to the participants. They bear a portion of the airfare costs to and from Athens, while expenses including tuition, transportation, meals, and other related costs are borne by the NHS.
ADMISSIONS DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2019

St. John Chysostom  Oratorical Festival
Topics are now available 

Please encourage your children and teens to participate in the Oratorical Festival at St. Demetrios on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm in the Fr. Homer Library. 
Topics can be found at the link for all age groups. 
 
More information and resources for students is available at www.goarch.org/oratorical

Call or Text 604-220-7422 or email antreas1977@yahoo.com

  
St. Demetrios Scholarships
Deadline to apply is May 1

Our church has up to $2500 to be awarded to our members pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate studies.  The awards are made available through the St. Demetrios Educational Fund.  The fund was established to recognize scholastic achievement and commitment to one's faith among the youth of our parish and others who have been accepted to institutions of higher learning. APPLY TODAY!  

More Scholarships Applications
Deadline to apply is May 3

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces that applications for the Scholarship and Fellowship programs administered by the Archdiocese are now available.

Applications can be accessed by visiting http://www.goarch.org/-/scholarship

For more information, please email scholarships@goarch.org or call 212-774-0283. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is May 3, 2019.


Click HERE to register or email  auction@saintdemetrios.com

Bookstore News
 
The Boy, A Kitchen, and His Cave is a newly arrived hardbound book by Catherine K. Contopoulos  A clumsy scullery boy finds solace in a place known only to him and his God in this charming story of the ninth-century saint, Euphrosynos, commonly known as "The Cook."  Recommended for readers 6-10.  
 
The Orthodox Study Bible provides messages of God's love and protection. Check out Matthew 5 with the meaningful and beautiful Beatitudes, the Psalms that beseech the Lord for His mercy, His faithfulness and ours to Him. Everyone has his or her favorite passages that speak to the heart and soul of the reader. As we prayerfully read His Words, May Christ enter our hearts and bring us the purity of His love.  
 
St. Demetrios Bookstore Questions, contact bookstore@saintdemetrios.com.

Statement on the Sanctity of Life
 
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America affirms the sanctity of life based on the firm conviction that life begins at the moment of conception. The Assembly remains steadfast in its conviction that any interference in the development of life is a serious issue, and therefore it regularly participates in a variety of relevant events and also releases pertinent statements on the topic.

While recognizing that there are rare but serious medical instances where mother and child may require extraordinary actions, the Assembly of Bishops is deeply concerned that the taking of innocent life through abortion has become an acceptable cultural norm. This phenomenon - increasingly prevalent throughout contemporary societies - was exacerbated by a recent law of the New York State Senate (Bill S.240). The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America categorically denounces these adverse developments that allow for abortion, under certain unjustifiable circumstances, even within the third trimester of existence.

The Assembly of Bishops further reminds the faithful that Christ is a beacon of hope in this challenging world. Accordingly, the Church is always prepared and willing to support women who are considering abortion to find alternative avenues to alleviate any burden, physical and spiritual. The Church is ever a mother - loving, understanding, nurturing, praying, and protecting all human life

This and That Shop News
Donations taken all year long!

Our ladies are frequently asked if donations can be made to the This and That Shop at other times of the year and not just at festival time.  The answer is YES!  Just mark your boxes This And That, bring them to church, and ask that they be put into room 110.  If you would like a tax form, Karen has them in the office.  Excellent if you would like to donate before year's end.  

2019 Church Directory
Digital Version Available
 
A digital version of the 2019 Church Directory is available for all stewards. For more information, visit http://www.saintdemetrios.com/stewardship/directory
 
Complete your 2019 Stewardship Commitment ONLINE.

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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.