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."  

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR SUPPORTING OUR FESTIVAL
We wish to thank all of our volunteers and participants of our 
58th annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival.  
Thank you for another successful year.  God Bless!
Please visit this link for photos from the Seattle Times 
and visit this link for a video from King 5.
 

George and Vera Mazoonin
A Generous Gift for the 
All Saints Camp & Retreat Center

George Mazoonin and his wife, Vera, have been very generous donors to the All Saints Camp and Retreat Center for many years. Subsequent to George's passing in July of 2017, and the processing of his estate, we were overwhelmed to recently learn that the Mazoonins had chosen to leave the camp an incredible gift of $3.5 million. We are so incredibly thankful for this life changing financial contribution for the property and the ministries we serve.
 
The All Saints Camp Board will be working together with the Parish Councils and skilled members of our communities that have offered to donate their time to work on a master building plan that will serve the needs of our ministries for the lifetime of the camp property. We will continue to provide updates as the plans evolve. If you'd like to get involved with the camp board or building plan, please email info@allsaintscamp.com.
 
Many, many thanks to George, Vera and their daughter, Gloria. 
Discovering the Treasures of Orthodoxy
Join us Wednesday, September 19 at Holy Apostles
 
Holy Apostles' Family Wellness Ministry invites you to join us for an evening 
"Discovering the Treasures of Orthodoxy" on Wednesday, September, 19th from 7 pm to 9 pm with guest speaker Fr. Evan Armatas at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church. 
 
Fr. Evan will help us discover the treasures Jesus Christ offers us as revealed in the Scriptures and His church so we can have a more balanced, peaceful and full life.       All are welcome! 
Papouthes Group News
Join us Thursday, September 20 at Myconos Greek Cafe
 
Our next Papouthes group luncheon will be Thursday, September 20,2018 at Myconos Greek Cafe' located at 310 NE 72nd Street in Greenlake 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
Bookstore News
More Hands Make Light Work

Another successful festival is completed. The bookstore sold many items of all kinds. Now that we workers are not volunteering throughout the festival is a great time to come to see what the bookstore still has that make great Christmas gifts and presents for children and adults for various occasions. Lovely silver crosses, one 14 K gold baptismal cross, gift items, prayer bracelets of different kinds, books new to our bookstore, many children's books to delight all ages,  greeting cards of all types, and interesting icons: the Theotokos of the Star in the round, Christ the Good Shepherd guarding His lamb, as well as laser-etched icons of the Theotokos made by our very own Chris Macris, to name a few. 
 
The bookstore will be back in its Sourapas Family Bookstore Room by this coming Sunday, September 23. Special orders will be taken for icons. Heather, Lindsay, and Theo look forward to assisting you. 
St. Demetrios Bookstore 
Husky Parking at St. Demetrios
Parking lot is OPEN for the following games:
   
Saturday, September 22 vs Arizona State:  times to be determined

Saturday, September 29 vs Brigham Young: times to be determined

We will know soon if we can host parking on the following dates:
October 20, November 3, November 17
Volleyball Players Wanted 
Compete in San Jose, CA on October 20, 2018
   
On October 20, 2018, St. Nicholas church in San Jose, CA will host their 14th annual volleyball tournament and We want YOU to represent St. Demetrios. Anyone can play! 
We are looking to form 2-4 teams in the following categories: 
GOYA (14 - 18 years old); Young Adults (18 - 35); and Adults (35 and older) 
Contact Lefteris Sitaras at 206-631-2504 to participate.
Sunday School News
Classes Begin Sunday, September 23
   
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. 
 
Classes begin: Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Greek Dance News
Practice starts September 24 
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.
We also have a program for adults just to learn the basic Greek dances taught by a renowned dance instructor and author, Yvonne Hunt.  
All dance classes meet on Monday evenings: Age 4 -5 (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten - Louloudakia) will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Grades 1, 2 and 3 (Kardoules) will be from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.;  Grades 4 and 5 (Akritakia) will be from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Grades 6, 7 and 8 (Spartiates) will be from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (Souliotes) will be from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The time for our young adult group (Akrites) will be from 8:00-9:30 p.m.    Yvonne Hunt's group will be from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

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.

 
Family Fun: Hungry Human Hippos - Saturday, Sept. 29
A monthly meeting for our families with children 12 and younger

All Families with children 12 and younger are invited to an evening of Fun, Faith and Family Activities. Please join us in the small hall on Saturday, September 29th from 5 to 8 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend vespers at 5 pm then join us for dinner at 6 pm followed by a great family activity - Hungry Human Hippos!

This event is Free for all families! 
Please RSVP to Lefteris Sitaras at 206-631-2504 so we can have an accurate count for food. 
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.

Some of the tasks are "one time" events and others may be recurring.
-Become familiar with the items in the archive. 
-Prepare photographs or a video of the archival space 
-Prepare a brochure for Greeks in Washington to help advertise the archive 
-Publicize and communicate with other museums, historical or academic organizations. 
-Hold fellowship hours and connected "open houses" for the archive either for the Greek community, school visitations or the public 
-Prepare displays using archival material for presentations either in the Assumption community center, "traveling exhibits" or in other historic or museum settings. 

An initial stipend is available for this project and additional funds will be obtained as the project develops.   The project may begin as early as October 2018.

CONTACT:  John Nicon, 206-325-8554  or info@greeksinwashington.org 
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.
GOYA Luncheon
Sunday, October 7 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, October 2 location to be announced
   
The next Yiayias & Friends luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 2nd.  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!!!
Philotimo Scholarship Competition
Deadline is Friday, October 5

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is offering the following scholarships to five Greek-American students (Grades 6-12) who best describe "philotimo"
  • First Place: $2,000 scholarship and an invitation to the Foundation's October     25 black tie gala in Washington, DC, where the winner will be recognized  
  • Second Place: $1,000 scholarship (two) 
  • Third Place: $500 scholarship (two)
To apply: 
1. Watch the Foundation's video 'The Greek Secret' on the subject of philotimo at https://www.oxidayfoundation.org/philotimo/the-greek-secret/
2. In 500 words, or less, answer one of the following questions: 
  • What does philotimo mean to you? 
  • What are some extraordinary examples of philotimo that you have seen? 
  • What are some of the things you can do in your daily life to exhibit philotimo? 
  • How can philotimo improve your life? 
3. Submit your answer to the Foundation via email at info@oxidayfoundation.org by Friday, October 5. 

St. Nicholas' Annual Greek Festival

Saturday, October 6 from 11 am to 5 pm 
& Sunday, October 7 from 12 pm to 4 pm

400 Yale Ave N. Seattle WA 98109, Call 206-624-5341 or visit saintspiridon.org
St. Spiridon's Annual Bazaar
Saturday, October 6 from 11 am to 5 pm 
& Sunday, October 7 from 12 pm to 4 pm

400 Yale Ave N. Seattle WA 98109, Call 206-624-5341 or visit saintspiridon.org
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.