Altar Boy Retreat

On October 11th, 2014 from 2-5PM there will be an Altar Boy Retreat. We ask that any young gentleman who will be an Acolyte/Altar Boy for the 2014-15 year to attend.  Please spread the word to families who might want their son to become an acolyte here at St. Demetrios.

At our retreat, we will have what is called a Teaching Liturgy.  We will actually celebrate the Liturgy all together and we will learn about the Liturgy as well as all the essentials of being an Acolyte from the robes that we wear, to the processions and movements of Liturgy done by the Acolytes and the Priests. It will be a wonderful opportunity for prayer, love,  fun and fellowship together.  More information and details will be announced at later date!  If there are any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to email me or call Sampson 954-467-1515.

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IV On the GO Retreat

Come “Be Yourself” with IV on the Go and St. Demetrios!!!

Participants will experience a fun, exciting retreat run by former and current members of the Ionian Village Staff. Just like at Ionian Village Camp, participants will encounter our Orthodox faith in an up close and personal and unforgettable way. Ionian Village has always been a program that you travel to and while they can’t possibly transport the entire country of Greece, they realize that they can travel with their enthusiasm and energy to bring the Ionian Village experience to as many young people in our hometown!

This year’s retreat theme is “Be Yourself.” You are your true self the most when you are around the Faith, the Church, and friends from Church. You can carry the faith with you always so that you do not follow in the wrong footsteps, but better yet, create your own and follow your true self!


DATE:  OCTOBER 18, 2014-October 19th, 2014 (We invite everyone to attend Liturgy all together on Sunday)

TIME:  8:30am (Check-in and Breakfast)-8pm


COST:  Registration Fee will include 3 meals catered by Culinary Republic


***For accommodations for out of town guests or those who wish to stay:

“GOYA Room Block” at the Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale East

Address: 5001 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone: (954)-771-8100

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Ministry Orientation Day!

Who:  All Families

What:  Ministry Orientation Day

Where:  St. Demetrios Hall

When:  August 24th

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The time is upon us again this year to begin our ministry programs.  As you know in an effort to encourage and answer all your questions we have an Orientation Day.  This years date is August 24th immediately following Divine Liturgy in the hall.

Please bring your family to register for our ministries as well as interact with the leaders of each organization.  We look forward to seeing you all there!


New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise Celebration

Join us for an unforgettable voyage on the beautiful MSC Divina, sailing from Miami on December 27, 2014 and returning to Miami on January 3, 105. Not only will you enjoy ushering in the New Year at sea, but you will also have the opportunity to visit with other Orthodox cruisers, listen to featured speakers, and support St. Demetrios and OCN simply by taking this exciting journey.

Click the link below to learn more about the cruise and how you can reserve your cabin now. Cabins are selling quickly, so please reserve yours as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to attend.

Holy Saturday Family Branch

Join us in the Community Hall following the 9AM Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil

Some of the Lenten and non-Lenten foods items to be served:

Fresh Fruit Salad, Yogurt Parfaits, Spinach & Feta Fritatta, Baked French Toast, Scrambled eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, Bagels, Pastries … and more

$15 — Adults ~ $8— Children

There will be a Special Egg hunt and face painting!

Also available will be the Traditional Easter Soup (Magiritsa) on sale for $5 a pint.

Tickets available in the Community Hall on Sundays following the Divine Liturgy or by calling

the Church Office to purchase tickets by credit card at (954) 467-1515

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Epiphany Celebration 2014

You are invited to the Pan Orthodox Celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany


Who: Hosted by the Orthodox Christian Parishes of all Jurisdictions From Miami to Fort Pierce and Florida’s South West Coast
What: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Blessing of the Waters, and Diving for the Cross
Where: St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, West Palm Beach, FL
When: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013

Procession, Blessing of the Waters and Diving for the Cross will Take place at 12:00 Noon Followed by a Luncheon

Adults: $25.00
Children (12 and under): $10.00

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New Year’s Eve 2013

Celebrate New Year’s

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Festivities begin at 9:00pm


Entertainment services provided by DJ Jimmy!

Delicious menu catered by The Culinary Republic

aka Nikol Maroulis


Adults:   $60.00

Teens(13-18):  $30.00



Tickets on sale in the community center on Sundays or

Phone reservations only by credit card call 954-467-1515

Christmas Wonderland Gala 2013

You’re invited to join us for our Christmas Wonderland Gala.

Who: Hosted by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
What: Christmas Wonderland Gala 2013
Where: Coral Ridge Country Club, 3801 Bayview Drive Fort Lauderdale
When: 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2012

Tickets prior to December 4, 2013
$75.00/ person

Tickets after December 4, 2013
$85.00/ person

The Evening event includes:

Live Musical performance of Ellada

Choose from two main dishes:

  • Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Breast of Chicken Lemon Butter Sauce
    Served with Baby Vegetables, Sautéed Spinach, Herb Mashed Potatoes

  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon Over Mashed Potatoes and Wilted Spinach
    In a White Wine Butter Sauce with Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes,Basil and Kalamata Olives

Here are some highlighted Silent Auction items including two fabulous vacation excursions:


Join us to see the many more items that will be auctioned

2 bedroom home on the beach, A one-week stay at a villa on the most popular and beautiful Ionian Island of Kefalonia, Greece

3 Night Stay at the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin

 VIP Club Red Seats Hockey tickets Panthers vs. Tampa Bay – December 23rd, 2013 includes: VIP Parking, superior cuisine, drinks…

 HILTON Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort: Host an unforgettable private dinner for 8 prepared by the Executive Chef with picturesque Penthouse views of the ocean and city. One night stay included in penthouse for host and a guest

 Full day at In Sync Hair & Body Works –oh my! 90 min Signature Facial + Precision Cut & Blow Dry Signature Mani & Pedi + Makeup Application

 Crystal Bay Caterers: Celebrate your special occasion with a private dinner party for 10 prepared by exclusive chef Sam LoPiccolo and his team

 Experience Greece in your own Private Villa in Kefalonia- Enjoy breathtaking views while having your morning coffee… 2 night stay

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St. Demetrios Christmas Wonderland Gala- Auction letter


October 28th, 2013

Dear Friends:
We are excited to announce that St. Demetrios will host a Christmas Wonderland Gala on Saturday, December 7th at the Coral Ridge Country Club.  Our guests will enjoy a wonderful reception, live band, and a fun-filled silent auction, at this wonderful Florida Christmas Wonderland.

We would like you to consider donating auction items or monetary gifts to sponsor the event as an end of the year gift. The Christmas Gala will be advertised throughout the Greek Orthodox Parishes in South Florida – and we are expecting to host over 200 guests from the community and beyond that evening. Your business or family will be recognized for its contribution in our event program. All proceeds from the event will benefit the parish ministries.

For more details, please contact the church office or one of the event committee members listed below. We ask that you please print the attached donation form and return it with your donation. St. Demetrios church will return a copy for your records. All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be provided All donations must be submitted by Sunday, November 24th to be included in the program.

Eleni Cartier – Co-Chair 954.254.0014

Efie Hamilton – Co-Chair 954.292.3395

Eleni Varvoutis – Co-Chair 954.895.5076

Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to adding you to our list of donors, and hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful event!

In His Service,

Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Christmas Auction 2013 – Saturday, December 7th

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The following is a wish list for auction donations. If you are able to donate any of the following, please fill out this form, and turn it in to the committee. The items can be dropped off to the church office or you can call 954-467-1515 for someone to pick them up. (No need to wrap anything.)  If you wish to put together a basket with a friend let us know if you need suggestions! Deadline is November 24th.
Sports (hockey, basketball, baseball) | Concerts | Plays | Lectures/Seminars
Restaurants | Spa & Beauty Services | Golf or Tennis | Retail Stores | Movie Tickets
Airline tickets | Hotel Stays | Theme Parks | Cruises | Limousine Rides
Toys | Birthday parties |  Furniture | Dress Up Outfits | Summer Camps | Piano Lessons
Television | DVD player | Portable stereo/iPod | iPad | Cell Phone
Fishing Trip | Condo rental for a long weekend or week | Catering a Small Dinner Party | Wine Tastings
Autographed Jerseys | Balls | Hats
Paintings | Sculptures | Mirrors | Vases
Feel free to be creative. Try to think of something that would make a great Christmas gift! All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be provided.

Thank you for supporting our parish!


Gourmet Food/Kitchen, Crafts or Scrapbooking, Coffee or Tea, Dentist – Whitening teeth, Orthodontist Services, Tennis Lessons, Movies or Books, Music or Games, Favorite Food – Greek, Italian, BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Beach or Picnic, Barbie Toy Basket, Thomas the Train Basket, Birthday Party, Baby Boy or Girl, Sports – Fitness, Tennis, Golf, Soccer,Baseball, Football, Treats – Chocolate, Candy,Snacks (A-Z), Christmas