PAERA at Chill

Who: All young professionals 21 to 40

What: Gathering to get to know each other

Where: 1828 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

When: August 1st @ 7:00 p.m.

Why: Why not!

Bring your thinking caps as we snack on cheese, sip wine, and discuss this years events and activities. We look forward to seeing you August 1st.

Let’s Get Together!

Join us for some fellowship at the Cheesecake Factory on Las Olas!

Meet & Greet

We’re looking forward to catching up and getting to know each other, enjoying some delicious food, and chatting about this years upcoming events!


Please R.S.V.P. no later by Thursday, June 20, 2013 to

Sunday School CleanUp!

A day of fellowship, love and creative thoughts!!

For all those who wish to participate in our Sunday School Program please come this Saturday, June 15th.  We’ll meet from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm upstairs in the school class rooms. Paula Kirifides will be providing lunch.  Time will be spent between cleaning and assessing our needs for next year.  Also this will be a good time to let Paula know what books and supplementary materials you will need.  We will also discuss teaching assignments for next year, and some ideas for special workshops like incense making, prayer rope making, introducing the students to the iconographer, etc.  Your input is vital.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday at 10:30 am.

In Christ,

Fr. John

Orthodox Jeopardy

This year we bring back one of the beloved events of our parish, Orthdox Christian Jeopardy.

Who: The Ladies Philoptochos Society

What: Satruday of Lazarus Lenten Retreat

Where: Community Center

When: Saturday, April 27th

This Lenten Retreat provides our community the task of folding palms in fellowship and love as well as educate those who attend about their faith. Come and participate in the game which had brought many joy in past years and by popular demand, Orthodox Christian Jeopardy.

Lunch with be provided

Saturday of Lazarus Lenten Retreat 2013 Flyer


PAREA will be hosting a Bean Drive during this Lenten Season!  As we all know Almsgiving goes hand-in-and with prayer and fasting and our time as well as our talents can be used to serve the Lord and our neighbors all around. So please join us in this venture as we team up with Broward Partnership For The Homeless, Inc. to help put an end to homelessness in our community and be the change we want to see in the world through His Grace. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you and all your families during Great Lent and may we all feel His triumphant resurrection in our lives together at Pascha =)

Who: PAREA (Our Young Professionals Group 21 – 40)

When: On Saturday April 20, 2013; 2pm-3pm

Where: Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Hall

What: Please donate non perishable food only and drop off with the donation form, so that United Way may match your donation dollar for dollar doubling our giving!


Please fill out this Donation Form and include the estimated value of your donation so that United Way can match the dollar amount donated. Not only will they match the dollar amount but they will double the amount that each person donates! Bring this form with you when you drop off your donation!

For additional information and upcoming events view the Flyer and our Calendar.

Easter Glendi 2013

Join us this year in fellowship through the resurrection of our Lord by attending the St. Demetrios Easter Glendi.

Who: All who wish to attend in fellowship

What: Easter Glendi!

Where: St. Demetrios Hall

When: Sunday May 5th

Time: 2:00 pm

Food: Mezethakia, Traditional Easter Dinner, salad, lamb, potatoes, vegetable and dessert


Tickets available in the Community Hall on Sundays following the Divine Liturgy or by calling the Church Office to purchase by credit card at (954) 467-1515.  You can also email for additional information

$30 —Parishioners
$35 — Non-Parishioners
$15 — Children (ages 10-15)

Children 9 and under free (when accompanied by an adult)

Hosted by our Parish Council

Easter Glendi Flyer 2013

Concert From Yale University

Who: The Yale Spizzwinks(?)

What: Present a fundraising concert featuring from the Yale University, the vocal talents of the Yale Spizzwinks(?), the finest performing acapella group since 1914

When: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Community Center

Time: DOORS OPEN 6:30 PM; Concert Performance begins 7:00 PM

Admission: $12.00/Adults $7.00/Seniors/Military/College Students $5.00/Students K-12 FREE: Children 4 Yrs & Under

The Concert

The concert will open with a showcase of vocal talents being performed by various local Broward County student chorus groups followed by the grand performance of the Yale Spizzwinks(?), America’s oldest a cappella group.

The monies raised from this concert will go to the benefit of the Philoptochos Ladies Society to aid their high demand in of charitable works of giving aid to the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, as well as offering philanthropic assistance to anyone who is need of help from this ministry.

A few years ago no one would have predicted the skyrocketing popularity and broad base of fans garnered by the hit TV sensations Glee and the Sing‐Off. That excitement is spilling across the nation, and the Yale Spizzwinks(?) know it well. The 17 young men, dressed in white tie and tails, perform a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to Yale songs to Bruno Mars to West Side Story. Their unique tongue‐in‐cheek humor and sweet harmonies are performance hallmarks. “We have a lot of fun performing, and audiences love our repertoire,” says Spizzwinks(?) Business Manager, Brady Ward.

“Students love these shows,” says music director Nate Barnett. “And it’s really a great thing for musicians who, for all their talent and hard work, may not garner the same accolades as athletes. Music is a way to express yourself, to make friends, to learn about other cultures and to give back. Singers do this every day, and seeing it represented on hit shows makes it even more exciting.”

The Spizzwinks(?), founded in 1914, are a self‐funded group that is entirely managed by the singers. Last school year they toured the East Coast and the Upper Midwest of the U.S., along with performances in Paraguay, Turkey, and South Africa. In addition to performing dozens of concerts, the Spizzwinks(?) conduct master classes with many high school choirs. “It’s gratifying when these students who truly love music see the rewards of continuing to sing in college and beyond,” says Barnett. “Music doesn’t end in high school or college, and you don’t even need to major in music to be part of a singing group. It’s about doing what you love and having fun.”

Singing around the world, the Spizzwinks(?) are long‐used to two questions: What is a Spizzwink, and why the question mark? And now there’s a third one from the dozens of schools they sing for: “What do they think of Glee and the Sing‐Off?”

This will be a spectacular evening of entertainment to be enjoyed by all! Concessions will be open throughout the event. Concessions will be offering a variety of soft drinks, water, and wine, as well as a variety of appetizer plates with pricing ranging from $2.00 ‐ $8.00 depending upon the selection.

For Information contact: Lora Fossler ▪ ▪ 954‐632‐9417


Headed in the Right Direction?

Stay on track…and meet us at the Diakonia Retreat Center as we take the high road leading us up to Holy Week! With the blessings of His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios You are invited to come join us for a

Lenten Retreat

When:  March 22-24th or March 29th-31st 2013

Where:  455 Quail Ridge Road Salem, SC 29676

Cost:  $105.00 per person

Together we will travel through the Triodion weeks encountering our Theotokos and those who lived to guard our beautiful Orthodox faith.

Curriculum by: Maria Angelides

Grades 6-12


Registration is now open!

Adults click here to Register                 Youth click here to register

Please call or Email with any questions Stephanie ReidYouth Coordinator
404-634-9345 (x19)


Who’s Coming to St. Demetrios?

Nia Vardalos

Who: Nia Vardalos

What: Exclusive book signing Instant Mom

Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

When: April 7th, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm


Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom but felt Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a head lock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family and even herself: With only fourteen hours notice, she adopted a pre-schooler.  Come hear Nia’s story, books will be available at the event for signing. 

Nia Varadalos firmly believed she was supported to be a mom but felt Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a head lock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family and even herself: With only fourteen hours notice, she adopted a pre-schooler. Come here the rest of Nia’s story!

All proceeds will benefit the Kamaria Greek Dancers/HDF. Donations will also be made to a foster/adoption agency.

Pre-sale tickets are available below.

General Admission Ticket: $35, includes book, signing, seating and light Lenten refreshments

Spectator Entry: $10.00 – Must accompany a General Admissions patron, refreshments included.

Purchase of Book with Nia’s autograph: $30.00 – Not attending event ~ Return shipping to buyer included.


Book Signing Nia Vardalos Flyer