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Join Us! Byzantine Music

Want to learn how to chant?

St. Demetrios is offering classes in Byzantine Ecclesiastical Chant. There are very few who know this amazing art and style. For more information check out the flyer or call us!



Sunday School in January

For the January Youth Newsletter from Sunday school


  • Hymn singing with Fr. John on Sunday, January 5
  • Kick-off event for the St. John Oratorical Festival on Sunday, January 19, for all students in grades 7-9.  This year’s Festival allows poetry and essays in addition to oration.

Recent events:

The “Christmas Path,” this year’s Sunday School Christmas pageant, was presented on December 20.  About 50 children told the story of the Nativity through a modern play that also illustrates how the timeless story of the Nativity affects us still today.  The Parish Council offered a delicious dinner and Sunday School parents provided dessert.  Santa even came to distribute small gifts to the children.

Sunday School children and parents donated 50 Boxes of Hope to the Children’s Home Society.  They collected empty shoe boxes then donated appropriate items for various ages.  Finally they filled the boxes, gift-wrapped them and delivered them to the Children’s Home Society.

To view pictures of the kids dropping off the Boxes of Hope see the gallery.

Sunday School in November

On September 29 all the Sunday school students gathered to make incense.  The scents of rosemary rose and frankincense wafted through the classrooms as each child made his own combination.  Teachers followed the activity with age appropriate lessons about how to use incense and why we use it.  On October 13, the students offered some of the incense to use in the church.  Each student made enough to also take some home. 

Our ninth and tenth graders have been working in groups to plan video presentations on a variety of topics.  They’ll be ready to start taping in just a few weeks.

We’re making some changes to the Christmas Pageant this year, so join the fun and be sure your child participates.  Children who are interested in a featured role should plan to the audition during Sunday school on October 27.All ages are invited to be part of the Christmas Pageant, from pre-school up through high school .  We’ll be practicing throughout November and December, so children will want to be in Sunday school every week to avoid missing anything.  Mark your calendar now!!! The Christmas Pageant is Friday, December 20.


Upcoming Events:

  • Prayer Rope workshop, October 27
  • Christmas Pageant Auditions, October 27
  • Music with Fr. John, November 3